Nufern Introduces Large-Mode-Area Ytterbium-Doped Double-Clad Fiber - Higher Power/Energy Output for New Fiber Laser Applications
March 23, 2003
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ATLANTA, Georgia - March 24, 2003 - Nufern Introduces Large-Mode-Area Ytterbium-Doped Double-Clad Fiber - Higher Power/Energy Output for New Fiber Laser Applications. Nufern, the largest independent manufacturer of application-specific optical fiber, introduces large-mode-area (LMA) Ytterbium (Yb)-doped double-clad fibers for high power (energy) fiber lasers and amplifiers used in military, industrial, and medical applications.
An addition to Nufern's custom double-clad fiber capabilities for next generation high power fiber based sources, LMA Yb-doped double-clad enables efficient, compact, diode pumped fiber sources that directly compete with traditional solid-state lasers. Nufern LMA Yb-doped double-clad fiber features a 20/400 core/cladding size delivered with a low NA (0.06) core allowing a typical mode field area several times larger than standard double clad fibers to provide higher output.
The infiltration of fiber lasers into the traditional solid state laser market has been hampered by the energy levels attained with current commercially available fibers, says Nufern CTO Adrian Carter. With our new LMA fiber, laser manufacturers can realize the benefits of fiber lasers over solid state lasers without compromising power/energy levels. Through our experience in rare-earth doping, we have balanced the high Yb-doping levels necessary to keep device lengths short for high energy applications, and delivered a low NA core in a highly efficient, reproducible fiber that our customers have come to expect.
Nufern is the largest independent manufacturer of highly engineered, application-specific optical fiber (ASOF) for components and systems serving the telecommunications, industrial, medical, and aerospace industries. With manufacturing facilities located at its headquarters in East Granby, Connecticut, USA, Nufern is able to engineer, make, support, and deliver large volumes of commercial-grade ASOF to customers around the world. Nufern products include double clad, PM gyroscope, erbium-doped fiber, polarization maintaining fiber, planar waveguide fiber, select cut-off single-mode fiber, photosensitive fiber, RGB fiber, ultra-high numerical aperture fiber, as well as, metalized fibertails, specialty coatings and custom designs. For more information, call toll-free, (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.
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