German optoelectronics group Jenoptik has launched a new passively-cooled diode laser which features optimised heat sink design.
The JOLD-120-CPNN-1L was first presented at the LASER 2009 trade show and boasts 30 per cent cooling efficiency when compared to similar products currently on the market, making it similar to those using micro-channel heat sinks.
However, the component is cooled entirely by air and requires no water or thermoelectric cooling system, increasing its user-friendliness.
Reaching an optical output power of up to 120 watts in continuous mode, the diode laser can also be integrated into fibre-coupled modules such as the JOLD-100-CPXF-2P A with air cooling.
Applications include direct material processing and pumping solid-state and fibre lasers.
In June Jenoptik's Micro-Optics business unit expanded its service offering via a cooperation agreement with LightTrans, which will see LightTrans use its VirtualLab software exclusively to design micro-optical components and systems for the firm.