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A world leader in ultrafast laser systems including PHAROS, CARBIDE, ORPHEUS and the highly acclaimed TOPAS systems as well as the HARPIA and CHIMERA spectrometer systems.
Established in 1994, as a spin-off from Vilnius University Laser Research Center, Light Conversion is a private company now employing more than 70. The company is based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and has built its reputation on ultrafast laser expertise. The PHAROS is a highly impressive, rugged, industrial design of femtosecond laser aimed at both industrial and scientific customers. Primary applications are in material processing and micromachining, but coupled with ORPHEUS, its dedicated parametric amplifier, it becomes a powerful scientific tool for ultrafast spectroscopy applications. TOPAS, with over 900 systems installed is the world's leading ultrafast OPA. It offers tunability from 189nm to 20 microns and can be pumped by any suitable femtosecond or picosecond amplifier system.
Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification is the only currently available laser technology simultaneously providing high peak and average power, as well as few cycle pulse duration required by the most demanding scientific applications.
Light Conversion's CARBIDE is an industrial femtosecond laser featuring output power of >40W at 1028nm wavelength, with >400μJ highest pulse energies. CARBIDE has variable pulse repetition rate in the range of 60–1000kHz (amplifier internal clock), built in pulse picker feature for pulse-on-demand control and computer controllable pulse duration 290fs – 10ps.
The PHAROS from Light Conversion is a compact, single-unit, Yb:KGW femtosecond laser system designed to be turn-key out of its box. Delivering <190fs pulses high average powers of up to 20W and 2mJ per pulse from single shot 1MHz repetition rate at 1028nm.
The FLINT oscillator is based on Yb:KGW crystal end pumped by high brightness laser diode module, generating femtosecond pulses with high output power up to 6W (pulse energy up to 75nJ).
The ORPHEUS family is a series of dedicated collinear and non-collinear Optical Parametric Amplifiers with femtosecond or picosecond pulses, for use with the Light Conversion PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers (i.e. pumped at 1030nm). The ORPHEUS OPAs maintain all the excellent features of Light Conversion's hugely successful TOPAS series of OPAs: high output pulse stability throughout the entire tuning range, high output beam quality, full computer control via USB, as well as optional frequency mixers to extend the tuning range from the UV right up to the mid-IR.
HIRO harmonic generator for the PHAROS laser providing high power harmonic radiation at 515nm, 343nm and 258nm wavelengths.
The TOPAS family is a range of white-light seeded femtosecond Optical Parametric Amplifiers (OPAs), which can deliver continuous wavelength tunability from 189nm to 20 microns with high efficiency and via computer control. With more than 1300 units installed worldwide, TOPAS has become an OPA market leader, and a standard tool for numerous scientific applications.
Light Conversion's SHBC is the Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor for the PHAROS laser.
The Tilt and Pulse Autocorrelator (TiPA) System from Light Conversion is an invaluable tool for alignment of ultrashort pulse laser systems based on the chirped pulse amplification technique. Its unique design allows monitoring and measuring the pulse duration as well as the pulse front tilt in both vertical and horizontal planes.
Transient absorption spectrometer HARPIA is an instrument for measuring femtosecond transient absorption spectra and kinetics.