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Fused Silica Ball and Half-Ball Lenses

Ball Lenses are commonly used to improve signal quality in fiber coupling applications, or for use in endoscopy or bar code scanning applications. Ball Lenses feature short back focal lengths to minimize the distance needed from the Ball Lens to the optical fiber. Uni Optics offers a variety of Ball Lenses in a range of substrates for performance in the ultraviolet to the NIR.

Positive Meniscus Lenses And Negative Meniscus Lenses

The Positive Meniscus Lenses are a convex-concave lens, but it is thicker at the center than at the edges. They are felt polished and are used universally in the ophthalmic industry where convention dictates that lens power be specified in Diopters. The Negative Meniscus Lenses are a convex-concave lens, but it is thinner at the center than at the edges. Otherwise description is similar to Plano Concave lenses.

Compact Diffusion Bonding Crystals

Diffusion bonded crystals consist of one laser crystal and one or two undoped material. They are combined by optical contact method and further bonded under high temperature. Diffusion Bonded Crystal helps to decrease thermal lens effect considerably of laser crystals, provides integral components to make compact lasers. HGO are able to supply various standard assembly and special customized bonding crystals.These diffusion bonded composite crystals have different wedge structures, Brewster angles, etc. It is used to effectively reduce the thermal effect of solid-state high-power lasers.

Nonlinear optical Phase matching Frequency doubling SHG THG FHG SPDC β-BaB2O4 BBO Crystal

BBO is a nonlinear optical crystal with combination of number of unique features. Wide transparency and phase matching ranges, large nonlinear coefficient, high damage threshold and excellent optical homogeneity provide attractive possibilities for various nonlinear optical applications.

Nd:YVO4 Neodymium Doped Yttrium Orthovanadate laser crystals

Nd:YVO4 (Neodymium Doped Yttrium Orthovanadate) crystals is one of the most promising commercially available diode pumped solid state laser materials, especially, for low to middle power density. This is mainly for its higher absorption and emission features than Nd:YAG crystal. Pumped by laser diodes, Nd:YVO4 crystal has been incorporated with high NLO coefficient crystals ( LBO, BBO, or KTP) to frequency-shift the output from the near infrared to green, blue, or even UV. This incorporation to construct all solid state lasers is an ideal laser tool that can cover the most widespread applications of lasers, including machining, material processing, spectroscopy, wafer inspection, light displays, medical diagnostics, laser printing, and data storage, etc. It has been shown that Nd:YVO4 based diode pumped solid state lasers are rapidly occupying the markets traditionally dominated by water-cooled ion lasers and lamp-pumped lasers, especially when compact design and single-longitudinal-mode outputs are required.

Nonlinear laser frequency doubling second third harmonic generation lithium triborate SHG THG LBO Crystal

LBO (Lithium triborate or LiB3O5) is a very useful nonlinear optical crystal material, especially for SHG THG of high-intensity laser radiation, intracavity SHG THG, deep-UV SFG and OPO applications.

Micro Sizes Rod Lens

Rod Lenses are used for fiber coupling and laser diode beam shaping, lenses with a 0mm working distance are ideal for collimation of single and multi-mode optical fibers and laser diodes because the lens can be positioned and glued directly to the emission source. For focusing applications, or in instances where the lens can’t be in direct contact with the emission source, all lenses are available with a small working distance as well. UNI Optics can provide the size from Φ1~Φ15mm, quantity price and custom sizes, including variations in polished/ground surfaces, are available to OEM customers upon request.

Nd:GdVO4 Crystal Neodymium Doped Gadolinium Orthovanadate

Nd:GdVO4, is a promising material for diode pumped lasers. Similar to the more well-known Nd:YVO4 crystal, Nd:GdVO4 crystal also exhibits high gain, low threshold, and high absorption coefficients at pumping wavelengths. Nd:GdVO4 has the additional advantage over Nd:YVO4 of a much higher thermal conductivity. For CW lasing at 1.06 um and 1.34 um and intracavity doubling with KTP and LBO, the gadolinium vanadate have produced a higher slope efficiency or optical conversion than Nd:YVO4.

HGTR-KTP crystal

Nonlinear KTP crystal named Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (KTiOPO4 or KTP) is widely used in both commercial and military lasers including laboratory and medical systems, range-finders, lidar, optical communication and industrial systems.

