Spectroscopy and Analysis Lasers for Industrial/Manufacturing

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What are Spectroscopy and Analysis Lasers?

Spectroscopy & Analysis Lasers refer to specialized laser systems (pulsed or CW) utilized in the research and biophotonics markets for various applications such as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), nonlinear spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. These lasers are designed to provide precise and controlled light sources for detailed analysis of molecular structures, elemental composition, and material properties. LIBS employs high-energy lasers to generate plasma for elemental analysis, nonlinear spectroscopy techniques explore molecular and material properties using intense laser pulses, and Raman spectroscopy uses laser light to probe molecular vibrations and provide molecular insights. Spectroscopy & Analysis Lasers offer precise wavelength control, high power output, and stability, enabling researchers to gain valuable information in fields such as chemistry, physics, materials science, and biomedical research.

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Spectroscopy and Analysis Applications

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lasers: LIBS is an atomic spectroscopy technique where a small portion of the material is ablated by a laser (typically ns pulsed, high pulse energy, single-mode, UV, green, or IR) 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.

Nonlinear Spectroscopy Lasers: Non-linear spectroscopy is a broad term covering SRS, CARS, multi-photon fluorescence spectroscopy, and terahertz spectroscopy to name a few. The majority of non-linear spectroscopy lasers are used in microscopy applications, requiring single spatial mode for diffraction limited performance. Due the non-linear nature of these techniques, these lasers must have extremely short pulses and therefore q-switched, and mode-locked lasers are typically preferable (typically ps or fs pulsed, SLM).

Raman Spectroscopy Lasers: (CW & ps or fs pulsed, SLM, single/multimode, UV, violet, blue, green, yellow, red) Raman Spectroscopy is an analytical technique, studying the vibrational modes of molecules, used to identify and quantify the chemical composition and molecular bond structure of a sample by the analysis of scattered light. Raman spectroscopy lasers are typically wavelength stabilized VBG laser diodes or single-frequency DPSS lasers, which allows for accurate wavelength shift (Raman shift) measurements, critical to Raman Spectroscopy.

Recommended Laser Series

We recommend the following laser series options for Spectroscopy & Analysis applications. There can often be a ton of options and many variables. Contact us today for help finding the perfect laser for your specific application!

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Matchbox Series

R1Z4-Matchbox Laser

The Matchbox series offers excellent performance and reliability in the “World’s Smallest” ultra-compact, all-in-one, integrated laser head. They can operate on a 5V power supply while maintaining low noise operation. The monolithic design of the Matchbox Series laser includes thermally stabilized optics in a hermetically sealed housing, ensuring reliable and maintenance-free operation. This series is available in wavelengths from 405 nm thru 1064nm, with options for collimated beam or fiber-coupled output, and single-mode and multimode versions.

Skylark Series

The Skylark series of ultrareliable, high performance, CW single-frequency lasers are available at a variety of wavelengths with high average powers, making them well suited for a variety of highly specialized scientific and industrial applications. BRaMMS Technology® enables superior performance, high output powers, and outstanding beam properties in an overall compact footprint. The Skylark series of lasers are utilized in a range of applications including holography, metrology, spectroscopy, and quantum technology.

LaserBoxx SLM Series

The LaserBoxx-SLM series are single longitudinal mode (SLM) CW diode laser modules available in green, yellow, red, and NIR wavelengths, delivering ultra-narrow linewidths, with excellent temperature stability and low noise current. Embedded firmware locks the laser on the same mode at each startup. This customizable, compact, self-contained laser module is available in turn-key or OEM versions and utilizes a proprietary alignment-free, monolithic resonator, and comes standard with a graphic user interface with remote diagnostics via USB, RS232, or direct I/O interface. With modulation capabilities and adjustable power options, the SLM Series is versatile and adaptable to a wide range of applications.

Nps Series


The NPS series of ultrafast lasers is the ultimate solution for OEM integrators and researchers working with nonlinear optics applications like OPO pumping and narrowband Raman spectroscopy. The NPS series boasts remarkable features such as up to 10W average output power, <7ps pulse width, and a 40MHz repetition rate. The transform-limited operation, with a spectral width of <0.3nm, and accurate central wavelengths make these lasers a suitable candidate for highly efficient amplification by Nd-doped DPSS amplifiers.

Onda Series

Onda 532nm: 532nm High Energy Laser

The Onda series is a DPSS nanosecond OEM laser platform designed for high-end applications requiring excellent beam quality and high peak power in materials such as metals, glass, plastics, and various delicate and hard materials. This compact and easy to use laser series is available in wavelengths of 266, 355, 532, and 1064nm, with an extended operating temperature range and superior performance to cost ratio. The Onda seriesinternal optical layout and accurate temperature management enable high output energies without compromising the lifetime of the THG and FHG stages. 

Q-TUNE-G Series

Q-TUNE-IRThe Q-TUNE-G series is a highly advanced air-cooled, tunable wavelength laser with seamless OPO integration. It offers hands-free, automated tuning from 680 to 2100 nm, delivering up to 12 mJ pulse energy in the near-IR range. With a <10 cm-¹ linewidth and up to 100 Hz pulse repetition rate, it’s ideal for photoacoustic imaging, non-linear spectroscopy, and more. The user-friendly web interface and microprocessor control ensure ease of use, while the water-free, air-cooled pump laser design optimizes performance. The Q-TUNE-G series sets a new standard in precision and efficiency for researchers across disciplines.

