Photonics & Imaging

Photonics/​Optics

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.

In wide-band microwave receivers of a type now undergoing development, the incoming microwave signals are electronically preamplified, then frequency-up-converted to optical signals...

Progress has been made toward solving some practical problems in the implementation of terahertz-to-optical frequency converters utilizing whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) resonators....

A proposed technique for measuring temperature would exploit differences between the temperature dependences of the frequencies of two different electromagnetic modes of a...

A four-pass optical coupler affords increased (in comparison with related prior two-pass optical couplers) utilization of light generated by a laser diode in side pumping of a...

A provision for controlled variation of the divergence of a laser beam or of multiple parallel laser beams has been incorporated into the design of a conceptual free-space...

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DUV-VIS Light Source

The EQ-1000 LDLSTM Laser-Driven Light Source from Energetiq Technology, Inc. (Woburn, MA) achieves extreme high brightness and power over a broad spectral range, from 170nm to beyond visible. The...

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LED Backlighting

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has designed an LED backlighting solution that is compliant with night vision imaging system (NVIS) devices for aviation and military applications. The assembly uses two SMT LEDs to create a 28VDC PCB...

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Ti:Sapphire Oscillator

High Q Laser (Bregenz, Austria) has released a femtosecond light source for multi-photon microscopy. The “femtoTRAIN IMAGING” is a compact, all-in-one, all-diode-pumped, Ti:Sapphire oscillator. The “femtoTRAIN...

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Glass Molding Press

The Glass Press (GP) from Dyna Technologies Inc. (Sanford, FL) is a fully enclosed, compact press designed for precision compression molding of optical elements. Applications include manufacturing of aspheric lenses,...

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Optical Tweezing Fiber Laser

Manlight (Lannion, France) and RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) have released a new fiber based OTS (Optical Tweezing Source) that features a narrow linewidth. The new OTS is a compact CW fiber laser that delivers output...

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Multi-Wavelength Laser Combiner

Agilent Technologies Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) offers a Multi-Wavelength Laser Combiner for microscopy applications. Developed to work with laser-based tools, the laser combiner is ideal for applications...

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Optical Design Software

Lambda Research (Littleton, MA) introduces TracePro 5.0 software for optical modeling, design and analysis. TracePro 5.0 allows users to combine multiple light sources with various wavelength spectrums in one TracePro...

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Design and Analysis Software

LightTools® 6.1 illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates (ORA) (Pasadena, CA) is suitable for the design of sophisticated luminaires, LEDs, and displays. The Ray Path feature...

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Transparent Conductive Coatings

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) (Santa Rosa, CA) offers transparent conductive coatings for use in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectral ranges. The transparent coatings are compatible with DSI’s...

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Optical Engineering Software

Photon Engineering (Tucson, AZ) has released version 7.50.0 of its optical engineering software FRED 7.x series. FRED is an advanced 3D CAD optical engineering software program capable of simulating the propagation of light through most optical/illumination systems. The new version features enhancements to FRED’s...

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High-Power Light Engines

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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Wireless Accelerometer

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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Light Metrology Software

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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NIR/SWIR Cameras for Unmanned Vehicles

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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Ruggedized Lenses

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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Thermal Imaging Camera

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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Near IR Joulemeters and Radiometers

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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16 Channel Framing Camera

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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LED Driver Modules

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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Chip-On-Board Illuminance Sensor

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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Condensation Cured Silicone

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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CMOS High-Speed Camera

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: Photonics/Optics
Going Green in the Workplace with LEDs

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
Precision Prism Manufacturing — Art or Science?

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...

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