Laser Diode Collimator series LNC-96CM/LNC-96CR

Low Noise Collimator with large circular Gaussian beam profile

Machine Vision Laser Collimator 96CM
Machine Vision Laser Collimator 96CM with tools
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Low noise collimator with large circular Gaussian beam profile
  • Collimated beam diameters (truncated below the 13.5%-level) max. 15 mm
  • Wavelengths 635 - 830 nm
  • Laser powers up to 3 mW
  • Cable exit: straight (96CM) or angled (96CR)
  • Low noise Laser Module (typ. < 0.15 % of Po (RMS, Bandwidth < 1 MHz))
  • Low noise, low coherence laser module (typ. < 0.15 % of Po (RMS, Bandwidth < 1 MHz))


Laser diode collimators transform the divergent light of a laser ­diode into a collimated beam, while maintaining the Gaussian ­intensity distribution and the circular intensity profile.

The lasers are low noise (typ. < 0.15 % of Po* (RMS, Bandwidth < 1 MHz)) and operate mode-hopping free. Due to the reduced coherence length the speckle contrast is lowered. However this effect is smaller for smaller lines and spots. (* Po is the maximum specified output power.)

The laser has integrated electronics for control of the laser output power. The output power can be controlled using the modulation input ports (TTL and analog) or manually using the potentiometer.

The collimation can be adjusted by using an eccentric key. Please note that this affects beam parameters like collimated beam diameter and beam divergence.

These high quality lasers can e.g. be used for machine vision applications.