The Most Hard Material Windows Sapphire Windows

Sapphire Windows Transmission in 0.3-5.0μm, no absorption in 2-3μm Extremely hard and durable High thermal conductivity High bulk damage threshold

Broadband AR Coated Achromatic Lenses(Doublet Lenses)

Achromatic Lenses are used to minimize or eliminate chromatic aberration. The achromatic design also helps minimize spherical aberrations. Achromatic Lenses are ideal for a range of applications, including fluorescence microscopy, image relay, inspection, or spectroscopy. Achromatic Lenses, which are often designed by either cementing two elements together or mounting the two elements in a housing, create smaller spot sizes than comparable singlet lenses.

Nd:YAG crystals Neodymium Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

Nd:YAG is the earliest and most famous laser host crystal. Since it combines great advantages in many basic properties,Nd:YAG is the ubiquitous presence for near-infrared solid-state lasers and their frequency-doubler, tripler, and higher order multiplier. It is widely used in industrial, medical, military and scientific fields.. Nd:YAG crystals are wildly used in all types of solid-state laser systems-frequency-doubled continuous wave, high-energy Q-switched, and so forth.Its good fluorescent lifetime thermal conductivity and physical strengths makes it suitable for high power lamp pumped laser.

Laser beam collimation Lens

Laser Lenses are used to focus collimated light from laser beams in a variety of laser applications. Laser Lenses include a range of lens types including PCX Lenses, Cylinder Lenses, or Laser Generator Lenses. Laser Lenseare designed to focus light in several different ways depending on the lens type, such as focusing down to a point,  a line, or a ring. Many different lens types are available in a range of wavelengths.

KDP Crystal

Crystals of KDP (KH2PO4), DKDP or D*KDP (KD2PO4) and ADP (NH4H2PO4) are grown by a water-solution method and can be grown up to very large size. Therefore, they are as low-cost and large-size finished non-linear components available.

Yb:YAG crystals Ytterbium Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

YbYAG crystal is more suitable for diode-pumping than the traditional Nd-doped systems. It can be pumped at 0.94 μm laser output. Compared with the commonly used Nd:YAG crystal, Yb:YAG crystal has a much larger absorption bandwidth to reduce thermal management requirements for diode lasers, a longer upper-state lifetime, three to four times lower thermal loading per unit pump power. Yb:YAG crystal is expected to replace Nd:YAG crystal for high power diode-pumped lasers and other potential applications.

Optical nonlinear frequency doubling LiNbO3 crystal

LiNbO3 crystals are the most commonly used material for pockel cells, Q-switches and phase modulators, waveguide substrates, surface acoustic wave (SAW) wafers, etc.

MgF2 Coated Double-Convex (DCX) Lenses

Double Convex Lenses are used in image relay applications, or for imaging objects at close conjugates. Double Convex Lenses have positive focal lengths, along with two convex surfaces with equal radii. Aberrations will increase as the conjugate ratios increase. DCV Lenses are used in a range of industries or applications. Uni-Optics offers Double Convex lenses with a variety of coating options.

Nd:YLF Crystal Neodymium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride

HGO grows Nd:YLF laser crystals using Czochralski technology. Nd3+:YLF crystal is characterized by its long lifetime of 4F3/2 neodymium energy level. Compared to Nd:YAG, the lower thermal conductivity and a weak negative dn/dT lead to lower thermal distortions and allow to achieve a better output beam quality. Another distinctive feature is the high UV transparency, which is favorable for pumping with xenon flash lamps.

IR Windows Zinc Selenide ZnSe Windows

ZnSe is used widely for IR components, windows and lenses, and applied for Thermal Imaging, FLIR, Medical systems and Co2 Laser

YCOB Crystal (YCa4O(BO3)3 )

YCa4O (BO3) 3 (YCOB) crystal has superior nonlinear optical properties, high temperature piezoelectric properties and good chemical stability

UV Fused Silica Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses

A Plano-Convex (PCX) lens causes light to focus to a point,it has a positive focal length,which is ideal for light collimation or for focusing applications utilizing monochromatic illumination, in a range of industries. Uni-Optics offers PCX lenses with a variety of coating options.

