Manufacturing technology for optics
The growing optical technologies market is constantly creating
innovations, and new demands with it. Competition is increasing,
requiring expansion of quantity as well as lower cost production.
|New acoustic cabin for electronic raster microscopes|
has introduced introduced SEM-Closure, an acoustic enclosure designed
specifically for scanning electron microscopes (SEMs). TMC’s
STACIS iX SEM-Base active piezoelectric vibration cancellation floor
platform cancels vibration at very low frequencies. Its Mag-NetX
cancels magnetic field interference. SEM-Closure houses the SEM
supported by SEM-Base and Mag-NetX in a sealed and
temperature-controlled acoustical chamber, protecting the SEM from
vibration, magnetic field disturbances, and acoustic noise. SEM-Closure
provides multiple access points, a heat dissipation system, and
provisions for tool plumbing and cabling within the system. The modular
architecture of the standard enclosure allows ample space for Mag-NetX,
the SEM-Base floor platform and most commercial SEMs with various
configurations. Custom enclosure designs also are available.
AMETEK, Inc., Hall B2 Stand 425
The acoustic cabin’s active piezo-electric, vibration-damping base platform operates at very low frequencies.
|Functional and abrasion-proof 3D nano-coating|
develops and produces special coatings for interface modification.
COTEC’s ultra-hydrophobic coating materials from the DURALON
product family generate an abrasion-proof, water-repellent layer with
easy-to-clean properties. This layer, only a few nanometers thick, is
optically neutral and affords long-lasting protection against water
marks, grease and dust. This creates a major field of application,
including the optics, automotive and plastics industry but also in
medical and display technology as well as the high-end consumer goods
COTEC GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 366
Ultra-hydrophobic coating materials create an abrasion-proof, water repellent layer with easy-to-clean properties.
|Safely handle the tiniest lenses|
vacuum tweezers exhibited by CRTM CleanRoomProducts enable you to
handle the tiniest lenses or components from 0.13 mm to 12.7 mm in
size. Vacuum tweezers are also available for 300 mm diameter wafers.
For cleaning ever smaller lenses or plug connections, CRTM is proposing
special rods, tipped with very tightly wrapped heads made of very clean
cotton. The heads are pointed, with diameters down to around 2 mm. CRTM
is also exhibiting ionization systems capable of boosting production
quality and yield, for example by maintaining an electrically neutral
local environment and reducing the risk of electrostatic
CRTM CleanRoomProducts GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 223
For delicate work: these vacuum tweezers will safely grip even the smallest components from 0.13 to 12.7 mm in size.
Photo: Virtual Industries
|Wire saw minimizes material loss|
Takatori WSD-K2 is the latest wire saw from the world leader in slicing
hard materials. Takatori has taken their almost 25 years of experience
with multi-wire slicing and created a small but very capable machine
for R&D, process development, and pilot production. The WSD-K2 uses
diamond wire to slice almost any material with either a single wire or
multiple wires, and can use very fine wire to minimize material loss
and maximize surface quality. The standard machine can slice up to
156mm diameter materials, with an option to increase the work envelope
to 200mm. With robust construction and a full-featured touch-screen
control, the WSD-K2 is the perfect machine for new applications, ready
to scale from R&D to pilot production.
JTA Equipment Technology, Hall B2 Stand 154
Developed for R&D, process development and pilot production: The Takatori WSD-K2 wire saw.
Photo: JTA Equipment
|Silent series of laminar flow systems|
Septec’s new product line of laminar flow modules, the company
optimized the air-flow characteristics and used quieter fans. The name
“SuSi” stands for “super silent”. The modules
make it possible to equip a workstation with clean-room conditions
easily and affordably. The hanging module uses a radial fan to extract
ambient air and presses it through the filter. Then it streams down in
parallel flow lines and moves particles away. The SuSi models are
extremely quiet. The main filter is in a filter cassette on the bottom
of the module, which makes it very easy to replace.
Spetec GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 258
Improved flow characteristics and less noise: The SuSi line of laminar flow modules.
|Splitter Boxes for the Application in Rough Environment|
Harsh Environment Splitter Boxes including Minibox 1×8 and RMbox
feature improved mechanical properties while in case of Splitter
Minibox maintaining minimal external dimensions, and in case of RMbox
(that has been used in Daphne project on components, modules, and fiber
optic networks for aircrafts) maintaining functionality in extreme
range of temperatures and vibrations. SQS Vlaknova optika combines
various technologies to design and manufacture special custom-made
solutions of fiber optic components. Using physical vapor deposition
for application of thin-film antireflection coating (ARC), SQS offers
various fiber optic components e.g. connectors, fiber arrays, or
SQS Vlaknova optika a.s., Hall B2 Stand 546
Splitter boxes for rough environments provide improved mechanical properties.
Photo: SQS Vlaknova optika
Lasers and optical components form the basis for all optical
technologies and their applications. From the information and
communications technologies via micro- and macro manufacturing
engineering up to medical engineering, diagnostics and therapy methods.
|Monolithic Array with Different Micro Structures|
Microoptic Systems GmbH will present, for example, a special monolithic
array in fused silica which has two different microstructures
(microlens arrays) on the common surface. The microlenses have a
different pitch, but also have the same effective focal length. Pitches
are possible within a 15 μm to 4000 μm range. Lenslet positioning
is within +-0.1 μm. Radius tolerance is within 1% from nominal. The
company will also exhibit an AµS multi-spot generator, which is
an array of refractive positive orthogonal microlenses in fused silica
for generating regularly positioned spots in the target area, and the
AµS pihole array, a monolithic array of refractive hexagonal
microlenses with the opaque blocking mask on both surfaces and with,
for example, 12 μm-sized pinholes on the back surface.
Advanced Microoptic Systems GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 149
quartz glass array: The microlenses are positioned at different
distances, however, show the same effective focal length.
Photo: Advanced Microoptic Systems
|Fixed Focussed Lenses for Advanced Standards|
OpTx will bring three fixed focus assemblies which we call the SIVA
Series (System Imaging Vision Assembly). Custom SIVA Series camera
lenses are designed for the sophisticated demands of today’s
optical systems and the understanding that precision necessarily drives
decision. Ultra-precision lens elements and mechanics allow the
completed assembly to function very near the computer design model with
SIVA I & II at FOV of 70° and SIVA III at FOV at 11°. SIVA
I delivers 250 lp/mm and SIVA II 300 lp/mm for resolution matching to a
10 MP sensor. If 15 MP matched optical and electronic resolution is
your goal, SIVA III is the answer. The matched resolution enables the
highest quality image from your high resolution sensor.
Archer OpTx, Inc., Hall B2 Stand 166 und Stand 168
For sensors with up to 15 megapixels the fixed focussed lenses of the SIVA series are adequate.
Photo: Archer OpTx
|A New Generation of Angle-Tolerant Colour Splitters|
Optical Thin Film exhibits a new series of improved colour splitters.
They combine broad transmission, reflexion bands as well as steep edges
with a design that minimizes the angular dependence (from 33° to
58°) and the polarisation split – this is ideal for
biomedical measuring technology including compact point-of-care systems
with a large incidence angle. DELTA has – moreover –
extended his family from linear variable filters by a seventh type
– according to the company’s information provided –
this would be a Linear Variable Order Sorting Filter (LVOSF). According
to DELTA these supersede other products with their broad transmission
and reflexion bands and boost the performance of lattice-based
DELTA Optical Thin Film, Hall B2 Stand 538
transmission and reflexion bands as well as steep edges combine the new
colour splitters with a design minimizing the angle dependence and the
Photo: DELTA Optical Thin Film
|Small Laser Module for Flexible Use|
the illumination module FISBA RGBeam, three wavelengths are precisely
coupled and may be displayed either via a fibre or directly in a spot.
The circa 20.5 x 12.2 x 5 mm large laser module in life sciences
applications, in the automotive area as well as in the production and
measurement engineering. In automobiles it may be applied as a light
source for head-up displays. The advantages vis-à-vis the
LED-application are found in its brilliance, the efficiency of the
laser diode, high brightness and higher contrast. In the life sciences
area simple white laser-based light may be mixed in the three colour
frequencies, a light that is possibly used for fibre-coupled
FISBA OPTIK AG, Hall B2 Stand 179
Three wavelengths are coupled in the FISBA RGBeam and are displayed via a fibre or directly in a spot.
Photo: FISBA OPTIK
|IR Lenses Made of Silicon and Germanium|
lenses will be presented by Fuzhou Alpha Optics. The infrared lens is
used on a wide scale in image sensor, medical and detector
applications. Silicon and germanium are our favorite materials in this
production line. Alpha Optics can also provide AR coating for this IR
application. Alpha Optics engineers can design special focusing systems
based on your requirements. Sapphire Windows has a Sapphire Suit for
scratch-resistant application with better transmission over the wide
range spectrum. It can be made much thinner. Based on a customized
design, Fuzhou Alpha Optics manufactures different kinds of spherical
lenses such as plano-convex lenses, plano-concave lenses, bi-convex
lenses, bi-concave lenses, meniscus lenses, achromatic lenses &
Fuzhou Alpha Optics Co., Ltd., Hall B2 Stand 134
The new infrared lenses are adequate for image sensor, medical and detector applications.
Photo: Fuzhou Alpha Optics
|New Laser Crystals with High Fluorescence Life Span|
Materials presents laser crystals based on highly pure synthetic
calcium fluoride crystals. These are doped with the rare earth
Ytterbium. This innovative laser material with an adsorption wavelength
of 980 nm is for the first time available in application relevant sizes
of up to 150 mm diameter. Its main characteristics in contrast to
conventional materials are a clearly higher fluorescence life span of
2.4 ms, and a high refractive index homogeneity. Hellma Optics delivers
optics with surface finishes for highest standards with flat optics
until size 1200. Highly precise surface finishes are achieved for
cylinder lenses up to 1500.
Hellma Materials GmbH, Hellma Optik GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 225
Hellma Optics exhibits highly precise optics in new dimensions.
Photo: Hellma Optics
|Multi Element Lenses for High-Calibre Performance Laser|
offers a wide variety of F-theta lenses for 1064nm, 532nm, and 355nm
high power lasers. The multi-element lenses are built with high quality
optical materials and high power low absorption coating to produce
large uniform scan field with high precision spot size. Commonly used
in high power laser marking, engraving & cutting applications with
galvo mirrors and beam expanders.
Lambda Research Optics, Inc., Hall B1 Stand 177
Generate a large even scanning field with highly accurate dot size: the F-Theta lenses.
Photo: Lambda Research Optics
|IBS Coatings Even for the UV Area|
(Ion Beam Sputtering) is considered a highly developed coating process,
which is now available with LASEROPTIK for coatings in the UV from 355
nm to 200 nm. This constitutes particular requirements to lowest
absorption and optimized coating materials. State-of-the-art results
are presented on the trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS. The company
LASEROPTIK GmbH from Garbsen develops and produces chirped broadband
mirrors and dispersion adjusted mirror pairs. These dispersive mirrors
are used for the compensation of the GDD (group delay dispersion) to
evade a pulse broadening of ultra short pulses.
LASEROPTIK GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 111
Per Ion beam, coatings in the UV area from 355 to 200 nm may be generated.
|Adaptive polymer-based optics lower complexity|
new Tachyon series of uncooled MWIR imaging detectors feature
monolithically integrated ROIC (readout integrated circuit) and a
digital interface for control and data readout. Two formats are
available – 80 x 80 pixel (allowing image acquisition frame rates
of 2 kHz) and 32 x 32 pixel (10 kHz). The sensors are made from
polycrystalline PbSe using the Vapor Phase Deposition manufacturing
method exclusive to supplier New Infrared Technologies (NIT). Adaptive,
polymer based optics from Optotune can significantly reduce the size
and complexity of optical systems used in imaging, lighting and laser
delivery applications. The range of electrically or manually tunable
lenses uses soft, polymer-based materials to overcome the limits of
hard glass and plastic components.
Pacer International, Hall C1 Stand 625
Adaptive polymer-based optics from Optotune can reduce the size and complexity of optical systems.
