26 June 2017

Coherent's new 10 kW HighLight fibre laser combines innovation and reliability

A new 10 kW fiber laser from Coherent debuts at Laser World of Photonics in Munich (June 26-29, 2017) as a part of the HighLight product family. HighLight products are high-power fibre, direct diode and fibre-coupled diode lasers that combine innovation and reliability into solutions for industrial materials processing applications.

HighLight lasers benefit from Coherent’s vertically integrated manufacturing.  From diode epitaxy to gain fibre and delivery fibre, in-house sourcing ensures product quality and performance. The modular designs of the HighLight product family combine the best attributes from all of Coherent’s technology centres of excellence. 

The new HighLight FL10000 combines the output of four individual 2.5 kW laser modules into a single output fibre, reaching 10 kW total output.  Detachable output fiber diameters for the 10 kW laser range from 150 µm  to 1 mm.  Operation is CW or pulsed, at repetition rates up to 5 kHz.  These output characteristics make the HighLight FL10000 an ideal match for metal sheet and tube processing in machine tool, automotive, energy and other heavy industrial applications.  The HighLight FL10000 delivers the right power and beam characteristics to cut, weld, and surface treat a variety of thick metallic materials with high throughput.

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