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The Direct Approach (Laser Systems Europe)

Fibre lasers, some would argue, are now the dominant laser technology in metal cutting, but take away the fibre architecture to leave the diode pump source, and this should be a much less expensive and more efficient way of producing laser light, right? In principle, yes, but it depends on the beam quality required, according to Dr Jens Biesenbach, CTO of Coherent-Dilas – the company makes laser diodes and was part of Rofin until the group was purchased by Coherent earlier in the year.

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