PERFORMANCE MEETS RELIABILITY

The Active Fiber Systems GmbH is located in Jena, known as ‘city of photonics’ in Germany. As a spin-off company from both the Fraunhofer IOF Jena and the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Jena, the Active Fiber Systems GmbH represents the expertise of innovative solid-state laser development.

Fiber lasers enjoy an excellent reputation as power-scalable diode-pumped solid-state laser concept. Their immunity against thermo-optical issues is combined with efficiency and high performance in fiber based amplification. During the last decade, ultra-short pulse fiber laser systems have been developed in Jena’s institutes. The laboratory results are ground-breaking; several world records in performance are held by those institutes.

The mission of Active Fiber Systems GmbH (AFS) is to transfer experimental results to reliable laser systems suitable for scientific and industrial applications. Among the remarkable features of AFS's pulsed fiber lasers are their compact dimensions, considerably reduced production costs as well as flexible and outstanding laser parameters, which can be customized.

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PRODUCTS

Customized kW- and mJ-class femtosecond fiber lasers

FLEXIBLE PARAMETERS COMBINED WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE

AFS’s customized kW average power and multi-mJ pulse energy ultrafast laser systems are based on AFS leading-edge fiber technology. They unite multiple main-amplifier channels using coherent combination, a technology which AFS has matured to an industrial grade. All essential parameters are software-controlled and can be tuned over a wide range, making them an extremly valuable tool for numerous application.

APPLICATION EXAMPLES
 
• Materials processing
• Micro- and nano-machining
• Pumping of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA)
• Generation of high harmonics (HHG) 

 

Overview of the available configurations

 

Pulse energy   up to 10 mJ 
Average power   up to 1.4 kW
Wavelength   1030 nm (2000 nm on request)
Pulse repetition rate   tunable between single-shot and 100 Mhz
Pulse duration   from 200 fs up to 10 ps (others on request)
Beam quality   close to diffraction-limited (M2<1.3)
Average-power stability   <0.5 % RMS
Pulse-energy stability   <0.5 % RMS
Options   OPA, SHG, THG, HHG, NCBURST, FASTSWITCH

For further questions contact us.

           PRODUCT SHEET (.pdf)

 

100 W FEMTOSECOND LASER

OPTIMIZED FOR COMPACTNESS AND PRICE

The quality of any laser appication crucially depends on the performance of the driving light source, i.e. the laser itself. In addition, most applications ask for more and more average power from the laser source to be cost-effective or sensitive enough. 

AFS ultrafast fiber lasers are characterized by an outstanding performance combined with flexibility and maximum stability. All essential parameters are software controlled and can be tuned over a wide range, making them an extremely valuable tool in many applications.

 

APPLICATION EXAMPLES
 
• Materials processing
• Micro- and nano-machining
• Pumping of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA)
• Generation of high harmonics (HHG) 

 

 

Pulse energy   up to 300 µJ 
Average power   up to 100 W
Wavelength   1030 nm
Pulse repetition rate   tunable between single-shot and 20 Mhz, others on request
Pulse duration   from 300 fs up to 10 ps
Beam quality   close to diffraction-limited (M2<1.3)
Dimensions laser   approx. 112 cm x 41 cm x 20 cm
Options   OPA, SHG, THG, HHG, NCBURST,

For further questions contact us.

PRODUCT SHEET (.pdf)

Dual-wavelength picosecond fiber laser for nonlinear microscopy

Compact, alignment-free and all-fiber picosecond laser source for CARS microscopy delivering synchronized pump and Stokes pulses from a single fiber end. This air-cooled and turn-key CARS laser source has a great benefit for the user as the fiber delivery eliminates alignment of the spatial and temporal pulse overlap. High quality and high-speed microscopic multimodal nonlinear imaging is possible by e.g. simultaneously probing the CARS CH-vibrational-levels of lipids around 2850 cm-1, the second harmonic generation (SHG) and the two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) signals.

 

APPLICATION EXAMPLES
 
• CARS spectroscopy and microscopy
• Microscopic multi-modal nonlinear imaging (CARS, SHG, TPEF)
•SRS microscopy

Multimodal composite image of human connective tissue showing an overlay of the CARS (red), SHG (blue) and TPEF (green) signals.

Multimodal composite image of human connective tissue showing an overlay of the CARS (red), SHG (blue) and TPEF (green) signals.
Courtesy of IPHT Jena.

