Applications

Specifications

375-515 nm Specifications1, 6, 11

Excelsior 375 Excelsior 405 Excelsior 440 Excelsior 473 Excelsior 488 Excelsior 505 Excelsior 515
Wavelength 375 ±5 nm 405 ±5 nm 445 ±5 nm 473 nm 488 ±5 nm 505 nm 515 nm
Output Power2 16 , 70 mW 50, 100 mW 40 mW 5, 10, 50 mW 20, 50, 100 mW 10, 20 mW 50 mW
Spectral Linewidth <0.5 nm <1 nm <1 nm <10 MHz
(<0.01 pm)
<1.5 nm <1 nm <10 MHz
(<0.01 pm)
Spatial Mode TEM00
Longitudinal Mode Multi Multi Multi Single Multi Multi Single
Frequency Drift - - - <50 MHz/°C - - -
Beam Quality M2 <1.5 <1.5 <1.5 <1.1 <1.5  <1.2  <1.1
Beam Diameter (1/e2) 1.3 ±0.3 mm 1.3 ±0.3 mm 1.3 ±0.3 mm 0.11 ±0.1 mm
0.32 ±0.02 mm10
1.3 ±0.3 mm 0.67 ±0.07 mm 0.67 ±0.07 mm
Beam Divergence <0.71 mrad <0.76 mrad <0.84 mrad <0.73 mrad
<2.2 mrad10
<0.9 mrad <1.2 mrad <1.2 mrad
Beam Ellipticity 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.15 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.2 1 ±0.2
Beam Pointing Stability <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <10 µrad/°C <10 µrad/°C
Noise <0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<0.5% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<1% rms
(10 Hz-500 Hz)
<0.5% rms
(10 Hz-100 MHz)
Power Stability (over 8 hours) <±2%
Polarization Ratio >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (horizontal) >100:1 (vertical)
Warm-up Time <5 min <5 min <5 min <5 min <5 min <10 min <10 min
Beam Height
19 mm
Technology Direct Diode Direct Diode Direct Diode DPSS Direct Diode DPSS (XC) DPSS (XC)

375-515 nm Utility and Environmental Specifications

Excelsior 375 Excelsior 405 Excelsior 440 Excelsior 473 Excelsior 488 Excelsior 505 Excelsior 515
Operating Voltage3 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC 12 VDC 12 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption <10 W <10 W <10 W <30 W <10 W <60 W <60 W
Operating Temperature 10-40°C (80% relative humidity)
Maximum Laser Head Base Plate Temperature4 50°C
Storage Temperature Range -20 to 60°C (90% relative humidity, non-condencing)
Vibration 3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
2 G
(15-200 Hz)
Shock Tolerance Up to 25 G

375-515 nm Static Alignment Tolerance5

Excelsior 375 Excelsior 405 Excelsior 440 Excelsior 473 Excelsior 488 Excelsior 505 Excelsior 515
Beam Position ±1 mm ±1 mm ±1 mm ±1 mm ±1 mm ±0.5 mm ±0.5 mm
Beam Angle ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad

532-1064 nm Specifications1, 6, 11

Excelsior
532
Multi Mode
Excelsior
532
Single Mode
Excelsior
542
Excelsior
561
Excelsior
594
Excelsior
642
Excelsior
785
Excelsior
1064
Wavelength 532 nm 532 nm 542 nm 561 nm 594 nm 642 ±3 nm 785 ±10 nm 1064 nm
Output Power2 10, 20, 50 mW 50, 100, 150, 200, 300 mW7 50 mW 20, 50, 75 mW
100, 150 mW8
30, 50 mW 35, 60, 100 mW 45 mW 500, 800 mW9
Spectral Linewidth <0.5 nm <10 MHz (<0.01 pm) <10 MHz (<0.01 pm) <10 MHz (<0.01 pm) <1 nm <0.5 nm <0.01 nm <10 MHz (<0.04 pm)
Spatial Mode TEM00
Longitudinal Mode Multi Single Single Single Multi Multi Multi Single
Frequency Drift - <50 MHz/°C <50 MHz/°C <50 MHz/°C - - - <50 MHz/°C
Beam Quality M2 <1.1 <1.1 <1.1 <1.1 <1.2 <1.5 <1.5 <1.1
Beam Diameter (1/e2) 0.32 ±0.02 mm 0.32 ±0.02 mm
0.7 ±0.07 mm7
0.7 ±0.07 mm 0.7 ±0.05 mm 0.67 ±0.07 mm 1.0 ±0.2 mm 1.0 ±0.2 mm 0.45 ±0.05 mm
Beam Divergence <2.5 mrad <2.5 mrad
<1.2 mrad7
<1.2 mrad <1.2 mrad <1.2 mrad <1.5 mrad <1.9 mrad <3.3 mrad
Beam Ellipticity 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.2 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.1
Beam Pointing Stability <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <10 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C <6 µrad/°C
Noise <0.5% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(10 Hz-100 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(10 Hz-20 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(20 Hz-20 MHz)
<1% rms
(20 Hz-500 MHz)
<0.2% rms
(10 Hz-100 MHz)
Power Stability (over 8 hours) <±1% <±1% <±2% <±1% <±2% <±2% <±2% <±2%
Polarization Ratio >100:1 (vertical) >100:1
(vertical)
>100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (horizontal)
Warm-up Time <5 min <5 min <5 min <5 min <10 min <5 min <5 min <5 min
Beam Height 19 mm
Technology DPSS DPSS DPSS DPSS DPSS (XC) Direct Diode Direct Diode DPSS

