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The Chromacity 1040 responds to the need for affordable femtosecond laser sources within life sciences. The compact fixed wavelength source is ideal for integrating into multiphoton imaging systems, empowering users to develop clear and high-resolution images, as a result of an excellent beam quality, ultrafast pulses and high average powers.
The Chromacity 1040 femtosecond laser system doesn’t need time to warm up and doesn’t require alignment, allowing you to obtain results significantly sooner.
Ideal pulse duration
The Chromacity 1040 laser system delivers pulses <150fs, making it ideally suited to all types of two-photon imaging techniques.
High average power
The high average power that the Chromacity 1040 delivers (up to 4 W), means that the laser light can be split between more than one microscope setup.
With a compact footprint the size of a sheet of A4 paper, the Chromacity 1040 can replace traditional ultrafast systems and free up valuable space on a lab bench.
Machined from a single block of high-grade aluminium, the Chromacity 1040 has been designed specifically to deliver ultrashort pulses with outstanding reliability.
An intuitive web-based user-interface allows for easy control of the Chromacity 1040. This relaxes the constraints of having to be near the laser system to use it.
Excellent beam quality
The Chromacity 1040 delivers a beam quality that can be easily re-shaped and aligned into almost all microscope setups.
The standard model operates at a pulse repetition frequency of 100 MHz, making it easy to integrate with a range of diagnostic equipment.
Due to the removal of the complexities of traditional ultrafast laser systems, while maintaining the high performance characteristics.
- SHG and multiphoton microscopy
- Light sheet microscopy
- Pump source for nonlinear optics (OPOs, 4-Wave mixing)
- THz generation
- Time resolved experiments (e.g. TCSPC/FLIM)
“The Chromacity 1040 is a fantastic turn-key system that takes up a surprisingly small footprint on the optical bench. Our amplified system comes with built-in pulse compression, making it an ideal source for nonlinear optics. After a decade of working with Ti:sapphire lasers, having such a reliable femtosecond laser in the lab is a delight”.
Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
1040 integration with the Scientifica Hyperscope and HoloStim-3D
Pulse duration120 fs – 1 ps (factory set)
Output power500 mw, 2.5 W and up to 4 W available
Pulse energyUp to 40 nJ (@ 100 MHz)
Beam diameter0.5 - 1.2 mm
Beam qualityM² < 1.2, divergence < 2 mrad
Repetition frequency100 MHz (80 – 50 MHz available)
Control interfaceEthernet and web page. Serial port (for control via LabView/MatLab)
CoolingAir cooled (no water cooling required)
Dimensions426 x 250 x 108 mm (laser head). 483 x 285 x 88 mm (control unit – 19” 2U rack mount)