Dispersing Prisms meet ultrashort pulse laser systems' needs.

Press Release Summary:

Depending on alignment, Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms may introduce negative or positive dispersion. Negative dispersion compensation allows effects of other dispersive optical elements to be cancelled. In high-power, ultrafast applications, introducing positive dispersion elongates pulse in time to mitigate risk of damage to optical components. RoHS-compliant, 25.4 x 25.4 mm products, polished to minimize reflection loss, come in 3 substrates and support intracavity and extracavity use.

Original Press Release:

Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms Meet the Demands of Ultrashort Pulse Laser Systems

Three Substrates with Different Dispersing Properties Available

Barrington, N.J. — Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces its new Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms. These dispersion prisms are specifically designed to meet the unique demands of ultrashort pulse laser systems and are available with a wide range of dispersive properties.

Introduce negative or positive dispersion

Ultrafast Dispersing Prism

Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms may be used to introduce negative or positive dispersion, depending on their alignment. Negative dispersion compensation allows the effects of other dispersive optical elements to be cancelled. Alternatively, in high power ultrafast applications, introducing positive dispersion stretches the pulse in time, mitigating the risk of damage to sensitive optical components.

Exclusive intracavity and extracavity characteristics

RoHS compliant Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms can be used intercavity for dispersion compensation caused by light passing through the fixed cavity optics. When the prisms are used extracavity, they are used to manipulate pulse characteristics. Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms are polished at Brewster's angle to minimize reflection loss.

Three Substrates Available

Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms are available in three different 25.4 x 25.4 mm versions. The LaKL21 model features a Group Velocity Dispersion (GDV) of 600 fs2/cm. An SF10 model features a GDV of 1600 fs2/cm, while a UV fused silica version features a GDV of 350 fs2/cm. The GDV term determines how much a broadband pulse spectrally stretches or compresses. It should be selected based upon the laser source used or the dispersion requirements of the given application. Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms are in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround and excellent value.

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com

Company Contact:

Kirsten Bjork-Jones

Director Global Marketing Communications

Edmund Optics®, Inc.

101 East Gloucester Pike

Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.

Phone: 1-800-363-1992

Fax: 1-856-573-6295

email: kbjork-jones@edmundoptics.com

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