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Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Solutions

The global demand for lithium-ion batteries has been growing for a number of years, and this growth isn’t going to stop. Laser manufacturing enables next-generation battery designs …

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Quantum Technology Research Solutions

For over 50 years, MKS has provided components and expertise for thousands of systems and optical applications in a variety of markets. We offer a full range of products for quantum …

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Flow Cytometry Solutions

For over 50 years, MKS has provided components and expertise for thousands of systems for optical applications in a variety of markets. We are a long-term partner to several flow cytometry …

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Ophthalmic Surgery

The laser is particularly suited to ophthalmic surgery since it can provide a non-contact method of interacting with the cornea or even the interior of the eye, including the lens and …

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Super-Resolution Microscopy (STED and PALM)

One super-resolution approach is called stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. This technique uses a confocal microscope and a diffraction limited excitation beam that is …

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LiDAR

LiDAR is an active remote sensing technique that is similar to RADAR but, instead of using radio waves as a radiation source, it uses laser pulses. In this technique, a laser source …

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Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

As the flat panel display market moves from LCD to OLED display technology, laser patterning and cutting of heterogeneous materials (comprised of multiple organic material films) with …

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PCB Manufacturing

Lasers are routinely used in a variety of PCB manufacturing processes including via drilling, depaneling, profiling, laser direct imaging, repair, trimming, and marking. Laser processing …

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Solar Panel Manufacturing

Crystalline-Silicon solar cells are the predominant solar cell technology used in fabricating solar panels because of the availability of silicon, well-developed manufacturing processes, …

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Semiconductor Inspection

In this application note, we provide a brief description of the basics of wafer and reticle inspection techniques and discuss the characteristics of current inspection tools.

Selection Guides

Fiber Alignment Products

A complete fiber alignment solution requires alignment hardware, control electronics, software and system integration. MKS can provide any or all of the components, software and expertise …

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Powder Bed Fusion

Powder bed fusion systems utilize a heat source—such as a laser—to sinter or melt ultra-fine layers of material like powdered metal to fuse into the desired shape.

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Vat Polymerization

In vat polymerization systems—including stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP)—a UV laser constructs an object in a vat of a liquid photopolymer resin by curing …

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Photonics Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing

MKS is more than just a provider of great products for semiconductor manufacturing. We are your partner who can provide the solutions you need to help meet the current and future semiconductor …

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Semiconductor Lithography Overview

Lithography is defined as "a method of printing from a flat surface (such as a smooth stone or a metal plate) that has been prepared so that the ink will only stick to the design that …

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Deep UV Photolithography

DUV technology for photolithography is exclusively based on projection optics since the pattern on the photomask is much larger than the final pattern developed on the photoresist.

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Extreme UV Photolithography

EUV lithography is being developed to fulfill single-exposure patterning requirements at feature sizes below 22 nm. Unique to this technology is the nature of the light source.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Overview

This application note provides a brief overview of semiconductor manufacturing and describe the various optical techniques used to define, inspect, and measure feature sizes and layer …

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Laser Micromachining

Laser machining is a non-contact process that can achieve higher precision and quality, smaller features, improved consistency with no tool wear, and possesses the flexibility to machine …

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Laser Macroprocessing

Laser macroprocessing is defined as the machining of metal parts with thicknesses greater than a mm to produce large features with multi-mm dimensions. The process uses high power lasers …

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