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Product announcements will be posted as they are received.

22 December 2016: TCSPC FLIM - Full Set of FLIM Cards with PCI Express Interface now available from Becker & Hickl

Boston Electronics Corp.

Becker & Hickl have released a full set of PCI Express cards for TCSPC FLIM system. The set consists of one or two SPC-160pcie TCSPC / FLIM modules and a DCC-100pcie detector controller. For the Becker & Hickl DCS-120 scanners or for customer-specific galvanometer scanners a GVD-120pcie scan controller can be added to the system. The system works with all the commonly used confocal and multiphoton laser scanning microscopes, and with the Becker & Hickl DCS-120 confocal and multiphoton systems.

The set records single and dual-channel FLIM, FCS, multi-wavelength FLIM, Z-stack FLIM, lateral mosaic FLIM, ultra-fast time-series FLIM and, for the DCS-120 system, simultaneous FLIM/PLIM. Online FLIM is available up to an image rate of approximately 10 images per second. Images as large as 2048x2048 pixels and 256 time channels can be recorded. The electronic time resolution of the SPC-160pcie is 2.5 ps rms, the minimum time channel width is 813 fs. The system is using 64-bit data acquisition software.

Boston Electronics (www.boselec.com) is the exclusive agent for Becker & Hickl in North America.

Find out more or contact Boston Electronics Corp.

20 December 2016: New Fiberguide RARe Motheye™ Optical Fibers Deliver Superior High Power Performance

Fiberguide Industries

New RARe Motheye™ optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries feature enhanced high power performance. The new technology surpasses current anti-reflective coated fiber capabilities, providing benefits for high power delivery, research and development, medical, photonics and industrial applications.

Motheye nanostructures were originally discovered by the observation of nocturnal insects, such as moths, whose compound eyes were found to reflect little or no light regardless of the angle. Fiberguide uses a unique, randomized process to create Motheye nanostructures on the fiber surface. This results in fiber optic assemblies with superior wavelength range (400-2200nm), durability and damage thresholds when compared with commonly used AR coatings. Since the anti-reflective structure closely matches the underlying material, damage thresholds are typically close to those of bare fiber. Motheye fibers are also hydrophobic, allowing simple water cleanup of fiber faces.

RARe Motheye fibers are available with core sizes ranging from 3µm to 3mm in step index multi-mode or custom single-mode configurations. Material options include silica core, silica clad, polymer coated or metal coated construction.

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30 November 2016: PG&O® Provides Customized Optical Components for Avotec’s Real Eye Nano™

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.”
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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.


ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

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

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24 November 2016: Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled Diode Lasers

BWT Beijing Ltd.

Up to 5 diferent wavelengths in one module
Optional wavelengths:450nm, 6XXnm, 808nm, 980nm, 1064nm, 1470nm...
400mW~300W CW output power
Other options available:
Visible aiming beam
Photodiode
TEC
Thermistor

Find out more or contact BWT Beijing Ltd.

22 November 2016: PIC compact mini-WhisperIT™ laser now with integrated controller for miniaturized instrumentation needs

Pavilion Integration Corporation

PIC's compact mini-WhisperIT™ laser is now available with integrated controller for miniaturized instrumentation needs. Available in a variety of wavelengths: 355, 375, 405, 450, 488, 520, 532, 561, 638, 750, 785, 805nm, and more. PIC’s WhisperIT™ lasers utilize a patented technology that creates a beam with excellent mode quality, low noise under all conditions, and low speckle, but at a substantially reduced cost, footprint, and power consumption compared to ion or DPSS lasers. History of over 27,000 lasers of all types shipped.

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22 November 2016: Raman Laser & Probe for Extended Spectral Range (200 - 4100 cm-1)

Innovative Photonic Solutions

IPS has developed an innovative new technique to extend the spectral range of your existing spectrometer to cover ~200 – 4100 cm-1 without sacrificing spectral resolution or throughput. This allows customers to capture the "fingerprint region" as well as the CH, OH and H stretch bands.

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7 November 2016: Pavos Ultra Faraday Isolator

Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.

EOT is releasing its Pavos Ultra 1010-1080nm low thermal lens Faraday Isolators. The Pavos Ultra shows a 5X improvement in thermal lens focal shift and a 3X improvement in Kerr lens effect. Isolators with 5mm to 20mm apertures will be available.

Find out more or contact Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.

12 October 2016: High Precision 3D Printing Solutions - Photonic Professional GT: The New Standard In Microfabrication

Nanoscribe GmbH

The 3D printers made by the German company Nanoscribe are the world's highest resolution systems for three-dimensional nano- and microfabrication. Based on the technique of two-photon polymerization, these 3D laser lithography systems offer submicron feature sizes on or below the length scale of the wavelength of light. When common additive manufacturing technologies like stereolithography reach their limits, these 3D printers reveal their full potential providing a 100x higher resolution. Previously unavailable design freedom in microfabrication and structural heights far beyond conventional lithography techniques guarantee best solutions and make them an indispensable tool for scientific as well as industrial customers.

With these state-of-the art Photonic Professional GT systems, the fabrication of large area 3D micro- and nanostructures is now feasible in a single step-process. In combination with an intelligent software package, the system is fully embedded in a typical 3D printing workflow and offers the ease of use known from conventional 3D printing.

Nanoscribe also supplies a product line-up of photoresists that are tailored to two-photon lithography using the Photonic Professional GT. Each of these easy-to-use negative-tone photoresists maximizes a different quality criterion such as resolution, surface smoothness, throughput, etc.

Both, additive as well as subtractive manufacturing of photosensitive polymers on a broad range of substrates is possible. These polymers are compatible with typical electroplating and gas-phase deposition processes, allowing the printed parts to coated or transferred into other materials such as gold, nickel, copper (and alloys thereof) as well as silicon or titanium dioxide.

