Press release

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 [...]

May 11, 2015

Come and se the TMS taper manufacturing station from 3SAE in action in Laser Components both number B3.303at Laser World of Photonics in Munich June 22 – 25.

May 11, 2015

The NORIA tool is a manufacturing tool to produce Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs). A Deep Ultra Violet laser (Coherent Excistar XS 500Hz—ArF) and a phase mask (Ibsen Photonics) are used to transfer a periodic pattern into the core of a photosensitive optical fiber. The NORIA tool holds a number of different masks in a revolver [...]

May 11, 2015

NorthLab was presented in an extensive article in the Swedish industry magazine “Elektroniktidningen”. Read the article in the pdf version of the magazine through the link below (only in Swedish):

February 11, 2015

Come and learn more about the Noria FBG manufacturing solution in our booth 4941 at Photonics West in San Francisco.

May 16, 2013

With several new products to display NorthLab Photonics has had a very successful week at the Laser World of Photonics exhibition in Munich. Today, Thursday, is the last day of four day event. Come visit us in the Laser 2000 both number 421 in hall B1. Read more about the exhibition at the official web [...]

April 22, 2013

NorthLab will release several new products at the exhibition in Munich May 13-16 including the Taper Manufacuring Station (TMS) and the Lens Forming Station (LFS II) from 3SAE. Come visit us in the Laser 2000 both number 421 in hall B1. E-mail or call us to set up a demo and/or meeting. Read more about [...]

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.