Compare Laser Types

Applications: Cutting, Marking, Welding, Drilling, etc.

Model L3 L4 L5 L12 L15 L25 AL30 L50
CW Power 400mw 1 watt 5 watt 12 watt 15 watt 25 watt 30 watt 50 watt
Peak Power (P version) NA NA 20 watt 30 watt 30 watt 60 watt 60 watt 120 watt
< 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1
Beam Waist Dia. 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm
Waist Location Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler
Full Div. Angle 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad
PW Stability ±20% ±15% ±10% ±10% ±10% ±5% ±5% ±5%
Wavelength (µm) 10.3µm – 10.8µm 10.3µm – 10.8µm ~10.6 ~10.6 ~10.6 ~10.6 ~10.6 10.5µm – 10.7µm
Rise Time (µs) 200µs 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Fall time (µs) 200µs 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Supply Voltage 12VDC 12 VDC 28 VDC 28 VDC 36 VDC 28 VDC 36 VDC 28 VDC
Supply Current 6 Amp 6 Amp 5 Amp 7 Amp 7 Amp 14 Amp 16 Amp 28 Amp
Cooling Req. Air Cooled Air Cooled Air Cooled Air Cooled Air Cooled Air Cooled Fan Cooled Water
Working Temp. 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C 5-40 C
Dimensions LxWxH (in) 7.5x2x2.5 12.5×1.5×2.5 12.5×1.5×3 20×2.8×3.8 20×2.8×3.8 28×2.8×3.8 20.8×3.9×6.5 32×3.8×8
RF Supply Dimension 5.7x2x2.5 5.7x2x2.5 9.6×3.4×2.7 9.6×3.4×2.7 9.6×3.4×2.7 9.6×3.4×5.6 10.8×5.7×3.7 9.6×6.8×5.4
Model L3 L4 L5 L12 L15 L25 AL30 L50


Options:

  • Real time power monitoring
  • 9.3µm and 10.2µm options
  • External modulation
  • Water cooling
  • Isotopic gas fill
  • CO gas fill
  • Linear Polarization

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Applications: Precision Kiss Cutting, Thin Film Ablation, Interferometry, Night Vision, Optical Fiber Manufacturing, etc

Model L3S L4S Merit- S L20S AL30S
CW Power 400 mw 1 watt 8 watt 20 watt 30 watt
Peak Power (P version) NA NA 24 watt 50 watt 60 watt
< 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1 < 1.1
Beam Waist Dia. 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm
Waist Location Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler
Full Div. Angle 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad
Pw Stability ±2% ±2% ±2% ±2% ±2%
Wavelength (µm) Tuning Range 10.2-10.7 10.3-10.8 10.57-10.67 ~10.6 ~10.6
Rise Time (µs) 200µs 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Fall time (µs) 200µs 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Supply Voltage 12 VDC 12 VDC 28 VDC 28 VDC 36 VDC
Supply Current 2 Amp 4 Amp 5 Amp 14 Amp 16 Amp
Cooling Req. Fan Cooled Fan Cooled Closed Loop Air Cooled Water (±0.1C) Fan Cooled
Working Temp. 10-30 C 10-30 C 10-30 C 10-30 C 10-30 C
Dimensions (inches) 7.5×2.5×1.5 12.5×2.5×1.5 14x4x2.8 29×3.5×4 20.8×3.9×6.5
RF Supply Dimension 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×2.7×3.4 10.8×5.7×3.7
Model L3S L4S Merit-S L20S AL30S

  1. Other wavelength ranges can be achieved with special optics and/or isotope gas fills
  2. Chiller not included in water cooled versions.
  3. Options (some options exclude others. Please contact us for details)
  • Real time power monitoring
  • Super pulse operation
  • External modulation
  • Closed-loop stabilization with Line Tracker
  • Isotopic gas fill
  • CO gas fill
  • 9.3µm and 10.2µm options

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Applications: Spectral Analysis, Trace Gas Sensing, Medical Diagnostics, Laboratory, etc.

Model L4G Merit-G L20G L50G
CW Power 200 mw 2 watt 8 watt 18 watt
Peak Power (P version) NA 6 watt 24 watt 40 watt
< 1.2 < 1.2 < 1.2 < 1.2
Beam Waist Dia. 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm 2.4 mm
Waist Location Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler Output Coupler
Full Div. Angle 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad 5.5 mrad
Pw Stability ±10% ±8% ±8% ±5%
Wavelength (µm) Tuning Range 9.2-10.8 9.2-10.8 9.2-10.8 9.2-10.7
Rise Time (µs) 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Fall time (µs) 200µs 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P) 200µs 100µs(P)
Supply Voltage 12 VDC 28 VDC 48 VDC (P) 28 VDC 48 VDC (P) 28 VDC 48 VDC (P)
Supply Current 3 Amp 7 Amp 4 Amp (P) 14 Amp 9 Amp (P) 28 Amp 18 Amp (P)
Cooling Req. Forced Air or Water Forced Air or Water Water (±0.1C) Water
Working Temp. 10-30 C 10-30 C 10-30 C 10-30 C
Dimensions (inches) 14x4x4.8 16x4x4.8 34×3.5×4 32x8x3.8
RF Supply Dimension 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×2.7×3.4 9.6×6.8×5.4
Model L4G Merit-G L20G L50G

 

  1. Other wavelength ranges can be achieved with special optics and/or isotope gas fills
  2. Options (some options exclude others. Please contact us for details)
  • Real time power monitoring
  • Super pulse operation
  • External high speed modulation
  • Closed-loop stabilization
  • Auto-tuning
  • Isotopic gas fill
  • CO gas fill

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