Del Mar Photonics - Newsletter Fall 2010 - Newsletter Winter 2010

Third and Forth Harmonic Generator for Ti:Sapphire lasers: Three Case studies

Customer inquiry:

We have about 1 W across the range 780nm to 920 nm. We are interested mostly in tunability in the range 240-300nm. Pulse width is not very > important. If a (third + fourth) HG exists in one model, that would be great. Also it would be good for us to have several wavelength available at the same time, i.e. fundamental and harmonics.
I want to use this system for a photoemission microscope, and my first interest is in the tuning capability. The second interest is in building up a pump-and-probe system using the fundamental or 2nd harmonic as a pump beam and the third harmonic as probe. Do you have suggestions for the delay-line?

We can offer our multiharmonic (SH, TH) generator unit. The simultaneous output will have around 10% (100 mW) of your input power in fundamental and each of harmonics (10% fundamental, 10% second and 10% third). Each harmonic has its own output (see attachment). The tuning range will be 260-300 nm for TH with your input tuning range.
The FH system will produce 205-230 nm radiation out of your laser (780-920)



Customer inquiry:
I'm interested in the 3^rd harmonic generator for an amplified Ti:sapphire laser. What is the maximum pulse energy? The system is a Coherent regenerative amplifier (RegA 9000) that produces 750 mW at a repetition rate of 100 kHz, which is a pulse energy of 7.5 microjoules in 50 femtoseconds. The beam diameter is 2.7 mm.
We have tried to use a Coherent 9300 harmonic system, but it is designed for oscillator energies of nanojoules, so it is too tightly focused on the crystal and generates white light.

Please find enclosed the quotation for the TH generator along with the drawing. Please note that since the unit is non-standard the dimensions may be extended by +100 mm in length and +50 mm in width.

Third Harmonic Product brochure


Sample quote for Third Harmonic Generator for Amplified Ti:Sapphire Laser

Third Harmonic Product brochure - Third Harmonic Generator Manual - Forth Harmonic Generator manual - request a quote

ATsG800 Third Harmonic Generator
Second and third harmonic outputs
Input wavelength for TH – 750-900 nm
Input wavelength for SH – 710-960 nm
Input pulse width - >20 fs
Conversion efficiency for TH – 7-8% (depends on input
Conversion efficiency for SH – >30% (depends on input
Pulse broadening - <150 fs
Input pulse energy – 8 μJ

Del Mar Photonics quote

Customer inquiry:

I’m interested in the 3rd harmonic generator for an amplified Ti:sapphire laser. What is the maximum pulse energy? The system is a regenerative amplifier that produces 750 mW at a repetition rate of 100 kHz, which is a pulse energy of 7.5 microjoules in 50 femtoseconds. The beam diameter is 2.7 mm. We have tried to use a Coherent 9300 harmonic system, but it is designed for oscillator energies of nanojoules, so it is too tightly focused on the crystal and generates white light.

Del Mar Photonics:

We can offer about 7-8% efficiency, the version for 8 uJ will be non-standard. Please find enclosed the quotation for the TH generator along with
the drawing. Please note that since the unit is non-standard the dimensions may be extended by +100 mm in length and +50 mm in width.

Third harmonic generator (THG) is developed for frequency doubling and tripling of Ti-Sa amplifier radiation (λ=780-820 nm). Device is based on second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) techniques and provides stable radiation in fs scale. TH generator is developed for high conversion efficiency.

Femtosecond third harmonic generation for amplified Ti:sapphire laser - THG brochure - THG manual - Request a quote

• Pulse width - 40-60 fs
• TH efficiency - > 7 %*
• SH efficiency - >25 % (full output**)
• Input beam size (FWHM) - 2.7 mm ***
• Input energy in pulse > 8 μJ
• Temporal broadening - For TH pulse< 250 fs
For SH pulse <100 fs
• Input polarization - Linear- horizontal
• Output TH polarization - Linear- horizontal
• Output SH polarization - linear- vertical
• Output fundamental
beam polarization
- linear- vertical
• Input wavelength - 780 – 820 nm
• Output TH wavelength - 260 – 274 nm
• Output SH wavelength - 390 – 410 nm
• Dimensions - 500mm x 362mm x 188mm

* - assuming that pulse is compressed;
** - just after the flip-mirror M7;
*** - assuming that 1.5<M2<2.

