Home

High-Speed Streaming Camera

AOS Technologies (Baden, Switzerland) has introduced the PROMON SCOPE G2, a portable high-speed streaming camera system that helps technicians quickly isolate problems to get ailing equipment back up and running. Featuring a recording rate of 3,000 images per second, ultra-slow-motion playback, and a built-in battery, the PROMON SCOPE G2 is ready to use right out of the box.

Posted in: Products, Products, Photonics

Read More >>

Digital Binoculars

Ricoh Americas Corporation (Malvern, PA) recently unveiled the RICOH NV-10A digital binoculars, which for the first time can penetrate fog, smoke, rain, and sand to provide a crisp, clear image even at night. The RICOH NV-10A enhanced binoculars enable marine, military, rescue, firefighting, law enforcement, homeland security, and other professional users to push a button on the binoculars and clarify, brighten, and sharpen images. The PENTAX Atmospheric Interference Reduction (PAIR) technology reintroduces color that would otherwise be obscured.

Posted in: Products, Products, Photonics

Read More >>

UV Laser

Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport company, has introduced Talon 355-20, a high UV output power addition to its Talon family of Q-switched diode-pumped solidstate (DPSS) lasers. The new laser delivers >20 W UV power, wide-repetition-rate range of 0 to 500 kHz, and excellent beam profile and stability.

Posted in: Products, Products, Photonics

Read More >>

Using a Wide-Band Tunable Laser for Optical Filter Measurements

The concept of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in fiber optic communication networks gained traction when optical amplifiers became available. Able to amplify an entire wavelength grid at once, they removed the need to first demultiplex, then convert every channel to an electrical signal, regenerate it, convert it back to an optical signal, and finally multiplex all channels onto a single optical fiber.

Posted in: Articles, Features, Lasers & Laser Systems, Optics, Photonics

Read More >>

Implementing Color Machine Vision Inspection Systems

Color provides critical information that can improve the reliability of many machine vision inspection applications and make it possible to inspect many products that cannot be inspected in grayscale. Typical examples include ensuring that a tan rather than a taupe automotive interior component is installed, and checking the position of a black label on a black single-serving coffee cup.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Applications, Photonics

Read More >>

High Performance, 1.5 µm, CW and Pulsed Fiber Lasers

There has been increasing interest recently in high power pulsed and CW fiber lasers sources in the 1.5 micron region. Operating at this wavelength has an advantage in eye safety when compared with 1 µm laser sources and also coincides with a window of atmospheric transparency.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Lasers & Laser Systems

Read More >>

Two-Axis Gear-Drive Gimbal

AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbals from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) provide economical, high-accuracy elevation- over-azimuth positioning. The AMG-GR standard circular cells range from 100 mm to 300 mm in diameter. Cell mounting options include a centered (balanced) cell or a front-surface reflection option where the front of the optic is located on the axes of rotation. Special configurations can accommodate non-circular optics, cameras, sensors, and round optics larger than 300 mm in diameter. The modular design permits each gimbal mirror cell to be easily modified or replaced with different shaped cells to accommodate sensors or other asymmetrically-shaped payloads.

Posted in: Products, Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Photonics

Read More >>

The U.S. Government does not endorse any commercial product, process, or activity identified on this web site.