M1 Optics Head

For System Integration: M1 Optics Head  for Fixed Laser Beam Delivery (beam transfer optics)


Laserod M1 Optics Head: Component of Laserod M1 System.


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If yours is a fiber laser app, there is no laser head as such. You have a seed laser oscillator down below in the laser power supply. The long curled up fiber amplifies the beam on its way up to the M1 mirror for XY stage/part motion or up to the galvo for beam motion.




M1 Work Station is shorthand for a single 90 degree beam bending mirror in a fixed optics laser beam delivery unit.  See the System Diagram below.  The assembly is compact and rugged.  It is a completely integrated add-on module to comprise an industrial laser tool.  Included are the M1 90 degree beam turning mirror, the lens, focuser, color CCTV camera and 17 inch monitor, and fiber optic illuminator with power supply.  These are the seven components comprising the M1 Optics Head.


Video Microscope Based Viewing: The Laserod M1 Optics Head provides magnified viewing of the laser worksite and focused spot targeting information.  Viewing is so-called birds-eye along the laser beam optical delivery path.  A video camera is embedded within the laser optics to give the birds-eye view. Thus, the operator can see exactly where the laser spot is positioned before beginning processing.  Another benefit is the operator and by-standers can monitor laser processing while the laser is operating.  Please note laser beam delivery optics will not produce true color as seen on a video monitor. This is because a laser filter must be inserted to protect the camera.


With analogy to piloting an airplane, Video Microscope Viewing is like flying on visual flight rules. You can see where you are and where you are going.


System Diagram: Side View


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Universal: The modular fixed beam delivery M1 Optics Head attaches to any laser head.  Simply match the optics to the laser’s wavelength.  We can also supply a housing and base plate combo for your laser head.  The Laserod M1 Optics Head securely fastens to our Laser Housing/Base Plate.


Telescope/Shutter/Cover: Usually a beam expanding telescope goes between the laser head and optics head. A safety shutter may also fit in here.  A protective cover is supplied with a safety interlock for series connection to your laser head and overall safety enclosure.


Laser Safety Regulations:  If the laser system is located within the United States, registration is required with the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).


Specifications, M1 Optics Head:


• M1 turning mirror and focusing lens anti-reflection (AR) coated to appropriate wavelength(s)

• Fine Focus micrometer
• Optics:  M1 fixed turning mirror, but adjustable for centering beam on lens.
• Safety Interlock:  Included (for series connection to your laserhead cover, etc.)
• Video Viewing & Illuminator:  optional
• Dimensions:  9″W x 14″H x 5″D (add a few inches to the height for the optional video camera)
• Weight:  20 lbs


More Options:


The following options may enhance your Laser Workstation:


M1 Frame—a compact welded steel frame to hold the subsystems
• Alternately an extruded aluminum light weight frame, especially suited for fiber laser apps.
• Granite Base for either steel or aluminum frame
Gas Jet Nozzle–accessory to M1 Optics Head or stand alone
• Optical Trepanner–accessory to M1 Optics or stand alone
• Double Beam Optics to double throughput
Telescope–mounts on the M1 Laser Head Housing or stand alone
• M1 Laser Head Housing–place your laser head in here, plus Telescope and attach M1 Optics Head.  Safety cover is CDRH Class 1 compatible.
• M1 Workstation Enclosure for full CDRH Class One compliance.

• Galvo Head to replace or augment (fixed) M1 Optics Head
• Vacuum Shroud or Fume Removal sized to your application
• Crosshair Generator to mark the point of beam impact
• Special Illuminators for good, sharp viewing
• Motorized Turret
• Safety Shutter, fast acting, to block laser beam quickly
• Customized Transmission Wavelength for your choice of lasers.
• Laser Alignment Device, HeNe or solid state, attaching to rear of laser head
• Motion Control X-Y Stage and Computerized Motion Controller for Work Site
• Last but by all means, not least, is Machine Vision to automate fiducial finding.


M1 System with highlighted M1 Optics Head as a subsystem


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