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Portfolio of lasers

IPG Photonics has launched a wide portfolio of fibre laser products at Photonics West, including: the ECO family of kilowatt-class ytterbium fibre lasers with a wall-plug efficiency exceeding 40 per cent and an estimated operation time between service and intervention of five years; the Mega Pulse line of nanosecond fibre lasers with energy per pulse up to 100mJ and an average power up to 5kW; and a family of single-mode green fibre lasers providing up to 500W average power in CW and QCW modes with a wall-plug efficiency of more than 15 per cent.

The company also released: a range of high power visible fibre lasers with a wavelength selection of green to red; industrial grade UV fibre lasers in both 355nm and 266nm, operating in pulsed or CW modes; families of industrial pico and femtosecond fibre lasers; and various versions of pulsed pure fibre and hybrid fibre-to-the-crystal lasers for the MIR spectrum range of 2-4.5µm, including the first practical femtosecond laser source in 2,400-2,500nm spectral range based on Cr:ZnS polycrystal elements.

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