Category: Applications

Stimulated Raman scattering in laser technology

Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is a third-order nonlinear optical effect that is used in laser technology either to shift the wavelength emission of a laser (‘Raman laser’) or to provide optical amplification of an input beam (‘Raman amplifier’). Since the early 2000s, Raman amplifiers have been widely used in optical fibres for telecom applications, such [...]
January 27th, 2017 | Applications, Company News

Using the ventus in Laser Tweezers Raman Spectroscopy (LTRS)

Unfortunately, one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Typical large-scale analysis of cancer cells means individual cell attributes are averaged and, therefore, single cell detection is of real interest. The current process involves individual analysis of manually trapped cells which is [...]
January 23rd, 2017 | Applications, Company News

Download for free the latest venteon vCHIRP demo software (version 1.7)

The venteon vCHIRP is a software tool allowing the calculation of dispersion characteristics of a femtosecond laser pulse propagating through various media elements and provides information on the best method to obtain a recompressed pulse at the point of use. It is specifically designed for ultra-broadband femtosecond lasers and GDD mirrors. The latest version of [...]
December 14th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Product of the month: finesse

The finesse laser’s technical upgrades are proving highly successful, allowing it to retain its industry leading performance. Offering up to 16 W of power, the finesse is ideal for a number of applications, including Ti:S oscillator pumping, which requires a high power output. Highly efficient and compact, this laser is easily integrated into other systems [...]
December 6th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Using a taccor laser, metrology applications can be achieved with laser-induced ultrasound

Laser-based ultrasound spectroscopy is a method that is both non-invasive and contact-free. It is used to determine the thickness of multi-layer films with sub-nm depth resolution. Information on sound velocities, modulus of elasticity, film thickness, and interface properties can be derived by this technique. A new time domain measurement technique has been determined to overcome [...]
November 30th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Ultrafast laser advances

In a recent article published by Electro Optics, advances in ultrafast laser technology are explored. With a growing market demand for ultrafast systems that provide both high peak powers and high repetition rates, manufacturers are faced with the challenge of achieving both whilst still maintaining short pulse durations. In order to overcome this factor, here at […]

November 17th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Understanding mechanisms underlying the neural processes by flyception

Dr.Takeo Katsuki, an assistant project scientist at the Kavli Institute at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Dhruv Grover, assistant project scientist, and Dr. Ralph J. Greenspan, in whose lab they all work, have developed a project to further investigate neural processes in flies. There are deep parallels between flies, vertebrates and even humans […]

October 20th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Product of the month: taccor comb

The taccor comb, Laser Quantum’s first complete frequency comb system, is an extension to the taccor range of 1 GHz lasers. The comb comprises a powerful 1 GHz turn-key Ti:Sapphire laser and a matched dispersion compensation module, super-continuum generation and ultra-stable f-to-2f interferometer all in a single sealed and ultra-stable housing. The taccor comb is fully […]

October 13th, 2016 | Applications, Company News

Europhoton talks

Download the latest presentations on OPCPA and NOPO written by our Laser Quantum experts. At the end of August, Laser Quantum exhibited at the Europhoton conference in Vienna, where Dr. Thomas Binhammer and Dr. Alexander Pape presented talks on the following topics: Ultrafast wavelength tuning and scaling properties of a Non-collinear Optical Parametric Oscillator (NOPO) […]

venteon ultra used in two-photon microscopy

In a recent article published in the July edition of the European Biopharmaceutical Review on two-photon microscopy, Laser Quantum talks about the use of the venteon ultra few-cycle laser as an excitation source that offers an ultra-broad spectral output and different methods for GVD pre-compensation.  The venteon ultra delivers >240 mW of sub-5.5 fs short [...]