Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, offers three ultrafast amplifier products, expanding its portfolio of ultrafast lasers. The Spitfire Ace PA (Power Amplifier) features high power of >14 W and high energy of >12 mJ, and the Spitfire Ace outputs >7 W and >6 mJ with <35 fs pulse width from a regen-only amplifier. The Spirit-NOPA delivers tunable high-repetition-rate pulses with pulse widths as short as sub-20 fs. The products are suitable for ultrafast spectroscopy and advanced science applications such as multicolor time-resolved spectroscopy, coherent control, and nonlinear optics. Spectra-Physics’ XP cavity provides beam quality at the highest energy configuration.
Spirit-NOPA is an automated non-collinear optical parametric amplifier specifically optimized for use with Spectra-Physics’ Spirit high-repetition-rate ultrafast laser. Spirit and Spirit-NOPA together create a versatile ultrafast laser system tunable between 250 and 900 nm and capable of generating sub-20 fs pulses with user-adjustable repetition rates from single shot up to 1 MHz. The advanced system enables a range of new science, allowing fast data averaging and increased signal-to-noise ratios in challenging ultrafast spectroscopy applications.