Acton Optics & Coatings provides high-power excimer and UV laser optics, Al+MgF2 broadband mirrors and coatings, VUV/UV optical filters, detector enhancement coatings and optical sub-assemblies.
Since 1961, Acton began setting a new standard for high-performance ultraviolet (UV) optics and optical filters. Today, the company continues this tradition of providing superior optical coatings, optical components and optical subassemblies for a diverse array of industries, including medical, semiconductor, materials processing, analytical instrumentation, aerospace, and defense markets.
Alphanov, the optical and laser technology center for the ALPHA-RLH competitiveness cluster, will display a range of its latest products:
- PowerPac custom-made high-power and high-precision connectors for plug-and-play operations, offering high repeatability and high reliability
- GoSpectro, a device that turns any smartphone into a light spectrometer to authentic gems, detect pollution, inspect food or anti-counterfeiting
- The ‘MultiBoard’ solution, a set of electronic cards for controlling various fibre lasers architectures enabling them to reach a wide range of features
- PCF Amplifier, a turn-key 100-Watt class monolithic laser amplifier
- PCF Patch-cords, an end-treatment solution to photonics crystal fibres for splicing, cliving, end-capping or connectorisation in bio-imaging, metrology, sensing and material processing applications
- PULS, an ultra-compact mod-lock oscillator, based on a picosecond passively mode-locked fibre laser technology. This laser oscillator offers a unique, monolithic solution for seeding optical amplifiers, and have applications in multiphoton imaging, micromachining and biophotonics.
AMS Technologies, a provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies, is providing specialist knowledge of practical relevance to interested visitors.
The company will be sponsoring the EPIC Workshop on Optical Adhesives, taking place on Wednesday 28 June from 09:30-12:30am in conference room B22.
After the opening keynote on 'Precision joining of optical elements by adhesive bonding', by Matthias Mohaupt, research fellow at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Miwako Fujii, assistant manager at NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, will also give a keynote speech on requirements and a technical outline for optical adhesives from an industrial perspective. Micro dispensing of optical adhesives will then be the topic of a talk by Kaoru Okuyama, managing director at Musashi Engineering Europe, who will provide an introduction to the world of micro dispensing technologies. And last but not least Romain Guillaume, co-founder of UWave, will shed some light on the transition of the UV-curing process from lamps to UV-LEDs.
Attendance fee for the EPIC workshop is 70 Euro, EPIC members and AMS Technologies customers can register for a special rate of 50 Euro.
Avantes will have several exciting demonstrations this year at booth A2/101, showing the latest advancements in fibre optic spectrometers.
The Avaspec-Hero is an ultra-high sensitivity and high resolution spectrometer. The Hero features Avantes’ high sensitivity compact 100mm optical bench offering a numerical aperture of 0.13 and a cooled back-thinned CCD detector (1,024 x 58 pixels), as well as high-performance electrical components for noise reduction and high dynamic range. The Hero delivers unparalleled performance in low light detection for applications such as fluorescence and Raman.
Attending conventions and conferences is one of the ways that Avantes keeps up with that cutting edge of scienceby talking with the world’s leading researchers, scientists, and engineers.
At this year’s Laser World of Photonics, the Berliner Glas Group will present its industry-specific solutions.
The use of light allows for rapid and gentle therapies in the medicine field. With its optical systems, the Berliner Glas Group is pushing reliable new systems in medical technology.
The company provides, among other things, beam guidance systems and zoomable lenses for ophthalmology, products for the entire visualisation in the surgery room, high-resolution multiple chip prism assemblies, endoscopes and autoclavable fixed focal length lenses for endoscopes as well as lens systems, broadband lenses, microscope lenses and laser modules for the area of life sciences.
In addition to healthcare, mobility and networking are two additional megatrends for which the Berliner Glas Group provides optical solutions. This includes highly complex assemblies that enable laser communication in space, and thus the exchange of enormous quantities of data in near real time, customer-specific chucks, precise structural components, reference mirrors as well as stages and optical modules that ensure the highest yields in high-performance chip manufacturing, as well as key optical components such as aspheres and cylinder lenses that are used in laser material processing, image processing and quality management.
In hall B1, at booth 507, interested people can come by and learn more about these and other solutions from the Berliner Glas Group.
