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Light Guides

Hyperion Optics’s ranges of custom light guides are available in a variety of materials. Currently, we offer BK7 or equivalent, Sapphire or equal and UV Fused Silica light guides, in an assortment of diameters and thicknesses.It serves as the key element in cosmetic laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) applications. IPL is commonly used for the removal of unwanted hair, as well as a range of other cosmetic applications. IPL applications make use of a variety of wavebands to target different chromophores. For this reason, our custom light guides are available in a choice of materials to suit your waveband requirement.


Our custom BK7 or equivalent light guides offer a high internal reflection to minimize the loss of transmitted light. BK7 or equivalent can provide over 90% transmission between 330 and 2000nm, which makes this material an excellent choice for IPL applications used to treat pigmentation, as the peak absorption of the human pigment melanin is 335nm. BK7 or equivalent is also recommended for its high homogeneity and low bubble and inclusion content.


Our product also provides over 90% transmission at 335nm and work efficiently down to 185nm, making them an excellent alternative to BK7 or equivalent for pigmentation treatment. Besides, our custom fused silica light guides offer high thermal conductivity and an increased laser damage threshold, both of which are essential for cosmetic laser applications.


We also provide custom sapphire lenses light guides, a common alternative to BK7 and fused silica. Sapphire is a highly hard material, which offers increased durability and resistance to damage. Sapphire also provides excellent transmission over the entire visible and SWIR range.


A light-guide manipulates, or guides, the light to illuminate a larger lighting surface area.Lightguides, like light pipes, will also be made from optically transparent polymers, such as polycarbonate or acrylic.It made to your exact specification, available in UV fused silica, BK7 or equivalent and sapphire or equivalent for use in a variety of wavebands. Our highly skilled metrology and QA technicians can individually inspect and test each component to ensure it meets our excellent quality standard.


Contact our multilingual technical sales team and discover how Hyperion Optics’s high-quality custom light guide design can improve your product and supply chain experience.


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