Spectra-Physics, Santa Clara, Calif., a Newport Corp. Brand, has announced the Mosaic 532-11, a new product platform in the Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial laser family. The all-in-one laser combines head and power supply into a single package, making it easy to integrate into machine tools and onto gantry systems.
The Mosaic™ 532-11 laser has short pulse widths (<15 ns), high peak power, and can operate at high repetition rates, resulting in higher throughput, while minimizing undesirable thermal effects.
The new Mosaic laser platform is good for microelectronics and photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing and other demanding processes that require 24/7 operation. Microelectronics applications include de-paneling or singulating printed circuit boards (PCBs), structuring and ablating materials on PCBs, scribing ceramics, and de-flashing electronic package leads. Key photovoltaic applications include edge isolation of crystalline silicon wafers and scribing P2 and P3 layers on thin film solar panels.