Coherent has expanded its family of industrial ultrafast lasers with the new Talisker 1000 series.
This new series of picosecond lasers is designed for materials processing applications in the semiconductor, solar (photovoltaics), medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive industries. The Talisker 1000 has three single wavelength versions available - near infrared (1064nm), green (532nm) and ultraviolet (355nm) - all at 1000 kHz. The near IR is for scribing and engraving stainless steel and other metals. The UV is for processing glass and other transparent or brittle materials. Specific examples include glass cutting for smart phone touch screens; drilling injector nozzles for automotive and medical dispensing; processing plastic electronics such as OLEDs; engraving steel for printing fabrics and currency; or patterning metals on ceramic substrates for high power RF electronics.