UltraLO optics are specifically fabricated for use in the growing family of CO2 high power lasers. The total lens absorption of the UltraLO coating is significantly less than < 0.15% at 10.6 microns. Typically the results from 2014 measured 0.10% on 9mm thick parts.
UltraLO lenses will handle the same high power as conventional lenses but with less optical distortion and a smaller focal length shift due to less heating of the substrate. Additionally, the lower absorption of the UltraLO lenses can lead to longer lens lifetime.
Lower thermal effects in optics at high power
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Beam Expanders for 1μm lasers
ULO Optics are excited to introduce our new range of beamexpanders. Designed for low power (500w) lasers such as Nd:YAG and Yb doped fibre lasers operating near the 1μm wavelength. The beamexpanders are of Galillean design and use Multi-spectral Zinc Sulphide for the optics which has an absorption at 1μm of 0.0005cm−1 (Similar to ZnSe at 10.6μm).
ULO Optics develops CO2 Brewster plate beamcombiner
In our new beamcombiner – C-BC-2, pairs of enhanced Brewster Windows are used to attenuate a linearly polarised CO2 laser beam. The Brewster plate acts like a polarising beamsplitter. The difference in reflectance also allows two perpendicular polarised beams to be combined into a single beam.