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Optical Design Software

Optical Research Associates (Pasadena, CA) introduces CODE V® 9.81 optical design software with aspheric lens tolerancing capabilities that are valuable in the fabrication of optical elements. The Fabrication Data analysis feature provides a way to visualize interferogram data on a lens surface, entrance pupil, or exit pupil, including the ability to see rotation and scaling effects. Functions have been added to the Partial Coherence analysis and TOR tolerancing features, which provide direct information about the critical dimension of the image, assuming a one-dimensional, partially coherent image, which is the standard design metric for microlithography.

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Goniometric System for LEDs

Gamma Scientific, Inc. (San Diego, CA) introduces the RadOMA-LED Goniometric System for LED angular and LED spectral measurements. The system combines the RadOMA multi-element array technology with Gamma’s 940 LED measurement goniometer that has backside-thinned CCD detector technology. The instrument offers accurate luminous and radiant intensity, dominant wavelength, peak wavelength, color temperature, chromaticity, tristimulus, Lab/Luv, CRI, full-width-half-max, and beam angle, with a user-selectable half-power bandwidth for accurate binning.

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Optical Parametric Oscillator

Aculight Corporation (Bothell, WA) introduces an improved ArgosTM single-frequency, continuous-wave (CW) optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Argos provides multi-Watt, widely tunable output in the near- to mid-infrared wavelength range. The rugged, fiber-pumped, singly resonant OPO provides continuous tuning from 1.4 to 2 microns and from 2.3 to 3.9 microns using three interchangeable, pre-aligned, wavelength converter modules.

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High-Speed Video Imaging System

The Fastcam SA3 from Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) is a megapixel, high-speed video imaging system designed to withstand high-G and rugged environments. Ideal for automotive safety testing, the camera features 17 micron pixel size for demanding frame rate or low light applications. The 12-bit CMOS camera with 2-microsecond global shuttering is available in two configurations and two memory options of 2GB and 4GB. Fastcam SA3 Model 60K performs at 1024 × 1024 full pixel resolution up to 1,000 frames per second (fps) and offers reduced resolution up to 60,000 fps. Model 120K operates at 1024 × 1024 full pixel resolution up to 2,000 fps with reduced resolution up to 120,000 fps.

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Five Megapixel Camera

The Imaging Solutions Group (ISG) (Rochester, NY) offers the 5-megapixel LightWise LW-5-S-1394 camera in color and monochrome versions. All camera controls are done via the 1394 interface, which includes a fully programmable image processing pipeline and dynamic range/gamma control LUT for any desired response curve. An on-board image buffer and a range of triggering and strobe control capabilities are featured. The camera comes packaged with driver software and a user’s manual. The LW-5-S-1394 is ideal for biometrics, facial recognition software, and optical inspection machines.

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Monochromators and Spectrographs

Princeton Instruments (Acton, MA) introduces the Acton Advanced Series of monochromators and spectrographs that combines high precision computer-controlled motorized slits, interchangeable triple grating turrets, and dual entrance ports. These features offer researchers complete software control of incoming light to the spectrometer and the flexibility to configure separate experiments for each entrance port. The Acton Advanced Series is available in four different focal lengths: 150mm, 300mm, 500mm, and 750mm, and is highly configurable for different types of detectors, grating combinations, and light sources.

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Data Acquisition Software

Bartington Instruments (Oxfordshire, England) offers a new version of software for its Spectramag-6 Data Acquisition system. The Spectramag-6 combines PC-based data storage/display with a separate signal conditioning unit and supports simultaneous sampling on six 24-bit channels. The version 5.1 software offers up to 700,000 data points in a single scan recording, giving approximately one hour of continuous logging at 200Hz sampling and over eight days of logging at 1Hz sampling, a multiple scan mode that allows up to 10,000 single scans to be run back-to-back with data saved to PC hard disk, and digital filtering options for logged data.

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