- Computer controlled tuning / Operation via LAN
- Wavelength monitoring port (sum frequency in the visible range)
- Power monitoring
- Wide tuning range
- Single shot capability
- External trigger
- Excellent beam quality
- Customizable in pulse duration, pulse energies and wavelength range
The nanoLevante is a new kind of compact nanosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in a new pulse parameter regime generating light in the NIR and MIR region.
The nanoLevante is pumped by a compact industrial grade passively Q-switched YAG laser, providing pump pulses at the level of several microjoules with multi-kHz repetition rate.
The nanoLevante offers widely tunable light in the IR region from 1.45 … 1.96 µm (Signal) and from 2.3 … 4.2 µm (Idler) with an average output power in the milliwatt range and pulse energies at microjoule level.
The tuning of the wavelength is implemented via a factory calibrated stepper motor with a minimum step size corresponding to a sub-nm wavelength resolution. Operation via the simple Control Software allows to set the wavelength and repetition rate as well as to open and close the shutter and filters.
The Signal power is internally monitored and displayed in the Control Software. When external monitoring of the wavelength is required, this can be facilitated via a fiber optic output port, which delivers the sum frequency of Signal and pump for measuring with a simple CCD-spectrometer.
The repetition rate may be changed to any value between single shot … 20 kHz either by internal or external trigger.
With its integrated pump laser, single software interface and green pilot beam the nanoLevante is a compact, easy to use device for many applications replacing multiple individual light sources.
|Tuning range||1.45 … 1.96 μm (Signal) and 2.3 … 4.2 μm (Idler)|
|Spectral resolution||1 nm|
|Pulse duration||< 1.5 ns|
|Repetition rate||single shot1) … 20 kHz|
|Trigger||internal or external (TTL), single shot … 20 kHz|
|Trigger output||TTL (when internally triggered)|
|Average output power @20 kHz||Signal
1430 … 1515 nm > 10 mW
1515 … 1960 nm > 40 mW
2300 … 2700 nm > 20 mW
2700 … 3500 nm > 5 mW
3500 … 4200 nm > 0.5 mW
|Pulse energy @15 kHz||> 3.5 µJ @ 1750 nm (Signal) | > 2.5 µJ @ 2320 nm (Idler)|
|Power input||12 V DC, 100 W | 100 … 240 V AC, 50 …60 Hz external adapter included|
Compatibility of the Control Software with Windows 8 operating system is being tested.
1) Pulse energy may vary at repetition rates < 8 kHz, but is constant at one chosen repetition rate.