Please contact us if you have a special laser requirement, which seems not to be met by our standard products.
Like most manufacturers, we try to design our products and set the specifications to meet the needs of the majority of potential users. We recognise that this can exclude some possible areas of laser performance or customer areas of interest. If you think this is the case, we would very much like to hear from you regarding your specific needs.
AOT has experience in many areas of laser design and it is likely that we can determine quickly if your special needs might be met by a viable system based on our technology. Our assessment would include economic as well as technical viability.Custom Systems
Examples of recent special systems built by AOT include:-
- (i) Different wavelength. Oscillators based around Nd:YLF (rather than Nd:YAG) where the changed emission wavelength was required to match that of high power Nd:glass amplifiers. As the active laser material, Nd:YLF can deliver similar performance to Nd:YAG but at 1053nm (or 1047nm) rather than 1064nm.
- (ii) High rep-rate (only) short pulse lasers. In this case, where only high repetition rate operation is required for the application, oscillators can be set-up/optimised for best performance in this regime. For example, the AOT-YVO-50QHP oscillator can be configured to deliver 1W @ 50kHz in < 1ns pulses, and the AOT-YVO-50QHP/MOPA 2W @ 50kHz in < 1ns pulses.
- (iii) High pulse energy. For applications requiring > 1mJ in short pulses, AOT have built systems using a pulse pumped amplifier. In this case, Nd:YAG (for good energy storage) has been used with multi-passing of the oscillator beam to efficiently extract pulse energy. Good TEMoo output has been maintained with energy conversion to 532nm in LBO of up to 70% achieved.
- (iv) High average power. AOT have experience of using additional amplifiers to raise average power of standard products into the 3-5W range.
Our unique technology allows the option of a wide range of performances within the operating regime of solid-state lasers. We look forward to helping determine if this capability can bring success to your application, either via a product in our standard range or via a custom system.