Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lasers

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lasers Overview


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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44 results found
Picture Part Number Type Wavelength (nm) Output Power (W) Mode Output Narrow Linewidth Pulse Energy (uJ) Pulse Width Rep Rate
Aero-100-1064: 1064nm Nanosecond DPSS Laser Aero-100-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1064 3.0 100000.0 15ns 10Hz to 30Hz
Aero-100-355: 355nm 532nm 1064nm Nanosecond DPSS Laser Aero-100-355 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1064, 532, 355 6.0 30000.0 15ns Single shot to 200Hz
Aero Lasers Aero-200-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1064, 532 6.0 200000.0 15ns 10Hz to 30Hz
Onda 266nm: 266nm High Energy Laser Onda 266nm Pulsed DPSS Lasers 266 1.0 80.0 2ns to 6ns Single shot to 50kHz
Onda 355nm: 355nm High Energy Laser Onda 355nm Pulsed DPSS Lasers 355 0.300 150.0 3ns Single shot to 2kHz
P4-236.5-0-2.5: 236nm Microchip Laser P4-236.5-0-2.5 Microchip Lasers 236.5 0.001 0.250 2ns 5kHz
P4-236.5-2-0.5: 236nm Microchip Laser P4-236.5-2-0.5 Microchip Lasers 236.5 0.001 2.0 2ns 500Hz
P4-266-0.5-10 Microchip Lasers 266 0.001 0.500 1.3ns 1kHz
P4-266-1-5: 266nm Microchip Laser P4-266-1-5 Microchip Lasers 266 0.0005 1.0 1.3ns 1kHz
P4-266-2-1: 266nm Microchip Laser P4-266-2-1 Microchip Lasers 266 0.0005 2.0 1.3ns 1kHz

Aero Series

Aero Laser Series by Bright SolutionsThe 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.

Onda Series

Onda Laser Series by Bright Solutions

The Onda Series 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 operation flexibility and performance / cost ratio.

Microchip Series

Microchip Series by BrightMicrolaser

The Microchip Series, 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.

Q2 Series

Q2 Laser Series by QLI

The 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.

Q2HE Series

Q2-HE Laser Series by QLI

The 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 Series

Vento Laser Series by Bright Solutions

The Vento Series of sub-ns DPSS active Q-Switched lasers produce 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 Series

Wedge Laser Series by Bright Solutions

The Wedge series of DPSS Lasers have been designed for OEM applications like micro machining 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.