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Spectra-Physics is #1 in Ultrafast lasers and a market leader in lasers for scientific research applications. With the acquisition of Femtolasers, Spectra-Physics extends its leadership in ultrafast lasers for scientific research.

What does #1 mean? It means innovation to deliver the broadest portfolio of cutting edge ultrafast lasers and to ensure the right solution for your unique requirements. It means expertise from the widest scope of ultrafast applications and the largest installed base. It means direct access to the largest and most experienced global support team in the industry. Choosing the #1 in Ultrafast means confidence in making the right ultrafast decision.

Spectra-Physics and New Focus are also leaders in tunable lasers for atomic and molecular physics applications including atom trapping and cooling.

So contact our experts to discuss your laser application needs and challenges. Let’s work together to solve them.

Solstice Ace ultrafast laser

Solstice Ace

High-energy, industrial One-Box ultrafast amplifiers

Scientific Research

Fluorescence upconversion
Coherent control
OPO pumping
Amplifier seeding
Time resolved photoluminescence
2D IR spectroscopy
THz spectroscopy
Transient absorption spectroscopy
Stimulated Raman scattering
Time resolved CARS spectroscopy
Combustion studies
Laser-induced fluorescence
Atmospheric studies
Remote sensing
Cavity ring-down spectroscopy
Free electron laser (FEL) seeding
Higher harmonic generation (HHG)
Optical Parametric Amplifier pumping
Non linear optics
Multiphoton microscopy, TPE (two-photon excitation)
SHG/THG (second/third harmonic generation) microscopy
STED (stimulated emission depletion) microscopy
CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy)
Multimodal imaging
Optical coherence tomography
Photoacoustic imaging
fs micromachining
Two-photon polymerization
Semiconductor metrology
Particle image velicometry (PIV)
Bose-Einstein condensates
Atomic spectroscopy
High resolution spectroscopy
Atomic clocks

Lasers for Scientific Research

Ultrafast Oscillators Selection Guide

ProductDescriptionPulse WidthWavelengthPump LasersWavelength Converters  
One-Box Ultrafst Oscillators  
Mai Tai SP
Fully-automated short pulse ultrafast oscillator for amplifier seeding
<20–100 fs 780–820 nm Built In N/A  
Element 2
Ultrashort pulsed femtosecond oscillators
<7 fs
<10 fs
<20 fs
800 nm  
Mai Tai
Broad tuning range and ultra short pulse width
<70 fs
<80 fs
<100 fs
710–920 nm
710–990 nm
690–1040 nm
UHG Series
Inspire OPO
Inspire IR OPO
Inspire Blue
Mai Tai DeepSee
Broad tuning range, built-in dispersion compensation for highest peak power
<70 fs, 100 fs
<80 fs
<80 fs
<70 fs
690–1040 nm
710–920 nm
710–950 nm
710–990 nm
InSight X3
Widely tunable ultrafast laser system for multiphoton images
<120 fs 680–1300 nm N/A  
Ultra-compact turn-key single wavelength femtosecond lasers
<250 fs 1045, 522 nm  
Compact turn-key high energy femtosecond lasers
<220 fs 1040 nm  
Open Ultrafast Oscillators  
Ultra-broadband sub-10 fs Ti:Sapphire oscillator
<10 fs
<20 fs
800 nm Millennia eV   N/A
Flexible, high performance ultrafast Ti:Sapphire oscillators
<30–50 fs
<100 fs
<2–100 ps
720–850 nm
700–1080 nm
700–1080 nm
UHG Series
Inspire OPO
Inspire IR OPO
Inspire Blue