Phocus CORE

Based on the Ring-Cavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology, the Phocus CORE incorporates essential features required for a photoacoustic imaging source in a low cost, compact housing. Designed for OEM applications, the system can be integrated into instrumentation with space constraints. The default configuration includes motorized harmonics, access to residual 1064/532 nm and OPO fiber bundle delivery through interlocked port. Customizable fiber bundles provide the flexibility to integrate the light into commercial instrumentation. Motorized tuning, motorized harmonic and fiber bundle delivery provide a completely, hands-free tunable laser system.

Product Features

  • Motorized, hermetically sealed, harmonic/OPO module for convenient service
  • Integrated pump laser with quick connect cables
  • End-user replaceable flashlamp (100 million shot lifetime) and DI cartridge
  • Interlocked fiber bundle output, includes fiber bundle (FB)
  • Access to residual beams
  • Computer controlled tuning via control software/software development kit (SDK)
  • Temperature controlled, motorized Harmonic(s) (MH)
  • Real-time pulse energy monitoring and logging for data normalization (EM)
  • Harmonic Auto-Optimization (HAO)
  • Flashlamp and/or Q-Switch external triggering
  • WARRANTY: Two years on pump laser, one year on all optics and crystals, mechanics, and electronics. Includes all options except fibers.

Product Options

  • Motorized Variable Attenuator (MVA)
    End-user installable/removable. Reduces max OPO by 10-15% when installed. Computer controlled. Can only be used with visible and near-infrared wavelengths
  • High Energy Fiber Bundle (FBHE)
    Can be optimized for either visible (VIS) or near infrared (NIR) tuning ranges.
    Externally mounted fiber bundle delivery kit includes, mounts, coupling lens, and fiber bundle. Fiber bundle specifications: 2.0 m long, 3.5 or 5 mm input and output diameter, NA = 0.37.
  • Energy Meter (EM)
    Real-time pulse energy monitoring, logging for data normalization. Reduces OPO energy by 8%.
  • IDLER Access (ID)
    Extends tuning range to include 740 – 1200 nm
    Decreases SIGNAL performance by 10%
  • Fast Tuning OPO (FT)
    Tunes the OPO to any SIGNAL (or IDLER) wavelength per shot fired.
  • Wavemeter (WM)
    Integrated wavemeter for real-time wavelength monitoring
  • Alignment Kit (AK)
    Stand-alone alignment kit for MagicPRISM pump beam.
    End-user alignable. Does not include turning mirrors.

Product Specifications

Phocus HE CORE
Tuning Range 690 – 950 nm
Peak Energy (Standard) 140 mJ @ 750 nm
Repetition Rate 10 Hz
Pulse Width 5 – 7 ns
Beam Diameter (standard) 9 mm
Divergence 10 mrad
Phocus SE CORE
Tuning Range 690 – 950 nm
Peak Energy (Standard) 60 mJ @ 750 nm
Repetition Rate 20 Hz
Pulse Width 5 – 7 ns
Beam Diameter (standard) 6 mm
Divergence 10 mrad

Additional Information

690 – 950 nm
1200-2600 nm

140 mJ @ 750 nm (before fiber)

Photoacoustic Imaging

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