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Glass Reflectron Lens Process

PHOTONIS USA (Sturbridge, MA) has been awarded a patent for the manufacture of resistive glass tubes with non-linear gradient electrical resistance changes. The patented process creates a solid-piece reflectron...

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Fiber Laser

The Mentad fiber laser from RPMC Lasers (O’Fallon, MO) is now available at the 1.0μm wavelength. The 4.25 × 2.7 × 0.8" Mentad produces pulse energies up to 50μJ, with pulse widths from 500ps to 1.25μs and rep rates from...

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Infrared Emitters

Opto Diode Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has introduced three new infrared (IR) emitters. The OD-850W gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) LED features a wide-emission angle and typical optical output of 40mW. The new device has a...

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UV Zoom Lens

Resolve Optics Ltd (Chesham, UK) supplies a lightweight version of the 80-200mm focal length UV Zoom lens, developed for use with its Digital Cerenkov Viewing Device (DCVD). The DCVD, equipped with UV Zoom lens, captures the...

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Embedded Vision System

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released the EOS- 1200, an embedded vision system that implements the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor. The product provides four independent gigabit PoE (power...

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Cylindrical Lenses

Dayoptics (Fuzhou, China) produces cylindrical lenses from a variety of materials including BK7, fused silica, sapphire, CaF2, and MgF2 as standard. Cylindrical lenses focus light in only one...

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Camera Development Kit

D3 Engineering (Rochester, NY), New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY), and Sunex (Carlsbad, CA) have teamed up to create a new OEM SmartCamera Developer’s Kit. The kit allows engineers to develop and integrate camera...

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Frame Grabber

BitFlow (Woburn, MA) has announced the Neon- CLQ Quad, a Camera Link/PoCL frame grabber that provides interfaces for four cameras plus I/O. All four cameras can be synchronized or independently operated with different...

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Laser Measurement Mobile App

Ophir Photonics (North Logan, UT) offers the Quasar App, a mobile application that displays laser meter data on Android devices or tablets. The Quasar App connects to Ophir’s Quasar device via Bluetooth. Once...

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Vacuum Spectrometer

The Model 248/310 grazing incidence spectrometer from McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) makes direct optical measurements from one to 300 nanometers. The device enables testing of soft x-ray (XUV) high energy light sources...

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Light Source

The BluLoop Light Source from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) is a compact, LED-based source with balanced spectral output across the visible (400-700 nm) range. When coupled to a miniature spectrometer, optical fibers, and sampling...

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Gas Sensor Enables Better Separation of Chemicals

A gas sensor could one day be used to detect chemical weapon vapors or indicators of disease more precisely than current models do. The device also consumes less power, which is crucial for stretching battery life in a mineshaft or an isolated clinic.

A pump and compressor collect gas from the...

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Gold Nanoparticles Self-Assemble into Device-Ready Thin Films

Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have directed the first self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready materials. Through a technique based on blending nanoparticles with block co-polymer...

Stanford University engineers have found a novel method for "decorating" nanowires with chains of tiny particles to increase their electrical and catalytic performance. The technique...

NASA is helping to lead an international effort to upgrade the systems that supply crucial location information and earth science measurements. Stephen...

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Stephen Merkowitz, Project Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Stephen Merkowitz: NASA currently offers a network of space geodetic ground stations that do Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), satellite laser ranging (SLR), and [global navigation satellite system] GNSS or GPS tracking. The new space geodesy...

LEDs seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels off. A team of researchers from California and Japan has devised...

A multinational team of scientists has developed a process for creating glass-based, inorganic LEDs that produce light in the ultraviolet range. The work is a step toward biomedical...

Articles: Lighting
LED Backlighting

Though often drowned out by the excitement generated by general illumination LEDs, LED backlighting technology has evolved dramatically over the past 30 years. Continued advances in design and performance have allowed each...

For more than half a century, the semiconductor industry has been governed by a commonly known principle described as Moore’s Law. This “law” predicts that through technological advancement a...

After Nick Holonyak invented the practical visible LED in 1962, the first commercial products were limited in brightness and only to applications such as red indicator lights and seven segment displays. In...

These displays could play crucial roles in ultra-portable products such as next-generation pico-projectors and in emerging fields such as biophotonics and...

Nanowires — microscopic fibers that can be “grown” in a lab — have a variety of potential applications, including LEDs and sensors. A team of MIT researchers...

Stratasys, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN

In April 2009, Tommy Voeten, President of the New York City-based 1212-Studio, was asked to help illuminate the fabric roof of the stages for rock...

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Integrated Buck Regulators

The SMB206A and SMB210A programmable DC-DC integrated circuits from Summit Microelectronics (Sunnyvale, CA) are dual/single-output integrated buck regulators. With a serial digital interface and onboard...

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Hands-Free Light Source

The Spectroline® EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/White Light LED Inspection Kit (patents pending) from Spectronics Corp. (Westbury, NY) features the palm-sized, cool-running EagleEye inspection lamp. The kit is engineered...

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Mask Alignment System

EV Group (St. Florian, Austria) has announced the EVG620HBL Gen II, the second-generation, automated mask alignment system for volume manufacturing of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs).

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Digital LED Controller

Featuring digital TruDim™ technology, the CS161X controller from Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) has been tested to provide compatibility with an array of dimmers. The CS161X’s digital intelligence allows the controller...

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Programmable Dimmable Drivers

Designed with a programmable function, the CLSD Series of programmable LED drivers from NMB Technologies Corporation (Chatsworth, CA) features a 10W to 20W power rating, and a 0 to 10W voltage dimming function....

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