Morgan Technical Ceramics Showcases High-Performance Laser Components at Photonics West 2008


14-12-2007

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC), a leading manufacturer of innovative ceramic, glass, precious metal, piezoelectric and dielectric materials, will exhibit high performance laser components at booth #6021 at Photonics West 2008 held at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, from January 19-24, 2008. MTC will showcase its line of high performance power feedthrus and ceramic reflectors designed for the most demanding laser applications.

MTC's power feedthrus utilize ceramic-to-metal seal assembly technology that offers superior reliability and durability to OEM laser tube applications. The power feedthrus are constructed using a high purity 95% Alumina (Al203) ceramic insulator that is mechanically strong and has high dielectric strength. The metal components are precisely manufactured from materials that best meet the performance requirements of the customer's specific application, as well as the materials' thermal compatibility with the manufacturing process.

MTC manufactures power feedthrus using high temperature brazed materials that can withstand temperatures of 960°C and higher, enabling the component to reliably survive subsequent brazing operations. Additionally, all feedthrus are 100% leak-tested with helium to ensure an exceptional hermetic seal.

MTC's ceramic reflectors, manufactured from Sintox AL Alumina, a high purity (99.7%, Al203) porous material, bring high reflectivity and efficiency to solid-state lasers, flash lamps and laser diodes. These reflectors work particularly well for lasers utilizing Ruby (wavelength of 694 nm) and Nd:YAG (wavelength of 1064 nm) crystals, as well as for IPL systems.

Independent tests on Sintox AL Alumina have shown reflectance figures in excess of 96% (typically 97-98%) over the 500 nm to 2000 nm wavelengths. The material provides a highly diffuse reflectance, behaving as a bulk reflector of the source radiation by both reflecting and refracting light back into the laser's pumping cavity.

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