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.

Products: Photonics/Optics
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...

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...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Multichannel Monitor-Stabilizer for Injection-Locked Lasers

Temp Tracker and Temp Tracker 12 ch (single-channel and 12-channel versions) programs are designed for use with an atomic gravity gradiometer. They support the stable operation of the injection-locked slave laser(s) in an autonomous regime. Due to changes of environmental conditions and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Self-Quenching Single-Photon Detector

The self-quenching single-photon detector exhibits unique avalanching behaviors. It can automatically quench each of the Geiger mode avalanche events occurring inside the detector, can maintain the...

A differential-frequency measurement technique has been devised to reduce the spurious contributions of temperature fluctuations to determinations of physical quantities from readings...

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Product of the Month: IR Panoramic Camera

HGH Infrared Systems (Cambridge, MA) has introduced the IR Revolution 360, a 20° vertical, 360° horizontal field of view (FOV) panoramic infrared camera for security and surveillance. The...

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Camera Processor

Toshiba Teli America, Inc. (Irvine, CA) has introduced the SmartDragon™ image processor that can connect and simultaneously receive data from up to four FireWire-B (IEEE1394.b) color or black-and-white cameras. The...

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Cameras with Auto and Averaging Features

Basler (Ahrensburg, Germany) has implemented enhanced features on their Scout and Pilot series cameras. The Auto Features Suite controls several camera functions such as gain, exposure, and white...

FEI Company (Hillsboro, OR) has released the TitanTM 80-300 environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM). The Titan ETEM is suitable for chemical research at the atomic scale, and...

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Low Energy LEDs

SCHOTT (Southbridge, MA) has introduced the KL 200 LED Series cold light engine and the EasyLED Ringlight plus stereo microscopy lamp. The low energy consuming lighting solutions are ideal for industrial, biological lab, and...

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