26 February 2016

Spectra-Physics introduces high power green hybrid fibre laser

Spectra-Physics introduces Quasar 532-95, a new high power, high energy green wavelength addition to its Quasar family of hybrid fibre lasers. Quasar 532-95 delivers industry-leading >95 W green average output power, >475 µJ pulse energy, and excellent single-mode beam quality. The new laser’s TimeShift™ programmable pulse capability results in adjustable pulse widths, pulse shapes and repetition rates for laser micromachining process optimization. Quasar 532-95 is ideal for applications in high throughput manufacturing of electronic packages, ceramics, PC boards, semiconductors, photovoltaics, and lithium-ion batteries.

“Building on the highly successful Quasar platform, the new Quasar 532-95 delivers breakthrough performance and unsurpassed flexibility at green wavelengths,” says Herman Chui, senior director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “Quasar 532-95 enables new processes and highest throughput and quality in a wide range of demanding 24/7 micromachining volume manufacturing applications.”

With its TimeShift capability, Quasar 532-95 features tunable pulse widths from <2 to >100 ns, adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 3.5 MHz, as well as burst mode and programmable pulse shapes. Quasar 532-95 outputs a near diffraction-limited single mode beam at 532 nm wavelength.

The remarkable Quasar 532-95 laser is a hybrid-fibre laser, combining advanced fibre laser, power amplifier, and patented harmonics technologies to achieve unprecedented performance. Utilising long-life components and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, Quasar has passed extensive environmental qualification testing, and each laser in production is subjected to rigorous tests to ensure high reliability.

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