πShaper 6_6 Series

Highly efficient Beam Shapers
transforming Gaussian to Flat-top profile
for all laser wavelengths: UV, visible, near- and mid-IR

Applications:
  • Microscopy
  • Confocal microscopes
  • Holography
  • Interferometry
  • MOPA lasers
  • Free Electron Lasers (FEL)
  • Illumination of Spatial Light Modulators (SLM)
  • Micromachining
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Laser ablation
  • Welding
  • Marking

 Technical Specifications

Common for πShaper 6_6 models
Type Field mapping beam shaper as a telescope of Galilean type, without internal focus
Input beam
  • Collimated
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar irradiance profile
Output beam
  • Collimated
  • Flat-top, uniformity within 5%
  • High edge steepness
Other features
  • Achromatic for design wavelengths
  • Compact design suitable for scientific and industrial applications
  • Conserving flatness of the beam wavefront
  • Long working distance
Overall dimensions
  • Diameter <39 mm
  • Length <143 mm
Mounting M27x1 thread, at entrance and exit
Weight <300 g
πShaper 6_6 features
Model Input 1/e² Diameter, mm Output FWHM Diameter, mm Optimum spectrum*, nm Applications based on lasers
_NIR 5.9 - 6.0 6.0 1100 - 1700 near-IR
_VIS 5.9 - 6.0 6.0 405 - 680 He-Ne, He-Cd,
lasers of visible band
_NUV 5.9 - 6.0 6.0 335 - 560 2nd (532), 3rd (355)
Harmonics of Nd:YAG,
UV and Violet
_1.9-2.8 6.1 - 6.2 6.4 1900 - 2800 mid-IR
_2.05 6.4 - 6.5 6.4 1900 - 2160 mid-IR
_1550 6.4 - 6.5 6.2 1500 - 1600 near-IR
_1064 6.4 - 6.5 6.1 1020 - 1100 Nd:YAG, Fiber and
other near-IR
_TiS 6.4 - 6.5 6.0 700 - 900 Ti:sapphire, near-IR
_532 6.3 - 6.4 5.8 510 - 550 2nd Harmonics of
Nd:YAG, similar lasers
_350 6.3 - 6.4 5.6 330 - 380 3rd (355) Harmonics of
Nd:YAG lasers
_325 6.3 - 6.4 5.6 305 - 345 He-Cd, UV
_266 6.3 - 6.4 5.2 250 - 275 4th (266) Harmonics of
Nd:YAG lasers
_213 6.3 - 6.4 5.2 206 - 220 5th (213) Harmonics of
Nd:YAG lasers
* - according to AR-coatings applied

 

πShaper 6_6_350_C features
Type Collimator without internal focus
Input beam
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile
  • Divergent
  • Divergence 75 mrad (1/e²)
  • Input Dia 6 mm (1/e²)
Output beam
  • Collimated
  • Flat-top, uniformity within 5%
  • Diameter 6 mm
  • High edge steepness
Other features
  • Achromatic for design wavelengths
  • Compact design suitable for scientific and industrial applications
  • Long working distance
Overall dimensions
  • Diameter 39 mm
  • Length 133 mm
Optimum 330 - 380 nm
Design wavelengths 350 nm
Applications based on 3rd (355) Harmonics of Nd:YAG laser
Mounting M 27x1
Weight 250 g

 Basic principles of πShaper operation:

  • πShaper transforms Gaussian or similar intensity distribution of source laser beam to a flat-top one;
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile can be applied;
  • Achromatic design provdes this transformation for a certain wavelength range;
  • Galilean design, thus there are no intermediate focusing of a beam;
  • There are two versions of some πShaper 6_6 systems: Telescope and Collimator, please, look at above descriptions;
  • With changing the size of input beam the output beam profile changes as well, see description here;
  • When changing the shape of input beam it is possible to adapt the πShaper to provide flat-top output profile, this adaptation is realized through changing the diameter of source beam; description of this adaptation is presented here.

πShaper 6_6 Series

πShaper 12_12 Series

High efficient laser beam shaping systems for UV, Visual and NIR

Most important specific needs of applications based on the UV-lasers as well as Short-pulse Ti:Sapphire lasers are taken into account while developing the πShaper 12_12 systems.

