Beam Shapers & Manipulators

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

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools

Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring Systems offer 2D views.

February 17, 2015

Without requiring contact with beam, BeamWatch® instantly measures focus spots down to 80 µm dia in 60 msec intervals and position for YAG, disc, fiber, and diode lasers from 980–1,080 nm. Rayleigh scatter measurement allows monitoring at frequent intervals without shutting down or disrupting process, and 2D viewing of beams determines roundness or presence of astigmatism. Able to be run in Technician or Operator Mode, industrial laser beam profilers serve material processing applications. 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

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Broadband RF Power Combiners operate up to 6 GHz.

December 29, 2014

Offered in 2-way and 4-way configurations, RF Power Combiners deliver up to 600 W and operate over temperature range of 55–85°C. Units combine or sum number of RF input signals to common output, while maintaining characteristic impedance of inputs. Designed to be screw-down mounted to heatsink, combiners offer frequency range from 20 MHz to 6 GHz, low insertion loss from 0.35–1 dB, and low VSWR up to 1.30:1. Units are suited for wide range of military and commercial applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Cube Beamsplitters target uncollimated light sources.

October 10, 2014

With wire grid polarizer cemented between 2 right angle prisms made of N-BK7 substrate, Wire Grid Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters are designed for applications using uncollimated light, including broadband white light sources. Anti-reflection coating is applied to each face of beamsplitter, which provides less than 0.5% average reflection per surface. Maintaining spectral contrast from 400–700 nm over cone angle of +25°, beamsplitters provide greater than 75% transmission of P-polarized light. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Splitters/Attenuators handle up to 1 in. dia, 500 W laser beams.

August 22, 2014

Featuring set of adjustable filters for intensity reduction, LBS-400 laser beam samplers are dual-wedge attenuators that control and adjust beam output power that reaches Pyrocam™ pyroelectric beam profiling camera. Compact and portable products measure UV, NIR, or IR wavelength beams with diameters up to 1 in. and power levels from 10 mW to 500 W. Mid-IR and Far-IR wavelength lasers with focused spots down to approximately 1.5 mm can be characterized as well. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarizing Beamsplitter features 200:1 extinction ratio.

July 29, 2014

Splitting up S & P polarization of light with extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher, Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube is suited for high-power laser applications up to 10 J/cm² pulsed and continuous wave. All entrance and exit faces are coated with thin film anti-reflection coatings to optimize overall performance of cube. Optical coatings operate at wavelengths from 200–2500 nm and can be customized to meet unique and critical requirements. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics

LCoS Module targets head-mounted displays.

June 13, 2014

Featuring liquid crystal on silicon technology, Front-Lit™ LCoS Module integrates LED illumination system and polarization beam splitter, cutting size and optimizing power efficiency of entire optical engine. Module produces over 10,000 nits of brightness and more than 50 nits/mW efficiency. Meeting specifications of head-mounted display requirements, device targets augmented reality and virtual reality applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Variable Laser Beam Expander provides continuous magnification.

June 6, 2014

Available in 1X–3X or 2X–8X magnification ranges for 532 or 1,064 nm or broadband visible wavelengths, TECHSPEC® Variable Beam Expanders offer continuous magnification for laser applications where magnification changes may be required. Galilean designs feature 1/4 λ transmitted wavefront, and AR coatings ensure maximum transmittance while minimizing ghost reflections. Non-rotating internal translation and focusing mechanisms continuously adjust magnification and laser divergence. Read More

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

Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator has multiport design.

March 14, 2014

Able to be remotely controlled via USB or Ethernet, FVA-3800 enables BER testing and system verification in laboratory or manufacturing environments. System has front panel control and integrated power meter, houses up to 4 attenuators, and handles range of applications, including system loss emulation, coherent transmission, as well as transceiver design and testing. Density, settling time, and reliability promote flexible use and enable product to satisfy research requirements.
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Software, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Beam Profiler uses optimized computation engine.

February 17, 2014

Leveraging computation engine that improves cycle time and UI responsiveness while also enhancing ability to work with apertures and partitions, BeamGage® v6.1 performs data acquisition and analysis of laser beam parameters. Solution can analyze different beams or sources of light and incorporates strip chart function that allows for zooming and panning as well as charting of partitions and storage of 10,000+ data points. Solution also includes 55+ measurements and calculations. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters offer 3000:1 extinction ratio.

