MKS Instruments’ Spectra-Physics business unit will exhibit IceFyre at the trade fair in Munich. Icefyre is a compact, high power industrial picosecond hybrid fibre laser with excellent cost performance.

IceFyre delivers exceptional performance with high power and short picosecond pulses, as well as having adjustable repetition rates, TimeShift ps programmability pulse flexibility, and pulse-on-demand triggering. Combining power supply and laser head in a single rugged and compact package, IceFyre enables easy system integration and has proven reliability and stability.

Pulsed fibre lasers

Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has introduced two pulsed fibre lasers. VGEN-ISP-POD is an infrared short pulse MOPA (master oscillator power amplifier) fibre laser with pulse-on-demand (POD) capabilities for precision micromachining and marking applications, while VGEN-QS-HE-100 is a Q-switched high energy pulsed infrared fibre laser designed for high throughput metal processing applications such as drilling and deep engraving.


At Photonics West, Spectra-Physics introduced Talon, a new family of UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers that takes cost-performance to new levels

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Matthew Dale explores some of the latest technology for manipulating and measuring the beam, including a multi-spot optical module for laser brazing and a contactless beam analysis device


Moving to very high power lasers for welding metals, like aluminium in car production, has some big benefits, as Greg Blackman finds out

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