Newport Introduces New Laser Alignment Tuning Kits

Irvine, CA – August 16, 2011 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces the LAKIT Series, a new family of laser power alignment tuning kits. Ideal for laser tuning and alignment in research setups, the kit includes the new 1917-R laser power meter and a broad selection of optical detectors, making it easier for the researcher to match the laser type. Each kit contains an optical power meter, a detector, and the corresponding mounting assembly to simplify product selection and setup and to reduce costs.   

The new LAKIT Series tuning kits utilize three types of detectors, silicon (Si), Germanium (Ge), or thermopile. They operate in wavelength ranges from 200 nm to 10.6 microns, and up to 100-watt average power. The 918D Series is designed for low power lasers (< 2 Watt/cm2) and operates in the visible or in the infrared (IR) spectrum. It features an integrated OD3 attenuator to increase the measurement dynamic range. The 818P Series thermopile detectors are an ideal choice for measuring the average power for high power lasers that operate both in continuous-wave (CW) and pulsed modes. The broadband flat spectral response ranges from 0.19 to 11 microns, with high damage threshold and very high sensitivity to optical power.

For more complex measurement and data acquisition requirements, Newport also provides advanced optical power meters and detectors. Please visit  www.newport.com/LAKIT-PR05 for additional information on selecting the best LAKIT Series laser alignment tuning kit for your application.

About Newport Corporation
Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport
is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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