Lumentum introduces high-precision FemtoBlade™ laser

The new FemtoBlade laser system employs a modular design that provides increased flexibility and high power at high repetition rates.

This will enable faster processing and improved throughput for micromachining applications, including OLED, PCB, ceramic and glass cutting, engraving, and solar cell processing.

“The FemtoBlade will differentiate Lumentum based on its higher power, providing greater throughput for our customers,” said Yvette Just, Lumentum Product Line Manager for Commercial Lasers. “Our new advanced model enables faster processing time while still providing excellent processing quality.”

Available in UV, IR, and green wavelengths, the FemtoBlade can be ordered with powers ranging from 12 W to 50 W of UV, up to 200 W of IR, or up to 100 W of green. FemtoBlade incorporates previous Lumentum ultrafast laser features with added benefits.

The FemtoBlade laser’s unique modular design allows its non-linear optics unit to be easily field-replaceable, significantly reducing down time. In addition, within the chassis of the FemtoBlade is both the laser head and electronic controller, eliminating the need for an external umbilical, offering customers a simpler, one-cable connection. The laser head and controller incorporate an ultra-stable, passively mode-locked seed oscillator that relies on Lumentum-proprietary semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM®) technology, optimised to reduce long-term degradation.

Contact: Philippe Leopold