The Spectra-Physics® Scan series OPO family is German engineered by our partner firm GWU to offer superior performance in a compact, rugged package. With three series to choose fromthe entry-level basiScan, versatile versaScan and premier premiScanthe Scan series will meet a wide range of budgets and requirements.The Scan series OPOs offer the lowest pump thresholds on the market making them the most efficient and robust OPOs available. Lower pump fluences result in longer lifetimes for the internal components, especially the BBO crystal. And, the BBO crystals are coated with a special p-coating a layer that protects the crystal surface from degradation due to environmental effects. No sealed housing unit is required, greatly reducing cost and extra optics in the OPO beam path. The simple cavity design requires very little maintenance. Because the Scan series is so simple to operate, training at installation is typically sufficient for customers with no laser experience to operate and maintain the Scan series OPOs.
The basiScan and the motorized basiScan-M, now available in the new High Energy (HE) versions, are low-cost, easy-to-use, entry-level, broadband OPOs. They are suitable for most biology and chemistry applications where larger linewidths are acceptable. Options include motorized control, external separation optics to separate the signal and idler, and an external wavemeter. Pump energies as high as 280 mJ can be used allowing the OPO to be pumped by the Quanta-Ray® INDI, Lab and Pro Nd:YAG lasers.
The versaScan OPO series offers the greatest versatility with a wide range of options including broadband (BB), high energy broadband (HE), midband (MB), and midband ultra low divergence (MB-ULD). One model can be changed into another model via a crystal or optics change depending on configuration. Other options include motor driven automation with ScanMaster 3.2 software, built-in separation optics to separate signal from idler, and an external lambdaScan wavemeter. Pump energies as high as 650 mJ at 355 nm can be used allowing the OPO to be pumped by the Quanta-Ray Lab and Pro Nd:YAG lasers.The versaScan L-532 green pumped OPO has nearly all the same features as the 355 nm pump models. The versaScan L-532 family has pump energies as high as 800 mJ at 532 nm and has BB, BB/HE and MB models available. The versaScan L-532 OPO produces high energy at the hemoglobin oxygenation differentiation region within the water window, making it an ideal source for photoacoustic imaging.
The premiScan OPO series is the pinnacle of compact OPO design. This best-in-class OPO delivers the highest efficiencies and beam quality throughout the entire tuning range. By using a seamless two-crystal swapping design, the premiScan optimizes the efficiencies at the wings without compromising performance in the center of the range. And, when coupled with the uvScan doubler, the premiScan offers the widest single scan range.The premiScan OPO comes standard with either broadband (BB), high energy broadband (HE), or midband (MB) options and is also available with an ultra low divergence option (ULD) that delivers a low divergence round beam from the OPO. The premiScan is also standard with built-in separation optics to separate signal from idler. Other options include motor driven automation with ScanMaster 3.2 software and an external lambdaScan wavemeter. Pump energies as high as 650 mJ can be used allowing the OPO to be pumped by the Quanta-Ray Lab and Pro Nd:YAG lasers.
The uvScan doubler option frequency doubles the light from any Scan series midband OPO (MB or ULD). It consists of a separate compact housing containing the automated doubler crystals and a Pellin-Broca prism separation system. The system is designed such that only one wavelength at a time exits the housing. The ScanMaster 3.2 software readily integrates the uvScan to the OPO for seamless operation.