October 23, 2013

Offering alternative to Brewster windows, High Energy Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters provide typical damage threshold of 15 J/cm² at 1,064 nm, 10 ns, 20 Hz. Products are constructed by optically contacting UV fused silica right angle prisms, rather than cementing them. Available in 12.7 mm cube size for use with variety of Nd: YAG laser wavelengths, beamsplitters feature greater than 99.5% reflection of S-polarized light and more than 97% transmission of P-polarized light at design wavelength. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

String Combiners target utility scale power plants.

October 21, 2013

Designed specifically for utility-scale and large commercial solar power plant applications, UTS Utility Scale Series is available in grounded, ungrounded, and bipolar configurations. All versions are ETL listed at both 600 and 1,000 Vdc. Product line includes options for up to 32 input circuits as well as 200, 250, and 360 A load-break disconnects. In addition, 90°C output compression lugs allow for either copper or aluminum conductors. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beam Expanders/Reducers enhance wavefront system capabilities.

April 9, 2013

Beam expanders and reducers are available to enhance capabilities of Shack-Hartmann Complete Light Analysis System (CLAS-2D) wavefront aberrometers, which operate with light sources from 193–1,700 nm. Standard expanders and reducers allow beam measurement up to 60 mm, but larger, custom beam reducers can also be designed. Uses include wind tunnel turbulence applications, wind shear testing, beam analysis, large mirror surface topology, and complex alignment/analysis applications. Read More

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

Laser Beam Profiling Camera has large array, GigE interface.

February 13, 2013

With 320 x 320 pixel pyroelectric array that can profile beams up to 25 mm without reduction optics, Pyrocam IV measures pulsed and CW (continuous wave) lasers from 13–355 nm and 1.06 to greater than 3,000 µm. Electronics control design includes interface to GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) cameras, and integral focal plane chopper is included for CW beams and thermal imaging. Other features include 14-bit ADC, SNR of 1,000:1, and Ultracal® baseline algorithm. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler features USB2 interface.

February 11, 2013

Using moving slits, NIST-calibrated NanoScan 2 measures continuous wave (CW) and pulsed beams across spectral range from UV to far IR. Beam size and beam pointing can be measured with 3 sigma precision of several hundred nanometers. While USB2 interface provides deep, 12-bit digitization of signal for dynamic range up to 35 dB power, digital controller improves accuracy and stability of measurements. Software can measure 1–16 beams in NanoScan aperture, all with sub-micron precision. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Beam Profiling System measures widths to 35 mm.

February 7, 2013

Along with 4008 x 2672 pixel format that allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36 mm without requiring reduction optics, L11059 USB Large Format Beam Profiling Camera features 50 mm ND filters that provide max power density measurements to 15 mW/cm² without additional attenuation. Frame rates of up to 3.1 fps are supported at full resolution (up to 17 Hz in 4x4 binning mode). Featuring 59 dB dynamic range, camera can measure CW laser beams over spectral range from 190–1,100 nm. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Beam Profiling System measures quality in real-time.

January 24, 2013

Working with CW and pulsed lasers down to single shot rates, Photon M2-1780 automatically measures M2 beam propagation ratio and all associated ISO 11146 parameters instantaneously at video rates over 20 Hz. CCD camera-based system, sensitive to wavelengths from ~250–1,100 nm, automatically measures with NIST-traceable accuracy to better than 2%. This translates to M2 measurements with accuracy to -5%. System works in conjunction with FireWire BeamPro Acquisition and Analysis software. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beam Splitters and Combiners suit CO2 lasers up to 100 W.

October 15, 2012

Designed for engraving, marking, and scribing lasers, CO2 Laser Beam Splitters facilitate power measurements and other dual uses by reflecting percentage of beam. Combining 10.6 µm and 0.633 µm wavelengths, Laser Beam Combiners permit alignment and focusing by providing visual light beam. Made from ZnSe with various coatings to achieve polarization states, splitters permit up to 50% transmission, ±3% of reflectance while combiners allow 98.7% light transmission. Both come in ¾–3 in. OD sizes. Read More