Non-Thermal Ablation Lasers

Non-Thermal Ablation Lasers Overview

Non-thermal laser ablation is a process which is rapidly growing in popularity as the cost of picosecond and femtosecond lasers are becoming more available. Traditional laser ablation methods cannot be utilized to produce high tolerance machined parts of with such small feature size, due to the heat generated in the ablation process.  As a result, it is necessary to utilized ultra-fast lasers which have an electric field density large enough to generate a Coulomb explosion.  This explosion caused by short pulse non-thermal ablation lasers can remove the material via a “cold ablation” process, therefore, preserving the integrity of the surrounding material.  In addition to the tolerancing advantage of Coulomb explosion in comparison to thermal ablation, there is the added benefit that since this is an electronic effect there is no need to take the materials absorption properties into account making this a wavelength independent process.  On this page, you will find a list of all of the non-thermal lasers we offer at RPMC, including both picosecond and femtosecond lasers.

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Picture Part Number Type Output power (W) Mode Output Linewidth Pulse energy (uJ) Pulse width Rep rate
Altair: Femtosecond Laser Altair Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 10.0, 20.0 0.125, 0.250, 1.0 150fs, 250fs 30MHz, Single shot to 40MHz, 80MHz
Antares Antares Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 10.0, 20.0, 30.0 0.125, 0.250, 0.375, 0.500 10ps 80MHz
CPFL-1.5a: 1.5µm OEM Fiber Laser CPFL-1.5a Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1.0 80.0 400ps, 50ns 10kHz, 1MHz
CPFL-1.5xx OEM CPFL-1.5at Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1.0 80.0 200ps, 5ns 10kHz, 1MHz
CPFL CPFL-1.5t Pulsed Fiber Lasers 0.150 5.0 400ps, 50ns 5kHz, 1MHz
CFPL2 OEM Fiber Laser CPFL2 Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1.0 25.0 200ps, 5ns 1MHz
DIADEM Series Diadem Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 10.0, 20.0, 30.0 10.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0 400fs, 10ps Single shot to 2MHz
GBS-C: Broadband Light Source GBS-C CW Fiber Lasers 0.160 SM Fiber, PM Fiber Broadband
Pulsed Fiber Laser HFL-1 Pulsed Fiber Lasers 5.0 150.0 400ps, 50ns 10kHz, 100kHz, 1MHz
HFL: 1550nm High Power Pulsed Fiber Laser HFL Pulsed Fiber Lasers 5.0 50.0 400ps, 50ns 10kHz, 1MHz
Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser SB1-1064-2-100 Microchip Lasers 0.200 Narrow 2.0 400ps 100kHz
Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser SB1-1064-2-55 Microchip Lasers 0.110 Narrow 2.0 470ps 55kHz
Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser SB1-532-0.3-100 Microchip Lasers 0.030 Narrow 0.300 400ps 100kHz
Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser SB1-532-0.3-55 Microchip Lasers 0.017 Narrow 0.300 470ps 55kHz
Sirius-532: Picosecond DPSS lasers Sirius Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 2.0, 5.0 32.0, 60.0 10ps Single shot to 1MHz
Vento-1064-100: 1064nm Picosecond DPSS Laser Vento-1064-100 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 100.0 2000.0 450ps to 1.5ns 40kHz to 200kHz
Vento-1064-15: 1064nm Picosecond DPSS Laser Vento-1064-15 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 15.0 300.0 450ps to 1.5ns 40kHz to 200kHz
Vento-1064-40: 1064nm Picosecond DPSS Laser Vento-1064-40 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 40.0 800.0 450ps to 1.5ns 40kHz to 200kHz
Wedge-HF: 1064nm nanosecond laser Wedge-HF-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 4.0 180.0 1.5ns 10kHz to 100kHz
Wedge-HF-532-Plus: 532nm Picosecond Laser Wedge-HF-532-Plus Pulsed DPSS Lasers 4.0 120.0 750ps to 2ns 10kHz to 100kHz
Wedge-HF-532: 532nm Picosecond Laser Wedge-HF-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1.5 80.0 750ps to 2.5ns 10kHz to 100kHz
Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm compact picosecond laser Wedge-XF-1064-Plus Pulsed DPSS Lasers 4.0 70.0 400ps to 1.5ns 50kHz to 200kHz
Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser Wedge-XF-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1.5 70.0 400ps to 1.5ns 10kHz to 100kHz
Wedge-XF-532: 532nm compact picosecond laser Wedge-XF-532-Plus Pulsed DPSS Lasers 2.0 40.0 500ps to 1.5ns Single shot to 10kHz
Wedge-XF-532: 532nm Picosecond Laser Wedge-XF-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.500 30.0 400ps to 1ns 10kHz to 100kHz

