Products: Photonics/Optics
Xenon Flash Lamp

The SIL 500 Joule multi-headed Xenon flash lamp from Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Tring, Herts., UK) is for use with ultra-fast cameras that have short recording times. When using high-speed cameras to fast record transient...

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Digital Transform Spectrometer

Polychromix (Wilmington, MA) offers the Phazir handheld near-infrared Digital Transform Spectrometer (DTS)™ analyzer, an all-in-one unit for data analyzing that allows users to perform chemical analysis in...

Products: Photonics/Optics
UV Laser Systems

J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA, Hollis, NH) has released the IX-200 series laser systems, available in DPSS solid-state and excimer UV laser configurations. The IX-200 ChromaDice™ DPSS version is a wafer dicing system suitable for wafer trimming and scribing applications. The process is tolerant of wafer warp and bow, and is...

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Midget Flange LED Lamp

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a warm-white midget flange LED lamp designed to retrofit and replace incandescent light bulbs. The T1 3/4 LED can be used in indicators for backlighting switches, pushbutton rockers,...

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Light-Emitting Diodes

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (San Jose, CA) offers an enhanced line of Power TOPLED® light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that features the company’s thin-film chip technology within the packages that produces brighter light....

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Optical Design Software

RSoft Design Group (Ossining, NY) offers Optical Communication Design Suite Version 4.6 software, including OptSim and a multimode add-on called ModeSYS. The new release provides support for new applications including...

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Regenerative Laser System

ELS Electronic Laser System (Fort Worth, TX) has released the PowerDisk regenerative laser system that produces pulses with up to 25 mJ energy and 10-ns duration at 1 kHz. The repetition rate can be selected between...

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High-Power LEDs

American Bright Optoelectronics Corp. (Chino, CA) has introduced the BWL-3B series of 3-watt, high-power LEDs in a 9 × 9-mm package that consists of multiple dice in a single multi-leaded package. This packaging allows for...

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Spectroscopic Reflectometer

HORIBA Jobin Yvon (Edison, NJ) offers the DigiScreen spectroscopic reflectometer capable of measuring film thickness deposited on a large-area glass substrate in less than one second. With a spectral range of 400 nm to 800 nm, the DigiScreen can measure film thickness from 100 nm to several microns, and accepts sample...

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Photo Integrated Circuits

Hamamatsu Corp. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a transmitter-receiver pair of photo integrated circuits (ICs) for use in MOST-compliant automotive multimedia networks. The L10063-01 transmitter and S10064-01 receiver...

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Ethernet CCD Camera

The TM-1405GE from JAI PULNiX (San Jose, CA) is a high-resolution, 1.4-megapixel CCD camera. The interline transfer CCD permits full vertical and horizontal resolution with shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec. Asynchronous...

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Pulsed Fiber Laser

Lumics (Berlin, Germany) has introduced the LU1060F400 pulsed fiber laser that offers up to 0.8 mJ pulse energy with average power of 4W. It is a short-pulse Ytterbium fiber laser in Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) configuration. The laser operation mode can be changed by selecting customer-specific parameters, such...

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Image Analysis Software

Sensors Unlimited, Goodrich Corp. (Princeton, NJ) has released SUI Image Analysis Software, which allows full operational control of the high-speed windowing functions on the SU320MSW-1.7RT Shortwave Infrared (SWIR)...

Composites are becoming the material of choice for the manufacture of large, complex aerostructures. The aft section of the jumbo Airbus A380 and the wings of the...

A proposed method of surgical repair of fractured bones would incorporate recent and future advances in the art of composite materials. The composite materials used in this method...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An Alternative for Emergency Preemption of Traffic Lights

An electronic communication and control system has been developed as a prototype of advanced means of automatically modifying the switching of traffic lights to give priority to emergency vehicles. This system could be used alternatively or in addition to other emergency...

The purpose of this article is to describe, in more detail, the transponder installed in each vehicle that participates in the emergency traffic-light-preemption system described in the...

The figure shows an intersection monitor that is a key subsystem of an emergency traffic-light-preemption system that could be any of the systems described in the three immediately...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Automated Announcements of Approaching Emergency Vehicles

Street intersections that are equipped with traffic lights would also be equipped with means for generating audible announcements of approaching emergency vehicles, according to a proposal. The means to generate the announcements would be implemented in the intersection-based subsystems...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Digital Front End for Wide-Band VLBI Science Receiver

An upgrade to the very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) science receiver (VSR) — a radio receiver used in NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) — is currently being implemented. The current VSR samples standard DSN intermediate frequency (IF) signals at 256 MHz and after digital...

A proposed free-space optical communication system would operate in a full-duplex mode, using a single constant-power laser beam for transmission and reception of binary signals at...

Optical oscillators that exploit resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing in nonlinear whispering- gallery- mode (WGM) resonators are under investigation for potential utility as...

A scheme for stabilizing the frequency of a microwave signal is proposed that exploits the operational characteristics of a coupled optoelectronic oscillator (COEO) and related...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Covering a Crucible With Metal Containing Channels

In a procedure that partly resembles the lost-wax casting process, a crucible made of a brittle material (ceramic, quartz, or glass) is covered with a layer of metal containing channels. The...

Briefs: Information Technology
Solving the Swath Segment Selection Problem

Several artificial-intelligence search techniques have been tested as means of solving the swath segment selection problem (SSSP) ? a real-world problem that is not only of interest in its own...

Briefs: Information Technology
The Spatial Standard Observer

The spatial standard observer is a computational model that provides a measure of the visibility of a target in a uniform background image or of the visual discriminability of two images. Standard observers have...

Briefs: Information Technology
Less-Complex Method of Classifying MPSK

An alternative to an optimal method of automated classification of signals modulated with M-ary phase-shift-keying (M-ary PSK or MPSK) has been derived. The alternative method is approximate, but it...

Briefs: Information Technology
Assistant for Analyzing Tropical Rain Mapping Radar Data

TDS is composed of software and hardware elements incorporating a two-frequency spaceborne radar system for measuring tropical precipitation. The TDS would be used primarily in generating data products for scientific investigations. The most novel part of the TDS would be expert-system...

Briefs: Information Technology
Discerning Trends in Performance Across Multiple Events

The program can perform Fourier analysis and other functions for the purposes of frequency analysis and trending of all variables. These functions facilitate identification of past use of diagnosed systems and of anomalies in such systems, and enable rapid assessment of related current...

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