Compact LX Spider
A·P·E offers a choice of solutions for ultrafast pulse measurements. Each is tailored to your type of laser system, with a wealth of innovations for greater accuracy and user simplicity.
Our Spider family is designed for phase resolved ultrafast pulse measurements. FC (Few Cycle) Spider offers a precision tool for the complete characterization of ultrashort laser pulses with just a few electric field cycles — down to 5 fs pulse width. LX Spider is a highly compact instrument for the characterization of femtosecond laser pulses in the range of 16 ... 200 fs.
The Compact Choice for the Ti:Sa Wavelength Range
The Compact LX Spider by APE is a portable, compact and robust instrument for spectral and temporal characterization of femtosecond laser pulses. It is the ideal candidate for Ti:Sa laser applications and other ultrashort pulse oscillators or amplifiers in the wavelength range 750 – 900 nm.
Two interchangeable Optics Sets are available to cover pulse durations between 16 and 300 fs.
Based on the popular Spider method (Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-ﬁeld Reconstruction), the Compact LX Spider allows you to visualize the spectral and temporal characteristics of the measured pulse.
The patented optical design* incorporates a long crystal to up-convert two test pulse replicas. It also introduces spectral shear without the need for an additional chirped pulse. Both the temporal amplitude and the phase are calculated in real-time.
The Compact LX Spider has been drastically simplified to feature fewer optical components, making it much easier to align and use. It is delivered as a pre-calibrated unit, complete with hardware and software. One click of the mouse and recalibration of this fully automated device is performed within seconds.
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* International Patent No.: US 7,599,067 B2, WO 2006123148
- Ideal for the wavelength range of 750 – 900 nm, e.g. Ti:Sa Laser
- Compact and robust design for easy portability
- Real-time measurement of phase/intensity profiles
- Software suite included
- Fully automated
- Spectral and temporal reconstruction
- Bar plot of dispersion orders
- Spectral phase fit and analysis up to fourth order
|750 - 900 nm|
|Typical Applications||Ti:Sa Laser characterization|
|Spectral Bandwidth||Depending on Optics Set
Optics Set 1: 13 … 65 nm
Optics Set 2: 5 … 15 nm
|Pulse Width||Depending on Optics Set
Optics Set 1: 16 … < 150 fs
Optics Set 2: 70 … < 300 fs
|Laser Repetition Rate||Any; Single Shot|
|Input Polarization||Linear (any orientation)|
|Input Power||> 10 mW at e.g. 80 MHz, 80 fs
20 mW at e.g. 5 kHz, 35 fs
|Input Trigger||TTL for f < 10 Hz|
|Software||Included; Features e.g.
▪ Spectral and temporal reconstruction
▪ Bar plot of dispersion orders suitable for alignment purpose
▪ Spectral phase fit and analysis up to fourth order
This device is available directly via A·P·E and in the countries listed below via our exclusive distribution partners:
Australia: Coherent Scientific
Great Britain and Ireland: Photonic Solutions
India: Laser Science
Israel: Ammo Engineering
Scandinavia, Baltic States: Gammadata
Spain, Portugal: Innova Scientific
USA, Canada, Middle and South America: A.P.E America
A selection of publications mentioning the use of the LX Spider: