Q-SHIFT is family of Q-switched lasers with build-in nonlinear wavelength conversion stage that allows to produce wavelengths that are not accessible with conventional solid-state laser sources. As pump sources our Nd:YAG or Nd:YLF lasers of Q2 or Q2HE series  are used.
The wavelengths and pulse energies available is shown in picture below.

Energy_vs_wavelength_web

 

High peak intensity pulses at visible wavelengths (blue, yellow and red) are provided when Q-SHIFT laser is combined with our attachable SHG or stand-alone H-SMART harmonic generator.
Applications of laser include LCD repair, Laser Dermatology, eye-safe LiDAR and many others.

Laser functionality can be further extended by wide range of auxiliary equipment:

  • Attachable second harmonic generator, model SHG.
  • Stand-alone up to fifth harmonic generators of H-SMART series.
  • Attachable motorized attenuator for fundamental wavelength.
  • Attachable pulse energy monitor with analog and/or digital output.
  • Stand-alone two-channel pulse generator for smoothly variable pulse repetition rate, burst, double-pulse and other user-configurable modes of operation.

Laser specifications tables for 1163/1177 nm, 1300/1317nm, 1551/1571 nm versions are presented below.

Specifications for 1163 or 1177 nm wavelength 1)

Model 2)

Q-SHIFT-W1163

Q-SHIFT-W1177

-Bxx

-Cxx

-Dxx

-Exx

-Fxx

-G10

Wavelength, nm 3)

1163 or 1177 nm

Pulse repetition rate4)

up to 100 Hz

up to 50 Hz

up to 33 Hz

up to 20 Hz

10 Hz

Pulse energy

5 mJ

10 mJ

20 mJ

30 mJ

40 mJ

50 mJ

Typical pulse

duration 5)

2-5 ns

Pulse energy stability 6)

<1.5 % RMS

Power drift 7)

± 3.0 %

Beam profile

Bell shaped

Beam divergence 8)

< 3.0 mrad

Polarization

linear, > 95 %

Typical beam

diameter 9)

3-4 mm typical

Jitter 10)

< 0.5 ns RMS

Optional harmonics generator 11)
Pulse energy @ wavelength

581.5/588.5 nm

2.5 mJ

5 mJ

10 mJ

15 mJ

20 mJ

25 mJ

388/392 nm

1.25 mJ

2.5 mJ

5 mJ

7.5 mJ

10 mJ

12.5 mJ

291/294 nm

0.75 mJ

1.5 mJ

3 mJ

4.5 mJ

6 mJ

7.5 mJ

Dimensions

Laser head

( W×L×H) 12)

160 × 230× 141 mm3 or 190 × 408 × 155 mm3

Controller unit (W×L×H)

108 × 191 × 59 mm3

Power adapter (W×L×H) 13)

192 × 178 × 46 mm3 typical

Operating requirements

Cooling requirements

Air cooled

Ambient temperature

15 – 30 ºC

Relative humidity

10 – 80 % (non-condensing)

Mains voltage 14)

90-230 VAC, single phase, 47-63 Hz

Average power consumption

30-100 W

Specifications for 1300 or 1317 nm wavelength 1)

Model 2)

Q-SHIFT-W1300

Q-SHIFT-W1317

-Bxx

-Cxx

-Dxx

-Exx

-Fxx

-G10

Wavelength, nm 3)

1300 or 1317 nm

Pulse repetition rate4)

up to 100 Hz

up to 50 Hz

up to 33 Hz

up to 20 Hz

10 Hz

Pulse energy

3 mJ

6 mJ

12 mJ

18 mJ

24 mJ

30 mJ

Typical pulse

duration 5)

2-5 ns

Pulse energy stability 6)

<2.0 % RMS

Power drift 7)

± 3.0 %

Beam profile

Bell shaped

Beam divergence 8)

< 3.0 mrad

Polarization

linear, > 95 %

Typical beam

diameter 9)

3-4 mm typical

Jitter 10)

