Optimized Mounts for Wedged Back Mirrors

Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Surrey, UK) has launched a new mounting system that provides a highly stable platform for wedged back off-axis parabolic mirrors. Constructed in black anodized aluminum – Optical Surfaces wedged back paraboloid mounts provide a secure and stable platform for mirror diameters from 50mm to 200mm. Angular alignment about two axes is made by means of dual action adjusters that allow high resolution positioning. The correct rotational adjustment is pre-set by the factory. Using these tailored optimized mounts, it is possible to align a wedged back off-axis parabolic mirror rapidly and accurately.

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Handheld NIR Spectrometer

trinamiX GmbH (Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany) unveiled its next-generation handheld NIR spectrometer at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich: trinamiX PAL Two. The new device combines the latest technological breakthroughs at trinamiX with extensive insights from industry experts, customers, and partners. With trinamiX PAL Two, the company introduces a future-proof spectrometer that has been designed around three core pillars: versatility, robustness, and convenience. trinamiX designed its new spectrometer to cover a broad wavelength range from 1300 nm to 2350 nm and perform at a high signal-to-noise ratio.

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Boson+ Thermal Camera

Teledyne FLIR (Goleta, CA) has announced the first Boson+ thermal camera module with its factory-integrated, high-performance 14 mm to 75 mm continuous zoom (CZ) lens. Built-in tests (BIT) run at startup, continuously, or are commanded to provide real-time notification of issues and maximize operational reliability. The Boson+ CZ 14-75 features the latest 12-micron pixel pitch 640x512-resolution thermal detector offering enhanced detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance, especially in low-contrast and low-visibility environments. The Boson+ CZ 14-75 is ideal for unmanned aerial vehicles, perimeter surveillance, light armored vehicle situational awareness and targeting, and soldier sighting systems.

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Pump Laser Diode

Coherent Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) announced the introduction of its next-generation pump laser diode, with 65 W of output power for fiber lasers in industrial and consumer applications. Handheld fiber laser welding is increasingly replacing arc welding as the technology of choice, driving strong demand for components that enable cost-efficient designs. The new laser diode from Coherent reliably achieves an industry-record 65 watts of output power, 30 percent more than that of the existing products, yet with lower operating current. These unique features, combined with the diode’s compatibility with existing submounts, enable a wide range of extremely low-cost fiber laser design architectures.

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TruHeat VCSEL System

TRUMPF Photonic Components (Ulm, Germany) introduced the latest version of its TruHeat VCSEL series at LASER World of Photonics 2023. Production control and quality management is supported by smart optical sensing solutions to measure speed, distance and position of various materials. Single-mode VCSEL solutions with polarization control are the key enabler for demanding non-contact processing sensor applications due to their superior optical characteristics. “A small footprint, high process quality, fast processing and lower CO2 emissions are the benefits customers get, when processing using TruHeat VCSEL systems,” said Ralph Gudde, Vice President Marketing and Sales at TRUMPF Photonic Components.

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Quantum Gas Lidar

QLM Technology Ltd. (Cardiff, UK) announced the commercial launch of both Quantum Gas Lidar and the QLM Cloud, an analytics platform for analyzing and managing associated emissions data. QLM’s patented Quantum Gas Lidar (QGL) is unique in the marketplace, combining leading-edge quantum photonics detection technology, telecom tunable lasers and robust lidar to achieve detailed, 360 degree images of equipment up to 200 meters away and any associated methane emissions, with exceptional accuracy. The resulting gas lidar images are analyzed and stored, and significant emissions events and related analysis are reported through the QLM Cloud.

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