The IMPRESS 213 system is a high repetition rate solid-state diode pumped Q-switched laser with an emission wavelength of 213 nm. The Gaussian TEM00-mode laser beam is the well-established workhorse for fiber Bragg grating (FBG) production. Other applications are the marking of diamonds and sapphires or similar materials. Due to the very short wavelength of the laser radiation, feature sizes below 1 µm can be accomplished in direct laser writing.
Compared to Ar-Ion lasers, the IMPRESS 213 is a real energy saver and can be easily temperature-controlled by a closed cooling system. In combination with the space saving footprint, operation costs are kept at a minimum.