A new direct diode laser (DDL) system has been exhibited by Intense at Photonics West, which is the company's first to feature turnkey industrial design.
The product is called Hermes and can be mounted on gantry workstations or integrated with robotic applications and is capable of delivering up to 1.5 kW of power in a variety of programmable ways.
Kevin Laughlin, chief commercial officer at the semiconductor laser production company, pointed out that complex optical beam shaping components and drive electronics can be utilised with the aid of the new technology.
He explained: "The DDL showcases Intense's high power/high temperature QCW stacks and our extensive design and higher level integration capabilities."
The QCW stack technology that powers Hermes is patented by Intense and the company believe that the product is ideally suited to industrial applications, such as material ablation, fabric cutting and coating removal.
Intense recently revealed that it has agreed a deal with Compound Semiconductor Technologies, which will see the two firms consolidate their businesses in the UK.