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  • Powerlase Photonics Ltd is an innovative, independent, high power laser company, focused on powerful femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond high energy Diode Pumped Solid State lasers. Powerlase Photonics Ltd has accelerated the introduction of high power lasers into a variety of industrial applications worldwide, primarily in materials processing, marking, annealing, and cleaning as well as other applications.
Product Portfolio
  • DPSS Infra-Red Products (1064 nm)

      • RIEGEL SERIES

      • The Rigel 1064nm Series is a family of Q-switched DPSS Lasers delivering high average powers up to 3.2 kW unpolarised light at a wavelength of 1064nm.

        With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art control and power supply architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines makes this platform ideally suited to high volume industrial applications. The Powerlase Rigel series ranks from 400 W all the way to 3.2 kW  and accordingly delivers pulse energies ranging from 35 mJ to 240 mJ in the largest system which can be doubled up for a combined pulse coming from two cavities. The acousto-optically Q-switches, diode pumped Nd:YAG laser systems are all designed for high volume 24/7 manufacturing environments.

          • Rigel i800

          • An 800 watt, Q-switched, DPSS laser, delivering high average power and high peak power at 1064 nm, unpolarised. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture and simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

            Applications

            • LCD Production
            • Material Processing
            • Photovoltaic Processing
            • Thin Film Removal
            • Rapid Laser Patterning (RLP)

            Performance

            Measured at 10 kHz

            Power (W) 840 Pulse duration (ns) 60 Pulse energy (mJ) 84 M2 30

          • Rigel i1200

          • A 1.2 kW, Q-switched, DPSS laser, delivering high average power and high peak power at 1064 nm, unpolarised. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture and simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

            Applications

            • Material processing
            • Photovoltaic Processing
            • Thin Film Removal
            • Rapid laser patterning (RLP)
            • Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Generation

            Performance

            Measured at 10 kHz

            Power (W) 1170 Pulse duration (ns) 60 Pulse energy (mJ) 117 M2 30

          • Rigel i1600

          • A 1.6 kW, Q-switched, DPSS laser, delivering high average power and high peak power at 1064 nm, unpolarised. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture and simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

            Applications

            • Material processing
            • Photovoltaic Processing
            • Thin Film Removal
            • Rapid laser patterning (RLP)
            • Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Generation

            Performance

            Measured at 10 kHz

            Power (W) 1500 Pulse duration (ns) 60 Pulse energy (mJ) 150 M2 30

          • Rigel i3200

          • A 3.2 kW, dual beam, Q-switched, DPSS laser, delivering high average powers over 3 kW and high peak power at 1064 nm, unpolarised. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture and simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines this platform ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

            Applications

            • Material Processing
            • Photovoltiac Processing
            • Thin Film Removal
            • Rapid Laser Patterning (RLP)
            • Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Generation

            Performance

            Measured at 10 kHz

            Power (W) 2 x 1500 Pulse duration (ns) 60 Pulse energy (mJ) 2 x 150 M2 30

        • VULCAN SERIES

        • The first in a family of Vulcan systems, this rapid paint and coating removal system is a 1.6 kW Q-switched DPSS laser, fiber delivered to a robust galvanometer based ergonomic hand-held, compact scan head. With the proven reliability and high pulse energy of Rigel, Vulcan offers state of the art universal control systems and simple synchronization that will deliver faster processing and unlock the highest potential of laser based paint, coating removal and surface preparation.

              • Vulcan i1600 - Rapid Paint and Coating Removal System

              • The first in a family of Vulcan systems, a 1.6 kW Q-switched DPSS laser, fiber delivered to a robust galvanometer based ergonomic hand-held, compact scan head. With the proven reliability and high pulse energy of Rigel, Vulcan offers state of the art universal control systems and simple synchronization that will deliver faster processing and unlock the highest potential of laser based paint, coating removal and surface preparation.

                Applications

                • Paint and Coating Removal
                • Rust Removal
                • Surface Activation
                • Oxidation Removal
                • Pre-Weld Preparation
                • Surface Cleaning and Restoration

                Performance

                Power (W) 1500
                Pulse duration (ns) 60
                Pulse energy (mJ) 150
                M2 30
          • DPSS Green Products (532 nm)

              • RIEGEL SERIES

              • The Rigel 532nm Series is a family of Q-switched frequency doubled DPSS lasers delivering average powers of up to 400 Watts at a wavelength of 532nm. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art control and power supply architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines makes this platform ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

                  • Rigel g200

                  • A Q-switched, intra-cavity frequency doubled laser, delivering high average powers up to 200 W in an unpolarised multi-mode beam at a wavelength of 532 nm. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

                    Applications

                    • Photovoltaic Processing
                    • Poly-silicon Annealing
                    • Hard Materials Processing
                    • Mirco Processing
                    • Ti:sapphire Pumping

                    Performance

                    Measured at 10 kHz

                    Power (W) 210 Pulse duration (ns) 75 Pulse energy (mJ) 21 Fibre diameter (µm) 3400

                  • Rigel g400

                  • A 400 watt fibre-delivered acousto-optically Q-switched, diode-pumped Nd:YAG DPSS laser system. Delivers high average powers at a wavelength of 532 nm, unpolarised. A rugged head design and a custom control system provides a platform that is ideally suited to industrial applications. The laser head contains two independent oscillators which can be triggered in synchronous or asynchronous pulse mode. Longer effective pulse durations can also be produced by triggering with a short delay. Continuously variable attenuation is provided within the laser enclosure. A microprocessor architecture allows for serial interfaces, touch screen control and simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines.

