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Ultrafast Laser Optics Manufacturing


  • One-Stop Shop for Highly-Dispersive Mirrors, Low GDD Optics, and Beam Expanders

  • Intra- and Extra-Cavity Optics for High-Power Ultrafast Lasers

  • Coated Using Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS), Magnetron Sputtering, and Ion-Assisted Deposition

  • White Light Interferometry and Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy for Guaranteed GDD and Reflectivity

  • Off-the-Shelf, Quickly Modified, and Fully Custom Manufactured Optics

Overview

Edmund Optics® designs and manufactures high-precision optics for ultrafast laser systems including highly-dispersive mirrors, chirped mirrors, and low group delay dispersion (GDD) optics including lenses, filters, and beam expanders. State-of-the-art metrology and an in-house laser lab result in high laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT), low loss, and finely controlled and measured GDD. High-precision, low GDD coatings with high LIDT are fabricated in Edmund Optics’ Florida facility, and a strategic partnership with Ultrafast Innovations provides access to even more industry-leading ultrafast optics. Whether you need small quantities for prototyping or large quantities for production, our engineers can create a solution for you. What can we make for you?

Capabilities

Our expert coating designers and technicians are skilled in manipulating coating parameters to meet demanding specification requirements.

Ultrafast Laser Optics Capabilities
Wavelength Range 10nm to 4µm
Sizes* 6 to 254mm
Controlled GDD range** -10,000 to 500 fs2
3rd Order Dispersion 0 fs3, or negative values down to -2500 fs3
Loss Down to 10ppm

* Larger components require a feasibility discussion with our engineers.

** GDD can be tuned to any value within this range.

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Ultrafast Optics:
Challenges and Solutions

Ultrafast lasers have revolutionized a number of application spaces, but optical components for these systems face a unique set of challenges that must be overcome to maintain high pulse quality and maximize performance.

Manufacturing Equipment

Edmund Optics® has state-of-the-art optical coating facilities in the US and Japan with capabilities including:

Metrology

Edmund Optics® performs a range of testing to ensure the highest performance from our stock and custom optical coatings. Coating metrology equipment:

  • White Light Interferometers for Testing GDD
  • Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometers at 355, 532, and 1064nm
  • Low Coherence Length Interferometers for Measuring Highly-Parallel Flat Optics
  • Photothermal Common Path Interferometers at 355, 532, and 1064nm
  • Ultrafast Laser Sources for Real Conditions Testing
  • Laser Testbed for Internal Development
Ulrafast Laser Optics Metrology

Manufacturing Equipment

Edmund Optics® has state-of-the-art optical coating facilities in the US and Japan with capabilities including:

Metrology

Edmund Optics® performs a range of testing to ensure the highest performance from our stock and custom optical coatings. Coating metrology equipment:

  • White Light Interferometers for Testing GDD
  • Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometers at 355, 532, and 1064nm
  • Low Coherence Length Interferometers for Measuring Highly-Parallel Flat Optics
  • Photothermal Common Path Interferometers at 355, 532, and 1064nm
  • Ultrafast Laser Sources for Real Conditions Testing
  • Laser Testbed for Internal Development

Technical Resources

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

Ultrafast Dispersion
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Highly-Dispersive Mirrors
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Ultrafast Lasers – The Basic Principles of Ultrafast Coherence
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LIDT for Ultrafast Lasers
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Webinars

Recorded webinars from Edmund Optics® experts on a wide range of optics and imaging topics.

Ultrafast Optics: Challenges and Solutions
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Videos

Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

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Standard Ultrafast Products

Pulse Compression Mirrors

  • Designs with Either Negative or Positive Dispersion
  • Wide Range of Standard Wavelengths
  • Designs to Control for Thermal Lensing and Third Order Dispersion

Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors

  • High-Performance Coatings for High Reflectivity
  • Ultrafast Enhanced Silver for Cost-Sensitive Systems
  • High-Energy Designs for Demanding Applications

LightPathUltrafast-Enhanced Silver Mirrors

  • Low Group Delay Dispersion as Low as 0 ±20fs2
  • Ideal for Low-to-Medium Power Ti:sapphire and Yb:doped Lasers
  • Custom Designs can be Tailored for Your Application

Polarizers

  • Ideal for Ti:sapphire and Yb:doped Ultrafast Lasers
  • Optimized for Separation of S and P Polarizations at 45° AOI
  • High Extinction Ratio of 1000:1 @ DWL

Lenses and Windows

  • Ultra-Thin Center Thickness to Limit GDD
  • Low Loss Broadband IBS Anti-Reflection Coatings
  • UV or IR Grade Fused Silica Substrates

Shortpass Filters

  • Reduced Thickness for Limited GDD
  • Broad Transmission and Reflection Ranges
  • Controlled GDD Specification Using In-House Metrology

Harmonic Separators and Beamsplitters

  • Split Ultrafast Beams by Wavelength or Split Ratio
  • Designs for Ti:sapphire and Yb:doped Femtosecond Lasers
  • Controlled Reflected and Transmitted GDD

Reflective Objectives and Beam Expanders

  • Fully-Reflective, High-Precision Designs
  • Broadband Performance with No Chromatic Dispersion
  • Monolithic Beam Expanders for Minimized Thermal Effects and Simplified Alignment
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