Starting in December 2013, the SPI Lasers facility in Rugby (formerly JK Lasers) commenced the wind down of its CW Lamp Pumped Solid State Lasers (CW LPSSL). The total market size for LPSSL’s continues to decline, with alternative, more efficient and lower operating cost technologies and products available.
As of 2 October 2015 SPI Lasers announced the transition of their remaining pulsed LPSSL products to TRUMPF.
In 2004, SPI Lasers launched its first CW fiber laser, which was followed in 2006 by its first pulsed fiber laser. Since these first product introductions, and the acquisition of JK Lasers in 2015, SPI Lasers has continued to increased both the power and peak performance of fiber lasers to the point where many LPSSL applications can be addressed.
For the LPSSL applications that cannot be addressed by fiber lasers, customers will be transitioned to the TRUMPF product line of LPSSL called TruPulse.