Coherent introduces diode laser module with brightness and high reliability

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 24 April 2008. Two fiber coupled diode laser arrays from Coherent Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., offer substantially higher brightness than previously available from the company, without any sacrifice in reliability or lifetime.

Apr 24th, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 24 April 2008. Two fiber coupled diode laser arrays from Coherent Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., offer substantially higher brightness than previously available from the company, without any sacrifice in reliability or lifetime.

Specifically, the FAP 200 delivers either more than 50 Watts at 976 nanometers or more than 30 Watts at 808 nanometers from a 200-micron core diameter fiber with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.22.

The FAP 400 provides either more than 40 Watts at 880 nanometers or more than 45 Watts at 808 nanometers from a 400-micron core diameter fiber having a 0.22 NA. Both these high brightness fiber coupled diode laser arrays use Coherent's AAA (aluminum-free active area) technology to achieve MTTF (mean time to failure) and operating lifetime characteristics.

The FAP 200 and FAP 400 are intended to service a variety of applications in materials processing, such as plastics welding and soldering, as well as solid state laser pumping and therapeutic medical uses. For industrial applications, their higher brightness translates directly into increased process throughput. For laser pumping, high brightness enables increased laser system output.

For more information contact Coherent online at www.Coherent.com.

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