Ultrafast Optics feature designs specifically tailored to ultrashort pulses that are delivered from picosecond and femtosecond lasers, such as Ti:Sapphire. Ultrafast Lenses and Windows are manufactured with thin thicknesses to limit their GDD, which minimizes pulse dispersion. Ultrafast Mirrors can be designed with a low GDD coating, for use in beam steering, or with a chirped coating with negative GDD, for dispersion compensation and pulse compression. Ultrafast Optics are generally coated through ion-beam sputtering (IBS) to ensure low absorption losses, thermal shift free performance, and high coating durability.
Edmund Optics provides a breadth of Ultrafast Optics, including Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors, Highly-Dispersive Ultrafast Mirrors, Compression Prisms, Reflective Objectives and Beam Expanders, and Nonlinear Crystals. These products are designed for common femtosecond lasers, including Ti:Sapphire, Yb:doped fiber, Thulium (Tm), and Holmium (Ho). Please contact us if your application requires an Ultrafast Optic with a custom design wavelength, size, or other requirements.