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Product announcements will be posted as they are received.

23 October 2018: AOTF Hyperspectral Imagers

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose Corporation of America is proud to introduce a new series of miniature VIS and SWIR Hyperspectral Imagers (HSI). Brimrose’s HSI are based on an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) that acts as an electronically tunable spectral band pass filter. It is a solid state device with no mechanical moving parts and is immune to vibration. It is designed to work in the laboratory as a stand-alone unit that does not require to collect the data cube vertically but any angle. A c-mount interface makes it compatible with any microscope for biomedical research such as cancer detection, Raman or Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

Brimrose’s AOTF HSI is designed to operate in harsh environments or installations such as large drones, aircraft, or other vehicles. The utilization of the AOTF into the imaging system offers unmatched spectral flexibility in terms of scanning speed over the full range or random hopping on wavelengths of interest or view the image at a user specified wavelength in real-time.

Brimrose’s standard software offers customizable exposure time, automatic gain, dynamic range optimization, user adjustable system signal response and non-uniformity correction, image zoom during acquisition and many more. The proprietary design of Brimrose AOTF HSI offers high spectral resolution as low as 1nm in the VIS region and high spatial resolution (camera dependent) of up 1392 x 1040 pixels.

Collecting an image data cube consisting of 200 bands takes approximately 0.2 second. Support control electronics allows end user's camera to capture up to 2,000 wavelengths/frames per second. The AOTF HSI 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 are compatible with ENVI software.

Brimrose AOTF HSI is a cost effective, rugged, and compact design that offers superior speed, image performance, high signal to noise ratio, wide field of view and is suitable for various food, biomedical, pharmaceutical and military applications. For more information, please contact Jan S. Kasprzak, Business Development at jkasprzak@brimrose.com or via phone during the show at 443-417-8439.

Find out more or contact Brimrose Corp. of America

22 October 2018: Whisper Comet™ TE-cooled Detector Module

Pavilion Integration Corporation

Pavilion Integration Corporation (PIC), is a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of laser and detector modules and optical engine subsystems covering the UV, Visible and IR wavelength ranges for demanding biomedical and industrial applications. PIC’s WhisperIT™, Lapis™, Shiva™, and Comet™ platforms utilize a patented technology for low noise, compact size, improved sensitivity and long-term reliability.

Find out more or contact Pavilion Integration Corporation

12 October 2018: pco.dicam C1: new intensified 16 bit sCMOS camera

PCO-TECH Inc.

pco.dicam C1: new intensified 16 bit sCMOS camera

After more than 30 years of experience with image intensified cameras, we are proud to introduce the new pco.dicam C1.

The pco.dicam C1 is the first camera system with image intensifier technology that harnesses the full power of the sCMOS sensor. Unique is the optical connection of the high-resolution 25 mm image intensifier to the 16 bit sCMOS sensor via an efficient tandem lens. Individual photons are detected using the shortest exposure times.

Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

Key Features of pco.dicam C1

• exposure times: 4 ns - 1 s
• 25 mm intensifier
• “ultra speed tandem lens” between image intensifier & sCMOS sensor
• intensified sCMOS technology
• 2048 x 2048 pixels
• 104 fps @ full resolution
• enhanced extinction ratio gating
• Camera Link HS data interface
• F-mount, C-mount or EF mount with Lens Control
• photocathode material: S20, GaAs, GaAsP (others on request)
• phosphor screen material: P43, P46

Let our decades of research and development in intensified and sCMOS camera technology benefit your application!

To learn all about the pco.dicam C1 download the data sheet and white paper from our website www.pco-tech.com!

About us

PCO is a leading specialist and Pioneer in Cameras and Optoelectronics with more than 30 years of expert knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing high-end imaging systems. The company’s cutting edge sCMOS and high-speed cameras are used in scientific and industrial research, automotive testing, quality control, metrology and a large variety of other applications worldwide.

Find out more or contact PCO-TECH Inc.

11 October 2018: Top Hat Beam Shaper

HOLO/OR Ltd.

