High Peak Power Source

Alpes Lasers introduces its new high peak power sources. Based on a unique gain-guided design, these Quantum Cascade Lasers are optimized for emitting short pulses from 20 ns to 1000 ns with minimum peak power of 20 W, or ~5 microjoules per pulse. Available on submount or in a HHL package with a dedicated driver, these lasers can be used for free-space optical communications, LIDAR applications and IR countermeasures.

You can read more about the technology behind these high peak power devices in this  Optics Express paper.



Electro-optical CharacteristicAbb.Min. Typ.Max.    Note
Peak PowerPP
20W
25W
30W     

Output Spectrum-
Multimode
Spectral WidthSW
50 cm-1
100 cm-1
150 cm-1
Duty CycleDC
0
1%
20%
Central WavelengthCWL
4.57 um
Wall-Plug EfficiencyWPE
5%
Beam ShapeBSH
Single-lobed
Horizontal Beam Divergence of laser chipHD
50 mrad
90 mrad
120 mrad
1
Vertical Beam Divergence of laser chipVD
650 mrad
1
Pulse WidthPW
20 ns
300 ns
1000 ns
SubmountSM
AN-NSP
2
DriverD
S-2
3
Heatsink Cooling capacity-
25W
35W
65W

1. Half angle beam divergence at 1/e^2 of maximum 
2. Can be installed in LLH or HHL housing with an elliptical beam output
3. Laser as operated with S-2 driver can yield stated performance. Sold separately.


The beam divergence of these lasers is much reduced in the 
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horizontal axis compared to standard high power or low power devices. This is due to the unique large width of the active region of the gain-guided laser technology. Typical beam shapes are shown in the picture  to the right. Other wavelengths are also available with lower power, please write to us with any enquiry.

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High Peak Power laser in HHL housing with S-2 driver