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iBeam smart

High-Performance Diode Laser

  • True one box solution, no control box necessary
  • Single mode, TEM00 laser from 375 to 1060 nm
  • FINE and SKILL to eliminate noise and speckle
  • Analog and Digital Modulation up to 250 MHz
  • Clean-Up filters available

The iBeam smart is the ultimate choice when looking for a high-performance, ultra-reliable OEM diode laser system. Record values at output power, combined with excellent power and beam pointing stability are setting the standard in the class of compact diode lasers. Its flexible, µ-processor based electronics will make system integration a snap. Features as FINE, SKILL and AUTOPULSE are capable to solve common problems of your application.

  • Specifications
    Wavelength Output Power Wavelength Output Power
    375 nm 70 mW 505 nm 80 mW
    395 nm 120 mW 515 nm 100 mW
    405 nm 100 / 150 / 300 mW 633 nm 100 mW
    420 nm 120 mW 640 nm 150 / 200 mW
    445 nm 100 mW 660 nm 130 mW
    460 nm 100 mW 685 nm 50 mW
    473 nm 100 mW 785 nm 125 / 250 mW
    488 nm 100 / 200 mW 850
    200 mW


    Spatial modeTEM00, M² < 1.2
    Beam diameter (typical @ 1/e²)1 mm
    Beam shape, ellipticitycircular, < 10%
    Divergence (typical)< 1 mrad
    Power stability (drift over 48h @ ∆ T ± 5°C)< 0.5 %
    Pointing stability< 5 µrad/K
    Polarization (typ.)> 100: 1, linear
    Analog modulation maximum bandwidth1 MHz
    Digital modulation maximum bandwidth (with pulse option)250 MHz
    RMS noise (10 Hz - 10 MHz)< 0.2 %
    Dimensions laser head (H x W x D)40 x 40 x 100 mm (with SmartDock: 40 x 40 x 151.5 mm)
    Weight laser head < 250 g (with SmartDock: < 450 g)
    Dimensions control unit (H x W x D) n.a.
    Weight control unit n.a.
    Power supply 12 V DC
    Power consumption < 18 W (typ. < 6 W)
    PC Interface RS 232
    Environment temperature 15 - 40 °C (operating), -10 - 60 °C (storage and transport)
    Environment humidity< 90 % (non-condensing)
  • Additional Information
  • Options

    Standard Features:

    • FINE – Feedback Induced Noise Eraser:
      Purely electronic feature, making the iBeam smart insensitive to optical feedback (no isolator, noise eater etc.)
    • SKILL – SpeckleKILLer:
      Reducing speckles by decreasing the longitudinal coherence lengths of emitted light to a minimum 


    Optional:

    • Pulse-option (including AUTOPULSE feature):
      • Ultra-fast asynchronous digital modulation with up to 250 MHz
      • Rise and fall times < 1.5 ns
      • ON/OFF extinction (depending on wavelength)  typical > 1000 : 1
      • Multi-level input with adjustable trigger levels
      • AUTOPULSE: With the AUTOPULSE feature one can use the internal capabilities of the intelligent iBeam smart electronics. Frequencies up to 20 MHz can be programmed, the duty cycle can be set in the range from 1 to 99 % (depending on the frequency)

    • Wavelength selection: Whenever a process shows extreme spectral dependence, the iBeam can be ordered with a tighter wavelength tolerance (e.g. 407 ± 1 nm). Thus you can be sure to get the ideal laser emission for your process.

    • Clean up filter:
      ModelCenter WavelengthBandwidthTransmissionBlocking
      CLUP-405405 nm10 nm> 90% over 10 nmOD > 3: 358 - 389 nm & 420 - 466 nm
      OD > 5: 361 - 384 nm & 428 - 457 nm
      CLUP-488488 nm6 nm> 90% over 10 nmOD > 3: 350 - 477 nm & 499 - 800 nm
      OD > 5: 370 - 474 nm & 503 - 572 nm
      CLUP-640640 nm8 nm> 90% over 8 nm

      OD > 3: 400 - 625 nm & 655 - 720 nm
      OD > 5: 580 - 622 nm & 658 - 717 nm



    • SmartDock - Fiber coupling: Especially designed for the iBeam smart TOPTICA's SmartDock turns the iBeam smart into a rugged fiber coupled diode laser system. Both single-mode and polarization-maintaining fibers can be connected to the SmartDock. Better than 60 % coupling efficiency is guaranteed, 75% are typical values, but efficiencies up to 90 % have been demonstrated due to the high beam quality of the iBeam smart.
      • Highest single-mode coupling efficiency
      • Exceptional stability, even under varying ambient conditions
      • Patented flexure hinge design (US 7,321,706, EP 1,666,944).
      • Simple, straight-forward alignment
      • Compatible to all iBeam smart lasers

      Technical Information
      Fiber Type
      • Single-mode (SM)
      • Single-mode polarization maintaining (SM/PM)
      • Multi-mode
      Connector TypeFC/APC
      Wavelength Range375 nm to 1100 nm
      Size31 x 31 x 41.5 mm³ (H x W x D)
      Coupling Efficiency> 60 % guaranteed (75 % typical)

      Fiber coupled iBeam smart: Typical power stability under changing ambient temperature
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