SuperK EXTEND-UV supercontinuum extension unit

The SuperK EXTEND-UV is a deep-UV supercontinuum spectral extension unit for our SuperK EXTREME and COMPACT supercontinuum lasers. Get tunable UV light from a robust fiber laser source with 270-480 nm range and 2-80 µW output power.

Excite intrinsic fluorescence from e.g. proteins or take advantage of UV excitable probes like Laurdan, DAPI and AMCA. The collimated output enables tight focusing and the fast pulses, down to 20 ps in length, make it ideal for studying ultrafast photochemical processes.

  • Pulsed deep UV output
  • Tunable in the 265-480 nm range
  • Short pulses down to 20 ps
  • 2-12 nm bandwidth
  • Polarized UV and visible output
  • Powered by the SuperK EXTREME or COMPACT
  • VIS and IR broadband output ports

The SuperK EXTEND-UV is available in two different models; DUV and UV. The performance and output characteristics of the system depends on the Supercontinuum source used. We recommend the SuperK EXTREME EXW-12 or the EXR-15/EXR-20 for maximum average power or the SuperK COMPACT for an very cost effective high pulse energy system.

Model Wavelength range Typ power with EXW-12 Typ power with EXR-20
DUV 265-345 nm 2-10 µW 3-30 µW
UV 350-480 nm 18-80 µW 70-170 µW


Tuning rangeDUV model
UV model
265-345 nm
350-480 nm
Output interface Near-collimated free-space
VIS pass-through range*DUV model
UV model
400-850 nm
400-1050 nm
IR pass-through rangeDUV model
UV model
850-2400 nm
1050-2400 nm
Compatible systems SuperK EXTREME EXW-12, EXR-15 or EXR-20 and SuperK COMPACT


Weight 5.9 kg
Dimensions (LXBXH) 287,0 x 211,5 x 67,6 mm
Interlock Yes
External bus connector 15-pin sub-D


Operating temperature range 15-30 °C
Storage temperature range 5-50 °C (non condensing)
Humidity 20-80 % RH
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