JDSU Introduces Latest High Power UV Laser Designed for Wafer Cutting and Solar Cell Processing

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) today announced availability of a new high power ultraviolet (UV) laser called the Q304-HD laser. Based upon the widely adopted Q Series UV laser platform from JDSU, the new laser provides 50 percent more power and is designed to increase throughput, or the rate at which it can conduct micromachining functions such as hole drilling, wafer cutting or singulation, and solar cell processing. Higher throughput from the laser allows manufacturers to increase productivity during the manufacturing of products, saving valuable time and costs.

In addition, the new laser operates at a higher power level without using additional electrical consumption due to enhancements in the new laser design. This also ensures a longer laser lifespan.

"Manufacturers are under pressure to reduce costs while increasing productivity by adopting aggressive manufacturing processes," said Victor David, product line manager for Q Series lasers in the Communications and Commercial Optical Products business segment at JDSU. "We’ve received positive responses from customers about the new JDSU Q304-HD laser because it allows them to produce more products in less time. It also provides the same high reliability and precision as previous offerings based on the Q Series platform."

JDSU Q304-HD Laser Performance Advantages

  • 50 percent more power: >11W at 355 nanometers.
  • Longer laser lifespan.
  • Best-in-class beam quality at M2 <1.2.
  • Unmatched pulse energy stability for repeatability.
  • Near instantaneous power control.
  • Superior process control and flexibility for a wide range materials and machine integration conditions.

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