SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 — Spectra-Physics has announced the Spirit One 1040-8, a compact, industrial femtosecond laser that combines the power supply and laser head in a single package. The device can be integrated into machine tools and systems, delivering stability and reliability for demanding, high-precision applications including microsurgery, femtosecond micromachining and medical device manufacturing. The laser provides 8 W of average power with >40 µJ pulse energy at 1040 nm with repetition rates up to 1 MHz. A second harmonic generation option is available for software-selectable 520- or 1040-nm output. The model offers process flexibility with an adjustable pulse duration option, allowing the user to choose pulse durations from <400 fs to 4 ps by software in seconds.