Spirit

SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR
HIGH-PRECISION FEMTOSECOND MACHINING

  • Superior performance for the most demanding industrial applications
  • Product line-up ranges from compact, cost-efficient Spirit One to the
         high-performance Spirit 100
  • <400 fs pulse duration for smallest heat affected zone (HAZ)
  • Providing >100 W output power, high pulse energy (>100 μJ) and
         high repetition rate (up to 10 MHz) for highest throughput
  • Exceeding >50 W average power @ 515 nm

The Spirit® lasers set new standards for femtosecond lasers in high-precision industrial and medical device manufacturing. The Spirit family includes three product lines, ranging from the very compact and cost efficient Spirit One with 8 W output power, ideal for medical device manufacturing, to the Spirit High Energy (HE), with > 120 μJ in pulse energy and up to 30W of average power best suited for high-aspect ratio hole drilling, up to the Spirit 100 with more than 100 W output power offering best-in-class beam quality for cutting thin films at high throughput and quality.

Customers benefit from the shortest industrially available pulse duration, exceptional pointing stability and superior beam quality which in turn enables machining complex and challenging parts with superior precision and quality with literally no heat affected zone (HAZ). The Spirit lasers are designed for industrial use and offer reliable and robust 24/7 operation with low cost of ownership.

The Spirit platform offers impressive versatility and performance. Common features such as output pulse gating, output power modulation, and burst mode as well as best-in-class beam quality and pointing stability are combined with a wide range of output power and pulse energy. This broad variety in performance the Spirit platform offers allows each customer to match the femtosecond laser suited best for their application and budget.

Second harmonic generation (SHG) is available for each product line and offers a maximum output power of >50 W at a wavelength of 515 nm. At this shorter wavelength, machining even the finest features is possible at the highest quality, depending on the material, also at higher speed compared to that obtained with other, current technologies.

The Spirit lasers are designed and tested to rigorous quality standards for reliable 24/7 operation. For Spirit 100, the built-in data logging and analysis capability allows monitoring of all relevant laser parameters over the life time of the system. As such, this represents an indispensable diagnostics tool for service and preventive maintenance which significantly enhances uptime and thus productivity of the tool.

Applications

Metal drilling and cutting
Precision machining of hard and brittle materials
Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting and ablation
Femtosecond micromachining
Medical device fabrication
Sapphire cutting and drilling
Strengthened and unstrengthend glass cutting
Time resolved femtosecond spectroscopy
2-photon and 3-photon microscopy
Optical parametric amplifier pumping
 Spirit One 1040-8Spirit One 1040-8-SHGSpirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG
Wavelength 1040 nm ±5 nm 1030 nm ±5 nm NA
Output Power >8 W >16 W >30 W >100 W >70 W NA
Pulse Energy >40 µJ at 200 kHz >120 µJ at 100 kHz >120 µJ at 250 kHz >100 µJ at 1 MHz >70 µJ at 1 MHz NA
Wavelength (SHG) NA 520 ±3 nm NA 520 ±3 nm NA 520 ±3 nm NA 515 ±3 nm
Output Power (SHG)
NA >4 W at
200 kHz
NA >6 W at 100 kHz
>8 W at 200 kHz
NA >15 W at 250 kHz NA >50 W at
1 MHz
Max Pulse Energy (SHG)
NA >20 μJ at 200 kHz NA >60 µJ at 100 kHz
>40 µJ at 200 kHz
NA >60 µJ at 250 kHz NA >50 µJ at
1 MHz 
Repetition Rates1,2 200 kHz or 1 MHz 100 kHz, 200 kHz or 1 MHz 250 kHz or 1 MHz 800 kHz, 1 MHz, or 2 MHz
Pulse Selection Integrated pulse picker (AOM)
Pulse Width <400 fs
Pulse Width Tunability3,4 ≤400 fs to 4 ps <400 fs to 10 ps NA
Power Stability <1% rms over 100 hours
Pulse-to-Pulse Stability <2% rms
Spatial Mode TEM00 (M2 <1.2)
Beam Diameter at exit 2.0 ±2 mm5 2.5 ± 0.5 mm5 2.5 ±0.5 mm
Beam Divergence, full angle <1 mrad  at 1040 nm; <0.5 mrad at 520 nm <1 mrad <0.5 mrad
Pre-Pulse Contrast Ratio >250:1
Polarization Vertical Horizontal
Cold Start Time <30 min.
Warm Start Time <15 min.
   
 Spirit One 1040-8Spirit One 1040-8-SHGSpirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG  
Operating Temperature 18–30°C (64–86°F) 15–35°C (59–95 °F)  
Relative Humidity <65%, non-condensing  
   
 Spirit One 1040-8Spirit One 1040-8-SHGSpirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG  
Laser Head Water cooled  
Power Supply NA Air cooled Water cooled  
   
 Spirit One 1040-8Spirit One 1040-8-SHGSpirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG  
Voltage Laser Head: 24 VDC
Chiller: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Laser controller (including chiller): 100-240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz Laser controller: 208–230 V, 50/60 Hz
Chiller: 208-230 V, 50/60 Hz
 
Current <15 A <16 A  
   
 Spirit One 1040-8Spirit One 1040-8-SHGSpirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG  
Dimensions (L x W x H) 26.2 x 12.2 x 5.2 in
(665 x 310 x 133 mm)
29.1 x 12.2 x 5.2 in
(740 x 310 x 133 mm)
32.5 x 14 x 6.5 in
(875 x 340 x 160 mm)
39.5 x 14.5 x 8.1 in
(1003 x 369 x 205 mm)
 
Weight 88 lb (40 kg) 99 lb (45 kg) 155 lb (70 kg)  
   
 Spirit One 1040-86Spirit One 1040-8-SHG6Spirit HE 1040-16Spirit HE 1040-16-SHGSpirit HE 1040-30Spirit HE 1040-30-SHGSpirit 1030-100Spirit 1030-70Spirit 1030-100-SHG  
Dimensions (L x W x H) 19.0 x 15.8 x 10.5 in
(484 x 400 x 267 mm)
23.6 x 22.0 x 29.4 in
(600 x 560 x 746 mm)
31.5 x 21.8 x 43.4 in
(800 x 553 x 1102 mm)
 
Weight 68 lb (31 kg) 176 lb (80 kg) 220 lb (100 kg)  

1. Due to our continuous product improvement program, specifications are subject to change without notice. 
2. Additional, pre-calibrated repetition rates upon request; please contact Spectra- Physics.  For Spirit 70/100 the maximum pre-calibrated repetition rate is 30 MHz,
    for Spirit HE 16 and Spirit HE 30, the maximum pre-calibrated repetition rate is 1 MHz.
3. Pulse duration tunability is optional; if implemented, pulse duration is software tunable.
4. Conversion efficiency for SHG module will be lower for longer pulse width. Pulse width tunability not specified for  520 nm output.
5. Beam diameter at exit at IR and SHG output.
6. Power supply only.

 

Spirit 1030-100 and Spirit 1030-70 Dimensions

Spirit 1030-100 Rack with Power Supply and Chiller Dimensions

Spirit HE Dimensions

Spirit HE Rack with Power Supply and Chiller Dimensions

Spirit One 1040-8 Dimensions

Spirit One 1040-8-SHG Dimensions

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