Mira OPO-X is a synchronously pumped, widely tunable, optical parametric oscillator (OPO) accessory that dramatically extends the wavelength coverage of our femtosecond and picosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers (such as Mira and Chameleon) from 505nm to 4000nm. It is fully automated, i.e. software controlled tuning over the full specified wavelength range. This is made possible by its advanced control electronics, built-in diagnostics, and powerful control software package.
- Fully automated wavelength tuning
- Unique fan-poled crystal technology for independent tunability of pump and OPO wavelengths
- Femtosecond and picosecond options
- High power visible output using efficient intracavity doubling
- Access to idler wavelengths to 4μm using optional optics sets
- Active cavity length stabilisation
- Built-in diagnostics
- Remote service capability
Mira OPO-X is designed around a unique fan-poled non-linear crystal technology. Rather than having a single fixed poling period in the OPO gain crystal matched to one pump wavelength, the crystal is poled in a fan geometry across the width of the crystal providing a continuously variable, quasiphase-matching period. This allows fully independent tunability between pump and OPO output wavelengths enabling two-color applications such as simultaneous multiphoton excitation imaging of different fluorophores, uncaging, CARS/SRS and other two-color pump-probe experiments.
The control software can be accessed remotely via the system’s TCP/IP software interface making the Mira OPO-X easy to integrate into larger experimental setups and software controlled environments. Enhanced customer support is enabled through internal error diagnosis and extensive log files, all remotely accessible via TCP/IP interface and LAN, which also enables remote service capabilities.