Beam Shapers & Manipulators

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Beam Combining Filters target optogenetics applications.

September 30, 2016

BrightLine® Multiphoton LaserMUX™ Beam Combining Filters enable deep tissue imaging and optimized contrast in multi-color and multi-modal fluorescence microscopy. Filters simultaneously achieve high transmission, high reflection, and low GDD over both reflection and transmission, while maintaining minimal wavefront distortion. Suitable for combining 2 femtosecond pulsed laser beams, filters support optogenetics and other life science applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

EXFO Launches Agile NEMs Infrastructure Solutions for end-to-end Manufacturing Coverage

September 21, 2016

New power meter, variable attenuator and switches combining next-generation chassis and industry's unique, web-based multi-user interface ideal for network equipment manufacturers QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today its latest agile solutions for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), which include new power meter, variable attenuator and switches, all... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

PV Inverters and Combiner Boxes are No Match for Bridgeport's 'Team Done That'

July 1, 2016

STRATFORD, Conn. – A national solar systems provider was recently faced with a predicament that would have delayed one of its larger installation projects. It looked like the contractor couldn’t employ the Bridgeport rain-tight fittings ordered for the job. Aiming to quickly remedy the situation, a member of Bridgeport’s technical sales team came to meet with the installer. The on-site... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Continuously Variable Beam Expander is available for 355 nm.

June 24, 2016

TECHSPEC® Variable Beam Expanders offer continuous magnification for high-power laser applications where magnification changes may be required. With 2X–8X magnification range, 355 nm wavelength model is suited for UV laser machining. Diffraction limited performance with λ/4 transmitted wavefront is standard, and high laser damage threshold anti-reflective (AR) coatings ensure maximum transmittance while minimizing ghost reflections. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Disconnecting Combiner Boxes support up to 36 strings.

May 3, 2016

Featuring disconnect ratings up to 400 A at 1,500 Vdc, Prominence Series is ETL Listed to UL1741 at 1,500 Vdc and CAN/CSA C22.2 listed at 1,500 Vdc. Combiner boxes are fully customizable with 275, 325, or 400 A disconnects and up to 36 strings. Enclosures are available in NEMA 4 steel, NEMA 4X fiberglass or stainless, or 3R. Additional configuration options include single or dual-hole output lugs, pre-configured pigtails, voltage monitoring, surge protection, and string-level current monitoring. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Pyroelectric Cameras use beam propagation software.

February 18, 2016

Available for Pyrocam™ laser beam profiling cameras, M2 Beam Propagation software incorporates M2 calculations that predict how laser will focus and beam propagation parameters that describe how laser diverges as function of beam waist width. Program allows manual collection of 2D laser beam profiles for CW and pulsed lasers from 13–350 nm and from 1–3,000 µm. Other calculations include: beam width, divergence angle, Rayleigh length, astigmatism, asymmetry ratio, average power, and spot size. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Dichroic Beamsplitters are designed for optimal flatness.

February 15, 2016

Addressing optical wavefront distortion sensitivity needs of super-resolution imaging systems, BrightLine® laser dichroic beamsplitters with λ/10 flatness are offered on 3 mm thick glass to reduce sensitivity to mounting stress in custom optical systems. Products minimize reflected wavefront distortion to maximize signal and SNR. For setups requiring maximum switching speed or minimal beam shift in transmission, 1 mm thick BrightLine® laser dichroic beamsplitters offer λ/2 flatness. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler offers sub-micron measurement.

November 5, 2015

Using moving slits, NIST-calibrated NanoScan™ 2s measures beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. Offering of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100 µm and beyond. Digital controller, by providing 16-bit digitization of signal for dynamic range up to 35 dB power, enables measurement of beam size and pointing with 3-sigma precision to several hundred nanometers. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Empower RF Systems Patent Approval - "Combiner for an RF Power Amplifier"

August 28, 2015

United States Patent 9,093,731 B2, recently awarded to Empower RF Systems, validates the uniqueness of the hardware architecture in use on Empower's high power, next generation amplifiers.  The embodiments of this patent protection are related to the design, associated materials, and integration of the high power combiner that is integral to delivering multi-kW broadband power (CW) and... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Beam Monitoring System supports dynamic measurements.

June 24, 2015

Featuring magnification optics for measuring beams with spot sizes down to 55 µm, non-contact BeamWatch® 2.0 monitors high-power (up to 100 kW) YAG, fiber, and diode lasers in 980–1,080 nm range used in industrial material processing applications. Unit takes measurements every 60 msec, providing instant readings of focus spot size and beam position as well as dynamic measurements of focal plane location during process start-up. Dual axis measurement support is available Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Beam Combiner features 6 kW rating.

