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PAR Releases Generation II High Pressure (HP) CO2 Lasers Series

July 2, 2012


Pretoria, ZA (2 July 2012) – As part of our quest for continuous technology advances and peak performance of our Transversely Excited (TE) CO2 lasers, PAR Systems’ Center of Excellence for sdilasers™ has made several significant improvements to their high pressure TE CO2 laser systems, including the HP10, HP20, HP100, and HP300 products. These improvements are the result of over 15 years of working closely with our clients to improve reliability, serviceability, and performance.


The main features of the Generation II HP lasers are summarised below:


Systems can be operated in any of the following optical configurations:


Amplifier mode
Fixed wavelength (10P20) oscillator mode
Wavelength tuneable oscillator mode with manual adjustable grating
Wavelength tuneable oscillator mode with agile tuner



ZnSe Brewster windows are standard on all models to ensure maximum optic lifetime and trouble-free operation.


All oscillator configurations feature thermally stable kinematic resonator hardware ensuring maximum optical alignment stability.


The agile tuner configuration provides computer-controlled agile wavelength tuning. The wavelength selection sequence can be pre-programmed, and the system can select different wavelengths for consecutive shots even at high repetition rate operation.



Improved and optimized pulse circuits ensure less downtime and easy maintenance
Maintenance-free high voltage interconnectivity
Improved pre-ionization contributes to highly stable and low-jitter laser output
Compact and easily serviceable electrode assembly is a proven and industrialized design



The HP300 series has fully proportional temperature control ensuring unsurpassed output stability even at maximum repetition rate operation.


A closed-loop heated gas regeneration catalyst system is standard on all HP laser models. This ensures stable optical output and lower operating cost.


The system is packaged in an aesthetically pleasing, compact and fully EMI-shielded enclosure, with removable stainless steel panels for quick and easy access to the entire system.


PAR Systems’ Center of Excellence for sdilasers™ is one of the only laser manufacturers in the world with in-house technology and experience to design and construct High-Pressure CO2 lasers. The company has supplied similar lasers for applications in high-energy physics, cancer treatment research, isotope separation, and for pulse amplification. PAR’s deep experience in providing custom-engineered systems for complex applications allows us to provide fully integrated laser system solutions along with delivering state-of-the-art lasers.


About PAR Systems
PAR Systems Center of Excellence for sdilasers™ is a fully owned subsidiary of PAR Systems Inc. PAR Systems, a portfolio company of MML Capital Partners (, is a world leader in providing advanced engineered equipment, systems, and services for critical material handling and automation applications to improve customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PAR has created custom-engineered, and oftentimes, first-of-a-kind manufacturing solutions for a broad range of industries including aerospace, marine, nuclear, heavy material handling, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences. PAR Systems is headquartered in Minnesota, USA with global engineering and manufacturing centers of excellence. For more information on PAR Systems visit