Precision Electro-Optic and Laser Technologies

Menhir Photonics MENHIR-1550

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  • 1560 nm center wavelegnth
  • <200 fs pulses
  • Ultra low-noise
  • Hermetically sealed laser
  • Transform-limited pulses
  • Compact industrial design
  • User-friendly
  • 24/7 operation
  • All-in-one system


Menhir Photonics femtosecond laser sources are based on robust and well-engineered designs, offering an excellent reliability with the low-noise performance from soliton mode-locking. Robust, 24/7 operation, user-friendly and self-starting, the MENHIR-1550 series has been made to facilitate OEM integration and enable customers applications.

Vescent is the exclusive Distributor of Menhir products in the US and Canada. For more information, visit the Menhir site.

Key specifications:

  • Repetition rate: up to  2.5 GHz
  • Clean soliton pulses: < 200 fs
ParametersOscillator OnlyWith Amplifier
All specifications subject to change without notice
1Custom rep rates available from 200 MHz to 2.5 GHz, contact Vescent
2Free-space output available
3rms (1 kHz to 10 MHz)
4Power supply for 100 or 240 VAC can be provided as option
Custom modifications are available - Please inquire
Optical Properties
Center Wavelength1560 ±10 nm
Pulsewidth<200 fs, transform limited
Spectral Bandwidth>12.5 nm (3 dB points)
Repetition Rate1250, 500 MHz, 1, 1.25, 2 or 2.5 GHz
Peak Power>0.1 kWup to 4 kW
Average Power>50 mWup to 2 W
Pulse Energy>0.05 nJup to 1 nJ
Optical Output2PM FC/APC
Beam QualityTEM00
M2 <1.05
Polarization StateLinear
PER >23 dB (>200:1)
Amplitude Noise<0.1% RMS (24 hr)
Timing Jitter3<30 fs
Physical Properties
Power Input45 VDC / 2 A24 VDC / 2 A
Power Consumption<10 W<50 W
CoolingPassively air-cooled
Warm Up Time10 s from cold start
Laser Head Size240 x 160 x 89 mm
Laser Head Mass5 kg
Operating Temperature+5 to +45°C
Storage Temperature-10 to +60°C
Relative Humidity<80% (Non-condensing)
Analog InterfacePower Modulation, Alarm, Interlock, Trigger, Status, etc.
Digital InterfaceUSB, RS232, Ethernet, CAN
Control UnitNo control unit required, All-in-one system

Next Step:

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Additional Information:


Downloads, Manuals, & Firmware:

Menhir-1550 Flyer

Related Information:

Menhir website