Leading laser manufacturer Luxinar is showcasing its ranges of CO2 and femtosecond laser sources on booth #5101 at in-person trade show Photonics West, taking place in San Francisco, USA from 25 to 27 January 2022.
We have launched the OEM 100iX sealed CO2 laser source for industrial processing applications. With a power range of 50-1000W and a wavelength of 10.6µm, the OEM 100iX is an extension to the company’s OEM series using the same proven RF-excited slab laser design. The laser source provides higher speeds and increased productivity for processes such as high-volume cutting, kiss cutting, scoring, multi-ply cutting and die board cutting for the packaging, automotive and textile industries. A combination of a narrow wavelength band (0.25µm) and typical power stability (± 3%) delivers high process repeatability.
The SR AOM series, with power ranges up to 150W, is designed to address a wide range of high-precision applications that require a reduced heat affected zone (HAZ), such as multilayer thin film cutting for the display market and high resolution/speed marking. This CO2 laser with integrated acousto-optic modulator (AOM) creates optical rise and fall times of less than 1µs which can minimise unnecessary heat energy from typical pulse rise/fall times of approximately 60µs.
The LXR® series represents our first range of femtosecond laser sources, a technology that has revolutionised materials processing. The extremely short pulse width of the laser virtually eliminates heat diffusion to the surroundings of the processed region, which minimises the formation of a heat-affected zone, enabling ultrahigh precision micro- and nanofabrication of various components. The pulse width of the LXR® series is 900 ± 100fs, with a pulse repetition frequency between single shot and 40MHz, and a maximum rated pulse energy of 100uJ. We have developed a uniquely flexible femtosecond product with a large dynamic range of average powers, pulse energies and pulse repetition frequencies enabling process optimisation in a wide range of industries and applications.
Yannick Galais, Global Sales & Marketing Manager at Luxinar explains: “We are excited to offer these additions to our laser source portfolio. The OEM 100iX provides a compact solution that can be easily integrated into industrial production lines on robotic arms, and it has an Industry 4.0 compatible remote diagnostic tool to monitor the health of the laser and plan preventive maintenance. The LXR® series will allow us to enter new markets and applications in a diverse range of industries including metal foil scribing in the electronics industry, sub-surface glass marking in the pharmaceutical industry, metal and plastic cutting for medical devices, and cutting of carbon fibre composites for the aerospace and automotive industries.”
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