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November 16, 2017: DOE Tuner module video

An informational video about HOLO/OR's DOE Tuner module, used for the fine tuning of input and output laser parameters. Watch it here. Visit our DOE Tuner page for more information.

July 27, 2017: P-code for Top Hat simulation

The P-code available for simulating Top Hat elements in MATLAB has just been updated to include tolerance simulations. Download it now from our Top Hat applications page.

July 10, 2017: LeanLine M2 module video

HOLO/OR's prototype LeanLine module transforms a multimode laser beam into a thin laser line. Watch this demonstrated here, and learn how the LeanLine system can be utilized in various high power industrial applications. Visit our LeanLine page for more information.

June 22, 2017: Multi Lines custom beam shaper

Check out our new line of Multi Line custom beam shapers. These elements can split an input beam into several homogenized lines. Visit our Custom Beam Shaper page for more information.

June 15, 2017: Fiber Coupling

Beam splitter elements can be effectively used for fiber coupling. HOLO/OR has designed a new line of Multispot products for this application. Read more.

April 5, 2017: Beam Splitter BlackBoxes for Virtual Lab

HOLO/OR constantly strives to make our products easier for analysis and integration within custom systems. We see high value in supplying BlackBox models of our Diffractive Beam Splitters in VirtualLab Fusion - Physical Optics Software. Read more.

Mar 13, 2017: Mode Convertor Product Page

HOLO/OR has launched a new product category- mode converter plates. These can be used for STED and fiber coupling applications to shape the propagation modes as desired.

Mar 01, 2017: Application notes of EDOF elements

Elongated Focus (EF) elements can be used to achieve a far longer depth of focus compared to a Gaussian beam. HOLO/OR has added a new application notes section detailing the proper use of EF DOE.
Randomized Array of Diffractive Axicons (RADA)

Jan 19, 2017: BSDF manual - files for Zemax integration

HOLO/OR's Diffractive Homogenizers can now be integrated into Zemax, by using our freely downloadable BSDF files (Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Function). Read more in our manual.
Randomized Array of Diffractive Axicons (RADA)

Jan 12, 2017: Randomized Array of Diffractive Axicons (RADA)

This design is insensitive to centration alignment and beam symmetry and will be a perfect fit for multi-mode laser sources. The design is available in a binary version (DA-040) with efficiency ~ 80 % and a multilevel high efficiency version with efficiency ~ 95 %. – read more.

Dec 14, 2016: LeanLineTM

HOLO/OR has developed LeanLineTM , a novel system that turns a multimode laser beam into a narrow line – read more.

Nov 15, 2016: Product Releases

HOLO/OR has added a brand new page showcasing the newest diffractive designs from each product category. Visit our new product release page.

Nov 14, 2016: Multifocal DOEs in Zemax Tutorial

HOLO/OR has published a tutorial for design and integration of diffractive Multifocal into optical systems in Sequential and non-Sequential mode of ZEMAX. Download the tutorial.

Nov 02, 2016: Binary Beam Shaper & F-Theta Scanner

HOLO/OR has published a tutorial for scanning applications where a small binary beam shaper (~1.5 times Diffraction Limit) is used with a scanner & F-Theta set-up. Download the tutorial.

Oct 30, 2016: High Efficiency Double Spot (HEDS)

HOLO/OR has developed HEDS (high efficiency double spot) – a family of special beam splitters for demanding applications where undesired orders can cause damage, or where every Watt of power is critical. Read more in our brochure.
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Aug 10, 2016: Special Homogenizer for Brazing and Welding applications

HOLO/OR has introduced a custom beam shaper for Brazing and Welding applications. This element has a special power distribution has been shown to improve performance for hot-dipped galvanized brazing.

Apr 22, 2016: Double Spot with suppressed higher orders

HOLO/OR designed a product with a 66% reduction in energy in the nearby higher orders. This technique can be adapted to any of our existing designs and as well as to custom designs. Read more in our publication section.

Apr 10, 2016: Diffusers / Homogenizers VirtualLab Black Box (LPD) files

Integrating a Diffuser has now been made easier, with the help of VirtualLab Black Box files (LPD) for selected products. This makes the design and modeling of an optical system with our products as straightforward as possible. You can find out more in the product page and application notes.

