Low-cost, near-infrared OPO
28 Jan 2019
To date, ultrafast OPO technologies have typically required users to connect multiple systems together, but the Chromacity OPO has been developed as a compact single unit that is both easy to use and, at under £100,000, significantly more cost-effective than other solutions.
Operating in the near-infrared, the Chromacity OPO can generate light from 1,400nm to 4,200nm with picosecond pulse durations, making it suitable for a wide range of industrial and scientific applications, from FTIR micro-spectroscopy and stand-off detection to gas sensing and powder spectroscopy.
Historically, ultrafast OPOs are very complex, unreliable and expensive. With a fully integrated pump source, the Chromacity OPO is able to deliver reliable, high average power at both the signal and idler wavelengths at a much lower price point than competing systems, making it an attractive option for companies in life-sciences, pharmaceuticals, gas sensing and sensor companies in the process industries.