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Beamsplitters for ultrashort pulses

Key Features

  • High damage threshold
  • Metal-dielectric hybrid coating
  • Even split of laser power
  • Broadband and chromatically neutral
  • Insensitive to polarization

Description

An Optical Beamsplitter is an optic or optical device that is used to split a beam of light in two. Circular beamsplitters, plate beamsplitters and cube beamsplitters can be purchased for polarizing or non polarizing beamsplitting applications. Newport offers both broadband and laser line cube beamsplitters. These beamsplitters are made from high grade glass materials with laser grade surface flatness and surface quality and have a tighter tolerance on the splitting ratio. High damage threshold coating and quality substrate material allow them to withhold high laser pulse energy.

Selecting the proper mirror for your application requires making a number of choices. A few of the many considerations include: reflectivity, laser damage resistance, coating durability, thermal expansion of the substrate, wavefront distortion, scattered light, and certainly cost. The following tables should help in comparing the available choices from Newport.

The mirror application drives the requirements for surface flatness and surface quality. When preservation of wavefront is critical, a λ/10 to λ/20 mirror should be selected; when wavefront is not as important as cost, a λ/2 to λ/5 mirror can be used. For surface quality, the tighter the scratch-dig specification, the lower the scatter. For demanding laser systems, 20-10 to 10-5 scratch-dig is best. For applications where low scatter is not as critical as cost, 40-20 to 60-40 scratch-dig can be used.

Selecting the proper mirror for your application requires making a number of choices. A few of the many considerations include: reflectivity, laser damage resistance, coating durability, thermal expansion of the substrate, wavefront distortion, scattered light, and certainly cost. The following tables should help in comparing the available choices from Newport.

The mirror application drives the requirements for surface flatness and surface quality. When preservation of wavefront is critical, a λ/10 to λ/20 mirror should be selected; when wavefront is not as important as cost, a λ/2 to λ/5 mirror can be used. For surface quality, the tighter the scratch-dig specification, the lower the scatter. For demanding laser systems, 20-10 to 10-5 scratch-dig is best. For applications where low scatter is not as critical as cost, 40-20 to 60-40 scratch-dig can be used.

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