PL Series CO and CO2 Lasers
The PL series of continuous wave (CW), grating tuned, infrared gas lasers sets the standard for high power, stable sources for a wide variety of applications from molecular spectroscopy, non-linear optics, interferometry, process control, atmospheric studies, plasma density measurements and much, much more.
The PL-series of lasers include grating tuned CO2 lasers with a step tunable wavelength from 9-11μm with single line powers from a few Watts (Model PL2), to 50W (Model PL5) and even to 180W (Model PL6) each characterised by excellent amplitude and frequency stability for the most technically challenging tasks.
The PL2 laser lends itself to flexible tailoring to scientific applications, for example, if used with our 184T pump station you can fill the laser head with your own isotopic gas mix to which in turn allows you to access alternative wavelengths.
Our PL3 model is unprecedented in today’s markets. The laser operates as either a CO2 (output power up to 25W) or CO (with output ›1W over the range 5.1 – 6.0μm) laser. Using different isotopic gas fills the PL3 laser can give up to 1000 lines across the infra-red.
The higher power PL-series lasers can be used to optically pump polar gases (for example methanol, formic acid etc) to create Far Infra Red (FIR) emission fusion reactor plasma temperature measurements in the far infrared or TeraHertz region (40μm – 1.2mm, 7.5 to 0.25THz) with applications in homeland security and scanning, scattering density measurements, radar modelling etc.