Spectra-Physics has introduced the Spirit-OPA, an automated optical parametric amplifier (OPA) specifically for use with Spectra-Physics' Spirit high-repetition-rate ultrafast laser. Spirit and Spirit-OPA are for the mid-infrared (mid-IR) to the deep ultraviolet (DUV) with user-adjustable repetition rates from tens of kHz up to 1MHz. The system is for high repetition rate, time-resolved spectroscopy applications such as single molecule studies, nonlinear optics and fluorescence lifetime measurements. Spirit-OPA can be pumped with the Spirit 1040-4 and the recently introduced Spirit 1040-8 laser. Spectra-Physics’ Spirit is a high-repetition-rate industrial-grade femtosecond laser.