Applications:
  • Free Electron Lasers
  • Fluorescence Technologies
  • Flying Plate Technique
  • Display Making Technologies
  • Mass-Spectrometry
  • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Pumping
  • MOPA Techniques
  • Material processing
πShaper 12_12 Series

 Technical Specifications

Common for all πShaper 12_12 models
Input beam TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile
Output beam
  • Collimated
  • Flat-top, uniformity within 5%
  • High edge steepness
Other features
  • Compact design suitable for scientific and industrial applications
  • High resistance for high peak power pulse lasers
  • Water cooling, option for CW (or average) power > 500 W
  • Long working distance
  • Protection windows, optional
Mounting
  • Input: Outer Thread M27x1
  • Output: Outer Thread M33x1
    Adaptor M33x1 -> M27x1 (Outer)
πShaper 12_12 features
Model* Input 1/e²  Ø, mm Output FWHM   Ø, mm Optimum spectrum, nm Dimensions
D / L, mm
Applications based on
_1064 collimated
Ø 12.8 - 13.0
12.4 1020 - 1100 49 / 270 Nd:YAG, Fiber lasers,
Other NIR Lasers
_1064_HP collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
12.0 42 / 328
_1064_HP_W collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
12.0 49 / 360 High-Power USP lasers
Water cooled system
_1064_C divergent
Divergence 58 mrad
12.0 42 / 285 Nd:YAG, Fiber lasers,
Other NIR Lasers
_TiS_HP collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
12.0 700 - 900 42 / 328 Ti:Sapphire lasers,
Other NIR Lasers
_532 collimated
Ø 12.8 - 13.0
11.8 515 - 550 49 / 270 2nd Harmonic Nd:YAG,
Visible Lasers
_532_HP collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
11.8 42 / 328
_355_HP collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
11.3 330 - 380 42 / 328 3rd Harmonic Nd:YAG,
UV Lasers
_325 collimated
Ø 12.7 - 12.9
11.4 305 - 345 49 / 270 UV Lasers
_266 collimated
Ø 12.6 - 12.8
10.6 250 - 270 49 / 270 4th Harmonic Nd:YAG,
UV Lasers
_266_HP collimated
Ø 12.0 - 12.1
10.6 42 / 328
_266_C divergent
Divergence 60 mrad
12.0 42 / 285
* - Basic models are Telescopes of Galilean type (without internal focus),
Models with index _HP are versions for high peak power lasers,
Models with index _C are Collimators without internal focus.

 Basic principles of πShaper_12_12 operation:

  • πShaper transforms Gaussian or similar intensity distribution of source laser beam to a flat-top one;
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile can be applied;
  • Achromatic design provdes this transformation for a certain wavelength range;
  • Galilean design, thus there are no intermediate focusing of a beam;
  • There are two versions of the πShaper 12_12 systems: Telescope and Collimator, please, look at the descriptions below;
  • With changing the size of input beam the output beam profile changes as well;
  • When changing the shape of input beam it is possible to adapt the πShaper to provide flat-top output profile, this adaptation is realized through changing the diameter of source beam;
  • Versions of the πShaper 12_12 for other wavelengths ranges are, also, available.

πShaper NA 0.1 / 0.2

Refractive beam shaping optics for multimode fiber-coupled high-power solid-state and diode lasers

πShaper NA 0.1 / 0.2
  • combines collimating and focusing optics,
  • is optimized to operate with multimode high power fiber-coupled diode lasers in 910-980 nm and solid state-lasers in 1050-1080 nm spectral bands,
  • to be connected directly to fiber,
  • converts with near 100% efficiency a divergent Gaussian-like beam into a beam with Donut or Flat-top intensity profile,
  • provides round or linear spots depending on optical design.
Applications:
  • Welding
  • Cladding
  • Brazing
  • Hardening
  • Technologies where Flat-top or Donut spot required

 Technical Specifications

Type Combined Collimator+Focusing Lens, without internal focus, to be connected to multimode fiber
Input beam - multimode with Gaussian-like intensity profile
- Divergent
Output beam - convergent
- divergence 2Θ = 0.04 - 0.07 rad
Working distance 200 - 350 mm depending on spot size and intensity profile
Resulting spot - donut or flat-top intensity distribution depending on working plane
- round spot - diameter in range 4 - 12 mm depending on working plane
- linear spot - length in range 6 - 12 mm depending on working plane
Laser power Up to 6 kW (CW)
Other features - Water cooling
- Other wavelengths on request
- Extended depth of field
Overall dimensions - Diameter 100 mm
- Length 250 - 300 mm, depending on configuration for round or linear spot
Weight < 3 kg
πShaper NA 0.1 / 0.2 features
Model πShaper NA0.2_910-980 πShaper NA0.1_1064
Multimode fiber - NA0.22
- fiber core diameter 100 - 1000 μm
- beam divergence 2Θ = 0.38 - 0.4 rad (1/e²)
- NA0.13
- fiber core diameter 50 - 400 μm
- beam divergence 2Θ = 0.15 - 0.18 rad (1/e²)
Operating spectral band, nm 910 - 980 1050 - 1080
Applications based on fiber-coupled diode lasers fiber and fiber-coupled solid-state lasers

πShaper NA 0.1/0.2 operation

πShaper NA 0.1/0.2 operation

πShaper NA 0.1_12 and πShaper NA 0.2_12

Series of high efficient collimating Beam Shapers for fiber coupled DPSS and diode lasers, fiber lasers divergent Gaussian to collimated Flat-top beam

These unique tools convert divergent Gaussian laser beams, TEM00 and multimode, into collimated Flat-top, super-Gauss or inverse-Gauss beams with nearly 100% efficiency.

