COMPACT LASER DIODE
Mar 1997Qioptiq Photonics Ltd.
Point Source Ltd. has developed the Compact Laser Diode System, a fully
functional, fiber-coupled system that operates from a DC power supply. Since
it is fiber-coupled, this laser diode avoids problems such as ellipticity
and astigmatism, which are often present in traditional laser diodes. Features
include fiber optic remote delivery, stable pointing, beam circularity and
pure Gaussian characteristics. The system serves as a replacement for HeNe
lasers and can be used in instrumentation and precision metrology applications.