The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
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Exhibitor Product Announcements

Product announcements will be posted as they are received.

2 February 2017: Indium Arsenide (InAs) Coatings: A Simpler Solution!

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation offers custom Indium Arsenide (InAs) Coating Solutions:

• High Transmission
• Cryo Applications
• Low Defect
• High Durability
• Blocks UV-MWIR

Other services include: Custom Thin Film Coating, Optical Fabrication, Photolithography, Engineering & Design Support.

Find out more or contact Reynard Corp.

2 February 2017: Photolithography: Multi-Spectral Detector Filters

Reynard Corp.

Several precision filters can be placed on a single, monolithic substrate in patterns such as lines or Bayer patterns. These filters are used in front of detector arrays for multi-spectral sensing. When multiple filters are implemented using our gapless photolithography technique, edge diffraction patterns are greatly reduced or even eliminated. For small pattern requirements, larger test pads can be added to allow for easy spectral performance testing of the deposited filters.

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2 February 2017: 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. Densities can be supplied as a standard linear or a customized gradient function.

Find out more or contact Reynard Corp.

2 February 2017: Dual-axis MEMS mirror for optical beam-steering applications

Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.

Mirrorcle introduces a new, dual-axis MEMS actuator at Photonics West 2017. The California manufacturer of the world's fastest dual-axis point-to-point beam-steering microelectromechanical (MEMS) mirrors will present a new actuator generation: the A8L1. It is based on the established 13L1.x design, which had traditionally been manufactured at the UC Berkeley MEMS facility. Its popularity, especially among customers that require large mirror sizes and large angles, along with related increased demand, led to the decision to transfer the manufacture of this chip design to Mirrorcle's partner MEMS fab, indicated by the new name A8L1. "We are happy to report that yet another of our MEMS actuator designs has successfully been transferred to our partner fab," said Dr. Milanovic, CEO of Mirrorcle. "This is really a go-to chip that serves a broad variety of applications. We can now offer it at virutally unlimited volumes - along with almost all of our other MEMS actuators designs." The new chip will be presented at the Mirrorcle booth at the Photonics West exhibition.
The new A8L1 actuator chip supports mirror sizes from 2.4mm through 4.2mm. With a chip size of 7.25x7.25mm, this new actuator offers higher power and torque than smaller devices, allowing for high scan speeds for the recommended mirror sizes. At the same time, it offers mechanical scan angles of -5.5° to +5.5° in both axes - so a total mechanical sweep of 11° resulting in an optical field of view of ~22°. Of course, just like all other MEMS designs by Mirrorcle, it offers 14-bit repeatability - so over 16k discrete positions are addressable between the negative maximum and positive maximum angle in both axes. The scan speeds, frequency response and step response times are virtually identical for both axes, thanks to Mirrorcle's patented gimbal-less MEMS design. This allows users to steer beams from DC (quasi-static, point-to-point) to high-speed patterns, e.g. raster scans or vector graphics or any arbitrary path. There is no designated fast axis or slow axis - both are equally fast, offering highest versatility scans. At the same time, Mirrorcle MEMS are very power efficient, using <150mW (mirror & driver combined).
The Mirrorcle team welcomes visitors to its booth at Photonics West 2017, stop by at the Moscone Center, North hall, booth No. 5529!

Optical beam-steering: It's our passion.

Find out more or contact Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.

2 February 2017: BRaMMS-Quartetto - 266/XXX

Uniklasers Ltd.

BRaMMS-Quartetto - 266/XXX by UniKLasers Ltd.

 from 10mW to 200mW output power at 266nm SLM
 feedback locked Single Longitudinal Mode CW operation
 mode hops and lock loss free
 very low noise performance
 excellent beam quality from smallest footprint - fits into a show box!
 lowest power consumption for given output

Find out more or contact Uniklasers Ltd.

1 February 2017: NEW expanded wavelength product offerings.

RIO-OptaSense

Please visit booth #428 for more details.

Find out more or contact RIO-OptaSense

1 February 2017: NEW higher power 1550nm PLANEX & ORION lasers (>30mW)

RIO-OptaSense

Please visit booth #428 for more details.

Find out more or contact RIO-OptaSense

1 February 2017: NEW ultra-narrow linewidth 1064nm PLANEX & ORION lasers (<5kHz linewidth)

RIO-OptaSense

Please visit booth #428 for more details.

Find out more or contact RIO-OptaSense

31 January 2017: Resolv4K Zoom Imaging System

Navitar Inc.

Navitar introduces their next generation high performance, high resolution Resolv4K Zoom Lens System for customers requiring a larger field of view and high magnification. The patent pending optical design of the Resolv4K offers a 400-600% larger field of view compared to traditional zoom systems on the market today.

The new Resolv4K lens series was designed to first order optical principles maximizing the usage of modern sensors with high pixel densities. More system NA allows 25-80% increases in contrast at listed feature resolution compared to competitive zoom systems. Numerous adapter options allow users to employ a range of sensors from 1/2” through APS (32mm) formats and beyond.

Key features of the Resolv4K system include:
• Large field of view combined with exceptional resolution
• High contrast imaging up to 12MP sensors of all formats
• Superior visible wavelength axial color correction
• Uncompromising performance in broad wavelength applications with Vis-NIR and SWIR options
• Achieves faster image capture of a greater area without any loss of detail
• Enhanced illumination from center to edge, even in large FOV configurations

As with all Navitar imaging lens systems, the Resolv4K is modular in design. The core zoom module is available in manual or motorized, with or without coaxial illumination, and offers a wide variety of lens adapters and attachments. Visible, Vis-NIR and SWIR coating options are also available. For even higher magnification applications, the system pairs seamlessly with large aperture Navitar HR microscope objectives.

Stop by Booth #638 for a live demonstration!

Find out more or contact Navitar Inc.

30 January 2017: Fiber-coupled thermal laser power sensor

greenTEG AG

In cooperation with CSEM Aplnach (Switzerland), greenTEG developed a novel and extremely compact thermopile sensor with native fiber-coupling. The heart of the device is our smallest 2 x 2 mm thermal sensor B0.5-SC which comes in a pigtail package for convenient laser power monitoring of a fiber. Sensor characteristics include a flat sensitivity for a wide range of wavelengths from ultraviolet (190 nm) to mid-infrared (15 um) of about 100 mV/W. Furthermore, it detects minimum powers of around 100 uW up to an exceptional maximum power of 500 mW. This makes it a flexible solution for monitoring the power in a fiber without losing significant primary beam power.

Find out more or contact greenTEG AG

30 January 2017: QubeCL - The Modular System for Semiconductor Lasers

National Institute of Optics - CNR

QubCL is an entire ecosystem of interacting modules, providing all the tools for driving and controlling semiconductor lasers, and in particular Quantum Cascade Lasers. QCL are among the most resource-demanding devices, in terms of voltage compliance, maximum current ratings, current noise and temperature stability. If QubeCL works with QCLs, it will work for any other semiconductor laser!

THE LOWEST CURRENT NOISE ON THE MARKET!
QubeCL has been developed by INO-CNR, LENS and University of Florence for state-of-the-art scientific purposes. Its patented design provides the lowest current-noise of any commercially available instrument. With QubeCL the current noise does not contribute to the broadening of the laser emission, thus ensuring the narrowest linewidth and the ighest frequency stability.

AVAILABLE MODULES:
- Main controller unit
- 500 mA current module (current modules are stackable for higher current needs)
- Temperature controller
- PLL module
- PID module - digital/analog
- Butterfly laser socket
- Battery pack - external
- Dispaly and controls
- Lock-in module
- AOM/EOM driver module

Find out more or contact National Institute of Optics - CNR

30 January 2017: New Auto Cassette Loader for Helios 800 Sputtering System

Bühler Inc.

The Buhler Leybold Optics HELIOS is a proven platform for manufacture of ultra-high precision optical filters with excellent high throughput and repeatability. Applications include complex multilayer filters for precision optics, medical, opto-electronics, and high laser damage threshold coatings.

For processes with shorter cycle time, a fully automated cassette holder is now available with three load locked stations, each capable of holding a full run of 12 substrates. The auto cassette allows for automatic loading of three batches with unattended operation, and has a semiconductor standard data transfer interface.

Find out more or contact Bühler Inc.

29 January 2017: colorPol® Polarizers from UV to IR

CODIXX AG

CODIXX, leading manufacturer of top-notch high transmission polarizers, proves their custom design capabilities with an extended range of colorPol® models.

The dichroic glass polarizers range from the UV to IR with different thicknesses, shapes or ­dimensions on request. Reflection losses can be minimized by anti-reflection ­coating.

AR-coatings are available for different wavelength ranges such as V-coating or wide-band version. Discover the extended list on our website or download the catalog: http://www.lasercomponents.com/fileadmin/user_upload/home/Datasheets/codixx/codixx-brochure.pdf

More on: http://www.lasercomponents.com/us/optics/polarizers/high-transmission-polarizers/

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29 January 2017: New MVfiber Model Produces Superior Beam Shape over Single-Mode Fiber

Laser Components USA, Inc.

LASER COMPONENTS' FLEXPOINT® MVfiber laser module drives machine vision systems to new heights. The single-mode fiber reduces scattered laser light and prevents side modes, which results in precise laser projection in 3D measurements, biophotonics and medical applications.

“We see a growing interest in laser modules for machine vision”, contributes Gary Hayes, CEO Laser Components USA. “New applications are opening up to lasers, because of the ease of use and affordability. It is therefore important to continually offer new application-specific models. This is where we make the difference and where we want to grow further”.

Stable Laser Output
The MVfiber achieves outstanding laser beam stability, due to the remote connection between the beam-shaping optics and the active laser part. The thermal drift is reduced to nearly zero, optimizing the performance of the electro-optical system.

Designed for laser-based machine vision
The laser module is particularly suited for OEM system integration when a compact design and remote beam delivery are critical factors. The laser part and the optical head can be ordered separately, which offers high flexibility to the customer in designing his laser projection system.

FLEXPOINT® MV quality label
All FLEXPOINT® MV models meet the highest quality standards and can be customized according to the requirements of the application. The MVfiber laser modules are introduced to the market at the wavelengths of 450nm and 660nm with an optical power output of up to 50mW. Standard FC/PC connectors are used. The optic head can be equipped with different beam profiles, such as homogeneous lines, lines with a Gaussian distribution, dot projections, and more than 60 different DOE optics that produce parallel lines, dot matrices, circles, and the like.

More on: http://www.lasercomponents.com/us/product/flexpoint-mvfiber/

Find out more or contact Laser Components USA, Inc.

29 January 2017: Gould Fiber Optics Offers Powerful Solutions -Announcing Gould’s High Power Fused Optical Components

Gould Fiber Optics

Millersville, MD, USA– January 2017
Gould Fiber Optics, a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of premium passive fiber optic components and integrated modules to the medical/OCT, laser, sensors and aerospace/military industries, introduces its line of High Powered Fused Optical Components.

Built using Gould’s patented GlasSolderTM bonding technology combined with our high power packaging capability, Gould is able to manufacture its component line of fused optical fiber splitters, power combiners and wavelength combiners suitable for high power applications. The High Powered Fused Optical Components are designed, manufactured and tested in our U.S. based manufacturing facility. All components demonstrate exceptional mechanical and environmental stability. The high power rated components made of fused PM, singlemode and multimode fibers are built with outstanding heat dissipation packaging and design considerations exhibiting an exceptional optical performance and high power handling up to 150W. Available in singlemode, multimode and PM fibers with packaging options for bare fiber or 900 micron jacket. Gould’s fiber optic components have proven longevity, high reliability and have been tested to withstand harsh environmental changes. High powered fused optical components are ideal for use where your application demands higher power. Ideal for use in environments such as sensors, lasers, downhole, space and medical.

About Gould Technology, LLC
Gould Technology, is the first name in fiber optic couplers and passive fiber optic components. Product examples: couplers/splitters, high power and multi-wavelength pump and power combiners, polarization maintaining products, micro optics and planar. Additionally, Gould is a leading provider of customized, fully tested advanced integrated optical solutions to the military, aerospace, sensors and telecommunications industries. The company was a pioneer in fiber optics technology, commercializing products as early as 1983. The company holds numerous patents on fiber optic components and manufacturing processes, and has partnered with major companies in the development of optical solutions and products which could be found on the ocean floor, in space, and around the house. Gould is ISO 9001-2015 certified, Telcordia GR-1209 and GR-1221, ITAR and RoHS compliant. For more information, call toll-free: 1-800-544-6853 or visit www.gouldfo.com.

Find out more or contact Gould Fiber Optics

27 January 2017: Very compact laser for LIDAR applications by Teem Photonics

TEEM PHOTONICS

A very compact laser version the CNG-70F is made available by Teem Photonics. It offers the full functionality of the bigger lasers with no compromise and let UAV and mobile LIDAR customers benefit from a smaller form factor. Pulse repetition frequency of 70 kHz and deep sub-ns pulse durations are other key features of this new laser version.

You can find more information at http://www.teemphotonics.com/assets/files/PDF/SPECS/Microchip_CNG-70F.pdf

You can also contact us at sales@teemphotonics.com

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27 January 2017: More powerful microchip lasers made available by Teem Photonics

TEEM PHOTONICS

Improving the tradeoff between energy, pulse repetition frequency and pulse duration, a double series of lasers are made available by Teem Photonics. The SNP-200P sports a 200 mW output power at 1064 nm coupled with a pulse duration in the 700 ps range and a compact footprint. The SNG-100P is a 100 mW output power green 532 nm laser in the same footprint. Both lasers have a very good beam quality with M2<1.2 typical.

More information? Contact us at sales@teemphotonics.com

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27 January 2017: Teem Photonics PicoOne laser series moves up in power

TEEM PHOTONICS

The PicoOne ANP (at 1064 nm) and ANG (at 532 nm) laser series are benefiting from the latest advances in peak power handling. The more powerful yet compact lasers are now able to provide average power in the 700 mW to 1 Watt range with the trademark quality enjoyed by the other laser products from Teem Photonics. Applications range from fine materials processing to long range LIDAR measurement systems.

You can find more information at http://www.teemphotonics.com/assets/files/PDF/SPECS/PicoOne1.pdf

You can also contact us at sales@teemphotonics.com

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27 January 2017: Teem Photonics now offers a full range of single frequency lasers

TEEM PHOTONICS

Teem Photonics now offers a full range of single frequency or Single Longitudinal Mode (SLM) lasers to a full range of solutions, with 1535, 1064, 532, 355 and 266 nm wavelengths all benefiting from the robust, compact OEM grade design of the laser series.
Linewidths vary according to pulse duration and wavelengths, from 0.2 to 3 pm. This significant extension enables a combination of narrow linewidth and high peak power.

Please visit our selection table at http://www.teemphotonics.com/laser/products/slm-lasers.html

You can also contact us at sales@teemphotonics.com

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27 January 2017: TERA Image

Menlo Systems GmbH

Menlo has now relaunched TERA Image, an automated imaging unit which can be upgraded to our THz time-domain spectroscopy systems, with EPINA's sophisticated image analysis software ImageLab. TERA Image enables the user to acquire THz images in transmission or reflection geometry of a sample mounted onto the unit and placed into the focal plane of the THz path. The image data consists of a matrix containing the entire spectral information for each data pixel of the scanned X-Y-plane.

The real strength of TERA Image lies in the analysis and visualization of the image data. It uses ImageLab for image reconstruction and analysis, with various functions for data preprocessing, classification, or merging with maps of physical properties. With this unique tool the TERA Image is a powerful imaging add-on for our THz-TDS systems serving a large variety of applications.

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27 January 2017: TERA ASOPS

Menlo Systems GmbH

With the ASOPS technique ultrafast data sampling is no longer limited by the natural restrictions of a mechanically moving optical delay unit. The novel TERA ASOPS high-speed THz time-domain spectrometer system is using this technique to temporally scan THz pulse traces at a revolutionary high rate. At the same time it is extending the detection window to nanoseconds pushing the spectral resolution into the region of hundreds of MHz.

TERA ASOPS is using two ultrafast lasers operating at a locked repetition rate with a tunable difference, providing the optical pulses for THz emission and detection. The lasers are featuring Menlo Systems’ patented figure 9® mode locking technology for highest stability and reliability. The laser pulses are delivered via optical fiber to the THz antenna modules which are of the latest standard for high-power THz wave emission. High-transmission low-loss polymer optics ensure easy alignment and long-term stability of the THz path. The high-speed data acquisition platform together with the ASOPS synchronization electronics and user-friendly software allow scanning with more than 1 kHz and measurement windows up to 10 ns. If needed, the measurement window can be reduced to some 100 ps by a simple change of the mode of operation.

For seamless integration into existing experiments, the software features remote control of the spectrometer and high-speed data transfer over network. On request, additional laser output ports at 1560 nm and 780 nm can be configured. The TERA ASOPS provides a fully functional turnkey THz time-domain spectroscopy system that combines the ASOPS technique with the latest fiber coupled THz antenna modules for highest flexibility.

Find out more or contact Menlo Systems GmbH

27 January 2017: Opto Diode Introduces Near-Infrared, Surface-Mount Detector

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

Opto Diode Introduces Near-Infrared, Surface-Mount Detector

• New NXIR-RF100C near-infrared SMD photodiodes will be showcased at SPIE’s Photonics West 2017, San Francisco, Jan. 31- Feb. 2 in Opto Diode’s booth # 5628.

CAMARILLO, CA - January 30, 2017 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the NXIR-RF100C, a red and near-infrared (NIR) enhanced, reduced-footprint, surface-mount device (SMD) photodiode. Designed for a wide variety of applications, the new photodetector has spectral response from 320 to 1100 nm and can be used for laser-monitoring, rain, and sun-sensor applications. The rugged package is designed specifically for environments requiring extended temperature range from -40 °C to +125 °C and has an anti-reflective (AR) coated window that provides greater than 98 percent transmission. The new SMD expands the company’s popular high-performance, through-hole photodiode packages, allowing designers to reduce space and cost.

The NXIR-RF100C has an active area of 1 mm2 in a small 3 mm x 3.5 mm surface-mount package. The new device has high responsivity of 0.62 A/W @ 850 nm and 0.35 A/W @ 1064 nm. It also has low capacitance of 3 pico-farads (pF) at 0 volts, high shunt resistance, greater than 200 MΩ, and very low dark current at 0.1nA. Opto Diode’s NXIR-RF100C detectors are available in high volume on tape and reel.

For more information on the new NIR, surface-mount NXIR series of photodetectors, or for volume pricing quotes, please contact: sales@optodiode.com. Please visit Opto Diode’s booth # 5628 at Photonics West 2017, San Francisco, to learn more about the NXIR-RF100C and the expanded line of NXIR products.
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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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27 January 2017: Sierra-Olympic Introduces World’s First True HD Thermal Camera

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• New Viento HD Lab LWIR camera provides true 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

HOOD RIVER, OR – January 17, 2017 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, announces the Viento HD Lab, the first longwave-infrared (LWIR) camera with true high-definition (HD) imaging. The Viento HD camera is a fully functional camera system based upon a unique 1920 x 1200 x 12µm uncooled sensor.

The Viento HD Lab imaging system includes a 24 mm F1.1 athermalized custom-designed optic and HD camera housing with conductive cooling. The system delivers 16-bit, full-dynamic-range digital data or digital data with automatic gain control (AGC). Camera control is via USB. The uncooled camera delivers LWIR imagery at 30 Hz frame rate and thermal sensitivity at 30 mK NETD at F1.0. The digital acquisition system includes a configured frame grabber for full-frame rate, full bit depth acquisition, and display.

Sierra-Olympics’ new fully-functional system has been designed for users who require the maximum number of pixels available in a thermal, commercially-supported imaging system. For more information about the revolutionary Viento HD Lab true HD thermal imaging system, please go to: http://info.sierraolympic.com/viento-HD-comingsoon.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic or to order affordable and advanced IR thermal technology cameras and accessories online, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.


Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

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26 January 2017: New Line of Piezo Flexure Stages

MICRONIX USA, LLC

As the only US based manufacturer of miniature stick-slip piezo stages, MICRONIX USA is proud to launch a complete line of flexure based piezo stages. The line features capacitive sensor feedback for sub-nm resolution, highly dynamic motion. Single axis travel ranges from 25um to 400um are available as well as integrated XY and XYZ stages with and without apertures. In addition, a tip-tilt stage with 8urad travel range complements the series.

Please visit our booth 2133 to get a first look at this exciting new product line!

Find out more or contact MICRONIX USA, LLC

26 January 2017: Spectral Engines introduces the renewed NM Sensor Module family and a cloud based sensing platform

Spectral Engines Ltd

Spectral Engines’ NM Sensor Modules are designed for system integrators who create leading-edge solutions for industrial or consumer applications in material sensing. Our NM Sensor Modules are highly compact, cost-efficient, and powerful devices for realizing true Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopic measurement applications. We have extended the operating wavelength ranges up to 2.45 um, adding sensitivity and specificity for many measurements, such as protein and sugar. Our robust and high-throughput sensor solutions allow fast, reliable, high-quality measurements even in very demanding environments. The NM module has only a single physical connector for OEM integration and it can be combined with any software platform. We also offer complete evaluation kits and the Sensor Control PC software - perfect for a quick start.

The NM sensor family is already commercially available. The newest family member, NM2.5, is available for pre-orders and deliveries will start in March. The Spectral Module is the world’s most compact and cost-efficient full NIR measurement solution, with pricing starting from 990€ for first 10 units, and scaling down to 100€ or less in higher volumes.

For customers who want a more complete solution and fast market entry, Spectral Engines has developed a novel Spectral Scanning platform based on the NM module that offers unique benefits in many applications, such as food sensing and textile analysis. One example of the Spectral Scanning platform is the Food Scanner solution which reveals the energy content, fat, protein, and sugar levels of common food substances. The solution is truly portable and easy to accommodate to other applications, both industrial and consumer. The first realization of the analyzer device was awarded the Photonics Prism Award in detectors and sensors category at Photonics West 2016 in February.

These solutions will be presented at Spectral Engines’ booth 5467 at Photonics West.

For further information, please contact us: sales@spectralengines.com or visit our website www.spectralengines.com.

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26 January 2017: BRaMMS-Solo - 523/XXXX

Uniklasers Ltd.

SIngle Frequency CW DPSS laser- BRaMMS-Solo - 523/XXXX - preliminary announcement

- from 50mW to 1000mW output power at 523nm SLM
- feedback locked Single Longitudinal Mode CW operation
- mode hops and lock loss free
- very low noise performance
- excellent beam quality from smallest footprint
- lowest power consumption for given output

Find out more or contact Uniklasers Ltd.

26 January 2017: ViTiny UM08-CSZ1236 Long Working Distance and Large View Area HDMI Tabletop Microscope

Oasis Scientific Inc.

Oasis Scientific Inc. will demo our new ViTiny UM08-CSZ1236 Large FOV Tabletop HDMI Inspection Microscope at Photonics West 2017 in San Francisco, CA, United States. Our Booth number is #4067.


ViTiny UM08-CSZ1236 Large FOV Tabletop HDMI Inspection Microscope is suitable for speedy inspection on industrial production line because it delivers full HD 1080P images at 60 fps. The special designed lens offers a long working distance with larger field of view (> 4 inches). The magnification is from ~1x to 45x. This microscope is suitable for industrial visual inspection.

With optional image capture boxes (IMB-04 or IMB-05), one can take pictures and videos with UM08-CSZ1236. The measurement software coming with IMB-04 has measurement, comparison and time-lapse functions.

The microscope camera is connected to a HD monitor through a HDMI cable. There are several special image functions:
Shutter control, real-time defogging processing
WDR image process
Noise reduction
MIRROR to rotate and flip images
SMART D-ZOOM: enlarge specific areas

Find out more or contact Oasis Scientific Inc.

26 January 2017: Vividia Ablescope USB Digital Articulating Borescope Videoscope Inspection Cameras

Oasis Scientific Inc.

Oasis Scientific Inc. will demonstrate our new articulating borescope at Photonics West 2017 (Booth #4067, 1/31 - 2/3/2017) in San Francisco, CA, United States. We welcome you to visit us.


Connect this borescope to your computer or tablet (optional, sold separately) with attached USB cable to perform a detailed visual inspection in hard-to-reach areas. The 180 degree articulating 8.5mm diameter probe offers a panoramic view of the area being inspected. With 0.3M pixels CMOS sensor, and six built-in LEDs for illumination, this product allows you to view images, take standard photos, and record videos. This borescope is designed for the inspection of the carbon residue inside of cylinder especially the surface of the intake valve. It is perfect for 'looking backside' after the scope goes into a narrow space.

Features

· Articulation bendable angle: 0° to 180° continuously adjustable. You can inspect the back side of a closed dark compartment
· Very easy to operate: just push down the release button by bending the thumb to adjust the articulation angle
· The articulation angle can be locked/unlocked at any degree by opening/closing the locker
· Very small bending radius: 30mm
· Illumination: 6 white LED lights built-in
· High resolution image with CMOS sensor
· Focal Distance: 4cm – 40cm, fixed focus
· Power supply: by USB port of PC or 7 inch tablet with Android system (sold separately)

Technical Details

· Sensor: high-quality CMOS sensor
· Still Image Resolution: 640x480 pixels
- Format: JPG
· Video Resolution: 640x480 pixels
- Format: AVI
- Frame Rate: 30FPS
· Optical lens view angle: 60°
· Probe diameter: 8.5mm
· Probe length: 42cm (16.5”)
· PC Interface: USB 2.0
· USB Cable Length: 200cm

Product Details

· Dimension: 8.5mm in probe diameter and 42cm (16.5”) in probe length
· Weight: 12oz
· Compatibility: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP with our free software Oasis.exe, or Mac OS X (need PhotoBooth or FaceTime or Digital Viewer software)
· Package Includes: USB borescope (1x), CD (1x, with User’s Manual and software)
· Manufacturer’s Warranty: 1 year

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26 January 2017: ViTiny UM08 Digital HDMI Autofocus Long Working Distance Microscope

Oasis Scientific Inc.

Oasis Scientific Inc. (www.oasisscientific.com) will demonstrate ViTiny UM08 Digital HDMI Autofocus Long Working Distance Microscope during Photonics West 2017 (1/31 - 2/13/2017) at San Francisco, CA, United States. Our Booth number is #4067.


ViTiny UM08 HDMI autofocus digital microscope/magnifier is suitable for a speedy inspection on a production line because of its 60 fps for 2MP images. The continuous auto-focus is very helpful for online inspection. UM08 displays high quality 1080P images on an HDMI cable connected to a HD monitor. The IR remote controller can be used to change focus, exposure value, LED lights brightness, white balance, zoom in and out, and much more without touching the microscope body. The SHUTTER can be opened or closed to fit different lighting environment conditions. The DEFOG function can be used to enhance the image contrast for specified areas. UM08 Digital Microscope is equipped with WDR image processing, noise reduction, and image stabilization technologies. Other functions like mirror, enlarging two partial images, and detecting moving objects help end users generate the most effective image.

Specifications:

Magnification: 12x ~ 132x on 21.5" monitor; with digital zoom, the maximum goes to >500x
Working distance: 22.5 mm to 226 mm
CMOS Sensor: 2MP
Dimension: 106 x 152 mm
LED lights: Build-in 30 pcs top view LED lights, brightness adjustable
Output: HDMI with signal 1080P
Control: IR remote control
Response time: 60 frame-per-second
Power: DC 5V/2A input with 180cm cable

Standard package includes: UM08 Digi Microscope main body (4x lens included), Remote Control, AC power adaptor, mini-HDMI cable, User's manual, AWB calibrator, and S-107 metal stand.

We will offer show special for Photonics West. And we welcome you to visit us.

Oasis Scientific Inc.

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25 January 2017: TACHYON 16k CAMERA (uncooled MWIR 128x128 VPD PbSe camera) with 1 kHz frame rate

New Infrared Technologies, S.L. (NIT)

TACHYON 16k CAMERA

Uncooled and affordable, fast and robust, the TACHYON 16K CAMERA is optimal for volume requirements, offering maximum added value and afordability to ensure a full integration in the INDUSTRY 4.0 applications.

The high-speed infrared camera provides over 1 kHz @ full resolution (128x128) in uncooled operation.


New Infrared Technologies (NIT) (booth #2629), the world's unique manufacturer of high-speed uncooled cameras sensitive to MWIR, announces the introduction of its new TACHYON 16k CAMERA. The new camera brings new performance to the volume-produced uncooled IR imagers’ domain, with unprecedented high-speed of response and high frame rates.

The TACHYON 16k CAMERA is based on a new and innovative FPA made of VPD PbSe, sensitive in the 1-5 microns spectral range, with an increased resolution of 128x128 with 50 um pixel size and provides frame rates of 1 kHz at full resolution in uncooled operation. The VPD PbSe deposition technology, entirely developed and manufactured by NIT, is the first quantum infrared technology monolithically compatible with Si-CMOS circuitry allowing the manufacturing on large area substrates. As a result, the TACHYON 16k is affordable, fast, robust and optimal for volume requirements.

The TACHYON 16k CAMERA includes the NIT Software Suite, a software package with applications for data acquisition and visualization, and the data communication is made through a GigE interface compatible with the GenICam standard, and thus allowing the programming of custom solutions. A future version will incorporate a USB3 Vision interface.

At Photonics West, NIT will also display its most sold product, the TACHYON 1024 microCAMERA for industrial applications.


TACHYON 16k CAMERA - Technical specifications

- Detector type: VPD PbSe FPA with digital interface, uncooled operation
- Array format: 128x128 (16384 pixels)
- Pixel size: 50 um x 50 um (square format)
- Spectral range: MWIR, 1.0 um to 5.0 um
- Peak wavelength of detection: 3.7 microns
- Integration time: 20 - 1000 μs, selectable
- Raw data communication, 14 bit
- Interfaces: GigE VISION with PoE / USB3 VISION
- Trigger in / out
- Frame rate: 1000 images per second, interlaced acquisition
- Start-up time: < 10 seconds
- Power supply: 5 W (non-PoE operation requires 12 VDC)
- Metal housing with CS-mount optical interface, rear connectors, and tripod screw
- Optics: 10.5º x 10.5º, f/1.1, 35 mm, manual focus
- Dimensions (in mm) (without lens): 70 (L) x 60 (W) x 60 (H)
- Mechanical shutter for 1-pt offset correction
- Software included: NIT SOFTWARE SUITE (Acquisition and visualization SW)
- GenICam compatible for custom software programming
- Minimum temperature of detection: 100 ºC
- Industrial applications: machine vision, additive manufacturing, industrial process monitoring, gas detection, spectroscopy, glass manufacturing quality assurance


More information on TACHYON 16k CAMERA and other NIT products and solutions can be found in www.niteurope.com.

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24 January 2017: Vantablack S-Vis Blackbody Sources

Santa Barbara Infrared

SANTA BARBARA, CA - January 17, 2017 - Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (SBIR - www.sbir.com), a leading manufacturer of advanced infrared (IR) and electro-optical (E-O) test hardware for aerospace and defense, announces a new ultra-black surface coating technology that improves infrared emissivity in the midwave-infrared (MWIR) and longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectral wavelengths. The unprecedented effective emissivity utilizes the Vantablack® S-VIS coating from Surrey NanoSystems (United Kingdom) for blackbody calibration sources and cold shields. In the MWIR (from 3 to 5 microns), emissivity is greater than 99.8 percent (± 0.1 percent); in the LWIR (from 8 to 12 microns), it is greater than 99.5 percent (± 0.15 percent). SBIR now offers the Vantablack coating for terrestrial blackbody applications worldwide under an exclusive licensing agreement with Surrey NanoSystems.

Vantablack is the world's blackest surface coating material for the ultraviolet (UV) to far-infrared (FIR) spectrum. It employs an innovative nanomaterial structure that absorbs virtually all incident light. Developed for space-borne imaging applications, it offers exceptional IR absorption and excellent thermal, mechanical and environmental stability, making it ideal for the most demanding applications. The new material has already achieved space heritage with its recent deployment on an Earth-observation satellite.

The previously-unachievable emissivity levels on a flat-plate blackbody source provide improved radiometric accuracy for the calibration of IR cameras. Additionally, stray light reduction in baffles for cold-shield designs and IR radiation applications will also benefit from this novel technology.

