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Live From Photonics West 2012: Visible Variant Of The Argos Laser Introduced

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Robert Afzal, Ph.D., of Lockheed Martin Aculight introduces the visible variant of the Argos laser, which puts out more than 3 watts of visible light at 610 nm. It has enabled Nobel Prize winners to conduct cutting-edge research as well as helping Lockheed Martin Aculight’s defense and security customers deflect and jam heat-seeking missiles.


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Robert Afzal, Ph.D.: Hi. I am Rob Afzal from Lockheed Martin Aculight here at the Photonics West show in San Francisco. Since 1993, Lockheed Martin Aculight has provided world-leading expertise in providing our customers innovative laser solutions and products for aerospace, military/defense, scientific, and medical applications.

We are a world leader in fiber laser products and pulse fiber lasers to high-powered. This year, we are introducing a new variant of our Argos laser product, which is the world’s leading broadest tunable laser spanning the full spectrum from the visible all the way out to the mid-infrared.

At this year’s show, we have introduced the visible variant of the Argos, which puts out more than 3 watts of visible light at 610 nanometers. The Argos laser has enabled Nobel Prize winners to conduct cutting-edge research as well as helping our defense and security customers in deflecting and jamming heat-seeking missiles.

Enabled by fiber laser pumping, the Argos OPO laser system provides unprecedented performance across the full spectrum from the visible to the mid-infrared, providing an unparalleled spectroscopic tool for molecular spectroscopy all the way down to infrared counter measures.

This year’s variant that provides more than 3 watts in the visible part of the spectrum at 610 nanometers again provides an unprecedented all-solid state tunable visible laser source that has greater performance than previous technology, such as dye lasers, but provides the ease and reliability of fiber laser pumping.