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APE Levante IR Synchronously Pumped OPO

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APE Levante IR Synchronously Pumped OPO

Fixed wavelength IR ps pumped OPO


The Levante IR is a synchronously pumped OPO (optical parametric oscillator) with a mode-locked picosecond laser emitting at 1064 nm as fixed wavelength pump source. The generation of the Signal and Idler pulses in a parametric process is jitter-free with respect to each other as well as to the pump pulse. The use of a fixed wavelength pump laser simplifies the pump laser architecture and delivers high output power.

The accessible wavelength range for the Signal output is 1390 - 1920nm and the wavelength range for the Idler output (optional) is 2390 - 4500nm. This allows for applications requiring tunable light in the IR for, e. g. vibrational spectroscopy.

The OPO utilises a periodically poled FAN crystal as gain medium. This allows for fast tuning without the need for temperature tuning.

The Levante IR is a versatile narrow bandwidth light source for picosecond pulses. When combined with extra-cavity SHG (Second Harmonic Generation), THG (Third Harmonic Generation) and DFG (Difference Frequency Generation) of the HarmoniXX series, almost every wavelength from 250nm up to 16μm can be generated.


  • Two tunable output beams with different colours (Signal and Idler)
  • Jitterfree generation of different wavelengths
  • Integrated spectrometer for the Signal range
  • Automatic tuning of wavelength via PC-software
  • Signal and idler beam separator included in case both beams are needed from separate outputs

With the Levante Emerald a stable system with broadband tunable ps- or fs- pulses is available offering high average power in the NIR and excellent beam pointing stability. The generated pulses are bandwidth limited and of high beam quality. Wavelength tuning is easy and computer controlled.


Levante IR datasheet                                           Read more on APE's website