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6 - 10 August 2017
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Exhibitor Product Announcements

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12 June 2017: Lambda 421

Sutter Instrument Corp.

Scientists have long requested a light source with sub millisecond switching accuracy powerful enough for fast imaging in order to accomplish their most demanding experimental protocols such as optogenetic stimulation. The Lambda 421 answers this request with integrated high power LEDs and a unique, efficient and flexible way of combining the individual beams for unprecedented high switching speed and high power light performance through a reflective pentagon based beam combiner.

By arranging the filters and sources into a pentagon, the Lambda 421 combines four individual high power LED light sources in a compact design without the need for a dichroic ladder and therefore with lower losses than previously achievable. Suitable for microscopy and other optical imaging applications, the Lambda 421 provides exceptional power and versatility.

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7 June 2017: High resolution wavefront sensor for SWIR and visible (0.4-1.7µm)


Thanks to the combination of Phasics patented technology and an InGaAs detector, the SID4 SWIR wavefront sensor offers a very high resolution (160×128 phase pixels) and a very great sensitivity (< 2nm ) over an extended spectral range (0.4-1.7µm). It is perfectly suitable for low energy IR sources characterization and for infrared lens metrology.

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7 June 2017: Off axis MTF and wavefront error at multiple wavelengths on a same bench


Phasics introduces a unique bench for fast and complete lens metrology. It performs automated MTF and wavefront measurement through the whole field (±90°) at multiple wavelengths (400-1100nm). It also delivers Zernike coefficients, through focus MTF or distortion. The bench takes advantage of Phasics patented technology to offer both high accuracy even at wide angle and ease of use. It is perfectly suitable for fisheye lens quality control or third-party lens benchmark before integration.

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24 April 2017: PG&O® Provides Customized Optical Components for Avotec’s Real Eye Nano™

PG&O - Precision Glass & Optics

• Avotec’s unique visual stimulation and eye tracking system for MRI systems is a finalist in SPIE’s prestigious Prism Awards - Biomedical Instrumentation category.

SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), announces the customization of two thin film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory developed by Avotec, Inc. (www.avotecinc.com – Stuart, Florida). The Real Eye Nano™ is an advanced visual presentation and eye-tracking system constructed entirely of glass and plastic, with a reduced size that makes it ideal for operation in confined MRI spaces. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a leading tool in the effort to understand how the human brain functions and a primary target of fMRI research is cognitive disorders associated with increasing age. Optical systems that provide both eye-tracking and visual stimulation are, and will continue to be, a key component in fMRI research.

PG&O developed the dielectric cold mirror and cylindrical prism mirror for the Real Eye Nano. The system allows the MRI patient to view a unique visual demonstration concurrently while the patient’s eyes are illuminated with near-infrared (980 nm) light supplied by an IR light-emitting diode (LED) / fused fiber cable / fiber bundle. PG&O contributed expertise in designing and applying the thin-film coating to the large dichroic mirror and in shaping the multi-element lens for this revolutionary fMRI system.

According to Dan Bukaty, Jr., president of PG&O, “It was a pleasure to work with Avotec on this interesting project. In manufacturing the dichroic mirror, we used our CMP cold mirror and shaped the optic using waterjet technology, which allows us to produce difficult shapes very affordably. The lens was created from a right angle prism that we coated per our customers specifications, then precisely shaped using our CNC machine.”

Precision Glass & Optics partners with customers to find unique optical solutions to specific needs, delivering precision glass, optics and specialized thin film coatings for many different application areas. To find out more, please call 714-540-0126 or visit www.pgo.com.

For more information about Avotec’s Real Eye Nano, please go to: Real Eye Nano.


PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Celebrating the company’s 30th year, PG&O delivers high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and manufacturing large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, astronomy, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.

Avotec, Inc. (www.avotecinc.com – Stuart, Florida) manufactures products for use in fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), an imaging technique used to study brain activity. One recently introduced product, the Real Eye Nano™, a visual stimulation and eye-tracking system, was a Finalist for the prestigious SPIE Prism Awards 2016. Other products include the Silent Vision™ family of MR-compatible projectors and fiber-optic glasses used for visual stimulation, and the Silent Scan™ family of audio systems used for audio stimulation, hearing protection, and communication.
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Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O®)
3600 West Moore Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Contact: Dan Bukaty, Jr., President
Phone: 714-540-0126
Fax: 714-540-1482
Email: info@pgo.com
Web Site: www.pgo.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: marlene@smithmillermoore.com

Find out more or contact PG&O - Precision Glass & Optics

11 April 2017: Multi-focus optics for multi-kW lasers

AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

Splitting laser energy and focusing in multiple foci is a main function of foXXus and twoXX beam shaping optics of patent pending design developed for laser material processing applications like welding and metal sheet cutting using multi-kW lasers. Focusing a laser beam in separate foci perpendicular to or along the optical axis allows optimizing energy distribution for higher productivity and improved quality of material processing. Optical design provides theoretically lossless focusing in variable number of foci, and refractive optical components guarantee high resistance to radiation of multi-kW CW or pulsed lasers. The multi-focus optics operates with both TEM00 and multimode lasers at various wavelengths and various beam sizes; low sensitivity to misalignments and compact design of these optical devices make it possible quick, easy and simple integration in already existing equipment.

