Crystalline Mirror Solutions


Thermally optimized optics

Active and passive semiconductor structures combined with thermally-optimized substrates

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    Center wavelength

    900 nm

    5000 nm

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    Optical losses

    < 5ppm (scatter + absorption)

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    Coating thermal conductivity

    > 30 W / (m · K)



Optical transmission
Tunable, per customer request
Coating material
Single-crystal GaAs/AlGaAs
Substrate material
Diamond, SiC, or other materials possible
Coating area
200 mm diameter maximum, custom geometries possible
Surface flatness
<0.10 wave P-V measured @ 633 nm
Radius of curvature (ROC)
>0.1 m
Surface quality
<5 Å RMS micro-roughness, surface overcoat optional
S2 surface
AR coated for transmissive optics, super-polished, rough-cut, or metal coatings also available
Similar to fused silica, cleaning instructions provided on request

High-Power Lasers

xtal therm is our crystalline supermirror solution for high-power and ultrafast laser systems. With a thermal conductivity >30× higher than traditional sputtered coatings, these mirrors offer superior thermal management in harsh environments and are typically integrated with high-performance SiC or diamond substrates. Active functionality (e.g. saturable absorption) may also be realized in these structures.

Relevant publications

  • 16 W DBR-free membrane semiconductor disk laser with dual-SiC heatspreader

    Z. Yang, D. Follman, A. R. Albrecht, P. Heu, N. Giannini, G. D. Cole, and M. Sheik-Bahae.

    "16 W DBR-free membrane semiconductor disk laser with dual-SiC heatspreader," Electronics Letters, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 430-432, 5 April 2018.

  • Optimized SESAMs for kilowatt-level ultrafast lasers

    A. Diebold, T. Zengerle, C. G. E. Alfieri, C. Schriber, F. Emaury, M. Mangold, M. Hoffmann, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, D. Follman, G. D. Cole, M. Aspelmeyer, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller.

    "Optimized SESAMs for kilowatt-level ultrafast lasers,” Opt. Express 24, issue 10, 10512-10526, May 2016.