Broad Spectrum of Applications:
Photonic Professional GT systems are the drivers of innovation for numerous key technologies. They can be used for a broad range of applications, e.g.:

- Micro Rapid Prototyping
- Micro Machines
- Medical Engineering
- Micro-Optics
- MEMS
- Plasmonics
- 3D Photonics
- Maskless Lithography

In the field of micro-optics, these 3D printers allow producing almost arbitrary micro-shapes with optically smooth surfaces in an additive and tool-free way. Steep slopes for high numerical aperture micro-lenses, micro-lens arrays with high filling factors and varying curvatures, as well as even more complex 3D shapes can be achieved. Mass replication is possible by using metal replicas of these shapes.

The award-winning systems are also used to overcome today´s challenges in telecommunication technology, e.g. in 3D printing of photonic wire bonds for the optical interconnection of multichip modules. Researchers have already used the systems for the fabrication of micro machines for life sciences as well as for tissue engineering. Samples can be produced from biocompatible, cell binding/repelling, hydrophobic and hydrophilic polymers with different mechanical characteristics as well as hydrogels.

About Nanoscribe
Nanoscribe GmbH, located in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen near Karlsruhe (Germany), develops and provides 3D printers for the nano-, micro- and meso scale as well as photoresists and process solutions. Within just a few years, the company has managed to turn from a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) to a medium-sized company and established itself as a global market- and technology leader for 3D printing on the nano-, micro- and mesoscale.

As of today, half of the top ten universities worldwide are Nanoscribe clients. A broad array of honors and awards, such as the 2014 Prism Award or 2015 WTN Award as well as Nanoscribe’s finalist position for the Deutscher Gründerpreis 2015 (2015 German Founders’ Award), underscore the extraordinary performance and significance of this expanding high-tech company.

Find out more or contact Nanoscribe GmbH

10 October 2016: AOTF Microscope Video Adaptors

Brimrose Corporation of America

Brimrose Corporation of America recently introduced a new series of Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Video Adaptors, MVA Series. The AOTF MVA Series is designed for visible spectral imaging applications, offers superior speed, image performance and high signal to noise ratio. The AOTF MVA Series have an international standard mechanical interface and is compatible with a video port of any microscope. Using Brimrose standard software, the samples can be viewed at a user specified wavelength in real-time. The AOTF MVA Series offers high spectral resolution as low as 1nm in the VIS region and high spatial resolution (camera dependent) of up 1392 x 1040 pixels. The AOTF MVA Series provides the complete spectrum of each pixel to the end user for further analysis or image processing. Spectral data cubes are saved in “.png”, “.txt” or “.bsq” formats and is compatible with ENVI software.

The C-mount interface makes it compatible with any microscope which have a C-Mount port. The AOTF MVA Series is provided with PC controlled high performance RF Synthesizer allowing the end user rapid wavelength selection and intensity control . These systems are ideal for Biology and Biomedical Research, Raman or Fluorescence Spectroscopy and other laboratory or industrial applications.

Find out more or contact Brimrose Corporation of America

4 October 2016: Compact nanosecond tunable TiSon laser with fast programmable tuning in the range from 700 to 900 nm for photoacoustics in biomedical applications

Laser-export Co. Ltd.

Laser-compact group introduces a new series of unique high-energy broadly tunable compact nanosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers (brand name -"TiSon"). TiSon lasers have been developed specifically for photoacoustic imaging (PAI) in biomedical applications. This novel technique provides structural and functional information of tissues. In addition to high-resolution visualization of biological objects, PAI has the ability to detect hemoglobin, lipids, water and other light-absorbing chromophores by taking a measurement at several wavelengths (the Multi-Spectral or Multi-Wavelength PAI technique).
"TiSon"-lasers present the following advantages for use in PAI applications:
- The tunable wavelength range of 700-900 nm for deep light penetration into biological tissues. It is the most used region for PA imaging in biomedical applications. Since absorption of different biological objects has strong wavelength selectivity, by choosing the right wavelength it is possible to significantly increase contrast of object of interest and by using several different wavelengths get an image of several objects in a single frame.
- Programmable Fast Wavelength Switching. This feature allows to program wavelength and energy of every laser pulse at 1 kHz repetition rate. Fast wavelength switching is important to prevent distortion due to breathing or blood pulsation during in vivo applications.
- High energy (up to 400 uJ) for deeper penetration.
- Short pulse duration (< 6 ns) which directly impacts the spatial resolution and usable acoustic wave bandwidth.
- Up to 1 kHz pulse repetition rate - in order to increase signal to noise ratio.
- Ultra-compact footprint, both pump and Ti:Sapphire lasers in one housing.
- Fiber output option is available upon request.

More information: http://www.laser-export.com/prod/TiSon.html

Welcome to visit Laser-compact/ Laser-export at BIOS 2017 (Table # 8512) and at Photonics West 2017 (booth # 714 in South Hall).

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28 September 2016: BIO-134-1

MY Polymers Ltd.

MY Polymers Ltd. is announcing its BIO-134-1 , a non-cytotoxic, non-fluorescent, low index optical polymer/adhesive/coating with a refractive index of 1.34. The index of 1.34 is identical to the refractive index of cells and tissues. This enables breakthrough image quality in various microscopy imaging applications.

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15 September 2016: Green laser diode modules with low voltage supply

IMM Photonics GmbH

Better visual perception of green light (520 nm – 530 nm) compared to red, and the simultaneous availability of green laser diodes lead to an increased demand for green lasers.

IMM Photonics is expanding its existing range of laser diode modules by adding a series of green laser diode modules with output power of 0.9 mW and 5 mW. The innovative driver design allows for operation as of 2.4 V voltage supply, and is hence also suitable for use with batteries or rechargeable batteries.

The modules are available in the form of dot lasers as well as line lasers, and can be used as pilot lasers and in alignment systems. An analogue modulation input is also available as an option which may be used for external power setting.

