- Compact and robust design
- Easy alignment
- Real time operation
- Fully automated
- Single-shot capability
The LX Spider is most compact and robust instrument in the APE Spider portfolio, enabling a complete spectral and temporal characterization of femtosecond laser pulses in the range of approximately 16 … 200 fs.
The LX Spider measures the spectral amplitude and phase using the SPIDER (Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction) principle. It is based on a patented technology1), using a single crystal to upconvert the two test pulse replicas and to introduce the spectral shear without the need for an additional chirped pulse. From the spectral information the temporal amplitude and phase are calculated in real time.
Due to the drastically simplified setup, the LX Spider is very compact as well as easy to align and use. With its automation, calibration is done via simply a mouse click in a matter of seconds. Offering real time operation, the automated LX Spider is the ideal tool for the optimization of complex ultrafast setups like amplifiers and pulse compressors.
The instrument comes ready to use including all required software.
1) International Patent Application PCT/GB2006/001823, May 18th, 2006
|Wavelength range||750 … 900 nm|
|Interchangeable Optics sets||Optics set 1||Optics set 2|
|Pulse width (for transform limited pulses)||16 … 80 fs||70 … 200 fs|
|Pulse width (for non-transform limited pulses)||< 150 fs||< 300 fs|
|Spectral bandwidth||65 … 13 nm||15 … 5 nm|
|Input repetition rate||Any, single shot|
|Input polarization||linear / any orientation|
|Req. input power||> 10 mW @ 80 MHz, 80 fs
approx. 20 mW @ 5 kHz, 35 fs
- Optics Set 1 or Optics Set 2