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NLIGHT Introduces element Fiber Coupled Diode Modules, Evolving Fiber Laser Competitiveness by Re-Setting Diode Pump Price Per Bright Watt Performance

VANCOUVER, Wash. USA February 5, 2013 – nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced the launch of their new fiber coupled diode product line, element™.  The new platform leverages optical design and performance from its predecessor Pearl™, element™ is designed to optimize cost and performance, delivering up to 58W from a 105 um fiber, in a package ~60% smaller than the Pearl platform, while re-setting the industry price point.

“To date, the merchant market has not fully served the fiber laser market with a cost-effective bright diode pump. Chip, package and manufacturing innovations have culminated in the element™ platform, which is optimized for brightness, cost, robustness and reliability,” said Michael Atchley, Sr. Product Line Manager at nLIGHT.  “Fiber Lasers will continue to grow at a faster pace than the laser industry rate if they are enabled by compelling components like the element™.  nLIGHT is committed to deliver the industry these highly differentiated components.” 

The platform is initially targeted at fiber laser pumping, and leverages nLIGHT’s proprietary nXLT™ single emitter diodes for reliability and efficiency benchmarks. Designed to meet market requirements of higher power and brightness, lower cost and smaller form factor, the element™ delivers 2X output power with 58W from 105 um fiber with simplified design architecture.

The element™ platform offers the perfect solution for 100W to multi-kW fiber laser systems, resulting in the most competitive product offering of high brightness, fiber-coupled diodes in the industry today. 

See the element™ at Photonics West 2013, February 5 – 7, 2013, at the nLIGHT booth in the South Hall, Booth #1939.


About nLIGHT Corporation 

nLIGHT is a leading supplier of high-performance lasers which enable innovations in advanced materials processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures diode lasers, fiber, and fiber lasers, based on proprietary semiconductor lasers and optical fiber technology. For more information see


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