IPG Photonics Corp

Oxford, MA 01540

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Manufactures fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers for industrial, telecommunications, medical, test and measurement, laser processing and scientific markets for the 532, 1.06, 1.5, and 2 micron wavelengths.

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Mid-Infrared Lasers

Lasers based on IPG’s TM:ZnSe/S crystals are the sources of choice when one needs a system that is compact, efficient, robust, powerful, and continuously tunable over a broad ...
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Mid-Infrared Lasers

Lasers based on IPG’s TM:ZnSe/S crystals are the sources of choice when one needs a system that is compact, efficient, robust, powerful, and continuously tunable over a broad ...
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YLR- LP Series: 10 to 500 W Single-mode Linearly Polarized

IPG's YLR-LP Series represents a new generation of diode pumped single-mode, linearly polarized CW Ytterbium fiber laser systems with a unique combination of high power, ideal...
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RAR Series Raman Amplifiers

The RAR Series Raman amplifiers, with power gain in excess of 20dB, extends the amplification window to cover the standard telecom bands and beyond, available 1260 nm to 1700 ...
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Ultra-Long-Haul Optical Transmission System

Eliminates Line Amplifiers from Spans > 300 km is also a full-featured DWDM system with a comprehensive offering of 0.1 to10 Gbps (client), 100 Ghz ITU-grid transponders.
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Erbium Fiber Amplifier Rack Mount Chassis

Erbium Fiber Amplifier Rack Mount Chassis Offers the Industry’s Highest Power Density and are available in 1 RU (
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Laser Processing

Adjustable mode beam laser source is designed for battery welding

An Adjustable Mode Beam (AMB) laser source has a 3 kW single-mode laser beam in the core.
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FIGURE 1. Enovix's next-generation 3D silicon lithium-ion battery architecture.
FIGURE 1. Enovix's next-generation 3D silicon lithium-ion battery architecture.
FIGURE 1. Enovix's next-generation 3D silicon lithium-ion battery architecture.
FIGURE 1. Enovix's next-generation 3D silicon lithium-ion battery architecture.
FIGURE 1. Enovix's next-generation 3D silicon lithium-ion battery architecture.
Laser Processing

Laser processing precision enables battery innovations

Better production processes are crucial as the global market continues to move towards an electrified transportation model.
FIGURE 1. Maximum power of fiber lasers used in cutting systems from 2016.
FIGURE 1. Maximum power of fiber lasers used in cutting systems from 2016.
FIGURE 1. Maximum power of fiber lasers used in cutting systems from 2016.
FIGURE 1. Maximum power of fiber lasers used in cutting systems from 2016.
FIGURE 1. Maximum power of fiber lasers used in cutting systems from 2016.
Laser Processing

Advances in cutting with ultrahigh-power fiber lasers

Ultrahigh-power fiber lasers enable fast, high-quality thick cutting, including air-assist cutting of steels, and offer many advantages over other cutting options.
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Executive Forum

Photonics business roundup: August 2022

Let’s recap all the business announcements in photonics from August 2022.
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Laser Processing

Handheld laser welding and cleaning system uses smaller spot size

The LightWELD XR handheld laser welding and cleaning system uses a smaller spot size to extend the welding range of material thicknesses.
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FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
Test & Measurement

Mid-infrared frequency combs open new avenues in spectroscopy, imaging, and remote sensing

New developments in ultrafast mid-infrared (mid-IR) hybrid lasers enable the implementation of compact and reliable optical frequency combs for real-world applications.
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Commentary

Valentin Gapontsev leaves behind impressive tech legacy

Valentin P. Gapontsev leaves an impressive technological legacy in industrial fiber lasers and the multibillion-dollar company he built around that technology.
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Lasers & Sources

Valentin Gapontsev, founder of IPG Photonics, has passed away

Gapontsev's strategic vision for the capabilities of fiber lasers helped to "transform the laser industry and industrial automation."
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Executive Forum

IPG Photonics makes executive management change

Eugene A. Scherbakov, Ph.D., succeeds Valentin P. Gapontsev, Ph.D., as IPG Photonics’ CEO.
Lasers & Sources

IPG Photonics bidirectional laser modules are available in CFP2 and CFP form factors

Coherent laser modules with support for bidirectional, single-fiber transmission can operate full-duplex on a single fiber strand at 100 and 200 Gbit/s/λ.