< 0.5 ns RMS

Optional harmonics generator 11)
Maximum pulse energy @ wavelength
650/658.5nm

1.5 mJ

3 mJ

6 mJ

9 mJ

12 mJ

15 mJ

433/439 nm

0.75 mJ

1.5 mJ

3 mJ

4.5 mJ

6 mJ

7.5 mJ

325/329 nm

0.45 mJ

0.9 mJ

1.8 mJ

2.7 mJ

3.6 mJ

4.5 mJ

Dimensions

Laser head

( W×L×H) 12)

160 × 230× 141 mm3 or 190 × 408 × 155 mm3

Controller unit (W×L×H)

108 × 191 × 59 mm3

Power adapter (W×L×H) 13)

192 × 178 × 46 mm3 typical

Operating requirements

Cooling requirements

Air cooled

Ambient temperature

15 – 30 ºC

Relative humidity

10 – 80 % (non-condensing)

Mains voltage 14)

90-230 VAC, single phase, 47-63 Hz

Average power consumption

30-100 W

Specifications for 1551 or 1571 nm wavelength 1)

Model 2)

Q-SHIFT-W1571

Q-SHIFT-W1551

-Bxx

-Cxx

-Dxx

-Exx

-Fxx

-G10

Wavelength, nm 3)

1551±1 nm or 1571±1 nm

Pulse repetition rate4)

up to 100 Hz

up to 50 Hz

up to 33 Hz

up to 20 Hz

10 Hz

Pulse energy

4 mJ

8 mJ

16 mJ

24 mJ

32 mJ

40 mJ

Typical pulse

duration 5)

2-5 ns

Pulse energy stability 6)

<3.5 % RMS

Power drift 7)

± 3.0 %

Beam profile

Bell shaped

Beam divergence 8)

5.0 mrad typical

Polarization

linear, > 95 %

Typical beam

diameter 9)

3-6 mm typical

Jitter 10)

< 0.5 ns RMS

Optional harmonics generator 11)
Maximum pulse energy @ wavelength
775.5/785.5nm

2 mJ

4 mJ

8 mJ

12 mJ

16 mJ

20 mJ

517/524 nm

1 mJ

2 mJ

4 mJ

6 mJ

8 mJ

10 mJ

388/393nm

0.6 mJ

1.2 mJ

2.4 mJ

3.6 mJ

4.8 mJ

6 mJ

Dimensions

Laser head

( W×L×H) 12)

160 × 230 × 141 mm3 or 190 × 408 × 155 mm3

Controller unit (W×L×H)

108 × 191 × 59 mm3

Power adapter (W×L×H) 13)

192 × 178 × 46 mm3 typical

Operating requirements

Cooling requirements

Air cooled

Ambient temperature

15 – 30 ºC

Relative humidity

10 – 80 % (non-condensing)

Mains voltage 14)

90-230 VAC, single phase, 47-63 Hz

Average power consumption

30-100 W

1. Due to continuous improvements all specifications are subject to change. Unless stated otherwise all specifications are measured at fundamental wavelength and maximum pulse repetition rate. The parameters marked typical are not specifications. They are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture.
2. xx in the model name sets laser repetition rate, for example Q-SHIFT-W1177-B100 laser will have factory-set 100 Hz pulse repetition rate.
3. Depend on pump laser wavelength.
4. Standard factory-set repetition rates are 10 Hz, 20 Hz, 33 Hz, 50 Hz and 100 Hz. Specify required pulse repetition rate when ordering, for example -D50 would mean laser with 50 Hz pulse repetition rate.
5. At FWHM level at fundamental wavelength, measured with 350 ps rise time photodiode.
6. Measured during 30 seconds operation after warm-up.
7. Over 8 hour period after 20 minutes of warm-up when ambient temperature variation is less than ±2 °C.
8. Full angle measured at the 4σ level.
9. Beam diameter is measured 20 cm from laser output at the 4σ level.
10. In respect to falling edge of pump diode triggering pulse.
11. Q-SHIFT is compatible with our attachable second harmonic generator (model SHG) and stand-alone H-SMART harmonics generator. Pulse energies presented here are maximum values. Please refer to harmonic generator datasheet for detailed specifications.
12. Laser housing size depends on average power at output wavelength.
13. Power adapter dimensions might differ from indicated here, depending on model.
14. Laser can be powered from appropriate 12 or 28 VDC power source. Please inquire for details.