Squaring the circle

World first for square Top-Hat profiles

asphericon to unveil new beam shaper at Laser World of Photonics 2022

Jena, April 2022: asphericon is adding another compact beam shaper to its range. When used in conjunction with a focusing lens, the brand-new a|SqAiryShape produces square beam profiles suitable for a wide wavelength range. It’s about to be unveiled at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, the world’s leading trade show for photonics components, systems and applications. asphericon, the technology pioneer from the city of Jena, will be joining numerous exhibitors and international trade visitors from the photonics and laser industry with its own stand, and will also deliver presentations on freeforms and beam shaping.

The a|SqAiryShape transforms collimated Gaussian beams into various focused square top-hat intensity distributions. The diameters of the input and output beams are freely scalable, and the device’s wide spectral range of 300 to 1,600 nm is ideal for applications in for instance metrology, microscopy and material processing. “Our trials already indicate that the a|SqAiryShape makes for improvements in laser processing, such as far shorter processing times in surface nano-structuring, and the possibility to control the ablation geometry when producing micro-channels,” explained product manager Torsten Stephan.

As well as collimated laser beams, the new beam shaper can also be used with a fibre-coupled source. “Moreover, this BeamTuning product is distinguished by its excellent optical quality and compact design. We can’t wait to launch the a|SqAiryShape at Laser World of Photonics!” added Torsten. Thanks to asphericon’s modular approach and special assembly concept, the a|SqAiryShape (like all products in the BeamTuning line) can easily be screwed into place without any complicated installation. It’s also enhanced by its easy handling as well as its simple integration into existing set-ups. To find out more, visit: asphericon.com/en/products/beamtuning

asphericon at Laser World of Photonics 2022

With exhibitors from over 30 countries, Laser World of Photonics is the industry’s top European trade fair. It also includes an extensive programme of conferences and presentations. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to talk shop and try out new techniques for themselves at a series of guided tours and forums.

Come and meet us in Hall B6 at Booth 320 – and learn more about asphericon’s new beam shaper as well as the services we offer in the fields of coating and aspheric systems. Product presentations about our BeamTuning division will explain the possibilities for shaping laser beams. Don’t miss the following presentations:

Wednesday 27 April | 10am
Guided Tour UltraKurzPulsLaser:
Ultrafast pulses - Laser sources, optics, beam shaping
Demonstration of the a|SqAiryShape at asphericon’s booth
Torsten Stephan

Wednesday 27 April | 1pm
Forum Lasers & Optics - Hall B4
fo+ Results & Perspectives
Sven R. Kiontke

Donnerstag, 28. April | 14:00 Uhr
Forum Laser Materials Processing - Hall A5
Aspheric systems for laser material processing
Torsten Stephan

About asphericon

asphericon is the technology leader in aspheric systems and an independent, acknowledged specialist. Production is based on a patented technology developed internally which is used to control CNC grinding and polishing machines. This structure is globally unique and enables asphericon to carry out the high-precision production of quantities ranging from small batches to large series. Client services offered by asphericon include initial optic design, manufacturing, coating, full-surface interferometric measurement and documentation, as well as the assembly of optical components and their optical characterization.

More information

Dr. Thomas Hegenbart
Tel.: +49-3641-3100500
Fax: +49-3641-3100501
E-mail: presse[at]asphericon.com