product announcement


>New Talon lasers perfect for high throughput, low cost, precision micromachining

Santa Clara, CA – February 16, 2016 – Spectra-Physics® introduces Talon® 355-30 and Talon 532-40, new high power UV and green additions to its highly successful Talon family of Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. With disruptive cost-performance, Talon 355-30 and Talon 532-40 are ideal for high-throughput laser manufacturing in the mobile device industry for PC boards, electronic components, semiconductors, and displays, and in the clean energy market for lithium-ion batteries, photovoltaics, LEDs, and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics).

“Talon has been a game-changer, capturing a large share of the market for UV and green lasers in 24/7 manufacturing,” says Scott White, director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “The new high power models enable new applications and very high throughput manufacturing while building on the Talon platform’s highly compelling combination of proven reliability and disruptive cost-performance.”

Talon 355-30 delivers >30 W at 355 nm and 100 kHz repetition rate, and Talon 532-40 outputs >40W at 532 nm and 100 kHz repetition rate. The new lasers operate over a wide repetition-rate range of 0 to 500 kHz and have excellent beam quality and pulse-to-pulse stability.

Talon is now available in 10 completely interchangeable versions, all with identical footprint and interfaces for flexible and rapid configuring of machine tools for specific applications and end user requirements. The lasers’ “It’s in the Box™” design combines power supply and laser head into a single, common rugged package for simple integration into machine tools and straightforward switching between models for specific process and opportunity requirements. Talon lasers have passed extensive environmental qualification testing, and each laser is subjected to rigorous production tests to ensure high reliability for operation in 24/7 applications and lowest cost of ownership.

Spectra-Physics’ Talon 355-30 and Talon 532-40 lasers 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