Product News


01.02.2014 : Fianium introduce the World’s Brightest Supercontinuum Laser

Southampton, United Kingdom (February 01, 2014) Fianium have introduced the WhiteLase™ SC480-20, the world’s highest brightness supercontinuum laser with an unprecedented 20W of total power. This new system has over 3W of visible (350-750nm),4.5W of extended visible (350-850nm) power and a continuous output spectrum from 480nm to 2400nm.

The WL-SC480-20 produces picosecond pulses at 80MHz repetition rate, which can be varied down to 100kHz with the pulse picker option, enabling a host of new application possibilities in both steady state and lifetime measurements.

Ross Hodder, Scientific Sales Manager for Fianium, commented:

“ The WL-SC480-20 sets a new standard for supercontinuum output power and is three times brighter than its nearest competitor. It has the same intuitive, touch screen control as our full range of extended blue and extended UV lasers, and operates with our full range of plug-and-play spectral filtering accessories. Our rigorous internal testing ensures users of a high level of reliability even at these power levels. ”

The complete new range of Extended Blue, Extended UV and High Power Supercontinuum lasers can be seen at the Fianium Booth (8729/729) SPIE BIOS/Photonics West in San Francisco, CA from Feb 1-6.

Contact information:

John Clowes, Fianium, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: info@fianium.com


25.09.2012 : Fianium introduces their new WhiteLase UV, the world’s first UV-enhanced supercontinuum fiber laser

Southampton, United Kingdom (September 25, 2012) The unique WhiteLase UV provides a spectrum from below 390nm to beyond 2400nm enabling an even wider range of applications from a single laser source.

Offering up to 3W total power, at MHz repetition rates with picosecond pulses, the source is equally suitable for steady-state or lifetime measurements. With the optional internal pulse-picker, the repetition rate can also be adjusted from 40MHz down to 100kHz giving even greater flexibility.

The laser is turn-key, requires no user maintenance and is compatible with all WhiteLase tunable filters and accessories.


23.01.2012 : Fianium launches entry-level, compact ultrafast supercontinuum fiber laser

Southampton, United Kingdom (January 23, 2012) Fianium, a leading supplier of ultrafast fiber lasers , unveils its newly designed, WhiteLase micro™ supercontinuum source. The micro is a quasi-continuous wave, 20MHz repetition rate system which offers a generous wavelength range of 450nm extending to greater than 2000nm, giving a total output power of more than 200mW. The laser-like beam allows for easy collimation, beam steering and focusing to a diffraction-limited spot for use in a variety of applications. The unit is operated by the flick of a switch and can be either mounted to optical bench or incorporated into optical tool.


24.06.2011 : New SuperChrome™ filter provides over 100mW of tunable output

A high power transmission filter accessory for use with Fianium's supercontinuum laser sources and fibre delivery systems

Southampton, United Kingdom (June 24, 2011) Ultrafast fibre laser manufacturer, Fianium, announces the release of their SuperChrome™ filter; a high power transmission filter accessory for use with Fianium's supercontinuum laser sources and fibre delivery systems. The SuperChrome™ filter is a single channel transmission filter which allows the user to both, select the wavelength and tune the bandwidth with a switching time of less than a second. The filter operates over the entire visible spectrum from below 400nm to greater than 750nm, realising the blue-enhanced region available from Fianium’s SC400 supercontinuum series. The filter offers a typical transmission of greater than 80%, with maximum performance achieved using filter bandwidths ranging from 8nm to more than 50nm which is useful for applications such as fluorescence imaging, spectroscopy and super resolution microscopy.

When the filter is coupled to Fianium’s brightest supercontinuum source, the SC450-8-VE, more than 100mW of power, tunable across the visible range, is available in a 25nm bandwidth. The unit provides excellent levels of out of band suppression, typically 40dB, meaning that no additional filters are required for challenging fluorescence lifetime and imaging measurements. SuperChrome filter enhances the flexibility of the supercontinuum laser output offering a tuneable laser source at any user-defined wavelength which is suitable for many applications requiring maximum performance.

SuperChrome filter has no measurable impact on the laser beam quality, with the filtered free-space collimated output having an M-squared better than 1.2 at all wavelengths. Inherent to all Fianium supercontinuum accessories the unit is plug-and-play and requires no user alignment with an easy-to-use graphical user interface for operation.

View the SuperChrome datasheet.


