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High-performance fibre lasers for industrial applications: Product capabilities and application benefits
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton
also with SPI Lasers Ltd, Southampton, UK
High performance fibre lasers (FLs) are now well established as an extremely robust and reliable engine enabling a growing and diverse number of demanding industrial and medical applications. Compared to rival technologies, such as CO2, LPSS, DPSS and disk lasers, FLs offer a number of unique characteristics that have resulted in their wide adoption in an increasing number of industrial sectors. In addition to enhancing and even replacing existing applications, FLs have been very successful in enabling and introducing novel applications and thus continuing to increase their market share.
Photonics North Montreal 2-4 June (2008)
Copyright University of Southampton 2006