1064 nm Programmable Nanosecond Laser (PNL-1064)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab PNL-1064 is a programmable laser that produces nanosecond pulses with electrical input pulses. It functions as a seed pulse generator for Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers (MOPA). Available in a rackmount or benchtop unit, the PNL-1064 also functions as electrical to optical pulse generator. It consists of a narrow-line-width, ultra stable, high power DFB laser diode for gain switch, direct modulation to provide pure and efficient modulation. The PNL-1064 is available with SM or PM fiber, and is designed for direct modulation of laser current to pulse modulation to produce < 5 ns width optical pulses using an electrical input from an external pulse generator, and the peak output power can reach 500 mW. The laser system is equipped with a standard remote control interface (RS-232) and an LCD display screen for easy user interface, accessible through a front panel adjustment knob.


  • Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)
  • Research & Development
  • Testing & Measurement
  • Second Harmonic Generation (SHG)


  • 1064 nm ± 15 nm Center Wavelength
  • Generate short pulse of < 5 ns
  • SM or PM fiber optional
  • TTL input for pulse trigger
  • Maximum repetition rate of 100 MHz
  • Peak power of 500 mW
  • Gain switch direct modulation
  • High Pulse Contrast of 50 dB

Feature Name Description
General Specifications
Wavelength 1064 nm ± 15 nm
Minimum Pulse Width < 5 ns
Pulse Repetition Rate User Programmable from 100 Hz to 50 MHz
Energy per Pulse up to 20 nJ
Pulse Contrast 50 dB
Polarization Extinction 20 dB PM version
Optical Output Power (CW) > 100 mW SM option
Peak Power Optical Output 500 mW max
Wavelength Adjustment Resolution 0.05 nm (optional)
Electrical Pulse Input Specifications
Frequency 100 Hz to 50 MHz
Input Trigger Level TTL > 3.5 V
Electrical Connector SMA
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature 0º C to +50º C
Storage Temperature -40° to +70° C
Humidity 10% to 90%
Power Supply 110 V AC and 220 V AC, 50 or 60 Hz
Display Temperature, Current, Voltage
Controls/Monitoring LDC display or RS-232 for Laser Switch, EDFA output power through front panel.
Communication Interface RS-232 interface cabling from PC to units
Dimensions 1RU: 19” x 20.5”x 3.5”, or Benchtop
Optical Connector SMF-28 FC/APC, PANDA FC/APC, or user option
Electrical Connectors SMA Female

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