Coherent introduces air-cooled solid-state lasers in 1- and 2-Watt strengths

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 2 Dec. 2007. Coherent Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is offering the Matrix 355 series air-cooled solid-state lasers that combine consistent operation with high beam quality, low noise, and long lifetime.

Dec 2nd, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 2 Dec. 2007.Coherent Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is offering the Matrix 355 series air-cooled solid-state lasers that combine consistent operation with high beam quality, low noise, and long lifetime.

The Matrix 355-1-60 delivers more than 1 Watt of average power at a 60 kHz pulse repetition rate, while the Matrix 355-2-20 delivers 2 Watts at 20 kHz. Both lasers are RoHS compliant.

Matrix lasers feature PermAlign (soldered) component mounting technology, robotic assembly methods, and long-lived components such as AAA (Aluminum-free Active Area) pump diodes.

Before the launch of these 355-nanometer lasers, Matrix technology was available only with infrared output. Now, these lasers use UV compatible materials in the laser head, plus multi-pass harmonics.

The output characteristics of Matrix 355 lasers make them suitable for precision applications in materials processing and micro-electronics, such as stereolithography (rapid prototyping), LCD/FPD titling, memory repair, thin film processing, precision marking and semiconductor scribing.

In all of these applications, they provide complete control more than pulse energy and timing, including the ability to hold the pulse energy constant as the repetition rate is varied. For more information contact Coherent online at www.Coherent.com.

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