Laser Components is providing the Flexpoint FP-HOM line lasers from Blau Optoelektronik. The FP-HOM homogenous series line lasers are available with a broadband light source, using 680nm super luminescent diodes (SLDs) with reduced speckle pattern. This permits more precise measurements to be achieved in machine vision applications. The 680nm SLD produces an optical output power of approximately 3mW after optics.
Other improvements in the lasers’ performance include: constant line alignment while focusing; extended the overall focusing range, which is now from 50mm to infinity; increased fan angle ranges to 10°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90°; increased output power up to 70mW.
Unlike lasers that use a cylindrical lens to generate a line, the power distribution of the FP-HOM series is homogeneous, producing uniform power density across the whole length of the line.
Standard Flexpoint line lasers are available in 532nm, 635nm through to 660nm. Laser diodes of other wavelengths are also available. Other options include digital or analogue modulation and power adjustment using a potentiometer or a third wire.