Tag Archives: optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs)

High Resolution Optical Imaging Deep in Living Tissue

Breakthroughs in imaging technology have been the primary driving force of new biological discoveries. However, up to now, high-resolution optical imaging deep in tissues was challenging because of optical aberrations and scattering of light caused by the complex structure of living matter. Here, researchers from the the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology present an adaptive … Continue reading

August 10, 2022 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Measurement of Transient Optical Fields

The measurement of transient optical fields is critical to understanding the ultrafast physical and chemical phenomena and is key to realizing high-speed electronics and telecommunications. In a paper entitled, “Single-shot measurement of few-cycle optical waveforms on a chip”, a technique is demonstrated for single-shot waveform measurement of few-cycle mid-infrared pulses. The abstract of this paper states: “The … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

ORPPHEUS-MIR Installed in Austrian Lab

A state-of-the-art laser system with two optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs), including Light Conversion’s award-winning ORPHEUS-MIR, was installed at Silicon Austria Labs (SAL), Austria’s top research center for electronic-based systems. This versatile combination of Light Conversion’s OPAs provides broadband pulses in the UV–MIR range with sub-100 fs pulse duration. These parameters are ideal for sum-frequency spectroscopy and … Continue reading

November 29, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Light Conversion’s ORPHEUS-MIR Selected as Gold Honoree

A highly esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optics and photonics community recognized ORPHEUS-MIR from Light  Conversion as a GOLD HONOREE by “Laser Focus World.” ORPHEUS-MIR is a broad-band-width mid-IR optical parametric amplifier (OPA) with the following features: Broad-bandwidth up to 500 cm-1 2500–10,000 nm tuning range < 100 fs pulse duration Up to 80 W pump power … Continue reading

October 21, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Recording Photoluminescence of Compounds

Inorganic−organic hybrid compounds are attracting global attention. The luminescence characteristics, coupled with good thermal- and photo-stability, render these materials possible candidates for applications in energy-efficient lighting devices. A home-built system consisting of PHAROS and ORPHEUS from Light Conversion recorded the photoluminescence of the compounds. PHAROS is a femtosecond laser system combining millijoule pulse energies and high average powers. … Continue reading

January 14, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion