Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) offers a complete DPSS laser platform dedicated as pump lasers for ultrafast amplifiers. With a rich history of supporting scientific and industrial applications, CEO produces one of the highest energy per pulse pump lasers @ 1 kHz. Continue reading →
Ti:sapphire lasers have become prominent in the field of ultrafast oscillators and amplifiers due to their broad emission bandwidth and the ability to minimize opto-thermal effects over a wide range of operating parameters. In order to build high-average-power Ti:sapphire lasers, high-quality high-average-power green pump lasers are required.
The performance of CEO pump lasers is examined in this work, particularly the 50 mJ Patara™-HP50 YLF and 200 W Patara-HP200 YAG lasers. Analysis of pulse energy performance over repetition rate is presented, as is a summary of the beam quality, optical pulse, and long-term power stability. A discussion of reliability is also included.
Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) offers a complete DPSS laser platform dedicated to the scientific field of particle image velocimetry (PIV). With a rich history of supporting scientific and industrial applications, CEO produces one of the highest energy per pulse PIV lasers (50mJ @ 1 kHz) available on the market today. Continue reading →
Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading manufacturer of high temperature laser diode arrays that are designed to operate in harsh environments. Diode arrays used in automotive or military/aerospace applications often experience operating temperatures ranging from 60-80oC, and CEO has a long history of supplying diode arrays that offer excellent reliability at these temperatures.
Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) today announced a new line of Nd:YLF laser systems specifically designed for Ti:Sapphire pumping and Particle Induced Velocimetry (PIV) applications. The new Patara-HP YLF and Patara-HP PIV laser systems are Continue reading →
Cutting Edge Optronics has utilized it’s two decades experience manufacturing semiconductor devices for industrial, commercial, medical and military / aerospace applications to produce the next line of laser diode packages designed for laser hair removal. Continue reading →
Cutting Edge Optronics development of the HLS DPSS laser system marks a new beginning in airborne LIDAR data collection. This compact unit combines Northrop Grumman’s proprietary stable short-pulse laser front-end with Yb-doped fiber and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers to achieve mJ level pulse energies with excellent beam quality at laser repetition rates of 10 kHz and above. The laser produces a smooth and stable temporal pulse shape of <1.5 nsec pulse width at <100 psec jitter and is ruggedized for operation on airborne platforms over a wide range of environmental conditions.
With over 20 years of laser diode packaging experience, Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) has developed significant capabilities in microlensing of laser diode packages. With over 200 standard laser diode packages available, CEO has the experience to microlens laser diode output for a given set of application requirements to achieve high levels of collimation and pointing.
The Gigashot™ GS-120-QFU is a diode-pumped solid–state (DPSS) Nd:YAG laser that delivers 120 mJ per pulse at 355 nm at a repetition rate of 100 Hz. The laser has a Master Oscillator-Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture with an output beam that has a ‘flat top’ beam profile in the near field – making it ideally suited for pumping ultrafast Ti:Sapphire amplifiers and OPCPAs.