About MatchBox Pulsed Lasers

Compact turn-key laser system

The MatchBox® Series includes several variants of pulsed lasers. High peak power and short pulse duration lasers are based on a passive Q-Switch laser technique, which has a benefit of fixed pulse energy. This is very convenient for a variety of applications ranging from material processing to LiDAR. Matchbox® lasers show that small dimensions and high performance are not mutually exclusive


Features

  • Ultra-compact All-in-One design*
  • Thermally stabilized optics
  • Monolithic design
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Automatic power control
  • 2nd and 3rd Harmonic generation
  • +5V supply voltage** (voltage is upconverted internally to make it suitable for various laser diodes)
*The laser head includes optics and driving electronics within a single enclosure.
**The OEM version does not include a +5V power supply.

Software Interface

Laser control softwareThe MatchBox® laser control software is used for checking preset parameters, such as the max. laser diode current, target temperatures for laser internal diode, laser body and actual measured values of these parameters, as well as the load percentage of the Peltier elements. This is very helpful for laser diode age tracking and other troubleshooting actions.

The software window is divided into four segments. Each segment represents a different control field of the MatchBox® laser:
Right above the first segment, you can see a port number, an item name,  a serial number, and a hardware version.
The first segment is used for turning on the power of the laser, but the laser isn't emitting light. A warning sign can be seen in the segment too. It indicates whether the laser power is on or off. The next parameter seen in this segment is the operating mode of the laser.
The second section of the software window is used for laser power control. You can enable or disable laser radiation, change units of optical power setting. This column also shows the current of the laser diode - its maximum value and the actual current. In the status bar, if the circle is green, the laser is emitting light, if it is grey, laser radiation is turned off.
The third section is for controlling operation modes of the laser - ACC/APC, Auto-Warm-up, Auto-Start.
The last section is for observing the temperature of the laser body and the laser internal diode, cooler status, Fan load, and laser voltage.

Click the button below to download the software:



Heatsinks

Compact TEC-Cooled Mounting Plate For MatchBox

A compact TEC-cooled mounting adapter plate is a great cooling unit for good thermal and mechanical stability requiring lasers and setups.

Air Cooled Heatsink With TEC

A very efficient, TEC and FAN based, cooler. It is used mainly with high power DPSS and high parameter stability requiring lasers.

Stand-alone Air Cooled Heatsink With TEC

A high-end standalone, TEC and FAN based, cooler. It is a perfect solution for efficient cooling without laser and cooler interacting with each other, allowing good thermal stability and modulation of a laser.


Power Supplies

18W USB type C PD power supply

A low-cost power supply for diode lasers.

60W USB power supply, PD

A power supply for high power continuous wave and DPSS lasers.

7000 mAh POWER BANK FOR LASER

7Ah power bank ensures up to 48 hours of stable operation of Matchbox lasers.


Advantages

  • Easy to integrate (smallest enclosure on the market)
  • Convenient to arrange in the proximity of a working area (use of fiber pigtails is often not necessary)
  • Standard Package (MatchBox®)
  • User-friendly software with multiple parameter monitoring
  • Low power consumption in standby-mode (important for battery-powered applications)
  • Excellent beam pointing angle and beam position accuracy
  • High cooling capacity
  • Rugged enclosure
  • Operational hours counter
  • On/Off cycle counter
  • Smart over-heat protection
  • Power delivery (PD) based power supplies
  • Variety of accessories
  • Space-saving pinhead connector

What's in the Box?

  • Laser Source (integrated power electronics in the same enclosure)
  • 1 g of thermal grease
  • 2 screws of M2.5x20 mm for fixing the laser to a mounting plate. Tightening torque 0.25 - 0.35 N·m
  • Hex key: 1.5 mm; BN:1169; DIN:911