                    A condition-monitoring suite provides details, real time, of laser performance using power monitors and internal diagnostics. First pulse control can be provided across the performance range. The laser system has been designed for high-volume manufacturing environments. External facility requirements are limited to an electrical supply / coolant water and Purge gas (CDA or N2).

                    Applications

                    • Thin Film Removal
                    • Photovoltaic Processing
                    • Poly-silicon Annealing
                    • Hard Materials Processing
                    • Ti:sapphire Pumping

                    Performance

                    Measured at 10 kHz

                    Power (W) 350 Pulse duration (ns) 75 Pulse energy (mJ) 35.5 Fibre diameter (µm) 800

                • PROCYON SERIES

                • Procyon is a scalable high-power laser platform consisting of multiple, synchronised laser modules optimised for stability and reliability. The Procyon g1600 system incorporates eight 200 W green lasers with a centralised control interface for simple operation and easy integration. Modular design and long-life pump diodes ensure high uptime and dependable operation in a 24/7 production environment.

                    • Procyon g1600

                    • Procyon is a scalable high power laser platform consisting of multiple, synchronised laser modules optimised for stability and reliability. The Procyon g1600 system incorporates eight 200 W green lasers with a centralised control interface for simple operation and easy integration. Modular design and long-life pump diodes ensure high uptime and dependable operation in a 24/7 production environment.

                      Applications

                      • Poly-silicon annealing
                      • Laser Lift-off

                      Performance

                      Pulse Repetition Freq. (kHz) 5 – 20 Average Power (W) 8 x 200 Pulse energy (mJ) 15.5 Pulse energy (mJ) 8 x 20 Divergence (mrad, 1/e2 FA) < 4 M2 < 30 Typical Power Stability (s) < 0.4% Polarisation Linear Fibre Delivery Optional

                    • Procyon g2000

                    • Procyon is a scalable high-power laser platform consisting of multiple, synchronised laser modules optimised for stability and reliability. The Procyon g2000 system is an upscale of the Procyon g1600 incorporating ten 200 W green lasers, achieving a total of 2000 W average power at 532 nm. The system features a centralised control interface for simple operation and easy integration. Modular design and long-life pump diodes ensure high uptime and dependable operation in a 24/7 production environment.

                      Applications

                      • Poly-silicon annealing
                      • Laser Lift-off
                      • Composites cutting

                      Performance

                      Pulse Repetition Freq. (kHz) 5 – 20 Average Power (W) 10 x 200 Pulse energy (mJ) 15.5 Pulse energy (mJ) 8 x 20 Divergence (mrad, 1/e2 FA) < 4 M2 < 30 Typical Power Stability (s) < 0.4% Polarisation Linear Fibre Delivery Optional

                  • DPSS Ultra Violet Products (355 nm)

                  • The Rigel 355nm Series is a family of Q-switched frequency tripled DPSS lasers delivering average powers of up to 180 Watts at a wavelength of 355nm.

                    With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art control and power supply architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines makes this platform ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

                      • Rigel u90

                      • A Q-switched, intra-cavity frequency tripled laser, delivering high average powers up to 90 W in an linearly polarised multi-mode beam at a wavelength of 355 nm. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art universal control system architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

                        The Rigel u90 has replaced it’s predecessor, the Rigel u80, as the company flagship in the 355 nm harmonic. Andritz Powerlase has used the experience gained in industrial environments after delivering more than 36 GJ of cumulative photon energy at 355nm and designed the improved Rigel u90 laser. The new design carries improvements in lifetime and cost of ownership, while offering an extra 12.5% of average power and pulse energy. The Rigel u90 comes in a format directly matching its u80 predecessor. Options for an upgradable system or a smaller footprint laser head are available upon request.

                        Applications

                        • Thin film removal
                        • Photovoltiac processing
                        • Annealing
                        • Materials processing
                        • Surface Cleaning
                        • Hard coating removal
                        • Surface processing of reflective materials
                        • Photonic curing
                        • Polymer surface activation
                        • Laser Lift Off (LLO)

                        Performance

                        Measured at 10 kHz

                        Power (W) 80 Pulse duration (ns) 70 Pulse energy (mJ) 9 M2 < 28

                      • Rigel u180

                      • A Q-switched, intra-cavity frequency tripled laser, delivering high average powers up to 180 W in an unpolarised multi-mode beam at a wavelength of 355 nm. With a well proven rugged head design, state of the art control system architecture, simple synchronisation with OEM equipment and process lines, this platform is ideally suited to high volume industrial applications.

