January 2014 – See us at Photonics West

2 January, 2014

PowerPhotonic To Showcase New Beam Shaper Technology At Photonics West 2014.

PowerPhotonic will be showcasing its new beam shaper technology for shaping high-power laser applications.  The beam shaper optics integrate a number of customer benefits, giving a flexible choice of beam profile with a single thin optical element, which copes with high peak power, is ultra-efficient, whilst being insensitive to the input beam characteristics.

Commenting on the launch of the new high-power beam shaper optics at Photonics West, Roy McBride, MD of PowerPhotonic said, “our unique freeform refractive micro-optics offer alternatives to microlens arrays and diffractive optical elements for beamshaping of high-power lasers. Our beamshapers provide ultra-efficient beam transformation with minimal loss of brightness, and offer greater flexibility in the range of beam profiles that can be generated than any other refractive technology available today.”

PowerPhotonic will be presenting a SPIE Photonics West conference paper on its new beam shapers at Session 3: Beam Guiding, Shaping, and Analysis for High-Power Applications.

PowerPhotonic will also be showcasing its new LightForge™ low cost rapid fabrication service for micro-optics (www.powerphotonic.com/rapid-prototyping) and presenting a paper at the conference.   In session 7 on Laser Processing of Novel Structures and Complex Shapes, we report on how the LightForge™ process can be used to realise a complex custom optic using data generated directly from a design in Zemax.  This surface is then extracted from Zemax and fabricated using the LightForge service before being measured.  A quantitative analysis of the real optic is carried out both numerically and with the design source in Zemax, and we present a comparison between design and fabricated part performance.

In addition to the LightForge™ fabrication service and the new beam shaper optics, the PowerPhotonic team will be on-hand to discuss the complete range of micro-optics.  To book an appointment with the PowerPhotonic team, please contact sales@powerphotonic.com

Photonics West 2014 Location Details
North Hall, Booth 5319C