Laser Amplifiers suit advanced scientific applications.

Press Release Summary:

Spitfire® Pro XP ultrafast regenerative amplifier outputs less than 35 fs pulses at 4 W average power at 1, 5 or 10 kHz, while Solstice one-box ultrafast amplifier generates 3.5 W average power at 1, 5 or 10 kHz. Amplifiers are suited for advanced scientific applications, such as time-resolved spectroscopy, terahertz generation, coherence control, and high-harmonic generation.

Original Press Release:

Newport Unveils Expanded Ultrafast Lasers Portfolio at Photonics West

o Spectra-Physics' New Ultrafast Amplifiers Extend Performance to Lead the Industry

Mountain View, CA - January 26, 2009 - Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division introduces an expanded portfolio of ultrafast laser products, including two high performance, ultrafast amplifiers, the 4W Spitfire® Pro XP and the 3.5W Solstice®. Two additional laser systems for scientific applications, a nanosecond-pulsed optical-parametric-oscillator and a high-repetition-rate, one-box dye laser, will also be launched at Newport's booth #817 during SPIE Photonics West 2009, January 27 - 29, 2009 in San Jose, CA.

The new 4W Spitfire Pro XP ultrafast regenerative amplifier outputs <35fs pulses at an industry-leading 4W average power at 1, 5 or 10 kHz. The new 3.5W Solstice one-box ultrafast amplifier generates 3.5W average power at 1, 5 or 10 kHz. With exceptional beam quality and superior pulse intensity, these new ultrafast amplifiers are ideal for advanced scientific applications, such as time-resolved spectroscopy, terahertz generation, coherence control, and high-harmonic generation.

"We are pleased to announce our ultrafast laser advancements with these new best-in-class systems. Spectra-Physics' continued innovations in ultrafast lasers enable researchers to further their important work in chemistry, physics and biology," says Herman Chui, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Newport Spectra-Physics Lasers Division. He adds, "We look forward to unveiling these new products at Photonics West, where we will also be demonstrating our recently-introduced Spectra-Physics Mai Tai® eHP DeepSee(TM) ultrafast laser, featuring the highest peak power for maximum fluorescence signal in biological imaging applications."

Newport Spectra-Physics is also announcing two other lasers for scientific applications: the Scan Series OPO, a compact, nanosecond-pulsed, optical-parametric-oscillator with a high-pulse-energy tuning for spectroscopy applications, and the Allegro high-repetition-rate, one-box dye laser for laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) imaging applications in turbulent flow and combustion research.

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About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell Microcap Index.

Company Contacts:

Kim Abair

Director, Global Marketing

Tel: 800-222-6440 / 949-863-3144


Herman Chui

Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Tel: 650-966-5496



a Division of Newport Corporation

1335 Terra Bella Avenue

Mountain View, CA 94043

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