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32-Bit CompactPCI Backplane

Elma Bustronic (Fremont, CA) has developed a 3U 32-bit CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane in a 6-slot size. It features hundreds of I/O pins across the backplane that are undefined on the 64-bit version. The backplanes are PICMG 2.16-compliant and utilize controlled-impedance stripline design resulting in virtually zero...

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PM Controller with Integrated Control Loop Functionality

Watlow (St. Louis, MO) announces the introduction of its EZZONE ™ PM controller in the popular 1/32nd and 1/16th DIN panel mount package sizes.

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Intel Core 2 Duo Mini PC

Stealth Computer Corporation (Toronto, Canada) has introduced the LPC-450 mini PC. Measuring 5.7"(W) x 9.9"(D) x 1.65"(H), the LPC- 450 mini PC features a multitude of I/O connectivity built into its small design such as: Gigabit LAN, Serial, 3-USB 2.0, FireWire, Video, Audio, PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard...

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Product of the Month: High-Power Microscope

FEI (Hillsboro, OR) has released the PhenomTM microscope, bridging the performance gap between optical and scanning electron microscope (SEM) technologies. Capable of yielding magnification up to 20,000× — 20 times higher than most advanced optical scopes — and with an ultimate...

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Optical Time Domain Reflectometer

Luna Technologies (Roanoke, VA) has announced the Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBRTM) 4400, an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) that can diagnose, locate, and troubleshoot problems in fiber optic components and assemblies such as splices, breaks, connectors, bends, and hot-spots. The OBR...

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Modular LED Test System

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has released the MLED modular LED test and measurement systems available in three configurations for making measurements on discrete LEDs, arrays, and assemblies. The MLED-2 version includes a 2-inch diameter integrating sphere with a ½-inch diameter input port for making measurements on...

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Continuous Wave Laser

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Regensburg, Germany) has introduced a continuous wave laser offering thermal resistance of 2.5 K/W, an output of up to 6W, and a footprint measuring 6.0mm × 4.5 mm. It emits light at a wavelength of 810 nm through a prism that directs the laser’s light upwards. These capabilities allow the CW...

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Laser Diode

Photonic Products (Hertfordshire, UK) has launched the Opnext HL6750MG 685nm Al-GaInP laser diode with a multi-quantum well structure. It has an optical output power of 50 mW CW, a package size of 5.6 mm, and a built-in photodiode for monitoring laser output which enables control of the auto power circuit. Supplied in a 5.6mm...

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Laser Alignment Module

BFi OPTiLAS (Evry, France) has developed the 300-0100-00 series 645nm laser alignment module offering a range of interchangeable, pre-aligned, precision optics: 88 degrees cross, 58 degrees line, 58 degrees cross/spot. The focus is user adjustable, as is the laser intensity (from 0.1 mW to 4.5 mW), allowing brightness to...

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UV-Conversion Screens

Laser Components (Hudson, NH) offers the LDT-300B and LDT-300BG UV-conversion screens that can make UV laser radiation from 190 nm — 390 nm visible. The emission is based on “photon up conversion” effects. The screens do not require activation or moving inside the beam since there is no fading effect. The LDT-300B...

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Micromachining Laser

The RAPID industrial micromachining laser from RPMC Lasers (O’Fallon, MO) is a >1 MHz diode pumped Nd:YVO4 picosecond laser with 2W average power at 1064 nm. It delivers pulses at ≥640 kHz and removes between 10 nm and 100 nm in depth per pulse. Its 11 ps-pulses offer pulse energy up to 200 μJ, peak power of up to 20...

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Tunable Single Frequency Diode Laser

TOPTICA Photonics AG (Munich, German) has introduced the DL pro 780, a Littrow-type grating stabilized diode laser featuring a wavelength tuning range of 765 nm -795 nm, optical output power up to 80 mW, and mode-hop-free tuning > 50 GHz. The laser also offers linewidth ~ 500 kHz, and RockSolid II design,...

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UV Excimer-Based Micromachining System

Photon Machines (San Diego, CA) has announced the MicroMaster V5, a UV excimer-based micromachining system offering 4-6 ns pulse length and 193 nm or 248 nm wavelength output. It also features 1 μm multi-axis workpiece positioning control with 200 mm square travel, variable apertures for various shapes and...

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Machine Vision Digital Camera

Prosilica (Burnaby, BC) has added the GigE VisionTM GC750 Gigabit Ethernet camera to its line of machine vision cameras. The GC750 connects directly to the Gigabit Ethernet port on the host computer and does not require a frame grabber. It incorporates a progressive scan CMOS sensor with global electronic...

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Thin Film Optical Coating

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has developed a line of thin film optical coatings that operate in the 3 - 5 micron and the 8 - 12 micron infrared (IR) spectral regions. A variety of coating types with these two wavelength regions are available, including AR (antireflection), high reflectors, beam splitters,...

