Fianium

WhiteLase

Fianium announced and demonstrated its new WhiteLase OEM supercontinuum fibre laser at Photonics West 2015 in San Francisco. The system builds on Fianium’s 10 years’ experience manufacturing the world’s highest performance supercontinuum lasers and incorporates an ultra-compact footprint, field serviceability and unsurpassed reliability. There is no compromise in performance with up to 10W optical power and blue-enhanced spectral output.

Hylase-25

Fianium has released Hylase-25, a high-energy picosecond laser, for customer trials.

The Hylase system consists of two models, with sub-20 picosecond pulse duration and specified power (maximum pulse energy) of 8W (50µJ) and 25W (125µJ). With built-in optical modulators, the laser offers a pulse repetition rate of up to 40MHz and burst-mode operation for advanced process development. Both models have also a second harmonic module as an option.

The Hylase lasers also have a compact footprint which will benefit system integrators.

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