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Product announcements will be posted as they are received.

17 January 2019: MY Polymers Low Modulus LM series Coatings/Adhesives/Encapsulation find new applications

MY Polymers Ltd.

The LM-140 products (index =1.40 to 1.50) find new applications in the construction of pump power strippers, including the new emerging design of Cascaded Cladding Light Strippers.
Designers of Cascaded Cladding Power Strippers use a sequence of LM products with progressively higher refractive index. This structure enables gradual dissipation of the heat. Instead of one high-temperature hot spot, there is a sequence of moderate temperature spots, with a much lower temperature. This enables gradual dissipation with lower temperature and therefore, higher reliability.
But this is just one part of the story. The other has to do with Low Modulus of the LM products (LM stands for Low Modulus). Low Modulus corresponds to High Flexibility. The high flexibility enables the material to absorb the mechanical stress created by thermal cycling. Since the material expands and contracts easily, there is no buildup of excessive stress, as would be the case with less flexible materials. This property increases dramatically the reliability of Cladding Light Strippers, especially in high power fiber lasers.
To summarize: the ability to use a combination of re-coating materials with slightly higher refractive index, AND the high flexibility of the materials, enables break-through in the performance of Cladding Power Strippers.
For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

Find out more or contact MY Polymers Ltd.

17 January 2019: Facial Recognition Lens

Xiamen Alaud Optical Co., Ltd.

The lens AD2724 is designed for facial recognition. It has key features of high resolution, large field of view angle, small distortion, fast imaging speed, large depth of field and compact size.

Find out more or contact Xiamen Alaud Optical Co., Ltd.

17 January 2019: Opto Diode Introduces the Second in a Series of Narrow-Spectral-Output Ultraviolet LEDs

Opto Diode Corp.

For Immediate Release

Opto Diode Introduces the Second in a Series of
Narrow-Spectral-Output Ultraviolet LEDs

• The company will premiere the second product in the family of narrow-spectral-output UVLED devices at Photonics West, Feb. 5 - 7, 2019, in Opto Diode’s booth #4539, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Jan. 16, 2019 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, will premiere OD-280-001, the second in a series of UVLEDs that features easy integration, long-lifetime use, and operates in a wavelength that is well-suited for disinfection applications. Peak emission wavelengths range from 275 nm to 285 nm, with typical emissions at 280 nm.

The new, ultraviolet light-emitting diode with narrow-spectral output provides total power output of 0.9 (minimum) and 1.2 mW (typical). Housed in a convenient TO-46 package, the device is ideal for use in new or existing systems.

The spectral bandwidth at 50% is typically 12 nm. The device features a half-intensity beam angle of 70 degrees, forward voltage of 6.5V (typical) to 7.5V, and capacitance of 350 pF (typical). The new OD-280-001UVLED, similar to the recently introduced OD-265-001, has storage temperature ranges of -40 °C to 100 °C with operating temperature ranges from -30 °C to +80 °C.

For more information or to view additional specifications, including a power output vs. temperature graph, a spectral output chart, radiation patterns, and power output degradation graphs, please go to: https://optodiode.com/pdf/OD-280-001DS.pdf.

If you’re planning to attend SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Feb. 5 - 7, 2019, please stop by Opto Diode’s North Hall Booth # 4539 to learn more, or contact sales@optodiode.com.

OPTO DIODE CORPORATION
An ITW Company
1260 Calle Suerte
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Russell Dahl, Business Unit Manager
Phone: 805-499-0335 x312
Fax: 805-499-8108
E-mail: russdahl@optodiode.com
Web Site: www.optodiode.com

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

Find out more or contact Opto Diode Corp.

16 January 2019: Laser Analyzing Electronic Autocollimator

Duma Optronics Ltd.

Precise USB3.0 device combining the functionality of autocollimator, alignment telescope with laser beam profiling capability.​

The system measures minute angular displacements for various optical setups and can align a laser beam to the optical axis or mechanical axes, as well as laser beam divergence analysis.

The system offers portable, compact and accurate beam alignment solution. Our precision electronic autocollimator has built in adjustment features, such as leveling bubble, adjustment pan tilt knobs enhancing the unprecedented alignment procedures (between the laser, the optical and mechanical axis of the device).

Find out more or contact Duma Optronics Ltd.

16 January 2019: Wide FoV Electronic Autocollimator

Duma Optronics Ltd.

Duma Optronics offers a new electronic autocollimator
with extreme resolution & wide Field of View. Operation wavelength is 350-1600 nm,
USB3.0 device, having high resolution (down to 0.01 arcsec) with a clear aperture exceeding 45 mm.

Other products include high-end beam profilers and various beam positioning and alignment
instrumentation.

Find out more or contact Duma Optronics Ltd.

16 January 2019: LAM U3

Duma Optronics Ltd.

Recently introduced, the company offers instrumentation that is specially adapted to the emerging LAM (Laser Additive Manufacturing) industry. High power beam measurements at the working tabletop level.
The device includes a Built-in air-cooled beam sampler.

It is a USB 3.0, large area & high resolution (2.35 MP) camera, having 12 bits digital output for pulsed/CW lasers.

Find out more or contact Duma Optronics Ltd.

16 January 2019: DMS - Digital Modular System

Crest Ultrasonics Corp

Flexible manual or automated ultrasonic wet process system for cleaning and surface treatment. System configuration can be changed if process changes. Manual systems can be field retrofit with automation as process demands require. Ultrasonic frequencies from 25kHz to 1mHz available and retrofittable. Systems are designed with ability to add process monitoring and data acquisition instrumentation as needed. System expansion can be done as needed and done in the field. Standard tank sizes of 12"x18"x12" and 18"x26"x18".

Find out more or contact Crest Ultrasonics Corp

16 January 2019: LP70 Multi-station Precision Lapping & Polishing System

Logitech Ltd.

This bench-top machine is designed to run concurrent automated processes, allowing operators to achieve repeatable results to stringent sample specifications. The LP70 comes with four workstations as standard, each station has a wafer process capacity of up to 4"/100mm (the LP70 can also accommodate 2x 6"/150mm wafers) - jig speeds of each individual station is controlled for highly accurate results and the use of driven jig roller arms greatly increases accuracy and repeatability.

Optimal solution for both production environments and research laboratories.

Trials in the Logitech laboratories have shown that the LP70 can facilitate increased material removal rates (MRR), with far greater control and reduced variations across workstations, compared to similar systems without metered abrasive delivery or a driven-jig-arm functionality. The LP70 has a host of intuitive features with improved functionality allowing for increased material removal rates, greater levels of control and reliable process repeatability.

Find out more or contact Logitech Ltd.

16 January 2019: EO payloads for micro-nano satellites

Safran Reosc

Safran Reosc is offering ultra-low SWaP factor EO payloads for nanosatellites:

SEEING 10-m :
10-m GSD from 600 km orbit,
60 x 40 km² FoV,
8U volume, < 8 kg, < 30 W, featured for 12-18 U nanosatellites
The differentiation : high NA for low light level imagery in twilight conditions

SEEING 1.5-m:
1.5-m GSD from 500 km orbit, sub-m resolution with super-resolution technique
10 x 7 km² FoV
8U volume, < 6 kg mass, < 30 W, featured for 12-18 U nanosatellites

Find out more or contact Safran Reosc

16 January 2019: Mini-Diff V2 IR 940

Light Tec

Light Tec engineering team is pleased to introduce our popular Mini-Diff V2, 3D scattered light measurements, with an Infrared version !

Compact and portable, this optical system is a revolution with its easy and fast way to characterize materials.

Mini-Diff V2 IR is a compact and portable optical system for scattering characterization: it can measure the BRDF & BTDF of any kind of material and object for 940 nm. Mini-Diff V2 IR is designed for anyone who would like to measure the luminous energy distribution and consequently characterizes surfaces of examined regions such as roughness, defects, as well as types of coatings, paintings and more …

Come on our Booth 959 to see and test the Mini-Diff V2 IR Instrument to characterize your samples !

Find out more or contact Light Tec

16 January 2019: MegaPixel SWIR Imaging with Global Reach

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

The world’s first and only MegaPixel (MP) shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera with no ITAR export restrictions. The newest camera in Princeton Infrared’s family of SWIR imaging products to fall under the no ITAR restrictions umbrella is the 1280SciCam, with a 1280 x 1024 image sensor on 12 µm pitch, featuring long exposure times, extremely low read noise, 14-bit digital output, and full frame rates up to 95 Hz. Designed for advanced scientific and astronomy applications, the camera detects light from the visible to the SWIR (0.4. to 1.7 microns). It is available with a variety of lens formats. PIRT’s 1280SciCam and LineCam12 cameras are now classified by the Export Administration Regulations as EAR 6A003.b.4.a for export.

Find out more or contact Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

15 January 2019: DTS140 - a universal system for display measurement and more

Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH

Complete systems based on the CAS 140CT / CAS 140D array spectrometer featuring a high-end, back-illuminated CCD detector are available for measurements of radiance and luminance as well as color of displays and back-illuminated panel graphics. No matter what kind of display technology has to be tested - whether LCD, CRT, OLED or LED displays - the DTS140 can be used universally.

Coupling of light into the system is achieved using the TOP 200 telescopic optical probe that is attached to the spectrometer via an optical fiber. A large selection of lenses is available for the TOP 200 in order to provide different measuring spot sizes. The new SpecWin Pro software offers comprehensive tools for data analysis and documentation of measurement results.

The fiber coupling of the TOP 200 makes it possible to simply swap the adapter and quickly reconfigure the DTS140 for other applications (e.g. LED measurement). The range of applications available is thus considerably expanded - a feature hard to realize for spectrometers with a fixed, integrated lens.
Features:

- very accurate measurements combined with high sensitivity
- modified Pritchard optics guarantees ideal positioning of the measurement spot
- integrated alignment camera with wide field of view
- apertures and optical density filters selectable via software
- new SpecWin Pro software provides for convenient analysis and documentation of results

Find out more or contact Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH

15 January 2019: The new reference instrument for spectral measurement: Instrument Systems’ CAS 140D

Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH

Instrument Systems’ new spectroradiometer CAS 140D combines all the advantages of the proven CAS 140CT with sustainable technical optimizations. It features highest measurement accuracy and reliability as well as enhanced repeatability and stability in every environment. Due to its improved optical and mechanical construction the instrument is smaller, more functional and simpler to integrate into existing measurement environments.

Automatic accessory recognition enables fast and simple changing of a wide range of measurement adapters. In laboratory and production environments the new plug & play principle ensures a high degree of process reliability. The system automatically recognizes the connected accessories and ensures that only current and valid calibrations are used.

Another new feature of the CAS 140D is the changeable interface between the spectrometer and control computer. Depending on the measurement task at hand, it can be exchanged simply via plug-in module with an USB, PCIe or Ethernet interface.

The CAS 140D is suitable both as a reference instrument in national calibration labs and for continuous operation in production. A wide selection of accessories supplements the array spectrometer to form complete system for all spectroradiometric and photometric measurement tasks.

Further information can be found on the Instrument Systems website:
www.instrumentsystems.com/cas140d

Find out more or contact Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH

15 January 2019: MY Polymers GK-731 finds new uses in the display industry

MY Polymers Ltd.

Few leading, pioneering display companies, are evaluating the benefits of GK-731 in LCD displays and optical touch screens.
GK-731 has a unique combination of very low index (1.33) and very high adhesion. Usually, very low index adhesives have quite poor bonding strength. The GK-731 bonding strength is roughly 50 times stronger than adhesives with similar refractive index.
The unique combination of low index and high adhesion enable new application in the display industry, such as higher integration of films in the construction of an LCD module or a Back Light Unit. Another emerging application is in the attachment of FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) Touch Screens to the face of the LCD module. The low index GK-731 (index=1.33) serves as an optical isolator, preventing light from escaping out of the touch screen.
For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

Find out more or contact MY Polymers Ltd.

15 January 2019: Menhir Photonics Introduces the MENHIR-1550 — The Industry’s First Turnkey Femtosecond Laser of its Kind at 1550 nm

Menhir Photonics AG

Menhir Photonics introduces today — the MENHIR-1550 — the first industrial-grade, femtosecond laser operating at 1550 nm with GHz repetition-rate and ultra-low noise performance offering unprecedented reliability enabling applications in the field and in an industrial environment.

The introduction of the MENHIR-1550 advances applications bridging photonics and electronics in a variety of domains, including the synchronization of large-scale facilities, low-noise microwave generation or telecommunication through the air.

The MENHIR-1550 is an “all-in-one system” with power supply, control electronics and optical components integrated into one box offering a truly easy to use turnkey laser. With unprecedented robustness and reliability, the MENHIR-1550 allows applications in industrial environment and situations like never before.

For more insights about the performances of our MENHIR-1550, please visit us at Photonics West - Booth #4480- North-Hall. You can find more information on https://menhir-photonics.com, or by contacting Menhir Photonics at contact@menhir-photonics.com, or following us on social media: @MenhirPhotonics and #MenhirPhotonics

--> New Possibilities for “Out of the Lab” applications
Femtosecond lasers have become a commodity in laboratories, yet their usage for industrial applications is still limited by the complexity, costs and unreliability of these devices. Our femtosecond laser, the MENHIR-1550, aims at changing this situation due to its extremely robust and easy-to-use design and its unmatched performance. The combination of two key features enables the MENHIR-1550 to outperform competitor products:
1) Reliability and Robustness: By combining mature technologies and innovative concepts and by investing significant efforts in systems design, the MENHIR-1550 achieved unprecedented reliability and robustness as confirmed by extensive test series. Reliability and robustness are a prerequisite for numerous applications including synchronization electronics, microwave generation or telecommunication, from laboratory setup to operation in harsh environments.
2) High-Repetition Rate and Low-Noise: The performances of the MENHIR-1550 in terms of repetition-rate (up to 2.5 GHz) and ultra-low noise figure bring a 10-fold improvement compared to our competitors. Such performances are keys in the applications of our customers and open new possibilities in many fields.


--> Immediate Availability: The MENHIR-1550 is immediately available as a tabletop instrument with a standard communication interface. For more information and detailed data, see our demonstrators at Photonics West 2019 (Menhir Photonics Booth #4480 — North Hall). Or contact Menhir Photonics at contact@menhir-photonics.com, or visiting the company website at https://menhir-photonics.com.

--> About Menhir Photonics
Based in Switzerland, Menhir Photonics was founded as an ETH Zurich corporate spin‐off in 2018 with technology originated from the award-winning Professor Ursula Keller. Menhir Photonics offers cutting edge ultrafast lasers and related photonics solutions, thanks to a team cumulating >30 years of experiences in this field. The company vision is to revolutionize the field ultrafast lasers by placing the emphasis on the reliability and robustness of our laser products to be an enabling tool in industrial markets.

--> Visit our website at https://menhir-photonics.com.

Find out more or contact Menhir Photonics AG

15 January 2019: Materials Shott materials Crystal Oxide/Fluoride Polarizer Mirror Coating Lens filter

Shanghai LiangYan Photoelectric Co., Ltd.

High reflectivity, R>99.5%
High damage threshold
RoHS Compliant

Find out more or contact Shanghai LiangYan Photoelectric Co., Ltd.

11 January 2019: Necsel 577nm Yellow Laser Source

Necsel IP, Inc.

The new Necsel 577nm Yellow Laser produces 1.0W (CW) power from a package of less than one cubic inch. This Necsel laser uses Prism Award-winning, patented technology to create new wavelengths in a reliable industry proven package. Both free-space or fiber-coupled configurations are available.

For more information, visit www.ushio.com/product/necsel-yellow-laser-577nm/

Find out more or contact Necsel IP, Inc.

11 January 2019: Glaser Jailer - Active Filter Window from Lasermet

Lasermet Inc

Glaser Jailer - Active Filter Window enables safe observation of laser processes

Glaser Jailer is the name attributed to the Active Laser Filter Window. If you want to observe a multi-kW laser in action during processing you may be at risk if the laser is located on a multi-axis robot. Should the laser beam point inadvertently at the observation window you safety depends on whether or not it is an active filter window. If it is Lasermet’s Glaser Jailer active window that is struck by the laser, the monitored circuit embedded within the window will be damaged and this information is detected by the interlock controller. The controller will then isolate the laser safety input within 50ms preventing the escape of laser radiation outside of the laser cell. Glaser Jailer is also patented as part of the active guarding detection system – Laser Jailer. Search glaser jailer for more details.

Find out more or contact Lasermet Inc

11 January 2019: LED Signs- Laser warning and more...

Lasermet Inc

LED Signs- Laser warning and more...

Lasermet's extensive range of LED warning signs can be linked in to the low voltage laser interlock system or can be used in numerous other applications. Used in universities, research establishments, colleges, as well as manufacturing facilities, commercial and professional premises, these signs are highly prestigious and look great. You choose between 110V AC or 24V DC single or dual message/dual color versions. Have a look on the LED Signs page to see the dual colour options and how they work lasermet.com/signs

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11 January 2019: Laser Castle G4

Lasermet Inc

Lasermet Inc.

Lasermet Inc., is the laser safety company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and supports the design, manufacture and installation of certified laser safety cabins for North America.

The modular laser safety cabins are designed, manufactured and installed by Lasermet to conform to the laser safety standards ANSI Z136.1 and IEC 60825-1. The “Laser Castle” laser safety cabins protect personnel from the potentially damaging effects of laser radiation by ensuring that the laser is completely enclosed by the cabin when enabled. The doors can only be opened when the laser is disabled from firing. This is achieved through the interlock controller which forms an integrated part of the system.

If the laser beam inadvertently strikes any of the walls or roof of the cabin, the laser energy will be absorbed by the specially designed modular panels.

The cabins are provided as a complete turnkey solution. They are supplied with Lasermet's interlock controller and LED sign. Options include an HD-CCTV system to cover the operation inside the cabin and an integrated fume extraction system, making this a cost effective and easy method of safely enclosing the laser system, which then complies to the ANSI Z136.1 laser safety standards.

The room sized enclosures can be upgraded to handle lasers in excess of 5kW by incorporating the "Laser Jailer" Active Laser Guarding System (US Patent No. 8 416 820). The internal walls, doors and roof of the cabin are all covered with tiles which detect high powered laser beam strikes. If this happens, Lasermet's active, fail-safe, guarding technology isolates the laser safety input in less than 50ms. The laser responds to this laser signal and the laser is switched off virtually immediately.

Ideal for laser welding robots using multi-kW lasers in their operations, the Laser Jailer active laser guarding system provides protection at any laser wavelengths.
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Lasermet Inc provides laser safety cabins, active laser safety systems, interlock controllers and all other laser safety products and services for laser welding robots and laser processing installations certified to IEC 60825 and ANSI Z136 laser safety standards. The modular “Laser Castle” cabins protect personnel from all laser radiation types.

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11 January 2019: Extremely compact 10 kW Driver for High Power Laser Diodes

PicoLAS GmbH

The LDP-CW 250-40 is a very efficient and compact driver for high power laser diodes and is available in two different versions: Standard and fast modulated (F). Both versions deliver a max. output voltage of 40 V with a current of up to 250 A. This 10 kW driver has an exceptional compact design leading to excellent power density of 5 W/cm³ and a high efficiency of up to 94 %.

The standard version features a very low current ripple of <0.8 %, minimal overshoot of <3 % with a maximum modulation frequency of 1 kHz. The F version increases the maximum modulation frequency to 50 kHz (-3 dB) with a pulse rise time of <20 µs, while keeping the maximum overshoot below 3 %.

The integrated capacitors minimize the current stress during modulation for the power supply and cables to ensure low maintenance and reduce inductive losses. The LDP-CW 250-40 can be completely controlled by analog signals. This and the highly compact design allow an easy integration close to the laser diode.

Find out more or contact PicoLAS GmbH

11 January 2019: Hybrid integration with LIGENTEC SiN PICs

LiGenTec SA

With LIGENTEC's adjustable spot size converter, coupling to a single mode fiber as well as other PICs for hybrid integration is possible maintaining low coupling losses. In such a way we demonstrate coupling to other PIC platforms such as PIC lasers.

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11 January 2019: Photonic Science ilaunch new 16 megapixel sCMOS camera

Photonic Science & Engineering Ltd.

Photonic Science is pleased to announce its 16 megapixel sCMOS camera, which is also available as an indirect X-ray camera. Featuring a resolution of 4096 x 4096, 9 µm pixels, 4.5 fps at full resolution, readout noise of < 4e rms, QE > 70% at 650 nm and with a choice of both camera link and GigE interfaces this is the perfect camera for a number of scientific applications, including; photoluminescence, fluorescence lifetime detection and confocal microscopy imaging and astronomy. The camera is also available as an indirect X-ray camera with a choice of either GdOS / Tb or structured CsI scintillator for operations from 1 KeV up to 300 KeV for several X-ray applications including; radiography, PCB testing, coherent diffraction imaging and phase contrast imaging. For deep UV applications the camera can be supplied with a backside illuminated sensor.

Find out more or contact Photonic Science & Engineering Ltd.

11 January 2019: Now available from Photonic Science new InGaAs SWIR VGA and ¼ VGA.

Photonic Science & Engineering Ltd.

Photonic Science InGaAs SWIR cameras are now available in two resolutions, VGA and ¼ VGA. The VGA 640 x 512 SWIR camera with a spectral response of 900 – 1700 nm features 15 µm pixels, 174 fps at full resolution, QE 80% @ 1100 nm, read out noise of 22 – 32 electrons in high gain mode and with a choice of both camera link and GigE interfaces. The ¼ VGA 320 x 256 SWIR camera with a spectral response of 900 – 1700 nm and available with an extended response up to 2200 nm features 30 µm pixels, ? fps at full resolution, QE ? @ 1100 nm, read out noise of ? – ? electrons in high gain mode and with a choice of both camera link and GigE interfaces. Both cameras are available as either passively cooled or for applications that require longer exposure times water cooled, which greatly reduces the dark current. These cameras are perfect for a range of applications including; semiconductor and solar cell inspection, small animal imaging, haze penetration, airborne payloads and laser beam detection and profiling.

Find out more or contact Photonic Science & Engineering Ltd.

11 January 2019: Near-Infrared (NIR) Intensity Lens

Radiant Vision Systems, LLC

The Radiant Vision Systems Near-Infrared (NIR) Intensity Lens system is an integrated camera/lens solution that measures the angular distribution and radiant intensity of 940 nm near-infrared (NIR or near-IR) emitters. The NIR Intensity Lens system utilizes Fourier optics to capture a full cone of data in a single measurement to ±70 degrees, giving you extremely fast, accurate results ideal for in-line quality control.

Manufacturers of three-dimensional sensing technology can apply the NIR Intensity Lens solution for angular measurement of NIR LEDs, lasers, and Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE). The lens mounts directly to a Radiant Vision Systems ProMetric® Y16 Imaging Radiometer, and features ProMetric or TrueTest™ Software for intuitive system setup and customizable automated measurement sequences. Additional tests specific to NIR emission measurement are available.

High-Resolution Angular Measurement

The NIR Intensity Lens captures the complete angular distribution of a NIR light source (to ±70 degrees) in a single image, and achieves an angular resolution of 0.05 degrees per CCD pixel. Paired with the ProMetric® Y16 Imaging Radiometer featuring a 16-megapixel CCD sensor, the NIR Intensity Lens has the capability to measure radiant intensity, power, and radiant flux with a high degree of accuracy at each view angle. This ensures both accurate distribution and intensity of NIR emissions for object sensing, and safe levels of NIR output for use in human-machine interface applications such as eye and facial sensing.

Safety Considerations

The human eye does not respond to invisible wavelengths of NIR light the same way it does to bright visible light, and therefore can be damaged by NIR emissions. The NIR Intensity Lens enables you to ensure device safety and comply with industry standards such as:

- IEC 62471 standard for all light sources, required in America, Asia, and Europe
- IEC 60825-1 standard for lasers, including any NIR lasers
- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Physical Agents (including “lasers, light and near-infrared radiation”)

Diffractive Optical Elements

Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) distribute NIR laser emissions in a dot pattern (often tens of thousands of dots) over a wide spatial area. This array provides NIR sensors with a grid map used to detect 3D surfaces with varying shapes, curvatures, and depths, such as the human face. A single beam of NIR laser light is emitted through a DOE “screen”, which splits it into multiple emission points, creating a complex pattern of dots. This pattern is cast on the 3D surface of a target object, such as a face. As the laser light interacts with the object, each of the dots in the array is reflected back to the device’s NIR sensor at a different angular location, size, and intensity, indicating depth and curvature. Calculating the deviation of distributed light versus received reflected light, the sensing device can construct a 3D “map” of the object.

Each dot in a facial recognition DOE array must be accurately positioned (correct angle, inclination, azimuth) to ensure it is properly reflected back and “understood” by the emitting device’s infrared sensor. Manufacturers need to control the position and output of each dot for the device to correctly map the contours of the target object. It is also important to control the radiant intensity (W/sr) intensity of each point to ensure safe levels of NIR output in applications—such as facial recognition and iris tracking—where the human eye is exposed to NIR emissions.

Radiant’s NIR Intensity Lens can identify points of interest across the image, measuring point-by-point values for maximum peak (strongest emitter), location at x,y, maximum peak inclination/azimuth, maximum peak averages, maximum peak solid angle, number of pixels as maximum peak point, spot power uniformity (between dots), total flux, and DOE flux (subtracting the background peak).

Complete Measurement Solution

The NIR Intensity Lens provides an application-specific solution for complete NIR source characterization and emission measurement. Paired and calibrated with a 16-megapixel ProMetric Y Imaging Radiometer (IR-PMY16), the NIR Intensity Lens provides a turnkey radiometric imaging solution that meets the form factor, measurement efficiency, and cost requirements for multiple applications.

The Radiant NIR solution software provides tests specific to the evaluation of NIR beam spread and radiant intensity. You can sequence tests for rapid evaluation of all relevant display characteristics in a matter of seconds, applying selected tests to a single image captured by the camera. Unique tests for NIR analysis include:

- DOE Statistics
- Total Flux (mW or W)
- POI Total Power
- Max Power
- Pixel Solid Angle
- TOF (Time of Flight)
- Points of Interest
- Image Export

Radiant solutions are combined hardware/software systems configured for exact application needs, which enable manufacturers to achieve more efficient measurement processes using a single provider with end-to-end support.

NIR Intensity Lens Key Features and Highlights:

- Accurate and reliable measurement of radiant intensity to ±70° angle.
- High angular resolution (0.05 degrees per CCD pixel).
- Efficient operation, capturing data for all angles simultaneously. Faster than goniometric systems for analyzing angular data.
- Compact form factor.
- Combination of low cost, high performance, and flexibility.
- Easy-to-use measurement control and analysis software.

Find out more or contact Radiant Vision Systems, LLC

10 January 2019: Miniature piezo smart stage now available at Digi-Key and Mouser

New Scale Technologies, Inc.

Precision linear microstage with embedded controller is a compact, easy-to-integrate motion system with 15 mm travel and >100 gram load capacity

Victor, NY – January 10, 2019 – New Scale Technologies’ M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage, a direct-drive precision piezoelectric micro stage with embedded controller, is now available for purchase on Digi-Key and Mouser. The M3-LS-3.4-15 smart stage is designed for fast integration into compact OEM instruments. It accepts simple high-level motion commands directly from a system controller via standard serial interface (I2C or SPI).

The Developer’s Kits for sale through the distributors include one smart stage along with New Scale Pathway™ software, a break out board, and USB adapter for rapid evaluation and system development. See the video at https://www.newscaletech.com/video-m3-ls-3-4-linear-smart-stage-developers-kit/ .

Specifications

The micro stage has 15 mm travel and 500 nm position resolution for precise, repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more. Absolute encoding eliminates the need for homing on power-up.

All electronics are completely integrated in the 32 x 32 x 11 mm stage housing, making the overall system size significantly smaller than traditional piezo stages. It takes 6 VDC input and can be powered by USB or standard batteries.

The stage has high stiffness, no gears or backlash, low acoustic noise, and no internal high voltage.
For complete specifications see the data sheet at https://www.newscaletech.com/wp-content/uploads/M3-LS-3_4-datasheet.pdf

Applications

M3-LS Smart Stages are ideal for adding embedded motion to hand-held and portable instruments including miniature microscopes and spectroscopy systems, instruments for biomedical probing or sampling, UAV/UGV controls and optics, miniature camera systems and more. M3-LS stages are easily assembled into two-axis and three-axis systems.


Pricing and Availability

At Digi-Key, PN DK-M3-LS-3.4-15-ND Developer’s Kit is $3000 and available from stock. https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/ams/DK-M3-LS-3.4-15/DK-M3-LS-3.4-15-ND/9816940

At Mouser, PN 985-DK-M3-LS-3.4-15 Developer’s Kit is $3,125 with lead time of 4 weeks.
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ams/DK-M3-LS-34-15?qs=0lSvoLzn4L8mooU9X2U8Og%3d%3d


For pricing and sales of M3-LS-3.4-15 Smart Stages in volume contact a New Scale Technologies technical sale rep at https://www.newscaletech.com/contact-us/m3-module-distributors/



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 embedded 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.

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10 January 2019: Dynasil Corporation of America Enters Infrared High Efficiency and DLC Coatings Market

EMF Corp.

Dynasil Corporation of America announces that its subsidiaries EMF Corporation and Optometrics Corporation have completed their development of the first in a series of Infrared High Efficiency Anti-Reflective (HEAR) thin film coatings for the eight to twelve micron spectral region.

“We are very excited about this collaborative success between our EMF and Optometrics subsidiaries. This milestone positions Dynasil as a premier resource for military, homeland security and commercial IR optical system integrators,” said Peter Sulick, Dynasil’s CEO and President. “The team of experts working on this effort have many years of experience directly related to the optimization of infrared thin film coatings, components and assemblies.”

HEAR thin film coatings are used to maximize the transmission through otherwise low transmission lens and window materials used in this spectral region. Optimizing this performance increases detection sensitivity. These coatings have been designed to withstand environmental conditions including water solubility, abrasion and humidity. Dynasil estimates the addressable market for this segment of the photonics industry at approximately $100.0 million and growing at a rate of approximately 7.5% CAGR per year. The company is hoping this multiyear effort will capture a meaningful share of this market.

“Our initial offering of an optical coating which provides < 0.3% average reflection is only the beginning of our developing capabilities planned for the infrared optics market,” said Gary Bishop, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Dynasil Photonics. “We are leveraging our existing expertise and capacity in optical thin film coatings, while hiring additional key industry talent and making strategic capital investments. The addition of Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coatings are also on track to begin before mid-year. Dynasil anticipates offering a selection of these products direct to end users through its recently launched ecommerce website.”

DLC coatings are applied to the exterior window surface of a lens assembly. When combining both DLC with HEAR coatings on an optic, both lens efficiency optimization and environmental protection are achieved. DLC coatings will exceed the sand-water slurry wiper test required by many military and commercial products designed for air, ground and at sea applications.

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10 January 2019: LAS 3D Surface Profiling Modules

Opto-Alignment Technology, Inc.

LAS-Profiler™ Quick-Attach Module and Bench-Top QuickPRO-3D™ 3D Surface Profiling Module: 10nm resolution, 200nm accuracy, for lenses up to 50mm diameter.

LAS-Profiler™ Quick-Attach Module converts your much-loved LAS™ into a powerful 3D surface profilometer in seconds for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a dedicated system. Economical 3D surface profiling is enabled by adding a precision radial scanning axis to the existing encoded vertical stage and rotary air bearing of the LAS™. Our CalcuSurf3D™ Recipe Generation, Data Acquisition, and Surface Analysis permits optimized measurement sampling density for best coverage at highest throughput, with extensive 3D Surface plotting and data reporting functions. This inexpensive, yet powerful LAS option is easy to attach, learn how to operate, and use.

QuickPRO-3D™ 3D Surface Profiler offers all the performance of the Quick-Attach module in a compact, bench-top unit with environmental enclosure. It includes a non-contact chromatic confocal sensor (Point or Line Scan), integrated CMOS camera with co-axial or ring illumination, and nanometer encoded X/Y/Z motion stage with linear motors and cross roller bearings for smooth translation on an economical platform. Measured substrates (lenses, trays, wafers etc.) up to 100mm in X, 100mm in Y and 50mm in Z.

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10 January 2019: High Speed Liquid Crystal Variable Retarder

Meadowlark Optics, Inc.

Meadowlark’s newest HIGH SPEED Liquid Crystal Variable Retarder (HS-LCVR) has a 4X speed improvement over our award winning standard LCVR. The sub-millisecond speeds are 4 times as fast without the 50/50 duty cycle drive scheme required with our FLC product. The HS-LCVR system comes complete with a heated housing, controller, and software allowing for easy integration on a lab table or application specific product. Please contact one of our Solutions Engineers for more information.

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10 January 2019: BrimEX 001

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose, together with Israeli partner File X, is introducing a new hyperspectral imager that features multidimensional software and real-time analysis and identification. The unit has applications to hazardous waste identification, plastics/polymers sorting for recycling, national security in the real-time identification of white powders, and other cutting -edge applications. The BrimEX 001 is the result of a $1.6 million award from the BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation and two years of intensive R&D efforts. Contact us to schedule a demonstration.

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10 January 2019: MY Polymers OF-133 Primary Coating enables breakthrough 0.59 NA Specialty Optical Fiber

MY Polymers Ltd.

Sometimes referred to as ”a solution waiting for the right problem”, OF-133, with a Refractive Index of 1.33 enables a Numerical Aperture of 0.59. An optical fiber with such a high NA enables new possibilities in the design of fiber laser. Pioneering companies are already drawing fibers produced with OF-136, and begin experimenting with these new disruptive optical fibers.
For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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9 January 2019: Putting the Control in Your Hands – CoolLED’s New Modular LED Illumination Platform

CoolLED

The Modular Platform comprises up to 16 LED blocks of chosen wavelengths and scalable electronic controls which, when assembled, provide a fixed wavelength illumination system that can be delivered quickly to the market with minimum design time. Optical filters optimally selected for the chosen wavelength combination are provided in a package that can then have a custom outer cover designed if necessary or built neatly into your Imaging System.

The Modular Platform addresses your Imaging System’s illumination needs by providing a known number of wavelengths at low cost and designed into restricted space requirements. The Modular will provide the flexibility of suitable control options with the highest efficiency.

Decide What is Inside
There are several scope options and control features which can be included:
• Spectral coverage with up to 16 individually controlled LED peaks.
• Individual Channel Control via USB or TTL and sequence runner provide you with the right control and how and when you need it.
• Optical monitoring of firing and intensity as required.
• Highest Speed Control: Configurable channel switching with combined rise and fall times <1μs at source.
• Light Delivery Directly into the epi-fluorescence port of a microscope provides the highest intensity light at the lowest cost and standard liquid light guide and fiber variants are available.
• Configurable Size and low weight with various layout options for the modular components we can fit to your desired footprint.

