Ultrafast laser system

The laser is a commercial titanium-sapphire system from Coherent Inc. It consists of:

  • Micra, master oscillator
  • Legend Elite Duo, multipass+single pass amplifier

Laser sketch:


Fundamental wavelength 800 nm
pulses time duration 35 fs
repetition rate 5 kHz
3 mJ per pulse

The system is equipped with an OPA (Optical Parametric Amplifier), OPerA from Coherent Inc., that generates light pulses in the spectral range (240 nm – 2600 nm) with more than 5 microJ/pulse.


This laser is used to generate soft X rays pulses (HHG)