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22 July 2016: New deformable mirror housing, more compact

ALPAO SAS

ALPAO has launched its new compact housing production. All deformable mirror with less than 100 actuators will use this new design. ALPAO s deformable mirrors feature large strokes, linearity and fast settling time to meet and exceed your requirements for fast, accurate wavefront correction. The new housing is part of ALPAO s initiative to offer increasingly compact deformable mirrors. The depth has been decreased from 80mm to 18.6mm. The engineering team optimized not only the height but also the complete system, to reduce the weight of the final structure. The weight is now 180-gram instead of 480-gram, two and a half times lighter. Thanks to this new housing, users will have the opportunity to reduce their system size with a lighter and more compact deformable mirror. ALPAO marks a major milestone toward embedded adaptive optics systems, and also very important for industrial applications where each cm counts to have the most compact system.

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21 July 2016: Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Hoersholm, Denmark, October 22, 2016 Delta Optical Thin Film A/S announces the launch of several Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters that are specifically designed for Hyperspectral Imaging.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has been used for a couple of decades in applications such as satellite imaging, air reconnaissance and other not overly price sensitive markets. Classical Hyperspectral imaging cameras use prisms or grating as dispersive elements. These cameras are bulky, sensitive to misalignment and very expensive. The advent of alternative approaches makes HSI attractive for volume markets or even consumer products, for example cancer detection, precision farming, food testing in supermarkets and many more.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S develops and manufactures custom Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters (CVBPF) for mid-size and full-frame CCD/CMOS sensors (e.g. 25 mm x 25 mm or 24 mm x 36 mm). These filters offer very high transmission and are fully blocked in the light sensitive wavelength range of silicon-based detectors (200 nm to 1150 nm). The combination of LVBPFs with silicon detectors allows the design of very compact, robust and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages and benefits over conventional approaches:

Huge aperture compared to grating and prism
Higher transmission than grating and prisms
Short measurement time High suppression of stray light
Excellent signal to noise ratio

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S welcomes requests for custom designed Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters. Available for immediate testing are filters with the following specifications:

Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 880 nm, bandwidth approximately 2% of centre wavelength, transmission 60% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1150 nm, blocking level OD4, size 24 mm x 36 mm
Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 850 nm, bandwidth approximately 4% of centre wavelength, transmission 70% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1100 nm, blocking level OD4, size 25mm x 25 mm
Centre wavelength range 800 nm to 1100 nm, bandwidth approximately 1% of centre wavelength, transmission >70%, blocking range 200 nm to 1200 nm, blocking level OD4, size 25 mm x 18 mm


The sizes are given as height x length, where height is perpendicular to the wavelength gradient and length is along the wavelength gradient. The filters can be diced to smaller sizes.

About Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S (www.deltaopticalthinfilm.com) is the leading supplier of advanced, high performance linear variable filters commonly used in a variety of biomedical imaging applications including fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, monochromators and micro-plate readers among others.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S also provides single, multiband, laserline and broadband band pass filters; long pass filters; short pass filters; notch filters; dichroic and polarizing beam splitters along with other custom coated optical components.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S offers a wide range of high efficiency durable ultra-hard coated filters that have set the standard for high performance and precise operation. With its unique design tools and decades of experience, Delta is able to provide highly competitive standard filters and customized filters and optical components tailored to customers specific applications.

Contact Information
Delta Optical Thin Film A/S
ph +45 70 70 71 46
info@deltaopticalthinfilm.com
www.deltaopticalthinfilm.com
shop.deltaopticalthinfilm.com

KeyWords: Delta Optical Thin Film A/S, Continuously Variable Bandpass Filter, Hyperspectral Imaging, LVF, optical filter, band pass, long pass, short pass, dichroic, flow cytometer, spectrometer, fluorescence, microscopy, FLIM, super continuum, xenon, light source, micro-plate reader.

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19 July 2016: Model 766 Short Pulse Seed Laser Diode Driver

Analog Modules, Inc.

Analog Modules, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its Short Pulse Seed Laser Diode Driver, Model 766. The Model 766 offers user-adjustable pulse width capability as low as 150ps up to 1ns for driving 14-pin butterfly packaged laser diode modules at output currents up to 1.1A. Applications include seeding fiber lasers for materials processing, time-resolved spectroscopy, LIDAR and others. The driver circuitry operates from a single 5V power source. All other needed voltages are generated on the board by high efficiency switching power supplies. The driver supplies a bidirectional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) thermoelectric cooler controller (TEC) with current capability of 3A and voltage capability of4.2V. ? ADJUSTABLE PULSEWIDTHS <250ps TO 1ns ? OUTPUT CURRENT UP TO 1.1A ? COMPLIANCE VOLTAGE UP TO 3.0V ? REPETITION RATE UP TO 1MHz ? ON-BOARD TEC CONTROLLER ? 5.0VDC INPUT POWER ? COMPACT SIZE ONLY 2.9. x3.0 x0.5 For detailed specifications and outline drawings on the Model 766, the product data sheet can be found on our website at http://www.analogmodules.com/admincenter/datasheets/766.pdf. You may also contact AMI to discuss the specifics of your application at sales@analogmodules.com or phone +1 407-339-4355.

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13 July 2016: InPhenix Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, Superluminescent Diodes and Swept Sources

InPhenix, Inc.

Inphenix's Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) are a key technology for high speed switching, all-optical wavelength conversion, regeneration, wavelength selection, booster and in-line amplification, in-node optical pre-amplification and mid-span spectral inversion. Inphenix s Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) are Telcordia GR-468 and RoHS compliant and optimized for Optical Amplification (Gain), Switching and Wavelength Conversion, available in the 1060nm, 1310nm and 1550nm windows. Compatible driver boards are also available. Inphenix s Superluminescent Diodes combine very broad spectral bandwidths with high output power to deliver speckle-free emission wavelengths from 700nm to 1700nm. Designed and manufactured by Inphenix in our ISO9001:2008 facility in California, Inphenix s Superluminescent Diodes are Telcordia GR-468, MIL883 and RoHS compliant and available in a variety of packaging options, including modules and subsystems with integrated driver boards and electronic controls. We look forward to supporting your custom or standard requirements. Inphenix s Swept Light Sources offer deep penetration, long coherence length and high resolution. Based on Inphenix s leading Semiconductor Optical Amplifier technology, Inphenix s frequency swept tunable laser is specifically designed for Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) and Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) applications. Inphenix s Swept Sources are available in 850nm, 1060nm, 1310nm and 1550nm windows and are ideal for OEM integration. We look forward to meeting your standard or customized specifications. For more information, please visit our website: www.inphenix.com

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24 June 2016: Z-INSERT nanopositioner

PIEZOCONCEPT

The Z-insert can fit directly any standard 160mm x 110mm opening (K-type frame) which is used on most motorized stages provided by third party manufacturers. It provides a 128.5 mm by 86.5 mm opening that accepts directly any multi-well microplates with an SBS Standard 127.5 x 85 mm (5" x 3 1/3 ) footprint, for example, the 96-well microplate. As an option, sample holders for microscope slides and Petri dishes can be provided. The Z-insert is also compatible with most top-mounted incubation chambers (Digital Pixel, Tokai Hit, Okolab...).

