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2023-01-19 from Lumibird:

New laser products from Lumibird: Shrike and Merion MW HP

LUMIBIRD, the laser technology specialist, introduces two new products:

Shrike Laser

Thanks to the experience and expertise of its teams who have been able to leverage the synergy between the organization’s different divisions, Lumibird unveils this new Nd:YAG laser called Shrike, capable of reaching an energy of 130 mJ at 1064 nm, diode pumped, powered by a simple 24 V power supply and integrated into an ultra-compact package.

The Shrike benefits from all the features that have made the Centurion+ and Viron series laser systems so successful: embedded electronics in the laser head and a sealed (IP66), vibration-tested (MIL-STD-810H) structure that adapts to the most extreme environments. Combined with excellent optical specifications, these features make the Shrike an outstanding laser.

This new pulsed Nd:YAG laser demonstrates once again Lumibird's commitment to offer benchmark tools that incorporate the latest innovations to meet the ever evolving needs of its customers. Shrike will be showcased, for the first time, from January 31 to February 2 at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA.

“The Shrike is a good example of the group's ability to incubate innovations and converge technologies.” says Gérard Le Cam, VP Sales of the Photonics Division of the Lumibird group. “It combines high technology, ease of use, performance and robustness. It is the ideal tool to support our customers in all their applications, whatever the conditions of use.”

Key features:

- Up to 130 mJ at 1064 nm in an ultra-compact package

- Electronics embedded in the laser head

- Powered by a 24 VDC power supply or battery

- Highly ruggedized and sealed to adapt to harsh environments

- Easy to integrate

Merion MW HP Laser

Leveraging the technology bricks developed for the Merion MW series combined in an "oscillator-amplifier" configuration, these new lasers Merion MW HP are capable of reaching up to 100 W at 1064 nm diode-pumped. The use of the platform developed for the Q-smart HE series provides great versatility, while minimizing the footprint.

The Merion MW HP encompass all the features that have made Lumibird's other Nd:YAG laser models so successful, such as plug and play harmonic generators, automatic phase-matching, and detachable cables and coolant lines. The optical specifications are not to be outdone with best-in-class beam qualities, both spatial and temporal.

The Merion MW HP will be showcased for the first time, from January 31 to February 2 at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA.

“The Merion MW HP represent a natural extension of the Merion MW series toward higher power”, commented Marc Le Flohic, Lumibird CEO. “Our customers expect us to provide tools that can be easily integrated in their set-up, that operate safely and that are easy to forget. These new lasers fit perfectly into Lumibird’s philosophy of manufacturing state-of-the-art products that become everyday partners for all laboratory and industrial applications.”

Key features:

- High power packaged in a small footprint

- Excellent beam quality

- Field proven reliability

- Plug & play harmonic modules with automatic phase-matching

- Designed to last

- SLM (Single Longitudinal Mode) option for narrow linewidth

2023-01-17 from Menlo Systems:

XM-ORC Series of optical reference cavities with crystalline mirrors

Menlo Systems, a leading supplier of precision photonics instruments, and Thorlabs, a global manufacturer of photonics equipment, have jointly announced the release of a co-branded line of high-finesse optical reference cavities comprised of a 12.1 cm long cylindrical ultra-low expansion (ULE) glass spacer incorporating cavity mirrors with high-reflectivity crystalline (xtal stable™) coatings on fused silica substrates, all housed in a stainless steel vacuum chamber. Designed to provide the ultimate in laser stability, the XM-ORC series includes all necessary hardware to stabilize the cavity at its zero-crossing of the thermal expansion coefficient, which is near room temperature.

These optical reference cavities will be brought to market with finesse values either in excess of 300,000 (for operation at 1550 nm or 1397 nm) or greater than 100,000 (for operation at 1064 nm). Other wavelengths are available upon request. Comprising a thermal noise ADEV limit as low as 1.6 · 10−16 and a low linear drift rate of ~150 mHz/s, the XM-ORC series is the ultimate reference for cavity-stabilized lasers and is ideal for select applications in high resolution spectroscopy, quantum computing, optical clocks, cooling and trapping of atoms and ions, as well as low-noise microwave generation.

