Chromacity 520

The Chromacity 520 ultrafast laser system provides more than 500 mW in the visible region. Operating at a wavelength of 520 nm it is an ideal source for a wide range of non-linear optics, microscopy and spectroscopy applications.


Output wavelength520 nm
Pulsewidth< 250 fs
Output power> 500 mW
Pulse EnergyUp to 5 nJ
Beam QualityM2 < 1.2, divergence < 2 mrad
Repetition frequency100 MHz
Control interfaceEthernet, and web page
Serial port (for control via LabView/MatLab)
CoolingAir cooled (no water cooling required)

Delivering a better user experience

Faster results

Traditional ultrafast oscillators required several hours to warm up and align, in order to achieve best performance. Through our vision, we are able to deliver a femtosecond laser system that doesn’t need time to warm up and doesn’t require alignment, allowing you to obtain results significantly sooner.

Ultrafast pulse duration

The Chromacity 520 laser system delivers < 250 fs pulsewidth which make it ideally suited to a wide range of photonics and imaging applications.

High average power

The high average power that the Chromacity 520 delivers (> 500 mW), can benefit a wide range of applications. For microscopy, the laser light can be split between more than one microscope setup. For pumping optical parametric oscillators or driving other non-linear processes (e.g. SHG, super-continuum generation) the Chromacity 520 is an ideal solution.

Small footprint

Our patent pending technology has been engineered into a compact footprint, making these lasers suitable, for even the smallest work environment. With a compact footprint, the Chromacity 520 can replace traditional ultrafast systems and free up valuable space on a lab bench.

Exceptional reliability

Machined from a single block of high-grade aluminium, the Chromacity 520 has been designed specifically to deliver ultrashort pulses with an outstanding level of reliability. This has been brought about, in part, by fully integrating the pump source, and removing the need for water cooling.


An intuitive web-based user-interface allows for easy control of the 520,  this relaxes the constraints of having to be near the laser system to use it.

Easy integration

The standard model operates at a pulse repetition frequency of 100 MHz, making it easy to integrate with a range of diagnostic equipment.

Low cost of ownership

Removing the complexities of traditional ultrafast laser systems, while maintaining the high performance characteristics that are expected by the photonics industry has allowed us to develop a system that can be acquired at a low cost of ownership.