Wedge-HF/XF 1064

DPSS Laser, ns/ps Pulsed, 1064 nm, up to 180 uJ, up to 100 kHz, 300 ps to 3 ns

Key Features:

  • Up to 180uJ pulse energy
  • >250kW peak power
  • 400ps to 2.5ns pulse width
  • Single shot to 2kHz
  • Monolithic design
  • Air cooling
  • Low heat waste
  • MOPA configurations

 

There are many configurations and options available. If you do not see exactly what you need below, please contact us!

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Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser WEDGE XF Plus 1064nm

Nanosecond Laser, 1064nm, 200kW at 50kHz, sub-ns compact, 400 ps, 50 to 200 kHz

 

10-14 weeks

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Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser WEDGE XF 1064nm

Nanosecond Laser, 1064nm, 70 uJ at 10kHz, sub-ns compact, 500 ps, 10 to 100 kHz

 

10-14 weeks

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Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser WEDGE HF 1064nm

Nanosecond Laser, 1064nm, 250 kW at 10kHz, sub-ns compact, 700 ps, 10 to 100 kHz

 

10-14 weeks

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The Wedge-HF/XF laser is a sub-nanosecond, DPSS laser capable of up to 4W of average power at 1064nm with rep rates available from single shot to 200kHz. The Wedge-HF/XF is available with harmonics options at 532nm, 355nm and 266nm. Wavelength conversion option (1.5um) widen the Wedge’s applications range.

Based on a proprietary fast active Q-Switching technology, these sealed DPSS lasers are insensitive to vibrations and harsh environments. The compact and lightweight package represents a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses and high peak powers, with relatively low heat generation, allows for efficient ablation and non-linear interaction in materials used for OEM applications such as micro-machining and specialty marking of glass, metals, polymers and other hard and soft materials, as well as scientific applications, including LIBs, spectroscopy and medical diagnostics.

Wedge is a flexible platform for realizing custom solutions such as meeting specific time/energy requirements, vibe/shock or other extreme environmental conditions, as well as compliance to Mil-specifications.  High power amplifiers can be added to standard oscillators in order to increase performance and meet the demands of a variety of industrial and aerospace applications. Several Wedge based MOPA lasers are currently employed as “optical engines” in high-demanding field applications.

Performance, flexibility, industry proven reliability and overall low total cost of ownership makes the Wedge Series an ideal solution for many industrial, defense and scientific applications.

Options Available

  • 1064nm, 532nm, 355nm, 266nm and 1.5um options
  • Extended rep rate down to single shot
  • Beam expanding and collimating optics
  • Fiber Coupling
  • Low jitter option
  • Extended operating temperature range
  • IP68 package
  • 28V DC Input for airborne installation
  • Circular polarization
  • Monitoring photodiode
  • Red aiming beam
  • Remote control box and software interface
  • AC-DC power supply
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Pulsed Lasers FAQs
What is a Pulsed Laser?

A pulsed laser is any laser that does not emit a continuous-wave (CW) laser beam. Instead, they emit light pulses at some duration with some period of ‘off’ time between pulses and a frequency measured in cycles per second (Hz). There are several different methods for pulse generation, including passive and active q-switching and mode-locking. Pulsed lasers store energy and release it in these pulses or energy packets. This pulsing can be very beneficial, for example, when machining certain materials or features. The pulse can rapidly deliver the stored energy, with downtime in between, preventing too much heat from building up in the material. If you would like to read more about q-switches and the pros and cons of passive vs active q-switches, check out this blog “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive vs Active Q-Switching,” or check out our Overview of Pulsed Lasers section on our Lasers 101 Page!

What is the best laser for LIDAR?

There are actually numerous laser types that work well for various LIDAR and 3D Scanning applications. The answer comes down to what you want to measure or map. If your target is stationary, and distance is the only necessary measurement, short-pulsed lasers, with pulse durations of a few nanoseconds (even <1ns) and high pulse energy are what you’re looking for. This is also accurate for 3D scanning applications (given a stationary, albeit a much closer target), but select applications can also benefit from frequency-modulated, single-frequency (narrow-linewidth) fiber lasers. If your target is moving, and speed is the critical measurement, you need a single-frequency laser to ensure accurate measurement of the Doppler shift. If you want to learn more about the various forms of LIDAR and the critical laser source requirements, check out our LIDAR page for a list of detailed articles, as well as all the LIDAR laser source products we offer. Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

What is the difference between active and passive q-switching?

There are a wide variety of q-switch technologies, but the technique as a whole can be broken down into two primary categories of q-switches, passive and active. Active q-switches could be a mechanical shutter device, an optical chopper wheel, or spinning mirror / prism inside the optical cavity, relying on a controllable, user set on/off ability. Passive q-switches use a saturable absorber, which can be a crystal (typically Cr:YAG), a passive semiconductor, or a special dye, and automatically produce pulses based on it’s design. Both passive and active q-switching techniques produce short pulses and high peak powers, but they each have their pros and cons. When choosing between actively q-switched and passively q-switched lasers, the key is to understand the tradeoffs between cost/size and triggering/energy and decide which is best for your particular application. Read more about these tradeoffs in this article: “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive vs Active Q-Switching.” Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

What type of laser is used for LIBS?

A laser source used for LIBS must have a sufficiently large energy density to ablate the sample in as short a time possible. Typically, pulsed DPSS lasers take center stage here. However, it’s been shown that pulsed fiber lasers can also be a great option. For example, you could utilize fiber lasers to measure detection limits as low as micrograms per gram (µg/g) for many common metals and alloys, including aluminum, lithium, magnesium, and beryllium. Analytical performances showed to be, in some cases, close to those obtainable with a traditional high-energy Nd:YAG laser. The beam quality of fiber lasers, in conjunction with longer pulse widths, resulted in significantly deeper and cleaner ablation craters. If you want to learn more about LIBS and ideal laser sources, check out either this blog: “OEM Fiber Lasers for Industrial Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” or this blog: “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in Biomedical Applications.” Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

Which IR laser is best for laser target designation?

There are many different types of laser designation systems used by the military today. Still, they all share the same basic functionality and outcome. At a glance, the laser requirements seem relatively straightforward. The laser needs to be invisible to the human eye, and it needs to have a programmable pulse rate. Still, when you look in more detail, many small factors add up to big problems if not appropriately addressed. Excellent divergence and beam pointing stability, low timing jitter, and rugged, low SWaP design are all critical features of a good laser designation source. Read more on these critical features in this article: “What are the Critical Laser Source Requirements for Laser Designation?” Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!