Talon

DISRUPTIVE COST-PERFORMANCE
UV LASERS

  • Superior combination of performance, reliability and cost
  • 11 interchangeable models with common optical, electrical, and command interfaces for wide breadth of process coverage
  • Rugged industrial platform

Talon® is an exciting family of UV and green diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) Q-switched lasers that delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, reliability, and cost. With models from 6 to now >45W UV power, the Talon product family is ideal for a remarkable range of processes and applications with a common optical, electrical, and command interface for easy interchangeability. Based on Spectra-Physics’ It’s in the Box™ design, with the laser and controller combined in a single, compact package, all Talon lasers use field-proven technology to output upto >45 W or >500 μJ per pulse of UV, and in green models upto >40 W or 1000 μJ, with a wide repetition rate range of 0 to 500 kHz, high pulse-to-pulse stability and excellent TEM00 mode quality for tens of thousands of operating hours.

Talon is a rugged industrial laser capable of supplying the long-term performance and low cost of ownership necessary for a 24/7 precision manufacturing tool. Talon lasers are ideal for a wide range of micromachining applications where extended production cycles rely on stable beam quality and high uptime. Features such as E-Pulse™, which holds pulse energy and pulse width constant over wide repetition rate ranges, ensure superb process control. For fast processing speeds, its performance at high repetition rates is ideal.

Talon is a flexible platform that allows matching the right laser to the process requirements and budget. The same features, characteristics and benefits are available in models producing from 6 to now 45 W of UV and 15 to 40 W of green output. Where short pulse widths are preferred, Talon excels with its high peak power and short pulse widths. Should higher pulse energies and longer pulse widths be desired, the Talon HE models provide 3 to 6 times the pulse width with high pulse energies.

Each of the Talon models feature the same interfaces, similar footprints and remarkable ease of use, making scaling existing processes or bringing up a new one straightforward and convenient. All Talon’s are bore-sighted, making replacement, if ever needed, simple and convenient. The laser can be remotely controlled via RS 232 or USB interface, and incorporates extensive on-board data logging of key parameters. Mode quality remains stable over the operating range, up to 500 kHz. The long life diodes, innovative optical and electronics design, and Spectra-Physics’ extensive experience in producing UV lasers for 24/7 applications make Talon a highly reliable laser for demanding applications.

Applications

PCB depaneling, cutting, and drilling
Solar cell processing
Silicon scribing
Ceramic scribing, cutting, and drilling
ITO patterning
Glass cutting and drilling
Metal foil cutting
 Talon 355-45Talon 355-30Talon 355-20Talon 355-15Talon 355-12Talon 355-6Talon 532-40Talon 532-20  
Wavelength 355 nm 355 nm 355 nm 355 nm 355 nm 355 nm 532 nm 532 nm  
Power2
>30 W @ 100 kHz

>15 W @ 50 kHz 10 W @ 50 kHz 15 W @ 50 kHz 12 W @ 50 kHz 6 W @ 50 kHz >20 W @ 50 kHz 20 W @ 50 kHz  
>45 W @ 150 kHz
>35 W @ 200 kHz
>30 W @ 100 kHz
>23 W @ 200 kHz
20 W @ 100 kHz 13 W @ 100 kHz 10 W @ 100 kHz 4 W @ 100 kHz >40 W @ 100 kHz
>36 W @ 200 kHz
>18 W @ 100 kHz  
>23 W @ 300 kHz >17W @ 300 kHz 11 W @ 300 kHz 4 W @ 300 kHz 3 W @ 300 kHz 1 W @ 300 kHz 30 W @ 300 kHz >13 W @ 300 kHz  
Repetition Rate 0 to 500 kHz  
Pulse Width <40 ns @ 150 kHz <25 ns @ 100 kHz  
Pulse-to-Pulse Energy Stability <3% rms up to @ 300 kHz <3% rms @ 150 kHz <3% rms up @ 300 kHz  
<5% rms above 300 kHz <5% rms up to 300 kHz, typical <5% rms above 300 kHz  
 Talon 355-45Talon 355-30Talon 355-20Talon 355-15Talon 355-12Talon 355-6Talon 532-40Talon 532-20  
Spatial Mode TEM00  
M2 <1.2  
Polarization Ratio 100:1 vertical  
Beam Diameter, at waist 3.5 mm ±10% 1.0 mm ±10%5 1.0 mm ±10%  
Beam Divergence (full angle) <0.3 mrad <0.6 mrad <0.9 mrad  
Beam Asymmetry (circularity) <1.1 (>90%)  
Boresighting Tolerance <1 mm, <1 mrad  
Beam Pointing Stability4  <±25 µrad/°C <±10 µrad/°C <±25 µrad/°C <±10 µrad/°C  
 Talon 355-45Talon 355-30Talon 355-20Talon 355-15Talon 355-12Talon 355-6Talon 532-40Talon 532-20  
AC Input 110/220 ±10% VAC, 50-60 Hz  
Warm-up Time <20 min from standby; <40 min from cold start  
Temperature Range 18-35°C operating; -20–50°C non-operating  
Altitude 0-3,000 m operating; 0-12,000 m non-operating  
Humidity 8-95%, non-condensing  
Cooling Water Temperature 20°C ±1°C, stable to ±0.2°C  
Cooling Water Flow 3.5-6.0 liters/minute, 40 psi typical 1.5 liters/minute minimum, 20 psi typical  
Thermal Load (to water) <800 Watts <350 Watts <300 Watts <350 W <300 W  
Total Power Consumption <900 Watts <400 Watts <300 Watts <400 W <300 W  
 Talon 355-45Talon 355-30Talon 355-20Talon 355-15Talon 355-12Talon 355-6Talon 532-40Talon 532-20  
Dimensions (Laser)
(L x W x H)
28 x 9 x 5 in
(711 x 229 x 127 mm)
25 x 6 x 4.5 in
(635 x 153 x 115 mm)
 
