MKS Extends Lasers Portfolio for Quantum Applications

April 25, 2022

Enhanced Spectra-Physics Ultra-Narrow Linewidth LasersLead Industry in Power and Tuning Range

Andover, MA – April 25, 2022 – MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) announces new additions and updates to its Spectra-Physics® lasers for Quantum applications. The Matisse® C High-power Ultra-narrow Linewidth Tunable Laser is updated with a new option for an unprecedented 400 nm hands-free tuning range, and the company is introducing the new WaveTrain® 3D Dext-generation Digh-power CW (continuous-wave) Doubler. The combination of the updated Matisse C with WaveTrain 3D is the most capable and powerful ultra-narrow linewidth UV-to-visible tunable laser platform, with automated tuning from 335-525 nm, output powers up to >2.5 W UV and linewidths down to <40 kHz. The new extended-tuning Velocity® tunable diode lasers almost double the tuning range of standard models. These new industry-leading laser systems are ideal for demanding Quantum, atomic, molecular, optical (AMO) physics, photonic integrated circuit (PIC), holography, interferometry and metrology applications.

"Our new ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser additions deliver the high powers and wavelength ranges needed for the latest developments in Quantum,"

says Herman Chui, Senior Director of Marketing for the Light & Motion Division of MKS.

"With tunable lasers, tapered amplifiers, harmonic generators, opto-electronics, photonics components and vacuum products, MKS offers the broadest portfolio of industry-leading solutions for Quantum."
The Matisse C laser with the new BBE-OPT option enables 668-1068 nm hands-free tuning with up to >7.2 W output power and down to <20 kHz linewidths. The new WaveTrain 3D doubler can convert the Matisse C laser input from 670-1050 nm wavelength range to 335-525 nm with up to >2.5 W in the UV. This newly redesigned WaveTrain 3D doubler platform features fully digital electronics with touchscreen and optional GUI computer interface. The sealed design enables inert gas purging for long-term power stability and acoustic noise resistance. Unlike conventional bow-tie cavities, WaveTrain 3D doubler is based on a patented triangle-shaped cavity configuration, which allows the cavity length to be adjusted without affecting output beam position, pointing or astigmatism. All mirror mounts and other optics are directly bolted to the baseplate, for excellent long-term stability.

The new extended-tuning Velocity Tunable Diode Lasers provide up to 130 nm mode-hop-free tuning range for gapless coverage of key wavelengths for microcavity resonators and other Quantum and PIC applications.

The enhanced Matisse C laser, new WaveTrain 3D doubler, and new extended-tuning Velocity laser will be featured at Laser World of Photonics, Messe München, Munich, Germany, April 26-29, 2022. Please visit MKS at booth A6.219 for a demonstration.

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About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, temperature sensing, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research and defense. Additional information can be found at

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

Spectra-Physics is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Spectra-Physics product portfolio consists of a broad spectrum of lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications. Spectra-Physics products combine groundbreaking laser technologies with deep applications expertise to deliver disruptive performance and lower total cost of ownership. From the manufacturing floor and semiconductor fab to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics lasers enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research markets. For more information, visit

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