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14 June 2018: foXXus - refractive multi-focus optics

AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

The long hoped-for function of laser energy focusing in multiple focuses along optical axis is realized in family of foXXus optical systems of patent pending design which is applied in micromachining techniques with ultra-short pulse lasers like cutting of glass or sapphire and in multi-kW laser applications of metal sheet cutting and welding. Refractive optical design provides: practically lossless re-distributing of laser energy in variable combinations of foci, high resistance to radiation of high power ps and fs lasers as well as of multi-kW CW lasers, diffraction limited high NA focusing with compensation of spherical aberration induced by transparent media, implementation of design versions to be used with scanning optics, elongation of effective depth of field. The foXXus optics operates with both TEM00 and multimode lasers at various wavelengths, and their compact design and low sensitivity to misalignments make it possible quick, easy and simple integration of objectives in already existing equipment.

Find out more or contact AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

9 May 2018: Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

US Fiberoptec

USFiberOptec’s non circular core silica optical fibers show the same exceptional performance and transmission as Optran UV/WF fibers with circular core geometry. With its good image scrambling and low focal ratio degradation it is ideal for astronomy applications. When used with diode lasers which give a square shaped output, the square core fibers offer greater coupling efficiencies than circular fibers. The square output beam reduces the need for beam shaping optics.

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9 May 2018: Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

US Fiberoptec

USFiberOptec’s® non circular core silica optical fibers show the same exceptional performance and transmission as Optran UV/WF fibers with circular core geometry. With its good image scrambling and low focal ratio degradation it is ideal for astronomy applications. When used with diode lasers which give a square shaped output, the square core fibers offer greater coupling efficiencies than circular fibers. The square output beam reduces the need for beam shaping optics.

100% vertically integrated world leader in silica and glass optical fibers, assemblies, bundles and hybrid photonics solutions. Producing stock and custom silica (Quartz), silica/silica and hard polymer clad/silica (HPCS), glass and MIR (Mid Infrared Red) optical fibers and value added assemblies for a wide variety of industries and applications. We offer fibers from 40 microns to 2,000 microns in core sizes with N.A. range of 0.12 to 0.53 and wavelengths range from 193nm to 16 microns. In addition to our standard products, we also offer non-circular core fibers and assemblies for unique and challenging applications. Our products are used in UV, VIS, NIR and MIR sectors. Customers in the Life Sciences, Spectroscopy, Biomedical, Industrial, sensing, U.V. Curing, Scientific, Astronomy, Academic have been successfully using our products for over 25 years. Our manufacturing plants are completely vertically integrated from the raw material (Preform) manufacturing) step to fiber drawing and complete value added assemblies and bundles internally. This allows us to offer the industry’s most competitive pricing, while keeping up the highest quality and customer service to our customers. We can offer many unique solutions to most demanding and challenging requirements. We are delighted to be your trusted supplier of fiberoptic products.

Find out more or contact US Fiberoptec

9 May 2018: Industry Standard in Optical Simulation Software - ASAP NextGen is redefining moment in the history of the ASAP program.

Breault Research Organization, Inc.

ASAP NextGen, a product of more than 30 years of continuous development, is not only the next step in the evolution of the ASAP program, but a complete re-imagining of the ASAP environment. ASAP NextGen offers engineers and product designers a host of new features making it the easiest to use ASAP ever and greatly improving on the unmatched capability, flexibility, speed, and accuracy for which ASAP has long been known. ASAP NextGen is a new paradigm in optical simulation software for predicting the real-world performance of automotive lighting, imaging systems, luminaires, lightpipes, bio-optic systems, medical devices, displays and coherent systems.

If you are a new or infrequent user, NextGen's Optics Manager is designed to easily manage ASAP's 4-Step Process (System, Source, Trace, and Analysis). Use a CAD tree-like structure with uncomplicated and convenient input menus and catalogs for materials, lenses, and sources while the integrated, persistent 3D Viewer automatically updates your system geometry as you design. Entire simulations can be performed within the Optics Manager without writing a line of script. The Optics Manager also automatically creates a working script for you to access ASAP's powerful optical programming language for even more complex simulations.

NextGen's Workflow Manager is designed to provide you with a more convenient, quicker, and easier approach to scripting. Use the detailed workflow tree structure or the search field to locate the command or macro you need for your script and simply fill in the relevant command parameters in the Workflow Grid fields. You can then insert them at the cursor location in the script, the Command Bar, the clipboard, or run the command. Context sensitive help topics show the exact detail you need to assign associated command parameters. Create INR input directly from the Workflow Manager or first create a script file in the Optics Manager for further elaboration in the Workflow Manager.

NextGen offers other Managers to efficiently administer your workflow.
Catalog Managers - choose manufacturer and measured data for light sources, lenses, media, coatings, scatter models, functions, and variables to input data in any of the NextGen user interfaces.
Macro Manager - edit individual macro content independent of the script file.
$SCR Manager - a customizable graphical user interface allows you to create application specific tasks through the programming language.
Optimization Manager - a consolidated means of optimizing your optical systems through design variables, goals, objective constraints, exit criteria, and multiple algorithms.

