IMRA America has introduced its Femtolite FX-100i, a compact femtosecond fibre laser offering more than 100mW output power at 805nm. Measuring 14 x 10 x 8cm, the FX-100i laser head has the same footprint as IMRA’s well-known Femtolite Ultra series of miniature femtosecond fibre lasers, thereby enabling easy system integration. With sub-120fs pulses at a repetition rate of 75MHz, the new laser is an ideal replacement for existing Ti:sapphire lasers.
The FX-100i is easy to operate directly from the front panel controls or remotely via an RS232 interface, and the fibre-based design ensures that no adjustment, alignment or optical tweaking are required. 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.