• Compact and versatile DPSS platform
  • Proven rugged industrial design with more than 1,000 installed lasers
  • Short pulse width and high peak power

The Spectra-Physics 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.

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.

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.


Memory repair
Si wafer marking
Selective ablation in thin film photovoltaic
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
 Explorer 1064-3  
Wavelength 1064 nm  
Gain Medium Nd:VYO4  
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  
 Explorer 1064-3  
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)  
 Explorer 1064-3  
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  
 Explorer 1064-3  
Beam Position <±0.25 mm  
Beam Angle <±1 mrad  

1. Due to our continuous product improvement program, specifications may change without notice.
2. Repetition rate at 100 kHz.
3. Maximum power energy up to 50 µJ from single shot to 30 kHz.

Explorer Laser Head

Explorer Power Supply

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