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Laser Components is offering Gaussian mirrors — otherwise known as graded reflectivity mirrors — which can be used as output couplers in unstable resonators, as well as to generate laser beams with a homogeneous power distribution for illumination applications within the material processing and medical sectors.

The mirrors are also designed to ensure high pump efficiency within frequency-doubled systems.

They have a special coating that features a degree of reflection that falls off in a Gaussian-shaped curve, starting at the optic’s centre.

Users can select nearly any shape they want the Gaussian curve to take.

According to the company, the reflection values in the centre can range from a few per cent to up to 85 per cent.

Key benefits

  • The cost of manufacturing the devices is said to be low
  • The mirrors remain stable in the laser
  • They are suitable for high power levels

Laser Components

The Laser Components Group was formed in 1986 and is located at six locations in Germany, France, UK, Canada and USA, employing more than 120 people worldwide. In-house production accounts for approximately half its turnover, with partner suppliers accounting for all other business.

Laser Components manufactures and supplies components, OEM modules, sources, optics and detectors, spanning the UV to the FIR. 

Products include:  

  • Photodiodes, including avalanche photodiodes, position sensitive detectors and PIN diodes
  • IR components, including IR detectors, IR emitters and optical components for IR
  • Single photon-counting modules, including accessories and silicon avalanche photodiodes for photon counting
  • Lasers, including laser diodes, laser modules and emitters for telecommunication
  • Measurement devices, including amplifiers, laser power detectors, and measurement instruments
  • Fibre optics, including optical fibres, assembled fibres, active and passive components and accessories
  • Optics, including laser optics, optical filters, optomechanical components, optical components and polarisers
  • Laser accessories, including laser safety products and spare parts and accessories
  • E-beam (physical vapour deposition) ion-assisted deposition and sputtering coating capabilities to the standard catalogue or customer-specific specifications.  

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