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Publication Date: 05/1/2008
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JPSA Intros Photovoltaic Laser Scribing
High throughput 20µm scribes with virtually no heat-affected zone.
Manchester, NH — J P Sercel Associates (JPSA) has introduced the PV Series Photovoltaic Laser Scribing Systems. Built on the successful ChromaDice DPSS laser platform. The new PV Series is designed for isolation and series interconnection of thin film solar cells. The company employs high peak power, short pulsed Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser sources for this operation.

According to the company, the pulsed laser rapidly, selectively and accurately removes a wide range of thin films from large glass, metal or polymer substrates. A variety of wavelengths suitable for different layer materials are available including 1064nm, 532nm, 355nm and 266nm.

These systems use advanced laser technology scribing to rapidly and accurately produce fine scribed lines with >30MΩ isolation. The range of applications includes thin film, P1 Front Contact, P2 Semiconductor, P3 Back Contacts, Border deletion, and Bulk deletion of all three layers to provide an edge isolation border.

With the current global shortage and increasing expense associated with manufacture of silicon wafer photovoltaic cells, new thin-film-on-glass solar panel alternatives are gaining popularity. In addition to being excellent prototyping platforms and wafered silicon edge isolation tools, JPSA PV Series workstations are modular and scalable to accommodate substrate sizes up to 1300 x 1300mm.

Panel throughput or Takt time on a single tool can be matched to the overall production requirement.

Contact: JPSA, 220 Hackett Hill Rd., Manchester, NH, 03102 603-518-3200 fax: 603-518-3298 Web:

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