Ultrafast Lasers and Accessories

Our ultrafast laser product range includes products such as the ORPHEUS optical parametric amplifier (OPA), PHAROS and CARBIDE laser systems from Light Conversion, ultrafast optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) from APE and ultrafast fiber lasers from Spark Lasers.

For the widest spectral coverage in the industry (190nm - 20um) choose the TOPAS or ORPHEUS series of OPAs from Light Conversion. The Topas femtosecond /picosecond (fs/ps) OPA offers a range of pulse energies up to 1mJ and durations as short as 20fs. Light Conversion's femtosecond pulsed PHAROS laser is a compact, single-unit, Yb:KGW system delivering <180fs pulses, high average powers of up to 15W and 1.5mJ per pulse from single shot to 200kHz repetition rate at 1028nm. If you are looking for a low cost solution generating picosecond pulses tunable over a wide range with high output energy then APE's Levante OPO is the system of choice. For applications in multiphoton imaging Spark Lasers' ALTAIR offering sub 200fs pulse duration, at 80MHz rep rate at the 1um wavelength range is ideal for excitation of the more general red-shifted expressions or fluorophores used in neuroscience.

Ultrafast Lasers and Accessories - products

Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification Systems

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.

APE Levante Emerald High Power, 192 to 2450nm, 0 to 6W

Levante Emerald HP

Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 192 to 2450nm, power from 0 to 6W, a repetition rate of 80MHz and pulsewidth from 14 to 16ps.

APE picoEmerald, 700 to 1950nm, 0 to 700mW


Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 700 to 1950nm, power from 0 to 700mW, a repetition rate of 80MHz and a pulsewidth of 2ps.

APE Levante Emerald Picosecond, 640 to 2300nm, 0.4 to 6W

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 640 to 2300nm, power from 0.4 to 6W, a repetition rate of 80MHz and pulsewidth from 2 to 15ps.

APE Levante Infrared Picosecond and Femtosecond, 1320 to 4800nm, 0.6 to 2W

Levante OPO Laser

Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 1320 to 4800nm, power from 0.6 to 2W, a repetition rate of 80MHz and pulsewidth from 0.2 to 10ps.

APE nanoLevante Nanosecond, 1450 to 4200nm, 0.5 to 40mW

nanoLevante OPO

Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 1450 to 4200nm, power from 0.5 to 40mW, a repetition rate of 20kHz and a pulsewidth of 1.5ns.

ANTARES Series Quasi Continuous Wave Picosecond Fiber Laser

ANTARES is a high repetition rate, narrow linewidth, picosecond fiber quasi continuous wave (QCW) laser in a very compact and robust format that is ideally suited for industrial and scientific applications such as optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumping.

ALTAIR Series Quasi Continuous Wave High Power Fiber Laser

ALTAIR is an ultra-compact quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber laser delivering high average power with ultrashort femtosecond pulses (<180fs) at high repetition rate (80MHz standard, others optional) in the 1micron wavelength range. ALTAIR is ideally suited to the most demanding biophotonics needs including multiphoton microscopy, neuroscience, optogenetics and second harmonic generation (SHG).

ALCOR Series <140fs, 920nm, 2W QCW Fiber Laser

ALCOR Series produces high-average power at 920nm with ultrashort femtosecond (fs) pulses (down to <140fs) at a high repetition rate (80MHz standard, others optional) in an ultra-compact and robust format.

DIADEM Series, High Energy, 1030/1064nm fs Fiber Laser for Optogenetics

DIADEM series of ultrafast lasers offers tunable pulse width from 400fs to 10ps and average powers up to 30W at around 1 micron (typically 1030nm and 1040nm but also up to 1070nm). With high energy per pulse (up to 3uJ@>1MHz) this laser is ideally suited to applications in optogenetics.

ELMO Femtosecond Fiber Laser 1560nm

ELMO 780nm/1560nm

Menlo Systems' ELMO series provides sub-100fs pulses at 1560nm in a cost-effective and robust package.

ELMO Femtosecond Fiber Laser 780nm

ELMO 780nm/1560nm

Menlo Systems' ELMO series provides sub-100fs pulses at 780nm in a cost-effective and robust package.

C-Fiber Femtosecond Fiber Laser 780nm

C-Fiber 780nm

Menlo Systems' C-Fiber Femtosecond Fiber Laser 780nm series offers >180mW in sub-120fs pulses at 780nm, and at repetition rates of 50-250MHz.

C-Fiber Femtosecond Fiber Laser 1560nm

C-Fiber 1560nm

Menlo Systems C-Fiber Femtosecond Fiber Laser 1560nm series offers >350mW in sub-100fs pulses at 1560nm, and at repetition rates of 50-250MHz.

CARBIDE Femtosecond Laser

CARBIDE femtosecond laser

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.

PHAROS Femtosecond Laser

PHAROS single-unit fs laser

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.