Steve McHugh, president of SBIR, notes, “We are excited to announce our exclusive rights agreement with Surrey NanoSystems for the use of the ultra-black Vantablack. The superb broad-band absorption of the coatings and the highly-uniform deposition layer help us create blackbody sources that offer extremely high radiometric performance without caveats - greatly enhancing ease of use and accuracy. The new coating will improve the performance and utility of SBIR’s precision E-O instrumentation, reinforcing our leadership position in military, aerospace, IR/FLIR testing and simulation markets. We are delighted to offer this unique product in all our blackbody products.”

Surrey NanoSystems’ CEO David Wong comments, “We’re really pleased to have Vantablack recognized by SBIR, which has a reputation built on performance and precision. We’re also delighted to have a partner to simplify procurement and provide local support for Vantablack coatings in North America. We see this as crucial to serving such an important market.”

For a close-up view of a Vantablack coating, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=PGjJLl2JYpE. For more information about Santa Barbara Infrared’s blackening coating technology for blackbodies and cold shields, please visit: www.sbir.com or call +1 805-965-3669 today.

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ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

Santa Barbara Infrared Inc. (SBIR - www.sbir.com) designs and manufactures the most technologically advanced infrared and electro-optical (EO) test instrumentation available. Its broad line of innovative products supports testing of military and commercial sensor systems and is used worldwide in laboratory, production, depot and field-test applications. Founded in 1986, SBIR quickly became the leader in the EO test instrumentation field. In 1999, SBIR became part of HEICO Corporation, an aerospace company based in Hollywood, Florida. HEICO Corporation is a rapidly growing, technology-driven company that has been engaged in niche market segments within the aerospace, aviation and electronics industries for more than 40 years. Additionally, HEICO has been named on Forbes' Best 100 Small Companies list and 200 "Hot Shot Stocks" list routinely. SBIR continues to maintain its leadership position within the test instrumentation field and is the preferred supplier to many of the major domestic and international manufacturers of EO sensors and systems. SBIR's focus is to provide well-engineered, cost-effective hardware and software solutions to the EO community. Extensive design capabilities cover the spectrum of infrared, laser, visible and dynamic-scene projection applications.

Surrey NanoSystems (www.surreynanosystems.com) combines the best of British ingenuity and materials science for use in the development, growth and commercialization of strategically important nanomaterials, and particularly in the development and commercialization of super-black coatings. The company was founded in 2006 as a spinout from the University of Surrey, and is backed by some of the United Kingdom’s most successful IP commercialization and venture capital providers including IP Group PLC, Octopus, NewWave Ventures and Parkwalk Advisors. Located near Brighton in the United Kingdom, the company operates a modern, cleanroom-based nanomaterials research and production facility. For more information, please contact Surrey NanoSystems, Euro Business Park, Building 24, Newhaven, BN9 0DQ, UK. tel: +44 (0)1273 515899 or email: enquiries@surreynanosystems.com; Media contact: Ben Jensen, tel: +44 (0) 1273 515899.

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24 January 2017: S12MP Smart Camera

Tattile Srl

The S12MP Smart Camera is based on a powerful image processing architecture, the Xilinx Zynq 7030 which includes a Kintex7 FPGA with 125 K LE's allowing images to be acquired and pre-processed at very high speed; and a Cortex-A9 Dual Core 667MHz processor that processes the data, performs the controls required by the application and sends the results either to the machine or to the user line. Through an integrated SD card the image storage capability reaches up to 32 GB.

“Thanks to the FPGA the working load of the CPU is reduced to the minimum so that it can be exclusively devoted to image analysis”, explains Fulvio Pozzalini, Technical Product Manager with Tattile. “Moreover, the FPGA can be easily programmed through the VHDL language. The user has the chance to directly implement its proprietary algorithms into the FPGA to decrease the load of the CPU which in turn has the only task of analyzing the data being extrapolated by the FPGA.”

The S12MP Smart Camera can record up to 300 frames/second (fps) at full 12MP resolution, with higher frame rates achieved with reduced ROI's. The 12 Megapixel CMOSIS global shutter image sensor enables the flexibility of either choosing large FOV's or very small objects to be detected. The S12MP has a compact size ofjust 80 x 80 x 60 mm without lens.

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24 January 2017: PROHT Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks

Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics

Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, introduces its popular PROHT ultrasonic cleaning tanks with new features and powered by new “2K Platform” Neptune®, sweepSONIC®, and multiSONIC® ultrasonic generators.

PROHT ultrasonic cleaning tanks and housings are constructed of stainless steel with a Duplex Stainless transducer radiating surface to significantly extend transducer life. PROHT tanks are available in sizes ranging from 12” by 6” through 36” by 24” and offer the same cleaning capabilities as more elaborate systems at a lower price. The tanks are ideal for laboratory as well as entry-level through small scale production cleaning. The compact design fits easily on a work bench or can be installed as a bench top drop-in. A digital ultrasonic timer and temperature control are standard features of the new PROHT design.

PROHT tanks are powered by Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics new “2K Platform” ultrasonic generators. These generators provide up to 2000 watts of ultrasonic power each and are the most compact, energy efficient and cost-effective ultrasonic generator in the industry. The generators are available in a variety of single and multiple frequency configurations to meet any ultrasonic cleaning need and include an ultrasonic power control as a standard feature. All Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics generators are of robust designs that will provide reliable performance over a long service life.

System upgrades for PROHT systems include cove-corner tanks, ground and polished welds, and overflow weirs. Water jackets, cooling coils and condensing collars are also available. PROHT systems are intended for use with most non-flammable liquids, excluding strong acids and chlorine bleach. Optional tank materials can be provided for demanding applications. All systems can be configured and certified for use with Navy Oxygen Cleaner (NOC).

Visit http://www.ctgclean.com/proht-series to learn more about the Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics PROHT ultrasonic cleaning tanks.

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24 January 2017: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Viento-G, a High-Resolution, Low-Cost Thermal Camera with GigE Vision and PoE

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

Sierra-Olympic’s High-Resolution, Low-Cost Thermal Camera with GigE Vision® and Power over Ethernet

• Affordable, new feature-rich thermal imager comes with 2-year warranty.

HOOD RIVER, OR – January 23, 2017 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Viento-G, an easy-to-use, affordable thermal camera. The feature-rich thermal imager is designed for use in a wide range of thermal monitoring applications. It offers the user the ability to view video, supply power, and control the camera with ease, using a single, standard Ethernet cable via GigE Vision® and Power over Ethernet (PoE) industry standards. The new camera will be premiered at SPIE’s Photonics West in booth # 6027, at Moscone Center, San Francisco, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2017.

The new Viento-G is ideal for custom OEM applications and other imaging tasks that require high reliability, excellent resolution, and affordability. It is available in two configurations: enclosed and split board. There are two types of imaging and data, either standard or thermography, and two resolution options: 320 x 240 or 640 x 480. This thermal camera comes with a variety of lenses and an industry-leading 2-year warranty. For more information about the unique Viento-G thermal camera with GigE Vision and PoE, please go to: http://info.sierraolympic.com/viento-g-comingsoon.

The company recently released a true HD thermal camera, the Viento HD Lab. Both cameras will be showcased at Sierra-Olympic’s Photonics West booth # 6027 in San Francisco. Please stop by for a live demo.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic or to order affordable and advanced IR thermal technology cameras and accessories online, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

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23 January 2017: Hyperspec Fluorescence Imaging Sensor

Headwall Photonics Inc.

Headwall has responded to market demand for a spectral imaging sensor that collects chlorophyll fluorescence (CF) data vital to understanding plant and crop photosynthesis. Applications such as crop science and climatology will benefit from this new instrument, which features industry-best size, weight, and resolution specifications.

The sensor collects image data at extremely high resolution across the chlorophyll fluorescence emission spectrum from 670 to 780nm. This allows both the important ‘Oxygen-A’ and ‘Oxygen-B’ bands (O2-A and O2-B) to be exploited for more accurate insight into photosynthetic processes. The sensor uses an all-reflective approach and Headwall’s own precise diffraction gratings, mean¬ing high signal-to-noise performance vital to capturing scientific-grade data across this critical spectral range.

The rapidly evolving need for food and biofuels on a global scale was a driver for the development of the new sensor, said Headwall CEO David Bannon. “We see that crop photosynthesis modeling is much less accurate than it needs to be, and our new sensor provides more scientific data for these important indices than anything on the market today.” Dr. Lawrence Corp of NASA noted the value of Headwall’s new instrument as a key element of his research efforts: “Since Chlorophyll fluorescence signals are relatively weak, a small and light imaging sensor that can collect this data at very high resolution is a game-changer for us when it comes to learning more about our global ecosystems.”

The new sensor is small and light enough for use aboard many of today’s commercial available UAVs, and it can also be used aboard aircraft and satellites. The sensor weighs about 6kg (13 lb.) and its footprint measures 300x200x200mm (12” x 8” x 8”).

The Hyperspec Chlorophyll Fluorescence sensor is available for delivery 8-12 weeks after order.

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23 January 2017: Versatile stand-alone sensor: VC nano 3D from Vision Components

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Vision Components will showcase the VC nano 3D, a freely configurable, intelligent 3D vision sensor, at the joint booth of the German Engineering Federation VDMA (hall 7a, stand 636). The proven intelligent camera VCSBC6210 nano RH forms the basis of the compact vision system, whose special feature is its suitability for both 3D and 2D inspection tasks. It therefore provides a cost-efficient solution for a wide range of applications. Measuring merely 140 x 70 x 35 mm, its housing contains an intelligent camera and a 5 mW line laser which enables real-time 3D light section measurement at a rate of up to 400 Hz. The images can be analyzed by the sensor’s DSP processor which has a computing power of 5,600 MIPS. Additionally, images can also be analyzed by a PC like in other 3D systems.

Designed for working distances between 80 and 200 mm, measuring ranges between 12 and 120 mm, and vertical resolutions between 5 and 50 µm, twelve different VC nano 3D models cover a wide application range. For many models, Vision Components additionally offers a 100 mW laser instead of the standard 30 mW option. Several VC nano 3D types can also be equipped with an IP65 protective housing for especially demanding environments. In all models, a freely programmable 100 Mbit Ethernet interface allows for live video output on a PC. Moreover, two digital inputs and four outputs are available for integration into existing automation environments. VC nano 3D sensors are typically used in measuring technology applications, robot guidance, completeness checks, weld inspection, split tests, the inspection of components, and the detection of codes on punched parts.

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23 January 2017: Carrida Cam ALPR camera

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Vison Components introduce what is probably world's smallest stand-alone ALPR/ANPR camera system: the CARRIDA CAM. The tiny 88 x 58 x 36 mm smart camera is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor with Linux OS and combines the features of CARRIDA Software Engine and the VC pro Z smart camera series. Equipped with a protective housing and M12 connectors conforming to IP67 protection class, CARRIDA CAM provides optimal protection for all applications in rough environments. The stand-alone system is suited for all outdoor applications, e.g. access control, red light enforcement and toll collection. Thanks to their very low power consumption of less than 3 W CARRIDA CAM systems can be powered via photovoltaic cells to implement fully self-sufficient applications.

Included in the package is the high-performance OEM software CARRIDA which ensures very fast and precise license plate recognition with an accuracy of more than 96%. The ALPR/ANPR library reliably identifies even dirty, damaged or skewed license plates. The camera integrates a heating system that prevents the formation of condensation water on the inside of the front screen. Suboptimal or changing lighting conditions do not affect operations either. If required, additional IR illumination or external lighting, powered via the camera, can be integrated. The system also integrates a memory for black/whitelisting for parking management, access control can be carried out directly via I/O. CARRIDA CAM is equipped with 4 inputs and 4 outputs, 1 trigger input and 1 flash trigger output and features an Ethernet and a serial interface. An auto-focus module is optionally available.

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23 January 2017: Upgrade your IP cam: Q-Board turns IP cameras into smart cameras for ITS

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Vision Components presents the new Q-Board for quick and easy conversion of existing IP cameras into intelligent ITS systems, while requiring very little extra space. "Q-Board is a novelty for Vision Components: our first product that is not a complete smart camera, but a circuit board that can turn standard cameras into intelligent cameras," says Jan-Erik Schmitt, Vice President of Sales at Vision Components. "It can be connected to any conventional IP camera and now supports streaming thanks to the recently integrated FFmpeg library. This enables a comfortable and easy integration into a user's own data network – QBoard supports almost all standard IP streaming protocols, video codecs and container formats." The compact board with a size of 40x50 mm is based on the ARMTM Dual Core processor ZYNQ© with 2x866 MHz and features the Carrida software engine. Carrida is a ANPR/ALPR library that reliably identifies even dirty, damaged or skewed license plates with a recognition accuracy of more than 96%. Once the camera and board are connected via a switch, Carrida automatically receives the video stream and the Q-Board directly processes the incoming data. Users therefore receive an easy-to-integrate hardware solution with ready-to-use functions that offers a comfortable option to upgrade existing systems.

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23 January 2017: Caught in the spotlight: Infrared lighting module VC Flash for ITS applications

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Image processing experts Vision Components round off their ITS product portfolio with the powerful new VC Flash infrared area lighting for OEMs. The lighting module has been developed specifically for traffic surveillance applications. Fitted with 24 high power LEDs, it ensures optimal brightness in mobile and stationary ANPR/ALPR applications, red light enforcement, access control and toll collection without a glare effect that could endanger drivers. VC Flash illuminates an area measuring 7.5 by 5.0 cm from 20 m away. Extra-high brightness can be achieved by activating several connected VC Flash modules.

The module measures 195 x 80 x 20 cm. It operates with a central wavelength of 850 nm and a spectral width of 30 nm. Power consumption peaks at 36 W for the highest pulse duration and pulse frequency levels. A trigger regulates pulse duration between 10-500 µs, with automatic switch-off at the upper threshold. VC Flash features an integrated lighting controller and status LEDs that signal various modes of operation. It is ideally suited to be combined with the Carrida OEM board camera and Carrida software engine to form a highly efficient comprehensive package. The modular design allows for a free combination of individual components or their integration into enclosures as needed. VC Flash is optically decoupled and supplied by a dedicated power source (10 mA 5V-35V). It features a voltage input and output as well as a trigger input and output. Aside from ITS applications, the lighting module is suited for all Machine Vision applications with variable or poor light conditions or more demanding lighting requirements.

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23 January 2017: Two sensors get the bigger picture: High-performance smart cameras for OEM applications

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Featuring a very compact footprint as well as excellent usability, VCSBCnano Z-RH-2 series embedded cameras enable high-speed image processing in real time. Vision Components offers these ultra-small products for cost-sensitive OEM applications where installation space is limited. The smart cameras are equipped with a Xilinx® ZYNQ© dual-core Cortex™-A9 ARM processor clocked at 2 x 866 MHz, which comes with an integrated FPGA running the VC Linux® operating system. The miniature board dimensions of 40 x 65 mm for the main board and 24 x 18 mm for the sensor boards combined with custom installation and connection options facilitate a flexible integration into industrial or other applications, for instance high-speed and line camera applications.


Two external sensor boards connected to the CPU board via 30 mm or 80 mm ribbon cables (other lengths on request) enable stereo vision applications. Vision Components also provides models with an on-board sensor or single external sensor to give users maximum flexibility for machine or robot integration.
All VCSBCnano Z-RH-2 cameras feature twelve programmable inputs and outputs, an optically isolated trigger output, a flash trigger, Gbit Ethernet interface, RS232 interface, and I²C interface. They are available with five different CMOS sensors with a global shutter that provide resolutions up to 4.2 Megapixels. An optional IP67 case, either with or without integrated optics and lighting, ensures protection in harsh environments. For users seeking to fully exploit the performance potential of the hardware, Vision Components also offers an FPGA programming service which can accelerate processing speeds many times over. Like all VC cameras, VCSBCnano Z series cameras come complete with the free-of-charge VCLib software library, which provides over 300 basic industrial image processing functions such as pattern matching.

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23 January 2017: Two Megapixel resolution for VC Z Smart Cameras with Linux OS

Vision Components GmbH

Ettlingen – Vision Components expands the portfolio of real-time capable ARM-based Smart Cameras running the VC Linux operating system by adding VC Z 0015 models featuring 2 Megapixel CMOS sensors. This new high-performance sensor captures up to 50 frames per second in full resolution (1,600 x 1,200 pixels) and supports exposure times of 15 µs with a high-speed shutter as well as up to 1.28 s with a low-speed shutter. The high processing speed of VC Z 0015 Smart Cameras is ensured by their dual-core Xilinx Zynq ARM processor with two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 866 Mhz. Cameras can be supplied in a miniature housing measuring merely 80 x 45 x 20 mm or in an IP67-rated protective housing, which is almost as compact at just 88 mm in length and comes with an optional integrated autofocus lens and LED illumination. Board cameras are also available as an ideal solution for machine or robot integration. These can be fitted with an on-board sensor, a single remote head or two remote sensors, e.g. to enable stereo-vision applications. Included with every VC Smart Camera, the VC Lib software library offers more than 300 functions for easy programming of image processing routines such as bar code recognition, shape and position recognition, or the verification of printed products.

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20 January 2017: Powerlase Photonics Limited Unveils 0.8 - 1.6kW High Pulse Energy Laser Systems

Powerlase Photonics

CRAWLEY, UK January 16. 2017 - Powerlase Photonics Limited is pleased to announce the launch of a new product available for immediate order, the Integrated Lase Enclosure (ILE) for the Rigel series of high power lasers. The ILE contains an integrated water to water heat exchanger system and humidity control unit to allow operation in ambient environments up to +40°C and 90% non-condensing relative humidity. The ILE is a sealed system, specifically engineered for maintenance free operation in a high particulate or harsh environment.

Rigel ILE are available in 800W, 1.2kW and 1.6kW power levels, with class leading 250 mJ pulse energy for kW nanosecond pulsed lasers. Rigel lasers are used for AlSi coating removal on hot formed tailored blanks for laser welding in automotive applications, as well as laser paint, rust, and contamination removal in a variety of applications spaces. Powerlase Photonics presents fast process time and process flexibility with high uptime for maximum value and low total cost of ownership. The optional ablation monitoring Inline Ablation Sensor (ILAS) allows the user to observe and control ablation in real time, to enhance process stability.

About Powerlase Photonics LTD
Powerlase Photonics Ltd is an innovative, independent, high power laser company, focused on powerful picosecond and nanosecond high energy Diode Pumped Solid State lasers. Powerlase Photonics Ltd has accelerated the introduction of high power lasers into a variety of industrial applications worldwide, primarily in materials processing, marking, annealing and cleaning as well as other applications.

Powerlase Photonics Ltd enjoys significant expertise in designing and developing state-of-the-art process solutions for automotive, aerospace, flat panel displays, photovoltaic, microelectronics, EUV, and machine tool markets. Powerlase offers class leading power and energy at 1064, 532, and 355nm.

Visit http://www.powerlase-photonics.com/ or email: enquiries@powerlase-photonics.com for details

*Visit us at booth 5045 * Jan 31st – Feb 2nd 2017*

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20 January 2017: Laser Gimbal™ Five-Axis Positioning Workstation

ALIO Industries

ALIO's all-new Laser Gimbal™ Five Axis Positioning Workstation provides a novel solution to Engineers and Manufacturers around the globe who are using additive and subtractive laser processing techniques in cutting-edge materials to produce a variety of next generation products.

Laser Processing of flexible materials including plastics, graphene and other organic compounds and as well brittle substrates including chemically hardened glass and sapphire for next generation smartphones and tablets will require high speed precision path control while keeping the laser beam at normal incidence on curved surfaces and along sharp, beveled edges. 3D printing of conformal antennas requires the synchronized movement of multiple linear and rotational axes using complex forward and inverse kinematic equations to accurately control the deposition thickness, location and geometry of nanoparticle inks. SLS (selective laser sintering) used in the manufacturing and repair of turbine blades and many other rapid prototyping applications also requires precision multi-axis positioning systems with the ability to tightly synchronize laser pulses with rapidly moving part positions.

Features of the ALIO Laser Gimbal™ that are ideally suited to support the demands of these advanced manufacturing processes and materials include; precise path control and programmable tool center points, proprietary 5-axis error-compensated laser triggering, user-customizable CNC interface, unmatched precision for small, high-quality features, production-capable throughput and 24/7 reliability backed by the industry’s first and only 3-year warranty.

ALIO's Laser Gimbal™ along with more than 300 standard products including our family of Patent Pending Hybrid Hexapods® offer our customers enabling solutions for state of the art non-planar materials processing applications.

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19 January 2017: Bullseye® Apodizing Filters

Reynard Corp.

Bullseye® Apodizing filters from Reynard Corporation radially modify beam distribution in optical systems. Standard Gaussian or customized filters inserted in line with a light source reduce undesirable intensity variations. Configurations include both dark-in-the-center, typically used to reduce low frequency variations or to create top-hat fronts, and clear-in-the-center functions, typically used to reduce high frequency variations outside of the main beam profile. Inserting a variable transmission filter at the aperture stop will modify the diffraction pattern of a lens. The reduced transmission at the center of the aperture will favor performances at high frequencies, while reducing transmission at the edge will favor low-frequency performance, In addition, apodizing filters are used to eliminate intensity variations in optical systems.

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19 January 2017: LD driver, 150A Short Pulse

Trimatiz.ltd

Trimatiz has released the brand new LD driver, 150 A short pulse LD driver
the LD driver board has two features; 1) pulse-width shorter than 30 nanosecond 2) large current up to 150 A.

The main characteristics are;
_ Large current:150A,Short pulse:30 ns (custom current and pulse width possible)
_ Compact size for easy equipment integration
_ CAN package type LD (various sizes, depending on the pin assignment), other types or customization possible

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19 January 2017: LeanLineTM laser beam M2 transformation and narrow line beam shaping

HOLO/OR Ltd.

LeanLineTM is HOLO/OR's innovative solution for transformation of a round input beam into a narrow laser line, useful in various high power application. These applications include laser lift off, flat display production, solar cell processing and polymer welding.
HOLO/OR offers a robust 2-module system that that converts a low coherence, round input into a thin line with a user determined length (100mm-750mm).
Our solution is based on proprietary diffractive concepts and can be tailored to any wavelength from 193nm deep UV to 1600nm IR lasers. By utilizing our solution, you can use lower power, lower cost lasers to achieve the same power density in the line, realizing major costs savings.

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18 January 2017: Laserdevice Socketdriver

Fibotec Fiberoptics GmbH

This year at Photonics West Fibotec presents one of the Laser Diode Drivers with socket in an improved version. The socket takes laser devices in butterfly-package. This is a simple solution to operate these devices in a lab. The standard version of the Laserdevice Socketdriver (LSDP) is done for diodes with „pump laser pinout“ and an operating current up to 2 A. The operational parameters of the laser diode or SLD, being plugged by the customer, are set manually, or through a remote interface (USB). The new version has a touch display improving the easiness to use. This display makes it possible to set laser and TEC parameters and read it out during operation. The Laserdevice Socketdriver has been designed in detail for institutes, R&D departments and small test jobs in QA departments, that all work with laser components that should not be soldered permanently.

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18 January 2017: Opto Diode Introduces Deep Red Surface-Mount LED

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

CAMARILLO, CA - January 17, 2017 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces a deep red, surface-mount device (SMD) light-emitting diode (LED) that delivers exceptional efficiency for biological analysis, health, science, medical, and veterinary applications. OD-685C LED features 2.0mW of radiant power at a forward current of 20mA, peak wavelength of 685nm, and radiant efficiency of 56 percent. Typical applications require radiometric measurement with tight spectral bandwidth.

The rugged new surface-mount device is fully operational within a very wide temperature range from -65 °C to +125 °C, making it ideal for use in harsh environmental conditions. The forward voltage of the OD-685C is typically 1.8V with a maximum of 2.2V. The spectral bandwidth at 50 percent is 30 nm. For higher optical power the device may be operated with total power dissipation at 110 mW and continuous forward current at 50 mA or with the peak forward current (at 10µSec @ 300 Hz) at 100 mA.

Opto Diode’s expanding product lines will include several surface-mount devices to be introduced in 2017. For added convenience and affordability, the OD-685C samples are available on tape and reel. The new deep red SMD LED is RoHS and REACH compliant.

To learn more about Opto Diode’s OD-685C and/or OD-2438, please visit www.optodiode.com or call sales today at (805) 465-8700.


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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17 January 2017: Lasair III 310C Portable Particle Counter

Particle Measuring Systems, Inc.

Lasair III Particle Counter sets the standard for portable aerosol particle counters, and fully meets the requirements of ISO 14644-1 and ISO 21501-4. The Lasair III Particle Counter is available in three different flow rate configurations (1 CFM, 50 LPM and 100 LPM) to meet a variety of production monitoring applications. Used for continuous or mobile cleanroom monitoring. Results are available through a local printout, downloadable via USB in a secure format, or through the use of external software. The user interface is a large, easy-to-read IR touchscreen that works with gloves—no stylus required.

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17 January 2017: Evaluation Kit for Quasi-static MEMS Scanners

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems

With its »QSDrive Scan Kit«, ResoLin Evaluation Kit, the Fraunhofer Institute of Photonic Microsys-tems (IPMS) in Dresden now offers clients the opportunity for cost-effective and flexible testing of statically-deflectable MEMS-scanning mirrors for applications that so far could not be satisfactorily implemented with commonly used resonant micro-scanners.

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17 January 2017: INGENERIC beamPROP 200

INGENERIC GmbH

Since the beamPROPs of the German manufacturer of micro-optics with a pitch of 400 µm and of 500 µm have already been used successfully for quite some time, a product for diodes with a pitch of 200 µm (filling factor 50%) is now available to the worldwide markets. The new product is combined with a FAC (Fast-Axis Collimation) with a focal length of 150 µm and thus allows the adjustment of the beam parameter product (BPP) of high-performance diode lasers with an emitter width of less than 120 µm with a divergence of up to NA 0.4 in the Fast Axis and NA 0.07 in the Slow Axis.

The unique manufacturing technology makes it possible to achieve this particularly high filling factor on the new beamPROP. Further technical advantages of the applied technology: Only very small pointing errors are noticeable as a result of the excellent alignment of the surfaces to each other, and an optimal rotation of the beam is achieved thanks to the high consistency of the center thickness. Due to the high shape accuracy, only minor aberrations occur. Under these conditions, customers are able to achieve ideal results.

More detailed information on the INGENERIC beamPROPs can be found at www.ingeneric.com/beam-transformation/

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17 January 2017: SM electro-optical functional glass

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

As part of the PhoxTroT consortium, Fraunhofer is contributing gradient index single-mode glass waveguides, which are made on wafer level. Similar to silicon photonics waveguides these waveguides are created by using standard wafer-level processes only. Additionally, a thermal ion-exchange process providing an adequately matching coupling condition and propagation losses down to 0.1 dB/cm at the design wavelength of 1550 nm was used. Wafer level waveguide processing was followed by standard wafer level RDL processes needed for interposer connection and electrical contacts.

Project: EU FP7 PhoxTroT

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17 January 2017: MM-glass waveguide evaluation board

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

In contribution to the international HDP consortium, Fraunhofer IZM is providing gradient index multi-mode glass waveguide for optical backplanes. The glass waveguides, which are manufactured by a thermal ion-exchange process are optimized for wavelengths of 1310 nm and 1550 nm but can also be used for 850 nm with slightly higher propagation losses. At their design wavelength, they are optimized to match standard 50 µm GI-MMF fiber launch conditions incorporating an attenuation loss lower than 0.05 dB/cm. Connectorization of the board is done by MT ferrule mounts provided by Seagate. The board is part of a comparison of all major electro-optical circuit board technologies.

Project: HDP

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17 January 2017: C608: Optical Fingerprint Biometric Authentication Solutions

CMOS Sensor Inc.

CMOS Sensor, Inc., a leading Image Sensor company located in Cupertino, CA, will launch in February 2017, an optical fingerprint sensor, C608, for biometric authentication solutions.

Fingerprint authentication has been widely implemented for security. For example, a new trend in smartphones and tablets utilizes fingerprint authentication features. For these highly secure applications, the new C608 optical fingerprint sensor chip is an ideal solution. It is capable of scanning fingerprints through thick cover glass (2.5D glass or thicker) with high resolution and high performance, making it possible for the industry to achieve clean, button-free designs.

Most of the existing smartphone and tablet displays require cover glass cut-out to accommodate the capacitive fingerprint sensor. For the next generation smart phones and tablets, full top-to-bottom, edge-to-edge displays without any cut-out are highly desired. Glass thinning is necessary for capacitive finger print sensors. Cover glass cut-out or thinning usually adds a significant amount of cost to the manufacture process, as well as weakens the cover glass, resulting in lower manufacturing yields. CMOS Sensor Inc’s C608 optical fingerprint sensor, with the capability of scanning through thick glass including 2.5D cover glass, offers a perfect solution to eliminating glass cut-out or thinning.

The product major features are:
• Sensing area 4 mm X 6 mm
> 1016 dpi : 25 µm x 25 µm pixel; 160 x 240 array
> 508 dpi : 50 µm x 50 µm pixel; 80 x 120 array
• 256 grey scale (8 bits) values in every pixel
• High speed SPI bus compatible serial interface
• Exposure time control with configurable LED_ON width
• 1016 / 508 dpi sensor resolution select
• Core Voltage VDD = 1.8V
• Interface control VDDio = 1.8V - 3.3V
• Low active power consumption Ivdd = 5 mA
• Sleep & Standby modes for power saving
• Finger print scan and read out time = 18 mS
• 20 MHz clock and default 1.28 mS LED_On time

C608 is designed and manufactured with CMOS Sensor Inc’s image sensor technologies. CMOS Sensor Inc. also offers varieties of both linear and area image sensors that have been widely used in many markets. Its technologies have helped customers to achieve many challenging projects for years, including space proven tasks.

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16 January 2017: CONTOUR ELITE 3D OPTICAL MICROSCOPES

Bruker

Bruker’s Contour Elite™ 3D optical microscopes combine the ContourGT® platform’s proven, industry-leading metrology, the ease-of use of Vision64® analysis software, and exceptional imaging capabilities. Contour Elite delivers the high-speed operation, accuracy, and repeatability that top-level R&D and production requires, and adds the imaging and display advantages commonly associated with confocal microscopy. Now, with NEW Vision64 Map™ software, the Contour systems offer more comprehensive 3D surface data visualization and analytical data reporting.
Built on three decades of proprietary Wyko® white light interferometric (WLI) hardware and software technology, Bruker’s Contour Elite systems provide an intuitive visual workflow, extensive user-customization features, automated functions, highly accurate measurement capabilities, and high-fidelity imaging for the fastest, most comprehensive 3D surface measurements.
The systems are designed for investigating widely varying samples without damage to the sample surface. They perform rapid, 3D, non-contact surface measurements of widely varying sample features. Bruker offers many customization options for specific applications, making Contour Elite well-suited for R&D metrology and the rigorous measurement requirements of high-throughput, production environments.
www.bruker.com/3DMetrology

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12 January 2017: Universal Photon Source (UPS) Driver Board

Boston Electronics

The Boston Electronics Universal Photon Source (UPS) Driver delivers! It is a flexible, compact, low cost, configurable board, including power supply, that drives a wide range of light sources. The driver can control pulsed and CW sources, which makes it suitable for driving ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) sources, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers over a frequency range of nanoseconds to DC. www.boselec.com

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12 January 2017: Chop-In Opus 1™ - Digital Dual-Phase Lock-in Amplifier and Phase-Locked Chopper Combination

Boston Electronics

The Boston Electronics Chop-In Opus 1™ is an affordable, digital, dual-phase, lock-in amplifier and phase-locked chopper combination. The lock-in amplifier and chopper system is avaible for the price of a chopper alone. The Chop-In provides digital dual-phase lock-in amplifier functionality up to 5 kHz. It is USB powered; no additional power is needed. Included is a compact chopper assembly with 3-inch diameter disk, and control software. www.boselec.com

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12 January 2017: Quadrate Technology (4:1 compression rate)

Photonfocus AG

Guaranteed data transfer rates of more than 400 Mbyte/s over a standard GigE interface! Is this smart marketing or reality? Following the introduction of the Photonfocus DoubleRate technology with constant 2:1 compression for high speed cameras, motion analysis system customers began asking for higher compression rates at high image quality and Photonfocus accepted the challenge.

Photonfocus immediately began development of a camera platform that would feature real-time, high quality, guaranteed 4:1 compression rate of monochrome and RGB Bayer pattern raw data.

