HI Power IR Viewer

Precision Laser Scanning's new HI Power IR Viewer is a versatile visualisation tool for assembling, aligning, testing and monitoring high-power near infrared laser systems. The glass has invisible nanocrystals that converts 900-1,070nm wavelengths to green visible light.

Three-dimensional visualisation enables the observation of beam mode, size and shape. The laser damage threshold is 100 Watts/mm2 CW and it passes 80 per cent of the beam so it can be left in place while running a system. The viewing glass size 20 x 20 x 2.5mm overall. The handle allows the user to insert the viewing glass safely at any accessible beam location. 

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