True discrete pulse trains can deliver more power in less time. Controlling the frequency and duty cycle enables users to further shape their optical output.
- When the laser is driven three times harder for a short period of time, its output can be up to three times higher than normal Continuous Wave operation.
- True pulsed operation is not achieved by simply using pulse width modulation. For such performance, a 48V DC power supply must be implemented, and the bounds of operation must be limited to 30% duty cycle and 400µs pulse widths.
- This operation will decrease the rise and fall times to 100µs.