Baltimore, MD--At the 2011 OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO), AdValue Photonics (Tucson, AZ) director of business development Katherine Liu described the operational capabilities and mid-infrared (mid-IR) applications for the first commercially available 2 µm Q-switched fiber laser. The 2 µm laser received an honorable mention in the 2011 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award competition.
The Q-switched fiber laser from AdValue Photonics enables numerous mid-IR applications in light detection and ranging (LIDAR), optical sensing, and materials processing. Operating at an eye-safe wavelength, the fiber laser can also be used to generate 3-5 µm mid-infrared (mid-IR) radiation for environmental monitoring and IR countermeasures applications, or be used as a seed laser for high-power amplification.
Because it has an adjustable pulse repetition rate from 1 Hz to 30 kHz and its 20-50 ns pulse widths deliver 100 mW average power at 20 kHz, it opens up new application possibilities that require a pulsed, high-peak-power source. AdValue Photonics can also provide customized lasers for your unique application, and they welcome your inquiry. For more information, go to www.advaluephotonics.com.
SOURCE: Laser Focus World; www.laserfocusworld.com