IPG Photonics is a manufacturer of fiber lasers. IPG Photonics developed and commercialized optical fiber lasers, which are used in a variety of applications including materials processing, medical applications and telecommunications. IPG has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, Russia and Italy.
IPG was founded in 1990 by Valentin P. Gapontsev, IPG's Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer, and Igor Samartsev, IPG's Chief Technology Officer.
IPG also develops and manufactures fiber amplifiers, diode lasers and several complementary products used with its lasers, such as optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, and beam switches. Its products are sold globally and primarily used for materials processing, advanced technologies, telecommunications, and medical applications.
The company is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts, with more than 25 facilities around the world.
IPG was founded in 1990 in Russia by physicist Valentin Gapontsev.
Building on previous demonstrations to improve the efficiencies of fiber lasers, in 1990, Valentin Gapontsev and Igor Samartsev first proposed using fiber laser technology to produce a high power laser beam, demonstrating 2W CW Er doped fiber lasers at 1.54?m and a 5W laser in 1991. Using a side-pumping technique, Gapontsev and Samartsev's unique fiber laser architecture enabled many semiconductor laser diodes to pump through one single-mode fiber.
Highest paying job titles at IPG Photonics include Software Engineer, Director, Internal Audit, and Cyber Security Analyst