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Edmund Optics® and UltraFast Innovations Partner to Make Extreme Ultraviolet Attosecond Optics More Accessible

3/2/2022, Mainz, Germany   —

Edmund Optics® (EO), leading global manufacturer and supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology, has extended his partnership with UltraFast Innovations GmbH (UFI®), a cutting-edge manufacturer of complex laser optics components, to be the exclusive provider of UFI's Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Attosecond Multilayer Mirrors. Designed and produced in atomically-thick coating layers, these mirrors allow for very high precision in terms of wavelength/energy, spectral phase, and high efficiency; they are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Ultrafast EUV systems are growing in importance for free electron lasers (FELs) and other quantum optical applications. The UFI EUV Attosecond Multilayer Mirrors are designed for steering, focusing, and shaping attosecond pulses. Their multilayer coating is centered at 65 eV (19 nm) with a 6eV (1,8 nm) bandwidth and provides a peak reflectivity of 38% for s-polarized light. These mirrors support EUV pulses with a temporal duration of 330 attoseconds; they are ideal for attosecond pulse generation and shaping based on high harmonic generation (HHG).

Sourcing complex ultrafast optics such as attosecond EUV mirrors has traditionally been difficult because they often need to be custom designed and prices and long lead times for small quantities are prohibitive for many. The Edmund Optics/UFI partnership means the mirrors are held in inventory, available globally, and ready to ship. This reduces the price and lead time for small quantities, which is especially important for quickly repairing broken systems, exploring new ideas quickly for system prototyping, and quickening the pace of scientific discovery through research.

To learn more about UFI's EUV Attosecond Multilayer Mirrors, please visit

About Edmund Optics:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies and image processing components with headquarters in the USA and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe and sales representatives around the globe. EO has a very large inventory of optical components for immediate delivery and offers products, standard or customized, in small quantities but also in volume for various industries. Request a quote or place your order through the website or contact us via phone +44 1904788600 or email [email protected] by reference to our catalogue.

About UFI:

Ultrafast Innovations GmbH (UFI) is a spin-off from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. UFI is a premium manufacturer of optics with complex designs, dielectric optics for laser applications, and dielectric/metallic multilayer structures for XUV/soft X-ray applications. Combining broadband coherent sources with unique dispersive technology, UFI also offers the generation and measurement of the shortest pulses in the market in the femto- (UV-VIS-IR) and attosecond (XUV/soft X-ray) ranges.

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