CLPF and CLPFT, 20-150 fs, up to 20 W

Femtosecond Pulsed Cr:Zn/Se/S Mid-IR Lasers

CLPF-2400 Cr:ZnSe/S ultrafast oscillators provide 20-150 fs pulses in the range of 2.1-2.6 μm at 80-1000 MHz pulse repetition rate. Both fixed frequency and tunable models are available. The Kerr-lens mode-locked optical head is pumped by IPG’s efficient and reliable CW erbium fiber laser. CLPF Series models with extended output power, wavelength range, automated wavelength tuning, and synchronization to an external clock or another oscillator are offered as an option. Other options, such as CEP stabilization option are coming soon. CLPF lasers address a wide range of scientific and biomedical applications. Please discuss your needs with an IPG Photonics' representative.



Custom Fixed Central Wavelength Power and Energy Amplifiers
Wavelength Tuning Option Beam Quality M2 <1.2
Pulse Duration from 20 fs RF Output Monitoring Option
Output Power up to 20 W SHG Option up to 0.5 W
Master-slave Piezo Synchronization Option
  CLPF-2400-15-50-1 CLPF-2400-80-30-6-PA  CLPF-2400-10000-30-0.01-EA
Central Wavelength Range*, nm  2100-2600, typ. 2400 
Spectral Bandwidth FWHM, nm 50-300  100-600 1000-1700
Maximum Average Power, W >1 >6** 0.01
Repetition Rate***, MHz  80-1000 0.001
Pulse Energy, nJ  10-25 60-100 10000
Pulse Duration, fs  50 30 <30
Long Term Power Stability****, % 1
Polarization  Linear, >100:1 
Beam Mode Quality, M2  ≤1.2 
Beam Waist Diameter (FW, 1/e2), mm   1.5 ± 0.5 
Beam Divergence, mrad < 0.5 
Warm Up Time, min 15 from standby, 60 from cold start

* Standard models have customer selected fixed central wavelength within 2.1-2.6 μm range. Wavelength tuning option available upon request.
**Higher average output power models up to 20 W are available upon request.
** Custom repetition rates are available upon request.
*** After 1 hour warm up, over 2 hours, ambient T ± 2°C

Integrated Pump Laser* IPG CW Erbium Fiber Laser

Pump Laser Dimensions (W × H × D), mm

448 × 403 × 132
Optical Head Dimensions (W × D × H), mm 189 × 452 × 107
Supply Voltage 50-60 Hz, VAC 110-240

Power Consumption**, W

200 typ.

* Pump laser model depends on combination of parameters.
** Electrical power consumption depends on the maximum output power of the laser.

CLPF and CLPFT Series Datasheet


Multi-photon Imaging Biomedical Applications
Supercontinuum Generation High-harmonic Generation
Spectroscopy Mid-IR OPO Pumping
Metrology Mid-IR Frequency Combs

CLPF Modelocked Head

CLPF Modelocked Head Drawing


Mid-IR Lasers: Kerr-lens mode-locking in polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe competes with Ti:sapphire

Kerr-lens mode-locking of polycrystalline chromium-doped zinc sulfide and zinc selenide leads to multiwatt output power, pulse durations approaching three optical cycles, and three-wave-mixing effects.

May 2015, Laser Focus World

Sergey Vasilyev, Mikhail Mirov, and Valentin Gapontsev

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