High performance femtosecond fiber laser systems

 

    FOPG-Version for CARS   FOPO-Version for CARS & SRS
 
Frequency difference   tunable between 2700 cm-1 and 3300 cm-1   tunable between 930 cm-1 and 3300 cm-1
Pulse duration   <30 ps   <20 ps
Dimensions of laser head   26 cm x 32 cm x 15 cm   56 cm x 41 cm x 14 cm
Weight   <15 kg   <35 kg
 
STOKES PULSES        
Repetition rate   from 1 Mhz up to 3 MHz   18 Mhz
Wavelength   approx. 1030 nm   approx. 1035 nm
Average power   >100 mW   >200 mW
Pulse peak power   >1 kW   >0.5 kW
Spectral width   <15 cm-1   <5 cm-1
 
PUMP PULSES        
Repetition rate   from 1 Mhz up to 3 MHz   9 Mhz
Wavelength   approx. 800 nm   approx. 850 nm
Average power   >10 mW   >50 mW
Pulse peak power   >1 kW   >0.5 kW
Spectral width   <40 cm-1   <20 cm-1

For further questions contact us.

 

PRODUCT SHEET (.pdf)

XUV BEAM LINES

High-harmonic generation of ultrashort-pulse lasers has gained significant attention in the last years due to its enormous potential to adress a plethora of applications in a cost effective and table-top format. AFS ultrafast fiber-laser driven XUV beam lines offer record-high photon flux combined with turn-key operation and excellent stability.

 

APPLICATION EXAMPLES
 
• Photoelectron spectroscopy
• Coherent diffractive imaging - CDI (nanoscope)
• Attosecond science

 

 

Photon energy   up to 80 eV
Average power   up to 500 mW, up to 1014 photons per second
Pulse duration   <30 fs
Dimensions of HHG chamber   approx. 80 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm
Additional features   Turnkey reliability, high stability, all parameters software-controlled
Options   Single harmonic selection, separation of XUV radiation an IR laser

For further questions contact us.

PRODUCT SHEET (.pdf)

 

 

ADD-ONS TO AFS PRODUCTS

NONLINEAR COMPRESSION (NC)

Nonlinear compression is an elegant way to shorten the pulse duration of pulses beyond the capabilities of the employed laser gain medium.

This option can be applied to a large span of laser system with pulse energies ranging from µJ to several mJ and average powers at the kW-level.

 

Illustration of the nonlinear compression

 

BURST

Applying an femtosecond-pulse burst instead of an energetic single pulse holds the promise to significantly improve materials processing at highest average powers. AFS ultrafast fiber-laser systems can be operated in a burst mode with negligible variation of pulse duration over the burst and with a flexible pulse structure.

 

Illustration of the pulse burst

 

FAST SWITCH

As a part of AFS leading-edge fiber laser technology, the fast pulse-switching feature provides an optional extension of the laser‘s capability. 

Single-pulse selection can be achieved up to 10 GHz repetition rate with this patented technology. Full control over the pulse sequence is guaranteed on both their occurrence and their amplitude, which can be adapted to the customers needs. Most important, the ultrafast modulator works at highest average power levels without any detrimental effects on the laser characteristics.

 

Illustration of the fast switch

 

PRODUCT SHEET (.pdf)

Customized pre- and main amplifiers

Fiber amplifiers are able to provide several orders of magnitude of gain and can be adapted to boost smallest input signals. These features make ytterbium-doped fiber-based amplifiers to the ideal platform for customized amplifier solutions.

 

High performance femtosecond fiber laser systems

 

Wavelength range   1020 nm – 1070 nm
Minimal input performance   >200µW average power
Input repetition rates   10 kHz – 100 MHz
Optional pulse picker   to address repetition rates between single-shot and 100 MHz
Output pulse energy   up to 10 mJ
Output average power   up to 1,4 kW
Beam quality   close to diffraction-limited (M2 <1.3)

For further questions contact us.

Femtosecond and picosecond mode-locked fiber lasers

Mode-locked fiber lasers are compact and reliable seed sources for your application or your amplification stages. Flexible parameters in terms of pulse duration, repetition rate and performance can be realized.

 

High performance femtosecond fiber laser systems

 

Center wavelength   1020 nm – 1070 nm
Pulse energy   up to 100 nJ
Average power   >100 mW
Pulse duration   300 fs – 100 ps
Pulse repetition rate   50 kHz – 20 MHz
Emission   free-space or fiber-coupled output

For further questions contact us.

CONTACT

 

Office space as well as laboratories for development and production of AFS GmbH is located at the Beutenberg Campus in Jena.

Active Fiber Systems GmbH
Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena
Wildenbruchstraße 15
07745 Jena
Germany

Office: +49 3641 6338902
Fax: +49 3641 6338904
e-mail: contact@afs-jena.de

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Active Fiber Systems GmbH
Wildenbruchstraße 15
07745 Jena, Germany
Office: +49 3641 6338902
Fax: +49 3641 6338904
E-mail: contact@afs-jena.de

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CEO: Bettina Limpert

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