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Thermal Imaging Core

FLIR Systems, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced its latest thermal imaging core, Muon™, which is designed specifically for OEMs capable of integrating uncooled FPAs into their own camera solutions. Muon is based on FLIR’s 17μ pitch Vandium Oxide (VOx) 640x512 or 336x256 FPAs and offers frame rates of 9Hz and up to 60Hz. Optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), Muon has a form factor of 22 mm × 22 mm × 6 mm, a mass of less than 5 grams, and depending on the configuration, uses less than 300mW of power.

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CCTV Lenses

SCHOTT MORITEX (San Jose, CA) has introduced the ML-M MP5 Series with four lens models for high-precision inspection. The company’s newest lineup of highend closed-circuit television (CCTV) lenses addresses the needs of applications using high pixel count image sensors, such as the inspection of printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic components, and food and beverage products. The key feature of the four ML-M MP5 lenses, with focal lengths ranging from 16 mm to 50 mm, is their ability to realize a resolution of more than 150 LP/mm both at the center and the periphery of the field of view (FOV) for very close objects. In combination with a 5-megapixel camera, the new series achieves great image quality with higher resolution and contrast than conventional CCTV lenses.

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Fiber Optic Laser Source Modules

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) is expanding its product portfolio with the LS Series LabSources. These bench top fiber optic laser source modules are specifically designed for the needs of researchers performing Raman Spectroscopy and are available with single or dual wavelength outputs. Other applications include bioinstrumentation, cytometry, interferometry and metrology.

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AFM TERS Solution

Bruker (Santa Barbara, CA) recently announced the launch of the new-generation Innova-IRIS, the first guaranteed Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) system specifically designed to accelerate the adoption and time-to-publish of nano-Raman spectroscopy research. The new system combines Bruker-exclusive, high-contrast tuning-fork-based TERS probes with high-performance AFM and nano-Raman spectroscopy capabilities. Innova-IRIS includes closed loop, ultra-low noise AFM system, with advanced Raman spectroscopy software integration, no-drift mechanical system stability, and wide-open optical access to the AFM head to provide the ultimate commercially available solution for challenging TERS applications.

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Imaging Sensor Targets

Headwall (Fitchburg, MA) has announced the availability of a new hyperspectral imager targeting very high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges that yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health. The new sensor is based on Headwall's all-reflective concentric optical design that uses very precise, very high diffraction-efficiency gratings for simultaneous high spatial and spectral resolution of < 0.1nm across the spectral range of the instrument.

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Laser Optics Coatings

Coated laser optics are used to optimize the characteristics of the emitted laser beam. However, losses are produced at each glass surface - thus the number of optics should be reduced to a minimum. Laser Components (Hudson, NH) offers laser optics that have complex coatings on both the front and the back. From a technical standpoint, this was almost impossible to achieve for a long time because the coating process on the second side heated the first coating and often caused it to crack. The more complex the coating, the more pronounced the problem was.

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Optical Measurement System

Hexagon Metrology (North Kingstown, RI) has announced the release of a new HP-O non-contact scanning probe for high accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The device exerts no physical impact on a part, delivering force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles and flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts, without a loss of accuracy. The HP-O probe’s 3mm diameter and measurement range of up to 20mm provide access to points that are not accessible to tactile probes. Optical measurements can be captured in single point or scanning mode.

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