Micro-Optics promote application flexibility, efficiency.
January 16, 2013 -
Custom micro-optics focus blue and other single laser diodes beam to size of 40 x 40 µm˛. Available with or without housing, laser diodes promote flexible use for custom optics. Micro-optics applications for laser manufacturers can include pumping solid-state crystals and fiber coupling.
|Original Press release |
LIMO Blue Laser: Major Innovation in Micro-Optics from Dortmund Thanks to Its Revolutionary Blue Laser, LIMO is Beaming with Pride
What do flat screens, metrology and lithography products have in common? An increasing number of these products share an efficient blue single laser diode as a key feature. The electronics and other industries use these single emitter laser diodes for their higher output of up to 1 – 2 W each.
That’s where the world market leader in the field of refractive micro optics comes into play: The Dortmund-based LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is highly experienced in producing single emitter micro-optics for so-called near infrared (NIR) emission.
LIMO uses this extensive experience and expertise to develop custom micro-optics that precisely focus the new blue and other powerful single laser diodes beam to a size of 40 x 40 µm˛. These optics can be used with flexibility because the laser diodes are available with or without a housing. Laser manufacturers can use the micro-optics applications including pumping solid-state crystals and for fiber coupling.
When it comes to energy-efficient pumping of solid-state crystals, the blue laser diodes have been proved successful: As an example, they were successfully deployed in the “Integrated Green Efficient Laser” (IGEL) project – funded by the BMBF with 3.5 Mio. Euro – where a blue diode laser is used as the actual source of light. The wavelength is being converted upwards within the crystal to produce a green laser beam. Dr. Oliver Homburg, Director for Advanced Optical Solutions, mentions a strong economic benefit, “They are a cost-efficient solution because only one micro-optic is needed to focus the blue laser beam.”
Learn more about the new precise and cost-efficient micro-optics for the blue lasers by visiting us at the Photonics West fair (SPIE), San Francisco, between February 5th to 7th in 2013 – South Hall, Stand 816.
For more information please contact Dr. Oliver Homburg, email@example.com.