The Monaco industrial femtosecond laser provides IR, Green, or UV output for 24/7 production environments. Its compact size allows for easy integration and service. The laser offers variable energy and repetition rate to enable low HAZ in applications such mobile device manufacturing, laser glass cutting, OLED display processing, wafer dicing, and thin film cutting, just to name a few.
The Monaco ultrashort pulse laser provides 60 W of IR, 30 W of green, or 25 W of UV power for 24/7 production environments. Monaco is designed and optimized to match ablation thresholds of materials. Consequently, ultra-low HAZ (heat affected zone) <10 μm is common in most applications involving high-precision laser cutting. High throughput is driven by the native >1 MHz repetition rate and USP seeder burst mode of Monaco.
The Monaco femtosecond laser addresses homogeneous materials such as glass and metals, as well as complex, layered-structure processing in OLED, FPD, and mobile markets.
The standard pulsewidth of Monaco is <350 fs for all wavelengths. This pulsewidth is user-adjustable to >10 ps in the IR.
Monaco features PulseEQ pulse-on-demand to eliminate pulse stacking when traversing corners in contour cuts. This keeps the femtosecond pulse spacing constant and maintains the HAZ value whether cutting straight lines or the most complex shapes.
Monaco is housed in a single box that integrates all optical elements and control electronics. This small footprint accommodates easy integration into laser-based production tools.
Reliability from the Monolithic Design: The laser head is machined from a single block of stress-relieved aluminum. This monolithic structure ensures an optical alignment that is maintained during the life of the laser. This head encases all of the optical, electrical, and control elements. There are no umbilicals, no outmoded wiring harnesses between power supply boards, nor remotely located pump diodes – all of which could create potential failure points in the system.test
SoloBoard™: Contains all optical elements including pump diodes. No fiber coupling in the umbilical eliminates possible failure points. Additionally, all interfaces to the laser are through the SoloBoard electronics board located in the Monaco head.
We Bring the Cleanroom to You: The laser is built in a class 1000 cleanroom. The cleanliness, however, is maintained in the field via the PureFemtoTM active cleaning of the laser head. We believe cleanliness of the laser head is just as important for fs system longevity, as it is for UV lasers.
Better Mounting for Stability: A three-point kinematic mount is the standard mounting interface on the Monaco. The technique is dramatically superior over common flat-plate mounting schemes. The laser is thermally isolated from the rest of the laser tool, thus ensuring stable operation within a broad thermal cycle range inside a laser tool (10°C to 30°C). Additionally, warm-up time (<15 min from standby; <45 min from cold start) is minimized in the Monaco due to this thermal isolation. Lastly, laser placement repeatability is maximized with the three-point mount. This means minimal downstream beam-train alignment is required when swapping lasers.
Tested Like No Other fs Laser: Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) protocol was implemented during development to validate the overall design. Commonly used in the consumer electronics, automotive, and aerospace industries, HALT testing determines the conditions that make the laser fail. Based on HALT results, design improvements are made throughout development cycles to ensure the laser can withstand the harshest shipping and use environments.
Throughout production, Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) is employed. HASS identifies possible manufacturing weaknesses in individual lasers. This process dramatically reduces out-of-box failure rates and failures associated with mechanical craftsmanship.