Femtosecond Pulse Shaping



The femtoJock line of pulse shapers offers our best cost-to-value ratio. Equipped with a single- or dual-mask 128-pixel liquid-crystal SLM, it provides good spectral resolution and comes configured to fit the customer's laser source specifications. It is an excellent choice for pulse compression and most pulse shaping applications.

  • Technical Specifications
  • Supporting Information
  • User References
  • Testimonials
SLM type: 1D array, liquid crystal
Pixel pitch: 100 µm
Number of pixels: 128
Operating wavelength range: 430 - 1700 nm
Maximum spectral window: 250 nm
Recommended 1/e2 beam diameter: 2.5 - 3.5 mm
Input polarization: linear, horizontal
Dimensions (L × W × H): 400 × 229 × 152 mm (15.75 × 9.0 × 6.0 in.)

Shaping of spectral phase and amplitude* independent of repetition rate

*phase-only or phase-and-polarization shaping modes are available

Upgrade paths for 128-pixel SLMs from CRi and Silhouette pulse shapers from Coherent Inc. to complete femtoJock systems are available. For further information, please contact us.

"We compress pulses from a home-built NOPA using a femtoJock from Biophotonic Solutions, which we consider to be an outstanding product. We no longer need to work hard to reproduce transform-limited pulses when we tune the wavelength of the bandwidth of our source, nor to characterise our pulses. Incorporating this device into all of our ultrafast laser systems is now a no-brainer."
Prof. Carlos Silva, Dept. of Physics, Université de Montréal, Canada

"I am currently in charge of the spectroscopy lab here and I use the femtoJock on a daily basis. I have seen this system demonstrated in our lab at the University of Southern California as a grad student and have been very pleased to have one here in Maryland. As a postdoc who has shaped and compressed femtosecond pulses throughout my graduate and post-graduate career, I can say that Biophotonic Solutions has provided a great product. I have had experience with several commercial and home built systems, none of which provide the convenience, adaptability and efficiency of using this SLM with MIIPS. I can see myself recommending and using this system for as long as I need to reliably shape, manipulate and compress laser pulses."
Dr. Chris Rivera, The Fourkas Lab, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ.of Maryland