The Spectra-Physics Solstice® Ace™ is a high-energy, ultrafast amplifier that is integrated with performance specifications of the Spitfire® Ace™ to enhance product reliability, output stability, and performance.
The Solstice® Ace™ utilizes adjustment-free EternAlign™ optical mounts to increase long-term stability and performance. It can provide stable operation over a ±5°C temperature range. The EternAlign™ mounts are housed by a stretcher compressor and a regenerative amplifier. Both are completely enclosed and the temperature is maintained to ensure better reliability.
The Solstice® Ace™ with the aid of Spectra-Physics’ patented XP regenerative amplifier cavity is able to provide >6mJ at 1kHz, >7W at 5kHz and >6W at 10kHz with pulse width configurations of <35fs and <120fs.
The Solstice® Ace™ can be configured for use with any version of the fully automated Spectra-Physics Mai Tai® femtosecond oscillator. It can also be pumped by the Empower® diode-pumped solid state pulsed green laser. The Empower® design can handle industrial energy stability specifications of the Solstice Ace (<0.5%rms for 24h).
The key features of the Spectra-Physics Solstice® Ace™ are listed below:
- Patented XP regenerative amplifier cavity design
- Configurable repetition rate, 1-10kHz
- Meets precise industrial standards
- Incorporates modular parts
- Adjustment-free mounting hardware
- Field-proven pump and seed lasers
The following are some of the areas where the Spectra-Physics Solstice® Ace™ can be used:
- OPA pumping
- Nonlinear spectroscopy applications
- Ultrafast applications