Powerphotonic uses Laser Polishing to Provide Ultra-Efficient Collimating and Beam Shaping Optics

5 April, 2016

World leader in precision laser micro-optics showcases laser polishing benefits LaP2016 conference at ILTTSlow Axis Collimator PowerPhotonic

PowerPhotonic today announces that it is presenting a paper on direct-write laser fabrication of collimation and beam shaping optics at the forthcoming LaP2016 conference on laser polishing, at Fraunhofer ILT Aachen, Germany on 26th and 27th April 2016. 

Roy McBride, MD of PowerPhotonic said, “we have spent many years developing our laser machining and polishing process to create optics that are ideal for today’s high power laser systems.  Our high efficiency optics bring unparalleled benefits where power efficiency is at a premium, particularly in high power defence and scientific laser applications or high power industrial materials processing such as cutting and welding.” 

PowerPhotonic is a world leader in using laser polishing as part of its fabrication process to create ultra-high efficiency refractive optics, used in high power collimation and beam shaping applications.  This process unique to PowerPhotonic allows it to create beam shaper optics that transform the way in which the laser is used.  Using higher efficiency optics preserves the life of a high power laser by enabling it to run at lower power.  It makes system integration easier as less energy is dissipated as wasted heat.  And the ability to transform a single circular Gaussian shaped laser beam into different intensity profiles and beam shapes using different beam shaper optics adds enhanced utility to existing and new laser systems.