High-Power and High-Brightness Diode Lasers to be Highlighted at LASYS 2008

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Advancements in diode lasers for direct materials processing, fiber pumping and DPSS lasers will be featured.

Advancement in the performance and cost-effectiveness of high-power diode lasers are enabling a transformation in materials processing solutions. Diode-based laser systems are accelerating the rate at which they are displacing gas-based laser systems and non-laser systems for many materials processing applications such as welding, cutting, soldering, brazing and heat treating.

At LASYS 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany held during March 4 - 6, nLIGHT Corporation will highlight its advancements in high-power diode laser performance and cost trends, which are enabling more competitive laser systems.

nLIGHT continues to be an industry leader in driving high-power with high-brightness out of fiber-coupled modules. nLIGHT's Pearl™ product series now produces up to 100W out of 400µm 0.22NA fiber, and 40W out of 200µm 0.15NA fiber, both with greater than 50% wall-plug efficiency. The Pearl™ product series is based on nLIGHT's proprietary nXLT™ single-emitter diodes, resetting industry reliability and efficiency benchmarks for high-power fiber-coupled diode lasers, operating either CW or pulsed.

"Improving the diode laser power, brightness and efficiency enables laser system manufacturers to offer their customers more competitive solutions against conventional technologies," commented Joe DeBartolo, nLIGHT VP Sales and Marketing.

About nLIGHT:
nLIGHT is driving new application utilization of high-power semiconductor lasers and fibers 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

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