High-Power Laser Mirrors Reflect Three Wavelengths

Laser Components USA Inc.
February 7, 2017

Laser Components USA Inc. has developed a new coating method, allowing for production of triple mirrors in a single coating run. Not only does this reduce production time, and thus the unit cost, but also yields a higher spectral performance than previous production techniques. Laser optics are commonly optimized for a single wavelength. When using frequency multiplying lasers, however, laser optics must be optimized for each of the wavelengths produced. So-called triple mirrors are used for this purpose, for example in Nd:YAG laser systems that emit at the fundamental wavelength 1064 nm and have harmonics at 532 nm and 355 nm, a high degree of reflectivity at each of these wavelengths is required. Traditionally these coatings were applied in two separate runs, for example a coating for 1064 nm and 532 nm was first applied, followed by a coating for 355 nm. Consequently, production of triple mirrors was time consuming and costly. The triple laser mirrors are produced for custom wavelength combinations to suit any application.

Laser Components USA Inc.
Bedford, NH


Company Laser Components USA Inc.
Country United States (USA)
Email info@laser-components.com
Phone 603-821-7040
Fax 603-821-7041
URL http://www.laser-components.com/