Routing laser energy though laser fiber

Routing laser

Routing laser using laser fiber

When routing laser energy though laser fiber, make sure the delivery fiber does not exceed its minimum bend radius (usually around 6 inches, or 150mm) because bending a fiber beyond this limit may overstress the fiber, leading to potential power losses or in the worst case, a broken fiber.

It is rare for a fiber to fail, but it is nonetheless serious when such a situation occur. The potential can be prevented by equipping the system with fiber breakage detection, which can sense when the fiber has been damaged. The more advanced detection systems test the fiber prior to firing of the laser. Best working practice is to route the fiber above ground, not touching the floor between the laser and workstation to avoid the possibility of crushing the fiber, then coil and hang excess fiber length at the workstation. If the focus head will be moving in the case of a robotic arm, give sufficient slack, and again make sure the fiber’s connection to the focus head avoids exceeding the minimum bend radius.

Routing laser

Most system integrators will usually provide the correct space within the workstation, but it is important to note that cable management from the workstation to the laser is the responsibility of the end user. It is also worth noting that increasing the length of the fiber does not result in a significant decrease in delivered power as the delivery of the laser through the fiber is very efficient. The main power losses occur at the fiber’s entry and exit from the laser. It is important to keep the entry and exit point clean,  free from debries, dust, oil and solvants.

Please read our post on maintenance of optics for some tips on how to increase lifespan of your optics by regular maintenance.

Allowable bending radius


Cleaning optics on laser focusing head and laser fiber

Cleaning Optics

There are a variety of cleaning products and cleaning methods to use depending upon the type of optic to be cleaned and the nature of the care needed, ranging from removing dust to smudges on the surface. An important point to note is that you should never clean plastic optics or optics in plastic housings with Acetone because it will melt and damage the plastic. Therefore, if you have a plastic optic, then you should use Compressed Air. After purchasing an optical component, exercising proper care can maintain its quality and extend its usuable lifetime. The technician handling the optics should also be trained in optic maintenance and care.

Handling Tips when cleaning optics

  1. Always wear gloves or finger cots when cleaning optics. The oil and dirt on your fingertips can sometimes damage the coating on optics. If a fingerprint is left on an optical surface for a long time, it can become a permanent stain and damage the optical coating of the lens.
  2. Always handle optics by the edges. Never touch the optical surface with your fingertips, even while wearing gloves as it can cause micro scratches on the lens surface or coating.
  3. Never handle optics with metal tools. Reduce the chance of damage by using wooden, bamboo, or plastic tools to handle optics. Vacuum pens are handy for small optics.
  4. Always place an optic on a clean soft surface, especially if the optical surface is convex. Resting on a hard or dirty tabletop can cause scratches on the optical surface and coating.
  5. To store optics, wrap them individually in clean, lint-free lens tissue and place in a low humidity environment. Never store unwrapped optics together in a box or bag, as contact and constant rubbing and friction between the optics will cause scratches and damage. Do not store optics with heavier items on top of them.
  6. Never blow on the optic. It is recommended to use a air puff when removing dirt from the optics. Do not chew gum or talk while holding laser optics to prevent saliva contamination. Saliva particles will often stain the surface and it is very difficult to clean or remove.

Fiber repair for Long pulsed Nd:YAG Laser and ALEXANDRITE Laser

fiber-repair-alexandrite-laserFiber repair Alexandrite laser

The global cosmetic laser market is set for rapid growth due to surplus income with the middle class to spend on cosmetic surgeries and growing awareness about non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Increase in innovative product launches and growth of medical tourism across the globe is supporting the growth of the cosmetic laser market. Based on product type, standalone lasers segment lead the global cosmetic lasers market owing to low barriers of entry such as its ease of use and applications. The increasing adoption of aesthetic treatments in medical clinics and increasing demand of non-invasive cosmetic procedures is driving the growth of this cosmetic laser market. As aesthetic lasers & IPL equipment are expensive to maintain, Gold Technic can offer you a cost effective solution when your cosmetic laser machine breaks down.  One of the most common problem that require immediate attention is handpiece and fiber repair for Alexandrite laser.

Gold Technic provides support for repair fiber for cosmetic lasers. It is also important to have preventative maintenance performed on your aesthetic laser & IPL every 6-12 months. Regular preventative maintenance can save a tremendous amount of money by preventing a small problem from turning into a costly issue at an unexpected time. Our services includes fiber optic cable assemblies repairs, Nd:YAG, alexandrite, rod ruby rods and repairs, hand piece repair, optics repair or recoat and replacement for laser flashlamps for cosmetic laser machines. We have clients in Europe, Dubai, Egypt, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast asia. Brands we can service include Alma, Bison Medical, Candela, Cutera, Cynosure, Hoya Con Bio, Medlite, Lumenis, Palomar etc.

