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IPG Photonics revise Fibre Laser and Amplifier ranges

IPG Photonics YLM LaserIPG Photonics has published new datasheets for certain models in their broad range of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 µm fibre lasers and amplifiers. Our web pages for these products have been updated to reflect the changes and have also been redesigned to make it easier to compare the different models that we offer.

These reliable diode-pumped amplifiers and lasers use Ytterbium, Erbium, or Thulium doped optical fibres as gain media. All are compact, air-cooled and use direct diode pumping for optimum efficiency.

IPG designed and manufactured, these commercial/non-telecommunications lasers are used in a broad range of OEM and lab applications such as graphics and imaging, marking and materials processing, remote sensing and research, medical and defence.

Elliot Scientific offers continuous wave (CW), Q-switched pulsed, linearly polarised, tunable and single frequency diode-pumped solid-state fibre lasers, as well as diode-pumped fibre amplifiers, with up to 20 W output power.

IPG’s advanced fibre devices are a quantum leap forward, providing the best in diode-pumped solid-state reliability and performance. To determine the ideal fibre laser for your application, please contact us.

Up to 20W CW from new AKELA Laser Diode Modules

AKELA Laser Corporation has announced the release of the first of a series of laser modules and other products based on AKELA’s market-leading long wavelength laser diodes from 1030 to 1950 nm. These entry-level modules, which are aimed at volume applications, are designed for both 200 micron and 400 micron 0.22NA fibers, and provide up to 20 Watts CW. Future releases of laser modules will include increasingly higher power levels as well as modules with built-in accessories such as photodetectors, aiming beams, blast shields, and fiber sensors.

AKELA’s high efficiency modules operate at low drive currents and are not subject to catastrophic failure. Offering a built-in thermistor and an SMA output so that the customer can use the fiber brand of his choice and replace the fibers at will, these modules provide unmatched value and also help customers lower their overall system costs by enabling them to use less expensive drive electronics, power supplies and cooling methods.

AKELA’s line of long wavelength high power laser diodes sets the standard in the industry. No other company provides the high powers or the wide range of wavelengths. These products are ideal for military and other eye safe applications, dermatology applications such as body shaping, cellulite removal, skin rejuvenation, wrinkle removal or any other application dependent upon water or fat absorption peaks. In addition, these devices can be used as replacements for standard wavelengths pumping holmium or thulium fiber lasers.

For more information, please contact us.

Nufern Holmium-doped fibre now available from stock

LIDAR scan image courtesy of NASA

Nufern have introduced two Holmium doped fibres, increasing the operational wavelength of their standard range of active fibres to 2150 nm. The result of years of research and development,  the fibres feature a double-clad design and the recently developed NuCOATTM coating technology, which affords greater durability and longer life.

The eye-safe Ho-doped standard fibres available through Elliot Scientific come in two geometrical configurations — a 25 µm core diameter with a 250 µm clad diameter,  and a 40 µm core diameter with a 400 µm clad diameter. These fibres achieve 60% efficiency when resonantly pumped with a Thulium fibre laser. The optimal operating wavelength range for Ho-doped fibre is between 2000 and 2150 nm, making them an ideal choice for a variety of medical lasers as well as power scaling for a host of military laser applications such as LIDAR.

For more information about these fibres and others we offer from Nufern, please contact us.

Elliot Scientific to distribute IPG Photonics’ low power CW and single frequency fibre lasers

IPG Photonics YLM Laser

IPG Photonics YLM LaserElliot Scientific Ltd. recently announced its agreement to distribute IPG Photonics’ low, up to 20 W, power continuous wave (CW) and single frequency diode-pumped fibre lasers within the UK and Ireland.

IPG Photonics’ advanced commercial/non-telecommunications fibre laser devices are a quantum leap forward and provide the best in diode-pumped solid-state reliability and performance for a broad range of applications.

Elliot Scientific offers three series of rare earth doped fibre lasers that are more efficient, more cost effective, and more than just a ‘like for like’ replacement of lamp or diode pumped crystal lasers. The range comprises:

Ytterbium doped fibre lasers – Light output ranges from 1062 to 1075 nm and these lasers provide a highly compact and mobile light source for a number of scientific and medical applications including optical tweezing. They are available as continuous wave, randomly or linearly polarized models with a standard sub-nm and single frequency, below 50 kHz, linewidths.

Erbium fibre doped lasers – Operating between 1535 and 1600, nm which includes the important telecommunications C and L wavebands, these single frequency lasers are ideal choices for interferometry, coherent beam combining, free-space communication and sensing applications due to their less than 50 kHz linewidth. Linear and randomly polarized options with a standard sub-nm linewidth are also available.

Thulium doped fibre lasers – With an output wavelength within 1800 to 2050 nm, these standard linewidth lasers are ideal for the laboratory, medical and industrial communities who require a wavelength selectable diffraction limited beam, turnkey maintenance-free operation, single mode fibre delivery, compact size and air-cooled modular simplicity.

For more information, please contact us.