The development goals were reached using a wavelet based transformation codec. The codec enables visual lossless compression with automatic switching to lossless compression depending on the image content and is implemented directly into the camera platform FPGA without external memory. The intraframe compression ensures a low latency and simplifies access to the image data.

The QuadRate technology is now available for the HD camera series QR1-D2048x1088-384 and three cameras models for B/W, NIR and colour recording. At full resolution, 2040 x 1088 pixels, the cameras reach 170 fps and at 1024 x 1024 pixels resolution 360 fps without any frame drops. The cameras can easily be used in multi-camera systems. 100% compatibility with the GigEVision and GenICam standards ensure easy implementation.

Read more: http://www.photonfocus.com/news/quadrate-technology/

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12 January 2017: New camera series with small dimensions and high performance

Photonfocus AG

New camera series MV0-D2592(I/C)-O01-G2 is based on the ON Semiconductor PYTHON5000 CMOS image sensor. The PYTHON5000 CMOS image sensors are optimized for low light conditions and are available as standard monochrome, as NIR enhanced (I) and as colour (C) versions. The cameras have the GigE interface (GigEVision).

These cameras focus on demanding applications in industrial image processing. They are optimized for low light applications. Due to the global shutter, even high-speed applications with exposure times in the µs-area are possible.

Read More: http://www.photonfocus.com/products/camerafinder/camera/?no_cache=1&prid=88

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12 January 2017: New 3D high speed camera

Photonfocus AG

The new 3D CMOS camera MV1-D1280-L01-3D05-1280-G2 was developed for laser triangulation systems with high triangulation rates. By using the LUXIMA LUX1310 CMOS image sensor is optimized for high speed applications providing up to 68800 profiles per sec at a resolution of 768 x 16 pixels and is combined in this camera with a robust algorithm for line determination.

The camera includes the detection one laser line. The laser line detection algorithm is able to compute the peak position of a laser line with sub-pixel accuracy. Thus, the height profile of an object gets computed within the camera, making additional calculations in the PC needless.

Read More: http://www.photonfocus.com/products/camerafinder/camera/?no_cache=1&prid=89

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12 January 2017: New Cameras for Hyperspectral Imaging

Photonfocus AG

Photonfocus broaden the portfolio with a new camera for hyperspectral imaging. With this enlargement Photonfocus pays attention to the rapid grow of the numbers of customers which like to evaluate hyperspectral imaging technologies.

The camera MV1-D2048x1088-HS03-96-G2 implements a hyperspectral area sensor with a 4x4 pixel pattern in the visible range. The spectral range from 470nm to 620nm is covered in 10nm steps with a filter half width of 15nm. For applications in the NIR the existing camera product MV1-D2048x1088-HS02-96-G2 with a 5x5 pattern could be used in the range from 600nm to 975nm.

The hyperspectral line scan camera MV1-D2048x1088-HS04-96-G2 is in preparation. This new model will cover in comparison to the already introduced line scan camera MV1-D2048x1088-HS01-96-G2 also the visible spectral range. Between 470nm and 900nm 150 filter bands could be used for spectral analysis.

The focus of the hyperspectral camera series based on the IMEC HSI sensors lies on the evaluation of this new technology. To ease system integration, the cameras were equipped with GigE interface. The shaft encoder interface allows a precise synchronization of the cameras with the motion of the objects. This is a basic requirement to use the line scan hyperspectral cameras in evaluation systems.

For higher frame rates the camera models could be equipped with high speed interfaces based on the Photonfocus camera platforms. In addition, the OEM module versions of the hyperspectral cameras enable embedded solutions.

Read more: http://www.photonfocus.com/news/new-hyperspectral-cameras/

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12 January 2017: MacroRam Raman Spectrometer

HORIBA Instruments Inc.

The new MacroRAM™ Raman spectrometer brings simplicity to Raman measurements without compromising the ability to handle complex samples. Its compact and robust design, including Class 1 laser safety means it is safe for use in most environments, from undergraduate teaching labs to industrial QC applications.

The MacroRAM™ is compact, at just 17” x 17”, and will fit on most lab benches.

Designed for versatility, it includes a standard interlocked sample compartment and holders for cuvette-based liquid measurements, along with a solid sample holder. A fiber port is also standard for probe-based Raman measurements outside the sample compartment, accommodating larger or irregularly shaped samples and immersion probes.

MacroRAM is designed with HORIBA's 120 mm focal length spectrograph with a single aberration corrected concave grating with a flat field output. Its back-thinned scientific CCD, cooled down to
-50oC, delivers best in class performance and sensitivity.

Powered by our industry-leading LabSpec6 software, MacroRAM provides a simple and intuitive interface which overlays a powerful Raman engine that provides a comprehensive set of advanced data analysis and visualization tools, including multivariate analysis and database searching.

MacroRAM can characterize most samples and can be configured to perform Stokes Raman measurements, and AntiStokes as an option.

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12 January 2017: Back-Illuminated Syncerity VUV CCD Camera

HORIBA Instruments Inc.

Deep-Cooled CCD Offers Sensitivity in the FUV Down to 120 nm.

The Syncerity VUV features CCDs sensitive in the far ultraviolet (FUV), with 58% Quantum Efficiency at 120 nm without an anti-reflective coating. The new Syncerity is offered in a standard format of 2048 x 70 pixels and special optional formats of 2048 x 256, 2048 x 512 pixels and 1024 x 128.

The Syncerity can be deep TE-cooled to -50oC (vacuum), or to -30oC with N2 purge, and offers low dark current and low noise.

The TE-cooled CCD vacuum camera includes a special Viton©-sealed flange for compatibility with high vacuum chambers, such as HORIBA's VUV spectrographs. The CCDs can be provided with an anti-reflective coating for 115 nm to 200 nm, or without an anti-reflective coating for 135 nm to 1100 nm. The camera also can come with or without a magnesium fluoride (MgF2) window.

For OEM purchase only

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11 January 2017: Witness Samples

United Lens Co., Inc.

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

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10 January 2017: OptiGauge® II

Lumetrics, Inc.

The OptiGauge® II is an ideal non-contact thickness measurement system for companies looking to move away from traditional contact measurement systems. It is non-destructive and objective, leaving no margin for operator error. It offers customers extraordinary flexibility in a measurement system. This user-friendly system delivers reliability and sub-micron accuracy so vital to today’s most advanced industries. OptiGauge II can be particularly useful in Quality, R&D labs, and production floors because it can improve yields, reduce costs, increase quality, and meet compliance requirements.

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5 January 2017: Short Wavelength Filter Type Coupler 532nm 650nm 780nm 850nm 980nm or Specify

Ascentta, Inc.

04 January 2017

Ascentta will introduce its short wavelength filter type coupler at upcoming Photonics West 2017. The coupler can be configured according to customer requirements for 532nm 650nm 780nm 850nm 980nm or other special wavelengths.
Please contact Sales@ascentta.com

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5 January 2017: Custom Optical Fabrication

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation has a full service in-house optical fabrication facility to meet your precision optical requirements. Our fabrication department is design specifically to handle capabilities that include bevelling, cutting, core drilling, edging, grinding, inspection/quality control, measurement, metrology, polishing, shaping, and stacking/bonding. We fabricate a vast range of custom and stock precision optical components from prototyping to high volume production. Along with the common visible materials such as BK-7, fused silica, and colored filter glass, we are also intimately familiar with a variety of more exotic materials in the UV, visible, and infrared spectrums.

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5 January 2017: Configurable Lab Buddy

Discovery Semiconductors, Inc.

"Over a million combinations to choose from!" when using our Configurable Lab Buddy.

✔ Pick & choose up to ANY FOUR Discovery Semiconductors' products
✔ Configure the Lab Buddy anyway you wish.
✔ Bring output into your lab environment!

http://discoverysemi.com/Product_Pages/configurablelabbuddy.php

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4 January 2017: Polaris CAD/CAM

Polaris Motion

Polaris CAD/CAM Software

Polaris CAD/CAM is full featured user interface software used to prepare and control your laser machine and its processes. Control lasers, Galvoscanners, stages, and cameras from a single operator interface (Oi).

Laser Additive Manufacturing
Large STL models can be imported to Polaris CAD/CAM and prepared for additive laser manufacturing processes such as selective laser sintering (SLS).

Precision Glass Processing
Ablate and cut automotive, tablet and mobile device glass for highest quality. Use infinite field of view for non-stop operation on large format machines for maximum throughput.

PCB Laser Processing
Polaris CAD/CAM supports Gerber file import. Imported files can be hatched to prepare for laser etching or exposure. PCB drilling and cutting is made easy with Polaris CAD/CAM.

Laser Drilling
Creating and controlling laser drilling processes using Polaris CAD/CAM is easy. Use Galvoscanners and stages for maximum speed, size and accuracy.

Stitching and Infinite Field of View Combines Galvo + Stage Motion
Polaris CAD/CAM controls both Galvoscanners and positioning stages. With the stitching function the Galvoscanner is moved from section to section using the stage. Infinite field of view (IFOV) technology synchronizes Galvos and stages automatically for the highest part quality.

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4 January 2017: Engineering Discovery Service

Lumetrics, Inc.

Over the past 15 years Lumetrics has worked closely with many customers to develop custom metrology solutions to meet specific measurement challenges.

We recognize that many other customers can also benefit from our metrology expertise thus we are proud to announce the Lumetrics Discovery Service Program.

The Lumetrics Discovery Service Program includes 15 hours of dedicated engineering support at a cost of $1,995. Once this process is complete it may result in an agreement to further pursue the discovery process, and/or a quote for a system that supports the application being considered.

Lumetrics solutions include:
-Our patented interferometric thickness measurement solution, the OptiGauge® designed to measure the absolute thickness of any translucent or light-absorbing materials. It provides real-time measurement of single or multi-layer materials.
-Our wavefront measurement systems that are ideal for analyzing optics-related products and materials from contacts lenses, intraocular lenses to laser beam analysis, surface measurement and phase parameters.

For more information please click here to download the data sheet. You can also e-mail: engineering@lumetrics.com, or call 585-214-2455 x123

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4 January 2017: Smart Vision Lights’ New Broad Spectrum Mini Linear Lights Packed With Power

Smart Vision Lights

Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, announced its release of the LM45 and LM75 Series of compact linear lights with MultiDrive™ and OverDrive™ Strobe (high-pulse operation) technologies.

The built-in MultiDrive feature allows the user to employ either series in continuous operation or OverDrive depending on wiring method. The industry-standard 5-pin M12 quick-disconnect cable makes for simple wiring. Each series also features overcurrent protection, PNP and NPN strobe input, and continuous operation or strobe mode.

Standard wavelength colors are white, 470 nm blue, 530 nm green, 625 nm red, and 850 nm IR. Additional wavelengths are available upon request.

Multiple lensing options give this light a broad spectrum of illumination area, while the 0–10 V analog control offers total command over intensity. The mini linear lights come standard with a narrow lens, although wide and line lenses are available. The LM45 includes four high-output LEDs, compared to the LM75’s eight LEDs.
The lights can be mounted via a rear T-SLOT channel.

More information about the LM45 and LM75 Series of mini linear lights is available at http://smartvisionlights.com/products/mini-linear-lights.

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4 January 2017: Smart Vision Lights’ New Diffuse Large Light Panels Deliver 10 Times the Power

Smart Vision Lights

Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, announced that it is launching the LLPX and the LLPX-H Series — second generations of the LLP backlight and LLP-H diffuse ring light panel, respectively — that allow for more intensity with the same familiar ease of mounting, along with a MultiDrive™ controller that delivers up to 10 times the power versus continuous wave (CW) operation.

With the LLPX and the LLPX-H Series’ new optically clear internal light dispersion grid and matte white–finished backing plate, more light is reflected up and out through the diffusion acrylic. While the standard LLPX-H comes with two different-sized holes to accommodate a variety of stock camera mounts, custom sizes and multiple hole designs are also available by request.

The LLPX and the LLPX-H Series’ new MultiDrive controller combines two drives into one, with CW operation and OverDrive™ high-pulse operation. Users can run the product in CW operation or pulse/strobe the light at the maximum allowed intensity by simply setting the product parameters. Select OverDrive to achieve 10 times the power.

As an added benefit, by regulating the current delivered to the LEDs and limiting the duty cycle of the light, the built-in MultiDrive protects the LEDs from premature degradation and failure caused by excessive heat.


Customers who have the first-generation products (LLP, ODLLP; LLP-H, ODLLP-H) are encouraged to migrate to the updated models. The end-of-sale date for the first-generation panels is December 30, 2016.

More information about end-of-sale dates and policies can be found at
http://smartvisionlights.com/end-of-life-llp-and-llph and http://smartvisionlights.com/products-end-of-life-policy.

More information about the LLPX Series of Diffuse Large Light Panels can be found at http://smartvisionlights.com/products/llpx-large-light-panel-backlight .

More information about the LLPX-H Series of Diffuse Large Light Panels can be found at http://smartvisionlights.com/products/llpx-h-diffuse-large-light-panel.

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4 January 2017: Smart Vision Lights Introduces World’s Brightest and Most Powerful Line-Scan Light

Smart Vision Lights

Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, is pleased to introduce its Linear High Power (LHP) Line Scan Light. The new light is the world's brightest industrial line-scan light at greater than 5 million lux and the only scan light on the market to offer polarization (patent pending).

“Line-scan applications require just a thin line of light, but it’s important that the thin line is as bright as possible to avoid flickering,” says Matt Pinter, director of engineering at Smart Vision Lights. “At 5 million lux, this light provides the brightest light to date.”

Smart Vision Lights’ LHP Line Scan Light utilizes cutting-edge silicone optics and is ideal for use in applications using line-scan cameras that require high-intensity illumination such as web and print applications, packaging, electronics, and flat-panel-display inspection. This light also includes internal adjustable focus, and 700 watts of thermal energy for each foot of light. It is available in 1-ft. increments from 1 to 10 feet.

For more information on the LHP Line Scan Light or other industrial and machine vision LED lighting products from Smart Vision Lights, visit SmartVisionLights.com.

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4 January 2017: Low Cost OEM Solution for Fiber Optic Temperature Measurement Debuts at SPIE Photonics West 2017

Micronor Inc.

Debuting at SPIE Photonics West 2017 (January 31- February 2, 2017), Micronor (Camarillo, CA USA) and Optocon AG (Dresden, Germany) have collaborated to create the FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT; a low cost, small form factor, single channel signal conditioner that seamlessly integrates Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing into any industrial control system, medical instrumentation or other OEM design. The standard FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT controller features include a calibrated measurement range of -40°C to +300°C and built-in USB, RS232 and SPI interfaces. The product will be demonstrated at the Micronor booth 5359 North Hall.

The product operates in conjunction with all TS Series GaAs Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors to provide a discrete temperature monitoring solution that can operate accurately and reliably in challenging environments where electronics-based temperature sensors (thermocouples, RTDs) cannot function. The fiber optic sensor’s entirely non-metallic, passive optical design provides immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), microwaves, high voltage, extreme magnetic fields, radiation, chemicals, and explosive atmospheres. In these environments, GaAs fiber optic temperature sensors enable new and unprecedented solutions impossible for electronic sensors.

Typical applications include monitoring temperature inside high voltage transformers and switchgear, MR imaging, semiconductor manufacturing, petrochemical plants, as well as microwave ovens and reactors used in food industry, material processing and bioengineering. The use of low loss optical fiber allows interference-free, remote temperature monitoring up to 2000 meters. Such distances are characteristic of mines, tank farms and downhole applications.

The temperature sensor’s operation is based on the inherent temperature dependency of the bandgap of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor crystal. A continuous broadband light source is coupled into the sensor’s large core 200µm optical fiber which illuminates a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) crystal mounted on the sensor’s fiber tip. GaAs absorbs wavelengths below its bandgap and the sensor reflects the wavelengths above. The transition region between the reflected and transmitted spectrum, i.e. the bandgap spectral position, corresponds to absolute temperature.

The FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT is a compact OEM interface solution with sophisticated functionality. The unit sources the broadband light to the GaAs sensor and an internal optical spectrum analyzer evaluates the reflected optical signal to determine the corresponding absolute temperature. This sensing and interrogation method allows for lower cost, greater accuracy (±0.2ºC), widest measurement range (-200°C to +300°C), and faster response compared to other fiber optic sensor techniques, including fluorescence decay and fiber Bragg gratings.

In small quantities, a complete fiber optic temperature measurement system sells for $1349, consisting of the standard FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT at $999, and a general purpose TS2-02 GaAs fiber optic temperature sensor at $350. Typical lead time is stock to 4 weeks. An Extended Calibration option extends the low-end measurement range to cryogenic levels of -200°C. OEM discounts are available for larger quantities.

About Micronor:
Since 2003, Micronor Inc. has been a pioneer of innovative Fiber Optic Kinetic Sensors for both industrial and medical applications. Products include Fiber Optic Position Sensors, Rotary Encoders, Linear Encoders, Signaling, E-Stop, Microswitch, Accelerometer, and Temperature Sensors. These sensors are designed for challenging applications where immunity to EMI, RFI, microwaves, high voltage, magnetic fields, radiation and/or explosive atmospheres is required, as well as MRI compatibility or long distance operation. Micronor maintains regional sales, service, engineering, and manufacturing facilities in both California, USA and Switzerland.

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3 January 2017: Gel-Pak DGL Film

Gel-Pak

The Gel-Pak DGL film product is highly cross-linked polymer material designed for use in high temperature vacuum coating applications. The DGL film has a tacky surface which holds fragile glass/crystals/optics in place during the coating process. The DGL film is used one-time per coating step.

Gel-Pak DGL Film Benefits:


* Special DGL film has stable properties in vacuum chamber up to 200C for several hours
* Very low outgassing*
* Does not create "shadows" on crystal surfaces
* Compatible with very small crystal sizes
* Compatible with wide range of coating processes
* DGL film is available in any sheet size required
* Film's "tacky" surface can hold any crystal size. Not size dependent
* DGL film comes is range of tack levels

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29 December 2016: Photonics Spectra magazine Celebrates 50 years in 2017!

Photonics Media/Laurin Publishing

Stop by our booth - 900-901 - at Photonics West 2017 to help us celebrate 50 years of Photonics Spectra and ask us how you can get a commemorative t-shirt.

Since 1967, Photonics Spectra magazine has defined the science and industry of photonics, providing both technical and practical information for every aspect of the global industry and promoting an international dialogue among the engineers, scientists and end users who develop, commercialize and buy photonics products. Stay current with a FREE subscription to the digital or print edition.

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29 December 2016: MatchBox2 Series

Integrated Optics, UAB

The MatchBox2 series includes 150 product configurations in the same robust package. Being very diverse in their technology (diode, DPSS, Q-Switch, combiner with 4 diode wavelengths), all of these configurations share the same enclosure, unified control interface (UART/USB), 5V operating voltage and a rich set of accessories.

As a series of diode and DPSS lasers, it is the most compact laser series in the world. The size of the enclosure is smaller than a regular matchbox, i.e. 30x50x16 mm3. The users adore its easy installation, compatibility throughout the series, ultimate compactness and low cost. Output parameters of most configurations rank among top 5 worldwide.

Lasers in the series utilize diode, VBG diode, DPSS (CW and Q-switched) and dichroic combiner techniques. MatchBox2 platform contains tiny yet powerful electronics, providing up to 5 Amps to the laser diodes, two Peltier controllers, a microprocessor and an optical power stabilization loop. This enables to reach up to 1.3W of stable power at 532nm (DPSS), for example. New members of the MatchBox2 family - single frequency nanosecond lasers, based on passive Q-switch offer unmatched pulse-to-pulse stability.

The series includes a number of proprietary technologies: unique robotic assembly of micro optics (in-house development), beam homogenization of diode lasers (produces gas-laser-like beam), MM/SM/PM fiber coupling, monolithic dichroic combiners (up to 4 wavelengths). These compact MatchBox2 lasers are used in numerous life science applications, such as Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging, food sorting, gemstone sorting and medical diagnostics.

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29 December 2016: High Efficiency Double Spot (HEDS)

HOLO/OR Ltd.

Holo/Or's High Efficiency Double Spot beam splitter is a special subaperture based diffractive optical element (DOE) capable of splitting a beam into two spots with 97% efficiency (~48% input in each beam) and almost no power in undesired orders.

1x2 beam splitting is a highly useful practice in many applications, including lithography, perforation, cutting and other material processing applications. Although our standard Double Spot beam splitter DOEs are highly robust and offer up to 81% efficiency, but for demanding application the existence of even 1% input power in undesired higher orders beyond the 2 main beams is not tolerable.

For these sensitive applications, and for costumers interested in high efficiency, Holo/Or has developed a novel diffractive High Efficiency Double Spot (HEDS).

For more information on this product please see our brochure here: http://holoor.co.il/Diffractive_Optics_Publications/brochures/HighEfficiencyDS.pdf

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

Boston Electronics

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

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

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

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22 December 2016: Tunable THz Polarization Converter

Tydex, LLC

Monochromatic waveplates are used to convert polarization of a fixed wavelength radiation. As these waveplates operate only at the single wavelength, in some cases they may be inconvenient to use, for example, with tunable lasers. The reasoned choice is tunable polarization converter (TWPC).

TYDEX has developed TWPC for converting polarization of radiation of any wavelength within a wide range. The special software supplied with the instrument can calculate conversion parameters and limits.

A TWPC unit consists of three crystalline quartz birefringent plates. Each plate is placed in a rotator that allows a full circle rotation. The three rotators are rigidly fixed on a common base. The plate is to be rotated to a specific angle for achieving the required conversion of polarization. The angles are calculated in the provided software. Besides plate angles, the software can calculate retardation, effective optical axis and degree of polarization versus wavelength.
The tuning range depends on TWPC parameters. The entire THz range can be covered with the several TWPCs.

TWPC by TYDEX can be operated in following modes:

half-wave monochromatic plate for any wavelength within 80-160 μm range,
quarter-wave monochromatic plate for any wavelength within 150-300 μm range,
120 μm birefringent filter.

The TWPC operation modes were tested by measuring the transmission spectra of TWPC placed between two polarizers with an FT spectrometer Bruker Vertex 70.

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20 December 2016: HyperFine Spectrometer

LightMachinery Inc.

LightMachinery is pleased to announce the HyperFine series of spectrometers - based on our patented VIPA technology. Designed for measuring hyperfine and subtle spectral shifts, the HyperFine spectrometer is a compact, low cost spectrometer capable of sub-picometer resolution. It is ideal for measuring hyperfine spectra, laser characterization and the small spectral shifts from Brillouin scattering. Simple PC based software allows the user to review spectra in real time and save or export for more analysis.

Features

Simple to use
Sub picometer resolution
Fiber optic input
Quick data acquisition and export
Simple USB interface
LabView Drivers
No moving parts


Specifications

Resolution: sub 1pm at 532nm (resolving power > 500,000)
Accuracy: < 2pm following calibration
Dynamic Range: >10^6 for the system, 256 in a single measurement
Wavelength range: 10nm factory adjustable from 400nm to 700nm
Simultaneous range / resolution: >10,000 at 532nm
Acquisition speed: >2Hz typical
Calibration: an external reference source is required

Be among the first to see the HyperFine Spectrometer in action, live on our booth at Photonics West!

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20 December 2016: High Power Line Laser Modules

Frankfurt Laser Company

The laser modules of the ML2040-Series deliver high output power 0.5W -2W 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 100kHz are optionally available. The power stability is <1% over 24 hours.

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16 December 2016: Toshiba Imaging Introduces Ultra-Small, 0.7 mm CMOS High-Performance Video Camera for Endoscopes

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

• New IK-CT2 will be showcased Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2017 at SPIE’s Photonics West 2017 in Toshiba Imaging’s North Hall booth #4156, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.

IRVINE, Calif. - DEC. 15, 2016 – Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.’s Imaging Systems Division (www.toshibacameras.com) introduces the IK-CT2, an ultra-small, chip-on-tip video camera system. The innovative, 0.7 x 0.7mm back-side illuminated CMOS sensor features, 220 x 220 pixels, and integrated 120 degree field-of-view glass lens which supports a critical OEM component solution for a variety of small diameter, flexible and rigid scope applications.

The IK-CT2 features Toshiba’s advanced color processing with its 12-channel color matrix adjustment, freeze frame, 5 user-programmable settings files, and can be controlled remotely through RS-232. The new system includes the CMOS sensor assembly which fits a 1.0 mm diameter tip, 120 degree field-of-view lens with a focal range of 3 mm to 50 mm, 3.5 meter sensor cable, interface board, and camera control unit (CCU). The CCU delivers superior color accuracy and contrast at 59.94 Hz progressive scan using DVI-D and USB 2.0 outputs. The IK-CT2 is easy to integrate into medical endoscopes and/or industrial inspection systems.

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division will premiere the IK-CT2 camera at SPIE’s Photonics West 2017, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2017, in North Hall booth #4156, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.

Toshiba Imaging is a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and a global leader in the manufacture of ultra-compact UltraHD, high definition (HD) and high resolution CMOS and CCD video cameras. For more information on the new IK-CT2 ultra-small, advanced color video camera for endoscopy, please visit: http://www.toshibacameras.com/products/prod_detail_ikct2.jsp.

ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, Calif.), is one of the six business units of TAIS and is world renowned for its 3-chip, ultra-compact, superior color and contrast, high definition (HD) and UltraHD video cameras. High performance 3-chip and single sensor HD video systems are available and both camera suites are accompanied by Toshiba’s legendary and comprehensive tech support. Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division provides imaging products for the security, medical, scientific and manufacturing markets. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. More information about the advanced video imaging technology, high definition, low-light, high resolution color video cameras and Toshiba’s remote head cameras is available at www.toshibacameras.com.

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) (as of March 31, 2016).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.html.


Toshiba Imaging Systems Division
9740 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618-1697
Contact: Gary Pitre
Email: Gary.Pitre@toshiba.com
Phone: (810) 357-5022
Website: www.toshibacameras.com

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Smith Miller Moore / 818-708-1704
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16 December 2016: New, Affordable USB3.0 SWIR OEM Linescan Camera for Machine Vision & Spectroscopy

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

• Princeton Infrared’s affordable OEM SWIR/visible linescan camera will premiere at SPIE’s Photonics West, Moscone Convention Center, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2017 in booth #312.

Monmouth Junction, NJ - December 15, 2016 - Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (www.princetonirtech.com), introduces the OEM version of its LineCam12, an affordable, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera that operates from 0.4 to 1.7 µm in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum. Compact, with USB3 Vision™ and Camera Link digital outputs, the camera features a 1024 x 1 pixel format with a 12.5 µm pitch; it can be powered by USB3.0 in most applications. This is the only SWIR linescan camera currently available with USB3 Vision. It is also the only USB3 camera that can image SWIR and visible light simultaneously. The new OEM model allows for easy integration into new or existing spectroscopy and machine vision systems.

The advanced SWIR-InGaAs 1024-element linear array can image over 37k lines per second and comes in two models: the LineCam12-12.5-1.7T-OEM with 250 µm tall pixels for spectroscopy, and the LineCam12-12.5-1.7M-OEM with 12.5 µm square pixels for machine vision tasks. The OEM versions can be configured with customized settings to meet customer needs, including high temperature operation at 70 °C or very cold operating temperatures of -40 °C.

Advantages to the new SWIR OEM linescan camera include the low read noise of <80e- which is a factor of 4x lower than the best in the industry. Combined with varied integration times from 10 µs to >10 s and the 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion (dynamic range >6000:1), the LineCam12 provides excellent versatility. In addition, the incredibly large selection of full wells from 75ke- to 100 Me- with 128 steps of variation, far exceeds any other linear array in the SWIR band. Importantly, there is also on-chip optical pixel binning available by command, which allows the user to trade spectral resolution for increased signal levels, as well as faster line rates. Princeton Infrared’s advanced TEC-stabilized camera offers 18 non-uniformity correction (NUC) tables (12 factory-set and 6 user-defined) for additional flexibility.

Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph. D., president of Princeton Infrared Technologies, notes, “I am happy to introduce the newest version of our state-of-the-art SWIR linescan cameras. The OEM model enables us to work with our customers to integrate the camera into their existing system. We can also provide a wide variety of customizations that other manufacturers cannot provide. Utilizing our fabless manufacturing model, we are able to quickly innovate and thus enable numerous new machine vision and spectroscopic applications in the SWIR band at a much lower cost than other SWIR cameras on the market.”

The USB3.0 SWIR OEM LineCam12 is specially designed and optimized for complex and demanding imaging applications, for example in Raman spectroscopy, and in environments where objects are moving quickly (factory lines), such as sorting, detecting moisture, characterizing different plastics, and more. The camera starting price is $9500 in single units. For multiple units or OEM quantities, please contact PIRT for pricing.

To learn more about Princeton Infrared Technologies’ full line of affordable shortwave infrared linear arrays and cameras, please visit booth #312 during SPIE’s Photonics West, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2017 at Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, or go to: www.princetonirtech.com, or call 1-609-917-3380 for pricing.


Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT - www.princetonirtech.com) - Specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology, PIRT focuses on design and manufacture of both shortwave infrared cameras, and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays. All products are created in the company’s fabless environment under strict testing and quality control guidelines, providing innovative and cost-effective detectors that image in the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared wavelengths. Application areas include spectroscopy for sorting materials, moisture detection, thermal imaging, night vision, and laser imaging for military, industrial, and commercial markets.
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Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.
9 Deer Park Drive, Suite J-5
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Martin Ettenberg
Phone: +1 609-917-3380
E-mail: Martin.Ettenberg@princetonirtech.com
Web Site: www.princetonirtech.com

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

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2 December 2016: OptiCentric® Linear PRO – Innovative Centration Error Measurement for Production

TRIOPTICS GmbH

TRIOPTICS offers the world’s most comprehensive range of optical measuring, testing and manufacturing technology for research and development, quality control and production. During Photonics West TRIOPTICS feels fortunate to launch a new product: OptiCentric® Linear PRO. This latest innovative device measures centration errors of lenses and lens systems with a high sample throughput optimized for production. For its further ease of use OptiCentric® Linear PRO performs a fully automatic testing of entire trays and presents the measurement results clearly structured for a high visibility of the accomplishment of the pass/fail criteria. OptiCentric® Linear PRO is based on the proven OptiCentric® technology and provides high accuracy and a very fast measurement process.
To learn more meet us at our booth # 1907.

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1 December 2016: C-RED 2 - SWIR revolution

First Light Imaging

C-RED 2 is a 640 x 512 InGaAs camera which outperforms the capacities of its 15 μm pixels high resolution sensor.
Up to 400 images per second, for a read out noise down to 10 electrons, automatically aircooled, C-RED 2 is offering the fastest acquisition rate of all InGaAs SWIR cameras for a very sensitive high resolution imaging.
Operating on a wavelength from 0.8 to 1.7 µm, the camera has a very good quantum efficiency of 70%.
C-RED 2 also offers windowing possibilities and Region of Interest, which allow the camera to go even faster if needed.
The software allows real time applications, and the interface is CameraLink full and USB3. It is also designed to be updated remotely.
The camera is easily embeddable in any system thanks to its low volume, and can operate in any environment or complex situations.
C-RED 2 is ultra fast AND low-noise at the same time, revealing unexplored possibilities in Astronomy, Biological Imagery, or Industry, and much more.

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1 December 2016: PM6 Precision Lapping & Polishing System

Logitech Ltd.

Produce high quality specimens repeatably with Logitech’s newest addition to their wide range of precision machinery, the PM6:Precision Lapping & Polishing System. This single station, bench-top machine is the system solution of choice for R&D level, small throughput environments where there is a need for a controlled flat surface and high quality finish. With intelligent features and intuitive operator controls allowing for easy process repeatability, reducing user error, breakage or damage to the expensive materials used within the industry.

The features and functionality of this new upgraded system have been driven by increasingly demanding customer requirements and technology advances. Enhanced process performance is achieved through innovative features including combined lapping & polishing, Bluetooth enabled features and Automatic Plate Flatness Control. With plate speeds of up to 100rpm the PM6 boasts fast lapping & polishing rates, with test showing a 30-50% increase in comparison to lower plate speeds.

Key features of the PM6 have been created focusing on easy process repeatability and high levels of precision. With a wafer process capacity of up to 4”/100mm, the ability to build, save and recall multi-stage recipes while dual 2L cylinders allow for multi-stage processing, along with metered abrasive feed of abrasive to plate, real time data collection & feedback and Bluetooth enabled PP series jigs for end point thickness control are just some of the features which allow users high quality results repeatable with every process.

