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 and ultrafast optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) from APE.

For the widest spectral coverage in the industry (190nm - 20um) choose the 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. 

Ultrafast Lasers and Accessories - products

OneFive KATANA pulsed laser


If you need a versatile, sub-nanosecond laser system designed for all industrial applications, the KATANA laser is an excellent choice.

OneFive KATANA HP High Power Picosecond laser


The KATANA HP is the laser of choice for high power, picosecond pulses in the yellow and infrared. In the standard configuration, the KATANA HP provides pulses of 700 ps duration and a pulse repetition rate of 20-80 MHz.

PHAROS Femtosecond Laser

PHAROS single-unit fs laser

The world-leading PHAROS from Light Conversion is an extremely robust and reliable femtosecond laser system, offering impressive flexibility in a fully industrialised package.

CARBIDE Femtosecond Laser

CARBIDE femtosecond laser

Light Conversion's industrialised CARBIDE femtosecond laser systems nicely complement the PHAROS family, offering output powers of >40W (>400μJ) and >80W (800μJ).

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.

CRONUS-3P for Advanced Nonlinear Microscopy

CRONUS-3P is an OPA-based laser source developed specifically for advanced nonlinear microscopy.

FLINT Femtosecond Yb Oscillator

FLINT femtosecond Yb oscillator

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.

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.

HIRO Harmonic Generator

HIRO Harmonic Generator

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

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.

I-OPA: Industrial Grade Optical Parametric Amplifier

Industrial Grade Optical Parametric Amplifiers: I-OPA

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 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.

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

The APE PulseSelect is the tool of choice for pulse picking from trains of pulses from ultrafast laser systems.

Levante Emerald High Power

Levante Emerald HP

High power version of the hugely popular Levante Emerald ps OPO, offering up to 6W of tunable ps pulses in the NIR/IR range. Perfect for applications such as ARPES, when combined with the APE HarmoniXX series to reach ~190nm (6.5eV).

Levante Emerald Ultrafast OPOs

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control for key applications such as coherent Raman spectroscopy (CARS and SRS), multiphoton microscopy, quantum dot excitation and transient absorption microscopy (TAM).

Levante IR ultrafast OPOs

Levante OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control, and up to ~3W in the IR range. Perfectly suited for most ultrafast pump lasers operating at around ~1um.

Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor SHBC

Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor SHBC

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

HarmoniXX SHG/THG/FHG Frequency Conversion Units


The HarmoniXX series of frequency converters for ultrafast lasers are ideal for Ti:Sa lasers, oscillators, and OPOs, covering Second, Third and Fourth Harmonic Generation to reach across the visible and NIR ranges, and deep into the UV (down to ~190nm).

HarmoniXX DFG Unit for the Mid-IR

The HarmoniXX Difference Frequency Generation (DFG) Unit is designed to extend any suitable NIR ultrafast laser source up into the mid infrared range (up to ~20um).

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.

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.

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. 

PicoEmerald for CARS and SRS


The easy-to-use and truly hands-free tunable picosecond light source. Ideal for SRS and CARS, offering three temporally and spatially overlapped picosecond pulse trains to cover the full fingerprint region and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

PulseSlicer for Spectral Narrowing


Use the PulseSlicer to cut out a very narrow spectral part of an ultra-short laser pulse, and therefore broaden the pulse in the temporal regime (e.g. from ~140fs to ~2.7ps).

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.

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