June 23, 2015

With 6x1 TrueM2-14 Beam Combiner, machine manufacturers can build their own fiber laser sources using modular architecture, producing customized fiber lasers based on application requirements. Combiner can be mated with up to 6 TrueMode-kW laser cavity modules or other compatible modules. Measuring 300 x 150 x 15 mm, product provides >97% transmission performance, up to 1,100 W input power per port, and 3–4 mm-mrad beam. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

Combiner Box suits photovoltaic installations.

June 23, 2015

Housed in NEMA4X fiberglass enclosure, 1500 V SlimLine Combiner Box features 100% load break UL98B rated disconnects and surge suppression. Busbars utilized are C1100 oxygen-free and are precision milled to ensure optimum contact and long- term reliability. Multiple off-the-rack and custom options are available up to 400 A and 32 strings. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Laser Optics Assemblies meet standard and custom specs.

May 27, 2015

Used in Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and fiber lasers for cutting, welding, marking, and drilling, Laser Optics Assemblies include standard and custom beam expanders and F-Theta lenses. Housed within anodized aluminum casing, expanders are made with high-precision plano-concave and plano-convex lenses. Units are specialized for use with UV-FIR wavelengths including 266 nm, 355 nm, 532 nm, 1064 nm, and 10.6 μm. F-Theta lenses, made of 2–5 optics, provide constant focal plane throughout entire field of view. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

ETL Systems to Exhibit New RF over Fibre Standalone Modules at IMS 2015

May 5, 2015

New outdoor unit amplifiers and Ku-band passive splitter/combiners will also feature at expo in Phoenix, Arizona ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, will showcase three new products from its components range at this year’s International Microwave Symposium. The new StingRay RF over Fibre standalone module – a... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Plate Beamsplitters offer high laser damage thresholds.

May 4, 2015

Insensitive to input beam's polarization state, Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters feature high laser damage thresholds of greater than 6 J/cm² at 1064 nm at 10 ns. Coating with dielectric layers offers λ/8 surface accuracy for minimal wavefront distortion. Manufactured using fused silica substrate, beamsplitters have clear aperture of greater than 22.9. Units come in four 25.4 mm diameter models with design wavelengths of 355, 515–532, 770–830, and 1025–1095 nm. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Precision Optics are designed for Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

March 18, 2015

Intended for use in Nd:YAG and fiber lasers, precision laser optics include lenses, beamsplitters, polarizing components, super flat mirrors, and high-damage threshold coatings that operate in 1 micron wavelength region. Key specifications, including transmission, wavefront, and laser damage threshold (LDT), are analyzed and measured by technicians and scientists. Subesquently, measurements are tested at RMI facility via high-power Nd:YAG laser. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Boeing and Inmarsat Among Companies to Snap up ETL Systems' RF Products Ahead of SATELLITE 2015

March 6, 2015

Full range of RF over Fibre products will be showcased, with significant orders also coming from two US Government Agencies and other major companies all over the world The latest in RF over fibre products will be among those exhibited by ETL Systems at SATELLITE 2015, following orders from Boeing Inmarsat and major US Government agencies. All ETL products are designed and manufactured by... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

CCD Camera profiles large laser beams.

February 20, 2015

Measuring 43 x 43 x 65 mm, LT665 USB 3.0 Large Array Beam Profiling Camera features USB 3.0 interface that delivers 6 MP at up to 27 fps. Large, 1 in. format provides active area with 4.5 µm square pixels (2752 x 2192 array). Camera works with BeamGage beam profiling software, which includes all algorithms and calculations needed to make accurate, ISO-approved laser beam measurements, including beam size, shape, uniformity, divergence, and mode content. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beam Combiner features optical power rating of 4 kW.

February 20, 2015

With TrueM2 platform, machine manufacturers can build their own fiber laser source using modular architecture and produce customized fiber laser based on specific requirements. Featuring 1,100 W max input per port and greater than 97% transmission, 4 x 1 TrueM2-14 can be mated with up to four TrueMode-kW laser cavity modules, or other compatible modules. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Pyroelectric Laser Beam Profiling Camera serves OEM applications.

February 17, 2015

Along with 80 µm pixel pitch, Pyrocam IIIHR has 160 x 160 pixel image array for profiling beams up to ½ in. without reduction optics. Pulsed and CW lasers, including CO2 and telecom NIR lasers and THz sources, can be measured from 13–355 nm and 1.06 to >3,000 µm. Interface to GigE camera supports high-speed applications, 16-bit ADC promotes reliable measurement and analysis of large and low level signals in wings of laser beam, and SNR of 1000:1 facilitates viewing of 30 mW/cm² beams. Read More