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24 June 2016: FOC nanopositioner

PIEZOCONCEPT

The FOC are nanopositioners dedicated to microscope objective accurate positioning. They are offered with 100, 200 or 300 microns of travel. The FOC is used in a wide range of applications : Z-stack, automated focus or together with automated thermal expansion compensation (for example CRISP from ASI Imaging). It is made from aluminium and brass, and is equipped with sensor offering stability in the picometer level. The brass mounting ring can be easily exchanged so that any objective can be used with the FOC nanopositioner.

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1 January 1900: i-Raman® Pro

B&W Tek

The i-Raman® Pro is part of our award winning line of i-Raman portable Raman spectrometers powered by our innovative smart spectrometer technology. The i-Raman Pro is a fully integrated system with a touchscreen tablet computer and a battery option for easy portability. Using a high quantum efficiency CCD array detector with deep cooling (-25°C) and high dynamic range, this portable Raman spectrometer delivers a further improved signal to noise ratio for applications requiring long integration times, making it possible to measure even the weakest Raman signals. The i-Raman Pro features the unique combination of wide spectral coverage and high resolution, measuring from 65 cm-1 to 4200cm-1, enabling you to measure stretching bands around 3100cm-1. The compact mobile design combined with an onboard touch screen tablet PC provides users with research grade Raman capabilities anywhere.

The i-Raman Pro is equipped with a fiber optic probe, and can be used with a cuvette holder, a video microscope, and an XYZ positioning stage probe holder. This unit can perform analysis using the onboard touch-friendly and easy to use BWSpec® Mobile software or by connecting to an external PC for lab analysis. With the i-Raman Pro, a portable, high precision qualitative and quantitative Raman solution with great added mobility is at your fingertips.

Learn more: http://bwtek.com/videos/portable-raman-spectroscopy-in-pompeii-italy/

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1 January 1900: i-Raman® Plus

B&W Tek

The i-Raman® Plus is part of our award winning line of i-Raman portable Raman spectrometers powered by our innovative smart spectrometer technology. Using a high quantum efficiency CCD array detector with deeper cooling and high dynamic range, this portable Raman spectrometer delivers an improved signal to noise ratio for up to 30 minutes, making it possible to measure weak Raman signals. The i-Raman Plus features the unique combination of wide spectral coverage and high resolution with configurations measuring from 65 cm-1 to up to 4200 cm-1, enabling you to measure stretching bands around 3100 cm-1. The system’s small footprint, lightweight design, and low power consumption provide research grade Raman capabilities anywhere. The i-Raman Plus comes standard with a fiber optic probe, and can be used with a cuvette holder, a video microscope, an XYZ positioning stage probe holder and our proprietary BWIQ® multivariate analysis software and BWID® identification software. With the i-Raman Plus, a high precision qualitative and quantitative Raman solution is at your fingertips.

Learn more: http://bwtek.com/videos/product-spotlight-i-raman-plus-portable-raman-spectrometer/

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1 January 1900: Cyanea™ Series 470 nm Blue Diode Laser for Optogenetics

Laserglow Technologies

Laserglow Technologies has developed the Cyanea™ Series of Collimated Diode Lasers that are tuned to emit low optical noise, low duty cycle and clean pulse shapes in the 470 nm spectral range, which coincides with the peak excitation wavelength for Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2).

The research techniques using optogenetics currently spans a broad selection of scientific disciplines including psychology, physiology, neurology and cell studies, enabled by laser technology. The multidisciplinary nature of optogenetics presents unique challenges to researchers in order to correctly determine the light activated media, an appropriate light source and accessories such as fiber optic components in order to reach the desired results in their experiments. In order to meet the requirements of the neuroscience community, Laserglow has developed a collimated diode system in the spectral range that supports the most popular light-activated opsin, Channelrhodopsin, where the temporal and spatial controls are significantly improved from the original DPSS 473 nm model. The new Cyanea™ series has inherently low optical noise, modulates very clean and swift, as well as allows complete control over the beam parameters including very low duty cycles (due to the fast rise/fall times emitted directly from the diode).

Optogenetics methods allow targeting of specific neuronal populations to trigger specific cellular behaviour using light-based stimulation. The light-sensitivity of neurons depends on the presence of light-sensitive proteins (known as opsins) impinged upon the target cells. Opsins are available in two varieties; stimulating versus inhibitory. A sub-class of opsins have been developed which have both functions available, depending on light wavelength (SFO – Step Function Opsins). Stimulating opsins open up an ion channel in the neuron causing it to 'fire', whereas inhibitory opsins (such a halorhodopsin) close or 'switch off' cell activity. Many opsins used to switch on cell activity have their peak sensitivity at 470 nm. This spectral region is where the new Cyanea™ Series from Laserglow emits. Not only because of the spectral response but also the multiple levels of control over the emission makes the new Cyanea™ LRD-470 from Laserglow a revolutionary breakthrough in pulse shape control, as well as temporal flexibility. Cyanea™ is the best Channelrhodopsin light source on the market.

