Fujikura Europe presents new 500W air-cooled CW lasers

Created March 31, 2017
Technologies and Products

Fujikura Europe says it is becoming “a major competitive force in the industrial laser market” with its pulsed fibre lasers and the anticipated launch of its new 500W air-cooled CW lasers.

The Pulsed Fibre Laser FLP-G10 series offers a beam quality with an M2 value of typically 1.3; the developer says it has “a proven track record with more than 6,000 lasers deployed in the field. The series is suited to deep metal engraving at high power on reflective materials, but is also competitive at lower powers too.”

Simon Richardson, Head of Optics within Fujikura Europe, commented, “The key technical benefits are very high beam quality and high tolerance to back reflections at high powers. We have patents relating to our laser diodes, our cavity design, the active fibres and the key optical components within the laser.”

Fujikura is also launching air-cooled 500W CW lasers, designed for a range of applications from additive manufacturing to micro-cutting and Anilox inking rolls. In addition to the lasers’ strengths of beam quality and stability, they also have bespoke fibres to eliminate stimulated Brilloiun scattering.

“Commercially, we are seeing many of the established laser manufacturers enter the systems market, so laser systems integrators are effectively having to purchase lasers from their competitor,” said Richardson. “We will, however, remain an independent producer of lasers. We have also recently extended our range to lower powers to provide complete choice from 20W to 75W.”

“At Fujikura Europe, we aim to use our expertise in fibre technologies to improve efficiency and gradually grow our market share, aiming to become a top-three supplier of fibre lasers in the European market by 2020. The response for the pulsed laser series has been hugely significant, and we look forward to growing Fujikura Europe as a proven laser business with an enhanced portfolio soon,” added Richardson.

For more information, visit www.fujikura.co.uk


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.