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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 transient absorption 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.
The world-leading PHAROS from Light Conversion is an extremely robust and reliable femtosecond laser system, offering impressive flexibility in a fully industrialised package.
Light Conversion's industrialised CARBIDE femtosecond laser systems nicely complement the PHAROS family, offering output powers of >40W (>400μJ) and >80W (800μJ).
The FLINT is an Ytterbium-based femtosecond laser oscillator, pumped by high-brightness laser diode modules, and generating extremely stable ultrashort pulses, is ideal for OPO pumping and nonlinear physics such as multiphoton imaging.
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.
I-OPA series of optical parametric amplifiers marks a new era of simplicity in the world of tunable wavelength femtosecond light sources. Based on the 10 years of experience producing ORPHEUS series optical parametric amplifiers, this solution brings together the flexibility of tunable wavelength with the robust industrial-grade design.
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 SHBC is the Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor for the PHAROS laser.
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.
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.