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Photonics West: Fluence launches Jasper Micro femtosecond laser

Jasper Micro femtosecond laser

Today at Photonics West in San Francisco, Polish ultrafast laser manufacturer Fluence is launching the Jasper Micro, the latest addition to its well-established Jasper range of femtosecond lasers.

The new laser is air-cooled and very compact, making it advantageous for integration where space is limited. 

The system offers a tunable pulse duration from < 270fs to 8ps, making it versatile in challenging applications. Pulse energies can be varied up to 5µJ at 1MHz and the output can vary from pulse-on-demand to 20MHz. Its form factor is 400 x 320 x 115mm³.

Jasper Micro offers a wide range of benefits for various industries including medical, material processing, and micro technology.

“Jasper Micro will finally solve your problems for applications where you need to have a decent energy level, but you do not want to end up with a bulky overkill of average power,” said Dariusz Świerad, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fluence Technology.

Material processing

The high energy pulses and high repetition rate of Jasper Micro make it ideal for material processing applications such as cutting, drilling and marking. The utilisation of ultrashort pulses reduces the heat-affected zone, allowing for increased productivity and precision in manufacturing industry. For glass marking and processing, high-energy femtosecond laser pulses from Jasper Micro are ideal because they break the bonds inside glass, creating a precise cut or mark without generating heat that can cause thermal stress or cracking of the cut edge. In PCB and electronics manufacturing and repairs, the ability to process copper with utmost precision enables many new applications in this field.

Surgical and clinical diagnostics

Jasper Micro is ideal for applications in the field of opthalmology such as LASIK, PRK and DNA transfection eye surgery. Other medical applications include cancer treatment, tattoo-removal, and non-invasive imaging. The high energy pulses and high repetition rate allow for efficient ablation of tissue, while the short pulse duration reduces the heat-affected zone, minimising thermal damage, making it ideal for surgical procedures and cancer treatments. Jasper Micro excels in exciting fluorescent dyes in biological materials that are sensitive to pulse energy through fine tuning of the pulse duration, energy and repetition rate. This process can be used to image living cells and tissues with high resolution and minimal damage. 

Micro technology

Jasper Micro is also ideal for applications in micro technology, such as PCB and electronic repairs, photopolymerisation, spectroscopy and multi-photonic microscopy. The parameters available from Jasper Micro are well suited to the precise ablation and laser-material interaction of delicate materials and the compact size makes integration easier.

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