Visotek and Bookham team to introduce 350 W pump block

February 5, 2008, Livonia, MI and Zurich, Switzerland--Visotek, a manufacturer of fiber-coupled high-power diode laser systems, special optics, and laser production services, has selected Bookham as laser diode supplier for its "Ultra-High Brightness" single-emitter based pump block. The fiber-coupled laser system delivers 350 W from a 200 µm fiber at 0.2 NA and was shown on the Bookham stand at the recent SPIE Photonics West conference.

February 5, 2008, Livonia, MI and Zurich, Switzerland--Visotek, a manufacturer of fiber-coupled high-power diode laser systems, special optics, and laser production services, has selected Bookham as laser diode supplier for its "Ultra-High Brightness" single-emitter based pump block. The fiber-coupled laser system delivers 350 W from a 200 µm fiber at 0.2 NA and was shown on the Bookham stand at the recent SPIE Photonics West conference.

The fiber-coupled laser system incorporates the latest generation of the Bookham high power single-emitter laser diodes capable of in excess of 10 W operational light output power. The optical design of the pump block was developed by the U.S.-based Fraunhofer Center for Laser Technology.

"The innovative design of this product and the strength of the Bookham single emitter technology enables us to deliver far greater power at improved efficiencies than any other product on the market," said Andy Held, CEO from Visotek. "We have made tremendous progress in optimizing our manufacturing process to offer our new "Ultra-High Brightness" pump block at high volumes with a low cost profile to the high-power laser community."

For more information, visit www.bookham.com.

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