The Cyanea™ series presents all the advantages of a robust collimated diode laser system, including excellent stability, excellent signal response (sine or square waveform) and superior fiber coupling efficiency. The compact unit offers sustained, durable operation, and the low optical noise is ideal for ePhys (electro-physiological) investigation. The narrow spectral band prevents cross talk with other opsins, and proximity to the peak Channelrhodopsin activation wavelength allows power control to avoid the possibility of heating the tissue by enabling use of appropriately low optical power. This emission power control and predictability ties in with one of the challenges that researchers face in optogenetics experiments – the ability to expose a portion of the brain to enough light to achieve the desired effect, without having to over-power the site and cause thermal damage (heating of the adjacent tissue). For experiments that demand multiple site stimulation the Cyanea™ series is also available in much higher power, with equal control over the device. Whether it be for controlled multiple subject, or multiple site stimulation this series offers enough optical power to support in excess of ten (10) simultaneous setups from one laser source. This limits the number of required lasers and provides improved comparative control over a group of subjects or subject neuronal populations.

The Cyanea™ series joins the other Laserglow optogenetics laser systems collection, which stretch from Ultraviolet (UV) through the visible spectrum (VIS), to Near Infrared (NIR). Our team are always excited to collaborate with the research community when developing new products to advance the use of lasers in biotechnology applications.

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1 January 1900: LAB ON CHIP

Little Things Factory GmbH

Little Things Factory supplies lab on chip components made of glass, quartz and glass-silicon composite materials. These components are used as micro reactors in the field of medical and pharmaceutical technology as well as in the form of fluidic chips in the field of diagnostics, medical applications and implantology.

As materials glass, quartz and glass-silicon combinations are ideal for these applications, since they are materials which can resist difficult environmental conditions such as, for example, high temperatures and chemicals. They nonetheless demonstrate a high degree of bio-compatibility. These characteristics distinguish the materials markedly from the polymer substances standardly used in these fields of application.

For the creation of fluidic components and bio-chips Little Things Factory uses a wide range of structuring processes which have been employed for many years in the field of MEMS cap wafers, including, for example, micro-sandblasting and wet-chemical structuring of glass and quartz.The manufacture of these fluidic chips can be carried out inexpensively based on 6" or 8" wafers.

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1 January 1900: MICROREACTORS

Little Things Factory GmbH

Microreactors can be built by the Little Things Factory in sizes up to 300mm x 300mm. The height is dependent on the number of function levels and their thickness. The various functions are achieved modularly through design elements within a layer, as well as spanning the various layers.

STANDARD REACTORS:

The Little Things Factory GmbH develops and manufactures standard reactors for microreaction technology from glass. This material is ideally suited for these applications, since it is also resistant to difficult environmental influences, such as, for example, high temperatures and chemicals, and at the same time displays a high degree of biocompatibility.

CONNECTIONS:

The fluid components of the Little Things Factory can be directly screwed onto each other or linked by means of connecting elements such as pipes or hoses. Sensors and valves are integrated into double muff couplings which have been specially designed to accommodate them.

CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC REACTORS:

Microreactors with a microstructured inner structure are assembled by the Little Things Factory with a free choice of design; they are application-specific in accordance with customer requirements and use glass, quartz, silicon and glass/silicon combinations.

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1 January 1900: 20MegaPixels Global /Rolling Shutter Camera(S-2000G)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Application
Industrial inspection
Machine vision
Product Advantages
1. 3" SCMOS sensor
2. 5144 x 3800 Resolution
3. Shutter mode:Rolling/global
4. 7.5 μmx7.5 μm pixel size
5. Full well capacity: 56500 e-
6. Frame Rate: 20 fps@20MP
7. Medium Camera link
8. Multi trigger mode design

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1 January 1900: Low Light Global Shutter SCMOS Camera(S-200M)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Applications
3D high speed laser scanning
Ballistic monitoring
Measurement and analysis of particles movement track and morphology
Ultra high resolution fluorescence imaging
Product Advantages
1. Scientific CMOS sensor
2. Global shutter
3. Quantum efficiency :80 %@625 nm
4.Hgh speed preview :340fps@2MP
5. Full well capacity:19000 e-
6. High dynamic range up to 70 dB
7. Camera Link

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1 January 1900: Sub-Miniature Back-illuminated sCMOS Camera (S-95)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Application
ultra low light imaging
Security monitoring
Wild night vision
Product Advantages
1. Back-thinned sCMOS
2. Very low readout noise: 1.3e-
3. 2048 x 2048 Resolution
4. Response from UV to NIR (180~1100nm)
5. QE up to 95%@580nm
6. High dynamic range up to 93dB
7. Multi trigger mode design

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1 January 1900: 15MP Resolution Global/Rolling Shutter Camera(S-1500G)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Application
High throughput life science platforms
Aerial surveillance
Large area machine vision
Product Advantages
1. Low readout noise (1.2e-)
2. 14000e- full well capacity
3. 81 dB dynamic rangemic
4. 22fps full frame output
5. Hardware trigger functions

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1 January 1900: MFC Series Variable Focus Mirrors

Revibro Optics

Our MFC Series variable focus mirrors allow our customers to achieve cutting-edge focusing performance in a compact package. In contrast to traditional focus control through translation of bulky lenses, our MEMS based deformable mirrors change curvature to control the focus of light – providing the fastest precision focus control available.

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1 January 1900: Caliber I.D. debuts the RS-G4, a new class of confocal microscope fusing extraordinary speed with multiple wavelengths for very large area imaging

Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Inc.

The cornerstone of RS-G4’s innovative performance is its high-speed strip mosaic imaging. On the hardware side, continual stage movement is coordinated with the resonant scanning of the confocal microscope. Simultaneously, a proprietary stitching algorithm assembles and aligns mosaic strips with pixel level resolution. Hardware and software control are integrated under an easy-to-use, intuitive GUI. Adding a new laser launch opens opportunities for fluorescence excitation at 405nm, 488nm, 561nm, 640nm and, critical for deep tissue neuroscience, 785 nm. In addition, the RS-G4 can collect large area 3D image stacks that can be readily imported by any conventional processing package such as Image J or Imaris. Surprisingly, all of this capability comes in a small 18” x 15” footprint.
Consider a whole mouse brain. The RS-G4 scanned and stitched 1050 fields to image this 12mm x 8mm area (approximately 0.5” x 0.25”) in just 270 seconds (4.5 minutes), approximately one-tenth the time required by other currently-available systems. Yet, the image retains all the confocal detail and resolution offered by the 40x/1.30NA oil immersion objective.

