Atlantic 6

Compact Air-cooled Industrial Picosecond Laser
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  • For micromachining applications
  • Up to 5 W
  • Up to 30 µJ
  • 10 ps pulses
  • Single shot – 1 MHz pulse repetition rates
  • Individual pulse control
  • For micromachining applications
  • Up to 5 W
  • Up to 30 µJ
  • 10 ps pulses
  • Single shot – 1 MHz pulse repetition rates
  • Individual pulse control

Features & Applications

Features

  • 5 W at 1064 nm output power
  • Up to 1 MHz repetition rate
  • Up to 30 μJ pulse energy
  • Short pulse duration < 10 ps
  • Excellent beam quality M2 < 1.3
  • Air cooling (dry laser head)
  • Seeder burst mode, pulse on demand
  • Smart triggering for synchronous operation with polygon scanner
  • Compact, sealed and rugged design
  • Low maintenance
  • Single-phase powering

Applications

  • Cold marking
  • Sapphire dicing
  • Heat sensitive material processing
  • Medical stents fabrication
  • CIGS scribing
  • Patterning, texturing, Structuring

Description

Atlantic 6 is designed for industrial micromachining applications as a reliable, compact and cost effective solution. Hybrid fiber and DPSS technologies implemented in this model make it also very energetically efficient, which enables air cooling solution for laser head. No water is used inside laser, which means you should not worry about unexpected leakage, regular water replacement or possible chiller failure. Laser head generates only around 150 W of heat, so it required quite simple heat management solutions for system integrators. Laser do not require a chiller or big heat exchanger, so all control and power supply electronics is fit into standard 3U 19-inch rack.

Hybrid technology enables new pulse control features, which are not present in earlier Atlantic series lasers. Atlantic 6 can provide burst of pulses spaced only 25 ns in time, so called seeder burst mode. It is very useful in material processing applications, because in some cases it allows to increase process efficiency or at least provides additional variable parameter for process optimization. Atlantic 6 has broad range of accessible pulse repetition ranges, from single pulse to 1 MHz.

Sophisticated pulse picker provides any required sequence of pulses with high contrasts and perfect pulse to pulse parameters stability. Laser accepts external triggering and emits optical pulses with low jitter, in range of 7 ns RMS, which enables good synchronization with very fast scanning systems, like polygon scanner.

Each Atlantic series laser pass very strict quality assurance procedure. Every single unit is checked for vibrations resistance, tested at different environment temperature and humidity conditions, treated by extreme temperatures (up to 70 °C). Before shipment multiple external and internal laser parameters are measured and checked with technical requirements. This costs us time and resources but we believe this is necessary to guaranty unprecedented laser quality and trouble free operation at customer side. Our engineers are always ready to collaborate with system integrators providing valuable advices and small laser optimizations according to integrators needs.

Specifications

VersionAtlantic 6-1064Atlantic 6-532Atlantic 6-355
Main specifications 1)
Wavelength 1064 nm 532 nm 2)355 nm 2)
Repetition rate100 kHz to 1000 kHz 3)
Average output power 4)
     100 kHz3 W1.8 W0.8 W
     200 kHz4 W2 W0.6 W
     500 kHz4.5 W1.5 W0.4 W
     1000 kHz5 W1 W0.15 W
Pulse energy 5)
     100 kHz30 µJ18 µJ8 µJ
     200 kHz20 µJ10 µJ3 µJ
     500 kHz9 µJ3 µJ0.8 µJ
     1000 kHz5 µJ1 µJ0.15 µJ
Pulse contrast> 100:1> 500:1> 1000:1
Power fluctuations
over 8 h after warm-up (Std. dev.)
< 2.0 % < 3.0 % < 4.0 %
Pulse energy stability at 100 kHz (Std. dev.)< 0.8 % < 1.5 % < 1.5 %
Pulse duration (FWHM)10 ± 2 ps 6)
Polarization linear, vertical, 100:1
M2 <1.3
Beam divergence, full angle <2.0 mRad <1.5 mRad <1.5 mRad
Beam pointing stability (pk-to-pk) 7)< 50 µRad
Beam diameter (1/e2)
at 50 cm distance from laser aperture
1.4 ± 0.2 mm 1.2 ± 0.2 mm 1.1 ± 0.2 mm
Triggering mode internal/external
Pulse output control 8)frequency divider (down to single shot), arbitrary pulse selection, power attenuation
Controlkeypad / USB / RS232 / LAN
Operating requirements
Mains requirements100...240 V AC, 5A, single phase 47...63 Hz
Maximal power consumption< 500 W
Operating ambient temperature18-27 °C
Operating temperature stability
within the operating temperature band
< ± 2 °C
Relative humidity10-80 % (non-condensing)
Air contamination levelISO 9 (room air) or better
Physical characteristics
Coolingair
Laser head size (W × H × L)372 × 158 × 423 mm372 × 158 × 590 mm
Power supply unit size (W × H × L)471 × 153 × 511 mm
Umbilical length 3 m
Classification
Classification according EN60825-1CLASS 4 laser product
  1. Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. Parameters marked typical are not specifications. They are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture. Unless stated otherwise, all specifications are measured at 1064 nm.
  2. Fundamental wavelength and lower harmonics are also available with full specifications. Automatically switched outputs.
  3. Pulse repetition rate can be factory pre-set to single requested frequency or tunable in all specified range. Lower pulse repetition rates are available using pulse gating system (included in standard configuration).
  4. See typical power curve for other pulse repetition rates.
  5. See typical power curve for other pulse repetition rates.
  6. Measured at fundamental wavelength.
  7. Defined as short term < 2 min beam angular stability.
  8. Seeder burst mode on request.

Performance

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Application Notes

CIGS thin-film solar cell scribing

The picosecond laser Atlantic was used to scribe the thin-film layers in CIGS solar cells with the top contact made of ITO and ZnO. Irradiation with the 355 nm laser radiation has shown better results due to selective energy coupling.

Read about scribing of a -Si Thin-film solar cells with Atlantic laser (594 KB)

Scribing of a-Si thin-film solar cells

The picosecond laser Atlantic was used to scribe the thin-film layers in ZnO/a-Si/ZnO/glass solar cells.

Read about CIGS thin-film solar cell scribing with Atlantic laser (594 KB)

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