Product information "Mai Tai®DeepSee™ Ultrafast Tunable Lasers"
Ti:Sapphire; 690-1040 nm; Repetition Rate 80 MHz; Pulse Width <70-<100 fs; Average Output Power >0.8->2.4 W; Peak Output Power >145->425 kW; Noise <0.15%
MKS Spectra-Physics’ Mai Tai® DeepSee™ Ti:Sapphire ultrafast tunable lasers with patented automated dispersion compensation have been specifically optimized for use in multiphoton microscopy. The Mai Tai DeepSee lasers deliver highest peak power to the sample thus maximizing the fluorescence signal.
In addition, Mai Tai DeepSee lasers offer over 2.4 W of average power and 350 nm (690 to 1040 nm) in useable tuning range. For access to longer wavelengths beyond 1040 nm, Spectra-Physics offers InSight® X3™ with the widest tuning range (680-1300 nm) for deepest in vivo imaging.
The Mai Tai DeepSee oscillator’s reliability is maintained through the ultra-stable regenerative mode locking technique developed by MKS Spectra-Physics. With hands-free, drop-out-free wavelength tuning, excitation profiles can be quickly collected with just the click of a mouse. StabiLok® real-time monitoring technology also enhances system reliability by providing excellent beam pointing stability and minimal average power fluctuations, as well as eliminating wavelength drift. These two features make the Mai Tai DeepSee oscillator the most reliable and most versatile hands-free laser.
With the Mai Tai DeepSee oscillator, deeper penetration depths can be achieved without the risk of sample damage from increased average powers. Whenever ultrafast laser pulses are transmitted through optical materials (i.e. windows, lenses or non-linear crystals), the added dispersion lengthens the pulse width. This pulse lengthening has a negative effect on the fluorescence signal obtained. The Mai Tai DeepSee option corrects in advance for the optical setup dispersion through pre-compensation, which maximizes the observed fluorescence signals. If the danger of sample damage prevents the average power from being increased, then delivering the highest peak power is the only way to increase the fluorescence.
Delivers the Highest Peak Power to the Sample: >145 to >425 kW
Wide Tuning Range for Efficient Excitation of Commonly Used Fluorophores: 690 to 1040 nm
Excellent Beam and Pointing Stability to Preserve the Critical Microscope Alignment
Pulse Width: <70 to <100 fs
Average Output Power @800 nm: >800 mW to >2.4 W
Beam Roundness: 0.9 to 1.1
Repetition Rate: 80 MHz
Beam Pointing Stability: <50 µrad/100 nm
Spatial Mode: TEM00, M² <1.1
Polarization: >500:1, Horizontal
Beam Divergence: <1.2 mrad
Beam Diameter (1/e²): <1.2 mm
Standard Dispersion Compensation Range: 0 to -41,700 fs²