Press release

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 [...]

February 6, 2013

Come and se the new TMS taper station from 3SAE in action in both 5040 at Photonics West.

February 5, 2013

The Photonics West exhibition opened today and the interest in the new products from 3SAE was big. NorthLab is present to take care of all the visitors from Europe and have many meetings and demos scheduled with key clients. Come visit us in the 3SAE both 5040.

February 5, 2013

Setting up the both together with the 3SAE team. It all starts tomorrow, Feb 5. Meet us in both 5040.

January 31, 2013

NorthLab photonics will exhibit at Photonics West in San Francisco Feb 5-7. You will find us in both 5040 together with our partner 3SAE Technologies. Several new exiting products will be on display.

September 20, 2010

Held every year, the ECOC conference provides an ideal inter- and multi-disciplinary forum that brings together people from basic research, R&D, industry and telecom operators.

May 21, 2010

Find NorthLab at Booth I-47 from 15 through 18 June at OPTATEC 2010 in Franfurt / Main, Germany were all 3SAE and FITEL products for specialty fiber applications will be displayed.

February 10, 2010

3SAE Technologies, Inc. has developed a Liquid Clamp Cleaver™ specially designed for all standard cladding size and large diameter cladding fiber.

August 22, 2009

NorthLab Photonics is proud to announce the cooperation with Furukawa Electric in Europe.

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.