Published On: Thu, Mar 13th, 2014

Coherent Introduces 10 kW Direct Diode Laser System

Santa Clara, Calif., March 12, 2014 – A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) now offers higher power, which translates into increased throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating. The new HighLight™ 10,000D outputs 10 kW (at 975 nm), and can be configured to deliver a wide variety of interchangeable beam shapes (with widths from 1 mm to 12 mm, and lengths from 6 mm to 36 mm) to optimally match specific processing requirements.

Coherent Introduces 10 kW Direct Diode Laser System

Coherent Introduces 10 kW Direct Diode Laser System

When combined with Coherent’s pressurized or gravity feed powder nozzles and systems, this increased power level enables higher deposition rate cladding (>20 lb/h), or the use of larger spot sizes for heat treating. In addition, Coherent offers a pyrometer for monitoring work surface temperature for closed-loop control of laser power during heat treatment and cladding.

HighLight customers have access to Coherent’s applications development lab and engineering staff. This team helps to configure a system that matches each customer’s precise requirements, and can identify optimum processing parameters for cladding, heat treating and welding applications.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, and is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000. Please direct any questions about this press release to Klaus Kleine, product manager, at (408) 764 4860, e-mail klaus.kleine@coherent.com . For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our website at http://www.Coherent.com.