Menlo Systems and Thorlabs have long collaborated on the development of photonics equipment and systems of the highest performance. This joint effort represents the start of a new phase in their relationship, leveraging their individual expertise to push the boundaries of what is possible in laser stabilization.

2023-01-17 from RPMC Lasers:

RPMC Lasers Presents New Industrial and Life Science Products at SPIE Photonics West 2023

OFALLON, MO, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2023

With the conclusion of another successful year for RPMC, it’s time when all eyes turn to Photonics West, the North American photonics industry’s most important trade show. RPMC has some exciting new products to introduce for the upcoming year.

Visit us at Booth # 1843 on January 31st – February 2nd , 2023 at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. RPMC Lasers will be showcasing a wide range of laser products including many new and industry-leading enhancements to existing products.

Laser Diodes

RPMC will be introducing our new multimode laser diode catalog. The new catalog includes new wavelengths, higher output powers, and an expanded selection of packages and options. It also contains complete drawings for all packages, laser diode handling guidelines, and precautions. These made-in-the-US, high-power, multimode laser diodes provide wavelengths from 400 nm – 1900 nm, a wide range of output powers and package types, and completely customized solutions. RPMC has been offering these high-quality laser diodes for over 25 years. The performance, reliability, and lifetimes are time-tested; if there is an issue for some reason, RPMC will make it right.

CW Lasers

RPMC offers a wide selection of CW laser diode, DPSS modules, and multi-wavelength beam combiners used primarily in the Life Sciences. There are several new wavelengths to choose from and a range of sizes, price points, and integration levels suited for any application needing a CW laser source. RPMC helps its clients sort through the myriad of lasers and their options, ensuring they get the right laser source.

Additionally, RPMC is pleased to announce that the LBX-488, 488 nm laser, is now available in 300 mW. It includes integrated control electronics, SM/PM/MM fiber coupling options, USB and RS232 interfaces, and an external controller with a power display.

Pulsed Lasers

Q-Shift - RPMC will introduce a new family of Q-switched lasers with a built-in nonlinear wavelength conversion stage that produces wavelengths that are not accessible with conventional solid-state laser sources.

These lasers have a typical pulse duration of 2 – 5 ns with pulse energy up to 50 mJ and repetition rates up to 100 Hz. The pump source for the new Q-Shift family is either the Q2 laser (Nd:YAG) or the Q2HE laser (Nd:YLF).

The Q-Shift laser can also provide high peak intensity pulses in the visible wavelengths (blue, yellow, and red) with the attachable SHG or stand-alone H-SMART harmonic generator. Applications for this new laser include LCD repair, Laser Dermatology, eye-safe LIDAR, and many others.

Alcor 920 – The next generation of the ALCOR 920 offers unmatched imaging performance thanks to HPC® Technology

(High Pulse Contrast). HPC® increases average power while cleaning pulses; it’s the ultimate laser solution for 2-photon Microscopy.

The ALCOR 920 enables optimal brightness in your microscope.

• Up to 2.5 W average power

• Short <100 fs pulses

• Clean pulses enabled by HPC® technology (High Pulse Contrast)

• Highest peak power on the market, leading to optimal brightness

RPMC Lasers was incorporated over 25 years ago and is the leading laser distributor in North America. They are an OEM supplier working with the technology-leading laser manufacturers from the US and Europe, supporting the Life Sciences, Medical, Industrial, and Military markets. RPMC offers diode lasers, laser modules, solid-state lasers and amplifiers, and fiber lasers and amplifiers. Also, they provide a wide range of custom solid-state lasers and laser diode subsystems.

RPMC Lasers - The Lasers You Need From The People You Trust. Our Experience, Your Advantage.