Q-TUNE-IR Series

Q-TUNE-IRThe Q-TUNE-IR series is the perfect high peak power, coherent, DPSS light source for researchers working with infrared spectroscopy applications. This series uses an Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) to produce tunable wavelength in the 1380 – 4500 nm range with a linewidth less than 10 cm-1, achieving > 6.5mJ of pulse energy @ 3500nm for the F-10 configuration (> 2mJ @ 3500nm for C-10) with a 10Hz repetition rate. The Q-TUNE-IR requires little maintenance, with all laser electronics integrated into the housing, including an air-cooling system, eliminating the need for chillers or large power supplies, all while providing a guaranteed pump diode lifetime greater than 2 giga-shots. 

Q-TUNE Series


The Q-TUNE series is a highly efficient, tunable wavelength laser designed for researchers working with temporally resolved spectroscopy, metrology, photo-acoustic imaging, and remote sensing applications. This laser uses an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to produce a tunable wavelength range of 410-2300 nm with a linewidth narrower than 6 cm-1, which can be extended to 210-410 nm with an optional second harmonic generator. With a pulse duration shorter than 5ns and an upper repetition rate of 100Hz, the Q-TUNE series provides a perfect coherent light source for precise scientific measurements. 

Q-SHIFT Series

Q-Shift SeriesThe Q-SHIFT series of Q-switched DPSS lasers is designed for researchers and application specialists working in micromachining, dermatology, LIDAR, time-resolved laser spectroscopy, and LIBS applications. With its built-in nonlinear wavelength conversion stage, this series allows the production of unconventional fundamental DPSS wavelengths, including 1163, 1177, 1300, 1317, 1551 and 1571 nm options, making it an ideal choice for those seeking wavelengths that are not accessible with conventional solid-state laser sources. With the optional harmonics generator, it is possible to generate up to the 4th harmonic for each fundamental wavelength, providing even more versatility. 


Quantas-Q-SPARK-266: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser

The Q-SPARK series is an air-cooled, diode-pumped, Q-switched laser designed for researchers and application specialists working with ablation, LIDAR, remote sensing, and LIBS applications. The laser produces sub-nanosecond or nanosecond pulses with peak power up to 20 MW and pulse energies up to 10 mJ, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. With a short <1.5 ns pulse, compact air-cooled package, and innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology, the Q-SPARK series delivers high-quality, low divergence, Gaussian-like laser beams.

Q1 Series

Quantas-Q1-211: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser

The Q1 series 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 design results in a user-friendly, turnkey system that requires little maintenance, and the laser’s variable pulse repetition rate and built-in sync pulse generator provide flexibility for triggering user equipment. 

Q2 Series

Quantas Q2 QLI

The Q2 series is a diode-pumped, fully air-cooled, Q-switched laser designed for a wide range of applications that require high peak power pulses. Its innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology produces Gaussian-like, low divergence laser beams with high peak powers, allowing for efficient harmonics conversion through the 5th harmonic. This versatile platform can be configured in many ways, including up to 80mJ pulse energy at 10 Hz pulse repetition rate or up to 20mJ at 100 Hz. The laser can emit either 1053 nm or 1064 nm wavelength, and in the short cavity configuration, pulse duration can be reduced by 50% in comparison to standard configuration. 

Q2HE Series

Quantas-Q2HE-211: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser

The Q2HE series is a highenergy, q-switched, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser series, available in either 1053nm or 1064nm fundamental wavelengths, with optional 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th harmonic generation. This air-cooled series of lasers is designed for a wide range of applications that require high peak power pulses. Due to a short laser cavity, excellent thermal properties of the crystal, and an innovative water-free crystal cooling technology, the Q2HE series can deliver up to 120mJ of pulse energy and/or up to 4W average output power. This advanced laser design results in a compact, user-friendly turnkey system that requires little maintenance.  

R Series

R Series

The R series of wavelength stabilized singlemode and multimode laser diodes offer narrow linewidth output in wavelengths from 633nm thru 1064nm. This highly customizable series offers package options ranging from components as basic as a TO-56 or 14-pin BF packaged diodes, to OEM modules including electronics, to UL/CE and IEC certified turn-key systems. The R series is the perfect source for various markets, including chemical analysis, bio-medical, fiber laser, and scientific applications. 

Microchip Series

Bright Microlaser Microchip SB1 Laser

The Microchip series is a line of ultra-compact, passively q-switched, single longitudinal mode (SLM), narrow linewidth, DPSS lasers that offer exceptional performance in a compact form factor. The lasers feature pulse durations ranging from 400 ps to 2 ns, energy levels up to 80 µJ, and repetition rates up to 100 kHz. Available in wavelengths from the UV to the NIR, this series is designed for OEM integrators and researchers working with LIDAR, 3D scanning, LIBS, night vision, and more. The lasers offer both nanosecond and picosecond options and are interchangeable with the same form factor and electrical and software interfaces across wavelengths, making them a flexible and versatile solution. 

SOL Series

SOL-03-532: 532nm Nanosecond Laser

The SOL series is the most compact, air-cooled, Q-switched DPSS nanosecond laser available in the power range from 4W to 40W @ 1064nm. Available @ 1064nm, 532nm, and 355nm, the SOL laser series offers excellent beam quality and high peak power, capable of up to 10W and 650µJ at 532nm and 4W @ 355nm, making it the ideal source for the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. With a rugged, compact, lightweight, and easy to use single unit design, the SOL laser is easy to integrate into micro-machining and marking applications, providing superior operational flexibility and performance/cost ratio. 

Wedge Series

Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser

The Wedge series is a line of DPSS lasers designed specifically for OEM applications such as micro machining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, glass and crystal engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, spectroscopy, and medical diagnostics. These diodepumped lasers, based on proprietary fast Q-switching technology, are compact, sealed, and monolithic which makes them insensitive to vibrations and harsh environments. With high peak powers and relatively low energy and heat generation, they allow efficient ablation and non-linear interaction with most materials. The compact and lightweight package is a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses provide extremely precise time-of-flight measurements.