AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers

AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers

Keywords: DPSS laser, AOQ, AO Q-switched, ps laser
Jul 04, 2020 View: 899 Data Sheet

Our custom products typically include: High Power ns and sub-ns MOPA Lasers, UV, Visible and IR; Optical Parametric Converters; Amplified Single-Frequency sub-ns lasers; Amplified Picosecond Laser; DPSS Femtosecond Laser at 1um; We can provide further Custom Solutions on design and manufacture of high quality laser diode systems and DPSS Lasers for industrial, medical and defence applications

SBS Series Aousto-optical Q-switched DPSS Lasers

Over the years we developed or customized several ns and sub-ns DPSS lasers for some particular applications requested by our customers, other than harmonic generation and parametric conversion of our standard platforms, like Onda and Wedge. Though initially developed for limited production runs, we may offer both larger production runs as well as differently customized options. 

Our custom products typically include:

  • High Power ns and sub-ns MOPA Lasers, UV, Visible and IR

  • Optical Parametric Converters

  • Amplified Single-Frequency sub-ns lasers

  • Amplified Picosecond Laser

  • DPSS Femtosecond Laser at 1um

We can provide further Custom Solutions on design and manufacture of high quality laser diode systems and DPSS Lasers for industrial, medical and defence applications. 

List of DPSS Lasers

  • Compact AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – SOL Series

  • Short Pulse AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – WEDGE Series WEDGE

  • Nano-second AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – ONDA Series

  • MOPA Sub-ns Lasers – Vento Series

  • One DPSS - Miniaturized Q-switched Lasers

  • Aero - High Energy DPSS Lasers

  • NPS-Narrowband ps Lasers

 1. Compact AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – SOL Series

SOL is the most compact Q-switched diode pumped solid state laser available in the power range from 6W to 40W @1064nm. Sol versions at 532nn are also available with the same footprint.  These air-cooled DPSS lasers are offered in a rugged and lightweight single unit, designed to allow easy and reliable integration in micro-machining and marking applications. 

The Sol single unit design is based on a permanently aligned monolithic optical resonator integrated with 24VDC powered driving electronics. Cooling of the unit is provided by low noise fans. Due to the single unit design, optical fibers and other delicate cable connections will not be necessary for system integration. Compactness, insensitivity to environmental conditions and ease of handling guarantee superior operation flexibility and performance/cost ratio. 

The high peak power and the excellent beam quality of Sol lasers make them the ideal source for the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. 

Features:

  • Up to 40W at1064nm

  • Up to 30W at 532nm

  • Up to 4W at 355nm

  • 300 kW peak power

  • Compact air cooled single unit

  • Up to 200kHz repetition rate

  • Electronic pulse energy modulation

  • Sealed and rugged

  • Monolithic Design

  • 24VDC

Applications:

  • Material processing

  • Marking

  • Scribing

  • Medical and aesthetical

  • Thin film removal

  • Micro-machining

  • Nonlinear optics


Options available:

  • Beam expanding and collimating optics

  • Red aiming beam

  • Extended frequency range

  • Pulse width modulation

  • Circular polarization

  • Monitoring photodiode

  • AC-DC power supply

  • Fiber coupling

  • Low jitter option

2. Short Pulse AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – WEDGE Series WEDGE

 
Wedge family has been fully renewed in terms of performances and available models. Based on a proprietary fast Q-switching technology, these compact sealed and monolithic diode pumped lasers are insensitive to vibrations and harsh environments. They have been designed for OEM applications like micro machining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, OLED, glass and crystals engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, spectroscopy and medical diagnostics. High output peak power, with relatively low energy and heat generation, allows efficient ablation and non-linear interaction with most materials. The compact and lightweight package represents a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses give extremely precise time-of-flight measurements. 

Features:

  • Up to 4mJ pulse energy

  • 3MW peak power

  • 500ps to 3ns pulse width

  • Single shot to 100kHz

  • Monolithic design

  • Air cooling

  • Low heat waste

  • 266, 355, 532, 1064, 1570, 3100nm available

  • Multi-wavelength configurations

Applications:

  • Micromachining of glass and hard materials

  • Specialty marking

  • Thin film removal

  • LIDAR

  • LIBS

  • Medical, aesthetical and diagnostics

  • Non-linear spectroscopy

  • Harmonic and parametric generation

  • Visible to IR OPO pumping

  • TeraHertz generation 

Wedge HB and XB laser models are available at different wavelengths and their main featues are reported in the table below. All the configurations are based on our proprietary fast active Q-Switch technology, the key point for all the applications requiring high performances in terms of synchronization between the laser and the entire system.

Wedge HF and XF are also actively Q-Switched lasers and this feature together with the sub-ns pulse width makes these lasers unique on the market. The extremely compact and rugged design coming from airborne applications is very appreeciated also in industrial and instrumentation fields.

In order to better describe the performances of the Wedge models, please refer to the specific datasheets available for each model. Below you can find the nominal performance curves related to the infrared versions of the Wedge XB 1064nmand of the Wedge HF 1064nm.

 
Options available:

  • Beam expanding and collimation optics

  • External beam separator with independent mechanical shutters

  • Red aiming beam

  • Circular polarization

  • Monitoring photodiode

  • AC-DC power supply

3. Nano-second AO Q-switched DPSS Lasers – ONDA Series

 
Developed as a high-energy seeder for advanced MOPA systems, Onda is the new DPSS ns-laser platform aimed to high-end applications requiring both excellent beam quality and high peak power in order to process metal, glass, plastics, delicate and hard materials. 