Viewers in NextGen provide new and improved visualization tools for a wide variety of data including system geometry and ray traces, distribution data files, Poincare sphere polarization results, conformal radiometry results, CIE colorimetry results, and now visual appearance. Easily view kernel created tristimulus values, photometry, chromaticity coordinates, and correlated color temperatures in the CIE Viewer. Examine the visual appearance of converted CIE XYZ tristimulus values to a standard RGB or SRBG space in the Visual Appearance Viewer.

The new Adaptive Navigation Help System in NextGen provides viewing Help from desktop monitors to mobile devices and consists of an expandable table of contents and an index/glossary with focused search capability. Each found entry displays a topic name, several words from the topic body content, and the full relative path of the topic. Search autocomplete is also now available showing suggestions as you type into the Search field.

Another new paradigm for ray tracing speed and efficiency - ASAP NextGen with CoreMax technology automatically runs parallel and remote distributed processes on all local PC physical cores, as well as on all physical cores on up to five remote ASAP licenses installed on your LAN. Twice as many physical cores means twice the speed, which is an industry first and makes ASAP NextGen one of the fastest ray tracers with the highest level of computing power of any commercial optical design software.

ASAP NextGen represents an innovative, fast, and intuitive simulation environment for novice ASAP users while preserving, improving, and expanding what is familiar to experienced ASAP users.

Find out more or contact Breault Research Organization, Inc.

2 May 2018: Meridian® FLEX Camera Testing Platform

Optikos Corporation

Optikos Corporation introduced and demonstrated Meridian® FLEX (Patent Pending)—its most advanced camera testing platform and newest addition to the Meridian family—at the SPIE Photonics West 2018 trade show.

The FLEX platform is designed around a high-speed, high-precision robot that can place a target at any specified field point in a variety of configurations—making it flexible enough for R&D testing, and rapid enough for production camera testing.

Camera manufacturers and integrators in industries that rely on short focal length, small aperture cameras, such as automotive, cell phone, webcam and drone surveillance, now have a powerful and flexible tool to measure test setups from a few, to hundreds of field points in less than a second per field position.

Separate Cartesian and spherical polar coordinate systems allow precise target pointing, and the Meridian® FieldPoint Software performs the calculations for seamless coordinate transforms. The robot then either points the target projector at the Device Under Test (DUT) or points the DUT at the target projector with high precision. Split configurations that assign one motion axis to the DUT and one to the target projector are also supported.

The standard optical source for testing is a Meridian® Focusing Target Projector (FTP), which is used in the measurement of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and geometric imaging parameters such as distortion.
High quality imaging performance in cameras is mandatory in applications such as automotive safety systems, and the Meridian FLEX platform is uniquely designed to meet and surpass these requirements.

To learn more about the Meridian family of products, stop by our booth #324 at Optics & Photonics to see our Meridian Starfield demo and to learn more about the newest products: Meridian FLEX and the Focusing Target Projector.

Find out more or contact Optikos Corporation

25 April 2018: The new ES6B, 6mm aperture bi-stable laser shutter with industry first 25-million-cycle guarantee.

Vincent Associates

Vincent Associates releases the new ES6B shutter - a 6mm aperture laser shutter with bi-stable operation and industry-first 25-million-cycle guarantee. The shutter has a small form factor with an internal actuator allowing for straightforward system integration. Available with a standard black coated shutter blade or with reflective blade for higher energy light sources.

Find out more or contact Vincent Associates

24 April 2018: X-LDQ-AE Series: Linear Motor Stages with Built-in Controllers

Zaber Technologies Inc.

Can a Linear Motor Stage have a Built-in Controller?
Yes! Introducing the X-LDQ-AE, Zaber’s new linear motor stage with a built-in controller. This is a first of its kind - making set-up as easy as 1-2-3. These devices ship pre-tuned and Zaber’s free software allows you to quickly and easily adjust the tuning parameters. Zero backlash, 1.5 m/s, and 3 µm accuracy over 1000 mm travel. 30-day satisfaction guarantee and 1-5 day lead times.

Find out more or contact Zaber Technologies Inc.

11 April 2018: Polychromatic Interferometer - KaleoMultiWAVE


PHASICS® is innovating in optical metrology with a new instrument able to measure both transmitted and reflected wavefront error (TWE/RWE). Coated or uncoated optics can be qualified over a diameter of 5.1 inches at their working wavelengths.
The KaleoMultiWAVE is an advantageous alternative and cost-effective solution to the purchase of several interferometers, the system offers a measurement accuracy comparable to Fizeau interferometry.
The KaleoMultiWAVE works at different wavelengths to perform qualification of the optics and coating at the working wavelengths of the coating.
- Optical manufacturers
- Filter manufacturers
- Space and Defense

Find out more or contact PHASICS Corp.

