Conventional beam expansion systems can only be adapted with great effort, are relatively large and only suitable for a certain wavelength. The world’s first use of an aspheric lens for beam expansion opens completely new possibilities.
Spherical aberrations are corrected and an afocal system for large input beam diameters is realized. The aspheric optic reduces the system size up to 50% compared to currently available optical components on the market. The asphericon system covers a wide wavelength spectrum. Design wavelengths of 355, 532, 632 and 780 to 1064 nm and magnification’s of (1.5, 1.75, 2.0) are standard, which can achieve an expansion up to 32x.
a|BeamExpanders work – thanks to an aspheric lens – completely diffraction limited, both as a single element and in cascades with up to five additional coated elements. An intelligent assembly concept saves time-consuming adjustments and ensures precision and flexibility. Discover the advantages of aspherical beam expansion for your application!
Use our configurator to quickly and easily scan for the desired expansion and/or the number of a|BeamExpanders and match the calculated results with your own requirements.
In addition to the aspheric beam expanders (a|BeamExpander) for expanding and reducing lasers, asphericon has developed further optical modules within the BeamTuning line. The product range includes a fiber collimator for FC/PC laser patch fibers (a|AspheriColl), an element for using a|BeamExpanders outside their design wavelength (a|Waveλdapt), intra- and cross-system adapters (a|Adapters),and mounted aspherical optics (MountedOptics).
Supplementary – also based on an aspheric optic – we offer beam shapers for a wide range of applications. Learn more about shaping a collimated laser beam into a Top-Hat beam and/or different focused beam profiles at the aspheric beam shaping optics site.
Plug & Play – All Beam expansion and fiber coupling elements can conveniently be combined in an a|BeamBox according to your specifications. Choose your individual a|BeamBox e.g., for laboratory or metrology applications. Any combination is possible.
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Combine a|BeamExpander, a|Waveλdapt, a|TopShape, a|AiryShape and a|AspheriColl with a|Adapters (intra-system and cross-system) and MountedOptics individually to suit your requirements. Almost every combination is possible! Please contact us.
More about asphericons mounted lenses can be found at the MountedOptics product site.