ORIGAMI IRO femtosecond optical parametric amplifier system

ORIGAMI IRO is a widely tunable, cost-effective femtosecond laser and optical parametric amplifier system. Get the industry-leading beam pointing stability and compactness of the air-cooled ORIGAMI XP and the ORIGAMI IRO's fully automated, environmentally stable OPA technology.

Cost-efficient femtosecond laser and OPA

The ORIGAMI IRO is an advanced Optical Parametric Amplifier (OPA) that provides widely tunable, multi-µJ fs pulses ranging from 210 nm to 11 µm.

Ideal for pump-probe spectroscopy and material characterization

It is designed for a diverse range of applications such as optical material & device characterization, femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, time-resolved spectroscopy and photoluminescence (TR3, TRPES, TRPL), photoelectron-photoion coincidence spectrometry (PEPICO), coherent anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS), two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2D-IR), terahertz emission studies, and nonlinear microscopy.

Stable, reliable, and alignment-free

The ORIGAMI IRO is air-cooled and constructed with a sealed and monolithic case design. Couple it with the industry-leading pointing stability of the ORIGAMI pump laser to get long-term stability and maintenance-free operation.

It covers a wide wavelength range spanning as wide as 210 nm to 11 µm, while the integrated tuning makes automating experiments simple.

User-friendly by software and hardware design

No need for external beam routing or separation: The integrated tuning and automatic wavelength separation of the ORIGAMI IRO maintain the same beam position and pointing direction for all wavelengths.

Onboard laser diagnostics and data logging ensure optimal performance and easy troubleshooting. The integrated PC simplifies control in your lab.


  • 8 µJ to 75 µJ pump energy options
  • Fully air-cooled laser and OPA
  • Available tunability from 210 nm to 11 µm (UV, VIS, IR)
  • Single-shot to 600 kHz rep rate
  • Completely automated and fully computer-controlled
  • Long-life and stable operation with a sealed inner case to protect sensitive components
  • TCP/IP remote control with the standardized command set for easy programming
  • 24/7 integrated performance monitoring of both the laser system and ORIGAMI IRO
  • Optional bypass for SHG beam (green)
  • Full UV/VIS/NIR from a single aperture
  • Industry-leading beam pointing stability maintains alignment in experiments at any wavelength

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  • Up to 50 W pump when used with aeroPULSE fs laser
  • Pulse synchronization capability
  • Repetition rates to multi-MHz
  • Single laser driving dual OPAs
  • Short pulse operation (down to < 40fs)
  • Built-in dispersion compensation

Pump laser parameters

Input power 4 or 5 W
Input energy 8 - 75 µJ
Input center wavelength 1030 nm
Input polarization Linear
Repetition rate Up to 600 kHz (2 MHz by custom request)
Pulse width < 400 fs (350 fs typical)

Main specifications

Conversion efficiency at peak 12 %, Signal + Idler
Time bandwidth product < 1
Pulse width < 200 fs
Output bandwidth 70 - 120 cm-1 (typical)
Polarization 210 nm - 2600 nm: Horizontal
IR extension: Vertical
Performance monitor Integrated 24/7 monitoring and data logging of both pump laser and OPA conditions (e.g. beam position/pointing, repetition rate, pulse energy)
Wavelength calibration Factory calibrated, ± 2 nm at 650 - 950 nm
Beam routing and separation Integrated, fully automated
Mechanical design Monolithic OPA and UV/VIS option; IR Option separate; Laser separate
Cooling Air-Cooled; OPA & laser
Software, PC, and automation Included (embedded PC)
Remote control Possible via TCP/IP (SCPI command set), Windows Remote Desktop

Tuning range

Base unit 630 - 2600 nm
UV/VIS extension (optional) 210 - 630 nm
IR extension (optional) Up to 11 µm


Operation temperature 15°C to 25°C, < 60%, non-condensing
Storage temperature 5°C to 50°C, < 80%, non-condensing
Power supply 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption <100 W
Dimensions, LxWxH 677 mm x 447 mm x 162.3 mm (dimensions may vary depending on options)

Mechanical drawings

Pump dimensions - ORIGAMI XP


OPA dimensions - ORIGAMI IRO


Typical output spectra (40 µJ Pump)


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