The Q-Switch system is less expensive: $59 for an ER-16 to ER-11 adaptor assembly that fits any ER-16 holder.
It's a matter of unscrewing a nut, taking the Q-Switch toolholder out, and replacing it with one that has been preset.
This thermally compensated Q-switch
, developed by Christopher Ebbers and Vernon Kanz (pictured), and Hitoshi Nakano of LLNL, offers a 10-fold increase in the average power handling capability of high gain, high repetition laser light that is useful for materials processing.
The DPL20 features a Q-switch
operation that affords optimal marking for determining the amount of laser power stored and released in high-energy pulses.
(AOQS): ll-VI's AOQS modules enable DPSS lasers to generate high energy pulses at rapid intervals to increase the throughput of scribing, drilling and marking.