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Featuring LME 2013 Presentations
Ultra-High Brightness Direct Diodes
Silke Pflueger, DirectPhotonics
Pflueger, General Manager of DirectPhotonics and an LIA board member, addressed the impact of and applications for ultra-high brightness direct diodes in her keynote presentation at the Laser Institute of America’s third annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®). “Laser cutting and welding have long become standard manufacturing technologies, helped by very reliable laser technologies that came into the market in the past 15 years,” she explained. “As the development of lasers has continued, a trickle has become a trend: Established players as well as a few start-ups are pushing into the laser material processing market with ultra-high brightness diode lasers, aggressively pursuing the space previously occupied by fiber, disk and even CO2 lasers. This is made possible by several new architectures that are accessing the inherent brightness of the diode laser material, leapfrogging current diode laser technology. Typically fiber delivered, they are starting to be used for cutting, welding and remote welding due to their high power levels and brightness.” Pflueger is confident these devices will rapidly become industry workhorses.
Pflueger’s address was one of four 30-minute keynotes at LME 2013.
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