Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corp. brand, has announced an addition to its Pulseo family of Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state industrial lasers. The rugged and reliable Pulseo 355-10 provides 10 W of 355-nm output at 90 kHz with a short pulse width of <23 ns. Applications include crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing processes such as wafer scribing and dicing, drilling and marking. The high-power industrial laser is also suitable for use in microelectronics applications, such as via hole drilling, flex circuit cutting, flat panel manufacturing, indium tin oxide patterning, LED substrate scribing, silicon wafer dicing/scribing and low-K dielectric scribing. The laser delivers high peak power and high repetition rates that, combined with the short pulse width, reduce undesired thermal effects and result in higher throughput with less damage to the parts.