Prospects for the development of high-power laser fiber applications
High-power laser fiber technology is one of the hot research directions in the field of optoelectronics technology, especially laser technology in recent years, and has been widely used in industrial manufacturing, medical treatment, energy exploration, military defense and other fields. From the development trend of the whole high-power laser industry, fiber laser combines the waveguide characteristics of optical fiber and the pumping characteristics of semiconductor, which has the outstanding advantages of good beam quality, high efficiency, good heat dissipation, compact structure and soft operation, representing the development direction of high power and high brightness laser.
In terms of market segmentation, fiber laser is one of the research hotspots in the field of high power lasers in recent years, especially the development of high power fiber lasers is more rapid, and the technologies of Q modulation and mode-locking of conventional lasers are also introduced into fiber lasers, which not only broaden the research field of fiber lasers, but also promote the development of laser technology. At the same output power, compared with other lasers, fiber lasers have the advantages of simple structure, high conversion efficiency, good beam quality, low maintenance cost and good heat dissipation, etc. They have become the mainstream light source in traditional industrial manufacturing fields such as metal cutting, welding and marking, and are widely used in medical and cosmetic, aerospace and military applications, etc. Especially in laser processing and optical communication, the potential for development makes It has the trend of gradually replacing traditional lasers.
All in all, high-power fiber laser technology is expected to meet the urgent demand for high-power, high-efficiency lasers in the 21st century in the fields of advanced laser manufacturing and military defense, and is a frontier technology of strategic importance to the national economy and national security. High-power fiber lasers also show great potential for applications in energy exploration, large scientific devices, space science, environmental science and other fields, and will become a powerful tool for human understanding and transformation of the world.