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DOP Meter

Using a patented maximum & minimum search technique, the DOP- 201 from General Photonics (Chino, CA) measures and displays the Degree of Polarization (DOP) of a light source in real time with high accuracy and wide dynamic range. While polarimeter-based systems are expensive and can be inaccurate for low-DOP sources, and polarization scrambler- based instruments are less accurate for high DOP sources, the DOP-201 accurately measures both low and high DOP. It is ideal for characterizing the performances of depolarizers and depolarized light sources, such as ASE and SLED sources and the pumps for Raman amplifiers.

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120mW Laser Diode

Oclaro’s (Denville, NJ) HL63142DG high power red laser diode offers an inbuilt monitor photodiode at a lasing wavelength of 637nm. It is a unique design which enables system designers to control optical power output by monitoring the photodiode current and adjusting power variants and temperature for precise control and constant performance.

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Laser-Induced Damage to Large Core Optical Fiber by High Peak Power Laser

In this paper we present a study of laser damage to large core multimode glass optical fibers by high peak laser power of up to 175 kW. Fibers samples prepared with polymer coatings having different refractive indices were tested in a two point bend tester while transmitting laser light. The peak power used in the experiment clearly differentiated the performance among the samples. A polymer coating having lower refractive index significantly improves the fiber resistance to bending while transmitting laser. This observation provides important insight into the damage mechanism for this particular failure mode.

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Designing Ring Projections for Hermetic Sealing

Product Engineer at Miyachi Unitek, Mark Sunico offers suggestions for developing ideal ring projection designs for hermetic sealing. The whitepaper covers the whole process; from basic concepts to choosing the right weld head controller, head, power supply, and schedule -- all to ensure a reliable final product.

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It Takes Two: Benefits of Using Laser Beam Welding Together with Electron Beam Welding

Laser beam welding (LBW) and electron beam (EBW) welding each have unique benefits. However, many component designs incorporate both EB and laser welds. In this paper, Joining Technologies outlines how performing both types of welding at the same facility can streamline the manufacturing process and select the right joining process.

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Laser Marking for ID and Traceability Within the Medical Industry

Laser marking provides easy and effective labeling for medical devices. The use of lasers to mark surgical instruments has become of greater significance, however, the parameters used in these applications are not always fully appreciated. The medical industry, in particular, has utilized laser technology primarily to mark, weld, and cut medical devices for years. Lasers address the need for microscopic applications: to cut widths measurable in microns, spot welds with heat affected zones barely visible to the unaided eye, and highly resolved biocompatible markings that enable traceability of instruments and implants. In common with other industries, medical devices and pharmaceutical businesses turn to lasers for a one-step, fast, flexible, permanent, and a highly automated marking process.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Packaging, Optics/Photonics, Fiber Optics, Lasers & Laser Systems, FDA Compliance/Regulatory Affairs, Medical, Briefs, MDB

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Organic Photovoltaic Technology

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology has been rapidly growing in performance and popularity over the past few years and is expected to become a major PV technology within the next decade. Here’s why.

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