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From Superpolished Substrates to Nonlinear Crystals, New Laser Optics are Here to Improve Your High-Power Laser Applications

TECHSPEC® Superpolished Substrates

TECHSPEC® Superpolished Substrates. Credit: Edmund Optics

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(Mainz, 22.04.21)  Edmund Optics® (EO), a renowned provider of optical components, continuously expands its product offering to reflect market developments and customer needs. New products are added each month to better serve the industry. EO has released Nonlinear Crystals, which have high laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs), and TECHSPEC® Superpolished Substrates, which have extremely low surface roughness; both of which are ideal for high-power laser applications.

Nonlinear Crystals consist of β-barium borate (BBO) or lithium triborate (LBO) and feature anti-reflection (AR) coated surfaces with 20-10 surface quality. The surface flatness specifications for each crystal type are λ/8 and λ/10 for BBO and LBO options respectively. With damage thresholds up to 10 J/cm2 ­(@ 1064 nm, 10 ns 10 Hz), these crystals are ideal for are used ideal for frequency conversion of Ti:Sapphire and Yb:doped lasers.

Nonlinear Crystals
Nonlinear Crystals
Credit: Edmund Optics


TECHSPEC® Superpolished Substrates feature ≤1Å RMS surface roughness on both sized making these window substrates highly superior for reduced scatter or use with UV or high-power lasers. The low scatter of these substrates also makes them ideal substrate options for high-quality ion-beam sputtered (IBS) AR or reflective coatings. Additional applications for these superpolished windows include cavity-ring down spectroscopy, scatterometry, and UV laser eye surgery.

To view these, and many more exciting new products offered by Edmund Optics, visit the new products page at www.edmundoptics.eu.








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