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Laser and laser system manufacturer Z-Laser has announced that its ZM12 family of small lasers now supports homogeneous light distribution (HLD).

Following the integration of the new Powell lens technology into its ZM18 laser family, Z-Laser has adapted the improved HLD technology for these products, which were previously only available with Gaussian light distribution.

Encased in a 45mm housing, the ZM12 laser projects a line with an unprecedented +/-5% homogeneity of light distribution. With guaranteed light distribution across the projected line, machine vision algorithms will produce results with greater accuracy than with Gaussian light distribution.

When using slightly longer camera exposures for applications that previously might have required a speckle-reduced laser this kind of homogeneity can produce excellent results, according to Z-Laser.