Intense has launched the next generation of its Hermes diode lasers, a 650W, ultra-compact QCW mini-stack offering maximum brightness at high operating temperatures. It incorporates new, high power 808nm laser bars designed for extending performance across a broad range of operating temperatures. A high brightness stack, it has an emission area of only 2.8 x 2.8mm and generates an optical output in excess of 8kW/cm2 operating with ~300µs pulses.
The 650W mini stack is designed for hand-held DPSS laser systems, which require a reduced footprint/weight ratio, and improved battery life and system performance under harsh conditions. The Mini Stack has been fully qualified to military standard MIL-STD-810F, including storage temperature cycle (-57 to +75°C), mechanical shock (>20K shots at 1,000g), and more than 250k shots of continuous operation. The design can be produced for standard wavelengths of 808 and 940nm, and custom wavelengths are available on request.