Holo/Or's diffractive Top hat elements offer sharp edges and high efficiency. Made of pure high grade fused silica, Our Top Hat elements can be easily integrated into existing systems, including Scanner+ f-Theta setups.
Recent improvements in wafer based production technologies enable Holo/Or to offer our Top Hat elements at significantly reduced costs for medium to large volumes, by switching to square based dies.

Find out more or contact HOLO/OR Ltd.

26 September 2018: THE MODULAR INFINITY MICROSCOPE SYSTEM

Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

ASI Modular Microscope components consist of tube lenses along with adapters and accessories that either are primarily used in the collimated light space or adapters that are to be used on the image side. Collimated light adapters use the 38 mm diameter C60-RING system to connect components. Focus-side adapters attached to lens tubes with either a 30 mm diameter coupling to the I.D. of the C60-TUBE, or with a 50 mm coupling on the O.D. of the lens tube.

With infinity microscope systems, the objective can be spaced away from the tube lens without changing the optical magnification. This “infinity space” provides a region where other optical systems can be coupled to the microscope relatively easily. For epi-fluorescent illumination, a filter cube with a dichroic beam splitter can be added to provide the illumination path.

The cube module accepts a standard Olympus U-MF2 filter cube and provides coupling to the objective, tube lens assembly, and a fiber illuminator optic.

The MIM system uses as standard 38 mm diameter coupling ring to attach standard modules together. Three or four set screws on each component lock to the coupling ring and provide a simple, accurate, and flexible method of assembly. Each coupling ring also provides a space to include a beam stop. Appropriately placed stops can significantly reduce scattered light in the system.

The minimum parts required to construct an infinity microscope system are the microscope objective, the tube lens, and a camera mount.

Find out more or contact Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

26 September 2018: CLEARED TISSUE OBJECTIVE

Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

ASI and Special Optics have developed an immersion objective lens specifically designed for light sheet microscopy of cleared tissue samples, including ASI’s dual-view Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (dSPIM), which enables isotropic resolution without manipulating the sample. The lens is also appealing to researchers building customized microscope setups (e.g. OpenSPIM type) because it is available for separate purchase unlike other objectives suitable for cleared tissue.

The 0.4 N.A. multi-immersion objective is designed for dipping media RI ranging from 1.33 to 1.56, >1 mm field of view, ~17x magnification, and 12 mm working distance. When used in multi-view systems like the diSPIM, the cleared tissue objective offers sub-micron resolution in X, Y, and Z.

The large working distance enables imaging samples that were previously inaccessible. The objective permits imaging more than 5 mm deep into a flat sample when rotated at a 45° angle above the sample, as used in the diSPIM.

Find out more or contact Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

26 September 2018: TUNABLE LENS XYZ TRACKER

Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

ASI’s Tunable Lens system consists of the C60-TUNELENS-4F assembly along with the TGTLC card of the TG1000 controller. The system lets the user remotely control the focus of the system without moving the objective. C mounts are used to mount the C60 Tunable 4F assembly to the imaging camera and to the microscope’s photo port.

The C60-TUNELENS-4F assembly houses a shape changing polymer lens or tunable lens. The TGTLC card can vary the focal length of the lens by varying the current. The C60-TUNELENS-4F assembly is designed to be used with a microscope with the tube lens focused to the Back Focal plane of the objective so a change in the focal length of the tunable lens produces a focus change in the image too. The amount of focus change depends on the optics of the microscope, and the type of Objective.

For example in an ASI RAMM Microscope, a 20x Objective produces 80 microns of focus change, while a 60x objective produces 8 microns of focus change. The focal length change of the tunable lens itself is +8 diopters to 20 diopters.

Find out more or contact Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

26 September 2018: ct-diSPIM

Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

The ct-dSPIM is a flexible and easy-to-use implementation of Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) that allows for dual views (d) of large samples such as cleared tissue (ct).

The ct-dSPIM is one of many light sheet microscope configurations possible using ASI’s modular components. We manufacture the optomechanical elements, including the motorized stages and 2D galvos for creating and moving the light sheet. ASI partnered with Special Optics to develop an objective optimized for light sheet imaging of cleared tissue. Lasers and sCMOS cameras are required to complete the system; users can procure these themselves, use the services of various system integrators selling ASI SPIM systems, or purchase them via ASI.

