GB-Swindon: UKRI-2463 The supply of a Mode-locked Femtosecond Laser System at Daresbury Laboratory

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1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-2463 The supply of a Mode-locked Femtosecond Laser System at Daresbury Laboratory
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research & Innovation
https://www.ukri.org/, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7563420665, Email: Elizabeth.Gage@ukri.org, URL: https://www.ukri.org/
Contact: Elizabeth Gage, Attn: Elizabeth Gage
3. Contract Type: Supplies
Sub Type: PURCHASE

4. Description: Machine tools operated by laser and machining centres. STFC is seeking to purchase a low noise mode-locked femtosecond fibre laser system to extend the lifetime and upgrade the capability of the CLARA Timing Network. The CLARA Timing Network distributes laser pulses from a fibre laser system to various end stations in the CLARA Accelerator via timing stabilised optical fibres. Fibre-based timing laser system have limited lifetimes, therefore it is prudent to purchase secondary system to minimise downtime and disruption that would be result from a failure of the CLARA Fibre Timing laser. The laser system must be compatible with the CLARA Timing Network, and have similar or higher performance than the existent CLARA Fibre Timing laser.

The laser system main output should be free space coupled. The average output power of the laser system must be at least 100 mW. The pulse repetition rate of the laser system is to be 249.875 MHz and the laser will be required to be synchronised with the CLARA RF master reference at 2.9985 GHz. The CLARA timing network distributes laser pulses throughout the accelerator via optical fibre. As such the laser should have a central wavelength within the 1530-1565 nm communications window.
5. CPV Codes:
42610000 - Machine tools operated by laser and machining centres.

6. NUTS Codes :
UK - UNITED KINGDOM

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: UKRI-2463
9. Awarded to:

NKT Photonics Ltd
National ID: N/A, A/S Blokken 84, Birkeroed , 3460, Denmark
Tel. 4543483900
Contact: NKT Photonics Ltd, Attn: NKT Photonics Ltd
Value Cost: 65,580
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 03/11/2022
11. Number of Tenders Received: 2
12. Other Information:
Other Information: Procurement Contract Transparency Data: Redacted contract documents will be made available within the next 30 days on the UKRI website at: https://www.ukri.org/about-us/procurement-contract-transparency-data/
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 18/11/2022
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2023