Fiber laser sources are solid state machines that generate its beam by means of the "seed" laser and amplify it in specially designed glass fibers, which are supplied with energy through pump diodes. Offering a wavelength of 1.064 micrometers, fiber systems produce an extremely small focal diameter that results in intensity up to 100 times higher than a CO2 system, but by emitting similar power.
Fiber laser are ideally suited for metal marking applications such as engraving, annealing, and high-contrast plastic markings. Fiber systems feature a long service life with a minimum of 25,000 laser hours, and in general are maintenance-free machines.
Within the fiber laser family there is a MOPA laser which operates by pulse durations that are adjustable. This operation makes the MOPA system one of the most flexible lasers on the market and it can be used for a variety applications.
Fiber lasers are ideally suited to process the following materials: Metals, coated metals, plastics