Ekspla NL300D Series Q-switched Lasers for PIV

NL300D series double pulse PIV lasers

Stable output specifications, intelligent triggering and easy operation make the Ekspla  NL300D series nanosecond laser an excellent choice for most liquid and many air-based PIV (particle image velocimetry) applications. Extremely low jitter of optical pulse with respect to sync pulse allows reliable synchronization with external equipment. Read more.

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Ekspla NL740 Series Ultrastable Nanosecond Laser

NL740 tunable pulse duration NdYAG lasers

The main feature of the Ekspla  NL740 series is the output of ultra-stable tunable duration (2 – 10 ns) narrow bandwidth nanosecond pulses based on temporally driven CW diode laser seeder and amplification stages.

Start of the system is the single mode DFB laser with temporal output power modulator. Then light is amplified in diode pumped regenerative amplifier in order to reach energy sufficient to amplify in double pass diode pumped amplifiers. Power amplifier is a chain of double pass amplifiers where pulse is amplified up to required energy. Before amplification spatial beam shaping is employed in order to get flat top shape at the output. The harmonic generators are based on angle tuned nonlinear crystals placed in a heater. Read more.

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Ekspla NL230 Series High Energy Q-switched DPSS Nd:YAG Lasers

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The Ekspla  NL230 series diode-pumped Q-switched lasers produce up to 150 mJ at 100 Hz or up to 190 mJ at 50 Hz pulse repetition rate. Diode pumping allows maintenance-free laser operation for an extended period of time (more than 3 years for an estimated eight working hours per day). The typical pump diode lifetime is more than 1 billion shots.

Lasers are designed to produce high-intensity, high-brightness pulses and are targeted for applications such as material ablation, remote sensing, OPO, Ti:Sapphire or dye laser pumping. Due to an electro‑optical Q-switch, the master oscillator generates short duration pulses in the 3 – 7 ns range. The oscillator cavity optical design features a variable‑reflectivity output coupler, giving a low-divergence laser beam. A closed-loop TEC based chiller is used for laser cooling, eliminating the need for external cooling water and reducing running costs. Angle-tuned non-linear crystals mounted in temperature stabilized heaters are used for optional second, third or fourth harmonic generation. The harmonics separation system is designed to ensure radiation with a high spectral purity and to direct it to the separate output ports.

For customer convenience the laser can be controlled via a user‑friendly remote control pad or a USB interface. The remote pad allows easy control of all parameters and features a backlit display that is easy to read even through laser safety eyewear. Alternatively, the laser can be controlled from a personal computer via supplied Windows™ compatible software. LabVIEW™ drivers are also included with each laser. installation package. Read more. 

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Ekspla NL220 Series High Energy kHz Pulsed Q-switched DPSS Nd:YAG Lasers

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Ekspla's  NL220 series diode pumped Q-switched lasers produce up to 30 mJ at 1000 Hz  pulse repetition rate. The laser is designed to produce high intensity, high brightness pulses and is targeted for applications like OPO, Ti:sapphire or dye laser pumping, nonlinear spectroscopy, material ablation, micromachining, and other tasks.

Employing electro-optical type of Q-switch allows the master oscillator to produce pulses with a short pulse duration of 6 ns, nearly TEM₀₀ beam profile and nearly diffraction-limited divergence. The M² factor of the beam is typically less than 2.5.

Laser cooling uses a closed loop chiller, thus eliminating the need for external cooling water, and reducing running costs. For PIV applications a double-pulse version of this laser is available.

Angle-tuned LBO and/or BBO crystals mounted in temperature stabilized heaters are used for optional second, third or fourth harmonic generation. The harmonics separation system is designed to ensure a high spectral purity of radiation directed to separate output ports.

For customer convenience the laser can be controlled from a user-friendly remote control pad or USB interface. The remote pad allows easy control of all parameters and features a backlit display that is easy to read even wearing laser safety eyewear. Alternatively, the laser can be controlled from a personal computer with supplied software for a Windows™ operating system. LabVIEW™ drivers are supplied as well. Read more. 

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Ekspla NL200 Series Compact Q-switched DPSS Lasers

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Ekspla's  NL200 series DPSS Q-switched nanosecond lasers offer high pulse energy at kHz repetition rates. End-pumped design makes this laser compact and easy to integrate. Harmonic generation modules for 532 nm, 355 nm, 266 nm and 213 nm wavelengths can be combined into one module, easily attached to the laser frame.