Using see through Raman technology, B&W Tek’s i-Raman Pro ST high throughput portable Raman system dramatically enhances the Raman signature of the content, allowing for identification of materials through opaque containers such as white plastic bottles, paper envelopes, tablet coatings and more.
The system is able to identify materials through barrier layers, measure dark materials and provide consistent, accurate measurement of non-uniform samples using deep cooling and a high throughput spectrometer to give a strong signal and excellent stability over longer integration times. It also features a large sampling area that significantly improves analysis reproducibility for heterogeneous samples and minimizes power density, which allows for the measurement of darker materials that would be susceptible to photo damage under conventional Raman spectroscopy.
The i-Raman Pro ST utilises the company's smart software that provides easy identification, quantification and data processing capabilities.
Cilas, a French Company with a 50 years expertise in lasers and optronics, will present its new products in adaptive optics and thin film coatings, for space, astronomy and high tech industry markets.
Cilas is proud to present various solutions for wavefront correction thanks to the latest developments on the monomorph deformable mirrors product line: mirrors dedicated to high power laser facilities operating during the laser shots to maintain a perfect focusing of the beam, mirrors dedicated to astronomical ground-based telescopes used also as a key component for free space optical communications, and now, mirrors for the new generation of spaceborne instrumentation.
In addition to Cilas expertise for manufacturing custom complex optical components, discover also the amazing coating capabilities of Cilas, its large magnetron sputtering platform. A wide range of coatings are available: mirrors, AR, absorbing coatings on optics up to 2 by 2m.
Visit Cilas at booth B3.240/6.
Cobolt, Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers, will show a range of new products at the show. Targeting the Raman spectroscopy market, Cobolt will announce yet another new wavelength in its 08-01 Series. The Cobolt 08-NLD 405nm is a frequency stabilised, narrow linewidth laser Ddode with up to 30mW and including an integrated optical isolator.
Targeting holography and Raman spectroscopy, the Cobolt TwistTM 457nm is now available with higher powers of 200mW. A proprietary laser cavity design provides ultra-low noise, single frequency performance with excellent wavelength stability and immunity to optical feedback.
Expanding the wavelength offering on its 06-01 Series, Cobolt add 553nm with output power up to 50mW and modulatable up to 5kHz, ideal for fluorescence imaging and analysis applications in life science.
Visit Cobolt, together with Hübner Photonics, at at booth B2:214..
Element Six will showcase its Optical+ low absorption diamond at the show, which can be used as a low loss intra-cavity heat spreader for high power disk lasers, as well as a gain medium for Raman lasers. Raman crystals are offered in sizes up to 6 x 6 x 2mm, with larger sizes available on request.
Also featured will be the company’s Diamond PureOptics range. Drawing inspiration from the anti-reflective structure of a moth’s eye, this all-diamond solution offers improved reliability and even higher power density levels for high power CO2 laser systems. Element Six have replaced the typical anti-reflective thin film coatings found on diamond optical windows with a diamond structured surface designed to reduce reflection losses. Diamond PureOptics exhibits significantly higher laser induced damage threshold (by a factor of 10) than anti-reflective coated windows, with equivalent reflectance (less than 0.5 per cent) and transmission (above 99 per cent).
The Tm200 is the highest thermal conductivity bulk heat spreader material on the market: room temperature thermal conductivity >2,000W/mK, for greater reliability and reduced system size in optoelectronic high power and high power density devices.
Eolite Systems will be displaying a 3-in-1 wavelength conversion module for picosecond/femtosecond lasers. Unrivalled in the versatility of its performance, this plug-and-play conversion module is able to access IR, green or UV wavelength using only a single IR laser source. Users save time and money as it eliminates the need to own three different laser sources. Ease of use is also improved; with no need to dismount laser sources and the control unit or change the communications protocol. Designed for use in the lab or with industrial machinery, due to embedding all of the ‘long life-time’ features that makes it highly robust, Eolite’s compact conversion module is a powerful tool for finding the best process condition and wavelength window for each process and material.
