Beam Shapers & Manipulators

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

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

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

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

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

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

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

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

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Controls & Controllers

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

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