Photo: Pacer International
|High Performance Mirrors Offer Boosted Rigidity|
high performance mirrors by optoSiC-MERSEN for the scanner and laser
industry in SiC optoSiC+ material in the standard frame size 10
mm–100 mm, compared to conventional mirrors, offer several
advantages: high rigidity, low moment of inertia, thermic stability,
low CTE alpha, stress-free material, nontoxic. Available ex warehouse
in all standard coatings and with a sticky mount. This results in
considerable performance advantages for the application areas high
performance lasers UV-IR, air-born scanning, medical engineering,
high-speed cameras, security, as well as LIDAR. In the space technology
area the range comprises component parts and telescopes of
100mm–3500mm diameter in SiC (silicon carbide).
optoSiC-MERSEN Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Hall B2 Stand 271
to conventional products, higher rigidities and a low moment of inertia
are offered by new high performance mirrors for the scanner and laser
industry in SiC optoSiC+ material.
|Development Software for Exact Laser Beam Modelling|
Engineering will be presenting their latest version of their FRED
Optimum Optical Engineering Software – a major version release
which offers new features designed to make optical system engineering
in FRED even more efficient. Highlights of the many new features and
enhancements in this release include accurate modeling of M-squared
Laser Beams allowing users to create a coherent Gaussian beam with
designated M-squared values in X and Y. The source is created by
linearly combining several TEMmn modes to give the requested M2 value.
Spectral Analysis – allows the user to analyze the spectral power
distribution for a filtered rayset. FRED Optimum Optical Engineering
Software is capable of simulating the propagation of light through any
optomechanical system by raytracing.
Photon Engineering LLC, Hall B2 Stand 523
Improved development possibilities by FRED Optimum Optical Engineering Software.
Photo: Photon Engineering
|Structured OLED Provides Active Illuminating Patterns|
graticules for optical instruments have been realised up to the present
through indirect illumination of the pattern by means of an external
light source (LED). The OLED-light graticule by POG
Präzisionsoptik is based on a structured OLED, directly applied on
the graticule substrate; it has the capacity to illuminate itself. For
this operation a 3V round cell battery is required. On the basis of
this technology complex active illuminating patterns may be
implemented, with individual elements of the graticule being separately
triggered. The actively illuminating OLED-structures may be offered in
POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 240
The new OLED-light graticule facilitates the separate triggering of individual pattern elements.
Photo: POG Präzisionsoptik
|Optical Converter Generates High-End Laser Light|
may tremendously “jazz up” laser beam sources: The three
different optical converters from the German Federal Physical-Technical
Institute (Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt, PTB)
provide for emission parameters with unique features. The first one, a
pulsed-to-Cw converter, generates continuous light from pulsed light
resulting from beam sources with a sufficiently high repetition rate.
The second one, the single-frequency long-term heat stabilizer, is a
maser AOM-module, which makes available a long-term stabile reference
laser with sub-Hertz line-width. And the third, a self-referential
AOM-based system, allows measuring even the lowest phase noise of
frequency combs and fibre lasers without any supplementary source.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Hall 2 Stand 361
pulsed-to-Cw converter for spectroscopic applications generates
continuous light from pulsed light resulting from beam sources with a
sufficiently high repetition rate.
|Optimized Mirrors and Windows for High-Performance Lasers|
presents Laser Mirrors and Laser Windows optimized for use with high
power lasers. The company has developed Laser Mirrors with a high
damage threshold and high reflectance, and Laser Windows with a high
damage threshold and high transmittance, for use with high power YAG
lasers and Ti-sapphire lasers. By adopting amorphous coating
techniques, at YAG laser wavelengths Shimadzu has obtained Laser
Mirrors with 1.4 times the conventional damage threshold, a globally
top-level value, and Laser Windows with 1.6 times the conventional
damage threshold. In addition, these products provide high level
performance, with reflectance values of 99.9% or higher for the Laser
Mirrors and transmittance values of 99.5% or higher for the Laser
SHIMADZU Corporation, Hall B2 Stand 165
|Diffractive Optics for Terahertz Applications|
handling is required in many THz applications. Diffractive optics opens
up new opportunities of beam handling since it allows realizing spatial
transformation of THz beam. To satisfy needs in diffractive optics for
THz range Tydex has developed calculation methods and manufacturing
technology of the following diffractive optical elements (DOE): THz
Fresnel lenses, THz beam dividers. Other DOEs are under construction.
THz monochromatic waveplates can be used only at single wavelength
since phase retardation strongly depends on the wavelength. Sometimes
it's necessary to have nearly constant retardation at the specified
wavelength range. For that case Tydex has developed THz achromatic
polarization converter (APC) that is a special case of THz broad-band
phase transformer. Three models of L/4 APC cover the full range within
the wide interval from 60 um to 3000 um: 60-300 um, 300-900 um,
900-3000 um. The other sub ranges are also possible.
TYDEX, J.S.Co., Hall B1 Stand 116
Tydex presents an achromatic polarisation converter (APC) for the THz area.
|Vacuum Viewports with High Precision Optics|
number of highly complex optical applications is permanently on the
increase. With the product line vacuum optics VACOM professionalizes
the interface between optics and vacuum technology and facilitates
solutions for users with highest optical quality requirements. Vacuum
viewports of the series “High Precision Optics Series” with
integrated high precision optics are optimized for the application in
high vacuum and are adequate for many applications in ultra high vacuum
(He-leak rate <1,0 10–10 mbar l/s). The inexpensive
viewports are available for different flange systems (KF, ISO, CF, QCF)
and may be configured with specific optics.
VACOM Vakuum Komponenten & Messtechnik GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 139
viewports of the “High Precision Optics Series” with
integrated high precision optics are optimized for the application in
|High Focussing Speed and Robustness Combined|
a Business Unit of Parrot SA, announces a new addition to its Caspian
family of Auto Focus lens modules. Caspian M12-316-7.5, based on an
Arctic 316 liquid lens and a Sunex DSL944 fix-focus lens, is compatible
with M12x0.5 mounts (S-Mount) and off-the-shelf FPC connectors. With a
7.5 mm focal length and compatibility with up to 1/2.5” sensors,
this module is the perfect choice for highly demanding applications
where speed of focus and industrial-grade robustness are a must. An
optional IR-cut filter is available. Based on Varioptic's breakthrough
electrowetting technology, Caspian is a family of Auto Focus Lens
Modules that combine a fix objective lens, a Varioptic liquid lens and
a flex cable in a single lens barrel.
Varioptic, a BU of Parrot SA, Hall B2 Stand 468
Caspian autofocus lens module combines solid objective lenses,
Varioptic liquid lenses and a flexible cable in one single lens tube.
Industrial image processing and photonics are considered important
key technologies because they help to improve efficiency and quality.
They are used in a diverse range of sectors, e.g. in measuring and
testing technology, optics, medical and photo technology, electronics
and material processing.
|Rapid and Precise 3D-Scans at Worthwhile Price|
new 3D scanner DAVID-SLS-1 is geared to the innovative
“structured light” technology, which facilitates 3D-scans
within seconds. The scanner is mobile and may be easily placed in front
of the object to be scanned. One click in the proven DAVID software
starts the scan, and a few seconds later the 3D model appears on the
screen – optionally with colour texture. This way, one after the
other, all the sides of the object may be gathered and are then
automatically combined in the software to a final standard model. The
modular setup provides room for a flexible adjustment of the scanner to
the object size – from token coin to furniture everything is
DAVID Vision Systems GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 140/1
3D scans within seconds are made possible by 3D scanner DAVID-SLS-1 on
the basis of the “structured light” technology.
Photo: DAVID Vision Systems
|CCD spectroscope camera covers UV to NIR|
Scientific is presenting the new Syncerity 1024 x 256 CCD camera for
the UV-VIS-NIR range (200-1050 nm). This camera is particularly
suitable for spectroscopic applications with little light as long as no
extremely cold temperatures are required. The deep TE cooled (to
-60°C) Open Electrode CCD detector offer the lowest noise and the
highest dynamic range in its class. The new ShapeShifter non-linear
spectrometer can be used in a number of applications in non-linear
spectroscopy in basic and applied research. The system is based on a
tried-and-tested femtosecound laser that covers a broad range of
wavelengths from UV (200 nm) to the MIR range (10 µm).
HORIBA Jobin Yvon GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 483
suitable for spectroscopy applications with little light: The new
Syncerity 1024 x 256 CCD camera for the UV-VIS-NIR range.
|More than 900 images per second in Full HD resolution|
meet the growing demands being placed on modern high-speed camera
technology in manufacturing, research, development, medicine and
bionics, Miktrotron developed the new, compact digital EoSens 4CXP 4 MP
high-speed camera, which is equipped with a powerful CoaXPress realtime
data interface. It uses a single cable for data transfer, communication
and control to the PC (up to 2.4 Gbyte/s) and as a power supply (up to
40 m). Those are key advantages for simple system integration and
operation. The camera can capture 500 frames per second with a
resolution of 4 megapixels (2,336 x 1,728 pixels), and more than 900
frames per second in Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels).
Mikrotron Mikrocomputer, Digital- und Analogtechnik GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 201
transfer rates of up to 2.4 Gbyte/s and more than 900 frames per second
in Full HD resolution: the new EoSens 4CXP high-speed camera.
|New highly integrated TOF imager chips|
is presenting the new Time-of-Flight imager chips manufactured by its
Swiss partner Espros Photonics. The highly integrated systems make
sensors possible that can reliably measure distances from a few
centimeters to several meters and render 3D volumes. They work with
millimeter precision and measurements take just a few milliseconds.
They will begin by introducing the epc600 TOF Range Finder for
measuring individual distances and the epc610 TOF Imager with an 8x8
pixel field for 3D information. The camera-on-chip systems contain all
of the system functions needed to build a TOF camera. Even the driver
stage for the illumination LEDs is monolithically integrated.
Polytec GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 447
new Time-of-Flight sensors measure distances of a few millimeters to
several meters with millimeter precision in just a few milliseconds.
|The latest sensor technology and high data throughput rates |
Grey shows the new Grasshopper3 scientific imaging camera line. This
line leverages the latest in Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology with the
ICX674, ICX694, and ICX687 sensors and combines these with the
affordability and data throughput of USB 3.0. The Grasshopper 3 is
ideal for applications requiring the exceptional imaging quality of CCD
from a wide range of USB 3.0-enabled desktop, laptop, and embedded
computers where other digital interfaces, such as Camera Link, are not
an option. Visitors will also see the Blackfly camera line
– the world’s smallest and lightest Power over Ethernet
camera. This line combines highly sensitive sensors,
industry-leading affordability and a host of unique features for
Point Grey Research, Inc., Hall B2 Stand 467
They combine the superior image quality of CCD sensors with the data-throughput rates of USB 3.0 systems: Grasshopper 3 cameras.
Photo: Point Grey Research
|LED-Light Source for Machine Vision Use|
new LED high performance light source ZLED CLS 9000 MV by Zett Optics
with its compact design in a robust metal casing was developed in
particular for the domain Industry/Machine Vision. The variant MV-W
generates daylight similar light with up to 900 lumens at the fibre
output. The CLS 9000 MV-R supplies red light (625 nm). The new small
LED surgical light ZLED Medical Light 1000 is used for examinations,
diagnosis and smaller surgical procedures. The low-glare lighting with
neutral white light of the colour temperature 4500 K, a maximal
luminance level of 100.000 lx and simultaneously a homogeneous light
field as well as a CRI > 94 result in optimal light conditions.
ZETT Optics GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 171
The two variants of the LED-high performance light source ZLED CLS 9000 MV supply daylight- similar or red light.
Photo: Zett Optics
Laser and Laser systems for production engineering
Lasers and laser systems are considered driving forces behind
innovations in manufacturing, and they help to increase efficiency,
optimize processes and improve productivity. LASER World of PHOTONICS
is the only trade fair to have specialized in this sector since 1973.
|Helical drilling optics with no mechanical bearings|
AG is introducing a new helical drilling optics solution that has no
mechanical bearings. It developed the concept together with Feinmess
Dresden. Aerostatic guideways were used for all elements that are
constantly in motion. This contact-free bearing concept promises to
considerably reduce friction loss at the same time that it increases
guidance accuracy. This simplifies the process of drilling highly
precise, reproducible holes by laser. It also reduces wear and the
amount of drive energy needed, which considerably increases the
reliability and life expectancy of the drilling optics.