Request a quote - Third Harmonic Product brochure - Third Harmonic Generator Manual - Forth Harmonic Generator manual - Third Harmonic Generation of Ti:Sapphire Laser Kits

Product Data Sheets

Del Mar Photonics Product brochures - Femtosecond products data sheets (zip file, 4.34 Mbytes) - Del Mar Photonics

Send us a request for standard or custom ultrafast (femtosecond) product

Pulse strecher/compressor
Avoca SPIDER system
Buccaneer femtosecond fiber lasers with SHG Second Harmonic Generator
Cannon Ultra-Broadband Light Source
Cortes Cr:Forsterite Regenerative Amplifier
Infrared cross-correlator CCIR-800
Cross-correlator Rincon
Femtosecond Autocorrelator IRA-3-10
Kirra Faraday Optical Isolators
Mavericks femtosecond Cr:Forsterite laser
OAFP optical attenuator
Pearls femtosecond fiber laser (Er-doped fiber, 1530-1565 nm)
Pismo pulse picker
Reef-M femtosecond scanning autocorrelator for microscopy
Reef-RTD scanning autocorrelator
Reef-SS single shot autocorrelator
Femtosecond Second Harmonic Generator
Spectrometer ASP-100M
Spectrometer ASP-150C
Spectrometer ASP-IR
Tamarack and Buccaneer femtosecond fiber lasers (Er-doped fiber, 1560+/- 10nm)
Teahupoo femtosecond Ti:Sapphire regenerative amplifier
Femtosecond third harmonic generator
Tourmaline femtosecond fiber laser (1054 nm)
Tourmaline TETA Yb femtosecond amplified laser system
Tourmaline Yb-SS femtosecond solid state laser system
Trestles CW Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles Finesse femtosecond lasers system integrated with DPSS pump laser
Wedge Ti:Sapphire multipass amplifier


Del Mar Photonics supplied Femtosecond Third Harmonic Generation for amplified Ti:Sapphire laser to Air Force Institute of Technology

Del Mar Photonics offers new Trestles fs/CW laser system which can be easily switched from femtosecond mode to CW and back.
Having both modes of operation in one system dramatically increase a number of applications that the laser can be used for, and makes it an ideal tool for scientific lab involved in multiple research projects.

Trestles LH10-fs/CW laser system at UC Santa Cruz Center of Nanoscale Optofluidics


Typical specifications are:

Trestles LH10-fs/CW laser system Request a quote
Ti:Sapphire femtosecond oscillator with CW operation option
Spatial mode: TEMoo;
Polarization: linear horizontal;
fs mode:
Tuning range (@10W pump): 750-850 nm;
Output power (@10W pump, 800 nm): >1500 mW;
Repetition rate: 80 MHz;
Pulse duration: <100 fs;
CW mode:
Tuning range (@10W pump): 750-850 nm;
Output power (@10W pump, 800 nm): >2000 mW in CW;
Linewidth (with two etalons): <2 GHz
Also included:
Thermostabilized breadboard;
Electronic starter with TTL output for mode-locked mode observation;
USB-controlled tuning slit for wavelength tuning in fs mode;
3-plate USB-controlled birefringent Lyot filter;
Two motorized USB-controlled etalons for linewidth control

