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 has over two decades of experience with semiconductor device manufacturing. Our team of experienced technicians, engineers and scientists work side by side to produce products and services such as epitaxial structure design, laser bar design, wafer processing, bar fabrication and laser diode array packaging with optional microlensing.
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.
Custom options are available upon request.
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.
The 10 Joule GIGASHOT-HE™ laser system consists of an injection-seeded oscillator followed by an amplifier chain containing six PowerPULSE™ laser amplifiers. The amplifiers utilize rod sizes ranging from 3mm to 25mm. Each PowerPULSE™ laser amplifier is pulse-pumped by laser diode arrays manufactured on-site at CEO’s facility in St. Charles, Missouri.
The CLEO 2015 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, The Optical Society) and Laser Focus World announced Northrop Grumman – Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) the winner for the 2015 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award in the Lasers and Sources Category.
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.