From 3D imaging and Iris Scan for mass market consumer products to laser bars, custom lenses and filters for industrial applications, Evatec will be showing how its evaporation and sputter solutions can achieve new levels of optical thin film performance, repeatability and yield. Evatec applications specialists will present and be available to answer questions during a special technical seminar at the show on the 27 June. To view the programme and register for your place go to www.evatecnet.com/markets/photonics/laser-seminar. So visit the Evatec at booth B1 426 or join the seminar to solve your production headaches.
Excelitas and Qioptiq will showcase new photonic innovations at Laser World of Photonics including: 1X4 pulsed laser diode array for lidar, µPax-2 pulsed xenon analytical light source, Linos F-Theta-Ronar lens for 340-360nm and iFlex-Agile CW optical parametric oscillator (OPO).
Enabling design of more efficient, longer range and lower cost lidar systems in autonomous vehicles and drones, 1X4 pulsed laser diode array combines field-proven high-efficiency, multi-cavity laser chip technology with small form-factor SMD packaging. µPAX-2 Pulsed Xenon illuminator features an innovative design with state-of-the-art circuitry and components in a compact package for exceptional arc stability and simplified OEM integration in point of care analytics and spectrophotometry applications. The 70mm Telecentric F-Theta-Ronar lens delivers increased scan field and small spot size for precision laser material processing in the UV range. The high-power, continuous-wave iFlex-Agile CW OPO offers broadband wavelength tunability with excellent beam quality for mass spectrometry, material testing, spectroscopy and metrology applications.
Femto Easy, a developer of robust and reliable measurement devices for temporal and spectral characterisation of ultrafast lasers, will display its ultra compact row optical correlator (ROC) autocorrelator and its Fast Frog. The ROC autocorrelator offers exceptional ease of use and accurate measurements. No calibration or tweaking is required. The devices are compact and transportable.
Available in several wavelengths and pulse durations, other advantages include: ultrashort pulses down to five femtoseconds; single shot measurements up to 200kHz; broad spectral range (450-2,000nm for the broadband model); suitable for any rep rate (from the Hz to the GHz); and large range of input energy (from 50pJ to 2mJ).
Users will find that Fast Frog’s key design features, such as a monolithic wavefront divider and a mini imaging spectrometer, make it very easy to use, while providing a high level of accuracy. Six models are available to cover a broad spectral range and a broad pulse duration range from sub-5 fs pulse to 5 ps.
Gentec Electro-Optics will demonstrate its new solution for measuring the quality of a laser beam. With the Beamage-M2 system, M2 measurements are taken directly in Gentec's software, which controls both the acquisition and the calculations. An easy step-by-step procedure is clearly indicated directly in the software and allows the user to get ISO-compliant M2 measurements in less than a minute.
Features include: automated translation stage - 200mm of travel for 400mm of beam path variation; 50mm (2 inch) optics - less aberrations and more flexibility; two external beam-steering mirrors for easy alignment; set of three lenses included to cover a broad range of lasers; three ND filters mounted in-line on a flip-mount for eight different levels of attenuation; and intuitive software that is fully compliant with the ISO-11146 standard.
Gentec will also unveil its new generation of portable laser probes with touchscreen control. The already popular Pronto series now features models for High Power measurements up to 10,000W and energy measurements up to 350J for IPL.
Hamamatsu will introduce its latest range of high reliability, key components for lidar such as pulsed laser diodes and photosensors including PDs, APDs and SiPMs. The company will also introduce the new near-infrared enhanced SiPM, with more than 3x the sensitivity of a conventional SiPM at 905nm wavelength, which is a key technology for the future of lidar.
Lidar is a key technology for automated driving as well as anti-collision applications today. A lidar device makes a time of flight (TOF) measurement using a pulsed light source and detector to determine the distance to objects around the vehicle.
Visit Hamamatsu at booth 303 hall A2 and discover the latest products from Hamamatsu for lidar and many other applications.
Hübner Photonics, the youngest division of Hübner, is proud to introduce a new compact and flexible laser combiner, C-Flex. The C-Flex laser combiner is available with up to 6 wavelengths from a selection of 30 wavelengths over the visible spectrum. Designed around the integration of Cobolt lasers, though accommodating lasers from most vendors, the C-Flex offers streamlined operation via a single computer interface. By being field upgradable, lasers can be added over time or as needed, making C-Flex the first choice of laser combiner for researchers in life science.
