PITTSBURGH, Feb. 03, 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 a 5 kW laser combiner.
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The need for cost-effective, energy-efficient and low-maintenance industrial tools for cutting and welding applications is driving a strong demand for kilowatt-class fiber lasers. These laser systems require highly reliable fiber-based components that can withstand high energy densities during their entire service life. II-VI Photop has released a new laser combiner that pushes the performance limits of optical power handling beyond 5 kW.
“Our new multi-kilowatt laser combiner is the highest-power laser combiner on the commercial market,” said Vincent Lin, Director for Sales and Marketing, II-VI Photop. “Our decades of experience with fused-fiber technology enable us to innovate in the growing market for flexible, efficient and reliable kilowatt-class fiber-laser systems.”
Laser combiners are designed to concentrate the optical output from multiple pump lasers using fused-fiber technology that merges multiple input fiber-optic waveguides into one output, a configuration often referred to as “Nx1”. The II-VI Photop laser combiners are available in configurations ranging from 3x1 to 31x1 and are capable of handling pump laser powers of up to 300 W to achieve power levels exceeding 5 kW.
II-VI Photop will showcase the 5 kW laser combiners 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.