JackHammer
High-repetition Mid-IR Detector
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JackHammer is a powerful detection system for high repetition rate mid-IR laser systems, capable of shot-to-shot acquisition at up to 100 kHz with very low noise.

Perfect for high signal-to-noise data collection in mid-IR transient absorption, pump-probe, and 2D IR experiments.

Purchase a complete new package or upgrade you existing MCT detector.

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VERY LOW NOISE
Dark noise an order of magnitude lower than laser noise.

Typical dark noise is ~6 counts (standard deviation over 500 shots)

GREAT FOR MANY EXPERIMENTS
2D IR Spectroscopy
2D Vis-IR Spectroscopy
Mid-IR transient absorption
WORKS WITH EXISTING DETECTORS
JackHammer works with older MCT arrays - upgrade your old detector to work with your new 100 kHz laser.
DESIGNED FOR ULTRAFAST

Electrical circuit design for JackHammer was developed by Prof. Dr. Peter Hamm from the University of Zurich. Prof. Hamm has decades of experience designing acquisition systems for ultrafast experiments.

For more details see our publication here:

“Shot-to-shot 2D IR spectroscopy at 100 kHz using a Yb laser and custom-designed electronics,” Kieran M. Farrell, Josh S. Ostrander, Andrew C. Jones, Baichhabi R. Yakami, Sidney S. Dicke, Chris T. Middleton, Peter Hamm, and Martin T. Zanni, Optics Express, 28, 33584 (2020)
ADVANTAGES
User-friendly software and LabViewTM drivers for setup, control and acquisition.
Option for signal pre-processing within the electronics before sending to the computer. This further lowers readout noise and makes data acquisition code faster & simpler.
USB Connectivity for easy setup & flexibility.