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Friedrich-Schiller-University
Jena, Germany
7 - 10 September 2015
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Exhibitor Product Announcements

Product announcements will be posted as they are received.

14 September 2012: AO-1010 Eye-Safe Laser, 10mJ, 10Hz, 1535nm for Imagining, Remote Sensing & Ranging.

Kigre, Inc.

Kigre, Inc. Introduces: New Compact Q-switched Eye-Safe Lasers, High Efficiency Side Pumped (HESP) Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) Laser Design For nearly four decades Kigre has been a leader in solid stat laser technology. Kigre has recently developed next generation megawatt class erbium glass (1534nm) eye-safe micro-lasers for use in enhanced laser surveillance, remote sensing, LIBS and detection systems. These new lasers utilize a unique pumping architecture that provides a foundation for rugged, compact and reliable high power/high gain devices an order of magnitude lighter, smaller, more efficient and less expensive than the existing state-of-the-art. The significant performance improvement in these High Efficiency Side Pumped (HESP) Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers is due in large part to the invention of a new generation of athermal high-gain laser glass materials and innovative conduction cooled packages that portends long diode lifetime at high power levels with minimal thermal conditioning requirements. HESP laser technology is enhancing both old and new government programs. Numerous contractors have already initiated the integration of the small high power diode pumped solid-state lasers into various laser systems. Our new family of HESP lasers includes smaller passive Q-switched units such as the MK-11 head with a size of 0.65 x 1.2 x 1.3 and providing ~ 1mj, 6ns, 1Hz. Larger units include the HESP AO Q-switched head with a size of 1.4"x 2.2"x 5.0" and providing ~ 10mj, 6ns, 10Hz.

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29 August 2012: EM27 - Open Path Spectrometer

Bruker Optik GmbH

The Open Path Gas Analyzer EM27 is a broadband infrared detection system for remote sensing of hazardous atmospheric compounds. The system performance allows real-time field screening analysis (analysis less than 1 s). The lightweight system includes an infrared radiation analyzer based on the proven Bruker RockSolid interferometer. An internal calibration source provides self-test and self-calibration for radiometric measurements. Due to the novel design of the sensor module, the system is resistant to mechanical shocks, vibrations and temperature extremes. It is hardened for field operations in harsh environments. The Bruker EM27 features: Easy handling Robust and compact design Low weight Minimal power consumption Fast measurement and analysis time In order to cover a large range of field application purposes, EM27 has two different system configurations with different sensitivities: Passive mode uses the natural infrared radiation signatures of chemical agents. Active mode detection uses the transmitted light from an active infrared source.

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29 August 2012: HI 90 - Imaging Remote Sensing System

Bruker Optik GmbH

The new Bruker Hyperspectral Imaging System HI 90 is an imaging remote sensing system based on the combination of a Michelson interferometer and a focal plane array detector. Each pixel of the array records an interferogram from the corresponding field of view. A spectrum is obtained by fourier transformation and contains the infrared signature of the scene. The system allows identification, quantification and visualization of potentially hazardous gases from long distances. The Hyperspectral Imaging System HI 90 has been developed for a wide range of applications. The method of infrared remote sensing allows the detection, identification, and quantification of an extremely wide range of relevant organic molecules in the atmosphere. Thus, applications of the HI 90 range from basic research such as atmospheric research, environmental research, and volcanology to industrial applications as well as safety and security applications. A major field of applications of the HI 90 is homeland security. If hazardous compounds are released into the atmosphere, for example in the case of a terrorist attack or a chemical accident, emergency response forces require information about the released compounds immediately in order to take appropriate measures to protect workers, residents, and the environment. HI 90 allows identification and visualization of such hazardous clouds in the atmosphere from long distances of several kilometers (stand-off detection). The image of a cloud allows an assessment of the dimensions and the dispersion of a cloud. In addition, the source of a cloud may be located. Features Highly efficient plane mirror interferometer Active alignment High performance focal plane array High quality spectra o High signal to noise ratio o Low detection limits Standard spectral range: 850 1440 cm-1 (other ranges optional) Video camera for real-time image overlay Internal automatic calibration unit Complete software package Automatic compound identification o compensation of atmospheric gases and interferents Imaging: Overlay of video image and hyperspectral image Interactive display of hyperspectral images Storage of all relevant data including complete documentation of o measurement scene image, o spectra, o identified compounds, o position, o time etc.