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1 December 2016: JS1105 Medical Gavalnometer Scanner

Sino-Galvo (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

JS1105 is the latest R&D of high performance medical beauty galvanometer scanner. The scanner hand piece designing was adopted the unique vertically into the light structure. It has the characteristic of small volume, light weight, high speed, easy operate etc. A full range of security protection function, custom software development which makes the stability and reliability of the scanner reached the world leading level. It also has independent intellectual property rights.

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1 December 2016: SG2206-3D Dynamic Focusing Scanning

Sino-Galvo (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

The control software adopted the advanced Newton interpolation correction algorithm and dynamic light compensation point by point tracking algorithm, embedded marking control board can realize to work offline, and convenient for batch processing. The whole system is specialized for the small focal spot, large scan field and high flexibility of laser scanning applications.
The model SG2206-3D Galvanometer scanner has compact design, high positioning accuracy, higher marking speed, and strong anti-interference ability. In the process of dynamic marking, the marking line has high precision, distortion free, power uniform, pattern without distortion, the overall performance has reached the international leading level in the field. The advantages are as following:
1. The world’s smallest Dynamic Focusing Scanning System, the size is one third less than peers.
2. The advanced small focal spot design, the minimum focal spot is 30um.
3. Accurate optical path design and fabrication, low energy decrement for large scan field and curved surface processing.
4. High speed system, meets above 4000mm/s marking speed.
5. Scan field up to 400x400mm, meet large scan field engraving requirements.
6. The maximum marking height up to 280mm, far exceed the industry height standard of 80mm.
7. The focal axis position is optimized for deep engraving, suitable for embossment, etc. 3D applications.
8. Marking software with 3D operation interface, operate 3D upper and lower, right and left, front and back view, set base level, front and back
switch, 3D coordinate axis simulating marking content, model frame function to help the operator place the work piece and edit marking graphics.
9. Precisely control the focal length position of marking machine, automatically adjust Z-axis for 3D marking process, keep the spot size to minimum, and ensure the uniform graphic effect after marking on the object.
10. Built-in concave and convex circular tube, concave and convex sphere, slope, cone, polygon, etc. basic models, the operator can easily and rapidly set the marking.
11. 3D models can be imported, 2D graphics can be directly cladded or projected onto built-in curve surface.
12. Control board support memory card, it can store 16 groups of offline document carving.
13. The whole system adopted the optimization designing of electromagnetic compatibility, with high signal-to-noise ratio and strong anti-interference ability.

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1 December 2016: JD2203 High Speed Galvanometer

Sino-Galvo (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

JD2203 galvanometer scanner is mainly used for high speed and online flight marking. The standard
incident spot diameter is 10mm. JD2203 galvanometer system has zero drift, high speed, small volume,
low temperature and stable and reliable running etc. The comprehensive performance has already reach
-ed the international leading level in this field and won several national patents.

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1 December 2016: HGTR-KTP CRYSTAL

Guilin Bairay Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd.

The crystal is made by the method of hydrothermal-growth, overcomes the common gray track damage of the flux-growth KTP, who has higher damage threshold value and ability to anti-gray track. It is extremely suitable for laser system applications requiring high power and high conversion efficiency.

Specifications
Absorption coefficient: <150 ppm cm-1 @1064nm and < 2000 ppm cm-1@532 nm
Domain structure: single domain
Damage threshold: >600 MW/ cm2(coating)@ 1064 nm,10 ns pulse
>1GW/ cm2(without coating)@ 1064 nm,10 ns pulse
Conversion efficiency: Up to 80% depending on cube length and laser system
AR coating: R<0.2%@1064 nm, R<0.5%@532 nm
Transmitting wavefront distortion: λ/ 10 @633 nm
Flatness: λ/ 10 @633 nm
Parallelism: <10 arc sec
Perpendicularity: <5 arc min
Angle tolerance: Δθ≤0.25°, ΔФ≤0.25°
Scratch/dig: 10/5(without coating)to MIL-O-13830A standard.

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1 December 2016: Bandpass filters with no ghost imaging

Shanghai Mega-9 Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.

The bandpass filters are fabricated using IAD e-beam evaporation on a single sheet of glass substrate. All the blocking performance is completed in one side, and a low reflectivity of AR is coated on the backside. The blocking range is from 400nm to 1100nm, and the blocking level is better than OD3.Transmission in pass band is greater than 90% in general.

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1 December 2016: High Power Waveplate

DayOptics, Inc.

Waveplate, also named phase retarder, is made from birefringent material. And it will make orthogonal polarization components produce phase deviation, which is used for adjusting the polarization state of light beam. Common waveplate is made from quatz crystal, including half-wave plate and quarter-wave plate. If you want to order it, please show the wavelength, phase, caliber and the type of waveplate.
Features:
 True Zero Order Wavepalte
 Epoxy Free
 High Power:>10J/cm2@1064nm,20ns,20Hz
 Wide Wavelength:400-3000nm
 Good for UV Application
 Easy Handing

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1 December 2016: High Power Polarization Beamsplitter

DayOptics, Inc.

Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters split randomly polarized beams into two orthogonal, linearly, polarized components-S-polarized light is reflected at a 90deg. Angle while P-polarized light is transmitted. Each beamsplitter consists of a pair of precision high tolerance right angle prisms cemented together with a dielectric coating on the hypotenuse of one of prisms.
Features:
 High Power High Damage Threshold: ~15J/cm2 @ 1064nm 20ns, 20Hz (Certificate No. 13866#1)
 Green Optics. Epoxy-free! Optical Contacted.
 Transmission: >97%@Central Wavelength (Tp>96%@355nm)
 Extinction Ratio: Better than 30dB for 1064nm
 High Coating Performance

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30 November 2016: Multi-Camera Imaging Colorimeter: MCIC

Westboro Photonics

The Multi-Camera Imaging Colorimeter-- MCIC delivers unmatched speed, high accuracy and reliability when inspecting, balancing and tuning the light emission qualities of displays and luminaires. Taking one second for color measurements, the MCIC is several times faster than comparable filter wheel colorimeters. Having no moving parts, the MCIC helps to assure production line uptime, scheduled downtime and operational reliability requirements. The MCIC is supported by Photometrica® software and its complementary Software Development Kit (SDK), for automation.
Mix and match sensors--often only the Y-channel needs high resolution. Most tiny defects such as pixel and line defects can be reliably identified with a luminance measurement alone. the X-and Z- channels contribute only to the chromaticity computations, which may not require such high resolution. Westboro Phtotonics can configure a mixed imager MCIC to match the measurement requirements with the lowest financial outlay.
The MCIC's imagers measure up to four tristimulus channels, spectrum and flicker simultaneously, whereas filter wheel systems measure each tristimulus image one after another. With no moving parts in the MCIC, there is no need to wait for a filter wheel to rotate and settle at each filter position, making the MCIC 4X faster than a filter wheel colorimeter. Threaded functions are supported by Photometrica and its SDK when using multi-core PCs for fast data processing. Parallel high speed USB 3.0 connections from the host PC to each of the tristimulus imagers maximizes data throughput.
Photometrica® 7.0 supports an exceptionally rich set of optimized software. This production proven software, hardened in laboratory and research facilities, has been deployed to numerous Westboro Photonics customers. It enables customers to provide rapid and accurate measurement of luminance and chromaticity for a broad range of devices and materials including light sources, flat panel displays, keyboards, optical materials, and surface treatments. Photometrica® 7.0 specifically targets the automotive, avionics, display and lighting markets, and will significantly reduce the time it takes to acquire, measure and analyze data.

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30 November 2016: WP6120

Westboro Photonics

Building upon the success of the family of WP6xxx imaging colorimeters, designed and engineered as an option for those interested in gathering chromaticity information in their measurements, Westboro Photonics has evolved this product line offering to now include the WP6120. The WP6120 colorimeter utilizes a 12MP, scientific-grade, cooled CCD in combination with the proven Photometrica software suite to provide a flexible, sensitive, accurate and easy-to-use solution for any colorimetry application.
The Spectrometer and Flicker upgrade/option for the WP6xxx family of colorimeters, for the first time, practically combines a high resolution imaging colorimeter, a high accuracy spectroradiometer and a flicker analyzer. This solution allows any WP6xxx family of products to have an integrated spot spectroradiometer and flicker detector. The spectral and flicker measurement and analysis, are fully automated and integrated with the colorimeter’s Photometrica software.
Photometrica® 7.0 supports an exceptionally rich set of optimized software, supporting the Westboro Photonics imaging colorimeter and photometer product lines. This production proven software, hardened in laboratory and research facilities, has been deployed to numerous Westboro Photonics customers. It enables customers to provide rapid and accurate measurement of luminance and chromaticity for a broad range of devices and materials including light sources, flat panel displays, keyboards, optical materials, and surface treatments. Photometrica® 7.0 specifically targets the automotive, avionics, display and lighting markets, and will significantly reduce the time it takes these customers to acquire, measure and analyze data.

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30 November 2016: GSENSE4040-16.8 Megapixels sCMOS Image Sensor.

Gpixel Inc.

GSENSE4040 is a 16.8Mega pixel resolution sCMOS image sensor. Featured with five transistors (5T) HDR pixel design on a 9μm patented pinned photodiode pixel, this sensor has low readout noise of 3.5e- and high sensitivity of 1.51x108e-/((W/m2).s) at rolling shutter mode. With 16 pairs of LVDS channel and on-chip 12-bit ADC, its maximum frame rate (at full resolution) is 48fps@STD mode and 24fps@HDR mode. It supports 2x2 charge binning in which x4 frame rate is achieved and 2x4 voltage binning (based on 2x2 charge binning) in which x8 frame rate is achieved. The full well charge is 40ke- which enables a high dynamic range of 80dB@HDR mode and 68dB@STD mode.

With the outstanding performance, this sensor can be used in various applications such as high-end scientific imaging, bio and medical imaging, astronomy and low light applications.

All the customers are welcomed to our booth, 4356 at Photonics West 2017 in USA. For more information, please check our website: www.gpixelinc.com.

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29 November 2016: Cordless Optical Tool Set Camera

Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC

Nanotech is pleased to offer a dramatic improvement to optical tool setting systems. Their newest tool setting camera is both cordless and lightweight. It provides accurate diamond tool setups at levels unattainable by other similar systems. This innovative product features the following technological advancements:

1) Automatic Edge Detection Technology finds diamond tool center position and radius instantaneously

2) < 1µm consistent total system repeatability is achieved making the new OTS a valuable resource for the technician

3) Significantly Improved Image Quality

4) 50% Weight Reduction compared to previous camera

5) 10X Optical Magnification plus 10X digital zoom

6) Total Cable-free System receiving power & I/O communications through re-engineered kinematic mount design

7) Diffraction Limited Edge Detection via software adjustable dual monochromatic camera coaxial lighting & tool
backlighting

8) Advanced OTS Software with embedded routine for rapid tool replacements

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29 November 2016: High Resolution Telecentric Lens for 1.1" Sensor

Swarotec by Swarovski Optik

Facts: telecentricity < 0.1°, apochromatic correction from 450 to 625 nm, workpiece diameter 18.1 mm

Advantages:
• diffraction limited resolution across the whole sensor
• large working distance of more than 300 mm
• integrated top-light illumination
• broad spectral range for RGB applications

Prototype Challenges:
Due to the limited space available, the actual dimensions of the
lens were tightly restricted. Using a smart combination of mechanical
mounts and optical alignment the requirements could
be fulfilled and the working distance achieved with a precision of
less than 1 mm.

Specifications:
• working distance: 365 mm
• magnification: 0.86X +/- 1%
• work piece dimensions: 16.5 x 12.1 mm
• sensor size: 14.1 x 10.4 mm, 3.45 µm pixel pitch
• numerical aperture: 0.053
• telecentricity at work piece level: < 0.1°
• distortion: < 0.1%
• CRA at sensor level < 2.25°
• length: 198 mm
• weight: 650 gramme
• connector: C-mount

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29 November 2016: OSI Optoelectronics' New Annular Quadrant Backscatter Detectors

OSI Optoelectronics

OSI Optoelectronics’ New Annular Quadrant
Backscatter Detectors

Hawthorne, CA - OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO) (www.osioptoelectronics.com), an OSI Systems Company and global supplier of high performance standard and OEM photodiodes, high-power light sources, and turnkey solutions, introduces Annular Quadrant Silicon Photodiodes. The new devices operate between 350 nm to 1100 nm and are used for backscatter reflectivity measurements.

The new silicon (Si) quadrant detector features an annular package design and includes a 200 µm laser-cut hole on the chip and the header that enables a fiber to be coupled from the back of the detector. This ensures that the detector sensing area is always normal to the direction of the light, reducing the need for angular compensation during backscatter measurements. Available in TO-5 and TO-8 metal packages, the active area on each element is 1.6 mm2 and 19.6 mm2 respectively. The element gap between the segments is ~0.10 mm. The spectral range is from 190 nm (min.) to 1100 nm (max.) with a typical peak wavelength of 980 nm. With responsivity at 790 nm, the typical A/W is 0.52.

OSI Optoelectonics’ new backscatter detector for reflectivity measurements operates between -20 °C and +60 °C. Storage temperatures range from -20 °C to +80 °C.

For more information about OSI’s new Annular Ring Silicon Detectors, please go to: http://osioptoelectronics.com/standard-products/new-products.aspx.

For more information about the company’s new photodetectors for industrial and scientific applications, please visit: www.osioptoelectronics.com/.

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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29 November 2016: Sierra-Olympic's Vinden 150 EX Continuous Zoom Thermal Chassis Camera for Security

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Vinden 150 EX continuous zoom thermal chassis camera for integrators and thermal video end-users. The affordable camera provides highly-sensitive thermal imaging using advanced, uncooled VOx microbolometer technology and an extremely efficient continuous zoom optic. The highly parfocal optic keeps objects in perfect focus throughout the zoom range.

Specially designed for critical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) security and surveillance applications, the camera offers advanced thermal image processing for integrators or other users who require exceptional zoom imaging capabilities. Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden 150 EX features a total 12X zoom factor and a remarkable 1.5 degree HFOV in full optical plus digital zoom. The 640 x 480 camera is available in 30 Hz and 9Hz models, depending on export requirements.

Sierra-Olympic’s uncooled camera offers IP-video output with H.264 and MJPG streams and Ethernet control, for maximum flexibility and integration into new or existing security and surveillance systems. Simultaneous analog video (NTSC or PAL) and 14-bit Camera Link digital outputs are also available. Optional control via a serial communication port (serial com) is offered; other options include individual harness micro-connectors or 30-pin FFC connectors.

Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden EX 150 is an ideal imaging tool for systems integrators, infrastructure security, thermal PTZ systems, port and harbor security, and a variety of defense applications. To learn more about the new Vinden 150 EX 640 x 480 thermal camera, please go to: www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/vinden-cz/vinden-150-ex-640x480. For more information about Sierra-Olympic or to order affordable and advanced IR thermal technology cameras and accessories online, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

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28 November 2016: New KURO™ Camera from Princeton Instruments Is First in World To Utilize Back-Illuminated Scientific CMOS Sensor Technology for Ultra-Low-Light Imaging and Spectroscopy

Princeton Instruments

Princeton Instruments is pleased to introduce its KURO:1200B, the world’s first scientific CMOS camera system to implement back-illuminated sensor technology. Until now, this key technology had been leveraged almost exclusively by CCD camera systems, which despite their excellent sensitivity are unable to match CMOS frame rates. Front-illuminated CMOS cameras, meanwhile, cannot meet the high-sensitivity requirements of today’s ultra-low-light scientific imaging and spectroscopy applications. The KURO:1200B camera, however, delivers both the fast frame rates and the exceptional sensitivity needed for applications such as hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, cold-atom imaging, quantum imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, and high-speed spectroscopy, all whilst eliminating the drawbacks commonly associated with front-illuminated scientific CMOS cameras.

Thanks to its back-illuminated scientific CMOS (sCMOS) sensor architecture, the new KURO provides >95% quantum efficiency and 100% fill factor. Furthermore, this next-generation sCMOS camera significantly reduces the fixed-pattern noise seen in front-illuminated sCMOS cameras and eliminates the need for the performance-limiting microlenses they often require. The lack of microlenses lets the unique KURO detect light from the UV to the NIR without a reduction in quantum efficiency. Scientists and engineers will benefit from the KURO:1200B camera’s ultra-low-level read noise (1.3 e- rms median), high frame rates (82 fps at full 1200 x 1200 resolution), and flexible off-chip (software) binning capabilities. The 11 µm2 pixel pitch of the new detector captures 2.8x more photons than other sCMOS sensors and handles a full well of 80,000 electrons, allowing excellent dynamic range (61,500:1 or 95 dB).

Designed for operation within the Princeton Instruments LightField® software ecosystem, the KURO camera is easy to control and can be integrated quickly in myriad imaging and spectroscopy experiments. The highly regarded 64-bit LightField imaging and spectroscopy software package provides hundreds of user enhancements, includes a powerful built-in math engine to perform live data analysis, and permits direct control from third-party packages such as LabVIEW® (National Instruments) and MATLAB® (MathWorks). A full suite of input-output TTL signals is provided as well, making it easy to synchronize camera operation with external events or light sources.

“The KURO:1200B is the only scientific CMOS camera capable of delivering CCD-like quantum efficiency and dynamic range without compromising the low read noise and high frame rates for which sCMOS sensors are known,” comments Ravi Guntupalli, vice president of sales and marketing at Princeton Instruments. “Our new, back-illuminated sCMOS camera is tremendously well suited for use in non-gated, low-light-level applications with integration times of less than 10 seconds.”

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28 November 2016: Diffraction Gratings for USP Laser

Gitterwerk GmbH

Diffraction gratings of the highest quality according to the current state of the art - efficiency, wavefront
accuracy, and damage threshold optimized for your application!

Perfect for pulse compression and high energy applications.
We are happy to adapt the grating size and thickness for your application and providing you with the highest quality at any quantity!

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28 November 2016: NEW: Quasar infrared OPCPA

Class 5 Photonics GmbH

pulse energy: > 10 µJ
pulse duration: < 100 fs
repetition rate: < 175 kHz
wavelengths: 1.4 – 1.6 µm

The Quasar infrared OPCPA is our new infrared femtosecond laser module, delivering <100 fs pulses at > 1.75 W average power. The implemented stable White Light Technology ensures a surpassing turn-key experience and superior ease of operation.

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28 November 2016: Supernova OPCPA

Class 5 Photonics GmbH

pulse energy: > 1 mJ
pulse duration: < 15 ... 100 fs (short / long pulse mode)
repetition rate: < 100 kHz
wavelengths: 700 - 950 nm

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28 November 2016: White Dwarf gamma OPCPA

Class 5 Photonics GmbH

pulse energy: > 150 µJ
pulse duration: < 15 fs ... 100 fs (short / long pulse mode)
repetition rate: < 100 kHz
wavelengths: 700 - 950 nm

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28 November 2016: White Dwarf alpha OPCPA

Class 5 Photonics GmbH

pulse energy: 1 - 15 µJ
pulse duration: < 10 fs / 15 ... 100 fs (short / long pulse mode)
repetition rate: < 5 MHz
wavelengths: 700 - 950 nm

Benchmark in its class. The White Dwarf OPCPA is a compact and robust femtosecond laser module, delivering <10 fs pulses at > 20 W average power. The implemented stable White Light Technology ensures a surpassing turn-key experience and superior ease of operation.

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28 November 2016: Photonics - the rapidly growing open access optics and photonics journal

MDPI

Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732) is an international scientific open access journal on the science and technology of optics and photonics, published quarterly online by MDPI.

Open Access: free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2016.
High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science).
Rapid publication: accepted papers are immediately published online.
Note from the publisher: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2015).

Aims

Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732) aims at a fast turn around time for peer-reviewing manuscripts and producing accepted articles. The online-only and open access nature of the journal will allow for a speedy and wide circulation of your research as well as review articles. We aim at establishing Photonics as a leading venue for publishing high impact fundamental research but also applications of optics and photonics. The journal particularly welcomes both theoretical (simulation) and experimental research. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.

Scope

Biophotonics, biomedical optics, and medical optics
Semiconductor photonics and optoelectronics
Nanotechnology and nanostructures in optics
Quantum optics, quantum computing, and applications
Photonic materials and technology
Metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics
Integrated Optoelectronics and Integrated Optics
Photonics Device and Technologies
Optical communications and systems
Nonlinear and ultrafast optics
Imaging systems and holography
Computational photonics and nanostructures
Photonics for Energy and Green Technologies
Fundamental & applications of photonics / optics
Photon-electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures
Physics and simulation: material properties, device technologies, and integrated systems

Manuscripts Considered in Photonics

Regular research papers
Tutorial and review papers
Letters and communications
Scientific papers with a high degree of novelty
Theoretical / computational & experimental papers
Basic science, applied science, technology, engineering, and applications

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28 November 2016: Portable CO2 Snow Jet

Applied Surface Technologies

Applied Surface Technologies announces the release of a new CO2 Snow Jet - Model K4-10S-Port. This is the first fully portable unit that can be carried anywhere. This unit is totally portable, operates with a small CO2 canister and can be operated with a battery power source too. This unit uses the small solenoid for quick on/off - less than 10 ms response. It weighs less than 4 pounds and be held in one hand.

Applications are aimed at where one is outside the laboratory, in a filed repair situation, or art cleaning situation. Additionally, the unit can be carried around for fiber optic cleaning in a building or outdoors.

The portable unit will operate with either liquid or gas CO2. The gas option is good for fiber optical cleaning in the field as a small canister can last for many fibers. The liquid option may be a better choice for oily deposits

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25 November 2016: Blue Laser Light Source Unit

Okabe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

This Unit has 445nm wavelength and 600mW power with 7 micron meter dia fiber. It means 600mW power from 7 micron meter. There unique performance could be getten by special fiber which has NA0.3.

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24 November 2016: CMV50000

CMOSIS BVBA

The CMV50000 is a high speed CMOS image sensor with 7920 x 6004 effective pixels (47.5Mp) developed for machine vision and video applications. The image array consists of 4.6μm pipelined 8T global shutter pixels which allow exposure during read out, while performing true CDS (Correlated Double Sampling) operation. The image sensor has 22 12bit sub-LVDS data outputs. The image sensor also integrates a programmable analog gain amplifier and offset regulation. Each output channel runs up to 830 Mbps maximum which results in 30 fps frame rate at full resolution in 12 bit. Higher frame rates can be achieved in row-windowing mode or row-subsampling mode. These modes are all programmable using the SPI interface. All internal exposure and read out timings are generated by a programmable on-board sequencer. External triggering and exposure programming is also possible. Extended optical dynamic range can be achieved by a dual exposure HDR mode.

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24 November 2016: Super Stable LD/Single Mode Fiber Light Source Unit

Okabe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

This LD Light Source Unit conbined with Single Mode Fiber and has Super Stable Stability compared to other manufacturers in the world. It is used as master LD/Fiber Light Sources for Optical Power Measuring Equipments. The optical power fluctuation is less 0.05% or less. Usual LD/fiber module has a fluctuation by reflection light at the edge of a fiber and have mode hopping, but ours have a special technology to make Mode-Hopping- Free and can reduce the inference.

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24 November 2016: Speckle-Free Orange Laser

Okabe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

This Laser is combined with 2 Fiber Lasers and has a wide HWHM 10nm, then gets In-Coherent specification. It is very useful for medical imaging technologies, laser for 3D printers and precise measuring of diameters of metal bars.

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24 November 2016: 450+/-5nm Narrow Bandpass Filter

Chenter Industries Group Limited

Chenter has launched 450+/-5nm narrow bandpass filter with Tp > 90% and OD 2-3@ 200-1100nm.

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23 November 2016: 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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23 November 2016: BrightLase 976nm 1250W 400um fiber-coupled diode laser for welding

QPC Lasers/Laser Operations LLC

BrightLase 976 nm, 1250 W, 400 um, fiber-coupled diode laser for welding applications.

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23 November 2016: Materials and processes for optical applications

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC develops and licenses superior optical materials and corresponding process techniques for optical applications. In particular, inorganic-organic hybrid polymers – ORMOCER®s – can be tuned with respect to their optical properties and allow processing with different methods like conventional UV lithography, Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL), UV embossing, replication techniques, printing techniques and Two-Photon-Absorption (TPA) patterning technologies. ORMOCER®s excel by their low optical loss and their outstanding thermal, chemical and optical stability such as transparency stability under high power exposure.

Freeform microstructures for microoptical sensors

Fraunhofer ISC and Fraunhofer IIS create complex microoptical structures using ORMOCER®s, e.g., to realize color sensors directly on chip level. The sensors measure optical spectra independently of the incidence of the light and can be employed in smartphones or LED lighting in cars. The employed optical microstructures are processed by the new technology Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP). 2PP is a true freeform and direct 3D fabrication technology enabling innovative and very sophisticated microstructures with feature sizes down to 100 nm. The technology uses tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses to trigger localized photopolymerization inside a transparent photopolymer. The underlying process – Two-Photon Absorption (TPA) – can only occur if the light intensity is sufficiently high so that the solidification of the material is located in the tiny focal volume. Consequently, 2PP is not limited to a layer-wise fabrication as in other 3D printing approaches. For 3D fabrication the focal volume is scanned in 3D space followed by a solvent wash to separate the rest of the liquid photopolymer from the solidified 3D structure.

Nanopatterned surfaces for microlenses and microfluidic components

Another application of nanopatterned ORMOCER®s are microstructures generated within µ-fluidic channels which are realized by Selective Laser Etching (SLE) in fused silica. Fraunhofer ISC and Fraunhofer ILT use these ORMOCER® microstructures for filtering techniques or in order to create tailored light distributions within the microfluidic channel. By combining the 3D fabrication of microchannels and microfluidic chips with additional ORMOCER® microstructures, new device concepts for microfluidic and optofluidic systems in several fields of application (e.g. lab-on-chip) are enabled.

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23 November 2016: Fully Threaded C-mount Standard Filters

Chenter Industries Group Limited

When short focal length lenses, telecentric lenses etc are used, for there is no filter thread in the front end close to object, filters cannot be attached to realize desired application effects.
To solve the problem, CHENTER has launched standard filters to match C mount sensors. The filters are fully threaded and can be embedded into C mount to be put between sensors and lenses.

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22 November 2016: PIC new 5-axis adjustment WhisperIT Freedom™ laser module, eliminates custom beam shaping optics, fast design in, low cost

Pavilion Integration Corporation

PIC's new 5-axis adjustment WhisperIT Freedom™ laser module, eliminates custom beam shaping optics, provides fast design in, and lowers costs. PIC’s WhisperIT™ lasers utilize a patented technology that creates a beam with excellent mode quality, low noise under all conditions, and low speckle, but at a substantially reduced cost, footprint, and power consumption compared to ion or DPSS lasers. Widely used in flow cytometry, retinal imaging, and high speed sorting instrumentation with a history of over 27,000 lasers of all types shipped.

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

attocube systems Inc.

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

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

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

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22 November 2016: PicoLAS Product Innovation BFPS-VRHSP 02

PicoLAS GmbH

News from the seeding experts!

The seed drivers from PicoLAS are specially designed to drive laser diodes in seeding applications for fibre-and solid state laser amplifiers. Our new BFPS-VRHSP 02 is the first seed driver available on the market which enables short pulse durations as low as < 500 ps up to 10 ns with an extraordinary current potential of 2 A. A further special highlight of the device is the integrated pulse width controller. Moreover, all settings can be performed via an integrated digital interface.

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22 November 2016: RGB Prism (Philip Prism)

FOCtek Photonics, Inc.

Foctek has developed the unique thin air-space(8um+/-2um) cementing technique for this prism, which allows Foctek to custom-made high precision Philips for the customers.

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22 November 2016: High Power PBS

FOCtek Photonics, Inc.

High Damage Threshold:15J/cm2 @ 1064nm 20ns, 20Hz for Narrowband 10J/cm2 @1064nm 20ns, 20Hz for Broadband

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22 November 2016: Machine Vision Lenses

FOCtek Photonics, Inc.

5MP pixel,<01% distortion, f16-50mm

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22 November 2016: Dual Fish-eye Moulder

FOCtek Photonics, Inc.

1.Outstanding Coating Technology
2.All lens elements are with multi-layer
3.Precision glass,precision lens manufactaring
4.ROHS,CE,Compliant

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22 November 2016: 1550nm short pulse fiber laser for LiDAR

Connet Laser Technology Co., Ltd

The CoLID series 1550nm short pulse fiber laser for LiDAR of Connet is a fiber laser source delivering high peak power and high pulse energy. Based on Master Oscillator Power- Amplifier (MOPA) configuration and optimized design of multi-staged optical amplification, it can reach high peak power and ns pulse width output. It is an ideal fiber laser source for LiDAR, telemetry and range finding.

The CoLID series 1550nm short pulse fiber laser for LiDAR of Connet housed in a mini disc type module with compact structure and small size. It has wide operating temperature range with low power consumption. The pulse output can be achieved by external TTL trigger signal, which is very suitable for system integration.

Applications:
● LiDAR
● Range finding
● Telemetry
● 3D scanning
● Metrology and pollution detection
● Other science research

Features:
● 1550nm Eye-safe wavelength
● High peak power up to10kW
● Repetition rate from 1kHz to 1MHz
● Pulse width from 0.5ns to 200 ns
● Energy per pulse up to 30uJ
● Nearly diffraction-limited beam quality

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22 November 2016: 3D fiber laser machine

Guangzhou CKLaser Co., Ltd.

3-axis control , this unique technology make it possible to program complex shapes, various focal distance and target shapes,instead of changing the machine tool, simply change the save countless engineering hours during integration.

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21 November 2016: Mica Zero Order Uncemented / Bare Waveplates for Higher Power Densities

S & R Optic GmbH

Uncemented Bare Mica Waveplates are recommended for higher power applications. Damage threshold: Up to 58J/cm², 11 ns, 100 Hz @ 1064nm (test result).

Key Applications are:
- Electro- optical modulation
- Phase shift correction in Medical Microscopy
- Optical Isolators
- Laser power attenuation
- Laser diodes
- Control the state of polarization of your light beam
- Change the direction of polarization of your beam
- Change from linear to circular polarization or vice versa
- Create any other specific state of polarization

Key Features are:
- Cost effective, Extremely Thin, High Temperature Resistance, Compact Design, Higher Transmission.

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21 November 2016: New multifunctional laser head: 30 % lower processing costs for polymer bonding

LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH

Fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and the use of laser transmission welding are opening up entirely new possibilities of functionalization and design in lightweight automobile construction. The newly developed and highly compact line processing head “LPH-L” from LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH can reduce processing costs by up to 30 % and enables the processing of parts previously considered too complex.

LIMO’s new laser processing head “LPH-L” offers a unique combination of five features:
- At only 153 mm x 90 mm, it is up to 50 % more compact than comparable processing heads.
- Four welding geometries are possible using one and the same multifunctional laser head (welding points, surfaces, contour welding and continuous materials). Thus “LPH-L” offers a wide range of welding options – without scanner technology.
- Temperature-regulated processing and data logging are already integrated into the laser system.
- Weighing only 1200 g, the compact and robust head can be deployed on lightweight robot arms.
- The “LPH-L” is newly designed, less complex and can reduce processing costs in comparison to similar systems by up to 30 %.

Peter Bruns, Director Application and Customer Service at LIMO, summarizes the advantages of the new “LPH-L” as follows: “With LIMO’s new compact line processing head, suppliers of lightweight automobile components can now serve the middle and low-cost market segments as well as the high-end segment.”


The new processing head allows laser welding in four geometries

Together with a fiber-coupled industrial laser system, the compact processing head “LPH-L” can generate a 12 x 2 mm welding line. By rotating the processing head, the welding line can be adjusted to a minimum length of 5 mm. By variable handling of the line processing head (e.g. mounted on a robot arm), it is possible to achieve diverse welding geometries using only one tool. In addition, the processing head is able to compensate for level differences in the component of up to 12 mm.

The “LPH-L” also allows welding spots to be applied in the form of short lines of e.g. 10 mm. These “line-spots” are more strain-resistant than standard spots. The laser head is also able to weld a surface of 12 x X mm, where “X” denotes a variable surface size. In this way surfaces are more quickly bonded than is possible with, for example, a laser scanner. The system can also create a third beam geometry, namely a contour weld of width 5-12 mm.

