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10 to 1000eV Spectrometer

The new McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Model 248/310 spectrometer can easily make spectral measurements around 13 nanometers and throughout the extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength region. It is ideal...

The LJ-V7000 Series High-Speed Laser Scanner from Keyence (Itasca, IL) offers a wide range of heads that provide scan areas as wide as 9.45 inches (240 mm) and Z-axis repeatability as high as 20 millionths of an...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber

Polymicro Technologies (Lisle, IL) has successfully developed a broad spectrum optical fiber with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of UV defects and other UV absorption centers....

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Fast Axis Collimators

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new fast axis collimators. These versatile lenses are designed for beam shaping or laser diode collimation applications. Fast Axis Collimators are compact, high...

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45W UV Laser

Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation brand, recently introduced Quasar 355-45, a UV laser that delivers >45W (225 μJ) at exceptionally high repetition rates. The laser features TimeShift™ technology for...

Products: Lighting
LED Downlight Dimming Driver

Lutron Electronics (Cooper sburg, PA) is introducing a higher power LED driver that significantly expands the capabilities of its A-Series driver family. The new 50W Hi-lume® A-Series LED driver is designed for...

Products: Lighting
35W T5 LED Driver

Thomas Research Products (Huntley, IL) has introduced a line of 35W LED drivers that feature form factor matching T5 fluorescent ballasts. These 35W drivers are an expansion of TRP's standard LED series. Input voltage...

Products: Lighting
Mid-Power LED Package

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) has begun producing a new lineup of middlepower LED packages with 160lm/W light efficacy, for use in a wide variety of LED lighting applications including LED tubes, LED...

Products: Lighting
120/240 VAC Panel Mount LEDs

Wilbrecht LEDCO (St. Paul, MN), has introduced new bipolar LEDs. The pre-wired assembly of a red, green or yellow bipolar LED and a resistor will work directly off a 120 VAC or 240 VAC line as a LED power...

Products: Lighting
LED Lighting Units

The LF2B series of LED lighting units from IDEC (Sunnyvale, CA) is available in a universal 100-240V AC input, making it suitable for use anywhere in the world. And the LF2B LUMIFA series does not produce a flicker-affect...

Products: Lighting
Universal Lighting Controller

ST Microelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has introduced the STLUX385 (Masterlux™ platform), the world’s first programmable digital controller specifically optimized for lighting and power-supply...

Products: Lighting
LED-Downlight Reference Design

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the RDR-347, an LED-downlight reference design. The new circuit demonstrates the capabilities of the recently launched LYTSwitch™ IC family, which offers...

Products: Lighting
Dual Color LED Light Bar

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a high power LED light bar designed to provide blue or white light output.

Products: Lighting
Buck LED Controller IC

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the AOZ1948, a single channel buck LED controller that features LED dimming resolution with full linearity from 100% to 1%. The device is able to...

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co. (Concord, CA), recently introduced the GLV-24-150, a constant voltage LED power supply with a universal AC input range, 100 - 277 VAC. The GLV-24-150 has an...

Tech Needs
Industrial-Scale Gas Separation

A company has a process stream made up of a variety of gases and molecules. They seek effective industrial-scale technologies that separate methane from other hydrocarbons in the stream, as well as from lighter and heavier molecules. The large-scale gas streams must be separated into their constituent molecules at...

Tech Needs
Low-Water Cleaning

The manufacturing of consumer products, foods, and pharmaceuticals requires the implementation of stringent cleaning requirements of all batch, semi-continuous, and continuous processes equipment. High standards of hygienic quality must be maintained, and the cleaning process must ensure that there is no cross-contamination of...

Techs for License
Safety Glass Offers Near-Infrared Heat Reflection

New safety glass technology reflects 50% of solar radiation and transmits 70% of visible light. A non-micellar twisted nematic liquid crystal features cholesteric near-infraredreflecting properties, along with at least one near-infrared absorptive material. The composition can be used as a layer...

Techs for License
Microwave System Accelerates Concrete Curing

A Microwave Irradiated Pyrogen (MIP) system speeds up the concrete curing process. The use of a microwave allows the technology to operate in cold weather. Because the MIP accelerates the heating point, colder countries like Russia and Canada can use the curing system to build roads, tunnels, and...

NASA Airborne Science operates a fleet of aircraft in conjunction with orbiting satellites for Earth observations. In 2004, NASA started planning missions to employ constellations of instruments...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor-Web Experiments Advance Earth Science

NASA funds more atmospheric research by far than any other government agency or private concern internationally. More than 100 different instruments have been developed and flown in support of...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Using Vacuum Technology to Cool CCDs

Imagine a CCD camera operating on a long exposure and seeing only 1 electron per pixel every 16 minutes. That equates to dark current of less than 0.000001 electrons/pixel/sec. Imagine the same camera...

More than two decades ago, NASA started looking for a new way to keep astronauts comfortable in their space gloves. During a spacewalk, temperatures can range between 250 °F and -250 °F. One...

LED tube lights, designed as replacements for T8/T10/T12 fluorescent bulbs, represent a significant portion of the growing commercial LED lighting market. According to the United States...

Articles: Lighting
Adhesives for Optoelectronics

The beginning of the 21st century finds optoelectronics being one of the key disciplines on technological development. Substantial progress in computer technology, communication, imaging, illumination...

Dr. Lora Koenig, an expert in remote sensing of ice sheets and snow, provided scientific input for the design of the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Thermal Management Technologies Keep Satellite Cool

NASA’s Landsat 8 Earth-observation satellite, part of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), launched into orbit on February 11, 2013. The satellite is intended to monitor...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
LIDAR System Enables Global Mapping of Carbon Sources

As a step toward taking active global measurements from space, ITT Exelis and NASA Langley Research Center completed a flight campaign that calculated carbon dioxide over various surfaces...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using Adaptive Optics to Perform Deep-Tissue Cell Imaging

In biological imaging, the object of interest is not always in plain sight. This is especially true when performing microscopy of cells buried deep within tissues. The tissues...

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