As part of our commitment to offering our customers a quality service we felt it would be a good service to provide feedback to you about common issues that can occur when using lasers.

A lot of this information is based around our own experiences so should provide you with some valuable technical expertise.

Feel free to read about any of these technical bulletins and hopefully this information will help you in your future projects.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss any of these topics further.

Laser Alignment

Alignment of the Laser Optical Resonator

Q-Switching

The Q-switch as a High Speed Shutter
Q-switch Control for Double-Pulse Generation – For Pulse-Separation Time Less Than 100µs
External Q-switch Control
Q-switch_Fast_CW_Beam_Power_Control
Q-Switch Option
Pulse Quench – Lee Laser First-pulse Suppression
Q-switch Troubleshooting – Common Problems and Solutions

Cooling / Water

Cooling Water Requirements – Series 800 and Series 600 Nd:YAG Lasers
DEIONIZED WATER QUALITY – Protection from Gold Cavity Corrosion
DI Water Temperature Control For Series 800, Series 600 and Series LDP Nd:YAG Laser

Electrical

Autotransformer – 208/240 VAC to 380/415 VAC
Laser Voltage Conversion Kits – Model LCY-380 and Model LCD-220

Arc Lamps

Early Laser Arc Lamp Failure – Common Issues

Operator Safety

Design Features for Operator Safety

Miscellaneous

Nd:YLF as an Alternative to Nd:YAG – advantages and disadvantages