Santec AOC develops a high power durable LCOS spatial light modulator (model:SLM-310-G) for 500 W green lasers at 515 nm.
Product name: Spatial Light Modulator
Model number: SLM-310-G
Santec AOC, a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber-optic components, has developed a new LCOS spatial light modulator (SLM) model
SLM-310-G with significantly improved higher input power durable up to 500 W at 515 nm (green light). This product combines santec LCOS technology with a highly durable specialty liquid crystal and a proprietary water-cooling design to dissipate heat generation for maximum performance.
The SLM-310-G water-cooling LCOS based SLM utilizes a (V)15.36mm x (H)9.6mm, small diagonal 0.72 inch LCOS panel size with a pixel resolution of WUGA (1920 x 1200) 2.3 Mega-pixels, and It has a superior 10 bit (1024 gray level) phase resolution exceeding the standard commercially available 8 bit (256 gray level).
Using green lasers has a significant advantage over near-infrared lasers for laser processing because of excellent absorption of green light in numerous metals. Using high power durable SLMs at 515 nm enables new complex processes such as software programmable dynamic beam shaping, beam direction correction and multiple beam splitting and focusing using computer-generated holograms, which can not be achieved using current laser processing methods such as a Galvano-scanner.
The new product will be exhibited at CIOE 2023, Shenzhen, China from September 6, 2023 at SANTEC booth 10A53.
Beam reshaping for laser processing
Spatial optical networking