Alexandrite Laser crystal repair


The most important application area of Alexandrite lasers is dermatology. For example, such lasers are used for hair removal, for removing tattoos and for treating visible leg veins and pigmented lesions. In the case of hair removal, the light from a long-pulse laser is preferentially absorbed at the hair shafts, and the resulting heat damages these hair shafts and the surrounding hair follicles (selective photothermolysis). By cooling the skin during the treatment, damage to the epidermis is minimized. The short emission wavelength of an Alexandrite laser, compared with that of a Nd:YAG laser, is beneficial for removing finer hairs, but increases the risk of skin damage in case of darker skin. (The absorption occurs mostly in melanin, which occurs in hair but also in dark skin, and less in hemoglobin.)

Alexandrite Laser Crystal repair

The most common types of coatings are anti-reflection (AR) and high-reflective (mirror) coatings for 755nm lasers Alexandrite laser crystals.  The optical coating is generally the limiting factor in the performance ability of a high-power laser system.  Regardless of the type of damage, coating failure irrevocably and adversely affects the transmitted wavefront. This can have a drastic effect on system performance, but can also be costly when the time comes to replace the damaged Alexandrite laser crystal.  It is important that the laser technician identify the damaged Alexandrite crystal and replace them with new rod to ensure that the machine is at optimal performance. We recommend that the user purchase back up Alexandrite crystal rod so that they can send the damaged one for repair during servicing and replacement.

The turnaround time for Alexandrite crystal repair is about 30 working days.  Each year, we recoat hundreds of  Alexandrite laser rods and  YAG laser rod assemblies to like-new condition. Reparing the Alexandrite laser rods can reduce operating cost and ensure machine is always working at optimum condition.



Acrylic diamond edge finishing tool


Gold Technic can manufacture tools for machining of Acrylic. Save time on manual polishing. Diamond tools leaves high gloss finish on acryllic 

  • Tools are made of single crystal Mono crystal for the ultimate gloss finish. Available in sizes from 3mm up to 6mm. Each piece is customised for individual application.
  • Ideal for milling Acryllic, plexi-glass, PMMA, gold, silver and aluminium
  • High gloss mirror finish with no need for secondary finishing. 
  • High precision cutting edge tolerance with a maximum of 10µm
  • high-quality finishing is realized with good surface roughness and less tipping.

It is important for users to check their cutters after every machine run to ensure that proper tool maintenance is carried out. 

Laser flash lamp

Laser Flash Lamps

Laser Flash Lamps

Laser Flash Lamp or Gas discharge laser lamps are routinely used as optical pump sources for solid state lasers. The two main categories of laser pump lamps are DC arc lamps for continuous pumping, and laser flash lamps for pulsed pumping. Both offer high brightness, high power capability, long operating life, and low cost per hour of operation.

Gold Technic stock laser flash lamps from Europe. Laser lamps such as flash lamps and arc lamps are used to optically pump solid-state lasers. Through pumping, the population inversion necessary for a stimulated emission is generated. In general, we differentiate between xenon flash lamps for pulsed applications and krypton arc lamps for continuous applications.

Typical laser applications include precision welding, cutting and drilling, spot welding and mould repair. Non-laser applications include hair removal, skin treatment, IPL, tattoo removal, sun simulation and semiconductor processing. With tha gaining popularity in Skin Treatment and IPL laser treatments, we have has rapidly grown to become a high volume supplier for laser flash lamps.

Key features of Gold Technic’s laser flash lamp:

  • Lamp to lamp consistency. Batch production and QC inspection
  • High standards of manufacturing
  • Long lifetime
  • Consistent lead times
  • Dedicated customer service and support

Green Optical Laser Cable repair


Green Optical Laser Cable repair

Damaged green optical laser cable for repair after laser damage. This picture shows a green optical laser cable from Miyachi laser Japan. One side of the connector has laser burnt marks due to off focus laser beam and the other side require re-termination and clean up. The laser cable is sent to our factory to be checked, cleaned, terminated and polished. It is common for connectors to be damaged after prolong usage  and it is important that regular maintenance procedure to be in place to protect your laser fiber from damage. However, due to wear and tear, it is common for optical laser cable to be damaged after more than 1 year of usage. If the usage level is high, some of the laser fiber may need to be serviced every 9-15 months.