3D-Micromac AG, Hall C2 Stand 454
drill head with aerostatic guideways: This contact-free bearing concept
promises to considerably reduce friction loss at the same time that its
increases guidance accuracy.
Photo: 3D Micromag
|ATR probes for harsh industrial environments|
probes from art photonics include a new type of Attenuated Total
Reflection (ATR-) probes designed for tough application conditions.
They feature the following impressive characteristics: High throughput
in selected parts of near & mid infrared spectra, ATR-tip shaped
for immersion in liquid flow without dead zone, robustness for
industrial applications in a harsh environment up to 250 °C,
resistance to high pressure, compatible with all spectrometers and
automated process-interfaces. HT-ATR immersion IR-fiber probes can be
used for process spectroscopy in the near & mid IR range to monitor
reactions in-line in a broad temperature range from -100 ° to + 50
°C. They can resist high pressures up to 200 bar and can be used
with FTIR or any other IR-spectrometers and spectral sensors in
automated process control with process interfaces.
art photonics GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 149
Monitor reactions in-line in the near and mid IR range: FlexiSpec probes.
Photo: art photonics
|Laser-fume extraction more user friendly|
will present new laser fume extraction systems and the new iQ Operating
System which performs at two distinct levels. Where operators benefit
from the ease of operation and clarity of real time information, the
system also provides a cache of analytical data enabling users to
download performance and operating parameters for evaluation purposes.
The iQ operating system incorporates a method for monitoring the status
of both the pre filter and combined (main) filter. Preblockage warnings
provide operators with ample time to prepare for a change and uniquely
when a filter change is needed, the system is able to indicate exactly
which filter requires changing, thus significantly reducing uncertainty
and the time taken to undertake a filter replacement. The iQ also
provides the facility to download operation data which can either be
evaluated (via the Internet) either locally or remotely.
BOFA International Ltd., Hall C2 Stand 304
The laser-fume extraction system with the new iQ operating system provides transparent information in real time.
|Programming software with optimized functions |
is presenting its new CAGILA 3D Software. Besides neutral data formats
such as STEP, IGES and VDAFS, it can also import native 3D data from
all known CAD systems. For easy editing of 3D CAD data, CAM-Service
provides the powerful 3DSync software from Siemens PLM as a CAD option.
NC programming of laser paths is performed in CAGILA 3D based on the 3D
CAD solid model, and the user can define any cutting angle of the laser
head for 4- and 5-axis simultaneous processing. To ensure that the
surface speed of the laser on the workpiece remains constant, the
intelligent NC post-processor supports NC control systems with and
without kinematic transformation.
CAM-Service GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 557
of the laser paths is performed in CAGILA 3D based on the 3D CAD solid
model, and the user can define any cutting angle of the laser head for
4- and 5-axis simultaneous processing.
|Fiber lasers for high-precision processing and flexibility|
new H-LASE series provides customers with unique freedom to design the
most ideal electronics and control software for their specific
high-power welding cutting or drilling application. This superior
flexibility results in increased total performance, lower costs and a
smaller size. The H-LASE fiber laser module is based on a single
oscillator up to 1.5 kW. Scalable output powers up to 4.5 kW with the
best-in-class power range (1–100%) provide functionality and
flexibility which are needed in high-precision processing with a wide
range of materials. A modular design produces an intelligent and
cost-effective solution. The new OEM series ensures high beam quality
(BPP < 0.4 single mode) throughout the entire dynamic operating
range. Industry leading optical to optical conversion efficiency
(typical > 75%) enables high wall plug efficiency for the
Corelase Oy, Hall C1 Stand 267
Scalable output power up to 4.5 kW ensures functionality and flexibility in material processing.
|Compact diode lasers with exceptional beam quality|
is introducing DirectLight and DirectPump, two compact, turnkey diode
lasers. Due to their patented technology, they feature exceptional beam
quality for diode lasers that can compete with fiber and disk lasers in
many applications. Microwelding and cutting, structuring and efficient
optical pumping of solid-state lasers are tasks that DirectLight and
DirectPump can perform without a problem. DirectPhotonics is also
introducing an OEM diode laser, an industrial laser-beam source with
excellent beam quality. It can be integrated into material-processing
systems and medical equipment or be used as an optical pump for
DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 161
Turnkey diode lasers that can compete with fiber and disk lasers in many applications: DirectLight and DirectPump.
|Laser-welding cell with maximum productivity |
Erlanger Lasertechnik is presenting new solutions for laser welding
complex weld assemblies. The ERLASER WELD ROBOT welding cell features
hybrid kinematics for creating complicated seams with various
orientations. Two welding stations on a round table and the ability to
feed the component during actual welding increase productivity. The
ERLASER WELD SCAN laser-welding cell was designed for the mass
production of weld assemblies. Integrating the scanner technology into
a completely new machine concept with highly dynamic axes of motion for
the clamped assembly and the scanner allow production times that were
unachievable until now.
ERLAS - Erlanger Lasertechnik GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 101
redesigned operator interface of the ERLASER WELD ROBOT laser-welding
cell simplifies system operation and shortens setup times.
|Cutting different sheet thicknesses automatically |
other things, HIGHYAG is presenting its BIMO-FSC laser cutting head. It
features machine-controlled adjustment of the focus position and focus
diameter that makes it possible to flexibly cut various sheet
thicknesses without manual intervention in the production process.
Combined with the fastest focus movement on the workpiece, this
guarantees maximum productivity in production. The RLSK remove laser
welding head allows free focus positioning in the three-dimensional
work area and permits “welding-on-the-fly” while the robot
is moving. This makes it possible to minimize the time between seams
and improve the welding robot’s utilization rate.
HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH, Hall C2 Stand C2.453
The BIMO-FSC laser cutting head features machine-controlled adjustment of focus position and focus diameter.
|New single emitters allow more efficient processing |
to Jenoptic, its new semiconductor lasers are the perfect laser pumping
source for fiber and disk lasers. Due to their high efficiency rate of
more than 70 percent and very low beam divergence, they guarantee high
output power and high brilliance combined with a long lifespan and low
costs. The 9xx nanometer single emitters with an aperture of 90
micrometers have an output power of 12 watts. The 9xx nanometer mini
bars combine the high brilliance of the single emitters with the low
assembly costs of the bars. With an output power of 55 watts and
mounted on a passive heat sink, maximum efficiency is 69 percent.
JENOPTIK Lasers & Material Processing, Hall C1 Stand 320
The new semiconductor lasers guarantee high output power and high brilliance combined with a long service life and low costs.
|Using 50 watts to rapidly mark plastics and metals|
is introducing its new 50W fiber laser with three-axis control for
laser marking from its MD-F5100 product line. The laser’s compact
and fanless design conforms to protection class IP64 (head unit). The
internal components of the MD-F laser’s marking head are
protected against dangerous substances. Thanks to its output power of
50 W, it can be used to rapidly mark and engrave a variety of metal and
plastic materials. Thanks to new functions such as “Scratch
Control” and “Deep Engraving” and the use of
fiber-laser technology, considerable improvements were made in marking
time, production efficiency and quality.
Keyence Deutschland GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 261
Thanks to fiber-laser technology and new functions, the MD-F5100 is more efficient and marks with better quality.
|Cooling with more power |
chillers is introducing its new Compact Line of cooling systems. They
feature a user-friendly interface and a plain-text display that
indicates temperature, pressure, tank levels and all status messages as
well as a number of communication interfaces including RS-485, Ethernet
and Modbus/IP. Remote maintenance and updates via the Web, App and USB
are also possible. Due to a 20% reduction in electricity consumption
due to the use of efficient scroll compressor technology, operating
costs have also been reduced. The cooling systems also feature a
steplessly regulated electronic expansion valve that closes completely,
resulting in increased efficiency and optimized load distribution.
Alpha-Inno Tec GmbH business unit KKT chillers, Hall C2 Stand 381
The Compact Line’s strengths include high performance, a user-friendly interface and reduced operating costs.
Photo: KKT chillers
|New application fields for diode lasers|
other things, Laserline is introducing a new class of diode lasers and
expanding the maximum laser power from 15 to 20 kW. The increase in
power is possible due to the use of actively cooled diode bars and
coupling technology for the individual diodes. The beam quality behind
the fiber-optic cable is 220 mm mrad. xpanding the LDF (Laserline diode
laser, fiber coupled) product line by adding a 2 kW, 3 kW and 4 kW
laser with a beam quality of 8 mm mrad is opening up new application
fields for the diode laser. Given an optical-to-optical efficiency
level of more than 70%, a fiber serves as a converter and produces a
laser beam with considerably improved focus.
Laserline GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 369
has expanded its LDF product line to include variants with 2, 3 and 4
kW of power, opening up new application fields for the diode laser.
|High precision and fast cutting |
Applikation is presenting precicut 50/35-3D and microcut stent UKP, new
machine concepts for laser-based precision and micro processing. Their
base machine is designed for optimum rigidity and vibration stability.
Highly dynamic direct drives, measuring systems with a resolution of
0.1 µm, and efficient CNC control systems allow processing speeds
of up to 20 m/min and manufacturing accuracy in the micrometer range.
THE precicut 50/35-3D’s 5-axis interpolation makes it possible to
cut and weld complicated pipe geometries. For the first time ever, a fs
laser has been integrated into the microcut stent UKP precision cutting
system for pipe machining for making stents and processing delicate
LLT Applikation GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 559
The base machine of the new systems being introduced by LLT Applikation features optimum rigidity and vibration stability.
Photo: LLT Applikation
|Fingerprints quickly disappearing from displays |
has expanded its WR Patinal product line for hydrophobic and oleophobic
coatings to meet the high requirements to be met by touchscreens in the
Smartphone and tablet market and in the automotive industry. They
ensure wear resistance, a supple feel and easy-to-clean surfaces. The
new hydrophobic and oleophobic coating material WR6 Patinal is used to
create extremely smooth and clean user interfaces on touchscreens and
makes it possible to clean fingerprints quickly and easily. WR Patinal
coatings are known for their consistent and particularly low glide and
contact angle, which creates smooth, clean and extremely responsive
Merck KGaA PM-Pigments, Hall C2 Stand 52
The new hydrophobic and oleophobic coating material WR6 Patinal creates display interfaces that are easy to keep clean.
|Micro- and nanostructures from a fast 3D printer|
latest generation of devices in Nanoscribe’s family of 3D laser
lithography systems, the Photonic Professional GT, features high speeds
and performance for micro- and nano-fabrication up to the third
dimension. Two-photon polymerization makes it possible to produce
polymer structures of nearly any complexity and with the tiniest
dimensions (into the submicron range). The use of ultraprecise galvo
technology, which laterally deflects the laser-focus position using a
galvanic mirror system, made it possible to increase printing speeds by
a factor of up to one hundred. As a result, it is now possible to
produce large 3D micro and nanostructures very quickly.
Nanoscribe GmbH, Hall C.2 Stand 208, Internet
The Photonic Professional GT 3D printer increases printing speeds by a factor of up to one hundred.
|Maintenance-free welding with diode lasers |
new Diode Line product family from O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH has a
number of convincing advantages compared to conventional laser systems
that use high-maintenance flash lamps: Since laser diodes have a
lifespan of more than 200,000 hours, diode-pumped laser systems are
practically maintenance free. They are more efficient by a factor of 15
and can get by with a 230V electrical connection. They feature high
beam quality and spot sizes as small as 50 µm in the laser focus.
All systems in the new Diode Line product family are equipped with a
motor-driven beam expander and automatic lens recognition so that
optimum welding results are achieved.
O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 366
Working practically maintenance free and more efficiently that a system with flash lamps: the Diode Line lasers.
