product announcement


Programmable pulses, high pulse energy for high throughput, precision manufacturing

Santa Clara, CA – February 4, 2016 – Spectra-Physics® introduces Quasar® 532-95, a new high power, high energy green wavelength addition to its Quasar family of hybrid fiber lasers. Quasar 532-95 delivers industry-leading >95 W green average output power, >475 µJ pulse energy, and excellent single-mode beam quality. The new laser’s TimeShift™ programmable pulse capability results in adjustable pulse widths, pulse shapes and repetition rates for laser micromachining process optimization. Quasar 532-95 is ideal for applications in high throughput manufacturing of electronic packages, ceramics, PC boards, semiconductors, photovoltaics, and lithium-ion batteries.

“Building on the highly successful Quasar platform, the new Quasar 532-95 delivers breakthrough performance and unsurpassed flexibility at green wavelengths,” says Herman Chui, senior director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “Quasar 532-95 enables new processes and highest throughput and quality in a wide range of demanding 24/7 micromachining volume manufacturing applications.”

With its TimeShift capability, Quasar 532-95 features tunable pulse widths from <2 to >100 ns, adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 3.5 MHz, as well as burst mode and programmable pulse shapes. Quasar 532-95 outputs a near diffraction-limited single mode beam at 532 nm wavelength.

The remarkable Quasar 532-95 laser is a hybrid-fiber laser, combining advanced fiber laser, power amplifier, and patented harmonics technologies to achieve unprecedented performance. Utilizing long-life components and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, Quasar has passed extensive environmental qualification testing, and each laser in production is subjected to rigorous tests to ensure high reliability.

Spectra-Physics’ Quasar 532-95 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 Contacts

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