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Rod-type fiber lasers debut at Photonics West

EOLITE

The leading high power fiber laser company, EOLITE Systems, is releasing two new rod-type lasers during Photonics West 2010. From January 23 to 28, EOLITE will present the OCTOPUS laser for thin-film scribing and the BOREAS IR150 for high-powered cutting and drilling.

OCTOPUS has been designed to offer a low-cost and easy-to-implement solution for scribing processes of thin film materials (in particular PV cells). OCTOPUS offers up to 16 fiber-delivery channels. Each beam provides light at 515 nm or at 1030 nm with pulse duration as low as 10 ns, peak power up to 4kW and repetition rates up to 300 kHz. Each fiber channel (up to 5 m long) offers up to 4W at 515 nm with excellent beam quality or up to 30W in a uniform multimode output configuration.

BOREAS IR150 offers over 150W at 1030 nm, pulses shorter than 20 ns, peak power over 200 kW, high repetition rates up to 500 kHz, together with an excellent beam quality with M² of 1.3. BOREAS lasers are based on a new generation of rod-type fibers designed to provide high energy pulses together with a very good beam quality. The single mode propagation in the fiber insures a polarized diffraction limited beam.

The BOREAS IR150 and OCTOPUS industrial laser heads are conductively cooled and temperature-stabilized by a closed-loop water-cooled plate that keeps the laser in a hermetically sealed environment and extends it lifetime. Fiber coupled diodes located in the 19-in. electronic rack can be easily serviced without adjusting the laser head.

www.eolite.com