1030 nm SLM Laser

Item Code: 1030L-21C-NI-NT-NF
Passive Q-Switch Free-space
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1029 nm nanosecond SLM laser module is a turnkey laser featuring single-frequency operation in a very compact package. True SLM operation (each pulse is emitted in the same longitudinal mode) ensures high pulse-to-pulse stability, low jitter, and extremely stable harmonic generation. High pulse energy and pulse-on-demand operation make this laser suitable for sorting, illumination, and pump-probe spectroscopy applications.

Other potential applications of this laser are:

  • seeding high power fiber lasers
  • seeding optical parametric amplifiers
  • supercontinuum generation
  • UV generation

Current configurations in production:

   Variant Pulse duration, ns Pulse energy, μJ Peak power, kW Repetition rate, kHz
3.5 15
*Other parameters can be developed based on customer specifications. Please refer to the table below for possible parameter ranges.

Last edited on: 23 June 2023
Parameter Minimum Value Typical Value Maximum Value
 Central wavelength, nm 1029 1030 1030.9
 Longitudinal modes - Single -
 Spectral line width FWHM, pm 1 0.5 0.8 1
 Output power, mW - As per request 300
 Central wavelength stability, pm (per hour, at stable body temperature) - 1 2
 Pulse duration, ns (FWHM) 1.5 3 10
 Repetition rate, kHz (depending on pulse energy) - As per request 35
 Pulse energy, µJ - As per request 35
 Power stability, % (RMS, 8 hrs) 2 - 0.5 1
 Pulse-to-pulse stability, % RMS - 2 5
 Transversal modes - TEM00 -
 Beam width (1/e2), mm 3 - 1.2 -
 Beam height (1/e2), mm - 1.1 -
 Horizontal beam divergence, mrad - 1 -
 Vertical beam divergence, mrad - 1 -
 M² effective - 1.1 1.2
 Polarization direction 4 - Horizontal -
 Polarization contrast - better than 500:1 -
 Control interface type 5 - UART -
 Operation mode - APC (CW) -
 Input voltage, VDC - 5 -
 External power supply requirement - +5 V DC, 5A -
 Dimensions (LxWxH), mm 6 - 50 x 30 x 18 -
 Beam height from the base, mm - 10.4 -
 Heat-sinking requirement, °C/W - <0.5 -
 Optimum heatsink temperature, °C 18 25 32
 Warm up time, mins (cold start) - 10 -
 Temperature stabilization - Internal TEC -
 Overheat protection - Yes -
 Storage temperature, °C (non-condensing) - - -
 Net weight, kg - 0.29 -
 Max. power consumption, W - 25 -
 Warranty, months (op. hrs) 7 - 14 (10000) -
 RoHS - Yes -
 CE compliance - - General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) 2001/95/EC
- (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC
 Laser safety class - 3B -
 OEM lasers are not compliant with - IEC60825-1:2014 (compliant using additional accessories) -

1 Measured with a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer having 7.5 Mhz resolution, with scanning frequency of about 10 Hz. Interferometer testing is not provided for each laser being manufactured, the standard test is OSA measurement with 20-30 pm resolution instead.

2 The long term power test is carried out at constant laser body temperature (+/-0.1 ‎°C) using an optical power meter with an input bandwidth of 10 Hz. The actual measurement rate has a period of about 20 seconds to 1 minute.

3 Beam width and height are measured at 0.45 m from output aperture.

4 For lasers without integrated optical isolators.

5 Break-out-boxes AM-C8 and AM-C3 can be used for conversion of UART communication to either USB or RS232.

6 Excluding control interface pins and an output window/fiber assembly.

7 Whichever occurs first. The laser has an integrated operational hours counter.

Typical spectrum

Typical spectrum of 1030 nm passive Q-Switch DPSS laser. Measured with 20 pm resolution.

Spectrum of 1030 nm SLM Laser

The key dimensions of a free-space MatchBox.

Drawing of 1030 nm SLM Laser
Typical Near Field

Typical near field (0.45 m from output aperture) beam profile of 1030 nm SLM Laser.

Near field beam profile of 1030 nm SLM Laser
Typical Far Field

Typical far field (1 m from output aperture) beam profile of 1030 nm SLM Laser.

Far field beam profile of 1030 nm SLM Laser

Photoacoustic imaging

Photoacoustic imaging is a process where powerful laser pulses interact with material by exciting acoustic waves. Similarly, as in ultrasound imaging, the propagating acoustic waves are analyzed by piezo-based detectors (pick-ups), and the complete 3D image is formed by raster scanning or other techniques, such as laser-based holography or interferometry.

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