Applied to continuous material in a roll-to-roll process, the laser beam head can also generate a continuous weld seam. This also highlights the advantage of gentler line welding: Heat is generated more slowly along the line (linear intensity distribution) than in the case of laser spot welding. At the same time, the strength of the weld is not impaired. The advantage: heat-sensitive materials or components are not distressed by the welding process.


Usage in industrial manufacturing

The new laser beam head allows the processing of large as well as small and fragile components such as membranes, opening up new possibilities in design and functionalization. The processing head can be integrated into the manufacturing process inline and can be deployed on a robot arm. The welding process is monitored by an integrated measurement and control system. Processing data are stored to enable track and trace.

LIMO has vast experience in laser welding for car bodies and components encompassing for more than 40 different assembly groups in the car interior, exterior, the cockpit, under-the-hood parts, lighting elements, etc. LIMO’s industrial laser systems have also been successfully utilized in the medical and electronics sectors.

Laser polymer welding is an industry-compatible and product-friendly bonding technology that produces tough yet aesthetically pleasing weld seams. Processing is clean and contactless. The bonding surface does not have to be pre-cleaned, post-cured or processed in any way. It is particularly suited for sensitive materials, for optically demanding surfaces, for very precise weld seams or for very short cycle times. Containers manufactured using laser welding (e.g. to hold fluids or to house sensors) display a very high density, with a burst pressure of 10-30 bar. Electronic parts are not impaired by the welding process. Furthermore, diverse combinations of materials can be processed, such as PMMA/ABS, PC/PBT, PP/TPE as well as glass fiber-reinforced polymers.

The “LPH-L” processing head has proved itself through comprehensive field trials and is available ex stock for immediate delivery by LIMO.

Find out more or contact LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH

21 November 2016: Compact Beam Shaper for Precision Laser Beam Shaping

LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH

LIMO's process head Compact Beam Shaper (CBS) has a compact design and uses integrated high-grade micro-optics to generate line-shaped or square laser beams. Each of these two beam geometries is available in various different sizes. The result: LIMO's latest beam shaping module provides a budget-friendly way to complement any basic equipment for laser application development, in both scientific and industrial fields.

The features of the CBS include:
- slim-design aluminum housing (diameter of 32 mm, 120 mm long)
- Inhomogeneity across entire area is < 15%
- line-shaped beam geometry: line lengths of 2 mm – 110 mm (e.g. 46 mm x 1.6 mm)
- square beam geometry: 2 mm – 110 mm (e.g. 8 mm x 8 mm)
- with SMA905 connection


This process tool is compatible with all diode lasers up to 120 W with a wavelength of 808 – 990 nm and an available SMA connection. With the right beam geometry, the Compact Beam Shaper can be used in application-specific laser material processing, e.g. for:

- selective heat treatment of various different materials (such as metal)
- plastics welding
- soldering
- tempering
- and much more!

Further Information: https://www.limo.de/en/products-and-solutions/strahlformungssysteme/compact-beam-shaper

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21 November 2016: Large Kinematic Mount

ISP SYSTEM

The motorized mount for tip tilt is driven by 2 stages. It Pprovides a very high stiffness and an excellent stability

Thanks to its design, it can be adapted to various sizes of optics.
This mount enables an accurate and stable positioning and orientation of optics such as mirrors, gratings, KDP … for beam transport, frequency conversion, optical compressor, also on machines (coating, metrology, optical bench …)

Features:
- Fixation through 3 points (isostatic)
- Possible movements :
o X axis: actuators 1 and 2 work in opposite directions
o Y axis: actuators 1 and 2 work in same direction
- Tip tilt mount characteristic : Loading up to 150kg
o Acutator characteristics :
o Resistance : 3,5 Ώ/phase
o Stroke : +/- 14,5 mm
o Resolution : 0,0333 µm / motor step
o Accuracy : < 75nm + 5% of stroke
o Hysteresis : < 5 µm

- Position stable even unpowered
Options:
- Compatibility with high vacuum
- Preparation for reinforced resistance to radiations electromagnetic pulses

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21 November 2016: Deformable mirror dedicated to intense laser -MD-AME

ISP SYSTEM

MD-AME deformable mirror:
The MD-AME deformable mirror performs wave front shaping of laser beam. It is adapted for intense laser, THz and IR applications.
To reply to problematic met by users of piezoelectric deformable mirror, ISP SYSTEM has developed an alternative solution based on accurate injection of strength network on thin reflective surface. Strength is generated by electric actuator driven by stepper motors (µAME: product patented by ISP SYSTEM).
MD-AME deformable mirror is protected by 3 patents from ISP SYSTEM.
MD-AME mirror has many advantages:
- Compatible with any coatings (metallic, dielectric, metallic + dielectric) with high damage threshold
- Hysteresis extremely low ( <0.1%)
- No print through effect
- Excellent stability even unpowered
- High amplitude of deformation
- Excellent resistance to electromagnetic pulses
- Excellent linearity of actuators (99%)
- Easily replaceable reflective surface (spare membrane can be prepared in advance, and the time needed for a membrane exchange is limited to a few hours)
- Compatible with high vacuum
- Low outgassing version as an option
- Easy scalability for large aperture lasers (up to Ø800mm)

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21 November 2016: Raman lasers

Beijing RealLight Technology Co., Ltd.

As the characteristic products,Reallight have released 785nm,808nm,830nm,976nm and 1064nm series narrow linewidth diode laser modules and syetems with excellent wavelength&power stability. This year, we would like to release our new dual-wavelength narraw linewidth Raman laser source to serve customer's particular requirements. For more information, welcome to visit our booth at NO.2624!

Find out more or contact Beijing RealLight Technology Co., Ltd.

19 November 2016: The WiDy SWIR 640 now available in USB3.0 version...

NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES (NIT)

New Imaging Technologies is introducing to the market a higher speed version of its 640x512 InGaAs camera.

NIT sensor NSC1201-SI (640 x512 pixels, 15 microns pitch) currently proposed in Widy SWIR series camera; compact (USB2.0, Camlink) or smart (CCIR, EIA) is now also available in USB3.0 under WiDy SWIR 640V-S reference.

Coming with our latest software WiDyVISION 3.3, the WiDy SWIR640V-S benefits from the higher data transfer capability of USB3.0 standard and allowing user to reach 150 fps full frame using the maximum pixel clock) while keeping its outstanding wide dynamic range capability (>140dB).

For further details, do not hesitate to contact the NIT Team by phone to +33 1 64 47 88 58 or by mail at info@new-imaging-technologies.com

New Imaging Technologies is a French company pioneer in Wide Dynamic Range solutions. With over 15 years of academic research and our patented MAGIC™ pixel technology, we master all the steps from the sensor design to complete camera engineering. Our core team clusters experienced CMOS designers, all recognized as experts in their fields, with a multi- disciplinary group of optical, mechanical and electronic engineers.

With sales partners in over 20 countries we address most efficiently any customer requests around the globe. NIT offers a complete portfolio of cameras and detectors embracing Visible, Intensified (I-CMOS) and SWIR technology. NIT serves various markets such as machine vision, instrumentation, night vision, biometrics…

NIT also proposes flexible solutions and custom designs to best fit your specific requirements.

More on our Native WDR products on www.new-imaging-tcehnologies.com

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19 November 2016: NSC1401, the New Wide Dynamic Range InGaAs Imaging Sensor from NIT...

NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES (NIT)

New Imaging Technologies introduce the NSC1401 a new analog Wide Dynamic Range InGaAs sensor series in 320x256 pixels (QVGA).
The NSC1401 use a new generation of ROIC with a 320x256 pixels at 25um pitch coupled to an InGaAs retina that operates in WDR mode and global shutter. The spectral response range from 900nm to 1700nm. The analog front end is designed to achieve extremely low input noise and ultra-fast response time down to 200ns for applications such as active imaging. The sensor operates both in linear integration mode and in log response.
This latest SWIR QVGA sensor running up to 300 fps full frame brings also full digital control of image parameters such as software selectable regions of interest (ROI), selectable integration modes (IWR & ITR).





The NSC1401 can operate without TEC within an ambient temperature range from -40°C to 70°C. A TEC version will also soon be available from NIT for applications that require a very stable radiometric signal output, such as thermography or laser beam characterization.
The NSC1401 is available for sale in camera (WiDy SWIR compact series), as module which include a complete driving electronic or as a packaged sensor.
New Imaging Technologies is a French company pioneer in Wide Dynamic Range solutions. With over 15 years of academic research and our patented MAGIC™ pixel technology, we master all the steps from the sensor design to complete camera engineering. Our core team clusters experienced CMOS designers, all recognized as experts in their fields, with a multi- disciplinary group of optical, mechanical and electronic engineers.
With sales partners in over 20 countries we address most efficiently any customer requests around the globe. NIT offers a complete portfolio of cameras and detectors embracing Visible, Intensified (I-CMOS) and SWIR technology. NIT serves various markets such as machine vision, instrumentation, night vision, biometrics…
NIT also proposes flexible solutions and custom designs to best fit your specific requirements.

For further details, please contact NIT by phone to +33 (0)1 64 47 88 58 or email to info@new-imaging-technologies.com

More on NIT’s Native WDR products on www.new-imaging-technologies.com

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19 November 2016: New analog Wide Dynamic Range InGaAs cameras series...

NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES (NIT)

New Imaging Technologies is proud to bring to the market its brand new analog Wide Dynamic Range InGaAs cameras series in 320x256 pixel (QVGA) or 640x512 pixels (VGA).
The analog WiDy SWIR cameras are available in CCIR (25fps) or EIA (30fps) version with either rolling QVGA 320A or global/snapshot QVGA 320A-S and VGA 640A-S. TECless and offering over 140dB intra-scene dynamic, these smart cameras provide real time standard analog videos with NIT operating system through BNC output.





They embed advanced on-board image processing including Non Uniformity Correction, Bad Pixel Replacement, Automatic Gain Control and other advanced features such as edge enhancement, local histogram adjustment, color palette... In addition, they can be externally controlled to specific customer needs through RS232 using NIT WiDyCIRENE GUI software.
The WiDy SWIR 320A, A-S and 640A-S cameras are plug and play, come fully calibrated from factory and can operate from -40°C to +70°C. They are ideal for various applications requiring harsh environment sustainability, low power consumption, small weight and size, and high dynamics such as welding, glass industry monitoring, surveillance, UAV, EVS...
New Imaging Technologies is a French company pioneer in Wide Dynamic Range solutions. With over 15 years of academic research and our patented MAGIC™ pixel technology, we master all the steps from the sensor design to complete camera engineering. Our core team clusters experienced CMOS designers, all recognized as experts in their fields, with a multi- disciplinary group of optical, mechanical and electronic engineers.
With sales partners in over 20 countries we address most efficiently any customer requests around the globe. NIT offers a complete portfolio of cameras and detectors embracing Visible, Intensified (I-CMOS) and SWIR technology. NIT serves various markets such as machine vision, instrumentation, night vision, biometrics…
NIT also proposes flexible solutions and custom designs to best fit your specific requirements.

For further details, please contact NIT by phone to +33 (0)1 64 47 88 58 or email to info@new-imaging-technologies.com

More on our Native WDR products on www.new-imaging-technologies.com

Find out more or contact NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES (NIT)

19 November 2016: Narrow Linewidth (10kHz) Tunable Laser Module

Pure Photonics

Pure Photonics is announcing the PPCL550 tunable laser module with an intrinsic linewidth of 10kHz and ultra-low phase noise down to 1Hz. The module contains all drive electronics including power supply and communications interface. Customer facing connections are a micro-USB connector and a wall-plug power supply.

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18 November 2016: Absolut Lambda™: Precision frequency control for C-WAVE, the widely tunable cw VIS+NIR OPO laser.

HUBNER Group GmbH

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

Find out more or contact HUBNER Group GmbH

18 November 2016: Cobolt expands wavelength offering on the 06-01 Series: 553 nm lasers with direct modulation

Cobolt AB

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

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

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

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18 November 2016: Cobolt FandangoTM: Now up to 300 mW CW single frequency 515 nm

Cobolt AB

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

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

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

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18 November 2016: Off axis MTF and transmitted wavefront error at multiple wavelengths on a same bench

Phasics

Phasics last bench for lens testing offers both a very comprehensive measurement and ease of use. It provides MTF and TWE (transmitted wavefront error) measurements through the whole field from -90° to + 90° at multiple wavelengths, as well as radiometric analysis. This is a perfect instrument for lens quality control or lens benchmark before integration. Exclusive configuration with no relay lens or null lens significantly simplifies alignment, which greatly increases throughput and repeatability.

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18 November 2016: 3D Laser Printer, RECILS

Institute for Photon Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

RECILS is a stereolithographic apparatus that eliminates the need for a large resin storage tank. The object is additive-manufactured layer-by-layer between the substrate and the cylindrical glass. In this system, the resolution can be improved by reducing the thickness of photocurable resin, which is established by controlling the gap between a substrate and the transmission plate of a laser light . The resin is exposed to the laser light only at the narrowest part of the gap using one-line raster scanning. In addition, the cylindrical shape and rotation of the transmission plate enable spontaneous detachment of objects from the plate without damage. These features make our unique method especially promising for the fabrication of complex structures with fine-scale features.

Find out more or contact Institute for Photon Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

16 November 2016: Sapphire wave plate

Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

GHTOT's large format sapphire wave plate (diameter 510mm*3.6mm thickness) is an idea product for Polarization Modulation on Simons Array.

The Simons Array is an observatory located in the Atacama Desert of Chile designed to study fluctuations of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the oldest light in the universe originating from the Big Bang. The Simons Array is an experiment built of emerging technologies, one of which is continuous polarization modulation, a technique of rotating a birefringent window to separate the cosmological signal from background noise.

Our 20”-diameter, low-contaminant, low-scatter windows are not only excellent in performance but are offered at unmatched prices and lead times. Our product was put through rigorous quality tests in the 100GHz regime and have found that they meet the standards necessary for cutting-edge research.

"The Simons Array is set to see first light in 2017, and we are thrilled to have GHTOT products as a major contributor to our scientific endeavors!" “We are all very, very impressed here at Polar BEAR Project with your growing and handling of these pieces. They are simply beautiful! We have run a double-check of your measurements of thickness, diameter and parallelism, and everything is consistent.” by Charles Hill.

Find out more or contact Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

15 November 2016: MicroJewel Laser

Quantum Composers, Inc.

The MicroJewel is a DPSS, Nd:YAG laser that delivers mJ of energy at 1064 nm. This micro-laser is 3” long, weighs 40 grams, and has a compact, inline resonator to reduce the space and weight limits on laser systems. It features integrated thermal management and low power consumption making it ideal for portable and hand-held applications that require high reliability. In addition, different optical configurations can be optimized for different parameters (divergence vs energy).

Ultra Compact
- .50” diameter and 3” in length
- Weighs 40 grams
- Compact, inline resonator

High Performance
- Energy Max: 8mJ
- Wavelength 1064nm
- Rep Max: 5Hz

Dynamic Laser
- Pulse Duration (ns) 7.5 ± 1.5 @1064
- Beam divergence (mrad) =3.0 @1064
- Beam Diameter (mm) 1.0 ± 0.4

Find out more or contact Quantum Composers, Inc.

15 November 2016: MM-5M-1.0

National Aperture, Inc.

Stop by Booth #2419 to see our new MM-5M low profile, large aperture thru hole motorized linear stage for 25 mm of travel.

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15 November 2016: Single Crystal ZnSe doped and undoped

Fairfield Crystal Technology, LLC

In a recent research effort aiming to develop a production-worthy crystal growth process for producing ZnSe single crystal boules and wafers at Fairfield Crystal Technology, large-size ZnSe (cubic structure) single crystal boules up to 2 inches in diameter was demonstrated using a unique growth technique, termed as Advanced Physical Vapor Growth (APVG). ZnSe single crystal wafers up to 2 inches in diameter have been fabricated from the ZnSe single crystal boules.

Fairfield Crystal can also manufacture large diameter, low-defect, single crystal iron-doped zinc selenide (Fe:ZnSe) and chromium-doped zinc selenide (Cr:ZnSe) to provide to mid-IR laser manufactures to use as a gain material in their tunable mid-IR lasers. There is a growing demand for affordable room-temperature, tunable mid-infrared sources for use in a variety of applications including eye-safe laser radar, remote sensing of atmospheric constituents, trace gas analysis, environmental monitoring, industrial control, eye-safe medical laser sources for non-invasive medical diagnostics, optical communication, and numerous military applications such as target designation, obstacle avoidance and infrared counter measures. Currently many mid-IR lasers, imagers, and sensors require cryogenic cooling to operate, which greatly increases their cost, weight, and size.

Find out more or contact Fairfield Crystal Technology, LLC

15 November 2016: New Optical Fiber-Based Modules for Near Infrared Lasers

OFS

OFS introduces the newest additions to its line of TrueMode™ fiber laser components, a series of high power CW and pulsed fiber laser and amplifier modules with output wavelengths from 1 to 1.6 µm. The family now includes high power, wavelength-versatile CW Raman Fiber Lasers, Erbium amplifiers above 100W at 1550 nm, and Very-Large Mode Area Er Amplifiers for high peak power pulses. These modules are designed to be used together or separately depending on application requirements. Turnkey solutions are available for rapid technology evaluation. They are designed for a wide range of applications including free space communications, LIDAR/LADAR, high energy pulses for micro-machining, femtosecond CPA systems, and frequency conversion.

Contact OFS to discuss your fiber laser requirements today.

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14 November 2016: Optical Seals With Optical Fiber Interface

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Planar ultra thin glass seals with optical fiber interface for monitoring tamper attacks on security eminent components

Physical Protection of sensible, security eminent electronics is very important and increasingly challenging for many private companies or public institutions. The financial damage or the consequences (e. g. , data manipulation or data recordings) of an unrecognized attack can be huge. Hence, together with OHB systems AG, Fraunhofer HHI has developed an optical seal of ultrathin glass, covering central electronic chips on boards, which for example are responsible for the encoding of data. The state of optical seals, by meaning the signature of the seal, can be proofed simply via glass fiber connector and tamper attacks are recognized immediately.

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14 November 2016: COLOR-SHADES® Multispectral VIS/NIR CMS Cameras

Silios Technologies

SILIOS Technologies, a French based high-tech company (located in Provence - south of France), specialized in the micro-optical technologies, is pleased to present its new product; COLOR-SHADES® Multispectral VIS/NIR CMS Cameras . During the past years SILIOS Technologies developed the COLOR SHADES® technology, allowing manufacturing multi-spectral filters for the visible and near IR domain. Each sub-cell of these filters can be sized at a scale of less than five microns. Early this year, SILIOS Technologies started to commercialize its first multi-spectral cameras (the CMS-C, CMS-V and CM-S). The CMS-cameras are made of a COLOR SHADES® multispectral filter assembled by hybridization onto a monochrome commercial CMOS imager. This multi-spectral filter acts as a custom Bayer matrix, filtering the light at the CMOS pixel scale. The camera provides 8 “single-color” pictures (20 to 50 nm FWHM bands) and 1 B&W picture (panchromatic channel) of the scene. Each camera, distinguished by a specific color frame, addresses a specific range of wavelengths according to the targeted applications.
The CMS-C (orange color) is more particularly dedicated to color measurement, calibration or discrimination. It addresses the range 400-700 nm. The CMS-V (green color) is oriented towards the vegetation applications with a range adapted to the chlorophyll sampling (550-800 nm). The CMS-S (blue color), addressing the range 650-900 nm, is dedicated to the security and the defense fields.
Apart from these low cost off-the-shelf products, SILIOS Technologies proposes also the development of specific multispectral cameras adapted to the customer exact needs. In particular, the customer can choose the commercial sensor adapted to its application (snapshot or push broom mode, resolution, sensitivity, …), the number of bands (2 to 16), the centering of the bands, etc…

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14 November 2016: Photometrics® and QImaging® Launch 95%QE Scientific CMOS Camera for BioMedical Instrumentation at SPIE Photonics West

Photometrics

New QI400BSI™ Camera Leverages Backside Illuminated Sensor Technology Providing the Highest Sensitivity Available for Life Science Imaging

Tucson, Ariz., November 9, 2016 - Photometrics and QImaging, leading designers of scientific imaging solutions announce the QI400BSI Scientific CMOS camera for biomedical instrumentation manufacturers. Featuring the first scientific-grade backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, the QI400BSI offers the highest quantum efficiency (QE) available on the market today. For biomedical applications the extreme QE attained from BSI technology will deliver new depths of sensitivity to any imaging or detection application. The companies will unveil the camera in booth 2340 at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco in January.

"Scientific CMOS cameras are rapidly gaining popularity due to the substantially improved performance and image quality they provide," said Steve Smith, product manager at QImaging. "Sensitivity is always extremely important to our customers and the QI400BSI delivers unprecedented EMCCD-like performance in a CMOS camera."

The QI400BSI Scientific CMOS camera offers a combination of extreme sensitivity, low noise and high frame rates, making it an ideal solution for low-light imaging. Its near-perfect QE allows the ability to collect nearly all available light, maximizing the measurable signal from the experiment or assay while minimizing cellular photo damage. The camera acquires 41 frames per second with 16-bit images and 82fps with 12-bit images.

In 2015, Photometrics and QImaging jointly launched an online OEM product development website at www.oemimaging.com for customers engaged in biomedical instrumentation design. This portal combines the best imaging products and services from QImaging, known for cost effective design, and Photometrics, known for high performance imaging.

Customers are invited to visit booth 2340 to learn more at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, January 28 – February 2, 2017. Additional information is available at www.oemimaging.com.

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13 November 2016: PCOUNT IV - Time-correlated four channel GHz PHOTON COUNTER, no dead time

Marina Photonics, Inc.

Four or two channels of time-correlated photon counting are available with 1 GHz sustained count rates per channel and no dead time or lost counts. There is no start-stop reset time. Once the photon counter is triggered, it continues to place photons in nanosecond bins until the entire process is stopped by a reset.

Find out more or contact Marina Photonics, Inc.

11 November 2016: Raptor launches new OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD format camera

Raptor Photonics Ltd.

Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the OWL 1280, offering HD resolution for high end long range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.

Using a cooled 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OWL 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will also offer 2 x 2 binning to become 640x512, 20um pitch for ultimate low light vision and high speed applications. It will offer less than 35 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market. The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 70dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the OWL 1280 will run from 10 up to 60Hz. The camera will feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which will enable the best contrast image from low light to bright as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm providing the highest quality images. As with all Raptor cameras the OWL 1280 is ultra compact, rugged and low power (< 3W). It also offers cooling with no fan.

Raptor VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Donaghy comments “Our customers have been asking for higher resolution FPAs for some time. The OWL 1280 puts Raptor at the forefront of high resolution sensitive InGaAs camera technology. We see a range of applications that can be used with the OWL 1280 including hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, in-vivo imaging and defense / surveillance applications.” he continued.

The camera come with a range of analysis software including XCAP and Micromanager and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

Find out more or contact Raptor Photonics Ltd.

11 November 2016: Sierra-Olympic’s New Viento 67-640 - Rugged Thermal Camera for Outdoor Surveillance and Robotics Applications

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• A unique 2-year warranty is available with each thermal camera purchase.

New! The Viento 67-640 is a rugged, cost-effective thermal imager that is specially designed for harsh outdoor conditions. Ideal for surveillance and robotics applications, the camera unit is protected by an environmentally-rated IP-67 housing. The advanced infrared imager with a 640 x 480, 17-micron thermal imaging core features a fixed focal length and fixed mount. It also provides simultaneous 8-bit / 14-bit Camera Link digital output with standard NTSC/PAL composite analog video output. The uncompressed digital output is for imaging applications that require full-fidelity data transmission.

Ideal for operation in hot and/or cold, dusty, moist conditions, Sierra-Olympic’s affordable thermal camera can be used with analytics products that provide object detection and object classification, slew-to-cue, motion detection and analysis, and other enhanced image processing in extreme environments.

Sierra-Olympic is an expert manufacturer and supplier of infrared thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications.
To learn more about the Viento 67-640 with its automatic image normalization and integrated mechanical shutter that delivers perfect image performance every time, please go to: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/.

Sierra-Olympic’s Viento 67-640 is available in 9 Hz: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/viento-67-640-camera
and 30 Hz: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/viento-67-640-camera-30hz.

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

10 November 2016: Armourdillo Toughened Glass

Armourdillo Toughened Glass

Phoenix Optical Technologies are proud to present Armourdillo Toughened Glass.

Armourdillo Glass (PX4) is an optical glass unique to POTL. It is designed for chemical strengthening to offer protection for service personnel and all optical systems. It is already being used in applications world wide within the defence industry but has value in commercial applications too.

Armourdillo Glass can be made to most shapes and sizes as any optical glass. It is shaped and polished at Phoenix Optical before being Chemically Strengthened on site in our North Wales facility in the UK. Armourdillo glass can be coated like any other optical material and provides added protection whilst not being uncompetitive in price.

Dependent on the size, shape and application we work with our customers to recommend the best possible strength that can be achieved and will be relevant for their parts. We then devise a drop ball test to confirm this. Each part is difference so for example some parts will have a 1KG steel ball dropped from a height of 6 meters others a 250g ball from 2 meters but all survive without any affect on the surface quality/finish or flatness.

Applications:

HUD Combiners
Optical Windows
Periscope Windows
Gimble Windows
Toughened Domes
Avionic Turrets
Land Forces
Marine Surveillance
Cover Plates
And many more...

Come to our Photonics West Booth # 4212 to see a live drop ball test and find out more about why your optical systems should be protected by an Armourdillo Window.

Find out more or contact Armourdillo Toughened Glass

10 November 2016: ECF40

XP Power (Now Incorporating EMCO High Voltage)

The ECF40 series of single output 40 Watt ultra compact AC-DC power supplies. These open frame convection-cooled units are capable of delivering the full output power of 40 Watts without the need for any external forced air flow up to + 50 degrees C. Believed to be the smallest 40 Watt open frame power supply available on the market, the ECF40 measures just 76.2 x 38.1 x 28.0 mm and suits a wide range of applications in the healthcare, industrial and technology sectors, across an operating temperature range from - 40 to + 70 degrees C. The footprint space required in the end system with the ECF40 is 44% smaller than competing products with a standard 2 x 4” size, and 25% smaller than the current smallest product on the market. The range comprises six models providing all the popular nominal output voltages from + 12 to + 48 VDC. The voltage on all models can be manually trimmed +/-10% via a user accessible potentiometer on the supply.

The series consumes less than 0.15 Watt during no load conditions helping designers ensure their end product can comply with the most recent energy efficiency standards. In addition, with a high typical efficiency of 90% or higher, the very flat efficiency curve ensures that the ECF40 consumes less energy than other similar supplies available on the market and runs cooler, helping maintaining overall product reliability.


The ECF40 series is certified to the ITE IEC/UL/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN60601-1 / ANSI/AMMI ES60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standards, feature 4000 VAC input to output isolation, two AC line fuses, a maximum of 250 µA leakage current and provide two means of patient protection (2 MOPP).


The units operate at full power over a 90-264VAC input range, and down to 80 VAC with minimal derating. Models comply with Class B conducted EMC specification without the need for any additional external filtering components.


The ECF40 series is available from Farnell, element14, Digi-Key, approved regional distributors, or direct from XP Power and come with a 3-year warranty.

Find out more or contact XP Power (Now Incorporating EMCO High Voltage)

10 November 2016: Optics

CASIX, Inc.

CASIX Inc. founded in September 1992, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fabrinet which is a renowned international company. Engaged in R&D, manufacturing excellence and quality improvement, CASIX focus on developing and manufacturing high quality crystal, precision optics components and optical sub-assemblies for market applications in optical communication, commercial laser, instrumentation, surveying, measuring and scanning, and medical.

Find out more or contact CASIX, Inc.

9 November 2016: Ultra broadband 1250-1650nm Fiber Pigtailed Attenuator

Ascentta, Inc.

Ascentta is pleased to introduce its fiber pigtailed attenuator designed for 1250-1650nm. The product can be customized to desired attenuation up to 15dB with attenuation accuracy <1 dB. Fiber length and connector options are available. Please contact Sales@ascentta.com

Find out more or contact Ascentta, Inc.

7 November 2016: Toshiba Imaging Introduces Full-HD 3CMOS 1080p Camera - Rated for Medical Applications

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

• New IK-HD5UM HD video camera meets IEC 60601-1 Medical Design Standards, 3rd edition, requirements for medical and surgical imaging

IRVINE, CA - January 19, 2016 – Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.’s Imaging Systems Division (www.toshibacameras.com) introduces the latest product in the full-HD video camera family, the IK-HD5UM. The new camera is rated for medical use, meeting the IEC 60601-1 Medical Design Standards (3rd edition) requirements for medical and surgical imaging applications. The 3-CMOS high-definition video camera features a 1920 x 1080 pixel format with both DVI-D and USB3.0 outputs. It is adapted for use in in surgical microscopy, surgical light camera integration, or surgical room monitoring and surveillance, and other non-patient contact and non-diagnostic imaging applications.

The IK-HD5UM utilizes Toshiba Imaging’s proprietary 3-chip prism block technology to provide unmatched performance, excellent sensitivity and color reproduction in real-time HD video. Other features include C-mount lens mount, remote control via RS232, switchable formats between 1080p and 1080i, up to 1,000 TV lines resolution, 5 user-configurable scene files, and a binning mode for a 4x increase in sensitivity. Improved sensitivity in the near infrared spectrum supports imaging applications that use fluorescing agents, such as ICG. The easily adaptable camera provides fine detail, rich contrast, and high def resolution for reference imagery use in education, surgical microscopy, documentation, and in-room surgical staff meetings.

Toshiba Imaging is a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and a global leader in the manufacture of ultra-compact UltraHD, high definition (HD) and high resolution CMOS and CCD video cameras.


ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA), is one of the four business units of TAIS and is world renowned for its 3-chip, ultra-compact, superior color and contrast, high definition (HD) and UltraHD video cameras. High performance 3-chip and more economical CMOS hi-def video systems are available and both camera suites are accompanied by Toshiba’s legendary and comprehensive tech support. Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division provides imaging products for the security, medical, scientific and manufacturing markets. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. More information about the advanced video imaging technology, high definition, low-light, high resolution color video cameras and Toshiba’s remote head cameras is available at www.toshibacameras.com.

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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Find out more or contact Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

7 November 2016: New Product Line: Diffusors

Frankfurt Laser Company

Frankfurt Laser Company expanded the product range and offers now a great variety of engineered diffusors.
Engineered diffusors are advanced beam shapers capable of homogenizing an input beam while shaping the output intensity profile and the way light is distributed in space.

The engineered diffusors standard product line covers the following shapes:
• Circular Diffusors
• Square Diffusors
• Rectangular Diffusors
• Linear Diffusors

The diffusors material is a 2mm polymer-on-glass combination and has a damage threshold of >20J/cm². The transmission spectrum covers the wavelength range from 400nm to 2000nm.

Standard substrate sizes are 1" (round) or 2"x2" (square).

For further information, please, contact us under sales@frlaserco.com.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Company

7 November 2016: New Product Line: Medical Lasers

Frankfurt Laser Company

Frankfurt Laser Company expanded the product range and offers now a new line of compact Medical Lasers.
These lasers are fiber-coupled in a 200µm fiber with SMA-905 connector.

Available wavelengths and powers are:
• 792nm, 808nm, 880nm with 40W
• 915nm, 940nm, 976nm with 60W
• 1470nm with 15W

Standard features are:
• Red Pilot Beam
• Fiber Detection Sensor
• Power Monitor Diode
• Temperature Sensor

For further information, please, contact us under sales@frlaserco.com.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Company

7 November 2016: Fiber-coupled Blue Laser Diode Module with High Brightness

Frankfurt Laser Company

Frankfurt Laser Company presents the FACH-450-10W-FC105, the new high power blue laser diode module with outstanding high brightness. The module delivers over 10W of power at 450nm wavelength into the 105µm core fiber. It is a direct diode laser product with integrated water chiller and thermistor. The module has no moving parts which makes the laser particularly reliable. The expected lifetime is over 10,000 hours.

Main applications are plastic material processing and accurate micro-soldering on PCB, it is also well suitable for 3D printing and other industrial, medical, scientific and laser display applications. The laser output power can be scalable with multiple 10W fiber-coupled blue diode modules

For more information or a quotation, please, contact us under sales@frlaserco.com.