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Lasers & Sources

IPG Photonics to acquire robotic systems integrator Genesis

Genesis' experience in robotic systems provides expanded route to market for IPG's laser welding products.
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FIGURE 1. This high-power 607 nm visible fiber laser is used to excite the fluorescent protein mCardinal (a); the laser’s beam profile shows an M2
FIGURE 1. This high-power 607 nm visible fiber laser is used to excite the fluorescent protein mCardinal (a); the laser’s beam profile shows an M2
FIGURE 1. This high-power 607 nm visible fiber laser is used to excite the fluorescent protein mCardinal (a); the laser’s beam profile shows an M2
FIGURE 1. This high-power 607 nm visible fiber laser is used to excite the fluorescent protein mCardinal (a); the laser’s beam profile shows an M2
FIGURE 1. This high-power 607 nm visible fiber laser is used to excite the fluorescent protein mCardinal (a); the laser’s beam profile shows an M2
Research

Photonics Products: Fiber Lasers: Visible fiber lasers do red, green, and now bluish

Frequency doubling, frequency combining, and Raman shifting allow near-IR fiber lasers to produce visible light for science and industry.
FIGURE 1. A schematic of wobble patterns (a) and a circle wobble illustration (b) are shown.
FIGURE 1. A schematic of wobble patterns (a) and a circle wobble illustration (b) are shown.
FIGURE 1. A schematic of wobble patterns (a) and a circle wobble illustration (b) are shown.
FIGURE 1. A schematic of wobble patterns (a) and a circle wobble illustration (b) are shown.
FIGURE 1. A schematic of wobble patterns (a) and a circle wobble illustration (b) are shown.
Industrial Laser Solutions

Recent advances in fiber laser welding

New fiber laser technologies are paving the way for innovative joining techniques.
Lasers & Sources

IPG Photonics Q2 2017 revenue increases 46%—another record

For its Q2 ended June 30, 2017, IPG Photonics reported revenue and earnings per diluted share at record levels.
FIGURE 1. Absorption and emission cross-sections were determined for a Fe:CdMnTe sample at 80 K; the plot includes absorption features of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
FIGURE 1. Absorption and emission cross-sections were determined for a Fe:CdMnTe sample at 80 K; the plot includes absorption features of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
FIGURE 1. Absorption and emission cross-sections were determined for a Fe:CdMnTe sample at 80 K; the plot includes absorption features of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
FIGURE 1. Absorption and emission cross-sections were determined for a Fe:CdMnTe sample at 80 K; the plot includes absorption features of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
FIGURE 1. Absorption and emission cross-sections were determined for a Fe:CdMnTe sample at 80 K; the plot includes absorption features of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Lasers & Sources

Mid-IR Lasers: Ternary-crystal mid-IR laser shows power-scaling promise

Specially grown Fe:CdMnTe crystal that emits in the 5 μm spectral region could be made wavelength-tunable in the future.
FIGURE 1. Using a Menlo Systems BlueCut microjoule femto fiber, a cross-sectional view of a bone sample cut with this laser (a; courtesy of ROWIAK GmbH), an intraocular lens fabricated out of PMMA (b), and a gold spiral for microwave applications (c; courtesy of Optec) are shown.
FIGURE 1. Using a Menlo Systems BlueCut microjoule femto fiber, a cross-sectional view of a bone sample cut with this laser (a; courtesy of ROWIAK GmbH), an intraocular lens fabricated out of PMMA (b), and a gold spiral for microwave applications (c; courtesy of Optec) are shown.
FIGURE 1. Using a Menlo Systems BlueCut microjoule femto fiber, a cross-sectional view of a bone sample cut with this laser (a; courtesy of ROWIAK GmbH), an intraocular lens fabricated out of PMMA (b), and a gold spiral for microwave applications (c; courtesy of Optec) are shown.
FIGURE 1. Using a Menlo Systems BlueCut microjoule femto fiber, a cross-sectional view of a bone sample cut with this laser (a; courtesy of ROWIAK GmbH), an intraocular lens fabricated out of PMMA (b), and a gold spiral for microwave applications (c; courtesy of Optec) are shown.
FIGURE 1. Using a Menlo Systems BlueCut microjoule femto fiber, a cross-sectional view of a bone sample cut with this laser (a; courtesy of ROWIAK GmbH), an intraocular lens fabricated out of PMMA (b), and a gold spiral for microwave applications (c; courtesy of Optec) are shown.
Lasers & Sources

Photonics Products: Femtosecond Lasers - Femtosecond fiber lasers probe and process materials in new ways

