FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RENTON, Wash., September 12, 2017 — Lightel® Introduces Active Pump Combiners for Fiber Laser Applications
A fiber optic active pump combiner (also called a doped fiber pump combiner) is manufactured by coupling the pump power directly into a doped fiber (e.g. erbum-ytterbium). In a traditional pump combiner application, the end-user splices the combiner’s passive fiber output to a doped fiber, possibly resulting in back scattering. Lightel’s active pump combiner eliminates the splice to the gain element and any backward signal to the pump lasers is reduced. Available in (1+1)x1, (2+1)x1 or custom configurations, Lightel’s active pump combiners offer superior pump efficiency and optical-optical conversion.
Incorporated in 1999, Lightel Technologies was founded to bring advanced optical components, and equipment to the optical communications, aerospace, and sensor industries. Lightel maintains its headquarters in Renton, Washington, with additional manufacturing facilities for high volume, cost sensitive production offshore. Our products are sold worldwide, with distributors in key locations to offer the best customer services possible.
Since the initial passive component product development, Lightel has emerged as a technology leader several key product areas, including Fused Biconic Taper (FBT) coupler workstations, a full line of FBT components, Thin Film Filter (TFF), and other micro-optic components, video microscopes for inspection, cleaning, test and analysis.