ORIGAMI IRO femtosecond optical parametric amplifier system

ORIGAMI IRO is a widely tunable (210 nm to 11 µm), cost-effective femtosecond laser and optical parametric amplifier system with multi-µJ output. Get industry-leading beam pointing stability in a compact air-cooled system that is fully automated and environmentally stable.


  • 8 µJ to 70 µJ energy options
  • Fully air-cooled system
  • 210 nm to 11 µm output (UV, VIS, IR from a single aperture)
  • Single-shot to 600 kHz rep rate
  • Industry-leading beam pointing stability
  • Completely automated and fully computer-controlled
  • Long-life and stable operation with a sealed inner case

Stable, reliable, and alignment-free

The ORIGAMI IRO is air-cooled and constructed with a sealed 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.

The integrated 24/7 performance monitoring of both the laser system and ORIGAMI IRO ensures you are always on top of the status of your system


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

Onboard laser diagnostics and data logging ensure optimal performance and easy troubleshooting. The integrated PC simplifies control in your lab. Use the TCP/IP remote control with the standardized command set for easy programming

Ideal for spectroscopy and material characterization

The ORIGAMI IRO 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.


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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
  • Optional bypass for SHG beam (green)

Pump laser parameters

Input power 4 or 5 W
Input energy 8 - 70 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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