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MKS Instruments launches compact, high-power green picosecond laser

MKS Instruments introduces its Spectra-Physics IceFyre GR50 laser, a compact, high-power green picosecond laser with industry-leading performance and low cost-of-ownership.

The new laser delivers >50W green power, ultrashort pulses, and exceptional versatility for process optimization with adjustable repetition rates, TimeShift ps programmable pulse flexibility, and pulse-on-demand triggering.

The laser is rugged and compact, enabling easy integration into machine tools. The IceFyre GR50 laser is ideal for micromachining some of today’s most challenging materials including FR4, various metals, ceramics and glass composites, all while operating in demanding, 24/7 manufacturing environments.

"With industry-leading picosecond cost-performance and reliability, IceFyre lasers are enabling critical micromachining manufacturing applications,” said Scott White, director of OEM product management for Spectra-Physics lasers. “The new IceFyre GR50 green picosecond laser expands our family of IceFyre lasers to provide our valued customers with even more options for their precision micromachining needs.”

(The IceFyre GR50 laser delivers >50W average power and >100μJ of green pulse energy at adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 10MHz, with true pulse-on-demand (POD) and position-synchronized-output (PSO) triggering. The laser’s TimeShift ps programmable pulse capability enables flexible burst operation with adjustable sub-pulse count, separation and intensity for optimizing micromachining results. The new laser’s It’s in the Box design integrates control electronics, laser diodes and all other critical components into a compact and lightweight laser head.

Building on MKS’ deep experience and technology, IceFyre lasers pass extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability and low cost-of-ownership. 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.