AFE have been developing and manufacturing smaller and in some cases, more complex single and combined wavelength products for many years. This case study has been chosen to demonstrate AFE’s approach in finding the right solution for the challenge.
Once the layout was defined to meet the requirements, the mechanical design of the housing took place, minimising as far as possible, the size of the components. A further stage was reached by experimenting with lensing and device orientation to increase output power further. At each stage of this process the customer is not only updated on progress but consulted to ensure agreement with design direction.
AFE has a well established correlation between its simulation models and its aligned and manufactured solutions, therefore prototyping at this stage can be undertaken in the knowledge that customer samples can be ordered at this time also.
More recently AFE have been developing and prototyping triple combiner products with high power visible lasers and integrated cooling.