Atlantic series

High Power Industrial Picosecond Lasers
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  • For micromachining applications
  • Up to 30 W at 355 nm
  • Up to 40 W at 532 nm
  • Up to 80 W at 1064 nm
  • 10 ± 3 ps pulse duration
  • Single shot – 1 MHz pulse repetition rates
  • For micromachining applications
  • Up to 30 W at 355 nm
  • Up to 40 W at 532 nm
  • Up to 80 W at 1064 nm
  • 10 ± 3 ps pulse duration
  • Single shot – 1 MHz pulse repetition rates

Features & Applications

Atlantic Features

  • Up to 80 W at 1064 nm
  • 532 nm, 355 nm outputs available
  • Up to 1 MHz repetition rate
  • Up to 200 µJ pulse energy
  • Short pulse duration 10 ps
  • Excellent beam quality M²<1.3
  • Individual pulse control
  • Smart triggering for synchronous operation with polygon scanner
  • Compact, sealed and rugged design
  • Low maintenance
  • Single-phase powering
  • No external cooling water

Atlantic Applications

  • Drilling
  • Cutting
  • Patterning
  • Structuring
  • Ablation
  • Dicing
  • Black marking
  • Micromachining

MATERIALS

  • Various metals
  • Brittle materials, including sapphire and PCD
  • Silicon
  • PET, PP
  • Silicone
  • PCB

Atlantic UV Features

  • 30 W at 355 nm
  • 8000 h UV optics lifetime guaranteed
  • 75 µJ pulse energy
  • Short pulse duration 10 ps
  • 400 – 1000 kHz pulse repetition rates
  • Negligible output beam spatial characteristic change depending on output power
  • External synchronization and precise triggering with jitter of 7 ns (RMS)
  • Analog AOM pulse control, which helps to change energy of pulses in real time with immediate response
  • Environment resistant design for 24/7 operation
  • Individual pulse control
  • Smart triggering for synchronous operation with polygon scanner
  • Low maintenance

Atlantic UV Applications

  • OLED cutting
  • Sapphire structuring
  • Ceramics micromachining
  • PCD drilling
  • Silicon scribing
  • PET, PP, Silicone cutting and drilling

Description

Atlantic series

Atlantic series lasers have been designed as a versatile tool for a variety of industrial material processing applications. They are compact, OEM rugged, with up to 80 W output power at 1064 nm. Featuring short pulse duration Atlantic series lasers offers minimized thermal damage to the material, what is becoming more and more important in wide range of industries: photovoltaics, electronics, biomedicine, automotive.

Innovative design, employing fiber based oscillator ensured excellent output beam parameters: M²<1.3 with pulse energy fluctuations < 1 %. All optical components are placed into sealed monolithic block thus ensuring reliable 24/7 operation.

High, up to 1 MHz repetition rate, combined with low maintenance requirements establishes this laser as good choice for industrial, high throughput material processing systems, requiring speed and precision. Optical components are installed in a robust, precisely machined monolithic aluminum block, which could be used as a separate module for customized solutions. The system is sealed to provide long term stable operation in manufacturing environments. Designed for robust, low maintenance operation, the Atlantic offers maximum reliability due to an optimized layout, PC controlled operation, a built-in self-diagnostics system and advanced status reporting. Superior beam quality allows easy focusing of the laser beam into the smallest spot size at various working distances and enables processing of practically any material.

The Atlantic series has been designed as a low-maintenance-costs solution. All replacement of consumables can be performed at user facilities by trained technicians.

Atlantic UV

Ekspla, the laser company, is introducing a new picosecond high power UV laser. The Atlantic UV30 industrial picosecond laser is capable of producing 30 W of output power at 355 nm.

In the industrial market, increased reliability and decreased cost of ownership of high power and UV components is critical. The Atlantic UV30 harmonic module optical layout was optimized for longevity and stable operation in UV range. As a result, 8000 hours UV optics lifetime is guaranteed, which is more than 11 months 24/7 service free operation.

Short, 10 ps pulse duration minimizes the heat-affected zone of processed material. Due to the high 75 µJ pulse energy and UV output, the laser can be adаpted for tough processes, like OLED cutting, sapphire processing, ceramics micromachining.

Due to negligible output beam spatial characteristic change in wide output power range, the Atlantic UV30 delivers a cost saving flexibility to use the same system for employing numerous operation modes and processing of various materials.

High (up to 1 MHz) repetition rate enables this laser to be used in high throughput material processing systems requiring speed and precision.
To tailor laser performance for specific applications, advanced electronics enable important features like external synchronization and precise triggering with jitter of 7 ns (RMS), as well as analog AOM pulse control, which helps to change energy of pulses in real time with immediate response.