Onda is available at four different wavelengths: 266, 355, 532 and 1064nm. The internal optical layout and the accurate temperature management allow to get relevant pulse energy performances without compromising the lifetime of the THG and FHG stages. All of the Onda models can work from single shot to 50kHz or up to 100kHz with a pulse width between 2 and 10ns and share the same mechanical footprint and electronic interface. 

Compactness, insensitivity to environmental conditions and ease of handling allow superior operation flexibility and performance / cost ratio. A new version of the digitalic Control Box and the new proprietary Software Interface are  available for simplified remote control and monitoring. 

Features:

  • Up to 1mJ pulse energy

  • @266nm @355nm @532 @1064nm

  • 2 to 10ns pulse width

  • Single shot to 100kHz

  • MOPA configurations

  • Monolithic design

  • Air cooling

  • Low heat waste

Applications:

  • Specialty marking

  • Micromachinig of glass

  • Electronic manufacturing

  • LIDAR and bathymetry

  • Thin film removal

  • Hole drilling

 
Options available

  • Beam expanding and collimation optics

  • Fiber coupling

  • Low jitter option

  • Extended operating temperature range

  • Pulse energy modulation

  • Circular polarization

  • Monitoring photodiode

  • Red aiming beam

  • Remote control box and software interface

  • AC-DC power supply

  • Higher energy MOPA configurations

4. MOPA Sub-ns Lasers – Vento Series

 
The new Vento series operates in the hundreds of ps range and with average power up to 50W @532 nm and up to 100W @1064nm. 

The possibility to choose air-cooled or water-cooled layouts (for some versions) and industrial or IP65 packages allows these products to comply with a variety of environmental requirements, from MIL-type temperature ranges and vibrations to clean laboratories as well as industrial production sites. 

Ideal for micromachining, fine cutting machines and powerful LIDAR sensors, all the models are enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single units

 
Options available:

  • Beam expanding and collimating optics

  • Low jitter option

  • Extended operating temperature range

  • Pulse energy modulation up to IP68 package

  • 28VDC Input for airborne installation

  • Circular polarization

  • Remote control box and software interface

  • AC-DC power supply

5. One DPSS - Miniaturized Q-switched Lasers

 
One is an example of how compact our lasers can be! A nanosecond pulsed Q-switched DPSS (also configurable in CW mode) laser source with up to 200uJ pulse energy is integrated in a very small and lightweight contact-cooled package; this unique laser solution is currently used in very compact marking systems and in portable instrumentation. The ns pulse width and 3W average power provide enough peak power to mark metals and plastics with extremely high quality, e.g. for gray-scale images, and to build LIDAR systems for atmospheric monitoring, altimetry and 3D mapping. 

Features:

  • Down to 3ns

  • CW mode or single shot to 30kHz

  • Up to 200uJ

  • M2 <1.5

  • Miniaturized contact cooled design

Applications:

  • Plastic marking

  • Material processing

  • ID Card

  • Portable LIDAR

  • Remote sensing

 
Options available:

  • Internal photodiode

  • Beam expanding and collimating optics

  • Red aiming beam

  • Heat-sink

  • AC-DC power supply

  • Custom packaging

6. Aero - High Energy DPSS Lasers

 
The Aero is a high-energy product line operating in the ns range with repetition rate up to 500Hz with the possibility to work in burst mode too. Pulse energy up to 200mJ at 1064nm and 100mJ at 532nm is achieved in a thermo-mechanically stable package. Customized systems have undergone severe vibration and qualification tests for operation in space. These Q-switched laser systems are ideal for atmospheric LIDAR, air-borne and space-borne instruments, micromachining and ablation processes, telemetry and LIBS. Recently also the UV versions have been developed and multiple wavelength-configurations are available. 

Features:

  • Up to 200mJ @1064nm

  • Up to 100mJ @532nm

  • 10ns to 30ns

  • 1064, 532, 355, 266nm

  • Single shot up to 500Hz

  • Burst mode operation

  • Multi-wavelength configurations

  • Custom beam shaping

Applications:

  • Atmospheric LIDAR

  • Air-borne and space-borne instruments

  • LIBS

  • Microelectronics

  • FPD repair

  • Non-Linear spectroscopy

  • Options available

  • Beam expanding and collimating optics

  • External beam separator and beam shaper

  • Extended operating temperature range

  • 28VDC Input for airborne installation

  • Circular polarization

  • AC-DC power supply


7. NPS-Narrowband ps Lasers

 

Our Nps laser platform is a new ultrafast picosecond laser series, especially tailored for spectroscopic applications, by combining compactness and ruggedness of fiber laser technology with spectral purity of the DPSS design. 

According to the number and the features of the proprietary amplification stages, it is possible to achieve several power levels at 1064.3nm and its harmonics. The new ultrafast Nps-1064-10 laser operates in the regime of few picoseconds pulse durations (7ps) with average power of 10mW at a repetition rate of 40MHz. The transform-limited operation (spectral width < 0.3nm) and remarkably accurate central wavelength (1064.3±0.1nm) make this laser a suitable candidate for highly efficient amplification by Nd-doped DPSS amplifiers, opening the way to applications in non linear optics (i.e. OPO pumping) and narrowband Raman spectroscopy. 

Features:

  • 1064.3+-0.1nm

  • 1064, 532, 355nm

  • 7ps

  • spectral width <0.3nm

  • 40MHz

  • air-cooled and liquid-cooled version

Applications:

  • Non-linear optics

  • OPO pumping

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Multimodal imaging

 
Options available:

  • Custom amplifications

  • Beam expanding and collimating optics

  • Circular polarization

  • Water cooling

  • Remote control CBOX and software interface

  • AC-DC power supply

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