product announcement


New compact Spirit® One™ ideal for microsurgery and femtosecond micromachining

Santa Clara, CA – January 29, 2015 – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Company, introduces Spirit One, a new industrial femtosecond laser that delivers game-changing cost-performance. With ultrashort <400 fs pulse width, high pulse energy and average power output, and repetition rate up to 1 MHz, the laser combines power supply and laser head in a single rugged, compact and lightweight package for ease of integration. Spirit One enables advancements in high precision applications including microsurgery, femtosecond micromachining, medical device manufacturing, optogenetics, and multiphoton microscopy.

“Spirit One revolutionizes the market for femtosecond industrial and medical laser applications by delivering unprecedented new levels of cost-performance,” says Klaus Madlener, general manager of Spectra-Physics Rankweil. “Our customers are embracing the compelling combination of reliability, performance, size and cost of this breakthrough laser platform to drive new system designs and transform their applications.”

Spirit One is an “It’s in the Box™” laser that integrates laser head and power supply into a single compact unit. With >3 W average power, >30 µJ pulse energy at 1030 nm wavelength, Spirit One provides additional flexibility with a new adjustable pulse duration option, allowing the user to freely chose pulse durations between 400 fs and 3 ps by software in seconds. The laser includes an integrated pulse picker for fast pulse selection and power control for high process throughput.

Spirit One is based on the proven and widely deployed Spirit industrial femtosecond laser platform and has passed extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability. Fully automated and computer controlled, Spirit One has exceptional power and beam pointing stability during 24/7 operation, ensuring high precision and reproducibility for demanding applications.

Spectra-Physics’ Spirit One laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, February 10-12, 2015. Please visit Spectra-Physics at booth #1401 for a demonstration. For more information, please see

About Spectra-Physics

Founded over 50 years ago as the first commercial laser company, Spectra-Physics delivers breakthrough technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live. From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, the company has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day. Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping its customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward. The company does so by offering groundbreaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement. Spectra-Physics is a Newport company and has offices in countries around the world, serving customers across a broad range of industry segments.

Company Contacts

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1 408-980-6996

Elizabeth Peartree
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +1 408-980-4305