DPSS LH10 (10 Watt Diode Pump Solid State Laser)
Average Output Power > 10 W
Wavelength 532 nm
Spectral Purity > 99.9 %
Spatial Mode TEM00
Beam Quality (M2) 1.0 - 1.1
Beam Ellipcicity < 1.0 : 1.1
Beam Diameter 2.3 mm ± 10%
Beam Divergence < 0.5 mrad
Pointing Stability < 2 μrad/°C
Power Stability < ± 0.25 % rms
Noise Standard version: < 0.2 % rms
Low noise (NET) version: < 0.03 % rms
Polarization > 100:1 vertical
Power Requirements
Operating Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 500 W max, 300 W typical
Cooling Requirements
Laser Head Closed-loop chiller in Power Supply - Cooler
Power Supply (in Power Supply - Cooler) Air-cooled
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 64-90°F (18-32°C)
Relative Humidity 8-85%, non-condensing
Laser Head - Physical Dimensions (Height x Width x Length)
2.7 x 5.3 x 10.1 inches
(69 x 135 x 256 mm)
Weight 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg) approx.
Cable Length 10 " (3 m)
Power Supply-Cooler - Physical Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)
13.0 x 12.7 x 18.2 inches
(330 x 323 x 463 mm)
Weight 55 lbs (25 kg) approx.

Trestles fs-CW manual

Schematic setup of Trestles femtoseconds/CW laser system with built-in pump laser

Schematic setup of Trestles LH10-fs/CW laser system with built-in pump laser

Del Mar Photonics supply Trestles lasers as stand alone system, or as a one-box system with built-in DPSS pump laser.
The price of the system with DPSS pump depends on required output power.

The standard tuning elements indicated below are used in CW Ti:Sapphire lasers such as Trestles CW or Trestles fs/CW.

Those elements are also sold separately as standrad items or as a custom made components.

1) Thick etalon - request a quote
Thickness - 3 mm, diameter - 20 mm. Surface quality: Ð=1-2, N<1, ΔN<0.1,
λ/10, plane parallelism better than 10''. Thickness accuracy 5 um.

2) Thin etalon - request a quote
Thickness - 200 um, diameter - 15 mm. Surface quality: Ð=1-2, N<1, ΔN<0.1,
λ/10, plane parallelism better than 10''. Thickness accuracy 5 um.

3) Birefringent filter BRF - request a quote

We use a 3-plate assembled BRF (Lyot filter) with adjustable motorized mount (see attached drawing).

Total losses introduced into the cavity by the filter are 5% of the laser’s output power. The FSR is defined by the thinnest plate and equals to around - 1.3*1014 Hz, while the maximum width is controlled by the thickest plate and equals to approx. 3.1*1012 Hz.

Dimensions of plate assembly ('filter' in the picture): dia 44.5 mm, t=13.5 mm. It should be properly aligned (Brewster to the beam) and rotated by some rotating mount around its axis to provide wavelength tuning.

Birefringent Filter for tuning Ti:Sapphire laser

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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.

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.
Tourmaline Yb-SS-1058/100 Femtosecond solid state laser system
The Yb-doped Tourmaline Yb-SS laser radiates at 1058±2 nm with more than 1 W of average power, and enables the user to enjoy Ti:Sapphire level power at over-micron wavelengths. This new design from Del Mar's engineers features an integrated pump diode module for greater system stability and turn-key operation. The solid bulk body of the laser ensures maximum rigidity, while self-starting design provides for easy "plug-and-play" operation.
New laser spectrometer OB' for research studies demanding fine resolution and high spectral density of radiation within UV-VIS-NIR spectral domains New laser spectrometer T&D-scan for research  that demands high resolution and high spectral density in UV-VIS-NIR spectral domains - now available with new pump option!
The T&D-scan includes a CW ultra-wide-tunable narrow-line laser, high-precision wavelength meter, an electronic control unit driven through USB interface as well as a software package. Novel advanced design of the fundamental laser component implements efficient intra-cavity frequency doubling as well as provides a state-of-the-art combined ultra-wide-tunable Ti:Sapphire & Dye laser capable of covering together a super-broad spectral range between 275 and 1100 nm. Wavelength selection components as well as the position of the non-linear crystal are precisely tuned by a closed-loop control system, which incorporates highly accurate wavelength meter.