Excellence as Standard
Linear Intensity Control (LIC) is included for all wavelengths. LIC enables the user to see the point of operation on the available intensity scale and to predict and control intensity changes logically and repeatably.

CoolLED Illumination Systems are highly efficient and consume the lowest possible amount of power. From the Company that brought you the award-winning pE-300 Series, we have enhanced our thermal design to bring you the Modular LED Illumination Platform. Consuming lowest power means less heat is generated and greater durability of LED components. We at CoolLED can provide input to your integrated cooling system as necessary.

Direct fitting light delivery is CoolLED’s most popular configuration. Low audible noise and vibration make this the optimal configuration for cost and intensity.

Service as Standard
CoolLED will support you at every stage during the product life cycle and during the project to conceive it. CoolLED’s core strengths are Optical, Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical and Software Design. Our Specialists work alongside our Project Manager to deliver the Illumination System that best suits your application.

CoolLED’s Modular Platform facilitates easy Prototyping and subsequent design changes or variants at any stage.
Project Management from initial ballpark offer to activating a supply contract, our bid team will support your product development team at every stage until delivery.

CoolLED supports its customers with a market-leading product warranty. With a consistent record of >99% on time despatch CoolLED is a highly reliable partner. Our audited ISO9000 quality control system underpins our development and production of standard and custom-designed products.

The Future is in Your Hands
As each module consists of a discreet LED or phosphor-based wavelength the need for a broader spectrum will be realised by combining modules together. Imagine you need an additional wavelength to excite an additional fluorophore; we can use the available controls and space and simply add a module. A faster route to market is achievable in a single step by using standard modular parts.

Firmware updates are provided by USB connection. Features such as wi-fi can be incorporated for faster remote implementation. The modular platform enables users to upgrade wavelengths or the number of channels more easily as you develop your Imaging System and the need may arise.

Directly fitting a Modular Illumination System would remove the need for servicing light guides or fibers and reduces the overall cost whilst ensuring the highest and most consistent delivery of light intensity.

The desire to have as little overhead in terms of non-essential wavelengths all requiring space and cost make the Modular design attractive. Put CoolLED at the heart of your Imaging System.

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8 January 2019: AgilityRH Series Rotary Stages

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

The AgilityRH Series rotary stages enable OEMs to achieve ultra-smooth and accurate motion profiles and conveniently route cables and other system elements via a large through hole. Built with Agility™ direct drive motors from Applimotion featuring ZeroCog™ technology, PurePrecision™ optical encoder technology from MicroE and precision bearings, the AgilityRH rotary stages provide the benefits of direct drive rotary motor performance in a standard NEMA 23 motor package.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/rotary-stages-slotless/agilityrh

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8 January 2019: OmniRH Series Rotary Stages

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

The OmniRH Series rotary stages enable OEMs to achieve smooth and accurate motion profiles and conveniently route cables and other system elements via a large through hole. Built with Omni™ direct drive motors from Applimotion, PurePrecision™ optical encoder technology from MicroE and precision bearings, the OmniRH rotary stages provide the benefits of direct drive rotary motor performance in a standard NEMA 23 motor package.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/rotary-stages-torque/omnirh

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8 January 2019: Infinity™ Series Motor

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

The Infinity Series enables OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-degree rotary motion profiles. Ultra-thin arc-shaped motor segments can be used individually or interconnected to create exact partial arc segment motion or full 360-degree rotary motion. Modular construction allows for virtually unlimited diameter and large through holes. This level of flexibility is not possible with conventional motor designs.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/rotary-motors-arc/arc

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8 January 2019: Javelin™ Series Motor

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

The Javelin Series enables OEMs to design high performance, reliable, small and lightweight systems using flexible and easy-to-integrate linear motor components. The Javelin Series’ state-of-the art magnetic designs deliver high acceleration and high speeds in compact form factors. Direct drive technology and air core (ironless) construction provide good mechanical stiffness, low cogging and zero backlash, reducing settling times and increasing system performance and throughput.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/linear-motors-ironless/javelin-single-sided

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8 January 2019: Agility™ Series Motor

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

Designed with ZeroCogTM™ slotless motor technology from Applimotion, the Agility Series enables OEMs to achieve extremely smooth and highly accurate motion profiles using flexible and easy-to-integrate motor components. Ideally suited for scanning, pointing, measuring and cutting applications that require extremely smooth velocity control and highly accurate positioning, the Agility Series delivers best-in-class torque ripple and zero cogging.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/rotary-motors-slotless/uts

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8 January 2019: Omni™ Series Motor

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

The Omni Series enables OEMs to design high performance, reliable, small and lightweight systems using flexible and easy-to-integrate rotary motor components. The Omni Series is offered in a wide range of low-profile form factors with a large through hole for convenient routing of cables, optics, and other system elements.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/rotary-motors-torque/uth

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8 January 2019: IncOder™ Series Encoder

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

Designed for easy integration into OEM assemblies, the low-profile IncOder Series is offered in a wide range of diameters with a large through hole for convenient routing of cables, optics, and other system elements.
The stator contains all of the electronics to receive power and output a signal, and the output signal shows the position of the rotor relative to the stator. Absolute feedback is a standard option, so no instrument motion is required at power up to determine position.

https://www.zettlex.com/products/incoder/

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8 January 2019: Optira™ Series Encoder

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

Combining MicroE’s patented PurePrecision™ technology with state-of-the-art electronics and signal processing, the Optira™ Series encoder delivers unprecedented performance in an incredibly small and lightweight package, providing resolution of up to 5nm with all AGC, interpolation, and signal processing performed in the sensor head.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/linear-encoders-nano/pi

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8 January 2019: Veratus™ Series Encoder

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

Built with the MicroE VeraPath™ technology, the Veratus™ Series encoder delivers best-in-class dirt immunity in a compact package with unparalleled ease of use. All interpolation, AGC, and signal processing is performed in the sensor head. No additional PCBs, adapters or dongles are necessary.
https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/linear-encoders-compact/vi

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8 January 2019: Mechatronics

Celera Motion, A Novanta Company

Custom mechatronic solutions with the latest advanced technologies for your project’s specific application requirements. The Celera Motion mechatronics engineering group is renowned for seamlessly fusing product and technology to create optimized solutions. Every project is driven through rigorous testing protocol to ensure the Celera Motion products deliver repeatable, reliable performance. The applications team has over a century of collective experience in motion control.

https://www.celeramotion.com/products-solutions/mechatronics

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8 January 2019: The AVIM fiber optic interconnect family

Diamond USA, Inc.

The AVIM™ connector was developed in the mid-1990’s as a vibration resistant connector for avionics and space application. Since then, the evolution of these connectors has been driven by harsh environment applications, especially for Aerospace and Naval applications.

Originally, AVIM™ was adapted to Naval applications. Then, by 2009, a lighter and rugged version was commissioned for a Mars Rover, the Mini AVIM™. Since then, this connector has been used in various applications due to its exceptional environmental resistance characteristics and to its high-end optical performance resulting from the Diamond unique ferrule designs and technologies.

An intermediate version of the product, the Midi AVIM™ was introduced to complete this family of shock and vibration resistant in a small, single-channel fiber optic connector. In the following sections, you will discover the different applications where these products are deployed, along with a description of Diamonds Space Grade process for Flight models that must follow the European Space Agency standards and the various products themselves, as well as, tools and services provided by Diamond.

APPLICATIONS
SPACE
Active since the mid-1990’s in the space market, Diamond products have a long heritage in space, mainly with NASA GSFC and more recently standardized by the the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC). The Mini AVIM™ is currently Diamond’s only ESCC standardized component, but Diamond will produce other flight models for custom configurations. The historically most widely used space connector is the AVIM™. Due to mainly commercial reasons, it has not been standardized under ESCC, but is still available, using the same Space Grade or Commercial Grade process as the Mini AVIM™. You can find connectors from Diamond from Mercury, to Mars, around the
moon, around the earth and soon toward Jupiter.

The Space applications have been divided in three groups:
1. Sensing
2. Inter-satellite communication
3. Intra-satellite communication

Sensing
The sensing applications are numerous, often driven by Lidar or Laser Altimeter applications, but numerous other application have been seen, using optical fiber from low wavelength, small core single mode polarization maintaining
to large core multi-mode.

It is almost impossible to standardize these demanding applications, as the pass/fail criteria can be quite different than the standard digital communication application mainly because other properties from the light are used, such as wavelength, intensity, phase, and polarization.

Inter-satellite Communication
With an optical signal, a line of sight is necessary to bring the data on the ground and it is not always possible from
every satellite position. For this reason, communication between satellite, even planes, unmanned vehicles or balloons is required. Constellations of hundreds of satellites are discussed, each would require a communication terminal, which are already commercially available or in development.

Intra-Satellite communication
Telecom satellites are using up and down-link using radio waves and utilize electric cable internally (several tons).
The challenge is to convert these payloads to fiber optic, improving dramatically the weight, power dissipation and
power consumption, which can change dramatically the face of communication via satellite. A typical telecom satellite
would have a thousand connection to be replaced by optical fibers.

Product hierarchy
All the products can be assembled with different process and contractual information as follow:
- CG Commercial grade, according to our QTR, standard process
- SG Space Grade, according to our SG QTR, enhanced process to expand the operating range
- SG-ESCC SG products according to ESCC 3420 and/or 3420/001, requires a LAT/qualification and eventually
an ETP
- SG-QPL SG products according to ESCC QPL, does not require a LAT/Qualification nor an ETP
The last three types of products correspond to the same assembly process, but with different contractual responsibilities and different trace ability. They are all executed according to the same internal ISO product assurance
process at Diamond. The SG-ESCC, if related to the Mini AVIM™ or AVIM™, already dispose of results from an ETP. For all other variations, an ETP according to ESCC 2263420 chart 1 or similar should be performed.

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7 January 2019: Mitutoyo Formtracer Extreme SV-C4500:

Mitutoyo America Corp.

The Formtracer Extreme SV-C4500 is a high-accuracy contact type CNC contour and surface roughness measuring system that introduces a dual-sided stylus design into the CNC model for the first time. This allows for accurate measurements and analysis of both upward and downward directions without having to stop for orientation adjustments. Its Z2-axis Tracking Measurement function, combined with the dual-sided stylus, allows for accurate measurement of large inner and outer diameters while using the column Z2-axis scale positions.

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7 January 2019: Miutoyo Quick Vision Active

Mitutoyo America Corp.

CNC Vision Measuring System with advanced functionality offering a wide field of view with interchangeable objective zoom lenses to meet the challenges of measuring small to large features. The 8-step zoom lens can achieve a magnification range of 0.5X to 7X (20x ~ 137x on-screen magnification) while maintaining crisp image quality. The 1X optional objective achieves a magnification range of 0.5X to 3.5X (13x ~ 92x on-screen magnification) with an increased working distance of 74 mm. The 2X option can achieve a magnification range of 1X to 7X (26x ~ 183x on-screen magnification).

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7 January 2019: MY Polymers NI Products - Solving / Mitigating the Oxygen Inhibition Problem

MY Polymers Ltd.

MY Polymers new NI Products solve or mitigate the Oxygen Inhibition problem. Oxygen Inhibition prevents full curing of UV cured coatings, especially on the surface. The problem is more severe in Low Refractive Index coatings.

MY Polymers NI products enable significantly improved surface curing, without requiring an inert atmosphere.
The NI products were optimized according to the application (visible, NIR-IR) and the type of UV source (LED, Mercury Lamp).

MY Polymers introduces a whole range of NI products, from refractive index 1.36 and up to 1.49.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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7 January 2019: Lumetta Fixed Grating Spectrograph

HORIBA Instruments Inc.

Lumetta is an F/2 spectrograph with a large area sensor enabling optimal light gathering and boasting the highest optical throughput in the compact spectrograph class. It is designed to optimally gather light from most fibers and high angle scattering phenomena.

As an imaging spectrograph, it also enables such advanced techniques as multitrack spectroscopy and fast hyperspectral imaging. With multitrack spectroscopy, multiple independent spectroscopy channels can be measured with Lumetta, either vastly improving sample measurement throughput for similar measurements on different samples, or simultaneous measurement of different but complementary spectra such as photoluminescence and absorbance from the same sample.

With its scientific grade I CCD deep cooled to -50 oC, together with extremely low noise 16 bit electronics, Lumetta also offers the highest sensitivity in its class for low light applications. At 1200:1 the Signal-to-noise of the Lumetta is well above its peers and its deep cooling allows signal integration for hours – a feature that is not readily available on other instruments in the compact class.

Lumetta also offers a flexible signal input interface, accommodating free-space as well as FC, SMA and ferrule fiber interfaces. Furthermore, spectral resolution can be controlled from a selection of interchangeable slits.

Other highlights include the lowest stray light in its class (<0.1%); the smallest CCD non linearity for computational accuracy (<0.4%), top of the range on speed – up to 278 spectra/second, and all at an attractive price.

https://www.horiba.com/en_en/products/detail/action/show/Product/1861/

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7 January 2019: 512x1 VIS-SWIR sensor

Emberion Oy

Emberion introduces a novel cost-competitive nanomaterial-based linear array sensor for visible to shortwave infrared spectral range. The VIS-SWIR LINEAR sensor provides superior and consistent responsivity with very low noise over a broad (400 - 1800 nm) spectral range in room temperature operation and offers a cost-effective solution for SWIR detection. The dynamic range of the sensor is very large owing to its low noise and non-saturating response characteristics.

The sensor is designed primarily for spectrometry applications as the pixel geometry (25 × 500 µm2) and array design (512 × 1) follow the conventions of the application domain. Other potential applications lie in line scan imaging and machine vision areas.

Emberion's VIS-SWIR LINEAR sensor comprises a detector array monolithically built on a tailor-made CMOS readout integrated circuit (ROIC). The ROIC contains an analog front-end, performs analog-to-digital conversion and signal pre-processing, and provides digital data output with up to 16 bits resolution and SPI interface. The combined sensor and ROIC chip is hermetically sealed in a custom-made hermetic BGA package with an AR coated sapphire window.

In addition to the VIS-SWIR LINEAR sensor component, Emberion offers a measurement module with HW & SW implementation for the sensor readout, control and signal calibration, power management, and a USB interface. The measurement module is complemented by Windows DLL SW functions and it can be readily utilized in technology evaluation studies and application development work.

The VIS-SWIR LINEAR sensor and its measurement module are available commercially in July 2019.

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7 January 2019: SiC Fast Steering Mirror (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter

MERSEN OptoSiC

optoSiC offers standard and customized SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter. A wide range of mount solutions allows the user to replace the standard low performance mirrors with SiC high-end mirrors that best fits the specific application. These SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) are available for different wavelengths ranging from 250 - 1700 nm.

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3 January 2019: OptiLux SD

RedLux Ltd.

RedLux’s OptiLux SD system provides the complete solution for control of optical surface quality (scratch-dig) by offering a breakthrough in measurement performance along with conformity to industry standards. Designed with flexibility in mind and further enhanced by a range of customer inspired features, the OptiLux SD can support the most demanding of optical surface quality inspection processes, from highly customized optical components in low volume, to standard components in high volume. If you have not yet perfected your optical surface quality control process please contact us.

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3 January 2019: MY Polymers – UV LED Compatible Low Refractive index Re-Coating Materials

MY Polymers Ltd.

The fast penetration of UV LED spot curing systems makes it necessary to adapt old re-coating materials to this new type of UV source. MY Polymers is introducing its new line of Low Index NI products. The NI products combine 3 features: Compatibility with UV LEDs; Reduced sensitivity to the Oxygen Inhibition problem; and Low Modulus.
UV LED emission spectra is different from the emission spectra of traditional mercury lamps, resulting, sometimes, in slower response or lower cure. The new NI Products were specifically modified to optimize the performance for this new type of UV source, without degrading the response to mercury lamps.
The reduced sensitivity to Oxygen Inhibition allows good, non-tacky or less tacky surfaces, even when the surface is exposed to the atmosphere.
The Low Modulus, which means the material is flexible, provides dramatically improved endurance under thermal cycling and thermal shock’ resulting in overall improved reliability of the device.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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1 January 2019: HD High Performance Thermal Imaging Cameras - New!

Boston Electronics Corp.

We are please to offer infrared imaging cameras from American Infrared Solutions (AIRS), a leader in the development and manufacter of OEM solution for high performance IR imaging and detection applications.

AIRS infrared imaging cameras, modules and integrated dewar/cooler assemblies (IDCA), can meet the most demanding mission and application requirements such as high performance, long range ISR, hyperspectral imaging for scientific applications or OEM sensors for integration into your specific system.

High performance LWIR, MWIR, and extended SWIR cameras include HD and large format MCT and T2SLS IRFPAs. Available in HD and megapixel formats, with broadband response and high quantum efficiency, MCT and T2SLS based cameras provide exceptional imaging capability. With high quantum efficiency, they can operating at high F/No resulting in better size, weight and power (SWAP) characteristics.

Visit Booth 626 to learn more. www.boselec.com

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1 January 2019: AIP INTIR – Ultra-Fast Detecting Module with Integrated Preamplifier and Cooler Controller

Boston Electronics Corp.

The main applications of the INTIR module are: LIDAR and object scanners, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy systems, characterization of pulsed laser sources, other system and assemblies requiring wide-band detection modules.

An AIP INTIR detection module combines easiness of operation, high detectivity and small dimensions of the device with a gigahertz pass band. Thanks to the use of advanced integration techniques, a HgCdTe photodetector, a four-stage Peltier cooler and a broadband transimpedance amplifier were packaged into a hermetically sealed 14 pin Butterfly mount. This approach enabled minimization of the length of wire connections between the detector and the electronic system. That decreases the parasitic inductance of leads, which usually limits the high frequency signal transmission band.

Visit Booth 626 to learn more. www.boselec.com

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1 January 2019: DCS-120 System Runs Metabolic FLIM

Boston Electronics Corp.

The bh DCS-120 Confocal Scanning FLIM System detects changes in the metabolic state of live cells. Information on the metabolic state is derived from the fluorescence decay functions of NAD(P)H and FAD. Two ps diode lasers, with wavelengths of 375nm and 405 nm, are multiplexed to alternatingly excite NAD(P)H and FAD. One FLIM channel of the DCS system detects in the emission band of NAD(P)H, the other in the emission band of FAD. The FLIM data are processed by bh SPCImage data analysis software. For both channels, the data analysis delivers images of the amplitude-weighted lifetime, tm, the component lifetimes, t1 and t2, the amplitudes of the components, a1 and a2, and the amplitude ratio, a1/a2. Moreover, it delivers the fluorescence-lifetime redox ratio (FLIRR), a2nadh/a1fad. A shift from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis or back is revieled by changes in tm, a1 or a1/a2, and in the FLIRR.

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1 January 2019: DCS-120 MACRO System Runs Fast FLIM

Boston Electronics Corp.

The bh DCS-120 MACRO scanner can now be combined with bh's FASTAC fast-acqisition FLIM system. The system uses confocal scanning of an image area as large as 15 x 15 mm, and FLIM recording in four parallel SPC-150N TCSPC modules. Image formats are from 64 x 64 pixels up to 2048 x 2048 pixels, with up to 1024 time channels. Images of 256 x 256 pixels can be recorded within less than 0.5 seconds, images of 512 x 512 pixels within less than 2 seconds. Importantly, the system reaches high count rate and short acquition time without compromise in time resolution. FLIM data can still be recorded at sub-ps time channel with and sub-25 ps IRF width, thus fully exploiting the superiour time resolution of the bh TCSPC FLIM modules and ultra-fast hybrid detectors. It is therefore equally suitable for fast FLIM and precision FLIM applications. Moreover, multi-dimensional recording techniques like temporal mosaic FLIM, FLITS, and simultaneous FLIM/PLIM remain available.

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1 January 2019: Low Cost Digital Thermal Imaging for IoT Applications

Boston Electronics Corp.

Silicon-based thermal imaging arrays with digital output from Heimann are now available in a range of formats (8×8 to 80×64). Low cost, high volume applications are possible taking advantage of the highly integrated, compact TO-style packages that include optics, preamplifiers and digital output. Visit Booth 626 for a product demonstration. www.boselec.com

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1 January 2019: New! 33% Higher Power 265 nm UV LED

Boston Electronics Corp.

New! 33% higher power 265 nm UV LED are now available, complementing our other high power UVC LED.. The VPS134 packs 16 mW of output. Perfect for a wide range of disinfecting applications and instrumentation. See us at Both 626 for more information. Also, see our web page and our web store for easy ordering.

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1 January 2019: Fiber Coupling of QCL in an HHL Package

Boston Electronics Corp.

Our quantum cascade lasers (QCL), from Alpes Lasers, are now optionally available with fiber coupling when packaged in a high heat load (HHL) housing. The pigtailed HHL connects to a provided 1 meter long mid-IR single mode optical fiber. Visit us at Booth 626 to learn more. www.boselec.com

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1 January 2019: DCS-120 Confocal FLIM System Scans Well Plates

Boston Electronics Corp.

The Becker & Hickl DCS-120 confocal FLIM system is able to scan well plates. The well plate is placed on a motor stage. A defined area within the first well is scanned by the optical scanner of the DCS system, then the plate is shifted by the distance between the wells, and the next well is scanned. The data are saved as a normal Mosaic FLIM-mode file of the SPCM operating software. A preliminary lifetime image is displayed during the acquisition, precision multi-exponential lifetime analysis is performed by bh SPCImage data analysis software. Visit us at Booth 8626 (BiOS) or 626 (PWest for more information.

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1 January 2019: New! Visible Silicon Hybrid Sensors – Si TOCONs

Boston Electronics Corp.

We now have a line of visible hybrid photodiodes that have unique capabilities. Our Silicon TOCONs, derived from our successful UV TOCON line, provide amplified 0 – 5 V output over an extremely large sensitivity range. Devices are sensitive from picowatt/cm2 to Watts/cm2. Important for system designers is the ability to select the sensitivity range that matches your requirements, and take advantage of the resulting 0-5 V output over your chosen range. This results in greatly simplified front end electronics. Visit us at Booth 627 to learn more. www.boselec.com

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1 January 2019: THz Imaging Camera Systems – New!

Boston Electronics Corp.

Boston Electronics is now collaborating with INO of Quebec, Canada to offer INO’s advantaged THz imaging solutions to the US market. The MICROXCAM is a 384 x 288 THz focal plane array camera imaging camera with variable waveband and optics options. Also available is a stand alone THz illuminator module. Visit us at Booth 627 for more information. www.boselec.com

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31 December 2018: KFL3-100 UV fiber laser

Kimmon Koha USA, Inc.

Kimmon is introducing its new model KFL3-100 UV fiber laser system featuring 100mW @ 318nm TEMoo and a coherence length of >1m along with a lifetime exceeding 10,000 hours.

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30 December 2018: MiTools

Zarbeco, LLC

MiTools is our new Mac software for digital imaging on a Mac computer. Use MiTools to capture still images, movies, draw-on, label, calibrate and measure. Use it on MiScope digital microscopes or 3rd party digital microscopes that are UVC. Available on the Mac App store.

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30 December 2018: MiScope Megapixel MP3

Zarbeco, LLC

MiScope Megapixel MP3 is the latest addition to the MiScope® line of multispectral portable digital microscopes by Zarbeco, LLC. With 1.7 micron resolution, up to 60 fps with USB 3, and multispectral options, it is a premium tool for superior digital imaging. Powered through a USB 3 cable with a USB-C connector it works with a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. With our new WiFi adapter, it will also work with your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device.
Use it for documentation, measurement, quality inspection, or even as a marketing tool. It comes with our Video Toolbox PRO PC software for image capture, draw-on features, multi-tool measurement and more. With the very fast frame rate and low latency, you can inspect quickly and view dynamic processes. Options include edge detection, calibrate overlays and CAD overlays and our patented CaliWedge one-button software calibration for more precise measurement results.
Zarbeco, LLC has been designing and manufacturing portable digital microscopes and software in New Jersey since 2001. We are known for our customized technical support, and portable digital microscopes and imaging software to accommodate any budget.

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27 December 2018: MY Polymers BIO-133 - for high quality imaging over 3-D patterned surfaces (pico-litter wells, micro-pillars, etc.)

MY Polymers Ltd.

BIO-133 from MY Polymers, with index=1.33, enables high-quality imaging over 3-D textures surfaces, such as micro chamber arrays or micro-pillars. The index 1.33 is identical to water and cell, which solves the problem of optical distortions, caused by structures with non-matching refractive index.
In addition, BIO-133 was designed to minimize cytotoxicity and fluorescence, to enable cell growth, and to be compatible with fluorescence microscopy.
BIO-134 is almost identical, except that the refractive index is 1.34.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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27 December 2018: Super Polished LBO

Raicol Crystals Ltd.

LBO crystal is a nonlinear optical crystal. LBO crystals combine wide transparency, moderately high nonlinear coupling, high damage threshold, and good chemical and mechanical properties.

Special Advantages of our LBO:
* Super polished elements for excellent surface quality: roughness <3Å RMS and scratch-dig 2/1
* Very law bulk absorption: up to 2ppm/cm at 1064nm
* Crystal size up to 50X50m2 and maximum length of 40 mm
* Strict quality control

Our LBO Features:
* Wide transparency range (160nm - 260nm)
* Moderately high nonlinear coefficient
* High damage threshold
* Type I and non-critical phase matching in a wide wavelength range
* High optical homogeneity
* Wide acceptance angle and small walk-off angle

Applications:
Second and third harmonic generation of high power diode laser pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF lasers, Alexandrite, Ti:Sapphire, Dye Lasers and Ultrashort Pulse Lasers


Typical Specifications
Apertures Up to 50 x 50 mm²
Length Up to 40 mm along X axis
Flatness Up to λ/10
Roughness <3Å󠇌 RMS
Parallelism Up to 5 arc sec.
Perpendicularity Up to 5 arc min.
Scratch/dig 2/1 up to 0/0 per special custom demand
AR coatings Dual band R < 0.1%

Absorption coefficient:

Wavefront distortion control: λ/8@ 633 nm

Guaranteed Damage threshold:
800 MW/cm² at 1064 nm
500 MW/cm² at 532 nm
300 MW/cm² at 355 nm
For 10 ns pulses

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24 December 2018: MY POLYMERS RCT-136 and LM-136-EA: Optimized for Re-Coating

MY Polymers Ltd.

RCT-136 (and LM-146-EA) was designed specifically for re-coating stripped optical fibers that use primary coatings with a refractive index of 1.36. It was designed to include all the important properties of an ideal Re-Coating.
The refractive index matches exactly the index of our OF-136 primary coating, which is used by the majority of the leading manufacturers of specialty optical fibers.
It was designed to have lower Modulus, which means the material is more flexible, compared to OF-136. The higher flexibility prevents the buildup of high stress under thermal cycling or thermal shock.
RCT has also higher adhesion, which, coupled with the low modulus, increases its endurance under thermal cycling and thermal shock.
The material includes MY Polymers proprietary adhesion promoter, which improves the material endurance under damp heat test.
A Frequently asked question is:
Why is it better to use RCT-136 (or LM-136-EA) for re-coating, instead of the primary coating OF-136 as it is?
There are 2 main reasons:
1. The adhesion of a primary coating must be limited, to enable stripping. This limitation does not apply to a re-coating material, because under normal circumstances there is no need to strip a re-coating.
2. The modulus of a primary coating has to be higher than minimal value. However, there is no such restriction for a re-coating material.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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21 December 2018: MY Polymers Specialized Re-Coating Materials: High Flexibility plus High Adhesion for Improved Reliability

MY Polymers Ltd.

Specialized Re-Coating materials enable dramatic improvements in thermal cycling and thermal shock testing. High flexibility (Low Modulus) prevents stress from building up because the re-coating material can stretch more easily under thermal cycling conditions. Adding High Adhesion to the fiber core results in Optimal Re-Coating Materials.
Take the example of our RCT-136. This Re-Coating material was designed for Re-Coating of stripped optical fibers having a Primary Coating with an index of 1.36. Compared to the old way of using the primary coating resin for re-coating, RCT-136 offers the crucial advantages of Higher Flexibility (Lower Modulus) and Higher Bond Strength to the fiber core. A Primary coating must have relatively low adhesion, due to the need to keep stripping ability. Due to various reasons (durability, and the same need to keep stripping ability) the Modulus of a Primary Coating must be kept above some minimal value. These restrictions do not apply to a Re-Coating material.
RCT-136, LM-136-EA, and the whole LM (Low Modulus) product line were designed with these properties (High Flexibility and High Adhesion) and with these objectives in mind. Customers are becoming aware of these benefits, and the sales of our LM products are growing at a fast rate.
The new breed of LM-14X-NI Re-Coating materials from MY Polymers includes also reduced sensitivity to oxygen inhibition, and optimized response for the new generation of UV LED spot curing units.
The combination of Low Modulus (High Flexibility), High Adhesion to the core, reduced sensitivity to oxygen inhibition, and compatibility with UV LED spot curing enables breakthrough performance in Thermal Cycling and ease of use.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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21 December 2018: MityCAM-C50000 for CMOS Sensor Evaluation and Embedded Applications

Critical Link, LLC

The new MityCAM-C50000 platform serves as the evaluation kit for the CMV50000 image sensor from ams / CMOSIS, and can jump-start embedded system development.

Syracuse, N. Y. – Critical Link, a leader in embedded electronics solutions, announces its latest embedded imaging solution, the MityCAM-C50000. The new MityCAM-C50000 serves as the official evaluation platform for the CMV50000 CMOS image sensor from ams / CMOSIS. The global shutter sensor features 47.5MP resolution (7920 pixels x 6004 pixels) at 30 frames per second, with mono and RGB color options, low dark noise, and high dynamic range. The sensor outputs in subLVDS mode and provides special capabilities in binning, subsampling, and on-chip corrections.

“The performance of the CMV50000 sensor is unparalleled for machine vision and video applications,” notes Omar Rahim, vice president of imaging products at Critical Link. “We are pleased to have been selected by the ams team to develop this evaluation kit. The CMV50000 sensor and the MityCAM-C50000 platform are enabling innovation on factory floors, in healthcare, and numerous other areas.”

The MityCAM-C50000 provides multiple interfaces including USB3 Vision® and HDMI preview as standard, with custom options to include CoaXPress, Camera Link, GigE Vision®, and others.

The system is based on an open architecture embedded processing design utilizing Critical Link’s MitySOM-A10S image processing board. The board features Intel’s Arria 10 SoC with dual core Cortex-A9 ARMs and up to 480KLE user-programmable FPGA fabric, DDR4 memory, and 12 high-speed transceiver pairs, making it an ideal solution for embedded vision and scientific imaging applications.

Mr. Rahim adds, “For many, the idea of programming an FPGA can be daunting. Today, however, new tools are making development easier and faster for image processing and machine vision applications.”

The MityCAM-C50000 architecture supports a number of development tools, including OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS). This ensures that anyone who can code in C/C++ is able to work with the FPGA. OpenCL also enables software acceleration, generating significant improvement in application speed.

Customers interested in the MityCAM-C50000 for evaluation of the CMV50000 sensor may connect with their local ams representative, or contact Critical Link via info@criticallink.com. Developers designing a custom system around the CMV50000 are encouraged to contact Critical Link before getting started to obtain design files and other helpful information. Critical Link’s engineering team is also available to assist with new development projects or customization of the MityCAM-C50000 design.

To learn more about the MityCAM-C50000, visit https://www.criticallink.com/product/mitycam-c50000/.For information on the CMV50000 sensor from ams, visit https://ams.com/cmv50000.

About Critical Link

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Critical Link (www.criticallink.com) is an embedded system engineering firm providing system on modules (SOMs) and embedded imaging solutions for industrial performance applications. The company’s expertise in image sensor integration, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing has made it a leader in board-level solutions and custom designs for OEMs and embedded developers around the world. Critical Link is a Platinum Member of the Intel (Altera) FPGA Design Solutions Network and the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and is ISO 9001:2015 Registered by SRI Quality System Registrar.

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19 December 2018: Opto Diode Introduces Ultraviolet LEDs with Narrow Spectral Output

Opto Diode Corp.

Opto Diode Introduces Ultraviolet LEDs with Narrow Spectral Output
• Narrow spectral output UVLEDs will be showcased in Opto Diode’s booth #4539 at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 5 - 7, 2019.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Dec. 19, 2018 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the first in a series of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVLEDs), the OD-265-001. The new, narrow-spectral output UVLED is designed for robust and long-lifetime use. The device features include total power output of 0.53 mW (minimum) and 0.68 mW (typical), with peak emission wavelengths at 260 nm (minimum), 265 nm (typical) and 270 nm (maximum). Emission in this wavelength range makes these devices suitable for disinfection applications.

The OD-265-001’s spectral bandwidth at 50% is typically 13 nm. The half-intensity beam angle measures 70 degrees, with forward voltage typically at 5 V, and a maximum of 6.5 Volts; capacitance is typically 350 pF. Thermal parameters include storage temperature ranges of -40 °C to 100 °C. The operating temperatures range from -30 °C to +80 °C. To view additional specifications, including a spectral output chart, radiation patterns, power output vs. temperature, and power output degradation graphs, please go to: https://optodiode.com/pdf/OD-265-001DS.pdf.

Opto Diode’s new OD-265-001 UVLED is housed in a hermetically-sealed TO-46 package, for convenient and easy integration into new or existing systems.

To learn more, please visit Opto Diode’s SPIE Photonics West booth # 4539 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, Feb. 5 - 7, 2019, or contact sales@optodiode.com.

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18 December 2018: II-VI DirectProcess 900 FlexShape: direct diode laser light engine

II-VI

The II-VI DirectProcess FlexShape is a direct diode laser light engine with integrated beam shaping. Equipped with integrated drivers, microprocessor and standard industrial interfaces it features ultra-high brightness beam performance and remote controllable variable, rectangular, top hat beam profiles in various work distances. An integrated micro-processor allows a fast modulation capability. Real time health status monitoring enables predictable life cycle management. The system is controlled via standard industrial interfaces as: USB, Analog I/O, Ethernet (TCP/IP), and Field Bus which allows local and remote operation and diagnostic of the light engine’s status as well as the beam shape. The system is equipped with power monitor, back reflection monitor and various other health sensors.

Website:
https://www.ii-vi.com/product-search/?tags=132,241&cf_id=3276&SingleProduct=871

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18 December 2018: BaySpec introduces the world’s smartest Palm Chemical Analyzer, the Breeze, for 400-1700nm range

BaySpec, Inc.

