MKS Launches Versatile >50 W Green Picosecond Laser

New Spectra-Physics IceFyre GR50 Laser Ideal for Precision Micromachining

Andover, MA – April 21, 2022MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) introduces its Spectra-Physics® IceFyre® GR50 laser, a compact, high-power green picosecond laser with industry-leading performance and low cost-of-ownership. The new laser delivers >50 W green power, ultrashort pulses, and unprecedented versatility for process optimization with adjustable repetition rates, TimeShift™ ps programmable pulse flexibility, and pulse-on-demand triggering. The laser is rugged and compact, enabling easy integration into machine tools. The IceFyre GR50 laser is ideal for micromachining some of today’s most challenging materials including FR4, various metals, ceramics and glass composites, all while operating in demanding, 24/7 manufacturing environments.

"With industry-leading picosecond cost-performance and reliability, IceFyre lasers are enabling critical micromachining manufacturing applications,”
says Scott White, director of OEM product management for Spectra-Physics lasers.
“The new IceFyre GR50 green picosecond laser expands our family of IceFyre lasers to provide our valued customers with even more options for their precision micromachining needs.”

(The IceFyre GR50 laser delivers >50 W average power and >100 μJ of green pulse energy at adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 10 MHz, with true pulse-on-demand (POD) and position-synchronized-output (PSO) triggering. The laser’s TimeShift ps programmable pulse capability enables flexible burst operation with adjustable sub-pulse count, separation and intensity for optimizing micromachining results. The new laser’s It’s in the Box™ design integrates control electronics, laser diodes and all other critical components into a compact and lightweight laser head.

Building on MKS’ deep experience and technology, IceFyre lasers pass extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability and low cost-of-ownership. Fully automated and computer controlled, the laser exhibits exceptional stability in power, beam parameters and beam pointing during 24/7 operation to deliver high precision and reproducibility for demanding applications.

The new Spectra-Physics IceFyre GR50 laser will be featured at Laser World of Photonics, Messe München, Munich, Germany, April 26-29, 2022. Please visit MKS at booth A6.219 for a demonstration.

For more information please see spectra-physics.com/icefyre-gr50.

Spectra-Physics and IceFyre are registered trademarks, and TimeShift is a trademark of MKS Instruments, Inc., or a subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc.


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 www.mks.com

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 www.spectra-physics.com

Company Contacts

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Spectra-Physics
Tel: +1 408-980-6996
Email: herman.chui@mksinst.com

Helen Chan
Marketing Communications Manager
Spectra-Physics
Tel: +1 408-980-5883
Email: helen.chan@mksinst.com