Photo: O.R. Lasertechnologie
|Laser now also makes color markings possible|
marSolid laser-marking technique now also makes color markings
possible. As a result, now a technique is available that can
simultaneously increase results for contrast, shelf life and marking
speed. As an additive laser-based marking technique, markSolid combines
excellent contrast with maximum durability against mechanical and
chemical forces as well as UV light and high temperatures (>
1,000°C). The products work regardless of the laser’s
wavelength. They can be used with a Nd:YAG-Laser to create color glass
markings or with CO2 lasers to quickly mark metals with high contrast.
The products can be used to mark metals, glass, ceramics, porcelain,
enamel and many other materials.
PIGMENTUM GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 644
Faster, higher contrast, longer shelf life and in color: markSolid offers improved techniques in laser marking.
|Femtosecond lasers with higher output power|
has announced that its R-200 industrial grade femtosecond laser
platform is now available with higher average output power, up to 10 W,
without the need for additional optical amplifiers. The game-changing
R-200 laser platform allows pulse repetition rates up to 1 MHz, high
pulse energies up to 80 uJ and ultra-short pulses of < 800 fs.
Operating at a eye-safe wavelength of 1552nm, the R-200 industrial
laser is fully software controlled and packaged in a compact,
ruggedized all-fiber architecture. Raydiance systems are displacing
earlier generation lasers, electronic and mechanical micro machining
solutions by delivering unmatched precision, industrial-grade
reliability and a even better value proposition – to customers in
the medical, industrial and consumer markets.
Raydiance, Hall C2 Stand 120
R-200 laser platform allows pulse repetition rates of up to 1 MHz, high
pulse energies of up to 80 µJ and ultrashort pulses of <800 fs.
|Hybrid welding optics that flexibly adapt to robots|
Lasertec developed its new MWO54 hybrid welding optic for laser hybrid
welding. It is based on the idea of a consistent, integrated design and
features an even larger free aperture. In addition, all mirrors and
optical elements are water cooled and designed for the highest laser
capacities up to 20 kW. The hybrid welding optic can be adapted to all
robot kinematics and to the RV60-26FT laser robot and the new
RLP60-26FT laser gantry. Both systems feature the integrated beam
guidance system that was recently developed and patented by Reis
Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik, Hall C2 Stand 638
The new welding optics for laser hybrid welding is designed for laser powers up to 20 kW.
|High pulse frequency allows rapid processing |
more compact and easier to operate – that is the best way to
describe the new ROFIN FL020 laser. The 2 kW fiber laser can be
equipped with up to 4 fiber outputs. It features a compact housing,
improved fiber handling and requires less water. With a pulse length of
800 ps and a maximum pulse energy of 40 µJ, the new ROFIN
PowerLine Pico picosecond laser is predestined for marking, engraving,
thin-film ablation and structuring. The extremely high, variable pulse
frequency of 200 to 800 kHz ensures rapid processing and allows
ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 327
ROFIN PowerLine Pico’s extremely high, variable pulse frequency
of 200 to 800 kHz ensures rapid processing and allows pulse-to-pulse
|New scan heads with low-drift galvanometers |
has expanded it product portfolio to include galvanometer scan heads in
its SCANcube III, hurrySCAN III and intelliSCAN III series. The systems
are ideal for industrial applications such as inscribing, marking,
material processing and micro-processing. The new scan heads are based
on low-drift galvanometers in the dynAXIS 3 series. These galvanometers
feature built-in temperature control, and according to SCANLAB, they
have the world’s lowest drift values for analog angle sensors.
Thanks to the new galvanometers and updated electronics, the scan heads
set standards for precision and speed among systems with analog
SCANLAB AG, Hall C2 Stand 461
Scanlab equipped its new scan heads with low-drift galvanometers and improved electronics.
|High-power multi-kilowatt fiber lasers|
Lasers shows a new range of high power multi kW fiber lasers. The
redPOWER K1 1000 is available as either a high beam quality single mode
1kW laser source or as a multimode laser which together with the
redPOWER K1 2000 and redPOWER K1 3000 products can be configured
with output fibers from 50µm to 600µm diameter. The lasers
have novel approaches in field serviceability and configuration and
offer excellent stability even when processing highly reflective
materials given the novel optical architecture. A new EP series of 20W
pulsed lasers offers significantly extended performance over its
existing range. These represent the most versatile fiber laser sources
with 40 optimized pulse waveforms in the 3-500ns range with enhanced
pulse energy and peak power performance.
SPI Lasers, Hall C2 Stand 406
Available as a single-mode 1-kW laser source with high beam quality or a multi-mode laser: redPOWER K1 1000.
Photo: SPI Lasers
|Compact and fast for cutting 3,000 mm/min|
Micromachining, which specializes in modular micro laser machines, is
introducing the new “Multi Flexi Tube MFT” platform.
According to the company, it is currently the fastest and most compact
modular laser system on the world market. It boasts cutting speeds of
up to 3,000 mm/min = 50 mm/sec. with a resolution of 0.1 μm and can
produce kerf widths of 8 to 50 microns (with fiber lasers) and 5 to 25
microns (with USP lasers). The laser systems used are FIBER or FEMTO
lasers in the IR to UV range. Laser-cutting systems with multi-cut
heads are possible and available as an option. The platform systems can
be optimized to meet customer needs, so they are ideal for a wide range
Swisstec Micromachining AG, Hall C2 Stand 265
The Multi Flexi Tube platform features cutting speeds of up to 3,000 mm/min with a resolution of 0.1 μm.
Photo: Swisstec Micromachining
|Laser vacuum unit: New control system for added convenience |
is presenting a new version of its LFE laser vacuum unit with a new
ControlUnit3 digital control system. The mobile mid vacuum cartridge
filtration unit is intended for uses such as laser engraving, laser
cleaning and laser cutting. It is ideal for continuous use in
applications that generate large quantities of particles. The system
extracts air that contains fumes and particles, filters it and returns
the clean air to the room. A high-pressure turbine guarantees strong
suction. The new control system offers added convenience and improved
service. For the first time ever, it is equipped with a secure digital
memory card that protocols all of the machine’s warning messages
TEKA Absaug- und Entsorgungstechnologie GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 571
The LFE laser vacuum unit has a new control system that gives the user added convenience.
|New compact ultra-fine cleaning system |
it comes to glass wafers, precision optics or semiconductors –
UCM AG has developed a compact system that meets cleanroom standards
for the challenging task of cleaning parts of this kind. The system
consists of four cleaning and rinsing tanks, and individual programming
and control makes it possible to achieve extremely high levels of
cleanliness. It also features an ultrasonic unit that perfectly suits
the cleaning tasks, continuous particle removal by two-sided tank
overflow and high-grade reconditioning of the cleaning fluid with
ultrafine filtration. All tanks have an inclined bottom to facilitate
drainage and cleaning.
UCM AG, Hall C2 Stand 507,
AG has developed a compact system that meets cleanroom standards for
cleaning glass wafers, precision optics and semiconductors.
|Top performance for precision applications |
VPFL-G and VCFL-G series of visible lasers (532nm) incorporate cutting
edge technology to provide top performance in such precision-intensive
applications as solar cell, micro-machining, silicon scribing, fine
processing, thin film cutting and more. The VPFL-G lasers are comprised
of short-pulse, linearly polarized Ytterbium fiber lasers in MOPA
configuration along with SHG (second harmonic generation) module,
providing output power of up to 10W. The VCFL-G lasers are comprised of
a CW Ytterbium fiber laser configuration in conjunction with an SHG
module, providing up to 5W output power for cost-effective operation.
V-gen Ltd., Hall C2 Stand 322,
Among other things, the new lasers are suitable for micro-machining, silicon scribing, fine processing and thin-film cutting.
|Versatile marking systems with closed dust-control system |
Lasers is showing the MC150-DB, a newly developed versatile marking
machine with radiation protection design. It features a closed upper
and lower ventilation dust control system for keeping both the lens and
the work area clean. The system has an electric lifting platform with a
measuring scale and LED digital display. The MC150-DB uses German-made
CO2 lasers, and the world's leading technology automatically focuses
the triaxial dynamic marking head. The largest one-time processing area
is 600 mm x 600 mm in size. The optional work platform satisfies
different uses in different industries, and a mobile workbench can
deliver large-format seamless processing on a maximum processing area
of 1200 mm x 600 mm. Professional light guide plate design software is
GD Han`s Yueming Laser Tech Co. Ltd, Hall C2 Stand 551,
Yueming Laser is presenting various systems for laser cutting, engraving and marking.
Photo: GD Han`s Yueming Laser
|Micro-structures: Quickly and from a single source|
cuts, welds, drills and structures precision parts with micro detail
and tolerances of ±3 µm. Focusing on extremely thin
stainless steel materials, and working with foils between 0.01 mm and 2
mm thick, the company produces microstructures, from prototypes to
entire series. Short delivery times and solutions from a single source
including mechanical processing are standard. Ablation lasers are also
used to remove materials such as ceramics, glass, plastics, sapphire,
copper and diamond. The company also produces precision watch hands and
gear wheels made of aluminum, brass and copper alloys as well as other
micro-components such as stop second springs for the precision
mechanics and watch industries.
LaserJob GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 371
LaserJob manufactures precision parts with micro detail and tolerances of ±3 µm, e.g. for the watch industry.
|Special-purpose optics for laser material processing |
Laser System Technology division has been developing and manufacturing
special-purpose optics for laser material processing for 25 years.
NUTECH GmbH has special expertise and a diverse range of experience
manufacturing laser optics for processing the insides of tubes and
pipes, or so-called ID optics. Depending on the beam quality of the
laser source, they can process tubes with diameters starting at 50 mm
and with a penetration depth of up to 1500 mm. The optics are equipped
with the following standard features: pyrometer, camera, adjustment
devices and processing heads for coating and hardening. Inert-gas and
powder nozzles can be added to meet customer requirements.
NUTECH GmbH Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik, Materialprüfung und Messtechnik, Hall C2 Stand 121
|Short-pulse processing as new service |
Competence Center for Optical Technologies and Systems at the Technical
University of Central Hesse has increased its range of services. It is
adding short-pulse processing and analysis to its laser-technology
services. It has a picosecond laser system (IR-VIS-UV) with a repeater
amplifier (EPmax ≥ 100 mJ) available. The Laser Technology division
also provides plastic-processing services, for which it uses a diode
laser system with a linear profile. In Fiber Technology, the university
now also offers quality control and characterization of UV fibers,
product-safety analyses, characterization of fiber bundles and the
analysis of bundle problems.
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Hall B2, Stand 466
Beam profile of the picosecond laser that the Technical University of Central Hesse uses for short-pulse processing.
Bild: Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Lasers and optoelectronics
Innovative beam sources and system components increase manufacturing
capabilities and set new standards in precision, quality, effectiveness
and cost efficiency. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs/OLEDs), for example,
are revolutionizing the sector for illumination and display-technology.
|Laser-diode driver supplies high-pulsed current |
Modules will present its high current pulsed laser diode driver, Model
773. The Model 773 is a low-cost, highly compact low voltage DC input
power converter/laser diode driver designed to supply high pulsed
current for laser diode-stack loads. Pulsed output current is 100 A
with a 25 s rise time into diode-stacks of 2-5 V (up to 3 ms pulse
width for Er:glass) (18-24 V load version under development) at an
average power to the load of 1.0 W. Performance over temperature is
guaranteed from -32 °C to +55 °C. The driver only weighs 2.1
oz. and is ideally suited for range finding applications. The unit does
not require a heat sink and offers open circuit and short circuit
Analog Modules Inc., Hall C1 Stand 145
The compact, low-voltage DC laser-diode driver supplies a pulsed output current of 100 A.
Photo: Analog Modules
|Measuring beam quantity in less than 20 seconds|
Photonics is launching the new BQM-50 beam propagation analyzer.
