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II-VI launches high power 976nm pump laser modules


80W ouput achieved by combining multiple pump laser diodes into one module

II‐VI, a maker of high power laser modules, has introduced its 976 nm pump laser modules with up to 80W of wavelength-stabilised output power.

“Our pump laser modules leverage the reliability of our GaAs semiconductor laser platform, proven through broad deployments in industrial laser systems and optical networks, and with decades of field operation,” said Chris Koeppen, VP of II-VI Industrial Laser Group. “Beyond ultrafast fibre-lasers for precision micromachining, our product portfolio enables advanced pulsed lasers for other applications including supercontinuum lasers and excitation sources for life sciences.”

The wavelength-stabilised optical design within the module minimises warm-up time, and operates over a wide temperature range, improving laser system productivity and reducing maintenance, according to the company.

The high output power of the new pump laser is achieved by combining multiple pump laser diodes into one module. The combined output power is coupled to an industry standard 106.5 µm core fibre. The operating wavelength can be adjusted to meet specific customer applications.

II-VI will exhibit its portfolio of engineered materials, lasers and optics, for materials processing, life sciences, consumer electronics and automotive applications at the following upcoming conferences: SPIE BIOS Expo, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2-3, 2019, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 5-7, 2019, and EALA - European Automotive Laser Applications 2019, Bad Nauheim, Germany, Feb. 12-13, 2019.

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