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1 January 1900: Absolut Lambda™: Precision frequency control for C-WAVE, the widely tunable cw VIS+NIR OPO laser.

HUBNER Group GmbH

Absolut Lambda™ offers precision frequency control for C-WAVE, the widely tunable, single frequency, cw VIS+NIR OPO laser.

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1 January 1900: Cobolt 06-DPL 553 nm

Cobolt AB

Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers, introduces a new wavelength of 553 nm on the Cobolt 06-01 Series of plug and play CW lasers. The 553 nm 06-DPL (diode pumped laser) is available with up to 50 mW and offers direct intensity modulation (analog and digital) at up to 5 kHz.

The expansion of wavelength offering of 06-DPL lasers (532 nm, 561 nm) complements the modulated diode lasers (MLDs) already available in the Cobolt 06-01 Series, which offer a market leading combination of modulation extinction ratios (>10 000 000:1) and high speed (up to 150 MHz). Together, the 06-MLD and 06-DPL lasers in the Cobolt 06-01 Series offer a very complete spectrum of directly modulatable wavelengths from 405 nm to 660 nm in a compact form factor, ideal for fluorescence imaging and analysis applications in life science.

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1 January 1900: Cobolt FandangoTM 515 nm 300 mW

Cobolt AB

Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers, announces the release of a higher power model of the Cobolt FandangoTM 515 nm on the ground breaking single-frequency 05-01 Series platform. With up to 300 mW CW output power, the Cobolt FandangoTM is perfectly suited to demanding applications in Raman spectroscopy, Interferometry and laser doppler velocimetry (LDV). The wavelength and optical properties makes it ideal as a replacement of bulkier Ar+ lasers.

The Cobolt FandangoTM is a continuous-wave single-frequency diode pumped laser (DPL) operating at 514.8 nm in a perfect quality TEM00 beam (M2< 1.1). A proprietary laser cavity design provides ultra-low noise performance of typically <0.2 % rms (over 20 Hz-20 MHz and over 10-40 ℃), a narrow spectral linewidth of <1 MHz, intrinsically excellent wavelength stability and immunity to optical feedback.

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1 January 1900: Cobolt 08-NLD 405 nm

Cobolt AB

Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers, introduces the Cobolt 08-NLD 405 nm frequency stabilized, Narrow linewidth Laser Diode with up to 30 mW and including an integrated optical isolator. With totally integrated electronics, the compact Cobolt 08-NLD 405 nm is easily incorporated into high end Raman based systems or other analytical instrumentation.

Also available in the 08-01 Series is the Cobolt 08-DPL 532 nm (diode pumped laser), either with or without an optical isolator, Cobolt 08-DPL 561 nm and the Cobolt 08-NLD 785 nm. The Cobolt 08-DPL 532 nm and 561 nm are truly SLM with excellent spectral purity and wavelength stability while the Cobolt 08-NLD 785 nm is a narrow linewidth laser with up to 500 mW.

All Cobolt lasers are manufactured using proprietary HTCure™ technology and the resulting compact hermetically sealed package provides a very high level of immunity to varying environmental conditions along with exceptional reliability. Lasers built using the HTCure™ technology have been shown to withstand multiple 60G mechanical shocks in operation without any sign of degraded performance. With thousands of installed units in the field, HTCure™ has proven to be one of the most reliable methods for making industrial grade lasers.

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1 January 1900: High Speed Broadband Optical Modulator BOM-115 System

Boston Micromachines Corp.

Boston Micromachines is proud to announce the release of its BOM-115, high speed Broadband Optical Modulator. With increased bandwidth, the BOM-115 offers stable contrast at speeds up to 100kHz and less than 3us response time. With a wide aperture of over 8mm, the BOM-115 is useful for applications in microscopy and general laser research. When combined with the Boston Micromachines MB-200 Driver, the BOM is an economical system solution which enables stable modulation of an incoming beam. This combination is designed to replace a full acousto-optic modulator (AOM) or electro-optic modulator (EOM) system at a fraction of the cost.
The Broadband Optical Modulator is a reflective diffraction grating with controllable groove depth for operation over a broad range of wavelengths from the visible to the mid-infrared. It is capable of intensity variation by switching between an unpowered flat mirror-state and a powered diffractive-state. The device design is based on BMC’s MEMS deformable mirror technology that uses hysteresis-free electrostatic actuators to deform a continuous mirror facesheet. The device microfabrication process is well-suited for the creation of high-precision optical components and is optimal for high volume production using commercial semiconductor batch processing techniques. Visit http://www.bostonmicromachines.com/optical-modulation-products.html for more information.

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1 January 1900: Phocus Inline

OPOTEK, Inc.

Based on patented “ring-cavity” optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology, the Phocus InLine tunable laser system represents the ideal light source for photoacoustic imaging applications that require high pulse energies and NIR wavelengths for deep penetration of biological tissue. The stream-lined packaging and improved pump laser provide the flexibility to integrate the light source into commercial instrumentation or confined operating environments. The unique cavity design increases the OPO damage threshold while maintaining high efficiency to deliver short, nanosecond pulses with energies up to 50 mJ. High damage thresholds combined with minimal maintenance and turn-key operation reduces system down-time and allows ease of operation for pre-clinical applications.

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1 January 1900: Phocus OEM

OPOTEK, Inc.

Based on patented “ring-cavity” optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology, the Phocus OEM tunable laser system represents the ideal light source for photoacoustic imaging applications that require high pulse energies and NIR wavelengths for deep penetration of biological tissue. The unique cavity design increases the OPO damage threshold while maintaining high efficiency in order to deliver short, nanosecond pulses with energies up to 120 mJ. High damage thresholds combined with minimal maintenance and turn-key operation reduces system down-time and allows ease of operation. The Phocus OEM provides a light-sealed, transportable cart designed for integration into commercial photoacousting imaging instrumentation. A customizable fiber bundle connects the tunable laser system to the imaging instrument and includes safety-interlocks to prevent system operation without fiber attachment. The completely automated system connects through USB for hands-free, computer control.

