The European Standards Organizations, CEN and CENELEC have recently published CWA 17857:2022 ‘Lens-based adaptor system for coupling fibre optic to infrared semiconductor lasers’.

This is a strong contribution to increase the impact generated by the project in European industry, even in different sectors also using this kind of lasers. Partner UNE, as a national member of CEN and CENELEC, has driven the elaboration process.

A CWA, which stands for CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement, is a kind of standardization document especially designed for including new knowledge arising from research and innovation activities, such as the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe European projects. It can be developed in a fast way and represents the consensus of the participants in its elaboration. However, open participation and public commenting is allowed during the process, and updated information is sent to any related standardization Technical Committee. This way, the different views in its elaboration are maximized and thus the market relevance of the document. It can be further used as a first step towards a full EN or ISO standard.

CWA 17857 describes requirements and guidelines for the fibre-laser coupling solution developed by partner nanoplus to solve some technical difficulties found during the development of the MIRACLE arthroscopy device. This solution, robust and cheap compared with other existing solutions, can be used in many industrial applications in different fields, so this document intends to be relevant for all of them.

The CWA can be reached without any cost in this link, since MIRACLE has financed its free availability for all interested users.