• Tunable wavelength around 1350 nm and 1700 nm selectable
  • Average power 500 mW
  • Repetition rates 1 MHz to 30 MHz fixed (tunable optional)
  • Pulse duration below 100 fs (typ.)
Laser on optical table
HHG imaging tissue sample


SOPRANO-13/17 preliminary
Center wavelength1350 + 1700 nm1550 nm output optional
Wavelength tunability+/-30nmnmdown to 1250 nm optional
Pulse duration<100fs(typ.), wavelength dependent
Avg output power500mWat 1300 and 1700 nm
Pulse energy16 - 500nJrepetition rate dependent
Peak power 5 MWat 1 MHz
Pulse repetition rate 30MHzdown to 1 MHz optional
Spectral bandwidthtransform limitedτp·Δν ~ 0.35
Beam qualityM^2 < 1.5TEM00
Laser outputcollimated freespace output
Size laser head 905 x 605 x 177 mm^3L x W x H
Weight laser head15kg
Size controller19inchrack mount (3HU)
Weight controller10kg
Power supply100 - 240 VAC50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption<300 W

Measurement data

Microscopy image of human skin tissue
HHG imaging tissue sample
HHG imaging tissue sample

Generated by Cycle using SOPRANO-13/17 for HHG at 1,300 nm.


  • Deep-tissue Imaging
  • MPM Modalities
    • 3PEF/2PEF
    • THG/SHG
  • Biomedical Applications
    • Neuroscience
    • Calcium imaging
    • Optical virtual skin biopsy
    • Histopathology, morphology
  • Semiconductor Testing (e.g. OBIC)
  • Spectroscopy


SOPRANO – the latest femtosecond laser of Cycle GmbH – is the ideal solution for various multiphoton imaging techniques. Especially with two wavelength outputs at 1,350 and 1,700 nm as well as pulse durations below 100 fs, it is particularly suitable for multiphoton microscopy (MPM). For example, deep-tissue 3-photon excitation fluorescence imaging (3PEF) of green/red fluorescent protein (GFP/RFP) within the biological transmission windows at 1,350 nm and 1,700 nm using only a single laser source.

SOPRANO has been engineered to meet requirements of industrial and scientific environments and deliver reliable 24/7 operation. Cycle developed it in close cooperation with biomedical experts to provide a unique light source with the best features of complex laser systems at an affordable price.

Please contact our team of laser experts for your customization needs.

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