Visit Hübner Photonics, together with Cobolt AB, at booth B2:214.
ID Quantique will be launching two new products at the show, its Time Controller and an extension to its ID280 series detection system.
The Time controller is designed for flexibility; it quickly solves a large number of problems encountered in the laboratory for single-photon counting applications. Its core consists of four high-speed (<20 ps precision, 100 Mcps rate) inputs and 4 high-speed outputs, interconnected by reconfigurable logic. The Time Controller performs the functions of a number of devices: time-to-digital converter, coincidence counter, delay generator, pattern generator, counter and discriminator.
ID Quantique is glad to extend its ID280 series detection system. The new cryocooling system can go down to 0.8K. The cryocooler is combined with high performance electronics and reliable MoSi superconducting nanowire detectors. The complete system offers impressive performances like quantum efficiencies higher than 70 per cent, count rate up to 15MHz, dark counts <100Hz, jitter below 50ps and no afterpulsing.
The complete system is plug and play and includes: cryocooler, stable adjustable bias current source, amplification stage, discriminator and counter. The device can be controlled through the included software or through the provided LabView VI.
II-VI will showcase its laser solutions portfolio, including laser components, thermoelectric modules, and epitaxial wafers. A new 18W laser diode chip for fibre laser pumping will be presented. The 190μm wide chip is designed for coupling into 200μm fibres. It is available at 915, 940 and 976nm. A further addition to the portfolio is the 1W 1,060nm super luminescence spectra seed module for pulsed fibre lasers operating in the 5 to 500ns regime.
Highlights of the presented fibre-coupled diode laser product line include a high-power platform, as well as a newly released wavelength-stabilised platform. The high power diode laser module generates up to 300W of output power. It can be used as a standalone laser or to pump kilowatt-class fibre lasers. The new wavelength-stabilised module delivers up to 20W of output power to enable high-performance pulsed fibre lasers, ultrafast fibre lasers and lasers for supercontinuum applications.
II-VI will unveil its first commercially available actively cooled laser bar with 100:1 polarisation purity, emitting 200W of CW power with 60 per cent efficiency and at 880nm wavelength to optically pump neodymium-doped solid-state lasers. The recently released 170W CW-power passively cooled bars and the 250W actively cooled 9xx/10xx nm bars will also be showcased.
The company will showcase its new acousto-optic Q-switch (AOQS) and radio frequency (RF) driver for diode pump solid state lasers (DPSSL). This product is the result of its vertically integrated capabilities including crystal growth, coating, transducer manufacturing and bonding technology. II-VI’s high efficiency, high reliability AOQS/RF drivers are currently available at 40.68MHz and 80MHz.
II-VI will present a PM fibre-coupled visible lasers with >100:1 polarisation extinction ratio, ultra-low noise and high power stability from a few milliwatts to 150mW, at 488nm, 520nm, 532nm and 637nm. These lasers are ideal for life sciences and biomedical applications, such as particle sizing as well as for a variety of industrial applications.
Instrument Systems’ spectroradiometer CAS 140D combines all the advantages of the proven CAS 140CT in terms of measurement accuracy and reliability with sustainable technical optimisations to enhance repeatability and stability in every environment.
Thanks to its improved optical and mechanical construction the instrument is smaller, more functional and simpler to integrate into existing measurement environments. It is suitable both as a reference instrument in national calibration labs and for continuous operation in production. A wide selection of accessories supplements the array spectrometer to form complete system for all spectroradiometric and photometric measurement tasks.
The CAS 140D will be available for live demonstrations in hall A2, booth 221.
Irisiome Solutions, a developer of compact, turnkey and reliable solutions for a wide range of scientific applications, will exhibit a selection of versatile picosecond fibre lasers. These are designed with the only technology that gives users of industrial or scientific research lasers adjustable pulse duration, repetition rate and tunable wavelength within the same system. Irisiome’s lasers are suitable for bio-imaging applications, such as CARS, STED, multi-photon, quantum information, nonlinear optics and fundamental physics.
ISP System, a maker of high-precision mechanic and mechatronic equipment for intense lasers and for application in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical and nuclear markets, among others, will exhibit several products at booth B3 336.
