LX Spider

LX Spider

The LX SPIDER from APE is a compact and robust instrument for complete spectral and temporal characterisation of femtosecond laser pulses.

Based on a patented technology using a single crystal to up-convert the two test pulse replicas and to introduce the spectral shear without the need for an additional chirped pulse, LX SPIDER measures the spectral amplitude and phase using the SPIDER principle. From the spectral quantities the temporal amplitude and phase are derived in real-time.

Due to the drastically simplified set-up the LX SPIDER is smaller than a shoe box, easy to align and operate. The system is delivered as a calibrated unit complete with hardware and software.

Need temporal characterisation of ultra-short optical laser pulses with FWHM down to 5 femtoseconds? Check out APE's FC Spider!


  • Compact and robust design
  • Realtime measurement of phase/intensity profilles
  • Ideal for laser oscillators and amplifier systems
  • Single shot capability
  • PC controlled



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • Laser beam diagnostics
  • Ultrafast amplifier pumping


This product is manufactured by APE GmbH.

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