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Laser Products Debut

Photonics.com
Jun 2007
MUNICH, Germany, June 18, 2007 -- Products representing the entire spectrum of light measurement will be on display this week at LASER 2007.World of Photonics at the Munich Trade Centre, where visitors will get the opportunity to see, inspect and discuss the systems with their manufacturers.

LASER 2007.World of  Photonics brings together more than 1000 exhibiting companies of all sizes, from established market leaders to the latest startup ventures (See Show Theme 'Light at Work'). Between June 18-21, more than 23,000 attendees are expected to visit the show. 

Newport Corp. (hall B3, booth 402) of Irvine, Calif., announced today it will be demonstrating its new single-mode 100-W and 200-W continuous wave (CW) fiber lasers, the first fiber lasers from the company's new Fiber Laser Business Group. The lasers have a wide range of industrial, materials processing and graphics applications, such as laser cutting of metal and non-metal materials, laser spot and seam welding of thin metal, and bonding and welding of plastics. They offer advantages in reprographics and printing applications, the company said, and are ideal for photovoltaic manufacturing applications including solar cell singulation, isolation, scribing and structuring.

JDSU (hall B3, booth 355) of Milpitas, Calif., will highlight its high-power laser portfolio at the show, the company announced. JDSU recently introduced the FCD488, a blue solid-state laser for bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and semiconductor inspection applications, which will make its European debut at LASER 2007. The company said the FCD488 offers customers a unique combination of compactness, low heat-load, robustness, and the option of fiber delivery. The company will also be showing a number of other products, including its Q series of lasers, which it said offer high average power output at 355 of 532 nm for microelectronics and semiconductor applications; and its PFL, a 10-W pulsed fiber-laser prototype that targets marking and material process applications.

Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH (hall B1, booth 402) of Regensburg, Germany, announced today it will introduce the world's smallest and first surface-mountable (SMT) high-power laser for CW-mode applications in the industrial, automotive and medical markets at LASER 2007. With a footprint of 6.0 x 4.5 mm2, and a thermal resistance of 2.5 K/W, the tiny CW laser unit yields an output of up to 6 W and emits light at a wavelength of 810 nm (940 nm and 980 nm wavelength versions are in development) through a prism that directs the laser’s light upwards. These capabilities allow the laser to be placed in any location on a circuit board, as opposed to being restricted to the edge. It can also be soldered directly onto a metal core board so that heat loss is minimized, the company said. Its SMT capabilities make it suitable for volume applications such as night-vision systems, closed-circuit television, traffic monitoring and medical applications such as hair removal, Osram said.

Princeton Instruments/Acton Research (PI/Acton, hall B2, booth 509) of Acton, Mass., will be showing the latest products in its line of Raman spectrometers. The MonoVista CRS and TriVista CRS (confocal Raman system) provide the ability to perform spectroscopic techniques, such as photoluminescence, on a wide variety of samples. Systems provide structural information for samples under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure, either on a microscale level or from a bulk sample, the company said. Both systems offer both macro- and confocal microanalysis capabilities. Integrated laser options are available and the systems can also be integrated with single or multiple existing laser systems, allowing use of different excitation wavelengths. Customers can maximize their signal acquisition using CCDs, PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) and InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) arrays, PI/Acton said.

San Jose, Calif-based New Focus (hall B1, booth 622), a division of Bookham Inc., announced last week the launch of a single-wavelength, high-precision laser during the exhibition. The Integral laser, which will be demonstrated live at its booth, is designed for precision metrology, including interferometery and Raman imaging and spectroscopy. The laser’s high stability, narrow linewidth and tiny footprint make it ideal for enabling high precision measurements in demanding applications, including terahertz generation, fiber gyroscopes and LIDAR, the company said. New Focus will also give live demonstrations of a number of products, including position-sensitive detectors, closed-loop motorized rotary stages, GuideStar OEM active-beam alignment systems, Granite OEM light-management solutions, and vacuum and ultraclean solutions.

Among the products Trumpf Laser Div. (hall B3, booth 416) of Germany and Switzerland will be displaying at the show is its new series of marking lasers, TruMark. The TruMark series 6000 has an increase in output power of up to 70 percent compared to the previous model, the company said, resulting in shorter processing times and increased productivity. The TruMark 7020 with fiber-optic laser light cable and the option of two outlets enables markings to be inscribed with a greater edge sharpness due to a homogeneous beam profile. Also on display will be the company's latest addition to its TruFlow fast-flow CO2 laser line, the TruFlow 8000, which has a beam quality of 6-mm mrad and a minimum output of 8 kW for welding and cutting applications; the diffusion-cooled TruCoax laser for processing thin sheets and integration into robot systems; TruPulse, Trumpf's new generation of pulsed solid-state lasers; and the new TruMicro 7050, for microprocessing. The company will also demonstrate the processing of a 3-D part with the TruDisk 8002 disk laser, which has an output of 8 kW at a a beam quality of 8-mm mrad, Trumpf said.

Germany-based Jenoptik Group (hall B3, booth 417) announced it will be showcasing its numerous new developments in high-power diode lasers as well as established products in the areas of laser technology, micro-optics and automation technology, including a new laser source for the flat-panel display industry and new femtosecond lasers for tissue-protecting medical technology applications.

PyroPhotonics (hall B2, booth 567) of Montreal said it will use the trade show to launch PyroFlex, "the industry's most flexible laser" for industrial microprocessing applications including micromachining, memory repair, biomedical device fabrication and instrumentation. According to the company, PyroFlex brings all the advantages of a fiber laser -- plus flexibility -- to all three wavelength bands (infrared, green and ultraviolet), as PyroFlex can "shape" the pulse parameters of the laser through a patent-pending digital control process which allows critical parameters (pulse width, pulse height) and even the precise pulse shape to be specified and controlled independently. It allows the application developer to generate laser pulses to precise and complex specifications. The laser will be widely available in the third quarter, the company said. PyroPhotonics is showing the product in its booth as part of the show's Photonics Quebec Pavilion.

Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH (hall B1, booth 373) of Rodgau, Germany, announced today it is introducing several new products at LASER 2007, including a 445-nm blue laser diode module, part of its LDM series, that measures 19 x 9 x 5 cm and has applications in machine vision, wafer inspection, fluorescence excitation and laser annealing, and as a blue illumination source for SLMs and DLP chips. Two new additions to the Photon series of diode lasers, the Redphoton DFB and the Blue and Redphoton WS, as well as a new generation of multiline gas lasers for microscopy, flow cytrometry, reprography and holography, will also be unveiled at the show, Omicron said.

Codixx AG (hall B2, booth 129) of Barleben, Germany, said today it will introduce its colorPol laser line, a new polarizer for Nd:YAG lasers. It is based on the company's colorPol technology for the doping of sodium silicate glass with prolate silver nanoparticles. The company said its colorPol laser line Nd:YAG BC4 polarizer provides an extinction ratio of above 10,000:1 (40 dB) at all three wavelengths (1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm) for industrial and laboratory applications. The polarizer can also be used with CW lasers, the company said.

For more information, visit: www.world-of-photonics.net/en/laser/start 


GLOSSARY
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
polarizer
An optical device capable of transforming unpolarized or natural light into polarized light, usually by selective transmission of polarized rays.
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