San Jose, California - 26 January 2009 - Intense Ltd., developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, today announced an expanded range of high power QCW Bars and Stacked Array products at Photonics West. The new Hermes Stacked Array product line now includes higher power QCW products, from 1,200 to 2,000W, qualified to MIL-Standards. In addition, Intense has launched new, passively mounted QCW Bars that provide power levels in excess of 300W.
All Hermes Bar and Stacked Array products utilize patented Intense QWI technology, enhancing device reliability and bringing considerable benefits to customers. "The bar and stack market is demanding higher power and improved efficiency levels," stated Kevin Laughlin, VP of Global Sales and Business Development at Intense. "The expansion of Intense’s QCW product line delivers these benefits to its customers across print, defense, industrial and medical sectors."
In addition to increased powers and reliability, Intense is launching a new "H" style mounted bar designed specifically for high power, high efficiency rod pumping applications. The "H" mount can be used in its standard configuration or can be lensed using either a slow or fast axis collimator lens depending upon customer requirements.
Laughlin stated, "As flash lamp pumped sources come under greater pressure and scrutiny, the new 'H' mount pump diode assembly offers a very cost effective solution for laser system manufacturers, enabling them to benefit from diode pumping solutions."
These products bring new solutions to defense and other mobile applications where reliability and performance in harsh environments and operating conditions are essential.
The entire Hermes family is available in a range of wavelengths suitable for direct diode pumping, illumination and direct material processing applications. The Bars and Stacked Arrays are available in standard "G," "CS" or "H" mounts. To meet the full range of customer requirements, custom configurations, mounts and Multi-Color Stacks are available upon request.
Intense also has the capability to provide Bars and Stacked Arrays with a variety of macro and micro lens as well as to integrate drive electronics into higher level diode modules or packs.