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Introducing Intense's 808 nm and 793 nm laser pump modules

The gallium arsenide QWI based devices are designed for defence, medical, and industrial applications and thulium holmium pumping applications

 Intense, a developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, introduced two new products at Photonics West 2012 this week.

Both products are from the company's Series 8000 and use GaAs/AlGaAs technology.

The entire Series 8000 family of laser pump products is based on Intense's next generation of single and multi-emitter chips that incorporate narrow beam divergence and Intense's patented Quantum Well Intermixing (QWI) technology to maximise power, brightness, and reliability.

The first product is a 10 W version of the Series 8000 793nm High Brightness Laser Pump Modules.

 8000-793 Series

This compact module is designed specifically for use as a pump source for Thulium and Holmium pulsed laser systems which are seeing increased use in defence and medical applications.

Currently, the high power chip technology of the Series 8000 793nm is available in fibre coupled single emitters at 4.5W, as well as compact, multi emitter, high brightness, fibre coupled 10W and 20W modules.

"Intense continues to lead the 793 nm pump market, a market we established over 5 years ago with the production version of our 4.5 W high brightness, single emitter pumps," stated Kevin Laughlin, CEO, Intense. "When we introduced the 20 W version last year, medical OEMs approached us with requests for a lower power, high efficiency, high brightness pump in a more compact package. Today's introduction of the 10 W 793 nm completes development of what has become a formidable and wide ranging 793 nm pump product portfolio."

The new 808 nm multi-emitter pump module laser is designed to meet growing demand for fibre or solid state pumping applications and delivers 30 W. Its compact size and combination of efficiency and high brightness make it a high performance pumping alternative for fibre and solid-state laser systems used in defence, medical, and industrial applications.

The new 808 nm Fibre Coupled Packages provide robust, cost effective, and compact solutions for applications with power requirements up to 30W. The high power chip technology of the Series 8000 808 nm is now available for a range of power levels, from fibre coupled single emitters at 6 W, to multi-emitter, high power, high brightness, fibre coupled modules at 30 W.

"The new compact 30 W module was introduced to serve a growing number of defence and industrial customers who were using our 793 and 808 nm mini fibre packages," stated Kevin Laughlin, CEO, Intense. "The 30 W 808 nm was introduced as a compact, high efficiency and high brightness pumping alternative for fibre and solid state laser systems. Intense's family of Series 8000 QWI-enabled pumping modules has continued to evolve. It now includes 808nm and 793nm offerings. In 2012, these will serve as the cornerstone for a much expanded product line."

The Series 8000 793 nm Fibre Coupled Packages come standard with 105 µm x 0.22 NA fibres while the  808 nm come standard with 200 µm x 0.22 NA fibres. 0.15 NA fibre options are also available on request for both modules.

The chip technology is offered for both devices in a variety of free space configurations with FAC options.


The Series 8000 793nm single and multi emitter pump modules, 4.5W, 10W, and 20W, are available in custom packaging to match OEM system requirements.

The Series 8000 808nm 30W multi-emitter pump modules are also available in custom packaging to match OEM system requirements.

OEM discounts are available and based on the quantities ordered for both modules.
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