The Spectra-Physics® Navigator DPSS lasers deliver excellent beam quality and high intensity pulses, and offer a wide range of pulse widths and repetitions rates. Navigator Q-switched lasers are either water or air cooled. Their end-pumped technology produces a Gaussian beam profile that can be focused to very small spot sizes for precision processing of sub-µm features.The Navigator lasers compact, reliable, and field-proven design make this laser family ideal for many industrial applications in solar and microelectronics processing.
The Navigator design focuses on high uptime and easy serviceability through:
A Graphical User Interface (J-Win) enables easy access to the many advanced features that are accessible through RS-232 Serial Communication. Both analog and TTL inputs for precisely timed gating and synchronized laser pulses.
The Navigator lasers compact, reliable, and field-proven design make this modular laser family ideal for many industrial applications in solar and microelectronics processing. The Navigator family of industrial lasers is available with pulse widths as low as 8 ns. Short pulse widths and high repetition rates enable processing materials at higher speeds with smaller heat-affected zones. This translates to higher throughput and higher yields for your manufacturing process. Longer pulse Navigator DPSS models (up to 110 ns) are also available for applications such as drilling or rapid material ablation.Designed for industrial (OEM) applications, Navigator lasers have a robust and compact design that enables stable, reliable and hands-free operation in 24/7 environments. Navigator lasers are easy to integrate and will deliver excellent performance for many years.Below are a few of the many popular Navigator applications:
The Navigator Q-switched lasers strong track record and installed base around the world, combined with attention to laser design, testing, global service and support make it the laser of choice for solar cell and microelectronics manufacturing applications, where high uptime is critical. Navigator key features include:
Spectra-Physics Q-Switched DPPS lasers have been designed for micromachining applications in a 24/7 manufacturing environment. Founded in 1961, Spectra-Physics has shipped thousands of lasers into the key industrial markets where 24/7 system operation and the demand for system uptime makes product reliability a key element in laser selection.
Spectra-Physics industrial lasers have a number of unique design features that significantly increase the both laser life and uptime. Our diodes typically last twice the industry average. The lasers modular design isolates known wear components and key failure mechanisms into small components (such as diodes, fibers, output window, shutters, and harmonic modules) that are easy to change in the field without costly tool realignment. This lowers service inventory holding costs while shortening Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). Our proprietary optical alignment system (EternAlign) and rugged laser housing virtually eliminate alignment failures that can occur with vibration and shock during shipping. The sealed laser resonator and unique filtration system (ALPS) significantly extends the life of the laser by keeping the air inside the laser clean, dry, and free of volatile organic compounds from out-gassing.And finally our automatic data logging software monitors all key laser performance parameters over the life of the laser, providing a powerful service feature and product reliability tool.
Our quality and reliability efforts lead the industry, including:
Our renowned global service and support organization is comprised of a staff of friendly, experienced, and responsive laser experts. We offer a wide range of available service products including:
With our commitment to quality and reliability, Spectra-Physics Q-switched DPSS lasers offer the best in industrial reliabilityhigher uptime, lower mean time to repair (MTTR), and lower cost of ownership.