The new AVIA 266-3 from Coherent is a second-generation deep-ultraviolet laser, combining high-power output with extended lifetime, output stability, and industrial-grade reliability needed for 24/7 industrial applications. The AVIA 266-3 incorporates numerous innovations in both components and manufacturing methods. The lifetime of the consumable crystal has been increased by 25 per cent to 40,000 hours. It is now backed by an industry-leading 24-month warranty.
The AVIA 266-3 provides over 3W of Q-switched output at 266nm, and pulse repetition rates as high as 100kHz, with superior beam quality and high pulse-to-pulse stability The Posilock beam pointing active stabilisation system delivers maximum possible spatial control and resolution in these applications. The laser is filly RoHS compliant.
The combination of deep UV wavelength, high average power, long lifetime and low cost of ownership makes the AVIA 266-3 an ideal laser for micromachining applications for a wide range of materials used in microelectronics and other industries. Standout examples include drilling micro vias and micromachining structures in glass substrates. Other applications include micromachining synthetic materials such as FR4 and acrylic, drilling small diameter nozzles and orifices, marking glass and plastics such as polycarbonate, and micromachining and drilling tougher materials such as steel, tungsten, and aluminium nitride.