Longer Wavelength Optical Platform

In this project for Boreal Laser, I designed a free-space optical platform for mounting and aligning a longer wavelength laser through a sample gas path and reference channel. The proof-of-concept prototype was successful and elements of the design were used in the future mid-infrared optical platform. Optical platforms are approximately half the design of a gas analyzer, with the other half being electronics and enclosure.

Software used: Solidworks. Renders done using Photoview 360 Solidworks add-in.

Work done in 2014.

The longer-wavelength optical platform splitting the beam between a sample gas path and a reference path.











The laser paths in the longer wavelength optical platform.












An alternate version of the optical platform for a different laser package.

Alternate form of the optical platform with the laser beams shown.




















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