LED and laser light for small cross-sections of LEDs have opened up many areas in recent years because of its longevity and its energy efficiency at simultaneous color fidelity and often replaced incandescent and discharge lamps in traditional fields of application. For the coupling in small fibre cross sections were the usual semiconductor-based solutions but usually no equivalent substitute. Now this however has changed. High-performance laser diodes now advancing in areas previously reserved Xenon discharge lamps. Medical technology, life science, and endoscopy will benefit. Since the Volpi AG (www.volpi.ch) brought the first white LED light sources on the market about 15 years ago, the Swiss company has promoted continuously, and with considerable success the development work. Now the lighting specialists have set a further milestone: in close cooperation with users up to 700 m developed new LED and laser-based high-performance light modules for the coupling in fiber cross section of 125. With their high The new solution offers a maintenance-free, energy-saving, long-lasting and color-accurate alternative to xenon lamps light services.
So is the light performance of very compact compared to Xenon types module at the end of a 0.7 m long and 200 m thin fiber, for example, considerable 30 lm. foundations for the new formed in addition to LEDs with high power density and low-cost laser above all the experience in the design of optical input power systems and a sophisticated thermal management. The new fiber lighting creates favourable conditions for many new standard products and customer specific solutions. These include E.g. endoscopes for minimally invasive surgery as well as systems for ophthalmology, wave front measurement or the whole life – science and Diagnostics area. Further performance increases are foreseen; on future developments it will be so excited.