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NLIGHT helix™ Programmable Picosecond Fiber Laser Launches at SPIE Photonics West 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. USA February 9, 2015 – nLIGHT introduced today a new picosecond fiber laser, nLIGHT helix™, the industry’s first programmable pulsed fiber laser for high-precision micro-materials processing applications. The compact, air-cooled system delivers 300kW peak power, picosecond pulse-width and up to 25W average power. 


Designed to meet the high-performance and high-reliability requirements for Microfabrication, nLIGHT helix™ is programmable, enabling ultra-stable pulses with highly flexible parameters including burst mode, pulse duration and repetition rate. It utilizes nLIGHT’s state-of-the-art 3C® fiber technology to enable unmatched beam quality and stability from a fiber capable of achieving multi-hundred kW peak powers. 


“nLIGHT helix™ gives customers the flexibility to address multiple applications with a single laser,” said Scott Keeney, President and CEO of nLIGHT. “nLIGHT helix™ represents the first of many next generation fiber laser products we will be announcing this year.”


Engineered for ease of integration into any laser machine tool, helix™ offers a small footprint with the ability to mount in any orientation. nLIGHT helix™ delivers a variety of rep rates, is burst mode capable and offers multiple Microfabrication solutions from a single, all-fiber platform. 


Learn more about nLIGHT helix™ at Photonics West 2015, February 10 - 12, 2015, at the nLIGHT booth in the South Hall, Booth #1641.

About nLIGHT Corporation 

nLIGHT is a vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers enabling innovation in materials processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures direct diode and fiber lasers based on industry leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. For more information see

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