Fibre lasers are a variation on the standard solid-state laser, with the medium being an optical fibre clad with rare-earth elements such as erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, and thulium. This kind of laser design can be adapted for a variety of applications from welding sheet metal to producing femtosecond pulses, and is used by our customers in holography, flow cytometry, Raman spectroscopy, interferometry, fluorescence spectroscopy and pumping.
Fibre lasers are ideal if you required an ultrafast laser in a relatively compact package, and KMLabs’ Y-Fi 5 fibre laser can provide higher pulse energies and average power, with robust, perfect beam quality than any other femtosecond fibre laser.
Azur Light Systems lasers are high power, high brightness fibre lasers operating on the zero phonon line of Yb3+ ions. Based on patented technology and major advances in fibre and system design, the fully integrated laser platform offers diffraction limited output powers up to 50W in the infrared range (976-1064 nm) and up to 10W in the visible range (488-532 nm). Single frequency (<200 kHz) versions are available offering superior beam quality, ideal for microscopy, holography, optical trapping and velocimetry.
The nLIGHT alta laser has been designed to meet the harsh environments of industrial fibre lasers by meeting a IP54 and NEMA12 specification for equipment, and provides leading QCW operation, with a repetition rate of up to 50kHz and rise time of 10μs. The lasers are ideal for the fine materials processing requirements of additive manufacturing, medical device and other micro manufacturing applications.
nLIGHT’s helix picosecond pulsed fibre laser is designed to meet the highest quality and reliability standards for maintenance-free 24/7 industrial operation. The air-cooled system outputs a near diffraction limited high peak power, short pulsed beam at 1064nm, while the small footprint of the laser head coupled with an intuitive user interface allows for ease of integration into any laser machine tool.
KMLabs Y-Fi and Y-Fi5 ultrafast lasers are based on rare earth-doped optical fibre – in this case Ytterbium fibre. The design is based on patented All Normal Dispersion (ANDi) ultrafast fibre technology, licensed from Cornell University. The combination of pulse energy, high repetition rate and ~150fs pulse width enables exciting new applications in ultrafast microscopy, micro-machining, mid-IR conversion in conjunction with an OPO, supercontinuum generation, laser surgery and ophthalmology.
For more information about how fibre lasers can help with your application, call our customer service team on 01295 672588 or send them an email with your query to firstname.lastname@example.org