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Second harmonic imaging

with SHG, as opposed to standard fluorescence techniques, the fundamental laser beam can be infrared and the light-matter interaction depends nonlinearly on the
photon flux density, so therefore scattering and out of focus photobleaching would be greatly reduced.

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We are interested in using a 1060nm laser for second harmonic imaging in the retina with the voltage sensitive dye FM4-64. We would like a quote (price and availability) for your Ytterbium-doped Femtosecond Solid-Sate Laser Tourmaline Yb-SS400.

I'll give a range of values and you can provide multiple quotes if needed. Pulse duration should be as short as possible, 100-300fs is a good range.
Average power should be at least 100mW, we certainly don't need more than 1W.
Pulse rep rate should be as high as possible, 70-100MHz is good.

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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.


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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.
Trestles LH plus OPO (Optical Parametric Oscillator)

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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 - ULN ultra low-noise option
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.


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.
Pearl Ultra-Compact Ultrafast Picosecond Fiber Oscillator
Autocorrelator Reef RT, Del Mar Photonics, San Diego, CA
Reef femtosecond autocorrelators
The autocorrelation technique is the most common method used to determine laser pulse width characteristics on a femtosecond time scale.
The basic optical configuration of the autocorrelator is similar to that of an interferometer (Figure.1). An incoming pulse train is split into two beams of equal intensity. An adjustable optical delay is inserted into one of the arms. The two beams are then recombined within a nonlinear material (semiconductor) for two photon absorption (TPA). The incident pulses directly generate a nonlinear TPA photocurrent in the semiconductor, and the detection of this photocurrent as a function of interferometer optical delay between the interacting pulses yields the pulse autocorrelation function. The TPA process is polarization-independent and non-phasematched, simplifying alignment.

Reef-RT autocorrelator measures laser pulse durations ranging from 20 femtoseconds to picosecond regime. It measures pulse widths from both low energy, high repetition rate oscillators and high energy, low repetition rate amplifiers. Compact control unit operates autocorrelator head and optional spectrometer through on-screen menus. Autocorrelation trace and spectrum can be displayed and analyzed on screen or downloaded to remote computer.

New: Reef-20DDR autocorrelator - Multishot-FROG for femtosecond fiber laser oscillator and amplifier
Collinear (interferometric) autocorrelation for 1300-2000 nm wavelength range

Trestles Fourth Harmonic Generator - request a quote

Trestles FHG is designed to work with Ti:sapphire lasers, such as the Trestles Ti:sapphire laser to provide fourth harmonic generation. Trestles FHG is an affordable and easy solution to generating pulses around 200 nm.
Trestles FHG is available in two versions. The first version uses the third harmonic mixed with the fundamental wavelength to produce fourth harmonic generation. This option provides the fundamental, as well as the second, third and fourth harmonics. For input of 810 nm, 1 W, 82MHz and 50 fs, output of the fourth harmonic is at 203 nm, 300-400 fs and power is 3 mW. The second option uses two separate second harmonic generation stages to produce fourth harmonic generation. With input of 810 nm, 1 W, 82 MHz and 50 fs, output of the fourth harmonic is at 210 nm, pulse width of 500 fs and power of 10 mW.
The Trestles FHG from Del Mar Photonics is an easily installed solution for adding functionality to any femtosecond laser system. Extended ranges will increase capabilities for research, and specific applications such as microscopy and spectroscopy.

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.


Related publications:

Second harmonic imaging microscopy
Second harmonic imaging of membrane potential of neurons with retinal
Second Harmonic Imaging of Plant Polysaccharides
Second-harmonic imaging microscopy of living cells

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.

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