Altair Series

Altair: Femtosecond Laser

The ALTAIR is an ideal solution for biophotonics applications such as multiphoton microscopy where deep excitation of red-shifted indicators such as RCaMP, dtTomato, and MCherry is required.  Providing <160fs pulses, average power up to 20W and peak power up to 1.5MW at 1µm, the ALTAIR is the preferred solution for both OEM and researchers in the microscopy and lifesciences fields.  The fiber-based design ensures robust and reliable 24/7 operation while providing supreme pulse quality from a user friendly, ultra compact air-cooled package.

Antares Series


ANTARES is a picosecond, quasi-continuous wave laser with a high repetition rate up to 80 MHz and a narrow linewidth, in a very compact and robust format. This laser series offers average powers of 1 to 40W at 1030 nm or 1064 nm (upon request) and can be doubled or tripled in the harmonics to answer even the most challenging industrial and scientific applications. ANTARES is ideally suited for applications such as CARS and spectroscopy applications.

CPFL Series

CPFL-1.5a: 1.5µm OEM Fiber LaserThe CPFL series is a Telcom grade compact 1.5um pulsed laser series available with up to 1W of average power and nanosecond to sub-nanosecond pulses. This telecom grade, fiber lasers enables a variety of applications including long range LIDAR and other “eye-safe” laser operations. The CPFL Laser is flexible format available at various pulse widths, repetition rates and center wavelengths to meet a variety of application requirements

Diadem Series

Diadem Series by Spark Lasers

DIADEM Series is a compact, air-cooled, high energy ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications that require short femtosecond pulse widths. The Diadem is available with up to 40µJ of pulse energy, 30W of average power, and operation up to 1MHz (standard), with pulses below <400 fs and an M² < 1.2. This laser has been specifically designed for demanding medical implantable device and electronics manufacturing as well as high peak power optogenetics applications.

GBS Series

GBS-C: Broadband Light Source

The GBS Series of fiber laser modules are a Broad Band Source generating a non-coherent and broad ASE spectrum that combines the C and L-Band of the erbium with up to 22dBm of output power. ASE Broadband Sources are also available in the 1 µm band of the Ytterbium and the 2 µm band of the Thulium. All our Broad Band Sources are proposed in module format or in a Bench Top configuration.

HFL Series

HFL: 1550nm High Power Pulsed Fiber Laser

HFL series is a high-energy, q-switched, wavelength stabilized, OEM fiber laser from Bktel, perfect for LiDAR and 3D scanning applications. This ultra-compact series offers high pulse repetition rates up to several MHz, 5W average power output (25W peak), up to 150µJ of pulse energy, pulse widths between 0.4 and 10ns, and delivers a perfect TEM00 output beam with fiber and collimating lens options.

Microchip Series

Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser

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.

Sirius Series

Sirius-532: Picosecond DPSS lasers

SIRIUS is a very compact, high energy hybrid ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications and supercontinuum pumping, offering over 120µJ and > 5 W, with pulses below 10 ps from single shot to 1MHz and an M² of < 1.2. This laser series specifically designed to allow for ergonomic and user-friendly operation. SIRIUS is ideally suited for selective ablation, electronics, and photonic applications.

Vento Series

Vento-532-7: 532nm Picosecond DPSS Laser

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-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser

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.