Edmund Optics releases family of ultrafast laser mirrors

August 12, 2008--Edmund Optics released its ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser mirrors to keep your pulses together with flat group velocity dispersion curves centered around 800 nm and flat over the 700-900 nm range. The mirrors are available in 12.7 and 25.4mm diameters, 6.35mm thick, with a 10-5 surface quality, and surface accuracy of 1/10 wave.

August 12, 2008--Edmund Optics released its ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser mirrors to keep your pulses together with flat group velocity dispersion curves centered around 800 nm and flat over the 700-900 nm range. The mirrors are available in 12.7 and 25.4mm diameters, 6.35mm thick, with a 10-5 surface quality, and surface accuracy of 1/10 wave.

The mirrors can withstand laser powers up to 0.5 J/cm² in a 150 fs long pulse or 100 kW/cm² CW. Effectively 100% of both S and P polarized light reflects from the mirrors from 730 to 900 nm. These mirrors are precisely machined to offer parallelism to within 5 arc min., an 85% clear aperture, diameter tolerance of +0.0/-0.2 mm, and thickness tolerance of ±0.2 mm. They are designed for a 45° angle of incidence, for steering ultrafast laser beams.

Edmund just also released three new spectrum-stabilized fiber coupled laser systems, designed as rugged sources for Raman spectroscopy. The lasers offer high powers of 450 mW at three wavelengths of 785 nm, 808 nm and 976 nm. The lasers are also ready for industrial applications, with both the laser and driver enclosed in a self-contained package. The 100 micron multimode fiber is attached to the laser with a high brightness coupling, and offers a beam divergence of 0.22 NA and maximum bandwidth as low as 0.3 nm (full-width half-maximum). The system also incorporates a thermoelectric cooler, TEC controller, and digital on/off modulation.

For more information on Edmund Optics, visit www.edmundoptics.com.

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