China-developed ultra-high-power fiber laser operational
An ultra-high-power fiber laser developed by Chinese researchers has been put into operation, according to the University of South China.
The 100-kW industrial fiber laser was developed by researchers of the university in collaboration with enterprises including Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co Ltd.
Compared with traditional lasers, the ultra-high-power model is more compact in structure and can be readily used at any time. It also has a higher electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency, lower energy consumption and better beam quality.