Ophir-Spiricon - Water Cooled and Fan Cooled Laser Beam Dumps for High Power Applications

27th January 2010
Posted By : ES Admin
Ophir-Spiricon today announced two new Laser Beam Dump products for high power applications, the BD5000W-BB-50 and the BDFL500A-BB-50. These devices are designed to safety absorb the unused part of a high power laser beam and dissipate the resulting heat, protecting nearby personnel and equipment. The BDFL500A-BB-50 is a fan-cooled Beam Dump for up to 500W. The BD5000W-BB-50 is a water-cooled Beam Dump for even higher power applications, up to 5kW.
Both Laser Beam Dumps have a 50mm aperture. A broadband absorber makes them suitable for applications across a wide spectral range, from UV to far IR. The absorber has a high damage threshold, handling 7 kW/cm2 at 500W and 3 kW/cm2 at 5kW. The Beam Dumps are compact units with standard mounting configurations.

Laser beam dumps are an important component of many laser applications, especially those that do not want a dedicated power meter in the beam at all times, said Ephraim Greenfield, VP Engineering, Laser Measurement Group, Ophir-Spiricon. Until now, all high power beam dumps were expensive, complicated devices with a shutter as well as a beam dump. The BD series of beam dumps are simple, compact, devices with a high damage threshold. This provides users with exactly the functionality they need at a significantly lower cost.

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