Industrial Femtosecond Lasers’ Power Doubled

New Spirit One 1040-8 ideal for femtosecond micromachining and microsurgery (Source: Spectra-Physics)

New Spirit One 1040-8 ideal for femto­second micro­machi­ning and micro­surgery (Source: Spectra-Physics)

Spectra-Physics intro­duces Spirit One 1040-8, a compact, indus­trial femto­second laser with game-changing cost-perfor­mance. Combining power supply and laser head in a single rugged and compact package, Spirit One 1040-8 is easy to inte­grate into machine tools and systems and promises stabi­lity and long term relia­bility. The new laser is perfect for deman­ding, high preci­sion applica­tions inclu­ding micro­surgery, femto­second micro­machining, and medical device manu­factu­ring.

“With an unprece­dented combination of femto­second performance, cost, size, and relia­bility, Spirit One 1040-8 transforms the market for femto­second medical and industrial laser applications,” says Klaus Madlener, general manager of Spectra-Physics Rankweil. “The new laser is another major addition to our highly successful, market-leading portfolio of industrial femto­second lasers.”

Spirit One 1040-8 provides 8 W average power and > 40 µJ pulse energy at 1040 nm with repetition rates up to 1 MHz. A second harmonic generation (SHG) option is available for software selectable 520 nm or 1040 nm output. Spirit One 1040-8 offers process flexibility with an adjustable pulse duration option, allowing the user to freely chose pulse durations from < 400 fs to 4 ps by software in seconds. A picosecond model, Spirit One ps 1040-10, is also available with 13 ps pulse width, > 10 W output power, and >50 µJ pulse energy. Spirit One is an “It’s in the Box” laser that integrates laser head and power supply into a single lightweight and compact unit. The laser includes an integrated pulse picker for fast pulse selection and power control for high process throughput.

Spirit One 1040-8 and Spirit One ps 1040-10 build on the proven and widely deployed Spirit and Spirit One industrial laser platforms and have passed extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability. Fully automated and computer controlled, the laser has exceptional power and beam pointing stability during 24/7 operation, ensuring high precision and reproducibility for demanding applications.

Spectra-Physics’ Spirit One 1040-8 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, February 16-18, 2016. Visit Spectra-Physics at booth #1400 for a demonstration.

Link: Spirit One, Spectra-Physics, Santa Clara, California, USASPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA

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