The intensifying competition in the industrial laser market is driving the demand for components that are more compact and lower cost to differentiate next-generation laser systems. II-VI’s new seed laser, which emits a broadband spectrum of more than 10 nm at 1060 nm, is now available in a 3-pin miniature package. The new seed laser benefits from sharing the manufacturing line with II-VI’s telecom pump lasers in the same package, which are already being manufactured at scale.
“The success of our GaAs technology platform is the result of decades of investment in the design, manufacturing, and modeling of our lasers and our ability to scale to a vertically integrated 6-inch platform over the last few years,” said Dr. Karlheinz Gulden, Senior Vice President, Laser Devices and Systems Business Unit. “We have led the market in component miniaturization for telecom applications, and we are now leveraging these innovations for fibre lasers. Our 3-pin package was the first of its kind for telecom pump lasers, and now it is the first of its kind for seed sources for pulsed fibre lasers.”