532-1064 nm Utility and Environmental Specifications

Excelsior
532
Multi Mode
Excelsior
532
Single Mode
Excelsior
542
Excelsior
561
Excelsior
594
Excelsior
642
Excelsior
785
Excelsior
1064
Operating Voltage3 5 VDC 5 VDC
12 VDC7
5 VDC 5 VDC
12 VDC8
12 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption <30 W <30 W
<60 W7
<30 W <40 W
<60 W8
<60 W <10 W <10 W <30 W
Operating Temperature 10-40°C (<90% relative humidity)
Maximum Laser Head Base Plate Temperature4 50°C 50°C 45°C 45°C 50°C 50°C 50°C 45°C
Storage Temperature Range -20°C to 60°C (<90% relative humidity, non-condensing)
Vibration 3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
2 G
(15-200 Hz)
2 G
(15-200 Hz)
2 G
(15-200 Hz)
3 G
(15-500 Hz)
Shock Tolerance Up to 25 G

532-1064 nm Static Alignment Tolerance5

Excelsior
532
Multi Mode
Excelsior
532
Single Mode
Excelsior
542
Excelsior
561
Excelsior
594
Excelsior
642
Excelsior
785
Excelsior
1064
Beam Position ±0.5 mm ±1 mm ±0.1 mm ±0.1 mm ±0.5 mm ±1 mm ±1 mm ±0.1 mm
Beam Angle ±5 mrad ±0.5 mrad ±0.5 mrad ±0.5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±5 mrad ±0.5 mrad

Footnotes:

  1. Complies with EN 60825-1:2001 Standards as applicable, laser safety Class 3B laser.
  2. Output power is variable via analog power supply. Specifications apply at nominal power level to 50% of nominal power. Recommended power range 10-100% of nominal power. Excelsior 488 available as fixed power version only.
  3. Power supply must meet following requirements:
    - DC Voltage 5 and 12 VDC ±5%
    - Power 30 W for 5 VDC, 60 W for 12 VDC
    - Supply Input Ripple <150 mV peak-to-peak With adequate heatsink.
  4. Static alignment tolerances relative to adjustment holes.
  5. Available cable lengths range from 0.5 to 1.8 m.
  6. 300 mW Excelsior 532.
  7. 100/150 mW Excelsior 561.
  8. Output power for Excelsior 1064 OEM model is 500 mW. Output power for Excelsior 1064 CDRH models is 500 mW and 800 mW.
  9. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Features

Diode-Pumped Solid State Lasers

Using patented frequency-doubling techniques, Excelsior diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers provide visible light with high conversion efficiency for lower power consumption and improved reliability. The DPSS models are available in the regular, compact laser head size, or in the slightly larger footprint called the “Extended Cavity” (XC) series that is used for the 505, 515, and 594 nm models as well as the higher power 532 nm and 561 nm models. The 1064 nm version is operated at its fundamental wavelength.

Direct Diode Lasers

The Excelsior family also includes a line of diode-based lasers with output powers from 16 to 100 mW. Wavelengths are generated directly from a semiconductor gain chip to reduce operational costs, increase lifetime use, and minimize space requirements.