Precision Photonics polarizing beamsplitters for fiber laser applications

July 22, 2011
A line of super-broadband polarizing beamsplitters for visible to near-infrared applications uses the company's advanced ion-beam-sputtering (IBS) coatings and CADB epoxy-free bonding technique, yielding low-loss optical components for high-power Nd:YAG and fiber laser applications where fluences are greater than 500 mJ/cm2.

A line of super-broadband polarizing beamsplitters for visible to near-infrared applications uses the company's advanced ion-beam-sputtering (IBS) coatings and CADB epoxy-free bonding technique, yielding low-loss optical components for high-power Nd:YAG and fiber laser applications where fluences are greater than 500 mJ/cm2. Made of fused silica, the beamsplitters maintain a > 500:1 extinction ratio from 400–1100 nm without sacrificing overall transmission (Tp > 92%) or damage threshold (>10 J/cm2).
Precision Photonics
Boulder, CO
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PPC introduces Super Broadband, High-Energy Polarizing Beam Splitters

BOULDER, Colorado (January 21, 2011): Precision Photonics Corporation (PPC), a leading provider of ultra-precise optics and opto-mechanical assemblies, announces a new line of super broadband, high energy polarizers for visible to near-infrared applications. Like our selection of laser-line polarizing beamsplitter cubes and beam combiners, these components utilize PPC’s advanced ion-beam-sputtering (IBS) coatings and Telcordia-qualified CADB® epoxy-free bonding technique to provide unique, low-loss optical components that are thermally stable and suitable for high power Nd:YAG and fiber laser applications where fluences are greater than 500 mJ/cm2 and calcite or cemented cube polarizers cannot be used.

This super broad-band polarizer maintains a > 500:1 extinction ratio throughout the entire Visible to Near-Infrared (400-1100nm) without sacrificing overall transmission (Tp > 92%) or damage threshold ( > 10J/cm2!). These fused silica beam splitters are available with a standard ½” x ½” input face, and custom prism polarizer assemblies will be available in sizes from 1mm to > 25mm.

About Precision Photonics:
PPC manufactures high power optical components and coatings targeting applications in telecommunications, defense, aerospace, biomedical, and semiconductor manufacturing. By applying the latest advances in the manufacturing and measurement of laser optics, PPC is able to offer price-competitive, short lead-time manufacturing at the very highest levels of precision for both prototype and OEM components.

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