Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) January 25, 2008
nLIGHT Corporation today announced the newest addition to its Pearl™ Fiber-Coupled Module product family: 100 watts with >50% electrical to optical efficiency. The Pearl™ product family is based on single-emitter diodes rather than the 1-cm bar, which resets the industry reliability benchmark for high-power fiber-coupled diode lasers, operating CW or pulsed.
The new offering produces 100 watts at selected wavelengths from 795-980nm out of 400µm or 600µm fiber with 0.22NA. "Utilizing nLIGHT's proprietary nXLT™ single-emitter diodes, greater than 50% wall plug efficiency is achieved," commented Keith Kennedy, Pearl™ Product Line Manager. "High efficiency enables significant system cost-reductions for our customers through higher reliability diodes, the use of low current power supplies, and reduced system cooling requirements." Pearl™ products exhibit a combination of high brightness and high power that are ideally suited for both pumping (DPSSL, Disk Lasers and Fiber Lasers) and direct diode applications such as plastic welding and direct marking.
nLIGHT is driving new application utilization of high-power semiconductor lasers and fiber through industry leading innovation and best-practice manufacturing. Optimizing components and sub-systems for OEM integration produces differentiated advantages for our customers in their market space. Global support is offered through state-of-the-art manufacturing and application centers in Vancouver, WA; Hillsboro, OR; Munich, Germany; Lohja, Finland and Shanghai, China. nLIGHT is growing rapidly and was named the fastest-growing technology company in the Northwest by Deloitte and Touche in 2007. http://www.nLIGHT.net