VaryDisk Platform

The VaryDisk-platform is a high energy multi-milli-Joule laser system for laboratory investigations and/or industrial use. Based on our more than 10 years experience in thin-disk laser systems, the main core of the VaryDisk-platform is a thin disk regenerative amplifier for amplication of femtosecond, picosecond or nanosecond pulses with amplification factors in the order of 106. The output specifications can be chosen according to our customers need, mainly by choice of the seed laser (multiple seed lasers are possible) and various options available.

VaryDisk FEMTO

The VaryDisk system is based on highly sophisticated engineering with extremely high stability. What makes the VaryDisk platform unique is its ability to combine various seed lasers and to have various motorized adjustments available, in order to allow the maximum in flexibility. Due to its thin disk technology with large mode radii on the gain medium and propagation in air, high pulse energies can be easily generated without risk of damage. Special requests can be taken into consideration, such as e.g. implementation of the customers seed laser.


  • customizable output parameters
  • robust design
  • output power: up to 400 W
  • pulse energy: up to 150 mJ 
  • minimum pulse duration: down to 350 fs
  • automatically adjustable operation modes
  • various combination of pulse trains
  • wavelength: 1030 nm
  • additional output at 515 nm, or 258 nm
  • beam quality: up to M2 < 1.3
  • energy stability up to < 2 % RMS
  • power stability up to < 1 % RMS
  • customizable network interface

the actual parameters depend on the configuration chosen: please choose a pulse duration for a possible set of parameters

VaryDisk energyThe VaryDisk ENERGY is a fully functional laser system with chirped pulse amplification (CPA) for laboratory investigations and/or industrial use.


VaryDisk femtoThe VaryDisk FEMTO is equiped with a femtosecond seed source, allowing ultrashort pulse durations. Especially useful for the VaryDisk FEMTO system is the variability option, alowing a motorized adjustment of the pulse duration.  

VaryDisk picoThe pulse characteristics of the VaryDisk PICO is mainly determined by the seed laser of this system. Our standard configurations includes a 6 ps seed, however other pulse durations are possible, depending on the need of our customer. The choice of pulse duration, actually determines the maximum available energy with this laser system.

VaryDisk nanoThe output specifications of the VaryDisk NANO is characterized by nanosecond pulse durations (approx. > 20 ns) realized without seed laser by cavity dumping. The VaryDisk NANO is based on a robust design with least complexity. 

Choose your seed laser / desired pulse duration
350 fs to 500 fs (up to 1 mJ)
500 fs to 2 ps (up to 1 mJ)
< 2 ps (up to 150 mJ)
6 ps (< 1 nm spectral width, up to 4 mJ)
10 ps (up to 4 mJ)
1 ... 10 ns (up to 20 mJ)
20 ns (up to 300 mJ)
Choose the desired pulse energy for 2 ps pulses
10 mJ (CPA, 10 W output)
150 mJ (CPA, 150 W output)
Choose the desired pulse energy for fs pulses
> 0.35 mJ (150 W output)
> 0.35 mJ (250 output with power upgrade)
> 0.8 mJ (125 W output)
> 1.3 mJ (25 W output)
Choose the desired pulse energy for 6 ps pulses
1 mJ (150 W output)
2 mJ (350 W output)
1 mJ (400 W output with power upgrade)
4 mJ (75 W output)
Choose the desired pulse energy for 10 ps pulses
1.5 mJ (400 W output)
3.6 mJ (400 W output)
6 mJ (130 W output)
Varydisk Femto Options
motorized compressor
shorter pulse durations
Varydisk Pico Options
Varydisk Mixed Pulse Trains
automatic choice of seed
pulse to pulse choice of seed lasers
Varydisk Options
pulse picker
active stabilization
high speed warm up
customizable network interface

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