- Electro-mechanical deformable mirrors offering excellent wavefront correction quality even for large beams. Advantages include suppressing the risk of hot spots occurring due to electro-magnetic pulses, and the possibility of easily exchanging the coated membrane
- Motorised gimbal tip-tilt mounts for adjusting the position of the optics used for beam transport (laser alignment). As the mount stiffness is very high, it provides very good pointing stability to the laser. They are compatible with high vacuum
- Micro-positioning stages for adjusting the position of the optics inside industrial lasers. Their compactness enables easy integration in the laser, rendering them highly competitive as OEM parts
Kylia will exhibit a selection of optical products based on its free-space optics assembly technology. These consist of ultra-precise 6-axis nano-positioning of micro optical elements (lenses, prisms, diffraction gratings etc.) and their bonding onto a reference surface. Products on display include an optical interferometer made for Airbus Defence and Space, designed for distance measurement between satellites, and a fibre coupled PPLN module, made for time and frequency metrology applications. Kylia's standard products, a coherent receiver, delay line interferometer and variable optical delay line used in optical fibre telecommunications or scientific instruments, will also be exhibited.
Laser Components has released new Silicon APD arrays - the SAH1L12 series. The SAH1L12 is a linear APD array featuring 12 elements in a 14-pin dual-in-line (DIL) package. In addition to the low noise and high speed (typical rise times of 1ns), the detector arrays boast very narrow gaps of just 40µm to reduce dead space and high quantum efficiencies of >88 per cent at 800nm. Crosstalk is kept low at just 50dB.
These devices will find applicatios primarily as time-of-flight detectors used in range finding, lidar and laser scanners. We would be delighted to discuss any custom features required for your specific applicatio
Manufacturer of ultrafast and continuous wave products, Laser Quantum, will be demonstrating the first commercially available OPCPA live. The Venteon OPCPA provides a unique combination of a few-cycle pulse duration, <8 fs, with a pulse energy of >15µJ at a high repetition rate of 200kHz to 4MHz. The excellent output stability, and the ability for a CEP-stabilised output, makes this amplifier the ideal source for nonlinear spectroscopy, high harmonic generation and applications in attosecond physics. In contrast to more commonly used Ti:Sapphire amplifiers, the unique parametric amplification process of the Venteon OPCPA gives rise to a much larger gain bandwidth which maintains the excellent few-cycle pulse duration through the amplification process. This system is customised and accessorised to meet your application needs.
The German coating expert Laseroptik will present atomic layer deposition (ALD) as its latest coating method at the show. ALD is a chemical vapour coating technique that has recently been adapted for precision laser optics to provide highly uniform multilayer coatings on complex substrates like prisms, axicons, tubes or hemispheres. While the main advantage is their shape-independent uniformity, ALD coatings also have a remarkable potential for high coating design precision, low defect density and good spectral performance.
As with their other methods, Laseroptik offers ALD coatings ranging from UV to IR. Dr Wolfgang Ebert, Laseroptik’s president, will present more background on the capabilities of ALD and its application for laser optical coatings in a talk given at the Photonics Forum in hall B3 on June 27th 2017, starting at 12:00.
In addition, the company will release its 2017 catalogue at the show, which covers all relevant laser optics and coatings for laser manufacturers and R&D. It provides a comprehensive overview of available coatings and laser optics as well as tutorials about what is technically possible in the field of thin-film technology and laser optics
Limo looks forward to welcoming visitors to booth 321 in hall B3.
2017 marks Limo's 25th anniversary; Limo Lissotschenko Mikrooptik has been a specialist for laser beam shaping since its inception in 1992. At the company's headquarters in Dortmund, an international team of 200 experts develops, produces and markets innovative optics and laser systems.
Limo's core competence profile features the unique combination of micro-optics design, diode laser systems, and materials processing know-how, making it an important and reliable partner for companies across various industries – for example, in semiconductor production, the flat-panel display industry, the production of medical devices, and the automotive industry – all of whom are in need of individual laser solutions.
Ocean Optics will be showing its modular spectrometers, application consultation and technical support backed by the experience of thousands of successful applications.