Mar 17, 2016: Small beam shaper p-code for Matlab tool

HOLO/OR published a small beam shaper design tool for MATLAB. This free of charge service provides intensity distribution for small beam shaper (~1.5 Diffraction Limited Spot Size). Click here for more information.

Mar 02, 2016: Beam Splitter in Zemax Tutorial

HOLO/OR published a tutorial for design and integration of 1D and 2D Diffractive Beam Splitters (Multi-spot) into optical systems in Sequential and non-Sequential mode of ZEMAX. Download the tutorial.

Dec 17, 2015: Wide angle 1D line homogenizer

We have expanded our offerings for line homogenizers with wide angles. Now available in angles from 5 deg. to 45 deg. with steps of 5 deg. for 1064 nm. The designs can be manufactured also for other wavelengths. They are accessible from products page: Homogenizers .

Nov 12, 2015: ZEMAX Black Box for Top Hat products

As part of our customer service, we published ZEMAX models of Top Hat products. They are accessible from products page: Top-Hat products .

Oct 15, 2015: Vortex topological charge m=5, m=8, m=10, and m=12

HOLO/OR has added, in its standard products portfolio, vortex lenses with topological charge m=5, m=8, m=10, and m=12.

July 06, 2015: DOE Expander

HOLO/OR introduces a new module for modifying certain output parameters of a Diffractive Optical Element (DOE). The module reduces or expands the full angle of a DOE output by a magnification factor. Read more...

July 01, 2015: MultiSpot 3D

HOLO/OR introduce 3D multispot product M3-001 which generates a matrix of 5x5 in two different planes. It can be useful in scientific, metrological and other forms of research. See video

June 15, 2015: Product Accessories

HOLO/OR has added a new tab of accessories available for each product category.

May 26, 2015: Laser damage threshold

HOLO/OR published an application note on laser damage threshold that includes results of collaborators and customer's experiments. Read more.

May 13, 2015: Plastic DOEs

HOLO/OR has regrouped all its DOEs in plastic in a new webpage: Plastic DOEs.

Apr 23, 2015: DOE (fine) Tuner for lasers in the range of 266 to 1064[nm]

To answer the demand for fine-tuning abilities of various output parameters when using a DOE, as: shape/spot size, separation/divergence angle, etc. HOLO/OR designed a compact variable beam tuner, optimized for use with Top-Hat beam shaper, Homogenizer, Multi-Spot, and other DOE products.Read more...

Mar 17, 2015: Universal module for blocking undesired diffracted spots \ energy

For applications as metrology and sensitive material processing, HOLO/OR designed a compact universal module for blocking undesired spots of Multi-Spots or parasitic energy of beam shaping or beam splitting elements. Read more...
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Jan 06, 2015: Customized Top-Hats for tilted surfaces

For applications involving projection of defined shapes on tilted surfaces, HOLO/OR introduces Elliptical and Trapezoid shape Top-Hats. When projected on a tilted surface the Elliptical and Trapezoid Top-Hats create round and square shaped spot, respectively. We can optimize this shape for any angle of tilted surface.

Dec 10, 2014: Top-Hat line x1.5 Diffraction-Limited Length

HOLO/OR released a new line of shapers that generate very small Top-Hat Line images.One axis of the input is reshaped to a line with Top-Hat profile, while input in the other axis keeps traveling undisturbed. In combination with a lens this will generate a thin line with a Top-Hat profile in the long axis and a Gaussian profile in the short axis Read more...
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Oct 24, 2014: Cost reduction in multi level (high eff.) elements

HOLO/OR improved its design and fabrication yield of multi-level DOEs on large wafers, and now offers multi level parts as square elements.Read more...

Sep 22, 2014: M-Shaper for scanning applications

HOLO/OR introduces a new type of product for scanning application – M-Shaper. The M-Shaper gives a uniform output, when intensity profile is integrated over a scanned line.Read more...

