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Incoupling Optics

Incoupling Optics

Incoupling optics distribute laser energy into one or more process fibers. The optics can accept either a free space collimated beam or a feeding fiber from a fiber laser. It is possible to time-share or energy- share a laser between several work stations. Integrated control and safety electronics ensure laser safety for the beam delivery.

Time- or energy-share the laser source

Sometimes one output channel from a laser is not enough. Coherent offers several solutions for time sharing or energy sharing a laser source. Multiple lens configurations are available to maximize output power while ensuring BPP losses are minimized.

Protect the feeding fiber

Using the feeding fiber from your fiber laser directly to the application can be problematic. If the feeding fiber is damaged, down-time is inevitable and potentially costly. By using a fiber-to-fiber optic switch or couplers (FFS ac/wc and FFC ac/wc), the feeding fiber is protected by virtue of an exchangeable process fiber.

Certified safety concept

Laser safety is paramount for all incoupling optics. The integrated electronics monitor fiber breakage, cabinet doors, mirror positions, etc. The DGUV-certified safety electronics enables rapid integration of our components in industries demanding a high safety level.

Features

  • Plug-and-play adjusted
  • Fiber-to-fiber or free space-to-fiber coupling
  • <45 ms switch time
  • Time or energy-share
  • High-quality optics
  • DGUV-certified safety
  • Fast Fiber Break Detection (FFBD)
  • Control and Safety Electronics

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Compare Our Incoupling Optics

FFS wc
FFS ac
FFC wc
FFC ac
FCU FIM
Max. Power (CW)
8 kW
4.5 kW
12 kW
4.5 kW
4.5 kW
n/a
Fiber Input
1
1
0*
n/a
Fiber Output(s)
1-4
1
1
n/a
Time Sharing
Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
Water-Cooled
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
n/a
AR-coatings
1030-1090 nm
1030-1090 nm
1030-1090 nm,
780-1100 nm,
510-550 nm
n/a
Control & Safety Electronics (CSE)
Yes
Fiber Interfaces
QB**, QD, LLK-B


*Collimated beam in
**QBH & RQB
The table above is for guidance only.