20.01.2011 : Fianium launches the world’s brightest white light lasers

First public demonstrations of the highest power supercontinuum sources at Photonics West and BiOS 2011

Southampton, United Kingdom (January 20, 2011) Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium today announces the industry’s most powerful commercially available Supercontinuum lasers. Three new models, SC-450-8, SC-450-8-PP and SC-450-8-VE are available now and are capable of generating over 8W of total output power and leading spectral brightness in a continuous spectrum from 450nm to over 2microns. The lasers will be demonstrated for the first time on Fianium’s booth at BIOS (A8703) and Photonics West (A2501).

SC-450-8 is a quasi-continuous high-repetition rate system operating at 800MHz repetition rate. SC-450-8-PP incorporates an A/O Pulse-Picker to reduce repetition rate in increments (80, 40, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 MHz) allowing optimized fluorescence lifetime measurements and imaging.

SC-450-8-VE is a Visibly Enhanced version of the 8W Supercontinuum laser optmized for maximum spectral brightness in the visible portion of the spectrum. With over 1.5W in the visible wavelength range, in a single-mode beam, the system sets a new standard for white light sources. An average visible brightness of more than 5mW/nm makes the system useful for the most demanding applications requiring high power visible light such as flow cytometry, industrial inspection, fluorescence imaging and broadband spectroscopy. It is available in fixed and variable repetition rate versions for ultimate flexibility. With the variable repetition rate option, the source is perfectly suited to both lifetime studies and steady state measurements.

All three lasers have an all-fiber design which is robust, modular and upgradeable, and uses a stable, industry-ready 19” rack-mounted enclosure chassis equally suitable for OEM and laboratory applications. As with all Fianium products the new lasers are a turn-key system requiring no user alignment, maintenance or adjustment. In addition the lasers are compatible with the full range of Fianium plug-and-play accessories, including the new high power wavelength selecting AOTF-HP tunable filter module, with standard Visible, near-IR and IR crystal options.

For more information call +44 2380 458776, email info@fianium.com or visit the Fianium stands at BIOS (A8703) and Photonics West (A2501).

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fibre lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium's team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fibre laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium's leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team's very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China. In 2009 Fianium opened a new micro-materials processing applications facility located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

John Clowes, Fianium, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

Colin Seaton, Fianium, Tel: +1 408 691 0315, Email: colin.seaton@fianium.com

Chris King, PR Contact, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Mod: +44 7771 883 799 Email: fianium@eml.com


21.01.2010 : Fianium pushes supercontinuum boundaries with multiple enhancements to its market leading SC series products

A new increased power blue-enhanced source and variable repetition rate sources up to 80MHz are now available

Southampton, 21st January 2010 – Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium today unveils a series of enhancements to its market leading SC series supercontinuum systems. These developments include the addition of the highest-power blue-enhanced system (SC-400-6) and variable repetition rate supercontinuum sources (SC400-6-PP, SC450-6-PP, SC400-4-PP and SC450-4-PP), all of which serve to further strengthen Fianium’s position as a leading supplier of high-end ultra-broadband laser sources for industrial and scientific applications.

The SC-400-6 is a new high-power blue-enhanced supercontinuum laser capable of cutting-edge system performance. At 6W, it combines the highest commercially available output power, with very high brightness across the entire spectrum, and the industry’s shortest operating wavelength at 400nm. The full spectrum extends to beyond 2μm. The laser offers a fixed repetition rate of 60MHz or 80MHz, with ps pulse widths; whilst high single-mode beam quality allows for easy collimation, beam steering and focussing to a diffraction limited spot.

Fianium’s new SC400-6-PP, SC450-6-PP, SC400-4-PP and SC450-4-PP supercontinuum sources feature a built in pulse-picker capable of controlling repetition rates from 100kHz up to the new higher speeds of 40MHz or 80MHz. These systems are ideal for both time-resolved applications, where the pulse-to-pulse spacing can be optimized from μs to ns, and steady-state (CW) measurements. Fianium’s supercontinuum systems also have proven compatibility with a range of detectors, including streak cameras and Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) equipment.

All lasers in Fianium’s SC series utilize an inherently robust, low power, all-fiber design allowing for unprecedented levels of reliability. In addition, the systems are easy to use, maintenance-free, air-cooled and require no alignment.

Colin Seaton, VP Sales & Marketing at Fianium comments:

“The new enhancements we’re showcasing at Photonics West highlight our ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of supercontinuum development and maintaining Fianium’s technology leadership in this field. Our lasers will unquestionably enable users to complete specific tasks quicker, better and more cost effectively than any other solutions on the market today The SC series has products capable of supporting the broadest range of demanding applications including anything from confocal fluorescence microscopy and single molecule imaging, to nanophotonics, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and industrial inspection. The latest development of 80MHz pulse picked is also an important addition to Fianium’s unique variable repetition rate supercontinuum sources (patent pending) for fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM).”

