ANGLED FIBER COLLIMATORS
Jan 2004Micro Laser Systems Inc.Request Info
Introduced by Micro Laser Systems and suitable for interferometry, long-distance sensors, free-space communications and alignment of large objects, the FC10 and FC20 angled fiber collimators have 10- and 20-mm apertures, respectively. They are available from 400 to 1700 nm, and the company says that they eliminate backreflection and reduce noise. Mechanical and optical alignment yields a beam that is centered with user-adjustable focus and that has a clean Gaussian profile with <λ/10 wavefront error. The beam remains Gaussian all along the path and at any distance, resulting in a spot size that measures from hundreds of meters to several kilometers.