product announcement


New Spirit One 1040-8 ideal for femtosecond micromachining and microsurgery

Santa Clara, CA – February 2, 2016 – Spectra-Physics® introduces Spirit® One™ 1040-8, a compact, industrial femtosecond laser with game-changing cost-performance. Combining power supply and laser head in a single rugged and compact package, Spirit One 1040-8 is easy to integrate into machine tools and systems and delivers proven stability and long term reliability. The new laser is perfect for demanding, high precision applications including microsurgery, femtosecond micromachining, and medical device manufacturing.

“With an unprecedented combination of femtosecond performance, cost, size, and reliability, Spirit One 1040-8 transforms the market for femtosecond medical and industrial laser applications,” says Klaus Madlener, general manager of Spectra-Physics Rankweil. “The new laser is another major addition to our highly successful, market-leading portfolio of industrial femtosecond lasers.”

Spirit One 1040-8 provides 8 W average power and >40 µJ pulse energy at 1040 nm with repetition rates up to 1 MHz. A second harmonic generation (SHG) option is available for software selectable 520 nm or 1040 nm output. Spirit One 1040-8 offers process flexibility with an adjustable pulse duration option, allowing the user to freely chose pulse durations from <400 fs to 4 ps by software in seconds. A picosecond model, Spirit One ps 1040-10, is also available with 13 ps pulse width, >10 W output power, and >50 µJ pulse energy. Spirit One is an “It’s in the Box™” laser that integrates laser head and power supply into a single lightweight and compact unit. The laser includes an integrated pulse picker for fast pulse selection and power control for high process throughput.

Spirit One 1040-8 and Spirit One ps 1040-10 build on the proven and widely deployed Spirit and Spirit One industrial laser platforms and have passed extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability. Fully automated and computer controlled, the laser has exceptional power and beam pointing stability during 24/7 operation, ensuring high precision and reproducibility for demanding applications.

Spectra-Physics’ Spirit One 1040-8 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, February 16-18, 2016. Please visit Spectra-Physics at booth #1400 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 Contact

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