Compact, easy to align and adjust, it measures M² in less than 20
seconds, with a wavelength range of 400 to 1100 nm. The BQM-50 is
designed to facilitate complete measurement of laser beam propagation
characteristics. It applies patented NPL technology, which means it has
no moving parts. This means there is no need for a translation stage
which is normally required to allow beam widths to be sampled as the
camera moves through the laser caustic. The BQM-50 is therefore one of
the most compact and capable beam quality systems available. The clear
and easy-to-use software allows complete control of the measurement
which can be controlled via a USB 2.0 interface from a laptop computer.
This makes the entire system both portable and convenient, which means
you can make M² measurements whenever and wherever you want
Arden Photonics LTD, Hall B1 Stand 163
The new beam-propagation analyzer has no moving parts and can be used for mobile applications.
Photo: Arden Photonics
|Characterizing laser diodes is optimized |
Engineering is presenting an expanded range of laser-diode
characterization systems. According to Artifex, the expanded series can
be used to measure all services and models that are available on the
market. The LIV Series offers full LIV characterization and analysis,
high throughput (typically <1s/diode), integrated spectral analysis,
and software packages for use as a stand-alone or for OEM integration.
The devices are designed to be integrated into production cells. The
stand-alone measuring routine frees up the control PC during the
Artifex Engineering, Hall B1.Stand 501
Equipped to meet all market requirements: The LIV Series laser-diode characterization systems.
Photo: Artifex Engineering
|New high-performance pulsed lasers|
will be showcasing a new family of nanosecond pulsed lasers and tunable
mid-IR lasers. The highly successful proprietary manufacturing
technique, HTCure, has enabled the company to readily turn complicated
laser designs into compact and cost efficient industrial laser
solutions. The new mid-IR optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is no
exception. The most compact OPO about to hit the market has a footprint
of 125x70x45mm, contains both the ns pump source and the OPO and is
tunable up to 50nm around a selected center wavelength between
2-5µm with up to 80mW average powers. The passively Q-switched ns
pump lasers are also available at 355nm, 532nm and 1064nm with <5ns
pulse widths at 7kHz pulse frequency and <1.0W average power.
Cobolt AB, Hall B1 Stand 320
Cobolt is introducing a new family of pulsed nanosecond lasers and tunable mid-IR lasers.
|Pulsed lasers for reliability in continuous operation|
Crystal Laser Systems is introducing new passively Q-switched DUV
lasers that emit a wavelength of 213 nm. Three different models of the
FQSS213 series deliver pulse rates of up to 1 kHz and pulse energies of
up to 50 µJ. The pulse widths are from 0.9 to 1.3 ns. The beam
has a nearly gauss-shaped profile (TEM00) with a beam divergence of
< 2.5 mrad. The double encapsulated DPSS laser head, high output
stability, long service intervals and long lifespan ensure reliability
in continuous operation. The new FQCW-266-200 DUV continuous wave laser
has a higher output power of 200 mW in continuous operation. Due to a
resonant stage to quadruple the frequency, this compact and sturdy cw
laser emits a wavelength of 266 nm.
CryLaS Crystal Laser Systems GmbH Stand B1.106
Delivers pulse rates up to 1 kHz and pulse energies up to 50 µJ: The new passively Q-switched DUV laser at 213 nm.
Photo: CryLaS Crystal Laser Systems
|Universal solutions for laser marking|
the first time ever in the laser-marking sector, Datalogic is
presenting its FILOS pulsed fiber laser, which covers a variety of
industrial applications. Among other things, FILOS features an extended
temperature range of up to 55°C, higher output power, a
maintenance-free design and an I/O interface. It boasts low operating
costs, high operational reliability and a long service life. FILOS is
suitable for marking, engraving and scribing as well as for material
processing and micro-machining. The AREX ultra-compact fiber laser can
mark metal and plastic materials at high speeds. The ULYXE DPSS laser
marker weighs only 7.5 kg and features a plug-and-play function via
Datalogic Automation S.r.l., Hall C2 Stand 465
operating costs, high operational reliability and a long service life:
The FILOS pulsed fiber laser is suitable for marketing and other type
of surface processing.
Photo: Datalogic Automation
|Affordable and has a long service life: laser safety shutter|
Products is launching a RoHS-compliant, high reliability, low cost and
long life laser safety (interlock) shutter that jumps to the
“OFF” position if the power fails. A 13 mm aperture and a
25 mm aperture are fitted as standard, larger apertures are optional.
It offers 5 V, 12 V or 24 V dc operation with a simple low power drive
circuit for TTL input. The shutter is a stock item and easy to operate.
It has magnetic switches (sensors) to identify the position of the
blade. Also shown is the smallest non-MEMS optical scanner available.
Scan angle to 50 deg PTP optical and mirror sizes (6 mm diameter, 7 x 6
mm and 10 x 6mm - compared to a 1x1 mm MEMS mirror). The high
reliability fixed frequency scanner (from the range of 100 Hz to 1
KHz), mounted horizontally or vertically has a position output signal.
It deflects a laser beam, from X-ray to FIR, with continuous sinusoidal
motion. The rugged device withstands shock and vibration, and can be
used in cryo, vacuum and high temperatures.
Electro-Optical Products Corp., Hall B1 Stand 421
Electro-Optical Products is introducing an RoHS-compliant laser safety shutter.
Photo: Electro-Optical Products
|Industrial ps laser: Compact, reliable and low maintenance |
new HYLASE 1064nm picosecond laser from Fianium, based on state of the
art fiber laser technology, provides high stability and long lifetime
making it ideal for 24/7 industrial use. The remote laser head, with
small foot-print and low weight, offers easy integration yet gives
class-leading power and pulse energy performance. With a pulse-width of
less than 20ps, the HYLASE-25 system produces a maximum pulse energy of
125μJ and an average output power of greater than 25W. The Gaussian
(TEM00) beam profile, with an M2 <1.3, allows small feature sizes
for high-precision material processing applications. The excellent
beam-quality, picosecond pulse-width and high pulse energy, enables
focused intensities of the order of GW/cm2 and fluence in the kJ/cm2
Fianium Ltd., Hall B1 Stand 325
The HYLASE 1064 nm picosecond laser combines high power and pulse energy with a long service life.
|Nanosecond fiber laser for optimized processing|
will present new products from the FLAST-Nano family – ytterbium
nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers, specifically the FLAST-Nano 50W
nanosecond pulsed fiber laser module and the FLAST-NanoMark 50W
nanosecond marking system. The proprietary features of the FLAST-Nano
50W and FLAST-NanoMark 50W comprise electronically generated pulses,
MOPA architecture, an independently adjustable pulse width (50 –
500 ns) and frequency (100 – 500 kHz) which allows the user to
precisely optimize laser-material processing, as well as high peak
intensity , owing to high peak power (> 10kW) and excellent beam
quality (M² < 1,2). The FLAST-Nano 50W fiber laser module was
designed for OEM applications and is suitable for various material
processing applications including marking, trimming, engraving and
scribing. The FLAST-NanoMark 50W marking system is effective with a
wide range of materials.
FiberLAST INC., Hall C2 Stand 462
The FLAST Nano 50W features independently adjustable pulse width and frequency.
|Compact, sturdy and ultra-broadband |
SpectraChrome laser from NP Photonics delivers a supercontinuum with a
spectrum from < 1000 nm to > 4500 nm. This compact laser features
a sturdy design and can be used as an independent ultra-broadband IR
beam source. The new high-power isolators from CASTECH feature low loss
and very good isolation properties, are suitable for high-power
applications, are extremely stable against environmental influences and
are reliable. They are ideal for use with high-power fiber amplifiers
and fiber lasers.
GWU Lasertechnik Vertriebsges. mbH, Hall B1 Stand 459
Among other things, the new high-power isolators feature low loss and very good isolation properties.
|High-power peltier control with an output power of 250 W|
to the TEC16-24, head electronic has finally managed to develop the
first high-power TECC driver with an output power of up to 250 W and up
to 97% efficiency. TEC16-24 matches its control characteristic to the
actual situation using an elaborate software-based control algorithm,
which makes it particularly suitable for temperature-critical
applications such as in laser and medical technology. The TEC16-24 can
be driven with both NTC thermistors as well as RTD elements. Output
currents of up to 16 A are possible without an additional heat sink.
The driver can be operated either as a stand-alone device via a
potentiometer or via a USB or RS-485-interface.
head electronic GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 634
Particularly suitable for temperature-critical applications: The TEC16-24 high-power TEC driver.
Photo: head electronic
|Two colors with one laser driver |
new iC-HT laser diode driver permits microcontroller-based activation
of laser diodes in CW mode. It allows laser diodes to be driven either
by the optical output power, the laser diode current, or an entirely
controller-based power control unit. The maximum laser diode current
per channel is 750 mA, and both channels can be switched in parallel.
Thanks to the high integration level of the analog functions for
activating the laser diodes with the microcontroller interface,
multichannel laser diode control units can be implemented directly. The
iC-HT laser diode driver works on supply voltages of 2.8 V to 8 V and
can thus drive both blue and green laser diodes.
iC-Haus GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 308
The iC-HT laser diode driver works on supply voltages of 2.8 V to 8 V and can thus drive both blue and green laser diodes.
|Extra-long miniature linear guides|
– Nippon Thompson is presenting its expanded line of linear
guides. For example, the MLL15 – a long-term maintenance-free
(20,000 km or 5 years without external lubrication) miniature linear
guide with recirculating bearings – is an extra-long variant of
previous carriage designs. Besides being more rigid than the other
three lengths, this model has a larger surface area and six tapped
blind holes, which simplifies assembly compared to the other models and
makes it suitable to replace a larger number of shorter carriages. The
CRWG2H cross roller guide is now also available with a plastic cage (as
an alternative to the standard design with the steel cage).
IKO – Nippon Thompson Europe B.V., Hall C1 Stand 302
Now available as an extra-long variant: The MLL miniature linear guide.
|UV LEDs in new SMD modular designs|
LEDs from Seoul Optodevice are now available in compact Z5 and Z7 SMD
housings. One chip is integrated into the Z5 housing, and the Z7
contains 4 chips. The basic dimensions of the Z5 are 2.5 mm x 3.5 mm,
and those of the Z7 are 9 mm x 7 mm. The optical power varies between
200 mW to 400 mW per chip, depending on the wavelength. As such, up to
2 mW is possible in the Z7 casing. The ilumCURE UV handheld exposure
unit from IMM Photonics is a UV light source iwht a central wavelength
of 365 nm. The mobile light source uses this powerful UV LED to harden
UV adhesives in just a few seconds. The unit was developed specifically
for use in the field and features a sturdy aluminum housing.
IMM Photonics GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 400
Hardens UV adhesives in a few seconds: The ilumCURE UV handheld exposure unit.
Photo: IMM Photonics
|Diode laser as pump source for O-band Raman amplification |
new generation of the LD-12xx-series, a diode laser platform primarily
designed as a pump source for O-band Raman amplification, provides a
single mode kink-free output power of > 500 mW at 1500 mA, e.g.
centered at 1240 nm. The 14-pin butterfly packaged laser is equipped
with a polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) and a fiber Bragg grating
(FBG) to achieve high stability in regard to the output power and
spectrum. All custom wavelengths in the range 1170 nm – 1270 nm
are available on request.
GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 122
The new laser is housed in a 14-pin butterfly package.
|Diode laser for medicine |
diode-laser products in the FocusMed series was developed to meet the
specific demands of medical applications. Besides tried-and-tested
standard products, Focuslight Technologies offers its customers –
specifically, manufacturers of medical equipment – ideal light
sources for medical and cosmetic treatment systems. The
ready-to-install modules feature Focuslight’s well-known quality
and reliability. Semiconductors made in Germany are the centerpiece
among the light sources. The light sources in the FocusMed series are
available with long pulse duration, high pulse power and water
Laser 2000 GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 421
Laser 2000 and Focuslight are presenting light sources for medical and cosmetic applications.
