Press release

April 4, 2018

Meet NorthLab at Photonics Europe, 24 – 25 April 2018. You will find us in booth B507 at the Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre in France. Se our products live including the new ProView interferometer.

January 9, 2018

Jan 30 to Feb 1 in San Francisco, 3SAE booth number 4969. 

October 6, 2017

Meet Northlab Photonics at the WSOF in Cyprus 11th-13th of October.

September 6, 2017

We at Northlab are proud to present a new product from 3SAE which we are redistributors for.  The 3SAE Lens Forming Station (LFS) uses our patented Ring of Fire Technology® to allows users to process a fiber end or cleave into a ball lens of a user specified diameter. Utilizing precision mechanics, integrated high contrast [...]

September 5, 2017

Northlab welcomes our new Service and Support Engineer, Per Hellström! He will be providing service repairs both here in our office as well as travelling to our customers all over the world to help them with their products. Welcome to Northlab!

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 [...]

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.