Inventory

University of British Columbia


Nanosecond laser systems

  • Nd:YAG, Q switched pump laser
    • Continuum Powerlite Plus, 1064/532/355nm outputs with 2.3/1.0/0.8 J/pulse energy, 10Hz repetition rate, injection seeded
    • Continuum Powerlite 8010, 1064/532/355 outputs with 1.6/0.8/0.5 J/pulse energy, 10Hz repetition rate, injection seeded
  • Optical parametric amplifier (OPO)
    • Continuum Sunlite, 440nm-1750nm range, 50mJ/pulse at 550nm
  • Dye laser
    • Sirah Precision scan, can be pumped at either 532nm or 355nm, equipped with doubling crystal
    • Sirah Cobra Stretch, can be pumped at either 532nm or 355nm, equipped with doubling crystal, sum frequency mixing with 355nm
  • CO2laser
    • Edinburgh Instrument, 9.2-10.8 microns output, 10-50 mJ/pulse, 100ns, up to 20 Hz repetition rate
Femtosecond laser systems

  • Coherent 150 femtosecond laser system
    • Verdi V18 pump laser
    • Mira dual oscillator, tuneable 700-1000nm, 2.4W output at 800nm
    • Mira HP oscillator, tuneable 700-1000nm, 4W output at 800nm
    • Legend regenerative amplifier, 1 KHz, 2.5mJ, 150fsec
    • Pulse picker
    • Harmonic generator, capable of generating second and third harmonic of the oscillator
  • 10 femtosecond phase stabilized laser system
    • Femtolaser Synergy, 10fsec oscillator with carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilization based on f-to-2f interferometer from Menlo System
    • Spectra-Physics, Spitfire Pro regenerative amplifier, 1KHz, 3.5mJ, 35fsec
  • Optical parametric amplifier
    • Light Conversion TOPAS, 280nm-2.4microns tuning range, 50fsec
    • Light Conversion TOPAS, 500nm-20 microns tuning range, 50fsec
  • Spectra-Physics 150 femtosecond laser system
    • Mai-Tai Oscillator
    • Spitfire regenerative amplifier, 1KHz, 1mJ, 150fsec
    • Optical parametric amplifier (TOPAS), 290-2.2 microns tuning range, 60fsec
Picosecond laser system

  • EKSPLA PL2241, Nd:YAG cavity dumped, 35psec, 1064/532/355/266nm outputs with 50/25/12/6 mJ/pulse energy, 10Hz repetition rate
  • EKSPLA Model PG401 Picosecond Optical Parametric Generator, 420-2300nm tuning range, <6cm-1 bandwidth
Fluorescence microscopy

  • Zeiss LSM510 two photon scanning confocal microscope
  • Coherent Chameleon XR femtosecond laser, 700-1000nm tuning range
  • Becker-Hickle fluorescence lifetime imaging module, FLIM
Transient absorption and Fluorescence lifetime measurement system

  • Hamamatsu streak camera, 100psec to 100msec temporal range
  • Optical setup for transient absorption measurement, Xenon cell (pulsed) and Xenon arc lamp (CW) light sources
  • Pi-Acton spectrometer, 200-900nm spectral range
  • CCD camera for obtaining streak camera temporal/spectral images
Fluorescence lifetime system

  • Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluorocube, time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC)
  • 280nm, 370nm, and 450nm LED nanosecond light sources
Single particle mass spectrometer & aerosol kinetics

  • Aerosal reactor
  • Particle concentrator and sizer
  • Ion Trap mass spectrometer
  • Tunable VUV Source
Shock tube combustion studies
  • Laser induced incandescence (LII)
  • Laser Induced fluorescence (LIF)
  • LaVision NanoStar S-20, CCD camera
  • Big Sky Ultra PIV 200, Nd:YAG laser, 532nm, 400mJ

Simon Fraser University


Nanosecond laser system

  • Nd:YAG, Q switched pump laser
    • Continuum Powerlite 8000, 1064/532/355/266nm outputs with 1.2/0.6/0.3/0.1 J/pulse energy, 10Hz repetition rate, injection seeded
    • Continuum Powerlite 8010, 1064/532/355/266nm outputs with 1.6/0.8/0.5/0.2 J/pulse energy, 10Hz repetition rate, injection seeded
  • Optical parametric oscillator (OPO)
    • Continuum Panther, 200nm-2500nm range, 60mJ/pulse at 500nm
  • Dye laser
    • Sirah Cobra Stretch, can be pumped with either 532nm or 355nm, equipped with doubling crystal (SHG), near IR difference frequency generation (DFG) crystals
Magneto-optical cryostat

  • Oxford Instruments Spectromag SM4000, magnetic fields up to 11T, sample temperature range 2K-room temperature
Advanced materials characterization
  • Electric field induced second harmonic generation (EFISH)
  • Kurtz-Perry powder
  • Z-scan
  • SHG
Femtosecond laser systems
    • Coherent ultrashort pulse laser sytem
      • Micra Oscillator, 10fs, with carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilization based on f-to-2f interferometer
    • Legend Elite DUO HP USX regenerative/single pass amplifier, CEP stabilized, 25fs, 6mJ, with 1, 5, and 10 KHZ repetition rate
    • Spectra-Physics 120 femtosecond laser system
      • Mai-Tai Oscillator, 40MHz, 800-1000nm tuning range
      • Spitfire Pro regenerative amplifier, 1KHz, 2.5mJ, 120fsec
      • Optical parametric amplifier (TOPAS-C), 290-2.2 microns tuning range
    • Coherent, tunable Oscillator
      • Chameleon Vision II, 80MHz, 140fsec, 680-1080nm tuning range
      • Dispersion compensation up to 47000 fs2
    • Optical parametric amplifiers
      • Quantronix, Palitra-FS, 220-2700nm tuning range
      • Quantronix, Plaitra Duo, FS/PS, dual outputs
        • Femtosecond with 1080nm-20 microns tuning range
        • Picosecond with 220nm-2100nm tuning range
Fluorescence microscopy
  • Leica SP5 laser scanning confocal, two photon microscope
  • Available excitations: 458nm, 476nm, 488nm, 514nm, 543nm, 633nm, Coherent Chameleon Vision II with 680-1080nm tuning range for two photon imaging
THz spectroscopy
  • Time domain THz spectrometer based on photoconducting antennas
Surface spectroscopy

  • Apparatus for new surface spectroscopies