Photonics/​Optics

Photonics

Find the latest news and technical briefs on next-generation photonics technologies. Learn more about applications like biophotonics, silicon photonics, and green photonics.

Products: Photonics/Optics

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

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The electron multiplication 12-bit CCD camera system from The Cooke Corporation (Romulus, MI) has a resolution of 1004 × 1002 pixels and is suitable for extreme low-light camera applications. The system features...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Two new Smart ForceTM LED driver boards from Endicott Research Group (Endicott, NY) provide wide range dimming, wide input voltage, and full brightness. The SFDL Series driver board provides high efficiency power...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Mouser Electronics, Inc. (Mansfield, TX) has expanded its C&D Technologies portfolio to include the DMS-30DR series daylight-readable digital panel meters. The DMS-30DR series of large, 0.56-inch high, super-bright red...

Products: Photonics/Optics

A new series of low-power, continuous-wave (CW) CO2 lasers from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) now offers high reliability operation for OEM applications. The new DIAMOND C Series consists of sealed lasers with output...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Figure 1 shows a simplified block diagram of an improved optoelectronic system for locking the phase of one laser to that of another laser with an adjustable offset frequency specified by the user. In...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

For years, laser manufacturers have promised the ability to produce very high-power, cost-effective lasers that are stable outside of a laboratory environment. Recent requirements in aerospace and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The figure depicts selected aspects of a six-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) stage for mechanical adjustment of an optical component. The six degrees of freedom are translations along the Cartesian axes...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

The thermographic imaging characteristics of an IR camera are largely determined by its detector assembly. Infrared radiation (IR) is focused onto the camera’s detector...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The votes are in and the winners of the 2007 Photonics Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards have been selected. The three PTB Products of the Year will be...

Products: Photonics/Optics

DILAS (Tuscon, AZ) has introduced the first commercially available high-power diode laser arrays operating at 1940nm with wall plug efficiencies (WPE) of >10-percent.

Products: Photonics/Optics

Spectrum Detector (Lake Oswego, OR) manufactures the LiTaO3 Pyro-electric Detector Hybrid for use in applications including energy measurement, power measurement, radiometry, spectral radiometry, and FTIR and IR Gas...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Technical Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) (Peabody, MA) offers Electro-Damp® PZT active inertial vibration cancellation system for use in microlithography, inspection, and metrology tools. Electro-Damp PZT is...

Products: Photonics/Optics

EMCO (Sutter Creek, CA) provides high voltage power supplies with high performance in miniature packages. Standard, off-the-shelf products range from ultra-miniature high voltage converters occupying 0.125 cubic inches to...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The iC-HL from iC-Haus GmbH is a 1,024-step logarithmic precision potentiometer used to set the optical output power of laser diodes in conjunction with APC laser drivers. iC-HL’s logarithmic characteristic curve...

Products: Photonics/Optics

4D Technology Corporation (Tuscon, AZ) offers the MiniFIZ from ADE Phase Shift laser interferometer upgrade kit. The kit extends the life and enhances functionality of MiniFIZ temporal phase shifting interferometers....

Products: Photonics/Optics

The vibration-damping Ultimate Performer 5300 Series Optical Table from Kinetic Systems (Boston, MA) has Maximum Dynamic Deflection Coefficients of ≤0.3 (10)-3 and an IRD-Maximum Relative Motion of 0.8...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Arctic Photonics and RPMC Lasers Inc. (O’Fallon, MO) offer the MQO-SC, a component level supercontinuum source. The MQO-SC is based on a hermetically sealed design with telecom grade packaging. Output is...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) offers PXIT modules for optical transceiver manufacturing. The modules have a combined bit error ratio tester (BERT) and digital communication analyzer (DCA). The flexible modular...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Optiwave Systems Inc. (Ottawa, ON) introduces the OptiBPM 9.0 waveguide optics design suite with integrated simulator dedicated for the design of electro-optic devices in arbitrary materials. The OptiBPM 9.0...

Videos