Since its introduction in 2009, the Patara™ DPSS micromachining laser system has been installed into 24-7 manufacturing facilities all around the world. Its rugged design and rock-solid performance paved the way for superior laser micromachining performance in the field, where it matters most.
Remaining competitive in the marketplace is key to success. Many factors such as production volume, quality and the cost of doing business play a role in competitive manufacturing. With this knowledge, CEO is proud to introduce the next-generation precision micromachining laser system, the Patara™ II. Packaged with CEO’s eDrive™ laser controller, the Patara™ II performs at the same level as its workhorse predecessor, at a >25% reduced price.
Saint Charles, Mo. – May 5, 2015 –Cutting Edge Optronics, a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) company, was honored with the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award in the Lasers and Sources category for their Gigashot(TM) High Energy Diode Pumped Solid State laser system. The system is the first Joule class, all diode-pumped, commercially available laser, ideally suited for use in scientific, industrial and medical applications.
Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) successfully installed a new 10 Joule Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) GIGASHOT-HE™ Laser System at the LSP Technologies facility in Dublin, Ohio. This laser will be incorporated into LSP Technologies’ Procudo™ 200 Laser Peening System, which is designed for rapid integration into customer facilities with the utmost focus placed on throughput, reliability, and usability.
Utilizing our PowerPULSE™ laser amplifier technology, we’ve developed a set of design standards for high energy DPSS laser systems. Starting with the customer’s desired final beam characteristics and a given set of pumping conditions, we model the entire laser system, beginning with the final amplifier stage. We computationally work our way backwards through each amplifier stage until an energy level suitable for a single mode oscillator is achieved. We then choose a seed laser appropriate for the entire laser system.
Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) today announced the successful installation and commissioning of their new Joule class Gigashot-HE™ Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) Laser System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The laser will be used as a key component of LLNL’s High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS). The HAPLS laser system is destined for the European Union’s Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines high-intensity laser science facility currently under construction in the Czech Republic. The injection seeded, diode pumped Gigashot-HE laser outputs 2 J of 532 nm energy in each sub-10 ns pulse at 10 Hz with a near field flat top beam profile, making it an ideal pump source for one of HAPLS high energy Ti:Sapphire amplifier stages.
Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO Laser) recently manufactured the largest, commercially available, diode pumped Nd:YLF laser amplifier in the world. This PowerPULSE series laser amplifier pumps a one inch Nd:YLF laser rod with more than 150 QCW laser diode bars, and produces more than 5 Joules of gain switched energy and over 6 Joules of stored energy.
Laser drive electronics are a very important consideration when designing any DPSS laser system. Controlling multiple laser system functions and managing the operational and safety interlocks are critical requirements.