Laserline selects Very High Brightness bar for industrial direct diode systems

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Laserline has selected Bookham’s Very High Brightness (VHB) bar to support its high brightness direct diode laser systems.

Volker Krause, managing director and co-founder of Laserline, said: ‘Based on our experience of working with Bookham, with 120W bars, we chose to work with the company again on this demanding product because of their fast innovation cycles and responsiveness.’


Krause added: ‘The VHB bar, with its unique form factor, is the perfect match for our high brightness direct diode systems as it features the Bookham hard-solder technology to support the typical intermittent operation mode we find in industrial and automotive applications.’


The VHB bar has a power output of 80W - up to four times the brightness of a typical 10mm bar - and measures only 3.2mm in width. The product supports direct industrial laser systems and enables fibre coupling without beam transformation optics by delivering high output power at a narrow emitting area.