The earliest fiber lasers had a few tens of milliwatts of single-mode CW output. Today, multi-kilowatt-class fiber lasers have megahertz repetition rates and femtosecond pulse...
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FIGURE 1. The cylindrical surface of a bore for an automobile engine is micromachined using a 2 kW single-mode fiber laser from IPG Photonics, then sprayed with plasma to create a hard coating that replaces conventional cylinder liners. Laser-machined microgrooves help the resulting coating to adhere to the cylinder.
FIGURE 1. The cylindrical surface of a bore for an automobile engine is micromachined using a 2 kW single-mode fiber laser from IPG Photonics, then sprayed with plasma to create a hard coating that replaces conventional cylinder liners. Laser-machined microgrooves help the resulting coating to adhere to the cylinder.
FIGURE 1. The cylindrical surface of a bore for an automobile engine is micromachined using a 2 kW single-mode fiber laser from IPG Photonics, then sprayed with plasma to create a hard coating that replaces conventional cylinder liners. Laser-machined microgrooves help the resulting coating to adhere to the cylinder.
FIGURE 1. The cylindrical surface of a bore for an automobile engine is micromachined using a 2 kW single-mode fiber laser from IPG Photonics, then sprayed with plasma to create a hard coating that replaces conventional cylinder liners. Laser-machined microgrooves help the resulting coating to adhere to the cylinder.
FIGURE 1. The cylindrical surface of a bore for an automobile engine is micromachined using a 2 kW single-mode fiber laser from IPG Photonics, then sprayed with plasma to create a hard coating that replaces conventional cylinder liners. Laser-machined microgrooves help the resulting coating to adhere to the cylinder.
Lasers & Sources

Photonics Products: High-power Fiber Lasers: Kilowatt-level fiber lasers mature

Today's high-power CW fiber lasers have become naturals at reliable, capable materials processing.
FIGURE 1. In trifocal brazing, two lead beams (red) clean and pre-heat the steel edge surfaces to promote wetting. The trailing beam (purple) melts the Cu/Si wire to form a seamless brazed joint which, after painting, can be invisible to the naked eye.
FIGURE 1. In trifocal brazing, two lead beams (red) clean and pre-heat the steel edge surfaces to promote wetting. The trailing beam (purple) melts the Cu/Si wire to form a seamless brazed joint which, after painting, can be invisible to the naked eye.
FIGURE 1. In trifocal brazing, two lead beams (red) clean and pre-heat the steel edge surfaces to promote wetting. The trailing beam (purple) melts the Cu/Si wire to form a seamless brazed joint which, after painting, can be invisible to the naked eye.
FIGURE 1. In trifocal brazing, two lead beams (red) clean and pre-heat the steel edge surfaces to promote wetting. The trailing beam (purple) melts the Cu/Si wire to form a seamless brazed joint which, after painting, can be invisible to the naked eye.
FIGURE 1. In trifocal brazing, two lead beams (red) clean and pre-heat the steel edge surfaces to promote wetting. The trailing beam (purple) melts the Cu/Si wire to form a seamless brazed joint which, after painting, can be invisible to the naked eye.
Lasers & Sources

Fiber Lasers: Multiple laser beam materials processing

Fiber lasers producing different spot sizes, pulse durations, or wavelengths can be combined into a single process for applications such as brazing, welding, and surface texturing...
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
Lasers & Sources

Mid-IR Lasers: Kerr-lens mode-locking in polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe competes with Ti:sapphire

Kerr-lens mode-locking of polycrystalline chromium-doped zinc sulfide and zinc selenide leads to multiwatt output power, pulse durations approaching three optical cycles, and ...
FIGURE 1. Different types of mid-infrared (mid-IR) light sources are shown along with their respective mode(s) of operation.
FIGURE 1. Different types of mid-infrared (mid-IR) light sources are shown along with their respective mode(s) of operation.
FIGURE 1. Different types of mid-infrared (mid-IR) light sources are shown along with their respective mode(s) of operation.
FIGURE 1. Different types of mid-infrared (mid-IR) light sources are shown along with their respective mode(s) of operation.
FIGURE 1. Different types of mid-infrared (mid-IR) light sources are shown along with their respective mode(s) of operation.
Lasers & Sources

Mid-IR Lasers: Power and pulse capability ramp up for mid-IR lasers

Mid-infrared lasers with wavelengths from 2 to 20 μm continue to advance as both new and higher-quality doped optical fibers, solid-state materials, and nonlinear optical devices...
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Lasers & Sources

