Boston 500 Nd:YAG

High Power Nd:YAG Laser

The Boston 500 is an all new, compact and versatile Nd:YAG laser. It is based on an efficient, single rod,
oscillator only design. It uses a unique hybrid reflector pump chamber design that combines high efficiency with good beam profile. The balanced combination of energy and beam quality makes the Boston 500 the ideal choice for pumping dye lasers. The mechanical and optical design is optimized for easy operation: the flashlamp is changed without affecting the resonator alignment, optics have high pitch precision screws, the harmonic box is air-tight. The power supply and control electronics are based on latest solid state technologies. IGBT switching is used to drive the flashlamp; multiple processors (and FPGA-control) monitors and sets the laser operation.


  • Superior Mode Quality
  • High Pulse Energy
  • Long Flashlamp Lifetime
  • Low-Jitter Q-Switch
  • Multiple TTL Signals for Easy Control
  • Q-Switch and Long-Pulse Operation
  • Software-based Operation Control
  • Connection via USB or Network
  • Harmonics Generation and Dichroics in the Laser Head
  • Exact Timing via FPGA
  • Output Frequency Adjustable During Operation
  • Rep Rate Adjustable ± 10 % in 0.1 μHz Steps
  • Flex Rate Down to 0.1 Hz in 0.1 Hz Steps
  • Pump Chamber with Highly Efficient Ceramic Reflectors


Pulse Energy 10 Hz 20 Hz
1064 nm 500 mJ 440 mJ
532 nm 270 mJ 245 mJ
355 nm 150 mJ 138 mJ
266 nm 50 mJ 41.5 mJ


Pulse Width 5-8 ns
Divergence 0.5 mrad
Beam Diameter 1) < 8 mm
Timing Jitter 0.5 ns
Energy Stability (rms) 0.7 %
Pointing Stability ± 50 mrad

1) at beam exit


All Dimensions in mm.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Literature & Downloads

 Datasheet Boston 500