Ekspla employed all it’s 25 years of experience by building an advanced laser optical layout: long-life fiber master oscillator combination with amplification stages, placed in a sealed monolithic block, thus ensuring stability and resistance to possibly negative ambient conditions.

Each Atlantic UV30 laser produced at Ekspla passes strict quality control test and inspection procedures. Every single unit is checked for vibration resistance, operationally tested at different environment temperature and humidity, as well as subjected to high temperature (up to 70 °C) thermo-cycling. Prior to shipment, Ekspla performs extensive testing to verify multiple external and internal laser parameters to ensure the lasers are meeting their technical requirements.

Atlantic UV : Specifications & Performace

MODELUV1UV2HEUV8UV18UV30
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1)
Wavelength355 nm (optional 1064 nm and/or 532 nm outputs) 2)
Pulse repetition rate (PRRL) range 3)100 – 1000 kHz30 kHz200 – 1000 kHz300 – 1000 kHz400 – 1000 kHz
Pulse repetition rate after frequency dividerPRR = PRRL / N, N=1, 2, 3, … , 1025
Maximal average output power 4)1 W2 W8 W18 W30 W
Pulse energy at lowest PRRL 4)10 µJ75 µJ40 µJ60 µJ75 µJ
Pulse contrast> 1000:1
Power long term stability over 8 h after warm-up (Std. dev.) 5)< 1 %
Pulse energy stability (Std. dev.) 6)< 1.5 %< 2.5 %
Pulse duration (FWHM) at 1064 nm10 ± 3 ps
Polarizationlinear, vertical, 100:1
M2< 1.3
Beam circularity, far field> 0.85
Beam divergence, full angle < 1.5 mrad
Beam pointing stability (pk-to-pk) 7)< 50 µRad
Beam diameter (1/e2) at 50 cm distance from laser aperture 1.1 ± 0.2 mm 2.0 ± 0.3 mm
Triggering mode internal / external
Pulse output controlfrequency divider (down to single shot), arbitrary pulse selection, power attenuation
Control interfaceskeypad / USB / RS232 / LAN
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Mains requirements100...240 V AC, 5A, single phase 47...63 Hz
Maximal power consumption< 0.5 kW< 2.8 kW< 2.8 kW< 3.1 kW< 3.5 kW
Operating ambient temperature18 – 27 °C
Relative humidity10 – 80 % (non-condensing)
Air contamination levelISO 9 (room air) or better
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Coolingairwater
Laser head size (W × H × L)372 × 158 × 590 mm396 × 173 × 1000 mm or 396 × 173 × 926 mm for 3 outputs version
Power supply unit size (W × H × L)471 × 153 × 511 mm553 × 1019 × 852 mm
Umbilical length3 m4 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 355 nm.
  2. For optical specifications of the 1064 nm and 532 nm outputs please refer to the equivalent column at the Atlantic IR and Atlantic GR specification sheets respectively.
  3. When frequency divider is set to transmit every pulse.
  4. See typical power and energy curves for other pulse repetition rates.
  5. At the lowest PRRL after warm-up under constant environmental conditions.
  6. At the lowest PRRL under constant environmental conditions.
  7. Beam pointing stability is evaluated as a movement of the beam centroid in the focal plane of a focusing element.

