Laser Delivery to Ohio State University's NSF NeXUS Facility

In the development at the NSF NeXUS Facility, located at Ohio State University, the arrival of the NeXUS Laser, a cutting-edge kilowatt-class laser, has marked a significant stride in the realm of attosecond science. This achievement follows the prestigious recognition of the field with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Funded by NSF/CHE, the NeXUS Facility aims to introduce state-of-the-art ultrafast laser technology to the United States, with the potential to revolutionize various disciplines including materials science, energy, biotech, computer science, and engineering. The NeXUS Laser, manufactured by Active Fiber Systems is set to produce infrared, femtosecond pulses at high average power and high repetition rates, allowing for measurements that were previously limited to only a few labs worldwide.

Technicians from Active Fiber Systems are currently on-site at the NeXUS lab in Ohio State University, overseeing the installation of laser mechanical components. This crucial step precedes the final year of the NeXUS development project, during which the integrated system of laser, beamlines, and end stations will undergo verification.

Upon successful verification, the NeXUS Facility is poised to become an open-access user facility, granting researchers unprecedented access to the world’s most advanced characterization tools.