Tempest Laser

Compact flashlamp pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser system.

A compact, pulsed Nd:YAG laser system delivering maximum performance in a compact, inexpensive platform.

Designed with scientific applications in mind, the Tempest is easy to use and readily adaptable to specific requirements. Its proven resonator design is robust and provides superior beam pointing and energy stability with minimum beam divergence. With four available output beam wavelengths and a wide range of repetition rates (with single-shot, burst and continuous modes), the Tempest provides a complete solution for many applications.


APPLICATIONS:
  • LIBS
  • Micromachining
  • Plasma Physics
  • High energy spectroscopy
  • Scientific research
FEATURES:
  • Compact flashlamp pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser system
  • Pulse energy per unit volume is highest in the industry — from 100 to 300 mJ at 1064 nm
  • Beam divergence less than 1 mrad at 1064 nm
  • Repetition rates from 10 to 30 Hz
  • Wavelength availability: 1064, 532, 355, and 266nm
  • Flexible operational controls with RS232 and remote control panel
 
  • Optional optical attenuator makes it easy to control laser energy without changing the beam parameters
  • Compact head configuration minimizes optical bench space requirement and simplifies OEM package design
  • Controllable flashlamp voltage
  • Self-contained cooling system
  • Standard or 19” rack mount power supply

Additional Information


Product Lines

Tempest 10 Tempest 20 Tempest 30 Tempest 300
Repetition Rate (Hz)10203010
Energy1 (mJ) - 1064 nm200200180300
Energy1 (mJ) - 532 nm10010090180
Energy1 (mJ) - 355 nm50504075
Energy1 (mJ) - 266 nm30302040
Energy Stability2 (%) - 1064 nm222.52
Energy Stability2 (%) - 532 nm3.53.544
Energy Stability2 (%) - 355 nm8899
Energy Stability2 (%) - 266 nm991010
Pulse Width3 (ns)3-53-53-53-5
Beam Diameter (mm)5556
Divergence4 (mrad)‹ 1‹ 1‹ 1‹ 1
Beam Pointing Stability (µrad)‹ 100‹ 200‹ 250‹ 200
IR Beam Quality5 (TDL)1.51.521.5
Jitter (±ns)60.50.50.50.5
Notes:
1. Optical losses due to optional attenuator will reduce maximum energy by 10%
2. Pulse-to-pulse for 98% of shots after 30 minute warm up
3. Full width half maximum
4. Full angle for 86% of the energy, at 1/e2 point
5. Times diffraction limited, at 1/e2 point
6. From Q-Switch synch out pulse to light pulse for 98% of 1,000 shots

Nominal Dimensions7

Tempest
10, 20, 30
Tempest 300 Baseplate Power Supply Control Panel
Length13.4” / 34.0 cm815.0” / 38.0 cm87.0” / 17.8 cm20.5” / 52.1 cm86.3” / 16.0 cm
Width7.0” / 17.8 cm7.0” / 17.8 cm9.0” / 22.9 cm8.7” / 22.1 cm8.2” / 20.8 cm
Height3.5” / 8.9 cm3.5” / 8.9 cm0.5” / 1.3 cm15.7” / 39.9 cm3.5” / 8.9 cm
Weight12 lbs / 5.5 kg 15 lbs / 6.8 kg 5 lbs / 2.3 kg55 lbs / 25 kg5 lbs / 2.3 kg
Length Umbilical8 ft / 2.4 m8 ft / 2.4 m10 ft / 3.0 m
Notes:
7. Nominal values only; contact NWR representative for full specifications
8. Add 5.0”/13.0 cm for umbilical bend radius

Operating Requirements

   
Temperature70° ± 10° F (21° ± 5° C)
Relative Humidity20 to 80% non-condensing
Voltage95 – 120 V or 200 – 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption‹ 800 watts