The new Daytona HE short pulse, UV fibre laser from Coherent of Santa Clara, CA, is claimed to deliver the highest peak power currently available from a UV fibre laser, enabling it to address a wider range of materials than previously possible.
Specifically, the new , with output at 355nm, produces nanosecond and shorter pulses with peak powers of >45kW (at repetition rates up to 525kHz) and high pulse energies of >70µJ (at up to 325kHz repetition rate). Combined with its TEM mode quality (M²<1.3), this makes the Daytona-HE an ideal tool for precision micromachining of a comprehensive range of semiconductors, glasses, organics, metals, and other materials.
Daytona is a flexible platform that can be adjusted over a broad operating range to match the exact needs of a particular application. For example, pulse width can be adjusted from <1 ns to 20 ns, while repetition rate can go from single shot to more than 2MHz.
Daytona lasers are targeted at high precision materials processing applications in which high throughput is critical and operational flexibility is advantageous, such as in industries where output parameters must be changed to account for different materials and/or different thicknesses.