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Transparent Conductive Coatings

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) (Santa Rosa, CA) offers transparent conductive coatings for use in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectral ranges. The transparent coatings are compatible with DSI’s dichroic filter technology. This technology yields high performance, highly uniform, transparent conductive filters that remain extremely stable while withstanding high thermal loads and changes in humidity. The coatings with indium tin oxide, induced transmission silver, and induced transmission gold, all deliver high transmission within selected wavelength ranges from 400 nm to 2500 nm.

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Optical Engineering Software

Photon Engineering (Tucson, AZ) has released version 7.50.0 of its optical engineering software FRED 7.x series. FRED is an advanced 3D CAD optical engineering software program capable of simulating the propagation of light through most optical/illumination systems. The new version features enhancements to FRED’s raytracing speed and modeling capabilities for backlight display design and biomedical simulation. Version 7.50.0 includes surface scatter models that can be used to model spatially varying patterns.

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High-Power Light Engines

The Enfis QUATTRO Mini from AMS Technologies (Martinsreid, Germany) provides a very high-power spot source with up to 160W of power in a 2 × 2 cm array. The RGBA version with additional amber LED chip offers an extra-large color gamut versus conventional RGB color mixing technology. The RGBW model provides RGB color mixing with the addition of a white channel for higher maximum lumen capability. The Hi-CRI Vari-CCT version is a high quality light source with a range of correlated color temperatures (CCTs) from 3000 K to 6500 K.

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Wireless Accelerometer

CyberOptics Semiconductor (Beaverton, OR) introduces its WaferSenseTM Auto Vibration System (AVS) that monitors three-axis accelerations and equipment vibration. The WaferSense AVS is a wireless, wafer-like accelerometer available in a 200mm or 300mm format that moves through semiconductor process equipment and automation material handling systems. It reports x, y and z acceleration, has a range of ±2 G, and can detect wafer slides, slips, bumps, scrapes and rough handling.

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Light Metrology Software

Labsphere (North Sutton, NH) offers the MtrX-SPEC light metrology software module with user friendly spectrometer calibration and control for spectral characterization such as flux, color, intensity, and irradiance. The MtrX-SPEC calibrates Labsphere’s spectrometers and analyzes spectral radiometric, photometric, and colorimetric properties of light sources. Spectral, electrical, and thermal controls provide complete characterization of a wide range of light sources, from simple lamps and LEDs to solid state lighting assemblies and traditional indoor/outdoor lighting.

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NIR/SWIR Cameras for Unmanned Vehicles

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) offers the KT series of NIR/SWIR cameras for UAV and UGV (unmanned aerial and ground vehicle) applications. The cameras feature the night vision and laser detection capability that images from the near infrared (NIR) to the shortwave infrared (SWIR) portion of the spectrum, including what night vision goggles can and cannot see. Available in lightweight, high sensitivity camera packages with 320 × 256 pixel or 640 × 512 pixel resolution.

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Ruggedized Lenses

Resolve Optics Ltd (Chesham, UK) has produced ruggedized lenses to meet specified environmental tests such as Def Stan 00-35, which includes vibration, shock, and bump testing over a temperature range of -40° to +70° C. Lens optical coatings can be applied to meet a range of MIL Spec standards (including MIL-C-14806, MIL-C-675, MIL-M-13508) to ensure the coatings do not craze, peel, or succumb to fungal attack. To minimize the risk of condensation, the lenses are assembled in a dry nitrogen atmosphere.

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Thermal Imaging Camera

OptoTherm (Sewickley, PA) has released the Infrasight RD320 thermal imaging camera. This camera utilizes a 320×240 uncooled detector array with <0.05°C sensitivity, and 16 bit digital Camera Link interface. The measurement temperature range is 0°C to 300°C. The camera captures and displays images at a rate of 30 frames per second and provides a pixel resolution of down to 70 microns. The Infrasight RD320 camera is used in applications such as product design, NDT, and medical research. The base R&D camera system includes Thermalyze LT image analysis software.

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Near IR Joulemeters and Radiometers

The deltΔ NIR Joulemeter from Spectrum Detector (Lake Oswego, OR) provides near-IR spectral response from 0.9 to 1.7 um. The deltΔ probe plugs into an analog power module (APM) to mate with oscilloscopes and lock-in amplifiers, or plugs into a digital USB-based electronic module (DPM) to create a complete PC based energy meter. LabView software controls range, wavelength, trigger level, graphic displays. The deΔ NIR Joulemeter features germanium or In- GaAs detectors.

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16 Channel Framing Camera

Specialised Imaging Ltd (Hertfordshire, UK) has introduced a 16 channel camera capable of capturing images at 200,000,000 frames per second with gating down to 5ns. Applications for ultra high speed multiple framing cameras include material studies, automotive, aerospace, high voltage electrical discharge research, plasma display studies, and microdevices. The SIM-16 framing camera offers the choice of 4, 6, 8 or 16 separate optical channels without compromising performance or image quality. An integral TFT monitor allows users to see what the camera sees in real-time.

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