Spawr Integrator

SPAWR Integrators transform gaussian, asymmetrical and annular beams into uniform intensity profiles on a target plane. The beam is optically dissected by mirror segments into square sections that are then super-imposed on a focal plane. This method of integration effectively modelocks the beam at the target or image plane.

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Mirror Mounts

SPAWR also makes mirror mounts to accept heavy mirrors. Our dedicated engineering staff has created and produces low-cost, torsion loaded, stable, low vibration, low jitter optical mounts for heavy passive and water-cooled metal mirrors with micro-radian resolution. See “Mirror Mount Application Notes” in the technical paper section.

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Laser Beam Dumps

SPAWR makes beam dumps for power levels ranging from a few miliwatts to over 100 kilowatts.

Please contact us with your laser and  beam specifications.

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Substrate Holders

SPAWR Industries, Inc. offers the optimum in low cost protective containers for optical grade mirrors. The “Plastic Substrate Holder” is a device used for storing, shipping and handling high quality optical mirrors. The mirror is securely mounted in a plastic container which prevents any physical contact of the polished mirror surface.

The standard containers are designed to hold 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ diameter standard mirrors. Custom sizes are available upon request.

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Copper Mirrors

High-energy lasers require the best mirrors available. Bare, uncoated copper mirrors, by SPAWR, offer the highest quality and surface laser damage threshold available for medium and long waive IR lasers. Coatings on these mirrors are typically not required, however, they are available with a vacuum deposited protected silver coating or an electro chemically deposited hard gold coating.

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Molybdenum Mirrors

WHY MOLY MIRRORS? Moly mirrors have long been successfully used with high power CO² gas dynamic lasers for many years. Advanced polishing techniques are required to polish bare molybdenum metal to a reflectivity of 98.2% at 10.6µ. When this is accomplished, the resulting mirror has superb physical and optical properties. It is resistant to scratches and can be used in dirty environments. When dust particles settle on a moly mirror, they do not tend to get burned-in or damage a superficial coating, as occurs with enhanced optical coatings. Moly mirrors also have low thermal distortion and the highest CO² CW laser damage threshold for any materials tested. ¹ As an option, SPAWR offers a broadband high reflectance coating allowing these mirrors to be used with a variety of wavelengths. A protective shipping/storage container is provided with each mirror.

¹ SPAWR Tech Report, No. 74-004. “Metal Mirror Selection Guide”.

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Water-Cooled Mirrors

LCuW water-cooled mirrors are designed to accept CW laser beams of 3KW/cm² with λ/20 thermal distortion at 10.6 micrometers.

The mirrors are comprised of a high efficiency heat exchanger in intimate contact with a very thin mirror faceplate. The heat exchanger controls laser induced thermal gradients in the mirror surface. The mirror will not become excessively distorted and introduce optical aberrations into the reflected laser beam. If high beam quality is to be produced in the laser cavity, and maintained in the far field, mirrors of this type must be used when the incident power density exceeds 200 watts/cm².

These mirrors are available with a hard gold coating to protect the surfaces from harsh chemical environments, and an alternate coating to retain >0.985 reflectance down to 0.5 micrometers.

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Copper Laser Mirrors Cleaning Solution

COPPER  MIRROR  CLEANING  SOLUTION $49 – Catalog # CMCS 101 – 16 oz.

  1. Flush mirror surface with water to remove dust contamination.
  2. While still wet, spray mirror surface with Copper Mirror Cleaning Solution.
  3. Rinse mirror surface with de-ionized water or distilled water.
  4. Dry mirror surface using dry nitrogen gas or a 1 micron filtered low pressure compressed dry air supply.
  5. If the surface is heavily corroded repeat steps 2 – 4 several times.