The ct-dSPIM has been successfully used to image various cleared tissue samples including whole mouse brains and slices of cleared tissue.

Find out more or contact Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.

25 September 2018: FLASH Series

PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

The FLASH series cover preamplifier, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and complete data acquisition (DAQ) units with high channel frame and sampling rates optimized for photoacoustic microscopy and scanning applications as the highest priority. Key highlights include noise reducing variable gain amplifier (patent pending), low power consumption and compact size. Standalone preamplifiers are ideal for integration with third party ADCs or testing for optimal probe input impedances. Industry standard SMA connectors are connected to individual channels on all products for full connectivity control.

Features:

Protective Housings - Durable and light plastic enclosures with aluminum panels protect PCBs from unintended exposure.

Compact preamps for every channel - FLASH DAQ series integrates signal boosting preamplifiers connected to every channel. Each preamp measures only 2 x 20 mm resulting in an overall compact design.

Streaming ADCs - Analog-to-digital conversion utilizes very fast data transmission technology with up to 6000 fps and 100,000 data points per frame per channel.

Integrated amplifier chips - Each ADC channel has its own integrated amplifier chip with digitally controlled gain. ADCs are fully programmable using free-of-charge software development kit.

Optical and electrical triggers - Sync data acquisition electronically or optically with external third-party instrumentation.

Built-in Trigger Generator - Internal trigger generator allows the triggering of external devices at defined frequencies. Continuous mode sends new trigger signal as soon as previous acquisition is complete (highest possible frame rate)

Programmable Gain - Included software allows the end-user full control over ADC parameters to optimize data acquisition.

Software Development Kits - Integrate all hardware functions into third-party LabView software (C++ support coming soon)

Quality Control Management - Each AMP and ADC PCB goes through a rigorous quality control process to ensure that all channels are operating at the highest level of performance.

Find out more or contact PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

25 September 2018: TriTom Platform

PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

The PhotoSound PhotoAcoustic Tomography Fluorescence (PAFT) imaging platform, called TriTom, combines the best technology for multimodal 3D imaging of small animal biomedical models. Using a sensitive, highly shielded, 96 channel PhotoAcoustic probe, a 30 x 30 x 30 cm sample can be imaged in minutes at a resolution of 100 microns. Additionally, fluorescent imaging of contrast agents throughout the entire sample can be accomplished simultaneously with the PhotoAcoustic image at a resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels. The compact system measures 50 x 35 x 55 cm (excluding the Tunable Laser) and can fit on any standard laboratory work bench. Sample handling and in-vivo image acquisition is non-destructive with built-in life support, temperature and water control sub-systems that do not compromise sample integrity. The included Tunable Laser and fiber bundle delivery system excites the sample in a light-sealed, interlocked housing for safe operation in almost any laboratory environment.

Features:

96-CH 3D Curved Probe embossed in gold for shielding/noise reduction
96 Channel Data Acquisition (DAQ) optimized for PhotoAcoustic signal processing
Built-in Life Support delivers oxygen/anesthesia directly to the sample
Sample Chamber with motorized rotation and optimally placed dual fiber bundles
sCMOS Camera covering a broad range of fluorescent wavelengths with excitation light filtering
Durable key slot extrusion housing with noise dampening for quiet operation
Temperature Control Sub-system maintains model environment within ± 0.1°C

Find out more or contact PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

25 September 2018: LEGION Series

PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

The LEGION series cover preamplifier, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and complete data acquisition units with high channel counts optimized for photoacoustic imaging as the highest priority. Key highlights include noise reducing variable gain amplifier (patent pending), low power consumption and compact size. Input and output connectors can be modified per customer request. Up to four complete data acquisition units can be operated in parallel to enable 1024 data acquisition channels. Standalone preamplifiers are ideal for integration with third party ADCs and parallel broadband capacitive sensing applications (e.g. photoacoustic detection). Separate industry standard SMA connectors are connected to individual channels on standalone analog-to-digital converts for full connectivity control.

Features:

Protective Housings - Durable and light plastic enclosures with aluminum panels protect PCBs from unintended exposure.

