Mendocino – Fiber Based Femtosecond Laser (FPL)

Mendocino Femtosecond Laser

The passively mode locked fiber based femtosecond laser (FPL) can reliably generate ultra-short 100 femtosecond pulses at 10s of MHz repetition rate. The Mendocino is available in OEM module or rack mount versions.

The Mendocino laser is often used as a high quality femtosecond seed laser for higher energy systems. The Mendocino is passively mode-locked fiber laser utilizing a saturable absorber to deliver excellent stability and reliability, with hands free operation.

Along with a portable design, the FPL femtosecond fiber laser bench top offers user-friendly front panel control knobs for flexible adjustment of wavelength, pulse width, and output power. Both tunable and fixed wavelength versions are available.

The fiber based femtosecond pulsed laser module (FPL-M) is the most compact of commercially available passively mode-locked fiber lasers. The FPL-M series features a robust architecture that is insensitive to shock and vibration and provides exceptional stability and reliability for demanding OEM applications. An advanced engineering design and consistent manufacturing process ensure the highest quality standards for OEM volume production. The FPL-M series can be used either as a stand-alone laser source with a 5 V DC power supply or separate driver, or for integration as an OEM module.

The pulse width is factory selectable from 0.1 to 15 ps, with near transform-limited pulse shape and a better than -20 dB pedestal. The timing jitter is as low as 60 fs (integrated from 100 Hz to 1 MHz offset). The repetition rate can be specified from 10 to 100 MHz with either a polarization-maintaining (PM) or non-PM fiber output. With up to 20 mW output power, the FPL series is the most economical solution for applications requiring low power, such as seeding amplifier systems. An RF synchronization output is provided as a trigger signal.

The Mendocino 1030 nm and 1064 nm narrow spectrum bandwidth ultrafast laser (FPLNB) is a passively mode-locked fiber laser that utilizes a saturable absorber to deliver a narrow spectral bandwidth of less than 0.1nm. The FPLNB laser has excellent stability and reliability with turnkey operation. The pulse width can be up to 100ps with near transform-limited pulse shape and a better than -20 dB pedestal. The timing jitter is as low as 100 fs. The repetition rate can be specified from 10 to 100 MHz with either a polarization-maintaining (PM) or non-PM fiber output. With up to 5 mW output power, the FPLNB series is an ideal narrow bandwidth source for seeding applications. An RF synchronization output is provided as a trigger signal.

780 nm

Product Rep Rate Pulse width Power * Form Factor
Free space output 10 - 50 MHz 0.1 ps 10 - 50 mW Desktop / Module
Fiber output 10 - 50 MHz 1.5 ps 4 - 25 mW Desktop / module

* For 780 nm laser with higher output power, please check our Carmel lasers.

805 nm

Product Rep Rate Pulse width Power * Form Factor
Free space output 10 - 50 MHz 0.1 ps > 20 mW Head & Controller

1030 ~ 1064 nm

Product Rep Rate Pulse width Avg. Power * Form Factor
Low power laser 20 - 80 MHz 0.7 - 1.2 ps 0.5 - 2 mW Desktop / Module
Medium power laser 20 - 80 MHz 3 - 5 ps 10 - 20 mW Desktop / Module
Medium power laser with compression 25 - 50 MHz 0.2 ps 20 - 50 mW Desktop / Module
High power laser 10 - 50 MHz 0.15 ps, 6 ps ** 100 - 400 mW Desktop / Module
Narrow bandwidth laser 30 MHz ~20 ps >100 mW Desktop

*For 1µm laser with higher power, please check out Cazadero lasers
** Pulse width is compressible by end user to 0.15 ps for output pulses longer than 4 ps.

1530 ~ 1565 nm

Product Rep Rate Pulse width Avg. Power * Form Factor
Low power laser 10 - 100 MHz 0.5 ps 1 - 4 mW Desktop / Module
Medium power laser 10 - 100 MHz 0.1 ps 10 - 200 mW Desktop / Module

* For 1550 nm laser with higher power (0.5 - 2.5 W), please check out Carmel lasers. For 1550 nm laser with higher pulse energy, please check out Cazadero lasers

Fiber Amplifier – Coronado

Our Coronado EDFA provides high gain and a low noise figure. Calmar’s unique EDFA is optimized for short pulse amplification with exceptional stable and reliable performance.

Carmel compact fiber lasers (CFL) offer > 500 mW average power @ 780 nm, < 100 fs typical pulse width, and 50 MHz repetition rate in an ultra-compact package.

"Calmar's products have continued to perform well, even after several years, and are much lower maintenance than our other mode-locked lasers"

David J. McCormick
Tektronix