Picosecond Laser Technology
The Laser2000 range of picosecond lasers contains both high and low power lasers to cover a wide range of applications. The picosecond pulsed diode lasers and picosecond LED modules are particularly suitable for biomedical applications. High power picosecond lasers designed for industrial microprocessing offer a new level of precision and versatility.
Industrial Picosecond lasers (ps-lasers) are used for micro-structuring surfaces. Picosecond lasers micro-cut and micro drill thin materials, of up to a few millimetres thick, with aspect ratios up to about 1 to 10. The RAPID Industrial Nd:YVO4 laser series of picosecond ultra-short lasers can ablate (micromill) any material without thermal side effects, without force onto the work piece and with high precision (Ám-range lateral, about 10 nm depth control). Completely software controlled and easy to integrate into industrial units, these picosecond lasers are flexible, cost-effective and reliable.
Although micromachining by cold ablation is the largest application of high power picosecond lasers, they are also used in material research, ps-spectroscopy, nonlinear optics such as UV generation and OPO/OPG pumping, ranging, wave guide writing, glass scribing and welding.
Femtosecond Laser Technology
The ultrafast femtosecond laser Ti:Sapphire oscillators offered by Laser 2000 have a robust, modular design that allows for upgrades and custom-designed specifications.
The basic femtosecond laser model has a broad spectral bandwidth, enabling pulse durations of less than 8 femtoseconds with a considerable unamplified output power. For more pulse energy, a femtosecond laser model with 500mW average output power and the same spectral bandwidth is available. At 80MHz repetition rate, this laser delivers more than 6nJ of energy for 6W of pump power.
The ultra-broadband version of the femtosecond laser gives sub 6fs pulses with a broad spectral bandwidth and more than 200mW average output power. The octave spanning femtosecond laser edition provides a spectral bandwidth that allows direct CEP stabilization, without additional spectral broadening.
These femtosecond laser systems come with various options, including a complete system format with a DPSS laser pre-installed within the laser enclosure.