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fiber lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium’s team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fiber laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium’s leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team’s very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China. In 2009 Fianium opened a new micro-materials processing applications facility located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

For more information contact:

Colin Seaton, Fianium, Tel: +1 408 691 0315, Email: colin.seaton@fianium.com

John Clowes, Fianium, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

Chris King, PR Contact, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Mod: +44 7771 883 799 Email: fianium@eml.com


21.01.2010 : Fianium targets growth in OEM supercontinuum sales

Southampton, 21st January 2010 – Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium today unveils a new industry-ready 19” rack mount system for its SC series of supercontinuum sources. Responding to a growing demand from industrial users, Fianium has specifically designed the new system to satisfy exacting integration requirements of OEM customers in applications such as fluorescence imaging, biophotonics, medical instrumentation and metrology.

A demonstration of the rack-mount system can be seen on booth 423 at Photonics West 2010 in San Francisco, USA between the 23rd and 28th January 2010.

“Fianium is constantly looking to push the boundaries of fiber laser development and champion the technology’s widespread adoption over incumbent gas and solid state lasers. This industrial packaging permits simpler integration into our customer instrumentation,”

Comments Colin Seaton, VP Sales & Marketing, Fianium. He continues:

“Historically the main volume market for our white light supercontinuum lasers grew from academics using our systems to provide the advanced technology edge they need to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Now, we’re increasingly experiencing interest from OEMs looking to integrate our supercontinuum and other high energy lasers into their industrial applications. Thanks to the new 19” rack mount system our superior supercontinuum technology is in easy to integrate, cost effective reach to industrial users.”

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fiber lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium’s team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fiber laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium’s leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team’s very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China. In 2009 Fianium opened a new micro-materials processing applications facility located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

For more information contact:

Colin Seaton, Fianium, Tel: +1 408 691 0315, Email: colin.seaton@fianium.com

John Clowes, Fianium, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

Chris King, PR Contact, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Mod: +44 7771 883 799 Email: fianium@eml.com


10.06.2009 : Fianium introduces high-energy ultrafast fibre laser range enabling precision processing of diverse, challenging materials

Southampton, United Kingdom (June 10, 2009) Ultrafast fibre laser manufacturer Fianium introduces its versatile new FP1060-HE range. FP1060-HE lasers are based on a robust, reliable modelocked fibre laser generating high-energy ultrafast pulses with excellent beam quality and pointing stability in the most challenging of environments. Delivering pulse energies in excess of 10μJ and pulse durations down to below 20ps, the flexible lasers enable superior processing of a diverse range of traditionally challenging materials including polymers, glasses, organic tissue and reflective metals.

The FP1060-HE laser platform is based on a modular design, offering flexibility for custom laser configurations within an industry standard 19” rack-mount laser chassis and compact remote optical head. The laser systems feature an external modulator allowing pulse repetition rates from single shot to 20MHz and enabling highly flexible pulse shaping and burst-mode operation.

Where required, Fianium is able to enhance FP1060-HE’s peak power to greater than 5MW by compressing the pulses below 500fs. Optional frequency conversion to green or UV wavelengths further expand the laser’s range of potential applications.

The FP1060-HE's combination of high peak powers and low duty cycle mean that cold processing of materials can be achieved with greatly reduced thermal effects such as melting and micro-cracking. The exceptional beam quality from the FP1060-HE lasers delivers unrivalled focusability for micromachining with the highest precision.

Colin Seaton, VP Sales & Marketing at Fianium comments:

“The uniquely flexible pulse energy, pulse duration and repetition rates of the FP1060-HE range makes it perfectly suited to many diverse materials processing applications from tissue ablation to glass panel scribing. These lasers will unquestionably enable users to complete specific tasks quicker, better and more cost effectively than using conventional DPSS lasers, or other ultrafast laser on the market today.”

For more information, please visit Fianium's booth (522 in hall C1) at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2009 in Munich, between 15-18th June, where the FP1060-HE laser platform will be demonstrated for the first time.

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fibre lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium's team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fibre laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium's leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team's very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China.

For more information contact:

Colin Seaton, Fianium, Tel: +1 408 691 0315, Email: colin.seaton@fianium.com

John Clowes, Fianium, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

Chris King, PR Contact, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Mod: +44 7771 883 799 Email: fianium@eml.com


24.01.2009 : Fianium Announces New Capabilities in Photonic Crystal Fiber Fabrication

Southampton, United Kingdom (January 24, 2009) Eradicating shortcomings and limitations of conventional supercontinuum lasers.

