Laser World of Photonics: OFS improves performance with new optical fibre
OFS has demonstrated an improved performance TrueLase Yb 22/400-915-3kW, Ytterbium doped active fibre at Laser World of Photonics.
The double clad fibre was developed for use in high-efficiency, multi-kilowatt fibre lasers. The company says that tests in a forward-pumped fibre laser operating at 3kW output power showed no power reduction after several thousand hours required in industrial applications.
The TrueLase fibre family uses TrueClad, low index polymer coating, that was specially developed to provide greater reliability and performance. The production processes at the firm are designed for long lengths of fibre to ensure consistency of quality. The new fibre is compatible with a number of fibres and components on the market, which allows laser manufacturers to build their own multi-kW fibre laser cavities.
Phil Familletti, Fiber Laser Product Manager at OFS states: "With the new TrueLase Yb 22/400-915-3kW double clad fibre, a user pumping using 915nm will be able to achieve over 3KW in a single fibre laser cavity. This is an exciting development and ideal tool for integrated high-power fibre lasers and amplifiers."
Live interview: Frontiers in ultrafast laser manufacturing
Mark your calendars for 12:00-12:40 pm on 29 June, when at the Laser Materials Processing Forum in Hall B3, we will be hosting a live interview with two members of our esteemed Photonics100 to learn about the latest strides they are making in the field of ultrafast laser materials processing!
We will be joined by Gwenn Pallier, Product Line Manager for industrial applications at Cailabs, and Dr Laura Gemini, Group Manager for nanoscale laser processing & health applications at ALPhANOV, to ask about their careers, research and experiences working in the ultrafast regime. We will also delve into their work in complex beam splitting optics and intelligent integrated systems, which is helping push ultrafast lasers towards meeting the increasing cost, quality and high-throughput demands of high-tech manufacturing lines.