Newport Introduces New Series of Ultrafast Variable Attenuators (UVA)
|Pressemitteilung von: Newport Corporation|
|PR Agentur: Smith Miller Moore|
(openPR) - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the first set in a series of ultrafast variable attenuators. Compact, robust, and easy-to-use, the ultrafast attenuators are available in manual (UVA-800-M) and motorized (UVA-800-CONEX) versions. The new attenuators are designed to address the challenge of safely attenuating the output of ultrafast amplifiers.|
The new models of ultrafast variable attenuators are composed of specially designed thin film polarizers, zero-order achromatic waveplates, and high-precision opto-mechanics, enclosed in shuttered housings. Specially designed high-damage threshold, thin-film polarizers are pre-aligned in the sealed housing to minimize exposure to dust and other contaminants. The thin-film polarizers are utilized in conjunction with a half-waveplate providing continuously adjustable intensity ratio splitting of the dual S- and P-polarized outputs.
The P-polarized output passes through the first polarizer with negligible beam deviation and minimal dispersion. The S-polarized output is reflected off two polarizers in a parallel offset (1-in.) from the fundamental, with negligible dispersion. Both outputs have high polarization contrast ratios (greater than 1:450) and require no adjustment over the entire working range. For added functionality, the sealed housing includes a manual shutter for the S-polarized port and a removable beam dump on the P-polarized port.
The motorized version rotational stage has an integrated CONEX™ controller/driver, which is powered and communicates with a computer via USB port. A free NSTRUCT™ applet to control the stage is available for download from Newport’s website.
For additional information, please contact Newport’s Technology and Applications Center. www.newport.com/TAC
Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport
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