II-VI Laser Enterprise Showcases Latest Expansion of Its Leading Laser Diode Portfolio at Photonics West 2014

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH, a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI) and a global leader in semiconductor lasers, will debut new products from its High Power Laser Diode and VCSEL portfolio at Photonics West 2014 for consumer, fiber laser, and medical applications. These include 25G VCSEL Chips, High Power VCSEL arrays, 14xx nm and 10xx nm High Power Stacks, and expansion of industry-standard multi single-emitter fiber laser pumps to 793 nm wavelengths for Thulium pumping.

II-VI Laser Enterprise's laser diode portfolio will be on display at the Photonics West Conference in booth # 2136 from Feb. 4-6, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

High speed multimode 850 nm VCSELs target next generation optical interconnects and enable new applications which require increased data rates of 25 Gb/s per channel. The addition of high power VCSELs complements its innovative product portfolio geared at high volume sensing and illumination applications in consumer electronics markets. Arranged in a 2D array, the High Power VCSEL can reach up to 2W optical power for illumination of larger volumes required in sensing applications such as time-of-flight.

The expansion of the BMU fiber-coupled multi single-emitter platform capability to 793nm wavelength range targets the Thulium fiber laser market, an area of increasing focus in industrial, medical and scientific applications. More than 25W from 105um fiber with wall-plug efficiency of up to 50% has been demonstrated from this high brightness fiber-coupled module at 793nm, making it ideal for pumping Thulium-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers as well as a host of emerging medical applications.

The expanded Seed Laser portfolio includes a new Fabry Perot (FP) laser diode module with ultra-broad band fiber Bragg grating (FBG) for high peak power pulsed Fiber Lasers and a Distributed Feedback (DFB) laser diode module designed for seeding of sub-nanosecond Fiber and Solid State lasers.

Other products on display at Photonics West will include the new family of 14xx nm and 10xx nm Stacks delivering higher power with industry-leading efficiency to further expand the application space in medical and industrial markets.

"With its strong heritage of over 30 years in semiconductor laser technology, II-VI Laser Enterprise once again manifests its position as global leader and innovator in semiconductor lasers," said Director Sales & Marketing, Gunnar Stolze.

II-VI Laser Enterprise Technical Papers at Photonics West

As a result of continuous innovation, II-VI Laser Enterprise representatives have authored two technical papers that will be presented during Photonics West:

1. High Power pump laser diodes for 2 um fibre laser

  • SPIE LASE, Session 6: High Power Devices II
  • Date/Time: Monday, February 3, 2014, 10:30am – 10:50am
  • Presenter: Susanne Pawlik

2. High power laser diodes at 14xx nm wavelength range for industrial and medical applications

  • SPIE LASE, Session 8: High Power Devices III
  • Date/Time: Monday, February 3, 2014, 3:30pm – 3:50pm
  • Presenter: Jarkko Telkkaelae

Notes to editors

1. Photonics West will take place on Feb 1-6, 2014 at Mascone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA.

2. II-VI Laser Enterprise will be exhibiting at the Photonics West exhibition at booth #2136.

3. To arrange an interview with representatives of II-VI Laser Enterprise before or during the show, please contact Sheila Santwani at 510-305-4712 or ssantwani@laserenterprise.com.

About II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH

II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH is a leading provider of 980nm single mode pumps, high power laser diode and VCSEL solutions. II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI) headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with design centers in Tucson (USA) and Paignton, (UK). The company is serving a variety of markets with its semiconductor laser solutions such as pumping, medical, printing, telecommunication and consumer electronics.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components, is a vertically-integrated manufacturing company that creates and markets products for diversified markets including industrial manufacturing, optical communications, military and aerospace, high-power electronics, semiconductor laser and thermoelectronics applications. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces numerous crystalline compounds including zinc selenide for infrared laser optics, silicon carbide for high-power electronic and microwave applications, and bismuth telluride for thermoelectric coolers.

In the Company's infrared optics business, II-VI Infrared manufactures optical and opto-electronic components for industrial laser and thermal imaging systems and HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH (HIGHYAG) manufactures fiber-delivered beam delivery systems and processing tools for industrial lasers.

In the Company's near-infrared optics business, Photop Technologies, Inc. (Photop) manufactures crystal materials, optics, microchip lasers and opto-electronic modules for use in optical communication networks and other diverse consumer and commercial applications. Photop Aegis, Inc. (Aegis) manufactures tunable optical devices required for high speed optical networks that provide the bandwidth expansion necessary for increasing internet traffic. Through its Australian subsidiary, Photop AOFR Pty Limited, Aegis also manufactures fused fiber components, including those required for fiber lasers for material processing applications, as well as optical couplers used primarily in the optical communication industry.

In the Company's military & materials business, LightWorks Optical Systems, Inc. (formerly Exotic Electro-Optics and LightWorks Optics, Inc.) manufactures products for military applications and precision optical systems, and components for defense, aerospace, industrial and life science applications. Pacific Rare Specialty Metals & Chemicals (PRM) produces and refines a rare earth element and selenium. Max Levy Autograph, Inc. (MLA) manufactures micro-fine conductive mesh patterns for optical, mechanical and ceramic components for applications such as circuitry, metrology standards, targeting calibration and suppression of electro-magnetic interference. VLOC manufactures near-infrared and visible light products for military applications and laser gain materials and products for solid-state YAG and YLF lasers.

In the Company's advanced products group, the Wide Bandgap Materials (WBG) group manufactures and markets single crystal silicon carbide substrates for use in the solid-state lighting, wireless infrastructure, RF electronics and power switching industries. Marlow Industries, Inc. (Marlow) designs and manufactures thermoelectric cooling and power generation solutions for use in defense, space, photonics, telecommunications, medical, consumer and industrial markets. Worldwide Materials Group (WMG) provides expertise in materials development, process development and manufacturing scale up. M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (M Cubed) develops and markets advanced composite materials serving the semiconductor, display, industrial and defense markets.

In the Company's active optical products segment, II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH is an industry-leading manufacturer of high-power semiconductor laser components enabling fiber and direct diode laser systems for material processing, medical, consumer and printing applications. In addition, II-VI Laser Enterprise manufactures pump lasers for optical amplifiers for both terrestrial and submarine applications and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) for optical navigation, optical interconnects and optical sensing applications. II-VI Network Solutions Division is an industry leading manufacturer of customized solutions providing customers with end-to-end design and manufacturing support to enable rapid realization of customer-specific amplification and micro-optics solutions.

CONTACT: II-VI Laser Enterprise Sheila Santwani Product Marketing Manager 510-305-4712 ssantwani@laserenterprise.comSource:II-VI Incorporated