Key Conference 2006 12 – 13 November 2006 Telecom-grade Diode Lasers for Industrial Laser Applications. Toby Strite Manager of High Power Laser Marketing. Outline. Evolution of Industrial Diode Lasers Telecom-grade and beyond Diode/Fiber-based Industrial Lasers.
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Manager of High Power Laser Marketing
14% average annual
Annual 17.5% (red) power increases enabling 26% annual $/Watt erosion predicts a reliable 35W fiber-coupled diode will sell for $70 in 2016…!!
Research funded by DARPA SHEDS program promises power conversion efficiency improvements in future fiber laser pumps
Industrial, Medical, Graphics and Other - $300M
Telecom/Datacom - $1.2B
Optical storage - $1.9B
Source: Laser Focus World annual Laser Market Review (Feb’06)
High-quality, telecom-grade diodes enable wholesale shift of industrial laser industry to diode-based solutions
Graphic Arts $32M
Displacement of classic lasers by Direct Diode systems
Medical Diodes $75M
Displacement of classic lamp-pumped SSL and gas lasers by DPSSL
“Fiber Laser Market set to grow at a 35% CAGR through 2010” – Strategies Unlimited, Apr’06
Solid-State and Fiber Laser Pumps $160M
Laser diode FBG PP crystal beam shaping/
Not your typical diode-pumped
telecom style packages