Spark Lasers, the ultrafast compact picosecond and femtosecond laser manufacturer, will be displaying one of its best selling ultra compact femtosecond lasers, Altair. The Altair laser is specially designed for biophotonics applications with a special focus on neuroscience, where two-photon and multiphoton microscopy for the excitation and imaging of brain cells are needed. It offers high contrast thanks to high peak power and the possibility to precompensate dispersion induced by the complex optical systems. It achieves high penetration depth due to the 1µm-range emitting wavelengths.
This laser can provide ultrashort <180fs femtosecond pulses with an average power exceeding 20W anywhere between 1,030 and 1,064nm and offers a unique combination of frequency synchronization and dispersion compensation. This makes it ideally suited for multiphoton microscopy. Its ultra-compact design 39 x 33 x 13 cm3 meets the scientific community needs to maximize their bench applications with fast ROI and reduced dimensions.