When high peak power, ultrashort pulses are needed, and space for
a laser is tight, the compact 1064 PNP-B or 532nm PNG-B PowerChip is the right fit. These lasers are powered by an exclusively licensed passively Qswitched Nd:YAG microchip especially designed for delivering short, energetic pulses economically and reliably. The infrared version reaches peaks of 225kW with pulses of 400ps; frequency doubled, the green version reaches 60kW.
Particularly well suited for OEM applications, the “B” bi-block version of the PowerChip consists of a compact, lightweight head along with a discrete controller. The head – just 682cc and 2kg – is designed to fit in tight locations close to the target, while the controller can be placed remotely, where space and cooling may be more readily available (cooling also needed for the laser head).
The 1064nm PNP-B comes in two grades, one at 70EJ typical and a higher energy version at 90EJ typical per pulse; the 532nm PNG-B is available with typical pulse energy of 25EJ. The standard repetition rate for all PNx-B lasers is 1kHz; the option also exists to trigger the lasers externally, with each tested at the factory at up to three frequencies from 10Hz to the standard repetition rate. In all cases, the PNx-B PowerChip provides excellent pulse to pulse stability.