JDSU has released a high power ultraviolet (UV) laser called the Q304-HD laser.
Based upon the Q Series UV laser platform from JDSU, the laser provides 50 per cent more power, with >11W at 355nm, and is designed to increase throughput, or the rate at which it can conduct micromachining functions such as hole drilling, wafer cutting or singulation, and solar cell processing.
Higher throughput from the laser allows manufacturers to increase productivity during the manufacturing of products, saving valuable time and costs.In addition, the new laser operates at a higher power level without using additional electrical consumption due to enhancements in the new laser design. This also ensures a longer laser lifespan. The laser also has a beam quality at M2 <1.2.