What advantages would switch from YAG lasers to fiber lasersWhat advantages would switch from YAG lasers to fiber lasers?

  • Electrical efficiency of greater than 30% wall-plug efficiency vs. 1.5% to 2% for lamp-pumped YAG
  • Cost savings from no replacement of flash lamps: Long life telecom grade single emitter diodes lifetimes greater than 100,000 hours used in fiber lasers vs. flash lamps
  • Fixed spot size and spot profile at all power levels
  • Maintenance-free or low maintenance operation
  • Minimal spare parts
  • Air-cooled or minimal cooling requirements
  • Substantial reduction in laser footprint
  • Longer working distance
  • No requirement for alignment
  • No warm-up/instant on