II-VI Photop Introduces Acousto-optic Modulators for Pulsed Fiber Lasers

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The II-VI Photop Group of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for industrial fiber lasers, today announced the commercial availability of its acousto-optic modulators designed for pulsed fiber lasers operating at 1 micron wavelength.

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Pulsed fiber lasers are critical to enable cost-effective, energy-efficient and low-maintenance industrial tools for precision marking and deep engraving applications. II-VI Photop is introducing to the market cost-effective acousto-optic modulators with low insertion loss that enable the pulsed operation of these lasers.

“Our new acousto-optic modulator is a significant addition to II-VI’s existing portfolio of fiber laser components, including high power pump lasers, pump laser combiners and seed lasers,” said Vincent Lin, Director for Sales and Marketing, II-VI Photop. “We are excited to see the growing demand for our acousto-optic modulator and we are now focused on ramping up production.”

When placed in a laser cavity, an acousto-optic modulator periodically interrupts and resumes lasing activity to enable the build-up and release of laser energy within short pulses. The II-VI Photop acousto-optic modulators are currently available at radio frequencies of 100 and 120 MHz for fiber lasers operating at 1 micron wavelength. Upon request, they can be customized for other radio frequencies and wavelengths, including at 2 microns and in the visible spectrum.

II-VI Photop will showcase its acousto-optic modulators at SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 16-18, 2016, in San Francisco, CA, in Hall C, Booth # 2223.

About II-VI Photop/A Group of II-VI Incorporated

Photop is a leading photonics designer and integrated manufacturing company of optical and crystal components as well as assemblies serving the industrial laser, medical and life sciences, optical communications and instrumentation markets. With over 2,500 employees, including over 200 engineers and with a global manufacturing footprint, including state-of-the-art production lines in Vietnam, Santa Rosa California, and many other locations throughout China, Photop offers high quality precision optics, designs and engineers optical sub-assemblies, and provides a one-stop solution to our customers across the optical spectrum ranging from UV to 3 microns.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

CONTACT: Brian Lin Product Manager II-VI Photop Brian.lin@ii-vi.com (+86) 591-8835 8241 www.ii-vi-photop.com

Source:II-VI Incorporated