The Breeze Chemical Analyzer is highly efficient, ultra-sensitive, compact, and fast. For the first time, a smart device delivers laboratory performance in a palm form.
The Breeze comes fully loaded with integrated light source, probing optics, spectrometer, and software. The analyzer is a configurable device which may be outfitted with a narrow linewidth laser or a broadband light source according to the end-user’s need. The device connects wirelessly to any smartphone via Bluetooth interface running on iOS or Android. BaySpec’s intuitive LightSpec phone app allows users to setup their own spectral databases for sample analysis. By referencing spectral data from the library, this palm device can perform qualitative and quantitative analysis at anytime and anywhere for plants, plastics, illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, explosives, biological warfare agents, medicine, food, and any other material. Fast. Accurate. Simple. Breeze.

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17 December 2018: MY Polymers OF-136 Primary Coating: Combining Low Index and strong Adhesion

MY Polymers Ltd.

MY Polymers OF-136 includes MY Polymers proprietary adhesion promoter for wet conditions. This adhesion promoter is unique in being very stable, compared to commercially available adhesion promoters.
MY Polymers OF-136 was designed also with a carefully balanced DRY ADHESION, to enable Maximal adhesion to the core, while still allowing for stripping.
OF-136 is our bestselling primary coating. It is used by the majority of leading manufacturers of specialty optical fibers.
MY Polymers specializes in low refractive index coatings and optical adhesives, for various photonic applications. The company is focused on low index primary coatings and low index re-coating materials.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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16 December 2018: Small Batch, Low MOQ Silver Coating

GF Technology Sdn. Bhd.

GF Technology a leading coating company in Penang Malaysia now has a small machine which is capable of coating small batches of Silver coating.

"Yes, you are correct, MOQ problem is history with this new small machine for silver coating. Most importantly low MOQ and lower price"

With the successful of this Silver coating, GF Technology planning to develop Gold coating with low MOQ.

"We believe this can help to solve some headache problem for our customer"

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16 December 2018: Affortable OD3 to OD6 filter with affortable pricing

GF Technology Sdn. Bhd.

GF Technology, a leading coating company located in Penang Malaysia lately announce its latest capability of producing very tight specification OD3 to OD6 blocking filter for medical, Metrology, Microscopy, photography, Telecom, Optoelectronics and Laser industry. The Antireflective coating, filters and mirror produce has the highest LIDT @532, @980, @1064 and @1550 comparable to IBS technology.


"Our modified sputtering technology is capable of producing dense layer which is comparable to IBS at cheaper price"


With this new capability, GF Technology is ready to serve our customer and ready to help our customer to reduce their manufacturing cost.


GF Technology also coat small batches of Mirror coating for your application, this can help to solve the MOQ issue which always face by the industry.

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14 December 2018: FBG Mirrors

Lightel Technologies, Inc.

Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) mirrors are distributed reflectors fabricated in an optical fiber that can be utilized to produce a laser cavity in a fiber laser. Lightel now offers FBG mirrors that have been optimized to address the requirements of low noise and high efficiency fiber laser applications.

Lightel’s FBG mirrors feature low thermal slope, precise wavelength matching with a wide reflectivity range. Our process also allows us to fabricate FBG mirrors on a large variety of standard, custom or harsh environment fibers. Lightel’s FBG mirrors can be delivered in our high-power thermal dissipative package (also provides mechanical and shock protection and reduced wavelength drift) or simply recoated with a rugged low index polymer. Lightel can also write the FBG mirror on the output fiber of the pump combiner, thereby eliminating a splice, increasing the fiber laser assembly reliability and reducing assembly time.

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14 December 2018: MY Polymers Low Modulus LM series Coatings/Adhesives/Encapsulation find new applications

MY Polymers Ltd.

The LM-140 products (index =1.40 to 1.50) find new applications in the construction of pump power strippers, including the new emerging design of Cascaded Cladding Light Strippers.
Designers of Cascaded Cladding Power Strippers use a sequence of LM products with progressively higher refractive index. This structure enables gradual dissipation of the heat. Instead of one high temperature hot spot, there is a sequence of moderate temperature spots, with a much lower temperature. This enables gradual dissipation with lower temperature and therefore, higher reliability.
But this is just one part of the story. The other has to do with Low Modulus of the LM products (LM stands for Low Modulus). Low Modulus corresponds to High Flexibility. The high flexibility enables the material to absorb the mechanical stress created by thermal cycling. Since the material expands and contracts easily, there is no buildup of excessive stress, as would be the case with less flexible materials. This property increases dramatically the reliability of Cladding Light Strippers, especially in high power fiber lasers.
To summarize: the ability to use a combination of re-coating materials with slightly higher refractive index, AND the high flexibility of the materials, enables break-through in the performance of Cladding Power Strippers.
For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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12 December 2018: Opto Diode's AXUV63HS1 - High-Speed, 9 mm² Circular Photodiode for Electron Detection

Opto Diode Corp.

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces a new high-speed photodetector, the AXUV63HS1. With a circular active area of 9 mm diameter (typically 63 mm²), the photodiode is ideal for electron detection. The new device joins Opto Diode’s family of AXUV detectors that features high-performance measurement of electrons, photons, or X-rays.

The AXUV63HS1 has a typical rise time of 10 nsec and a maximum dark current of 100 nA, with a minimum reverse breakdown voltage of 160 Volts. To view other specifications and responsivity graphs, please download Opto Diode’s data sheet here: https://optodiode.com/pdf/AXUV63HS1DS.pdf.

Opto Diode’s high-speed photodiode is shipped with a cover plate to protect the photodiode chip and the wire bonds. Storage and operating temperatures range from -10 °C to +40 °C (ambient) and from -20 °C to +80 °C in nitrogen or vacuum environments. The lead soldering temperature is 260 °C.

To learn more about Opto Diode’s AXUV family of detectors that detects energy from 100eV to 50keV for the measurement of electrons, photons, and/or X-rays from 0.0124 nm to 190 nm, please contact sales@optodiode.com or visit: https://optodiode.com/photodiodes-axuv-detectors.html.


ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA - www.optodiode.com), an ITW Company, delivers industry-leading sensors, photodiodes, IR detectors, photonic modules, assemblies, and LEDs. Available in standard and custom designs, Opto Diode products have earned a reputation for high performance, superior quality and reliability for over 30 years. Opto Diode offers advanced performance sensors from the extreme ultraviolet (UV) to the mid-infrared (mid-IR). Our products provide unparalleled high-energy particle, electron, X-ray, and UV detection along with superior sensitivity to discriminate trace gases or detect heat, sparks, or flames in the mid-IR spectrum. Other products include high performance LEDs with radiometric emissions from 365 to 940 nm and IR emitters covering 1 to 10 microns.

Opto Diode serves a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, food processing, medical, military/defense, industrial, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, and test & measurement. Our manufacturing process is in a cleanroom environment, from start to finish. Opto Diode’s domestic U.S. facility is optimized for design and manufacturing with an on-site wafer fabrication, class 1,000 to class 10,000 clean rooms, extensive assembly capabilities and packaging expertise. From prototyping to high-volume production, we manufacture wafers-to-components then package and assemble photonic modules-to-optoelectronic sub-systems. For more information, visit www.optodiode.com.

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OPTO DIODE CORPORATION
An ITW Company
1260 Calle Suerte
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Russell Dahl, Business Unit Manager
Phone: 805-499-0335 x312
Fax: 805-499-8108
E-mail: russdahl@optodiode.com
Web Site: www.optodiode.com

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

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12 December 2018: Compact-506 Optical Scanning System

ScannerMAX

Product Overview

The Compact-506 is a galvanometer-based optical scanning system, intended for applications where small package size, low cost, and light-weight are paramount concerns. Although the Compact-506 is very small, it is built upon our VRAD-506 actuator platform, and features a very strong construction and 6mm bearings. This construction allows the Compact-506 galvo to move small mirrors, as well as large mirrors (up to 1-inch in diameter) very easily, without a notch filter in the servo.

High-Performance, Affordable Price

For clients who need a high-performance optical scanning system at an affordable price, the Compact-506 is an ideal solution. The Compact-506’s low coil resistance allows it to achieve exceptionally fast scan speeds, without producing excess heat inside the galvo. And our patented position sensor design produces ten times the signal-to-noise ratio, offering client’s exceptionally high-quality motion. The Compact-506 provides performance on-par with the most expensive conventional optical scanning systems, at a price point that is one-tenth the cost.

In addition, to help make the Compact-506 even more cost-effective, we have built this galvo in such a way, that it work work with a third-party servo-amplifier. This helps bring the overall cost of a complete scanning system down dramatically. If you have an existing servo-amplifier design, we can offer you the Compact-506 galvos by themselves, and work with you to modify your existing amplifier, so that you will get the maximum performance from the Compact-506.

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12 December 2018: Saturn 9B Optical Scanning System

ScannerMAX

The Saturn 9B optical scanner is specifically designed to move large beam diameters quickly, over a wide angle.
Applications include very high power laser entertainment displays. The Saturn 9B is capable of moving a 10mm beam
through an optical angle of 40° at a frequency of over 500 Hz with a sinusoidal drive. Step response times with a
10mm beam can be lower than 300 microseconds for a small optical step, and 1 millisecond for a 40° optical step,
delivering scanning speeds of ILDA 30K / 2.5kHz small signal bandwidth, even with a large 10mm beam.

The new –46S and –56S versions utilize coil configurations optimized for small-signal and large-signal applications
respectively, both of which further reduce heat generated by the scanner as well as the servo driver.

In addition to its high-speed and large-beam capabilities, the Saturn 9B incorporates several very desirable design
features. First, because of its half-inch-round body dimensions, the Saturn 9B is easily retrofittable into many existing
systems. Second, the integral back-supporting mirror mount helps to control “diving board” bending-mode mirror
resonances while also easing field replacement of mirrors. And finally, the high-output, low-noise position detector
enhances short-term repeatability and minimizes dither.

The patented X3 magnetic circuit boasts air gap flux densities of over 14,000 Gauss. The intense magnetic field
strength, combined with the low coil resistance and relatively low rotor inertia, gives the Saturn 9B the highest RMStorque-to-inertia ratio of any commercially-available optical scanner capable of moving a 10mm beam.

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11 December 2018: Saturn 1B Optical Scanning Systems

ScannerMAX

The Saturn 1B optical scanner is specifically designed to achieve the highest acceleration and RMS duty cycle of any
motor-driven-mirror in the 1mm to 4mm aperture range. Applications include laser entertainment displays and small beam laser marking and small-beam galvanometer-based raster imaging.

Due to the very-small-diameter moving magnet, along with the use of special bearing materials, the Saturn 1B boasts
the highest peak torque-constant-to-inertia ratio of any moving magnet galvanometer scanner available, as well as a
motor-constant-to-inertia ratio that is more than 90% greater than even those competitive galvanometers having twice
the rotor inertia. The Saturn 1B rotor construction along with the patented X3 magnetic circuit allow this scanner to
achieve scanning speeds of 5kHz small signal bandwidth with far less drive power and heat generation
than ever before. Speeds of 7.5kHz small signal bandwidth are also routinely delivered to clients.
The Saturn 1B incorporates all of the design features of other ScannerMAX Saturn-family scanners, including a
half-inch round body diameter, back-supporting mirror mount design, and high-output, low-noise position detector.

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11 December 2018: CW Laser Driver

MESSTEC Power Converter GmbH

We would like to present our 2 new CW Laser Drivers D 1900-80 and D 3300-60 which are now available.

The technical features at a glance:
D 1900-80: electrical output power 1900W at a diode current of 80A and a diode voltage of 26V
D 3300-60: electrical output power 3300W at a diode current of 60A and a diode voltage of 55V

Both types are available with air cooling or water cooling.

Further features:
- rise and fall time < 200µs resp. < 300 µs
- no overshoot, no ripple
- set-point via 2 hardware analog inputs with overlaying of both inputs
- monitoring outputs for diode current and for diode voltage
- many possibilities for an integration into a laser system (see operating manual)

Find out more or contact MESSTEC Power Converter GmbH

11 December 2018: LS-Lab, the micromachining setup dedicated to R&D Centers and Universities

LASEA

Just like a high-end micromachining machine, this small lab set-up, combined with LASEA’s beam management modules, allows performing high precision laser processes. Equipped with Nano positioning stages and an electrical cabinet for safety management, the LS-Lab is the link between OEM modules and a ready-to-use laser micromachining set-up.

Designed to give access to cutting, drilling (zero taper), texturing, marking, engraving, or thin film removal applications, this set-up is pre-mounted and aligned with the chosen optical configuration and is to be placed on an optical table, next to a laser. Nothing else is required to start micro-machining!

Far more flexible than an enclosed micromachining machine, the LS-Lab ensures a quick access to the highest quality processes with the laser of your choice.

Considered as a partly completed machinery, this set-up is a class 4 system, and therefore requires the use of safety eyewear and all the appropriate protections. It can easily be integrated into a class 1 environment as it already includes a safety shutter with several sensors indicating if it is actually closed or open.

Key features
- Small footprint (600 x 600 mm)
- 10 high quality beam benders
- 500 nm stage resolution
- 160 x 160 x 300 mm stage field
- Safety controller
- Easy alignment
- Supplied with LASEA’s beam management modules: LS-Shape, LS-Precess, LS-Polar, LS-View, LS-Scan

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11 December 2018: MY Polymers GK-731 finds new uses in the display industry

MY Polymers Ltd.

Few leading, pioneering display companies, are evaluating the benefits of GK-731 in LCD displays and optical touch screens.
GK-731 has a unique combination of very low index (1.33) and very high adhesion. Usually, very low index adhesives have quite poor bonding strength. GK-731 bonding strength is roughly 50 times stronger than adhesives with similar refractive index.
The unique combination of low index and high adhesion enable new application in the display industry, such as higher integration of films in the construction of an LCD module or a Back Light Unit. Another emerging application is in the attachment of FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) Touch Screens to the face of the LCD module. The low index GK-731 (index=1.33) serves as an optical isolator, preventing light from escaping out of the touch screen.
For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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9 December 2018: Cobra 800 spectrometer models for long-range imaging at 800 nm

Wasatch Photonics, Inc.

Wasatch Photonics has expanded its flagship Cobra OCT spectrometer product line to include new models for long-range OCT imaging, facilitating 800 nm imaging at greater depths than ever before, at line scan rates up to 250 kHz. This novel technology delivers the depth information of 1300 nm using much lower cost 800 nm cameras.

The newly developed long-range imaging Cobra-S 800 OCT spectrometer uses a patent-pending optical design to provide up to 12 mm imaging range at 800 nm. This allows long-range imaging of the full anterior chamber and other curved surfaces to be accomplished in a single shot using 800 nm OCT. While 1300 nm is traditionally used for OCT imaging at depths beyond 4-5 mm, this new Cobra-S model extends the reach of 800 nm OCT to depths of >1 cm at half the cost, with no loss in image resolution.

Wasatch Photonics’ new Cobra OCT spectrometer models for long-range 800 nm OCT imaging offer greater depths at lower cost – while delivering the same low roll-off, high resolution, high speed images for which the Cobra-S series is known. They are available as both off-the-shelf and custom OEM spectrometer modules for applications in research and industry.

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9 December 2018: Cobra VIS OCT spectrometer for visible wavelength OCT imaging

Wasatch Photonics, Inc.

Wasatch Photonics has expanded its flagship Cobra OCT spectrometer product line to include new models for 550 nm vis-OCT OCT imaging, further extending the capabilities and application domains of high resolution OCT imaging at line scan rates up to 250 kHz to access new structural and functional information.

The new Cobra VIS models operate at visible wavelengths, leveraging the differential absorption of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin at 500-600 nm to provide depth-resolved, localized oxygenation mapping concurrently with the acquired OCT image. This addition of functional information to the existing structural image can be used to improve understanding and diagnosis of pathology, with applications in high resolution retinal imaging, 3D microscopy, and angiography. Specific benefits of Wasatch Photonics’ Cobra VIS spectrometers for vis-OCT include imaging at up to 1.9 mm depths, and up to twice the resolution of 800 nm OCT imaging. Proprietary optics correct for chromatic aberration and reduce roll-off to as little as 6 dB at 1.2 mm imaging depth.

Wasatch Photonics’ new Cobra OCT spectrometer models for 550 nm vis-OCT open up a new operating regimes for OCT – blood oxygenation mapping – while delivering the same low roll-off, high resolution, high speed images for which the Cobra-S series is known. They are available as both off-the-shelf and custom OEM spectrometer modules for applications in research and industry.

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9 December 2018: Compact OEM spectrometers for Raman, VIS, and NIR

Wasatch Photonics, Inc.

At Wasatch Photonics, we’ve built a team that understands the needs of OEM customers, and a spectrometer bench that exceeds them. Our OEM spectrometer modules are robust, compact, and easy to integrate, while delivering the same outstanding sensitivity and SNR of our laboratory products. Our optical bench is designed using only transmissive, diffraction-limited optics, and remains aligned over temperature and at every wavelength to allow intensity matching to less than ±10% across the spectrum. Consistency is key when you’re designing a product to be built in volume, and we deliver – in performance, in expertise, and in the quality of our service.

OEM Raman spectrometers:
Available for use with 785, 830, and 1064 nm laser excitation, these OEM modules cover the fingerprint region with 8-12 cm-1 resolution (other wavelengths and optical coupling options available upon request). The 785 model is offered with an optional 100 mW integrated laser. Our Raman spectroscopy modules are in use in applications ranging from materials analysis to medical diagnostics, food safety, and process monitoring.

OEM Spectrometers for visible & NIR:
Our VIS-NIR OEM module covers 350-1000 nm with 1.5 nm resolution, with the high sensitivity needed for fluorescence, reproducibility for food quality testing, and stability for spectroradiometry. Our NIR OEM module covers 900-1700 nm with 5 nm resolution, and offers unparalleled sensitivity in an OEM-ready footprint to facilitate inspection, biomedical, and process monitoring applications.

Why go back to square one with your product design? Perform R&D with our modular, off-the-shelf components and free ENLIGHTEN™ software, then migrate to our more compact OEM equivalent for prototyping and production with no loss of performance. Our spectrometers deliver 10x better sensitivity, limit of detection, and acquisition time than other compact spectrometers on the market, backed by experienced OEM engineering & applications teams. Accelerate your time to market today!

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7 December 2018: Light Shaping Micro Optics

Luminit LLC

Luminit Announces Light Shaping Micro Optics Capabilities for LIDAR, Time of Flight, Facial ID and Eye/Head Tracking

Booth 5457

Luminit LLC, a privately held high technology company specializing in fine optics and holographic light shaping diffusers, announces new Light Shaping Micro Optics capabilities for LIDAR, ToF, facial ID, and eye/head tracking applications. In-house direct-writing of masters, along with greyscale photolithography and advanced microscopy tools, allow pixel-by-pixel design and write capabilities for a full-range of micro-optics solutions at high volume production levels.

“LIDAR, time of flight, facial recognition and similar advanced technologies are growth areas, and Luminit continues to develop high-performance optics to meet market demand,” notes Suleyman Turgut, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Luminit, LLC. “With Light Shaping Micro Optics, we can design, master, replicate, test and measure under one roof and our customers benefit from reduced time-to-market and simplified supply chains.”

Luminit’s new capability in greyscale photolithography allows the creation of advanced refractive (micro lenses, prisms, Fresnels) and diffractive optics (CGH, phase plates) with feature sizes down to 1 micron. Optical outputs include flat-top intensity profiles, structured lighting (random dot generators, pattern generators), and custom illumination shapes (square, rectangular, logos). Luminit is now able to manufacture a variety of precise digital and analog micro optics that can later be replicated on a variety of plastic and glass substrates depending on thickness, temperature, and volume requirements.

According to the company, Luminit's new offering of Light Shaping Micro Optics provides customers with the ability to bring their designs straight from concept to high-volume production in a matter of weeks.

For more information or to speak with a sales engineer, contact sales@luminitco.com

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7 December 2018: AccuFiz on-axis dynamic Fizeau interferometer

4D Technology Corporation

The new AccuFiz offers the flexibility of a Fizeau interferometer, the dynamic capability to measure in vibrating, turbulent or uncoupled environments, and on-axis alignment, increasing accuracy in a dynamic, single-frame phase-shifted acquisition.
Fizeau interferometers are the work-horse of the optical manufacturing industry, because they measure such a wide range of optical types: flats, cubes, convex and concave spheres and aspheres, as well as quality of wavefront transmission. They can be engineered with IR, visible or DUV lasers, to allow measurement of optics in their application's spectra. Apertures can be as small as 33 mm and as large as 800 mm, permitting a large range of optical surfaces and focal lengths to be accommodated.
Using 4D Technology's dynamic metrology technique, data acquisition is fast--in as little as 33 microseconds. This technique eliminates the need for vibration isolation or coupling, meaning that the interferometer doesn't have to be in a vibration controlled environment, can operate in turbulence, and can measure into controlled environments such as cryogenic chambers and vacuum chambers used for testing space-based optics. Another advantage of dynamic metrology is that the mainframe of the interferometer can be lightweight, as rigidity is no longer an issue. This reduces costs and logistics of mounting on gantry towers and gimbal alignment systems.
The innovation of the AccuFiz on-axis dynamic Fizeau interferometer is that, in addition to the virtues and advantages above, the system now offers on-axis paths, reducing the risk of retrace errors that may be present in off-axis Fizeau systems.

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7 December 2018: Contactless Automatic Sorting Machine

Touchless Automation GmbH

The first contactless automatic sorting machine in the world.
Flexible, easy to use, with menu driven software, advanced mechanic and electronic characteristics, first with fully contactless manipulation capabilities.
These features and many more make our dedicated world premiere contacless process pick & place system a perfect choice for your needs.
High technology, innovation and reliability meet to serve your needs.

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7 December 2018: Super Broadband Waveplate SR-RETAX

Luceo Co., Ltd.

Constant linear retardance is realized for light of any wavelength ranging from visible (VIS) to near infrared (NIR) when it passes through the waveplate. This waveplate is produced by laminating films of various wavelengths within glass substrates, and thus it is easier to fabricate a larger waveplate than in the case of using quartz. Changing waveplates is unnecessary even if constant retardance of several wavelengths is required. Several astronomers are already using waveplates of this type.

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7 December 2018: Full Automated Polarimeter LSM-9100W/WS

Luceo Co., Ltd.

We launched fully automated polarimeters LSM-9100W and LSM-9100WS that can measure residual stress in transparent materials such as glass or plastics up to 3,000nm retardation. LSM-9100WS is equipped with six times zoom lens which magnify small sample a bigger image to obtain more accurately whereas LSM-9100W has wide measurement area which enables to measure whole of 2D sample result at once.We also have LSM-9000LE and LSM900S that can measure stress up to 130nm retardation.

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6 December 2018: ZephIR Short Wave Infrared MCT Cameras sensitive from 0.85-2.9 microns

Axiom Optics

ZephIR™ 2.5 is Photon etc.’s affordable scientific-grade SWIR HgCdTe (MCT) camera, highly sensitive from 0.85 to 2.5 µm. A four-stage TE cooler, deep-cooling at -80°C, provides unrivalled low-noise levels even at an astounding 340 frame-per-second rate.

ZephIR™ 2.9 is Photon etc.’s affordable scientific-grade SWIR HgCdTe (MCT) camera, highly sensitive from 0.85 to 2.9 µm. A four-stage TE cooler, deep-cooling at -80°C, provides unrivalled low-noise levels even at an astounding 340 frame-per-second rate.

Photon Etc. has developed a new affordable deep-cooled SWIR camera sensitive from 0.85 μm to 2.5 μm. Using a rotary Stirling micro cooler, BOREA™ reaches lower noise level then all of its TE cooled competitors.

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6 December 2018: Focus Beam Profiler 1kW for Laser Based Additive Manufacturing

Axiom Optics

From our partner Cinogy, the Focus Beam Profiler (FBP) is a unique tool allowing monitoring of up to 1kW laser beams used in additive manufacturing machines.
Monitoring parameters at full power such as beam size, absolute waist position and beam stability is crucial to insure reliable and high-fidelity process of metal parts.

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6 December 2018: 2000nm Mode-Hop Free Tunable External Cavity Diode Laser

Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH

A new External Cavity Diode Laser in Littman Configuration is presented for tuning within the 1950nm to 2100nm wavelength regime. It is designed for applications like fiber amplifier seeding and Gas Spectroscopy, like CO2 and other molecular species.

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6 December 2018: MY Polymers OF-133 Primary Coating enables breakthrough 0.59 NA Specialty Optical Fiber

MY Polymers Ltd.

Sometimes referred to as ”a solution waiting for the right problem”, OF-133, with a Refractive Index of 1.33 enables a Numerical Aperture of 0.59. An optical fiber with such a high NA enables new possibilities in the design of fiber laser. Pioneering companies are already drawing fibers produced with OF-136, and begin experimenting with these new disruptive optical fibers.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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6 December 2018: Compact near-infrared micro spectrometer

INSION GmbH

A new generation of NIR-Systems designed by INSION. A high grade of robustness due to an improved monolithic design, brilliant optical characteristics as well as the small dimensions open up possibilities in various new and also common applications. Its size is 69 x 39 x 13 mm^3

Das NIR NT spektrometer has
Spectal range: 900 -1700 nm
Resolution: 8 nm /pixel ; < 16 nm FWHM
Sensitivity: >100 E12 cts * nm/Ws @1500nm
Optical interface: fiber with SMA connector

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6 December 2018: High sensitivity UV-VIS micro spectrometer

INSION GmbH

The Scientific CMOS sensors provide low noise, fast frame rates, high dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution. Our micro spectrometer integrates this new SCMOS detector. Because of its high sensitivity, the measurement time is significantly shorter than a CMOS sensor and you get even higher SNR.

The UV/VIS/SENS HR spectrometer has
Spectal range: 280 -1070 nm
Resolution: 5 nm FWHM
Sensitivity: >5 E15 cts * nm/Ws @650nm
Optical interface: fiber with SMA connector

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6 December 2018: Wide range micro spectrometer UV2NNIR

INSION GmbH

Based on our class visible range spectrometers, INSION continues to expand the measurement range from UV to NNIR (200 - 1050 nm). With our UV LED light source(280 nm - 500 nm), you can achieve the miniaturization of your measurment from ultraviolet region.

The UV2NIR spectrometer has
Spectal range: 200 -1050 nm
Resolution: 5 nm FWHM// 1(UV);2(VIS)nmPixel
Sensitivity: >5 E15 cts * nm/Ws @650nm
Optical interface: fiber with SMA connector

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6 December 2018: New! Andon Sockets for Sony's Latest High Resolution CMOS Image Sensors

Andon Electronics Corp.

Now available from Andon Electronics:
Sockets for Sony's Medium Format 150 MP IMX411 and 100 MP IMX461 imagers.

Andon's unique precision sockets are designed to protect these valuable devices from:

* Device damage caused by exposure to high temp solder, ESD, and cleaning solutions

* Solder joint cracking and associated intermittency

* The labor and PC board damage associated with replacing a device on the PC board

* Camera production delays associated with holding up PCB assembly until the devices arrive

* Performance degradation due to excessive heat and noise

View socket samples for these and other high resolution Sony imagers at Booth #5549.

For a complete list of Sony-compatible image sensor sockets, click here: http://www.andonelect.com/secure/ImagesClientUpload/crossreferences/image_sensor/sony.pdf

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6 December 2018: CVD ZnSe

RMITEK

RMITEK is the global company that can produce CVD ZnSe and Zns which are core materials of IR lens, and also able to develop, supply the IR Camera moduels and IR optical system.
RMITEK is devote itself to product research that can be applied to precision processing, vehicles, environment, medical industry, defense industry and satellite, based on the original technology of ZnSe
RMITEK Corp. has world-class expertise and broad range of techniques, from material manufacturing to designing.
As a national Infra-red optical material product base, RMI TEK performs laser and thermal optical business planning, , cutting/ shaping/ edging/ grinding/ polishing/ coating process and various module assembly/manufacturing including special materials.

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5 December 2018: OSI Optoelectronics Presents Photodiodes and High-Power Light Sources for Military & Aerospace Applications

OSI Optoelectronics

OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO), an OSI Systems Company, presents the company’s high-performance standard and OEM photodiodes, fiber-optic products, opto-assemblies, and high-power light sources for a wide variety of industries, including military and aerospace.

OSI designs and manufactures a wide variety of optoelectronic products to support an extended range of military operations, including missile guidance, early warning systems, friend or foe (FOF) detection systems, laser guidance, satellites, range finding, smoke & fire detection, weapon simulation, fiber optics, radiation detection, as well as products for commercial and industrial applications. With ISO AS9100-2004 Aerospace certification and ITAR compliance, OSI’s manufacturing capabilities are scalable from prototype to volume production. Highly reliable and cost-effective optical devices, PCBs, electronic circuits, optical, and electro-mechanical assemblies are available in varying sizes and footprints. From components to fully-integrated sub-systems and modules, OSI’s products are specifically designed to meet the critical specifications for homeland security, defense and aerospace, medical instrumentation, life and health sciences, test & measurement, and other demanding industries.

For more information about the OSI Optoelectronics’ components and assemblies for military and aerospace, please go to: http://www.osioptoelectronics.com/custom-oem-solutions/aerospace-defense.aspx.

To learn more about OSIO’s high performance custom and OEM solutions for a wide variety of industries, please visit: http://www.osioptoelectronics.com/custom-oem-solutions/default.aspx. For additional information about the company’s full range of high-performance, light-sensing products for industrial, scientific, military, and OEM solutions, please visit: www.osioptoelectronics.com/.


ABOUT THE COMPANY:
OSI Optoelectronics, Inc. Hawthorne, California-(www.osioptoelectronics.com ), a division of OSI Systems, is the global leader in design and manufacture of high performance standard, custom, and OEM silicon and InGaAs photodiodes. For over 40 years, we have developed and manufactured OEM and custom solutions for leading technologies and industries. We provide advanced optoelectronic components and sub-assemblies for aerospace and defense, security, inspection systems, medical, communications, and industrial automation applications.

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OSI Optoelectronics, Inc.
12525 Chadron Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Contact: Steven C. Cuffel
Phone: 310-978-0516
Fax: 310-644-1727
Email: SCuffel@osi-systems.com
Web Site: www.osioptoelectronics.com

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

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5 December 2018: OSI Optoelectronics Provides Optimized Nd:YAG Photodiodes for Military/Aerospace Applications

OSI Optoelectronics

OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO), an OSI Systems Company, offers high-response N-on-P YAG series of photodetectors that are optimized at 1060 nm for critical military and aerospace sensing applications. The YAG laser light wavelength combines with low capacitance, for high-speed operation and extremely low noise, making it useful for sensing low-light intensities. Features include large active areas, high breakdown voltages, high speeds, and highly-accurate photodetection.

The Nd:YAG optimized detectors are available as single-element and/or quadrant detectors, called the SPOT Series. The SPOT Series quad detectors are ideal for aiming and pointing applications. The N-on-P devices can be used in the photovoltaic mode for low-speed applications that require low noise. Alternatively, the optimized photodetectors can be utilized in the photoconductive mode, with an applied reverse bias, for high-speed applications.

Additional applications include laser pointing and positioning, position measurement tasks, surface profiling, and guidance systems. For ranging operations, OSI’s optimized Nd:YAG photodiodes can sense light reflected from objects that are illuminated by a YAG laser beam.

To learn more about OSI Optoelectronics’ 1060 nm-optimized Nd:YAG photodiodes, please visit: http://osioptoelectronics.com/standard-products/silicon-photodiodes/nd-yag-optimized-photodiodes.aspx. To view or download the single-element and quadrant Nd:YAG Series data sheet, please go to: http://osioptoelectronics.com/Libraries/Datasheets/YAG-Photodiodes.sflb.ashx.

OSI designs and manufactures a wide variety of optoelectronic products to support an extended range of military operations, including missile guidance, early warning systems, friend or foe (FOF) detection systems, laser guidance, satellites, range finding, smoke & fire detection, weapon simulation, fiber optics, radiation detection, as well as products for commercial and industrial applications. With ISO AS9100-2004 Aerospace certification and ITAR compliance, OSI’s manufacturing capabilities are scalable from prototype to volume production.

For more information about the OSI Optoelectronics’ components and assemblies for military and aerospace, please go here: http://www.osioptoelectronics.com/custom-oem-solutions/aerospace-defense.aspx.


OSI Optoelectronics, Inc. Hawthorne, California-(www.osioptoelectronics.com ), a division of OSI Systems, is the global leader in design and manufacture of high performance standard, custom, and OEM silicon and InGaAs photodiodes. For over 40 years, we have developed and manufactured OEM and custom solutions for leading technologies and industries. We provide advanced optoelectronic components and sub-assemblies for aerospace and defense, security, inspection systems, medical, communications, and industrial automation applications.

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5 December 2018: PVD Chamber Shield Cleaning & Reclamation Services

Vacuum Engineering & Materials (VEM)

VEM Shield Cleaning Services provide one-stop solutions that enable customers to focus on their core businesses, providing fast turnaround and lower costs.

VEM has increased capacity of its ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Santa Clara, California and has opened a new facility in Dallas,Texas. As a direct result of growing customer demand for shield cleaning services, the new facility and expansion provides precision parts cleaning and surface treatment of PVD shield kits, as well as other process kit types, for manufacturers in the semiconductor, photonics, LED, data storage, aerospace & defense and life sciences industries. In addition to new, automated robotic controlled Twin Wire Arc Spray (TWAS) and Plasma Spray capability, the investment includes equipment for ultrasonic cleaning, cleanroom drying, bake out, new cleaning processes, and a cleanroom certified to Class 100.
The Twin Wire Arc Spray is a leading-edge technology that increases mean wafer between clean (MWBC) by applying an enhanced, textured coating on critical chamber components. The textured coating provides increased surface area of the parts and allows more material to be deposited as well as better deposition adhesion for better particle control. The Plasma Spray system allows for the ability to coat chamber components with high purity ceramic films, such as Al2O3 and Y2O3 to extend part life and improve surface cleanliness of parts.

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5 December 2018: Ultra-Pure Gold (UP Au) Evaporation Materials

Vacuum Engineering & Materials (VEM)

VEM Ultra-Pure Gold (UP Au) Evaporation Materials improves yield and production uptime, enabling PVD users to:

• Minimize spitting by reducing carbon and other contaminants
• Improve yield
• Increase production uptime

Gold defects are a common problem during metal deposition by evaporation. Small gold droplets, often referred to as spits, can be discharged from the molten source during the the evaporation process that solidify into particles on the wafer. If these particles land on a structure, it can result in a microelectronic short circuit and possibly result in loss of wafer lots.

In response to customer needs,VEM has developed a proprietary, proven manufacturing process that eliminates more contaminants that cause spitting from gold material. Our proprietary process extracts more contaminants that cause spitting from the gold material. Often the contaminant is observed as a carbonaceous film that leads to spitting and particle generation. Using several unique post fabrication processes enables VEM to offer exceptionally pure sources that have minimal residue and surface contamination. Ease of use, minimal conditioning and the consistently stable evaporation process are the hallmark of VEM UP Au evaporation materials.