Reserve a spot in our CW lasers training workshop in San Diego, California. Come to learn how to build a CW Ti:Sapphire laser from a kit

Femtosecond fiber laser Model Pearl-70P300 - request a quote
Femtosecond pulsed lasers are used in many fields of physics, biology, medicine and many other natural sciences and applications: material processing, multiphoton microscopy, «pump-probe» spectroscopy, parametric generation and optical frequency metrology. Femtosecond fiber lasers offer stable and steady operation without constant realignment.
The Pearl-70P300 laser comprises: a passively mode-locked fiber laser, providing pulses with repetition rate 60 MHz and having duration of 250-5000 fs, an amplifier based on Er3+ doped fiber waveguide with pumping by two laser diodes, a prism compressor for amplified pulse compression.

Near IR viewers
High performance infrared monocular viewers are designed to observe radiation emitted by infrared sources. They can be used to observe indirect radiation of IR LED's and diode lasers, Nd:YAG, Ti:Sapphire, Cr:Forsterite, dye lasers and other laser sources. IR viewers are ideal for applications involving the alignment of infrared laser beams and of optical components in near-infrared systems. Near IR viewers sensitive to laser radiation up to 2000 nm.
The light weight, compact monocular may be used as a hand-held or facemask mounted for hands free operation.

Ultraviolet viewers are designed to observe radiation emitted by UV sources.

AOTF Infrared Spectrometer
Del Mar Photonics offer a handheld infrared spectrometer based on the acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). This instrument is about the size and weight of a video camera, and can be battery operated. This unique, patented device is all solid-state with no moving parts. It has been sold for a wide variety of applications such as liquid fuel analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, gas monitoring and plastic analysis. Miniature AOTF infrared spectrometer uses a crystal of tellurium dioxide to scan the wavelength. Light from a light source enters the crystal, and is diffracted into specific wavelengths. These wavelengths are determined by the frequency of the electrical input to the crystal. Since there are no moving parts, the wavelength scanning can be extremely fast. In addition, specific wavelengths can be chosen by software according to the required algorithm, and therefore can be modified without changing the hardware. After the infrared radiation reflects off of the sample, it is converted into an electrical signal by the detector and analyzed by the computer. Del Mar Photonics is looking for international distributors for RAVEN - AOTF IR spectrometer for plastic identification and for variety of scientific and industrial collaborations to explore futher commercial potential of AOTF technology.
New: AOTF spectrometer to measure lactose, fat and proteins in milk

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!


Hummingbird EMCCD camera Hummingbird EMCCD camera
The digital Hummingbird EMCCD camera combines high sensitivity, speed and high resolution.
It uses Texas Instruments' 1MegaPixel Frame Transfer Impactron device which provides QE up to 65%.
Hummingbird comes with a standard CameraLink output.
It is the smallest and most rugged 1MP EMCCD camera in the world.
It is ideally suited for any low imaging application such as hyperspectral imaging, X-ray imaging, Astronomy and low light surveillance.
It is small, lightweight, low power and is therefore the ideal camera for OEM and integrators.
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Femtosecond Transient Absorption Measurements system Hatteras Hatteras-D femtosecond  transient absorption data acquisition system
Future nanostructures and biological nanosystems will take advantage not only of the small dimensions of the objects but of the specific way of interaction between nano-objects. The interactions of building blocks within these nanosystems will be studied and optimized on the femtosecond time scale - says Sergey Egorov, President and CEO of Del Mar Photonics, Inc. Thus we put a lot of our efforts and resources into the development of new Ultrafast Dynamics Tools such as our Femtosecond Transient Absorption Measurements system Hatteras. Whether you want to create a new photovoltaic system that will efficiently convert photon energy in charge separation, or build a molecular complex that will dump photon energy into local heat to kill cancer cells, or create a new fluorescent probe for FRET microscopy, understanding of internal dynamics on femtosecond time scale is utterly important and requires advanced measurement techniques.