Find out more or contact Frankfurt Laser Company

6 November 2016: Pavos Ultra Faraday Isolator

Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.

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

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

3 November 2016: Wet Chemical Structuring - Formation of Spacer and Cavity Structures

MSG Lithoglas GmbH

Lithoglas employs mainly wet chemical structuring processes for defining spacer and cavity structures of very high precision as used in making micro caps for optoelectronics, fluidic structures of MEMS packaging substrates.
Typical materials structured by Lithoglas wet chemical processes are silicon and different glass materials. For creating highly precise glass micro-structures on a wide range of different surfaces Lithoglas’ unique glass deposition technology can be employed – avoiding wet chemical etching by applying very gentle lift-off processing.
All Lithoglas wet chemical structuring processes are available as contract service.

Find out more or contact MSG Lithoglas GmbH

3 November 2016: Wafer Bonding - Lithoglas permanent bonding techniques

MSG Lithoglas GmbH

Lithoglas uses state of the art equipment in making its capping solutions. Our bonding capabilities include aligned and non-aligned bonding employing anodic, direct and glue bond processing.
Permanent hermetic bonding is facilitated by using Lithoglas’ unique glass deposition technology for forming thin anodic bond glass films. Thin films of a few micrometer thickness are sufficient for making materials and surfaces fit for the anodic bonding process.
All Lithoglas bonding processes are available as contract service.

Find out more or contact MSG Lithoglas GmbH

3 November 2016: Glass Deposition - Lithoglas unique hermetic glass thin films

MSG Lithoglas GmbH

The fundamental aspect of the technology is the deposition of a structured borosilicate glass layers at low temperatures employing photolithographic lift-off-processing.
Borosilicate glass is an excellent moisture barrier material with very low moisture uptake. It is a hard, temperature-stable and exhibits excellent transparency in the visible spectrum, making it the material of choice for long-term reliable encapsulation or sealing of devices and surface materials.
The deposition is a low-temperature process and fully CMOS-compatible.
Due to their optical characteristics, the glass films are especially suitable for opto-electronic applications as e.g. imagers and detectors as well as light sources like semiconductor lasers or LEDs.
By applying borosilicate glass layers chip surfaces can be hermetically sealed on wafer-level. This allows for cost-optimized packaging solutions as the complexity to yield hermetic packages may be reduced.
In MEMS the borosilicate glass thin films can be employed to enable the anodic bonding of substrates, e.g. silicon to silicon or other material combinations.
The Lithoglas glass deposition process is available as contract service.

Find out more or contact MSG Lithoglas GmbH

3 November 2016: MSG Lithoglas Products Overview

MSG Lithoglas GmbH

MSG Lithoglas is exhibiting services and products based on our glass deposition technology. The Technology is widely used in the packaging of Opto-Electronic or MEMS devices. The hermetic glass passivization and encapsulations enable the design use of low-cost plastic-molded or COB style packaging. Our products encompass:

*Glass Deposition
*Wafer Bonding
*Wet Chemical Structuring.

We design, manufacture and market wafer-level components of high optical quality on the basis of our structurable low-temperature glass deposition technology, which is available as a subcontractor service. We address growth markets like passivation or encapsulation of electronic components and semiconductors, automotive MEMS, MOEMS or Bio-MEMS. Other structures such as Microfluidics are feasible as well.

Lithoglas‘ patented unique glass technology offers highly hermetic and reliable structured glass coatings at high deposition rates.

Certified according to ISO 9001:2008 quality is a fundamental element of our company`s philosophy.

Find out more or contact MSG Lithoglas GmbH

3 November 2016: SID Series

Irisiome Solutions

This product family is specifically design to offer users a compact, turn-key and reliable solution for many scientific applications. With an average power from 50 mW up to 2 W, a tunable wavelength, and the possibility to get two outputs, these lasers are suitable for bio imaging applications such as CARS, multi-photons or STED.

The key features are :

Tunable wavelength and pulse duration
High repetition rate from 100 kHz up to 2 GHz
Fiber based architechture for more compactness and reliability

Find out more or contact Irisiome Solutions

2 November 2016: Terahertz Sensing - Non-Destructive, Contact Free Measurements

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Terahertz radiation is increasingly being used in the industrial environment for purposes of material investigation. Layer thicknesses of coatings, the geometry of polymer components or imperfections in non-conductive materials can be investigated. Another field of application is the spectroscopic investigation of gases.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

2 November 2016: PolyBoard Foundry Services - Our Integration Platform For Your Ideas

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

The PolyBoard integration platform allows for rapid prototyping, short iteration cycles and low upfront development effort.
Our technology allows the integration of on-chip free space elements, 3D structures, graphene electro-absorption modulators, as well as other optical functionalities such as switches, variable optical attenuators, tunable lasers, and flexible high frequency and optical interconnects. Come to our booth to learn about our services including simulation, CAD, technology development, device manufacturing, characterization, and qualification.

Learn more in our talk “Photonic integrated devices and functions on hybrid polymer platform” on Wednesday, February 1st at 3:30 PM.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

2 November 2016: 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 with a quick turn-around time of 3 Months. Choose from a range of proven building blocks, such as 40 GHz receivers, 20 GHz DMLs and EAMs, and 1 dB/cm passive waveguides. Low-cost multi-project wafer-run-based PICs are already commercially available through Jeppix (www.jeppix.eu), and customer-specific private runs can be realized on demand. Dedicated design and layout software is provided, and several packaging partners are available.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

2 November 2016: High-Speed Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Platform

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Highly flexible FPGA-based development and demonstration platform for signal processing algorithms and real-time data transmission. The platform includes 65GSa/s DACs, 56GSa/s ADCs, 100GbE-class optical interfaces and Virtex Ultrascale/Ultrascale+ FPGA processing capabilities in a robust, 19’’-housing.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

2 November 2016: Optical Wireless Communication

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

Visible Light Communication up to 1 Gbit/s

LED - lamps, normally used for lighting purposes, securely transmit data at high speed and low latency even in environments where radio encounters difficulties. The standard RJ45 interface enables the fast integration into existing networks and the use for different applications like distribution of high-definition video streaming as well as two -way communication.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)

2 November 2016: New USB3.0 SWIR Linescan Camera for Spectroscopy & Machine Vision - LineCam12

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

Monmouth Junction, NJ – Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (www.princetonirtech.com), introduces the affordable LineCam12, an indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera that operates in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum, from 0.4 to 1.7 µm. The compact camera features a 1024 x 1 pixel format with a 12.5 µm pitch and has two digital outputs, USB3 Vision™ and Camera Link; it can also be powered by USB3.0 in most applications. This is the only USB3 Vision SWIR camera currently available, allowing for easy integration into new or existing machine vision and spectroscopic systems.

Princeton Infrared’s advanced SWIR-InGaAs 1024-element linear array camera can image over 37k lines per second and comes in two models: the LineCam12-12.5-1.7T with 250 µm tall pixels for spectroscopy, and the LineCam12-12.5-1.7M with 12.5 µm square pixels for machine vision tasks.

There are several advantages to this new SWIR linescan camera. The low read noise of <80e- is a factor of 4x lower than the best in the industry. Combined with varied integration times from 10 µs to >10 s and the 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion (dynamic range >6000:1) the LineCam12 provides excellent versatility. This is in addition to the incredibly large selection of full wells from 75ke- to 100 Me- with 128 steps of variation, which far exceeds any other linear array in the SWIR band. Importantly, there is also on-chip optical pixel binning available by command, allowing the user to trade spectral resolution for increased signal levels, as well as faster line rates. The TEC-stabilized camera offers 18 non-uniformity correction (NUC) tables (12 factory set and 6 user defined) for added flexibility.

According to Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph. D., president of Princeton Infrared Technologies, “This is the state of the art in SWIR linescan cameras. Utilizing our fabless manufacturing model, we are enabling numerous machine vision and spectroscopic applications at a much lower cost than other SWIR cameras on the market. The other big advantage is that our LineCam12 does not require a frame grabber, which is an additional expense when purchasing other SWIR linescan cameras.”

The SWIR LineCam12 is specially designed and optimized for complex and demanding imaging applications, for example in imaging lasers, and in environments where objects are moving (factory lines), such as sorting, detecting moisture, characterizing different plastics, and more. The camera starting price is $9500 in single units. For multiple units or OEM quantities, please contact PIRT for pricing.

To learn more about Princeton Infrared Technologies’ line of affordable shortwave infrared linear arrays and cameras, please visit: www.princetonirtech.com or call 1-609-917-3380.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT - www.princetonirtech.com) - Specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology, PIRT focuses on design and manufacture of both shortwave infrared cameras, and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays. All products are created in the company’s fabless environment under strict testing and quality control guidelines, providing innovative and cost-effective detectors that image in the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared wavelengths. Application areas include spectroscopy for sorting materials, moisture detection, thermal imaging, night vision, and laser imaging for military, industrial, and commercial markets.

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Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.
9 Deer Park Drive, Suite J-5
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Martin Ettenberg
Phone: +1 609-917-3380
E-mail: Martin.Ettenberg@princetonirtech.com
Web Site: www.princetonirtech.com

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

Find out more or contact Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

2 November 2016: New SWIR Scientific Camera with Highest Frame Rates at Megapixel Resolution - 1280 SciCam

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

Monmouth Junction, NJ – Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (www.princetonirtech.com), introduces the 1280SciCam, a revolutionary shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera that delivers the longest integration times and the highest frame rates at megapixel resolution, available on the market today. The lattice-matched indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor features 1280 x 1024 resolution at frame rates greater than 95 frames per second (fps) at full-frame size and operates in the visible to shortwave infrared spectrum from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm. The camera’s small 12-micron pitch, coupled with the low read noise (<30e-) and high quantum efficiency (> 75% from 1.0 to 1.6 microns) of the imaging array, make the new camera ideal for scientific imaging tasks in the SWIR and visible wavelengths. Other applications include high-speed machine vision and long-range surveillance operations where the small pitch is especially important.

A 3-stage thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is integrated into a vacuum package to provide the 1280SciCam with three temperature setpoints for different conditions, 25 °C (no cooling), 0 °C (fan-cooled), and -50 °C (water-cooled). The on-board array has 14-bit digital output, snapshot exposure with no image lag, and features an unprecedented low read noise of <30e- which is lower than any other cooled SWIR scientific camera currently available. Princeton IR Tech’s advanced SWIR-InGaAs camera has a medium-base Camera Link® to support fast full-frame-rate imaging. The camera’s high dynamic range ratio is greater than 3000:1, with integration times ranging from 50 microseconds to more than 3 minutes. The new 1280SciCam is available with F- and C-mount lenses.

Princeton Infrared Technologies’ new scientific camera is the first product to launch from the advanced InGaAs-shortwave infrared imaging technology company. Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph.D., CEO of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., notes, “We built the new 1280SciCam because we thought the scientific and machine vision SWIR imaging market was lacking a 1.3 megapixel resolution camera that had low noise and high frame rates without image lag while also allowing long integration times for low signal levels.” For more information, please visit: www.princetonirtech.com.

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT - www.princetonirtech.com) - Specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology, PIRT focuses on design and manufacture of both shortwave infrared cameras, and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays. All products are created in the company’s fabless environment under strict testing and quality control guidelines, providing innovative and cost-effective detectors that image in the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared wavelengths. Application areas include spectroscopy for sorting materials, moisture detection, thermal imaging, night vision, and laser imaging for military, industrial, and commercial markets.

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Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.
9 Deer Park Drive, Suite J-5
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Martin Ettenberg
Phone: +1 609-917-3380
E-mail: Martin.Ettenberg@princetonirtech.com
Web Site: www.princetonirtech.com

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

Find out more or contact Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

2 November 2016: Princeton Infrared Introduces SWIR Linear Array with Lowest Read Noise Available

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

Monmouth Junction, NJ – Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), will premiere the revolutionary 1024L1-12.5-T Linear Array, an indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor designed for both spectroscopy and machine vision in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectrum. The linear array provides 1024 x 1 resolution with a small 12.5 micron pitch and delivers the lowest read noise currently available at <550e- for a 250 µm tall pixel. For some spectroscopy applications, the advanced SWIR on-chip noise-suppression circuit will achieve read noise levels to an unprecedented low of <100e-. This is also the only SWIR linear array available that can image the visible and SWIR bands with response from 0.4 to 1.7 µm.

The 1024L1 uses a single digital ROIC chip to minimize variation from output to output, which is often an unwanted feature on linear arrays with multiple ROICs. The chips have built-in 14-bit analog-to-digital converters that maximize dynamic range (>6000:1) and minimize noise, while delivering 34klines/s at 1024 elements. It also has the largest selection of full wells, from 75ke- to 100Me-, in the industry.

Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph.D., president of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., notes, “We are very excited to bring this linear array to market because it is designed for spectroscopy applications in the SWIR band. With our newer assembly methods and fabless manufacturing model, we can offer these advanced arrays at a fraction of the market price, while enhancing performance.”

The lattice-matched InGaAs array is backside illuminated to enable detection in the visible to the SWIR from 0.4 to 1.7 µm. A distinct advantage to backside illumination is that it minimizes stray reflections that plague competing front-side illuminated arrays; bond pads and the many wire bonds near the active imaging area of front-side illuminated arrays often create odd light apertures that adversely affect image quality. The new backside-illuminated1024L1 Linear Array can also be customized by depositing optical filters directly onto the active detector area; this is nearly impossible to do with a front-side illuminated device with its wire bonds.

To learn more about the new line of affordable SWIR linear arrays and cameras go to: www.princetonirtech.com or
call 1-609-917-3380.


Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT - www.princetonirtech.com) - Specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology, PIRT focuses on design and manufacture of both shortwave infrared cameras, and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays. All products are created in the company’s fabless environment under strict testing and quality control guidelines, providing innovative and cost-effective detectors that image in the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared wavelengths. Application areas include spectroscopy for sorting materials, moisture detection, thermal imaging, night vision, and laser imaging for military, industrial, and commercial markets.

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Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.
9 Deer Park Drive, Suite J-5
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Martin Ettenberg
Phone: +1 609-917-3380
E-mail: Martin.Ettenberg@princetonirtech.com
Web Site: www.princetonirtech.com

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

Find out more or contact Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

1 November 2016: Sierra-Olympic Provides Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses for OEM and Surveillance Applications

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• Tamron’s high performance zoom lenses for longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal cameras deliver unsurpassed performance and outstanding value.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications offers the new Tamron family of longwave infrared lenses for OEM and security/surveillance imaging applications. Tamron, a world leader in industrial and OEM lens assemblies, has recently selected Sierra-Olympic Technologies as the new stocking distributor for the cost-effective Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses.

The Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses operate in the 8 - 14 µm spectral range. There are two zoom range models available with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings, 35-105 mm and 50 - 150 mm, and one zoom range model with an anti-reflective (AR) coating, 35 - 105 mm. All models feature superb parfocality (focus through zoom). The lenses also provide continuous, precision athermalization, low weight, and low power. With a standard M34 x 0.5 mm thread mount, the Tamron LWIR zoom lenses can be easily used with most microbolometer cameras.

According to Chris Johnston, president of Sierra-Olympic Technologies, “We have delivered thousands of IR zoom lenses since 1995, from all infrared wavelengths - SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR. As experts in evaluating and integrating thermal imaging zoom lenses, we are delighted to offer the new family of Tamron zoom lenses. We know these Tamron lenses deliver the highest possible performance in repeatability, athermalization, parfocality, and modulation transfer function (MTF) when measured against any other thermal zoom lens.”

The Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses are available for shipping now. For additional information and specifications, or to request a quote, please go to: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/tamron-lenses/.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic’s wide array of advanced infrared imaging systems and solutions, and to order online, please go to: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (Hood River, Oregon), experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

1 November 2016: Sierra-Olympic’s New Viento 67-640, a Rugged Thermal Camera for Outdoor Perimeter Surveillance & Robotics Apps

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• The cost-effective thermal imager is specially designed for rugged outdoor use and comes with a unique 2-year warranty.

HOOD RIVER, OR – September 6, 2016 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications introduces the Viento 67-640 thermal camera for perimeter surveillance, robotics, and other rugged outdoor imaging applications. The new thermal imager features a fixed focal length and fixed mount. With a 640 x 480, 17-micron thermal imaging core, the newest Viento camera provides standard NTSC/PAL composite analog video output with simultaneous 8-bit / 14-bit Camera Link® digital output. The uncompressed digital output is for imaging applications that require full-fidelity data transmission. The Viento 67-640 is designed with an IP67-rated environmental housing, making it ideal for operation in hot and/or cold, dusty, moist conditions. The affordable thermal camera is ideal for use with analytics products
that provide object detection and object classification, slew-to-cue, motion detection/analysis, and other enhanced image processing in extreme environments.

The Viento 67-640 has an automatic image normalization with an integrated mechanical shutter to deliver perfect image performance every time. The proprietary Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™) offers heightened contrast and scene detail in low thermal contrast settings. Multiple athermalized lens options are available from wide 90 degrees horizontal field of view (HFOV) to narrow 6 degrees HFOV. Other features include custom lens calibration options, color palettes (for digital only), plus digital zoom and scroll.

In addition to outdoor perimeter surveillance and robotics, applications for Sierra-Olympic’s new Viento 67-640 thermal camera include process monitoring, industrial imaging, security applications, rugged military imaging, traffic management, and maritime imaging. An industry-leading, 2-year warranty is also offered with this thermal camera.

Sierra-Olympic’s Viento 67-640 is available in 9 Hz: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/viento-67-640-camera and 30 Hz: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/viento-67-640-camera-30hz. For more information about Sierra-Olympic’s wide array of advanced infrared imaging systems and solutions, and to order online, go to: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon), experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

30 October 2016: 3D Microfluidic Chip for Cell Cultivation and Bio-Analytics

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

Toxicology diagnostics without animal testing is made possible with the new microfluidic chips made from cyclic-olefin copolymer. Human liver tissue can be tested for signs of poisoning in simple test tubes. The new procedure is particularly interesting for the cosmetics industry and can handle up to three tests with a single chip, using only a minimal amount of fluids and cell tissue.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

30 October 2016: Hybrid Multi-Laser Emitter Fibre Coupling

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

Monolithic multi-emitter laser chip coupled to a single 70 µm core optical fiber via a sequence of four accurately placed micro-optical elements on an all-glass optical bench measuring 6.5 mm x 25 mm. Fraunhofer IZM developed sequential active alignment steps and interactive beam measuring in an automated production pick & place machine. A newly developed pick-up-tool is used for accurate positioning in six degrees of freedom, with control of x/y/z and three angles better than 200 nm and 2 arc sec, respectively. Four emitters of 2 W optical power each are beam-transformed and fiber-coupled with an efficiency better than 80% at a wavelength of 1470 nm for medical application. A scaling of the package to a larger count of emitters and other wavelengths like 980 nm is possible (from project MEMo, with partner eagleyard photonics supplying laser assemblies, and partner FISBA developing and producing beam-transforming and coupling optics; supported by Investitionsbank Berlin IBB with EFRE funding).

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

30 October 2016: Free Beam Laser Module for Sensor Applications

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

The AutoFly project has produced an automatically packaged 808 nm laser module. The package is hermetically sealed with a specialized lid. The high-precision mounting of a double-sided single lens with an innovative optical pick&placer was fully automated, with active alignment used to achieve a highly collimated and aligned free beam. This makes the system particularly suitable for sensor and interferometer applications.

Find out more or contact Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

28 October 2016: Right-angle roof prism

Nanyang Pure Optoelectric Co., Ltd.

θ1、θ2 ±30″, S 15″

Find out more or contact Nanyang Pure Optoelectric Co., Ltd.

26 October 2016: IR Bandpass Filters and AR Coatings

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation continues to push the performance of infrared filters. NIR, SWIR, MWIR, LWIR, dual-band, and multi-band filters and anti-reflection coatings can be custom designed on a variety of common and exotic substrate materials. Get the filter you want in the configuration you need by contacting us at www.reynardcorp.com or (949) 366-8866

Find out more or contact Reynard Corp.

26 October 2016: MWIR-FC-7: 7-to-1 Chalcogenide MWIR fiber combiner

IRflex Corporation

Fiber optic combiners are used to combine two or more fibers into one fused fiber to combine the signals from several sources into one fused fiber, thereby combining their output powers.

Inspired by silica fiber power combiners in near-IR used for power combining for pumping double clad fiber lasers and incoherent beam combining of high power lasers, IRflex’s chalcogenide glass Mid-IR fibers make it possible to extend the power combining capacity beyond 2 µm silica fiber wavelength range.

Chalcogenide glass is made from a mixture of the chalcogenide elements: sulfur, selenium and tellurium. It offers promising properties such as transmission in mid and far infrared regions of spectra, lower values of phonon energies, high refractive index and very large nonlinearities as compared to silica. Chalcogenide glass fibers are the ideal candidates to manufacture the MWIR (mid-wave infrared) fiber combiner, the fiber guide mid-infrared wavelengths from 1.5 to 6.5 µm with typical fiber loss of 0.1dB/m.

Using IRflex's IRF-S series arsenic sulfide glass fibers, IRflex’s chalcogenide MWIR multimode fiber combiners can incoherently combine the power from multiple laser sources into a common output aperture. These combiners can also spectrally combine laser sources that cover the MWIR spectrum from 1.5 to 6.5µm. IRflex's proprietar fusion process offers:

High port transmission and combining efficiency for mid-IR spectral beam combining
Independent wavelength transmission from 1.5 to 6.5 µm wavelength range
High power handling strength with mechanical flexibility

The MWIR-FC-7 has 7-to-1 ports, operation wavelength is from 1.5 to 6.5 micron. The input fiber has 50 micron core diameter and output fiber has 100 micron core diameter. The port transmission efficiency is from 75 to 98%

Find out more or contact IRflex Corporation

26 October 2016: Direct Refrigerant Laser Cooling, Ultra Compact, Highest Efficiency, Extremely Reliable

Aspen Systems, Inc.

Direct Refrigerant Cooling System
An exciting new development from Aspen Systems for laser manufacturers - direct expansion cooling. Here, the refrigerant flows directly through the cold plate with the circulation being driven by the compressor. The advantages are numerous. This method eliminates the need for a liquid recirculating pump, fluid reservoir and associated tubing and connectors – sources of failures and leaks. The efficiency is improved by removing the losses associated with cooling a liquid and energy savings of driving a pump (8 times less vs. TEC, 2 times less vs. liquid chiller. The cooling capacity for direct refrigerant is 25% greater than a liquid chiller at a laser cold plate temperature of 25 degrees C. The system is simplified improving reliability (MTBF >80,000 hrs) and further reduces the size of the cooling system such that it can even be integrated into the laser enclosure.

About Aspen Systems:
Aspen Systems supplies compact, reliable vapor compression based chillers and thermal management systems for military, medical, laser, and industrial applications. As the inventor of the Aspen Miniature Compressor, we are uniquely qualified to develop and supply specialized stand alone or integrated cooling solutions where compact size and reliability are key parameters. Chilled water, direct refrigerant, and air cooling approaches have all been developed by Aspen and successfully used by our customers. Visit www.aspensystems.com or contact Jim Burnett to discuss your laser cooling needs.

Find out more or contact Aspen Systems, Inc.

26 October 2016: Satellite Solar Array Cover Glass

Thin Film Devices, Inc.

Satellite Solar Array cover glass (0.1mm thick) consists of wideband 400 – 1200 low reflection coating with anti-discharge @ ≤50 K-Ohm/Sq.

Find out more or contact Thin Film Devices, Inc.

26 October 2016: Dome lens/hemisphere lens

Fuzhou Toptec Optics, Inc.

The dome lens/hemisphere dome is used to protect the lens of underwater camera,which could resist the pressure of water,and give a best view field to catch picture.

Find out more or contact Fuzhou Toptec Optics, Inc.

26 October 2016: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Long-Range, All-Weather, MWIR Security & Surveillance System

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications, introduces a long-range target detection and surveillance system designed for all-weather security applications. The 550CZ-18, manufactured by G5IR, is an advanced midwave infrared (MWIR) imaging system featuring long-range target detection with recognition capabilities. The 18X continuous zoom lens provides 18° horizontal field of view (HFOV) at wide angle and 1° HFOV
at narrow angle; the thermal camera system can reliably detect human-sized targets at 18 kilometers in good conditions.

The 640 x 512 pixel resolution, indium antimonide (InSb) detector with a 15-micron pitch is optimized to operate in the MWIR spectrum (3 - 5 µm), commonly considered the best waveband for imaging in marine and high-humidity environments. Other all-weather applications for the 550CZ-18 camera system include border protection, vessel traffic monitoring, critical infrastructure protection, and airport perimeter surveillance.

G5IR’s new camera system produces analog or digital video and can be remotely controlled via a serial interface and an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Environmentally sealed, the unit has a dry nitrogen backfilled enclosure that is rated IP67 and a front element defroster. The long-life, cooled photodetector ensures reliable imagery over the life of the camera system. The 550CZ-18 is built for reliability and stability over a wide temperature range and diverse weather conditions, and comes with an industry-leading 25-month manufacturer’s warranty.


For more information on G5IR’s 550CZ-18 Long-Range, All-Weather MWIR Security and Surveillance Systems, go to: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/security/g5-cooled/g5ir-550cz-18. To learn more about Sierra-Olympic Technologies’ wide array of advanced infrared imaging systems and solutions, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com.


Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (Hood River, Oregon www.sierraolympic.com),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

26 October 2016: Sierra-Olympic Offers WDR Shortwave IR Camera Systems

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications, now offers New Imaging Technologies’ (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems. The new SWIR imaging product family delivers a dynamic range greater than 140dB in a single snapshot, without any processing or tone mapping. Ideal for biomedical, laser measurements, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control, the NIT WDR sensors’ internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers high uniformity images under all lighting conditions.

The new InGaAs photodiode array features a patented readout integrated circuit (ROIC). Available in 640 x 512 (with 15-micron pitch) or 320 x 256 (with 25-micron pitch) pixel resolution; both operate in the SWIR spectrum from 900 nm up to 1700 nm with high quantum efficiency. Power consumption is less than 1.5W. By design, the proprietary NIT ROIC has proven to be highly functional for fast, triggered imaging applications such as range-gated imaging and synchronous illuminated imaging.

NIT’s SWIR 640 and 320 camera modules offer digital video outputs in USB2.0 or Camera Link® formats. Analog NTSC/PAL video is available on the Smart version cameras. The SWIR family of cameras with wide dynamic range is delivered calibrated, with software and cables in shock-proof cases. The cameras are easily exported under EAR. For more information on NIT’s WDR InGaAs-SWIR products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/ingaas-swir/nit-swir/. To learn more about Sierra-Olympic Technologies’ wide array of advanced infrared imaging systems and solutions, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (Hood River, Oregon www.sierraolympic.com),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

26 October 2016: Sierra-Olympic Offers New Field-of-View Options for Aeron Searcher Series of Long-Range Surveillance Video Systems

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

• New all-weather, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) security cameras are now available with two additional long-wave infrared (LWIR) continuous-zoom fields-of-view (FOV) with 15-60mm and 50-150mm, joining the Aeron Searcher 35-105mm zoom unit.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced IR imaging applications, introduces the newest models in Silent Sentinel’s Aeron Searcher visible/infrared imaging systems for long-range surveillance. There are now three optional LWIR zoom models. The Aeron Searcher 60 with a15-60mm thermal optic is suitable for wide FOV, near-object detection within 1.5 km. Aeron Searcher 105 offers 3X continuous thermal zoom with a 35-105mm optic and offers human detection at 3 km, and the Aeron Searcher 150 with 50-150mm LWIR zoom is best for long- range imaging. The Aeron Searcher family offers the most flexible imaging performance available in an environmentally-protected, thermal/visible PTZ surveillance system. All models offer simultaneous visible video verification provided by a 36X SD zoom module or a 30X HD zoom module, and excellent human-detection capabilities up to nearly 5 kilometers with the 50-150mm thermal zoom at night.

The rugged pan/tilt cameras in the Aeron series provide standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video options with continuous-zoom thermal and visible imaging.

The Aeron camera family features 640 x 480 uncooled detectors for LWIR thermal imaging. The thermal sensor uses a proprietary image contrast enhancement (ICE) algorithm to improve the image in low-temperature contrast environments. The Aeron Searcher systems can be mounted upright or inverted; the yoke can be offset to eliminate blind spots throughout the 360 degrees of rotation to provide accurate and reliable day/night operation. Optical encoders for both the pan and tilt axes (with +/- 90 degrees of tilt) ensure highly accurate positioning and repeatability. The units are enclosed in hard anodized aluminum casings, ruggedized for extreme environments and fully rated to IP67. Aeron Searcher systems are Pelco-D compliant, and have been interfaced to numerous popular IP video encoders and VMS systems.

For more information on The Aeron Searcher long- range, LWIR/visible PTZ surveillance systems, go to http://www.sierraolympic.com/aeron.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic Technologies’ wide array of advanced infrared imaging systems and solutions, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (Hood River, Oregon www.sierraolympic.com),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. 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

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

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

26 October 2016: Optical Lens or Camera Module

Guangdong Hongjing Optoelectronic Technology Inc.

Optical Lens or Camera Module for Car DVR/ Automotive/ 360°Camera/Wearable Camera/ IPC / VR/ Drone etc.

Find out more or contact Guangdong Hongjing Optoelectronic Technology Inc.

25 October 2016: Opto Diode Introduces Family of Near-Infrared Detectors

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

CAMARILLO, CA - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the NXIR family of photodiodes, designed specifically for back-facet laser-monitoring applications that require improved performance in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum from 700 nm to 1100 nm. The new NXIR product line expands the company’s popular high performance SXUV and UVG photodiode series designed to maximize measurement repeatability and reliability in high-powered UV laser-monitoring systems with affordable products optimized for near-infrared wavebands.

The NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF70 near-IR / red-enhanced models offer reduced footprints and are ideally suited for integration with semiconductor lasers notably, Fabry-Perot (FP), distributed feedback (DFB), and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The new devices have high responsivity of 0.65 A/W @ 850 nm, low capacitance of 5 pico-farads (pF) at 0 volts, and high shunt resistance, greater than 200 MΩ. The NXIR-RF36 has an active area of 0.36 mm2; the NXIR-RF70 has an active area of 0.70 mm2. The detectors are available in either waffle pack or dicing tape for high-volume shipments.

Opto Diode’s third device in the series, the NXIR-5W, is optimal for high-power-laser monitoring that requires higher responsivity in the NIR spectrum. It can be utilized with YAG lasers used in biological, dental, and medical equipment, plus fluid dynamics, manufacturing, and military applications. The NXIR-5W has high responsivity at 1064 nm with low reverse bias voltage of 10V. Other features include high responsivity of 0.45 A/W at 1064 nm, low dark current of 1nA, and low capacitance of 10 pF. The NXIR-5W is available in a hermetically-sealed, standard two-lead TO-5 package.

For more information on the NXIR series of photodetectors or for volume pricing quotes, please contact: sales@optodiode.com.

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

Find out more or contact Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

24 October 2016: Q-switch pulsed fiber laser(10W/20W/30W/50W)

Shenzhen Super Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

Product introduction:
Super Laser’s Q-Pulse fiber laser series are designed for high-speed and high resolution marking system, providing an ideal high beam quality of the laser energy source for industrial laser marking machine and other laser applications.
Features and advantages:
1. Narrow pulsed width, high peak power, large range adjustment of pulse repetition rate
2. No light leak when laser off.
3. High reliability and long life time.
4. Compact structure.
5. Anti-reflective isolated output.
6. Universal 25 pin interface.

Find out more or contact Shenzhen Super Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

24 October 2016: High-temperature range direct 532nm green laser diode

Dandong Elaser Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

High-temperature range direct 532nm green laser diodes. Mounted in a tiny TO56 package, direct green lasers have a high operating temperature range of more than subzero 20℃. This particular quality makes them ideal for outdoor application.

Find out more or contact Dandong Elaser Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

21 October 2016: Lens Assemblies

Fuzhou A-Star Photonics, Inc.

Optical lens assemblies custom-made or copy with quickest lead time!

Find out more or contact Fuzhou A-Star Photonics, Inc.

17 October 2016: Lock-in Amplifier SU-1

Tydex, LLC

The compact lock-in amplifier SU-1, developed by Tydex, is designed to amplify high-noise signals.

