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Fiber-Coupled, Multi-Bar Module

A fiber-coupled, multi-bar module from DILAS (Tucson, AZ) delivers 300W through a cladding mode free QBH high-power 200-μm core diameter fiber with a low numerical aperture of 35%. The modules are packaged in up to 10-bar configurations and designed based on industry-standard conductively cooled bars, which are optically stacked and polarization-coupled. The product requires only industrial water for cooling. The modules have demonstrated a lifetime greater than 10,000 hours at a 300W CW operating condition. Custom wavelengths are available upon request. They are designed for direct diode applications as well as fiber and solid-state laser pumping.

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Auto Focus Modules for CCD/CMOS Cameras

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced custom auto focus modules that install directly on board-mounted cameras and accept standard threaded lens assemblies. The compact lens motion module uses New Scale’s tiny SQUIGGLE® motor, TRACKER™ position sensor, and integrated electronics to provide high-resolution, closed-loop control. These components are combined with precise mechanical guidance in a robust polymer housing only slightly larger than the optical lens assembly. The module features a stroke of >2 mm, lens mass of up to 10 g, velocity of 7 mm/sec, and position resolution of 0.5 μm. The encoder type is a hall sensor array and incremental (absolute over 2 mm).

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Scalable SPM Array for Large Area Detection

The SPMArray from sensL (Cork, Ireland) is the first four-side scalable low-light-detecting silicon photomultiplier array for use in markets such as medical imaging, homeland security, radiation detection, analytical instruments, and high-energy physics. The four-side scalable low light detector features a small form factor that makes the SPMArray suitable for weight and space constrained handheld radiation detection and identification systems. The package used in the SPMArray is not impacted by large magnetic fields and is designed to be magnetic compatible up to 3 Tesla.

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PIXCI SI1 Frame Grabber

EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) has introduced a PIXCI SI1 frame grabber that allows image and control data transfer with minimal buffering over any PCI Express slot for low latency image capture and analysis. Featuring 190 MB/sec sustained data transfer rates and burst transfers at 250 MB/sec, the PIXCI SI1 captures images over a software- selectable pixel clock range of 25-70 MHz (typical). Higher pixel clock frequencies offer faster frame rates, shorter exposure times, and cable lengths up to 8 meters. Lower pixel clock frequencies enable slower frame rates, longer exposure times, and the use of longer cables. Bit packing allows more images to be captured to memory or hard drive; 12-bit images are reduced in size by 25 percent, while 10-bit images are reduced by 37.5 percent. The frame grabber supports 64-bit memory addressing for writing long-duration image sequences into terabytes of memory.

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Fiber Laser Marker

TRUMPF (Farmington, CT) has unveiled the TruMark 5020, a new fiber laser marker that is suited for applications on metals and plastics with high speed and edge quality requirements. With high pulse frequencies and pulse-to-pulse stability, this laser marker is able to convert pulse frequencies of up to 1 MHz into a correspondingly high processing speed. For safety, the product includes a mechanical lock that prevents the laser beam from discharging between two marking procedures. The TruMark 5020 also features a modular design with the scanner, laser head, and power supply unit connected via plug-in connectors. The product comes with integrated laser power measurement and laser power calibration to maintain laser marking consistency.

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Thin-Film Thermal Charger Application

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) and Infinite Power Solutions (Denver, CO) have developed a thermal charger with the ability to continuously recharge the IPS THINERGY ™ Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) using an eTEG thermoelectric power generator from Nextreme. The prototype thermal charger uses an array of 16 HV14 modules in power generation mode to provide the 4.1 volts of electricity needed to charge the MEC to a fully charged state in approximately 20 minutes. Four HV14 power generators can replace one AA battery. Nextreme’s eTEG™ HV14 has demonstrated output power levels of >16 mW at ΔT of 70°C and >45mW at T of 120°C. With modules measuring 1.8 mm x 1.5 mm, the eTEG HV14 has corresponding output power densities of ~ 0.6 and 1.6 W/cm². Nextreme’s eTEG devices generate electricity via the Seebeck Effect, where an electrical current is produced from a temperature gradient across the device.

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High-Energy Fiber Laser

Fianium (Eugene, OR) has introduced the FP1060-HE high-energy fiber laser that delivers pulse energies in excess of 10 μJ and pulse durations below 20 ps. The laser platform is suitable for challenging materials including polymers, glasses, organic tissue, and reflective metals. The system features an external modulator that allows pulse repetition rates from single shot to 20 MHz and enables highly flexible pulse shaping and burst-mode operation. The peak power may be enhanced to greater than 5MW by compressing the pulses below 500 fs. Optional frequency conversion to green or UV wavelengths is also available.

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