The Starlase AO40 UV is the newest addition to the Starlase series from Powerlase Photonics. Powerlase is the manufacturer of high power q-switched, DPSS lasers developed for industrial applications and are primarily used in the materials processing and micromachining markets.
The Starlase AO40 UV laser emits at 355nm and operatesfrom 10 kHz to 50 kHz. At the low end of the rep rate range the user will receive 40W of output power, while at the high end of this range the user will see an output of 5W. Since an AO q-switch is used, the pulse width of this laser changes with rep rate. At 10 kHz the laser will have pulse widths of 60 ns and at 50 kHz the pulse width grows to 200ns.
In addition to this new AO40 UV laser, Powerlase continues to offer both 1064nm and 532nm laser sources. Up to 3.2kW of 1064nm power is available in standard configurations with up to 400W being available at 532nm.
Some of the industries that have utilized these novel lasers are photovoltaic, microelectronic, medical, semiconductor, automotive, display industries and many more.