Ultrafast fibre laser manufacturer, Fianium has unveiled a new type of photonic crystal fibre (PCF) - the early fruits of its strategic collaboration with the University of Bath. By working closely with the inventors of PCF and authors of numerous patents, Fianium has gained an immensely deep understanding of the technology and has been able to evolve its processes and Intellectual Property to make them even better and more cost effective. The new patent protected fibre design is exclusive to Fianium, and is integral to the company's ongoing new product development strategy as it strives to extend its market and technology leadership in supercontinuum fibre lasers.

By working closely with customers and the University of Bath Fianium has been able to explore and unearth many of the limitations and shortcomings of traditional supercontinuum fibre lasers. Inspired by this knowledge, the new PCF design was created to right these wrongs and enable development of better performance, more stable and more cost-effective supercontinuum laser solutions - the likes of which the industry has not seen before.

Curently Fianium has no plans to become a supplier of PCF and has developed its own fibre supply chain in order to protect continuity of supply.

Fianium CEO Anatoly Grudinin believes it will be an interesting year ahead:

“ Given the current economic climate I predict we'll see a number of mergers and consolidations during 2009 which could conceivably see suppliers starting to become competitors. In this highly competitive market I'm a firm believer in vertical integration, or at least having control of supplier relationships. We therefore felt it prudent to develop our own, reliable supply chain in order to guarantee the long term, high-quality continuity of supply of our new PCF.”

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fibre lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium's team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fibre laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium's leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team's very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China.

For more information contact:

Fianium contact: John Clowes, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

PR contacts: Chris King / Richard Parker, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Email: fianium@eml.com


12.01.2009 : Fianium previews new high performance supercontinuum fibre lasers at Photonics West 2009

Southampton, United Kingdom (January 12, 2009) Patent pending fibre secures continuity of high-quality supply and helps Fianium to extend its market and technology leadership.

Ultrafast fibre laser manufacturer, Fianium has developed a new supercontinuum fiber laser based on its proprietary high performance photonic crystal fibre (PCF) design. Supercontinuum fibre lasers utilising Fianium's superior PCF design will be rolled out during 2009 as the company seeks to extend its market and technology leadership in supercontinuum (SC) fibre lasers. Fianium's lasers can be previewed on its stand (booth 6225) at Photonics West 2009 and booth 8132 at BIOS 2009 in San Jose, USA between the 24th and 29th January 2009.

In 2008, in partnership with the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials at the University of Bath, Fianium developed a new type of PCF enabling superior performance SC fibre lasers. SC lasers based on Fianium's PCF design offer true white spectrum covering the entire 390-2400nm band. They also deliver greater power in the visible 400-700nm part of the spectrum, compared to lasers based on conventional PCF enabling wavelength tunability with enhanced spectral brightness. Fianium has now developed a new patent-pending technique for fabricating such fibres in volume.

The new supercontinuum fiber lasers have a number of advantages over conventional SC fiber lasers including their stability and no performance degradation over time. Because of its simplicity, Fianium's method of pulling fibre is also less expensive than conventional techniques.

Anatoly Grudinin, CEO at Fianium commented:

“Our high performance PCF design is evidence of Fianium's technical superiority, which has evolved through the team's 100 plus years of combined experience working with the world's best universities and professors at the forefront of ultrafast fibre lasers. Supercontinuum fibre lasers built using our high performance PCF design and fabrication method offer customers the advanced technology edge with which to push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Our fabrication method ensures high quality continuity of supply as we extend our technology and market leadership moving forward.”

About Fianium

Fianium is the world leading manufacturer of ultrafast fibre lasers, providing a product portfolio of unrivalled diversity, uncompromised performance and reliability, to customers in academia and industry.

Fianium's team combines more than 100 years experience gained working at the forefront of the fibre laser industry. Its customers include key industry figures in bio-medical, material inspection and processing as well as leading professors from top universities around the world.

For industrial applications, Fianium's product portfolio offers users an affordable and energy efficient alternative to traditional laser solutions and a means to complete tasks quicker, cheaper and better. The company is also active in pioneering the use of fibre lasers in new applications, displacing alternative technologies and providing users with the ability to do new things.

In academia, Fianium's leadership in white light lasers offers users an advanced technology edge to conduct world class research and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Because of its team's very strong academic links, Fianium has the essential in-house scientific skills and know how to help users of its technology to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Fianium has its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Southampton in the UK and sales operations in the US, Japan and China.

For more information contact:

Fianium contact: John Clowes, Tel: +44 2380 458 776, Email: john.clowes@fianium.com

PR contacts: Chris King / Richard Parker, Tel: +44 208 408 8000, Email: fianium@eml.com