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MKS Instruments launches two new micromachining lasers

New MKS lasers

MKS Instruments introduced two new lasers at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich last month: the Spectra-Physics IceFyre FS IR200 and Talon Ace UV100.

The IceFyre FS IR200 is an industrial femtosecond laser offering >200W power and >200µJ pulse energy with ultrashort <500fs pulses in the infrared. 

The new laser delivers exceptional performance and outstanding flexibility with a wide repetition-rate range from single shot to 50MHz, TimeShift programmable burst mode operation, and pulse-on-demand (POD) and position-synchronised output (PSO) triggering.

IceFyre FS IR200 is ideal for high speed and quality micromachining of glass, polymers, metals, sapphire, polycrystalline diamond and many other materials for advanced electronics, displays, clean energy, medical devices, and other demanding industrial applications.

Fully automated and computer controlled, the laser exhibits exceptional stability in power, beam parameters, and beam pointing during 24/7 operation to deliver high precision and reproducibility for demanding applications. 

The other pulsed nanosecond Talon Ace UV100 laser delivers exceptional flexibility, >100W UV power and >500J pulse energy in a small form factor. Fully automated and computer controlled, it delivers excellent beam pointing stability, ensuring high precision, high throughput, and operational consistency. The TimeShift programmable pulse capability and wide pulse repetition-rate range enables this laser to optimise the high-speed and high-quality micromachining of advanced electronics packaging, PC boards, photovoltaics, ceramics, semiconductors, and other materials and components.

“Talon Ace UV100 is a powerful innovation that delivers unrivalled capability in throughput, quality and process flexibility at new levels of cost-performance for high-volume 24/7 laser-based manufacturing,” says Herman Chui, vice president and general manager for Spectra-Physics lasers. “The new laser further extends our leadership in laser micromachining, building on our highly successful Talon family of UV and green nanosecond lasers with 100W UV power and our unique TimeShift programmable pulse technology.”

MKS says the patent-pending Talon Ace UV100 laser excels in demanding 24/7 industrial applications. This is due to each Talon Ace laser having to pass extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability.

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