Sep 03, 2014: Collimated Top-Hat

HOLO/OR have successfully finished an industrial project of collimated rectangular TH over 400mm. We offer our Collimated Beam-Shaper module for applications requiring a well-defined beam (i.e. top-hat profile) over an extended working distance range. Read more...

July 01, 2014: Polychromatic Top-Hat

HOLO/OR introduces a new type of Top-Hat: Polychromatic Top-Hat. This element works for Single Mode input beam and in a large range of wavelengths. Click here for full comparison between Standard and Polychromatic Top-Hat.
Lashare projectLashare project

HOLO/OR is part of the European Community LASHARE project

LASHARE project involves more than 30 SMEs from across Europe, partners from industry and six of the most renowned laser research institutes.
Main objective is the transfer of innovative solutions from the laboratory into industrially robust products.
LASHARE conducts a set of 14 Laser-based Equipment Assessments addressing a broad range of applications. HOLO/OR, together with Bosch and Fraunhofer ILT partnered to bring a demonstrated piece of equipment to a new level of technology readiness, under the PARROT LEA.
PARROT - Parallel multi beam ablation of rotationally symmetric work pieces
PARROT develops laser-based equipment which increases the efficiency of structuring surfaces by splitting multiple times for parallel processing.
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Feb 2, 2014: HOLO/OR optical calculator

The optical calculator developed by HOLO/OR is now available with drawing and instructions.
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HOLO/OR is part of the European Community Tailor:Weld project

The aim of the Tailor:Weld project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative laser welding system, that uses simple and robust Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs), which will increase the flexibility and simplify the application of laser welding; removing the key barrier to entry for a large number of SME fabricators.
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Jan 15, 2014: Elongated Focus: EF-002

HOLO/OR introduces a new diffractive solution that increases the depth of focus by factor ~1.5.
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Dec 14, 2013: Elongated Focus: EF-001

HOLO/OR introduces a new diffractive solution that achieves long focal depth as well as high lateral resolution.
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Nov 26, 2013: MultiSpot 6x6: MS-427

Alternative of MS 7x7 and MS 9x9 for full angle 11 Degrees @ 2940nm.
Advantages: Very good uniformity and very low zero order.
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Oct 25, 2013: Airy Beam

Because of increasing interesting in unique properties of Airy beams and its' potential investigation in science and High Tech applications, we introduce first commercial product of DOE for Airy Beam generation. Now available standard binary element PE-203-1-Y-1 for wavelength 1.6 um. Semi standard products for other wavelength are possible. Custom multilevel design for higher efficiency available for custom request.
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Sep 15, 2013: New product: MF-003 Multifocal 9 foci

HOLO/OR now offers a standard Multifocal lens 9 foci.Holo/Or is able to manufacture semi-standard elements for different wavelengths or custom design for number of foci and distance between foci requested by the customer.

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Sep 02, 2013: New product: MF-002 Multifocal 7 foci

HOLO/OR now offers a standard Multifocal lens 7 foci.

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May 29, 2013: Low cost Top-Hat for f-theta lens

HOLO/OR now offers standard very small beam shaper (~1.5 times diffraction limit) for scanning or other application. 3 shapes are available: Line (TH-239), Square (ST-220) or Round (ST-219).
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May 6, 2013: Holo/Or optical calculator

An optical calculator developed by HOLO/OR is now accessible from its website. It calculates relevant parameters of a large selection of diffractive optics design types.
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Feb 24, 2013: Bifocal low cost Vortex design

HOLO/OR introduced new Bifocal Vortex design. This is two phase level diffractive design which produces donut shaped beams at two focal planes. The new design has same technical benefit as standard Vortex design except of efficiency (37% at each donut shape). By using different focusing lenses, separation of two foci can be changed. Holo/Or is able to manufacture semi-standard elements for different wavelengths or custom design for specific distance separation between two donut shapes. VL-224 is a standard design in this category.Click here to view its parameters.
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Feb 5, 2013: Low cost Vortex design with two donut shaped beams

HOLO/OR introduced new Vortex design. This is two phase level diffractive design which produces two donut shaped beams at a focal plane or far field. The new design has same technical benefit as standard Vortex design except of efficiency (37% at each donut shape). Holo/Or is able to manufacture semi-standard elements for different wavelengths or custom design for specific pitch between two donut shapes. VL-221 and VL-222 are two standard designs in this category.Click here to view their parameters.
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Jan 28, 2013: New product: MF-001 Multifocal 5 foci

HOLO/OR now offers a standard Multifocal lens 5 foci. Holo/Or is able to manufacture semi-standard elements for different wavelengths or custom design for number of foci and distance between foci requested by the customer.Click here to view its parameters.

