Photonics/​Optics

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Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) has announced the addition of new VGA and XGA models to its Flea3 GigE Vision digital cameras series. The new models are based on color and monochrome versions of the industry's most popular...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

The single-photon counting imaging sensor is typically an array of silicon Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes that are monolithically integrated with CMOS (complementary metal oxide...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Qualification of Fiber Optic Cables for Martian Extreme Temperature Environments

Means have been developed for enabling fiber optic cables of the Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer instrument to survive ground operations plus the nominal 670 Martian conditions that include Martian summer and winter seasons. The purpose of this development was...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Transverse Pupil Shifts for Adaptive Optics Non-Common Path Calibration

A simple new way of obtaining absolute wavefront measurements with a laboratory Fizeau interferometer was recently devised. In that case, the observed wavefront map is the difference of two cavity surfaces, those of the mirror under test and of an unknown reference surface...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Solid-State Spectral Light Source System

A solid-state light source combines an array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with advanced electronic control and stabilization over both the spectrum and overall level of the light output. The use of LEDs provides efficient operation over a wide range of wavelengths and power levels, while electronic...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Everywhere we look we are bombarded with 3D. It’s in movies, in-home entertainment, digital camcorders, gaming systems, laptops, and even in our labs. What is it about 3D that is so...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Disaster relief workers, border patrol officers, wildfire fighters, and many others need up-to-date information about what they will see when they enter an area, not just sketchy topographic maps that...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a compact tunable laser module for its 816x Series lightwave measurement platform. The Agilent 81960A module, which features a 200 nm/s...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The NSC1101 from New Imaging Technologies (NIT) Corp. (Verrières le Buisson, France) is a high-dynamic-range read out circuit (ROIC) designed to interface with photodiode arrays. The NSC1101 has a VGA...

Products: Photonics/Optics

New Ridge Technologies (Owings Mills, MD) has announced the expansion of its NRT-2500 product line to include the TruePhase IPLM Inline Polarimeter from OFS (Norcross, GA). The NRT-2500, a polarization control...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) offers a 515-nm, 20-mW green laser diode module. The laser modules have been created specifically to address the needs of high-end OEM applications requiring ultra-stable...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Linear Array Photomultiplier tube (PMT) modules from Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) offer high cathode sensitivity, high gain, and high-speed response. The H11451 series features 8 channels in a linear...

Products: Photonics/Optics

REO (Boulder, CO) offers pentaprisms with coatings optimized for demanding laser applications, such as target designation and range finding. The pentaprisms feature dielectric antireflection and high-reflection coatings...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Based on diode-pumped disk laser technology, the femtosecond laser JenLas® D2.fs from JENOPTIK Laser Technologies Corp. (Brighton, MI) emits high pulse energies of 40 μJ at 100 kHz repetition rate, and can operate in...

Products: Photonics/Optics

MyLight, an online filter modeling tool from Semrock (Rochester, NY), provides users with the ability to characterize optical filters under varying theoretical conditions in real time. The technology offers answers on...

Products: Photonics/Optics

AFL (Spartanburg, SC) offers network activation kits designed to support installation and commissioning of optical equipment in telecom, broadband, and other single-mode optical fiber networks. All network activation...

Products: Photonics/Optics

A 200kV transmission electron microscope from JEOL (Peabody, MA) delivers nanoanalysis for process and quality control of mass-produced semiconductor and materials samples. The multi-function JEOL JEM-2800...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Deep in the bowels of the Optics Building on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville, there exists a large Plexiglass enclosure, a whirling polishing head swirls over a...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at the Bio-SANS instrument at the High Flux Isotope Reactor are getting a leg up in their research from an ingenious "low tech" lighting tool that can be fixed to their...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

A new range of diode laser systems from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) called the HighLight D-Series delivers both high power and an increased range of “smart” output beam shapes. In particular, the HighLight...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Optical Surfaces Ltd (Surrey, UK) can supply Fabry-Perot etalons in a range of shapes and sizes up to 150mm in diameter with matching accuracies to lambda/300. Etalons are widely used in telecommunications, lasers...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Aimtec’s (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada) second generation of AC/DC constant current LED drivers feature an operating temperature range that goes from -40°C to +80°C and waterproof IP68 rated cases. Key features of the...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Fiberguide’s (Stirling, NJ) new line of high-power mode stripping SMA cable assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery cables for high-power laser welding, marking, cutting...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

McPherson Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) has introduced the highly regulated, universal light source power supply Model 718. Supporting scientific and industrial applications, it powers tungsten-halogen, ceramic and...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their applications are experiencing rapid growth, especially in the area of remote sensing. Advances in propulsion; airframe materials;...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Fine laser cutting is an ideal technology for specialized cutting requirements found in the manufacturing of medical tube tools and components. From surgical instruments used in cutting and biopsy, to needles...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The “polished panel” optical receiver concept described here makes use of aluminum panels on the main reflector of the Deep Space Network’s...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The Universal Workholder (UVG) from Krell Technologies (Morganville, NJ) is designed to polish any fiber optic component that incorporates a UPC-style ferrule with a diameter between 1.25 mm and 3.2 mm. The...

Products: Photonics/Optics

From high-speed automated inspection of printed circuit boards to rapid 3D mapping of disaster areas, Imperx (Boca Raton, FL) supports a wide range of high-resolution video-capture applications with two 29-Mpx B6620...

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