The MiniLase Family of lasers from Blue Sky Research has been designed to offer superior beam qualities in a compact package for OEM applications. The MiniLase products combine Blue Sky Research’s VPS (virtual point source) lasers with high quality optics, solid packages and laser drive electronics. The MiniLase is offered with either a conventional, elliptical laser diode beam or a circular, diffraction-limited gaussian beam profile. A variety of wavelength, power and performance configurations are available, including; collimated, shaped or focused beams, laser drive electronics, built-in automatic power stabilization (APC) functions, and multiple wiring & connector options. All OEM solutions can be mass produced and delivered to meet your production timing and inventory requirements.
MiniLase products typically utilize our microlens technology to gain distinct performance advantages over traditional LD based modules. Starting from a regular laser diode with elliptical beam, the microlens technology creates a virtual point source (VPS) with a gaussian-circular beam divergence. A high-quality doublet or aspherical lens is then used to collimate or focus the beam, which maintains diffraction-limited quality. A good Gaussian profile (M2 < 1.3) and low wavefront aberrations enable the beam from the MiniLase to be collimated better or be focused into a smaller, more well-defined point. In addition the beam waist depth of focus is increased, minimizing systematic optical tolerances and enabling superior optical performance.