It is a homodyne detector with a low pass filter. An external reference signal is required to operate SU-1. All operating parameters (amplification, time constant and phase) are manually adjustable. Also this detector is used to measure phase shift of the signal.

The principle of operation of SU-1 is based on orthogonality of two sinusoidal functions. When a product of two sinusoidal functions with non-matching frequencies f1 and f2 is integrated over time well above their periods, the result is zero. On the other hand, when f1 = f2, and both functions are in phase, integrated average is equal to half of the product of the functions’ amplitudes.

SU-1 multiplies input signal to reference signal (from built-in generator or external source) and integrates the product over specified time (usually from milliseconds to a few seconds). The result is a DC signal, and the effect of any other signal not matched by frequency to the reference is dampened to almost zero. Same-frequency component that is not in phase with the reference signal is attenuated too (since same-frequency sinusoidal and cosinusoidal waves are orthogonal).

SU-1 is to be used to amplify high-noise signal produced by the following means of detecting of THz radiation: electro-optical detection of pulsed THz radiation and of detection of THz radiation using the following detectors: Golay detectors, cooled bolometers, pyro-electric THz radiation detectors, semiconductor THz radiation detectors, novel THz radiation detectors.

Key features:

Operating frequency up to 250 KHz;
Adjustable sensitivity, time constant and phase;
Compact and EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielded enclosure.
SU-1 package includes

electronic unit,
power supply,
3 RF-connector cables (1.5 m each),
operating mannual.

Find out more or contact Tydex, LLC

17 October 2016: Opto Diode Introduces Low-Noise, Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Photodetector

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

• New SXUV series photodiode features a large 20 mm² circular active area for measuring ultraviolet light and power monitoring of Extreme UV lasers.

CAMARILLO, CA - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces the SXUV20C, a low-noise, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photodetector that features a large 20 mm² circular active area. The new device has superior responsivity in the 1nm to 200 nm wavelength region. It is specially designed to be stable over long periods of time when exposed to high intensity EUV energy.

The 20 mm² circular active area provides a substantial surface for easy alignment to the EUV laser. The SXUV20C offers superior hardness in extreme UV environments while providing lower noise than the previously released SXUV20HS1 device. The new photodetector joins Opto Diode’s family of SXUV photodiodes with varying active area sizes to meet your most critical measurements, speed, and power monitoring performance objectives.

Additional features include high photon flux robustness, minimum shunt resistance of 50 MΩ, reverse breakdown voltage (typical) VR: 1R = 1µa 10 volts, and typical capacitance of C: VR = 0V 3nF. The low-noise EUV photodetector is housed in an industry-standard TO-8 package for easy integration into most UV laser systems. Operating and storage temperatures range from -20 °C to +80 °C and from -20 °C to +100 °C respectively.

For more information on Opto Diode’s SXUV20C photodiode or for volume pricing quotes, please contact: sales@optodiode.com.


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

Find out more or contact Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW Company

17 October 2016: FASTCAM Mini AX Series of High-Speed Cameras

Photron USA, Inc.

The FASTCAM Mini AX is Photron’s highest performance model within the FASTCAM Mini series of high-speed cameras. The Mini AX delivers exceptional light sensitivity, excellent image quality and flexible region of interest (ROI) features for customers who do not require the ultimate frame rate performance of the FASTCAM SA-X2 and SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.

Three performance level models - Mini AX50, AX100 and AX200 - deliver 1-megapixel image resolution (1024 x 1024 pixels) at frame rates up to 2,000fps, 4,000fps and 6,400fps respectively. All three Mini AX models offer a minimum exposure duration of 1µs as standard with recording memory options up to 32GB providing extended
recording times and triggering flexibility.

Subject to export approval the Mini AX100 can be offered with maximum frame rates up to 540,000fps and the Mini AX200 with maximum frame rates up to 900,000fps with a minimum exposure time of 260 nanoseconds.

Standard operational features of the FASTCAM Mini AX include a mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, Gigabit Ethernet Interface for reliable system control with high-speed data transfer to PC, and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration when recording at high magnifications.

With the combination of high frame rates, high image quality and exceptional light sensitivity contained within a 120mm x 120mm x 94mm rugged camera body weighing just 1.5kg, the FASTCAM Mini AX is ideally suited for use in a wide range of demanding scientific and industrial applications including combustion imaging, micro-fluidics, PIV and DIC.

Find out more or contact Photron USA, Inc.

17 October 2016: Green Laser Light Leaves Its Mark in Glass - SCANLAB Expands Scan System Product Line for Efficient Materials Processing

SCANLAB America, Inc.

SCANLAB is rounding out its range of attractively-priced scan heads. New to the ‘compact class’ is the basiCube 10, optimized for use with 532 nm green laser light. As a basiCube product family member, this scan system excels in laser marking applications at the new wavelength – as well as in laser-based (internal) glass engraving. The same applies to processing of precious metals, silicon wafers and other materials that respond poorly to typical infrared wavelengths.

Numerous industries are increasingly adopting laser processes for marking of products. The benefits are obvious: laser markings are waterproof and resistant to smudging, abrasion and solvents. Plus, they offer full design flexibility by not requiring stencils or solid moulds. The inherent contactless nature of laser processes makes marking and processing wear-free. And benefits accrue to other applications, too, such as durable direct bonding of electronic components on circuit boards. Introduced in early 2015, the compact, remarkably cost-effective and very fast basiCube scan head quickly met with market success. Now SCANLAB expands this product family with a variant specially optimized for green laser light applications at the 532 nm wavelength. Such lasers are particularly well-suited for processing of glass, silicon wafers and (precious) metals. They enable generation of even the finest contours by focusing to very small spot sizes while simultaneously maintaining excellent beam quality and low heat development. This allows engraving 3D shapes inside a glass body or welding copper wires directly onto the silicon substrates of integrated circuits. Application areas are virtually unlimited, ranging from medical products, decorative items or jewelry, all the way to the semiconductor industry. Like SCANLAB's other scan systems, these new scan heads are manufactured in Germany to the highest quality standards. The system is exactly as energy-efficient as
the other ‘family members’ – for equal writing performance, less electrical power is consumed compared to other systems. This characteristic also positively effects the system's positional stability under load.

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14 October 2016: Werklicht® Pro Xenon

EXTEND3D GmbH

The next generation of the Werklicht® Pro dynamic 3D laser projector, for high-precision tasks in prototyping, assembly and quality assurance. Now with higher accuracy, faster operation and more content than ever before.

Bridge the gap between digital data and the real world! Bring assembly positions of studs, brackets, etc. or any contours from your CAD model directly onto the workpiece, aligned in 3D. Complex 2D drawings, expensive jigs and unflexible coordinate measurement machines become a thing of the past. Prevent errors before they even develop, speedup your operations, simplyfy your entire process chain. Mobile.3D.Simple.

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14 October 2016: Welcome to Agents and Distributors

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix business netword is very extensive and we always develop new area all the time, welcome to contact us if you are interested in distributing our products ;

Hope to have a chance to cooperate !

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14 October 2016: OEM serivce

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix as manufacturer of optical instruments always supply OEM service for different application related to optical filed !

Please contact us freely if you have any requirement , thanks !

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14 October 2016: Opto-mechanics

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix has many different Opto-mechanics as manufacturer including linear stage, vertical stage, translation stage, rotation stage, goniometers, optical mount, lens mount, filter mount, optical breadboard, optical table etc.

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14 October 2016: Photoluminescence Spectrometer

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix Photoluminescence (PL) is the light emission from a material under the excitation by ultraviolet, visible or near infrared radiation. In semiconductor luminescent property measurements, the sample (e.g. GaN, ZnO, GaAs etc.) was usually excited by a laser (with a wavelength of 325 nm, 532 nm, 785 nm etc.), and its PL spectrum is measured to analyze the optical physical properties, such as the band gap width etc.. Photoluminescence is a high sensitivity, non-destructive analysis method, which can provide the information about the structure, composition and surrounding atomic arrangement of materials. Therefore, it is widely used in physics, materials science, chemistry and molecular biology and other related fields.

Flex One, the latest in microspectrometers is a fully integrated, versatile and cost effective microspectrometer that combines a microscope head directly coupled to a high-performance, triple gratings, imaging spectrometer

Performance Characteristics
The integration of optical layout -- all optical elements adjustments is only needed in the initial installation, to ensure the efficiency and easy using
Double light path design – easy to switch the horizontal and vertical optical path, for application on all kinds of sample morphology
Ultra-wide spectra range – 300-2200nm
Video monitoring light path -- for accurate sampling point adjustment
Unique correction function of Emission spectra -- to make the spectral measurements more accurate and comparable
Multiple excitation wavelength(option)-- 325nm, 405nm, 442nm, 473nm, 532nm, 633nm, 785nm etc.
Automatic mapping function(option)-- 50mm × 50mm measurement range, or customized special specifications
Electroluminescent (EL) feature(option)-- extended options
Microscopic Raman spectroscopy measurement(option)-- extended options
Ultra low temperature measuring accessories(option)-- providing measurements at ultra low temperature under 10K

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14 October 2016: Laser Confocal Raman Microspectrometer

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix Finder Vista Series multifunction confocal Raman microscopy system, based on new designed confocal microscopy techniques, with the ultra-low noise CCD camera latest advanced for Raman detection, highresolution spectrometer, attaining superior user friendliness and sensitivity.

Finder Vista series is the highest scalability micro spectroscopy system currently commercialized. It can be expanded into the workstation with functions such as PL spectra, fluorescence lifetime, high/low temperature spectra measurements etc. It is your best choice for scientific research!

Characteristics of Finder Vista
High sensitivity: optical system transmittance >50%, latest advanced ultra-low noise scientific CCD detector,
Multiple samples applicable: switchable micro- and macro- optical layouts
High repeatability: steady and firm optical structure, automatic machine with integrated design, light switching under software control, no necessity for recollimating after switch.
Modular design: functional upgrades are modular, meeting the needs of various research aspects and follow-up system upgrades
Easy operating: Software window operation interface, easy to use

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14 October 2016: Arc Lamp

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Zolix Arc Lamp Light Sources have high ultraviolet and visible output with some prominent lines in the near infrared, which make them useful for many Spectroscopy applications. The small, bright arcs have significant advantages for collimation and intense irradiation.

The lamps including Xenon light source, Tungsten-halogen Light Source, LED light source, Tunable light source ;

Please visit Zolix website: www.zolix.com.cn

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14 October 2016: Steady-State Fluorescence Systems

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

Steady-State Fluorescence Spectroscopy investigates the long-term average Fluorescence of a sample when irradiated with UV, Visible or near-IR Light.

Our research-grade Steady-State Spectrofluorometers are compact, benchtop or modular, customizable for any sort of requirement , be it Fluorescence detection or Phosphorescence studies that your research requires.

OmniFluo Fluorescence Systems adopt modular design, which absorb Zolix fifteen
years design and manufacture experience of spectroscopy system. The open
architecture design also allows for application changes. As your application needs
to grow, so can your OmniFluo. By different accessories, OmniFluo also could
realize PL, Raman, transmission, reflection, absorption and

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14 October 2016: Imaging Monochromator/Spectrometer

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

We offer 150mm/300mm/500mm/750mm focal length fully automated monochromators. Our monochromators are suited to a wide variety of applications. We offer a wide range of optical accessories complement your monochromator, including light sources, filter holders, mounting kits and more. We encourage you to contact one of our Applications Engineer once you've narrowed your selection, to discuss your needs.

Monochromators with high performance, economical and user-friendly instrument that is ideal for research and OEM applications. Triple ruled gratings covering UV to NIR spectral range are aligned at the factory in this fully assembled, turn-key instrument. Available options include slit type, number of output ports and communication interfaces.

The features as below:

1) Czerny-Turner optical design ensures high resolution and maximum throughput while minimizing stray light and aberrations
2) Triple ruled diffraction gratings used for visible to near infrared wavelength scanning;
3) Single or dual output port versions Fixed, micrometer adjustable, or motorized slit option
4) LabVIEWTM based utility software provided
5) Control with USB, RS-232/GPIB, or optional hand controller

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14 October 2016: Tunable Light Source

Zolix Instruments Co., Ltd.

The Tunable Light Source (TLS ) are pre-aligned, preassembled illumination systems capable of outputting monochromatic light from 200-2500 nm. This is a complete plug and play system and includes TLS-C1 software.

TLS is composed of Zolix light source and spectrometer. It is very convenient for the users who want the flexibility of a modular design and the simplicity of an integrated system

TLS as modular also have many different accessories including Lens/Focusing/Fiber Optics, Uniform light adaptor, Collimating light accessories

TLS also many different application as modular

1) PEC Photochemistry Measurement System
2) Transmission/Absorption /Reflection Measurement System
3) Solar Cell Quantum Efficiency Measurement System
4) The fluorescence Spectrum Measurement ( as excitation light)
5) Surface Photovoltage Test
6) Detector Spectral Responsivity Measurement System
7) Optical Lens Spectral Transmittance Measurement System
8) Eye Protection Products Measurement System

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13 October 2016: Vacuum Engineering & Materials - Ultra Pure Au (UP Au) Evaporation Materials

Vacuum Engineering & Materials

VEM Ultra Pure Au (UP Au) evaporation materials enable PVD users to:

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

VEM Ultra Pure Au elemental and composite evaporation materials are available in a variety of industry standard volumes and sizes. Stringent quality controls and examinations ensure surface cleanliness while exceeding 99.999% total metallic purity. VEM has one of the most extensive, state-of-the-art, gold manufacturing facilities in the industry. Our manufacturing facility is modeled after semiconductor equipment manufactures and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Coupling years of process knowledge with leading-edge equipment and in-house analytical capabilities has created a world-class manufacturing facility meeting the needs of thin film producers.

VEM Leads the Way with Ultra Pure Au Evaporation Materials
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. Quality Metallic purity is confirmed by ICP (Inductive Coupled Plasma) and interstitials (C, O, N, and S) by inert gas analysis (IGA). Sample inspection utilizing scanning electron microscopy (SEM) assures ultra-clean surface quality. Results of these evaluations are monitored utilizing ISO certified quality methods and standards.

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13 October 2016: Vacuum Engineering & Materials - Shield Cleaning Services

Vacuum Engineering & Materials

VEM expands state-of-the-art operations to meet growing demand for shield cleaning services

VEM has increased capacity of its ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in Santa Clara, California by 40%. As a direct result of growing customer demand for shield cleaning services, the 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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13 October 2016: EZQuad Servo 4Axis Servo Motor Driver Controller

AllMotion, Inc.

Measuring only 2.25" x 2.25" X 0.6" (57mm x 57mm X 15mm), the fully intelligent servo motor Controller + Drivers runs 4 fully independent Brushed or BLDC servo motors (see wiring diagram). Operating from a 9V to 40V supply the controller regulates to any motor voltage via software command. (Eg 3V motor can be run with 24V supply). Commands can be issued from any serial terminal program (such as HyperTerminal) or from the EZStepper Windows application.

The EZQuad Servo will drive 4 motors at 2.5 Amps each with a setting of move current m=50 %.
However with careful selection of motors and/or improved cooling and/or low
move time duty cycle it is possible to run motors at 5 Amps at m=100%. See
Command Set for details.

The Commands are intuitive and simple. For example, the command A10000 will move the servo motor to Absolute position 10000. (This communications protocol is compatible with devices that use the Cavro DT or OEM protocol.)

The EZQuad Servo is also capable of stand-alone operation with no connection to a PC. It can be set to execute a preset string of commands upon power up (i.e., only power is required in this mode). The Commands include nested loops and execution halt pending a switch closure, which is useful in stand-alone applications.

The EZQuad Servo Motor Controller will typically work with any motor that is 3" or smaller (size23 or smaller). Our Starter Kits enable a first time user to make Servo Motors move intelligently in less than half an hour.

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13 October 2016: Module Stepping Piezoelectric Actuator - A Versatile Way of Micro-Positioning Actuation

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES

Stepping Piezoelectric Actuators (SPA’s) – based on the Piezoelectric Friction-Inertial Actuation (PFIA)
principle – are made from Cedrat Technologies Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators (APA). They use the stickslip
principle to couple high resolution positioning (<µm), long stroke (>cm) and low volume (<15cm3
). These motors are used in optronic, medical and military applications. However, current rubbing contact between the shaft and clamp limits the potential evolution of SPA’s. A new concept: called Module SPA
(MSPA) – offering long stroke capabilities (>10cm), allowing easier multi-DoF mechanism developments and
miniaturization possibilities – has been developed. As with previous SPA designs, this new concept
retains high force at rest, high positioning resolution, reliability, sensor integration and miniaturization
potential. Additionally, longer strokes are reached and are no longer limited just by the size of the guidance in the
linear case. Since, redundancy between guidance and actuating axes are improved, stability on speed
and force are increased all along the stroke. Conception, manufacturing and integration are made
easier. Finally, versatility of such a concept allows also quick and effective specific multi-DoF designs
as well as miniaturization capability.

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13 October 2016: Force Stepping Piezo Actuators FSPA

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES

The presented motor is a linear stepping motor so called Force Stepping Piezo Actuator (FSPA) able to support large
external force without losing its holding position whether powered or unpowered. FSPA are based on inertial stepper piezo motors. They are composed of four main elements: an actuator, a lever arm,a mass and a clamp. The principle of such motors is simple and relies on stick-slip effect and dissymmetrical accelerations.Holding force is naturally provided by the FSPA. In order to test the motor resolution, a step by step signal is applied while position output is controlled using a capacitive sensor. FSPA motor is well suited for example to tune arms’ lengths of interferometers, to align sensitive elements, to control shape of optical components (adaptative optic), …The motor being self-locking and vacuum compliant, it is well suited for demanding environments as found in space applications where unpowered locking is required during launch. Non-magnetic version of FSPA can also be used in high magnetic field (MRI) or high sensitivity applications. FSPA is a complement to the Linear Stepping Piezoelectric Actuators (LSPAs) from CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES.

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13 October 2016: Double tilt mechanism DTT35XS by Cedrat Technologies

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES

The Double Tip Tilt (DTT35XS) from CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) is indeed a piezo Point Ahead Mechanism or a Fast Steering Mirror platform initially developed in 2003 for the CNES space project called PHARAO.
The DTT35XS off the shelves version is based on two pairs of APA35XS, Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators APA® displaying 35 µm of stroke each, arranged in cross configuration to allow an angular deflection of +/- 2 mrad around the X and Y axis. In order to achieve the two θx and θy angular deflections, each pair of APA35XS is electrically driven in push pull configuration and controlled in position by the standard CCBu20 controller box. CTEC have been developing several customized versions of the DTT35XS together with CCBu20 for more than 10 years that are now widely used and embedded in Electro-Optic (EO) space and defence systems. The features of the standard & custom designed versions of the DTT35XS provides the EO customers with a Compact, Dynamic and Precise solution to improve the performances of their embedded vision systems.
To name but a few applications are:
- Micro-scanning, Dithering or Pixel shifting for image resolution enhancement of low cost detectors,
- Optical image or line of sight (LOS) stabilization for anti shaking or anti blurring functions in order to obtain better image quality,
- High precision Pointing ahead for free space optical (FSO) communication systems,
- Fast steering mirror for Atmospheric disturbances compensation of astronomical imaging system (telescope) or high power laser beam system (DEW),
For more information please visit our website www.cedrat-technologies.com or contact us at actuator@cedrat-tec.com

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12 October 2016: FiberLock

TEM Messtechnik GmbH

The FiberLock is an automatic single-mode fiber coupling unit (2D fiber scanner) consisting of the control electronics and an active mirror. In Scan Mode, it scans the laser focus across the input facet of the fiber and displays the coupling efficiency in a 3D plot. This greatly facilitates the initial setup. In Lock Mode, the fiber coupling is continuously optimized to maximum transmission. Moreover, in Noise Eater Mode, the FiberLock locks the fiber output intensity to a fixed value. Options: Large range scanning mirror (20mrad, 10x15mm mirror) or fast scanning mirror (2mrad, 1-inch mirror); photo diode pre-amplifier PDA-S.

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12 October 2016: Lasy 633

TEM Messtechnik GmbH

Lasy 633 is an extremely stable, tunable diode laser at a wavelength of 633nm. It contains an absolute frequency (wavelength) reference based on iodine absorption spectroscopy, ensuring a stability of 50 MHz (66 fm) under all conditions for the life time of the laser. It can therefore directly replace a stabilized Helium-Neon laser in many applications. Unlike the He-Ne, Lasy 633 is tunable over 300 GHz (0.4 nm). This opens up a variety of new methods of measurement. As an example, a phase shift interferometer can accomplish the phase shifting by adequate steps of the laser frequency, rather than by a movement of a reference plane. The frequency tuning is highly linear and exactly reproducible thanks to the patented iScan technology, involving a tiny interferometer as frequency reference. Lasy 633 is coupled to a polarization-maintaining single-mode fiber. Active stabilization ensures maximum fiber coupling efficiency for life time. Alternatively, the active fiber-coupling can stabilize the optical output power to a user-selectable value and thus operate as a power stabilizer. Lasy 633 is self-contained and requires nothing but a 5V DC power supply for operation. If necessary, the user can control all relevant parameters remotely via a USB interface. Lasy 633 comes in a closed desktop case or as a plug-in module for a 19” industrial standard rack case. Applications: THz generation, phase shifting interferometry, distance interferometry, spectroscopy, Raman sensing. Other wavelengths are available on request.

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12 October 2016: Aligna

TEM Messtechnik GmbH

The Aligna system is a complete solution for beam pointing stabilization. Together, the control electronics, a combined angle and position detector and two active mirrors form a feedback loop, which suppresses thermal drifts as well as fast fluctuations. This locks the beam pointing to sub-micrometer precision. In addition, the Aligna system offers various algorithms and functionalities such as: Scanning of the beam's angle and position; optimization of the beam pointing; parallelization of the beam with respect to moving axes .The system works with (nearly) all wavelengths, (nearly) any beam diameter and cw- and pulsed lasers.

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

Nanoscribe GmbH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12 October 2016: DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings on Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®)

SANTA ROSA, CA – Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. The company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process (~500°C) provides extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals.

DSI’s ultra-durable optical coatings also feature laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25 MW/cm2. These are ideal for use in laser and other high-energy systems such as gas, diode, and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) systems.

Deposition Science’s unique LPCVD process permits the manufacture of a wide range of seamless interference filters, such as dichroic, cold mirror, single-wavelength, dual-band, and broadband antireflective (AR) coatings. To learn more about DSI’s high performance, seamless conformal optical thin film coatings, please visit www.depsci.com or call toll-free 1-866-433-7724 or direct at +1-707-573-6700.





ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) – Santa Rosa, CA – www.depsci.com – For more than 30 years Deposition Sciences, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has produced the best quality highly durable optical thin film filter coatings in the industry. DSI’s coating capability ranges from the ultraviolet (UV), through the visible and includes near-infrared (NIR), midwave-infrared (MWIR) and out to the longwave-infrared (LWIR). At the heart of these coating capabilities for optics and other thin film technologies are DSI’s patented MicroDyn® reactive sputtering technology enabling superior multilayer thin film coatings, and the company's LPCVD method that permits exceptionally conformal optical coatings on complex shapes and sizes.


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Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®)
3300 Coffey Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Carol Lueck
Phone: 707-573-6700
Fax: 707-573-6748
Email: Solutions@depsci.com
Website: www.depsci.com

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12 October 2016: Super Broadband Waveplates

Luceo Co., Ltd.

We newly developed Super Broadband Waveplates that realize constant linear retardance with one plate by wide range wavelength from visible(VIS) to near infrared(NIR) when it passes through the waveplate.This waveplate is produced by laminating films of various wavelength 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 wavelength is required.

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11 October 2016: FEMTOPRINT® technology - 3D printing for glass microdevices

FEMTOprint SA

The produced 3D micro devices answer the needs of innovation-driven and fast-growing markets such as: Fine Mechanics and Watchmakers, MedTech and Life Science, Optics and Photonics, Microelectronics and Telecom, generating potentially disruptive applications for upcoming technologies. Universities and Research Centers are among our valuable commercial partners which we serve for rapid prototyping and small series production purposes.

Among several benefits for the buyer of our services we can highlight:

1. Ability to create complex 3D structures at nano-scale, enabling infinite application opportunities;
2. Integration of mechanical, fluidic and optical functionalities in a single monolithic substrate;
3. Sub-micron resolution, aspect ratio greater than 1:1000 and surface quality RA less than 10nm;
4. Glass properties such as biocompatibility, transparency, elasticity, dielectricity and isotropy;
5. FEMTOprint acts as a Single Source Partner in the entire manufacturing process: From design conception to the delivery of 3D microdevices;
6. Innovative, cost- and time-effective manufacturing process, from rapid-prorotyping to mass production needs.

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11 October 2016: Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000S/LE

Luceo Co., Ltd.

Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE is a fully automatic 2D-measuring device which measures retardation values and the direction of a slow axis in a transparent body having strain and birefringence therein. This Fullauto StrainEye makes it possible to start measuring immediately by only putting a sample on the polarizer. Therefore, retardation values and the direction of the slow axis can be measured easily. The measurement result is not influenced by each pixel of differences of personal skill. Not only a specific part is not subjected to the measurement but all of each pixel of a built-in CCD camera measures the entire detecting part. Since the direction of retardation and a slow axis are 2D-displayed on a monitor, those direction states are recognized immediately by the operator.
This device is connected with a PC, and it is therefore feasible to save not only the measured data but also the observed image data easily.With the use of super-luminescent LED as a light source, this detector is designed for long life and low power consumption. Accordingly maintenance and replacement of the light source as well as running costs can be reduced or dispensed with all together.
On the other hand,LSM-9000S is an instrument that is equipped with x6 optical zoom lens.LSM-9000S is suitable for measuring small samples because possible picture area is optionally variable from 60mm x 60mm to 10mm x 10mm with x6 magnification of optical zoom lens for taking images.

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10 October 2016: JCMsuite 3.2

JCMwave GmbH

New release version of JCMsuite with improved performance, new problem classes and additional post-processing possibilities.

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6 October 2016: Optical Module For Fluorescence Detection - 488nm, 533nm, 650nm and other Excitation Wavelengths

Ascentta, Inc.

Ascentta will release its new product line of Optical Module For Fluorescence Detection at Photonics West 2017. Ascentta
Fluorescence Detection Modules provide effective solutions to scientists who are interested in experiments regarding specific excitation wavelengths.

Ascentta Fluorescent Detection Modules are available in different wavelengths which can be specified by customers acoording to their applications. Typical excitation wavenlengths are 488nm, 533nm, and 650nm.

Please contact our team for further information sales@ascentta.com

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4 October 2016: Uncooled TFLN™ Pyroelectric Long Wave Infrared Sensor

SRICO

Uncooled TFLN™ Pyroelectric Long Wave Infrared Sensor

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3 October 2016: 3U Rack Mount thermoelectric chillers

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 centrifugal and gear pump options available from 15 to 44 psi pressure. All rack chillers incorporate standard features like fan speed control for reduced noise, a touch-screen interface and RS-232 and USB connectivity. And designed with the same ThermoTek reliability and performance you have come to expect, these chillers will satisfy your most demanding cooling applications.

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3 October 2016: T257P 240 watt thermoelectric chiller

ThermoTek, Inc.

The new T257P thermoelectric recirculating chiller from ThermoTek is our newest offering in our high performance line of solid state chillers. This new peltier chiller is the next generation design of our industry renowned T255P chiller and has both thermal and pump performance improvements over the T255P. The T257P provides up to 240 watts of cooling and has pump options of a 12 or 21.75 psi variable drive centrifugal pump. It also boasts a user-friendly touch-screen interface as well as RS-232 and USB connectivity. Coupled with a 12% reduction in size and 20% reduction in weight, and designed with the same ThermoTek reliability and performance you have come to expect, this chiller will satisfy your most demanding cooling applications.

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3 October 2016: Ultra-long fiber bragg grating array for oil & gas and structural health monitoring

FemtoFiberTec GmbH

● Quasi-distributed temperature and strain sensing
● Thousands of gratings in one array of several kilometers/miles
● Real-time data acquisition
● Unrivaled performance in harsh environments (H2O, high temperature)
● Customer specific design of fiber cable

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3 October 2016: Single fiber bragg gratings for point sensors - radiation hard

FemtoFiberTec GmbH

● Single-point optical temperature and strain sensors
● Customer individual specifications
● Reflectivity of up to 99%
● Temperature stable up to 1,000ºC
● High tensile strength – no strip-and-recoat
● Any type of fiber – no doping required (pure core and special fibers possible)
● Various coatings (acrylate, polyimide, carbon)
● FBGs in radiation hard fibers for sensing applications in nuclear environments

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3 October 2016: High temperature sensor array for spatial temperature control

FemtoFiberTec GmbH

● Sensor array with up to 50 single measuring points
● Integration of numerous arrays into one system allows temperature control of large spatial areas in e.g. industrial processes
● Approved and tested usability for temperatures up to 300ºC
● Designs for higher temperatures up to 1,000ºC in final testing phase
● Customer specific solutions regarding sensor design (sensor specification, housing, connectors (FC/APC or LC/APC), cabling) and interrogation system

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2 October 2016: Alloy Solder & Braze Preforms

Beijing QM Technology Co., Ltd.

Solder and Braze Preforms
More than 70 kinds of alloy for choice, including Au80Sn20, Ag72Cu28, Au88Ge12, Au96.85Si3.15, etc.
7 days delivery for customizatioin!
Free sample for quality check!

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2 October 2016: Sapphire Lens for Endoscope

Beijing QM Technology Co., Ltd.

Material: stainless steel + Sapphire Gold tin welding
Environmental Adaptability: 200 degrees of high temperature and high pressure decontamination 100 times
The technology of sealing rod lens - the image is clear, bright field
Outsize of shell: φ3, φ6, or customized.

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2 October 2016: TO Cap & Header

Beijing QM Technology Co., Ltd.

For Cap:
PACKAGE METHOD:With Glass Solder/With Alloy Solder
SPECIFICATION:
Helium Leak Rate: 10-10mbarl/S
Window Material: Sapphire, BK7, D263T, Fused Silica, Silicon, ZnSe, Germanium, etc.
Optical Coating Can be Customized.
TYPE :
Flat Window Cap
Tilt Window Cap
Multiple Window Cap
Ball LENS Cap
For Header:
PACKAGE METHOD: With Glass Solder/With Alloy Solder
Helium Leak Rate: <10-10mbarl/S

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2 October 2016: Metallic Window for soldering

Beijing QM Technology Co., Ltd.

Metallic Window is our main product. Specs as follow:
Magnetron sputtering coating
Solderable: MIL-STD-883
Material: Sapphire, Silicon, Ge, Quartz, ZnSe, BK7
Customized optical coating

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2 October 2016: Housing With Metallic Window

Beijing QM Technology Co., Ltd.

Housing With Metallic Window is our main product. Specs as follow:
Helium Leak Rate: 10-10mbarl/s
100% Test Tempreature cycle & leakage
Application: Photodetector, Endoscope, Infrared Focal Plane Array
Material: Sapphire, Silicon, Ge, Quartz, ZnSe, BK7
Customized optical coating

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30 September 2016: 4D InSpec Surface Gauge

4D Technology Corporation

The 4D InSpec Surface Gauge is the first handheld, precision instrument for non-contact measurement of surface features and defects. With micrometer-level resolution, portability, affordability and ease-of-use, 4D InSpec puts high resolution measurement where it's needed: on the factory floor, in machine shops and in deployed environments.

4D InSpec instantly quantifies defects such as pits, scratches, nicks, dents and bumps, and measures features such as edge break, radii, rivet depth and dot peen depth, from 0.1 to 100 mils deep. 4D InSpec is far more repeatable and accurate than visual comparison techniques typically used for surface defect measurements. And unlike high-end metrology systems it is rugged, flexible and affordable, to measure a wide range of part geometries in the most challenging environments.

The 4D InSpec can be handheld to access tight corners or to sample large surfaces directly on components. An optional fold mirror accessory lets the system function like a borescope to access features without line of sight. One-button operation and immunity to sensor movement make it easy to align and measure, while a rugged design and single cable tether withstand the rigors of daily use.

In a workstation configuration 4D InSpec makes it fast and easy to obtain repeatable quality control data. An intuitive, touchscreen interface handles setup, operation, analysis and report generation. The 4D InSpec can also be mounted on a robotic manipulator for fully automated measurements of complex components.