Customizable input/output connectors - The LEGION series can support a wide array of third-party probes and ADCs with customizable input/output connectors that match end-user’s existing hardware.
Compact preamps for every channel - LEGION DAQ series integrates signal boosting preamplifiers connected to every channel. Each preamp measures only 2 x 20 mm resulting in an overall compact design.

Streaming ADCs - Analog-to-digital conversion is continuous with no buffering allowing faster data transmission up to 50 frames per second at a trigger rate of 50 Hz.

Integrated amplifier chips - Each ADC channel has its own integrated amplifier chip with digitally controlled gain. ADCs are fully programmable with these AFE chips and free-of-charge software development kit.

Optical and electrical triggers - Sync data acquisition electronically or optically with external third-party instrumentation.

Built-in Trigger Generator - Internal trigger generator allows the triggering of external devices at defined frequencies. Continuous mode sends new trigger signal as soon as previous acquisition is complete (highest possible frame rate)

Programmable Gain - Included software allows the end-user full control over ADC parameters to optimize data acquisition.

Software Development Kit - Integrate all hardware functions into third-party LabView software (C++ support coming soon).

Breakout Boards - LEGION ADC units are equipped with compact breakout boards that connect an industry standard SMA connector to each channel for near universal connectivity.

1024 Parallel Channels - Connect up to four LEGION DAQ256 units in parallel and acquire more data at fast data acquisition rates.

Quality Control Management - Each AMP and ADC PCB goes through a rigorous quality control process to ensure that all channels are operating at the highest level of performance.

Find out more or contact PhotoSound Technologies, Inc.

25 September 2018: Smart stage with embedded controller is new, compact solution for automated microscope focus

New Scale Technologies, Inc.

Ideal for rapid development of automated microscope-based instruments needing small size, high precision

Victor, NY – Sept. 25, 2018 – New Scale Technologies, Inc. (www.newscaletech.com) has introduced a compact linear positioning stage targeting embedded microscopes in automated instruments for in-vitro diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, digital cell morphology and pathology, 3D imaging, cell sorting and counting, microelectronics inspection, and other applications where small size and high precision are essential.

The M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage has all control electronics embedded inside the stage. No external controller is needed, resulting in the smallest system size for instrument designers. The controller accepts high-level motion commands via direct digital interface, for fastest system integration and time to market.

The complete stage including controller is only 32 x 32 x 11 mm. The reduced-voltage piezoelectric microstage operates on 6 VDC and requires no high-voltage isolation.

For specifications, videos, drawings and purchasing information visit https://www.newscaletech.com/applications/microscopy/.

Availability

M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage developer’s kits are available now from New Scale Technologies.


About M3 Micro-Mechatronic Module Technology

New Scale’s M3 Smart Modules incorporate patented piezoelectric Squiggle® micro motors, position sensors, drive electronics, firmware and patented control technologies in miniature housings with precision bearings, slides and other mechanisms. The internal controller operates on 3.3 VDC or 6 VDC and connects directly with a system processor. They enable designers to embed precision motion in handheld, portable and battery-powered instruments with fastest time to market and lowest total cost.

About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with built-in controllers – are easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. They enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.

SQUIGGLE® is a registered trademark of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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13 September 2018: Diamond Turned Optical Components

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation has internal Diamond Turning capabilities with a focus on infrared, exotic, and III-V crystal materials. Aspheric, spherical, and cylindrical elements are designed, manufactured, coated, and tested in-house. We look forward to talking to you about your custom needs for optical components from UV to the far infrared.
Other in-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography patterns and MIL-Spec environmental testing. We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered. Contact us today for more information (949) 366-8866 sales@reynardcorp.com

Find out more or contact Reynard Corp.

