PITTSBURGH, June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leader in high power fused-fiber technology, today announced the availability of its new 10 kW fiber laser combiner product line.
II-VI’s new fiber laser combiners enable fiber laser systems to scale to 10 kW by combining the output of multiple kilowatt-class fiber lasers to achieve faster cutting or welding speeds, or to process thicker sheets of metal. These fiber laser combiners undergo extensive tests on the manufacturing line to ensure high reliability and maintenance-free operation.
“II-VI leveraged decades of expertise in fused-fiber technology to attain this high level of reliability at such high operating power and in what we believe is the smallest form factor on the market,” said Gary Lin, Vice President, II-VI Photop. “Customers are fast-tracking their qualification activities, the result of which we expect will soon accelerate the demand.”
The fiber laser combiners’ modular design provides port configurations ranging from 3x1 to 7x1, with a wide selection of input and output fiber types, all of which feature very low insertion loss and excellent output beam quality. II-VI’s broad portfolio of components for fiber lasers includes seed lasers, high-power single- and multi-emitter pump lasers, acousto-optic modulators, multi-kW pump combiners, micro-optics for high power isolators and 10 kW IBS-coated laser optics. II-VI also offers multi-kW laser heads and laser light cables.