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Product of the Month: Infrared Camera

Mikron Infrared (Oakland, NJ) offers the Model M7500 infrared camera configurable for midwave or long-wave imaging and four different temperature bands. The camera is an uncooled microbolometer camera that features spectral tuning technology. It can image in the mid-wave bands of 3.9 μm and 4.8 to 5.2 μm, in a temperature range of 400 to 1600°C. The camera has two temperature ranges of -40 to 120°C, and 50 to 500°C in 8 to 14 μm long-wave mode for thermal monitoring applications. An 8 to 14 μm high-temperature version provides a range of 200 to 2000°C.

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Fiber-Coupled Laser Diode Module

The IQμ4X(760-5) from Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) is a fiber-coupled DFB IQ (Instrument Quality) laser diode module that features a current source and a PID temperature controller. It is available with 20-MHz analog beam modulation or 100-MHz digital beam modulation. The unit measures 1.5" in diameter and 7.52" in length, and can operate in either constant current or automatic power control mode.

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Photon Counting Detector

Electron Tubes (Rockaway, NJ) has released the DM0060C miniature photon counting detector with RS-232 interface for plate readers used in chemiluminescence and bioluminescence applications. Comprised of a photomultiplier, a high voltage supply, an amplifier/discriminator, and a microcontroller, the detector requires an external +5V bias. Output is provided via an RS-232 interface, and all models are available with a spectral response of 280 to 850 nm. The detector comes with Windows®-compatible software.

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Multispectral Imaging System

The SATIR system from Cedip Infrared Systems (Croissy, France) is designed for infrared analysis of targets on air, sea, or land. Designed to provide outdoor IR radiometric measurements, the system enables operators to collect and store in real time synchronized sequences of images from the three main infrared wavebands: 1-2.5, 3-5, and 8-12 microns. The system uses IR focal plane array detector technology and ultrafast processing electronics, and is mounted in a ruggedized enclosure. The system comprises three IRFPA cameras, each one connected to a single computer for real-time storage. A PC server controls each camera PC and provides image processing. All images taken on the SATIR are referenced with time and location through a GPS receiver. Software provides processing and analysis of IR images and sequences of images.

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Digital Video Imaging System

The FASTCAM MH-4 digital video imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) allows the use of one to four detachable camera heads that measure 35 × 35 × 35 mm, and weighs less than 100 grams. The system features light sensitivity with 512 × 512 pixel resolution, up to 2,000 frames per second, and 10,000 fps at reduced resolution. The camera system utilizes a 10-micron-square pixel with an 8-bit monochrome and 24-bit color CMOS sensor. Designed for hostile conditions, the camera heads can be mounted in areas of limited space in any orientation using 32.8-foot cables. Three cable types (90° right, straight, and 90° left) and two camera-head connector configurations (top- or rear-mounted) enable mounting and placement of the camera heads.

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High-Temperature Optical System

Resolve Optics (Chesham, UK) has introduced a high-temperature optical system that can be adapted to a variety of high-temperature applications. The system does not require air cooling for use in most applications. Its prisms are designed to analyze high-temperature processes including incineration, recycling, smelting, chemical manufacturing, and operations inside furnaces to a temperature of 950C. The optical system can be adapted to operate at various fields of view and angles of view up to 90°. It can accommodate any length and diameter of endoscope enabling in situ microinspection.

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Laser Optics

Alpine Research Optics (Boulder, CO) has released a Spectral Shaping Filter providing a route to shorter pulses from titanium:sapphire amplifiers. This intra-cavity optic is a dielectric coated filter with a spectral transmission curve designed to compensate for spectral narrowing due to gain flattening. The optic is available in 1" and 2" diameters. Both the center wavelength and the magnitude of the single-pass gain correction can be adjusted with the filter. Varying the angle of incidence at which the optic is mounted causes a shift in the center wavelength. This enables the filter’s performance to be matched to the skewed spectral gain curve of chirped amplifiers. By rotating the filter angle relative to the beam polarization, its transmission maximum can be increased or decreased, allowing the same filter to be used in both a multi-pass or regenerative-type amplifier.

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