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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Widely Tunable Mode-Hop-Free External-Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser

The external-cavity quantum cascade laser (EC-QCL) system is based on an optical configuration of the Littrow type. It is a room-temperature, continuous- wave, widely tunable, mode-hop-free, mid-infrared, EC-QCL spectroscopic source. It has a single-mode tuning range of 155...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

This design constitutes a self-resetting (gain quenching), room-temperature operational semiconductor single-photon-sensitive detector that is sensitive to...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A method of determining the refractive and absorptive properties of optically transparent materials involves a combination of theoretical and experimental analysis of electromagnetic...

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The high-sensitivity IK-TF7 3CCD camera from Toshiba Imaging Systems (Irvine, CA) has been integrated into the new Micron III retinal imaging microscope, developed by Phoenix Research Labs...

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LightTools® 7.0 illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates (ORA®) (Pasadena, CA) supports Windows 7 and delivers expanded capabilities for both model construction and system...

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Resolve Optics (Chesham, UK) has introduced rugged lenses designed to meet and exceed environmental tests such as Def Stan 00-35 which includes vibration, shock, and bump testing over a temperature range of -40 °C to 70 °C....

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Titan Tool Supply (Buffalo, NY) has introduced the VJ7X1.5 articulating video boreoscope featuring onboard (standalone) image processing and battery-powered, portable operation. It has a high-resolution 2.4-inch...

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Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) has launched a line of IDA (Integrated Detector Assembly) lead selenide and lead sulfide high-sensitivity infrared detectors with integrated electronics enclosed within a...

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The IM-6000 Series image dimension measurement system from Keyence Corp. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) includes an Intelligent Pattern Analysis Search System (iPASS) that locates, identifies, and measures parts...

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The id400 from id Quantique (Geneva, Switzerland) is a photon counting module optimized for 1064nm wavelength. It includes an In-GaAsP/InP avalanche photodiode optimised for Geiger mode and a fast...

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VueMetrix (Martinsried, Germany) has introduced Vue-TEC-15 and Vue-TEC-24 temperature controllers that are microprocessor- controlled and feature advanced fault diagnostics, user-settable operational limits, and an...

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Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) now stocks OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON SX LED series, mounted on an SMD ceramic LED package. The LEDs feature a 60° focused beam and are housed in a 3mm × 3mm package, with a life of...

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The CS405 and CS445 series blue laser diodes from Laser Components (Hudson, NH) are available in 405nm and 445nm wavelengths. They feature a stable beam profile, low noise level, minimal current consumption, and long...

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Cole-Parmer (Veronon Hills, IL) offers a digital microscope that plugs into the USB port of PCs and laptops to view images with 10× up to 500× magnification. It features a polarizer to reduce glare on reflective...

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Step-Down DC/DC Converter

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) has announced the LT3743, a synchronous step-down DC/DC converter designed to deliver constant current to drive high current LEDs. The device’s 5.5V to 36V input voltage range makes it suitable for applications including industrial, DLP projection, and architectural lighting. It...

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Dover, A Danaher Motion Company (Salem, NH), has introduced the MMG Mini-Mag line of precision linear motor stages. Four models are available that deliver 25mm, 50mm, 100mm, and 150mm travel, respectively. They...

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Lincoln Laser Company (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced the KW Series polygonal laser scanner for material processing applications. The scanner uses a solid copper polygonal mirror that rotates to allow the laser beam to...

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Pangolin Laser Systems (Orlando, FL) has introduced the L44 Series LASORB™ to protect laser diodes, photodiodes, and LEDs from single, multiple, and repeated ESD events of either positive or negative polarity. It...

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Henkel Corp. (Rocky Hill, CT) has introduced a six-page brochure of information about Loctite® adhesives and sealants for manufacturing photovoltaic and concentrating solar modules. The literature offers...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

In a perfect imaging system, light exists as a spherical wave that converges to form a point image. However, in practice wavefront aberrations act to perturb the wavefront from its ideal...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Fiber reinforced polymer composites are revolutionizing the design of large, high-performance structures in the aerospace, marine and power generation industries due to their...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Specially designed focusing of light beams has been proposed as a means of improving the performances of optical buffers based on cells containing hot atomic vapors (e.g., rubidium...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Specially designed focusing of light beams has been proposed as a means of improving the performances of optical buffers based on cells containing hot atomic vapors (e.g., rubidium...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The new iBeam smart ultra-compact diode laser series from TOPTICA Photonics (Victor, NY) features digital and analog modulation; autopulse; a graphical user interface (GUI); high power levels...

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Opto Diode Corporation (Newbury Park, CA) has introduced the ODD-660W selective wavelength photodiodes. The device operates from 550-720nm, with peak response at 660nm, and features a spectral bandwidth of...

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Luna Technologies (Roanoke, VA) has introduced the Optical Vector Analyzer platform, (OVA 5000), a tool for loss, dispersion, and polarization measurements of modern optical networking equipment. It delivers single-...

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Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) has introduced a new focus-only control system for modern microscopes. The ES10ZE Focus Controller is suitable for applications involving extended focus or Z-stacking. The...

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Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) has added two new camera control units (CCUs) designed to operate with the remote head, high-definition IK-HD1. The IK-HD1 model has an added DVI-I output on the rear panel,...

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Sensors Unlimited (Princeton, NJ) has introduced the SU-LDH shortwave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs digital video linescan camera featuring line rates for 1024 pixels from 1 to over 46,000 lines per second...

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