- Nov 27, 2009
TRUTH! Similar example is my SSY-1 Nd YAG laser, although I upped the capacitors on it, so probably more energy than the typical specs. Look at the peak power, 50 KW!: " The output power is typically around 150-200mJ per pulse (50KW for 4nS) at 1064nm, with a 15J input to the flashlamp. The laser head contains: Nd:YAG laser rod Flashlamp & cavity Passive Q-switch Cavity mirrors Metal frame Dimensions: Laser rod: 2.4″ long x . 197″ dia. (61 x 5 mm)Flash lamp: 2.5″ long x . "Yes. The damage is caused by the peak power of the laser. Peak power is what really counts when it comes to pulsed lasers. Q-switching is the best example of how increasing peak power, even at the expense of total energy, enables pulsed lasers to perform impressive feats such as drilling through diamonds.