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1 January 1900: Opolette DUV

OPOTEK, Inc.

The Opolette DUV tunable laser system utilizes all-solid-state laser technology to generate wavelengths in the deep ultraviolet for UV photodissociation mass spectrometry or other related applications. Requiring only low cost, long lifetime flashlamp/water filter consumables and no rare gas mixtures or laser discharge unit (LDU) replacements, the system is inexpensive to maintain. Tunability from 193 to 210 nm and portable, ultra-compact housing allows greater flexibility with experimental setup and sample analysis. Hermetically sealed modules protect sensitive optical materials from the environment and wavelength tuning is hands-free and PC controlled.

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1 January 1900: SPC-160PCIE TCSPC/FLIM module has a PCI Express Interface - from Becker & Hickl

Boston Electronics Corp.

The SPC-160PCIE is a PCI Express version of the SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM module. It features excellent time resolution of 2.5 ps rms, a minimum time channel width of 813 fs, and a dead time of only 80 ns. The new module contains the full range of functions of the SPC-160; single and multiple curve recording, histogram and parameter-tag modes, multi-wavelength recording, FCS, FLIM, simultaneous FLIM/PLIM, multi-wavelength FLIM, and spatial and temporal mosaic FLIM. In combination with Becker & Hickl's 64-bit SPCM data acquisition software, images as large as 2048x2048 pixels can be can be recorded at 256 time channels per pixel. An additional fast counter channel records pixel-intensity data at a dead time of <10 ns in parallel with the FLIM images.

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1 January 1900: Wide-Field TCSPC FLIM  from Becker & Hickl

Boston Electronics Corp.

Becker & Hickl and Boston Electronics announce the availability of TCSPC FLIM detection and processing systems that are able to record FLIM data with 1024 time channels and 512 x 512 pixels resulting in an effective spatial resolution of 256 x 256 pixels.  This powerful, fully functional wide-field TCSPC FLIM system includes microscope, position sensitive MCP PMT, picosecond laser, and data acquisition/signal processing electronics and software.  Alternately, users can integrate the Becker & Hickl wide-field solution into their existing microscopes.

Uses of wide field TCSPC FLIM include:
- Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) and light-sheet microscopy
- Applications that cannot use point scanning
- Combined FLIM/PLIM (Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy) with millisecond lifetime phosphorescence markers
- Recording fast physiological process in cells

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1 January 1900: Multi-dimensional TCSPC FLIM on the Sutter Instruments MOM - from Becker & Hickl

Boston Electronics Corp.

The Sutter Instrument Movable Objective Microscopes (MOM) can be combined with bh’s multidimensional TCSPC FLIM technique. Up to four FLIM detectors can be attached to the microscope (two FLIM detector configuration shown above). The signals are processed in up to four entirely parallel TCSPC FLIM channels.

Due to the parallel system architecture, high photon count rates and short acquisition times can be achieved. Multiphoton excitation and non-descanned detection make the system especially useful for FLIM of live cells and tissues. FLIM data can be recorded with up to 1024 x 1024 pixels and 1024 time channels per pixel.

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1 January 1900: sCMOS- Scientific Grade Camera,for the first time with true color(Dhyana 400DC)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

1、High Sensitivity Color sCMOS Sensor
2、1.8e- Read Noise
3、Perfect 16bit color reproduction
4、The first 16 bit ISP image processor
5、Peltier Cooled Device
5、1.2 inch--larger field of view
6、USB 3.0--Faster data transmission

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1 January 1900: 95%QE high sensitivity scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras: Dhyana 95

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Tucsen releases the flagship of the Dhyana series scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras: Dhyana 95, which represents a significant breakthrough in advanced imaging technology. Featuring an all-new back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the Dhyana 95 delivers extraordinarily high quantum efficiency, making it the most sensitive life science sCMOS camera in the world. Dhyana 95 has the advantages of extremely low noise, high dynamic range, high frame rate and so on. It is well suited for ultra-low light detection, high dynamic range and high speed imaging applications, providing solutions for machine vision, life science, astronomy, etc.

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1 January 1900: Multispectral Sensor Developer Kit

ESPROS Photonics AG

Viavi Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) and ESPROS Photonics Corporation (epc) have collaborated to provide customers with a development kit for a family of novel, high performance spectral sensors and imagers currently in early market test and development. The essential part of the Multispectral Sensor Developer Kit is a miniature size, 64-channel spectral sensor with only 2.7 x 2.7 mm footprint and 1.1mm height.

In addition to the spectral sensor, the developer kit includes various illumination sources, a computer interface, and user software to control the sensor and collect data. The kit is intended for customers interested in developing applications for multispectral sensing, or customers who want to evaluate this new sensor technology for their applications.

There are two kit versions available. The wavelength range of the SPM64-VIS Deleloper Kit spans from 400 to 900 nanometer and the SPM128-NIR Developer Kit has a wavelength range spanning 775 to 1075 nanometer.

Key benefits
USB dongle configuration with various light sources and snap off sensor board
GUI (graphical user interface) software for control, configuration, and data capture
Two versions available: Broadband visible and Silicon NIR

Applications
Color measurement, Multispectral imaging, Biometrics, Health and Fitness, and many more.

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1 January 1900: The Lambda 421 Optical Beam Combiner

Sutter Instrument

The Lambda 421 beam combiner is a new, patented, concept for combining separate light sources with different spectra into a single common output beam. Each separate light source is collimated before entering the optical path through a bandpass filter. The filters for each light source also function as mirrors that reflect the collimated beams from the previous light sources.

Traditionally, combining more than two light sources required the use of a dichroic ladder. Dichroic mirrors, which switch from transmission to reflection at one point in the spectrum, allow the combining of separate light sources, provided that those sources do not have overlapping wavelengths. The downside of this approach is that light sources cannot be easily changed.

