Pulsed Fiber Lasers

Fiber Lasers

Pulsed Fiber Laser sources are a specific subset of DPSS lasers. Instead of a crystal, these lasers utilize a doped fiber optic cable as the gain medium. Typically they are doped with rare-earth elements, such as erbium (Er), ytterbium (Yb), or neodymium (Nd), just like the crystals used in most DPSS laser systems.

Fiber lasers have several advantages over traditional DPSS lasers. Some of these advantages derive from the geometry of the fiber optic itself, namely, the innate ability to have an extremely long single-mode optical cavity. This geometry produces either extremely high-power single-mode lasers exhibiting unprecedented brightness or extremely narrow band lasers with near-perfectly single-frequency output. Another advantage is that the fiber medium is flexible, which makes it easier to deliver the beam exactly where you need it. This ability can be highly advantageous when dealing with complex geometries and tight spaces.

Since the fiber optic acts as a gain medium, several kilometers long in some cases, fiber lasers benefit from the high optical gain and can provide much higher output powers compared to some other laser types. The extremely high surface area to volume ratio provides the inherent ability to efficiently remove heat generated, allowing continuous output of kilowatt levels of output power. The waveguide properties of the optical fiber mitigate thermal distortion, producing high-quality, near-diffraction-limited or better optical beam output (i.e., better beam quality).

Fiber lasers tend to be more compact when compared to typical solid-state or gas lasers with a comparable power level, because of the ability of the fiber to be coiled up, allowing a considerable amount of gain media to be confined in a small space. Fiber lasers generally have a lower cost of ownership since they are air-cooled and require little to no maintenance. These lasers are also highly reliable, with stable operation in high temperature and vibration prone environments.

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Our pulsed fiber lasers are q-switched or mode locked, providing repetition rates from single-shot up to 80 MHz, pulse widths (pulse durations) from 125ns down to 100fs, with pulse energy ranging from 25nJ up to over 1mJ, average output powers ranging from 150mW to 100W, and are available in wavelengths ranging from 1565nm (short-wave infrared or SWIR) down to 532nm (green) through the use of second harmonic generation. OEM laser packages and modules are available.

Our pulsed fiber lasers are used in a wide range of applications including multi-photon microscopy, optogenetics, fluorescence lifetime, 3D scanning, LiDAR, micromachining, surface treatment, thin film removal, welding, and many more!

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In conclusion, if you have any questions, or if you would like some assistance please contact us here. Furthermore, you can call us at 636.272.7227 to talk to a knowledgeable Product Manager. Alternatively, you can also use the filters on this page, or check out our ‘How to Select a Pulsed Laser‘ page to assist in narrowing down the selection. Finally, head to our Knowledge Center with our Lasers 101 page and Blogs and Whitepapers pages for further, in-depth reading.

Suggested Reading

Check out this blog, titled “Advantages of Two-Photon Microscopy Utilizing Femtosecond Fiber Lasers,” for further reading on the benefits of pulsed fiber lasers compared to older and more bulky & expensive Ti:Sapphire lasers.

To learn about pulsed fiber lasers for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, check out this blog, titled “Fiber Lasers for Industrial LIBS Applications.”

Read this whitepaper, titled “Single-Frequency Fiber Lasers for Doppler LIDAR,” for further reading about pulsed fiber lasers for Doppler LIDAR.

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Picture Part Number Type Wavelength (nm) Output power (W) Pulse energy (uJ) Pulse width Rep rate Q-switch type
Pulsed Fiber Laser 1.5um NLW Pulsed Fiber Lasers Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1540-1565 2.0 100.0 50 Nanosecond Lasers 20kHz to 500kHz
cpfl 1.5a 1.5at 1.5t cpfl2 hfl 1.5um Pulsed Fiber Lasers Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1540-1560 0.150, 1.0, 5.0 5.0, 25.0, 80.0 400 Picosecond Lasers, 50 Nanosecond Lasers 5kHz, 1MHz, 2MHz
Pulsed Fiber Laser 1um Pulsed Fiber Lasers Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1030-1100 5.0 150.0 400 Picosecond Lasers, 50 Nanosecond Lasers 10kHz, 100kHz, 1MHz Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1064 2.0, 5.0 0.025, 0.062 100 Femtosecond Lasers, 110 Femtosecond Lasers 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 520 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 520 0.800, 2.0 0.025 180 Femtosecond Lasers 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 780 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 780 0.800 0.010 150 Femtosecond Lasers 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 920 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 920 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 0.0125, 0.025, 0.050 100 Femtosecond Lasers, 110 Femtosecond Lasers, 130 Femtosecond Lasers 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR Dual Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 920/1064 1.0, 2.0 0.0125, 0.025 100 Femtosecond Lasers, 110 Femtosecond Lasers, 130 Femtosecond Lasers 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
Altair: Femtosecond Laser Altair Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1040 10.0, 20.0 0.125, 0.250, 1.0 150 Femtosecond Lasers, 250 Femtosecond Lasers 30MHz, 80MHz, Single shot to 40MHz Active
Antares Antares Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1030, 1064 10.0, 20.0, 30.0 0.125, 0.250, 0.375, 0.500 10 Picosecond Lasers 80MHz Active
Fiber Lasers Jenlas Fiber ns 25-105 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1085 20.0, 30.0, 55.0, 100.0 700.0, 1000.0, 1100.0 125 Nanosecond Lasers 30kHz to 80kHz, 50kHz to 100kHz, 100kHz to 200kHz Active

FL-P Series

1um 1.5um Pulsed Fiber LasersRPMC offers a variety of standard and custom pulsed fiber laser options. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, our 1um, 1.5um and 2um fiber lasers are manufactured to Telcordia standards and can be modified to meet your applications requirements. With available average powers up to 10W at 1um and 1.5um, peak powers up to 25kW, pulse widths in the range of 200ps to 100ns, and available options such as pulse monitoring, internal and external triggering, TTL or LVDS input signals, extended operating temperature range, and a robust design, our pulse series of fiber lasers are suitable for a wide range of applications. Customized configurations are available upon request.

Alcor Series

Alcor

ALCOR is the most advanced femtosecond fiber laser emitting at 920 nm or 1064 nm specifically designed for multiphoton microscopy instrumentation and industrial OEM integration, working with 24/7 operations, in an ultra-compact, robust and air-cooled format. Featuring the Alcor 920 4W, with the highest average power commercially available, as well as the XSight and FLeXSight external modules, allowing for fine and fast gating and power control, and GDD precompensation.

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

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.

Jenlas Fiber ns

The Jenlas Fiber ns series of nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers at 1085nm are available with up to 105W, 190 to 250 nanoseconds pulse widths, and peak pulse powers of up to 8 kilowatts. for precise material processing and cutting applications.