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Seed Laser

Quintessence Photonics (Sylmar, CA) offers a new laser designed to deliver high power in a single mode beam for seeding fiber and solid state lasers and for use in direct applications. The seed laser can produce single-frequency beams of up to 1.5 W CW at 1064 nm and up to 1 W CW at 1550 nm. The design uses a two-part chip that combines a low power section and an amplifying section. A semiconductor chip mounted onto a heat sink with hard solder is included, and an optional single-mode fiber coupling is also available. The compact design simplifies laser systems for growth markets such as industrial, defense, and communication systems.

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Programmable Radiometer/Photometer

Labsphere, Inc. (North Sutton, NH) recently launched the new SC 6000 programmable radiometer and photometer. The new system controller allows for up to 100 programmed calibrations, and users are able to create, upgrade, or expand a calibration using a wide variety of interchangeable detector assemblies, integrating spheres, light sources, and power supplies. The SC 6000 is programmed to monitor luminous and radiant flux, luminance, radiance, intensity, illuminance, and irradiance. It is compatible with Si, Ge, InGaAs, and other photovoltaic detectors.

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PCX Condenser Lenses

Commercial Grade Large PCX Condenser Lenses are now available from Anchor Optics® (Barrington, NJ). The plano-convex (PCX) lenses are used in illumination applications such as large format projectors, spotlights, and enlargers, and are ideal for collecting and directing light from large angular area sources. Commercial Grade Large PCX Condenser Lenses are available in sizes from 100 mm to 200 mm in diameter. Made of polished BK7 glass, the lenses provide an increased surface quality compared to standard cast molded condenser lenses.

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Laser Repair System

New Wave Research, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has introduced the QuikLaze 200 laser repair system equipped with the BDS1000 industrial microscope. The QuikLaze 200 and BDS1000 combine to create a rugged optomechanical platform that readily withstands 3g. The repair system includes beam-shaping optics, high-efficiency beam delivery, and a camera port. Other features include a high-speed, high-resolution rotational X-Y shutter for accurate cutting control, a quick exchange of DI cartridge with easy-access door, and an option for 3-4X high laser energy density.

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High Resolution Camera

The new 2.0MP Flea®2 camera from Point Grey Research® Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) delivers full resolution 1624 x 1224 images at 14 frames per second. It incorporates the Sony® ICX274 1/1.8" progressive scan CCD image sensor with square pixel array. The ultra-compact camera has jackscrew connectors for secure locking, pixel binning, and in-field firmware upgrades. Additional features include on-camera color processing and white balance, automatic synchronization of multiple cameras, external trigger and strobe output, and low power consumption. The 2.0MP Flea2, model FL2-20S4, is available in monochrome and color.

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Gigabit Ethernet Camera

JAI (San Jose, CA) offers the TM-2040GE, a high resolution, high performance Gigabit Ethernet camera. The TM-2040GE offers two-megapixel UXGA resolution of 1600 × 1200 pixels at 34 frames per second. The camera features JAI’s high fidelity front-end circuitry and low noise power supply with a typical signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 58 dB. Monochrome and Bayer CFA color models are equipped with standard GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet digital interfaces. Uses for the TM-2040GE cameras span a wide range of machine vision, medical, and intelligent transportation system applications, where high speed and high resolution are required.

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Coming Attractions

This monthly review lets you "meet" the new advertisers appearing in NTB and its supplements. Here's a sneak peek at the products, services, and offers available from November's first-time advertisers. AMPS Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) develops Advanced Multi-Physics Simulation (AMPS) software, an advanced simulation system with up-to-date FE technology and computer software engineering.

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