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World’s Smallest, Actively Q-Switched UV Laser

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:58am
MDT Staff

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Spectra-Physics has introduced Explorer One, the world’s smallest, actively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) ultraviolet (UV) lasers. The unique “It’s in the Box” design combines laser resonator and control electronics into a single housing, making Explorer One the most compact and lightweight UV laser in its class. Explorer One lasers are targeted for a variety of applications such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, laser microdissection, UV plastics marking, stereolithography, FPD repair, and other tasks that require premium performance and extreme durability in a tiny footprint.

This first generation of Explorer One lasers will be available in two versions at 349 and 355 nm wavelengths. Explorer One 349-120 delivers a high pulse energy of >120 µJ at 1 kHz repetition rate. Explorer One 355-300 delivers >300 mW output power at 50 kHz repetition rate.  Both lasers have short pulse widths (<5 and <8 ns, respectively) and low pulse energy noise (< 2% and < 3%, respectively) for ultra-stable processes and highest production yields.

For more information, visit: www.newport.com.

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