The OPA9800 and OPA9850 are similar to the 9400 versions, using the pump beam to generate whitelight continuum, but they do not frequency double the remaining pump beam. Signal output is from 1.1 to 1.6µm and the idler ranges from 1.6 to 2.4µm. Pulses from the RegA amplifier are split into two beams. One beam produces whitelight continuum to seed the parametric amplification process while the other beam pumps the BBO non-linear crystal.
Multiple outputs are available and all beams are inherently synchronised, because they originate from the same pump pulse. Tuning involves a simple manual adjustment of the OPA crystal and a delay line.
- High energy, wide coverage in the IR region
- Short pulse parametric amplification
- Ease of use
- Variable repetition rate
- Multiple output beams
- Frequency-doubling option