Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light, introduces a new coherent anti-stokes raman scattering (CARS) optimized supercontinuum generation fiber device. Designed for use with 800 nm femtosecond lasers, the SCG-800-CARS contains 12 cm, highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with zero dispersion points at ~775 and ~945 nm.
Two closely-spaced, zero-dispersion wavelengths enable a stable, low-noise supercontinuum generation that also allows control of the spectral shape by tuning the pump wavelength. The fiber ends are sealed and mounted in quartz ferrules, with the polarization axis aligned to a line on the end of the device. The nonlinear supercontinuum fiber is mounted in a robust, 25 mm diameter, 120 mm long aluminum housing which can be easily mounted on a translation stage. The innovative, preassembled product features a sealed end-facet with beam expansion for easy coupling, making this an ideal, turnkey solution for spectroscopy and microscopy applications.