Q-Peak's High Power, High Repetition Rate Pulsed Laser

Monday, February 22, 2016

Q-Peak, Inc has been awarded a contract from the Department of Energy to develop an innovative method to demonstrate a robust, high power, linearly polarized, tunable pulsed laser that generates over 10-W avg power, 20-ps pulses at a 0.5-GHz repetition rate wavelength tunable from 700 to 850 nm.

High power, linearly polarized, picosecond pulsed lasers with wavelength tuning from 700 to 850 nm and repetition rates in the range of 0.5 to 3 GHz are required as photoinjector sources in polarized electron beams used in advanced nuclear physics research. Commercially available mode-locked 775-nm lasers generate, via frequency doubling of mode-locked Erbium fiber lasers, low average powers in the range of 100 mW, a repetition rate of 10’s MHz, and no wavelength tuning.

The laser developed by Q-Peak will meet DOE’s need for a polarized beam source used in photoinjector applications for their accelerators. The laser has the potential to be widely used in precise material processing and micromachining. It will also provide opportunities in scientific research and instrumentation such as a replacement for Ti: Sapphire lasers currently used in many research institutes.

For more information, contact

Eric Park epark@qpeak.com
Vice President, Systems
Q-Peak, Inc.
135 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730

(781) 275-9535