12 September 2018: Laser Diode Modules with Single Mode Fiber Output

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The new series ML1xxFC are laser diode modules with a single mode fiber output. The wavelength range is from 405nm to 1550nm. The power out of the SM fiber can be up to 100mW. The operating temperature range is from -10°C to +50°C. With dimensions of 12.6mm to 15mm in diameter and 40mm in length (without connector) they are very compact. As an option these modules are offered with potentiometer for power adjustment, external TTL modulation up to 1MHz and analogue modulation up to 100kHz.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: High Power Pulse Laser Diodes

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The FLC-905-110P-UA is a pulse multimode laser diode with a peak power of 110W at 905nm. It is available in a 5.6mm package. The laser diode is suitable for the use in various opto-electronic applications, like range finding, surveying equipment, weapons simulation, laser radar, obstacle detection. Further applications are in the medical and automotive field.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: High Power Yellow Laser Modules

Frankfurt Laser Co.

These High Power Yellow Laser Modules (GLM-5XX-1000) from Lasence are available with wavelength 561nm, 573nm and 589nm. The output power is 1W free beam with 5mm beam diameter and <2mrad divergence.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: Micro Green Laser Module

Frankfurt Laser Co.

This ultra-compact Micro Green Laser Module (GLM-532-001-X-3.710-ACC) from Lasence has a size of 3.7mm in diameter and a length of 10mm. Despite this small size the laser module has an average output power of up to 3mW and can be offered with an operation temperature range from
-30 °C to +50 °C. The rise time is just 0.2 seconds. High reliability and reverse voltage protection are self-evident.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: Green Single Frequency Laser

Frankfurt Laser Co.

This Green Single Frequency Laser (GLM-532-100-SLM) from Lasence is a very compact, single longitudinal mode light source with excellent power stability (<2%) and low noise (<0.3%). With a line width of just 1MHz it is the ideal laser for applications like laser printing, spectroscopy, cell sorting, DNA sequencing, wafer inspection or particle counting. The output power is 100mW at wavelength 532nm. The coherence length is >50m.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: Green Laser Torch

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The Green Laser Torch from Lasence is a compact, battery operated searchlight. The focus is adjustable and the effective distance at night is more than 1km. Due to the water & dust proof housing (IP65) and a wide operation temperature range it is optimal suitable for the use in harsh ambient conditions. Further features are a fast rise time and a high reliability.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: High Power Line Laser Modules

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The laser modules of the ML2040-Series deliver high output power up to 2W and have very small footprint of 110mm x 40mm and are ideal for the use in industrial applications with harsh environmental conditions. The offered wavelengths range from 405nm to 1060nm. Apart from round and line beam, other beam shapes like grids, circles or line and dot arrays are available. The line beam has sharp rectangular shape with homogenous power distribution along the line. The housing is electrically isolated and keeps the protection class IP65 (IP67 optional) conditions. TTL modulation up to 1MHz and analogue modulation up to 100 kHz are optionally available. The power stability is <1% over 24 hours.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: Mini Green DPSS Laser with up to 50mW

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The Mini Green DPSS Lasers FELM-532-XXT have a similar small size like a TO56 can (Ø5.6 x 6.5mm) and are available with output powers of 20mW, 30mW and 50mW. The wavelength is 532nm with high color purity and strong mono-chromaticity due to an integrated infrared filter on the output window. The wide operating temperature range (-20 - 45°C) allows the usage in a wide range of applications. The energy consumption is very low which saves supply power. Additionally it has an integrated photodiode to measure the output power, which allows using it with APC circuit and achieving high power stability. The beam coming from the laser has the size of ~2mm x 2mm with divergence of ~10° in both directions.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: LED Mini-Spectrometer

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The LED Mini-Spectrometer is a new ultra-compact, lightweight instrument for spectral analysis in the near-infrared range 1.3 - 2.4 μm. It enables very fast and simple measurement procedure of various samples - solids, liquids, powders. The main part of the device is the optical block comprised of 12 near-infrared LEDs with different emission peaks (~1.31µm, 1.45µm, 1.51µm, 1.55µm, 1.66µm, 1.76µm, 1.84µm, 1.94µm, 2.06µm, 2.16µm, 2.21µm, 2.36µm) and a wideband photodiode. The LEDs are turned on one by one and irradiate the analyzed sample. Emission reflected back from the sample is captured by the photodiode, converted into electrical signals that are further processed by the electronic block and the software. Operation with the mini-spectrometer is arranged via the special software provided with the device. It enables fast data acquisition, display and storage.

