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Explore the latest technical briefs and product breakthroughs in photonics and optics. Resources include breakthroughs in lasers, laser systems, fiber optics, optical components, and photonics.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Specially designed focusing of light beams has been proposed as a means of improving the performances of optical buffers based on cells containing hot atomic vapors (e.g., rubidium...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The new iBeam smart ultra-compact diode laser series from TOPTICA Photonics (Victor, NY) features digital and analog modulation; autopulse; a graphical user interface (GUI); high power levels...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Opto Diode Corporation (Newbury Park, CA) has introduced the ODD-660W selective wavelength photodiodes. The device operates from 550-720nm, with peak response at 660nm, and features a spectral bandwidth of...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Luna Technologies (Roanoke, VA) has introduced the Optical Vector Analyzer platform, (OVA 5000), a tool for loss, dispersion, and polarization measurements of modern optical networking equipment. It delivers single-...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) has introduced a new focus-only control system for modern microscopes. The ES10ZE Focus Controller is suitable for applications involving extended focus or Z-stacking. The...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) has added two new camera control units (CCUs) designed to operate with the remote head, high-definition IK-HD1. The IK-HD1 model has an added DVI-I output on the rear panel,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Sensors Unlimited (Princeton, NJ) has introduced the SU-LDH shortwave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs digital video linescan camera featuring line rates for 1024 pixels from 1 to over 46,000 lines per second...

Products: Photonics/Optics

OPCO (Fitchburg, MA) offers a replication process that reproduces complex optics. The process transfers the profile of a precision optical surface from a master, creating an exact duplicate on a variety of...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The XR-Series of miniature spectrometers from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) covers all wavelengths from ~200 - 1050 nm and are available for USB2000+, JAZEL2000, and USB4000. The XR-2 grafting option provides broad UVNIR...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Mcpherson (Chelmsford, MA) has developed a 248/130 grazing incidence wavelength dispersive optical spectrometer that analyzes spectral light in the ~1 to 300 nm wavelength region (4 to ~1200 eV). It is useful for the...

Products: Photonics/Optics

FlexSorb™ laser shutters from nmLaser Products (San Jose, CA) feature a high damage threshold, small size, and quiet operation. The moving part is a low-mass, flexible, ferromagnetic cantilever membrane that is...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Silicon Energy (Arlington, WA) and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (Wilmington, DE) have introduced glass-glass polycrystalline silicon (cSi) photovoltaic (PV) power-generating modules made with DuPont™...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the MAX3600, a 3-channel RGB laser driver that enables integration of high-resolution pico projectors into small-form-factor applications. Fabricated using Maxim’s...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The FSC2 boreoscope camera from Schoelly Imaging (Worcester, MA) features an integrated LED light at the camera head, eliminating the need for light cables. The small CCU features auto white balance, variable brightness...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Vincent Associates (Rochester, NY) has introduced three DSS Shutter Series products: the DSS10 (10mm aperture), the DSS20 (20mm aperture), and the DSS 25 (25mm aperture). The DSS series does not require an external...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Sunpods (San Jose, CA) has unveiled the SP-500 SunPods Solar Agriculture & Remote Site Power Systems, which are designed to provide solar power for on-grid and off-grid agricultural processing, wells,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

CORDOUAN Technologies (Pessac, France) has developed the MIROMA© analyzer, a solution for laser metrology that performs high-resolution wavefront characterization, real-time analysis of laser beam profile,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

EOLITE Systems (Pessac, France) has introduced the OCTOPUS laser for thin-film scribing and the BOREAS IR150 for high-powered cutting and drilling. OCTOPUS offers up to 16 fiber-delivery channels. Each beam provides light at...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Fiber reinforced polymer composites are revolutionizing the design of large, high-performance structures in the aerospace, marine and power generation industries due to their...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Spurious interference limits the performance of many interferometric measurements. Digitally enhanced interferometry (DEI) improves measurement sensitivity by augmenting conventional heterodyne...

Articles: Imaging

Uses for traditional optical time domain reflectometers, or “OTDRs” include the certification and troubleshooting of very long-haul fiber optic networks such as campus and metro networks. In...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The TDM-to-packet network transformation has been underway in transport/ telecommunications networks for some years now, fueled primarily by two trends: (a) the advent of triple-play (voice, video,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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...

Products: Photonics/Optics

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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