VaryDisk E150

Thin Disk DPSS Laser, ns Pulsed, 1030 nm, up to 150 W / 150 mJ, 1 kHz to 10 kHz, 1 ns to 2 ps

Key Features:

  • Wavelength: 1030 nm /- 1 nm
  • Power & energy stability
  • Up to 150 W average power
  • Range of pulse energies up to 150 mJ
  • Customizable GUI
  • TTL Triggering
  • Pulse duration: 1 ns, compressible to < 2 ps
  • Power modulation 0-100%: < 10 s (< 500 ms optional)
  • Beam quality: M^2 < 1.4
  • Warm-up time: < 30 min

 

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sleek, modern looking pulsed OEM DPSS laser housing with adjustable feet VE150

Thin Disk DPSS Laser, ns Pulsed, 1030 nm, up to 150 W / 150 mJ, 1 kHz to 10 kHz, 1 ns to 2 ps

 

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The VaryDisk Series is a versatile family of thin-disk laser systems that provide high pulse energies at high average powers and are suitable for lab or industrial use. These thin-disk regenerative amplifiers offer a range of output specifications and customization options, depending on the configuration and your specific application needs. The base configurations provide options for pulse widths in the fs, ps, and ns range, up to 1000 W average power, 150 mJ pulse energy, 1 kHz to 125 kHz rep. rate, and 1030 nm, 515 nm (SHG), and 343 nm (THG) wavelength options.

Benefits:

  • High energy, multi-milli-Joule laser platform:
    • Capable of delivering high-energy output, which means they can be used for a wide range of applications, including materials processing, scientific research, and more.
  • Amplification of fs, ps, or ns pulses:
    • Utilize a thin disk regenerative amplifier, which provides high amplification factors for fs, ps, or ns pulses, making them ideal for a wide range of applications where high peak power and high repetition rates are required.
  • Adjustable output specifications:
    • Adjustable output specifications to meet the specific needs of each customer, ensuring that they get the performance and capabilities they need.
  • Customizable visual control interface:
    • Visual control interface makes it easy for users to monitor and adjust laser performance. Additionally, they are programmable, which means users can customize laser performance and operating modes
  • Various operating modes and different pulse characteristics:
    • Range of operating modes and pulse characteristics available, which makes them highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. This allows users to achieve the exact performance they need for their specific use case.

The VaryDisk series lasers offer versatile and customizable solutions for industrial, scientific, and research applications. They feature high-energy output and precise pulse amplification with adjustable output specifications and programmable operating modes. The VaryDisk ENERGY, in particular, is a fully functional laser system with chirped pulse amplification suitable for laboratory investigations and/or industrial use. Customers can tailor the output specifications of these thin disk laser systems to their specific needs. Overall, the VaryDisk series lasers provide easy visual control and a range of operating modes and pulse characteristics, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.

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Options

We offer different options along with the base versions of the VaryDisk ENERGY in order to increase the output power and/or to allow additional operating modes along with the realization of different pulse characteristics, e.g. different choices of pulse durations, wavelengths, or even the simultaneous generation of pulses with different pulse characteristics in one operation mode. Please consult our team for possible combination choices and further information.

Applications

Typically, the VaryDisk E150 has industrial uses for surface structural/chemical modification of electronic or mechanical materials, as well as scientific and research applications in material processing labs, attosecond science, and strong field physics. Applications that utilize high energy pulse output benefit from the advantages of thin disk lasers, compared with their fiber laser counterparts. Application examples, showing the capabilities of the VaryDisk laser system, were demonstrated in the application lab. Please contact us for further information.

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