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 Application Areas

Application Areas

  • Fundamental Research
  • Semiconductor Analysis
  • Geological and Environmental Analysis
  • Isotope Ratio Measurements

Example Materials

  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Transparent Glasses
  • Quartz
  • Bone / Fossils
  • etcetera... ​


Specif​ication Title Specification Details
Laser Source Pharos 2.0 mJ or Pharos SP (from Light Conversion)
Pulse Width
Pharos SP
< 190 fs – 10 ps
​Pulse Width
Pharos 2.0 mJ
​< 300 fs – 10 ps
​Max. Pulse Energy
Pharos SP
​> 1.5 mJ
​Max. Pulse Energy
Pharos 2.0 mJ
​> 2.0 mJ
​Beam Quality ​TEM00:M2 < 1.3
​Repetition Rate ​Single Pulse – 1 kHz
(0.1–1 Hz @ 0.1 Hz resolution; 1 Hz–1 kHz @ 1 Hz resolution)
​Wavelength ​1028 nm ± 5 nm
​Pulse Stability ​< 0.5% RMS over 24 hr
​Spot Size Range​ ​1 – 65 µm continuously variable
​Available Wavelength Configurations ​206nm
​Beam Delivery ​Only 2 refractive optics for minimal pulse stretching
Independent beam paths for each wavelength
​Sample Cell ​HelEx II Active 2-Volume Cell Compatible​
​Video ​Independent video from lasing optical element for optimal viewing
< 2µm optical resolution
4x – 52x zoom



The Excite Pharos is a the most user-friendly femtosecond laser ablation system on the market, featuring a compact, fully sealed and factory aligned laser head that does not need routine adjustment or cleaning. The system can be configured for 1028 nm, 257 nm or 206 nm, or configured for a switchable system if desired. An energy density of 5 J/cm2 is achievable, with 0.1% RSD on shot-to-shot stability over long runs.

The Excite Pharos is available with the class leading HelEx II Active 2-Volume Ablation Cell, enabling fast washout and a constant ablation environment.

Teledyne Photon Machines has a global license from the University of Michigan to provide femtosecond laser systems that ablate material for the purpose of chemical analysis, as covered by U.S. patent 5,656,186 and U.S. Reissue Patent RE 37,585. Protection against University of Michigan patent infringement concerns related to these patents also extends to Teledyne Photon Machines’ customers who use this technology.