SOURCE: Alfalight

January 21, 2008 00:00 ET

Alfalight™ 10 W 940 nm Pump Diodes Feature High Power in Compact Form Factor for Industrial Lasers and Amplifiers

High-Reliability Single Emitter Pumps Deliver Power and Efficiency in an Uncooled 6-Pin Package

MADISON, WI--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - Alfalight, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers, today introduced a new series of laser pump diodes, the AM6-940B that provides 10 W of 940 nm light output with a high brightness 105 µm 0.15 NA fiber. The high-reliability single-emitter (SE) laser diode includes a thermistor for temperature monitoring, and is available in an uncooled compact 6-pin telecom grade package simplifying PCB mounting. Target industrial markets for the compact, high-power device include pumping fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid state lasers, uncooled fiber amplifier, and direct material processing.

"We are able to leverage our extensive experience with high-reliability telecom devices to deliver a 10 W 940 nm device with an exceptional uncooled lifetime in a convenient small form factor," said Ron Bechtold, vice president of sales and marketing at Alfalight. "This is the first of a family of 9xx nm 10W devices that we will introduce in 2008, as we continue to drive down the $/W ratio to deliver increased value to our customers."


The new Alfalight 10 W 940 nm laser pump diodes are available in a 6-pin industrial grade package. Engineering samples are available now and production volumes will ship in March of 2008. Pricing is available on request.

10 W 940+/-8 nm Diode      AM6-940B-10-108

Learn More about Alfalight's Wavelength Stabilization Technology (WST) and New Products at Photonics West 2008

--  See WST, new diode and module demonstrations at booth 443, January 22-
--  Attend the paper presentation by Manoj Kanskar, vice president of
    research and development, on "Wavelength-Stabilized and Spectrally
    Narrowed, High-Power, High-Efficiency 808 nm and 975 nm Diode Laser Pumps,"
    January 23, session 8 (8:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.)

About Alfalight

Alfalight, Inc. is a technology innovator and manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers for industrial, defense, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The company's advanced Aluminum-Free Active region (ALFA) diode lasers provide industry-leading efficiency, reliability, power, and brightness. Alfalight has exclusive license to patents that include high-power narrow-spectrum wavelength-stabilization technology (WST) lasers, single-mode lasers, and short-wavelength lasers. Alfalight's current high-power diode laser product line includes free-space and fiber-coupled single emitters as well as fiber-coupled multi-emitter pump modules. For more information, visit

The name Alfalight and the Alfalight logo are trademarks of Alfalight, Inc.

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