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
Supercontinuum Source

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...

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Luminaire Measurement System

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...

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Cold Mirrors

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...

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Halogen Light Sources

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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Product of the Month: CCD Color Camera

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...

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Fiber Laser Control Kit

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...

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Xenon Flash Lamp

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...

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Digital Transform Spectrometer

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...

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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...

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Midget Flange LED Lamp

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,...

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Light-Emitting Diodes

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....

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Optical Design Software

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...

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Regenerative Laser System

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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High-Power LEDs

American Bright Optoelectronics Corp. (Chino, CA) has introduced the BWL-3B series of 3-watt, high-power LEDs in a 9 × 9-mm package that consists of multiple dice in a single multi-leaded package. This packaging allows for...

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Spectroscopic Reflectometer

HORIBA Jobin Yvon (Edison, NJ) offers the DigiScreen spectroscopic reflectometer capable of measuring film thickness deposited on a large-area glass substrate in less than one second. With a spectral range of 400 nm to 800 nm, the DigiScreen can measure film thickness from 100 nm to several microns, and accepts sample...

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Photo Integrated Circuits

Hamamatsu Corp. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a transmitter-receiver pair of photo integrated circuits (ICs) for use in MOST-compliant automotive multimedia networks. The L10063-01 transmitter and S10064-01 receiver...

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Ethernet CCD Camera

The TM-1405GE from JAI PULNiX (San Jose, CA) is a high-resolution, 1.4-megapixel CCD camera. The interline transfer CCD permits full vertical and horizontal resolution with shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec. Asynchronous...

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Pulsed Fiber Laser

Lumics (Berlin, Germany) has introduced the LU1060F400 pulsed fiber laser that offers up to 0.8 mJ pulse energy with average power of 4W. It is a short-pulse Ytterbium fiber laser in Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) configuration. The laser operation mode can be changed by selecting customer-specific parameters, such...

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Image Analysis Software

Sensors Unlimited, Goodrich Corp. (Princeton, NJ) has released SUI Image Analysis Software, which allows full operational control of the high-speed windowing functions on the SU320MSW-1.7RT Shortwave Infrared (SWIR)...

The measurement of gases associated with industrial processing/emissions monitoring has become increasingly important as the need to improve efficiencies in process control has increased, and...

It is hard to see how machine-vision camera manufacturers produce decent-quality products at reasonable prices. The multi-megapixel sensors at the heart of current machine-vision cameras are...

Semiconductor manufacturers need the flexibility of a wafer-cutting machine that supports various wafer sizes and cuts them without the mechanical and thermal damage often...

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