The Explorer® 1064 nm laser delivers reliability and versatility in a compact footprint through its innovative diode-pumped solid state architecture. The Explorer laser is easy to use and supplies excellent mode quality. Its nearly diffraction-limited TEM00 output beam allows for tight focusing and high spatial resolution. High reliability, high repetition rate, Gaussian beam parameters and superior pulse-to-pulse stability make the Explorer laser the ultimate economic solution for demanding applications.
|Pulse Energy2,3||25 µJ|
|Output Power2||>2.5 W|
|Pulse Width (FWHM)||<12 ns|
|Pulse-to-Pulse Stability (1 σ, absolute value)2||<2%|
|Long Term Stability (rms)||<2%|
|Repetition Rate||Single shot to 150 kHz|
|Spatial Mode||M2 <1.3, TEM00|
|Beam Diameter, at waist (1/e2)||0.28 mm ±10%|
|Beam Divergence, full angle (1/e2)||6 mrad ±10%|
|Warm-up Time (cold start to >95% full power)||<10 min|
|Polarization Ratio||>100:1 (vertical)|
|Operating Voltage||24 VDC ±2 V|
|Maximum Inrush Current||<4 A|
|Maximum Power Consumption||<75 W|
|Typical Power Consumption||<50 W at 25°C|
|Laser Head Thermal Heat Dissipation||<50 W|
|Laser Head||18-35°C (<80% relative humidity)|
|Power Supply||18-35°C (<80% relative humidity)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-20 to 60 °C (<90% relative humidity, non-condensing)|
|Laser Head||6.50 x 3.74 x 2.13 in (165 x 95 x 54 mm)|
|Power Supply||6.46 x 5.12 x 2.56 in (164 x 130 x 66 mm)|
|Cable-Laser Head||2 m|
|Beam Position||<±0.25 mm|
|Beam Angle||<±1 mrad|
The compact Explorer laser delivers exceptional versatility. Customers can interface with the Explorer L-Series power supply either through RS 232 software interface or via analog TTL control signals. Sophisticated software algorithms, such as Burst Mode and First-Pulse Suppression, and supporting multiple software command sets ensure straight forward product integration. Finally, the Explorer system’s rugged design enables integrating the compact laser head into a motion control system to simplify complex optical layouts.
The Explorer 1064 nm Vanadate-based (Nd:YVO4) laser provides more than 2.5 W power and is targeted for memory repair, selective ablation in thin film processes and marking applications.
To verify and analyze the output power of your Explorer laser, we recommend the Ophir 15(50)A-PF-DIF-18 (7Z02740) thermal power sensor and Centauri laser power meter. Additional information on this laser measurement equipment can be found on the ophiropt.com website. Other Ophir sensors and meters may also be suitable for the Explorer, depending on application. Ophir also works with laser system developers to achieve embedded beam diagnostics to monitor system performance as an OEM solution.