First Down Laser line seeks NFL implementation

Whether mounted in stadium overhead lights, on a guy-wire system high above the field, or in chain-pulley flag sets at the sides of the field, the laser line system developed ...
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A 100 kW fiber laser has a 0.8 × 3.6 m footprint and is easily transportable (a); the laser system includes a 50-m-long remote-delivery optical fiber. The one power meter that can measure the 100 kW laser’s beam is now a commercial product (b).
A 100 kW fiber laser has a 0.8 × 3.6 m footprint and is easily transportable (a); the laser system includes a 50-m-long remote-delivery optical fiber. The one power meter that can measure the 100 kW laser’s beam is now a commercial product (b).
A 100 kW fiber laser has a 0.8 × 3.6 m footprint and is easily transportable (a); the laser system includes a 50-m-long remote-delivery optical fiber. The one power meter that can measure the 100 kW laser’s beam is now a commercial product (b).
A 100 kW fiber laser has a 0.8 × 3.6 m footprint and is easily transportable (a); the laser system includes a 50-m-long remote-delivery optical fiber. The one power meter that can measure the 100 kW laser’s beam is now a commercial product (b).
A 100 kW fiber laser has a 0.8 × 3.6 m footprint and is easily transportable (a); the laser system includes a 50-m-long remote-delivery optical fiber. The one power meter that can measure the 100 kW laser’s beam is now a commercial product (b).
Test & Measurement

MATERIALS PROCESSING: 100 kW fiber laser, power meter serve industry

The first commercial 100 kW fiber laser, a surprisingly small system developed by IPG Photonics, has been sold to the NADEX Laser R&D Center, a materials-processing research laboratory...
FRONTIS. In aerospace component drilling tests, a single 10 ms pulse from a square output fiber laser can produce a large square entrance hole at focus.
FRONTIS. In aerospace component drilling tests, a single 10 ms pulse from a square output fiber laser can produce a large square entrance hole at focus.
FRONTIS. In aerospace component drilling tests, a single 10 ms pulse from a square output fiber laser can produce a large square entrance hole at focus.
FRONTIS. In aerospace component drilling tests, a single 10 ms pulse from a square output fiber laser can produce a large square entrance hole at focus.
FRONTIS. In aerospace component drilling tests, a single 10 ms pulse from a square output fiber laser can produce a large square entrance hole at focus.
Lasers & Sources

FIBER LASERS: Fiber lasers poised to impact aerospace component drilling

Fiber lasers offer an alternative to pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for drilling cooling holes in turbine components, enabling manufacturing processes to increase production rates, provide...
IX-255 UV laser micromachining system from IPG Photonics
IX-255 UV laser micromachining system from IPG Photonics
IX-255 UV laser micromachining system from IPG Photonics
IX-255 UV laser micromachining system from IPG Photonics
IX-255 UV laser micromachining system from IPG Photonics
Lasers & Sources

IPG Photonics UV laser micromachining system available

The IX-255 UV laser micromachining system can be configured with a beam energy density up to 25 J/cm2.
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IPG Photonics retakes full ownership of NTO IRE-Polus

Oxford, MA -- IPG Photonics Corporation has announced that it purchased the outstanding 22.5% minority interest in its Russia-based subsidiary, NTO IRE-Polus (NTO), that it previously...
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
Lasers & Sources

FIBER LASERS: Fiber-laser technology grows more diverse

Fiber lasers offer benefits such as long lifetimes, low complexity, reduced running costs, and low maintenance, which can now be found in a variety of fiber-based products with...
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Picosecond fiber laser from IPG Photonics for solar and photovoltaics applications