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29 August 2012: SIGIS 2 - Scanning Infrared Gas Imaging System

Bruker Optik GmbH

SIGIS 2 allows identification, quantification, and visualization of potentially hazardous gas clouds from long distances. SIGIS 2 (Scanning Infrared Gas Imaging System) is a scanning imaging remote sensing system based on the combination of an infrared spectrometer with a single detector element and a scanner system. Simple Operation The image of the scene is displayed by a camera (video or infrared). In the basic mode of operation the operator chooses an area to examine by drawing a frame in the video image. Then the scanning mirror sequentially scans the scene and the incoming infrared radiation is analyzed in real time. The results are visualized by the video image, overlaid by an image of the potentially hazardous gas cloud. This direct display of the cloud image in the video image allows simple assessment of the position and the size of the cloud. The combination of a rotating head with a scanning mirror allows 360 -observation and imaging. Feature Highlights Long range detection (integrated telescope) Ultra low noise highest optical throughput lowest detection limits Unique system that combines performance of single detector FTIR with imaging Automatic real time identification compensation of atmospheric gases and interferents Large spectral library (TICs, CWA optional) Image overlay allows simple interpretation Robust (deployed by emergency response forces since 2006) Automatic 360 surveillance and user defined operation Video and infrared cameras for day and night use Complete documentation of measurement scene image, spectra, compounds, position, time etc. Automatic transmission of data to server transmission to command center or external experts Post analysis by external experts possible

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9 August 2012: ImageMaster® HR IR - The only vertical and camera-based MTF test station measuring in VIS and LWIR

TRIOPTICS GmbH

ImageMaster HR IR, based on the well-proven ImageMaster HR, has been developed to fulfill customer requirements for the highest accuracy and flexibility of MTF measurement. The newest addition to our ImageMaster Series, this instrument is specifically designed for the measurement of optical parameters of today s high-end IR optics in R&D and production. Fully computer-controlled, our instrument comes with a high-quality mirror collimator, a broadband IR light source and an IR focal plane array image sensor. It can be configured for testing optical systems with: Object at infinity On-axis and off-axis (up to 90 ) VIS spectral range optional Sample EFL range 10-100 mm

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9 August 2012: Measuring Lens Centering, Air Spacing, and Center Thickness inside of Assembled IR Optical Systems

TRIOPTICS GmbH

OptiCentric 3D IR provides an ideal solution for the complete optomechanical characterization of assembled IR optical systems. The instrument integrates different lens analysis technologies and provides a valuable tool for the evaluation of complex optical systems in R&D or/and quality control in production environments. The two-in-one solution for the detailed investigation of assembled objective lenses combines the OptiCentric centering error measurement technology with the low coherence interferometer OptiSurf , which characterizes the air gaps between lens surfaces and the center thicknesses of lenses within the assembled optical system. The combination of both technologies gives rise to a significantly increased overall measurement accuracy and therefore more detailed information for e.g. quality control during manufacturing. Typical accuracy of the system is Centering errors <0.1 m Air spacing and center thickness <1 m OptiCentric 3D in Operation 1. The OptiCentric system determines the centering error (tilt and shift in x-y direction) of the elements of the optical system with respect to a reference axis. 2. The optical assembly under test is then aligned with the help of a tilt/translation stage or other adjusting elements to the measuring axis of the low coherence interferometer OptiSurf . The highly accurate alignment enables the low coherence interferometer to precisely determine the position of the center of curvatures in z-direction, the air gaps between lenses and their respective center thicknesses. 3. After the center thicknesses and air gaps measurement is completed, the data are transferred to the MultiLens Software and the design data of the optical system is replaced by the actual geometry data measured with OptiSurf . 4. As a result, the accuracy of the centering error data for each component of the optical system, measured initially with OptiCentric , is significantly increased.

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4 August 2012: Agility Raman Analyzer | out-of-lab flexibility without sacrificing performance

BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec s AgilityTM Raman Analyzer delivers high sensitivity and repeatability in an affordable, ruggedized battery-operated package. 1st Generation Raman Analyzers were limited to laboratory instruments. 2nd Generation Analyzers, although portable, were costly and struggled with repeatability and sensitivity. BaySpec s 3rd Generation AgilityTM delivers highly repeatable and sensitive results in a sleek field use battery-operated package. High reliability (MIL STD 810 shock and vibration) is achieved through a rugged mechanical design with no moving parts based on Volume Phase Gratings (VPG ). Periodic calibration is not required. Convenient USB interface for outputting data provided. Features: Available in 532nm, 785nm or 1064nm excitation wavelengths Optimally cooled scientific-grade detector arrays for low light sensitivity Portable ergonomic design, light-weight < 10 lbs. Rapid automated calibration to ensure operational accuracy Can identify both commonplace and rare chemicals through glass, plastic, transparent and even translucent materials Can accurately identify chemicals in mixtures at low concentrations levels, dependent on mixture s specific chemical(s) and substance(s) Helps reduce the likelihood of human error by eliminating sample preparation and test interpretation Non-destructive testing preserves samples for additional tests and/or as evidence Powerful AGILITY2020 software included To request more information or schedule a demo, please contact BaySpec at info@bayspec.com or call +1(408)512-5928. Visit us online: www.bayspec.com.

