High power UV hybrid fiber laser

Spectra-Physics has introduced the Quasar hybrid fiber laser for precise micromachining.

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Santa Clara, CA - Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Corporation brand, introduces the new Quasar, a hybrid fiber laser that delivers high UV power at high repetition rates with TimeShift™ technology for high-throughput, precise micromachining. Combining advanced fiber laser, power amplifier and patented harmonics technologies, the new Quasar laser produces >40 W UV power at high repetition rates.

The novel TimeShift technology provides programmable pulse profiles to deliver the ultimate in process flexibility and control. Robust for demanding 24/7 long-term operation, Quasar enables high speed, high quality manufacturing in glass cutting, printed circuit board (PCB) drilling and cutting, silicon wafer dicing, and ceramic scribing.

Quasar is also available with green output of >70 W. The integrated TimeShift technology optimizes the micromachining process with the capability to vary pulse width from <10 ns to >100 ns at constant repetition rates. Conversely, it provides the capability to maintain constant pulse width with varying repetition rates from <1 to 500 kHz. TimeShift technology also allows for pulse shaping and burst-mode operation for accelerating throughput while improving quality. The Quasar laser has beam characteristics (M2 <1.3) and low noise; it is designed, built, and tested to stringent quality standards for reliable continuous operation in demanding manufacturing environments.

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