|Lasers operating in
the UV wavelength range are finding more and more applications in both
industrial and scientific applications. AMS Technologies can offer a
broad range of different UV lasers, including UV excimer, UV ultrafast
and UV Q-switched lasers as well as cw frequency doubled Ar-ion lasers
at 244 nm and also powerful quasi-cw (very high repetition rate) diode
pumped solid state lasers.
These quasi-cw UV lasers, manufactured by
AMS co-operation partner DPSS Lasers in the US, can deliver up to 3W @
355 nm with high beam quality (M2<1.2) and repetition rates in
the range 30 – 100 kHz (depending on the model). With their
patented design, enabling high efficiency, high beam
quality and high repetition rate, these lasers are very
well suited for a number of applications, including laser marking,
micromachining, ITO removal, stereo-lithography, spectroscopy,
molecular uncaging among others.
Using the 355 nm wavelength offers many advantages in laser marking,
such as “cold” marking, small spot size, large
depth of focus, large work area and a broad range of materials that can
be marked. For marking applications, a complete integrated system can
be supplied, consisting of UV laser, beam scanner and software.