LASERS AND DIODES
Expanded Pearl range of solid-state lasers
9 February 2009
Laser Lines is distributing nLight's Pearl range of solid-state lasers, which has recently been expanded into the 879 and 888nm wavelengths.
Power levels up to 100W are available at 879, 885 and 888nm with nLight's PowerCore fibre at 400 or 600µm. Operating efficiencies of 50 to 60 per cent result in significantly less heat.
Utilising Pearl with upper-state pumping of Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4 allows the design and manufacture of air-cooled diode-pumped solid-state laser systems. Due to Pearl's single emitter architecture, narrow spectral widths of less than 3.5nm full width at half maximum (FWHM) can be maintained.