Our latest innovation is the Ocean Fx spectrometer, which offers high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance, acquisition speed up to 4,500 scans per second, and onboard spectral buffering to ensure data integrity during reaction monitoring. Ocean Fx is ideal for high-speed sorting and grading in production environments, measurement of transient events like solar simulator flashes, and reaction monitoring for drug development and similar applications.
Anyof Ocean Optics’ off-the-shelf spectrometers can be integrated into OEM products, making the transition from lab to market rapidly and cost-effectively. The modular nature of our products allows users to source at the component, subsystem, or system level, depending on the need and the stage of product development.
BeamWatch is a non-contact beam monitoring system for high power YAG, fibre, and diode lasers used in industrial material processing applications. Unlike conventional measurement systems that place a probe in the beam, causing potential damage and slowing the measurement process by up to two minutes, BeamWatch measures the Rayleigh scatter of the beam, so there is no contact. This means no power restrictions. The system has been successfully used on high power lasers up to 100kW.
A lightweight, compact system, it measures key beam size, position, and quality parameters, including focus spot size, waist width, and beam propagation parameter (M2). BeamWatch features high magnification optics that dynamically measure beams with spot sizes down to 55µm. This allows for instant readings and, therefore, rapid correction of large area cosine changes. This means smaller, higher accuracy welds and cuts, and reduced variability across parts.
Optical fibre sensing is a technology that is ideal for measuring in challenging environments. However, having many sensors in the field with high sensitivity and high bandwidth remains a challenge. At hall B3, booth 412, Optics11 will introduce two new interferometric fibre sensing systems that able to overcome this challenge.
Deltasens is an interrogator that can measure multiple Fabry-Pérot sensors simultaneously. Optics11 manufactures miniature accelerometers with nano-g sensitivity, which can be interrogated in high numbers by the DeltaSens system. With a single lead-in fibre, distances of kilometres between sensors can be covered.
Zonasens is an interrogator that measures the strain in zones between fibre Bragg gratings, resulting in femtostrain sensitivity and megahertz sampling frequency. More than 30 zones can be deployed with a single lead-in fibre, and distances of kilometres can be covered. Due to the high sensitivity and high bandwidth, the acoustics domain comes well within reach.
PicoQuant will showcase its latest innovations in turn-key versatile picosecond pulsed laser solutions. The highlights include the green emitting fibre amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560, several new modules from the VisIR/VisUV platform, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on for the MicroTime 200.
The 560nm light pulses provided by the LDH-P-FA laser head is optimally suited for the excitation of commonly used molecular probes in bioanalytics, biochemistry, genetics. The VisIR/VisUV platform line-up has been rounded out in the green and NIR spectral ranges with the new models VisUV-1064, VisUV-532-HP, VisIR-1530, and VisIR-1530-HP. These picosecond pulsed laser devices are well suited for application requiring higher laser powers such as, for example, lidar or in-situ Raman spectroscopy. The FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on provides the MicroTime 200 time-resolved confocal microscope with an outstanding flexibility in scanning speed, ranging from very slow to fast, while maintaining excellent spatial precision. Booth 216, hall B2.
Visit the Princeton Instruments booth to demo the new Fergie spectroscopy system - a compact, fully integrated, aberration-free spectrograph with a built-in, low-noise, cooled detector. Its ecosystem includes lasers, fiber optics, calibration sources, light-coupling cubes and powerful software that allow researchers and educators to set up complete experiments in minutes.
Princeton will also introduce the SpectraPro HRS 300 spectrograph. Additionally, it will show the new Kuro, the first scientific CMOS camera to implement back-illuminated sensor technology with powerful software.
Don’t forget to ask about Princeton Instruments’ NIRvana SWIR scientific-grade InGaAs cameras, PI-MAX4 ICCD cameras and ProEM HS high-speed EMCCD cameras, as well as IsoPlane aberration-free spectrographs.
Rogers’ Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group will be showcasing its Curamik cooling solutions at the show. Curamik CoolPerformance Plus is an advanced liquid-cooled material designed to dissipate large amounts of heat and provide reliable thermal management of high-power laser diodes and other heat-generating optical devices.
The coolers feature several layers of pure copper, taking advantage of its excellent thermal conductivity. The copper foils are formed into hermetic, three-dimensional microchannel or macrochannel water-cooled structures capable of dissipating large amounts of heat in small areas.
