RPMC Lasers has introduced the APL series of affordable, rugged, compact, air-cooled, high energy picosecond lasers, providing up to 150µJ of pulse energy.
These short pulsed lasers combine the advantages of fibre laser technology and the high energies of solid state, diode-pumped free space amplifiers. Robust fibre-based laser technology makes the APL series an ideal solution for a variety of cold micromachining and imaging applications. These affordable, compact, ultrafast lasers are ideal for various cold micromachining needs and deliver the highest precision at an affordable price.
The APL's 1,064nm laser platform allows them to be tailored to various power, pulse energy and repetition rates needed for a variety of industrial, scientific, and medical applications. The IR is sufficient for most micromachining applications.
The APL-500-1064 is available with 5ps pulses and 25uJ of energy at 10kHz with 0.5W of average power at 500kHz. The APL-4000-1064 is available with <10ps pulses and 150µJ of energy at 10kHz with 4W of average power at 500kHz.
Custom versions are available at various wavelengths, pulse widths, pulse energy and power levels. Some 100ps units have been developed at fixed wavelengths between 3µm and 6µm. Harmonics are available at 532, 355, and in some cases 266nm.