Photo: LASER 2000
|Photon counter for quantum cryptography|
COMPONENTS is presenting two new single photon counting modules that
are optimized for long wavelengths. The COUNT NIR is equipped with an
APD that has an above average detection efficiency at a wavelength of
810 nm, which is important for quantum cryptography. The InGaAs APD in
the COUNT Q covers the spectral range from 900 to 1600 nm. For best
performance, the APD is thermoelectrically cooled. Just like the
silicon APD-based COUNT® modules, the focus during the development
of the COUNT® Q was on high detection efficiency and low dark
LASER COMPONENTS GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 442
The COUNT Q photon counter uses an InGaAs APD and covers the spectral range from 900 to 1600 nm.
Photo: LASER COMPONENTS
|Finesse pure CEP – Developed for CEP stabilization|
recent advances in 532nm pump laser noise reduction technology, a
number of manufacturers are capable of supporting noise sensitive
applications such as CEP stabilisation. The finesse pure CEP (patent
pending) has amongst the lowest noise available, and is the only one
allowing direct modulation of the pump diode. This eliminates the need
for an AOM normally required as part of the stabilisation process,
reducing the cost and complexity of the CEP stabilised oscillator. The
ventus solo uses cavity technology to reduce the emitted bandwidth.
Designed specifically for Raman spectroscopy and microscopy, the ventus
solo has a bandwidth of <9GHz, offering greatly improved resolution
with no loss in robustness, power or stability.
Laser Quantum Ltd., Hall B1 Stand 466
One of the lowest-noise 532-nm pump lasers: The finesse pure CEP.
Photo: Laser Quantum
|More comfortable laser-safety glasses|
is presenting two versions of its PROTECTOR safety glasses. Unlike the
previous model, which featured individually glued foam pads, now the
user can choose between two types of padded frames. The frames that the
user puts on serve as a base for the padding, which is either a thick,
multi-layer foam like a ski mask or a lip seal like a diving mask.
Since the PROTECTOR is frequently worn over corrective lenses, the foam
version is considerably more comfortable when worn for long periods of
time yet providing undiminished safety.
LASERVISION GmbH & Co.KG, Hall B1 Stand 605
With the Protector laser safety glass, now the user can choose between two different padded frames.
|Laser-diode driver for high repetition rates|
LDD 1312 HDLC microprocessor-controlled laser diode driver addresses
applications with high repetition rates and high relative activation
times. The LDD 1312 HDLC was designed as a power source for operating
laser diode bars and stacks and is configurable in a wide range of
parameters: On/off ratios of a few percent are just as possible as a DC
solution with an output power of max. 3 kW. The driver supplies a
forward voltage of up to 76 V and is capable of driving up to 40 laser
diodes in series. The maximum operating current is variable in 1-A
steps up to 500 A.
Lastronics GmbH, Hall C2 Stand 640
LDD 1312 HDLC microprocessor-controlled laser diode driver addresses
applications with high repetition rates and high relative activation
|Ceramics with increased thermal conductivity|
Ceramics Inc. new BW3250 is according to the manufacturer the highest
thermally conductive beryllium oxide ceramics available in the industry
today, with a TC of 325w/mk compared to the standard 285W/mk. The
heat generated due to ever increasing technological demand of
today’s high power lasers has resulted in a need for a higher
thermally conductive beryllium oxide ceramic to closer bridge the gap
between beryllium oxide and diamond. Materion’s Durox new product
line of high purity alumina ceramics are used in numerous industries to
solve many engineering problems. Materion’s combination of
experienced technical knowledge and manufacturing capabilities enables
us to provide cost effective high quality engineered materials for the
most demanding laser application needs.
Materion Ceramics, Inc., Hall C1 Stand 645
Beryllium oxide ceramics with the highest thermal conductivity: BW3250 from Materion Ceramics.
Photo: Materion Ceramics
|Positioning stage features accuracy of 1 nm|
closed-loop operation, the new high-precision DSP50 micro positioning
stage has a positioning accuracy of up to 1 nm with 10 mm travel.
Adjustment forces of up to 15 N are possible both in open- and
closed-loop operation. Its dimensions are very compact – only 50
x 50 x 16 mm. The new NOVA Controller (NC 2 or NC 6) makes it possible
to activate drives with different drive concepts such as piezo inertial
motors, dynamic piezo motors, stepper motors and switching modules. The
control concept is server/client-based and allows a very modular
upgrade in the number of driven axes.
AG, Hall B1 Stand 481
In closed-loop operation, the DSP50 micropositioning stage has a positioning accuracy of up to 1 nm with 10 mm travel.
|DFB lasers for gas-sensing applications in the 3 to 6 μm range|
is presenting DFB lasers for gas-sensing applications in the wavelength
range of 3 μm to 6 μm that the company claims are unique the
world over. The new single-mode lasers are used in continuous wave (cw)
operation at room temperature. Given their low operating current, they
are predestined for use in portable measuring devices. The laser
housing has an integrated thermo-electric cooler and is hermetically
sealed using an antireflection-coated cover. The middle infrared range
from 3 μm to 6 μm is very interesting, particularly for detecting
hydrocarbons and a number of other spectroscopic applications.
nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 671
The new DFB lasers for gas sensing applications cover a large wavelength range from 3 to 6 μm.
|Laser safety glasses that people like to wear|
LaserShields stellt das neueste Gestell #52 vor, eine moderne
Wrap-around- NoIR LaserShields introduces the newest frame #52, a
modern wrap-around with comfort fit temples and a contemporary look and
feel that users will like to wear. And while Function is critical, Form
cannot be ignored; after all, laser eye protection is only safe if
it’s on the face, and users will wear what’s necessary if
it’s comfortable and good-looking. NoIR LaserShields provide
industry-defining protection and visibility for the world of laser
applications. Made in the USA and CE-Certified, LaserShields afford
high damage threshold ratings, even for femtosecond and high energy
pulses. With more than 125 filters—over 75 CE-certified—
and a frame to fit any face, LaserShields are the point where safety
and comfort converge.
NoIR LaserShield, Hall C1 Stand 110
The new safety glasses have a modern wrap-around design, a modern look and are comfortable to wear.
Photo: NoIR LaserShield
|New laser-diode chip optimizes beam formation|
a new generation laser diode chip, optical beam shaping enhancements
and automated manufacturing, Oclaro upgrades the power and efficiency
of the 25W fiber laser pump module to 30W. At 900-990nm, the
light is launched into a 105um 0.15NA fiber with controlled fiber
under-filling, allowing customers to minimize losses in the combiner.
The BMU30 enables fiber laser manufacturers to generate higher pump
power levels with higher efficiency.
Oclaro, Inc., Hall C1 Stand 370
The new laser-diode chip from Oclaro increases the power of the 25-W fiber laser pump module to 30 W.
|Integrated solution for pulsed MOPA fiber lasers|
OPM-LDa series seed laser assembly is an integrated solution for the
seed (oscillator) part of pulsed MOPA fiber lasers systems. The
assembly includes all the key functions needed in a high performance
seeder, including an adjustable pulse generator, laser driver, TEC
controller and an integrated laser diode. It offers a wide range of
alternatives and options. The OPM-LD-ps series seed laser assembly is
an integrated solution for the seed (oscillator) part of pulsed MOPA
fiber lasers systems. The assembly includes all the key functions
needed in a high performance seeder, including an arbitrary waveform
generator, laser driver, TEC controller and an integrated laser diode.
The product is designed to operate in a wide temperature range and in
Optical Pulse Machines, Hall C2 Stand 645
The new seed laser assembly contains all the important key functions.
Photo: Optical Pulse Machines
|New adapter plates provide added flexibility |
ADP-S40-S25-10 adapter plates from OWIS provide even more flexibility.
They are used to integrate SYS 25 components into SYS 40 systems. The
new ADP-S40-S25-10 adapter plates are used to mount SYS 25 components
to RT40 slides and – using two plates – to adjust the
optical height of a complete SYS 25 rail-slide-components combination
to the beam height of the SYS 40. Naturally, the screws that are needed
are included in the delivery. The plates close the gap, making it
possible to combine the SYS 25, the smallest OWIS beam handling system,
with other systems.
OWIS GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 422
The new adapter plate is used to integrate SYS 25 components into SYS 40 systems.
|Flexibles device concept for specific adaptations|
new C-884 motion controller from Physik Instrumente (PI) permits
four-axis vectorial movement for positioning systems with DC motors.
The four motor axes are addressed synchronously; the axes start
simultaneously and reach their target position simultaneously. The
controller features a USB and a TCP/IP interface for commands. PI is
also presenting a modular concept for six-axis positioning systems. The
six identical legs of the hexapod are designed so that their length can
be scaled. They contain the electronics for reference and end switches,
positioning sensors and electronic commutation for the brushless DC
Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co.KG, Hall B1 Stand 438
The C-884 motion controller permits four-axis vectorial movement for positioning systems with DC motors.
Photo: Physik Instrumente
|Direct emitting green laser modules|
ORSAM introduced its direct emitting green laser diodes at the end of
2012, it led to a small revolution on the market for green laser-light
sources. Now PICOTRONIC is one of the first companies to offer these
green laser diodes as complete laser modules. The advantages of the new
systems include a larger temperature range and absolute impact
resistance with minimal power and space requirements. The new green
single-mode semiconductor lasers with 520 nm have an optical output of
1 – 50 mW and the highest beam quality.
Picotronic GmbH, Hall C1 Stand 140
No crystal and no detours: Now the first lasers modules with direct emitting green laser diodes are available.
|Replacement lasers for holography and spectroscopy|
to Klastech, it is introducing the world’s first true solid state
442nm He-Cd replacement laser. Naturally the laser is low noise,
conductively cooled and inherently produces single frequency
performance. Typical applications include holography, spectroscopy,
thin film analysis, flow visualization and optical data storage. This
company is also presenting the Symphony laser. This new product is
inherently single frequency and can produce 1.5 W of 532 nm laser light
in a small compact package with no water cooling. This in turn leads to
highly stable long-term power stability and beam pointing.
Power Technology Inc., Hall C1 Stand 471
Low noise: The 442 nm He-Cd replacement laser is named “Concerto”.
|New range of Green laser diode modules |
will be exhibiting its new range of green laser diode modules. The new
range includes the Green Photon module, a compact module ideal for OEM
applications, the Green 3D PRO Laser, a compact structured light laser
designed to industry standard dimensions and the 3D PRO Laser Mini, a
10mm diameter structured light laser. These 520nm, direct emission
lasers offer significant benefits over traditional DPSS solutions
including compactness, improved power stability over a wide range of
ambient temperatures and reduced operating currents. They are available
in a range of power levels (up to 35mW) and a range of optical
configurations including uniform lines with excellent uniformity.
ProPhotonix Ltd., Hall C1 Stand 256,
The directly emitting 520-nm lasers combine compact size with improved power stability and low operating currents.
|High-speed modulation and narrow line width|
QLD0593 series of QD Laser is a compact visible laser module based on
frequency doubling of near-infrared DFB laser with characteristics like
high-speed modulation and narrow linewidth. It is suitable for
applications like fluorescence microscope and spectral measurement.
QLF0x3x series is a high power red and near-infrared laser. The laser
is mounted in a TO-CAN package with a monitor photodiode. The models is
ideal for markers of factory automations, particle counting and various
sensing applications. QLD1x6x series is a single mode DFB laser
butterfly module with high power capabilities in a 1000 to 1180nm
wavelength range. It shows excellent single mode stability and is
suitable for both CW and short pulsed operations.
QD Laser, Inc., Hall B1 Stand 140 und 142,
The QLD0593 modules are suitable for applications such as fluorescence microscopy and spectral measurements.