Customers can send in their cables for evaluation on whether it is suitable for repair. Sometimes, we receive green fiber cable for repair that is broken in the middle. We have to consult customers on their minimum working length before commencing repair. Please see our green optical laser fiber repair page for more details on how to send in your cable for repair. The lead time for repair depends on the complexity of the damage and quantity requirement.

Miyachi Green Optical Laser Cable for repair are commonly used in YAG laser welding machines. We can also supply new green optical laser cable for your welding laser requirements. Many sizes available for different welding spot size. Common sizes include 200 micron, 400 micron, 600 micron, 800 micron and 1000 micron. Please contact us for full repair details and price for new optical laser cable.

Green optical laser cable repair

ST300E, ST400, ST600E, ST300F, ST400F, ST600F, SIH-04CA05M, SIH-06CA05M, SIH -04CA10M, SIH-06CA10M, GIH-04CA05M, GIH-06CA05M, GIH-04CA10M, GIH06-CA10M,  SI300-5, SI400-5, SI600-5, FSI300-005, FSI400-005, FSI600-005, FGI300-005, FGI400-005, FGI600-005

Miyachi Unitek Amada Miyachi Fiber Supply

Miyachi Unitek Amada Miyachi Fiber Supply. Compatible for all types of machines. OEM manufacturer of laser fiber for laser power delivery. Fiber length can be customised according to end user requirements. Depending on the final material welding location and machine location, the length of the fiber can be adjusted according to your needs. The length of the fiber should not affect the resultant output of the laser welder. Compatible fiber for Miyachi Unitek Amada Miyachi Fiber laser welders are premium in quality. Optical fibers should have a adequate bending radius when planning to set up your machine. Fibers may be damaged  when they are bent beyond their minimum bend radius, subjected to twisting or exposed to the shock of a strong impact. Please refer to our article on the minimum bend radius for more information and precautions to take when handling the Miyachi Unitek Amada Miyachi Fiber. 

Dirt or dust on the end surfaces of an optical fiber can damage the fiber. The damaged surfaces of the fibers can also cause contamination to adjacent lenses. To prevent contamination, do not remove the protective cap from the ends of the optical fiber until you are ready to set up the machine. 

Miyachi Unitek Fiber laser Models

LW5A(E), LW5AM(E), LW15A(E) , LW25A(E), LW5AE, LW5AME, LW15AE, LW25AE

Amada Miyachi Fiber laser Models

ML-2051A(-CE), ML-2052A(-CE) , ML-2050A(-CE), ML-2150A(-CE), ML-2051A(-CE), ML-2052A(-CE), ML-2050A(-CE), ML-2150A(-CE)

Laser Fiber Handling


Since the core of fiber optic cable is silica (glass), proper Laser Fiber Handling procedures need to be observed at all times. We have put together a list of the most important Laser fiber handling procedures. The intent of these procedures is to maintain optimum performance of the laser fiber, minimum loss and most of all, a safe working environment.

  1. Protect the exposed Laser fiber end from coming in contact with all surfaces. Always use the protective cap.
  2. The use of high-pressured compressed air should NOT be used at all times.
  3. Clean the connector with alcohol each time it is inserted into an adapter . Make sure that the adaptor is clean before inserting the Laser Fiber
  4. The minimum bend radius of the fiber must be maintained. Please refer to our article on minimum bend radius for more information.
  5. If a fiber is fastened using tie wraps, do not over tighten.
  6. Unused connectors should always be covered or capped. Always keep the end of the fiber pointed down to prevent any falling debris from landing on the end of the fiber. Never touch the end of the fiber or blow on it with your mouth. Saliva particles or dust might stick onto the fiber ends resulting is more damage.
  7. When holding the connector, hold only the collar and main body of the connector. Never touch the brass part or the tip of the fiber optic cable.
  8. Use fiber-cleaning materials only once. Only Lint free lens/optic paper  and Powder Free latex gloves should be used.
  9. For safety, never inspect a fiber optic cable while looking directly into the fiber end while connected to a laser source. Always disconnect the laser fiber from the laser source and keep the un used side capped before conducting any inspection. Eye damage may occur if you stare directly at an active fiber end.

If you have any questions about Laser Fiber Handling, please call us before operating or cleaning any laser parts. Laser fiber should always be handled by a trained personal and laser protection googles are to be worn at all times when laser source is in operation.