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

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

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

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

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

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

CO2 Laser Beam Delivery Optics work with 25-200 W lasers.

August 31, 2012

Laser Research CO2 Beam Steering Optics include beam combiners, beam splitters, ZnSe output couplers or front mirrors, silicon and molybdenum turning mirrors, silicon and copper phase retardation reflectors, and germanium end- and zero phase-reflectors. Optimized for 10.6 µm, products come in 0.6-3.0 in. dia sizes with reflectivities up to 99%. Output couplers provide reflectivity tolerances to ±1%, while phase retarders and reflectors come in various thicknesses with different coatings. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Non-Polarizing Beam Splitter's from Abrisa Technologies Reflect and Transmit Mirror Images

February 3, 2012

Abrisa Technologies designs and manufactures durable, light weight, non-polarizing plate beam splitters or optical mirrors for those applications where image polarization must be maintained across multiple optical paths. Beam splitter plates from Abrisa Technologies are available in various levels of transmittance and reflectance. Non-polarizing beam splitters greatly reduce the polarizing...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fluorescence Filter Sets offer optimized dichroic beamsplitters.

November 8, 2010

Available for use with DAPI, GFP, FITC, mCherry, Texas Red, and many other fluorophores, BrightLine® Filter Sets feature optimized dichroics with extended reflection and transmission bands. Each dichroic reflects light from long-pass edge down to UV wavelengths less than 350 nm and transmits light from edge up to IR wavelengths greater than 950 nm. With anti-reflection coating, dichroics provide minimum average transmission from 90-93%. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Filter Set enables quad-band fluorescence imaging.

May 24, 2010

Including 3 excitation and emission filters and matching beamsplitter with 4 precision edges, DA/FI/TR/Cy5-A is designed for simultaneous 4-color imaging by eye or with color camera using broadband illumination. FF01-387/485/559/649-25 quad-band exciter includes high-transmission passband at UV wavelengths in addition to 3 longer-wavelength precision passbands. Filters do not burn-out even under intense UV irradiation and are impervious to humidity and temperature-induced degradation. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Filter Set facilitates high-speed five-band imaging.

May 18, 2010

Penta-Sedat multiband fluorescence filter set, DA/FI/TR/Cy5/Cy7-5X5M enables imaging of 5 distinct fluorophores simultaneously for complex imaging schemes. Including penta-beamsplitter, FF408/504/581/667/672-Di01 and Cy7 emitter, FF02-809/81, 11-filter set allows for high-speed imaging into near-infrared for in vivo and tissue applications, with up to 4 visible labels in addition. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Instrument provides photovoltaic cell measurements.

October 22, 2009

With novel detector geometry that splits beam, Oriel IQE-200(TM) permits simultaneous measurements of external quantum efficiency and internal quantum efficiency of solar cells, detectors, or any photon-to-charge converting devices. Instrument combines light source, monochromator, advanced sensor technology, electronics, and software. Oriel QE Commander(TM) software, pre-loaded on PC, controls all components and accessories, providing simultaneous, real-time readout of EQE and IQE. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Dichroic Beamsplitters suit image-splitting applications.

June 5, 2009

Targeted for high-speed and simultaneous multi-color imaging techniques, hard-coated dichroic beamsplitters can handle both transmitted and reflected light when separating beams of light by wavelength for simultaneous capture of multiple images. Filters are available in 25 x 36 mm rectangular size to fit most microscopes. Anti-reflection coating on backside provides transmission typically exceeding 95% average and minimizes artifacts from multiple reflections. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Edmund Optics' Off-the-Shelf Infrared Optics Help Defense Industry Respond Quickly and Efficiently

April 9, 2009

Cost savings in prototype and testing phases April 2, 2009, Barrington, NJ - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, now offers standard, off-the-shelf infrared optical components specifically tailored for use in the Defense Industry. These IR products are in-stock and available for immediate delivery, allowing defense customers to reach the marketplace faster, more...Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beam Splitter/Combiner operates at either 1,310 or 1,550 nm.

September 12, 2008

Nanofabricated directly on thin glass substrates using proprietary processes, polarizing beam splitter/combiners offer extinction ratio of transmission channel greater than 30 dB and reflection channel greater than 25 dB. They can be produced on BK7, SBL7, or similar substrates with thicknesses ranging from 0.2-1.6 mm and sizes from 0.5 x 0.5 to 15 x 15 mm. Featuring operating range of -40 to 80°C, units are suited for telecom and scientific equipment such as Raman amplifiers. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters feature 500:1 extinction ratio.

June 24, 2008

TECHSPEC® Broadband Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters split randomly polarized beams into 2 orthogonal, linearly polarized components. Suited for variety of broadband applications, they offer transmission of greater than 90% for P-polarized light and 90° angle of reflection for S-polarized light across entire wavelength range. Beamsplitters are available in sizes of 5, 10, 20, and 25 mm in both VIS (420-680 nm) and NIR (700-1100 nm) versions. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beamsplitters suit space-constrained applications.

August 29, 2007

Featuring multilayer anti-reflection coating to minimize back reflections, TECHSPEC(TM) Elliptical Plate Beamsplitters are available in 1.0 mm thick model for ultra-tight spaces or 3.0 mm thick version with surface accuracy of ¼ wave. When beamsplitters are oriented at 45° in optical path, they create circular aperture equal to diameter of minor axis. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Variable Attenuator and Beam Splitter mounts on CCD camera.

January 18, 2005

Designed for BeamStar FX Beam Profiler CCD cameras, variable attenuator option provides control over 4 orders of magnitude between 350-1100 nm wavelengths and suits pulsed lasers. BeamStar FX series beam splitters include UV grade fused silica wedge beam splitter that fits onto camera and another splitter that stands alone on its own adjustable stand. Each splitter reduces laser beam intensity by approximately 20 times. Read More

Optics & Photonics

External Beam Splitter can control up to 6 workstations.

July 31, 2002

FS Series External Beam Splitter is suited for use with company's line of pulsed Nd:YAG welding lasers. It splits one laser output into two or three balanced energy-shared outputs and allows one time-shared laser welder to operate up to six workstations. CDRH compliant, beam splitter includes safety interlocks and direct I/O interfacing of individual process shutters (with open/close confirmation signals) on each output.Read More