Electro-Optic Switch

Increase throughput and improve performance in CO₂ laser-based printed circuit board via drilling systems with an innovative electro-optic switch from Coherent.

Coherent has developed the first commercial electro-optic switch to offer a cost-competitive alternative for PCB drilling and other marking applications that benefit from faster risetime pulses than available from acousto-optic modulators. These modulate on the nanosecond scale, allowing for speeds unobtainable by traditional modulators. The system is supplied as a complete package including switch, TFPs, driver, and power supply.

Electro-optic Switch for VIA drilling

  • Fast rise time for improved material processing
  • No beam deflection for simplified delivery optics
  • Large aperture (9 mm) 
  • Handles up to 300 W
  • Comparable insertion loss to AOMs
  • Supplied as a complete system
  • Electro-optic switch, TFPs, Driver, and Power Source
  • PCB Via Hole Drilling
  • Marking 
  • Engraving
  • Perforating