Features a built-in capacitor that lets the weapon fire several bursts in quick succession if allowed to fully recharge. Excellent vs missiles and fighters.
The burst point defense laser is a further refinement of standard PD beam weapons. The q-switched gain medium is pulse pumped, ensuring that the power delivered to the titanium-doped sapphire gain medium peaks at a predefined interval. The result is a weapon that fires once every couple of seconds and is extremely effective for its small size. Power consumption is small enough that even some fighter craft power cores can handle the firing load.
The Burst PD Laser is a small point defense beam weapon. It is the smaller version of the Heavy Burst Laser.
An upgrade of the PD Laser, the Burst PD Laser stores 3 charges (4 with the Expanded Magazines hullmod) that regenerate slowly over time. It can destroy small groups of missiles and fighters very efficiently but is only modestly effective when forced to fire continuously.