Major Price Increase for Scientific Lasers –
Ultrafast Amplifiers Product Line

August 24, 2022 – Due to inflationary pressures on our Scientific Lasers – Ultrafast Amplifiers product line, we are announcing a 25% price increase is in effect for the following products and their accessories:

  • Ultrafast amplifier systems – Solstice®, Spitfire® Ace™ and Spitfire Ace PA
  • Pump lasers – Ascend®
  • Seed lasers (or sold standalone) – Mai Tai® SP, Tsunami®, Element 2 and Synergy
  • Ultrafast wavelength conversion – TOPAS and harmonics
  • Accessories – chillers, upgrade kits, other accessories and spare parts

The specifics of the price increase are as follows:

  • The price increase is effective immediately, and will be reflected in all new quotations and revisions of previously issued quotations.
  • Outstanding quotes will continue to be honored during the 30-day quote validity period. For clarity, new purchase orders not reflecting the price increase will only be accepted for these valid quotes. All other new purchase orders must reflect the increased price.
  • Any previously-acknowledged order which is not subject to a new request by the customer for rescheduled delivery is not affected.

We understand the challenges that this price increase poses to our customers, but this action is necessary for us to continue to support this product line for your critical research objectives. We look forward to our ongoing support of the Ultrafast Spectroscopy community.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) enables technologies that transform our world. We deliver foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing, advanced electronics and specialty industrial applications. We apply our broad science and engineering capabilities to create instruments, subsystems, systems, process control solutions and specialty chemicals technology that improve process performance, optimize productivity and enable unique innovations for many of the world’s leading technology and industrial companies. Our solutions are critical to addressing the challenges of miniaturization and complexity in advanced device manufacturing by enabling increased power, speed and feature enhancement for optimized connectivity. Our solutions are also critical to addressing ever-increasing performance requirements across a wide array of specialty industrial applications. Additional information can be found at

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

Spectra-Physics is a brand within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions Division. The Spectra-Physics product portfolio consists of a broad spectrum of lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications. Spectra-Physics products combine groundbreaking laser technologies with deep applications expertise to deliver disruptive performance and lower total cost of ownership. From the manufacturing floor and semiconductor fab to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics lasers enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research markets. For more information, visit

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