Find out more or contact AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

7 April 2017: Vertical Integration = Successful Optics Supply Programs

GS Plastic Optics

At GS Plastic Optics, our only focus is on providing our customers with specifically designed polymer optics that improve:
• Performance of your product
• Competitiveness of your business
• Your market share

Vertical integration of services and manufacturing at GS Plastic Optics improves customer satisfaction by eliminating multiple suppliers. We offer these customer benefits:
• One supplier managing your entire program
• Shorter lead times
• Reduced logistics costs
• Ease of expediting product in a critical situation

GS Plastic Optics in-house services include:

Single Point Diamond Turning (SPDT)
o Quick turn around prototypes for design validation before investing in production molds
o Low or high volume production to meet demanding requirements for optical precision and delivery schedules

Tooling and Machining
o CNC milling machines for rapid turnaround on tooling and fixtures
o High precision blanks for SPDT machining of plastic parts and for steel optical inserts used in molds

Injection Molding
o Presses ranging from 20 to 200 tons
o State-of-the-art machines and programmable controls for highest precision molding
o Variety of machines enables flexible scheduling to meet customer delivery requirements

Thin-Film Coating
o (HR) Reflective gold, silver and aluminum
o (AR) Anti-reflection in various wavelengths
o Custom formula development to meet customer design requirements

o State-of-the art instruments to confirm and document that production processes meet the most challenging customer optics specifications
o QA department and metrology instruments are located in the center of our plant near all manufacturing work centers for fast access and high efficiency

Assembly and Packaging
o Class 10,000 clean room for opto-mechanical assembly o Custom parts packaging ensure safe arrival to customer and compliance with customer inventory standards and production handling requirements

At the end of the day, the GS Plastic Optics integrated manufacturing system benefits our customers with high quality optical components delivered on-time and on-budget, helping you to improve:
• Product performance
• Company competitiveness •
• Your market share

Find out more or contact GS Plastic Optics

5 April 2017: Custom Polymer Optics

Diverse Optics Inc.

Diverse Optics specializes in precision injection molding and single point diamond turning of custom polymer optics. Reduce cost, trim weight, improve performance, and simplify your product design by implementing precision polymer optics! We do it all; prototyping to series production of free-forms ,spheres, micro-optics, aspheres, domes, convex/concave, plano/convex, bi-convex, diffractives, Fresnels, prisms, light-pipes, lens arrays, collimators, combiners, toroids, CPC’s, TIR’s, parabolics, off-axis, ellipticals, and more.
Whether its thousands of molded optics or a few diamond turned prototypes, we’ll show you how polymer optics are perfected!

Find out more or contact Diverse Optics Inc.

20 February 2017: Witness Samples

United Lens Company

ULC’s complete line of optical witness samples are ideal to use as coating witness samples for environmental testing and measuring spectral performance. They are a cost-effective choice when the same material type is required as your substrate. ULC manufactures witness samples in a variety of 185+ materials. Find what will work best for you on our website at www.UnitedLens.com.

Find out more or contact United Lens Company

28 November 2016: attocube expands sensor head portfolio for interferometric displacement measurements

attocube systems Inc.

attocube's interferometric displacement sensors IDS and FPS (offering 1 pm resolution &10 MHz bandwidth) are now available with new sensor heads. The existing portfolio already includes various options, each one optimized for specific measurement tasks: ultra-compact sensor heads (Ø 1.2 mm) for the use in very confined spaces; versions designed for easy alignment or enabling measurements on a wide variety of materials (glass, aluminum, ceramic etc.).

Two new heads have recently been added to the portfolio: The D12/F2.8 is designed for highly sensitive surface measurements offering a spot size of 2 μm at a working distance of 2.8 mm. Due to its sophisticated design, the M12/C7.6 completely eliminates signal intensity peaks even over large distances of up to 5 m, and is therefore the perfect choice for long range measurements.

The advantage of both sensors lies in the highly flexible usage of their fiber-based sensor heads: the simple plug-and-play nature allows for various set-up configurations and the exchange of sensor heads within seconds.

Find out more or contact attocube systems Inc.

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