Lasers for Solar / Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing

Overview

Spectra-Physics is a market leader in lasers for photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. With thousands of lasers used in PV manufacturing, Spectra-Physics lasers deliver highest reliability and cost-effectiveness for demanding 24/7 operations. Our broad portfolio of lasers for PV is used in a variety of processes for crystalline, multi-crystalline and thin-film a-Si, CdTe and CIGS PV. Our lasers are backed by our team of applications engineers and a global support organization.

So contact our experts to discuss your laser application needs and challenges. Let’s work together to solve them.

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Applications

c-Si Solar Cell Processes Lasers
Dicing Pulseo, Mosaic, HIPPO, Quasar
Drilling Pulseo, Mosaic, Quasar
Doping Millennia, Pulseo, Quasar
AR Film Removal Pulseo, Spirit ps
Edge Isolation Pulseo, Mosaic, HIPPO, Quasar
Emitter Wrap Through (EWT) Pulseo, Mosaic, Quasar
Metal Wrap Through (MWT) Pulseo, Mosaic, Quasar
Laser-Fired Contact (LFC) Navigator, HIPPO, Mosaic, Quasar
Laser Groove Buried Contacts (LGBC) Pulseo, Mosaic, HIPPO, Quasar
Defect/Shunt Repair Pulseo, Mosaic, HIPPO, Spirit ps
Thin Film Solar Cell Processes Lasers
a-Si CdTe CIGS
P1 Scribing ITO, AZO, GeZO, SnO2 SnO2
Molybdenum Explorer, Explorer XP, Explorer One, Navigator, HIPPO, Mosaic, Spirit ps
P2 Scribing a-Si CdS/CdTe, graphite CIGS Explorer, Explorer XP, Explorer One, Navigator, HIPPO, Mosaic, Spirit ps
P3 Scribing ZnO, ITO, aluminum Metal, aluminum, silver ZnO, ZnO:Al Explorer, Explorer XP, Explorer One, Navigator, HIPPO, Mosaic, Spirit ps
Edge Delete TCO/a-Si/ITO Pulseo, Quasar
BIPV a-Si/ZnO/ZnAl Explorer, HIPPO, Mosaic
Drilling Glass Pulseo, Quasar

Lasers

Laser Type Wavelength Power
Quasar Hybrid Fiber Laser 355, 532 nm 45–75 W
Pulseo Q-switched 355, 532 nm 8–44 W
Mosaic Q-switched 532 nm 11 W
HIPPO Q-switched 266, 355, 532, 1064 nm 2–27 W
Explorer One Q-switched 349, 355 nm 0.1–0.5 W
Explorer XP Q-switched 355, 532 nm 1 W, 5 W
Explorer Q-switched 349, 355, 532, 1064 nm 0.5–3 W
Tristar Q-switched 355 nm 1–3 W
Navigator Q-switched 355, 532, 1064 nm 1–12 W
Spirit ps Picosecond 1040 nm 10 W