BFi OPTiLAS, Evry, France, a partner of Ekspla in France, Ireland, Italy, Nordics, and the UK, has introduced a new generation of Ekspla diode pumped short pulse lasers. The Atlantic picosecond laser delivers 16 W of average power at 1064 nm, with high pulse energy (up to 160 µJ), high beam quality (M2 < 1.5) and a very high repetition rate (up to 500 kHz) of typically 10 ps pulses.
Optional harmonics are available at 532 nm and 355 nm. The system is sealed to provide long-term stable operation in manufacturing environments and has been designed for hands-free, PC-controlled operation. It integrates a built-in self-diagnostics system and advanced status reporting. Atlantic has been designed as a low-maintenance-cost solution and is useful in a number of micromachining applications.
BFi OPTiLAS, an Acal plc division, is a pan-European technical distributor of specialist products and services, including design-engineering support, to the electronics and photonics markets.