Photo: QD Laser
|New Lenses for Lasers with High Standards|
the area of LINOS F-Theta-Ronar lenses Qioptiq extends the product
portfolio with this new series for the wavelength range of
940–980 nm. This lens class is optimized for demanding
applications in laser systems, for example plastic welding. A laser
damage threshold is implemented through the use of an especially
developed broadband antireflective coating. With kineFLEX-ULTRATM,
Qioptiq presents a single-mode polarisation conserving fibre system
that transmits wavelengths in the area of 400–800 nm in a single
fibre core, for example with the latest microscopic applications,
where-ever several wavelengths have to be combined in one microscopic
Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG, Hall B1 Stand 107
The new lens series LINOS F-Theta-Ronar is designed for the wavelength range of 940–980 nm.
|DC-coupled Phase Modifiers Generate Rapid Feedback|
GmbH extends its product range from high-class electro-optical
modulators (EOMs) for high-performance scientific and industrial lasers
from UV to IR. Besides the common resonant types of electro-optical
phase modulators with customer-specific resonance frequencies from 0.1
MHz–3.2 GHz, equally DC-coupled phase modifiers (with AR-coating
or in Brewster angle) form part of the range. In contrast to the
small-band, resonant EOMs, that are predominantly used for efficient
sideband generation for laser cooling (rear pump frequencies), laser
frequency stabilisation (Pound Drever Hall locking), and laser
spectroscopy (“FM- and modulation transfer spectroscopy“),
phase modifiers provide a rapid feedback from DC - 100MHz.
Qubig GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 517
Qubig Qubig presents new electro-optical modulators (EOMs) for high-performance, scientific and industrial lasers.
|Very Robust, Narrow-band and Adjustable|
Dyes completes its cw-laser program. The new laser beyond cw-Dye- and
Ti-Sa lasers is the narrow-band, adjustable diode laser
“NarrowDiode”. Its innovative design is based on the
wavelength separation by interference filters. This provides the laser
with extreme robustness against mechanic and thermic deformation, so
that external cavities of 70 mm length may be realized. The resulting
line-width with standard wavelengths (780, 798, 854 etc.) ranges down
to 20 kHz. A further advantage is the fixed output beam the position of
which is independent of the wavelength and remains unaffected during
Radiant Dyes Laser & Acc. GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 374
innovative design of the narrow-band, adjustable diode lasers is based
on the wavelength separation by means of interference filters.
Photo: Radiant Dyes
|Material Analysis with Terahertz Radiation|
Photonics presents TeraTUNE, a new Instrument for materials analysis
with Terahertz radiation. The adjustable THz analysis device
complements the TeraIMAGE which can scan 3-dimensional images of
objects with Terahertz waves in a wide frequency range of 0,3–12
THz. TeraTUNE generates THz pulses with high intensity with a bandwidth
of 70 GHz in a tuning range from 1–20 THz. The frequency tuning
is fully electronic and computer-controlled. With this new THz source
materials may be examined selectively with characterized THz absorption
lines or in in the areas with good THz-transmission in this wide
Rainbow Photonics AG, Hall C1 Stand 120
this new THz source materials may be examined selectively with
characteristic THz-absorption lines or in the areas with good THz
Photo: Rainbow Photonics
|Low-Noise Line Lasers with Reduced Coherence Length|
new laser line generators by Schäfter+Kirchhoff with internal RF
modulation qualify through their low noise performance, reduced
coherence length and Speckle contrast (dependent on the measuring
configuration). By means of a specific modulation, many modes start
tuning simultaneously with the result of a stable emission conduct with
decreased noise performance (<0,1% RMS) and reduced coherence
(typical <300 µm). The laser line generators are
“mode-hopping free”. The laser diode beam sources cover the
area from 370 to 2750 nm. The integrated regulation- and performance
electronics with modulation input provides digital as well as
simultaneous analogue modulation of 100 kHz each.
Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 102
|New Laser System Controller with Additional Functions|
displays the new Laser System Controller (LSC) 1650 of the US
manufacturer Quantum Composers. The practical device is based on the
Laser Diode Driver Controller (LDDC) 1550, offering additional
functionality. The programming resolution of 12bit, Jitter of 1 ns and
100 ns pulse resolution are suitable for industrial as well as for
scientific applications. With the 1650 LSC, it is equally easy to
adjust and control the primary parameters of the connected laser diode
driver. An additional auxiliary-I/O interface facilitates the reading
of photo diodes and thermistors as well as the triggering and reading
of diverse analogue and digital I/Os.
Schulz-Electronic GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 676
With the 1650 LSC it is possible to easily adjust and monitor the primary parameters of the connected laser diode driver.
|Development Support for Optical Systems|
V 10.5 offers new and improved optimization and tolerancing
capabilities for the design of high-performance optical systems with
reduced sensitivity to manufacturing and alignment errors. This helps
designers create systems in CODE V that not only perform as specified,
but are also less expensive to manufacture and can be assembled faster.
LightTools 8.0 introduces multi-CPU support, which can dramatically
improve the speed of simulations, analyses and optimizations. This
built-in feature is used whenever you run a forward simulation. Other
productivity-enhancing features include new 3D objects for designing
state-of-the-art lighting components and parametric control
improvements for simplified data management.
Synopsys, Optical Solutions Group, Hall B1 Stand 409
Provides new opportunities for developers of optical systems: Tool CODE V 10.5.
Photo: Synopsys Optical Solutions
|Large Power Output with High Repetition Rate|
the Nd:YAG-Laser Gaia-I Thales Optronique wants to extend the
boundaries of what is possible for the achieved power output with high
repetition rates, high reliability and a unique pulse stability. The
laser delivers 8 J with a wavelength of 532 nm and up to 5 Hz, combined
with a top-hat beam profile for high-class industry applications.
Gaia-I is now equally disposable in a version for high beam quality M2
and thus it is best suited to refractive or diffractive beam shaping
optics. Due to the very low spatial coherence the formed beam may
attain an unusually low spatial modulation.
Thales Optronique SA Laser Solutions, Hall C1 Stand 234
Offers a beam profile for high-class industrial applications: The Nd:YAG-Laser Gaia-I.
Photo: Thales Optronique
|Compact and Inexpensive Femto-Second Laser|
presents its new femto-second laser CARBIDE of the Lithuanian
manufacturer Light Conversion. Particular features: very compact laser
with integrated power adaptor (24 VDC), purely room cooled with 4 Watts
medium performance. Due to its variable pulse length (300 fs–10
ps) as well as the variable repetition rate (1–500 kHz) the laser
may be flexibly adapted to the different requirements. The laser is
predestined for applications in medical engineering and for
Topag Lasertechnik GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 324
Due to variable pulse length and variable repetition rate the femto-second laser CARBIDE may be flexibly adapted.
Photo: Topag Lasertechnik
|Ultra-Short Pulse-Amplifier offers High Repetition Rate|
the year 2012 VENTEON Laser Technologies – according to its own
statements made – developed worldwide the first commercial
parametric ultra short pulse-amplifier with a pulse duration below 8 fs
and a stabilised Carrier-Enveloping-Phase (CEP). This item generates
highly energetic pulses with more than 5 µJ with a very high
repetition rate of 200 kHz and is therefore best suited for non-linear
spectroscopy or for the generation of high harmonic radiation. Venteon
equally displays new pre-amplifying modules that offer a compact
opportunity to significantly amplify pulse energies of merely ~10 pJ (@
80 MHz) and optionally reduce the fundamental repetition rate.
VENTEON Laser Technologies GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 126
ultra short pulse-amplifier by Venteon delivers at a pulse duration
below 8 fs highly energetic pulses with more than 5 µJ.
|Fibre Coupled Laser for Highest Projection Quality|
presents new fibre coupled laser modules. The ZFSM systems use –
in comparison to plain laser diodes – better optical properties
of the fibres with a view to the beam profile (M² ~ 1,05) and the
geometry of the radiation. ZFSM separates the optics by an optical
fibre cable from the laser source with its electronics involved. The
thermal energy resulting from electronics and laser source has thus no
direct impact on the optics (high stability of projection). The product
novelty is geared to applications with highest requirements to project
accuracy, as is the case in industrial image processing and in medical
Z-LASER Optoelektronik GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 101
On the basis of fibre coupling the new modules generate better beam profiles and radiation geometries than plain laser diodes.
Laser and Optoelectronics: Research
|Research with Pulses in the Attosecond Area|
Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Project is an integral part of the
European plan to build the next generation of large research facilities
identified and selected by the European Strategy Forum on Research
Infrastructures (ESFRI). ELI will be the world’s first
infrastructure to permit investigation of the interaction between light
and matter with the highest intensity in the so called
ultra-relativistic range. ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd. (ELI-HU Research and
Development Non-Profit Limited Liability Company) is coordinating
the project preparation and construction of ELI-ALPS, an international
laser research center. ELI-ALPS is scheduled to be built in Szeged with
the objective of producing a laser-based research infrastructure in
which light pulses with a duration of a few tens of attoseconds (1 as =
10-18 s) are generated and used for basic and applied research.
ELI-ALPS, Hall C1 Stand 651/B
international laser research centre ELI-ALPS is to generate light
pulses in the attosecond area at the Hungarian location Szeged.
Sensor Technology, Measurement and Inspection Technology, and Optical Measuring Systems
For industry, trade, medical engineering and science optical sensors
and laser-based measuring and inspection systems are indispensible
– and crucial for the quality and profitability. For light is the
ideal measuring tool: precise, rapid, non-contact and flexible. LASER
World of PHOTONICS enlightens the application opportunities.
|Displacement sensor for high precision and rugged environments|
systems is introducing the FPS3010, an ultra-sensitive interferometric
position sensor. The award-winning, fiber-optic sensor can
simultaneously record position changes of up to three objects that move
at a rate of up to 1 m/s with working distances of up to 40 cm and
resolutions in the picometer range. The FPS3010 is based on a holistic
fiber-optic concept and minimizes the size of the sensor head to a few
millimeters, allowing it to easily provide extremely precise results,
even under extreme conditions. In keeping with the plug-and-play
concept, the FPS3010 can be connected anywhere without a problem and
put to immediate use.
attocube systems AG, Hall B1 Stand 123
precise, high range and very sturdy: The attocube FPS3010
interferometric three-channel real-time sensor with two fiber-optic
based sensor heads and corresponding reflectors.
Photo: attocube Systems
|Maximal Performance in Microformat|
will exhibit our smallest instrument ever, the AvaSpec-Micro, as a
world premiere at the trade fair. It only measures 38.5 ml, i.e. about
the size of a matchbox. This latest addition to the CompactLine family
of spectrometers comes very recently after the launch of the
AvaSpec-Mini, one of the smallest spectrometers ever made. The new
AvaSpec-Micro easily beats this record as it is only 30% of the size of
the Mini. It boasts a resolution of up to 0.8 nm with a 2500 pixel
detector. Available wavelength ranges are 370-750 nm for visible light
and 225-850 nm for UV/VIS measurements. The AvaSpec-Micro is ideal for
OEM applications and is powered by a standard USB 2.0 connection, which
is also used for data transfer. For industry applications, four
configurable digital I/O ports are available. It weighs only 58 grams,
and comes with a 20 micrometer entrance slot as a standard feature.
Avantes BV, Hall B2 Stand 261
Small like a matchbox: The spectrometer AvaSpec-Micro has a volume of 38,5 ml.
|Handheld Unit for Mobile Raman Spectrometry|
NanoRam Handheld Raman Spectrometer is the state-of-the-art compact
handheld Raman analyzer designed for use by non-specialists. It can
easily be operated single-handedly. It permits rapid development of
libraries and methods for material identification and verification
within cGMP compliant facilities, whether in the lab, the warehouse,
the loading dock or the field. The i-Raman High Resolution TE Cooled
Raman Spectrometer is equipped with B&W Tek’s patented
CleanLaze technology for exceptional laser stabilization and narrow
line width. Other features include a spectral resolution as fine as 3
cm-1, wide Raman shift coverage up to 4000 cm-1 and a TE cooled 2048
pixel CCD array.
B&W Tek Inc., Hall B2 Stand 465
Easy to use even for non-professionals: the Raman hand spectrometer NanoRam.
Photo: B&W Tek
|Linear Optical Device for the Detection of CEP Drifts|
Optics now introduces the CEOLiT, an active optical path length
stabilized multiple-beam interferometer for carrier-envelope phase
drift measurement. Since this method is virtually requirement-free, it
can be exceptionally useful for applications where octave-bandwidth
spectrum or high intensity does not allow the use of the common f-to-2f
techniques. While the CEOLiT can keep up with accuracy of f-to-2f
interferometry (P. Jojart et. al. OL 37, 836), it has a demonstrated
ability to measure CEP drift of ps pulses even under 0.3 nm spectral
bandwidth (E. Cormier et al., PRL, 2013). The device is equipped with
high-speed detectors to reach up multiple tens of kHz detection range.
