Facilities

Primary Laser Sources

  • 1 TeraWatt, 1 kHz , Ti:sapphire laser system – This system is now operational and was made possible through funding from¬† the National Science Foundation MRI program. The final stage amplifier capable of handling thermal loads of 100 W of laser power was specially designed by Professor Charles Durfee.
  • Extended cavity Ti:sapphire oscillator – used for multiphoton imaging.
  • Extended cavity, diode-pumped, Yb:KGW laser.
  • Extended cavity, diode-pumped, 6-beam, Yb:KGW laser.
  • Femtosecond fiber laser oscillator
  • YbCaF2 femtosecond chirped pulse amplification system
  • Femtosecond fiber laser oscillator / amplifier system