The HPL high repetition rate/high power picosecond pulsed diode lasers are a series of pulsed sources designed for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) measurements with repetition rates up to 80 MHz.
When operating in standard pulse mode, HPL lasers provide pulses of <150 ps making them the ideal source of measuring short fluorescence lifetimes.
For experiments that require higher excitation energy, the high-power operation mode may be enabled. This mode offers average powers of a few mW whilst maintaining sub-nanosecond pulse widths.
HPL lasers are designed with Edinburgh Instruments spectrometers in mind and are directly mounted onto their standard laser couplings, but they are fully independent and do not need an external controller. This, together with their external trigger capability, makes them easily integrated into any experiment.
|Nominal Wavelength (±10 nm)||405||420||445||450||475||485||510||635||655||670||785||800|
|Maximum Repetition Rate (MHz)||80||80||80||80||80||80||80||80||80||80||80||80|
|Typical Pulse Width (ps)*||60||120||95||95||90||120||100||80||70||65||65||120|
|Typical Standard Average Power (mW)**||0.50||0.40||0.30||1.90||0.95||1.20||0.65||1.20||0.55||0.65||0.75||3.30|
|Typical High Average Power (mW)**||4.55||3.45||0.75||12.1||5.50||5.30||0.80||2.80||3.70||1.50||4.50||6.10|
|Typical Standard Peak Power (mW)**||110||90||100||200||150||150||100||250||200||130||110||300|
|Typical High Peak Power (mW)**||1500||800||280||1950||370||650||100||420||700||300||800||650|
*In standard power mode.
**Measured at maximum repetition rate. Power may be increased by a factor of 1.1 – 4 (wavelength dependent) by removing the cleanup filter on the laser.
|Repetition Rate||MHz: 80†, 40, 20, 10, 5, 2
kHz: 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2.5, 1†
† Wavelength dependent
|Bias Supply||15 Vdc +/- 5%, 15W (2.1mm DC jack)|
|Trigger Output||SMA, NIM Standard|
|Interlock Input||Hirose HR10A-7P-4P(73), (Link pin 1 and pin 2 to ground – interlock healthy)|
|Trigger Input||Hirose HR10A-7P-4P(73), (Signal pin 4 and ground pin 3)|
|Trigger Input Signal||TTL> 50 ns pulse. Trigger on rising edge.
0.0V < Low level < 0.5V, 2.5 V < High level < 5V
|Beam Quality||10% – 90% Knife Edge Method
Beam diameter < 9.5 mm at HPL output aperture
Beam diameter < 25 mm after 250 mm propagation
|Spectral Conditioning||Built-in filter to minimize out-of-band emission (no external spectral filtering needed)|
|Physical Dimensions||Overall: 168 mm length x 64 mm x 64 mm
Collimator tube: φ 30 mm x 38 mm
|Tapped Holes for Stud Mount||2 x M6|
CLASS 3B LASER PRODUCT
Avoid exposure to beam. Light emitted by the source may be harmful to the human eye and to the skin. Please obey laser safety regulations.
This product complies with the US federal laser product performance standards.