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Jan 01, 2013: Hexagonal Lattice Multi Spot alternative for a regular lattice 9x9

This new design has the advantages:
  • Zero order value is low as for even design
  • Perfect uniformity
Above is an image for a 76 spot Hexagonal Lattice design example. For more details, contact us.
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Dec 30, 2012: Square Donut Shape Vortex

HOLO/OR now offers a Square Donut Shape in vortex lens category.More details.

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Nov 29, 2012: Vortex topological charge m=2, m=3 and m=4

HOLO/OR added, in its standard products portfolio, vortex lenses with topological charges m=2, m=3 and m=4.

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Sep 10, 2012: Beam shaper design Software

HOLO/OR published a completely free of charge Top-Hat design tool. The software provides intensity distribution for any Square shape Top-Hats. The designer is free to choose the wavelength, input diameter, spot size and working distance of his preference. Below link explains how to download and install and use the software. The user can receive a fast quotation for the design simulated. Link how to download and use the software.

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Aug 22, 2012: Beam shaper design Tool

HOLO/OR published a Top-Hat design tool for MATLAB. This free of charge service provides intensity distribution for any Top-Hat. The designer is free to choose the wavelength, input diameter, output shape, spot size and working distance of his preference. A link will be provided to get a fast quotation for the design simulated. Link how to download P-Code.

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July 01, 2012: MultiSpot Random

HOLO/OR now offers a MultiSpot Random 101x101 with very great angle (40 degrees @1064nm).

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Jun 27, 2012: Beam Shaper Grid

HOLO/OR now offers a binary Beam shaper Grid 10x10 cells full angle 0.2degrees @532nm (beam size 6mm).

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May 06, 2012: Beam Shaper Multi Lines

HOLO/OR now offers a binary Beam shaper Multi Lines (11 lines) full angle 0.2degrees @532nm (beam size 6mm).

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Apr 13, 2012: MultiSpot Round

HOLO/OR now offers a Multispot Round 12 spots (European Union symbol) 1.52 full angle @532nm.

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Mar 22, 2012: Beam Shaper Dollar

HOLO/OR now offers a binary Beam shaper dollar full angle 0.8degrees @633nm (beam size 1.2mm).

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Jan 08, 2012: MultiSpot Cross

HOLO/OR now offers a Multispot Cross 19x13 (0.76x0.68 Degrees @850nm).

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Nov 12, 2011: Multispot Frame

HOLO/OR now offers a Multispot 9x9 Frame (0.1 Degrees @10.6um).

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Oct 14, 2011: New HM product with high homogeneity

HOLO/OR announces a further improvement in our homogenizers & diffusers with smoother homogeneity performance.

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Aug 12, 2011: Collimated Top-Hat

For applications requiring top-hat uniformity and consistent beam size over an extended range of working distances, HOLO/OR presents the new collimated top-hat product.

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May 15, 2011: 1x7 Diffractive Beam Splitters/Pattern generators

HOLO/OR now offers its Beam splitter with a 1x7 beams Pattern generator with suppressed side lobs.

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Apr 11, 2011: 1x4 Diffractive Beam Splitters/Pattern generators

HOLO/OR now offers its Beam splitter with a 1x4 beams Pattern generator with suppressed side lobs.

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Feb 23, 2009: 1x81 Pattern Generator for 532nm

HOLO/OR launched 1x81 Pattern generators for 532nm lasers. These come in a wide and a narrow angle variant.

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Nov 17, 2008: 8x8 High Uniformity Splitter

HOLO/OR launched a new design of 8x8 diffractive splitters. These show a high Uniformity and efficiency and can be designed for various angles and optimized for various wavelengths.