Weight (Laser) 45 lbs (20.5 kg) 28 lbs (12.7 kg)  
Dimensions (Utility Module)
(L x W x H)
19.6 x 19 x 3.5 in
(498 x 482 x 88 mm)
 
Weight (Utility Module) 22 lbs (10 kg)  
 Talon 355-45Talon 355-30Talon 355-20Talon 355-15Talon 355-12Talon 355-6Talon 532-40Talon 532-20  
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 Keeps pulse energy, pulse width, and beam parameters held constant over a wide range of repetition rates  
Data Log Long term and short term recording for diagnostics and equipment maintenance  
CW Alignment Beam Mode Lower power CW UV beam for installation and alignment in a tool  
Sacrificial Window Customer replacable to maintain power in harsh environments  
ALPS Optics Protection System Maintains internal optics cleanliness for long term, reliable operations  
Precision Position Registration Hardened steel receptacles for indexing pins for repeatable, precision alignment from unit to unit  
 Talon HE 355-500Talon HE 355-275Talon HE 532-1000  
Wavelength 355 nm 355 nm 532 nm  

Pulse Energy2,3
15 kHz
20 kHz
40 kHz
100 kHz
500 µJ typical
500 µJ
192 µJ typical
42 µJ typical
275 µJ typical
275 µJ typical
275 µJ
59 µJ typical
1000 µJ typical
750 µJ
325 µJ typical
100 µJ typical
 

Power2,3
15 kHz
20 kHz
40 kHz
100 kHz

10 W
7.7 W typical
4.2 W typical

5.7 W typical
11 W
5.9 W typical
15 W typical
15 W
13 W typical
10 W typical
 
Frequency2,3 20 kHz 40 kHz 20 kHz  
Repetition Rate 0 to 260 kHz  
Pulse Width 20–40 ns @ 20 kHz 45–60 ns @ 40 kHz 25–40 ns @ 20 kHz  
Pulse-to-Pulse Energy Stability <3% rms  
 Talon HE 355-500Talon HE 355-275Talon HE 532-1000  
Spatial Mode TEM00  
M2 <1.2  
Polarization Ratio 100:1 vertical  
Beam Diameter, at waist 3.5 mm ±10% 1.0 mm ±10%  
Beam Divergence (full angle) <0.3 mrad <0.9 mrad  
Beam Asymmetry (circularity) <1.1 (>90%)  
Boresighting Tolerance <1 mm, <1 mrad  
Beam Pointing Stability4 <±10 µrad/°C  
 Talon HE 355-500Talon HE 355-275Talon HE 532-1000  
AC Input 110/220 ±10% VAC, 50-60 Hz  
Warm-up Time <20 min from standby; <40 min from cold start  
Temperature Range 18-35°C operating; -20–50°C non-operating  
Altitude 0-3,000 m operating; 0-12,000 m non-operating  
Humidity 8-95%, non-condensing  
Water Cooling Requirements 20°C ±1°C, stable to ±0.2°C, 1.5 liters/minute maximum, 20 psi  
Thermal Load (to water) <350 W  
Total Power Consumption <400 W  
 Talon HE 355-500Talon HE 355-275Talon HE 532-1000  
Dimensions (Laser)
(L x W x H)
25 x 6 x 4.5 in
(635 x 153 x 115 mm)
 
Weight (Laser) 28 lbs (12.7 kg)  
Dimensions (Utility Module)
(L x W x H)
19.6 x 19 x 3.5 in
(498 x 482 x 88 mm)
 
Weight (Utility Module) 22 lbs (10 kg)  
 Talon HE 355-500Talon HE 355-275Talon HE 532-1000  
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 Keeps pulse energy, pulse width and beam parameters held constant over a wide range of repetition rates  
Data Log Long term and short term recording for diagnostics and equipment maintenance  
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 operations  
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. Power specification and warranty applies to Boldface power specs only. Other values are typical.
3. All beam parameter specifications are at 100 kHz, except Talon 355-45 is at 150 kHz.
4. Pointing stability applies after 2 hour warm-up.
5. Talon 355-15 is available with a 3.5 mm beam diameter upon request.
6. Talon HE is a 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.

Talon Laser Dimensions

Talon 355-45 UV Laser Dimensions

Utility Module Dimensions

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