Dichroic ladders also demand careful attention to the order in which the light sources are introduced into the optical path to avoid having the light blocked by the next dichroic in line. Typically, additional bandpass filters must be added in front of each light source before the dichroic, to select the desired range of wavelengths for each source. Each filter and dichroic used in the ladder decreases the total light output of the system.

FEATURES
• Capable of combining any light source
• Any suitable filter can be placed in any of 4 positions without concern for the order
• Wavelength selection and beam reflection using Semrock STR Filters

The Lambda 421 was designed to keep the size of the beam combiner small and the optical path short and efficient. Thin-film bandpass filters, such as Semrock’s STR, reflect greater than 90% of out-of-band light. If the band pass of each light source does not overlap, it is possible to use the filters for both attenuation and reflection of the light from the other sources. By arranging the filters and sources into a pentagon, we were able to combine four light sources in a compact design with lower losses than previously achievable. As an added benefit, the last position in the optical train does not require any filter, since no other input reflects from that position. This input can be used with any sort of light source as long as you are aware of the possible losses if there are filters in use that overlap this light source. The fifth side of the pentagon becomes the output for the combined sources. The filters are easily exchangeable and are installed on small sliders inside the core of the pentagon. Filters and associated light sources can be arranged in any order around the pentagon.

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1 January 1900: New generation of NIR LEDs emitting at 1070 nm

EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

EPIGAP Optronic a leading manufacturer of custom LEDs and photodiodes announces the development of the EOLD-1070-535; a new generation of 5 mm NIR LED emitting at 1070 nm.
Using new developed InGaAs material, EPIGAP was able to significantly increase nearly all optoelectronic parameters. Compared to current generations the optical power was elevated by a factor of five, while radiant intensity reaches 110 mW/sr at 100 mA.
Additional Full width at half maximum has been halved, leading to higher efficiency in the desired spectral range.
With switching times of 20 ns the LED is also really fast.
High reliability and long lifetime provide an ideal basis for various applications in medical engineering and security technology.
In addition to the 5 mm package, that is available for industrial temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C, production of different standard SMD packages and TO-Cans for even higher temperature ranges are in progress.

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1 January 1900: New Multi-Probe Micromanipulator (MPM) System for eletrophysiology and optogenetics

New Scale Technologies

Developed in cooperation with leading neuroscience researchers, the MPM System is the first micromanipulator optimized for insertion of silicon probes for electrophysiology and optogenetics. It allows for independent positioning of five or more probe arms in the smallest space, with ample clear area for a virtual task environment.

Probe arms are easily mounted on a ring in either upright or inverted configuration on a standard laboratory table. A single USB connects up to five arms to a PC, where they are controlled in one application. The motorized positioners feature New Scale’s M3-LS Linear Smart Stages with SQUIGGLE® piezoelectric motors and embedded controllers for closed-loop position resolution of 0.5 µm.

Each probe arm has four degrees of freedom for initial pre-adjustment, and three axes of motorized motion for automated positioning. The motorized positioners allow precise control of x-y location and z insertion depth, automatically and independently moving each probe to the optimum location in the brain.

Up to five micropositioners – a total of 15 axes of automated motion – are controlled from a single PC screen using the motion control software included with the system. It includes coarse, fine and insertion step modes with display of absolute and relative positions. The insertion mode disables the x and y axis motion. Optional joystick control is available.

In addition to silicon probes with hundreds of channels, the MPM System is compatible with tetrodes and other probes. It can be used to simultaneously position optical waveguides or optical fibers for research combining electrophysiology with optogenetic stimulation.

MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator Features

Probe arms with four axes of manual motion and three axes of motorized motion
Up to five probes - 15 axes of motorized motion - automatically positioned from one PC application
Fully-engineered apparatus space-optimized for upright or inverted experiments
Optional probe mounting kits
Optional joystick control
Motorized positioners with SQUIGGLE® piezoelectric motors and embedded controllers for closed-loop position resolution of 0.5 µm
For more information see http://www.newscaletech.com/m3-systems/multiprobe-manipulator.php

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1 January 1900: UV imaging SCMOS Camera(S-UV)

Tucsen Photonics Co., Ltd.

Applications
UV detection
Spectrum detection
Forensics
Medical imaging
Product Advantages
1. Back-illuminated chip technology
2. 180-1100nm UV spectral response
3. Low readout noise(1.3 e-)
4. 100000 e- full well capacity
5. 93 dB dynamic range
6. 4MP,25fps high frame rate preview
7. USB3.0 power supply
8. USB3.0 output with multiple trigger functions

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1 January 1900: AUREA Technology shows at BIOS17 booth 8949 fluorescence lifetime measurements of Quantum Dots in solution with its TCSPC analyzer and supercontinuum laser.

AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology is showing at BIOS17 booth 8949 fluorescence lifetime measurement of Quantum Dots with its innovation award winning TCSPC analyzer, the PICOXEA and a compact supercontinuum pulse laser. The PICOXEA is the first all-in-one picosecond resolution Time Correlated Single Photon Counting analyzer, which fully integrated the within the same box; the world’s most advanced single photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD), high efficient picosecond pulsed laser source and Time to Digital Converter (TDC) technologies. The PICOXEA features all the interfaces with confocal microscope for Time Resolved Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging.

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1 January 1900: The first free-running and gated-mode NIR Single Photon Counting module

AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology shows at BIOS both 8949, the SPD_OEM_NIR, the first continuous and gated mode near-infrared [900 nm – 1,700 nm] Single Photon Counting module, based on Geiger-mode Single Photon Avalanche Photodiode. The SPD_OEM_NIR performs both asynchronous and synchronous photon detection with ultra-low-noise DCR <1.000 cps and high Photon Detection Efficiency up to 30%, and up to 120 MHz trigger rate with very fast timing resolution < 150 psec. Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface and DLL libraries for LabVIEW are also provided.

The SPD_OEM_NIR is ideal for high-performance LIDAR, Laser Ranging, NIR spectroscopy and Quantum Information technologies.

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