Range of Applications:
 Express analysis of food (for example, defining deviations from the normal parameters judged by the absorption properties of the analyzed sample)
 Analysis of biomaterials for medical purposes (for example, concentration of sugar in blood, urine etc.)
 Moisture control (for example, moisture control of paper, wood, constructional materials etc.)
 Water concentration measurement in cut-oil and oil products; etc.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: High Brightness Air-cooled Fiber-coupled Blue Diode Laser Module

Frankfurt Laser Co.

The FACH-450-13W-FC105-AC is a 450nm diode laser module which delivers 13W from a 105µm fiber. Special features of the laser module is forced air-cooling and compact design. The laser diode temperature can be regulated by TEC and allows the usage within an ambient temperature range of 5-40°C. Main applications are plastic material processing and precise micro-soldering on PCB, it is also well suitable for 3D printing and other industrial, medical, scientific and laser display applications.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Co.

11 September 2018: New High Power Diode Laser Systems

Frankfurt Laser Co.

FLC offers now high power diode laser systems with fiber output and optical power up to 3000W. The system can be operated in CW or modulated mode with repetition frequency up to 20kHz. Standard features are aiming beam, RS232 interface and IP54 protection rating. Main applications are cladding, welding and heat treatment.

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28 August 2018: 100 million random moves: New lifetime spec for rotary micro stage with integral controller

New Scale Technologies, Inc.

Ideal for embedded motion in industrial and medical instruments, the M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stage features smallest system size, fastest integration, and now longer life

Victor, NY – Aug. 28, 2018 – New Scale Technologies, Inc. (www.newscaletech.com) has significantly increased the lifetime specification for its M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stage, a precision rotary micro stage with embedded controller. The new specification of 100 million random positions underscores the utility of these compact, all-in-one motion modules for integrating embedded motion inside in medical, commercial and industrial instruments.

“These precision rotary smart stages are proven to make great products smaller, with the built-in controller supporting easy integration and fast time to market,” said New Scale CEO David Henderson. “The increased lifetime specification makes the selection decision even easier for product designers who need to embed motion in their portable and hand-held systems.”

The new lifetime specification is based on performance testing in which standard M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stages achieved more than 160 million random positions within two billion degrees of total rotation. Test conditions included a moment of inertia load of 4 g-mm2 on a horizontal axis, more than four times the typical load presented by the standard mirror used for beam steering.

Applications

M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stages are ideal for beam steering and mirror positioning applications where precise, point-to-point positioning or dynamic scanning up to 100 Hz is needed. Applications include medical instruments such as surgical lasers and fluorescence microscopes, industrial systems for 3D measurements and remote sensing, optical communications systems, and obstacle detection and tracking systems for robots and drones (UAVs).

Specifications

The M3-RS-U Smart Stage is less than 12 mm in diameter including the controller. It features continuous 360 degree rotation at up to 1100 degrees per second with accuracy of 0.25 degrees. An internal absolute position sensor has 0.025 degree closed-loop angular resolution. The micro stage holds position with zero power and no jitter.
For complete specifications, drawings and purchasing information visit https://www.newscaletech.com/micro-motion-modules/m3-rs-rotary-smart-stages.

Availability

M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stage developer’s kits are available now from New Scale Technologies. One- and two-axis mirror positioning and beam steering developer’s kits are available at Digi-Key and Mouser.

M3 Micro-Mechatronic Module Technology

New Scale’s M3 Smart Modules incorporate patented piezoelectric Squiggle® micro motors, position sensors, drive electronics, firmware and patented control technologies in miniature housings with precision bearings, slides and other mechanisms. The internal controller operates on 3.3VDC and connects directly with a system processor. They enable designers to embed precision motion in handheld, portable and battery-powered instruments with fastest time to market and lowest total cost.

About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with built-in controllers – are easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. They enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.
SQUIGGLE® is a registered trademark of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

Find out more or contact New Scale Technologies, Inc.

15 August 2018: Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes for Low-Level Light and Short Pulse Detection

Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held, veteran-owned, leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, today announced the availability of its standard and custom Silicon avalanche photodiodes (Si APD’s), in quantities from prototype to OEM volumes.