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5 December 2018: Advanced Powder Metallurgy Targets

Vacuum Engineering & Materials (VEM)

VEM continues to innovate by having one of the largest, cutting-edge Vacuum Hot Presses in the industry, allowing customers to develop some of the most advanced powder metallurgy targets available in the market.

VEM's extensive manufacturing capabilities include:
• 250 ton, 2000°C Vacuum Hot Press for targets ranging from 50mm - 450mm.
• Powder Lab with multiple blending tools including an Eirich Blender for quick homogenous material blends.
• Induction Melting Equipment, Process Logic Controlled, to ensure repeatable process.
• Casting, Forging and Rolling capability.
• High-purity Indium Bonding, Ultrasonic Testing, ICP Analysis and Laser Inscribing.

Some of the target materials available for hot press are Al2O3, AZO, BST, CrB2+SiC+other materials, CrSi-SiC, ITO, LiCo2O3, MoSi, NbTa, NiCrSi, NiFe + other materials, Ru, SiAl, SiCr, Ta, TaSi, TiAl, WTi, and WSi.

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5 December 2018: Zirconia nanoparticle dispersions

Mathym SAS

Mathym has developed a new manufacturing process for zirconia nanoparticle dispersions with unprecedented benefits in terms of:
- Mild pressure and temperature conditions
- Versatility and simplicity
- Ease and speed of industrialization
- Low manufacturing costs

Transfer to production is scheduled for Q1 2019.

The resulting nanoparticle dispersions show very high optical transmittance, compatibility with a variety of solvents and resins, low viscosity at high solid content and high refractive index.

Mathym is seeking partners for collaboration aiming at commercializing this new product from 2020.

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5 December 2018: ALPhANOV launches a new laser diode driver for the temporal processing of optical pulses

ALPhANOV

The ALPhANOV laser diode driver range allows the users to get the best performance from their device while ensuring that it is protected at all times. The new product (called "Shaper") completes this range by adding very high precision temporal pulse shaping capabilities. In particular, it allows to generate any pulse shape between 500 ps and 2 μs with a repetition rate of up to 250 MHz, a temporal resolution of 500 ps and an intensity dynamic of 48 dB up to 2 A.
The Shaper board includes a multifunctional synchronization unit with AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator), 3 built-in delay generators for synchronizing external instruments or other external laser amplifiers, and a TEC controller to regulate the temperature of the laser diode.
This driver is available in two versions:
• The "external modulation" version drives the laser diode with square waveforms and generates a shaping signal that is compatible with external devices such as acousto-optic or electro-optic modulators.
• The "direct modulation" version allows the pulse shape to be applied directly to the laser diode and a new functionality allows the user to remove spurious effects such as "gain switch” relaxation peaks for optimal results.

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5 December 2018: Ti-PULS: new generation of 30 fs fiber laser at 800 nm

ALPhANOV

Ti-PULS, alternative to Ti:Sapphire oscillators, is a new product completing our PULS product line. Based on our solid expertise designing of innovative fiber laser sources and components.
Our product is an all-PM fiber erbium laser emitting sub-40 fs pulses with high energy of 15 nJ and frequency doubled at 800 nm. The delivered pulses are 30 fs long with minimal energy of 2 nJ. This is the highest pulse energy with this ultrashort duration on the market at telecom wavelength. Thanks to the fiber architecture, Ti-PULS is fully reliable, robust, compact and cost-efficient. Moreover, we have designed an optional fibered output which makes the laser easy to use. All these features make this laser as suitable candidate to seed Ti:Sapphire amplifier and for microscopy and biomedical applications.
Based on all-PM fiber frequency doubled femtosecond mode-locked oscillator, our laser offers a unique, monolithic solution for seeding Ti:Sapphire amplifiers, and for applications in multiphoton imaging, and biophotonics.

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5 December 2018: LRM-278

Infratec Infrared LLC

World’s first pyroelectric eight channel IR detector in TO8 housing for analysing gas mixtures

Find out more or contact Infratec Infrared LLC

5 December 2018: MidOpt New SWIR (short-wave infrared) Filters and Wired-Grid Polarizers

Midwest Optical Systems, Inc.

MidOpt Introduces New SWIR Filters and Wire-Grid Polarizers at Photonics West 2019

MidOpt introduces SWIR (short-wave infrared) Filters, designed to enhance the image quality of InGaAs camera technology. SWIR Filters are useful for applications imaging from 900-2300nm, and allow systems to see through non-transparent surfaces. SWIR Filters can be used for various inspection tasks in the food and beverage, woodworking, textile or automotive industries. Wire-Grid Polarizers are effective in both the visible and infrared, ranging from 400-2000nm.

Photonics West 2019, South Building, Hall D, Booth 3115 | www.midopt.com

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5 December 2018: Andover Now Offers Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Coating

Andover Corporation

Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) is a hard durable coating with useful properties as an infrared optical coating. The coating is a mix of graphitic and diamond forms of Carbon. As a result, the film structure has no long range order and cannot be fractured. The presence of the diamond- like form imparts a hardness that cannot be matched by other coating materials typically used in the design of infrared optical coatings. The refractive index of DLC is about 2.0 and this makes it an ideal coating material for use as an anti-reflection coating when applied to higher index infrared optical materials. The infrared materials Germanium and Silicon have high refractive indices of 4.0 and 3.4 respectively.

Typically, the higher index materials are used as the first lens of an infrared lens assembly due to the high refractive power. The first lens is subjected to a harsher environment and the increased durability afforded by the DLC coating greatly enhances the protection of outer facing lens surfaces. DLC is a chemically inert nonporous coating with the high hardness associated with diamond. Therefore, it will easily survive exposure to harsh environmental testing such as 10-day humidity, acidified salt fog and severe abrasion. There is even a sand slurry wiper blade test specific to DLC that demonstrates its’ superior abrasion resistance compared to other infrared coating materials.

Andover Corp can offer DLC as an option on Germanium or Silicon lenses and windows when durability and optical performance is desired.

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5 December 2018: New for 2019 Cost Effective Bundle Packages - from optics.org

optics.org

optics.org has introduced our comprehensive and cost effective 'Bundle packages'.

We'll deliver a combined package of print and online media solutions that engage directly with attendees of shows like Photonics West, DCS, Laser World of Photonics, Optics+Photonics, Optifab and many more. optics.org also presents your products, expertise and brand to targeted OEMs and system integrators.

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Download the optics.org media data here (http://optics.org/pdf/mediapack.pdf) and check out the bundle packages on page 4. You'll be amazed at how much exposure you can generate.

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5 December 2018: PPKTP for SPDC

Tailored Photons AB

Now in stock, highly efficient PPKTP crystals for standard SPDC applications.

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5 December 2018: Foreign exhibition

Beijing Leway International Fairs Co., Ltd.

Foreign exhibition

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5 December 2018: Neodymium Doped Laser Glass

Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

N31 phosphate glass is specially developed for high power laser facility. At present, it has been successfully applied in Shen GuangⅡ and Shen Guang Ⅲ system. Glass slab up to 900mm×500mm×70mm can be produced at SIOM, and is the most popular laser glass in China. More than 1500 pieces edge Cladding N31 glass with size up to 810mm×460mm×40mm have been used in high power laser facilities in China, and has been applied in several laser facilities in US and Europe.
N41 phosphate glass with high stimulated emission cross section, lower nonlinear refractive index and good thermal characteristics is specially developed for high power laser facilities. Glass slab up to 900mm×500mm×70mm is available at SIOM.
N51 phosphate glass with high stimulated emission cross section and lower nonlinear refractive index is specially developed for high power laser facility. Glass slab up to 900mm×500mm×70mm is available at SIOM.
NAP2 and NAP4 types Nd3+: phosphate glass are new laser glass with high thermal shock resistance properties, which have higher thermal conductivity, lower coefficient of thermal expansion and modest emission cross section. The NAP2 and NAP4 glass can be used as active materials in laser systems with high repetition rates and high energy, which have broad applications in laser ranger, laser peening and pump laser for OPCPA systems. The glass can be customized with the maximum size at 400mm×400mm×70mm.

Find out more or contact Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

4 December 2018: Lensmap

Fogale Nanotech

FOGALE Nanotech disclosed the LENSMAP ED HR, metrology for the next generation mobile device camera and medical lenses manufacturing and assembly.

After years of ever-sharper displays and faster processors, cameras have become the main features of smartphones. Not only are there cameras on both sides, but also an increasing number of lenses while keeping the dimension as small as possible while targeting a resolution of 20 Mpixels.
The lenses in mobile devices are typically made from molded plastic elements rather than ground glass elements. Molded elements have a big advantage in that they can be made into absolutely any shape. Highly sophisticated designs thus are possible with every element being aspherical.
The manufacturing is performed with two main process steps (fig 1): single lens injection molding and then the assembly into a barrel part. As smartphones continue to grow in power and complexity, their manufacturers are demanding ever-greater accuracy and quality from their high-volume production lines.
While Lens thickness is measured after injection molding, center stacked lens thicknesses and Airgaps measurement is also mandatory after assembly. New high quality thin cameras require stack of 6 or more lenses with airgaps in a range of few tens of µm. The assembly induces stress that can be detected by such process control solution. The big challenge for the metrology is to reach 10% R&R gage capability as the product specifications limits are now below +/-5 µm. Conventional tactile measurement can’t be used as the lens surface can’t be damaged and non-contact standard measurement systems using OCT are reaching their limits due to poor metrology beam centering accuracy that will affect measurement reproducibility (poor R&R gage capability).
The LENSMAP ED from Fogale Nanotech is using a unique patented technology. It combines Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in time domain mode (TD) and microscopy, all combined in the same optical path. The FOGALE OCT can perform both absolute distance (used for autofocus) and thickness measurements at the same time, in one shot. Individual or stacked lens can be measured collectively. The lens tray is placed on a holder mounted on a x,y motorized stage (Fig. 2).
Perfect metrology beam centering is obtained through pattern recognition and signal analysis. The x,y spot positioning accuracy is in the 0.1µm range. With such approach, R&R gage capability is below 10% while keeping a throughput of more than 800 camera lenses per hour.
For the most advanced camera lenses, FOGALE just released the LENSMAP ED HR:
Time-domain Optical Coherence is the most robust solution for µlens stack thickness/Air gap measurement as each interface is detected in the right order over a larger range than spectral interferometry. The only limitation is the minimum measurable airgap due to the high coherence length of the IR LED source (minimum airgap ≈ 30µm). A new Near-Infrared Interferometer was recently developed. The spectral bandwidth was increased to 110 nm, i.e. the minimum detectable optical thickness was improved by a factor of nearly three. This technology has been implemented into the LENSMAP tool (LENSMAP ED HR) and allows measurement of airgaps below 20µm to fit with next generation smartphone lens camera needs.

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4 December 2018: ALCOR 920 + 1064 nm : dual header femtosecond fiber laser

Spark Lasers

ALCOR 920+1064 is a new generation of femtosecond fiber laser developed to answer to the most challenging projects in the field of two-photon microscopy and particularly in Neuroscience. ALCOR 920+1064 is the only femtosecond fiber laser producing 2W average power at 920 and 1064nm simultaneously via two distinct ultra-compact laser heads. Each wavelength comes with low timing jitter synchronization and adjutable group delay dispersion precompensation down to -50000 fs² independently controlled electronically. Alcor 920+1064 is the perfect alternative to the traditionally used Ti:Sapphire lasers due to outstanding performance and the benefits of fiber laser technology such as unequalled compactness offering easy mounting to microscopes, high stability, reduced maintenance, high efficiency (air-cooling) and low cost of ownership.

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4 December 2018: Optical Coating (Thin Film Coating) Materials

DON CO., LTD.

1. AlF3 (Aluminium Fluoride)

2. Al2O3 (Aluminium Oxide)

3. CaF2 (Calcium Fluoride)

4. CeF3 (Cerium(III) Fluoride)

5. CeO2 (Cerium(IV) Oxide)

6. Cr2O3 (Chromium(III) Oxide)

7. HfO2 (Hafnium(IV) Oxide)

8. LaF3 (Lanthanum(III) Fluoride)

9. La2O3 (Lathanum Oxide)

10. MgO (Magnesium Oxide)

11. MgF2 (Magnesium Fluoride)

12. Nb2O5 (Niobium Oxide)

13. PbF2 (Lead(II) Fluoride)

14. SiO (Silicon Monoxide)

15. SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide)

16. Ta2O5 (Tantalum(V) Oxide)

17. TiO (Titanium(II) Oxide)

18. Ti2O3 (Titanium(III) Oxide)

19. TiO2 (Titanium(IV) Oxide)

20. Y2O3 (Yttrium Oxide)

21. YF3 (Yttrium Fluoride)

22. ZnO (Zinc Oxide)

23. ZnSe (Zinc Selenide)

24. ZnS (Zinc Sulfide)

25. ZrO2 (Zirconium(IV) Oxide)

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4 December 2018: Industrial fiber optic module - transmitter and receiver in 850nm / 650nm wavelength

Opto Marine Co., Ltd.

Opto Marine’s 650nm/850nm transmitter & receiver is optical module for fiber optic communication links as best solution to malfunction caused by noise and long distance transmission in the industrial field. Transmitters are built in GaAIAs LED of 650nm red light wavelength or VCSEL of 850nm wavelength. Receivers are comprised of a photodiode coupled to a transimpedance amplifier(TIA). The transmitters applied to receivers are attainable up to 155Mbps ~ 10Gbps data rate and link up to 2kim distance. The transmitters and receivers is housed plastic package made of high strength, heat resistant, chemically resistant, flame retardant plastic, so it is cost effective and high performance. This fiber optic pair is directly compatible with ST, SC, FC, SMA, POF connector and it is completely specified with multimode fiber, 200um HCS, 1mm POF.

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3 December 2018: DepthScan 3D Imaging System

Ajile Light Industries Inc.

The DepthScan is a 3D imaging system based on projected structured light patterns. It consists of a DMD based projector, a smart camera and a controller for synchronisation, image processing and communications. It connects to a PC via USB 3.0. In generates a 4 million point ordered 3D point cloud in perfectly registered 24 bit color.

The DepthScan offers a very flexible range of working conditions with trade-offs between speed, accuracy and field of view being available to customers. The working distance can range from 25 cm to 150 cm and due to the unique optical design the projected patterns and the camera are always focussed across the field of view. The operating speed can vary from the highest resolution mode with 4 million full color 3D points at 2 Hz to the fastest mode with 1 million points at 32 Hz, providing real time 3D imaging.

The unique feature of the DepthScan is its ability to provide both very high resolution and very fast 3D imaging. The key to this is the on-board processing which is carried out in the FPGA on the device. The DepthScan uses binary patterns rather than sinusoids, as is more common, because binary patterns are inherently more accurate. The issue with binary patterns is that a larger number of them is typically required. The DepthScan solves this problem by processing the Grey coded 10 bit patterns images into 1 bit binary images and sending only these binary images to the PC. This results in being able to transfer what amounts the 8Gb/sec from the camera to the PC over USB 3 at 3Gb/sec.

The DepthScan can be set up to work at a wide variety of working distances, which allows users to re-configure setups with ease. The trade-offs between resolution, accuracy and speed also give great flexibility in the ways the DepthScan can be used. This allows the DepthScan to fulfill a variety of roles in the market space including robotic guidance for 'pick and place' as well as metrology and inspection tasks.

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3 December 2018: Marktech Optoelectronics Announces Multi-wavelength Emitters, Detectors and LEDs for Wearables

Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held and 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 its dedicated offerings for wearables.

Marktech’s standard and custom emitters and detectors, in both multi-wavelength and hybrid designs and in UV, visible, infrared, and SWIR ranges, are routinely specified within consumer- and hospital-grade flexible, stretchable and wearable devices. Some of the most common wearable applications supported by Marktech include consumer-grade fitness trackers; high-end cardiac, oxygen, and blood pressure monitors; audiological diagnostic devices, used to detect inner ear abnormalities and damage; non-invasive optical chemical sensing; and indoor/outdoor UV-level detection.

For wearable designs requiring more advanced onboard monitoring and detection capabilities, Marktech offers a number of multi-wavelength emitter-detector combinations. These combinations may be seamlessly integrated into a single package along with a multi-wavelength range detector. In addition, Marktech’s Silicon and InGaAs photodetectors may be similarly combined with its GaP Schottky UV photodiodes, creating an expanded spectral detection range of approximately 150 nm to 1750 nm. Optoelectronics assemblies are available in plastic, ceramic, and glass-to-metal (hybrid) package types. A number of options are also available to effectively address specialty requirements for hermetic sealing, temperature extremes, and humid or moisture-rich environments.

In addition, Marktech high-brightness LEDs and LED emitters are routinely specified for wearable displays and remote physiological monitoring requirements. Standard LED emitters are offered in wavelengths from 280 nm to 1720 nm, with expanded wavelengths by special request. These Marktech LED emitters can be further optimized for low power consumption. Such optimizations can result in increased wearable device battery life, while still maintaining required output levels. The achievement of operating currents of 2 mA or less are also possible. In applications requiring the incorporation of a white LED, an assortment of color temperature and CRI are available, as well as lower-profile direct-attach (DA) type chip packages. Please consult the Marktech R&D team for applications assistance.

All design and testing of Marktech optoelectronics components and assemblies is conducted from the company’s worldwide R&D center in Latham (Albany), New York, USA. There, Marktech is able to design, develop and test optoelectronics components to customer exacting standards. Each new wearables design draws upon Marktech’s own vast portfolio of related success stories and applies the acquired value-added expertise of lessons learned. Wearable optoelectronics components from Marktech may be produced in virtually any sized quantity, from prototype to OEM volumes, with competitive lead times. Marktech also has the necessary full in-house capabilities to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, from die-level to finished product designs, as well as complete end-to-end examinations of related components and assemblies.

Wearables-specific applications engineering support is also available from one of the industry’s most experienced teams. For more information about Marktech and its product offerings for wearables, please visit www.marktechopto.com.

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3 December 2018: Opto Diode Announces AXUV20HS1, a High-Speed, 5mm² Circular Photodiode for Radiation Detection

Opto Diode Corp.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces a high-speed photodetector with a circular active area of 5 mm diameter (typically 20 mm²). It is ideal for high-speed detection of low-energy electrons or X-rays. The AXUV20HS1 is one of several AXUV detectors that feature high performance measurement of photons, electrons, or X-rays.

The device features electron detection to 200 eV. The high-speed detector has a typical rise time of 3.5 nanoseconds.

Storage and operating temperatures range from -10 °C to +40 °C (ambient) and from -20 °C to +80 °C in nitrogen or vacuum environments. The lead soldering temperature is 260 °C. Opto Diode’s high-speed photodiode is shipped with a protective cover plate to safeguard the photodiode chip and wire bonds.

To view the responsivity graphs for the AXUV20HS1 photodiodes, please go to Opto Diode’s data sheet here: https://optodiode.com/pdf/AXUV20HS1DS.pdf.

To learn more about Opto Diode’s AXUV family of detectors that detect energy from 100eV to 50keV for the measurement of photons, electrons, or X-rays from 0.0124 nm to 190 nm, please contact sales@optodiode.com or visit: https://optodiode.com/photodiodes-axuv-detectors.html.


Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA - www.optodiode.com), an ITW Company, delivers industry-leading sensors, photodiodes, IR detectors, photonic modules, assemblies, and LEDs. Available in standard and custom designs, Opto Diode products have earned a reputation for high performance, superior quality and reliability for over 30 years. Opto Diode offers advanced performance sensors from the extreme ultraviolet (UV) to the mid-infrared (mid-IR). Our products provide unparalleled high-energy particle, electron, X-ray, and UV detection along with superior sensitivity to discriminate trace gases or detect heat, sparks, or flames in the mid-IR spectrum. Other products include high performance LEDs with radiometric emissions from 365 to 940 nm and IR emitters covering 1 to 10 microns.

Opto Diode serves a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, food processing, medical, military/defense, industrial, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, and test & measurement. Our manufacturing process is in a cleanroom environment, from start to finish. Opto Diode’s domestic U.S. facility is optimized for design and manufacturing with an on-site wafer fabrication, class 1,000 to class 10,000 clean rooms, extensive assembly capabilities and packaging expertise. From prototyping to high-volume production, we manufacture wafers-to-components then package and assemble photonic modules-to-optoelectronic sub-systems. For more information, visit www.optodiode.com.

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OPTO DIODE CORPORATION
An ITW Company
1260 Calle Suerte
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Russell Dahl, Business Unit Manager
Phone: 805-499-0335 x312
Fax: 805-499-8108
E-mail: russdahl@optodiode.com
Web Site: www.optodiode.com

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Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email:marlene@smithmillermoore.com

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3 December 2018: PG&O Introduces Finished Infrared (IR) Optics for Biomedical, Military, & Industrial Applications

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O)

• Company will showcase finished infrared (IR) optical components and thin film filters for biomedical, industrial, and defense applications at SPIE BiOS booth #8346 and Photonics West booth #4883, Feb. 2 - 7, 2019, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

SANTA ANA, CA – Dec.3, 2018 - Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), introduces finished infrared (IR) optics for a variety of commercial and defense applications. PG&O’s new fabrication capability utilizes several infrared materials, including calcium fluoride (CaF2), magnesium fluoride (MgF2), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), and zinc sulfide (ZnS) to deliver optically-clean, polished IR materials. The new optics operate from 0.75 µm, the near-infrared (NIR), out to15 µm, the longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectrum.

Dan Bukaty, Jr., president of Precision Glass & Optics, notes, “In response to many customer requests, we are delighted to now offer finished infrared optics. Selecting the best infrared optical materials is essential to producing an optimal result. We are committed to fabricating with the finest materials available, which puts us in the ideal position to meet our customer’s most critical needs.”

Finished infrared optics are used extensively in a wide variety of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance systems, automotive, fire control, lasers, night vision, and more.

For more information about Precision Glass & Optics’ infrared materials and IR optics, please call 714-540-0126. If you’re planning to attend SPIE BiOS and/or Photonics West 2019 in San Francisco, please stop by BiOS booth # 8346 or Photonics West booth # 4883 to learn more about PG&O’s new finished IR optics and the company’s customized optical solutions for diverse applications.

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Since 1985, PG&O has delivered high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and to manufacture large mirror blanks. PG&O recently introduced a new finished infrared (IR) optics fabrication service. 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.

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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3 December 2018: 16 channels digital light controller

Shenzhen Langce Technology Co., Ltd.

A constant current type of 16 channels digital light controller, specializes on high precision and intensity
control for machine vision LED light.
﹡Each channel functions individually with external trigger input.
﹡Maximum output power 200W for all 16 channels.
﹡Maximum output current 1000mA, output voltage 24V of each channel.
﹡256 levels of intensity adjustment.
﹡External trigger mode has three types: Continuous, Switched, Strobe with trigger delay time <20us.
﹡Strobe mode output pulse width is adjustable from 100us-300ms, in steps of 100us. Using strobe mode can
improve the efficiency of light source and extend working life of LED.
﹡RS232 communication port with PC for remote control.
﹡Professional heat dissipation design to ensure the stability in full power operation and extend working time of
controller.

Find out more or contact Shenzhen Langce Technology Co., Ltd.

3 December 2018: MY Polymers NI Products - Solving / Mitigating the Oxygen Inhibition Problem

MY Polymers Ltd.

MY Polymers Ltd.
MY Polymers new NI Products solve or mitigate the Oxygen Inhibition problem. Oxygen Inhibition prevents full curing of UV cured coatings, especially on the surface. The problem is more severe in Low Refractive Index coatings.

MY Polymers NI products enable significantly improved surface curing, without requiring an inert atmosphere.
The NI products were optimized according to the application (visible, NIR-IR) and the type of UV source (LED, Mercury Lamp).

MY Polymers introduces a whole range of NI products, from refractive index 1.36 and up to 1.49.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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3 December 2018: The world's first image restoration products “Discovery series” for exceeding the diffraction limit by the Nishigata method deconvolution.

Casley Consulting, Inc.

Discovery is a product family that we call "Nishigata Method" based on the world's first unique image restoration technique which exceeds the diffraction limit. This technology had been commercialized in 2018 and already has been introduced in Japanese inspection equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, research institutes, optics manufacturer (lenses, sensors). It is used for semiconductor inspection, pharmaceutical inspection, visual inspection such as damage and dirt, cell observation, optical microscope, confocal microscope, preprocessing for artificial intelligence recognition, and other devices and instruments.

The Nishigata method is an epoch-making technology that can eliminate the diffraction phenomenon caused by the physical characteristics of optics. It had been achieved by Jun Nishigata who is a researcher of pure mathematics, he had applied the method to deconvolution. Compared with conventional Winner filter and other Richardson-Lucy method etc., as a feature of this technology, it makes more great improvement in image contrast, optical resolution, edge property, and overwhelming super high-speed processing performance.

This unique invention is owned only by Casley Consulting,Inc. and Jun Nishigata in the world.

Since the announcement of the technology in 2015, we have repeatedly proven improvement with many manufactures and research institute, we have confirmed through the PCT International Search that the technology has been granted a patent in 2016. Then, in 2017, we have been awarded WIRED Audi INNOVATION AWARD from Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center.

We have commercialized the technology in 2018, and it will be made in public for the first time in the United States at Photonics West19. We plan to launch the latest version of it around October 2019. The price will be from a million dollar per license.

Find out more or contact Casley Consulting, Inc.

2 December 2018: Hexa Black Light Trapping Panels and sheets

Acktar Ltd.

Acktar Light Absorbing Panels are used to eliminate light reflectance in optical applications, designed uniquely for grazing angles (AOI), Can per purchased on Acktar web site or from Edmund Optics.
Acktar Light Absorbing Panels are used in optical systems as light absorbing black out material, stray light absorber or low power laser beam dumps.

The panels can be integrated using compatible optical mount or using panels with low out-gassing adhesive back (optional).

Hexa Black™ light absorbing panels features wide-band absorption at grazing angles out to 88˚.

Operating Temperature: -50°C to 250°C (150°C with adhesive back)
Lowest reflectance at grazing angles out to 88° AOI
High abrasion resistance
Fixing holes (optional)

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2 December 2018: Blackened Precision Pinholes and Air Slits - Apertures

Acktar Ltd.

Acktar now offers for purchase directly on our web site and via Edmund Optics.

Super black, wide-band, low reflectance from UV through VIS to NIR coated apertures
Blackened on 2 sides

Specifications:

Thickness: 0.0005 inch (13µm)

Aperture size: 20µm, 25µm, 30µm, 35µm, 40µm, 50µm, 75µm, 100µm, 150µm, 200µm, 300µm, 400µm, 500µm, 600µm, 700µm, 800µm, 900µm, 1000µm

Slit size: 25µm, 50µm, 75µm, 100µm, 150µm, 200µm, 500µm, 1000µm

Mount OD: 0.98 inch (25mm) – optional

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30 November 2018: UV 355nm and 375nm compact optical isolators

CrystaLaser LC

The model I-355-xx and I-375-xx, UV 355nm and 375nm compact optical isolators are commercially available from CrystaLaser. These optical isolators have a transmission of >90% and offer 30dB of isolation against back reflections. Standard input apertures are 4mm and 3mm (I-355-04 and I-355-03 respectively) with custom designs offering up to 10mm input apertures. Dual stage versions of the UV Optical Isolators are available as well.
For additional information contact us.

CrystaLaser
4750 Longley Lane, Suite # 205
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 348-4820
Web: https://www.crystalaser.com
Email: sales@crystalaser.com

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30 November 2018: Long Wave Pass IR Linear Variable Filters for 'Order Sorting' in mini Spectrophotometers.

Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd.

Vortex has expanded its range of IR Linear Variable Filters to include Long Wave pass types specifically for use in order sorting applications in mini spectrophotometers. We offer a stock item from the shelf which can be diced to suit detector window size and detector sensitivity range. We cover a band from 900 to 6000 nm. Come and talk to our Technology Director Ian Reilly on Stand 6013 if this interests you.

Find out more or contact Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd.

30 November 2018: DPSS Lasers

AMS Technologies AG

AMS Technologies' comprehensive range of Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers includes CW and q-switched models at infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelengths. The product range serves the research and scientific community as well as OEM applications, for which the standard offering can be customized into turnkey solutions.

The lasers are designed for high reliability and stable performance. Typical applications include photo-acoustic microscopy, MALDI imaging, Raman spectroscopy, FLIM, LIDAR, holography, flow visualization, rapid prototyping and semiconductor wafer inspection. The lasers satisfy performance requirements for 24/7 operation.

Q-switched DPSS lasers: The q-switched lasers provide high peak powers with a range of pulse widths and energies offered to suit micromachining, bio imaging and analysis applications and enabling timeresolved measurements. Fundamental 1064nm outputs and second, third and fourth harmonics are available.

CW DPSS Lasers: The CW lasers feature stable output from a compact laser head with scope to tailor beam parameters to optimise delivery. Excellent beam quality enables efficient fibre transmission. Stable single frequency (SLM) outputs are available with fine wavelength tuneability for applications such as injection seeding.

Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPO): Recent developments in response to user demand have resulted in the introduction of tuneable sources at IR and visible wavelengths, with extension into the UV, further enabling spectroscopic techniques across a range of applications. Tuneable sources at kHz repetition rate enable high speed analysis and imaging.

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30 November 2018: Wavelength-Tunable Light Source System

Hong-Ming Technology Co., Ltd.

The Wavelength-tunable light source systems linearly offer emission with various band-pass wavelength. Customers can switch the wavelength of emission to the selected wavelength position and adjust FWHM easily and quickly via computer program . The narrowest wavelength band is 10 nm and the scan accuracy is 1 nm. Tuning the wavelength by filter sets make the system keep the light intensity level above 90%. In addition, it is available to collocate different kinds of light sources (halogen light, xenon light source) with our filter modules, which depends on the customer's requirement of the spectral range from UV to SWIR.

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30 November 2018: Free-form Lenses

Sun Optical (Dongguan) Opto.Tech Co., Ltd.

The Free-form Lenses are the best solution for the machine vision systems.
Wide angle with very low distortion.

Find out more or contact Sun Optical (Dongguan) Opto.Tech Co., Ltd.

30 November 2018: optics, optical components

Nanjing Co-Energy Optical Crystal Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Co-Energy Optical Co. Ltd was founded in 2009. We are one of the most famous manufactories in optical cold processing in China and products range from different windows, lenses, prisms, rods, IPL, beamsplitters , filters, jewel bearing and so on. Our processing material varies a lot, from Optical Glass , Fused Silica, Sapphire,Silicon,CaF2 to laser Crystal,I.e,KTP,BBO,LN,YVO4,ect.
Our products ,most of which are custom-made and exported to North American and European companies, are widely used in laser industry, science , education, medicine, communication and defense.
All products are made according to USA MIL-13830A and ISO10110 with advanced inspection devices, established strict quality control system; thusly our products hold superior in this industry worldwide.
Contacts: Cissy Zhu
Nanjing Co-Energy Optical Crystal Co., Ltd.
Address:No 1001 Fuying Rd ( Union East UValley #19 building),   Jiangning District, Nanjing  211100, P.R.China
Tel:    +86 25 83616456  Ext. 8054
Cell:   +86 18061463058
Email: cissyzhu@coeoptics.com
website: www.coeoptics.com

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29 November 2018: Micro objectives for brilliant imaging

MIKROP AG

Highly miniaturised and optically well-designed and corrected micro-objectives are a core technology in a wide variety of medical and industrial endoscopes.
Based on 38 years of experience, Mikrop designs, manufactures, and assembles highly complex, miniaturised optical components and micro-optic modules.
It is one of the few companies worldwide that manufactures serial high-precision lenses at reliable top quality, starting at diameters of just 0.3mm and up to 15mm.

Mikrop, with its 150 employees at locations in Switzerland and Serbia, has become one of the leading providers for Swiss designed precision miniature optics, serving all high-tech markets in:
- endoscopy
- medical engineering
- machine vision
- micro sensors.

A series of micro-objectives, specifically designed for the OmniVision CMOS image sensor OV6946, offers new high-precision solutions in the miniaturisation of imaging. The smallest dimensions, paired with brilliant imaging quality, are the prominent features of these objectives. The main fields of application spread from industrial inspection probes
and technical imaging sensors, to a wide variety of medical instrument solutions. Typical specifications are:
- 400×400 imaging dots at just 1.75µm pixel size
- FOV up to 140 degrees barrel diameter of 1.5mm by 7mm length
- high resolution over full image size.

The objectives can easily be adjusted to customer specifications in terms of mechanical and optical imaging parameters, such as:
-field of view
- working distance
- direction of view
- depth of field.

Mikrop will support customers with optic design using its in-depth experience and manufacturing know-how, in order to achieve the best possible technology and business solutions.

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29 November 2018: MY Polymers – UV LED Compatible Low Refractive index Re-Coating Materials

MY Polymers Ltd.

The fast penetration of UV LED spot curing systems makes it necessary to adapt old re-coating materials to this new type of UV source. MY Polymers is introducing its new line of Low Index NI products. The NI products combine 3 features: Compatibility with UV LEDs; Reduced sensitivity to the Oxygen Inhibition problem; and Low Modulus.
UV LED emission spectra is different from the emission spectra of traditional mercury lamps, resulting, sometimes, in slower response or lower cure. The new NI Products were specifically modified to optimize the performance for this new type of UV source, without degrading the response to mercury lamps.
The reduced sensitivity to Oxygen Inhibition allows good, non-tacky or less tacky surfaces, even when the surface is exposed to the atmosphere.
The Low Modulus, which means the material is flexible, provides dramatically improved endurance under thermal cycling and thermal shock’ resulting in overall improved reliability of the device.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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29 November 2018: 1. IR Long Pass Filter: ILP5500; 2. IR Band Pass Filter: IBP6.5-10; 3. IR Narrow Bandpass Filter: NBP4690

Suzhou Wendi Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd.

We provide the highest quality IR Band Pass Filter(BPF), IR Edge Filter such as Short Pass Filter(SPF), Long Pass Filter(LPF) and IR Anti-reflection(AR), IR lens and windows etc. which can be used in IR Thermal Imaging & Thermal Sensing, IR Thermography, IR light Emitters & Detectors etc., at competitive prices.

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29 November 2018: Ion Beam Source Sputtering Coating Machine; E-Beam Gun Evaporated Coating Machine; Magnetron Sputtering Coating Machine

Gilitek (Suzhou) Precision Instrument Co., Ltd.

Gilitek (Suzhou) Precision Instrument Co.,Ltd. produces various types of coating machine is for specific markets and customer groups to develop new products, and widely used in the market of coating equipment compared with the following prominent advantages: monomer precision synchronization monitoring, real-time film thickness distribution control. Therefore, suitable for all kinds of high difficulty coating products. The larger the area of a single piece of film products, the advantage of the more obvious. The electron beam coating machine also increases the double side coating function, which is suitable for the end face coating of the semiconductor laser.

