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The DIAMOND™ E-1000 from Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) is a sealed 1 kW CO2 laser that measures less than 1497mm × 471mm × 384mm, including its integrated power supply. It is suitable...

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Jenoptik (Jena, Germany) has developed the JenLas® disk IR50 for MWT and EWT (Metal Wrap Through and Emitter Wrap Through). The laser beam fits the infrared wavelength range at 1030nm with a flexible tunable pulse...

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Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) has introduced a full line of standard solarization-resistant fibers for deep UV applications. The fibers are suitable for spectroscopy, lithography, and excimer laser...

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ILX Lightwave Corporation (Bozeman, MT) has released the LDM-4872 Quantum Cascade Laser Mount with case temperature control. Designed for quantum cascade lasers, the LDM-4872 offers a wide temperature control...

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PI (Auburn, MA) has published a paper on image resolution enhancement and image stabilization for electronic imaging sensors based on fast piezo actuation. The paper explains different piezoelectric...

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Deposition Sciences (Santa Rosa, CA) has developed optical thin film coatings to be deposited on materials such as Ultem®, Zeonex®, and a variety of polycarbonate plastics. These rugged coatings operate from...

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Photron (San Diego, CA) has developed a new imaging system, the Fastcam SA5, which delivers 7,500 fps at 1024 × 1000 megapixel resolution. The camera features a 12-bit monochrome (36-bit RGB color) sensor with...

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CeramOptec (East Longmeadow, MA) has increased the temperature spec on its drop-in replacement silica fiber bundles for spectrometer systems. Applications with unusually high or low temperatures...

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Optimax (Ontario, NY) has the manufacturing expertise, optics cleaning and coating technology to produce low-fluorescence optical components. These lenses are useful for deep ultraviolet (DUV) and low signal to noise...

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A new series of bandpass filters from Semrock (Rochester, NY) can be applied to the near-infrared wavelength range. These hard-coated filters are keyed to popular laser lines in the 1500-1600nm region....

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Lee Laser (Orlando, FL) has developed a new, 800-Watt CW Nd:YAG laser that is capable of Q-switched performance in excess of 600 watts average output power at a 10-kHz pulse rate. The short pulse width...

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Lumex (Palatine, IL) has introduced the 3-Watt TitanBrite™ RGB, a square-shaped LED with dimensions of 10mm x 10mm. It can result in 30% cost savings as well as a 70% real estate savings compared to the use of individual...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Multiparallel Three-Dimensional Optical Microscopy

Multiparallel three-dimensional optical microscopy is a method of forming an approximate three-dimensional image of a microscope sample as a collection of images from different depths through the sample. The imaging apparatus includes a single microscope plus an assembly of beam splitters and...

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Sub-aperture interferometers — also called wavefront-split interferometers — have been developed for simultaneously measuring displacements of multiple targets. The terms “sub-aperture” and...

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Vacuum-Compatible Wideband White Light and Laser Combiner Source System

For the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) Spectrum Calibration Development Unit (SCDU) testbed, wideband white light is used to simulate starlight. The white light source mount requires extremely stable pointing accuracy ( lights were coupled to a photonic crystal fiber...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

In the process of connecting widely distributed antennas into a coherent array, it is necessary to synchronize the timing of signals at the various locations. This...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Optical Tapers as White-Light WGM Resonators

A theoretical analysis has revealed that tapered optical waveguides could be useful as white-light whispering-gallerymode (WGM) optical resonators. The compactness and the fixed-narrow-frequency- band nature of the resonances of prior microdisk and microsphere WGM resonators are advantageous in...

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Laser-sintering has evolved significantly since its commercial introduction in the 1980s. Born out of the rise of rapid prototyping technology, laser-sintering is now the design-driven catalyst...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Over one billion cell phones with cameras are sold every year, and this number has been increasing annually at a rate of about 15 percent for the past 7 years. Approximately 80 percent of cell phones now have...

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L-3 Infrared Products (Dallas, TX) has launched the first commercially available high-resolution Thermal-Eye Series 17-640 thermal imager. The 17-640 features a high-performance amorphous silicon uncooled IR...

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Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced the Oriel IQE-200™, an instrument that permits simultaneous measurements of the external quantum efficiency (EQE) and the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of...

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Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a frequency tripled, diode-pumped, solid-state laser that performs cost-sensitive micromachining tasks such as scribing sapphire substrates used in the fabrication of...

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The Falcon VGA300 HG, 1M120 HG, and 1.4M100 HG cameras from DALSA Corporation (Ontario, Canada) feature high-quality DALSA CMOS image sensors and are suitable for electronics inspection, semiconductor...

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The Nunavut™ InGaAs Camera/Detector Line from BaySpec (Fremont, CA) enables low light spectroscopy in the near-infrared region. Optimal cooling of the detector allows for improved low-light spectral...

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Electro-optical Products Corp. (Fresh Meadows, NY) has developed a laser safety (interlock) shutter that returns to the “off” position in case of power failure. The shutter consists of a blade mounted on a rotary...

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RPMC Lasers (O’Fallon, MO) has introduced an industrial 50W picosecond laser suitable for manufacturers who need to drill or cut thin materials to produce components that should not be subjected to heat....

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Photonic Products (Hertfordshire, UK) has released a new range of variable focus industrial laser diode modules that offer high boresight accuracy of The modules also feature either a standard...

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ALPAO (Biviers, France) has developed the Hi-Speed DM37, with optimized temporal response, large stroke, and high linearity. Designed for applications requiring large corrections with a small optical beam,...

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Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has introduced continuously variable apodizing filters designed to eliminate undesirable intensity variations and create an even illumination profile in optical systems....

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