TOPTICA presents “All Wavelengths” at Photonics West

TOPTICA's Lasers

TOPTICA's Lasers


January 12th, 2018

TOPTICA Photonics will present their latest innovations at Photonics West in Moscone Center, San Francisco from January 30th to February 1st.

This year, TOPTICA’s booth location moved to North Hall, booth #4645. Dedicated laser solutions for biophotonics will be presented at the BiOS exhibition on 27th and 28th January, booth 8508.

With their broad product portfolio, TOPTICA offers All Wavelengths! Complete coverage from deep-UV (190 nm) to terahertz radiation (0.1 THz, corresponding to 3 mm). These lasers support a multitude of applications in microscopy, materials metrology and quantum technology.

The multi-laser engine iChrome CLE for biophotonics provides 405, 488, 561 and 640 nm with 20 mW at the end of the fiber. The CLE is a cost-effective system for multi-color microscopy applications due to its compact design and economic operation. Even the 561 nm light is generated by a laser diode instead of a solid-state laser, allowing this system to be directly modulated at high speed (1 MHz) while maintaining complete-off, i.e. zero photons, in the dark state. The iChrome CLE is the latest member of TOPTICA’s iChrome product line which also includes the powerful iChrome MLE (up to 100 mW and four laser lines). All iChrome systems have a unified user interface, unique modulation features and COOLAC, TOPTICA’s proprietary and fully automated beam alignment algorithm guaranteeing consistent power out of the fiber.

For multiphoton microscopy, TOPTICA’s FemtoFiber ultra femtosecond fiber lasers are excellent tools. These ultrafast lasers provide powerful pulses centered at 780 nm (500 mW average power and below 150 fs pulse duration), at 1050 nm (5 W average power with an unprecedented short pulse duration of typically 90-100 fs), as well as 1560 nm (up to 2 W power and 200 fs pulse duration). They are ideal light sources for multiphoton (SHG) microscopy, supercontinuum generation, material processing, as well as OPCPA or amplifier seeding.

Advanced material inspection like near-field spectroscopy is possible with the FemtoFiber dichro midIR. This tunable, broadband mid-infrared laser (5-15 μm) is ideally suited for mid-infrared spectroscopy, as well as near-field studies. It provides tunable broadband pulses with more than 400 cm-1 bandwidth at 80 MHz repetition rate. The FemtoFiber dichro midIR is a unique tool for the chemical analysis of materials with nanoscale resolution.