Briefs: Physical Sciences

An apparatus that serves as a source of a cold beam of atoms contains multiple two-dimensional (2D) magneto-optical traps (MOTs). (Cold beams of atoms are used in atomic clocks and...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Companies that manufacture products ultimately used by consumers — interior trim for cars, vinyl siding for homes, decorative stone for landscaping, interior wall paints,...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

During design and manufacturing, optical systems and lenses are toleranced and tested to ensure the smallest possible performance error. Matching most optics manufacturing...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

According to a proposal, photonic crystals would be used to greatly increase the sensitivities of optical magnetometers that are already regarded as ultrasensitive. The proposal applies,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A Raman-scattering-suppressing input/output coupling scheme has been devised for a whispering-gallery-mode optical resonator that is used as a four-wave-mixing device to effect an...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Theoretical and experimental investigations have demonstrated the feasibility of compact white-light sensor optics consisting of unitary combinations of (1) low-profile...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A proposed opto-electronic oscillator (OEO) would generate a microwave signal having degrees of frequency stability and spectral purity greater than those achieved in prior OEOs....

Products: Photonics/Optics

OPTIM Inc. (Sturbridge, MA) introduces the FreedomView™ LED Fiberscope, a handheld, portable inspection device that combines a high intensity LED light source with a flexible insertion shaft that can be fully immersed in...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) announces the release of the TechSpec™ family of light pipe homogenizing rods for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non-uniform light source...

Products: Photonics/Optics

EPIX, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) introduces the SV5C10 12-bit color and the SV5M10 12-bit monochrome 5 megapixel 10 fps cameras. These camera systems, which are based on the MT9P001 sensor from Micron, offer both an...

Products: Photonics/Optics

DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, Ontario) has introduced its Spyder 3 CL line scan camera with Camera Link interface. It has broadband responsivity up to 408 DN/(nJ/cm2) enabling low-light applications, and up to 68...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Antireflection (AR) coated ball lenses from Deposition Sciences, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) are available in a variety of glass indexes and sizes from 200 microns up to 10.0 mm diameter. They feature transmission values of greater...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The PhaseCam™ 5030 from 4D Technology (Tucson, AZ) is a high-performance, Twyman-Green interferometer developed specifically to measure meter-class optics for terrestrial and space-based telescopes. Unlike...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The 287-000 Series Wide Angle Zoom Adapter from Resolve Optics Ltd. (Chesham, UK) provides a true 0.5x field of view and maintains minimal distortion and high resolution throughout the zoom range of a camera. Each...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) introduces the SU-LDH digital line scan shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera for spectroscopy and machine vision applications. The near infrared (NIR) indium gallium...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The Super Optical Device 3 from Moritex (San Jose, CA) is a unit optimized for vision and inspection applications that require mounted lens and lighting. Available in three different versions, the Super Optical...

Products: Photonics/Optics

AMS Technologies (Martinsried, Germany) has introduced the Optical Channel Monitor, which provides critical data on optical transmission signals present in DWDM networks with a scan time of less than 100msec. The...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The new reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) component from CIP (Ipswich, UK) provides high-speed transmission capability for wavelength division multiplexing passive optical networks...

Products: Photonics/Optics

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has designed a solid-state LED indicator light called the P81 that features a snap-in installation to a ½" panel opening. The P81 can be modified to include a shunt resistor and metal oxide varistor...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Wilco Imaging, Inc. (San Diego, CA) offers the remote head IK-HD1, a 3-CCD prism block high definition color video camera from Toshiba. The camera is suitable for tasks that require low weight and reduced...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Liekki (Lohja, Finland) introduces their Liekki Application Designer (LAD) v4.0. LAD provides a platform for simulating and optimizing fiber amplifiers, and amplifying spontaneous emission sources and fiber laser systems. LAD...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Assembly is a complicated, sometimes tedious process that often unfolds sequentially along a series of stations. In the manufacture of complex equipment such as jet...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Tractair Ltd., based in Brough, UK, designs, manufactures and installs air and hydraulic brake systems for special applications. The company works closely with the design engineers of...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Many factors have contributed to the fact that in the past five years, home elevator sales have doubled. These include the aging of the affluent baby-boom generation. In the next five years, an...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The MDrive 14Plus Motion Control system from Intelligent Motion Systems (Marlborough, CT) combines the motor, driver, controller, and encoder in one system using a NEMA size 14 brushless 1.8° motor. It measures 1.9 ×...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Control Integrated Circuit

iC-Haus Corp. USA (Naperville, IL) introduces the iC-MH, a system-on-chip solution for magnetic sensor applications. The iC-MH’s 5 x 5 mm QFN28 package contains integrated Hall sensors with signal amplifier and gain control, two A/D converters for incremental and commutation signals, integrated RS-422 line...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Vibrating Micro Motors

SANYO DC Micro Motor Division, Bensenville, IL, has developed the BSY-3089 vibrating micro motor suitable for applications requiring a small footprint on surface-mount circuit boards. The motor measures 11 mm in length, with a 4.4-mm-wide body × 3.4 mm height off the mounting surface. Typical speed is 14,000 rpm with a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has announced the dsPIC33FJ12MC family of motor control digital signal controllers. Hardware features include a motor control PWM with two independent clock sources for motor...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

AST Bearings, Montville, NJ, offers a variety of bearings, bushings, spherical plain bearings, rod ends, linear bearing and slides, miniature and instrument bearings, and tapered roller bearings for rotary motion applications. The...

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