Ultra-compact pulsed lasers for LIBS and photoacoustics

Cobolt AB, a part of HÜBNER Photonics, is proud to introduce the Cobolt Tor™ XS, a high performance Q-switched laser at 1064 nm and 532 nm, with 100 mJ/pulse and 50 mJ/pulse respectively. The Cobolt Tor™ XS is intended for photoacoustic microscopy applications as well as integration into hand-held or portable instruments for laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).

Using the same sophisticated laser cavity design as its big brother, Cobolt Tor™, the Cobolt Tor™ XS provides a unique combination for its size of kHz repetition rates, short pulse lengths (<3 ns) and exceptional pulse-to-pulse stability. In addition, the emission is generated in a TEM00 beam and can be externally triggered from single pulse up to 1 kHz whilst all control electronics are fully integrated. The compact footprint of the complete system measures only 50 x 29 x 21.4 mm and weighs <100 g.

The lasers are manufactured using Cobolt’s proprietary HTCureTM Technology in a compact and hermetically sealed package, which provides a very high level of immunity to varying environmental conditions and exceptional reliability. Lasers built using the HTCureTM Technology have shown to withstand multiple 60G mechanical shocks in operation without any sign of degraded performance. They can be exposed to extreme temperatures (>100°C), and are insensitive to pressure and humidity.

More information can be found here