Photonics/​Optics

Photonics

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

An electro-optical (E-O) imaging Fourier-transform spectrometer (IFTS), now under development, is a prototype of improved imaging spectrometers to be used for hyperspectral imaging,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Mikron Infrared (Oakland, NJ) offers the Model M7500 infrared camera configurable for midwave or long-wave imaging and four different temperature bands. The camera is an uncooled microbolometer camera...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The IQμ4X(760-5) from Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) is a fiber-coupled DFB IQ (Instrument Quality) laser diode module that features a current source and a PID temperature controller. It is available...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Electron Tubes (Rockaway, NJ) has released the DM0060C miniature photon counting detector with RS-232 interface for plate readers used in chemiluminescence and bioluminescence applications. Comprised of a...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The SATIR system from Cedip Infrared Systems (Croissy, France) is designed for infrared analysis of targets on air, sea, or land. Designed to provide outdoor IR radiometric measurements, the system enables...

Products: Imaging

The FASTCAM MH-4 digital video imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) allows the use of one to four detachable camera heads that measure 35 × 35 × 35 mm, and weighs less than 100 grams. The system features...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Resolve Optics (Chesham, UK) has introduced a high-temperature optical system that can be adapted to a variety of high-temperature applications. The system does not require air cooling for use in most...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Alpine Research Optics (Boulder, CO) has released a Spectral Shaping Filter providing a route to shorter pulses from titanium:sapphire amplifiers. This intra-cavity optic is a dielectric coated filter with a spectral...

Products: Test & Measurement

The Caliber™ scanning probe microscope (SPM) from Veeco Instruments (Woodbury, NY) can perform various SPM research and industrial applications on samples of differing sizes. The SPM’s open-platform, closed-loop...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Precision Photonics Corp. (Boulder, CO) offers ultra-wideband supercontinuum sources featuring optical spectrum from 1200 to 2000 nm (over 800 nm), optical power density of more than -17 dBm/nm, spectral uniformity of...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The PM-GONI system from Radiant Imaging (Duvall, WA) enables luminous intensity distribution and color measurements for various illumination products, including wide-beam-angle luminaires such as automotive...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Deposition Sciences (Santa Rosa, CA) has released its Heat- Buster® cold mirror product line that features coating technology to withstand light levels above 200W per square centimeter and temperatures above 400°C. These cold...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Moritex (San Jose, CA) offers a range of CE-compliant light sources comprised of 100W and 150W units that are CE-marked according to the Low-Voltage and EMC Directives. The halogen light sources employ an operating...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A control system strives to maintain the correct alignment of a laser beam in an interferometer dedicated to measuring the displacement or distance between two fiducial corner-cube...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

High-resolution digital imaging, low-light-level biomedical devices, and automotive sensing are just a few of today’s hot technologies demanding both low-cost and high-performance...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Lightweight, aspheric, reflective optical designs commonly are designed and built for demanding space-based remote sensing, targeting systems, and aerial reconnaissance....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

RedShift Systems, Waltham, Massachusetts

The desire to “see” in complete darkness or through obscurants such as smoke or fog has driven the development and adoption of thermal...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optically driven deformable mirrors may eventually supplant electrically driven deformable mirrors in some adaptive-optics and active-optics applications. Traditionally, the mirror facets in electrically...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A method of equipping fiber-optic-coupled laser diodes to evenly illuminate specified fields of view has been proposed. The essence of the method is to shape the tips of the optical...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Coherent, Santa Clara, California

Ultraviolet lasers currently are used in a very diverse range of industries and applications. This is because their high-energy photons directly...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) offers the IK-TF9C three-chip, color CCD camera with a 2048 × 1536 pixel output resolution. It offers a full frame rate of 20 fps and a partial scan rate...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Nutfield Technology (Windham, NH) offers a fiber laser and scan-head control kit that contains software, electronic control, X/Y scanning, scan lens, power, and cables. Included in the kit is the PipeLine...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The SIL 500 Joule multi-headed Xenon flash lamp from Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Tring, Herts., UK) is for use with ultra-fast cameras that have short recording times. When using high-speed cameras to fast record transient...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Polychromix (Wilmington, MA) offers the Phazir handheld near-infrared Digital Transform Spectrometer (DTS)™ analyzer, an all-in-one unit for data analyzing that allows users to perform chemical analysis in...

Products: Photonics/Optics
UV Laser Systems

J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA, Hollis, NH) has released the IX-200 series laser systems, available in DPSS solid-state and excimer UV laser configurations. The IX-200 ChromaDice™ DPSS version is a wafer dicing system suitable for wafer trimming and scribing applications. The process is tolerant of wafer warp and bow, and is...

Products: Photonics/Optics

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a warm-white midget flange LED lamp designed to retrofit and replace incandescent light bulbs. The T1 3/4 LED can be used in indicators for backlighting switches, pushbutton rockers,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (San Jose, CA) offers an enhanced line of Power TOPLED® light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that features the company’s thin-film chip technology within the packages that produces brighter light....

Products: Photonics/Optics

RSoft Design Group (Ossining, NY) offers Optical Communication Design Suite Version 4.6 software, including OptSim and a multimode add-on called ModeSYS. The new release provides support for new applications including...

Products: Photonics/Optics

ELS Electronic Laser System (Fort Worth, TX) has released the PowerDisk regenerative laser system that produces pulses with up to 25 mJ energy and 10-ns duration at 1 kHz. The repetition rate can be selected between...

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