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How Can I Measure The Power Of A Pulsed Laser With A Low Repetition Rate?
Pulsed laser power measurement depends on repetition rate, pulse duration, and power meter technology, which vary depending on power range and application.  Continue Reading..
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An In-Depth Look At Axicons
An axicon is a conical prism defined by its alpha (α) and apex angles. Axicons are ideal for measurement and alignment, research, and medical applications requiring a ring-shaped laser output.  Continue Reading..
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Fast Shaping Control Of X Ray Beams Using A Closed-Loop Adaptive Bimorph Deformable Mirror
Zygo collaborated with Diamond Light Source (DLS) in the UK to install a deformable mirror with deformation feedback provided by Zygo’s ZPS sensor system. The system was installed in the B16 Test Beamline at DLS as a proof of principle for this application.  Continue Reading..
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Zygo Supports The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility’s Quest For Sustainable Clean Energy
Zygo has been making optics for the NIF’s laser program since the early 1970's, playing a critical role as the NIF’s laser system is the only facility in the world that operates above the laser damage threshold requirements for optics.   Continue Reading..
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LLNL Achieves Nuclear Fusion Ignition: See Where Gentec-EO Laser Energy Meters Are Used
The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is partnering with Gentec-EO for the integration of custom laser energy detectors for laser beam diagnostics, energy measurements, and calorimeters control solutions.  Continue Reading..
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Integrated Power Measurements In Automated Laser Systems
Parameters of laser beams used in material processing are tough to measure, especially in higher power ranges. However, MKS Instruments has developed new technologies that rise to this challenge.  Continue Reading..
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Customizing Optical Coatings For A 3D Visual Application
In this case study, we look at the challenge of fabricating a broadband, non-polarizing cube beamsplitter for a 3D visual application.  Continue Reading..


The BeamPeek system allows simultaneous beam profiling, focal spot size and position, and power measurement of Additive Manufacturing (AM) lasers. 

The 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter uses a proven Fizeau etalon-based design to measure the wavelength of both pulsed and CW lasers that operate from 375 nm to 2.5 μm.

The innovative Optran® UV NSS is a solarization-resistant optical fiber with a hermetic carbon layer ideal for spectroscopy, medical diagnostics, and laser delivery systems.

The 671 Series Laser Wavelength Meter uses proven Michelson interferometer-based technology to accurately measure the wavelength of CW lasers that operate from 375 nm to 12 μm.

Laser Components' double beam splitter has combined both a beam splitter and a polarizer into one component, saving space in setup and time in servicing. This beam splitter consists of a combined beam with the wavelengths 1030 nm and 515 nm split in such a way that 50% of each of the beam components is reflected or transmitted, despite the different polarization of the two wavelengths.

The HP60A-15KW-GD-QBH-MET-D0 from Gentec-EO is a high power detector for laser power measurement up to 15000 W, including a QB/QBH fiber adaptor.

The F150(200)A-CM-16 is a thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor with a high damage threshold for high repetition rate pulsed lasers. It has a 16mm aperture and can measure power from 300mW to 150W continuously and to 200W intermittently. 

G&H’s Superpolishing process delivers Scratch-Dig of 5-2, less than 0.5 Å of surface roughness, and zero defects at 300x magnification for ring laser gyroscope (RLG) mirrors, R&D applications, short wavelength and ultrafast lasers.