Trumpf has released a direct diode laser series with features that include 100W of output from a single fibre optic and a divergence of less than 120mrad, the performance data of the diode module.
The passively cooled module is the basis for the TruDiode diode direct laser series that Trumpf willl launch midyear. Thanks to the small fibre optic diameter and the low opening angle, the module generates a laser beam with the highest brilliance.
Due to its high beam quality, even in the multi-kilowatt range, the laser in the TruDiode series is intended for welding applications where lamp-pumped solid state lasers are currently used. With a wall plug efficiency of 40 per cent and a module service life of about 50,000 hours, diode lasers work far more efficiently than lamp-pumped solid state lasers. Another advantage is the small size of the diode module of only 8 x 6 x 3cm, which facilitates the very compact and space-saving design of the TruDiode series.