ALPHANOV IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A R&D PROGRAM TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVES TO TI:SA OSCILLATORS, BASED ON FIBER LASERS. THE RECENT OBTAINED RESULTS WERE COVERED BY AN ORAL PRESENTATION: POST-DEADLINE DURING THE LAST EUROPHOTON CONFERENCE AND FOR THE NEXT SPIE PHOTONICS WEST 2019 CONFERENCE. IN THE COMING MONTHS, THEY WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF A NEW PRODUCT.
Ti:Sa lasers are usually the first brick of very high-power laser chains. They are also used as tools in medical imaging. Until now, these solid-state lasers are the only solution available to fulfill these functions. Recent advances in fiber laser sources have allowed ALPhANOV engineers and technicians to develop a laser source that can compete with them. The technology developed is based on all fiber femtosecond sources emitting at 1.6 µm which are then doubled in frequency.