product announcement


Two new fiber lasers ideal for precision micromachining, marking and metal processing

Santa Clara, CA – February 3, 2015 – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Company, introduces two new pulsed fiber lasers with industry-leading capabilities. VGEN-ISP-POD is an IR short pulse MOPA (master oscillator power amplifier) fiber laser with pulse-on-demand (POD) capabilities for precision micromachining and marking applications. VGEN-QS-HE-100 is a Q-switched high energy pulsed IR fiber laser with 100 W average output power and up to 1.5 mJ pulse energy for high throughput metal processing applications such as drilling and deep engraving.

“We are seeing a growing demand from customers in the capabilities of these new fiber lasers in addressing challenging micromachining, marking, drilling and engraving requirements,” says Eran Inbar, general manager of Spectra-Physics Tel Aviv. “These new products demonstrate the strength of our fiber laser technology and further expand our industry-leading portfolio of pulsed fiber lasers.”

The pulse-on-demand capabilities at high repetition rates of the VGEN-ISP-POD allow the user to control each individual pulse, enabling high resolution raster/image marking and precise micromachining of fine structures. VGEN-ISP-POD also features short pulse width of 1 ns, high peak power of 40 kW, and superior beam quality for high speed and high quality results.

VGEN-QS-HE-100 delivers up to 100 W average power and high pulse energy of 1.5 mJ with excellent beam quality. With low weight and small size, the laser is easily deployed in a wide range of precision-intensive industrial applications such as micromachining, fine processing, marking, engraving, and scribing.

Spectra-Physics’ fiber lasers are designed and tested to ensure long-life operation at low operational cost and are proven in demanding 24/7 manufacturing applications. Housed in a robust assembly that meets industrial standards and fitted with a metal armored fiber cable, Spectra-Physics’ fiber lasers deliver a high quality, near diffraction-limited output beam.

Spectra-Physics’ VGEN-ISP-VPOD and VGEN-QS-HE-100 lasers 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