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Laser Power control units
Altechna presents technical overview of extra cavity laser power control methods realizable with free space optics. It is intended to help industrial laser processing engineers to make the right choice of attenuator design for their laser processing systems.
Particular methods come with distinctive advantages as well as drawbacks. For instance, neutral density reflective type filters with optical density gradient over the cross-section grants a rather even attenuation over wide spectral range from UV to NIR, however they are susceptible to laser damage.
This white paper covers several options of output power control through manipulation of the polarization along with its’ superiorities and shortcomings of individual components, e.g. waveplate vs. EO modulator, and peculiar features of various polarizers used in setups of the kind. Unpolarized laser power control solution is also introduced with schematic layout and attenuation properties.
Laser capability to accomplish extremely precise tasks by applying high power impact within tiny spatial domain, e.g. diffraction limited spot, has lead laser power control to become an important variable that helps to optimise yield and secure successful completion of the task. For more details on laser power control please download full technical article.
Altechna: 20 Years of Creating Light Together
Altechna has been at the forefront of laser innovations since 1996 providing thin-film coatings, optical components & solutions for various industries – from industrial to academic purposes. Starting with supplying laser components the company has grown through the decades of technological evolution developing practical and exciting products. In 2015 Altechna reached a 10m EUR group turnover and a 29% compound annual growth rate making into a list of Inc. 500 Europe as one of the fastest growing private companies in Europe.
Altechna won in "A solid step in the export markets" nomination in The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania awards in 2014. The company works for leading industrial and R&D organizations in selected photonics industries exporting 80% of products and solutions to European, American, and Asian markets. Altechna covers the whole spectrum of laser optics offering complete in-house metrology and R&D, adopting Fabless Business Strategy supply chain, and professional customer support.
Having an extensive number of physicists in sales and metrology departments, Altechna is able to provide its customers with professional consultations for the most effective solutions; thus, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. With great attention to custom orders Altechna experts have developed a number of standard off-shelf solutions, but is always up for new challenges.
Altechna is actively developing its R&D departments and laboratories investing up to 20% of total returns annually. The company purchased the major stake of optical coating company Optida to extend manufacturing capabilities and ensure the production of unique laser optical components with dielectric coatings. The in-house metrology lab has also been successfully growing and providing high level integrated research services for measuring optical components’ quality parameters to ensure the customers with the best quality products.
Altechna product inspiration often comes from the needs and insights of its customers. Looking back Altechna has been creating light for 20 years together with business and academic partners who have been the drive to success.
Free technical consultations on crystals
Want to build second (SHG) or third (THG) harmonic generators, parametric oscillators vs amplifiers (OPO, OPA), sum (SFG) or difference (DFG) frequency generators designed particularly for your laser? We’re ready for a challenge!
Unsure how to best use Raman, photorefractive, electro-optic or need simply birefringent crystals? Learning how the crystals could be used in various laser applications? We can share our experience with you.
Consult Altechna experts about the best way to reach your result before investing into expensive optics. We provide free technical consulting services that can save you time and resources. Get the most effective solutions for various crystal applications, the needed technical information, and appropriate simulations and optimal optical setup advice from the people who have seen it all.
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Educational DPSS Laser Kit
There are three basic versions of the product available: continuous wave (CW), upgrade with Q-switching (self-pulse formation) QCW operation mode, and upgrade with a possibility to generate 2nd harmonic. Laser kit can be designed and easily adjusted to your lab experiments or education programs on your request. The kit users will have an exclusive opportunity to assemble the laser setup themselves to better understand the work principles and to learn many laser usage related topics better. Such as:
- Laser diode temperature dependence vs. wavelength
- Laser diode control specifics
- Diode pumped solid state (DPSS) laser with passive Q-switch control specifics
- General optics use with laser beam
- Beam focusing and collimation
- Optics alignments
- Laser resonator control specifics
- Measurement of laser parameters
- Nonlinear optics (generating 2nd harmonic)
- Building your own experimental setup based on laser source
- Other topics depending on the needs
- CW or CW/QCW mode (optional)
- Pro Kit generates the 2nd harmonic
- Up to 10 W diode power
- Up to 1.4 W output CW power
- Up to 11 kHz frequency in QCW
- Possible wavelengths: 1030nm, 1064nm
- Beam quality: ~M2 < 1.2
- Positioned on 1,5 cm high, 30 cm wide and 40 cm long breadboard
For more details please follow the products' link.
Tradeshows and events
SPIE Photonics West 2017
Altechna will be present at SPIE Photonics West 2017 exhibition. You are welcome to arrange a meeting with us, or visit our booth #5270 during the exhibition. Our experts will introduce you to the products and provide technical consultations if there's a need. Come and visit Altechna's booth among other leading photonics companies on the Show Floor.
Life Sciences Baltics 2016
Discover enormous potential and passion in the field of life sciences in Lithuania and the Baltics – the gateway to emerging markets.
Altechna is planning to exhibit at Life Sciences Baltics 2016 booth Nr.17, which is dedicated to present the most advanced companies of the sector and open an excellent hands-on opportunity to meet the winning mix of industry players, including associated manufacturers and service providers operating worldwide, at a one-stop-shop. September 14-15, save the date!
To arrange scheduled meeting please contact [email protected]