A variety of optical components are used to tailor the beam properties of high power diode lasers. Due to the characteristics of high power diode lasers, some optical components exist that are specifically designed for diode lasers.
Due to excellent price-performance ratio, recent fiber lasers and fiber-coupled direct diode laser systems more and more replace gas and solid-state lasers as well as traditional tools in mechanical engineering, sheet metal cutting, remote welding and brazing.
Quasi-continuous wave (QCW) laser bars and arrays have found a wide range of industrial, medical, scientific, space and military applications with a broad variety of pulse energies, pulse durations and beam qualities.
Laser diodes are more efficient and enable a higher brightness than conventional LED and xenon light sources. Therefore they are the next generation light source for a wide variety of applications like cinema projectors or car lights.
Developed a scalable and modular diode laser architecture that fulfills these requirements through use of a simple beam shaping concept based on two dimensional stacking of tailored diode bars mounted on specially designed, tap water cooled heatsinks.
Direct diode lasers for materials processing in the kW power range are a highly active field of research and will potentially replace fiber lasers in applications like remote welding and sheet metal cutting.