Output Characteristics1

Talon Ace UV100
Wavelength 343 nm
Power >100 W
Pulse Energy >500 µJ
Repetition Rate 0–5.0 MHz
TimeShift Programmable Pulse Capability Yes
Pulse Width, FWHM (TimeShift programmable)3 <2 to >50 ns
Waveform Switching Time < 20 µs
Pulse-to-Pulse Energy Stability2 <3%, 1σ

Beam Characteristics2

Talon Ace UV100
Spatial Mode TEM00 (M2 <1.3)
M2 <1.3
Polarization Ratio >100:1 vertical
Beam Diameter (D4σ) 5.0 ±0.5 mm
Beam Divergence (full angle) <0.2 mrad
Beam Asymmetry <1.1 
Boresight Tolerance ±0.5 mm; ±5 mrad
Beam Pointing Stability <±25 µrad/°C

Operating Conditions / Environmental Range

Talon Ace UV100 
AC Input 190–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single phase
Warm-up Time (typical) <40 min from standby; <60 min from cold start
Temperature Range 15 to 35°C operating; 0 to 50°C non-operating
 Altitude  0–2,000 m operating; 0–10,000 m non-operating
Humidity 0–90% non-condensing, dew point <19°C operating; 0–90% non-condensing, dew point < 22°C non-operating
Cooling Water Temperature (laser inlet) 20°C ±1.0°C, stable to ±0.2°C
Cooling Water Flow (at laser head) ≥13 l/min (35 psi typical)
Thermal Load (to water) <1700 Watts
Total Power Consumption <2000 Watts

Physical Characteristics

Talon Ace UV100
 Dimensions (Laser) (L x W x H)4  33.5 x 14.1 x 9.7 in (850 x 358 x 246 mm)
 Weight (Laser)  147 lbs (66.5 kg)
Dimensions (Utility Module) (L x W x H, 3U rack mount) 21.5 x 19.0 x 4.0 in (545 x 482 x 102 mm)
Weight (Utility Module) 29 lbs (13.2 kg)


Talon Ace UV100
Optional Safety Shutter  Externally mounted for easy field service and customer replaceable
 Internal Power Monitor  May be calibrated against an external power meter
E-Pulse Pulse Energy Control TimeShift
CW Alignment Beam Mode Lower power CW UV beam for installation and alignment in a tool
Sacrificial Window Customer replaceable to maintain power in harsh environments
ALPS Optics Protection System Maintains internal optics cleanliness for long term, reliable operation
Precision Position Registration Hardened steel receptacles for indexing pins for repeatable, precision alignment from unit to unit


  1. Due to our continuous product improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice.
  2. All specifications are at 10 ns at 200 kHz with the diode current set to achieve 101 W.
  3. Talon Ace UV100 nominal pulse width is 10 ns. Alternative/programmable pulse widths using TimeShift will change power and beam parameter performance. Contact Spectra-Physics for more information.
  4. Talon Ace UV100 includes removable lift handles, as well as a removable lifting hoist exoskeleton.
  5. Talon Ace UV100 is Class IV - High Power Laser, whose beam is, by definition, a safety and fire hazard. Take precautions to prevent exposure to the direct and reflected beams. Diffuse as well as specular reflections can cause severe skin or eye damage.


TimeShift Technology – Programmable Pulses in the Time Domain to Enhance Utilization

Talon Ace offers TimeShift technology, which enables pulse energy programmability in the time domain. By controlling the laser pulse (width and shape) in time and repetition rate, material removal and/or modification in micromachining becomes more efficient, thereby increasing process speed and quality. Utilizing TimeShift in conjunction with high UV power at high repetition rates means Talon Ace can process more materials faster, and with greater quality. TimeShift enables pulse width variation, as well as pulse splitting and burst mode operation. For the Talon Ace UV100 model, pulse widths from <2 ns to >50 ns can be created at a constant repetition rate or conversely, the user can maintain constant pulse width with varying repetition rate from single shot to 5 MHz. A set of standard TimeShift waveforms is provided with each Talon Ace. The TimeShift GUI, which enables users to develop custom waveforms, is available at an additional cost.

Highest Single-mode ns UV Power

Talon Ace UV100 leads the industry with the highest single-mode nanosecond UV power (>100 W) and >500 µJ pulse energy. Pulse widths are adjustable from <2 ns to >50 ns, and pulse repetition rates are adjustable from single shot to 5.0 MHz. The architecture decouples pulse width and repetition rates while providing high UV power for maximum processing flexibility, enabling process customization for competitive advantage in advanced electronics packaging, industrial micromachining and clean energy applications. Fully automated and computer controlled, Talon Ace UV100 delivers excellent beam pointing stability and pulseto-pulse energy stability, ensuring high precision, high throughput, and operational consistency.

Based on our decades of proven experience in high-power UV ns lasers, Talon Ace UV100 excels in demanding 24/7 industrial applications. All Talon Ace lasers pass extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability. The built-in ALPS (Active Laser Purification System) helps sustain that performance for long life. And finally, Talon Ace’s automatic data logging software monitors all key laser performance parameters over the life of the laser, providing a powerful service feature and product reliability tool.

Compatible Power Sensors

To verify and analyze the output power of your Talon Ace laser, we recommend the Ophir F150(200)A-CM-16 (7Z07107) thermal power sensor and Centauri laser power meter. Additional information on this laser measurement equipment can be found on the ophiropt.com website. Other Ophir sensors and meters may also be suitable for the Talon Ace depending on application. Ophir also works with laser system developers to achieve embedded beam diagnostics to monitor system performance as an OEM solution.