Spirit ps 1040-10

Spectra-Physics, a Newport brand, has introduced Spirit ps 1040-10, an industrial-grade picosecond laser for precision micromachining applications.

The company says the laser delivers high finesse with exceptional beam quality (M2< 1.2), high stability (<1 per cent rms over 100 hours), and short pulse widths (13ps). The laser is also highly flexible with user-adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 1MHz and an integrated pulse picker for fast pulse selection and power control.

With >10W average power, the laser is ideal for precision picosecond micromachining applications such as semiconductor and LED manufacturing, flat panel display processing, thin film ablation, and nano structuring.

'The Spirit ps laser’s precise beam shape, pulse duration, and energy translate into high-precision application results,' said Herman Chui, senior director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. 'Combined with its flexibility in repetition rate and pulse energy, this rugged industrial laser is ideal for a wide range of critical picosecond micromachining applications.'

Spectra-Physics' Spirit ps 1040-10 laser is based on the field-proven Spirit industrial ultrafast laser platform. With high quantities of deployed systems in demanding 24/7 applications, this rugged product platform has consistently demonstrated high reliability. The laser has been featured at Laser World of Photonics in Munich.