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17 July 2012: QE65 Pro, The scientific grade spectrometer

Ocean Optics EMEA

The QE65 Pro is the most sensitive spectrometer Ocean Optics has ever developed. This scientific grade spectrometer offers great quantum efficiency as well as superior signal-to-noise ratio and signal processing speed. The QE65 Pro is an excellent option for low light-level applications such as fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, DNA sequencing, astronomy and thin-film reflectivity. The Scientific-Grade Miniature Spectrometer that's changing the game The QE65 Pro is Ocean Optics' next-generation scientific-grade miniature spectrometer that features high sensitivity and low stray light performance - making it ideal for a wide range of low light level applications such as Raman, DNA sequencing and fluorescence. Its enhanced thermal design promotes excellent spectrometer wavelength stability and the QE65 Pro's triggering functions deliver accurate timing and synchronization between your spectrometer and other devices. The QE65 Pro also has replaceable slits for convenience and an extensive range of gratings for flexibility in optimizing your applications. Features Availability of new gratings, selected for their optimal wavelength range and stray light performance characteristics New mirror options to tailor reflectivity to your wavelength range Rectangular mirrors for more sensitivity at the ends of the spectral range SMA 905 connector assembly with replaceable slit design for added convenience and excellent repeatability Changes to the optical bench and its components that promote excellent spectrometer wavelength thermal stability Robust Optical Bench The QE65 Pro is the result of feedback from customers like you who appreciate high performance at a reasonable price and appreciate the flexibility of our modular approach to miniature spectroscopy. Consider some of the enhancements we ve made to the QE65 Pro: Availability of new gratings, selected for their optimal wavelength range and stray light performance characteristics New optical bench components that more efficiently manipulate light for greater throughput and higher sensitivity SMA 905 connector assembly with replaceable slit design for added convenience and excellent repeatability Changes to the optical bench and its components that promote excellent spectrometer wavelength thermal stability Back-thinned Detector At the heart of the QE65 Pro is a Hamamatsu FFT-CCD detector distinguished by its high quantum efficiency (90% maximum) and low etalon characteristics. Unlike linear CCDs, the 2D area detector in the QE65 Pro allows us to bin (or sum) a vertical row of pixels, which offers significant improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio (>1000:1) and signal processing speed of the detector. What s more, the TE-cooled (down to -15 C) detector has low noise and low dark signal, which enables low-light-level detection and long integration times -- from 8 milliseconds to 15 minutes, with virtually no spectral distortion. Ideal For Raman QE65 Pro is a great choice for fluorescence and low light level applications and is particularly well suited for modular Raman spectroscopy. For Raman, we offer a 900 mm-1 grating (#H36) that is blazed at 500 nm and has good response at the 532 and 785 nm laser illumination wavelengths typical of Raman. Go to: www.qe65pro.com

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17 July 2012: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy with the LIBS2500+

Ocean Optics EMEA

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is a non-invasive technique for real-time, qualitative and semi-quantitative spectral analysis of elements in solids, solutions and gases. The LIBS2500+ is a broadband (200-980 nm), high resolution detection system with an optical resolution of ~0.1 nm (FWHM). Sensitivity to parts-per-billion and picogram levels is possible. How the LIBS2500plus Systems Work A high-intensity, pulsed laser beam is focused on the sample area, positioned a few centimeters to a meter from the sample. A single 10 nanosecond-wide laser pulse is all that is needed to excite the sample. When the laser is fired, the high-temperature of the laser creates plasma. As the plasma decays or cools (~1.0 sec after the laser pulse), excited atoms in the plasma emit light of characteristic wavelengths distinct to the element. All elements emit in the 200-980 nm region. The detection systems use up to seven of our HR2000+ High-resolution Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometers, each with a 2048-element linear CCD array. All spectrometers are triggered to acquire and read out data simultaneously. The detectors in the broadband (200-980 nm) LIBS2500plus collect the signal; software included with the system displays the data. Advantages of Broadband LIBS Techniques Most traditional LIBS detection systems have a small spectral range. The LIBS2500plus Systems provide broadband spectral analysis. Because the systems are noninvasive, users can perform real-time measurements in situ, within hostile industrial, chemical and biochemical environments -- with little or no sample preparation. Since the LIBS2500plus utilizes Ocean Optics' HR2000+ High-resolution Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometers, the detection systems are portable and can be interfaced to a notebook PC via a USB port. Applications The LIBS technique is useful for a variety of applications: Environmental monitoring (soil contamination, particulates) Materials analysis (metals, plastics) Forensics and biomedical studies (teeth, bones) Military and safety needs (explosive particles, chemical and biological warfare agents Art restoration/conservation (pigments, precious/ancient metals)

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13 July 2012: IT4: Imaging Through the 4 artefacts of sub-optimal surveillance (jitter, shimmer, contrast, noise).

Melford Resolution Ltd.

IT4 The Image processing software package, IT4, will be launched at the SPIE Security and Defence Exhibition in Edinburgh in September 2012 following an oral presentation about the development and capabilities. The package has been developed as a collaboration between Melford Resolution iimited and Amber Optix Limited (AOL). The present IT4 package incorporates a number of technology modules, namely:- Image stabilisation Scene motion detection, analysis and tracking Turbulence processing or deshimmering Automatic scene analyser with manual override to set parameters User-defined ROI Colour processing FPN correction Local contrast enhancement Touch screen support Noise reduction at night to give enhanced performance The current platform can be a PC or a laptop and the signal Interfaces include: avi, USB, GigE, Camera Link, Sequential Jpeg, Bmp images Please come to Stand 501 in the exhibition if you would like a demonstration or contact Dr. Tony Cochrane of MRL at +44-1787-370190: jac@melres.co.uk

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