Shutters are optical locks that block the beam path in the event of unauthorized access and thus prevent laser radiation from leaving the laser environment uncontrolled. The laser shutters either absorb the entire laser power or direct it into an external beam dump using a mirror. The shutter can be manually operated and integrated into the safety circuit of an interlock control system.


Air-cooled safety shutter with a beam trap (beam dump) for lasers up to 100 W optical power.

The laser safety shutter SH Series is ideally suited as an OEM component for low-cost switching and modulating laser radiation. A number of variations are possible, or customized available for larger quantities.