SteadiBeam® Technology is an optical solution designed by AFR and used in many of its products. It minimizes thermal lensing effect in high power laser devices such as isolators. SteadiBeam® preserves the beam quality and makes AFR’s products superior to other products in the market.
Kevin Zhang, AFR’s COO & VP of Engineering, said "It is the only technology, to our knowledge, which has been demonstrated and applied to volume commercial products at minimal cost increase to customers. Products with the technology provide significantly improved beam quality and therefore, better material processing results for end users."
The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:
About Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards program
The Laser Focus World Innovation Awardsprogram celebrates the most innovative applications of photonics, optoelectronics and precision optics products and systems. Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the use of a product, system, or application. Designers, integrators, and users of laser, optics, and photonics systems may nominate their own projects or applications, or integrators or distributors that supplied products or systems can nominate exceptional projects for consideration.
Incorporated in 2000, AFR is a leading provider of passive optical components, designed mainly for telecommunication, fiber laser, and fiber sensor applications. AFR designs and manufactures advanced and cost-effective passive components through its ISO 9001-certified facility in Zhuhai, China.