AFL’s LAZERMaster is a glass processing and splicing system that uses a CO2 laser heat source rather than electrodes, ensuring repeatable performance and low maintenance, and eliminating electrode or filament maintenance and instability. Splicing or adiabatic tapering can be performed with glass diameters of 2.3 mm or more. The high resolution optical analysis system works in conjunction with on-board firmware for fully automatic splicing, tapering and other glass shaping processes. The LAZERMaster system is intuitive and very easy to operate. Operations may also be performed manually and by PC control. A SpliceLab PC control GUI is provided, pre-installed on the notebook PC that is included with the unit, providing greater flexibility and finer control relative to the LAZERMaster on-board firmware. Customers can create proprietary PC control algorithms using a complete set of PC control commands. Additional features include: clean heat source results in no contamination or deposits on fiber surface; capable of producing tapers, ball lens, combiners, MFA, TEC, glass shaping and splicing; able to splice dissimilar sized fiber diameters; provides three methods for PM Splicing alignment including, PAS, IPA and Power Meter Feedback.