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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
NbₓTi₁₋ₓN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

Superconducting-nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) in which NbxTi1–xN (where xerve as the superconducting materials have shown promise as superior alternatives to previously developed SNSPDs in which NbN films serve as the superconducting materials....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Miniature incandescent lamps of a special type have been invented to satisfy a need for compact, rapid-response, rugged, broadband, power-efficient, fiber-optic-coupled light sources...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

This work represents a radical simplification in the design of the optical head needed for high-precision laser ranging applications. The optical head is now a single fiber-optic collimator...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A fiber-optic sensor system has been developed that can remotely measure the concentration of molecular oxygen (O2), nitrogen...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

A silicon photomultiplier (SPM) is a new type of semiconductor detector that has the potential to replace the photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector in many applications. In common with a PMT...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The field of optical microscopy experienced significant gains in resolution and speed following the introduction of lasers. Unfortunately, these gains came at the expense of sample degradation...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
MACOS Version 3.31

Version 3.31 of Modeling and Analysis for Controlled Optical Systems (MACOS) has been released. MACOS is an easy-to-use computer program for modeling and analyzing the behaviors of a variety of optical systems, including systems that have large, segmented apertures and are aligned with the technology of wavefront sensing and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A theoretical analysis of photon-arrival jitter in an optical pulse-position-modulation (PPM) communication channel has been performed, and now constitutes the basis of a methodology for...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Point Source (Hamble, UK) introduces the iFLEX-Mustang, a fiber-coupled solid-state laser with on-board modulation. Using single-mode and polarization preserving fiber, the iFLEX-Mustang...

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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Santa Clara, CA) offers laser bars with a wavelength of 910 to 980 nm that achieve an optical output of 120W under real-world conditions and a typical efficiency of 70%. The laser bars have a 50% fill...

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Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) introduces the remote head IK-TF7H7U camera. The progressive scan model delivers true color video output of 1024 × 768 pixels at 30 frames per second at full frame and up to...

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

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SCHOTT (San Jose, CA) introduces infrared (IR) materials, including Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) and Infrared Chalcogenide glasses. SCHOTT offers its IR material in large sizes and custom shapes, and as windows, domes, or lens...

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Extech Instruments (Waltham, MA) introduces its InfraCAMTM SD Thermal Imaging InfraRed Camera that enables the proactive condition monitoring of electrical systems to detect hot spots and avoid...

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Optical Research Associates (Pasadena, CA) introduces CODE V® 9.81 optical design software with aspheric lens tolerancing capabilities that are valuable in the fabrication of optical elements. The Fabrication Data...

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Gamma Scientific, Inc. (San Diego, CA) introduces the RadOMA-LED Goniometric System for LED angular and LED spectral measurements. The system combines the RadOMA multi-element array technology with Gamma’s 940...

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Aculight Corporation (Bothell, WA) introduces an improved ArgosTM single-frequency, continuous-wave (CW) optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Argos provides multi-Watt, widely tunable output in the near- to...

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The Fastcam SA3 from Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) is a megapixel, high-speed video imaging system designed to withstand high-G and rugged environments. Ideal for automotive safety testing, the camera features...

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The Imaging Solutions Group (ISG) (Rochester, NY) offers the 5-megapixel LightWise LW-5-S-1394 camera in color and monochrome versions. All camera controls are done via the 1394 interface, which includes a fully...

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Princeton Instruments (Acton, MA) introduces the Acton Advanced Series of monochromators and spectrographs that combines high precision computer-controlled motorized slits, interchangeable triple grating...

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Bartington Instruments (Oxfordshire, England) offers a new version of software for its Spectramag-6 Data Acquisition system. The Spectramag-6 combines PC-based data storage/display with a separate signal...

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Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) introduces the H117LSM ProscanTMII flat top motorized stages designed specifically for Carl Zeiss laser scanning microscopes, specifically the Axiovert 200 and AxioOberver...

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The OVS5WBCR4 Series from OPTEK Technology (New York, NY) is a 0.5W surface mount white LED package with an ultra-low profile of 1.5 mm. This LED package has a 120° viewing angle and water clear lens. The typical luminous flux...

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The Keyence GV Series Digital CMOS Laser Sensor from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) uses a DATUM Algorithm to stably detect targets. The GV is an optical triangulation sensor, and it excels in detecting shiny objects...

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Labsphere’s (North Sutton, NH) Spectralon® Laser Pump Reflectors offer greater than 99 percent reflectance, beam stability, and uniformity. They have a high level of diffusion efficiency coupled with economical...

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The Jade LR is a high-performance thermal camera from Cedip Infrared Systems (Croissy-Beaubourg, France). The camera provides long-range images from fixed position surveillance applications, including passive observation,...

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Intevac, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the MicroVistaTM–NIR, a back-thinned CMOS camera optimized for near-infrared imaging with 100% fill factor and proprietary anti-reflection coatings. Applications for the...

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Cicoil (Valencia, CA) has released water-repellent silicone cables that are impervious to immersion, high humidity, fungus, and damp operating environments. Also, extremely dry conditions, low humidity, or salt spray...

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Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) has introduced the C10054 series of compact Intensified CCD (ICCD) cameras for capturing still images or continuous video of high-speed or ultra-low-light phenomena. Key features...

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