Vancouver, WA - nLIGHT Corp. has acquired Arbor Photonics Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, the developer of chirally-coupled core (3C) fiber laser technology.
"The Arbor Photonics team and 3C technology are a valuable addition to nLIGHT," said Scott Keeney, nLIGHT president and CEO. "Vertical integration of core technology is critical to our growth strategy."
"3C fiber technology is critical to enable advanced applications that require high peak-power and single-mode beam quality," said Jake Bell, nLIGHT VP and GM. "3C fiber is also polarization maintaining, which is essential for generation of green and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths."
Arbor Photonics' proprietary 3C fiber platform technology expands the limits of single-mode laser performance to hundreds of watts of average pulsed power and multi-kilowatts of continuous wave optical power. These lasers can improve throughput and processing speed in microelectronics manufacturing, solar cell processing, and industrial materials processing applications.
nLIGHT is a supplier of high-power semiconductor-based lasers for microelectronics, material processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and direct-diode-laser-based lasers.