The new 1060 nm YLPS-20 ps ytterbium fiber laser provides high peak power with scalable average power >20 W, short pulse duration
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An example mid-IR transmission spectrum is shown for a 10-cm-long neodymium (0.5%): yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal measured in 0.5 ms with the rapidly tunable erbium (Er) fiber chromium:zinc sulfide (Cr:ZnS) fiber-bulk hybrid laser using an indium-gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) detector-oscilloscope combination.
An example mid-IR transmission spectrum is shown for a 10-cm-long neodymium (0.5%): yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal measured in 0.5 ms with the rapidly tunable erbium (Er) fiber chromium:zinc sulfide (Cr:ZnS) fiber-bulk hybrid laser using an indium-gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) detector-oscilloscope combination.
An example mid-IR transmission spectrum is shown for a 10-cm-long neodymium (0.5%): yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal measured in 0.5 ms with the rapidly tunable erbium (Er) fiber chromium:zinc sulfide (Cr:ZnS) fiber-bulk hybrid laser using an indium-gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) detector-oscilloscope combination.
An example mid-IR transmission spectrum is shown for a 10-cm-long neodymium (0.5%): yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal measured in 0.5 ms with the rapidly tunable erbium (Er) fiber chromium:zinc sulfide (Cr:ZnS) fiber-bulk hybrid laser using an indium-gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) detector-oscilloscope combination.
An example mid-IR transmission spectrum is shown for a 10-cm-long neodymium (0.5%): yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal measured in 0.5 ms with the rapidly tunable erbium (Er) fiber chromium:zinc sulfide (Cr:ZnS) fiber-bulk hybrid laser using an indium-gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) detector-oscilloscope combination.
Lasers & Sources

MID-INFRARED LASERS: Fiber-bulk hybrid mid-IR laser is broadly tunable over 1000 nm

Many mid-infrared (mid-IR) solid-state laser sources do not operate at room-temperature due to the deactivation of energy accumulated in the gain media via nonradiative phonon...
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FIGURE 1. Typical robotic hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) process.
FIGURE 1. Typical robotic hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) process.
FIGURE 1. Typical robotic hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) process.
FIGURE 1. Typical robotic hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) process.
FIGURE 1. Typical robotic hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) process.
Industrial Laser Solutions

Hybrid laser arc welding: Has its time arrived?

Obstacles remain, but the "hybrid age" is coming, due especially to high brightness lasers.
Research

IPG's Valentin Gapontsev wins Arthur L. Schawlow Award

IPG Photonics Corporation (Oxford, MA), manufacturer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, proudly announced that its founder, chairman, and CEO Valentin Gapontsev was the...
Lasers & Sources

IPG Photonics unveils 100 W fiber-coupled laser diode

IPG Photonics Corporation (Oxford, MA) is now producing a 100 W fiber-coupled laser diode. The company calls it "the most powerful high-brightness single-emitter-based laser diode...
Fiber Optics

IPG Photonics offers world's first 10 kW single-mode production laser

Fiber laser and amplifier manufacturer IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) announced successful test of its new 10 kW single-mode fiber laser, a world record in a production laser, with...
Fiber Optics

5 kW single-mode fiber laser is cutting-edge in more ways than one

IPG Photonics Corporation (Oxford, MA), which is well-known for producing high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has made its first delivery of a 5 kW single-mode fiber laser...
Fiber Optics

IPG awarded contract to supply fiber lasers to BMW for door welding applications

Fiber laser and amplifier manufacturer IPG Photonics Corporation (Oxford, MA) announced that its German subsidiary, IPG Laser GmbH, received a major order for multi-kilowatt, ...
FIGURE 1. As opposed to common single-mode pump-source EDFA designs (top), multimode designs (bottom) offer a low diode count, and do not require printed-circuit-board (PCB) space for TEC control circuitry, which allows for compact package sizes in this output-power range.
FIGURE 1. As opposed to common single-mode pump-source EDFA designs (top), multimode designs (bottom) offer a low diode count, and do not require printed-circuit-board (PCB) space for TEC control circuitry, which allows for compact package sizes in this output-power range.
FIGURE 1. As opposed to common single-mode pump-source EDFA designs (top), multimode designs (bottom) offer a low diode count, and do not require printed-circuit-board (PCB) space for TEC control circuitry, which allows for compact package sizes in this output-power range.
FIGURE 1. As opposed to common single-mode pump-source EDFA designs (top), multimode designs (bottom) offer a low diode count, and do not require printed-circuit-board (PCB) space for TEC control circuitry, which allows for compact package sizes in this output-power range.
FIGURE 1. As opposed to common single-mode pump-source EDFA designs (top), multimode designs (bottom) offer a low diode count, and do not require printed-circuit-board (PCB) space for TEC control circuitry, which allows for compact package sizes in this output-power range.
Detectors & Imaging

FIBER AMPLIFIERS: High-power-amplifier technology extends long-haul networks and fiber-to-the-premises