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29 November 2018: Laser materials, scintillation crystals, fluorescent materials, sapphire

Chengdu Dongjun Laser Co., Ltd

Dongjun Laser manufactures Laser materials includes Nd:YAG、(Nd:Ce):YAG、Cr4+:YAG、Er:YAG、Ce:YAG、Yb:YAG、(Tm.Ho):YAG、(Tm.Ho.Cr):YAG、Nd:YAP、Er:Glass; Fluorescent materials including Ce:LuAG, Green light/yellow light and red ligth ceramic color wheel, sapphire including ingot, sapphire wafer and optical windows.

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29 November 2018: Semiconductor wafers (sapphire substrates, silicon wafers, GaN substrates, GaN templates); all kinds of sapphire windows; acousto-optic crystal(PbMo04 crystal,LiTaO3 crystal,LiNbo3 crystal,TeO2 crystal,YVO4 crystal)

Jiaozuo Commercial FineWin Co., Ltd.

Our products are including semiconductor wafers (sapphire substrates, silicon wafers, GaN substrates, GaN templates); all kinds of sapphire windows; acousto-optic crystal(PbMo04 crystal,LiTaO3 crystal,LiNbo3 crystal,TeO2 crystal,YVO4 crystal)

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29 November 2018: automobile interior projection solution

Shenzhen Oande Technology Co., Ltd.

Ultra short focal length projector for window ads, 1280*800, throw ratio 0.3, supporting different type of projection mode.

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29 November 2018: 1310nm 10G FP

Jiangsu Huaxing Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

The 1310 nm 10G Fabry-Perot (FP) laser diode (LD) epi-wafer, designed especially for the high-speed fiber-optic communication, is grown by MOCVD by Huaxing OPTO, with strained InAlGaAs or InGaAsP-based material multiple quantum wells (MQWs) as the active layer.

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28 November 2018: CB654, High speed 65 Mpixel camera

XIMEA Corp.

XIMEA announces the latest high speed, high resolution (together finally) camera with a high speed PCIe interface allowing for the 65 Mpixel Gpixel sensor to run over 80fps.

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28 November 2018: CB262, High speed 26 Mpixel

XIMEA Corp.

See our latest 26 Mpixel camera using a high speed PCIe interface giving 150+ fps.

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28 November 2018: BWA-CAM

Haas Laser Technologies, Inc.

New BWA-CAM can measure laser M2 in real time per ISO standard. The Worlds Fastest and most Repeatable M2 measurement device..

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28 November 2018: MitySOM®-5CSX Embedded Vision Development Kit (VDK)

Critical Link, LLC

Critical Link Receives Innovators Award at AIA Vision Show 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The company was honored with the Innovators Award – Bronze Level from Vision Systems Design (VSD)

Critical Link Receives 2018 Vision Systems Design Innovators AwardCritical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor technology, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, received the prestigious Innovators Award – Bronze level at the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during The Vision Show in Boston, Mass.

The MitySOM®-5CSX Embedded Vision Development Kit (VDK) for Basler dart BCON Cameras was selected for the award in the Embedded Vision category by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. Critical Link’s Embedded Vision Development Kit provides a complete hardware and software solution for system developers, streamlining embedded imaging application developments.

The kit includes on-board image processing capabilities with FPGA fabric and dual core ARMs, and rapid prototyping via Altera’s VIP Suite and OpenCL. It also comes with a variety of sensor options and communication interfaces, and includes complimentary access to Basler’s intuitive Pylon camera software suite.

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

-Originality
-Innovation
-Impact on designers, systems integrators, end users
-Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed
-Leveraging a novel technology

Amber Thousand, director of marketing for Critical Link, notes, “Our MitySOM Embedded VDK engineering team is honored to be selected as an Innovators Awards recipient for 2018. Our out-of-the-box kit comes complete with the MitySOM-5CSX module, camera(s), and necessary cabling to start a project, making it easier and faster than ever to bring an embedded vision product to market. We are delighted to have our product innovation acknowledged by this distinguished award from Vision Systems Design”.

The team leader of embedded module business at Americas at Basler,Tim Coggins, remarks, “The Critical Link engineering team amazed us by integrating an early prototype of the Basler BCON LVDS module before anyone else. Their knowledge and integration capabilities are first rate. The MitySOM Embedded Vision Development Kit is a great product for the embedded design engineering community, providing rapid prototyping and a fast path to production. This award and recognition is very well deserved.”

To learn more about Critical Link’s embedded systems, custom imaging platforms, and full engineering support services and product development, visit http://www.criticallink.com/services/.

All 2018 Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees will be featured in the June issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on http://www.vision-systems.com.



About the Company: Critical Link, LLC, founded in 1997, develops embedded systems solutions, system on modules (SOMs) and imaging systems for a wide variety of electronic applications. As experts in image sensor technology, system on chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design, signal processing, and vision protocols, we support all product development tasks, from
concept to final production.

Our flexibility allows us to deliver full lifecycle support and services at any step along the product development path, when and where needed, to effectively keep costs down. From engineering to hardware and software development, and mechanical engineering to prototyping and manufacture/assembly, Critical Link is committed to helping our OEM customers reach their project goals quickly and cost-effectively.

Privately held, Critical Link is a Platinum member of the Intel FPGA Design Services Network and Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and is ISO 9001:2015 registered by SRI Quality Systems Registrar.

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28 November 2018: New Modular Broadsweepers and Optical Boosters for OEM ApplicationsNew Modular Broadsweepers and Optical Boosters for OEM Applications

Superlum Diodes Ltd.

Superlum’s new OEM Broadsweeper is a modular version of our popular BS-840-1 benchtop tunable swept laser at 840nm. Featuring a complete new redesign, the unit is now suitable for OEM solutions due to the small package size. (110mm x 41mm x 190mm (W x H x D))
The linear external cavity is composed of a gain module (SOA-371), an AOTF, and a HR broadband mirror. The AOTF design allows narrow filtering (FWHM < 0.25nm) and a high coherence length, while maintaining high diffraction efficiency over a wide spectral range. The filter is thermally stabilized with a high performance Peltier cooler that ensures high stability of the laser wavelength over time and temperature.
The wavelength can be tuned between 805 and 875nm, with output power of 3mW and sweep speeds at any value between 1 nm/s and 10,000nm/s. The width of the laser line does not exceed 0.05nm throughout the full tuning range.
The laser comes with a USB connection, therefore the tuning parameters can be monitored and controlled via PC using the Superlum companion software provided with the laser. The laser also has a TTL remote port for synchronization needs.
The laser is capable of operating in 3 modes:
• Single-wavelength (stationary) operation within the full tuning range.
• Continuous sweeping (free-running) at any sweep speed in the range of 1 – 10,000 nm/s
• External triggering of the sweep operation

Additional Features:
• To prolong the lifetime of the laser, output emission is disabled during each pause between sweeps. In the free-running mode, the pause duration can be changed in a range of ~200 µs – 167 s.
• In single-wavelength mode of operation, applying external TTL pulses to the TTL remote port allows pulse modulation with a minimum duration of 100 µs

Additional Power Booster:
For those requiring high output power, an OEM optical booster is available to boost the power from 3mW to 20mW. Dimensions of the booster housing are 110nm x 31mm x 190mm (W x H x D)
The booster comes as a plug and play unit, ready to be connected to the OEM laser to instantly increase the power output.

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28 November 2018: Near Infrared LEDs 1040nm - 1650 nm

EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

In the range between 1040nm and 1650nm EPIGAP Optronic is offering the next generation of our 5mm LEDs. The new InGaAs-wafer material guaranties higher optical output power. It is 5 times stronger than the previous generation. This means that the efficiency of the LED increases at a certain spectrum and life time testing results have improved.

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28 November 2018: Photodetector Detector Chips and Photodetector Detector Assemblies

EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

EPIGAP Optronic offers a broad line of silicon photo diodes in a variety of package types ranging from metal-can to surface mount. These devices are available with standard silicon die having a spectral sensitivity of approximately 400nm - 1100nm or with special UV enhanced chips with sensitivity in the lower UV-A range. Custom active areas and multi-element chips can also be manufactured to suit your application.

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28 November 2018: LED based Multi-Wavelength-Emitter

EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

Chips in the wavelength range from ultraviolet, visible to near infrared (265nm up to 1720nm) can be mounted on boards (CoB). Encapsulation can be glass or optically transparent silicon or epoxy. This configuration with a high degree of flexibility can perfectly meet the current demand of customization. For high power applications the modules can be realized using copper based boards or ceramic substrates. Even in compact devices every single wavelength is separately addressable.

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28 November 2018: Photonic Professional GT2: 3D Printer for Microfabrication

Nanoscribe GmbH

With the successor model Photonic Professional GT2, Nanoscribe, the world's leading manufacturer of 3D printers for microfabrication, presents new solutions for additive manufacturing and maskless lithography.
Thanks to optimized hardware and software components as well as IP-Q printing material especially developed for larger volumes, high-resolution microstructures up to a height of 8 mm can now be produced for the first time. While Nanoscribe devices have always been optimally suited to the additive production of the finest structures, objects with submicrometer details from typically 160 nanometers up to the millimeter range on a printing area of up to 100x100 mm² can now be produced in a very short time.

Depending on the desired size and resolution, users can choose from sets of objectives, substrates, materials, and automated processes tailored to their applications. The user-friendly 3D printing workflow enables the fabrication of individual elements with maximum shape accuracy and surface smoothness, meeting the requirements for microlenses in the smartphone industry or filigree scaffold structures in cell biology. Likewise, high-precision masters can be produced for molding processes in series production on a scale and design freedom that can neither be achieved with alternative subtractive nor additive manufacturing technologies.

Extended Range of Applications for Industry
The new Photonic Professional GT2 3D printer can significantly shorten product development cycles, especially in cases where large-volume structures in the millimeter range are required, such as for microfluidic elements (filters or nozzles), lab-on-a-chip applications, or micro rapid prototyping. In the field of sensor and actuator technology, various product components can now be printed quickly and precisely on MEMS components or silicon chips without further adjustment or assembly processes thanks to the variety of printable substrates. Photonic Professional GT2 systems will also open up completely new possibilities in the field of medical technology, such as the direct printing of micro-optics on glass fibers for minimally invasive endoscopes or the manufacture of microneedles for painless drug delivery through the skin.

Functional Principle of Two-Photon Polymerization in 3D Printing
Nanoscribe systems combine the technology of two-photon polymerization with the workflow of a conventional 3D printing process. An ultra-precisely focused femtosecond laser cures a photosensitive material layer-by-layer. In a simple workflow, software especially developed for the printing process supports the import of CAD models with extensive configuration options, including a wide selection of preset parameters. A 3D preview as well as a real-time camera support the user in optimal adjustment and monitoring of the printing process.

The proprietary software programs DeScribe and NanoWrite have been enhanced for the new printer generation. With intelligent printing strategies, up to 10 times higher printing speeds are achieved. Thanks to enormous design freedom, Nanoscribe printers can produce structures of varying complexity: for example, grating-like high resolution photonic structures in 2D, hemispherical microlenses with vertical slopes in 2.5D, and complex 3D objects such as gas-dynamic micronozzles. Parts printed with replicable topographies can also serve as polymer masters for molding processes. Using galvanic processes, 3D printed polymer masters are metallized in order to be used as nickel shims for mass production, for example, in injection molding.

Among 3D printing technologies, two-photon polymerization is best qualified for finest structures on the micro- and mesoscale. While other 3D printing technologies, such as Polyjet, DLP (Digital Light Processing), or SLA (stereolithography), only excel from the centimeter range, the strengths of Photonic Professional GT2 systems lie in the ultra-precise 3D microfabrication.

Nanoscribe systems are drivers of innovation for numerous key technologies. More than 1,000 users worldwide benefit from the versatile and easy-to-use 3D printers for a broad spectrum of applications in science and in pioneering industrial manufacturing, e.g., in the fields of micro-optics, integrated photonics, diffractive optical elements (DOE), plasmonics, photonics, optical interconnects or biomedical engineering.

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28 November 2018: Admesy’s Rhea configurable spectroradiometer platform

Admesy B.V.

Admesy offers a range of configurable and preconfigured spectrometers in the UV-NIR range. Besides standard applications in display and lighting, Admesy supports analytical spectral measurements with their new customizable Rhea spectrometer series. Various choices in gratings, slit sizes and detector allow you to configure the perfect spectrometer for your specific measurement application.

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28 November 2018: 1000W~2000W Fiber-Coupled Direct Diode Laser

BWT Beijing Ltd.

BWT Laser DDL (Direct Diode Laser)is designed for precision materials processing. With two optional modes, continuous mode and pulse mode, HAZ (heat affected zone) can be minimized. The system is designed for outstanding reliability and can be operated in harsh industrial application environment.
BWT Laser DDL are suitable for many applications, such as welding, cladding,Li battery soldering, etc.

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27 November 2018: OPTICAL REFLECTORS

SAIS Co., Ltd.

HB Optical has more than 45 years of experience in manufacturing high quality interference filters and focusing cold reflectors for industrial and scientific applications, including biomedical instrumentation, fluorescence studies, machine vision, analytical chemistry instruments, cinematograph, projector, lighting and many others.
HB Optical subject to Shenyang Academy of Instrumentation Science (SAIS) .Founded in 1961,SAIS is a national scientific academy.It is subject to China National Machinery Industry Corporation(SINOMACH) .SINOMACH is one of the world top 500 companies.
HB OPTICAL is a leading design and manufacturer of precision optical filters and reflectors in China.Our mission is to become a world-class R & D and production base of precision optical interference filter and reflector products. Contribute to the sustained high-speed development of the optics industry.

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27 November 2018: Optical filters

SAIS Co., Ltd.

HB Optical has more than 45 years of experience in manufacturing high quality interference filters and focusing cold reflectors for industrial and scientific applications, including biomedical instrumentation, fluorescence studies, machine vision, analytical chemistry instruments, cinematograph, projector, lighting and many others.
HB Optical subject to Shenyang Academy of Instrumentation Science (SAIS) .Founded in 1961,SAIS is a national scientific academy.It is subject to China National Machinery Industry Corporation(SINOMACH) .SINOMACH is one of the world top 500 companies.
HB OPTICAL is a leading design and manufacturer of precision optical filters and reflectors in China.Our mission is to become a world-class R & D and production base of precision optical interference filter and reflector products. Contribute to the sustained high-speed development of the optics industry.

Find out more or contact SAIS Co., Ltd.

27 November 2018: Neutral Density Filters

SAIS Co., Ltd.

HB optical is the leader manufacture for neutral density filters in China. There are fixed neutral density filters, circular variable neutral density fitlers, liner variable neutral density filters, racial variable neutral density filters and stepped neutral density filters. Because of it's spectrum neutral performance at whole spectrum, they are widely used in telecomunication, laser etc.Customer products can be provided.

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27 November 2018: Biomedical Filters

SAIS Co., Ltd.

HB optical offers biomedical bandpass filters,widely used in biochemical analyzers.These filters are manufactured using Plasma-assisted Deposition (PAD) and Ion-assisted Deposition (IAD) processes. They are abrasion resistant with a nearly unlimited lifetime.All offer excellent out-of-band blocking exceeding OD6 which provides high signal-to-noise.

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27 November 2018: Fluorescence Filters

SAIS Co., Ltd.

HB Optical has a long history of innovative design and customizing optical filters for Fluorescence applications. Imaging quality fluorescence filter sets manufactured using IAD technology with better throughput and provide more durable coatings for adverse environmental conditions. They achieve high throughput while maintaining quality imaging with high-contrast, clear Image quality and without distortion.

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26 November 2018: Marktech Optoelectronics Introduces InGaAs/InP Broadband PIN Photodiodes

Marktech Optoelectronics

Supporting High-Speed Communications, Autonomous Vehicles, Industrial Controls, LIDAR and Wearables

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held, veteran-owned, leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), and short-wave infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, today announced the global market introduction of the Model MTPD1346D-xx series, a family of InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes.

Marktech InGaAs/InP PIN photodiodes are designed to effectively convert broadband light into photocurrents within the VIS-SWIR range. In addition to their low noise, high sensitivity and high-speed response, they feature wide standard spectral ranges of 0.6 μm to 1.7 μm (1.7 μm material), low dark current, and high efficiency, typically 0.6A/W. Standard Model MTPD1346D-xx series broadband PIN photodiodes are offered in active area sizes from 0.1 mm to 3.0 mm. Each is packaged within a hermetically sealed, 3-pin TO-46 metal can with flat lens cap, and with choice of either thru-hole or surface mounting.

Small-to-medium-sized quantities of standard broadband PIN photodiodes are typically available with 24-hour shipment from stock via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the photodiodes may be seamlessly integrated, together with Marktech SWIR emitters, as a single, compact package. Such custom and hybrid designs may be produced in as few as 6-8 weeks from customer prototype approvals. Please consult Marktech’s Latham, New York corporate headquarters and R&D center for assistance.

Marktech MTPD1346D-xx series InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes are designed to effectively support a diverse array of applications, particularly where high-speed performance, high data rates, low dark current, small capacitance, and smaller active area sizes are required. Typical applications include aerospace, automation, autonomous vehicles, high-speed communications, industrial controls, LIDAR, medical, material and chemical analysis, security, and wearables, among others.

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 Marktech product 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 to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, as well as 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 InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes, or other products from Marktech Optoelectronics, visit www.marktechopto.com.

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Embassy Global, LLC
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26 November 2018: FlightLinx® PLUS Fiber Optic Cable - Flexible, Reliable, Light Weight, Ease of Termination, Qualified to ARINC 802

OFS

FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable designed for inflight entertainment, internet access, networking and display systems used in commercial aircraft.

FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable is a 1.8 mm ruggedized single jacket cable design that meets or exceeds ARINC 802 performance requirements without the need for a double jacket. The high performing construction consists of a tight buffered fiber within a loose structure cable which allows for reliable pull-proof termination and helps prevent kinking, epoxy wicking and fiber breakage during and after deployment. The buffer tube provides additional crush and impact protection for harsh installations in aircraft. The braided strength member allows for high strength, flexibility and reliability during bending. The FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable design provides proven stability over temperature and thermal shock for low shrinkage.

This 1.8 mm cable design addresses the demand for lighter weight and improved aircraft fuel efficiency. Premium 62.5 μm OFS optical fiber offers increased bandwidth for data communications.

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25 November 2018: MY Polymers BIO-133 - for high quality imaging over 3-D patterned surfaces (pico-litter wells, micro-pillars, etc.)

MY Polymers Ltd.

BIO-133 from MY Polymers, with index=1.33, enables high-quality imaging over 3-D textures surfaces, such as micro chamber arrays or micro-pillars. The index 1.33 is identical to water and cell, which solves the problem of optical distortions, caused by structures with non-matching refractive index.
In addition, BIO-133 was designed to minimize cytotoxicity and fluorescence, to enable cell growth, and to be compatible with fluorescence microscopy.
BIO-134 is almost identical, except that the refractive index is 1.34.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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24 November 2018: Gated Gigahertz Photon Counter - PCOUNT G

Marina Photonics, Inc.

PCOUNT G is a GATED 1 GHz/Channel photon counter that can collect photon counts during an external positive gate. Gating provides the ability to efficiently collect photons only at desired intervals rather than collecting sparse data.

The external input gate width can be as short as two nanoseconds, and the gate repetition rate can be above 200 Megahertz. For example, one can have a 6 ns gate width at 160 Megahertz repetition rate.

The PCOUNT G can have one, two, or three channels of 1 GHz/second photon counting with one additional channel for the fiducial marking and recording of gate edges. The gate intervals do NOT have to be the same width from gate to gate. The gate width may be monitored in real-time the un-gated mode as well as the gated mode on the back of the device and in data files.

Each and every gate interval can be individually examined for Time Correlated Photon events.
The number of photons may be summed over any part of any gate or all of the gate times. The PCOUNT G can also collect photons in the ungated mode. The adjustable threshold gate input level is 1.1V to 3.3V.

The PCOUNT G hardware begins accepting photons continuously once triggered. The trigger may be provided by an external SMA input, a push-button, or switch latch, after a manual reset to synchronize channels. Photon Counting storage begins under software control.

The PCOUNT G is designed for EDGE detection of photons from the PV16 amplifier discriminator with 150 picosecond minimum photon widths.

Photon events are collected into a total of 4,194,304 nanosecond bins for the USB output version or into unlimited bins with a Computer DIO version.

The back of the PCOUNT G provides + and - input TTL gate echos, gated GHz clock output, gated 125 MHz clock, and trigger output.

SIZE: PCOUNT G - 5.25" D x 4.0" H x 6.3.75" W exclusive of front panel connections, switches, and rear panel USB or DIO connector.

POWER: 0.37A 100-240V 50/60Hz

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21 November 2018: SWIR advanced imagery with C-RED 2 and C-RED 3

First Light Imaging

A very special brand new feature of C-RED 2 will be released during Photonics West, as well as C-RED 3, our TECless VGA InGaAs camera for high speed SWIR imaging in stable temperature environments.

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19 November 2018: 23cm RF Ion Source

Plasma Process Group, Inc.

Introducing the new 23cm RF Gridded Ion Source from Plasma Process Group! Designed specifically for large coating systems, this ion source can provide 1500mA of beam current with precision energy and directional control for your deposition or ion assist needs. The unique design requires less space inside your system and eliminates body cooling lines, further reducing flange requirements. Divergent grids allow very large coverage areas for ion assist, while convergent grids can focus all the of beam current onto a target for maximum deposition rates. Additionally, the performance tuning of this ion source allows exceptionally high beam currents even at very low ion energies, ideal for highly sensitive materials and some ultra-precise processes.

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19 November 2018: MPL1510

QS Lasers

MPL1510 series DPSS passively Q-switched sub-nanosecond lasers deliver high pulse energy at 250 Hz repetition rate. Short laser cavity with the fiber pumped technology is fixed on thermo-stabilized baseplate which gives extremely stable output parameters performance. Small footprint is welcome point for integration into OEM lasers. Sub-nanosecond pulse duration of < 350 ps, high pulse energy more than 1 mJ, variable repetition rate from 1 Hz to 250 Hz covers many applications like LIBS, DNA analysis, supercontinuum generation and many others.
Different models operate with repetition rates up to 250 Hz and the average power ranges from 100 mW to 250 mW. Optional conversion to green (532 nm) and ultraviolet (355 nm, 266 nm) is also available.

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19 November 2018: SMARPROBE – HIGH PRECISION MEASUREMENTS ON THE SMALLEST SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY NODES

SmarAct Inc.

The SMARPROBE platform is based on SmarAct’s most advanced motion system and controller generation. The cutting-edge precision of SmarAct systems enables measurements even on the smallest semiconductor technology nodes. The robust mechanical design ensures highest stability and ease of operation. The probing system is compatible with a wide variety of FIBs, SEMs and optical microscopes. It is thus perfectly suited to retrofit existing probing setups and integrate into new, dedicated nanoprobing solutions from different SEM suppliers.
Up to 8 probe manipulators, each with three degrees of freedom, allow for electrical characterization techniques from 2-contact EBIC/EBAC up to 4- and 6-point probing measurements – and even more. The fully integrated nanometer-resolution optical encoders enable smart positioning routines to increase operating speed and overall throughput. This makes the SMARPROBE an indispensable tool for your failure analysis laboratory. Together with partners, we can offer complete nanoprobing solutions, including SEM, necessary electronics and the SMARPROBE motion system.

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19 November 2018: HOLOLIGHT : High directional LED lighting for forming pattern

Pi Photonics, Inc.

HOLOLIGHT KAKU is the square spot LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat and low power.Analog and DMX512 adjustment of light are available as an option. It can dramatically improve the lighting by connect in series or parallel. HOLOLIGHt KAKU can use as an inspection tool to find a scratch and alien substance. And it can use as a stage lighting with a powerful beam.

HOLOLIGHT MARU is the round spot LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat and low power.Analog and DMX512 adjustment of light are available as an option. HOLOLIGHt MARU can use as a stage lighting,and wall lighting for architectural building.In addition, school students can use safely for school events.

HOLOLIGHT LINE is the high visibility line LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat,low power,no fan structure and colorful lighting is lined up.HOLOLIGHt LINE can use as guide lighting for pathway,and as boundary lighting for a danger zone is specified.In addition, it can use as a floor,wall and ceiling lighting for building.and it can use beltlike spot lighting for sign.

HOLOLIGHT RAINBOW is the arch rainbow LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat,low power,no fan structure and outdoor specification.HOLOLIGHT RAINBOW can create the healing space.It can use as stage lighting and space production lighting.HOLOLIGHT ARCH is the monochromatic arch LED lighting.It use as guide lighting for safety of the person is around the forklift.

HOLOLIGHT RING is the ring spot LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat and low power.Analog and DMX512 adjustment of light are available as an option. HOLOLIGHT RING can use as a display production lighting,because the item wrapped by a ring of light seems like symbolic.And it can use as a positioning of materials by a crane.

HOLOLIGHT ARCH is the arch LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat,low power,no fan structure and outdoor specification.It can create a boundary line in the vicinity of a moving forklift, so it use as guide lighting for safety of the person is around the forklift.

HOLOLIGHT ARROW is the arrow shaped LED lighting that small,light,high output ,low heat,low power.It can indicate direction of travel of forklift,so it use as guide lighting for safety of the person around the forklift.

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18 November 2018: MY POLYMERS RCT-136 and LM-136-EA: Optimized for Re-Coating

MY Polymers Ltd.

RCT-136 (and LM-146-EA) was designed specifically for re-coating stripped optical fibers that use primary coatings with a refractive index of 1.36. It was designed to include all the important properties of an ideal Re-Coating.
The refractive index matches exactly the index of our OF-136 primary coating, which is used by the majority of the leading manufacturers of specialty optical fibers.
It was designed to have lower Modulus, which means the material is more flexible, compared to OF-136. The higher flexibility prevents the buildup of high stress under thermal cycling or thermal shock.
RCT has also higher adhesion, which, coupled with the low modulus, increases its endurance under thermal cycling and thermal shock.
The material includes MY Polymers proprietary adhesion promoter, which improves the material endurance under damp heat test.
A Frequently asked question is:
Why is it better to use RCT-136 (or LM-136-EA) for re-coating, instead of the primary coating OF-136 as it is?
There are 2 main reasons:
1. The adhesion of a primary coating must be limited, to enable stripping. This limitation does not apply to a re-coating material, because under normal circumstances there is no need to strip a re-coating.
2. The modulus of a primary coating has to be higher than a minimum value. However, there is no such restriction for a re-coating material.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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17 November 2018: New High Power Fiber Coupled AOMs

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose Corporation is refining and improving the accousto-optic components including a new line of fiber coupled AO Modulators for high power operation of up to 5W optical power handling at 532nm, 1.06 µm and 1.55 µm

Brimrose’s new OEM/low-cost, fiber-coupled AOMs offer high-speed (<10nsec) analog or digital modulation and high repetition rates for pulse-picking applications. The new fiber-coupled AOMs offer low-insertion losses (~2dB) and are packaged in compact size enclosures with customer-specified, fiber/connector types. Small-sized OEM driving electronics to complete the application are available.

Brimrose has a variety of fused-silica and quartz-based products tailored directly for high-powered laser applications. We are also bringing to the market new, low-cost, high-powered, free-space OEM AO Q-switches and Pulse Pickers that offer high-diffraction efficiencies combined with a high optical damage threshold.

For more information, contact Jan S. Kasprzak at jkasprzak@brimrose.com or call 443-417-8439.

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16 November 2018: NanoCAM4 Optical CAM Software Package

Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC

January 2019, Swanzey, NH - Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC, a leading global supplier of ultra-precision machining systems, has released a next generation NanoCAM®4 Ultra-Precision CAM programming software with capabilities beyond any competing product on the market today.

Nanotech’s latest product release has been years in the making and is a welcome addition to the diamond turning industry. Incredibly comprehensive yet easy to use, NanoCAM4 (N4) brings an accuracy & programming functionality that had been absent from the ultra-precision optical market. All prior CAM packages, such as Nanotech’s previous NanoCAM3D Freeform Software, have been assisting technicians for many years. While they are viewed as “acceptable” for various programming needs, they all have inherent weaknesses often requiring intervention by a third party software to complete the task. In other cases, they simply do not have the functionality for programming many of the diverse optical machining configurations being developed today.

NanoCAM4 shares nothing in common with its predecessor of the similar name. It is a completely new superior CAM package from Nanotech developed with the goal of being the only ultra-precision programming software technicians will ever need. N4 also enables improved form accuracies and direct importing / exporting of STEP, IGES or Point Clouds. When doing so, N4 imports the actual Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) raw data from 3D CAD models and eliminates the need of conversion to a point cloud first. In addition, 3D geometric models generated within N4, such as diamond tooling, also utilize NURBS data extracted from Nanotech’s own proprietary algorithms for exact absolute accuracies. The combined result is smooth form / surface definitions beyond anything you have experienced before. Capable of generating a complete array of programs for diamond turning, micro-milling, ruling, rastering, diffractive / fresnel, optical grinding and form correction, N4 is available in four different base modules.

"Finally, a full-featured 5-axis CAM package for ultra-precision machine tools. The package is designed to handle the complexity of today’s optical designs. Markets like imaging, automotive and AR/VR are innovating their designs and this product demonstrates our dedication to keep pace,” notes Chris Morgan, Chief Development Engineer for Nanotech.

The list of value-added advancements contained within the N4 CAM package is extensive.

> Color coded representations of exact acceleration and velocity values at every point on the surface enable up front program adjustments that result in reduced machine setup time and the most precise form accuracies.

> Tool path and machine simulations feature realistic 3D solid models, including any imported fixturing, to visually test and analyze tool geometries, programs and overall setup prior to taking a chip.

> An integrated Oscillating X Dseg advanced programming capability for cell phone camera mold pin manufacturers.

This could truly be a “game changing” software for all advanced diamond turning manufacturers.

Looking beyond the software itself, Nanotech has always recognized the ultimate important of post sales customer support for all their products. A dedicated team of N4 Software Engineers has been established to provide the best service & support Nanotech’s customers have come to rely on. They are the minds behind NanoCAM4 and through continuous innovation, product updates and advancements, ensure that this software remains on the cutting edge.

Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC is a global supplier of ultra-precision machining systems for single point diamond turning, micro-milling, micro-grinding, and glass press molding. With machine installations in 35 different countries, Nanotech’s 2 - 5 axes symmetric and freeform optical machining systems offer the flexibility and reliability to cover R&D or production needs in a broad range of current and emerging markets. All systems achieve nanometer level surface finishes directly off the machine, most often eliminating the need for secondary post-polishing operations, while at the same time maintain sub-micron form accuracies.

For more information visit our website: www.nanotechsys.com

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16 November 2018: DEMON NIR

LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH

LTB Lasertechnik Berlin is presenting its new DEMON NIR spectrometer for a wavelength range from 600 nm up to 1.7 μm and a resolution of 60,000.
The DEMON NIR is the perfect choice for quality control and development of lasers in the given range. The popular range around 1.55 μm can be covered with the system and allows an optimization of the spectral purity and investigation of mode behavior of such sources with a resolution in pm range.
The DEMON-NIR extends the well-established DEMON Echelle Monochromator series providing wavelength ranges from 190 nm to 1100 nm and resolving powers of 75,000 to 200,000.

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16 November 2018: IR optics

Millennium Optical System Co., Ltd.

MOS manufactures high quality of laser optics across a wide range of UV, visible and IR substrates. While we maintain inventory levels for standard items, we also specialize in custom requests involving difficult materials including Sapphire, Silicon, IG6 and IG4. During our long history, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and developed advanced fabrication techniques to ensure quality, reliability and affordability. Please visit our BOOTH# 4081 at SPIE 2019 to see various samples for optics. Please also visit our website ( www.mosoptics.com ) for more information or if you have any questions or inquiry, please contact directly to our email ( sales@mosoptics.com ).

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15 November 2018: pco.edge 4.2 bi: at the cutting edge with cooled back-illuminated sCMOS

PCO-TECH Inc.

Innovations aren’t always about having that one big new idea. Unique technology also comes from evolution, combining existing and new technology! When our tried and trusted pco.edge series pools forces with modern back-illuminated (bi) sensor technology, the result is our pco.edge 4.2 bi!

The flexible cooling system allows the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 ° C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.5 e-/pixel/s.

Its 16 bit back-illuminated sCMOS sensor technology, high resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size guarantee high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95 %.

In addition to this, the pco.edge 4.2 bi enables:

• 2048 x 2048 pixel
• maximum frame rate 40 fps @ full resolution
• dynamic range 30000:1
• lowest dark current (typ.) 0.2 e-/pixel/s
• rolling shutter
• exposure times from 10 μs to 20 s

The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface complementing its performance.

Are you working in life science, physics or another application demanding high quantum efficiency, deep cooling with a small form factor? Then the pco.edge 4.2 bi camera system is for you! More information can be found at www.pco.de.

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13 November 2018: Cricket Intensified Image Adapter

Photonis Scientific, Inc.

The Cricket Intensified Image Adapter from Photonis can turn any scientific camera into an intensified camera. Attachable via C-Mount, this adapter offers increased sensitivity across a broad spectral range from 200nm to 900nm. High 3ns temporal resolution is made possible with an optional gating module. Additionally, Cricket supports 1μlx sensitivity for single photon counting.

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13 November 2018: High Collection Efficiency MCPs

Photonis Scientific, Inc.

Photonis now offers High Collection Efficiency (Hi-CE) MCPs in our photon detectors. With this new technology, it has been proven that you are able to increase collection efficiency up to 90% as compared to 50-60% available with traditional MCPs. Hi-CE MCPs are available for image intensifier tubes, MCP-PMTs, Planacons,and our Imaging Photon Counter. For applications which do not require sub-nanosecond timing, Hi-CE MCPs are an excellent upgrade option.

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13 November 2018: MCP-PMT for LIDAR

Photonis Scientific, Inc.

The new Photonis MCP-PMTs, optimized for LIDAR applications, demonstrate excellent detection capability at low and high photon flux rates.The Hi-QE photocathodes exhibit a very low dark rate, lowering the threshold of detection, while the fast timing properties extend the counting rate to GHz photon flux, resulting also in high spatial resolution. Combined with high linearity and gating options, these MCP-PMTs are excellent candidates for applications when single photon counting as well as high photon flux rate is required. As it is the case in LIDAR reflection profile in general and for space in particular.

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12 November 2018: FPD Conoscope Lens

Radiant Vision Systems, LLC

The Radiant Vision Systems FPD (flat panel display) conoscope lens enables high-resolution photopic measurement of the angular distribution of color, luminance, and contrast for displays and display components. Radiant uses Fourier optics that map an emitting spot to a CCD so that each pixel corresponds to a different emission angle. The conoscope lens captures a full cone of view angle data in a single measurement to ±70 degrees. This provides quick, accurate results, making the system ideal for both R&D projects and in-line production quality control. The lens is well-suited to a wide range of FPD types including those based on LCD and OLED technologies, as well as backlights.

