MK-88 & MK-81 Microlasers
Mar 2007Kigre Inc.Request Info
Kigre Inc. has now developed the next generation megawatt class microlasers for use in enhanced laser surveillance and detection systems. These new high-power 1.5-µm laser transmitters are designated the 10-Hz MK-88 and the 1-Hz MK-81. The laser devices utilize a unique pumping architecture that provides a foundation for compact reliable high power/high gain laser devices an order of magnitude lighter, smaller, more efficient and less expensive than the existing state-of-the-art. The significant performance improvement in these high efficiency side-pumped (HESP), diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers is due in large part to the invention of a new generation of athermal high-gain laser glass materials and innovative conduction cooled packages (patents pending) that portends long diode lifetime at high power levels with minimal thermal conditioning requirements.