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Coherent UV laser enables rapid micromachining

Posted: 03 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:avia thor? coherent? uv laser?

Coherent Inc. disclosed that its new product - the AVIA Thor - enables more rapid micromachining than any previous laser or mechanical method.

The micromachining capability of the all-solid-state, Q-switched UV laser is a result of Thor's combination of high pulse energy (>500?J) and high repetition rate (30kHz), which corresponds to over 15W of average power. Thor's average power is more than 50 percent greater than any other industrial laser with 355nm output.

According to the company, Thor builds upon the proven technology and construction used in its other AVIA industrial lasers to enable long operational lifetime and minimum downtime under continuous-use conditions in harsh industrial environments.

Together with the Thor's lifetime and durability, the average power output makes the laser a suitable tool for high-throughput via hole drilling in PCBs, fuel injector nozzle drilling, surface cleaning and IC singulation. It can also be used for drilling, cutting and trenching of numerous hard materials, such as stainless steel, silicon, ceramics, diamond and sapphire.

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