Spectra-Physics, a Newport brand, has introduced the Quasar, a breakthrough hybrid fibre laser that delivers high UV power at high repetition rates with TimeShift technology for high-throughput, precise micro-machining.

Combining advanced fibre laser, power amplifier and patented harmonics technologies, the new Quasar laser produces an industry-leading >40 W UV power at high repetition rates.

The TimeShift technology provides programmable pulse profiles to deliver process flexibility and control.

Robust for 24/7, long-term operation, Quasar is suited to manufacturing in glass cutting, printed circuit board (PCB) drilling and cutting, silicon wafer dicing, and ceramic scribing.