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Spectra-Physics Debuts 100 W Industrial Femtosecond Laser for Precision Micromachining

New Spirit 1030-100 Enables High Throughput, Highest Quality Micromachining

Spirit 1030-100

Spirit 1030-100

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Andover, MA – June 22, 2017 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) announces the introduction of its Spectra-Physics® Spirit® 1030-100, an industrial femtosecond hybrid fiber laser that delivers >100 W infrared power and >100 mJ pulse energy with ultrashort <400 fs pulses for fast, highest quality micromachining.  The new laser offers high flexibility with optional integrated second harmonic generation (SHG) for >50 W green output, burst mode, and triggered pulse output.  With proven 24/7 industrial reliability, Spirit 1030-100 is ideal for high throughput micromachining for consumer electronics, clean energy, automotive, medical devices, and other industrial applications.

“With unsurpassed performance, high flexibility, and high reliability, Spirit 1030-100 truly sets a new standard for high precision femtosecond micromachining,” says Dave Allen, senior vice president and general manager for Spectra-Physics lasers.  “With this major new introduction, we further our industry-leading portfolio of lasers for precision micromachining spanning nanosecond to picosecond to femtosecond.”

Spirit 1030-100 offers adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 10 MHz and best-in-class beam quality, and includes an integrated pulse picker for single-pulse selection and fast power control for high process throughput.  Based on the proven Spirit industrial product platform, Spirit 1030-100 has been extensively tested for high reliability, built with wide overhead on all critical elements, and utilizes advanced monitoring and diagnostics for 24/7 industrial reliability and lowest cost of ownership.  Available in >100 W and >70 W configurations, the new laser is ideal for machining of hard brittle materials including glass, sapphire and polycrystalline diamond as well as thin metals and polymers.  When coupled with the Spirit-OPA and Spirit-NOPA, the combined system delivers high energy tunable laser output across the visible and infrared for 3-photon deep-tissue bio-imaging and ultrafast spectroscopy applications.

Spectra-Physics’ Spirit 1030-100 laser will be featured at Laser World of Photonics, Munich, Germany, June 26 to 29, 2017.  Please visit MKS at hall A2, booth 209 at Laser World of Photonics for a demonstration.  For more information, please see www.spectra-physics.com/spirit-1030-100.












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