A fiber laser is a laser in which the active gain medium is an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements. They are related to doped fiber amplifiers, which provide light amplification without lasing. Fiber nonlinearities, such as stimulated scattering or four-wave mixing can also provide gain and thus serve as gain media for a fiber laser.
Fiber laser price is not just the price of fiber laser systems. These are also the prices of fiber laser module or lasers based on diode module. It is also the issue of earning money on lasers, and even mistakes made when working with lasers. These errors directly translate into costs associated with the operation of lasers.
Fiber laser machines compared to CO2 lasers are definitely less energy-consuming and also faster. They are also less complicated in operation. Their disadvantage is still high price and less availability. CO2 lasers can be easily purchased on Chinese sites. They also have an attractive price.
For this reason, fiber lasers are still relatively rarely selected. It must be remembered, however, that the low cost and convenience of their operation make them ideal tools for intensive use.
You can also order a fiber-coupled CNC laser from a specialized company. In the video below you can check the ready 30 W laser system created for a special order by Opt Lasers.
Of course, the laser power is not everything. Important features are the purpose of the machine or its working field. A person who thinks seriously about choosing between a CO2 laser machine and a fiber laser machine should thoroughly examine all device parameters. In the end, their cost is already quite high.
An alternative to the CO2 laser machine and fiber laser machine is the laser attachment for the router. Such a head is based on a diode laser module.
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