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Inazuma: 12 watts of UV at 355 nm
Author(s): Dafydd T. Thomas; Mark S. Keirstead; Norman Hodgson
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Paper Abstract

With the trend in portable electronics being continuously driven towards smaller and lighter products, the demand for laser-drilled microvias is increasing exponentially. With over 1,500 laser drilling tools currently being used within the printed circuit board industry, and a forecast of over 2,500 installed units before the end of 2001, Spectra- Physics has developed a high powered Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser that can generate 12 watts of average power at 355nm. This power is generated with an optical-optical conversion efficiency of 11.5%(808nm to 355nm), which to our knowledge, is the highest reported to date for an end-pumped solid- state laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2002
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4426, Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (25 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456832
Show Author Affiliations
Dafydd T. Thomas, Spectra-Physics (United States)
Mark S. Keirstead, Spectra-Physics (United States)
Norman Hodgson, Spectra-Physics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4426:
Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication

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