Press release

June 20, 2017

New Munich Trade Fair Center, stand B3.303 (Laser Components)June 26 – 29, 2017

May 22, 2017

Our CEO Per Karlsson (right) with Johnny Li fromLaser Manufacturing News, at the 2017 International Advanced Laser Application Summit Forum in Shenzhen, China.

April 27, 2017

Meet with NorthLab at OFS-25 in Jeju, Korea until Friday April 28 and learn more about the NORIA FBG manufacturing solution.    

March 8, 2017

A video demonstration of our latest pride and joy, the Noria.    Read more about it under the page FBG manufacturing.  

February 20, 2017

NorthLab just finalized yet a successful NORIA installation and training at the university of MONS in Belgium today. The UMONS team are very happy with the performance of the machine as an addition to their existing FBG manufacturing capabilities The NORIA will be used jointly by the Electromagnetism & Telecom department of UMONS and by [...]

January 24, 2017

Come visit Northlab Photonics in our US partner 3SAE Technologies booth #4967 at the Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco, where we will be from January 31st to February 2nd. For a demonstration of our ProCoater, the CMS, the Noria or any of our other innovative products, please contact Tolga Kocas  +468-7880 882 (, or Per Karlsson [...]

January 19, 2016

“NORIA: flexible automation in Fiber Bragg” manufacturing is the title of a new white paper on FBG production. Fiber Bragg manufacturing with the NORIA offers both speed and flexibility in writing a large variety of grating types. The fast writing process provides the ability to volume manufacture in-house, while the flexibility of the NORIA enables [...]

October 6, 2015

Read about fiber optic sensing and the NORIA in the Dutch industry magazine Photonic News. The article was published in the September issue of the magazine. Click the link below to download a pdf version of the article. PDF

August 18, 2015

The NORIA plug & play FBG manufacturing solution was successfully demonstrated at the Laser World of Photonics exhibition in Munich June 22-25. Visitors from all over the world came to se it in operation. The feedback was very positive. Contact us for more information.

May 11, 2015

NorthLab will release several new products at the exhibition in Munich June 22-25 including the 3SAE Large Diameter Fiber Splicing/Processing System LDS 2.5, Noria FBG manufacturing solution, ProCleave LD a fiber Cleaver for large area fibers, ProCleave SD a cleaver for standard fibers and the highly flexible and modular fiber recoater, ProCoater.  Come visit us [...]

Liquid clamp cleaver for large diameter fibers

February 10, 2010 3SAE Technologies, Inc. has developed a Liquid Clamp Cleaver™ specially designed for all standard cladding size and large diameter cladding fiber. The patent-pending Liquid Clamp Cleaver is designed for customers using fibers from 125 to 650μm that require very flat cleaves for improved splice loss and beam quality. Currently, the primary cause of bad cleave angles is torsion strain in the fiber, induced by torque from conventional clamps. 3SAE Technologies’ new patent-pending process features a completely torque-free clamping system. The 3SAE Technologies system uses a proprietary metal alloy ingot that melts at less than the boiling point of water. This is a lead-free, cadmium-free alloy ingot specially formulated to solidify tightly around the optical fiber when cooled, providing torque-free clamping even of non-round fibers such as octagonal shape. A solid-state temperature control system rapidly melts and chills the alloy as needed. When the alloy ingot is depleted by use, it can be easily replaced. These unique alloy ingots are available exclusively from 3SAE Technologies. In addition to the best cleave quality obtainable, the unit has an on-board LCD screen that provides continuous status updates and instructs the operator in the proper loading and cleaving sequence. The menu system enables the operator to easily create, modify and use up to  up to 10 cleaving programs, allowing efficient transitions between different fiber diameters.