High-Resolution Angular Measurement

The conoscope lens provides an angular resolution of 0.05 degrees per CCD pixel. Paired with the ProMetric® I Colorimeter or Y Photometer in either 16- or 29-megapixel CCD sensor options, the conoscope lens has the capability to measure luminance, radiance, angular contrast, CIE chromaticity coordinates, and correlated color temperature (CCT) with a high degree of accuracy at each view angle.

Seamless Evaluation from R&D to Production Lines

The FPD conoscope lens simultaneously acquires view angle measurements to ±70 degrees. Designed to mount directly to a ProMetric camera, the lens and camera combination can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions, and offer reduced hardware size and complexity compared to typical goniometric measurement systems for R&D applications. Because of its speed and compact form factor, the FPD conoscope lens solution is also ideally suited for in-line inspection of displays during production. It provides real-time pass/reject operations based on display view angle performance data, eliminating poor-quality components from the line and identifying quality trends before significant materials loss. With the FPD conoscope lens accessory, Radiant Vision Systems cameras can be used in both R&D and production environments to capture identical measurements of view angle data for seamless evaluation of displays throughout an entire product lifecycle, from initial characterization to quality control.

Mount to ProMetric Photometers and Colorimeters

The FPD conoscope lens mounts directly to a ProMetric Y Imaging Photometer or ProMetric I Imaging Colorimeter using a custom bracket. Mounting the lens directly to a ProMetric imaging photometer or colorimeter offers the most efficient means of measuring view angle performance using a turnkey, compact camera solution that requires minimal setup and integration time, equipment, or expertise. As part of the ProMetric family of imaging colorimeters and photometers, the FPD conoscope lens and ProMetric camera solution also comes with ProMetric Software, a powerful software suite that provides equipment control, data acquisition and image analysis. The software facilitates intuitive camera set-up and customizable measurement parameters, and supports extensive data analysis and display functions, including isometric plots, cross-section graphs, radar plots, bitmaps, and CIE color plots.

Conoscope Lens Key Features and Highlights:

-- Accurate, reliable measurement of luminance, chromaticity, and contrast to ±70° view angle
-- Faster than goniometric systems, capturing data for all angles simultaneously
-- Easily paired with ProMetric imaging colorimeters or photometers
-- Combination of low cost, high performance, and flexibility, designed for R&D and quality assurance labs
-- Easy-to-use measurement control and analysis software

Typical Applications:

The FPD conoscope lens simplifies the process of capturing view angle measurements using a single compact camera solution, and addresses both off-line and in-line applications:

-- View angle performance measurement for flat panel LCD and OLED displays
-- Technology evaluation and characterization in display R&D and quality control
-- In-line quality control during display manufacturing

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12 November 2018: AR/VR Lens

Radiant Vision Systems, LLC

The Radiant Vision Systems AR/VR lens has a unique optical design specially engineered for measuring near-eye displays (NEDs), such as those integrated into virtual (VR), mixed (MR), and augmented reality (AR) headsets. The lens design simulates the size, position, and field of view of the human eye. Unlike alternative lens options, where the aperture is located inside the lens, the aperture of the AR/VR lens is located on the front of the lens, enabling positioning of the imaging system’s entrance pupil within NED headsets to view head-mounted displays (HMDs) at the same location as the human eye.

Evaluates the Full Display Field of View Experienced by Human Users

Displays viewed near to the eye, such as those in AR/VR devices, create immersive virtual experiences. However, as display images are magnified to fill a user’s field of view, display defects are also magnified. Issues with uniformity of brightness and color, dead pixels, line defects, cloudiness, and image position become more evident to the user whose eyes are only centimeters away from display screens. In these cases, display quality testing is a critical step for product quality control. Test and measurement solutions for evaluation of NED quality include photometric imaging systems paired with software for luminance and chromaticity measurement and analysis. However, traditional optical components that measure displays like televisions and smartphones did not include design considerations for replicating the human eye’s view of visual input at the distances required for head-mounted display devices.

Specially designed for display quality measurement in NED headsets, the Radiant Vision Systems AR/VR lens includes aperture characteristics that simulate the approximate size, position, and field of view of the human eye. With the aperture at the front of the lens, the connected imaging system can capture the full field of view (FOV) of the display (up to 120° horizontal, covering approximate human binocular FOV) without obstruction by the lens hardware. The aperture size of 3.6 mm also matches the size of a human entrance pupil, allowing displays to be measured under the same conditions as they are viewed by a human observer. This ensures that all aspects of the display visible to the user are comprehensively measured to ensure the intended experience.

Competitive measurement systems that use standard optical accessories (such as a 35mm lens) are unable to replicate the human observer’s visual experience because the aperture is integrated within the lens enclosure, limiting the full angular field of view of the display to be captured without occlusion by the NED headset hardware (frames of the eye lens). The effect is like viewing a scene through a knot hole in a fence–when the eye is position at the hole, the full field of view can be seen beyond the fence; as the eye moves away from the hole, the view becomes occluded by the edges of the fence.

The AR/VR lens is an optional mounting accessory for Radiant’s ProMetric Y Imaging Photometer or ProMetric I Imaging Colorimeter, which attaches using a custom mounting bracket to ensure stability during movement or vibration. By mounting a lens directly to a ProMetric imaging photometer or colorimeter, the AR/VR lens offers the most efficient means of measuring NEDs as a turnkey, compact camera/lens solution that requires minimal setup and integration time, equipment, or expertise. The AR/VR lens can easily be removed and replaced with standard lenses for additional display measurement applications, such as testing displays outside of headset equipment or on the production line.

Paired with a Radiant ProMetric® 16- or 29-megapixel imaging photometer or colorimeter, the AR/VR lens captures high-resolution images of displays for pixel and sub-pixel measurements to detect defects and anomalies in LED, LCD, OLED, and projection displays. Radiant TrueTest™ Software provides the leading display test algorithms, with the capability to sequence tests for rapid evaluation of all relevant display characteristics in a matter of seconds, applying selected tests to a single image captured by the camera. Standard tests in TrueTest include luminance, chromaticity, contrast, uniformity, mura (blemishes), pixel and line defects, and more. Unique tests for AR/VR display analysis include:

-- Modulation transfer function (MTF) to evaluate image clarity. Based on Slant Edge Contrast ISO 12233.
-- Image Distortion (for distortion characterization)
-- Image Retention/Sticking
-- Factory distortion calibration of the lens solution to normalize wide field-of-view images for testing
-- Spatial x,y position reported in degrees (°)

With this complete Radiant solution configured for exact application needs, manufacturers can realize an efficient measurement process with the benefit of a single provider with end-to-end support.

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11 November 2018: MY Polymers Specialized Re-Coating Materials: High Flexibility plus High Adhesion for Improved Reliability

MY Polymers Ltd.

Specialized Re-Coating materials enable dramatic improvements in thermal cycling and thermal shock testing. High flexibility (Low Modulus) prevents stress from building up because the re-coating material can stretch more easily under thermal cycling conditions. Adding High Adhesion to the fiber core results in Optimal Re-Coating Materials.
Take the example of our RCT-136. This Re-Coating material was designed for Re-Coating of stripped optical fibers having a Primary Coating with an index of 1.36. Compared to the old way of using the primary coating resin for re-coating, RCT-136 offers the crucial advantages of Higher Flexibility (Lower Modulus) and Higher Bond Strength to the fiber core. A Primary coating must have relatively low adhesion, due to the need to keep stripping ability. Due to various reasons (durability, and the same need to keep stripping ability) the Modulus of a Primary Coating must be kept above some minimal value. These restrictions do not apply to a Re-Coating material.
RCT-136, LM-136-EA, and the whole LM (Low Modulus) product line were designed with these properties (High Flexibility and High Adhesion) and with these objectives in mind. Customers are becoming aware of these benefits, and the sales of our LM products are growing at a fast rate.
The new breed of LM-14X-NI Re-Coating materials from MY Polymers includes also reduced sensitivity to oxygen inhibition, and optimized response for the new generation of UV LED spot curing units.
The combination of Low Modulus (High Flexibility), High Adhesion to the core, reduced sensitivity to oxygen inhibition, and compatibility with UV LED spot curing enables breakthrough performance in Thermal Cycling and ease of use.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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6 November 2018: Palomar 6532 HP Die Bonder

Palomar Technologies, Inc.

Palomar Technologies, Inc. is delighted to announce the introduction of their newest die bonding system: the 6532HP (HP for High Precision, High Production, High Performance). Developed for the demanding needs of the photonics industry, the 6532HP exceeds industry standards for placement accuracy, production speed and high volume capacity.

The 6532HP delivers 1 micron placement accuracy and speeds up to 1200UPH to maximize throughput. Fully automated presentation of dual 8 inch wafers, up to 72 wafflepak/GelPaks™, or tape feeders provides a high production, flexible, parts presentation platform. A 6 position, bi-directional tool turret allows “on-the-fly” tool changes to maximize speed and flexibility.

The 6532HP is based on the proven ultra-high accuracy technology of the 6500 Die Bonder, and is designed for the high production needs of photonics device manufacturers.

As our connected world grows, the need for data storage, transmission and manipulation has increased dramatically as has the need for packaging systems that create the photonics devices required to drive these networks. The 6532HP was developed with input from key customers globally to ensure it is uniquely positioned to meet these needs now and for future scale up of production.

For more information please visit our website at palomartechnologies.com, or contact your Palomar representative.

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5 November 2018: MY Polymers OF-136 Primary Coating: Combining Low Index and strong Adhesion

MY Polymers Ltd.

MY Polymers OF-136 includes MY Polymers proprietary adhesion promoter for wet conditions. This adhesion promoter is unique in being very stable, compared to commercially available adhesion promoters.
MY Polymers OF-136 was designed also with a carefully balanced DRY ADHESION, to enable
Maximal adhesion to the core, while still allowing for stripping.
OF-136 is our bestselling primary coating. It is used by the majority of leading manufacturers of specialty optical fibers.
MY Polymers specializes in low refractive index coatings and optical adhesives, for various photonic applications. The company is focused on low index primary coatings and low index re-coating materials.

For more information, contact:
Ron Zohar
+972 89350101
info@mypolymers.com www.mypolymers.com

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5 November 2018: Vertical Integration = Successful Optics Supply Programs

GS Plastic Optics

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

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

GS Plastic Optics in-house services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 November 2018: New Beam X High Brightness, Light Weight Fiber Coupled Diode Laser

BWT Beijing Ltd.

New Beam X platform is designed for high brightness, light weight inquiries. The lightweight index of < 1.3g/W has been achieved.
LD dimension is 47mm×46mm, weight is 90g, the output power could be 75W@105um fiber at 9XXnm. Power in 0.15NA/0.22NA >95%. Besides, it could be used for producing wavelength stabilized LD.

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31 October 2018: Introducing Large Format Microlens Array Manufacturing

Holographix LLC

Now offering both 200mm and 300mm wafer-level solutions as well as custom sizes to 350mm to 600mm!

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30 October 2018: WhisperIT® Dual-Wavelength Laser Module

Pavilion Integration Corporation

WhisperIT® WDL is a dual-wavelength package based on direct-diode, continuous-wave solid-state lasers. It outputs two colinear lasers from one compact package, with significantly reduced footprint, increased lifetime, and improved efficiency and great convenience. The proprietary WhisperIT® technology eliminates mode hops, delivers lasers with extremely low optical noise. Available in a variety of wavelengths from 375-1064nm.

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29 October 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Small, Lightweight, Midwave Infrared (MWIR) Camera Core for Imaging Gimbals

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• The new Ventus 275 MWIR camera core with f/5.5, 19 - 275 mm continuous zoom thermal lens will premiere at VISION Stuttgart, Nov. 6 - 8, 2018, in Hall1, Stand1B80,

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Oct. 29, 2018 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Ventus 275, a midwave-infrared, 640 x 512 x 15 µm imaging engine with an f/5.5, 19 - 275 mm continuous zoom (CZ) optic. The compact, lightweight (approx. 1153g) MWIR thermal camera core is specially designed for OEM integrators of surveillance system enclosures and other imaging gimbals. Sierra-Olympic will showcase the new cost-effective camera core in Hall 1, Stand 1B80 at VISION Stuttgart, Nov. 6 - 8, 2018.

The Ventus 275 features include an indium antimonide (InSb) focal plane array and a finely-tuned athermalized and parfocal zoom lens with a 28.4 - 2° horizontal field of view (HFOV). The powerful image processing engine provides advanced image enhancements including electronic image stabilization, automatic/manual gain control, adaptive contrast control (CLAHE / LAP) and optional target tracking/detection. The camera also features a shutter-based non-uniformity correction (NUC) and an environmentally-sealed front lens element.

Multiple output interfaces include analog NTSC/PAL video, H.264/MJPEG IP video, and 14-bit Camera Link digital video, making the MWIR Ventus 275 ideal for applications in security/surveillance, fixed monitoring, defense, manned/unmanned ground and airborne platforms. Sierra-Olympic’s expert staff is readily available to support OEM integration and assist with easy exportation (EAR ECCN 6A003.b.4.a) and documentation tasks.

To learn more about the innovative Ventus 275 OEM camera core with continuous zoom lens and one-touch autofocus, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/ventus-275.

For camera core dimensions and additional specifications, download the data sheet here: https://www.sierraolympic.com/images/uploads/product-drawings/SOTI_SellSheet_Ventus275_V1-100118.pdf.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (https://www.sierraolympic.com/ - Hood River, Oregon), experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Recently named the U. S. Master Distributor for DRS’ uncooled commercial camera cores, Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications. The company offers numerous products for online purchase and immediate shipment. Products include LWIR OEM imaging cores, cooled cameras for science and industry, cooled cameras for OEM customers, SWIR cameras, and thermography systems for temperature-measurement applications.
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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
3100 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: Chris Johnston, President
Phone: 541-716-0016 / 855-222-1801
Fax: 541-387-0443
E-mail: chris@sierraolympic.com
Web Site: www.sierraolympic.com

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29 October 2018: Compact picosecond laser pulse source PLS 1030

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

The efficient all-in-one pulse laser system combines in-house developed optical and electronic semiconductor components, delivering ultra-short light pulses from 5-15 ps. It provides any desired repetition rate from the hertz to the MHz range; pulse peak performance reaches > 20 W output power. PLS 1030 is computer-operated and can thus be easily integrated into various laser systems. The PLS series allows integration of laser chips of any available wavelength from 630-1180 nm.

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29 October 2018: Stand-alone PC-controlled pulse laser source for LiDAR applications

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

The FBH offers flexible laser sources delivering 200 ps to 20 ns pulses. For automotive LiDAR, wavelength-stabilized laser diodes have been developed emitting 5 ns pulses with 40 W pulse power near 905 nm with good beam quality and up to 85°C. 3-emitter laser chips, whose emission can easily be optically combined into one single spot, yield up to 100 W. Chips can be delivered with FBH driver or as stand-alone PC-controlled laser source. The system can be equipped flexibly with chips of further wavelengths and power ranges.

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26 October 2018: Full value chain in UV LED technology

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

The FBH conducts R&D on (Ga,Al,In)N UV LEDs with customized wavelengths from 230 to 320 nm. Activities target high power conversion efficiency, reliability, and tailored spatial emission characteristics. FBH performs all stages of device fabrication in-house, from design to epitaxial growth through to processing. UV LEDs are available as bare chips or packaged LEDs (SMD/TO package), which are marketed by FBH’s spin-off UVphotonics. FBH has developed, e.g., 310 nm UVB LEDs with up to 30 mW output power at 350 mA and 265 nm UVC LEDs with > 25 mW at 350 mA. Also, the first fully packaged UVC LEDs worldwide with single emission peak at 233 nm and an output power of 0.3 mW at 100 mA have been demonstrated.

As a further step, FBH realizes complete turn-key modules, ready to use in applications which utilize both in-house and commercially available UV LEDs. These modules are tailored for the use in medical and biological environments, e. g., for water disinfection and plant growth lighting.

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25 October 2018: Laser systems for spaceborne quantum optical metrology

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

FBH develops particularly compact and stable laser systems designed for harsh environments that rely on the sophisticated in-house micro-integration technology. Since 2008, the institute closely cooperates with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within its Joint Lab Laser Metrology, developing the laser systems required for investigations into fundamental laws of physics with cold atoms as microscopic test masses under microgravity conditions. Several experiments yielded milestones accomplished in space, such as the first Bose-Einstein condensate or the first Iodine-based frequency reference. For the reference experiment, a new generation of laser modules was flown. It consisted of a laser emitting at 1064 nm that delivers an optical power of 570 mW within the linewidth of the free-running laser of 26 kHz (FWHM, 1 ms measurement time). The laser module is fully encapsulated into a 125 x 75 x 22.5 mm³ package, with optical output via a single-mode, polarization-maintaining fiber.

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25 October 2018: Advances in high-power diode lasers

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

The FBH has a strong R&D focus on high-power diode lasers and will showcase its latest research results and broad performance progress in this rapidly advancing field. An overview will be presented by Prof. Tränkle, director of the FBH, in his plenary talk. The altogether 20 FBH conference contributions include performance progress for high-power diode laser bars tailored for current and future pump applications, based on studies performed in close collaboration with industry. Examples include improvements in the conversion efficiency of kilowatt-class 9xx nm bars and the first report of 300 W-class 670 nm bars. Comparable bars will be presented in our booth, both unmounted and mounted on kA-class heatsinks. In addition, studies are presented into direct diode coherent combining techniques using FBH tapered amplifiers that offer a path to power scaling in future industrial laser systems (cooperation academia). Amplifiers suitable for such combining are also presented on our booth.

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23 October 2018: Alpha-SRS

SI Stuttgart Instruments GmbH

The Stuttgart Instruments Alpha-SRS is an ultra‐low noise and fully automated laser system for coherent Raman scattering microscopy. Based on solid-state femtosecond technology this multi‐color system reaches the shot noise limit at modulation frequencies well below 1 MHz. Delivering tunable radiation in the 750 – 950 nm and 1.4-2.0 µm range, as well as a fixed beam at 1043 nm, it is perfectly suited for stimulated Raman spectroscopy in the range of 1015 – 3695 cm‐1. With customizable pulse durations from a few hundred femtoseconds to picoseconds, efficient excitation and spectral resolutions down to 10 cm-1 are possible.

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20 October 2018: INDEX MATCHED ITO

Tae Young Optics Co., Ltd.

ABOUT INDEX MATCHED
Index Matched ITO Coating is widely used for electrical heating and electro magnetic shielding.
The coating material ‟Indium-Tin Oxide(ITO)” provides equalized sheet resistance, high transmittance and great durability. The coated surface also has a property of antireflection.
TaeYoung Optics(TYO) has latest techniques for the adhering various bus bars.

FEATURES
- Index Matched ITO in Air
- Average Transmission 94% from 400nm to 700nm
- Resistivity 10ohms/SQ
- 4ohms/SQ ITO index matched to 1.52
- Average Transmission 90% from 425nm to 675nm
- Resistivity 4ohms/SQ

GENERAL SPECIFICATION
- Thermal Cycling : MIL - C - 48497, 4.5.4.1
- Salt Solution : MIL - C - 48497, 4.5.5.2.
- Humidity Cycling : MIL - C - 48497
- Coating adhesion was tested : ASTM D 3359-83 method B

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
- Electro-Magnetic Shielding
- Electrical Heating
- Liquid Crystal based polarization devices
- Aerospace/Defense
- Marine
- Automotive
- Instrumentation
- Electronic Displays
- Heater Panels for Ruggedized Displays
- GPS Displays
- Outdoor Displays

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19 October 2018: Live Terahertz sensing - Next generation terahertz transceiver

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Terahertz radiation is increasingly employed in industrial environments for process monitoring and material inspection. The layer thickness of coatings, the structure of polymer components or imperfections in non-conductive materials can be measured.
HHI presents the next generation of fiber coupled, integrated THz-transceiver heads, which are fully compatible with commercial terahertz systems and allow for reflection measurements under normal incidence.

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18 October 2018: CyberGlove – Motion Capture with Nerves out of Glass

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

A multifunctional fiber sensor platform adapted to a glove for a human-machine interface is presented. The CyberGlove addresses different applications in motion capturing for Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR).

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18 October 2018: InP Foundry Services - Photonic Integration Toolbox

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Design your own InP-Based Photonic-Integrated Circuit (PIC) containing passive- and active devices on one substrate(Tape-Out every 3 Months). Choose from a range of proven building blocks, such as 40 GHz receivers, 20 GHz DMLs and EAMs, 1 dB/cm passive waveguides, and polarization- rotators and splitters. Low-cost multi-project wafer-run-based PICs are commercially available through Jeppix (www.jeppix.eu). Customer-specific private runs can be realized on demand. Dedicated design and layout software is provided, and several packaging partners are available.

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18 October 2018: Hybrid PICs - The best of all worlds

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Fraunhofer HHI’s hybrid integration platform PolyBoard allows for rapid prototyping, short iteration cycles and low upfront development effort. The technology allows the integration of on-chip free space elements, 3D structures, graphene-based electro-absorption modulators, as well as other optical functionalities such as switches, variable optical attenuators, tunable lasers, and flexible high frequency and optical interconnects. The services of Fraunhofer HHI include simulation, CAD, technology development, device manufacturing, characterization, and qualification.

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18 October 2018: NiPro Optics Provides Advanced Diamond-Turned Optics for Industrial Applications

NiPro Optics, Inc

IRVINE, Calif. - October 17, 2018 - NiPro Optics, Inc. announces the expansion and upgrade of its Optical Diamond-Turning Center. Located in Southern California, (www.niprooptics.com), the company offers a full spectrum of precision manufacturing options, including advanced diamond-turned optics for a variety of industries. NiPro provides complex geometries to nanometer tolerances in a wide range of materials and substrates, depending on customer requirements.

Specialists in single point diamond turning (SPDT) utilizing the newest 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-axis technology, the company’s highly-trained diamond-turning technicians deliver precision optical components in a wide range of configurations. These include free form, polygonal, aspheric, biconic, toric, off-axis, Fresnel, and rotationally or non-rotationally symmetric designs.

The Optical Diamond-Turning Center can also provide electrolytic, high-phosphorous nickel plating and fabrication for select projects with a hardness rating of 48 to 52 on the Rockwell C scale. Custom-designed and fabricated hard tooling is produced for all nickel phosphorous (NiP) projects to complement the in-house diamond turning process.

NiPro’s diamond-turning services include manufacturing of digital reflectors, precision mirrors, metal reflectors, off-axis parabolas, lens arrays, polygon mirrors, optical mold inserts, mandrels, and more. The company also offers electroformed nickel reflectors from 0.15 in. to 20 in. diam. in complex geometries such as elliptical, spherical, or
parabolic. Other unique, electroformed components from NiPro Optics are ophthalmic lens molds, micro-lens arrays, diffractives, and Fresnels.

To learn more about NiPro’s diamond-turned optics, electroformed components, thin film optical coatings, and other capabilities, please visit: www.niprooptics.com



ABOUT THE COMPANY: NiPro Optics, Inc. (www.niprooptics.com) is a well-respected global manufacturer of innovative diamond-turned optics, precision electroforming, and highly-reliable thin-film optical coatings. A leader in the adoption of breakthrough technology, NiPro offers precision manufacturing options for industrial, medical, machine vision, military/defense, industrial laser, solar, and R&D applications. Our domestic facility in Irvine, California, with our state-of-the-art metrology equipment, highly skilled technicians, and quality assurance processes ensure that we offer the highest quality diamond-turned and electroformed optics available today. Our motto is “Do it right the first time,” with the goal of saving our customers both time and money.

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NiPro Optics
7 Marconi
Irvine, CA 92618
Contact: Robin Reed, General Manager
Phone: 949-215-1151
E-mail: sales@niprooptics.com
Web Site: www.niprooptics.com

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Phone: 818-708-1704
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17 October 2018: LDP-QCW-II 600-120

PicoLAS GmbH

The LDP-QCW driver family from PicoLAS are the perfect choice if you need high efficiency and safety for pulse durations in the range from 100 µs to 5 ms. Their compact design and digital interface allows an easy system integration or lab use.
The LDP-QCW-II 600-120 extends the product family to currents of up to 600 A and a maximum voltage of 120 V. A core feature of the LDP-QCW-II 600-120 is the possibility to compose the output of driver out of a lower pre-pulse and a main pulse. This not only offers the possibility to adapt the pulse shape to your process, but can also increase the life span of your laser diode. Through a complete galvanic isolation of the laser diode from the rest of the driver, the risks of disturbances are minimized.
For application in safety sensitive areas the driver features two independent interlock circuits which are realized completely as hardware solution for the highest reliability. The driver dissipates its heat almost completely over the baseplate which significant reduces the need for maintenance.
The LDP-QCW-II 600-120 can be easily adapted if you have requirements which surpass the standard specifications. For example, an external capacitor bank can be attached by the customer to expand the maximal pulse duration. Factory wise the ratio between maximal current and voltage can be modified to suit your needs!

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17 October 2018: NanoPlace

nanosystec Inc.

The NanoPlace Alignment and Assmebly Station aligns actively or passively with high precision and short process times. It handles various types of optical, electronic and mechanical parts.

The active alignment uses any feedback signal such as optical power, beam pointing, beam width or polarization extinction ratio. Passive placement relies on machine vision to recognize the part’s location in space. The attachment is automatically performed by epoxy gluing and subsequent UV or thermal curing. Alternatively, nanosystec offers laser soldering as an assembly method.

Working with quickly removable carriers reduces the expensive machine time to the core process of alignment and assembly. Loading and unloading takes only seconds. This concept also facilitates manufacturing different devices on the same station without change-over times from one process to the other. Full automation is achieved by adding feeders or belts.

The versatile software package and a modular hardware concept allow for an infinite life time as the systems can be adapted to changing requirements over decades.

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17 October 2018: LDP-CW 90-10-S50

PicoLAS GmbH

The LDP-CW 90-10 is an affordable, compact and efficient current supply for output power up to 1kW. The capability ranges from a continuous constant output current to analogue modulated waveforms like sinusoidal, rectangular or triangular. The modulation is limited by the load inductance. The innovative current regulation concept produces, compared to linear regulations concepts, considerably less losses. Therefore, only one supply voltage is needed for the control logic and the power stage.

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17 October 2018: BFS-VRM 03 HP / LP

PicoLAS GmbH

The BFS-VRM 03 from PicoLAS is one of the worlds fastest analogue modulated driver for seed applications, DVD-Disk mastering, printing applications, etc. With an output current from 0 to 3 A it delivers enough power to overdrive single mode diodes for short pulses.
The pulse widths span from 1 ns to cw and is continuously addressable via an analogue input signal. Of course, there are protective features and the driver is baseplate cooled like all drivers from PicoLAS.

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17 October 2018: Introduction to Hitronics’ LiDAR Optics

Hitronics Technologies

Introduction to Hitronics’ LiDAR Optics

When you're choosing a LiDAR optics supplier, you want optical experts who can bring your design to life-we handle the details so you can focus on what matters: your system performance.

Hitronics is devoted to meet your needs and adapt to the challenges related to cost-efficiency and technology transfer for business.

It’s always our pleasure to be part of your projects. We will cover the basics-the basics of all optics.

In these optics Hitronics should provide:
• Spherical/Aspherical Lens
• Mirrors
• Window
• Filter
• Prism
• Cylindrical lens
• High Power Collimator
• Expander
• 1550nm Laser
• Pigtailed LD

And more…

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16 October 2018: TCube edge thermoelectric chillers

Solid State Cooling Systems

Solid State Cooling Systems is pleased to announce that our TCube edge family of thermoelectric recirculating chillers is now in full production. This new family of chillers offers precise temperature control better than +/-0.05C with cooling capacities ranging from 230 Watts to 460 Watts at zero delta T. The TCube edge family is designed for more cost sensitive applications, maintaining SSCS's strong reputation for high reliability and long product life. Using universal power our chillers are very energy efficient only drawing power when required. The TCube edge family offers models with either aluminum or stainless steel wetted materials. These products also offer many new features, such as an adjustable variable speed centrifugal pump, adjustable variable speed fan, audio alarm and other programmable features. Measuring only 13" x 11" x 11", these units are perfect for benchtop applications or integration into larger systems. For more information, please visit www.sscooling.com.

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16 October 2018: MAGNETIC FAST STEERING MIRRORS M-FSM

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) piezo mechanisms and their associated electronics are widely used in Air, Space & Defence (ASD) applications. They can be found in optical instruments, cameras, telescopes and electro optic systems embedded on airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), satellites, spacecrafts. Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) are core products continuously developed by CTEC for optical pointing applications for Space and Optronics. During the last decade, best development efforts have been focused on piezoelectric mechanism technology, in order to achieve ultra-high frequency bandwidth control performance over small angle strokes (< 1°). New applications under maturation in Europe, such as laser optical communication, require much higher angle strokes compared to the existing state of the art, which cannot be easily achieved by piezoelectric technology. Therefore, CTEC is focusing on the development of a new family “Magnetic Fast Steering Mirror” (M-FSM) based on high angle stroke magnetic actuators (~ 4°).

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15 October 2018: Solutions for optical inspection, functional testing, validation and qualification f.e.3D sensing

NTS Optel

NTS Optel provide optical measurement solutions for optical inspection, functional testing, validation and qualification for critical 3D sensing hardware components (DOE’s, MLA’s, WLO) and (sub-)modules like IR laser projectors, MEMS modules, ToF (time of flight), Structured light sensors, VCSEL and LIDAR built to your needs.
Our technologies in optics, advanced vision, metrology, optoelectronics and laser technology are ideal tools for present-day needs.

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15 October 2018: A Disruptive Innovation - YMH-HH Series Photonic Power Isolated Gate Driver

MH GoPower Company Limited

MHGP’s YMH-HH Series is a small footprint, high performance and optically isolated gate driver module, suitable for surface mount assembly. Unlike existing isolated gate drivers, the YMH-HH Series consists of a GaAs light emitting diode, optically coupled to a silicon-based MIH™ vertical multi-junction photovoltaic cell, providing voltage isolated power to drive power semiconductor devices such as MOSFETs.
The YMH-HH Series gate driver module provides the functionality of a traditional isolated power supply, a DC-DC converter, and a gate driver IC in a single component. This integrated, completely optically isolated and powered solution simplifies gate driver design, provides better noise immunity, reduces board size and cost, and provides higher voltage isolation.

YMH-HH Series Features:
Built-In Isolated DC/DC Power Source
Under-Voltage Lockout Protection
Reduces Power Supply Coupling Capacitance
Packaging Options Include: 8 pin DFN

YMH-HH Series Applications:
MOSFET / IGBT Gate Driver
Switch Mode Power Supply
Inverter / Converter
Motor Driving Module
Variable-frequency Drive

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15 October 2018: A Disruptive Innovation - YMH-HL Series Photonic Isolated Power Supply

MH GoPower Company Limited

MHGP’s YMH-HL Series is a small footprint, photonic isolated power supply, suitable for surface mount assembly. The YMH-HL Series consists of a GaAs light emitting diode, optically coupled to a silicon-based MIH™ vertical multi-junction photovoltaic cell, providing sufficient power and voltage isolation to serve as the isolated power source for gate drivers of power semiconductor devices such as MOSFETs.
The YMH-HL Series can replace traditional isolated power supplies, providing better noise immunity, reduced cost, higher voltage isolation, and a smaller footprint.

YMH-HL Series Features:
Replaces Conventional Isolated Power Sources
Provides Isolated Power to Gate Driver
Reduces Power Supply Coupling Capacitance
Customizable Voltage, Current, and Isolation Levels
Packaging Options Include: 4 pin DFN

YMH-HL Series Applications:
Switch Mode Power Supply
Inverter / Converter
Motor Driving Module
MOSFET / IGBT Driver Module
Variable-frequency Drive

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15 October 2018: A Development Platform to Build Own PoF Based Product - PoFP Series PoF Platform

MH GoPower Company Limited

The PoF Platform (PoFP) is a development platform to help designers build their own PoF based product for unique applications. It is an Arduino based, easy-to-use hardware and software platform, containing a power interface module (PIM) and a sensor interface module (SIM, which includes a PPC for converting the laser light to electricity). The PIM sends laser power to the SIM, and communicates with the SIM optically via a transmitter and receiver. The PPC on the SIM powers the communications and conditioning electronics on the SIM. The SIM provides a completely voltage isolated conditioned DC power output of 250mW at 3.3V and 5V to customer electronics, such as sensors.
The PoFP aims to make PoF more accessible to inventors, makers and research teams. In doing so, new applications for PoF will proliferate, as new products get to market faster, and at lower cost. PoFP provides a turnkey PoF solution enabling rapid integration of application specific features, thus dramatically reducing development timelines, budgets, and technical risk for innovative PoF products.

Power over Fiber Platform Features:
Flexible Arduino-based platform
Provides voltage isolated power
Bidirectional noise free communication
Plug and play interface
Class 1 laser safety compliant
250mW electrical output at 3.3V and 5V from the SIM

Power over Fiber Platform Advantages:
Easy to use
Enables rapid integration of application specific features
Reduces development time and risk
Makes PoF more accessible to research teams, helping to proliferate new applications
Decreases time to market, accelerating market adoption of PoF

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15 October 2018: Standalone and Online Monitoring System - POF-WL240 Series Power over Fiber Smart Monitoring System

MH GoPower Company Limited

The PoF Smart Monitoring System represents a new generation of continuous monitoring systems for switchgear and other critical electrical assets, enabled by the adoption of power over fiber (PoF) technology. A laser data module (LDM) delivers laser light through a non-conductive fiber patch cord (FPC), where the transmitted laser light is converted to electricity within a sensor module to power internal sensors. The POF-WL240 series sensor modules, which can be mounted directly onto bus bars, offer continuous monitoring of bus bar partial discharge, temperature, and humidity by taking sensor readings and then transmitting the sensor data to the LDM via the FPC. The LDM then shares the sensor data with the equipment operator’s monitoring software. The PoF Smart Monitoring System’s non-conductive FPC provides very high voltage and electrical noise isolation ensuring sensor reading data integrity and accuracy. These features make it possible for the POF-WL240 series sensor modules to be placed directly on electrically noisy bus bars, therefore providing valuable monitoring data of switchgear.

POF-WL240 Series Smart Monitoring System Features:
Power over Fiber (PoF) technology
Monitor temperature and humidity on bus bar
Monitor partial discharge and temperature on bus bar
Identify precise location of partial discharge events and hot spots
Multi-function single sensor module
No sensor module range limitation or alignment constraints
No low voltage wiring in high voltage compartment
Excellent noise immunity capability
Multiple sensor module system solutions

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15 October 2018: Turnkey Laser Solutions for Power over Fiber - LSM Series Laser Source Module

MH GoPower Company Limited

MHGP’s LSM series laser systems provide customers with a simple, turn-key solution to get started with PoF. The systems include a laser source module (LSM) with a fiber patch cord to be connected to MHGP’s photovoltaic power converters (PPC). The laser source generates the laser power which is transmitted through the fiber patch cord to the PPC. MHGP’s patent pending PPC converts the laser power back to electricity.