CE Optics Kft., Hall B2 Stand 144
The multi-beam interferometer attains a detection area up to several ten kHz.
Photo: CE Optics
|Compact USB 3.0 Laser Beam Profiler|
success model CinCam CMOS was enlarged by the powerful Nano series. For
the market introduction one 1/1.8" 1,3 MPixel (6,8 mm x 5,4 mm) and one
1" 4,2 MPixel (11,3 mm x 11,3 mm) sensors may be delivered. Modern,
high-resolution CMOS sensors with high-speed-USB 3.0 interface form the
basis. The usable spectral range lies between 240 and 320 nm. Optional
are variants for the UV-area (150–350 nm) and for
Telecom-IR-wavelengths (1495–1595 nm). The USB 3.0-interface
provides room for frame rates of up to 60 Hz with full resolution.
Minimal dimensions enable highest flexibility and provide room for
laser beam analysis in very tiny spaces.
CINOGY Technologies GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 370
The laser beam profiler CinCam CMOS was enlarged by the powerful Nano series.
Photo: CINOGY Technologies
|Beam Analyzer Uses Knife-Edge Technology|
Beam Analyzer Touch features bridging technology, thus producing 3D
intensity reconstruction of CCD cameras while being able to measure
very small spots at high resolution and with a huge dynamic range. The
measuring technique is based on multiple scanning knife-edge technology
combined with tomographic image reconstruction for the creation of the
2D/3D display. When the drum spins, the knife-edges cut across the beam
in an orthogonal plane to the direction of propagation. A stationary
large detector inside the spinning drum measures light intensity. For
attenuation, when needed, a built-in distortion-free optical filter is
inserted between the spinning drum and the detector. This technique
provides the required attenuation without affecting beam quality. Each
scanning knife-edge is oriented at a different angle on the drum and
moves across the beam path in a different direction as the drum
Duma Optronics Ltd, Hall B1 Stand 301; Hall B2 Stand 145
The Beam Analyzer Touch can measure very tiny dots at a high resolution.
Photo: Duma Optronics
|High-Performance Impulse Meter and Lab Ratemeter|
combined with a PC or laptop via the USB 2.0 interface, the new
Multi-Channel Scaler/Counter-Timer MCS-CT3 operates as a
cost-effective, high-performance pulse counting instrument. On its own,
it can be used as a laboratory rate meter or, when used with an ETEL
AD6 amplifier/discriminator and suitable detector, it becomes a wide
bandwidth photon counting system. The MCS-CT3 is a compact electronics
module which records pulse counts as a function of time and stores the
counts in channels, each of which has a user-selectable time window.
There is a choice of three software configurable counting modes. At the
end of a measurement cycle the results are automatically saved to an MS
Excel compatible file for subsequent analysis and/or export to other
ET Enterprises Ltd., Hall B2 Stand 500
Inexpensive high-performance impulse meter: the new multi-channel scaler/counter Timer MCS-CT3.
Photo: ET Enterprises
|Spectrometer System for Laserblitz Photolysis|
flashSENS from Gilden Photonics is a versatile bench-top laser flash
photolysis spectrometer system which features for the first time all
the necessary components: probe lamp, sample chamber, analyzing
monochromator / spectograph, high speed shutters and trigger
controller, detectors and data acquisition system, and measurement
software at a very economical system price. It offers superb delta OD
performance with a unique intelli-∆ ODTM dynamic range and offset
adjustment facility and ns time resolution. The system has a spectral
range from 200 nm to 870 nm with excellent signal-to-noise and ∆ OD
sensitivity better than ∆ OD=0.002.
Gilden Photonics LTD, Hall B2 Stand 442
|Image Sensors for Highly Precise Real-Time Distance Measurement|
new image sensors by Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. are distinguished by a
high-speed charge transfer structure in each pixel. This meets well the
requirements with highly precise TOF (time-of-flight) distance
measurement. The S11961-01CR according to Hamamatsu is the first linear
image sensor in the industry for TOF distance measurements. S11962-01CR
and S11963-01CR are image sensors for 3D distance measurements. The
detectors were developed for a large number of applications, such as
automotive industry to recognize persons or obstacles, to capture
objects in semiconductor wafer transfer systems, to capture formulas
with industry robots or in the area of security.
Hamamatsu Photonics Deutschland GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 303
new image sensors due their high-speed charge transfer structure in
each pixel are very well suited for highly precise time-of-flight
|Comfortable Measuring of Form, Contour and Roughness|
order to ensure the quality of spheres, aspheres and free forms as well
as micro-lenses and LED illuminations in manufacturing, it is required
to measure form and contour as well as the surface roughness of the
workpieces in the different stages of production. Mahr shows a
comfortable solution for the form and contour measuring at aspheres
with the measuring unit MarSurf LD 130/260 Aspheric 3D. The measurement
time per profile takes a few seconds and is followed by a rapid
evaluation. This serves to optimize the manufacturing process. The
“differentiation profile” may be used to readjust the
grinding machine by transmitting the correction data via a data
interface from the measuring unit to the processing unit.
Mahr GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 227
Comfortable solution for form and contour measurement at aspheres: the measuring unit MarSurf LD 130/260 Aspheric 3D.
|Piezo Actuators Combine Large Forces And Large Travel Ranges|
The new 2-axial piezo tilting platform RXY3-276 by nPoint
supplies beam deflections of up to 6 mrad – and this is extremely
rapid and highly precise with piezo drives. The casing is made of
temperature stable Invar 36, the resonance frequency amounts to 3.5
kHz, the position resolution is 0.4 µrad. Optics up to 3 inches
diameter may be mounted. The new Diamond actuators by Noliac
now combine a large travel range with high dynamics and large forces.
This taps application fields that so far have not profited from the
advantages of solid-state actuator engineering. As the first series
product the NAC2643 provides a travel range of 550 µm with a
resonance frequency of 1100 Hz.
nanoFaktur GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 441
The actuator NAC2643 combines a travel range of 550 µm with a resonance frequency of 1100 Hz.
|Compact and Powerful OEM Spectrometer |
spectrometers combine compactness with high performance and are the
ideal OEM solution for portable systems where performance cannot be
sacrificed to obtain compactness and/or low cost. Our spectrometers are
perfect for analytical instrument integrators because of the
flexibility in the choice of detector and electronics, as well as a
robust and thermally stable operation. Ibsen’s Fused Silica
Transmission Gratings provide high efficiency, high stability, high
resolution, high flexibility, and the highest possible power/energy
handling. Grating products include high power gratings for pulse
compression/beam combining, telecom gratings for WSS/tunable filters,
spectrometer gratings and phase masks for fiber and waveguide gratings.
Ibsen Photonics A/S, Hall B2 Stand 574
The freedom spectrometer combines compactness with high performance and is predestined for portable systems.
Photo: Ibsen Photonics
|Direct Current Measurement with the Oscilloscope without Shunt|
new I-Prober 520 is a compact, portable measuring head, being used in
combination with oscilloscopes. By placing the isolated test probe on a
conducting path, currents with a measuring accuracy of 5 % can be
metered galvanically isolated, without interrupting the circuit. Unlike
the common current probes, during measurement with the I-Prober the
live conductor does not even have to be enclosed. The I-Prober is
applicable with any oscilloscope, conditionally even for multimeters,
with a measuring range of 10 mA to 20A pk to pk and with a bandwidth of
DC to 5 MHz.
Telemeter Electronic GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 532
Unlike the common current probes, during measurement with the I-Prober the live conductor does not have to be enclosed.
|Spectrometers for high throughput |
Optics has expanded its Elite Series of modular high-performance
spectrometers by introducing the Ventana series to include
spectrometers with high throughput rates. Ventana spectrometers combine
an optical bench configuration with very high collection efficiency and
a highly effective VPH (volume phase holographic) grating to ensure
outstanding throughput and sensitivity for applications with low
brightness. Three preconfigured Ventana spectrometers are available:
Raman models with excitation wavelengths of 532 nm and 785 nm and a
model for visible light to near infrared for universal fluorescence
Ocean Optics Germany GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 379
Ventana spectrometers combine an optical bench configuration with very high collection efficiency.
Photo: Ocean Optics
|Several Unit Types Combined in One Goniometer|
a service provider for the development of optical systems and optical
measuring technology opsira develops and optimizes optical systems with
modern and efficient simulation and measuring technology. The company
equally supplies inspection and test systems to measure optical
features. The Robo goniometer by opsira for example ensures a flexible
measuring of a number of angle-dependent photo- and radiometric
parameters and combines the advantages of various conventional
goniometer types in one device. The robust 6-axis mechanics of the
goniometer is available for both, the positioning of the test specimen
(light sources or lights) as well as angle manipulation.
opsira GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 464
with an automotive headlight: the Robo goniometer combines the
advantages of different conventional goniometer types in one device.
|USB-Stick Spectrometer in Miniature Design|
to the manufacturer, Qstick of RGB Lasersystems is the first USB-stick
spectrometer in the world in a unique sub-miniature design. Qstick,
only slightly larger than a customary USB stick, offers a for its size
unique spectral dissolution of 1.2 nm above the overall visible
wavelength range of 360 nm up to 740 nm. Qstick establishes a new
standard in the area of mobile spectroscopy and it incorporates many
new application and integration possibilities. A further particularity
of Qsticks is an integrated flash memory. It comprises all the
necessary unit drivers and the advanced spectroscopy software Waves.
RGB Lasersysteme GmbH, Hall B1 Stand 133
It is only slightly larger than a customary USB stick and it offers a spectral dissolution of 1.2 nm: the spectrometer Qstick.
Photo: RGB Lasersysteme
|Short Pulse Processing as New Service|
The competence centre for optical technologies and systems of the Technical University of Middle Hesse Kompetenzzentrum für Optische Technologien und Systeme der Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen
extended its range. In the laser technology the area short pulse
processing and analysis is incorporated. For this purpose, a Piko
second laser system (IR-VIS-UV) with post amplifier (EPmax ≥ 100 mJ)
is offered in the portfolio. Furthermore in laser technology the main
area of synthetic processing was complemented. In addition a diode
laser system with line profile is used in the applications. In fibre
technology the technical university of TH is offering additional
features, such as quality control and characterisation of UV fibres,
production safety inspections, characterisation of fibre bundles and
examination of bundle problems.
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Hall B2, Stand 466
Beam profile of Piko second laser that Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen uses in short pulse processing.
Photo: Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
|Time-Resolved Measurements with StrobeLock|
the new product StrobeLock for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting,
TCSPC WITec facilitates Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) and
time-resolved luminescence-measurements. StrobeLock was developed in
particular for materials science and engineering technology to examine
materials properties hidden in the time function of fluorescence or
luminescence signals. Combinations with Raman Imaging, SNOM or AFM are
possible. StrobeLock comprises a pulsed stimulation laser system in
combination with a detector for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting.
The confocal alpha300- und alpha500 microscope may be extended with
WITec GmbH, Hall B2 Stand 451
StrobeLock facilitates Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and time-resolved luminescence-measurements.
|Shortest Measurement Time and Pinpoint Accuracy|
new wavelength measuring instruments AQ6150 and AQ6151 by Yokogawa are
quick, highly accurate and facilitate enhanced cost efficiency with the
adjustment of lasers in the area of telecommunications. Now wavelength
measuring accuracies of 1 pm are achieved with the AQ6150 as well as of
0.3 pm with the AQ6151. With the new instrument series both measuring
types are possible, multichannel metering of up to 1024 lasers as well
as simple single laser metering, with which a flexible
display-partition facilitates a large depiction of wavelength level and
drift. The measurement time of only 0.3 seconds for a metering across
the complete wavelength area facilitates even the measuring of fibre
lattices during the manufacturing process.
Yokogawa Deutschland GmbH Niederlassung Herrsching, Hall B2 Stand 172
The new wavelength measuring instruments may even measure fibre lattices during the manufacturing process.