27 March 2018: SMR - Compact 6-Axis Precision Motion Assembly

KOHZU Precision c/o Daniel F Crews, LLC

KOHZU has launched their 3rd compact 6-axis precision motion assembly solution ideal for optical alignments with the common point of rotation for all three rotational axes. Perfect solution for fiber alignments, optical alignments, synchrotron solutions, assembly applications and more. KOHZU, Production Grade Precision Motion Solutions!

Find out more or contact KOHZU Precision c/o Daniel F Crews, LLC

26 March 2018: TracePro 2018

Lambda Research Corp.

TracePro 2018 features an advanced interactive optimizer, new tolerancing utility and upgraded CAD kernel to analyze and design Biomedical, AR and VR Displays, Luminaires, Light Pipes and Solar designs. The advanced optimizer is interactive and provides tools to quickly sketch in an optical idea, interactively raytrace it and then optimize using multiple criteria. The new tolerancing utility employs a nonlinear statistical Monte-Carlo technique to vary the system over a set of user-defined parameters and output a set of tolerancing statistics. Finally, the CAD kernel has been significantly updated to provide seamless CAD interoperability with all major CAD programs.

Find out more or contact Lambda Research Corp.

15 March 2018: Fiber Optic Hermetic Adapters and Connectors

Solid Sealing Technology, Inc.

Solid Sealing Technology's new line of Hermetic Fiber Optic Adapters and Hermetic Multichannel Connectors utilize a precision zirconia ferrule terminated to a 62.5/125 multimode graded index optical fiber with PC polish. The zirconia ferrules are high temperature brazed into mating metal hardware to provide the highest reliability seal.

Standard Product Offering:
Adapters mate with ST or FC standard connectors
UHV ST connector is available terminated or un-terminated
Multichannel connectors available with vacuum compatible plugs
High Vacuum shielded fiber optic cable available
Installation options include: CF, KF, and O-ring
Internal Pressure 1x10-10 Torr up to 2000 psig

Find out more or contact Solid Sealing Technology, Inc.

27 February 2018: PG&O® Provides Advanced Optics and Thin-Film Optical Coatings for Biomedical Applications

Precision Glass & Optics

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), provides optical thin film coatings and custom optical solutions for a wide variety of life science and biomedical applications. With the recently-announced installation of an in-situ optical monitoring and advanced rate control system, the company produces single- and multi-layered thin films with ultra-precision, up to 10x higher accuracy than previously available. Additionally, the company has an extremely large, in-house inventory of glass substrates, fabrication services and turn-key optics solutions for use in biomedical, MRI imaging, display, projection, scanning, laser, and other instrumentation applications.

PG&O will showcase plano optics, beamsplitters, prisms, optical assemblies, windows, hot and cold mirrors, indium tin oxide (ITO), maximum reflectors (Max Rs), anti-reflection coatings (AR), and customized optical solutions utilizing a variety of shapes and substrate materials at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018, San Diego, CA.

To learn more about Precision Glass & Optics full line of optical thin film coatings for biomedical applications, please call 714-540-0126 or visit www.pgo.com.

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Celebrating the company’s 32nd 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 to manufacture 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.

Find out more or contact Precision Glass & Optics


Moulded Optics GmbH

Moulded Optics GmbH is offering a new standard line of competitively priced, readily available in small to large volume quantities from stock, of precision-molded Aspheric Condenser Lenses with or without outer flange, or with edge diameter, from Schott B270 Superwite® Crown (nd = 1.5230), Duran® borosilicate (nd = 1.4800) and F2 high-refraction index (nd = 1.62004) or equivalent glass materials (ROHS compliant), in over (24) diameter sizes from 4mm to 80mm. The aspheric first surface is molded and the plano or spherical second surface is either ground and polished or molded. The lenses are specifically designed and manufactured to satisfy most types of illumination applications.

Find out more or contact Moulded Optics GmbH

6 November 2017: Open Center Alignment Stages

KOHZU Precision c/o Daniel F Crews, LLC

KOHZU manufactures a line of alignment stages with clear aperture open centers. These stages include integrated linear (XY) and rotary stages (R) including XYR assemblies.

High Precision! High Quality!

Applications: Metrology, Optics, Substrate, Semiconductor, Camera Lens, Inspection, Screen Printing, Medical

Find out more or contact KOHZU Precision c/o Daniel F Crews, LLC

9 October 2017: ECSz3030 – vertical piezo drive for 8 N and minimum mounting space

attocube systems Inc.

Nanopositioning of high loads, such as detectors or cameras can be a difficult task. In addition, many applications require large travel ranges, but have limited installation space available. attocube’s new ECSz3030 piezo drive has been especially developed to meet these demands: it offers an orientation independent force of 8 N over a travel range of 5 mm, and requires minimum installation space.
The ECSz3030 is the perfect choice for lateral motion setups, and can be easily combined with the whole range of rotators, goniometers and linear positioners of attocube’s Industrial Line portfolio.

Find out more or contact attocube systems Inc.

28 September 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

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