High Power 1μm Laser Processing

High Power 1μm Laser Processing

High power lasers operating at 1μm wavelength, including fiber lasers, diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers, such as rod, slab and disk lasers, and direct diode lasers, are increasingly deployed in highly automated manufacturing lines, predominantly in the automotive industry. They are employed in diverse materials processing applications such as welding, cutting, brazing, cladding, surface treating, bulk material heating, highly localized heating and in additive manufacturing. Optimal laser designs can be achieved with the proper selection of semiconductor lasers, specialized optics and thermal management solutions. II-VI provides one of the broadest portfolios of merchant components for all one micron laser systems designed for high-power materials processing. These include high power optics and coatings, including diamond turned freeform optics, acousto-optic modules and fiber-based components for fiber lasers, non-linear optical crystals and neodymium-doped laser crystals for DPSS lasers. Customers can also leverage II-VI’s solutions for passive thermal management using reaction bonded silicon carbide (RB SiC) materials, thermal grade CVD diamond and active thermal management solutions with thermoelectric modules. II-VI’s laser sources range from individual laser diodes chips to laser bars and stacks to direct diode laser engines. A broad range of laser diode wavelengths are available to accommodate various pumping schemes for fiber lasers and DPSS lasers, or to match work piece material absorption characteristics when used in direct diode lasers. II-VI’s high power laser processing heads for cutting, welding, brazing, surface treatment and cladding can be integrated into turnkey systems and deployed along with II-VI’s high power laser light cables and fiber-fiber couplers. II-VI offers high brightness direct diode laser engines and turnkey systems The direct diode laser engines are compact enough to be mounted on robotic arms in highly automated assembly lines. The Industry 4.0 management interface greatly simplifies system integration and control of key laser parameters, enabling our customers to leverage the full benefits of direct diode laser processing. II-VI’s portfolio of materials laser processing systems are full turnkey solutions that are designed for cutting, drilling and micromachining super hard materials such as polycrystalline diamond (PCD), polycrystalline diamond compacts (PDC), CVD and single crystal diamonds, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN), ceramics and more.
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