O’FALLON, Mo., Aug. 16, 2010 — RPMC Lasers Inc. now offers affordable, rugged, compact, air-cooled, high-energy picosecond lasers providing up to 150 µJ of pulse energy.
These short-pulsed lasers combine the advantages of fiber laser technology and the high energies of solid-state diode-pumped free-space amplifiers. Robust fiber-based laser technology makes the APL series a suitable solution for a variety of cold micromachining and imaging applications. These affordable, compact, ultrafast lasers deliver high precision.
The APL series’ 1064-nm laser platform allows the devices to be tailored to various power, pulse energy and repetition rates required for a variety of industrial, scientific and medical applications. The infrared is sufficient for most micromachining applications.
The APL-500-1064 is available with 5-ps pulses and 25 µJ of energy at 10 KHz with 0.5 W of average power at 500 kHz. The APL-4000-1064 is available with <10-ps pulses and 150 µJ of energy at 10 KHz with 4 W of average power at 500 kHz.
Custom versions are available at various wavelengths, pulse widths, pulse energy and power levels. Some 100-ps units have been developed at fixed wavelengths between 3 and 6 µm. Harmonics are available at 532, 355 and 266 nm.
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