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/

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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 Wavelength1.4 µm – 1.8 µm
Signal PowerUp to 850 mW (@ 1.5 µm) and > 350 mW across the range
Idler Wavelength*2.4 µm – 4 µm
Pump SourceFully integrated Chromacity 1040 pump laser
Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled
Dimension 
Length: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit814 | 483 mm
Width: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit255 | 285 mm
Height: Near IR Laser Head | Control Unit86 | 86 mm

Mid-IR OPO:

Specifications 
Output WavelengthOutput within 5 – 12 µm available (2000 cm-1 –833 cm-1)
Output PowerUp to 80 mW at 5 – 7 µm and up to 10 mW at 12 µm
Crystal SpecificationsCrystals with different central wavelengths available.
Pump SourceFully integrated Chromacity 1040 pump laser
Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled
Dimension 
Length: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit970 | 485 mm
Width: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit245 | 285 mm
Height: Mid IR Laser Head | Control Unit86 | 86 mm

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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 powerUp to 750 mW
Wavelength1030 nm
Pulse duration< 150 fs
Pulse energy7.5 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled

1040 High Power

Specifications 
Output power> 3.5 W
Wavelength1040 nm
Pulse duration< 150 fs
Pulse energy> 35 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled
Dimension 
Length425 mm
Width250 mm
Height70 mm
Power Supply
19” 2U rack mount unit

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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 powerUp to 500 mW
Wavelength520 nm
Pulse duration< 150 fs
Pulse energy5 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled

1040 High Power + 520 SHG module

Specifications 
Output powerUp to 1.5 W
Wavelength520 nm
Pulse duration< 150 fs
Pulse energy12 nJ
Pulse Repetition Frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceWeb browser interface. Ethernet & serial port (RS232) also available.
CoolingAir cooled
Dimension 
Length450 mm
Width250 mm
Height70 mm
Power Supply
19” 2U rack mount unit

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