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The Enfis QUATTRO Mini from AMS Technologies (Martinsreid, Germany) provides a very high-power spot source with up to 160W of power in a 2 × 2 cm array. The RGBA version with additional amber LED chip offers an...

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CyberOptics Semiconductor (Beaverton, OR) introduces its WaferSenseTM Auto Vibration System (AVS) that monitors three-axis accelerations and equipment vibration. The WaferSense AVS is a wireless, wafer-like...

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Labsphere (North Sutton, NH) offers the MtrX-SPEC light metrology software module with user friendly spectrometer calibration and control for spectral characterization such as flux, color, intensity, and irradiance....

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Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) offers the KT series of NIR/SWIR cameras for UAV and UGV (unmanned aerial and ground vehicle) applications. The cameras feature the night vision and laser...

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

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OptoTherm (Sewickley, PA) has released the Infrasight RD320 thermal imaging camera. This camera utilizes a 320×240 uncooled detector array with <0.05°C sensitivity, and 16 bit digital Camera Link...

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The deltΔ NIR Joulemeter from Spectrum Detector (Lake Oswego, OR) provides near-IR spectral response from 0.9 to 1.7 um. The deltΔ probe plugs into an analog power module (APM) to mate with oscilloscopes...

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Specialised Imaging Ltd (Hertfordshire, UK) has introduced a 16 channel camera capable of capturing images at 200,000,000 frames per second with gating down to 5ns. Applications for ultra high speed multiple framing...

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ROHM Electronics (San Diego, CA) introduces AC/DC-isolated LED driver modules that utilize constant-current circuits optimized for driving LEDs. The BP58xx series integrates all required LED-driving control circuits,...

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Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) has introduced a chip-on-board-type illuminance sensor called the S10604. The RoHS-compliant sensor is ideal as an energy-saving sensor for large-screen TV brightness...

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A two part, condensation cured liquid silicone system called Master Sil 150 has been developed by Master Bond, Inc (Hackensack, NJ). It can be used for the potting and encapsulation of voltage regulators, high...

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QZEO (San Diego, CA) has introduced a compact CMOS high-speed camera called EoSens® CL, with 500 fps at 1280(H) × 1024(V) resolution. EoSens® CL has a photo-sensitivity of 2500 ISO/ASA, which is 16 times higher than...

Articles: Lighting

In August 2007, Cree’s management made a bold decision to replace the existing fluorescent lighting technology at its Durham, NC facility with new energy-saving, environmentally friendly LED lighting...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Prisms are used in countless optical systems — from the pair of binoculars in your closet to cutting edge targeting systems to retroreflectors on the Moon. In modern, high-end optical...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Multichannel Monitor-Stabilizer for Injection-Locked Lasers

Temp Tracker and Temp Tracker 12 ch (single-channel and 12-channel versions) programs are designed for use with an atomic gravity gradiometer. They support the stable operation of the injection-locked slave laser(s) in an autonomous regime. Due to changes of environmental conditions and...

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The self-quenching single-photon detector exhibits unique avalanching behaviors. It can automatically quench each of the Geiger mode avalanche events occurring inside the detector, can maintain the...

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A differential-frequency measurement technique has been devised to reduce the spurious contributions of temperature fluctuations to determinations of physical quantities from readings...

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HGH Infrared Systems (Cambridge, MA) has introduced the IR Revolution 360, a 20° vertical, 360° horizontal field of view (FOV) panoramic infrared camera for security and surveillance. The...

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Toshiba Teli America, Inc. (Irvine, CA) has introduced the SmartDragon™ image processor that can connect and simultaneously receive data from up to four FireWire-B (IEEE1394.b) color or black-and-white cameras. The...

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Basler (Ahrensburg, Germany) has implemented enhanced features on their Scout and Pilot series cameras. The Auto Features Suite controls several camera functions such as gain, exposure, and white...

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FEI Company (Hillsboro, OR) has released the TitanTM 80-300 environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM). The Titan ETEM is suitable for chemical research at the atomic scale, and...

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SCHOTT (Southbridge, MA) has introduced the KL 200 LED Series cold light engine and the EasyLED Ringlight plus stereo microscopy lamp. The low energy consuming lighting solutions are ideal for industrial, biological lab, and...

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Luminus Devices (Billerica, MA) has added white LEDs to its PhlatLight® LED line. The white LEDs feature large chip sizes, photonic lattice technology for maximum light extraction, and advanced PhlatLight packaging to provide...

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AMS Technologies (Martinsried, Germany) now offers MEMS 3D micro-mirrors from Sercalo Microtechnology Ltd. The micro-mirrors are used for precise optical beam steering. To avoid an optical feedback loop, the...

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Cree, Inc. (Durham, NC), has introduced the XLamp® XP-E and XP-C LEDs. The new XLamp LEDs, measuring only 3.45 mm square by 2 mm high, can enable new applications, including back-lighting, signage, outdoor, indoor, and...

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Sarnoff Corporation (Princeton, NJ) has introduced Ultra-Sense™, a complete wafer processing solution. Ultra-Sense combines Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) wafer technology with low-cost, scalable fabrication...

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J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA) (Manchester, NH) has introduced laser workstations for processing solar thin film photovoltaic (PV) products. The PV-5000 Thin Film PV Scribing System is based on the ChromaDice™...

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TRUMPF Inc. (Farmington, CT) has announced the Tru-Laser Station 5004, a compact workstation that accommodates manual and semiautomatic laser welding. It comes equipped with an integrated protective hood, inert gas feeder,...

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Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the LTC4224, a compact, low voltage Hot Swap™ controller for protecting boards and backplanes that uses two 1V to 6V voltage supplies. The LTC4224 enables...

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