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Products: Photonics/Optics

DRS Technologies, Inc. (Arlington, VA) has expanded its Tamarisk® product line by introducing the high-resolution Tamarisk®640, which is designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to incorporate...

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Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced a new MEMs Pulsed Emitter (MPE), a broadband source of quasi-black body pulsed light that operates over the 1 to 20 micron infrared (IR) spectrum. Designed with patented,...

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DILAS (Mainz, Germany) now delivers 40W output power from a T-bar based 638nm 400-micron/0.22NA, fiber-coupled module used for cinema projection. Through the optimization of semiconductor chip...

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CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has added Raman Spectral Surface Mapping™ (S2M™) capabilities to its Apollo™ Raman microspectrometer line. S2M gives CRAIC Raman microspectrometer users the ability to...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Ophir Photonics Group (North Logan, UT) recently introduced a new low cost laser power/energy meter called StarLite that provides both digital and analog screen displays. A compact, handheld unit, StarLite displays a...

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Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) has expanded its Elite Series of high-performance modular spectrometers with the introduction of the Ventana line of high throughput spectrometers. Ventana spectrometers combine an...

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AFL (Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC) has introduced the family of NOYES FOCIS PRO automatic fiber inspection solutions. The FOCIS PRO System consists of the DFD1 Touchscreen Tablet, the DFS1 Digital...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The proposed quantum receiver in this innovation partitions each binary signal interval into two unequal segments: a short “pre-measurement” segment in the beginning of the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A prime focus spectrometer (PFS), along with corrective optics, will mount in place of the secondary mirror of the Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. This will allow simultaneous observations of...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Practical UAV Optical Sensor Bench With Minimal Adjustability

A multiple-pass optical platform eliminates essentially all optical alignment degrees of freedom, save one. A fourpass absorption spectrometer architecture is made rigid by firmly mounting dielectric-coated mirror prisms with no alignment capability to the platform. The laser diode...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

A next-generation low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) optical thin film coating process is permitting the manufacture of interference filter coatings, such as single wavelength,...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been increasing worldwide as demands for agile, rapid, targeted response forces have grown. UAVs provide surveillance and detection capabilities to these smaller forces that...

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The new TopMode laser from TOPTICA Photonics, Inc. (Victor, NY) features proprietary CoHerence-Advanced Regulation Method (CHARM) technology that provides active stabilization of the lasers’ coherence. The TopMode laser...

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Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY) recently announced its first CMOS image sensor specifically targeting applied imaging markets such as machine vision, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance. With 12 million pixels...

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TE Connectivity (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) announced that their PRO BEAM Jr. expanded-beam tactical fiber optic connectors have achieved qualification to U.S. government standard MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21. This...

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Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) announced a new IX3 breadboard and filter wheel assembly for Olympus IX3 inverted microscope systems. Taking full advantage of the open access to the light path on the...

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TRENDnet (Torrance, CA) recently announced a new 2-Megapixel PoE Day/ Night Dome Internet Camera, model TVIP262PI- A. The tamper resistant TV-IP262PI produces vivid 1280 x 1024 pixel (H.264 compression format)...

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Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with its new META platform, offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use. The META platform features a unibody...

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P-CUBE photodiode modules from Laser Components (Hudson, NH) enable precise measurements in a compact measurement setup. Low-noise, sensitive PIN photodiodes are housed in cubes that have an edge length of only 40mm. To...

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CVI Melles Griot (Rochester, NY) recently introduced SafeClose laser shutters, based on the proven rotor drive actuation technology modified to close on power down. The proprietary Rotor Drive actuator provides a reliable,...

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The ecoVis is a compact, lowvoltage light source (400-2500nm) from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) with built-in cuvette holder that’s suitable for basic lab measurements in teaching labs and other research environments....

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Spectra-Physics (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced Spirit™ 8 W, an industrial-grade high power femtosecond (fs) laser for micromachining applications. The Spirit ultrafast laser provides high average power of >8 W in the...

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Energetiq Technology (Woburn, MA) has introduced. New smart controller for its laser-driven light sources. Developed for the EQ-99 series of Laser-Driven Light Sources (LDLS™), the EQ-99 Manager enhances...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High Power Optical Fibers

Universal Clad (UniClad) optical fiber from Fiberguide (Stirling, NJ) is designed for integration into fiber based lasers and OEM systems performing high power transmission. The fiber uses a large core-to-clad ratio to reduce stress transfer to its core, maintaining laser beam quality and improving focal ratio...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The Agility™ is the world’s first transportable Raman Analyzer to offer a dual-band option. The Agility™ Series employ a highly efficient Volume Phase Grating (VPG®) as the spectral dispersion element,...

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Raptor Photonics (Larne, Northern Ireland) has launched the Kingfisher V, a deep cooled vacuum-based CCD using Raptor’s new vacuum technology called PentaVac™. The Kingfisher V has 4.54m × 4.54m pixels...

News: Photonics/Optics
Hogberry Inspires Color-Tunable Photonic Fibers

A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, has invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements that create the bright, iridescent blue color of a tropical...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Ultra-Compact, Superconducting Spectrometer-on-a-Chip at Submillimeter Wavelengths

Small size, wide spectral bandwidth, and highly multiplexed detector readout are required to develop powerful multi-beam spectrometers for high-redshift observations. Currently available spectrometers at these frequencies are large and bulky. The grating sizes for...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Rad-Tolerant, Thermally Stable, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network for Harsh Environments

Future NASA destinations will be challenging to get to, have extreme environmental conditions, and may present difficulty in retrieving a spacecraft or its data. Space Photonics is developing a radiationtolerant (rad-tolerant), high-speed, multichannel...

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