The development of new ultrafast fiber laser systems

Thanks to the development of ultrafast fiber laser systems in the last century, nowadays, we can observe a lot of their new applications. Fiber laser technology is applied in medical and industrial spheres starting with a cancer diagnosis and ending with 3D nano printing. So new representatives of compact fiber laser modules make our everyday life easier. 

The ultrafast fiber laser development has led to huge technical innovation in fiber laser technology. The scientists achieved big progress at the quality, lifetime, and price of many types of fiber lasers‘ components including beam combiners, Bragg fiber filters, modulators, detectors, etc. Today, fiber laser modules have the commercial availability of doped fibers for multimode laser pumping to deliver single-mode output for a higher power. This technology is used in high-power fiber laser designs for industrial manufacturing applications.

Nowadays, ultrafast fiber lasers look like small black boxes. So the fiber laser manufacturers can easily incorporate them into a wide range of devices. Fiber lasers‘ effectiveness, their mechanical characteristics like the small size and rugged architecture make them suitable for industrial and medical platforms based on fiber laser technology. Moreover, they demonstrate high stability and reliability.

Fiber laser designs have the potential of high gain and they are compact. Ultrafast fiber lasers even with low power can be used as the building block for higher-power fiber laser designs. These low-power fiber lasers can provide output at a variety of wavelengths. 

One of the latest fiber laser designs was produced in Germany. It is modern two-photon microscopy that is on the base of near-IR femtosecond laser pulses. It allows making high-resolution imaging of human skin called multiphoton tomography. From the very beginning, the scientists used lasers that required water cooling and a complex delivery arm. Moreover, they were expensive and quite huge that created inconveniences. The usage of ultrafast fiber lasers made the operation easier. The fiber laser system requires no water cooling and can be freely moved around a dermatology suite.

However, the small diameter of the fiber core gives some challenges for the scientists who create ultrafast optical pulses. To make an ultrafast fiber laser source, the pulse energies should be low and the chromatic dispersion and nonlinear effects should have a balance. Besides, it is necessary to have a reliable starting mechanism to provide consistent performance. 

Optromix Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, MA, USA, is a manufacturer of laser technologies, optical fiber sensors, and optical monitoring systems. We develop and manufacture a broad variety of Fiber lasers, СО 2 lasers, Ti: Sapphire lasers, Dye lasers, and Excimer Lasers. We offer simple Erbium laser and Ytterbium laser products, as well as sophisticated laser systems with unique characteristics, based on the client’s inquiry.

We manufacture laser modules using our technologies based on the advanced research work and patents of the international R&D team. Laser processes are high-quality, high-precision, easily automated manufacturing solutions that provide repeatability and flexibility.

If you are interested in Optromix fiber laser systems or Optromix CO2 lasers, please contact us at info@optromix.com

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