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Sep 10, 2008: Square Top-Hat for 355nm

HOLO/OR launched a new Square Top-Hat beam-shapers for 355nm. The element accepts a 3.5mm dia Gaussian beam and creates a 200x200um square spot, at a working distance of 100mm.

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Sep 1, 2008: Hexagonal point Generator for 1064nm

HOLO/OR introduces Hexagonal elements. These come to create 6 spots organized in a Hexagonal shape.

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Apr 8, 2008: Diffractive Beam Splitters / Pattern generators

HOLO/OR now offers its Beam splitter with a 1x4 beams Pattern Generator with +/-1.5% Uniformity.

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Feb 6, 2008: 2-Dim 8 beams Pattern Generator for 1064nm

HOLO/OR added elements to its Multi Spot series that generate a 2 Dimensional array with 8 spots.

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Jan 10, 2008: 1X5 High Efficiency pattern with distant unwanted orders for 1064nm

HOLO/OR added elements to its Multi Spot series that generate an Array of 1X5=5 points with high efficiency. A special feature is that the 2 closest unwanted orders are close to zero that facilitates masking of the remaining higher orders.

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Sep 24, 2007: 15X15 High Efficiency pattern generator for 1064nm and other lasers

HOLO/OR introduced an array generator of 15X15=225 points with high efficiency. It creates a 7x7 degrees full angle picture.

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Sep 17, 2007: 15X15 High Efficiency pattern generator for 1064nm and other lasers

HOLO/OR introduces 15X15=225 pattern generators with high efficiency. The offered Separation angle equals 0.5degrees pitch between the beams for a 1064nm laser.

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May 1, 2007: Top-Hat with Improved Uniformity

HOLO/OR launched a Top-Hat beam-shapers with Improved uniformity.

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Mar 7, 2007: 1X7 High Efficiency pattern generator for 1064nm and other lasers

HOLO/OR added elements to its Multi Spot series that generate an Array of 1X7=7 points with high efficiency. The offered Separation angle equals 30mRad pitch between the beams for a 1064nm laser.

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Feb 15, 2007: Top-Hat for 2940nm Lasers

HOLO/OR launched a Sapphire Top-Hat beam-shaper optimized and designed for a 2940m laser.

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Dec 21, 2006: Vortex Lens from Holo-Or

HOLO/OR introduces The VL series Vortex lenses that consist of pure fused silica or ZnSe.A Vortex lens transforms a planar wavefront into a helicoid wave.

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Dec 8, 2006: Top-Hat set for 1064nm lasers

HOLO/OR launched a set that consists of a round and a square Top-Hat beam-shaper, designed for a 3mm dia and 3.5mm dia 1064nm laser input beam, respectively.

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Nov 6, 2006: New 633/10600nm Dual Wavelength Lens

HOLO/OR launched a new Dual Wavelength elements. It comes to correct for the chromatic aberrations that form an intense problem in dual wavelength designs where one wavelength is much larger than the other wavelength.

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Oct 27, 2006: Elliptical Diffuser/Homogenizer for 1064nm from Holo-Or

HOLO/OR launched a new series Elliptical Diffusers elements. These come to create both a smoother output and adjust the aspect ratio with the same diffractive surface.

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Sep 11, 2006: Stable Top-Hat design

HOLO/OR launched a new series “Stable-Top” elements. These are similar to the Top-Hat beam-shapers, but are much less sensitive to misalignments.

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Apr 26, 2006: 6X8 high Efficiency pattern generator for 1064nm and other lasers

HOLO/OR added to its Multi Spot series elements that generates 6X8=48 points with high efficiency, 20% more than with traditional designs. The offered Separation angle is 0.625 degrees pitch between the beams for the 1064nm.

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Apr 26, 2006: 2X2 high Efficiency pattern generator for 1064nm and 10600nm lasers

HOLO/OR added to its Multi Spot series elements that generates 2X2 points with high efficiency, 25% more than with traditional designs. The offered Separation angle is 1 and 10 degrees between the beams for 1064nm and 10600nm respectively.

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