Del Mar Photonics

Presented at EMIS14

Sergey Egorov

Del Mar Ventures, 12595 Ruette Alliante #148, San Diego, CA 92130, USA

Sum frequency generation (up-conversion) is used in the femtosecond optically gated (FOG) fluorescence kinetic
measurement system FOG-100 to achieve a temporal resolution of better than 100 femtoseconds. New version of the
system has been designed to be matched with any type of femtosecond laser operating at > 1 kHz pulse repetition
The system includes optical and mechanical components installed on a breadboard, monochromator, selected
photon counting PMT, electronic unit, PC software, installation and test measurements. The electronic unit contains
photon counter, step motor driver, computer controlled PMT power supply and low voltage power supplies.
FOG-100 enables researches to study femtosecond kinetic in semiconductors, optical telecommunication elements,
organic materials, plasma etc. Results of recent research of ultrafast chemical kinetic with FOG100, including energy
transfer, electron transfer, emission, vibrational and conformal dynamics, isomerization, photoionization, anisotropy
dynamics, hot carriers etc. are reviewed in this contribution.

Ultrafast Dynamics Research Tools

Beacon femtosecond fluorescence up-conversion (optical gating) spectrometer
Hatteras Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectrometer

Femtosecond Lasers

Trestles femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles Finesse femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser with integrated DPSS pump laser
Teahupoo Rider femtosecond amplified Ti:Sapphire laser
Mavericks femtosecond Cr:Forsterite laser
Tamarack femtosecond fiber laser (Er-doped fiber)
Buccaneer femtosecond OA fiber laser (Er-doped fiber) and SHG
Cannon Ultra-broadband light source
Tourmaline femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser
Chata femtosecond Cr:ZnSe laser (2.5 micron) coming soon

Femtosecond pulse measurement instrumentation

Reef scanning and single shot femtosecond autocorrelators
Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER)
Rincon third order femtosecond cross-correlator (third order autocorrelator TOAC) also referred to as contrastmeter

High Power Femtosecond Laser Systems

Cortes 800 tabletop 40 TW Ti:Sapphire laser system
Cortes E  - High vacuum laser ablation/deposition system with 2 TW Ti:Sapphire laser
Cortes K - femtosecond seed laser for Petawatt KrF excimer laser
Cortes O 200TW femtosecond laser - KD*P CPOPA based amplifier system
Jaws femtosecond Cr:forsterite Multi-Terawatt Amplified Laser
High-vacuum system for laser ablation/deposition

Femtosecond Systems and Accessories

Femtosecond Micromachining
Femtosecond nanophotonics
Femtosecond NSOM
Pacifica femtosecond fiber laser based terahertz spectrometer
Pismo pulse picker (ultrafast electro-optical shutter)
Wavelength conversion: second and third harmonics generators for femtosecond lasers
Jibe white light continuum generator
Kirra Optical Faraday Rotators and Isolators
Deformable mirrors - active elements for adaptive optics systems
ShaH - the family of fast, accurate and reliable wavefront sensors
Complete adaptive optics systems
Faraday rotators and isolators for high-power (up to 1kW) laser beams
SAM - Saturable Absorber Mirrors
PCA - Photoconductive antenna for terahertz applications
Passive Q-switches based on Co2+:ZnS, Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe
Lithium Niobate Q-switches
Lithium Tantalate Q-switches