Thank you for reading and commenting, Stan!
According to Qicheng Zhang of the University of California in this great article:
“The bigger the NEO, the longer the time needed. The bigger the laser, the shorter the time needed. With a very small 20 kW DE-STARLITE, a 300-meter-wide (1,000 foot) asteroid can be deflected in 15 years. Smaller asteroids can be deflected in under a year, after the spacecraft’s arrival at the asteroid,” Zhang said.