Newport's Spectra-Physics division has introduced the Mosaic 532-11, a new product platform in the Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial laser family. The new 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 (<15ns), high peak power, and can operate at high repetition rates, resulting in higher throughput while minimising undesirable thermal effects. Mosaic lasers feature superior near- and far-field beam-pointing stability and excellent pulse-to-pulse stability for consistent processing results and higher yields.
The new laser platform is ideal for microelectronics and photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing and other demanding processes that require 24/7 operation. Microelectronics applications include de-panelling or separating 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.