Green laser from Coherent suits micromachining tasks in solar, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing

July 15, 2010
The Matrix 532-8-100 is a Q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state laser with 8 W of output power at 532 nm at a pulse rate of 100 kHz.
Content Dam Etc Medialib Platform 7 Laser Focus World Articles Online Exclusive Articles 2010 Global 89476
The Matrix 532-8-100 is a Q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state laser with 8 W of output power at 532 nmat a pulse rate of 100 kHz. It is designed for micromachining of solar, semiconductor, and medical devices. Ithas power stability <2%, typical pulse-to-pulse noise <2% rms, pointing stability of <15 μrad/C, beam quality of M2 <1.3, and pulsewidth <35 ns.Coherent
Santa Clara, CA
[email protected]

-----

PRESS RELEASE

New Green Laser Supports Cost Sensitive, High-Throughput Micromachining

Santa Clara, Calif., September 24, 2009 – The new MATRIX 532-8-100 is a Q-switched, diode pumped, solid state laser designed to deliver the best cost to performance ratio for demanding micromachining tasks in solar, semiconductor and medical device manufacturing. Specifically, it provides 8W of output power at 532 nm at a pulse rate of 100 kHz, in order to support high-throughput applications. Just as important, it is constructed using Coherent’s unique PermAlign (soldered) component mounting technology using robotic assembly methods, and incorporates proven, long-lived components such as Aluminum Free Active Area (AAA) pump diodes. Together, these factors deliver an unmatched combination of long lifetime, high reliability and low total cost of ownership. The MATRIX 532-8-100 is RoHS compliant and backed by an 18 month/10,000 hour warranty.

The MATRIX 532-8-100 achieves superior machining quality due to its high power stability (<2%), exceptionally low pulse-to-pulse noise (typically <2% rms), excellent pointing stability (<15 µrad/°C), and good beam quality (M²<1.3). Together with its high peak power and short pulsewidth (<35 ns), these characteristics enable the consistent production of micron scale features in a variety of materials, with minimal heat affected zones. In addition, the MATRIX 532 8 100 provides complete control over pulse energy and timing from the first to the last pulse to guarantee controlled, predictable and uniform results.

The MATRIX 532-8-100 is primarily intended for cost sensitive, high throughput applications in which product quality cannot be compromised. These include P1, P2, P3 thin-film patterning of a:Si, CdTe, and CIGS solar cells, as well as dicing, scribing, and trimming of semiconductor materials, in addition to cutting and drilling of polymers. Other applications include marking of a wide range of materials, such as ID cards, solar cells, silicon wafers, LCDs, FPDs, hard disks, and semiconductor components.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a Russell 2000 Index company and a world leader in providing laser-based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets. Please direct any questions to Jörg Heller, product line manager, at +49 451 3000 365, e-mail [email protected]. For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our website at www.Coherent.com.

About the Author

LFW Staff

Published since 1965, Laser Focus World—a brand and magazine for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals—provides comprehensive global coverage of optoelectronic technologies, applications, and markets. With 80,000+ qualified print subscribers in print and over a half-million annual visitors to our online content, we are the go-to source to access decision makers and stay in-the-know.

Sponsored Recommendations

Optical Power Meters for Diverse Applications

April 30, 2024
Bench-top single channel to multichannel power meters, Santec has the power measurement platforms to meet your requirements.

Request a quote: Micro 3D Printed Part or microArch micro-precision 3D printers

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a Micro 3D Printed Benchmark Part: Send us your file.

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!