1280 ultrafast femtosecond laser

Chromacity’s ultrafast laser enables new high energy particle strike simulation technique for semiconductor devices

Chromacity 1280nm ultrafast laser demonstrates effectiveness in US Government lab

Wednesday 24th April, Edinburgh, UK.  Chromacity Ltd., a world leader in the design and development of ultrafast femtosecond and picosecond infra-red lasers has been cited on new research done by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA.  Sandia National Laboratories is one of the pre-eminent US Government labs, with a mission to undertake research focused on US national security, energy and nuclear.

This research was focused on simulating the effectiveness of new semiconductor devices for radiation hardened applications.  Sandia used the Chromacity 1280 ultra-fast laser as part of their system to simulate radiation-induced events in logic circuits.  High energy particles are known to induce permanent or transitory effects in semiconductor devices.  The recent outage in the NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft, where its memory was damaged was likely caused by a high energy particle strike.

Semiconductor devices are becoming more vulnerable to damage caused by high energy particles.  Electronics in space have always been vulnerable, with engineers developing an array of countermeasures to mitigate the issues caused by these high energy events.  Semiconductor devices are rapidly adopting process technologies with smaller feature sizes, exacerbating the problem and potentially opening up the possibility of damage in devices used in terrestrial applications.

The Chromacity 1280 has a 1280nm centre wavelength and is able to deliver sub 250fs pulses at a 100MHz repetition rate.  It is part of a family of fixed wavelength femtosecond lasers, utilising Chromacity’s patented hybrid free space and fibre architecture, delivering class leading efficiency in a compact and robust form factor.

More information about the research can be found here.  https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/1451535.

More information about the 1280 laser and other members of the family can be found here. https://chromacitylasers.com/ultrafast-lasers/chromacity-1280/


About Chromacity

Chromacity is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced ultrafast pulsed fibre lasers. Based in Edinburgh, UK, the company specialises in fixed wavelength femtosecond and picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based tuneable laser systems. Based on a novel patented laser architecture that delivers ultra stable long-term performance, the fixed wavelength femtosecond fibre lasers work at 1040nm and 920nm, and the tuneable picosecond OPO lasers work across the near infra-red and mid infra-red wavelengths from 1.4um to 12um.

The lasers are used principally for scientific and industrial research including spectroscopy (materials analysis), microscopy (biological imaging), defect detection, pollution monitoring and broad variety of quantum applications.

All Chromacity’s lasers are compact, air-cooled devices, and offer unrivalled long term pulse stability without the need for on-going maintenance. The company sells its products either directly, or via a global network of distributors and agents.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]