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World leader in precision laser micro-optics showcases innovative and flexible freeform optics, which maximise performance of high power laser systems, at Photonics West 2019.

PowerPhotonic, experts in the field of high precision micro-optics, today announces that Roy McBride, Managing Director, will be presenting a paper on Freeform micro-optics for high power laser systems at the forthcoming Photonics West, San Francisco 5-7 February 2019.

Freeform micro-optics are used to maximize the performance of high power laser systems by transforming the properties of the source beam into those matching the requirements of the application. Truly freeform optical fabrication provides compact components that enable array collimation, arbitrary wavefront compensation, transformation of beam profile and beam homogenization with high power handling and high efficiency. This presentation describes specific examples demonstrating how freeform micro-optics deliver functionality and performance that is not achievable with optics made by traditional manufacturing processes.

Roy McBride, Managing Director of PowerPhotonic said, “freeform optics give optical engineers unprecedented design freedoms to create micro-optics to manipulate both single mode and multi-mode lasers to optimise beam performance for new classes of application.  Manufacturing of these freeform optics are enabled by PowerPhotonic’s unique fabrication processes, which allow the company to implement complex surfaces in fused silica glass.”

Roy will be presenting on 5 February 10:30-11:00am in room 210 (South level two) as part of Session 4 Laser Diode Packaging II. See full details at:


PowerPhotonic is also pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Photonics West.

PowerPhotonic manufactures a wide variety of freeform optics in UV-fused silica that exceed the demanding performance requirements of existing and emerging applications of laser systems. These applications include DUV illumination, industrial metal cutting and welding, single mode telecommunications, skin and eye treatment and directed energy.  PowerPhotonic’s fabrication technology produces diffraction limited freeform optical surfaces that are unmatched in their ability to handle very high power, whether CW or pulsed.

Julian Hayes, Sales and Marketing Director of PowerPhotonic said, “we are pleased to be showcasing our optics at Photonics West. Our technical experts will be on-hand to explain and demonstrate our latest offerings, focussing particularly on how easy our products are to use.” 

To book an appointment with the PowerPhotonic team, please contact sales@powerphotonic.com

See us at Photonics West 2019 – Booth 5153 in the North Hall