Lasers with pulse durations that are shorter than a nanosecond are called short-pulse lasers. These include picosecond lasers and femtosecond lasers. Extremely short laser pulses allow materials to be cut or processed without interfering thermal processes, while extremely high pulse peak powers enable multiphoton spectroscopy. When the femtosecond pulses are absorbed in semiconductors, terahertz radiation can be generated – this is light in the hitherto inaccessible wavelength range between infrared and millimeter waves.
The ALCOR series ultrafast lasers produce high average power with ultrashort femtosecond pulses at 920 nm.
The ALTAIR series ultrafast lasers produce high average power at ultra short pulses in a compact and robust format.
The ANTARES series picosecond lasers deliver high average power with picosecond pulses and high repetition rates in a compact and rugged format.
The DIADEM lasers are very compact, high-energy, ultrafast lasers for demanding applications in micro material processing and optogenetics.
The SIRIUS series lasers produce high energy at ps pulses in a compact and rugged format.
The pulsed picosecond diode lasers of the EPL series are ideal excitation sources for the measurement of fluorescence lifetimes and other time-resolved measurements.
The JDSU Xcyte series lasers offer the advantages of diode-pumped solid-state lasers in quasi-CW 355nm air-cooled format.