Pulse compressors are versatile accessories to compress the broadband pulses from our Vitara, Mira, Chameleon and Vitesse Ti:Sapphire oscillators.
Adding GVD (Group Velocity Dispersion), Pulse Compressors also allow users to precompensate for the dispersion introduced with downstream optics in order to shorten the pulsewidth at the sample. We offer two types of pulse compressor accessories using different technologies.
The new CPC (Compact Pulse Compressor) offers a user friendly ultracompact footprint using chirped mirror technology. Featuring both a coarse adjustment and a fine adjustment, CPC allows the dispersion to be set to the optimum for your application. The input and output beam ports are inline and thus enable an effective setup in your experiment.
The SPO-1 and SPO-2 are prism based setups with a footprint that, by design, is larger than that of the CPC.
The SPO-1 is an accessory for the Mira series and shortens the output pulse duration from the Mira to approximately 70 fs. It consists of a prism assembly head, a birefringent filter (BRF), and a mirror-based starter galvanometer. The new BRF and starter replace the existing BRF and starter (when required) in the Mira head.