LSM Series Laser System Features:
976 nm laser source
Up to 20W laser power out
Adjustable power levels
FC / ST / SMA connector available
Fiber Patch Cord anf TEC Cooler optional
Standalone system and easy operation

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15 October 2018: Turnkey Laser Solutions for Power over Fiber - PPM Series Photonic Power Module

MH GoPower Company Limited

MHGP’s PPM provides up to 20W of optical power output, which is launched into multimode fiber at nominally 976 nm wavelength.

PPM Series Photonic Power Module Features:
976 nm laser source
Up to 20W laser power out
Adjustable power levels
FC / ST / SMA connector available
Compact design and easy to integrate

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15 October 2018: A novel electrical power delivery technology - YCH Series Photovoltaic Power Converter

MH GoPower Company Limited

MH GoPower ("MHGP") offers the only photovoltaic power converter (PPC) product line capable of delivering a wide range of power and voltage outputs. Power output levels range from tens of milliwatts to over 3 watts, while output voltage levels are possible from 3 volts to over 30 volts. MHGP’s PPC product line operates most efficiently with wavelengths in the range of 900 nm to 1,000 nm.

YCH Series PPC Features:
High efficiency Si-based MIH® VMJ PV cells
Optimized for 915 nm through 980 nm laser sources
Low cost, high reliability laser diode wavelengths
YCH-L240: Up to 7 volts output; 6.5 volts output with 3.5W input
YCH-H6424: Up to 18 volts output; 16 volts output with 50W input
Size, voltage and power customization
FC / ST / SMA available

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15 October 2018: An Innovative Power Delivery Solution - MIH Series MIH VMJ PV Cell / Cell-Array / Cell-Module

MH GoPower Company Limited

MH GoPower ("MHGP") offers the only photovoltaic cell product line capable of delivering a wide range of power and voltage outputs. Power output levels range from tens of milliwatts to hundreds of watts, while output voltage levels are possible from 4 volts to over 30 volts. MHGP’s MIH® VMJ PV Cell product line operates most efficiently with wavelengths in the range of 900nm to 1,000nm, but can also operate effectively over a broader range from approximately 800nm to 1,070nm.

VMJ PV Cell Features:
Si-based vertical multi-junction PV cell
High voltage density with low current
High temperature durability
Voltage and size customization
Optimal efficiency with 9xx nm lasers
High efficiency from 800nm to 1070nm

VMJ PV Cell-Array Features:
High efficiency Si-based MIH® VMJ PV cell
Cell-Array efficiency with 975 nm laser up to 36% at 10 W/cm2
High voltage density: 30V standard 10mm x 10mm cells
High temperature durability (up to 120°C operation)
Cell and array size customization
Optimal efficiency with 9xx nm lasers
High thermal conductivity Aluminum Nitride (AlN) substrate

VMJ PV Cell-Module Features:
High efficiency Si-based MIH® VMJ PV cell
Efficiency with 975 nm laser up to 34% at 15 W/cm2
High voltage density: 30V standard 10mm x 10mm cells
High temperature durability (up to 120°C operation)
Cell and array size customization
Optimal efficiency with 9xx nm lasers
High thermal conductivity copper substrate

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13 October 2018: Iradion 1625 250 watt Ceramic Core CO2 Laser

Iradion Laser, Inc.

Iradion's patented ceramic core CO2 laser design has been expanded to a 250 watt model. The 1625 model represents one of the smallest 250 watt CO2 laser in the industry. Measuring approximately 24"L x 4"H x 8"W and weighing less than 50 pounds, the compact 1625 laser can be mounted on 3-axis gantry systems, robot arms, mobile workstations and other types of unique equipment integrations.

The ceramic core excitation chamber hermetically seals the laser gas mixture, so there is no need for gas refills. The integrated RF PSU and excitation electrodes sandwich the ceramic core adding to the long term reliability of Iradion's unique design.

Power stability is maintained from maximum rated power levels to under 1 watt. In addition, 10.6, 10.2 and 9.3 micron wavelength versions are available.

A wide range of applications are addressed by the 1625 laser including cutting, perforating, scribing, marking, engraving, etching, ablating, heat treating and other processes.

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13 October 2018: Wafer processing services

Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd.

Ion-implantation
Wafer thinning
Wafer bonding
Wafer polishing
PECVD

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13 October 2018: 10~200μm free-standing thin wafers (LN, LT, Quartz, Silicon)

Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd.

Wafer description: DSP, ideal TTV, surface quality, 3 inch in diameter, quantity supply
Application: modulators, filters, IR detectors, terahertz devices, FRAM devices, transducers, sensors, oscillators, etc.

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13 October 2018: 300~900nm LN thin film on SiO2 on quartz

Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd.

This type of TFLN can be used for developing integrated modulators which feature low cost, very low optical losses, ultra-high electro-optic bandwidths and high electro-optical efficiencies, and operate at voltages compatible with CMOS technology.

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13 October 2018: 300~900nm LN thin film on SiO2 on Silicon

Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd.

This type of TFLN can be used for developing modulators which feature low cost, very low optical losses, ultra-high electro-optic bandwidths and high electro-optical efficiencies, and operate at voltages compatible with CMOS technology.

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12 October 2018: Opto Diode Announces 5 mm2 Circular Photodiodes for Radiation Detection

Opto Diode Corp.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces AXUV20A Circular Photodetectors for radiation, electron, and photon response in the ultraviolet (UV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV), through visible and near- infrared (IR) wavelength ranges. The circular device, with an active area of 5.5 mm diameter, features sensitivity to low energy electrons.

The AXUV20A photodiode shunt resistance is 100 MOhm, minimum. Reverse breakdown voltage is 5 volts, minimum, and 10 volts, typically. Other features include capacitance at 4 nF, typically, with a maximum of 10 nF, and a rise time of 2 µsec. The AXUV series of photodiodes exhibits response to electron energy levels as low as 100eV. To view typical AXUV20A response graphs, see pg. 2 of the data sheet here: https://optodiode.com/pdf/AXUV20ADS.pdf.

Operating and storage temperatures range from -10 °C to +40 °C in ambient environments and from -20 °C to +80 °C in nitrogen or vacuum environments. The device is shipped with a protective cover plate to protect the photodiode chip and wire bonds.

To learn more about Opto Diode’s AXUV family of detectors that detect energy from 100eV to 50keV and feature high performance measurement of photons, electrons, or X-rays from 0.0124 nm to 190 nm, please contact sales@optodiode.com or visit: https://optodiode.com/photodiodes-axuv-detectors.html.



ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA - www.optodiode.com), an ITW Company, delivers industry-leading sensors, photodiodes, IR detectors, photonic modules, assemblies, and LEDs. Available in standard and custom designs, Opto Diode products have earned a reputation for high performance, superior quality and reliability for over 30 years. Opto Diode offers advanced performance sensors from the extreme ultraviolet (UV) to the mid-infrared (mid-IR). Our products provide unparalleled high-energy particle, electron, X-ray, and UV detection along with superior sensitivity to discriminate trace gases or detect heat, sparks, or flames in the mid-IR spectrum. Other products include high performance LEDs with radiometric emissions from 365 to 940 nm and IR emitters covering 1 to 10 microns.

Opto Diode serves a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, food processing, medical, military/defense, industrial, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, and test & measurement. Our manufacturing process is in a cleanroom environment, from start to finish. Opto Diode’s domestic U.S. facility is optimized for design and manufacturing with an on-site wafer fabrication, class 1,000 to class 10,000 clean rooms, extensive assembly capabilities and packaging expertise. From prototyping to high-volume production, we manufacture wafers-to-components then package and assemble photonic modules-to-optoelectronic sub-systems. For more information, visit www.optodiode.com.

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12 October 2018: Opto Diode Announces Extreme Ultraviolet, Directly-Deposited Thin-Film Filter Photodiodes for Scientific Applications

Opto Diode Corp.

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces two photodetectors, the AXUV100TF030 and AXUV100TF400, with 100 mm2 active areas and directly deposited thin-film filters for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) detection.

The AXUV100TF030 features typical responsivity of 0.16 A/W at 3 nm and has a detection range from 1 nm to 12 nm. The AXUV100TF400 features typical responsivity of 0.15 A/W at 40 nm with a detection range from 18 nm to 80 nm.

Both devices are shipped with a temporary protective cover and have superior stability for robust operation in extreme ultraviolet environments. Operating and storage temperatures range from -10 °C to +40 °C in ambient environments and from -20 °C to +80 °C in nitrogen or vacuum environments.

For more information about Opto Diode’s integrated thin films, packages, and optical filter assemblies, please contact sales@optodiode.com or visit: http://optodiode.com/photodiodes-filter.html.

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12 October 2018: Opto Diode Introduces 13.5 nm Directly-Deposited Thin-Film Filter Photodetectors

Opto Diode Corp.

Camarillo, Calif. - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the SXUV100TF135 and SXUV100TF135B photodiodes with integrated thin-film filters. The detectors each feature a 100 mm2 active area and a directly-deposited thin-film filter for detection between 12 nm and 18 nm. Both detectors have typical responsivity of 0.09 A/W at 13.5 nm and are optimized for different electrical performance. The photodiodes are ideal for use in applications such as laser power monitoring, semiconductor photolithography, and metrology systems that utilize extreme ultraviolet light.

The SXUV100TF135 model is optimized for higher speed reverse bias voltage operation. The device has low capacitance, typically 260 pF, with a reverse bias voltage of 12 volts. The SXUV100TF135B is optimized for zero bias voltage operation where low dark current is of paramount importance. The detector has a high shunt resistance greater than 10 MΩ.

Opto Diode’s photodiodes with integrated thin-film filters offer superior stability and a robust design for use in extreme ultraviolet environments. Operating and storage temperatures range from -10 °C to +40 °C in ambient environments and from -20 °C to +80 °C in nitrogen or vacuum environments. Both devices are shipped with protective covers.

For more information about integrated thin-film filters, other photodiode packages, and optical filter assemblies, please email sales@optodiode.com or visit: http://optodiode.com/photodiodes-filter.html.

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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.

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12 October 2018: New RC series 3U Rack Mount thermoelectric chillers, up to 700W cooling

ThermoTek, Inc.

ThermoTek’s new 3U Rack Mount thermoelectric chillers are our newest offering in our high-performance line of solid-state chillers. These liquid chillers are the smallest rack mountable chillers in the industry at only 3U (5.25”) tall and offer standard cooling capacities of 240, 485 or 700 watts, with up to 3 bar pump options available.

Our 3U rack mount chillers are available with a 15" or 22" deep chassis and all rack chillers incorporate standard features like fan speed control for reduced noise, a touch-screen interface and RS-232 and USB connectivity. We also offer optional flow meters with connectivity package and alarm outputs for electrical interlock. And designed with the same ThermoTek reliability and performance you have come to expect, these chillers will satisfy your most demanding cooling applications.

Find out more or contact ThermoTek, Inc.

12 October 2018: Custom IR LiDAR Lenses

Shanghai Optics Inc.

Shanghai Optics provide custom high precision optical components and lenses for the latest LiDAR systems. These new series of custom IR LiDAR lenses were created with the intention of supporting the next generation of technological breakthroughs in LiDAR in order to provide autonomous vehicles which can perform complex maneuvers on the road without human intervention.
These lenses will offer customers large apertures for maximum energy throughput and optimization of wavelengths around 1064nm and 1570 nm.
Contact our sales consultant today to learn more about the custom IR LiDAR lenses.

Find out more or contact Shanghai Optics Inc.

12 October 2018: Optical fiber patchcord

Beijing Scitlion Technology Corp., Ltd.

Fiber types: multi-mode fiber

Fiber band: ultraviolet\ visible \infrared\

Fiber core diameter: 100-1000μm

Fiber numerical aperture :0.22

Fiber application range:

Fiber types: multi-mode fiber

Fiber band: ultraviolet visible infrared

Fiber core diameter: 100-1000

Fiber numerical aperture :0.22

Fiber application range:
Fiber types: multi-mode fiber

Fiber band: ultraviolet visible infrared

Fiber core diameter: 100-1000

Fiber numerical aperture :0.22

Fiber application range:

Laser application 
Spectral analysis 
Medical field

Find out more or contact Beijing Scitlion Technology Corp., Ltd.

12 October 2018: New amazing beam-profilers for high power laser beam.

Canare Electric Co., Ltd.

New BPF-L400/L800/L900 series are amazing laser beam profilers with unique fluorescence transfer imaging technology. The beam profile of high power lasers can be directly measured without any attenuators in front of the imaging plate. You can realize true behavior of your laser beam from the precise, real-time, real-place and speckle-free images of the BPF-L series. The spectral range of BPF-L400 is at 380 to 550nm, BPF-L800 is at 750 to 900nm, and BPF-L900 is at 900 to 950nm.

Find out more or contact Canare Electric Co., Ltd.

12 October 2018: Product name: Pulsed UV/Green Fiber Laser

OXIDE Corporation

Pulsed UV/Green fiber laser with compact convertor head for UV and Green. Our original product, normal and monolithic PP-Mg:SLT device, is integrated respectively, that makes compatible design for UV and green with one TEC module. Relatively high peak power (1.6 kW@355nm, 12 kW@532nm) and high repetition rate (50 kHz) make better resolution for versatile sensing application such as LIDAR. Compact size makes easier to integrate it into the measurement system.

Find out more or contact OXIDE Corporation

11 October 2018: ZEONEX® Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP) T62R

Zeon Specialty Materials Inc.

Zeon Corporation announced its newest grade of Cyclo-olefin polymer (COP), ZEONEX® T62R, made for high temperature applications. ZEONEX® T62R was developed specifically for sensing cameras used in a high heat environment like those in automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS*).

Unlike conventional plastics, ZEONEX® T62R provides optical glass like clarity without yellowing discoloration or thermal deformation. ZEONEX® T62R achieves this by already improving on COP’s unique characteristics for heat resistance.

In-vehicle cameras are divided into vision aid (viewing) cameras and image recognition (sensing) cameras. Both are gaining popularity. Especially with the growing application of ADAS, sensing cameras are growing at an annual rate of more than 10%.

As the automatic driving system being developed into practical applications, we are planning to expand our COP applications into this field.

Find out more or contact Zeon Specialty Materials Inc.

11 October 2018: Enhanced IR Coating Technology through Addition of Diamond-Like Carbon Coating Chamber

Dynasil Corporation of America

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynasil Corporation of America ("Dynasil" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DYSL), a developer and manufacturer of optics and photonics products, optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets, today introduced a PE-CVD (Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition) IR coating technology by adding a new Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) chamber. The chamber is strategically located at EMF (a Dynasil brand) in Ithaca, New York, to serve our growing customer base and their cutting-edge coating needs across the country.

"Introduction of the DLC chamber is a demonstration of our commitment to quality and our passion for seeking new and emerging technologies to better serve our customers," said Gary Bishop, Executive Vice President of Photonics for Dynasil.

Introduction of the DLC coating chamber positions Dynasil in the growing IR coatings market. With highly precise and reliable next-generation techniques that up-coat, the new DLC Chamber makes "pinholes", the Achilles heel of coating, typical of systems that down-coat, virtually non-existent. Additionally, the new PE-CVD IR coating technology results in a much more robust and higher-quality product with Practically Zero Pinholes (PZP).

The new chamber gives Dynasil the capability to coat virtually all IR substrates including Germanium (Ge), Silicon (Si), Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Zinc Sulfide (ZnS), Fused Silica and Chalcogenides.

For more information please visit https://dysl.li/dlc-pr0818.

Find out more or contact Dynasil Corporation of America

11 October 2018: SLICE-HVA High-Bandwidth High-Voltage Amplifier

Vescent Photonics Inc.

The SLICE-HVA is a unique design for amplifying control signals for PZTs. With >1 MHz bandwidth, <100 µV rms noise, and output voltages >250 V, it will provide flexible control over your ECDLs, cavity stretchers, and position/motion control stages. The SLICE-HVA is easily operated through its large touch-screen, pc-resident GUI, or its library of serial commands.

The new SLICE series is a suite of easy-to-use precision control electronics, including temperature control, low-noise current sourcing, high-bandwidth high-voltage amplification, and servo control.

Find out more or contact Vescent Photonics Inc.

11 October 2018: SLICE-CC Economical Current Controller

Vescent Photonics Inc.

The SLICE-CC is a dual-channel low-noise current controller for driving diode lasers and magnetic coils. Designed for economy, SLICE-CC still offers excellent noise and servo control/modulation properties and includes a power leveling mode. You can control the SLICE-CC through its large touch-screen, pc-resident GUI control, or its library of serial commands. It features programmable I/O and interlocking capabilities for safely managing your sensitive devices.

The new SLICE series is a suite of easy-to-use precision control electronics, including temperature control, low-noise current sourcing, high-bandwidth high-voltage amplification, and servo control.

Find out more or contact Vescent Photonics Inc.

11 October 2018: SLICE-QT Temperature Controller

Vescent Photonics Inc.

The new SLICE-QT is a four-channel temperature controller offering sub-millikelvin stability for diode lasers, Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), nonlinear crystals, and other temperature-critical electro-optics & samples. SLICE-QT offers 40 W of user-assignable power, touch-screen & pc-resident GUI control, programmable I/O and interlocking capabilities for safely managing your sensitive devices.

The new SLICE series is a suite of easy-to-use precision control electronics, including temperature control, low-noise current sourcing, high-bandwidth high-voltage amplification, and servo control.

Find out more or contact Vescent Photonics Inc.

11 October 2018: New Soft X-Ray Energy Probe for 13.5nm (1-100 nm)

Star Tech Instruments, Inc.

Star Tech Instruments is pleased to announce our latest Energy Probe for 13.5 nm and soft x-ray measurement. The vacuum compatible µXUV series energy probes cover a wide range of wavelengths and powers in the extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray range. Probes are available with several input apertures from 10 mm to over 1" with high damage thresholds. The probes can be calibrated to NIST traceable standards. They have an excellent linearity and are not affected by exposure to XUV energy even after a billion pulses. Probe housings are supplied in stainless steel for vacuum/ clean room applications to 10-10 Torr.

Find out more or contact Star Tech Instruments, Inc.

11 October 2018: x-Ray Beam Imager with High Resolution for 1-100 nm beams

Star Tech Instruments, Inc.

Star Tech Instruments is pleased to announce our newest offerings for soft X-Rays. The µBIP series X-Ray Imager has a beam resolution to 0.6 µm. The entrance aperture is 1.4" The system covers a wide wavelength range from 1 nm to 100 nm with adjustable focus and iris. They are compatible with a wide range of camera formats from over 1" to 1/4 inch sensors. These systems may be modified for specific performance and design. STI is available to design a customized system as needed.

Find out more or contact Star Tech Instruments, Inc.

11 October 2018: FocusMonitor FM+

PRIMES GmbH

The FocusMonitor, a scanning diagnostics system for the analysis of continuous wave laser beams with low up to high laser beam powers, is used for the analysis of laser beam sources for laser material processing in laser beam welding, cutting as well as surface processing and others.

The FocusMonitor measures the beam properties of focused laser beams. In addition to the geometric dimensions of the focused laser beam, the focus position in space, the beam parameter product as well as the beam quality factor M² are determined. The integrated z-axis enables the automatic measurement of complete caustics over up to four Rayleigh lengths.

The successful FocusMonitor has evolved into the FM+, providing new electronic features to meet the current and future demands of signal processing. A key part is a new main board with a 16 bit AD converter instead of the previously used 12 bit. The FM+ is operated with the new version of the PRIMES LaserDiagnosticsSoftware and is equipped with an Ethernet interface for fast and secure data exchange with computers or system controls. Thanks to the new mechanical design the FM+ can be mounted overhead without the need for additional hardware.


Measuring Procedure – The Principle

The FM+ is an opto-mechanically scanning diagnostics system. The laser beam is scanned using a specialized measuring tip. A small pin hole (typical diameter: 20 μm) in the measuring tip samples a small part of the laser beam. The sampled part of the laser beam is guided onto a detector element, which is chosen according to the power and wavelength of the laser radiation.
Hence, different laser beam sources and –systems can be measured at their maximum power simply by choosing the optimum measuring tip and detector. The high speed of the rotating measuring tip enables the analysis of high power densities. Due to the high dynamic range of the employed analog digital converter, a very good signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio is achieved. High peak intensities as well as very low intensities are displayed precisely. This is one of the prerequisites for an automatic measurement of beam caustics in the focus range over at least four Rayleigh lengths according to ISO 11146.


Advanced Functionality thanks to new LDS

With the new LaserDiagnosticsSoftware LDS, the FM+ offers considerably more functionalities. In addition to the faster Ethernet connection, the LDS enables the fully-, semi-automatic or manual measurement of the beam distribution as well as the determination of the beam position and the beam dimensions. Measurements with a higher resolution and freely selectable ROI (region of interest) can be recorded. Furthermore, the FM+ has a higher dynamic range, which makes it possible to determine beam radii even at a poorer S/N ratio. Further parameters like beam waist diameter, divergence angle, Rayleigh length and beam quality M² are examples of properties, which will be calculated by the LDS based on the measuring results from the FM+.

The number of measurement planes is freely selectable, typically between 11 and 21 planes. Complete measurement data sets and computation results can be stored and, if necessary, loaded for further measure ments with specified basic data sets as a reference. Alternatively to the new LDS, the FM+ runs in combination with the previous version LDS 2.9. Both versions are compatible with Windows 7® or higher operating systems.

Find out more or contact PRIMES GmbH

11 October 2018: Multi-Focal Glass Cutting Module

HOLO/OR Ltd.

To answer the increasing need in the field of laser glass cutting ,Holo/Or has launched a new integral solution based on our Elongated Foci and Multi-Focal elements. These Glass cutting modules offer diffraction limited performance along the entire focal region, enabling tighter focusing and superior cutting performance compared to off-the-shelf objectives.

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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.

11 October 2018: Wafer,window,machined quartz,filter

Changzhou Weite Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.

Wafer,window,machined quartz,filter

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11 October 2018: 1.High Power Laser Reflector2.Optical element with high precision angle:Angle Accuracy 3"

Xi'an SNP Precision Optics Co. Ltd.

1.High Power Laser Reflector:Less than 0.1nm of surface roughness,Coating total loss less than 10ppm,Suitable for all kinds of high power lasers.
2.Optical element with high precision angle:Angle Accuracy 3"

Find out more or contact Xi'an SNP Precision Optics Co. Ltd.

11 October 2018: Sierra-Olympic’s New Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus OGI

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• Smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered optical gas imaging (OGI) camera core available on the market today

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the new Ventus OGI, an optical gas imaging camera core. The revolutionary camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array provides unmatched thermal sensitivity and weighs only 580 grams, with lens. Designed to optimize the detection and visualization of hydrocarbon gas leaks, such as methane, propane, butane, and many more, the “hot-MWIR” Ventus OGI is a lightweight, low-power camera core that can be integrated onto fixed-mounted, continuous-monitoring systems or used in gimbals or in enclosures for unmanned aerial system platforms.

Sierra-Olympic’s compact (146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm) OGI camera features a special narrow bandpass cold filter in the miniature, long-life, closed-cycle Stirling cooler with an f/1.5 cold shield and an optimized lens. State-of-the-art components including the detector, cooler, and lens design, combine with a selection of digital and analog inputs/outputs (Camera Link, GigE, H.264, NTSC/PAL video plus RS-232/RS-422 serial camera control) to make this camera core an ideal optical gas imaging solution for integrators and OEMs. Applications include inspection of fuel/gas lines, storage tanks, generators, drilling/production wells, above and below ground gas pipelines, terminals, railway tank cars, flare stack monitoring, booster/pump stations, and more. To learn more, please visit: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/ventus-ogi.

For additional applications and specifications, please download the pdf data sheet here: Ventus OGI Data Sheet. To sign up for our newsletter or access our blog, please visit: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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11 October 2018: Sierra-Olympic Announces Revolutionary, Leonardo DRS Tenum™640 Thermal Camera with 10-micron Pixel Pitch

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will introduce the Tenum™640, an extraordinary thermal imager with a 640 x 512 array and 10-micron pixel pitch, at SPIE’s DCS in Orlando, Florida. The new camera is from the Leonardo DRS line of uncooled thermal cores.

The affordable Tenum 640 thermal camera module combines ultra-small pixel structure with its ultra-sensitive, vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor. It provides unprecedented longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging quality and detection up to 60 frames per second (fps). The high-resolution LWIR camera core features image contrast enhancement (ICE™), 24-bit RGB and YUV (4,2,2), plus exceptional sensitivity (less than 50 mK NETD). As the most advanced, uncooled infrared sensor design available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) today, it is ideal for a wide variety of OEM applications.

The thermal camera is available with or without optics. The optional lenses include 7.7 mm, 15 mm, and 20 mm. Each sealed lens and lens mount is environmentally-rated IP67; the camera enclosure is designed for rugged and extreme temperatures, operating from -40 °C to +80 °C. To learn more, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/tenum640, or call +1 855-222-1801.

Sierra-Olympic has been recently selected by Leonardo DRS, Inc. as the Master Distributor of uncooled thermal camera cores in the U. S. for commercial/OEM customers. To read more about it, visit our news page here: https://www.sierraolympic.com/news. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please visit: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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11 October 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Long-Range, Thermal Zoom Camera Family - Vinden LR Series

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will demonstrate the new Vinden LR series of long-range thermal cameras with powerful continuous-zoom optics. The OEM camera modules have several zoom lens options that provide a narrow horizontal field-of-view (HFOV) as small as 1.5° without compromising image quality, optical speed, or sensitivity. It also features a highly-tuned, one-touch autofocus that is easy-to-use, with dependable operation throughout the zoom range.

The Vinden LR camera series features pixel resolution of 640 x 480 x 12-microns, high sensitivity up to 60 Hz frame rate (max.), and three, athermalized and parfocal continuous-zoom lens options between 17.5° - 1.5° HFOV. On-board functions include advanced image processing, video recording and storage (32GB), H.264 IP encoding, and Ethernet control connectivity. The OEM-friendly camera series is an ideal choice for integrators who design thermal and multi-sensor imaging systems for security, surveillance, military/defense imaging, and border, port, and base security applications.

Sierra-Olympic’s new longwave infrared (LWIR) long-range zoom cameras are non-ITAR controlled, and are available with a 25-150 mm, 25-225 mm, or 40-300 mm continuous zoom lens. For more information, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/vinden-lr, or call +1 855-222-1801.

To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please visit: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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11 October 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Vinden 75LR, a superior LWIR/Thermal Camera with 5x Continuous Zoom

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will showcase the new Vinden 75LR, an uncooled thermal imaging engine. The OEM module utilizes a longwave infrared (LWIR), vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics to offer the highest LWIR imaging performance per unit, per gram and volume.

This uniquely small camera engine offers a 5x continuous zoom lens with EFL from 15 - 75 mm, 640 x 480 pixel resolution and 12 µm pixel pitch, and a 60 Hz frame rate for on-board recording and 32 GB of memory, snapshot and video. The camera control is achieved via Ethernet or RS422/RS232. Video outputs supported are analog video NTSC/PAL, 16-bit digital via Camera Link® and compressed IP video, H.264/MJPEG. The system features an advanced vision processor supporting industry-leading video enhancement algorithms such as local area processing (LAP), balanced histogram equalization, image sharpening, and image de-noise with registration.

The lightweight (460 gm) Vinden 75LR camera is designed for integrators to provide the best possible LWIR imaging performance in constrained mass and volume applications. To find out more about the new OEM imaging engine, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/vinden-75 or call +1 855-222-1801. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please go to: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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11 October 2018: Vayu HD - Full HD, Uncooled 1080p Thermal Imager for Perimeter Security, Rugged Military Imaging, and Airborne Reconnaissance

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Vayu HD, an uncooled thermal camera with true high definition (1920 x 1200 pixels) and capable of 1080p output. The new thermal imager replaces the recently introduced Viento HD and Viento HD IP67 cameras and features the same longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral response from 8 to 14 µm, making it ideal for security, border protection, military imaging, airborne recon, and wide area surveillance.

The rugged Vayu HD provides unprecedented image resolution utilizing a vanadium oxide microbolometer (VOx) sensor with a capacity of over 2.3 million pixels on a 12-micron pixel pitch, in a commercially-designed, IP67-environmentally rated, stand-alone camera. Other features include an athermalized 24 mm F1.1 custom-designed optic, 30 Hz frame rate, and three video formats: HD-SDI, h.264 IP-Video, or 16-bit Camera Link output. Custom lenses are available upon request.

The Vayu HD, with its processor core, provides integrated image enhancement functions, electronic image stabilization, on-board image and video storage, and true Ethernet or RS-422 camera control capabilities. Like its predecessors, the uncooled microbolometer detector offers long life for the camera system by eliminating the need for a cryocooler that would require periodic servicing and/or replacement.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic’s new full HD 1080p LWIR camera system with a 1-year warranty, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/vayu-thermal/ or call +1 855-222-1801.To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please go to: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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10 October 2018: Carmel X-925: a compact, 925nm, > 0.5W, ultrafast fiber laser for bio-imaging and metrology application

Calmar Laser

Small, Powerful, Affordable: Carmel X-series of Ultrafast Fiber Lasers with OptaPower™ Long-Term Stability

It’s time to rethink your ultrafast laser needs. The X-series product family is specifically developed for multiphoton bio-imaging and metrology applications, where space and simplicity matter. Get everything you need in the palm of your hand. Now available with a 925 nm output option and OptaPower™ performance:

• High power (up to > 1 W)
• Ultra-short pulse widths (down to < 90 fs)
• Wavelength options of 780, 925 (new), 1550 nm and more
• All air-cooled, no chiller required
• Ultra-compact laser head (up to 100x smaller than competitive systems)

Contact us (contacts@calmarlaser.com) to learn more about the Carmel X-925, which was purpose-built for imaging green fluorescent protein (GFP) variants. Featuring OptaPower™, our innovative power stabilization system, the Carmel X-925 is the only compact, femtosecond fiber laser source that offers < 100 fs pulses with over 0.5 W of stable output power at 925 nm. It enables enhanced GFP imaging when using mutated proteins in multiphoton microscopy applications. And, it still boasts the industry’s smallest form factor to facilitate integration into OEM microscope designs.

Find out more or contact Calmar Laser

10 October 2018: Objective Measuring Solution, High-precision lens

Nanjing Yongning Technology Instrument Co., Ltd.

Objective Measuring Solution, High-precision lens

Find out more or contact Nanjing Yongning Technology Instrument Co., Ltd.

10 October 2018: Quartz tube, quartz rod, quartz plate, quartz ingot, quartz ring, quartz granule, quartz crucible applied for optics, lighting, solar, fiber, semiconductor.

Jiangsu Pacific Quartz Co., Ltd.

Quartz tube, quartz rod, quartz plate, quartz ingot, quartz ring, quartz granule, quartz crucible applied for optics, lighting, solar, fiber, semiconductor.

Find out more or contact Jiangsu Pacific Quartz Co., Ltd.

10 October 2018: Highly Dynamic Laser Focusing Mechanism

MPS Micro Precision Systems AG

This technology platform described below is meant for optical applications needing high acceleration, small resolution, high frequencies and very long lifetime.

In order to reach a precise relative positioning between two mobile lenses moving on the same axis and a perpendicularity of a few tenth of a degree with the machine interfaces, the stack-up has to be shortest and assembly tricks have to be applied.

In the proposed solution, the precision needed in term of concentricity and perpendicularity is performed in only one component, which geometries are machined during the same manufacturing process.

Indeed, the borehole, in which the two lenses are guided, and the flange including the positioning features, are made in the same part.

The two linear ball bearings are matched together in order to have an identical inside diameter.

They can be based on either a recirculating balls or ball cages with limited strokes. The second solution would be preferred for small strokes and permit to save space to integrate bigger lenses. A cam follower in contact with an eccentric magnetic cam ensures the drive transmission.

This technology can be easily customized to very different sizes and specifications.

The geometry tested so far is reaching the following specifications (per lens):

• Stroke ±1.5mm;
• Resolution: 1 µm;
• Frequency : up to 50Hz;
• Acceleration: up to 15g;


Possible technology customization :

• Motor selection related to frequency, speed and acceleration requirements;
• Cam and linear ball bearing type regarding the needed stroke;
• Cost vs resolution, proposing the system in open loop with a homing sensor;
• Dimensions regarding the optical system, size and number of mobile lenses;
• Flanges, to integrate fixed lenses;
• Bellows, if a clean lens chamber is needed;
• Overall size. Our product range of linear ball bearings covers from ID 1.5mm to 6mm for the L steel version, and
up to 25mm with the cost effective DBL version.

Find out more or contact MPS Micro Precision Systems AG

10 October 2018: NTS Optel provide optical measurement solutions for optical inspection, functional test, validation & qualification for critical 3D sensing hardw. components (DOE’s, MLA’s, WLO) and (sub-)modules like IR laser projectors, MEMS, Lidar, ToF (time of flight)

NTS Optel

We provide solutions, with 30 years of experience, building to your needs using an existing platform or designing a custom system individually from scratch.

Our proven track record solutions:

• Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE's) on glass or polycarbonate wafers/substrates
• Refractive Optical Elements (ROE's) on glass or polycarbonate wafers/substrates
• Holographic optical elements (HOE)
• Micro Lens Arrays (MLA's) on glass wafers/substrates
• Wafer level optics (WLO)
• IR laser projector with or without MEMS scanning devices
• Structured light laser projectors (sub testing and final testing)
• Micro opto-mechatronic devices (VCSEL)
• Optical components and modules for autonomous driving
(Time of Flight (ToF) LIDAR, illumination and projection)
• Testers for quality inspection of (sealed) critical optical components
• Testers for quality inspection of integrated photonics devices
• Online and offline inspections including functional testing systems for Roll to Roll DOE’s and Nanostructures

Find out more or contact NTS Optel

9 October 2018: High-Power Laser Delivery Cable

SQS Vláknová optika a.s.

Special fiber optic cables based on fiber bundles with fused fiber end, and randomized fibers for uniform output power distribution. Designed for laser applications that require transferring of high-power laser beams from laser source.

Find out more or contact SQS Vláknová optika a.s.

9 October 2018: Mica True Zero Order Waveplates

S & R Optic GmbH

True Zero Order Waveplates:
They are extremely thin, such they create a phase difference which is truly only a fraction of a wavelength.
True Zero Order Waveplates should be used whenever the relative orientation of the light beam with respect to the retardation plate is not fully controlled.

