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

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

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

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

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

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

Diffractive Beam Splitter provides 95% efficiency.

January 20, 2011

Featuring continuous profile, Diffractive Beam Splitter eliminates undesirable ghost beam effects, enabling efficiency of 95-97%. Large beam angles are possible, depending on design of beam splitter, and split beams can be focused by means of optional lenses. Available in materials such as fused silica or CaF2, splitter is most suitable for solid-state lasers with wavelength of 355, 532, and 1,064 nm. 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

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

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

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter can be mounted on any post.

November 22, 2006

Designed to work with lasers at variety of wavelengths, Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter can be used as beamsplitter in holography and precision interferometry applications and as attenuator for general laboratory applications. It divides incident polarized light beam into 2 beams by 90° and intensity ratio of beams can be continuously varied by rotating input half-wave plate. Polarizing beamsplitting cube is built in with 532, 632.8, 800, and 1,064 nm wavelength options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, 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

Beamsplitters feature multi-layer, anti-reflection coating.

June 5, 2003

Elliptical-shaped Plate Beamsplitters fit into circular apertures when oriented or mounted at 45°. They have 50% transmission/50% reflection ratio and are offered for visible spectrum and near-infrared in variety of sizes. Surface accuracy of ¼ wave reduces scatter and makes them suitable for imaging applications requiring diffuse axial or in-line illumination sources. 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

Optics & Photonics

Confocal Microscope is programmable.

April 17, 2002

TCS SP2 AOBS (Acousto-Optical Beam Splitter) adapts from single- to multi-chromatic characteristics of any type providing spectral imaging and measurement environment for multi-fluorescent samples. Compared with conventional beam splitter equipped confocals, TCS SP2 AOBS provides automatic adjustment to selected laser lines, greater transparency, sharper wavelength selection, rapid wavelength switching, and precision for FRET measurements. Read More

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