II-VI Laser Enterprise Debuts 1.5 W 1060 nm Seed Laser

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The II-VI Laser Enterprise Division of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of high-power semiconductor laser components, today unveiled a new generation of high power 1060 nm single-mode laser diode seed module.

The new II-VI laser diode module is designed to seed nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers addressing the fast-growing market for MOPA (master oscillator power amplifier) fiber lasers. The innovative module delivers kink-free power up to 1.5 W in nanosecond pulse operations, enabling highly-efficient pulse amplification and improved frequency conversion for the best beam quality and throughput in fiber laser systems.

“With 40 percent more pulse power compared to our previous offering, our new diode seed module enables the next generation fiber laser systems for a wide range of applications,” said Karlheinz Gulden, General Manager, II-VI Laser Enterprise. “Together with our distributed feedback laser diode module designed for sub-nanosecond operations, we offer customers the most comprehensive seed laser diode portfolio in the market.”

The II-VI laser diode seed module features a higher power 1060 nm Fabry-Perot single-mode laser diode chip and a standard cooled telecom 10-pin mini butterfly type package that includes a thermistor and back-facet monitor photodiode. The 75% smaller form factor of the mini butterfly package versus the legacy 14-pin version enables a reduction of overall footprint of the seed assembly. A broad- or narrow-band Fiber Bragg Grating is optionally available to control the spectral properties for the suppression of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) or for the improvement of frequency conversion performance, respectively.

II-VI Laser Enterprise will showcase the new laser diode seed module at SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 16-18, 2016, in San Francisco, CA, in Hall C, Booth # 2223.

About II-VI Laser Enterprise/A Division of II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Laser Enterprise, located in Zurich, Switzerland, 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.

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: Dominik Jaeggi Dominik.Jaeggi@II-VI.com II-VI Laser Enterprise Binzstrasse 17 8045 Zurich Switzerland Tel.: (+41) 44 455 8585 www.laserenterprise.com

Source:II-VI Incorporated