The usefulness of advances in high-power multimode pump-laser-diode technology depends upon corresponding advances in erbium-doped active fiber and multimode pump-coupling optics...
FIGURE 1. Using a 110-W thulium fiber laser operating at 1.9 µm, researchers rapidly vaporized prostate tissue at a rate of 0.83 ± 0.11 g/min and with a thermal coagulation zone of 500 to 2000 µm, demonstrating the potential for hemostasis.
FIGURE 1. Using a 110-W thulium fiber laser operating at 1.9 µm, researchers rapidly vaporized prostate tissue at a rate of 0.83 ± 0.11 g/min and with a thermal coagulation zone of 500 to 2000 µm, demonstrating the potential for hemostasis.
FIGURE 1. Using a 110-W thulium fiber laser operating at 1.9 µm, researchers rapidly vaporized prostate tissue at a rate of 0.83 ± 0.11 g/min and with a thermal coagulation zone of 500 to 2000 µm, demonstrating the potential for hemostasis.
FIGURE 1. Using a 110-W thulium fiber laser operating at 1.9 µm, researchers rapidly vaporized prostate tissue at a rate of 0.83 ± 0.11 g/min and with a thermal coagulation zone of 500 to 2000 µm, demonstrating the potential for hemostasis.
FIGURE 1. Using a 110-W thulium fiber laser operating at 1.9 µm, researchers rapidly vaporized prostate tissue at a rate of 0.83 ± 0.11 g/min and with a thermal coagulation zone of 500 to 2000 µm, demonstrating the potential for hemostasis.
Fiber Optics

OPTOELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS: BIOPHOTONICS - Fiber lasers find opportunities in medical applications

High-power industrial and telecom applications have so far stolen the fiber-laser spotlight. But lower-power applications in surgery, imaging, and aesthetics are not far behind...
FIGURE 1. Materials-processing applications fall into specific domains when placed in a map of power at the workpiece vs. the beam quality, or beam parameter product (BPP). For the 1060- to 1080-nm range, BBP is approximately found from the conventional M2 beam-quality parameter by multiplying by 0.3 (a diffraction-limited 1-æm-emitting laser will have M2=1 and BPP = 0.3 mm-mrad). This map assumes that the laser beam is focused on the workpiece with an f/4 optic. Laser sources are also shown as points; all applications lying above and to the left of a source's BPP and power values can be addressed by that source.
FIGURE 1. Materials-processing applications fall into specific domains when placed in a map of power at the workpiece vs. the beam quality, or beam parameter product (BPP). For the 1060- to 1080-nm range, BBP is approximately found from the conventional M2 beam-quality parameter by multiplying by 0.3 (a diffraction-limited 1-æm-emitting laser will have M2=1 and BPP = 0.3 mm-mrad). This map assumes that the laser beam is focused on the workpiece with an f/4 optic. Laser sources are also shown as points; all applications lying above and to the left of a source's BPP and power values can be addressed by that source.
FIGURE 1. Materials-processing applications fall into specific domains when placed in a map of power at the workpiece vs. the beam quality, or beam parameter product (BPP). For the 1060- to 1080-nm range, BBP is approximately found from the conventional M2 beam-quality parameter by multiplying by 0.3 (a diffraction-limited 1-æm-emitting laser will have M2=1 and BPP = 0.3 mm-mrad). This map assumes that the laser beam is focused on the workpiece with an f/4 optic. Laser sources are also shown as points; all applications lying above and to the left of a source's BPP and power values can be addressed by that source.
FIGURE 1. Materials-processing applications fall into specific domains when placed in a map of power at the workpiece vs. the beam quality, or beam parameter product (BPP). For the 1060- to 1080-nm range, BBP is approximately found from the conventional M2 beam-quality parameter by multiplying by 0.3 (a diffraction-limited 1-æm-emitting laser will have M2=1 and BPP = 0.3 mm-mrad). This map assumes that the laser beam is focused on the workpiece with an f/4 optic. Laser sources are also shown as points; all applications lying above and to the left of a source's BPP and power values can be addressed by that source.
FIGURE 1. Materials-processing applications fall into specific domains when placed in a map of power at the workpiece vs. the beam quality, or beam parameter product (BPP). For the 1060- to 1080-nm range, BBP is approximately found from the conventional M2 beam-quality parameter by multiplying by 0.3 (a diffraction-limited 1-æm-emitting laser will have M2=1 and BPP = 0.3 mm-mrad). This map assumes that the laser beam is focused on the workpiece with an f/4 optic. Laser sources are also shown as points; all applications lying above and to the left of a source's BPP and power values can be addressed by that source.
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