Reserve a spot in our Ultrafast Dynamics Tools training workshop in San Diego, California.

Beacon Femtosecond Optically Gated Fluorescence Kinetic Measurement System - request a quote  - pdf
Beacon together with Trestles Ti:sapphire oscillator, second and third harmonic generators. Femtosecond optical gating (FOG) method gives best temporal resolution in light-induced fluorescence lifetime measurements. The resolution is determined by a temporal width of femtosecond optical gate pulse and doesn't depend on the detector response function. Sum frequency generation (also called upconversion) in nonlinear optical crystal is used as a gating method in the Beacon femtosecond fluorescence kinetic measurement system. We offer Beacon-DX for operation together with Ti: sapphire femtosecond oscillators and Beacon-DA for operation together with femtosecond amplified pulses.

Reserve a spot in our Ultrafast Dynamics Tools training workshop in San Diego, California.

Del Mar Photonics adaptive optics and wavefront sensors: ShaH-0620 wavefront sensor with telescope Wavefront Sensors: ShaH Family
A family of ShaH wavefront sensors represents recent progress of Del Mar Photonics in Shack-Hartmann-based technology. The performance of Shack-Hartmann sensors greatly depends on the quality of the lenslet arrays used. Del Mar Photonics. developed a proprietary process of lenslet manufacturing, ensuring excellent quality of refractive lenslet arrays. The arrays can be AR coated on both sides without interfering with the micro-lens surface accuracy. Another advantage of the ShaH wavefront sensors is a highly optimized processing code. This makes possible real-time processing of the sensor data at the rate exceeding 1000 frames per second with a common PC. Due to utilizing low-level programming of the video GPU, it is possible to output the wavefront data with a resolution up to 512x512 pixels at a 500+ Hz frame rate. This mode is favorable for controlling modern LCOS wavefront correctors.
The family of ShaH wavefront sensors includes several prototype models, starting from low-cost ShaH-0620 suitable for teaching laboratory to a high-end high-speed model, ShaH-03500. The latter utilizes a back-illuminated EM-gain CCD sensor with cooling down to -100°C. This makes it possible to apply such a wavefront sensor in astronomy, remote sensing, etc.
Terahertz systems, set ups and components
New band pass and long pass THz optical filters based on porous silicon and metal mesh technologies.
Band pass filters with center wavelengths from 30 THz into GHz range and transmissions up to 80% or better. Standard designs
with clear aperture diameters from 12.5 to 37.5 mm.
Long pass filters with standard rejection edge wavelengths from 60 THz into GHz range. Maximum transmission up to 80% or
better, standard designs at 19.0 and 25.4 mm diameters.
Excellent thermal (from cryogenic to 600 K) and mechanical properties
THz products:
Portable Terahertz Source
THz Spectrometer kit with Antenna
THz transmission setup
THz time domain spectrometer Pacifica fs1060pca
THz time domain spectrometer Pacifica fs780pca
THz detectors: Golay cell and LiTaO3 piroelectric detectors
PCA - Photoconductive Antenna as THz photomixer
Pacifica THz Time Domain Spectrometer - Trestles Pacifica
Holographic Fourier Transform Spectrometer for THz Region
Wedge TiSapphire Multipass Amplifier System - THz pulses generation
Terahertz Spectroscopic Radar Mobile System for Detection of Concealed Explosives
Band pass filters with center wavelengths from 30 THz into GHz range
Long pass filters with standard rejection edge wavelengths from 60 THz into GHz range
Generation of THz radiation using lithium niobate
Terahertz crystals (THz): ZnTe, GaAs, GaP, LiNbO3 - Wedge ZnTe
Silicon Viewports for THz radiation
Aspheric collimating silicon lens - Aspheric focusing silicon lens

iPCA - interdigital Photoconductive Antenna for terahertz waves
Large area broadband antenna with lens array and high emitter conversion efficiency
iPCA with LT-GaAs absorber, microlens array for laser excitation wavelengths
l £  850 nm, adjusted hyperhemispherical silicon lens with a high power conversion efficiency of 0.2 mW THz power / W optical power. The iPCA can be used also as large area THz detector. The two types iPCAp and iPCAs have the same active interdigital antenna area but different contact pad directions with respect to the electrical THz field.
Interdigital Photoconductive Antenna for terahertz waves generation using femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser

