Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lasers

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lasers Overview

LIBS

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), is an atomic spectroscopy technique where a small portion of the material is ablated by a laser and the resultant plasma emission plume is analyzed by a spectrometer to determine its atomic structure.  LIBS is commonly used in mining, forensics, and scrap metal applications for sorting metals and other samples which can’t be analyzed using molecular techniques.  This process requires that the LIBS lasers have high pulse energy in order to vaporize the sample and induce the plasma emission.  Since the plasma emission lifetime is between 100 nanoseconds and 10 microseconds, it is critical that LIBS lasers have a stable and repeatable pulse rate that can be used to trigger the spectrometer.  On this page, you will find a list of all of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy lasers we offer ranging from compact passively q-switched microchip lasers to high pulse energy benchtop UV lasers.

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Series

 

Aero Series is a high-energy DPSS laser that operates at less than 15 nanoseconds and with average power up to 200mJ at 1064nm and 100mJ at 532nm. All models come enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single unit with a conductively cooled heatsink with a water-cooled option. It comes with available options for beam expanding and collimating optics. This new laser series is ideal for applications like LIBS, spectroscopy, and Atmospheric LIDAR.

 

FP3-Microchip Laser

 

Microchip, available in the FP3 and P4 packages from BrightMicroLaser, are ultra-compact, passively q-switched DPSS lasers that feature pulse durations from 350 ps to 3 ns, energy levels up to 100 uJ and repetition rates up to 100 kHz. In addition to the fundamental 1064 nm wavelength and its harmonics (532, 355, and 266 nm), we also deliver units emitting at 946 and 473 nm.

 

Onda

 

Onda is a DPSS nanosecond OEM laser platform aimed at high-end applications requiring both excellent beam quality and high peak power in materials such as metals, glass, plastics, and various delicate and hard materials. Developed initially as a high-energy seeder for advanced MOPA laser systems, the Onda is now available as a standalone device operating at the wavelengths of 266, 355, 532 and 1064nm. The compactness and ease of use allow for superior operational flexibility and performance/cost ratio.

 

Q1

 

Q1 is a compact, energy-efficient, diode-pumped, air-cooled, Q-switched laser available at 1064 and 1053nm with up to 45 mJ of pulse energy and rep rates up to 50Hz. The high peak powers and low divergence of the Q1 series enable efficient harmonic conversion through the 5th harmonic (213 or 211nm). The innovative laser design has resulted in a user-friendly, turnkey system that requires little maintenance.

 

Quantas Q2 QLI

 

Q2 series is a versatile, diode pumped, air-cooled, Q-switched laser capable of achieving up to 80mJ of pulse energy with an operational rep rate up to 100Hz. Available at the fundamental wavelengths of 1064 and 1053nm, the innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology produces Gaussian-like, low divergence laser beams with high peak powers, enabling efficient harmonics conversion through the 5th harmonic.

 

Quantas Q2HE

 

Q2HE series, from Quantum Light Instruments Ltd., features an innovative water-free laser crystal cooling technology that enables generation of high quality laser beams with up to 100 mJ pulse energy and/or up to 4 W of average output power. Featuring a pulse duration of less than 7 ns and a low beam divergence, the Q2HE is capable of achieving efficient fundamental wavelength conversion through the 5th harmonics of 213/211 nm.

 

Vento

 

Vento is a sub-ns DPSS active Q-Switched laser, producing pulses in the hundreds of ps range with average power up to 50 W @ 532 nm and up to 100 W @ 1064 nm. Ideal for micromachining, fine cutting and precision LIDAR, all the models are enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single unit with both air-cooled and water-cooled options available.

Wedge

 

Wedge is a DPSS Laser that has been designed for OEM applications like micromachining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, glass and crystals engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, Spectroscopy, and medical diagnostics. High peak powers, 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. Second Harmonic (532 nm output) and wavelength conversion option widen the product application range.

OUR PRODUCTS

The search filters to the left can allow you to better sort through the LIBS Laser products offered at RPMC to find the one which is best suited for your application, or you can talk to one of our laser experts today by calling 1-636-272-7227.