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pulse scout optical autocorrelator for measuring ultrafast pulses.
PulseScout2 Autocorrelator, Base Model, 20-3500 fs, 420-1600 nm
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  • Analog Output
    Delay: 0 - 10 V, Signal: 0 - 10 V
  • Beam Diameter (1/e2)
    2 mm
  • CE Certified
  • Computer Interface
    USB 2
  • Input
    Trigger, TTL
  • Linearity
    1% of Actual Scan Range
  • Maximum Pulse Energy
    1 µJ
  • Maximum Pulse Rate
    10 GHz
  • Polarization
    Linear / Horizontal
  • Minimum Optical Power
    2 mW
  • Maximum Optical Power
    250 mW
  • Pulse Width
    20 - 3500 fs
  • Remote Control
    TCP/IP (SCPI Standard) via Control Software
  • Repetition Rate
    300 Hz
  • Scan Range
    150 fs - 15 ps
  • Scan Rate
    10 Hz
  • Spectral Range
    420 - 1600 nm (Detector Dependent)


Broad Ultrafast Pulse Width Capability

The PulseScout2 is a Michelson interferometer based autocorrelator capable of measuring pulse widths from 20 fs to 3.5 ps in the 420 -1600 nm wavelength range. It requires horizontally polarized input with a minimum beam diameter of 2 mm (1/e2). The base model contains the optical head shown on the left and control unit shown on the right. Interchangeable detector modules are offered but are not included with the base model.

Interchangeable Detector Modules

The PulseScout Detector modules are available in BLUE (420 - 550nm), RED (520 - 750nm), NIR (700 - 100nm), and IR (1000 - 1600nm). Two versions are offered for each wavelength range: photomultiplier tube PMT models for high repetition rate (MHz) oscillators (such as Tsunami®) and photodiode detector PD models for low repetition rate (kHz) amplifiers (such as Spitfire® Ace™). Each detector comes with a low-pass filter and SHG crystal.

Easy to Set up and Reconfigure

The PulseScout2 optical head in base model does not include a detector module. Interchangeable detector modules can be used with the same autocorrelator optical head. You can simply replace the detector module to change the wavelength range or detector type in seconds.

Computer Interface Software Suite Included

Enabling remote control of the PulseScout2 via TCP/IP using SCPI command structure. This software package is included with the base model unit. Utilize this for integration of the PulseScout2 into automated measurement setups.

Built-in Target for Easy Alignment

Alignment is straight-forward with the built-in target and crosshair, and can be done easily even for first time users, making this autocorrelator an ideal diagnostic tool for all of your ultrafast applications.

Collinear and Non-Collinear Configurations

Easy alignment is performed in collinear mode and switching to non-collinear mode gives you a background and interference free measurement.