Featuring short pulse duration, variable repetition rate and external TTL triggering, nanosecond diode pumped NL200 series Q-switched lasers are excellent cost effective sources for specific applications like pulsed laser deposition, ablation through mask or intravolume marking of transparent materials, when higher pulse energy is required. Excellent energy stability and a wide range of wavelength options make this laser a perfect tool for spectro­scopy and remote sensing applications. Mechanically stable and hermetically sealed design ensures reliable operation and long lifetime of laser components. Read more.

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Ekspla NT230 High Energy Broadly Tunable DPSS Lasers

NT230 series High Energy Broadly Tunable DPSS Lasers

Ekspla's  NT230 series lasers deliver high up to 10 mJ energy pulses at 100 Hz pulse repetition rate, tunable over a broad spectral range. Integrated into a single compact housing, the diode pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and Optical Paramteric Oscillator (OPO) offers hands‑free, no-gap tuning from 192 to 2600 nm. With its 100 Hz repetition rate, the NT230 series laser establishes itself as a versatile tool for many laboratory applications, as laser induced fluorescence, flash photolysis, photobiology, metrology, remote sensing, etc.

Due to the innovative diode‑pumped design, NT230 series lasers features maintenance-free laser operation for an extended period of time and improved stability (compared with flash-lamp pumped counterparts).

NT230 series systems can be controlled from a user-friendly remote control pad or/and a computer using supplied LabVIEW™ drivers. The control pad allows easy control of all parameters and features on a backlit system display that is easy to read even with laser safety eyewear.

Due to DPSS pump source, the laser requires little maintenance. It is cooled by a built-in chiller, which further reduces running costs. An OPO pump energy monitor allows monitoring of pump laser performance. A standard feature includes a separate output port for the 355 nm pump beam. Read more. 

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Ekspla PhotoSonus: Mobile High Energy Tunable Laser System for Photoacoustic Imaging

PhotoSonus series High Energy tunable Lasers for PAT

Following the demand of high output energies in the photoacoustic market for imaging larger volumes of tissue, the Ekspla PhotoSonus, a new high energy tunable laser source for photo-acoustic imaging has been introduced. Time-tested Ekspla nanosecond pump laser, parametric oscillator, power supply and cooling unit are integrated in a single robust housing to provide mobility and ease of use.

Highly flexible PhotoSonus platform makes it easy to be integrated and used in a photoacoustic imaging system: it is fully motorized and computer controlled, have user trigger outputs/inputs and special functions as fast tuning between OPO wavelengths. Parametric oscillator generates output energies up to 200 mJ at peak. Achieving a highly uniform spatial distribution from OPO and adjustable beam diameter helps homogeneously couple various size fiber bundles and deliver balanced energy light to the target. By employing a wide range of other options (like access to OPO idler range, toggling between OPO and fundamental wavelengths through simultaneous output), this laser system can be modified to specific user requirements in order to expand photo-acoustic imaging possibilities. Read more.

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Ekspla NT235 Series Tunable Wavelength NIR Range DPSS Laser

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EKSPLA have introduced their new NT235 series tunable lasers offering hands free tuning from 335 to 2600 nm. Integrated into compact and monolithic housing, the diode pumped only Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and OPO features compact size, maintenance-free laser operation and improved stability (compared with flash-lamp pumped counterparts) making it an excellent choice for OEM integrators as well as laboratory set-ups. With its high, up to 10 mJ energy pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate, the NT235 series tunable laser establishes itself as a versatile tool for many applications, including photo acoustic imaging, laser induced fluorescence, flash photolysis, photobiology, metrology. Read more.

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Ekspla NT370 series High Energy IR Range Tunable Lasers

NT370 series High Energy IR Range Tunable Lasers

The Ekspla NT370 series tunable laser seamlessly integrates in a compact housing the nanosecond optical parametric oscillator and Nd:YAG Q-switched laser.

Pumped by fundamental harmonics output the lasers provides tuning in mid- and far-infrared spectral range. NT373 model delivers eye-safe output at 1570 nm. NT373-XIRx model uses the output from eye‑safe OPO to pump IR crystal based cascade OPO for tunable output in 4400 – 18000 nm range. Customized tuning ranges are available by request. The linewidth of NT373-XIRx model is nearly constant across tuning range and it is less than 6 cm⁻¹. NT377 model produces tunable output in 2500 – 4400 nm range. Pulse energy is exceeding 10 mJ for wavelengths shorter than 3600 nm, while linewidth is below 10 cm⁻¹ for the wavelengths longer than 3000 nm. Read More.

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