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Laser Beam Expanders

The OSL laser beam expanders from Optical Surfaces (Surrey, UK) are designed to provide achromatic expansion of a collimated input source. With aluminum coatings they can operate from the UV to far IR range without adjustment. Alignment aids are supplied with each beam expander to ensure correct beam pointing. Specialist...

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White SMD LEDs

Vishay Intertechnology (Malvern, PA) has released the VLMW1100 series of ultrabright white SMD LEDs that utilize InGaN technology to provide brightness. It comes in a 0603 footprint with dimensions of 1.6 mm × 0.8 mm × 0.6 mm. The devices offer an 80°angle of half-intensity, a luminous intensity ranging from 140 mcd to 280 mcd,...

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Vibration-Damping Breadboards

Kinetic Systems (Boston, MA) has introduced the series 5500 VIBRALITE AL nonmagnetic breadboards that feature high natural frequency nominal broadband damping, flatness of ±0.004" over a 24" × 24" area, and removable elastomeric iso feet. The series 5500 VIBRALITE AL nonmagnetic breadboards use a structural core...

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Tunable Laser System

Aculight Corp. (Bothell, WA) has announced the ArgosTM single-frequency, continuous-wave (CW) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that provides multi-Watt, widely tunable, near- to mid-infrared output. Argos is a fiber-pumped, singly resonant OPO that provides continuous tuning from 1.4 to 2 microns and from 2.4 to 3.9...

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Multi-Laser Engine

Point Source (Hamble, UK) has developed the iFLEX-ViperTM multi-laser engine that incorporates up to six laser wavelengths, covering the entire visible spectrum range from 405 to 640 nm. It includes a mix-and-match choice of diode, gas, and DPSS laser types with a power of up to 50mW per line and optical noise of...

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Conduction Cooled Fiber Coupled Modules

DILAS (Tucson, AZ) offers a line of conduction cooled fiber coupled modules supplying power levels of 30W, 40W, 50W, 100W, 200W, and 400W, at standard wavelengths of 790 nm to 976 nm based on a single bar or multi-bar 400μm fiber coupled diode laser modules. The company also offers 200μm SMA-fiber...

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Erbium-Doped Amplifier Fiber

The EDF-T9 from StockerYale (Salem, NH) is an erbium-doped amplifier fiber that uses the company’s proprietary doping method to enable homogeneous glass matrix and control aluminum content. The EDF-T9 can be customized to match the gain spectrum of any existing gain-flattening filter and any other standard EDF. The...

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Commercial Grade Optics

Anchor Optics (Barrington, NJ) has added 14 new commercial grade optics to its product line including commercial grade Fresnel lenses and Kodak Wratten filters, right angle mirrors, penta prisms, color polarizer film, right angle prisms, PCX lenses, protected gold mirrors, retarder film, achromats, elliptical mirrors,...

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Picosecond Laser

High Q Laser Production (Hohenems, Austria) has introduced the mode locked picoTRAINTM Green IC-532-12000, a picosecond laser featuring integrated second harmonic generation (SHG) delivering 20W at a wavelength of 1064 nm and 12W at 532 nm in a 76 MHz pulse train with 6 ps pulses. The SHG is performed in a separate...

Photonics Tech Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Science Grade Infrared Camera

FLIR Systems (Boston, MA) has introduced the ThermoVision® SC8000 MWIR infrared camera. Capable of generating over 1.0 million pixels for a single thermal image, the SC8000 produces full window 1024×1024 14-bit data at 132 frames per second (fps). By reducing the window size, the camera offers frame rates of 309...

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Filter Sets for CoralHueTM Keima-Red Fluorescent Protein

Omega Optical (Brattleboro, VT) has developed three new filter sets for use with CoralHueTM Keima-Red fluorescent protein. The new filter sets include versions with both longpass and band-pass emission filters to accommodate a variety of single and multi-fluor applications....

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SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD Software

SolidWorks Corp., Concord, MA, has announced SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD software that features a new user interface and 3D graphics, an enhancement of the SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), and advanced design analysis capabilities. A new intuitive workflow predicts which tools users will need in...

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Servo Controller/Driver

QuickSilver Controls (San Dimas, CA) has released the QuickSilver IGF, a simple servo controller/driver for its line of NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame high-torque, direct-drive servomotors. The QuickSilver IGF features a DIN rail-mountable design, 7 TTL level I/O with optional 24 V, and an RS-232/285 interface. The device also...

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Sub-Miniature Fans and Blowers

Nidec Copal USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) has announced its family of brushless DC sub-miniature fans and blowers suitable for use in office automation machines, video cameras, and portable medical and small industrial inspection devices. The tube axial family of sub-miniature fans comes in two fan models and one blower...

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Servo Motors

Elmo Motion Control (Westford, MA) has announced the integration of its SimplIQ core servo technology with plug and play capabilities into the Duet series of brushless DC servo motors. The Duet can support resolver feedback, programming capabilities, and communication protocols. The technology’s CANpen support in the motor enables...

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