FLINT Femtosecond Yb Oscillator

FLINT femtosecond Yb oscillator

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).

ORPHEUS Optical Parametric Amplifier

ORPHEUS Optical Parametric Amplifiers

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

HIRO Harmonic Generator

HIRO harmonic generator for the PHAROS laser providing high power harmonic radiation at 515nm, 343nm and 258nm wavelengths.

TOPAS Optical Parametric Amplifier

TOPAS Optical Parametric Amplifiers

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.

Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor SHBC

Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor SHBC

Light Conversion's SHBC is the Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor for the PHAROS laser.

Tilt and Pulse Autocorrelator System

Tilt and Pulse Autocorrelator System

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.

HarmoniXX Second, Third and Fourth Harmonic Generation


The HarmoniXX series of frequency converters for ultrafast lasers are ideal for Ti:Sa lasers as well as many other wavelength ranges, covering Second Harmonic Generation (SHG), Third Harmonic Generation (THG) and Fourth Harmonic Generation (FHG).

HarmoniXX Difference Frequency Generation Harmonic Generation

The HarmoniXX Difference Frequency Generation (DFG) is designed to extend APE’s product line of wavelength converters into the mid infrared (MIR) range.

FC8004 Optical Frequency Comb

FC8004 Frequency Comb

The F8004 Optical Frequency Comb generates and measures optical frequencies with unprecedented accuracy (up to 14 digits) and stability.

M-Comb and orange-Comb Femtosecond Fiber Laser

M-Comb / Orange-Comb

Special features make the M-Comb (1560nm) and orange-Comb (1040nm) oscillators the ideal core component of versatile optical frequency comb systems.

T-Light Femtosecond Fiber Laser

T-Light 1560nm

The T-Light is a robust and compact turn-key femtosecond fiber laser. It offers exceptional performance for a variety of applications from ultrafast spectroscopy to THz physics.

SmartComb Optical Frequency Comb

The SmartComb is an all fiber based compact optical frequency comb. SmartComb is the first model of new era in optical frequency combs.

FC1500-250-ULN Optical Frequency Comb

The FC1500-250-ULN ultra low noise optical frequency comb combines the versatility and ease-of-use of Menlo's standard fiber based frequency comb systems with unprecedented low phase noise and extreme stability of the generated comb radiation.

FC1500-250-WG Optical Frequency Comb

FC1500-250-WG Frequency Comb

The FC1500-250-WG Optical Frequency Comb is a compact, portable and flexible fiber based femtosecond frequency comb system.

FC1000 Optical Frequency Comb

FC1000-250 Frequency Comb

The FC1000 Optical Frequency Comb is a compact, portable and flexible fiber based femtosecond frequency comb system.

Mid Infrared Optical Frequency Comb

With the Mid Infrared Optical Frequency Comb, Menlo Systems have extended the wavelength coverage into the mid infrared (MIR) spectral region.



The pulseSlicer from APE is an economic solution for narrowing broadband laser pulses by spectral cutting.

femtoControl Pulse Compressor

FemtoControl Pulse Compessor

The compact pulse compressor femtoControl from APE allows optimisation of the length of femtosecond pulses in an easy and efficient way.

Custom Continuum Laser Systems

Custom Continuum Laser Systems

Not see what you want? High energy, short pulse width? Continuum can supply custom systems to meet any need.

SIRIUS Series High Energy Ultrafast Laser

The SIRIUS series is a very compact, high energy hybrid ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications and supercontinuum pumping, which offers over 120µJ and >5W, with pulses below 10ps at all repetition rates and a real perfect beam quality with M²<1.2.

ARGOS High Power Picosecond Laser

The ARGOS laser system provides cutting-edge performance that supports numerous applications, including semiconductor wafer inspection, metrology, research and development, and nonlinear optics. 

CHEETAH-X Picosecond Laser

Chetah-X Compact Picosecond Laser

The CHEETAH-X Picoscond Laser is a high average power, passively mode locked, diode pumped solid state system.

PicoBlade Picosecond Micromachining Laser

Picoblade Picosecond Micromachining Laser

The PicoBlade Picosecond Micromachining Laser system is a versatile tool for processing virtually any material with the highest precision and reliability.

gecco Femtosecond Laser

Gecco MHz femtosecond laser

The gecco Femtosecond Laser from Laser Quantum delivers average powers 600mW or 800nW with a choice of sub-15fs or 20fs pulse durations with a repetition rate of 84MHz and 100MHz and is ideal for amplifier seeding, ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy applications.

TL-1000 Series Timing Stabilisation Units

TL-1000 timing stabilisation unit

Laser Quantum offers the timing stabilisation units TL-1000 and TL-1000-ASOPS as accessories to the gigajet series high speed femtosecond oscillators and the taccor femtosecond laser.

Back to Top

Back to Top