Marktech Si APD’s offer low-level light and short pulse detections of wavelengths between 400 nm and 1100 nm. They are offered with choice of either a 230 µm or 500 µm active diameter; optical sensitivity optimizations for 800 nm or 905 nm peak response; an internal gain mechanism; high gain at low bias voltage; extremely fast rise times, as low as 300 ps; frequency response to 1 GHz; and a low breakdown voltage of 80V to 200V. Units are also RoHS compliant.
Standard Si APDs are offered with multiple customization options, including operational voltage selection and Vbr binning, wavelength specific band-pass filtering, and hybridization. Package options include hermetically sealed TO metal cans, plastic, and cost-effective SMD (LCC) types, with additional customization by request. Standard Si APD’s in small-to-medium sized volumes are typically available with 24-hour shipment via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, custom Si APD units from Marktech are typically available in as few as 6-8 weeks from prototype approvals. Please consult the factory for details.

As precision measurement devices, Marktech Si APD’s offer low dark current and significantly higher sensitivities, including higher NIR spectral sensitivity, than can be achieved with a standard photodiode. This allows the Si APD’s to serve as the semiconductor near-equivalent to photomultipliers within a myriad of applications. It also allows the Si APD’s to accurately detect weaker light intensities, in applications where higher bandwidth or internal gain may be required, in order to overcome higher preamplifier noise levels. Typical applications for Marktech Si APD’s include laser counting, x-ray spectroscopy, optical data communications, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) instrumentation, optical rangefinders, spatial light transmitters, scintillation detectors, fast receiver modules, particle detectors, industrial surveying equipment, automated toll collectors, astronomy observation devices, and vehicle self-braking and self-parking systems.

Founded in 1985, Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned optoelectronics engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its proven capabilities to produce custom LEDs, detector components and assemblies in virtually any sized quantity. Each is designed and manufactured to customer exacting standards and is available with some of the industry’s most competitive lead times. The company’s engineering team also has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Si APD’s or other offerings from Marktech, visit www.marktechopto.com.

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7 August 2018: Circular Variable Neutral Density Filters

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation announces the complete customization of their Circular Variable Neutral Density (CVND) filters. This technology is best used in high quality optical systems to change the intensity of light from 100% to less than 0.1%. As the filter rotates, the beam intensity is customized due to the density variation of a gradient metallic coating around the filter. Used from UV to the far infrared, density neutrality can be achieved for narrow band applications such as lasers, to wide band applications, such as the spectrum of white light. These filters are fully customizable in optical density gradient function, transmission gradient function, substrate type, coating materials, and size to meet customer requirements. Gradient function can be supplied from 45 to 360 of rotation, substrates can be supplied from 1.0” (~25mm) to 8” (~200mm) in diameter, and densities can be supplied as a standard linear or a customized gradient function. Other in-house services include optical & mechanical fabrication, diamond turning, photolithography patterns & environmental testing. Prototype to production, ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered. We look forward to working with you in Perfecting Your Light®

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20 July 2018: pco.panda 4.2 bi

PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO is the first company worldwide bringing back illuminated sCMOS cameras, pco.panda 4.2 bi, with nearly perfect quantum efficiency in an ultra-compact design onto the market.

Key features of pco.panda 4.2 bi:

• Cutting-edge sCMOS technology
• Quantum efficiency of up to 95 % makes the camera perfectly suited for low light conditions
• Passive cooling
• High resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels
• 6.5 µm² pixel size
• Great detail diversity and highly qualitative images
• USB 3.1 interface provides direct power delivery via the USB cable

On top of that, pco.panda 4.2 bi comes in a small form factor camera design of only 65 x 65 x 65 mm³.

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18 July 2018: Photometrics Iris 15 Scientific CMOS camera.

Photometrics

Delivering a 15 megapixel sensor with a 25 millimeter field of view, Iris 15 provides extremely high-resolution images over a large imaging area, giving researchers the ability to capture more live cells in every acquisition for a wide variety of applications.

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18 July 2018: Photometrics Prime BSI Scientific CMOS camera.

