Briefs : Photonics/Optics
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...

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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 in one package. The single-emitter, diode-based design system operates on familiar Hypertherm control...

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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 providing peak output of 850/870 nm. The 850/870 nm level is much closer to the peak wave sensitivity of...

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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 manufacturers. The USPM-RU III provides repeatable measurements in seconds, and without the need for...

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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 platform sizes from 24 in. × 24 in. up to 36 in. × 72 in. to accommodate a wide range of applications....

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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 vibration. The mount smoothes out vibration and eliminates false triggering, reducing the sensor’s...

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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 signatures. This lens assembly is a new addition to the already existing thermal imaging assemblies:...

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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 provides peak current up to 5A with a compliance voltage of up to 20V and adjustable pulse widths from 10ns to...

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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 or printed circuit boards, are examined. The sample space of the Axio Imager Vario has been adapted to...

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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 from DC to 1MHz over a spectral range of 200 to 1600nm. DET-200 series detectors offer adjustable gain...

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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 furcation tubing is comprised of a Kevlar reinforced PVC sleeve over a polypropylene tube. Furcation tubing is...

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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 travel in XYZ. Integrated, direct-measuring capacitance sensors and digital closed-loop control boost...

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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 motorized stage may be inspected manually using the ProScan joystick or auto-matically inspected using one...

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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 are manufactured to customer-supplied specifications. Final inspection data is included with the optics....

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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 diameter, the compact f2 lens delivers high image resolution and minimum geometric distortion from 400 -...