JDSU Introduces New Commercial Lasers for Manufacturing and Life Science Markets
Industry's Brightest Pump Laser Brings Fiber Laser Technology to More
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 -- JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)
(TSX: JDU) today bolstered its diode portfolio by introducing two
high-performance lasers that bring new efficiencies to the
manufacturing and life sciences markets. These newest innovations
continue JDSU's heritage of delivering reliable, high-performance
commercial laser solutions that consistently lead the market.
First, JDSU introduced its ST Series Fiber Laser Pump featuring the
brightest fiber-coupled diode laser performance available in the
industry today. This groundbreaking design, powered by JDSU's
next-generation diode laser chip, offers a class-leading 140 Watts of
output power within a 106.5um core that will accelerate the adoption
of fiber lasers by machine-tool makers and speed metal cutting and
shaping manufacturing processes.
A continuous need for finished metal goods and the displacement of
competing cutting technologies have resulted in the rapid growth of
the fiber laser market, bringing strong demand for diode laser pump
sources that produce the necessary high power and brightness. The
ultra-compact ST Series is a highly integrated device which reduces
the number of components needed to produce a kilowatt-class fiber
laser resulting in simpler, lower cost and more robust design
"The adoption of fiber lasers has been increasing due to their
smaller packages versus other lasers on the market while maintaining
comparable power output. They have proven to be reliable especially
in rugged environments since they require minimal maintenance and
recalibration," said Allen Nogee, Senior Analyst, Lasers & LED
Lighting, Strategies Unlimited. "As a result, we forecast the fiber
laser market will grow an average of 14% each year over the next 5
years and will exceed $800 million in revenue in 2013. This growth
also impacts the diode laser pump market which we had forecast at
$143 million in 2012."
The ST Series builds on JDSU's previous generation pump lasers'
reputation for industry-best reliability. The solution has been
rigorously tested for endurance and power stability to withstand
prolonged use in manufacturing settings. This level of quality
ensures manufacturers will spend more time producing metal products
to meet their ongoing demands.
"The introduction of the ST Series enables a simple fiber laser
architecture that brings the power of fiber lasers to a wider range
of customers," said Tomoko Ohtsuki, Industrial Diode Product Line
Manager. "Combined with optical and mechanical design innovations to
achieve ultra low optical loss and thermal management, JDSU
establishes a new foundation for high-brightness laser pumps."
For more information about the ST Series, please visit
http://bit.ly/12g4SRg, and check out JDSU's latest blog at:
JDSU FCD561 Series for Life Sciences
JDSU also introduced today its
FCD561 Series, the newest addition to its frequency converted diode
(FCD) family of continuous-wave lasers for the Life Sciences market.
Commonly used in the health services industry to identify health
disorders in both clinical and research environments, flow cytometer
instruments use laser light sources of specific wavelengths to
identify characteristics of cells, proteins, and other particles.
FCD561 allows for targeted fluorescent pumping of specific
fluorophores at their ideal absorption band, minimizing the amount of
needed incident laser power and reducing the potential for pumping of
adjacent fluorophores within a sample. This process increases the
overall sensitivity of flow cytometers resulting in statistically
improved results and the ability to observe population data that may
not have been resolvable previously. Using an efficient 561 nm
solution, the FCD561 brings the reliability and efficiency needed to
allow JDSU's bioinstrumentation customers to pump yellow-green
fluorophores currently not covered by more common direct-diode laser
systems or lesser performing alternate laser technologies. This new
solution features 30mW free-space and fiber-delivered packages to
meet the most demanding integration needs. For more on the FCD561
please visit: http://bit.ly/YsGmim.
JDSU will be showcasing both the ST Series and FCD561 at Laser World
of Photonics in Munich this week in Hall C1, Booth #301, in Munich,
Germany from May 13-16, 2013.
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