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Publication Date: 03/1/2009
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Newport Intros 2 Q-Switched DPSS Lasers
Q-switched lasers.
Mountain View, CA — Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division has introduced two Q-switched diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers with dramatically improved cost-per-watt for photovoltaic manufacturing applications. Both new models, the HIPPO 1064-27 and the Explorer® 532-2, deliver up to twice the average power for over 50 percent higher watts-per-dollar, compared to previous versions.

The lasers are based on the company's rugged, industrial OEM product platforms, with time-tested and proven performance for 24/7 operation. Both new lasers deliver higher throughput and increased savings for photovoltaic manufacturing.

The new laser delivers over 27W of infrared average power at 100kHz or almost 60 percent higher power. The new Explorer 532-2 delivers up to 2W of green average power or double the power within the same compact footprint. Both lasers have a short pulse width to minimize heat-affected zones, reduce kerf height and recast material. The exceptional pulse-to-pulse stability provides consistent scribe quality.

The lasers also reportedly exhibit excellent beam quality for narrow scribe line widths and increased depth-of-focus, delivering greater yield efficiency for photovoltaic manufacturers. The fixed polarization of these lasers helps simplify optical system design requirements, minimizing effort and expense to the end user.

Contact: Newport Corporation, 1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine CA 92606 800-222-6440 or 949-863-3144 fax: 949-253-1680 Web:

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