Michael Meyer

RPMC Lasers

Tel. +1 636-272-7227

2023-01-06 from Focuslight Technologies:

Silicon Optics with Large Sag

Xi'an, China – [January 6, 2023] – Focuslight Technologies Inc., a global provider of high-power diode lasers and micro-optics, has announced Silicon Optics with Large Sag.

Silicon optics have been widely used in a variety of infrared applications operating in the 1.2 - 7 μm wavelength range such as NIR imaging, biomedical and radiation sensing, with the advantages of high refractive index (n = 3.4), hard material resistance, and low temperature sensitivity. Due to its low density (2.329 g/cm3), silicon optics are ideal for weight-sensitive applications.

The typical processing technologies of silicon optics are etching or CNC machining, resulting in the typical lens sag value of <60 µm. At Focuslight, optical components are manufactured on a wafer base with Focuslight’s own wafer-level simultaneous structuring technology, which is applicable to any kind of inorganic optical material. From CaF2 and MgF2 crystals to high-grade fused silica or high-index glasses, to semiconductor-industry quality Si and Ge material, the wafer-based products cover a wide range of wavelengths from DUV to FIR, structuring optics with nearly unlimited complexity of 1D acylindrical and prismatic surface geometries. Especially (but not exclusively) for silicon, this includes optical and mechanical features for alignment and assembly, opening up the opportunity to implement the products for optomechanical and optoelectronical functionalities. With this processing technology, the lens sag can achieve as large as 4 mm (4000 µm) at an exit angle of 0° to 80° on silicon optics, which maximizes the numerical aperture (NA) that a silicon optics could achieve and exceeds the limit of the silicon optics processed with conventional technologies. This enables products that have been hard or impossible to be produced by classical lithographical technologies, such as deep-sag decentered lenses, blazed gratings, chirped arrays or integrated prisms.

As our Product Line Manager of Laser Optics Business Unit Dr. Daniel Braam states: “The possibilities are almost unlimited – we offer a technology that is capable of making unique optical solutions to drive revolutionary applications. Now we have extended this to silicon, creating a new building block for a wide range of next generation silicon photonics, enabling biosensing, PICs, and much more.”

Focuslight wafer-based production technology produces polished wafers up to 300 × 300 mm2, making it possible to produce tens of thousands of lenses in a two-step process with a consistently high level of quality. It is a scalable and cost-effective production technology for very high quantities, making the product affordable for massive applications such as IoT, biosensing, smart terminals, etc. The advantages of unique performance and cost structure of this technology have been well demonstrated by Focuslight being a dominant Fast Axis Collimator (FAC) supplier for fiber laser pumping market with over 20 million pieces shipment per year.

Silicon optics typically have low transmission efficiency without AR coating. A precise and optimized design of a proper coating recipe for silicon optics and production process of optical coating can ensure good product performance and long-term operational reliability. Focuslight has in-house capability to design, manufacture and supply high quality coatings for optical communications, instrumentation, and medical applications, as well as conducting thin film analysis and measurement. A wide variety of coatings to cover the wavelength range from the deep ultraviolet (DUV) to infrared (IR) can be customized.

About Focuslight Technologies: Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Xi'an, China, Focuslight Technologies Inc. is a fast-growing company that develops and manufactures high power diode lasers (photon generation), laser optics (photon control), and photonic modules and systems (application solutions) used in advanced manufacturing, health, research, automotive, and consumer electronics applications. In 2017, Focuslight acquired LIMO, one of the leading manufacturers of micro-optics and beam shaping solutions, and a pioneer in groundbreaking photonics production technologies. Focuslight has over 400 patents worldwide and is ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001:2015, and IATF 16949 certified. Additional information can be found at

Sales Inquiries:

For more information, contact:

Carrey Hu, Senior Marketing Specialist

Focuslight Technologies Inc.

56 Zhangba 6th Road, High-Tech Zone, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710077 China

Tel: +86 29 8956 0050


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