Mil-Spec Lasers

MIL-Spec LasersMil-Spec lasers (or military lasers) are specifically designed for demanding ruggedization requirements for military deployment. Typically, these lasers go through extensive shock and vibration testing to ensure durability in hostile environments.  Most military-grade lasers are either direct diode sources or DPSS lasers due to their long lifetimes and minimal maintenance requirements.  Additionally, these lasers are often water and dust resistant generally carrying ingress protection rating of IP65 or higher.  All of the mil-spec lasers offered by RPMC have been thoroughly tested to ensure they meet the necessary military requirements.  The actively q-switched, high pulse energy lasers listed below often support the Defense Market, in demanding Standoff Detection applications such as laser designators and range finders, and in Mapping & Imaging applications such as LIDAR systems, 3D Scanning, Bathymetry, Night Vision, and infrared illuminators.

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Airtrac Series

AIRTRAC-6M: Low SWaP High Energy Laser

The AIRTRAC series, from Areté’s Associates, is a ruggedized, high-shock, ultra-compact, actively q-switched, low-SWaP, DPSS laser, available with >90 mJ of pulse energy. Fully compliant NATO STANAG 3733 configurations for laser designation are available in a complete system weighing less than 1 lb. The athermal design of the AIRTRAC ensures high laser pulse energy, stable performance over the full temperature range with low beam divergence.

OT Series

The OT series of Erbium Glass lasers are ultra-compact, high energy q-switched, solid-state lasers that are well suited for rugged, field applications such as active night vision and rangefinding. These air-cooled lasers are available in both lamp-pumped and diode-pumped configurations, with passive and active Q-switching options. With over 10,000 units in the field, the OT series is a proven technology operating in some of the more challenging laser environments.