Atlantic Green : Specifications & Performace

MODELGR2GR3HEGR12GR25GR40
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1)
Wavelengths532 nm (arbitrary 1064 nm output 2) )
Pulse repetition rate (PRRL) range 3)100 – 1000 kHz30 kHz200 – 1000 kHz300 – 1000 kHz400 – 1000 kHz
Pulse repetition rate after frequency dividerPRR = PRRL / N, N=1, 2, 3, … , 1025
Maximal average output power 4)2 W3 W12 W25 W40 W
Pulse energy at lowest PRRL 4)20 µJ100 µJ60 µJ85 µJ100 µJ
Pulse contrast> 500:1
Power long term stability
over 8 h after warm-up (Std. dev.) 5)
< 1 %
Pulse energy stability (Std. dev.) 6)< 1.5 %< 2 %
Pulse duration (FWHM) at 1064 nm10 ± 3 ps
Polarizationlinear, vertical, 100:1
M2< 1.3
Beam circularity, far field> 0.85
Beam divergence, full angle < 1.5 mRad
Beam pointing stability (pk-to-pk) 7)< 50 µRad
Beam diameter (1/e2) at 50 cm distance from laser aperture 1.2 ± 0.2 mm 2.2 ± 0.3 mm
Triggering mode internal / external
Pulse output controlfrequency divider (down to single shot), arbitrary pulse selection, power attenuation
Control interfaceskeypad / USB / RS232 / LAN
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Mains requirements100...240 V AC, single phase 47...63 Hz
Maximal power consumption< 0.5 kW< 2.8 kW< 2.8 kW< 3.1 kW< 3.5 kW
Operating ambient temperature18 – 27 °C
Relative humidity10 – 80 % (non-condensing)
Air contamination levelISO 9 (room air) or better
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Coolingairwater
Laser head size (W × H × L)372 × 158 × 590 mm396 × 173 × 926 mm
Power supply unit size (W × H × L)471 × 153 × 511 mm553 × 1019 × 852 mm
Umbilical length3 m4 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 532 nm.
  2. For optical specifications of the 1064 nm output please refer to the equivalent column at the Atlantic IR specification sheet.
  3. When frequency divider is set to transmit every pulse.
  4. See typical power and energy curves for other pulse repetition rates.
  5. At the lowest PRRL after warm-up under constant environmental conditions.
  6. At the lowest PRRL under constant environmental conditions.
  7. Beam pointing stability is evaluated as a movement of the beam centroid in the focal plane of a focusing element.

Atlantic IR : Specifications & Performace

MODELIR5IR6HEIR25IR50IR80
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1)
Wavelength 1064 nm
Pulse repetition rate (PRRL) range 2)100 – 1000 kHz30 kHz200 – 1000 kHz300 – 1000 kHz400 – 1000 kHz
Pulse repetition rate after frequency dividerPRR = PRRL / N, N=1, 2, 3, … , 1025
Maximal average output power 3)5 W6 W25 W50 W80 W
Pulse energy at lowest PRRL 3)30 µJ200 µJ125 µJ165 µJ200 µJ
Pulse contrast> 150:1> 300:1
Power long term stability
over 8 h after warm-up (Std. dev.) 4)
< 1 %
Pulse energy stability (Std. dev.) 5)< 0.8 %< 1 %
Pulse duration (FWHM)10 ± 3 ps
Polarizationlinear, vertical, 100:1
M2< 1.3
Beam circularity, far field> 0.85
Beam divergence, full angle < 2.0 mRad < 1.5 mRad
Beam pointing stability (pk-to-pk) 5)< 50 µRad
Beam diameter (1/e2) at 50 cm distance from laser aperture 1.4 ± 0.2 mm 1.8 ± 0.3 mm
Triggering mode internal / external
Pulse output controlfrequency divider (down to single shot), arbitrary pulse selection, power attenuation
Control interfaceskeypad / USB / RS232 / LAN
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Mains requirements100...240 V AC, single phase 47...63 Hz
Maximal power consumption< 0.5 kW< 2.8 kW< 2.8 kW< 3.1 kW< 3.5 kW
Operating ambient temperature18 – 27 °C
Relative humidity10 – 80 % (non-condensing)
Air contamination levelISO 9 (room air) or better
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Coolingairwater
Laser head size (W × H × L)372 × 158 × 423 mm396 × 173 × 755 mm
Power supply unit size (W × H × L)471 × 153 × 511 mm553 × 1019 × 852 mm
Umbilical length3 m4 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. When frequency divider is set to transmit every pulse.
  3. See typical power and energy curves for other pulse repetition rates.
  4. At the lowest PRRL after warm-up under constant environmental conditions.
  5. At the lowest PRRL under constant environmental conditions.
  6. Beam pointing stability is evaluated as a movement of the beam centroid in the focal plane of a focusing element.

Micromachining Samples

Application Notes

High power, speed and precision processing with picosecond laser and polygon scanner

Picosecond lasers in many cases have shown excellent results of material processing for diverse applications. Limiting issues remains cost and efficiency of the processes.Current developments in high repetition rate lasers provides plenty of laser pulses which are able to ablate the material. However, spatial control of focused laser beam with the high precision is needed.Assessment of Next Scan Technologies polygon scanner LSE 170 (line 170 mm; 1064/532 nm) and Ekspla Atlantic 60 picosecond laser (60 W, 13 ps, 1 MHz). Polygon scanner is equipped with f-theta objective with focal length of 190 mm and provide telecentric imaging over 170 mm long scan line. Laser pulsing was controlled synchronizing it with polygon using SuperSync™ technology from Next Scan Technologies.Applicability of laser-polygon pair in precise laser processing was tested, checking adjustment and corrections options in precise beam spot deposition to the material.

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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.

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

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