Combining of functions in one device: collimating and beam shaping.

πShaper produces low divergent collimated Flat-top beam (like Greek letter pi), therefore the resulting profile is kept stable over large working distance, and it is easy to manipulate and re-size the beam with conventional imaging optics, and create Round and Linear spots of necessary size.

Optimized to operate with powerful (> 0,5 kW) fiber lasers, fiber coupled DPSS or Diode lasers. Compatibility with standard industrial fiber connectors is provided.
Applications:
  • Welding
  • Hardening
  • Cladding
  • Laser pumping
  • Display Making Technologies
  • other techniques of Material Processing

 Technical Specifications

Common for πShaper NA 0.1_12 / NA 0.2_12 models
Input beam
  • Divergent
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile
Output beam
  • Collimated
  • Flat-top (uniformity within 5%), super-Gauss, inverse-Gauss
  • High edge steepness
Other features
  • Focal length ~ 50 mm
  • Suitable for high power fiber coupled TEMoo and multimode DPSS and Diode lasers, Fiber lasers
  • No internal focusing
  • Long working distance
  • Water cooling, option for CW (or average) power > 500 W
  • Protection windows, optional
Mounting
  • Input: QBH, FC/PC   Depends on a model
  • Output: Outer Thread M33x1, Adaptor M33x1 -> M27x1 (Outer)
Features
Model Input 1/e²  Ø, mm Output FWHM   Ø, mm Optimum spectrum, nm Dimensions
D / L, mm
Comments
NA 0.1_12_780 0.1 - 0.11 12.0 750 - 820 49 or 63* / 295* Fiber coupled Diode lasers,
TEM00 and multimode
NA 0.1_12_1064 12.2 1020 - 1100 Fiber lasers, fiber
coupled DPSS lasers
NA 0.1_12_1550 12.4 1500 - 1600 Fiber and Diode lasers
 
NA 0.1_12_325 0.122 10.8 300 - 355 49 / 270 UV lasers
 
 
NA 0.2_12_808 0.18 - 0.2 12.3 780 - 840 49 / 315** Fiber coupled Diode lasers,
TEM00 and multimode
NA 0.2_12_970 930 - 1020
NA 0.2_12_1064 1020 - 1100 Fiber lasers, fiber
coupled DPSS lasers
*  - with collimator compatible with QBH
** - with collimator compatible with FC/PC

πShaper NA 0.1_12_1064 connected to fiber laser with QBH connector

πShaper NA 0.1_12 and πShaper NA 0.2_12

IR πShaper Series

πShaper Series of high efficient laser beam shaping systems for IR lasers

Developed for applications based on carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers this beam shaping system opens new opprtunities to improve the technologies of material processing.
Applications:
  • Welding of metals and plastics
  • Marking and Engraving
  • Printing
  • Material micromachining
  • Material processing
  • Cutting
  • Cladding

 Technical Specifications

Type Telescope of Galilean type ( without internal focus)
Input beam - Collimated
- TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile
Output beam - Collimated
- Flat-top, uniformity within 5%
- High edge steepness
Other features - Compact design suitable for scientific and industrial applications
- Materials of lenses ZnSe
- Extended working distance
- Option of water cooling
Applications based on CO2, CO, Quantum Cascade lasers, other MWIR or LWIR lasers
Features
Model Input 1/e²  Ø, mm Output FWHM   Ø, mm Dimensions
D / L, mm
Mounting Optimum spectrum, nm
πShaper 7_7
_10.6 7.0 7.0 39 / 135 M27x1 10000 - 11000
_9.4 9000 - 10000
πShaper 12_12
_10.6 12.0 12.0 49 / 271 Input: M27x1
Output: M33x1
Adaptor M33x1 -> M27x1
10000 - 11000
_9.4 9000 - 10000
_5.1 5000 - 5500

 Basic principles of πShaper operation:

  • πShaper transforms Gaussian or similar intensity distribution of source laser beam to a flat-top one;
  • TEM00 or multimode with Gaussian or similar intensity profile can be applied;
  • Galilean design, thus there are no intermediate focusing of a beam;
  • With changing the size of input beam the output beam profile changes as well, see description here;
  • When changing the shape of input beam it is possible to adapt the πShaper to provide flat-top output profile, this adaptation is realized through changing the diameter of source beam; description of this adaptation is presented here.

Operation principle on example of πShaper 7_7_10.6

IR πShaper Series example

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AdlOptica works in field of multifocus and Laser Beam Shaping Optics finding numerous industrial and scientific applications. Multi-year developments are realized in family of piShaper systems, > 70 models: almost 100% efficiency, spectrum from UV to IR, power from mW to kW, CW or pulse lasers, achromatic design, variety of flat-top spot sizes, low sensitivity to misalignment.

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