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Starlase Green Lasers
Jul 2008
Powerlase Photonics Ltd.Request Info
For Solar Cells
CRAWLEY, UK, July 31, 2008 – Powerlase Ltd., manufacturer of nanosecond Q-switched, diode-pumped solid state lasers, has announced the introduction of a new range of green lasers – the Starlase 100G and Starlase 200G. These new lasers have been designed for specific applications including solar cell processing and OLED flat-panel display manufacture.

The 100G and 200G lasers’ rapid laser patterning technique for processing thin film coatings on plasma television screens has been extended and developed for application in solar cell manufacturing.


The Starlase 200G laser shown here in development at the Powerlase labs.

Additionally, the new laser is well suited for poly-silicon annealing, or green laser annealing - a process used to manufacture OLED (organic light emitting diodes) displays. The lasers are also uniquely suited to the processing of hard materials, such as poly-crystalline diamond. With this latest release, the Powerlace Starlase range now addresses a multitude of applications on commonly used substrates including those used in the manufacture of solar cells. 

With high average powers of 100 and 200 watts respectively at a wavelength of 532 nm, the new lasers boast the same nanosecond duration pulses as the rest of the Starlase range. Uniquely in the range, the 200G contains two independently controllable oscillators that can be triggered to tailor the profile of the output pulses.  This is particularly useful in applications such as poly-silicon annealing where longer pulse durations are required for long crystal growth. The output beam of both the 100G and 200G can also be homogenized to provide top hat or thin-line profiles.

For more information, visit:

Powerlase Limited
Imperial House
Link 10
Napier Way
West Sussex
RH10 9RA
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1293 456 222
Fax: +44 (0)1293 456 233


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