Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Monolithic, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switching Array for Lidar

Current fiber switch technologies use mechanical means to redirect light beams, resulting in slow switch time, as well as poor reliability due to moving parts wearing out quickly at high speeds. A non-mechanical ability to switch laser output into one of multiple fibers within a fiber...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Radius of Curvature Measurement of Large Optics Using Interferometry and Laser Tracker

The determination of radius of curvature (ROC) of optics typically uses either a phase measuring interferometer on an adjustable stage to determine the position of the ROC and the optics surface under test. Alternatively, a spherometer or a profilometer are...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized Airborne Imaging Central Server System

In recent years, some remote-sensing applications require advanced airborne multi-sensor systems to provide high performance reflective and emissive spectral imaging measurement rapidly over large areas. The key or unique problem of characteristics is associated with a black box back-end system...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Creep Measurement Video Extensometer

Understanding material behavior under load is critical to the efficient and accurate design of advanced aircraft and spacecraft. Technologies such as the one disclosed here allow accurate creep measurements to be taken automatically, reducing error.

Briefs: Information Technology
General Tool for Evaluating High-Contrast Coronagraphic Telescope Performance Error Budgets

The Coronagraph Performance Error Budget (CPEB) tool automates many of the key steps required to evaluate the scattered starlight contrast in the dark hole of a space-based coronagraph. The tool uses a Code V prescription of the optical train, and uses...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Laser Cutting System

Hypertherm (Hanover, NH) has released the HyIntensity™ Fiber Laser HFL015 cutting system, which includes a power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface consoles, motion controls, and software, all...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Infrared LEDs

A set of surface-mount, high-output infrared LEDs from ROHM Semiconductor (San Diego, CA) can be used in proximity sensor applications. The SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST surface-mount IR LEDs feature IR wavelength technology...

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Spectral Reflectivity Measurement System

Olympus Corp. (Center Valley, PA) has introduced a spectral reflectivity measurement system designed for use with lenses, prisms, flat glass, plastics, and electronic components produced by optical...

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Vibration Isolation Workstation

The new Vision IsoStation vibration isolation workstation from Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) is designed to improve ease-of-installation, setup, and lab space utilization. The workstation is available with...

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Laser Power/Energy Sensor Shock Absorber

Ophir Photonics Group (Logan, UT) has announced the Shock Absorber, a mounting post designed to allow the operation of sensitive pyroelectric laser power/energy sensors in an environment with...

Products: Photonics/Optics
f/#1.0 Athermalised LWIR Lens

LightPath Technologies (Orlando, FL) has introduced an f/#1.0 athermalised long wave infrared (LWIR) lens assembly with 10.65mm focal length, developed for uncooled infrared sensors using 8μm — 12μm infrared...

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Pulsed Laser Driver

ILX Lightwave Corporation (Bozeman, MT) has released the LDP-3832 Pulsed Quantum Cascade Laser Driver. The LDP-3832 is designed specifically for quantum cascade lasers used in absorption spectroscopy applications and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Industrial Microscope Module

Carl Zeiss (Thornwood, NY) has introduced the Axio Imager Vario, a microscope module for industrial tasks where large samples requiring various contrasting methods, such as solar cells, wafers, flat panel screens...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Photodiode Detectors

Hinds Instruments (Hillsboro, OR) has introduced a new generation photodiode detector family, the DET-200 series. Used in labs worldwide, Hinds’ detection systems are specifically designed for use with optical signals...

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Single Fiber Assemblies

Allowing the use of fiber optics in potentially damaging environments, Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) has introduced its new standard line of single fiber assemblies. For general purpose use, Fiberguide’s...

Products: Photonics/Optics
XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage

PI’s (Auburn, MA) P-563.3CD PIMars stage is a piezo flexure-guided scanning/ nanomanipulation system. The unit enables precision motion control with resolution in the sub-nanometer realm and 340 × 340 × 340 μm...

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Inspection Station

The LF210 Inspection Station from Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) is an automated inspection platform suitable for most industrial samples with moderate to high reflectivity. Samples placed on the inspection station’s...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High Precision Aspheres

Optimax (Ontario, NY) is a manufacturing company that provides rapid prototyping of precision optical components in sizes up to 300mm. Optimax specializes in asphere, cylinder, sphere, and plano/flat optics. All parts...

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Radiation-Hard Lens

The Model 305 Fixed Focus Non-Browning Lens from Resolve Optics Ltd. (Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK) has been designed for large image format cameras and sensors used in environments subject to radiation. Measuring 30mm in...

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Industrial Femtosecond Lasers

The D2.fs from RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) is an industrial femtosecond laser available at 4W and 10W with pulse widths as short as 400fs at rep rates up to 200 kHz. The D2.fs produces a maximum energy of 200uJ at 50...

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10mm Waveplates

Tower Optical Corp. (Boynton Beach, FL) has announced the availability of a new series of Zero Order and Multiple Order, Crystal Quartz, waveplates based upon a waveplate diameter of 10mm. The waveplates are offered unmounted...

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DC to HV DC Converters

EMCO’s (Sutter Creek, CA) A Series is a new line of ultra-miniature, DC to HV DC converters that occupy less than one tenth of a cubic inch of volume, and have an extremely low profile of only 0.250 inches (6.35mm)....

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Infrared Detectors

Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) has announced two new infrared detector lines. The first is a new line of single element PbS detectors designed for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications such as fire safety and flame...

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Precision Optics

Z & Z Optoelectronics Tech Co. (Chengdu Sichuan, China) provides precision optical components for high-power laser, spaceflight, aviation, defense & security, and biomedical applications. Z&Z’s super polishing...

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Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA & Neptune, NJ) has launched a new line of 1600W front-end power supplies for use in distributed, hot-pluggable and redundant power systems. The HFE1600 series operate off a universal AC...

Products: Photonics/Optics
850nm VCSEL LC TOSA

The Optoelectronics Company (Hertfordshire, UK) is pleased to announce the release of the TP85-LCP1F, a high-performance 850nm VCSEL LC Transmitter Optical Sub Assembly (TOSA) designed for high speed data communications,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Thermal Imaging Camera

The new FTI-E 1000 camera from Land Instruments (Dronfield, UK) is designed for high-temperature applications. Operating at 1μm, the new instrument combines high-resolution thermal imaging with accurate temperature...

The DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Program is offering up to $12 million to advance hydrogen storage technologies for use in fuel cell powered vehicles and other...

You might think a wind turbine would have more in common with a plane’s propeller than an aircraft wing, but wind blades...

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