266nm Lasers, specifically Diode-Pumped Solid-State (DPSS) Lasers, utilize the fourth harmonic of Nd:YAG laser material at 1064nm. Given a particular laser, with a particular fundamental wavelength, fourth harmonic generation is less efficient and cannot achieve the same energy levels compared to its lower-order harmonic counterparts.
These high power, nanosecond 266 nanometer lasers are available with either free-space or fiber-coupled output and a variety of pulse energies depending on the applications needs. Typical applications for these UV Lasers include Optogenetics, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, and more.
|Picture||Part Number||Type||Wavelength (nm)||Output power (W)||Pulse energy (uJ)||Pulse width||Rep rate|
|Aero-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.600||6000.0, 12000.0||20ns||Single Shot to 50Hz, Single Shot to 100Hz|
|CEUV Series||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266, 355, 532, 1064||5.0, 10.0, 20.0||500.0, 1000.0, 2000.0||3ns||10kHz to 1MHz|
|Onda 266nm||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.800||80.0||2ns - 6ns||Single shot to 1kHz, Single shot to 50kHz|
|Quantas-Q-SPARK-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.010||1500.0||2ns||20Hz|
|Quantas-Q1-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.015, 0.030, 0.050, 0.070||1500.0, 3000.0, 5000.0, 7000.0||7ns, 8ns||Single Shot to 10Hz|
|Quantas-Q2-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.012, 0.025, 0.050, 0.100, 0.120||1200.0, 2500.0, 5000.0, 10000.0, 12000.0||5ns, 7ns, 8ns||20Hz, 33.3Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz|
|Quantas-Q2HE-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.600||5000.0, 10000.0||7ns||20Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz|
|SB1-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||266||0.002, 0.005||0.500, 1.0, 2.0||1.3ns||1kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz|
|Wedge-HB/XB 266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.300, 0.500||150.0, 500.0||1.5ns, 1.8ns||Single shot to 2kHz|
|Wedge-HF/XF 266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||266||0.050, 0.180||5.0, 15.0||700ps - 1500ps, 400ps - 700ps||10kHz to 50kHz|
The Aero Series is a high-energy DPSS laser that operates at less than 15 nanoseconds and with average power up to 200mJ at 1064nm and 100mJ at 532nm. All models come enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single unit with a conductively cooled heatsink with a water-cooled option. It comes with available options for beam expanding and collimating optics. This new laser series is ideal for applications like LIBS, spectroscopy, and Atmospheric LIDAR.
Areté has developed a commercial series of compact and efficient DPSS laser sources, capable of operating over a wide range of pulsing conditions (duty-cycle and PRF), in a low SWaP package, with average power up to ≈5W @ 266nm, 10W @ 355nm or 532nm, 20W @ 1064nm, suitable for airborne applications. The design has been tested in brassboard hardware and a prototype is being developed.
The Onda Series is a DPSS nanosecond OEM laser platform aimed at high-end applications requiring both excellent beam quality and high peak power in materials such as metals, glass, plastics, and various delicate and hard materials. Developed initially as a high-energy seeder for advanced MOPA laser systems, the Onda is now available as a standalone device operating at the wavelengths of 266, 355, 532 and 1064nm. The compactness and ease of use allow for superior operation flexibility and performance / cost ratio.
The Q-SPARK series, from Quantum Light Instruments Ltd., features a short <1.5 ns pulse with pulse energies up to 10 mJ. Due to the short cavity design, pulse durations of <800ps are achievable with pulse energies up to 5mJ. The innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology produces a Gaussian-like, low divergence, high peak power laser beam in compact, air-cooled package.
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 laser design has resulted in a user-friendly, turnkey system that requires little maintenance.
The Q2 series is a versatile, diode pumped, air-cooled, Q-switched laser capable of achieving up to 80mJ of pulse energy with an operational rep rate up to 100Hz. Available at the fundamental wavelengths of 1064 and 1053nm, the innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology produces Gaussian-like, low divergence laser beams with high peak powers, enabling efficient harmonics conversion through the 5th harmonic.
The Q2HE series, from Quantum Light Instruments Ltd., features an innovative water-free laser crystal cooling technology that enables generation of high quality laser beams with up to 100 mJ pulse energy and/or up to 4 W of average output power. Featuring a pulse duration of less than 7 ns and a low beam divergence, the Q2HE is capable of achieving efficient fundamental wavelength conversion through the 5th harmonics of 213/211 nm.
The Microchip Series, from BrightMicroLaser, are ultra-compact, passively q-switched, single longitudinal mode (SLM), narrow linewidth, DPSS lasers that feature pulse durations from 400 ps to 2 ns, energy levels up to 80 uJ and repetition rates up to 100 kHz. In addition to the fundamental 1064 nm wavelength and its harmonics (532, 355 and 266 nm), we also deliver units emitting at 946 and 473 nm.
The Wedge series of DPSS Lasers have been designed for OEM applications like micro machining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, glass and crystals engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, Spectroscopy and medical diagnostics. High peak powers, with relatively low energy and heat generation, allows efficient ablation and non-linear interaction with most materials. The compact and lightweight package represents a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses give extremely precise time-of-flight measurements.
Second Harmonic (532 nm output) and wavelength conversion option widen the product application range.