800 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System



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800 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System



The 800 argon laser delivers a full 500mW of output power in multiline/multimode configuration as well as high output powers in the single line options. The 800 also offers improved thermal stability, longer life and low electronic and optical noise. The laser incorporates the latest in internal mirror tube technology assuring permanent beam alignment and eliminating contamination. NLC’s design permits ease of servicing. The laser is also available with a remote cooling option for applications where fan vibration is a concern.

Design Drawings

800 Laser Head and Power Supply


















  • Superior Beam Quality
  • Low Noise
  • Internal Mirror Design
  • Extended Lifetime
  • Designed for Fiber Optic Delivery
  • Exceptional Warranty


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Operational and Physical Specifications

Product Specifications1,2,3 800DB 800BL 800AL 800AM
Wavelength 458nm 488nm 458-514nm 458-514nm
Output Power 20mW 100mW 225mW 500mW
Spatial Mode TEMoo TEMoo TEMoo Multimode
M2 ±1.2 ±1.2 ±1.2 ±1.2
Beam Diameter @ 1/e2 (mm) 0.83±5% 0.83±5% 0.85±5% 0.83±5%
Beam Divergence (mrad) <1.0 <1.0 <1.0 <2.0
Polarization Ratio >250:1 >250:1 >250:1 Random
Beam Point Stability over 2 hrs ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C
Power Stability over 2 hrs ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Beam Position ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm
Beam Angle ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad
Noise Specifications  
Noise @ 20Hz - 2kHz (p-p) .01%
Noise @ 20Hz - 20kHz (p-p) 2.0%
Noise @ 20Hz - 2MHz (rms)4 1.0%
Operating Parameters  
Voltage (Universal Input) 200 to 240 VAC ±10%
Current 16 Amps Max.
Frequency 47-63 Hz
Phase Single
Environmental Specs  
4-40˚C (40-105˚F)
-30-60˚C (-22-140˚F)
Humidity (no condensation)
0 to 90%
0 to 100%
Altitude 0-3000m (0-9,800ft)
Shock (11msec) 25g
Air Intake
(standard/remote cooling5)
450 / 250 CFM
Air Intake Clearance 3.8cm (1.5in)
Warm-up Period 10 minutes
Physical Specifications  
Laser Head Dimensions 17.904" x 6.071" x 7.733"
Power Supply 11" x 6.38" x 5.58"
Laser Head Weight 19.5 lbs (8.9 kg)
Remote Cooling Weight 14.5 lbs. (6.6 kg)
Power Supply 7 lbs. (3.18 kg)



  1. Specifications subject to change without notice.
  2. When used with 8400 series or NLC 2200 series power supply.
  3. Measurements taken in light control after 5 minute warm-up.
  4. 1% for single line wavelengths. 2% for multiline wavelengths.
  5. Nominal air flow is 250 CFM. Use Kooltronic Model KBB49 or equivalent fan rated for 425 CFM free air flow and 2.7 inches of water. Hose length not to exceed three meters.

PDF Downloads

800 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System - Spec Sheet

800 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System - User Manual





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The 800 Argon Laser System Offers Superior Thermal Stability and Long Life.