Better Performance Over the Long-Term
A Q-switch is an optical component used to “gate” energy in order to generate a short, high peak-energy pulse. The Q-switching element used in Ultra Q is fabricated from highly stable, homogenous materials, which exhibit similar expansion characteristics. Unlike organic polymer materials that can cause inconsistent treatment performance due to material warping and fatigue, the materials used in the Ultra Q Q-Switch are thermally matched to deliver more consistent performance over a number of different operating conditions – ensuring robust, reliable performance and a lifespan of more than 400,000 shots.
In addition, Ultra Q’s custom-built YAG power supply incorporates a micro-controller and energy compensation algorithm to deliver greater shot-to-shot consistency. Many other YAG lasers use a commercial, off-the-shelf YAG power supply.