Compact Laser Beam Splitter for Extremely High Attenuation up to 15MW/cm2

MKS Instruments has unveiled a new beam splitter for high power NIR lasers, the Ophir LBS-300HP. It is a compact device that can deliver extremely high power density attenuation, up to 15MW/cm2 at 5kW. It reflects less than 0.0001% of the incident NIR beam while transmitting 99.9999%. This enables measurement of beam shape, focal spot, beam waist, and overall power. The patent pending beam splitter is ideal for online beam profiling in a variety of high power military lasers, and Nd:YAG applications in industrial materials processing and R&D.