Omicron Laserage has now, after many years of concentrated development, launched an extremely well performing and versatile series of pulsed diode lasers. It does not only show outstanding ps performance and has many very user-friendly built-in functions, but the QuixX can even be operated in cw mode!
It is a universal diode lasers, which offers picosecond pulsed operation as well as continuous wave operation with modulation capability. Extraordinary synchronization features with high resolution delay generator, internal frequency generation and user-selectable input and output signals make these lasers the most versatile laser diode modules for industrial, biotech and scientific use. Applications:
– Fluorescence Microscopy incl. Confocal, TIRF, FRAP, STED, FLIM, etc.
– TCSPC – Time Correlated Single Photon Counting
– Time-resolved Spectroscopy
– Time of flight (TOF) experiments
– Seed Laser for fiber lasers and MOPA Systems
Picosecond & CW mode
The laser is able to emit ultrashort pulses down to 50 picoseconds as well as continuous wave (CW). Low pulse-to-pulse jitter <2ps in picosecond mode as well as high stability and low noise emission in CW mode is assured by latest high-end quality electronics.
User adjustable pulse-shape
In picosecond mode the pulse-shape can be adjusted in shape, height and repetition-rate by software control comfortably. In “low-power”-mode the laser does produce Gaussian shaped pulses without any aftershoot / shoulder. In “high-power”-mode a higher peak and average power is achieved compromising some aftershoot. In the additional “expert”-mode, any pulse-shape between low-power and high-power mode can be adjusted.
Arbitrary frequency Generator
The built-in software programmable function generator can generate frequencies from 1 Hz to 100MHz with very low jitter. Just like an external high-end function generator.
Programmable delay Generator
For easy synchronization of external devices like cameras, fast detectors or sensors the laser has an integrated delay generator for its SYNC output signal. The Pulse-to-SYNC signal can be delayed by up to 28 nanoseconds with 10 picoseconds in resolution. This function can also be used to daisy-chain multiple QuixX lasers in Master/Slave setups.
Modulation & gating capability
In both picosecond and CW operation, the QuixX offers full intensity modulation and gating by external analog and digital modulation signals at high frequencies.
Highest fibre coupling Efficiency
Due to Omicron´s proprietary focal shaping technology, the natural astigmatism of laser diodes is eliminated, producing a high quality laser beam with perfect focusability. In free-space application the laser can be focused near to the diffraction limit resulting in a round, Gaussian focal point. This also enables very high fibre coupling efficiency into single-mode fibres.