|January 19, 2016
The Brimrose Corporation is refining and improving the acousto-optic components being used by its numerous fiber laser customers. The company is placing special emphasis on this product sector as it continues to craft and develop its large family of optical components.
“It is remarkable how many of our acousto-optical component products have been integrated into fiber lasers in one way or another,” says Brimrose Chief Technology Officer Jolanta Soos. “The sophisticated photonics required to make a good fiber laser represents a good match with our acousto-optic modules, switches, cavity dumpers, mode lockers, frequency shifters and pulse pickers.”
A new Brimrose OEM A-O Modulator is pictured. The units are popular with the fiber laser community. Photo courtesy of Brimrose.
For example, Brimrose is coming to market with a new line of high-powered, fiber-coupled, acousto-optic modules (AOMs) that can withstand up to 5W of continuous wave optical power for lasers operating at 1.06 μm and 1.55 μm. Other wavelengths also are available on request.
Brimrose’s new OEM/low-cost, fiber-coupled AOMs offer high-speed analog or digital modulation and high repetition rates for pulse-picking applications. The new fiber-coupled AOMs offer low-insertion losses and are packaged in compact size enclosures with customer-specified, fiber/connector types. Small-sized OEM driving electronics to complete the application are available, as well.
The company also is bringing to market new, low-cost, high-powered, free-space AO Q-switches, Mode Lockers, Cavity Dumpers and Pulse Pickers in OEM packages that offer high-diffraction efficiencies combined with a high optical damage threshold.
Brimrose’s high-speed AO Modulators and Pulse Pickers have a rise time of less than 10 nsec and its AO Frequency Shifters are in the MHz to GHz frequency ranges for wavelengths in the VIS to IR spectral regions.
Brimrose has a variety of fused-silica and quartz-based products tailored directly for high-powered laser applications.
For more information about Brimrose’s fiber laser components contact firstname.lastname@example.org or David Chaffee at 410-472-7070.
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, Brimrose Corporation is a high tech and photonics company that specializes in acousto-optic components, spectrometers, hyperspectral imagers, and advanced materials research