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Laser Diode Driver and Temperature Controller

Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) introduces the LDTC 2/2 laser diode driver for integrated laser diode or LED modules that include temperature control, often utilized in medical diagnostic equipment, remote sensing, analytical instrumentation, military, and communication design. The unit combines the WLD3343 temperature controller and the WTC3243 laser diode driver in one compact package that supplies 2.2 amps of drive current to each component. Temperature is controlled by a PI loop with configurable heat and cool current limits. The LDTC 2/2 is compatible with A/B type lasers and allows photodiode power monitoring in constant current mode.

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Picosecond Cold Processing Laser

The RAPID picosecond cold processing laser from RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) has up to 50W TEMoo average power and pulse repetition rates of up to 1MHz. The lasers are ideal for high quality industrial micromachining. Over 10mm3 of material per minute can be abated coldly, without thermal side effects and virtually no heat affected zone, cracks, or burr at the edges. Green and UV outputs are optional. The laser is effective on all materials used in semiconductor, electronics, solar cell, aerospace, automotive, medical, microfluidics, and micro- mold technology.

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Diode Pumped Gain Module

Cutting Edge Optronics (St. Charles, MO) has expanded its line of high power diode pumped gain modules with the release of a Nd:YVO4 version of its RBA pump head. The pump module features a side pumped Nd:Vanadate crystal that delivers over 30 watts of Q Switched average power at 1.064 microns in a linear laser resonator. Nd:Vanadate based lasers are able to operate at high repetition rates with short optical pulses, and are ideal for high speed laser marking of plastics and label materials and other materials processing applications.

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Display Production Test Sequencer

Radiant Imaging (Duvall, WA) introduces the Production Test Sequencer 3.0 (PM-PTS) for production line testing and calibration of displays, including LCD, plasma, and front and rear projection systems. PM-PTS 3.0 is designed for use in production environments to allow automated, objective display performance measurements against user defined quality objectives, increasing testing speed and reducing variation. PM-PTS 3.0 provides users with the ability to set up and automate test sequences from an extensive menu of available tests. The complete PM-PTS 3.0 system consists of a Radiant Imaging PM-1400 Series Imaging Colorimeter for accurate data capture, ProMetric 9.1 software for measurement control and image analysis, and PM-PTS 3.0 for automating test sequences.

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Laser Diode Controller

VueMetrix Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the Vue-MV-40 laser diode controller with DiodeGuard, VueMetrix’s proprietary laser diode protection circuitry. The high-power, low-noise controller is ideal for applications that use 15-20 discrete diodes operated in series, including fiber lasers and amplifiers, materials processing, and medical systems. The Vue-MV-40 is available in 40V, 10A and 27V, 15A configurations. It can be operated via RS-232, USB, or analog inputs in either CW or pulsed mode.

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Flat Panel Heaters

Watlow® (St. Louis, MO) offers large thick film flat panel heaters ideal for the photovoltaic (PV) industry’s transition to processing PV cells on large glass, stainless steel, and polymer substrates. The large thick film heater plate can be produced in single sheets or an array of small heaters to achieve dimensions of larger than 1200×1400 mm with process heater temperatures up to 550°C. The heaters can be used in atmospheric or vacuum environments.

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Radhard Fiber Optic Cable

Linden Photonics (Westford, MA) has developed the Strong Tether Fiber Optic Cable (STFOC), a 0.030"diameter cable with a tensile strength in excess of 50 lbs. STFOC is radhard, impervious to moisture and oxygen, chemically stable, and capable of operating at up to 250°C. Custom versions are designed to work over 300°C. Linden has also developed “STFOC Non-Kink” which is virtually unkinkable. This fiber optic cable combines all features of the standard STFOC, while adding a protective secondary non-kinking layer.

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