Amplitude Systemes' s-Pulse compact femtosecond amplifier sets new standards for performance and ease of use in ultrafast lasers. s-Pulse features superior optical performances such as a short pulse duration, a high repetition rate, and an excellent beam quality for optimal focusability. s-Pulse is built on a compact, small footprint, rugged mechanical base for improved stability. It features simple control electronics and does not require external water cooling. s-Pulse uses long lifetime, high reliability laser diodes. Their high efficiency minimizes power consumption, and keeps operating costs at a minimum.