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Lasers & Light Sources

Chromacity

Chromacity lasers

Chromacity was founded in 2013 by Professor Derryck T. Reid, Dr Christopher Leburn and Dr Carl Farrell. They shared a vision of bringing to market a range of lasers tailored to the specific requirements of life scientists and industrial applications, driven by a unique combination of power, wavelength coverage and value for money.

Website: https://chromacitylasers.com/

Chromacity Chromacity OPO

Chromacity OPO

Broadband Near-IR Source

The Chromacity OPO offers tuneable optical parametric oscillator solutions that cover both the near-IR and mid-IR wavelength regions. Both systems are optically pumped by the Chromacity 1040 HP, which is fully integrated into the optical head to maximise stability and reduce the overall footprint.

The near-IR OPO generates light across the 1.4 µm – 4 µm region (7100 cm-1 – 2500 cm-1). Wavelength selection is achieved by translation of a PPLN crystal with varying grating periodicity.

The mid-IR OPO makes use of a new generation of non-linear crystals which allows the generation of light across the 5 µm – 12 µm region (2000 cm-1 – 1000 cm-1).

Applications:
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • FTIR/stand-off techniques
  • Multi-species gas analysis
  • Telecoms / quantum research
  • Materials characteristics
  • Explosive detection
  • Raman spectroscopy

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Near-IR OPO:
Specifications  
Signal Wavelength 1.4 µm – 1.8 µm
Signal Power Up to 850 mW (@ 1.5 µm) and > 350 mW across the range
Idler Wavelength* 2.4 µm – 4 µm
Pump Source Fully integrated Chromacity 1040 pump laser
Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
Dimension  
Length: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit 814 | 483 mm
Width: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit 255 | 285 mm
Height: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit 86 | 86 mm

Mid-IR OPO:
Specifications  
Output Wavelength Output within 5 – 12 µm available (2000 cm-1 –833 cm-1)
Output Power Up to 80 mW at 5 – 7 µm and up to 10 mW at 12 µm
Crystal Specifications Crystals with different central wavelengths available.
Pump Source Fully integrated Chromacity 1040 pump laser
Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
Dimension  
Length: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit 970 | 485 mm
Width: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit 245 | 285 mm
Height: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit 86 | 86 mm

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Chromacity Chromacity 1040

Chromacity 1040

Ultrashort Pulses at 1040 nm

The Chromacity 1040 is a fixed wavelength laser source that delivers femtosecond pulses with high average powers in the near-IR. This fibre-based laser source allows you to harness the well-known capabilities of Yb-doped fibres as gain media while delivering high quality and high power ultrashort pulses.

Chromacity 1040 is engineered with a custom designed and temperature-controlled baseplate, providing an unprecedented level of ruggedness and reliability for this type of laser architecture. It also comes available with optional chirped output pulses in addition to a range of pulse repetition frequencies to meet your requirements, making this a laser source that can easily integrate into a number of applications.

Applications:
  • SHG and multi-photon microscopy
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • Optogenetics imaging experiments
  • Pump source for non-linear optics (OPOs, SHG)
  • THz generation
  • Supercontinuum generation
  • Time resolved experiments (e.g. TCSPC/FLIM)
1040 Low Power
Specifications  
Output power Up to 750 mW
Wavelength 1030 nm
Pulse duration < 150 fs
Pulse energy 7.5 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
1040 High Power
Specifications  
Output power > 3.5 W
Wavelength 1040 nm
Pulse duration < 150 fs
Pulse energy > 35 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
Dimension  
Length 425 mm
Width 250 mm
Height 70 mm
Power Supply
19” 2U rack mount unit

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Chromacity Chromacity 520

Chromacity 520

520 nm Ultrafast Source

The Chromacity 520 is a fixed wavelength laser source that delivers femtosecond pulses with high average power in the green.

It features an air-cooled, compact, ultrafast ytterbium fibre-based laser delivering high performance with turnkey operation. The instrument provides a fixed 520 nm output at a power of 500 mW to 1 W and is essentially a frequency-doubled version of the company’s 1040 nm laser, the Chromacity 1040.

This laser source also provides the option to deliver dual output at 520/1040 nm from a single unit and is a useful source for a wide range of nonlinear optics, microscopy and spectroscopy applications.

Applications:
  • Pump source for OPO
  • Non-linear optics
  • Telecoms / quantum imaging
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Photo-dynamic therapy
  • Nanophotonics
520 Low Power
Specifications  
Output power Up to 500 mW
Wavelength 520 nm
Pulse duration < 150 fs
Pulse energy 5 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
1040 High Power + 520 SHG module
Specifications  
Output power Up to 1.5 W
Wavelength 520 nm
Pulse duration < 150 fs
Pulse energy 12 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency 100 MHz
Control interface Web browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
Cooling Air cooled
Dimension  
Length 450 mm
Width 250 mm
Height 70 mm
Power Supply
19” 2U rack mount unit

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