Femtosecond Laser

INO develops mode-locked fiber lasers and ultrafast fiber amplifiers according to various designs to meet specific client needs. Pulse durations of less than 100 fs and energies over 1 nJ are readily achieved from self-starting mode-locked fiber oscillators through appropriate pulse-shaping means following selected near-infrared laser transitions of rare-earth-doped fibers (1.0 µm and 1.5 µm). Pulse energy is then boosted up to the µJ level through one or more amplifier stages. Near-diffraction-limited beam output (M2 < 1.3) is achieved using a patent-pending LMA fiber design that allows for unparalleled modal control. Chromatic dispersion and Kerr nonlinearity are dealt with to avoid pulse distortion at the output of the final amplifier stage through appropriate pulse stretcher and compressor designs. Special optical fibers with tailored dispersion profiles may be designed and manufactured to match bulk compressor dispersion and ensure near-transform-limited optical pulses. The linearly polarized laser emission output allows for efficient harmonic generation from NIR down to the ultraviolet (UV).

Our expertise: Ultrashort-pulse fiber laser systems for scientific and industrial applications

  • Ultrashort pulse durations (< 1ps) for high quality athermal precision micromachining

  • High peak power (> 1MW) for processing virtually any material, including ceramics, metals, and glass

  • Outstanding beam quality for small spot size features and increased depth of focus

  • High average power for high-throughput industrial laser processes

Our strength: Customization

Laser systems can be customized to virtually any client specifications. Other wavelengths are available upon request with various power levels in select NIR, VIS, and UV ranges.

Fields of application:

  • Advanced manufacturing

  • Life sciences

  • THz imaging

  • Analytical chemistry

  • Ultrafast metrology

  • Multiphoton microscopy

  • Microfluidics

  • Nonlinear optics

  • Pump-probe

Plus…

INO offers adapted solutions in a variety of forms, including R&D contracts, prototyping, preproduction runs, short-run production, patent licensing, and technology transfers. Our clients further benefit from additional services and facilities, including access to a laser applications lab to assist with the development of a wide range of laser processes. INO also possesses MCVD facilities and fiber drawing towers used to fabricate specialty optical fibers for specific needs and customize fiber laser platforms for specific applications aimed at boosting client performance and competitiveness.

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