                        Applications

                        • Thin film removal
                        • Photovoltiac processing
                        • Annealing
                        • Materials processing
                        • Surface Cleaning
                        • Laser Lift Off (LLO)

                        Performance

                        Measured at 10 kHz

                        Power (W) 180 Pulse duration (ns) 65 Pulse energy (mJ) 18 M2 < 30

                    • Applications

                    • Applications – Focusing on today’s customers, preparing for tomorrow’s

                      Product innovation and design at Powerlase Photonics is driven purely by customer requirements. Close working relationships are maintained with all existing and potential future customers in order to gain insight into current and future needs.

                      Powerlase Photonics’ research and development teams examine customer requirements and develop products to match specific industrial application or process. Our experienced technical team possess the skills and knowledge to transform the customer needs into highly anticipated and innovative products.
                        • AMOLED Display

                        • Next Generation Televisions

                          Building on the surface modification processes used in flat panel display manufacture, Powerlase Photonics has developed the laser systems required for green laser annealing (GLA) for AMOLED display manufacture.

                          The technique replaces the need for costly excimer lasers used in the excimer laser annealing (ELA) process. GLA uses high power laser systems whose beams are transformed into a line focus and then scanned across a polysilicon coating on the AMOLED substrate. The rapid heating and then slow cooling of the polysilicon increases the size of the silicon crystals, therefore improving electron mobility. High electron mobility is required to produce the high pixel switching speeds required for most display applications.
                            • Automotive

                            • An ongoing problem for the automotive industry concerns the identification of ‘body in white’ components through the manufacturing process. In partnership with global automotive manufacturers, Powerlase Photonics has developed an innovative method for manufacturing one and two-dimensional, scanner-readable barcoding for all materials including uncoated aluminium. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly adopting this approach for more conventional materials including galvanised steel.

                              Powerlase Photonics lasers have a wide variety of new applications in the automotive field. Surface treatments on engine components, and patterning and treatments on car glass coatings, are some of the processes enabled at industrially acceptable speeds. The ability of these lasers to provide deep engraving for traceability is of increasing importance in the light of imminent EU directives.
                                • Displays

                                • Powerlase Photonics is currently partnering for further growth with key customers in Korea, Japan, USA and Europe in the fields of display panels and related technologies.

                                  Our lasers have proven capabilities in direct write ablative lithography. Offering significant cost reductions in the manufacturing cycle of a variety of displays: Plasma Display Panels (PDP), LCD-TFTs, Touch Screens and OLEDs.

                                  All these display technologies benefit from the ability of Powerlase Photonics’ lasers to ablate a variety of Thin Film coatings e.g. Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Tin Oxide (SnO2), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), metals and others, in a single pulse. The power, short pulses, and high repetition rates of these lasers makes new and exciting production methodologies in separation and patterning a reality.
                                    • Microelectronics and Semiconductors

                                    • A key challenge for manufacturers of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) for the burgeoning portable electronic device industry lies in the ability to process small, flexible circuit boards, which are extremely heat sensitive. Powerlase Photonics has developed unique processes for flexible PCB singulation and via drilling. It is currently working with a selection of multinational organisations based in Asia to develop next generation flexible PCBs.

                                      The Powerlase Photonics range of lasers, including high power 532nm systems, have proven applications in silicon processing, device separation, patterning of multi-chip module substrates, and the cutting of flexible copper laminate PCB material. Powerlase Photonics is working with world leading technology partners to successfully address the needs of next generation lithography in the semiconductor industry via the use of its lasers for the production of Laser Produced Plasmas (LPP) and Discharge Produced Plasmas (DPP) for the creation of Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) light.
                                        • Photovoltaics

                                        • Building on the success of Rapid Laser Patterning (RLP), Powerlase Photonics has adapted the thin film patterning technique to meet the requirements of Photovoltaics manufacturers.

                                          The technique involves edge deletion of the thin-film coating on solar panels. This crucial final step in the manufacturing process involves the ablative removal of a border of thin-film from the edge of the solar panel. This removal ensures that no conductive material remains between the panel surface and the metal casing used to frame solar cells.

                                          Powerlase Photonics lasers are uniquely suited to the application. Using a fibre delivery system the laser beam emitted has a square, instead of round profile. Having a square beam shape allows thin-film removal to be completed with a single pulse, unlike with a round target area. This increases the speed of manufacturing and streamlines the process.
                                            • Processing of Hard Materials - Machine Tools

                                            • Streamlining the use of lasers in the machine tool industry, Powerlase Photonics offers new possibilities in laser cutting and milling. Our systems achieve the rapid cutting and milling of Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) and the processing of Tungsten Carbide (WC) at commercially acceptable rates. Powerlase Photonics lasers make possible the processing of materials as diverse as Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Aluminium, Galvanised Steel, Anodised Aluminium and Nickel Super Alloys.

                                              Powerlase Photonics lasers open new proficiencies in mould tool creation, manufacturing cutting tools, deep engraving, high speed product identification, removal of coatings, and surface treatments such as hardening and the post processing of welded areas.