Laser Components has introduced the MVfiber; a fibre-delivered laser with a detachable optical head – the FP-FLH. The head can be configured with optics for projecting dots, Gaussian and homogeneous lines, and over 60 different DOE patterns such as parallel lines, dot matrices, circles.
Separating the active laser from the optical components allows users to mount the compact optical head in smaller enclosures, reducing the overall footprint of the system. Meanwhile, the active laser can be positioned in a less critical location, allowing for easy electrical connection and heat sinking if required. This separation almost completely eliminates thermal drift in the laser beam, and the single-mode fibre reduces light scattering and side modes, enhancing the overall beam quality.
Both components feature FC/PC fibre connectors for ease of use and compatibility with larger systems. With this new introduction the MVfiber series will be available at 450nm and 660nm with an optical power of up to 50mW, and other wavelengths and optical powers available upon request. The laser is driven by a new microprocessor-controlled electronics, where a serial interface is used to program and attain readouts from the laser.