Pr:YLF crystals Protactinium doped Yttrium Lithium Fluoride

HGO grows Pr:YLF laser crystals using Czochralski technology. Pr3+:YLF has been found as promising laser material for producing visible lasers directly and UV lasers through intracavity second-harmonic generation. Very few laser materials have the necessary properties for the realization of lasing in the visible spectral range. Trivalent praseodymium (Pr3+) is known to be an interesting laser ion for use with solid-state lasers in the visible spectral range because of its energy levels scheme, providing several transitions in the red (640 nm, 3P0 to 3F2), orange (607 nm, 3P0 to 3H6), green (523 nm, 3P0 to 3H5), and dark red (720 nm, 3P0 3F3+3F4) spectral regions.

Nd:YVO4 crystal

Yttrium Vanadate (Nd:YVO4) is one of the most efficient laser host crystal currently existing for diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers.

VIS-NIR Coated Double-Concave (DCV) Lenses

Double Concave Lenses are used in beam expansion, image reduction, or light projection applications. These lenses are also ideal for expanding the focal length of an optical system. Double Concave Lenses, which have two concave surfaces, are Optical Lenses with negative focal lengths. Uni-Optics offers Double Concave lenses with a variety of coating options.

Ho:YLF crystal Holmium-doped Yttrium Lithium Fluoride

HGO grows Ho:YLF laser crystals using Czochralski technology. Ho:YLF is a very attractive laser material, because the lifetime of the upper laser level is much longer ( ~ 14 ms) than in Ho:YAG and the emission cross sections are higher. Additionally the thermal lens in Ho:YLF is much weaker, which helps to generate diffraction limited beams even under intense end-pumping. The primary advantage of directly pumping the Ho 5I7 is that it does not have to depend on energy transfer, which lends itself to various radiative and non-radiative losses. Up-conversion losses that have deleterious effect in high-energy Q-switched lasers are eliminated.

Nd:YAG crystal

Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet; Nd:Y3Al5O12) is a crystal that is used as a lasing medium for solid-state lasers. The dopant, triply ionized neodymium, typically replaces yttrium in the crystal structure of the yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG), since they are of similar size. Generally the crystalline host is doped with around 1% neodymium by atomic percent. Applications: Nd:YAG absorbs mostly in the bands between 730–760 nm and 790–820 nm.At low current densities krypton flashlamps have higher output in those bands than do the more common xenon lamps, which produce more light at around 900 nm. The former are therefore more efficient for pumping Nd:YAG lasers.

IR Windows Calcium fluoride CaF2 Windows

CaF2 has transparent range from 170-7800nm. The refractive index is 1.399 at 5000nm. 1. Low absorption coefficient 2. High damage threshold, 3. Low Dispersion (with an Abbe Number of 95) 4. Low fluorescence 5. Excellent water, chemical, and heat resistance

Optical Glass Plano-Concave Lenses

Plano Concave Lenses are ideal for beam expansion, light projection, or for expanding an optical system's focal length. Plano Concave Lenses, which have one concave surface, are Optical Lenses with negative focal lengths. PCV Lenses should be shaped with the plano, or flat, surface towards the desired focal plane. PCV Lenses are ideal for use in a range of applications or industries. Uni-Optics offers PCV lenses with a variety of coating options.

Tm:YLF crystal Thulium-doped Yttrium Lithium Fluoride

HGO grows Tm:YLF laser crystals using Czochralski technology. Tm:YLF is an important middle infrared laser crystal. Because Tm:YLF is negative uniaxial crystal, whose thermal refractive index coefficient is negative, some thermal distortion may be counteracted and high-quality light can be output. Conveniently pumped at 792nm, 1.9μm linearly polarized beam is output in a axis, and non-linearly polarized beam is output in c axis. The YLF crystals has low non-linear refraction index value and thermo optical constants, which makes these crystals applicable in research, development, education, production, photonics, optic, laser technology and telecommunications. Besides, Tm3+:YLF lasers are ideal pump sources for 2.1 μm Ho3+:YAG lasers. This is due to a good overlap of Tm3+:YLF emission and Ho3+:YAG absorption spectra and the capacity of producing linearly polarized output. What is more, the refractive index of Tm3+:YLF decreases with temperature, leading to a negative thermal lens that is partly compensated by a positive lens effect due to end face bulging.

For passively Q-switching diode pumped Cr4:YAG Crystal

Passive Q-switching is preferred for simplicity of manufacture and operation, low cost and reduced system size and weight. Cr4+:YAG is an excellent crystal for passively Q-switching diode pumped or lamp-pumped Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, Yb:YAG or other Nd and Yb doped lasers at wavelength from 1.0 to 1.2um.

