IMRA America, Ann Arbor, Mich., has released the Femtolite FX-100i compact femtosecond fiber laser to offer over 100 mW at 805 nm. At 14 cm long, 10 cm wide, and 8 cm tall, the FX-100i laser head has the same footprint as IMRA's well-known Femtolite Ultra series of miniature femtosecond fiber lasers, an essential advantage for system integration.
With sub-120 femtosecond pulses at a repetition rate of 75 MHz, the new laser is a good replacement for the ubiquitous Ti:sapphire laser. Target applications include Terahertz wave generation and detection, multiphoton fluorescence microscopy, and second harmonic imaging. The performance and size of the FX-100i create new possibilities for the use of femtosecond lasers in industrial and scientific devices.
The FX-100i is easy to operate directly from the front panel controls or remotely via an RS232 interface. The fiber-based design ensures that no adjustment, alignment, or optical tweaking are required. The FX-100i will be in compliance with CE marking.