The 4 Types of Fiber Lasers

Braden Todd is a second-generation glass artist, and the owner and creative force behind Glassmith2, located in Boulder, Colorado.

Fixed pulse width and MOPAThe fixed pulse width machine cannot be adjusted whereas the MOPA systems allow the user to adjust the pulse width for maximum marking options.

Flying optic and galvoA flying optic is essentially a mirror and lens assembly that travels over the laser bed when engraving. A galvo system steers the beam through mirrors increasing marking speed with reduced markable area.

—Braden Todd, Glassmith2

Curious about fiber lasers? Braden Todd presents a Beginner’s Guide.