IR Windows Magnesium Fluoride MgF2 Windows

MgF2 windows are used in the UV, visible and IR ranges, with approximately 94% transmission from 200 - 1000 nm, and approximately 95% transmission from 1-6µm

BBAR Coated Hypotenuse Right Angle Prisms

Right Angle Prisms are typically used to bend image paths or for redirecting light at 90°. Right Angle Prisms are Prisms designed with a 90° angle. Right Angle Prisms produce inverted or reverted left handed images, depending on the orientation of the prism. Using two Right Angle Prisms together is ideal for image or beam displacement applications. These prisms are also known as image reflection or reflecting prisms.

Ti:Sapphire Crystal Titanium Doped Sapphire

Ti:Sapphire crystal is the most widely used tunable solid-state laser material combining the supreme physical and optical properties with the extremely broad lasing range. Its lasing bandwidth can support pulses < 10fs making it the crystal of choice for femtosecond mode-locked oscillators and amplifiers. The absorption band of Ti:Sapphire centers at ~ 490 nm so it may be conveniently pumped by various laser sources such as argon ion lasers or frequency doubled Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, Nd:YVO4 lasers at ~530nm. Laser designers are using Ti:sapphire to generate femtosecond pulses to create new industrial tools. A properly delivered femtosecond laser pulse interacts within the target leaving the surrounding area undisturbed. Newly developed femtosecond pulsed lasers micro-machine complex fine structures in glass, metal and other materials. Active waveguides can be written below the surface, integrating optical devices within the body of a substrate. Defects in photomasks can be repaired without disturbing neighbouring patterns. And it is now possible to achieve cellular resolution in vivo for medical diagnosis with femtosecond pulse lasers.

promising laser-active materials Yb:YAG crystal

Yb:YAG is one of the most promising laser-active materials and more suitable for diode-pumping than the traditional Nd-doped systems. Compared with the company used Nd:YAG crystal, Yb:YAG crystal has a much larger absorption bandwidth to reduce thermal management requirements for diode lasers, a longer upper-laser level lifetime, three to four times lower thermal loading per unit pump power.

N-BK7 Corner Cube Retroreflectors Prisms

Corner Cube Prism also called Retroreflector. It has three mutually perpendicular surfaces and a hypotenuse face. Light entering through the hypotenuse is reflected by each of the three surfaces in turn and will emerge through the hypotenuse face parallel to the entering beam regardless of the orientation of the incident beam. For its special performance, it is often used to the distance measurement, optical signal process and laser.

Er:Yb:glass crystal Erbium and ytterbium co-doped phosphate glass

Er3+, Yb3+ co-doped phosphate glass is a well-known and commonly used active medium for lasers emitting in the “eye-safe” spectral range of 1,5-1,6 µm. As an eye-safe wavelength laser, 1540um ,Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped phosphate glass lasers have attracted much attention for their compactness and low cost, such as laser generation and signal amplification because the wavelength of 1540nm is just at the position of the eye-safe and the fiber optic communication window. 1540nm lasers have used in ranging finder, radar, target recognition. Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped phosphate glass cooperate with passive Q-Switch crystal cospinel can get 1540nm pulse solid-state laser.

High Presion Optical Step Windows

Custom step windows are ideal use in viewports, pressure, and vacuum situations. Sapphire step windows also make great viewports for deep ocean vehicles.

For magneto-optical isolator Terbium Gallium Garnet TGG Crystal

TGG is an excellent magneto-optical crystal used in various Faraday devices(Polarizer and Isolator) in the range of 400nm-1100nm, excluding 475-500nm.

N-BK7 Penta Prisms

Penta Prisms are used to define right angles in optical systems. Penta Prisms, which provide right handed images,feature a ray deviation of 90°. Penta Prisms are five-sided prisms are unaffected by slight movements. Uni Optics offers a variety of Penta Prisms for optimal performance in the Ultraviolet (UV), Visible, or Infrared (IR) spectrums.

LBO Nonlinear Optical crystal Lithium Triborate Crystal

HGO grows LBO Nonlinear crystals using flux technology. LBO crystals is an excellent nonlinear crystal.For frequency doubling(SHG),tripling(THG) of Nd:YAG,Nd:YLF,Nd:YVO4 lasers, it is one of the most useful nonlinear optical materials in ultraviolet and visible laser applications.

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