The d-scan is an inline, compact and high-performance device for the simultaneous measurement and compression of even the most demanding ultrashort laser pulses

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics is committed to finding the best solution for measuring your laser system, providing custom solutions covering different wavelength ranges, pulse durations and repetition rates

Benefiting from more than 15 years of experience, Sphere Ultrafast Photonics offers a new generation of products and services in the ultrafast pulsed laser regime

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The d-shot is a compact system for ultrafast laser pulses single shot measurement with spectrum supporting 10-50 fs and at repetition rates ranging from sub-Hz to hundreds of kHz or MHz. Coupling the laser beam into the d-shot is easily achieved in less than five minutes, and a full measurement (including retrieval) usually takes less than 10 seconds. The intuitiveness of the d-shot trace provides instant visual feedback for the optimisation of your source. This d-shot system is a practical tool for real-time alignment and optimisation of your compressor or pulse shaper, or even for measuring the pulse duration after your spectral broadening stage. A proprietary retrieval algorithm provides fast and accurate retrieval of the full electric field of the pulses.

Measurement Examples

d-shot measurement

(top) Measured and retrieved d-shot traces. The good match between the Measured and Retrieved
traces is an indicator of the quality of the measurement.
(bottom left) Measured spectrum (red) and retrieved spectral phase (blue).
(bottom right) Retrieved temporal profile of the compressed 37 fs pulses.

Key features

Online acquisition of a complete d-shot trace from a single laser pulse using a new patent pending architecture.

Pulse duration range from 10 to 50 fs.

Complete retrieval of the electric field of the pulses with outstanding reliability and precision using the retrieval algorithm.

Technical Specifications

Wavelength range 700-1050nm
Pulse duration (transform limited) From 10fs to 50fs
Chirp range ±1500 fs2(a)
Repetition rate single shot – MHz(b)
Input polarization Linear
Maximum beam diameter 2 mm
Required input energy >10 µJ
Dimensions (WxLxH) 220 x 152 x 98 mm

(a) Other chirp ranges on request
(b) Single pulse measurements for repetitions rates < 1 kHz

d-shot brochure

Take a look at the video, you will see how simple, fast and straight forward is to align the d-shot and take a measurement!

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