MAINZ, Germany, March 12, 2010 – Dilas announced the release of conduction-cooled multibar laser modules with a homogeneous top-hat optical beam profile. Handling up to 500-W output in standard wavelengths, the modules are based on proprietary micro-optics beam shaping expertise. Using this concept, the company obtains a 95% homogenized intensity profile. The spot geometries can vary from line sources, e.g., 12 mm × 300 µm, to area, with, for example 52 × 2 mm2. Customized focus geometries are also possible. Designed for materials processing applications such as plastics welding, thermal annealing and brazing, the modules are also suitable for soldering, recrystallization and drying of surfaces in solar cell production. Optional features include a power sensor and a user-exchangeable protection window. Each laser is manufactured according to the industry’s highest standards, resulting in stable sources that achieve high optical efficiency.