Eolite Systems has released the Octopus, a rod-type laser for thin-film scribing applications. With up to 16 fiber-delivery channels, each beam provides light at 515 or 1030 nm, with pulse duration as low as 10 ns, peak power up to 4 kW and repetition rates up to 300 kHz. Each fiber channel (up to 5 m long) provides up to 4 W at 515 nm with good beam quality, or up to 30 W in a uniform multimode output configuration. Each channel can be independently power controlled. The laser’s rod-type technology, together with demux fiber architecture, enables independent multifiber delivery. Other applications include silicon doping and solar cell scribing.