O’FALLON, Mo., May 23, 2012 — The Starlase AO40 UV is the newest addition to the Starlase series from Powerlase Photonics and is available from RPMC Lasers. The high-power Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state laser was developed for industrial applications and is used in materials processing and micromachining. It emits at 355 nm and operates from 10 to 50 kHz. At the low end of the repetition rate range, it produces 40 W of output power and, at the high end, 5 W. Because an acousto-optic Q-switch is used, the pulse width changes with the repetition rate. At 10 kHz, the laser will have pulse widths of 60 ns, and at 50 kHz, the pulse width grows to 200 ns. Other applications include the photovoltaic, microelectronic, medical, semiconductor, automotive and display industries.