The new CoolPerformance Plus products feature the addition of aluminium-nitride (AlN) isolation layers to proven Curamik CoolPerformance copper cooling structures. The ceramic AlN layers separate the cooling water channels from the electrical contacts of laser diodes. They also provide a close match in coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), in the range of 6 to 7ppm/K, between the copper cooling structures and high-power ceramic laser diode packages for improved reliability even at high power levels.
The coolers provide effective thermal management for laser diodes operating at power levels of 200W or more. They are well suited for applications in industrial, medical, and research applications, for thermal management of high-power laser diodes and diode-pumped lasers.
Sensofar Metrology has announced two new measurement technology features as well as a hardware add-on for its existing S line 3-in-1 surface metrology systems.
With Continuous Confocal, Sensofar has developed a confocal technique that utilizes a continuous z-axis scan. Acquisition speed is comparable to focus variation, and is roughly 3x faster than Sensofar’s own confocal approach while maintaining comparable repeatability and accuracy.
Confocal Fusion refers to another new and proprietary measurement technique that draws the best out of Sensofar’s confocal and focus variation techniques by using a unique smart algorithm that yields the most reliable data from a single scan. Where neither confocal or focus variation can provide ideal results, Confocal Fusion provides high-quality measurements over spatially highly varying surfaces. It is ideal for highly complex or technical surfaces exhibiting both steep rough and steep smooth areas, and where a traditional confocal approach alone would fail to capture the surface adequately.
Both Continuous Confocal and Confocal Fusion measurements still conform to ISO 25178 requirements.
Both these new measurement technologies draw on Sensofar’s particular utilisation of a microdisplay in their 3-in-1 3D surface metrology systems to provide confocal, interferometric and focus variation approaches.
Spark Lasers, the ultrafast compact picosecond and femtosecond laser manufacturer, will be displaying one of its best selling ultra compact femtosecond lasers, Altair. The Altair laser is specially designed for biophotonics applications with a special focus on neuroscience, where two-photon and multiphoton microscopy for the excitation and imaging of brain cells are needed. It offers high contrast thanks to high peak power and the possibility to precompensate dispersion induced by the complex optical systems. It achieves high penetration depth due to the 1µm-range emitting wavelengths.
This laser can provide ultrashort <180fs femtosecond pulses with an average power exceeding 20W anywhere between 1,030 and 1,064nm and offers a unique combination of frequency synchronization and dispersion compensation. This makes it ideally suited for multiphoton microscopy. Its ultra-compact design 39 x 33 x 13 cm3 meets the scientific community needs to maximize their bench applications with fast ROI and reduced dimensions.
SPI Lasers will exhibit its latest generation of advanced RedPower CW fibre lasers with innovative features such as pierce detection and back reflection protection, optimised for the most challenging industrial manufacturing tasks.
Customers will have the opportunity to see the new RedPower Prism and Qube CW (300W to 6kW) products for the first time, and identify how these fibre lasers can improve industrial manufacturing processes by maximising efficiency, reducing production times and lowering costs. Both the Prism and Qube product lines include numerous innovative user benefits to reduce downtime and increase productivity.
Symetrie will demonstrate its new hexapod, Puna, which is designed to meet precision positioning applications in research or industry with optimised budgets.
Capable of positioning up to 25kg payloads with a submicronic resolution, Puna hexapod offers travel ranges of 60mm in X and Y and up to 40° in Rz. It is 200mm tall in mid position.
Benefiting from Symetrie’s 15 years of experience in the development of high precision hexapods, Puna hexapod can meet limited budgets while offering a resolution of 0.5µm in translation and 5µrad (0.0003 °) in rotation.
To simplify the design, the motor is mounted in line and includes an incremental rotary encoder.
Puna (pronounced 'Poona', the name of a wind blowing in the Andes) hexapod operates in any direction: vertically, horizontally or in any other angle.
Visit Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group and Light Tec at booth B2.307 to learn more about their software products.
