product announcement


New >30 W Green Air-Cooled Laser Targets Fine Materials Processing and Marking

Andover, MA – January 31, 2017 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) announces that its Spectra-Physics® business unit introduces a new pulsed green fiber laser with high output power and pulse energy. The new VGEN-G-HE-30 delivers >30 W and high pulse energy up to 200 μJ in the green. The air-cooled laser features tunable, short pulse widths and dynamic on-the-fly adjustment of pulse repetition rates for precision control of micromachining and marking results. VGEN-G-HE-30 is well suited for demanding manufacturing applications in consumer electronics and clean energy.

“The unprecedented performance and flexibility of our new VGEN-G-HE-30 yields excellent processing results and high throughput for our customers in 24/7 manufacturing,” says Kobi Lasri, site general manager at Spectra-Physics lasers. “The new laser further expands our successful line of industry-leading pulsed green fiber lasers.”

VGEN-G-HE-30 provides a high level of flexibility with tunable pulse widths from 3 to 20 ns and adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 1.5 MHz. The new laser delivers a high quality, near diffraction-limited output beam for excellent fine materials processing results. VGEN-G-HE-30 is ideal for cutting, scribing and high contrast marking of semiconductors, PC boards, flat panel displays, solar cells, lithium-ion batteries, ceramics, plastics and metal parts.

The VGEN-G line of fiber lasers are designed and tested to ensure long-life operation at low operational cost and are proven in demanding 24/7 manufacturing applications.

Spectra-Physics’ VGEN-G-HE-30 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, January 31 to February 2, 2017. Please visit MKS at booth #1400 for a demonstration. For more information, please see

About MKS

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, optics, lasers and motion control. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for electronic thin film, process manufacturing, environmental monitoring and life sciences, as well as government and research.

About Spectra-Physics Business Unit

Spectra-Physics delivers breakthrough laser technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live.  From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day.  Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward.  We do 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. 

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