IPG Photonics’ NEW YLPF-FlexO Series of femtosecond oscillators offer the user unprecedented flexibility in choosing parameters optimal for the application. The YLPF-FlexO-0.05-50-0.5 laser provides ultrashort 50 fs, 50 nJ pulses across a broad range of selectable repetition rates up to 11 MHz. Arbitrary pulse sequences and bursts within the 11 MHz train can be selected by the user. The YLPF-FlexO lasers incorporate IPG’s proprietary pulse shaping technology which provides the ability to choose a desired temporal pulse shape from the shortest near-transform limited pulse to a variety of pre-selected shapes.
The pulse shaping technology can be incorporated in a closed loop setup responding in real time to input from external diagnostics. The ability to select the optimal pulse shape and sequence combined with IPG’s highly reliable fiber architecture makes these femtosecond lasers the perfect master oscillator source for a wide range of scientific, biomedical and advanced applications such as pumping OPOs, bio-imaging, multiphoton microscopy, 3D-microprinting, terahertz imaging, seeding amplifiers and many others. Optional extensions such as harmonic generators and OPOs as well as higher output pulse energies and powers are planned.