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Del Mar Photonics supply variety of products for Pulsed Power applications. Please contact us to arrange a meeting during one of the conferences on Pulsed Power Applications

 Featured Products for Pulsed Power Applications

Vacuum viewport

Del Mar Photonics offer a range of competitively priced UHV viewports , Conflat, ISO or KF including a variety of coatings to enhance performance. Del Mar Photonics viewports are manufactured using advanced techniques for control of special and critical processes, including 100 percent helium leak testing and x-ray measurements for metallization control. Windows Materials include: Fused silica, Quartz , Sapphire , MgF2, BaF2, CaF2, ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Si, Pyrex. Standard Viewing diameters from .55" to 1.94 ".
Coating - a range of custom coatings can applied - which include
- Single QWOT
- Broad Band AR
- V coatings
- DLC (Diamond like coating)

more details - request a quote



Hydrogen Thyratrons are used in such devices as radars with different power levels, high-power pulsed technical, electrophysical, medical devices and lasers. Sophisticated design and high quality ceramic-metal envelope determines long lifetime and very accurate and reliable operation of hydrogen thyratrons under wide range of environmental conditions.
- radars
- pulsed  lasers power supplies
- medical apparatus
- electrophysical instrumentation

Triggered Three-Electrode Spark Gap Switches are ceramic-metal sealed off gas discharge trigatron-type devices with a co-axial trigger electrode. These Gas Discharge Tubes contain no mercury and, due to an advanced design, feature high reliability and a long lifetime being operating under wide range of environmental conditions.
- pulsed installation for processing materials
- installations with plasma focus
- pulse power supplies for lasers and other pulse equipment
- medical apparatus such as lithotriptors and defibrillators
- processing systems for petroleum wells


Trigger Transformers
Del Mar Photonics supply trigger transformers for triggered spark gaps and other applications. Contact us to today to discuss your application or requesta  quote.
Trigger Transformers are used to provide a fast high voltage pulse up to 30kV/µs and more. This high voltage pulse is applied to the trigger electrode to initiate switching action in the three-electrode spark gaps. Either positive or negative pulses can be obtained from all of the transformers.


Upcoming Conferences


2012 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, San Diego, CA, June 3-7, 2012

Del Mar Photonics is your one stop source for ultrafast (femtosecond) as well as continuum wave (CW) narrow linewidth Ti:Sapphire lasers Trestles LH Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles LH is a new series of high quality femtosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers for applications in scientific research, biological imaging, life sciences and precision material processing. Trestles LH includes integrated sealed, turn-key, cost-effective, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS). Trestles LH lasers offer the most attractive pricing on the market combined with excellent performance and reliability. DPSS LH is a state-of-the-art laser designed for today’s applications. It combines superb performance and tremendous value for today’s market and has numerous advantages over all other DPSS lasers suitable for Ti:Sapphire pumping. Trestles LH can be customized to fit customer requirements and budget.
Trestles LH plus OPO (Optical Parametric Oscillator)

Reserve a spot in our Femtosecond lasers training workshop in San Diego, California. Come to learn how to build a femtosecond laser from a kit

DPSS DMP LH series lasers will pump your Ti:Sapphire laser. There are LH series lasers installed all over the world pumping all makes & models of oscillator. Anywhere from CEP-stabilized femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillators to ultra-narrow-linewidth CW Ti:Sapphire oscillators. With up to 10 Watts CW average power at 532nm in a TEMoo spatial mode, LH series lasers has quickly proven itself as the perfect DPSS pump laser for all types of Ti:Sapphire or dye laser.
Ideal for pumping of:

Trestles LH Ti:Sapphire laser
T&D-scan laser spectrometer based on narrow line CW Ti:Sapphire laser