THz books
  Fifth Harmonic Generator for Nd:YAG lasers
The Fifth Harmonic Generator model LG105 is compatible with any pulsed Nd:YAG laser, and is designed to produce UV-radiation at 213 nm. The
Nd:YAG laser, equipped with LG105, is a versatile device, and in many applications can eliminate the necessity for excimer lasers. Solid state technology that does not use toxic gases and costs less gives you the advantages of both consistent, day-to-day operation and low maintenance. A high quality BBO crystal is used in the LG105 as the non-linear element, providing up to 20% conversion efficiency into 213 nm. The non-linear crystal is placed in a special cell ensuring long lifetime of BBO without any degradation or breakage. A harmonic separation system installed in LG105 provides nearly 100 % spectral purity of the output at 213 nm. The LG105 Fifth Harmonic Generator gives you not only high power output but also excellent radiation stability
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Training Workshops

Come to San Diego next summer! Attend one of our training workshops in San Diego, California during summer 2011
Del Mar Photonics has presented training workshops for customers and potential customers in the past 3 years.
Our workshops cover scientific basics, technical details and provide generous time for hands-on training.
Each workshop is a three-day seminar conducted by professional lecturer from 10am to 4pm. It includes lunch, as well as a training materials. We have also reserved two days for Q&A sessions, one-on-one system integration discussions, social networking, and San Diego sightseeing.

The following training workshops will be offered during this summer:
1. Femtosecond lasers and their applications
2. CW narrow line-width widely tunable lasers and their applications
3. Adaptive optics and wavefront sensors

4. Ultrafast (femtosecond) dynamics tools

Featured Customer

Trestles LH10-fs/CW laser system at UC Santa Cruz Center of Nanoscale Optofluidics

Del Mar Photonics offers new Trestles fs/CW laser system which can be easily switched from femtosecond mode to CW and back. Having both modes of operation in one system dramatically increase a number of applications that the laser can be used for, and makes it an ideal tool for scientific lab involved in multiple research projects.
Kaelyn Leake is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences and Physics. Her research interests include development of nanoscale optofluidic devices and their applications. Kaelyn is the recipient of a first-year QB3 Fellowship. In this video Kaelyn talks about her experimental research in nanoscale optofluidics to be done with Trestles LH laser.

Reserve a spot in our femtosecond Ti:Sapphire training workshop in San Diego, California during summer 2011

Frequency-stabilized CW single-frequency ring Dye laser DYE-SF-007 pumped by DPSS DMPLH laser installed in the brand new group of Dr. Dajun Wang at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
DYE-SF-077 features exceptionally narrow generation line width, which amounts to less than 100 kHz. DYE-SF-077 sets new standard for generation line width of commercial lasers. Prior to this model, the narrowest line-width of commercial dye lasers was as broad as 500 kHz - 1 MHz. It is necessary to note that the 100-kHz line-width is achieved in DYE-SF-077 without the use of an acousto-optical modulator, which, as a rule, complicates the design and introduces additional losses. A specially designed ultra-fast PZT is used for efficient suppression of radiation frequency fluctuations in a broad frequency range. DYE-SF-077 will be used in resaerch of Ultracold polar molecules, Bose-Einstein condensate and quantum degenerate Fermi gas and High resolution spectroscopy