Applications:
-Electro- optical Modulation
-Phase shift correction in Medical Microscopes
-Optical Isolators
-Laser Diodes
-Control the state of polarization
-Change the direction of polarization of your beam
-Change from linear polarization to circular polarization or vicwe versa.

Find out more or contact S & R Optic GmbH

9 October 2018: QBH Crystal block for fiber laser delivery

Lasertec, Inc.

Lasertec developed crystals block for QBH head for fiber laser delivery. We can customized it by customer request.
Beam size with dia8 to dia1mm, dia8 to dia0.75mm etc. More information please email us to get drawings.

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9 October 2018: EZCAD3 LASER MARKING SOFTWARE

Beijing JCZ Technology Co., Ltd.

●Support ultra-fast barcode marking.
●New function for evenly optimize of hatch, to prevent the lines of marking result.
●New function for gradually add and reduce the power and speed.
●New function for round and sinusoidal jitter functions.
●Add new barcode type, support most of the barcode type.
●JCZ Laser Digital Communications Protocol 1.0, supports most types of laser source on the market.
●Real-time display the laser status in the main interface.
EZCAD3.0
●64-bit software kernel, support oversized files, fix the problem of insufficient memory.
●Support 3D surface slice function, do not need third-party slice software.
●Support the dynamic hatching of the slice curve to prevent the software from taking too much computer memory
and running slower.
●Support the projector positioning function, easy to find the marking position of big format marking for dynamic
focus function.
●Any curve filled, the customer can decide to hatch line style.
●Material parameter assistant function, dor save different material marking parameter.
●Supports stand-alone function, support to mark max 8 different files without pc.

Find out more or contact Beijing JCZ Technology Co., Ltd.

9 October 2018: Thermoelectric Assembly

P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.

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8 October 2018: Indium Phosphide Foundries Report

VLC Photonics

Backed up by our privileged long-term relationship with all the major manufacture providers, we aim with this report to provide consolidated, factual and organized information to facilitate your long-term planning and decision making when developing a PIC.

Whether you are planning to scale up to mass production or thinking about prototyping, our goal is to help you identify precisely which foundries are best suited to fulfill your requirements. This document provides you with technical and administrative information regarding the different InP foundries' capabilities, equipment, material, processes, facilities location, contacts and PIC references.

In summary, the report contains information on 25 foundries, 2 brokers, 144 pages and more than 550 references.

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6 October 2018: Phoenix - The World's Smallest Industrial GigE PoE Camera

LUCID Vision Labs., Inc.

The Phoenix camera has a unique transformable design that can be easily configured to meet a wide range of OEM applications. Its board layout can be tri-folded into a stacked camera where it resembles a traditional cased camera but can also be unfolded into 90 or 180-degree orientations for the ultimate custom fit. The Phoenix further advances industrial miniaturization by offering NF-mount lenses and Hirose’s ix Industrial™ Ethernet connector. The camera family ranges from 0.4 to 20 MP including the 5 MP Sony IMX250MZR/MYR polarized sensors.

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6 October 2018: Atlas - 5GBASE-T PoE Camera up to 31 Megapixel

LUCID Vision Labs., Inc.

The Atlas is a 5GBASE-T PoE camera capable of 600 MB per second data transfer rates offering 5 times more bandwidth than GigE cameras. The large format Atlas camera allows for higher resolutions and higher frame rates over standard Ethernet cables up to 100 meters. Measuring only 55 x 55 mm, the Atlas is equipped with a M35 lens mount which can easily be adapted to F-mount. Just like Triton, the Atlas also features Active Sensor Alignment for superior optical performance with large image sensors. The first model features the new 31 MP Sony Pregius IMX342 APS-C format global shutter CMOS, followed by the 19 MP IMX367 and the 16 MP IMX387 sensors.

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6 October 2018: Triton - The Industrial Camera Evolved

LUCID Vision Labs., Inc.

The Triton™ camera sets a new price performance standard in the industrial camera market. Active Sensor Alignment for superior optical performance, a lightweight, compact 29 x 29 mm size, and IP67 protection with a sealed lens tube make the Triton camera suitable for harsh industrial environments. The M12 Ethernet and M8 I/O connectors provide a robust and sturdy connection resistant to shock and vibration. The GigE Vision and GenICam compliant Triton camera ranges from 0.4 MP to 20 MP and includes the 5 MP Sony IMX250MZR/MYR polarized sensors, the 12.3 MP Sony IMX304 global shutter CMOS and the 20 MP Sony IMX183 rolling shutter CMOS sensors.

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2 October 2018: HPT-2 Linear Stage

KOHZU Precision Co. c/o Daniel F. Crews, LLC

KOHZU's 300mm travel, VERY LOW pitch/yaw errors.

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

30 September 2018: 3D Filter

Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

The 3D filter is a high performance infrared filter which is crucial for used in 3D detection and 3D imaging. In 2018, GHTOT introduced our new 3D filter product for mass-production.

A 3D filte is a narrow band pass filter with a specific pass-band wavelength. It allows a narrow range of desired wavelengths to pass with high transmission while blocking wavelengths outside the desired range (from UV to NIR).

Except the processing algorithm, the 3D recognition technology has two key components: the VECSEL light source and the 3D filter. The 3D filter is a key component of 3D cameras. In order for the 3D camera to function optimally, the 3D filter must block a broad spectrum of ambient light (noise) and only allow the VECSEL reflected lase light to go through to the cameras detector array. Therefore, 3D filter must perform to tight performance criteria of high transmission in the VECSEL spectrum, narrow band pass, high light blocking outside the VECSEL spectrum (High OD) and small spectral shift under changing conditions.

3D filter operating principle:
"Noisy" incident light with desired signal goes through the passive optical filter and then only the useful signal left after filtering.

GHTOT's 3D filter characteristics:
-The bandpass curve has a nearly vertical (OD) cut off edge
-The bandpass curve has nearly zero shift for temperatures from -50℃ to 90℃
-The bandpass curve center frequency shift is very small from 0° to 30° angle of incidence
-Resistant to many kinds of acid-based and abrassive environment conditions
-Surface quality: MIL40-20 (Normal), MIL 20-10 (Special)
-λ0=940nm,width >40nm @90%Trans, width <64nm @Trans FWHM; Tavg >OD3 (Normal), Tavg >OD4 (Special)
-Tavg > 93% (R&D improvement is ongoing)

GHTOT's 3D filter advantages:
-GHTOT's super precise sputtering system can mass produce 3D filters. Our 3D filters have better performance: more consistent bandpass width, steeper cutoff and smaller center wavelength shift for varing AOI, which improves the VECSEL's utilization
-High quality, great performance, repeatable performance and high yield
-Adaptable to customer design specifications with fast prototyping

3D filter applications:
- Face Unlock: Face ID, Entrance Security Systems...
- Face Recognition: Security of Railway, Airport, Medical...
-Motion Sensing: Game, VR/AI/AR...
-Action Recognition: Sports, Health, Smart, Home System...
-Distance Detection: Automatic driving, Umanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Measurement Systems...
-Gesture Control: Control Moble Phones, Control Devices such as TV...
-All kinds of Human Interaction...

Find out more or contact Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

28 September 2018: New INFRATEST Software function for fully automated distortion measurement of large field cameras

Electro Optical Industries, Inc.

EOI launches new INFRATEST Software function for fully automated distortion measurement of large field cameras
Your electro-optical testing software has a brand new function : INFRATEST acquires, displays and analyzes the video signal from all types of cameras, including very large field of view cameras. How is it possible to test a wide FOV camera with a narrow field-of-view collimated source ? Through the automatic control of a high precision motorized stage, the camera under test scans the projected image and INFRATEST computes the resulting data to provide high accuracy distortion measurement. The distortion parameter is finally made simple even for fish-eyed cameras!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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25 September 2018: quattroXX - multi-focal beam shaping optics for multi-kW lasers

AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

Laser beam shaping by splitting laser energy and focusing in multiple focuses is a main function of quattroXX optics of patent pending design developed for laser material processing techniques like welding, cladding, brazing based on multi-kW fiber lasers or fiber-coupled lasers. Focusing a laser beam in 4 separate focuses with variable energy distribution and variety of geometrical layouts (square, rhomb, line) is a powerful and flexible tool to optimize conditions of material processing by providing doughnut-like combined spots or realizing pre- and post-heating of processed area to reduce spatter and bubbles, thus stabilizing the technologies. Optical design of the quattroXX provides theoretically lossless energy re-distribution of TEM00 or multimode lasers at various wavelengths, its efficiency doesn’t depend on the beam BPP (M²) or beam size, and the refractive optical components guarantee high resistance to radiation of multi-kW CW or pulsed lasers and reduced thermally induced focus shift. As afocal optical system the multi-focal optics is installed between a collimator and a focusing lens, in case of scanning optics before the scanner. Due to low sensitivity to misalignments and compact design the quattroXX optical devices can be quickly, easily and simply integrated in already existing processed heads.

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18 September 2018: Optogama’s MEX series motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers

Optogama

Optogama is proud to announce a new product of our company MEX series motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers.

Motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers MEX series used to increase or decrease laser beam diameter and adjust divergence. Standard or custom-made beam expanders and reducers have a unique mechanical closed loop sliding-lens design ensuring high pointing stability and minimal dimensions.

These variable magnification (zoom) beam expanders and reducers are designed for required wavelength and each type of our beam expanders has motorized divergence adjustability.

MEX series motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers main features are fully automated beam parameter management, high power lasers and high pointing stability <0,2 mrad and no homing after switching a device on or off. Moreover, the device has high speed adjustment <1sec, high magnification repeatability +/-0.005 X and wide wavelength adoption 240 nm - 2 µm. It is suitable for high power lasers and most important - custom & OEM design and efficient device integration are available.

Precise laser micromachining and research are some of the examples MEX series devices are applied to.

About Optogama

Optogama is a high-tech company established 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. We design, develop and commercialize custom laser products and develop technologies for laser applications, analytical & spectroscopy instrumentation, automotive, sensing and material processing applications. Our customers include scientific institutions and companies from laser processing, analytical & spectroscopy instrumentation, automotive, medical defense & other industries. We serve in more than 20 countries.

This year Optogama introduced a new division of our company – 4Lasers. A new division was created to supply high quality laser and optical elements, miscellaneous crystals and most important - laser gain modules and setups, which are based on newest scientific articles and papers.

More information about Optogama company and other products are available in our official websites:

Lasers and optical devices www.optogama.com
Laser components www.4lasers.com

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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

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12 September 2018: New High Power Diode Laser Systems

Frankfurt Laser Company

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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11 September 2018: High Power Pulse Laser Diodes

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: High Power Yellow Laser Modules

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: Micro Green Laser Module

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: Green Single Frequency Laser

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: Green Laser Torch

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: High Power Line Laser Modules

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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11 September 2018: LED Mini-Spectrometer

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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

Frankfurt Laser Company

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.

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8 September 2018: COMET I

Tachyonics, Inc.

COMET I, is the fastest spectrometer in the world, capable of capturing real-time single-shot consecutive spectra at the rate of up to 1 Billion frames per second. This new instrument can cover a large wavelength range from 500 nm up to 1700 nm, for other wavelength ranges contact us. It works based on the concept of Dispersive Fourier Transform. Potential applications for COMET I include non-repetitive dynamics of laser mode locking, supercontinuum generation, rare events in optical systems, optical Rogue waves, study of nonlinear optics transients, high throughput ultrafast spectroscopy, ultrafast biomedical imaging, Billion frames per second optical coherence tomography (OCT), Billion frames per second laser vibrometry, broadband laser ranging (BLR), laser velocimeter, Billion frames per second LIDAR, real-time remote sensing, etc.

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7 September 2018: QuantoPhase™ Digital Shearing Wavefront Sensor

RAM Photonics, LLC

Come see a live demo of the QuantoPhase wavefront sensing camera at booth 5454. The QuantoPhase measures wavefronts up to lambda/100 rms precision in the visible and NIR. The 11.3x11.3mm sensor provides up to 512x512 spatial sampling points, providing tremendous value in terms of performance and price-per-sampling point. Live acquisition of aberration coefficients provide simple beam quality analysis and live visual representation of the wavefront can be made easily interpretable via selectable, automatic removal of first order features, such as tilt and defocus. Additonal wavefront and beam property analysis is in the works. The software output is easily switchable between amplitude and wavefront acquisition. QuantoPhase’s ~400nm of useable bandwidth and a wavefront dynamic range of 100  makes the sensor useful for a wide range of applications. The integrated pinhole provides for easy alignment and the software based wavefront zeroing allows for measuring element by element impacts on wavefront, as well as a means of adapting the beam via optics attached to the included SM1 mount. The QuantoPhase SDK and USB 3.0 interface allow for integration into your system. This versatile technology can be further customized by our agile company for the discerning user, so come take a look.

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7 September 2018: MRSI Launches New MRSI-H3LD Die Bonder Targeted at the High Power Diode Laser Market

MRSI Systems

MRSI Systems (Mycronic Group), is launching the MRSI-H3LD, a new 3 micrometer high speed die bonder, optimized for bonding large dies for high power diode lasers, that are used in advanced photonics such as industrial lasers, optical fiber amplifications, lighting, and sensors.

High power diode lasers are critical components for multiple markets and have seen a significant, continual rise in adoption with the explosion in new applications. The new MRSI-H3LD is equipped for speed with "on-the-fly" auto tool changer integrated on the bonding head for zero time tool change-over with ultrafast-ramp eutectic station for reduced cycle time. Combining both, MRSI-H3LD demonstrates the highest throughput in industry for the high power diode laser die bonding.

"The new MRSI-H3LD product carries key technological building blocks from our field proven flexible high speed MRSI-HVM3 platform for industry leading throughput, superior flexibility, and future-proven 3 micrometer placement accuracy. It enables our high power diode laser and other photonics customers to scale up their business," said Dr. Yi Qian, Vice President of Product Management of MRSI Systems. "MRSI Systems is pleased to offer the new MRSI-H3LD product for fast growing markets using high power diode lasers. We look forward to helping customers scale up their business," stated Mr. Michael Chalsen, President of MRSI Systems.

MRSI-H3LD has a placement accuracy of plus or minus 3 micrometers, 3 sigma. The precision is achieved without sacrificing high speed or flexibility and helps high power diode laser manufacturing to achieve smaller offset between the front facets of laser diode and the front end surface of the submount. It is also equipped with self-leveling collets specially designed for large high power laser dies to achieve co-planarity between two bonded interfaces.

MRSI Systems is exhibiting at CIOE with our partner CYCAD Century Science and Technology (Booth #1C66) in Shenzhen, September 5-8, 2018 and ECOC (Booth #577) in Rome, Italy, September 24-26, 2018.

CONTACT:

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Yi Qian

Vice President of Product Management, MRSI Systems

Tel: +1 (978)-667-9449, e-mail: yi.qian@mrsisystems.com

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7 September 2018: MRSI Launches New MRSI-H3TO Die Bonding Product Family Targeted at the 5G Wireless Network Supply Chain

MRSI Systems

MRSI Systems (Mycronic Group) is launching the MRSI-H3TO, a new 3 micrometer high speed die bonder which will be the first of its kind to address the multi-die and multi-process requirements, delivering industry leading throughput, superior flexibility, and future-proven 3 micrometer placement accuracy.

The MRSI-H3TO is tailored for WDM/EML-TO or other multi-die multi-processing TO-can photonic devices to support the upcoming 5G wireless network. It enables our photonics customers to meet their manufacturing challenges, by allowing them to stay competitive in this high volume and high mix production environment.

The upcoming 5G wireless deployment will need higher bandwidth in signal transportation through front-haul and back-haul fiber optic systems within the fiber-to-home / premise network. As a result, WDM & EML types of lasers and other multi-die optical receivers in TO-can packages are required. These new TO-can based devices demand a new class of high speed die bonder that is capable of multi-die and multi-process production in one machine, in order to achieve the best throughput.

The new MRSI-H3TO builds on the key technological building blocks featured in our field proven high speed MRSI-HVM3 platform including a dual-head motion system that performs TO pick-and-place/handling and die bonding in parallel. In addition it encompasses our on the "on-the-fly" auto tool changer that has twelve vacuum tips/collets integrated on the bonding head for zero time tool change between dies.

"The new MRSI-H3TO is exactly the type of die bonder our customers were demanding to manufacture the next generation of TO-can photonic devices, such as WDM & EML-TOs. It has the industry leading throughput without sacrificing flexibility, accuracy or reliability," states Dr. Yi Qian, Vice President of Product Management of MRSI Systems. "MRSI is pleased to meet the new market needs to support 5G wireless deployment with the launch of our new high speed, flexible die bonder for high volume manufacturing of TO-can based photonic packaging," said Mr. Michael Chalsen, President of MRSI Systems.

MRSI Systems is exhibiting at China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) with our partner CYCAD Century Science and Technology (Booth #1C66) in Shenzhen, September 5-8, 2018 and ECOC (Booth #577) in Rome, Italy, September 24-26, 2018.

CONTACT:

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Yi Qian

Vice President of Product Management, MRSI Systems

Tel: +1 (978) 667-9449, e-mail: yi.qian@mrsisystems.com

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7 September 2018: MRSI Systems Launches MRSI-HVM3P for New Applications Extending the MRSI-HVM3 Die Bonder Family

MRSI Systems

MRSI Systems (Mycronic Group), is expanding its leading high speed MRSI-HVM3 die bonder platform with the launch of the MRSI-HVM3P to offer configurations for active optical cable (AOC), gold-box packaging, and other applications in addition to chip-on-carrier (CoC).

This expansion is in response to our customer's request to take advantage of the field-proven performance of the flexible high speed MRSI-HVM3 platform, for their other essential packaging applications in photonics manufacturing which are high volume and high mix by nature.

The new MRSI-HVM3P is the first major extension to the HVM3 family, equipped with inline conveyor for single fixture or multiple cassette inputs that can automatically transport large forms of carriers of the dies. This configuration is targeted at AOC or similar die-to-printed circuit board (PCB) applications, gold-box packaging, and CoC in fixture. The processes include eutectic, epoxy stamping, UV epoxy dispensing, and in-situ UV curing.

"With these extensions to our successful HVM3 platform, MRSI Systems is now able to offer flexible high volume die bonding solutions, not just for CoC, but also for PCB and box levels of packaging to our customers in photonics, sensors and other advanced technology fields," said Dr. Yi Qian, Vice President of Product Management of MRSI Systems. "This is another demonstration of MRSI's commitment to provide critical solutions promptly in response to our customers' needs," concluded Mr. Michael Chalsen, President of MRSI Systems.

Both MRSI-HVM3 and MRSI-HVM3P now carry the following options inherited from our long proven MRSI-M3 family: localized heating, flip-chip bonding, and co-planarity bonding. These options are increasingly critical for new applications such as 400G transceivers and silicon photonics.

The MRSI-HVM3 product family delivers industry-leading speed, future-proof high precision (<3 micrometer), and superior flexibility for true multi-process, multi-chip, high-volume production.

The launch of the MRSI-HVM3P builds on the success of our first configuration launched last year, the MRSI-HVM3 for CoC, Chip-on-Submount (CoS), and Chip-on-Baseplate (CoB) assembly using eutectic and/or epoxy stamping die bonding, which has proved to be the best-in-class die bonder with the leading speed, zero-time tool change between dies, and <3 micrometer accuracy. The superior performance was enabled by dual head, dual stage, integrated "on-the-fly" tool changer, ultrafast eutectic stage, and multi-levels of parallel processing optimizations (see product launch press release August 14, 2017).

MRSI Systems is exhibiting at China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) with our partner CYCAD Century Science and Technology (Booth #1C66) in Shenzhen, September 5-8, 2018 and ECOC (Booth #577) in Rome, Italy, September 24-26, 2018.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Yi Qian

Vice President of Product Management, MRSI Systems

Tel: +1(978)667-9449, e-mail: yi.qian@mrsisystems.com

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6 September 2018: NACL Conductive Anti-Reflective Coating

North American Coating Labs.

North American Coating Laboratories conductive anti-reflective coating treatment is designed to reduce visible light reflectance by using transparent thin film structures with alternating layers of contrasting refractive indexes. As an added benefit this coating solution contains a transparent conductive oxide layer that makes the film conductive for a variety of benefits. Among the benefits of a conductive anti-reflective coating are EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference)/RFI (Radio-Frequency Interference) shielding for LCD displays. Additionally, conductive anti-reflective coatings can be used as heaters for display glass in avionic displays, vehicle displays and numerous computing applications that occur in varying atmospheric conditions.

The layers in the conductive anti-reflective coating are deposited via electron beam, ion assisted, vacuum deposition technology to produce destructive interference in the beams reflected from the interfaces, and constructive interference in the corresponding transmitted beams.

North American Coating Laboratories conductive anti-reflective coating treatment reduces up to 99% of reflection in the visible light spectrum. This reduction in reflection also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. North American Coating Laboratories conductive anti-reflective coating is perfect for touch screens, optical windows, display clusters, and most substrates that will display an image or transmit light waves.

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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.

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28 August 2018: VI Systems offers 50 Gbit/s photodetector module for 1310 nm

VI Systems

VI Systems GmbH introduces the fiber coupled photodetector module D50-1300M for data rates of up to 50 Gbit/s is designed for non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation format or pulsed amplitude modulation format (PAM). The module is designed for an input wavelength range from 840 nm to 1550 nm. The module features a V-connector for the electrical output signal and for the optical input a 50/125 multi mode fiber which is terminated with a standard FC/PC connector.
The D50-1300M photodetector module is designed for test setups aiming at the development of advanced short reach optical interconnects. The module footprint size is 62.5 mm x 16.7 mm. The height of the module is specified as 8 mm. The fiber cable length is typically 1 meter.

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28 August 2018: VI Systems offers laser driver test board for 80 Gb/s NRZ

VI Systems

VI Systems offers the T80-DRV-TB evaluation board with a new generation of single channel laser driver for non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation at bit data rates of up to 80 Gbit/s “ON-OFF” keying (OOK) enabling low latency optical data transmission. The test board features two electrical 1.85 mm high-frequency connectors for differential signal input. The laser driver chip is also available as bare die chip for the assembly into transmitter optical assemblies. The driver chips are suitable for different types of directly modulated micro-lasers such as VCSELs or miniature DFB lasers having a high modulation bandwidth and can be applied for multi-mode and single mode data transmission.

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24 August 2018: AMC100 - New Motion Controller Enhances Power and Usability

attocube systems Inc.

attocube, technology leader for nanoprecise motion solutions, announces its new controller AMC100, which is available for all Industrial Line temperature positioners. The new hardware features higher peak currents to improve the performance of the positioners. It is available in an open-loop version or with integrated feedback loop for optoelectronic /NUM(+)-sensors. The new control unit offers Ethernet connectivity and a redesigned GUI which allows for intuitive and easy operation of unlimited number of controllers in a single window.

Like its predecessor it can be controlled via DLL and LabView drivers and - as additional feature - also via platform independent JSON commands. Following demands for easy OS-independent control, the integrated webserver offers all basic functionality, such as initializing and driving the positioners from any device using a web browser. Advanced in- and output trigger interfaces are also optionally available as an option.

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22 August 2018: Fineplacer Femto 2

Finetech

The FINEPLACER® Femto 2 is a fully-automated die bonder with placement accuracy of 0.5 µm @ 3 sigma. The modular bonder can be individually configured and retrofitted to support new applications and technologies, making it the perfect tool as applications migrate from product development to production. It handles the entire workflow of inspection, characterization, packaging, final test and qualification.
Supported applications include flip chip bonding, face up bonding, assembly of optoelectronic components: laser diodes, laser bars, VCSEL, photodiodes and micro-optics, microLEDs, MEMS, MOEMS, sensors, bump bonding, LiDAR, copper pillar bonding and chip-on-flex and chip-on-glass applications.

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21 August 2018: sapphire windows, TO caps, Infrared Focal Plane Detector, Ceramic Film Components, Metal Package, etc.

Hefei Xinxin Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Planar optical window can be used in visible and near-infrared optical communications, optoelectronics, sensors, etc. The main products are flat sapphire optical window, quartz windows, BK7 optical glass window. Main specifications of plane sapphire optical window are 2.5 ×0.28、 2.9 × 0.28、 3.5 × 0.28、 4.0 ×0.28、4.5 × 0.28 etc. It can be customized according to customer requirements.。
Our TO-cap products, using low-temperature welding technology, are mainly divided into flat window class, ball window class, C-lense Cap, oblique window class, non-standard class. These products are widely used in optical communications, airtight up to 5X10-12 PaM3 / S, to ensure that the components of the air tightness, improve system reliability and stability.
Infrared focal plane detectors are widely used in refrigeration and uncooled infrared focal plane detector package.
---The main products are for long-wave infrared focal plane detector package window. Substrate Materials: Ge, Si, Sapphire,ZnS、MgF2. Optical coating: AR coating, infrared cut-off film, infrared band-pass filter, can be customized according to customer requirements.
We can provide submount, ceramic heat sink, ceramic capacitors, thin film resistors, metal patterns, pre-fabricated gold tin and other ceramic components products;Ceramic components are widely used for its features of high integration, small size, high line accuracy, excellent component performance, excellent temperature stability, frequency characteristics, the use of high frequency millimeter attenuator, cooling base.
Cover and infrared window, sapphire and shell. We can do gold tin, silver tin, indium, indium silver solder welding. We can ensure strong air tightness, and the high impact resistance can reach up to 20000G.

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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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13 August 2018: Optran NCC UV/WF Silica/Silica Non Circular Core Fiber

SIA Armadillo

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

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8 August 2018: Circular Variable Neutral Density Filters

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corp. 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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30 July 2018: MitySOM-A10S-DSC: Critical Link’s Arria 10 SoC Embedded Imaging Processor Board

Critical Link, LLC

The new Arria 10 SoC board-level solution features dual-side connectors making it ideal for industrial camera designs with advanced image processing requirements.

SYRACUSE, N. Y. – July 18, 2018 – Critical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor integration, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, introduces the MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board for the next generation of embedded imaging applications. The new board features dual-side connectors for stack-through configurations. It is a highly-configurable system-on-module (SoM) featuring the Intel®/Altera Arria® 10 SoC with dual core ARM and up to 480KLE FPGA fabric. The module includes on-board power supplies, two DDR4 RAM memory subsystems, and a rich set of user interfaces.

The A10 board supports both OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS) tools for accelerating design cycles and targeting C/C++ code to the FPGA. Critical Link’s innovative MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor with embedded Linux provides operating system support, versatility, and ease of customization for complex imaging platforms.

Applications include machine vision, test and measurement, embedded instrumentation, industrial automation and control, and industrial and medical instrumentation. Critical Link successfully demonstrated a 50MP imaging platform with on-board processing using the MitySOM-A10S-DSC at several trade shows this year, including SPIE Photonics West, AIA Vision, and SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing. The company is currently developing a series of image sensor boards and interface boards for use with the innovative MitySOM-A10S-DSC platform which will support a wide range of vision protocols including GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, and Camera Link.

For more information about Critical Link’s MitySOM-A10S-DSC, please visit: https://www.criticallink.com/product/mitysom-a10s-dual-side-connectors/.

To learn more about Critical Link’s award-winning embedded vision products, go to: https://www.criticallink.com/product-cats/imaging/. Additional information about the company’s custom imaging design, product development, and full life cycle engineering support services is available here: https://www.criticallink.com/services/.



ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Critical Link, LLC (Syracuse, NY www.criticallink.com), founded in 1997, develops embedded systems solutions, system on modules (SOMs) and imaging systems for a wide variety of electronic applications. As experts in image sensor technology, system on chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design, signal processing, and vision protocols, we support all product development tasks, from concept to final production.

Our flexibility allows us to deliver full lifecycle support and services at any step along the product development path. From hardware, firmware, and software development, to prototyping and manufacture/assembly, Critical Link is committed to helping our OEM customers reach their project goals quickly and cost-effectively.

Privately held, Critical Link is a Platinum member of the Intel FPGA Design Services Network and Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and a certified member of the Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) network.

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27 July 2018: Luminate OPI Startup Accelerator - Cohort 2

Luminate

Luminate is the only international startup accelerator focused solely on next-generation optics, photonics and imaging (OPI). If you have an early-stage company, we can help jump-start your business. Our six-month customized curriculum strengthens plans for business, technology, manufacturing, sales and funding. It also provides access to the global OPI ecosystem, mentors matched to your needs, and incubation and lab facilities. Apply now through Sept. 24, 2018 to be a part of Luminate Cohort 2, receive $100K in support, and the chance to win up to $1 million in follow-on funding.

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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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19 July 2018: Open Center Alignment Stages

KOHZU Precision Co. c/o Daniel F. Crews, LLC

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

High Precision! High Quality!

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

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19 July 2018: SMR - Compact 6-Axis Precision Motion Assembly

KOHZU Precision Co. c/o Daniel F. Crews, LLC

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

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18 July 2018: LCS-600 Ultra Compact, High Efficiency Liquid Chiller

Aspen Systems - Laser Cooling Div.

Compact size, minimal weight and industrial-class reliability are essential components for many cooling applications. Aspen Systems is proud to introduce the LCS-600, a new turnkey liquid chiller system. The LCS-600 is a result of Aspen Systems’ cumulative years of expertise in supplying OEM refrigeration solutions to the military, medical, laser and electronics industrial markets and it is ideal for a multitude of applications.

The Aspen Q-series compressor is the world’s smallest compressor and its brushless DC motor permits variable speed to match the cooling load regardless if steady-state or dynamically changing. Power consumption is best in class and has been used in a number of battery powered applications. Each system is hermetically sealed, charged, and tested prior to shipment.

Typical Liquid Cooling Applications:
-Laser Cooling
-Electronics Cooling
-Personal Cooling
-Medical Devices
-Thermal Regulation
-Environmental Control
-Laboratory Equipment
-Centrifuge Processing
-Blood Treatment
-Patient Cooling

Custom Laser Chiller

Custom Configurations
If a change in physical dimensions, flow/pressure requirements,
etc. is required for your application, Aspen specializes in volume
manufacturing of refrigeration systems tailored to your application.
Please contact one of our application engineers about
your cooling requirements.

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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 July 2018: OCT Module

Optizone Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.

Optizone has the knowledge and technology in customizing optical components and modules for OCT application. And we understand the interferometing relationship between ports to ports within different modules designed for OCT System. Optizone has more than 5 different optical modules for OCT at present, which we are already supplying to the market in volume every month. And we continue to develop additional optical components and modules requried in thsi field.

Apart from our involvement in OCT application, Optizone is also greatly involved in many other industries. And our Product Line Card shown in below is most suitable in describing what Optizone is capable of in term of technology:

1. 1-6KW Fiber Optic Cables for CW Laser application
2. 30-200W Isolators for Pulsed Laser application
3. Optical passive components and modules for OCT application
4. Optical passive components and modules for Quantum Technology
5. Optical passive components and modules for Telecommunication application
6. Optical passive components and modules for Sensing application

Optizone Technology Limited is a manufacturer and supplier of optical passive components design mainly for various industries, including fiber laser, telecommunication, sensing, medical, aerospace, scientific research applications, etc. We provide both standard and customized components as well as contract manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our target is to deliver high performance components and optical modules with premium qualities and product efficiency to the industries.

While Optizone’s headquarter is located in Hong Kong, our main operation is based in our China factory located in Shenzhen, China. The factory building covers an area of 6500 sq m (70000 sq ft), including its production floor which covers an area of over 5200 sq m (21500 sq ft).

Optizone has a comprehensive management team which includes professionals from various industries. In conjunction, with its existing strengths in technical know-how in term of component, amplifier and laser expertise, incorporated with its state-of-the-art equipments and manufacturing facility, Optizone offers products which is considered of advanced technology to the industries.

In order to keep up with the growing demand for optical passive components, amplifiers and lasers in various industries, Optizone is committed to enhance its capabilities in technology, product design, development and manufacturing. We are also aware that deliver products of premium qualities and performance are key success factors to long term business relationship. Therefore considerable efforts are being put into quality control function.

Optizone cherishes every customer, be it big or small. We look forward in cooperating with our customers globally. And we cherish the opportunities every customer gives us.

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28 June 2018: Active Photonic Laser Devices

AC Photonics, Inc.

AC Photonics now offers a wide range of source Laser Diodes, from select wavelength (O/S/C/L bands) to narrow linewidth (DWDM digital). A 980nm pump laser, LED sources (1310/1490/1550/1600nm bands), and SOAs are offered as well. Packaged in standard 9/14 PIN butterfly or TO56, these products can be used in new designs or as drop-in replacements for existing ones.

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28 June 2018: ProfilmOnline

Filmetrics, Inc.

Check out ProfilmOnline.com - Filmetrics free web-based program for viewing, analyzing, saving, and sharing images from any 3D profilometer! Discover images already uploaded to the gallery or upload your own images acquired from profilometers, AFMs, and other 3D microscopes, then use the program to analyze surface texture and step height.

Sign up today at profilmonline.com/sign-up

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23 June 2018: SLR300 Piezostage

PIEZOCONCEPT

The SLR.300 is a new long travel range (300 microns) piezostage that has a compact design. It can be combined to form 2 or even 3-axis nanopositioning systems.

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20 June 2018: Low absorption LBO crystal with high laser damaged threshold coating

Lasertec, Inc.

Lasertec developed low absorption LBO crystals with 20ppm/cm, With our high damaged thershold coating that our LBO crystals can resist to 355nm laser application.
Stardard dimension: 3*3*15mm, 4*4*15mm, exit side with brewster angle.

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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

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11 June 2018: YAG Series Crystals

Cryslaser Inc.

As one of largest manufacturer of YAG serisals crystals in China,Cryslaser specializes in laser crystals including YAG series crystals and YVO4.
We also provide NLO crystals including: KBBF, BBO, LBO and KTP as well as IR optics (Ge, Si, ZnS and ZnSe), Laser optics (mirrors, windows, lenses, etc.) and components are also available. Customization is available.

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14 March 2018: PG&O® Delivers Precision Optical Thin Film Products & Customized Optical Solutions

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O)

Precision Glass & Optics, an optical manufacturing facility with an extremely large, in-house glass substrate inventory and fabrication services, delivers precision thin film coatings, standard optics, complex assemblies, and customized optical solutions for medical, military, imaging, industrial instrumentation & more. PG&O provides cost-effective, quick turnaround on a wide array of flats, prisms & beamsplitters. Off-the-shelf thin films are also available, including UV, AR, BBAR, hot/cold mirrors, aluminized mirrors, plano optics, plate beamsplitters, ITO & MaxRs.

The company recently installed an advanced, in-situ optical-monitoring & rate-control system that produces ultra-precise & accurate single- and multi-layer thin films. The new system provides calibration of the exact refractive index dispersion for each material & process used. The thin-film design program & the optical monitoring controller produce optical coatings that precisely match the design every time, without iteration.

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