PILAS picosecond pulsed diode lasers

Versatile, picosecond pulsed diode lasers designed for both industrial and scientific applications. With more than 10 different wavelengths to choose from and repetition rates from single-shot to 80 MHz pulse trains with internal or external trigger, you get an extremely flexible system to fit any application.

PILAS picosecond pulsed diode lasersWith the PILAS DX range of pulsed diode lasers, you can have it your way.

PILAS DX operates from pulse-on-demand up to 40 or 80 MHz in either master or slave mode and it can be easily triggered from an external source.

The gain-switched operation of the semiconductor laser diode allows emission of optical pulses from 45 ps to 110 ps pulse width with ultra low timing jitter (<3 ps rms). Peak powers range from 60 mW to 400 mW in the wavelength range from 375 nm to 1060 nm, depending on the version you choose.

Features

  • Wavelengths range from 375 to 1060 nm
  • Pulse width typically <60 ps
  • Continuously tunable repetition rate from pulse-on-demand to 80 MHz
  • Ultra low timing jitter (<3 ps rms)
  • External laser triggering
  • Alignment- and maintenance-free 24/7 operation

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Typical pulse shape

Pulse shape on a power vs time plot

Available models

Our off-the-shelf models are listed in the table below. Upon request, our lasers are available with a wide range of center wavelengths ranging from 375 nm to 1060 nm.

Model Output Wavelength Spectral width Pulse width Peak power Avg. power max rep rate Max rep. rate
PiL037-FS Free space 375±10 nm <5 nm <45 ps >400 mW >0.6 mW
>1.2 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL037-FC FC/APC 375±10 nm <5 nm <45 ps >160 mW >0.3 mW
>0.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL040-FS Free space 405±15 nm <5 nm <45 ps >400 mW >1.0 mW
>1.6 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL040-FC FC/APC 405±15 nm <5 nm <45 ps >160 mW >0.4 mW
>0.6 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL044-FS Free space 440±20 nm <5 nm <70 ps >250 mW >0.7 mW
>1.4 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL044-FC FC/APC 440±20 nm <5 nm <70 ps >100 mW >0.3 mW
>0.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL048-FS Free space 480±20 nm <10 nm <80 ps >150 mW >0.8 mW
>1.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL048-FC FC/APC 480±20 nm <10 nm <80 ps >60 mW >0.3 mW
>0.6 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL051-FS Free space 510±15 nm <10 nm <110 ps >100 mW >0.6 mW
>1.3 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL051-FC FC/APC 510±15 nm <10 nm <110 ps >40 mW >0.2 mW
>0.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL063-FS Free space 635±15 nm <7 nm <70 ps >200 mW >0.8 mW
>1.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL063-FC FC/APC 635±15 nm <7 nm <70ps >80 mW >0.3 mW
>0.6 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL067-FS Free space 665±15 nm <7 nm <45 ps >200 mW >0.6 mW
>1.3 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL067-FC FC/APC 665±15 nm <7 nm <45 ps >80 mW >0.3 mW
>0.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL069-FS Free space 690±15 nm <7 nm <50 ps >200 mW >0.6 mW
>1.2 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL069-FC FC/APC 690±15 nm <7 nm <50 ps >80 mW >0.2 mW
>0.5 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL085-FS Free space 850±15 nm <7 nm <50 ps >200 mW >0.5 mW
>0.9 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL085-FC FC/APC 850±15 nm <7 nm <50 ps >80 mW >0.2 mW
>0.4 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL094-FS Free space 940±20 nm <10 nm <50 ps >200 mW >0.5 mW
>0.9 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL094-FC FC/APC 940±20 nm <10 nm <50 ps >80 mW >0.2 mW
>0.4 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL106-FS Free space 1060±20 nm <10 nm <50 ps >200 mW >0.5 mW
>0.9 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz
PiL106-FC FC/APC 1060±20 nm <10 nm <50 ps >80 mW >0.2 mW
>0.4 mW
40 MHz
80 MHz

Maintenance-free and reliable

You get a reliable pulse generation without any occasional pulse drop-out or Q-switching instabilities over the entire temperature and humidity range.

Our picosecond pulsed diode lasers are maintenance-free over the lifespan, allowing you to focus on your work. They are Plug & Play and designed to operate 24/7.

Optical

Pulse repetition rate Pulse-on-Demand to 40 or 80 MHz
Frequency resolution 1 Hz @ 50 Hz to 50 kHz @ 80 MHz
Beam quality M<1.2, TEM00
Polarization extinction ratio >20 dB (fiber is unpolarized)
Timing jitter <3 ps rms
Laser output Free-space or SM fiber (1m FC/APC)

Mechanical/Electrical

Size laser head 95 x 31 x 147 mm3
Weight laser head 0.45 kg
Size stand-alone control unit 235 x 88 x 326 mm3
Weight stand-alone control unit 2.5 kg
Power supply 12 VDC/3A or 100-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Power consumption <30 W
Cooling Air
PiLas laser head mechanical drawing

Interface

Trigger in TTL or ± 5V @ 50 Ω (BNC)
Trigger in delay Free space <50 ns / fiber <60 ns
Trigger out (synchronization) +5 V @ 50 Ω (BNC)
Interlock 2.5 mm mono TS (jack connector)
External communication USB 2.0 or RS232

Environmental

Warm-up time <10 minutes
Operation temperature 15 to 35°C
Storage temperature -15 to 60°C
On/off cycles >10,000
Life time >10,000 hours