Mini DPSS Lasers produce 5 W at 1064 nm.

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Series SLD6000 low-powered, end-pumped, solid-state lasers feature direct diode coupling to Nd:YAG lasing media, providing TEM00 beam quality. Units include sealed laser head, field-replaceable diodes, as well as integral cooling, avoiding need for chillers. They offer high repetition rates, short pulses, and high peak powers for scribing, marking, inspection, and micromachining applications.



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GSI Lumonics Announces New Spectron Direct-Coupled Mini DPSS Lasers


RUGBY, ENGLAND & FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, June 2003 -GSI Lumonics Inc. (Nasdaq: GSLI and TSX: LSI) announces a new series of low powered, end-pumped, direct-coupled, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. With its no compromise design, the Spectron Mini
DPSS SLD6000 series lasers offer the best in solid-state laser build quality, reliability, and performance.

These new ultra-compact lasers with direct diode coupling to the Nd:YAG lasing media produce 5 Watts at 1064nm with a TEM00 beam quality that provides for the smallest of focused spot sizes giving optimized process control.

As with their more powerful counterparts, these lasers include a rugged sealed laser head and field-replaceable diodes. In addition, with the greater efficiencies afforded by end pumping, the lasers also possess ultra compact heads and power supplies, as well as integral cooling, avoiding the need for chillers.

The Mini DPSS SLD6000 lasers provide very high repetition rates, short pulses, and higher peak powers, which are essential for an increasing number of today's applications, which include
scribing, marking, inspection, and micromachining.

GSI Lumonics Inc. supplies precision motion control components, lasers and laser-based advanced manufacturing systems to the global medical, semiconductor, electronics, and industrial
markets. GSI Lumonics' common shares are listed on Nasdaq (GSLI) and The Toronto Stock Exchange (LSI). For more information on GSI Lumonics, please visit www.gsilumonics.com.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Crang

Corporate Communicationis Dept.

GSI Lumonics Inc.

22300 Haggerty Road

Northville, MI 48167 USA

Tel: 248-449-8989 x2664

Fax: 248-735-2460

E-mail: crangs@gsilumonics.com

Jeanna Sanchez

JCS Public Relations

#282

310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Ste 107

San Marcos, CA 92078 USA

Tel & Fax: 760-295-4166

E-mail: jeanna@jcspublicrelations.com

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