Latest NewsTeraXion to Showcase Redesigned Tunable Pulse Stretcher for Industrial Ultrafast Laser at Photonics West

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TeraXion to Showcase Redesigned Tunable Pulse Stretcher for Industrial Ultrafast Laser at Photonics West 2017/01/10

Quebec City – January 10th, 2017 – TeraXion announces the unveiling of its newly redesigned tunable pulse stretcher for integrating in industrial ultrafast lasers. In addition to accurately controlling pulse durations in lasers using a diffraction gratings (Treacy) compressor, the PowerSpectrumTM TPSR is also available for matching with a volume Bragg grating (VBG) compressor. TeraXion will showcase the TPSR at Photonics West 2017 in San Francisco from January 31st, to February 2nd, 2017.

TeraXion’s Tunable Pulse Stretcher provides precise and dynamic control of pulse durations in both fiber and solid state femtosecond and picosecond laser systems, simplifying the bulk optics alignment of the compression stage. The TPSR is designed to a compressor’s exact specifications. The tunable platform can reduce the need for bulk adjustments and counterbalance misalignment in a Treacy compressor. Matched with a VBG compressor, the TPSR almost eliminates VBG GD error. Its tunability allows the laser to maintain peak power, despite amplifier self-phase modulation, thus improving performance. TeraXion’s tunable platform allows a user to adjust pulse durations electronically and even to save multiple pulse tuning settings, making the operation of multiple jobs on the same laser much easier.

“This newly designed tunable pulse stretcher makes femtosecond lasers cheaper to manufacture, easier to operate and more versatile,” says René Dionne, Product Line Manager at TeraXion. “As the laser market expects more compact and reliable lasers at a lower cost, we are committed to making this possible by designing leading-edge components that meet manufacturers’ volume deployment goals,” adds Ghislain Lafrance, VP Commercialization and Future Technology.

TeraXion will be exhibiting at Photonics West, booth 2341. Since its inception in 2000, TeraXion designs, manufactures and markets best-in-class photonic products to selected emerging markets including high-speed fiber-optic transmission networks, fiber lasers and optical sensing applications.

For further information: Marielle Milot, Marketing and Communications Specialist,