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BoosTA

Convenient Laser Amplifier

  • Compact and economic optical amplifier
  • Wavelength range 660 nm .. 1495 nm
  • Gain up to 100, power up to 1.5 W
  • Integrated driver concept, most compact

The BoosTA is a compact and economical optical amplifier. Just couple light into it, and it amplifies it up to a factor 100. The spectral properties of the master laser are preserved. The BoosTA includes computer controlled integrated electronics, and all optics for accepting a collimated and linearly polarized input beam. Custom optics and good thermal management guarantee best performance.

  • BoosTA
  • Specification

      General Specification TOP-Seller (not configurable)
      SYS BoosTA 670 L 765 L 780 L 795 L 850 L
    Wavelength range (nm) 660 .. 1495 nm* 660 - 675 760 - 775 770 - 796 780 - 800 845 - 860
    Max. output power (W) 0.5 .. 1.5 W 0.5 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.3
    Beam quality M² < 1.5 (< 2 for some higher power chips)*** < 1.5 < 1.5 < 1.5 < 2 < 1.5

    Configuration Amplifier
    Master Laser External, not included
    Max. TA current [A] 2.5 (inquire for more)
    Typical tunability range 10 .. 50 nm
    Typical mode-hop-free tuning range depends on master laser
    Typical linewidth (5µs) depends on master laser
    ASE background depends on master laser
    Polarization Linear > 100 : 1
    Divergence < 1 mrad
    Beam height 50 ± 1 mm
    Optical isolators Input: none, Output: optional 30 or 60 dB
    Fiber coupling Input**** and Output: optional
    Fiber coupling efficiency**: min. (typ.) 50 % (60 %)***
    Control electronics Integrated into laser head + external supply
    Frequency modulation option -
    Intensity modulation option -
    Dimensions laser head (H x W x D) 85 x 100 x 312 mm³
    Weight laser head 4.5 kg
    Dimensions power supply 70 x 175 x 179 mm3
    Weight power supply 2.4 kg
    Power supply 100 .. 120 V / 220 .. 240 V AC, 50 .. 60 Hz (auto detect)
    Power consumption typ. 35 W, max 300 W
    PC Interface RS 232
    Environment temperature 15 - 30° C (operating) / 0 - 40° C (storage and transport)
    Environment humidity Non condensing

  • Additional Information
  • Options

    Optical Isolation Single Stage
    Isolators are used to protect the laser diode from back reflections. Fiber coupling with angle polished fibers (both ends) requires at least a single stage isolator.
    Optical Isolation Double Stage
    Double stage isolators are needed if reflections from the experiment into the laser are expected. Fiber coupling with non-angle polished fibers also requires a double stage isolator.
    FiberDock
    TOPTICA's patented fiber coupler provides highest single-mode fiber coupling efficiencies, easy alignment and at the same time highest stability. TOPTICA additionally offers a wide range of single-mode and polarization maintaining fibers, including fiber-optic beam splitters. Optical isolation is mandatory for fiber coupled diode laser systems.

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