Pismo pulse picker
The Pismo pulse picker systems is as a pulse gating system that lets single pulses or group of subsequent pulses from a femtosecond or picosecond pulse train pass through the system, and stops other radiation. The system is perfectly suitable for most commercial femtosecond oscillators and amplifiers. The system can pick either single pulses, shoot bursts (patterns of single pulses) or pick group of subsequent pulses (wider square-shaped HV pulse modification). HV pulse duration (i.e. gate open time) is 10 ns in the default Pismo 8/1 model, but can be customized from 3 to 1250 ns upon request or made variable. The frequency of the picked pulses starts with single shot to 1 kHz for the basic model, and goes up to 100 kHz for the most advanced one.
The Pockels cell is supplied with a control unit that is capable of synching to the optical pulse train via a built-in photodetector unit, while electric trigger signal is also accepted. Two additional delay channels are available for synching of other equipment to the pulse picker operation. Moreover, USB connectivity and LabView-compatible drivers save a great deal of your time on storing and recalling presets, and setting up some automated experimental setups. One control unit is capable of driving of up to 3 Pockels cells, and this comes handy in complex setups or contrast-improving schemes. The system can also be modified to supply two HV pulses to one Pockels cell unit, making it a 2-channel pulse picker system. This may be essential for injection/ejection purposes when building a regenerative or multipass amplifier system.


Open Microchannel Plate Detector MCP-MA25/2

Open Microchannel Plate Detector MCP-MA25/2 - now in stock!
Microchannel Plate Detectors MCP-MA series are an open MCP detectors with one or more microchannel plates and a single metal anode. They are intended for time-resolved detection and make use of high-speed response properties of the MCPs. MCP-MA detectors are designed for photons and particles detection in vacuum chambers or in the space. MCP-MA detectors are used in a variety of applications including UV, VUV and EUV spectroscopy, atomic and molecular physics, TOF mass–spectrometry of clusters and biomolecules, surface studies and space research.
MCP-MA detectors supplied as a totally assembled unit that can be easily mounted on any support substrate or directly on a vacuum flange. They also can be supplied premounted on a standard ConFlat flanges. buy online - ask for research discount!

Featured application: Analysis of biological molecules on surfaces using stimulated desorption photoionization mass spectrometry

Previous Conferences


18th International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC 2011), Chicago, IL, June 19-24, 2011

38th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2011), Chicago, IL, June 26-30, 2011

2011 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC'11), New York, NY, March 28 - April 1, 2011

4th Japan/US Symposium On Pulsed Power And Plasma Applications, Thursday, August 5th & Friday, August 6th, 2010
3rd Euro-Asian Pulsed Power Conference (EAPPC 2010) and 18th International Conference on High-Power Beams (BEAMS 2010), Jeju Island, Korea, 11 Oct 2010
37th IEEE ICOPS (International Conference on Plasma Science)  Norfolk, VA, 20-24 June 2010 - contact: Mounir Laroussi
2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, Atlanta, GA, 23-27 May 2010 - contact:  Frank Hegeler
15th International EML Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 17-20 May 2010
13th International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics (MG-XIII), Shanghai, China, 6-10 July 2010
2009 European Pulsed Power Conference Geneva, Switzerland, 21-25 September 2009
2009 PPC (17th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference) Washington, DC, 29 June - 2 July 2009 - contact: Frank E. Peterkin
2009 ICOPS (International Conference on Plasma Science) San Diego, CA, 1-4 June 2009 - contact: Farhat Beg
Particle Accelerator Conference (2009 PAC) - [Host: PAST] Vancouver, BC, Canada, 4-8 May 2009 - contact: Paul Schmor
2008 Euro-Asian Pulsed Power Conference  Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-26 September 2008
2008 ICOPS (International Conference on Plasma Science) Congress Center, Karlsruhe, Germany, 15-19 June 2008 - contact: Manfred Thumm
2008 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference  Las Vegas, NV, May 27-31 2008
Beams 2006 Conference  (Oxford, UK)  July 10-13
2006 Power Modulator Conference  (Washington, DC) May 14-18
2006 Megagauss  (Santa Fe, NM) November 5-10
2006 ESMO Conference  (Albuquerque, NM)  Oct 15-19
2007 Pulsed Power Conference  (Albuquerque, NM) June 17-22  (Combined with ICOPS)
2007 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (Williamsburg, VA)  Sep 23-27
2007 PAC (Particle Accelerator Conference) Albuquerque, NM, 25-29 June 2007 - contact: Stan Schriber
2007 NSREC (Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference)  Honolulu, HI, 23-27 July 2007 - contact: Lloyd Massengill