PILAS – picosecond pulsed diode lasers

Our PILAS picosecond pulsed diode lasers are designed for industrial as well as scientific applications. Get a flexible system to fit any application.

Choose from more than 10 different wavelengths in the range from 375-1550 nm, repetition rates from single-shot to 40 MHz pulse trains, internal or external trigger. With PILAS you get alignment and maintenance-free 24/7 operation.

Key Features

Wavelengths from 375 to 1550 nm

Pulse width typically <60 ps

Continuously tunable repetition rate

Ultra-low timing jitter (<3 ps rms)

External laser triggering

Alignment and maintenance-free

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.

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

PILAS DX operates from pulse-on-demand up to 40 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 the emission of optical pulses from 40 ps to 100 ps pulse width with ultra-low timing jitter (<3 ps RMS).

Peak powers range from 20 mW to 400 mW in the wavelength range from 375 nm to 1550 nm, depending on the version you choose.

Typical pulse shape

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


Choose model:
Pulse repetition rates1)
Pulse-on-Demand to 40 MHz
Frequency resolution
1 Hz @ 50 Hz
Beam quality, TEM00
Polarization extinction ratio
>20 dB (fiber is unpolarized)
Timing jitter
<3 ps rms
Laser output
Free-space or SM fiber (1m FC/APC)

1) Pulse-on-demand with external trigger. Internal trigger >25 Hz.

Size laser head
95 x 31 x 181 mm
Weight laser head
0.45 kg
Size stand-alone control unit
235 x 88 x 326 mm
Weight stand-alone control unit
2.5 kg
Warm-up time
<10 minutes
Operation temperature
+15 to +35°C
Storage temperature
-15 to +60°C
On/off cycles
Life time
>10,000 hours
Power supply
12 VDC/3A or 100-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Power consumption
<30 W
Trigger ins1)
TTL or ± 5V @ 50 Ω (BNC)
Trigger in delay
Free space <50 ns / fiber <60 ns
Trigger out (synchronization)
+5 V @ 50 Ω (BNC)
2.5 mm mono TS (jack connector)
External communication
USB 2.0 or RS232

1) Pulse-on-demand with external trigger. Internal trigger >25 Hz.