Description

Q-SPARK is diode pumped, water-free, Q-switched laser designed for wide range of applications that require high peak power short pulses.
Our innovative water-free laser crystal end-pumping technology allows to produce Gaussian-like, low divergence, high peak power laser beam in compact package.
Due to short laser cavity laser delivers up to 10 mJ at < 1.5 ns pulse duration. Models with pulse repetition rates up to 100 Hz are available.
Cost-effective version of the laser with passive Q-switch is available. It should be noted, that for passive Q-switched laser, the laser pulse jitter is larger in comparison to actively Q-Switched lasers (see datasheet for details).
For active Q-Switch type, low jitter triggering pulses for user equipment are available with up to 300 µs lead in internal triggering mode. In external triggering mode, laser pulsing can be precisely triggered from auxiliary delay generator.
Laser is monitored and controlled trough Ethernet port via build-in web-server. There is no need to install control software – any computer or even cell phone with modern web-browser will be able to control Q-SPARK. API is also provided for integration with user devices.

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

Up to fourth harmonic output wavelength can be produced build-in harmonics generator, located inside laser body. See datasheet below for pulse energy specifications.
Pulse energy can be adjusted with our attachable motorized attenuator for fundamental or harmonic wavelength beam.
Pulse energy can be monitored by our attachable pulse energy monitor with analog and/or digital output.
Residual harmonic generator wavelengths can be accessed with optional auxiliary exit port.
Fiber coupled output is available by request. Please inquire for detailed specifications.

Applications

  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR)
  • Laser ablation/micromachining
  • Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy (TOFS)
  • Time Resolved Spectroscopy (TRS)

Specifications 1)

Model

Q-SPARK

-100PS

-20PS

-A100

-A50

-B20

Wavelength, nm

1064 nm

Q-Switch type

Passive, Cr:YAG

Active, Pockels cell

Pulse repetition rate2)

100 Hz

20 Hz

100 Hz

50 Hz

20 Hz

Pulse energy, mJ

1 mJ

2 mJ

5 mJ

10 mJ

Typical pulse duration 3)

< 2 ns

<1.5 ns

Pulse to pulse energy stability 4)

< 1.5 % RMS

< 1.2 % RMS

Linewidth

SLM5)

<0.8 cm-1

Power drift 6)

± 3.0 %

Beam profile

nearly TEM00, >85 % fit to Gaussian

Beam divergence 7)

< 1.5 mrad

<1 mrad

Polarization

Linear, horizontal

Typical beam diameter 8)

1.2 mm

2.0 mm

3.0 mm

Jitter 9)

1 µs RMS

< 0.5 ns RMS

Optional build-in harmonics generator 10)
Pulse energy
532 nm

0.5 mJ

1 mJ

2.5 mJ

5 mJ

355 nm

0.25 mJ

0.5 mJ

1.6 mJ

2.5 mJ

266 nm

0.1 mJ

0.2 mJ

0.8 mJ

1 mJ

Optional attenuator 11)

Transmission range

0.5 – 95 %

Dimensions
Laser head ( W×L×H)

140× 277 × 135 mm3

Controller unit (W×L×H)

108× 191 × 59 mm3

Power adapter (W×L×H) 12)

50 × 125 × 32 mm3 typical (for +12 VDC output)

Operating requirements

Cooling requirements

Air cooled

Ambient temperature

15 – 30 ºC

Relative humidity

10 – 80 % (non-condensing)

Mains voltage

90-230 VAC, single phase, 47-63 Hz 13)

Average power consumption

40 W

30 W

50 W

40 W

30W

  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. Factory-set pulse repetition rate is fixed at max repetition rate shown in the table.
  3. At FWHM level at fundamental wavelength, measured with 350 ps rise time photodiode. Short pulse duration version is available, with pulse duration shorter by approx 50%. Inquire for detailed specifications.
  4. Measured during 30 seconds operation after warm-up.
  5. SLM pulses are produced for >95% of operating time.
  6. Over 8 hour period after 20 minutes of warm-up when ambient temperature variation is less than ±2 °C.
  7. Full angle measured at the 4σ level.
  8. Beam diameter is measured 20 cm from laser output at the 4σ level.
  9. In respect to falling edge of pump diode triggering pulse.
  10. Q-SPARK can be configured with build-in harmonics generator and beam separators for selecting single wavelength at the exit port. Two port configuration is available by request.
  11. Motorized attenuator intended to be attached to the laser housing. Transmission can be changed remotely trough laser web-server control interface.
  12. Power adapter dimensions might differ from indicated here, depending on model.
  13. Laser can be powered from appropriate 12 VDC power source. Please inquire for details.

Drawings

Click here to download dimensional drawing.