Photometrics

Prime BSI offers near perfect 95 percent quantum efficiency and leverages an optimized pixel size, backside illumination (BSI) and low noise characteristics. It is a versatile camera for live cell techniques, including TIRF, Ratiometric Imaging and Light Sheet microscopy.

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12 July 2018: Custom Optics and Thin FIlm Coatings (UV-Far IR)

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation manufactures custom precision optical components & thin film coatings 0.2 µm to 50 µm (UV-Far IR) to demanding specs for military, commercial, industrial and medical applications. Our expertise in these markets enables us to provide advanced optical solutions while building strong reliable relationships with our customers. Other in-house services include optical & mechanical fabrication, diamond turning, photolithography patterns & environmental testing. Prototype to production capabilities include IR, UV, VIS, AR, BBAR & conductive coatings, dielectric, variable ND and apodizing filters, metallization, hot/cold mirrors, filters, windows & beamsplitters and many more. ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered. We look forward to working with you in Perfecting Your Light®

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11 June 2018: 2nd Generation Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Hoersholm, Denmark, August 22, 2018 - 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 1200 nm). The combination of CVBPFs 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 background ratio
Simultaneous 3D measurements
Snapshot capability using micro lens array

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 950 nm, bandwidth approximately 2% of centre wavelength, transmission 60% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1200 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 32 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 microplate readers among others.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S also provides single, multiband, laserline and broadband bandpass 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, bandpass, long pass, short pass, dichroic, flow cytometer, spectrometer, fluorescence, microscopy, FLIM, supercontinuum, xenon, light source, microplate reader.

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9 May 2018: Optran NCC UV/WF Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

SIA "Armadillo"

Armadillo Sia'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. In laser applications such as surface pre-treatment, material can be processed in a more uniform fashion than is possible with a circular beam due to less overlapping. The square output beam reduces the need for beam shaping optics.

Features

Broad UV / VIS / NIR spectral range
Optran UV: 190 – 1200 nm
Optran WF: 300 – 2400 nm
High laser damage resistance
Broad temperature range (-190° to +350°)
Different core geometries available e.g. square, rectangular, octagonal, etc.
Homogeneous power distribution
Excellent image scrambling characteristics
Superior focal ratio degradation characteristics
Biocompatible materials
Sterilizable by ETO and other methods
Manufactured at ISO 9001 compliant facilities
Physical Properties

Step index profile
Pure synthetic fused silica core
Optran WF: low OH-content < 1 ppm
Available NA:

Low NA: 0.16 ± 0.02
Standard NA: 0.22 ± 0.02
High NA: 0.28 ± 0.02
Standard prooftest:

100 kpsi (Nylon, ETFE, Acrylate jackets)
70 kpsi (Polyimide jacket)
Minimum bend radius:

50 x clad diameter (momentary)
150 x clad diameter (long term)

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9 May 2018: Optran NCC UV/WF Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

SIA "Armadillo"

Armadillo Sia'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. In laser applications such as surface pre-treatment, material can be processed in a more uniform fashion than is possible with a circular beam due to less overlapping. The square output beam reduces the need for beam shaping optics.

Features

Broad UV / VIS / NIR spectral range
Optran UV: 190 – 1200 nm
Optran WF: 300 – 2400 nm
High laser damage resistance
Broad temperature range (-190° to +350°)
Different core geometries available e.g. square, rectangular, octagonal, etc.
Homogeneous power distribution
Excellent image scrambling characteristics
Superior focal ratio degradation characteristics
Biocompatible materials
Sterilizable by ETO and other methods
Manufactured at ISO 9001 compliant facilities
Physical Properties

Step index profile
Pure synthetic fused silica core
Optran WF: low OH-content < 1 ppm
Available NA:

Low NA: 0.16 ± 0.02
Standard NA: 0.22 ± 0.02
High NA: 0.28 ± 0.02
Standard prooftest:

100 kpsi (Nylon, ETFE, Acrylate jackets)
70 kpsi (Polyimide jacket)
Minimum bend radius:

50 x clad diameter (momentary)
150 x clad diameter (long term)
25 October 2017

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9 May 2018: Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

SIA "Armadillo"

Armadillo Sia'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.

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