Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation brand, recently introduced Quasar 355-45, a UV laser that delivers >45W (225 μJ) at exceptionally high repetition rates. The laser features TimeShift™ technology for pulse shaping and burst-mode operation as well as programmable pulse widths from 100 ns over repetition rates from 0 to 1 MHz – factor of 2 improvements in repetition rate range and minimum pulse width over the recently introduced >40W Quasar 355-40.

Also available is the Quasar 532-75 model featuring >75W (375 μJ) green output. The innovative Quasar platform combines advanced fiber laser, power amplifier, and patented harmonics technologies.

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This article first appeared in the July, 2013 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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