Applications

Specifications

Output Characteristics1,4

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Wavelength 349 nm 355 nm 532 nm 355 nm 355 nm
Gain Medium Nd:YLF Nd:YAG4 Nd:YAG Nd:YVO4
Pulse Energy 60 µJ @ 1 kHz 120 µJ @ 1 kHz 25 µJ @ <30 kHz 80 µJ @ 10 kHz 200 µJ @ 10 kHz 40 µJ @ 50 kHz 63 µJ @ 80 kHz 25 µJ @ 80 kHz >50 µJ @ 80 kHz >60 µJ @ 100 kHz
Output Power 60 mW @ 1 kHz 120 mW @ 1 kHz 800 mW @ 50 kHz 800 mW @ 10 kHz 2 W @ 10 kHz 2 W @ 50 kHz 5 W @ 80 kHz 2 W @ 80 kHz >4 W @ 80 kHz >6 W @ 100 kHz
Pulse Width (FWHM) <5 ns <10 ns <15 ns <12 ns @ 80 kHz <10 ns @ 80 kHz <15 ns @ 80 kHz, 4 W <12 ns @ 100 kHz, 6 W
Pulse Energy Noise (rms)2 <3% <4% <2%
Long Term Stability (rms) <2% <±2% <2%
Repetition Rate Single shot to 5 kHz Single shot to 200 kHz Single shot 60 kHz Single shot 200 kHz Single shot to 300 kHz3 Single shot to 500 kHz
Jitter (Laser Pulse to OptoSync) <±0.5 ns -

Beam Characteristics2

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Spatial Mode M2 <1.3, TEM00 M2 <1.2, TEM00 M2 <1.3, TEM00
Beam Diameter, at waist (1/e2) 0.145 mm
±0.02
0.16
±0.025 mm
0.19
±0.035 mm
0.182
± 0.037 mm
0.18
±0.020 mm
0.21
±0.021 mm
0.18
±0.027 mm
0.16
±0.024 mm
1.1
± 0.25 mm
1.3
± 0.33 mm
Beam Divergence, full angle (1/e2) 3.2 ± 0.5 mrad 3.0 ±0.5 mrad 2.5 ±0.6 mrad 3.8 ±0.5 mrad 3.5 ±0.5 mrad 3.9 ±0.8 mrad 3.5 ±0.8 mrad 0.5 ± 0.2 mrad
Beam Ellipticity2 1 ±0.2 1 ±0.1 1 ±0.2
Polarization Ratio >100:1 (vertical) >100:1 (horizontal) >100:1 (vertical)

Operating Conditions

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Warm-up Time
(cold start to >95% full power)
<10 min
Operating Voltage 24 VDC ±2 V
Maximum Inrush Current  <4 W
Maximum Power Consumption  <75 W 
Typical Power Consumption   <50 W
Laser Head Thermal Heat Dissipation   <75 W

Operating Temperature

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Laser Head Temperature at Base 18-40°C (relative humidity <80%; dew point <20°C)3
Storage Temperature Range -20 to +60°C (<90% relative humidity, non-condensing)

Physical Characteristics

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Laser Head (L x W x H) 6.5 x 3.54 x 3 in
(165 x 95 x 76.1 mm)
9.45 x 3.74 x 3.7 in
(240 x 95 x 94 mm)
11.42 x 5.51 x 3.35 in
(280 x 130 x 85.1 mm)
Beam Height 25.4 mm 24.5 mm 25.4 mm 35 mm 34.1 mm 43.2 mm
Laser Head Weight 2.87 lb (1.3 kg) 6.84 lb (3.1 kg) 9.25 lb (4.2 kg)

Static Alignment Tolerance

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
Beam Position <±0.25 mm <±0.3 mm <±0.5 mm
Beam Angle <±1 mrad

Software Features

Explorer One
349-60
Explorer One
349-120
Explorer One
355-1
Explorer  One HE
355-100
Explorer One HE
532-200
Explorer One
 532-2
Explorer One XP
532-5
Explorer One
XP 355-2
Explorer One
HP 355-4
Explorer One
HP 355-6
First Pulse Suppression (FPS) Yes
E-Pulse (Constant Energy Model) Yes
E-Track (Closed Loop Energy Control) Yes

Footnotes:

  1. Due to our continuous product improvement program, specifications may change without notice.
  2. Specified at nominal power/energy and repetition rate (see power/energy specifications). Housing temperature at base.
  3. Explorer One is a Class IV - High Power Laser, whose beam is, by definition, a safety and fire hazard. Take precautions to prevent exposure to the direct and reflected beams. Diffuse as well as specular reflections can cause severe skin or eye damage.

Features

Overview

The Explorer® One™ is the most compact series of UV and green diode pumped solid state (DPSS) q-switch lasers in its class. The It’s in the Box™ design incorporates features such as the very compact air cooled design, short pulse width, high peak power and a feature rich software into one single package to satisfy customer needs with benefits such as ease-of-use and handling, high process quality and short time-to-market in cost sensitive tools.

Three Industrial Platforms

The Explorer One laser models are available on three platforms. The standard platform provides up to 800 mW and 355 nm, 2 W at 532 nm. High energy models are available with pulse energies exceeding 120 µJ at 349 nm, 80 µJ at 355 nm and 200 µJ at 532 nm. The extended power platform, Explorer One XP, is available with power exceeding 2 W at 355 nm and 5 W at 532 nm. The high power platform, the Explorer One HP, is available with a power exceeding 6 W at 355 nm.

High Performance and Reliability in a Compact Size

The Explorer One Family consists of rugged and durable industrial laser designed for longevity and long-term stability in 24/7 applications. Exceptional performance including short pulse width for minimum heat affected zone, unmatched pulse-to-pulse stability and superior beam quality (M2 typically <1.1) makes this laser the perfect tool for precision manufacturing. The lasers’ very compact It’s in the Box design offers a single package solution that allows fast and low cost integration for machine tool builders especially when space is a limiting factor. The very small dimensions of the all-in-one concept as well as low heat dissipation make this laser family the technology of choice for a small tabletop-like instrument. The combination of high output power and air cooled design reduces complexity, thereby resulting in short product development cycles and fast return of investment for our customers.

Advanced Software Controls

Versatility and flexibility are realized by integrating advanced and value-added hardware and software elements such as E-Pulse™ pulse energy control, burst mode, on-demand auto-calibration and single pulse energy measurements up to 500 kHz. The new E-Track™ dynamic pulse energy control feature actively measures and controls the laser for continual energy and power stabilization even under rapidly changing operating set points or environments. E-Track enables “on-the-fly” adjustments and fast gating for precision micromachining applications such as scribing marking, and drilling of tiny features.

In addition the Explorer One laser’s output power is adjustable to optimize the laser performance to the application needs. The system can be operated using TTL and analog control signals. Real-time pulse energy values are available on the integrated analog port.