Presenter: Aldas Juronis, OEM Lasers Program Manager, EKSPLA, Lithuania
Description: FemtoLux 30 is the new femtosecond laser which employs an innovative cooling system and sets new reliability standards among industrial femtosecond lasers.
Other lasers of similar optical power use water for cooling, which means an additional bulky and heavy water chiller is needed. The chiller requires periodical maintenance. Moreover, in the unfortunate event of water leakage other equipment could be damaged. Instead of using water for transferring heat from a laser head, the FemtoLux 30 uses an innovative Direct Refrigerant Cooling method.
Refrigerant agent circulates from a compressor and condenser, that are integrated together with the PSU, to a cooling plate via armored flexible lines. The cooling plate is detachable from the laser head for more convenient laser installation.
The FemtoLux 30 femtosecond laser has a tunable pulse duration from <350 fs to 1 ps and can operate in a broad AOM controlled range of pulse repetition rates from a single shot to 4 MHz.
Maximum pulse energy is more than 90µJ operating with single pulses, but could be as high as 250µJ, while operating in a burst mode.