Design accurate, manufacturable optical systems with Code V, LightTools, LucidShape and RSoft software products. Code V optical design software is used to model, analyse, optimise, and provide fabrication support for a diverse range of imaging applications. The latest Code V release provides a streamlined, structured approach to defining and monitoring optical specifications and requirements. Designers can use the SpecBuilder tool to create a comprehensive table of specs and goals tailored to their application. Then, at any point in the design cycle, designers can use the SpecEvaluator tool to instantly analyse the optical system and identify areas that do not meet performance requirements or other parameters. LightTools illumination design software is a 3D optical engineering and design product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimisation and photorealistic rendering of illumination applications.
Synrad will display its new vi40, a compact, 40W laser for industrial coding, marking and engraving applications. The vi40 with Synrad’s new Gen2 tube design delivers a stable, accurate laser beam for precise control and high-resolution processing without external correction optics typically required with other CO2 lasers. Built to perform in demanding industrial environments, the vi40 has the widest operating temperature range in the industry, and enables real-time temperature monitoring of the laser tube to ensure optimal laser performance with the new Temperature Broadcast feature.
The vi40 has more than 40W of continuous power, an excellent waveguide beam quality, and 100kHz max pulse frequency.
Toptica Photonics will present its innovative lasers in hall B2, booth 103. With the latest product releases, Toptica is able to offer a complete laser wavelength coverage from deep-UV (190nm) to terahertz radiation (0.1THz, corresponding to 3mm). These lasers support a multitude of applications in biophotonics and microscopy, materials and metrology and quantum technology.
Deep-UV wavelengths as small as 190nm are now accessible with Toptica’s frequency-converted diode lasers. By providing essential wavelengths like 193nm, 213nm or 407nm in pure cw TEM00-mode quality, the DLC TA-SHG/FHG pro is an ideal solution for testing and inspection or advanced material processing, for example lithography patterning for holographic applications. The new lasers provide the necessary power levels that are required for these applications. On top of that, they are much easier to handle at considerably lower operating costs.
Semicon inspection or Raman applications at 266nm are supportedby Toptica’s new TopWave 266. This industrial-grade, continuous-wave laser systems provides 150mW. It stands out with its excellent power stability, low noise and extended lifetime that is realised with a digital control architecture and an optimized, completely sealed doubling cavity.
Toptica’s product line of tunable diode lasers now covers the full regime between 190 and 3,500nm. With the new MDL pro, these lasers become available in a transportable and compact design. It combines up to four tunable diode lasers in one 19-inch module with the same specifications as Toptica’s DL pro and DFB pro series. The digital low-noise DLC pro controller operates these lasers. Thus, the MDL pro combines excellent laser performance with the unique and easy to use standard electronic sub-racks. Such a transportable solution will advance the development of mobile experiments like optical clocks, quantum computers or sensors.
Trumpf will be presenting tomorrow’s laser technology in hall A2, booth 330.
A new beam guidance concept for ultrashort pulse lasers is taking center stage. Trumpf will present a technology study that has the potential to revolutionise laser material processing with ultrashort pulse lasers. At the moment, it is technologically impossible to simply send ultrashort laser pulses down a flexible glass fiber to the workpiece – the laser pulse is so intense that it destroys the glass fibre. However, Trumpf has a new concept that gets around this problem and enables new ways to flexibly integrate lasers into machines and facilities.
New diode laser technology will also be presented, laying the foundations for 'green production' in industrial manufacturing. A diode laser will be demonstrated that is not only suitable for conventional applications such as soldering, hardening and laser deposition welding, but can also handle industrial applications that require signficantly higher beam quality. A clear advantage of diode laser technology is its high efficiency, which makes diode lasers extremely energy efficient.
The Trumpf Dira product range, specially designed for applications in the research sector, will also be on display. These laser amplifiers deliver high-energy picosecond pulses combined with high repetition rates; for instance, to pump optical parametric amplifiers. These can be used by scientists to produce attosecond pulses with which to investigate the highly dynamic movements of electrons at the molecular level.
Located in Hinckley Leicestershire in the heart of the UK, Vortex designs and produces optical coatings and filters for numerous light handling applications. On site the company manufactures for both visible and IR applications using the latest deposition technologies. The firm also has a quick turnaround anti-reflection coating service and produces a range of IR linear variable filters (LVF) covering the near and mid IR .
With many years of experience to offer, Vortex will be delighted to discuss user requirements with visitors to stand 5/121 in hall B. Ian Reilly, technology director and Steve Joniec, operations director will be available.