LENSES AND OPTICS
Collimating Focal-piShaper for fiber lasers
19 December 2011
AdlOptica's new Focal-piShaper has been optimised to operate with high power (>1kW) fibre lasers.
This water cooled Focal-piShaper combines functions of collimation and beam shaping converting, with nearly 100 per cent efficiency. For example, a divergent Gaussian laser beam focused into a collimated beam can be optimised to create flat top, donut, and inverse gauss profiles near the lens' focus.
Its advantages include efficient laser energy usage, reduced heat affected zone, higher quality of materials processing, compactness, easy integration in existing equipment, and operation with scanning optics. Potential applications include marking, selective laser melting, welding, scribing, dicing, micromachining, photovoltaics and drilling.