Other News

Optical Society of Southern California meeting at UCSD OSSC 2011-04-27
Del Mar Photonics Nd:YAG laser system at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
Wedge 50 Multipass Amplifier pumped with a Darwin-527-30-M DPSS Laser ordered by Hong Kong customer
New Trestles LH10-fs/CW femtosecond+CW laser ready for delivery to the University of California Santa Cruz
Trestles femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser delivered to North Carolina State University
Del Mar Photonics sponsor IONS (International OSA Network of Students) conference IONS-NA-2 in Tucson, Arizona IONS-NA-2 website
Best talk and best poster awards at IONS-Moscow 2010 conference sponsored by Del Mar Photonics
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Del Mar Photonics featured components

Del Mar Photonics continuously expands its components portfolio.

Solar Prisms for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV)
Solar cells made of compound semiconductors such as gallium arsenide are very expensive. Usually very small cells are installed and various means such as mirrors, lenses, prisms, etc..are used  to concentrate sunlight on the cells. Concentration photovoltaic technology (CPV) uses the solar radiation with an efficiency of 40%, double that of conventional solar cells
Del Mar Photonics design custom Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV) and supply variety of the optical components for CPV such as solar prisms shown in the picture.

hexagonal light pipes, optical rods

Axicon Lens
Axicon lens also known as conical lens or rotationally symmetric prism is widely used in different scientific research and application. Axicon can be used to convert a parallel laser beam into a ring, to create a non diffractive Bessel beam or to focus a parallel beam into long focus depth.
Del Mar Photonics supplies axicons with cone angles range from 130° to 179.5° for use with virtually any laser radiation. We manufacture and supply axicons made from BK7 glass, fused silica and other materials.

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Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile (TiO2) coupling prisms
Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile’s strong birefringency, wide transmission range and good mechanical properties make it suitable for fabrication of polarizing cubes, prisms and optical isolators. Boules having high optical transmission and homogeneity are grown by proprietary method. Typical boules have 10 - 15 mm in dia. and up to 25 mm length. Optical elements sizes - from 2 x 2 x 1 mm to 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm. Laser grade polish quality is available for finished elements. So far we the largest elements that we manufactured are 12 x15 x 5 mm, in which optical axis is parallel to 15 mm edge, 5 mm is along beam path, 12 x 15 mm faces polished 20/10 S/D, one wave flatness, parallelism < 3 arc.min. (better specs. available on request).

more details - download brochure - request a quote - properties incl. refractive index

Sapphire components
Sapphire Circular Windows - Square & Rectangle - Rods
Sapphire & Ruby Rings - Sapphire & Ruby Balls - Sapphire & Ruby Nozzles
Sapphire Lenses - Ball & Seat - Special Products - Sapphire Vee & Cup Jewels
Sapphire Ceramics - Ceramic Sleeves - Ceramic Holes - Ceramic Rods
Sapphire & Ruby Orifices - Sapphire & Ruby Tubes - Sapphire Components
Sapphire Half Round Rod - Sapphire Windows - Rods & Tubes - Special Part
Sapphire Prism - Sapphire Chisel -
Sapphire Square Rod

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)

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NARROW-BAND HOLOGRAPHIC FILTERS are intended for suppression of powerful beams in research and in engineering, in particular, in laser spectroscopy, and also for protection from blinding and damaging by laser radiation various photo receiver devices and operator's eyes.

Unlike conventional interference filters, which are made by vacuum evaporation techniques, holographic filters are fabricated by recording interference patterns formed between two mutually coherent laser beams. Since all layers are recorded simultaneously within a thick stack, the optical density of the notch filter is high and its spectral bandwidth can be extremely narrow. Also, since the layering profile is sinusoidal instead of square wave, holographic notch filters are free from extraneous reflection bands and provide significantly higher laser damage thresholds.



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.


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Del Mar Photonics, Inc.
4119 Twilight Ridge
San Diego, CA 92130
tel: (858) 876-3133
fax: (858) 630-2376
Skype: delmarphotonics