Nufern Expands Double-Clad Fiber Portfolio - New PM fibers and passive support fibers show Nufern's leadership
January 25, 2004
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EAST GRANBY, CT - Jan. 26, 2004 - Nufern, a leading independent manufacturer of fiber laser fiber laser modules and specialty optical fibers, has expanded its range of large mode area (LMA) fibers by introducing two new Yb-doped, PANDA-style, polarization maintaining (PM) double-clad (DC) fibers, designs rapidly becoming the industry standard in high power fiber lasers and amplifiers.
In addition, Nufern is introducing a wide selection of passive support fibers, including passive beam delivery fibers and standard pump pigtail fibers. Nufern’s industry leading portfolio of high power fibers serve the growing number of component manufacturers attracted to the rapidly expanding field of fiber lasers and amplifiers.
Nufern successfully launched its LMA/DC fiber series at Photonics West 2003. With the introduction of the 20/400 PM fiber and the 10/400 fibers (both PM and non-PM) at Photonics West 2004, Nufern rounds out its family of standard LMA fibers. Both these new PM fibers are capable of operating to high-CW powers; the 20/400 fiber design has recently delivered record high powers, over 800W, with diffraction-limited beam quality.
"As high-power fiber lasers progress from the research lab to production, we believe key support components such as pump combiners, signal and pump multiplexers, and fiber Bragg gratings—made with fibers closely matched to the active gain medium—will be required," said Bryce Samson, director business development. "The expansion of Nufern double-clad support fibers is designed to enable component manufactures to design their critical elements around Nufern’s family of fibers. This ensures maximum compatibility for low-loss splicing, essential for the high-power fiber laser and amplifier applications our customers currently design."
Nufern designs, manufactures, sells and supports fiber intensive fiber laser modules and specialty optical fibers for a diverse range of industries. From its production, research and development facility in East Granby, Conn., USA, Nufern works from its core competencies in optical fiber design and integration to offer a wide array of standard fiber laser fiber laser modules, fiber amplifier fiber laser modules and specialty fibers. Nufern’s integrated team works closely with customers to provide rapid and cost-effective fiber laser module and fiber design services. For more information, call toll-free, 866-466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.