Press release

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 [...]

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 (tolga.kocas@northlab.se), 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

Northlab presents: 3SAE Lens Forming Station (LFS) Demonstration

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 optics and automatic fiber alignment, the Lens Forming Station (LFS) is the only commercially available system specifically designed for high-volume manufacturing targeting ease of use, high-accuracy and process repeatability.

The Lens Forming Station (LFS) allows users to easily optimize a recipe to achieve a desired ball lens diameter utilizing 3SAE's glass processing control software by setting the target diameter and arc controls.

Programmable pass/fail criteria including ball lens diameter, ball lens center and 3SAE's Effective Area Radius (EAR)™ measurement can also be adjusted on a per program basis. Additional limits can be set to ensure that a prepared fiber of proper diameter is being loaded by the operator before allowing the process to begin.

All adjustable parameters can easily be locked out, offering simple "one button" control to the operator while allowing ultimate customization of recipes from an engineer level. Real time image processing allows the user to view the lensing of a fiber in process.

When lensing process is completed, the user is automatically alerted of pass/fail status based upon program specific criteria.

The 3SAE Lens Forming Station accommodates fiber diameters from 125 μm to 500 μm (clad O.D.), coating diameters up to 900 μm.

Contact us at Northlab for more information!