Optics

DeepCleave Cuts Thick Glass Evenly along Focal Depth

Laser glass cutting with ultra-short IR pulses is fast becoming a key technique for high throughput glass processing. Cutting of thick glass (> 500 µm) using this technique possesses unique challenges, as the laser energy needs to be both focused to a tight spot and spread evenly throughout the depth of the glass. To help … Continue reading

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Attend an Optical Coating Design Webinar

Did you miss the Tech Briefs Media Group webinar entitled “Optical Coating Design”? It’s now available on demand. Listen to presenters from Chroma Technology, Edmund Optics and Deposition Sciences delve into topics about thin film coatings. Most precision optics, whether used in scientific, medical, industrial, or military applications, incorporate some type of thin film coating … Continue reading

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40 W Fiber-to-Fiber Broadband Isolators from EOT

Empowered by new materials capability from their FEE division and new optics fabrication, polishing, and coating capabilities, EOT’s Custom Solutions Group is excited to offer our customers this family of high power (40 W) Fiber-to-Fiber Isolators to enable select new laser development efforts. Features include: Broadband Isolation Window for rejected beam Same Face Fiber Input/Output … Continue reading

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New, High Performance, Free Space, 3 kW Faraday Isolators

Applications such as Directed Energy and Materials Processing in the >1 kW regime are now exceeding the limits of current Faraday isolator technology.  Such applications often utilize coherent beam combining from fiber lasers or high aspect ratio Nd slab lasers. At >1 kW, existing Faraday isolators can exhibit both high levels of depolarization due to … Continue reading

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TORNOS Micro Introduced by EOT

EOT‘s new TORNOS Micro optical isolator is designed to be integrated inside a standard butterfly package diode laser for wide-ranging applications where optical feedback adversely affects performance. EOT’s isolators provide high transmission in the forward direction while strongly attenuating light traveling in the reverse direction, protecting lasers from the destructive effects of back reflections. The … Continue reading

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Tailor Laser Intensity Distribution for Specific Processes

Typically a raw laser beam used for industrial purposes is not the optimal shape for the necessary welding, brazing, soldering or other similar process. The white paper “Adjustable-Function Beam Shaping Methods” explains how a single diffractive optical element combined with manual or automated translation/rotation stages can convert a limited laser machine to a versatile solution … Continue reading

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New Video from EOT

Electro-Optics Technology (EOT) has released a new video introducing their latest innovative, high quality laser solutions, products and services, including: tornos micro-oscillator tornos broadband oscillator pavos Faraday rotators and isolators high extinction thin film polarizers crystal growth and fabrication facilities custom solutions Also see this and their other videos at the EOT channel on YouTube… Continue reading

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