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Lexel ColorPro and BeamPro gas-ion lasers were developed specifically for laser shows and laser displays. The ColorPro series gives the best balance of white light and high power, for full-color laser graphics. The BeamPro series are for tight, powerful coherent laser beams, as well as single- or 2-color laser graphics.

Applications

Touring and nightclub environments are rough on lasers. That's why rugged ColorPro and BeamPro lasers are designed for long, stable life. They are perfect for:

  Laser graphic displays (ColorPro)

  Laser beam displays (BeamPro)

  • Full-color laser vector graphics
  • Laser-projected TV/movies
  • Applications where color fidelity is important
 
  • Single-color or 2-color laser vector graphics
  • Indoor and outdoor beam displays
  • Applications where high power is important

Specifications

There are five models available; two "white-light", two higher-powered green/blue and one for red-only beams. Additional models are available with optics to give specific combinations of lines and powers.

  Lexel
ColorPro
III
Lexel
ColorPro
III-HP
Lexel
BeamPro
V
Lexel
BeamPro
X
Lexel
BeamPro
R
Beam color "White light"
(red/green/blue)
"White light"
(red/green/blue)
Green/blue Green/blue Red
Lasing medium Mixed gas (ar/kr) Mixed gas (ar/kr) Argon Argon Krypton
Output power, MTM 3 W 4 W 5 W 10 W 2 W
Color proportion 62% red
13% green
25% blue

(appears
pure white
to the eye)

35% red
30% green
25% blue

(appears
greenish white
to the eye)

60% green
40% blue
60% green
40% blue
100% red
Beam mode TEM00 TEM00 TEM00 TEM00 TEM00
Beam diameter
at OC
1.7mm at
647nm

1.8mm at
 488nm

1.7mm at
647nm

1.8mm at
 488nm

1.9mm at
514nm

2.0mm at
 488nm

1.9mm at
514nm

2.0mm at
 488nm

1.7mm at
647nm
Beam divergence 1.9mrad at
647nm

2.2mrad at
 488nm

1.9mrad at
647nm

2.2mrad at
 488nm

1.4mrad at
514nm

1.5mrad at
 488nm

1.4mrad at
514nm

1.5mrad at
 488nm

1.9mrad at
647nm
Input power 40 amps
208V (+/- 10%)
three-phase
50/60 Hz
40 amps
208V (+/- 10%)
three-phase
50/60 Hz
40 amps
208V (+/- 10%)
three-phase
50/60 Hz
50 amps
208V (+/- 10%)
three-phase
50/60 Hz
50 amps
208V (+/- 10%)
three-phase
50/60 Hz
Water cooling required >2.0 gal/min cooling water
or
>12kW water-to-air chiller
>2.0 gal/min cooling water
or
>12kW water-to-air chiller
>2.0 gal/min cooling water
or
>12kW water-to-air chiller
>2.2 gal/min cooling water
or
>14kW water-to-air chiller
>2.2 gal/min cooling water
or
>14kW water-to-air chiller
FDA/CDRH laser safety classification Class IV Class IV Class IV Class IV Class IV

Specifications as of 6/2001. Subject to change without notice.

 
Power supply, head and tube

Lexel ColorPro and BeamPro lasers are CDRH-certified with all safety features. They come with a one-year/1,000 hour warranty.

Power supply
The power supply front panel contains all controls necessary to operate and fully monitor the laser system.

  • Linear low noise power supply
  • Current and light regulation
  • 0-10V external modulation
  • Panel mounted power meter
  • Automatic starting
  • Remote turn-on capability

Laser head
Within the laser head, an ultra-stable solid Invar optical resonator holds the plasma tube and mirrors in precise alignment to create coherent laser light.

  • Solid Invar resonator
  • Temperature-compensated prism wavelength selector
  • Fine tuning capability
  • Multiline mirror holder for all lines operation

Laser tube
A simple and reliable plasma tube design. Lexel's solid ceramic plasma tube design has been proven since 1972, while other ion laser manufacturers have tried and abandoned several designs in an attempt to match Lexel's stability and performance. In fact, a majority of the more than 18,000 Lexel plasma tubes  still operate today, some with 20,000 hours of use.

  • Sealed intracavity spaces
  • Free-flow gas supply
  • High-efficiency solid ceramic plasma tube

Standard features

Current and light regulation
The Lexel ColorPro and BeamPro lasers can be operated in current or light control:

n Current regulation allows direct control of the current through the plasma tube via an external source.

n Light regulation provides the ultimate in laser output stabilization. A small portion of the light is sampled within the laser and compared to a reference signal in a differential circuit that automatically adjust the laser current to maintain a constant output.
     This feature also allows for the light level to be modulated externally with a 10 volt signal.

Model 502 Multiline Mirror Holder
This assembly holds the high reflector mirror for Multiline operation. This feature may be substituted for the Model 500 wavelength selector.

Fine tuning
The laser is aligned accurately with the use of fine tuning knobs.

Remote turn on
This feature permits the laser power supply to be turned on and off and the plasma tube to be started remotely.

Automatic starting
This circuit automatically starts the plasma tube approximately 20 seconds after the power supply is turned on.

Panel-mounted power meter
This multirange power meter continuously displays the output power of the laser.
 

Optional features

Model 500 Temperature-Compensated Prism Wavelength Selector
Stable single line operation is achieved by Lexel ion lasers with the Model 500 prism wavelength selector. A full Brewster prism is utilized to achieve good separation of even the most closely spaced lines.

Initial Installation and Hands-On Training
One-day on-site installation and hands-on training for ColorPro and BeamPro series lasers, within the U.S. and Canada.
 

Accessories

Model 510 Laser Power Meter
The easy-to-use power meter can be used with argon, krypton, mixed-gas and dye laser systems.

Model 507 Adapter
An adapter threads into the 3/4"-32 optical thread at the output aperture of the laser converting it to a 1-32 female thread for mounting optical accessories with this larger size thread.

Model 508 Remote Power Monitor
A power monitor operates in conjunction with the panel mounted power meter to allow continuous monitoring of the laser power at locations away from the power supply.

Model 7504 Rack-Mounted Power Supply
All Lexel 85/95 power supplies can be equipped with a rack mounting panel for mounting in a standard 19"(438mm) equipment cabinet.
 

Pricing

For pricing and availability, call Cambridge Lasers. 
 



 
ColorPro lasers are specially designed to produce the accurate, rich colors needed in laser graphic displays.
(Photos above courtesy Pangolin Laser Systems)
 


 
BeamPro lasers give the highest beam power with the best quality

Info on this page:
 
Applications
  Specifications
  Power supply, head and tube
  Standard features
  Optional features
  Accessories
  Pricing