VaryDisk P500

The VaryDisk PICO is a fully functional laser system for laboratory investigations and/or industrial use. The pulse characteristics of the VaryDisk PICO is mainly determined by the seed laser of this system. Our standard configurations includes a 10 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. Depending on the individual choice of parameters, the VaryDisk laser system qualifies as industrial / scientific or prototype laser system. Compared to our other VaryDisk systems, the VaryDisk PICO is a robust system with minor complexity.

  • output power: up to 500 W 
  • pulse energy: up to 4 mJ @ 10 ps
  • pulse duration depends on seed laser: e.g. 6 ps, 10 ps, other seed lasers on request
  • repetition rate: 125 kHz in the standard configuration
  • wavelength: 1030 nm
  • beam quality: M2 < 1.3
  • power stability: RMS < 1%
  • pulse energy stability: RMS < 3%
  • warm-up time: < 20 min


Schematic setup of the VaryDisk pico laser system


We offer different options along with the VaryDisk PICO in order to increase the output power and/or to allow additional operating modes along with the generation of different pulse characteristics, e.g. different choices of pulse durations, wavelength, or even the simultaneous generation of pulses with different pulse characteristics in one operation mode.  Some of the available options are listed below. Please consult our team for possible combination choices and further information.


All data given here are approximate, since nearly every laser is unique with respect to our customers requests (even the specifications given here):

  • laser head approx. 400 kg, (80 x 90 x 45) cmwithout seed (additionally 60 kg) and optional modules
  • rack approx. 200 kg, (100 ... 180 x 80 x 56) cm3
  • laser head / rack connection: 4 m
  • additional chiller might be required with up to 250 kg, (60 x 58 x 155)  cm3 (depending on output power and repetition rate)


  • power supply 3 phases 380 V, 50 Hz + N + ground, CEE 32 A plug
  • power consumption < 4 kW ... 6 kW
  • water connection barbed fittings for tubing 13 mm or 16 mm inner diameter
  • water flow  15 l/min @ 12 °C – 25 °C
  • water quality filtered 80 μm recommended, low chlorine concentration (< 200 mg/l)
  • 20 - 25°C operating temperature, low humidity