SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM supercontinuum lasers

The range of SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM supercontinuum white light lasers are broad as a lamp and bright as a laser. They deliver high brightness diffraction limited light in the entire 400-2400 nm region. By adding one of our computer controlled filters, the SuperK can be converted into an ultra-tunable laser with up to 16 simultaneous lines. Our lasers are maintenance free and the fully fiber monolithic architecture ensures excellent reliability and a lifetime of thousands of hours. 

The SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series is based on NKT Photonics’ world renowned Crystal Fibre technology that has reliably delivered supercontinuum to all fields for over 10 years.

The SuperK platform is fully modular, allowing easy operation and service where accessory modules can be added without configuration—all plug & play.

Operation is simple and functions can be changed on-the-fly without powering down the system. The SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series series provides high power and exceptional lifetime together with the highest of safety standards.

Features

  • 400-2400 nm single mode output
  • Robust and maintenance-free
  • On-the-fly variable repetition rate
  • Plug’n’Play filter accessories
  • Flexible trigger and power locking functions
  • Operation at the press of a button
  • External power locking functionality
  • NIM trigger output approved for FLIM
  • Software Development Kit (SDK)

 

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Spectral variants and power levels

SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM is the industry’s most efficient supercontinuum lasers with the highest visible to total power ratio.

High efficiency means better reliability and less unwanted residual pump power at the output. Choose from violet (EXU), blue (FIU), white (EXW) or red (EXR) spectra. Get up to 6 W in the visible wavelength region.

Should you require more power, a SuperK laser can easily be upgraded to a higher power level.

Laser Visible power*
(350-850nm)
Total power
EXR-4 400 mW 2 W
EXU-6 600 mW 2 W
EXW-12 1200 mW 4 W
EXR-15 1500 mW 4.5 W
FIU-15 1800 mW 5.5 W
EXR-20 2000 mW 6 W

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SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM spectral power density SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM visible power density EXW-12, EXU-6 and EXR-4 SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM visible power density EXR-20, FIU-15 and EXR-15

Power Lock (external power locking)

The Power Lock option enables you to lock the power at any place in a setup.

Simply place a photo detector at the desired location and connect the detector to the External Feedback BNC connector of the SuperK laser.

Activate locking from the control panel and the system will now lock the power level at the position of the photo detector—automatically compensating for any drift or variation in external components up to 100 Hz.

Power lock options

  • Variable repetition rate
  • Custom MHz repetition rate on request
  • On-the-Fly variable repetition rate (pulse picker)
  • Under 1 MHz repetition rate on request (pulse picker)

Power Lock Specifications

Typical power stability* < ± 0.5 %
Modulation input voltage 0 – 10 V
Current mode
Modulation bandwidth, 3dB 70 Hz (typ)
Rise- and falltime <5 ms (typ)
Power mode
Modulation bandwidth, 3dB 40 Hz (typ)
Rise- and falltime <10 ms (typ)
Feedback input voltage 0 – 4 V
Feedback bandwidth <100 Hz
Feedback sample rate 200 Hz

*Depending on setup and wavelength range

Repetition rate

On-the-fly variable repetition rate (pulse picker) or fixed repetition rate of 40 or 78 MHz (other repetition rates available upon request).

Warranty Extension

Extend the normal 24 month warranty with an extra 12 or 24 months.

Optical

Repetition Rate 78 ± 0.5 MHz
Power stability < ± 0.5 %
Polarization Random
Beam quality1) M2< 1.1
Collimated beam diameter ~1 mm at 530 nm
~2 mm at 1100 nm
~3 mm at 2000 nm
Beam pointing accuracy2) < 1 mrad
Beam pointing stability < 50 µrad
Typical single mode fiber coupling efficiency2) >70 %

Mechanical / Electrical

Computer interface USB 2.0
Operation voltage 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power consumption <100 W (<120W with pulse picker)
Door interlock connector3) 2-pin LEMO
External bus interface4) 15-pin sub-D
System cooling Air Cooled
Operation temperature +18o to +30oC
Storage temperature -10o to +60oC
Dimensions (WxHxL) 443 x 252.3 x 376.8 mm3
Weight 18 kg (19 kg with pulse picker)

1) Measured relative to the mechanical axis running through the center of the collimator.
2) FUI-15 >450 nm.
3) The SuperK Extreme is a Class 4 laser and is required to be connected to a door interlock/circuit.
4) External communication and power supply port for accessories.

SuperK EXTREME mechanical drawing front view

SuperK EXTREME mechanical drawing top view

SuperK EXTREME mechanical drawing side view

Ready-to-use with fail-safe operation

The SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series is easy to use and provides supercontinuum light at a press of a button! The emission button also allows immediate switching light on or off without the need to reduce optical power or waiting for the system to warm up or cool down.

When the laser is set in stand-by mode, it remembers the latest power or current setting, and returns to the same level when emission is re-activated.

The easy jog wheel system is used to control the operation of the unit. Functions such as constant power/current mode, repetition rate control and laser status can be chosen effortlessly. The Constant Power Mode function allows linear variation – from 0-100% – of the VIS output power.

Modular achitecture for flexibility and easy upgrading

The SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series has a truly modular design, allowing easy on-site support or upgrades. As the on-board electronics record all operational aspects of each module, the user can download a full operational history for servicing or monitoring requirements.

Due to the unique modularity, upgrading a SuperK laser has never been easier. Unsure of how much power you need? Not a problem. Start with a low power model, and upgrade with high power modules when you need it. Easy and cost effective.

Reliability and long lifetime

The core of the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series is based on the world renowned Crystal Fibre Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) technology, which has been deployed in commercial and academic markets for over a decade.  NKT Photonics is the largest manufacturer of PCF technology and reliability, quality and performance is ensured through DIN ISO 9000 certified processes.

Continuous testing of multiple systems during and after the development phase of the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series has ensured the longest continuous running lifetime in the market.

The SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series is a real alternative to traditional laser sources in OEM or industrial applications, where reliability and cost of ownership are key factors in choosing the most appropriate light source technology.

High beam quality

SuperK_EXTREME_nearfieldFor applications demanding high performance in beam output, the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series provides the perfect solution. Diffraction limited output from a proprietary collimator design ensures superb single mode, broadband collimation at high power.

The deployment of the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series in Leica’s SP8 X confocal microscope gives users the ability to perform high resolution diffraction limited microscopy due to the superior beam quality. This is also extremely important when employing SuperK Accessories.

High pointing accuracy and broadband beam collimation ensures filtering and beam steering operations are made precisely and finally, the excellent single mode Gaussian beam quality ensures coupling of light back into single mode fiber at efficiencies of over 70%

Connectivity and plug ‘n’ play accessories

SuperK_EXTREME_back_right_angleThe SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series has a range of connection functions allowing the user to trigger, monitor and expand the functions of the source. Standard triggering and synchronization functions (such as NIM) are provided for downstream control of equipment.

Pulse timing signals are available for monitoring the status of the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series under variable repetition rate. More importantly, the series is now equipped with a digital communication bus interface for intelligent communication with the SuperK Accessory suite.

No need for complicated driver downloads, just plug in the accessory and let the SuperK EXTREME/FIANIUM series do the rest!

All NKT Photonics products are produced under our quality management system certified in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Force_ISO_logo Laser_warning_class_4