The included software with intuitive touch-screen interface automatically locates defects and calculates their height, volume, area, slopes and location. The operator can choose from 2D traces or 3D plots to view defects in great detail. The system also supports easy data transfer to quality control systems via LAN, USB or WiFi for rapid pass-fail analysis.

A complete 4D InSpec system includes the instrument, computer with HD 1080p touch-screen interface, single Ethernet cable tether and software. A portable workstation and Li-ion rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours of operational time are also available.

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28 September 2016: MACE Vapor Chamber Heat Sinks

Thermacore, Inc.

Thermacore, Inc. (www.thermacore.com), a leading provider of advanced thermal solutions, is offering a new generation of compact, custom-built, high-performance air-cooled heat sinks, the result of a multimillion-dollar development contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The new heat sink products reflect advances by Thermacore in the development and commercialization of active heat sink technologies, achieved as part of the DARPA Micro-technologies for Air-Cooled Exchangers (MACE) program. After the results of Thermacore’s initial MACE demonstration step exceeded DARPA expectations in early 2011, Thermacore proceeded to develop four varieties of passive heat sink products, all representing improved airside heat transfer performance over existing state-of-the-art heat sinks. The design integrates Thermacore’s Therma-Base Vapor Chamber technology within a 3-dimensional thermal solution, with vapor flow spreading heat both laterally in the base and into planar appendage heat pipe blades. High-density fins are attached to the planar blades for enhanced thermal performance.

“We’re excited about the possibilities of this new design for meeting difficult microprocessor cooling challenges, including those found in military applications,” said Nelson Gernert, Thermacore Vice President of Engineering and Technology. “But it’s also important to note that a key element in this new product line is the vapor chamber technology we’ve used successfully for many years.”

The MACE-developed heat sinks will be available for insertion into four chassis cooling formats, 3U through 6U, and will feature excellent thermal uniformity and low thermal resistance. These compact, high-performance air-cooled heat sink products will handle heat loads from 250 Watts to 2,000 Watts depending on model, capable of reaching thermal resistance levels below 0.02 C/W. Although the design and layout of the heat sinks is novel, their construction involves standard materials such as copper (wall and wick) and aluminum (fins); the working fluid can be water or methanol. Mounting features are customizable for each application.

For more information download the MACE-developed Compact, High-Performance Air-Cooled Heat Sinks Technical Data Sheet, visit Thermacore’s Design Center at www.thermacore.com/design-center.

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28 September 2016: Precision Electrodepoited Flexible Waveguides

Servometer- PMG LLC

Servometer® designs and manufactures precision custom electroforms that are extremely lightweight and structurally rugged for high performance applications such as EMI and IR shields, flexible waveguides, and static cold shields with apertures to exact customer requirements.

Mechanically formed waveguides are typically rigid structures, making installation more difficult. Servometer waveguides are capable of a wide range of movement due to wall thickness and material selection. Their shape is similar to a bellows and can be manufactured as a round or rectangular structure. Miniature sizes are common ground for Servometer, as components can be made less than half a millimeter in diameter.

Servometer specializes in components requiring close inside tolerances; precision internal finishes and thin walls. Outside diameters as small as 0.020 to 9 inch (0.5 mm to 229 mm) are available. Assemblies can be produced with overall lengths in excess of 5 feet (1524 mm) if required.

These electroformed components can be manufactured from various materials including nickel, copper, gold, silver, or a combination thereof. Special finishes can be added to these materials as well.

Servometer precision electroformed metal components offer many benefits over machining and stamping. Our unique electroforming process can re-produce intricate internal details more accurately than forming, and can produce precise parts without the induced machining stresses that can warp thin components; unlike metal forming and cutting. Electroforming can produce parts that are extremely light weights yet durable. Internal dimensions can be verified prior to production.

To learn how Servometer is able to deliver electroformed components that feature extreme tolerances, complex geometries, lightweight construction, structural strength and how they can be applied to a variety of applications, watch our "Five-step Electroforming Manufacturing Process" video (https://servometer.com/electroforming-process/).

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28 September 2016: Baffled Electroforms from Servometer®

Servometer- PMG LLC

Servometer® electroforms can be used in a myriad of high tech applications; as molds, cold shields, waveguides, and for precision tubing.

Baffled electroforms and other custom electroformed components requiring close inside tolerances, precision internal finishes and thin walls, can be made to print by Servometer in nickel, copper, gold, silver, or any combination thereof. Diameters from .020 inch (.5 mm) to 9 inch (229 mm). Lengths up to 18 inches (45.7 cm) can be readily produced, as can closed end tubes. Flexible components can also be manufactured by combining a formed unit with a flexible bellows section.

Nickel components can be furnished in weldable or solder grades to enable easy assembly. Most parts require no significant tooling. Therefore; several prototype variations can be evaluated, as opposed to being locked into a design by expensive dies or molds.

For more information, visit https://servometer.com/.

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28 September 2016: BIO-134-1

MY Polymers Ltd.

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

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22 September 2016: MM-5M-1.0

National Aperture, Inc.

Precision motorized linear stage with 25.4 mm of travel and large thru aperture.

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

IMM Photonics GmbH

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

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

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

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1 September 2016: DBR Laser with Beam Correction

Photodigm, Inc.

Photodigm DBR lasers are now available with integrated beam correction. A Virtual Point Source (VPS) micro-lens inside the package corrects astigmatism and reduces fast axis divergence resulting in a user friendly near circular beam. This increases coupling efficiency/transmitted power and improves performance for spectroscopy, metrology and biomedical applications. Photodigm DBR lasers with VPS lens are available in a Mercury™ or TO-8 package in various wavelengths and power levels. Custom packages are available upon request.

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3 August 2016: Custom Gradient Filters

Reynard Corp.

Reynard Corporation offers a complete line of performance gradient filters that can be customized for your specific requirements. Gradient filters can normalize or customize intensity from any light source. Normalized intensity allows for an even distribution of light across the modified wave front. The gradients are smooth and continuous and are offered with transmission from clear (OD0) to 0.0001% (OD6), implementing customer supplied transmission or density functions. Configuration options include:

• Circular Variable Neutral Density (CVND): Gradient changes in a circular direction
• Linear Variable Neutral Density (LVND): Gradient changes in a linear direction
• Linear Apodizer: Gradient changes in two opposing directions from a central line
• Bullseye™ Apodizer: Gradient changes radially from a central point

These build-to-print filters include customization for size, material, surface quality, and wavelength. Placing two of these CVND or LVND filters back-to-back allows for large aperture intensity variations.

Reynard Corporation supplies custom optical components & thin film coatings 0.2um to 50um (UV to far IR) to demanding specifications for military, aerospace, medical, telecommunication applications. In-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography, component sub-assembly and MIL-Spec environmental testing. Research partnerships, commercial development programs, SBIR programs, and internal research and development enable us to stay on the leading edge of technological advancements.

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3 August 2016: Custom Infrared Filters

Reynard Corp.

Infrared filters from Reynard Corporation cover from near-infrared (NIR) through to 50μm. These filters can be customized for specific applications for either transmission or reflection requirements. Further customization for size, material, surface quality, and wavelength can be specified for build-to-print filters. The thin film deposition process produces coatings that meet the high precision demands of specialized industries through Mil-Spec environmental and durability testing.

Reynard Corporation provides design, development, and coating services from first prototype through full production. Common filter types include Long-Wave Pass (LWP), Short-Wave Pass (SWP), Bandpass, band reject, beamsplitter, and ramp that can be tuned to the desired wavelength requirement. Multi-band filters can be developed to support integrated and compact system designs.

Reynard Corporation supplies custom optical components & thin film coatings 0.2um to 50um (UV to far IR) to demanding specifications for military, aerospace, medical, telecommunication applications. In-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography, component sub-assembly and MIL-Spec environmental testing. Research partnerships, commercial development programs, SBIR programs, and internal research and development enable us to stay on the leading edge of technological advancements.

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25 July 2016: THz Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer

Tydex, LLC

Terahertz scanning Farby-Perot interferometer (TSFPI) is designed for measuring wavelength and intensity of narrowband THz radiation. TSFPI may be used with pulsed as well as continuous sources of narrowband THz radiation. TSFPI is comprised of two semi-transparent parallel silicon mirrors, one of those is mounted on a motor-driven linear actuator. Measuring of THz radiation parameters is performed by means of translation (scanning) of the moving mirror.

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25 July 2016: Si protection window for a night-sight operating at 3-5um range

Tydex, LLC

Generally used as a front window transmitting over the working range to protect an optical assembling of IR night vision system. Detection range is 10km. In combination with a window for a visible channel (for a daylight inspection - see below #2) such night-sights are placed at some military-oriented vehicles.

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22 July 2016: New deformable mirror housing

ALPAO S.A.S.

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

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21 July 2016: Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

About Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

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

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

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

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

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

Analog Modules, Inc.

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

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19 July 2016: LW-10- New Compact High-Resolution Laser Wavelength Meter

RESOLUTION Spectra Systems

Grenoble, FRANCE, May 12, 2016 - RESOLUTION Spectra Systems announces the worldwide release of LW-10: an innovative, very compact, high-resolution Laser Wavelength Meter for CW and pulsed lasers. LW-10 offers a very robust calibration over time with 20 MHz resolution and 200 MHz absolute accuracy, multiple software interface capabilities, within a very compact package. LW-10 benefits from the advantages of SWIFTSTM Technology. Optional calibration as laser spectrum analyzer is available with a spectral resolution up to 3 GHz. This instrument is the perfect tool for applications in the visible and near infrared range (700-1000 nm) such as: - tunable laser monitoring: CW Ti:Sa laser, External Cavity Diode Laser (ECDL), OPO - laser stability control - frequency locking: atom cooling, atom trapping, spectroscopy applications For more information on LW-10, please visit: www.resolutionspectra.com/products/lw-10-wavelength-meter/ RESOLUTION Spectra Systems Grenoble, FRANCE www.resolutionspectra.com delphine.simiand@resolutionspectra.com

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14 July 2016: Sapphire Lens

Guild Optical Associates, Inc.

Guild Optics will be exhibiting at SPIE PW 2017 showcasing our custom sapphire lens manufacturing capabilities. See convex and concave lenses and let us discuss how we can manufacture a lens for your project. Stop by booth 730 or visit www.guildoptics.com for more information

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14 July 2016: Sapphire Windows

Guild Optical Associates, Inc.

We will be debuting our Big Sapphire Window at Photonics West 2017. At nearly 14 inches in Diameter, it will surely be a sight to see. Visit us at Booth 730.

Guild Optical Associates will be exhibiting at SPIE PW 2017 showcasing our custom sapphire windows and shaping capabilities. Stop by booth 730 or visit www.guildoptics.com for more information

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14 July 2016: ?EFIRON FOS-1000(3D Printing Resin)

Fospia Co., Ltd.

EFiRON FOS series is the fastest UV curable resin applicable to 3D printers of Sterolithography(SLA) type and DLP type. Our products come in both Hard and Soft types. 1. Curable at wavelengths of the UVA, UVB, UVC. 2. Extremely low shrinkage percentage after cured. 3. Suitable for more sophisticated 3D printing work. 4. Low odor containing zero VOC.

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14 July 2016: ? EFIRON R-1000 (Ribbon Matrix Resin)

Fospia Co., Ltd.

FOSPIA UV curable polymer matrix material for fiber ribbons uniformly coats fiber ribbons. There are two types; one with easyness to strip and the other with enhanced adhesion. Both can be removed without debris to allow efficient splicing. Ribbon Matrix Cables for 4, 8, 12 fiber ribbons 1. Excellent striping breakout capability 2.High speed spooling 3. Optimized Young s modulus for post process 4. High chemical and water resistance * We do receive the Ribbon Fiber OEM for 4,8,12 channel ribbon cables.

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14 July 2016: ?EFIRON UVF-3000S (UV Curable Ink)

Fospia Co., Ltd.

FOSPIA UV ink is optimized for coloring of optical fibers with custom designed colors, high solvent resistance, good adhesion and optimal viscosity along with rapid cure property. The highest clarity with no particle enhances the performance of high speed automation systems. 1.Fospia UV ink has the fastest curing rate (line speed can be applied to 3000mpm). 2. Its vividness in color and excellent properties yield 3. 15%~30% less dosage, resulting in cost reduction. 4. It creates less dark fume reducing maintenance expenses and production problems. 5. Its high Tg adds a protective character Feedbacks from one of our major customers. 1. Regarding UV fast curing Ink, Fospia ink has the fastest curing rate (twice the speed of other competitors) and the highest-quality clarity (no particle), improving the performance of high speed automation systems. Furthermore, due to its vividness in color and its excellent properties, it takes 15%~30% less dosage resulting in cost reduction. 2. The fiber coated with Fospia primary and secondary coating and further coated with UVF 3000S INK and Ribbon resin R-1000 did not have any loss in attenuation in the HTHH test for 30 days. 3. Fospia products facilitate the thinness of optical fibers without damaging optical properties from micro bending, external shocks and etc.

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14 July 2016: ?EFIRON- Primary & Seoncdary Coating (LP-1000,LS-2000)

Fospia Co., Ltd.

?Primary&Seoncdary Coating(LP-1000,LS-2000) Our P&S can be used for specialty fibers (Bending Insensitive Fiber, FTTH). Our P&S coating resins show the outstandingly superior optical properties and suitable to high speed drawing process. Primary Coating : High Elongation and Adhesion to glass and Low modulus and Tg providing high flexibility and minimizing the potentials for production complication. Secondary Coating : High modulus and Tg providing high protection In summary, since our primary coating is very flexible and adhesive, our secondary coating can have very protectively solid properties. In other words, since our secondary coating resin has good hardness after cured without causing the primary coating to separate C company, one of the domestic three major companies, has used our P&S coating resines for high value added Specialty fibers. The followings are the analysis of its technical experts. P&S coating 1 Fospia products are well suited for the development of special optical fibers deigned to be less sensitive to bending. The lower sensitivity to micro bending will result in fewer complications during cable routing, operating, and handling. 2. Fospia products are optimal for fiber to home (FTTX) or for indoor use. 3. Fospia products are optimally suitable for colder regions, as their resin coating has high-quality homogeneity and clarity (zero particle) and the lowest Tg and Modulus, resulting in higher optical cable operation. As we mentioned above, we believe that our P&S coating is the best in terms of quality and price since we use high price/quality raw materials. FOSPIA is more than willing to be customer's strategic partner in developing cutting edge fiber optic products. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime. E-mail: contact@fospia.com or jwpark@fospia.com

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14 July 2016: ?Low Refractive Index Polymer Cladding Resin (PC-series, SPC-series, XPC-Series)

Fospia Co., Ltd.

? Low Refractive Index Polymer Cladding Resin (EFIRON) We have EFiRON PC series and EFiRON SPC series and EFiRON XPC-series. EFiRON PC series is the world s first commercialized and ordinary UV-curable Fluorine doped acrylate polymers that we have been selling for a long time and gloabally. EFiRON SPC series has basically the same optical properties and performances as PC-series except the fact that SPC-series are PFOA free and PFOA precursor free satisfying environment related regulations. In terms of quality, a few products of the SPC-series were designed to have higher Tg(37 C) than our previous PC products(23 C) in order to increase stability EFiRON XPC series is that we developed for the high power/high thermal laser fiber application. In the process of developing our XPC-373, we designed our XPC-series to be closely linked in terms of chemical structure so that it has less tendnecy to absorb moist and has higher modulus which enhancs the thermal resistence characteristic. Furthremore, due to the high modulus and good hardness after cured, you don't have to overclad on the coating layer of XPC-373 We announced very successful development of a high temperature resilient low-index UV curable polymer product (XPC-373) in collaboration with Fiber Optics Research Center, Russian Academy of Science (RAS), in the CLEO2016 (San Jose, June 5-10, 2016) RAS has executed series of experiments to test the long term stability of our product(XPC-373) used in a fiber cladding light stripper (CLS). Long-term reliability of CLS was tested for 170 hours of continuous operation. The optical load on the fiber surface exceeded of 630 W/mm2 , which is to the best of our knowledge, is the highest ever reported value. Please note that this excellent heat resisting properties of XPC-373 can be readily applicable to all of the high-power high-temperature fiber optic components in fiber lasers, such as double cladding gain fiber, pump power, cladding light stripper as well as recoating of fusion spliced joints. FOSPIA has internationally confirmed its capability to design, manufacture, and deliver the highly functional UV curable low index polymer with close collaboration with the world leading research institute as RAS. FOSPIA is more than willing to be customer's strategic partner in developing cutting edge fiber optic products. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime. E-mail: contact@fospia.com or jwpark@fospia.com

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14 July 2016: Laser Crystals, Diffusion Bonding Crystals, Passive Q-switch, Q-Switch, NLO Crystals, Laser Optics.

Cryslaser Inc.

Laser Crystals we manufactuer including: Nd:YAG, Nd:Ce:YAG, Nd:YVO4, Yb:YAG, Er:YAG, CTH:YAG etc.; Diffusion Bonding Crystals we manufactuer including : Nd:YAG+Cr4+:YAG, YVO4+Nd:YVO4+YVO4 etc.; Passive Q-swithch we manufactuer including: Cr4+:YAG, Co:Spinel; NLO-Crystals we manufactuer including: BBO, LBO,KTP, KDP,BIBO and also can supply KBBF; Laser Optics we manufactuer including: Laser Mirrors, Ouput Coupler,Polarizer,Waveplates, Windows, Prisms;

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

InPhenix, Inc.

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

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13 July 2016: InPhenix 850nm, 1060nm, 1310nm and 1550nm Swept Light Sources

InPhenix, Inc.

Inphenix s Swept Light Sources offer deep penetration, long coherence length and high resolution. Based on Inphenix s leading Semiconductor Optical Amplifier technology, Inphenix s frequency swept tunable laser is specifically designed for Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) and Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) applications. Inphenix s Swept Sources are available in 850nm, 1060nm, 1310nm and 1550nm windows and are ideal for OEM integration. We look forward to meeting your standard or customized specifications. For more information, please visit our Swept Light Source webiste: http://www.inphenix.com/Swept_Light_Sources.asp

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13 July 2016: optics component

Fuzhou Intpho Technology Co., Ltd.

Optics component - lens, prism, window, mirror, laser beam expanders, assembly lens.

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7 July 2016: PIM glass lightweight mirror substrates capacity increased to 750mm

Dynamic Optics - Mirrors

The bubble free PIM (Pressures Injection Molding) process that allows fine structural details for economical lightweight glass mirror substrates has been scaled to sizes up to 750mm diameter. The process provides a wide latitude of design flexibility including thin cross-sections of >1mm, mounting sockets and undercuts in an economical format.

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28 June 2016: 976nm 100W Wavelength-Stabilized High Brightness Fiber Coupled Diode Laser

BWT Beijing Ltd.

Features: 976nm wavelength ?100W output power 105 m fiber core diameter 0.15N.A. Narrow bandwidth ? ?0.7nm 1040nm-1200nm feedback protection Applications: Fiber laser pumping

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24 June 2016: Z-INSERT nanopositioner

PIEZOCONCEPT

The Z-insert can fit directly any standard 160mm x 110mm opening (K-type frame) which is used on most motorized stages provided by third party manufacturers. It provides a 128.5 mm by 86.5 mm opening that accepts directly any multi-well microplates with an SBS Standard 127.5 x 85 mm (5? x 3 1/3 ) footprint, for example, the 96-well microplate. As an option, sample holders for microscope slides and Petri dishes can be provided. The Z-insert is compatible with the following stage : - ASI MS-2000 Flat Top XY/XYZ motorized stage - Marzhauzer Scanning Stage SCAN IM 120 80 - Prior K type Frame - Ludl BioPrecison2 - Zeiss K type Frame - Nikon Ti XY motorized stage (requires Stage Adapter, in order to reduce the aperture) - Leica Regular 3-plate stage The Z-insert is also compatible with most top-mounted incubation chambers (Digital Pixel, Tokai Hit, Okolab ).

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24 June 2016: FOC nanopositioner

PIEZOCONCEPT

The FOC are nanopositioners dedicated to microscope objective accurate positioning. They are offered with 100, 200 or 300 microns of travel. The FOC is used in a wide range of applications : Z-stack, automated focus or together with automated thermal expansion compensation (for example CRISP from ASI Imaging). It is made from aluminium and brass, and is equipped with sensor offering stability in the picometer level. The brass mounting ring can be easily exchanged so that any objective can be used with the FOC nanopositioner. The threads which are available are : RMS, M25, M26, M27 and M32.

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24 June 2016: Z-INSERT nanopositioner

PIEZOCONCEPT

The Z-insert nanopositioner can fit directly any standard 160mm x 110mm opening (K-type frame) which is used on most motorized stages provided by third party manufacturers. It provides a 128.5 mm by 86.5 mm opening that accepts directly any multi-well microplates with an SBS Standard 127.5 x 85 mm (5" x 3 1/3 ) footprint, for example, the 96-well microplate. As an option, sample holders for microscope slides and Petri dishes can be provided. The Z-insert is compatible with the following stage : ASI - MS-2000 Flat Top XY/XYZ motorized stage Marzhauzer - Scanning Stage SCAN IM 120 80 Prior - K type Frame Ludl - BioPrecison2 Zeiss - K type Frame Nikon - Ti XY motorized stage (requires Stage Adapter, in order to reduce the aperture) Leica - Regular 3-plate stage The Z-insert is also compatible with most top-mounted incubation chambers (Digital Pixel, Tokai Hit, Okolab...).

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21 June 2016: New OEM Scientific CMOS Camera Creates Opportunity in Next Generation Biomedical Instruments

Photometrics

Photometrics and QImaging are introducing a new OEM camera that is ideal for a wide range of biomedical instrumentation platforms. This all-new Scientific CMOS camera is engineered to provide the optimal blend of speed, sensitivity and field of view. Built around an all-new, state-of-the-art imaging sensor, this new OEM camera platform delivers peak performance enabling breakthroughs in product design. Instruments improve with the right imaging engine at their heart. Take your next breakthrough product to market with confidence. Learn more at www.oemimaging.com.

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17 June 2016: YAG and Sapphire Lenses for MIR laser application

Lasertec, Inc.

LASERTEC developed capability for hard material lenses for 2.1 and 2.9um laser application. We can provide YAG lenses and Sapphire lenses with high quality specification. ?Diameter: Dia5 ~ dia25.4mm (Dia12.7, Dia15, Dia25.4 etc) ?Surface Quality: 20-10 ?Flatness: Lambda/2 ?Centering: AR/AR 2100nm, AR/AR2940nm

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17 June 2016: BBO crystals with high quality competitive price for EO Qswitch

Lasertec, Inc.

LASERTEC enlarge our capability in BBO crystals to support EO Qswitch for pico-second laser market. BBO Crystal aperture up to 22 22 mm BBO Crystal length up to 25 mm Thin BBO crystals down to 5 m thick AR, BBAR, P-coating BBO with gold electrodes for electro-optical (e/o) applications Different mounting and repolishing services Specification of BBO Angle tolerance: ??< 0.25 ; ?f< 0.25 Dimension tolerance: (W 0.1mm) x (H 0.1mm) x (L + 0.2mm/-0.1mm) Flatness: less than ?/8 @ 632.8nm Wavefront distortion:less than ?/8 @ 632.8nm Chamfer: =0.2mm@45 Scratch/Dig code:10/5 per MIL-PRF-13830B Parallelism: better than 20 arc seconds Perpendicularity: 15 arc minutes Clear aperture: > 90% central area Inside quanlit: No visible scattering Au coating on side for elctrode

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17 June 2016: IBS coating with high damaged threshold for lasers

Lasertec, Inc.

Lasertec enlarge our coating capability for high power laser application. Our advanced ion-beam sputtering(IBS)technology is a repeatable and controllable process that results in dense,durable,high laser damaged threshold thin films. Lasertec also has supper polishing technology to combine the coating technology for high laser damaged threshold mirrors for lasers. Our laser mirrors with standard 10J 1064nm,10ns, Also can customized upto 30J mirrors. Dia25.4X6.35mm HR1064nm >10J 1064nm,10ns,10Hz Dia30X3 mm PBS coating @1064nm >10J 1064nm,10ns,10Hz We had many laser optics in stock if customer need to testing them please sent email to lasertec01@gmail.com or call us directly. More information please visit our website www.laserstec.com

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28 April 2016: Thin Film Filter coating, Optical Filter coating, Filters for data center applications

East Tender Optoelectronics Corp.

100G DWDM Filter 200G DWDM Filter 200G LLR Filter 200G PON 400G Filter Mini size CWDM for data center Big AOI CWDM Filter for QSFP+ cCWDM filter Band Separator Filter for 100G Band Separator Filter for CWDM High Reflection Isolation PON Filter WDM Filters LWDM for CFP2/CFP4 FWDM Filters Bi-Di Filters Triplexer Filters FTTH Filters p to p CWDM PON Filter Pairs EPON ONU Filters GPON ONU Filters 10G EPON Filters 10G GPON Filters LASER Filters BPF850 Optical Thin Film Filters PBS?PBC TAP Filters mini PRISM Customized Filters LAN WDM Big AOI 800G filters Mini size 800G filters 0 deg 800G filters Big AOI Edge filters CWDM Big AOI CWDM Mini size CWDM 0 deg CWDM Big AOI Edge filters

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1 January 1900: Lambda 421 Optical Beam Combiner

Sutter Instrument

The Lambda 421 beam combiner is a new, patented, concept for combining separate light sources with different spectra into a single common output beam. Each separate light source is collimated before entering the optical path through a bandpass filter. The filters for each light source also function as mirrors that reflect the collimated beams from the previous light sources.
Traditionally, combining more than two light sources required the use of a dichroic ladder. Dichroic mirrors, which switch from transmission to reflection at one point in the spectrum, allow the combining of separate light sources, provided that those sources do not have overlapping wavelengths. The downside of this approach is that light sources cannot be easily changed.

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

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

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

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1 January 1900: IR microscope

Seiwa Optical America Inc.

Seiwa Optical introducing large field of view microscope system for 25M pixel camera with image circle of 33mm . Long working distance. Magnifications of 2.5X and 5X are available now.

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1 January 1900: Smart Projector

Seiwa Optical America Inc.

The Smart Projector provides objective and repeatable measures and signals a simple Pass / Fail semaphore output, with no contribution nor interpretation by the operator.

Features:
-Fast Industrial Video Measuring Machine
-Eliminates subjectivity and errors of operator-
based gauging
-Fully automatic reporting and SPC (Min, Max,
Range, Average, Std Dev, 6 Sigma)

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1 January 1900: CCTV Lens -JJ-DL2014C

Suzhou Jiujon Optics Co., Ltd.

With Jiujon’s research capability and production experience in optical lens , Jiujon has a brand new product----- CCTV Lens -JJ-DL2014C. It is well designed . Compare with the similar products, it has better performance in daily use and lighter weight with a competitive price.

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1 January 1900: GSENSE400BSI-TVISB︰First back-side illuminated scientific CMOS image sensor

Gpixel Inc.

GSENSE400BSI-TVISB is the first back-side illuminated scientific CMOS image sensor in the world with 4Mega pixel resolution and 11um pixel size. It features read noise of 1.47e- and full well capacity up to 93ke- and high dynamic range up to 97.8dB.

With an optimized ARC coating on the back-side illuminated photo-sensitive area, GSENSE400BSI-TVISB features 95% quantum efficiency at 580nm. In addition, it features a fast frame rate up to 48fps, which is an order of magnitude higher than the traditional BSI CCD sensors.

Its main applications include: soft X-ray detection, EUV/UV detection, spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging, high-end microscopic applications and astronomy.

We will have a live demo at our booth, 4356 at Photonics West 2017 in USA, all the customers are welcomed. For more information, please check our website: www.gpixelinc.com.

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

EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

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

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1 January 1900: Fiber coupled high power diode laser module based on dense wavelength-division multiplexing

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Dense wavelength division-multiplexing (DWDM) is a well-established technology for brightness and power scaling. In the frame of the EC funded project BRIDLE (grant 314719) a compact module has been developed and set up, delivering 46 W out of a 35 µm NA 0.2 fiber. Due to the flexibility of the setup, the module can be equipped with both internally and externally stabilized diode lasers.

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1 January 1900: Platform for spaceborne lasers (FULAS)

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

With the FULAS technology development project, led by Airbus DS GmbH (ESA funded, DLR support) a platform for lasers in spaceborne LIDAR instruments has been developed in cooperative engineering between Fraunhofer and industry. This enables now a wide range of missions like for atmospheric monitoring (trace gases, aerosols, wind speed). Its mounting technology is based on low outgassing solder interfaces which allow for high mechanical and thermal stability demonstrated in thermal vacuum tests.

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1 January 1900: Rugged OPO demonstrator model

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Within the scope of the French/German Climate Mission MERLIN, a satellite-based LIDAR system will be used to measure the detailed global methane concentration. The transmitter consists of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and an optical parametric oscillator, which converts the laser wavelength to a methane absorption line at 1645 nm. Beyond the demonstration of the required output parameters the packaging concept has to fulfil the challenging stability aspects of a space mission.

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1 January 1900: IR Filters

Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd.

Vortex manufacture and design IR filters for numerous applications. We have a specialist fast prototype 'shop' as well as plant to cope with large production volumes. State of the art deposition technology ensures the filters are highly temperature stable, capable of surviving tough environments and can also be designed to give low angular variation.

Typical applications include Gas Analysis, ANPR cameras, thermal imaging, chemical monitoring, infra red fluorescence and astronomy. All standard filter types are designed in house, for example long wave and short wave pass, wide band and narrow band filters and dichroics for separation of different infra red channels. Vortex Technology Director Ian Reilly will be on booth 3012 to discuss your needs.

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1 January 1900: Machine Vision Control

RAYLASE AG

Intelligent Image Processing for the Automation and Monitoring of Laser Processes
-Automatic localization of workpieces
-Adaptation of the laser process to the part position and rotation
-Immediate quality inspection during and after the process

RAYLASE Machine Vision Control (MVC) enhances laser processes by the valuable possibilities of modern Machine Vision. A well-adjusted system of industrial cameras, lenses, optical adapters, illuminations and intelligent image processing software simplify the development of industrial laser processes, reduces system costs and allow for the advanced control, monitoring, and in-line quality inspection. RAYLASE MVC is capable to automatically recognize the position and rotation of a workpiece by recurring patterns or fiducials. In the design phase, these reference points can be taught to the system fast and intuitively. RAYLASE MVC adapts the parameters of the laser process to the actual workpiece position even when it is continuously advancing on a conveyor belt. Right after the process, the same system verifies the success of the laser process.
Applications
-Marking and perforation of surfaces and packages, also in Marking and Processing on the Fly (MOTF) application
-Micro structuring and nano structuring
-Surface treatment
-Cutting, fine cutting, drilling and welding with laser beam power levels of up to 6 kW (on-axis) or any power level (off-axis
-Additive manufacturing / 3D-printing
-Processing of plastics, fabrics, glass, food products, carbon fiber composites, metals, diamond
-Process monitoring and optical quality inspection of workpieces

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1 January 1900: IR LInear Variable Filters

Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd.

Vortex manufacture a range of IR Linear Variable Filters (LVF s). There are 3 stock filters covering the following ranges , 0.9-1.7 um, 1.2-2.5um and 2.5-5.0um. The standard size of these is 15 x 3.5 x0 .5 mm thick. Custom LVF's are also available to suit your size of detector window. LVF s are set to become an important component in optical systems where miniaturisation is needed to enable analysis to be performed away from a standard lab, One LVF filter is capable of analysis over a wide wavelength range and the subsequent reduction in space , optic channels and ultimately cost give considerable advantages in this area. Come and speak to Ian Reilly, Vortex Director of Technology at Booth 3012.

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1 January 1900: LithoProf3D-GS-MR

Multiphoton Optics GmbH

The introduction of novel materials into a manufacturing environment often requires special attention. Although many materials are known to be patternable in 2D by conventional methods like UV lithography or replication technologies, their capability of being processed in 3D with highest precision is still not known in most cases. Thus, it has to be individually investigated whether novel materials provide the ability to be structured by 3D methods. The high-precision 3D printer LithoProf3D is perfectly suited to fulfill this task, since it allows the fast and reliable investigation of the patternability of novel materials using automated parameter search routines in LithoSoft3D® with very simple or more sophisticated test structures arranged in parameter variation fields.

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1 January 1900: LithoProf3D-GS-ML

Multiphoton Optics GmbH

LithoProf3D enables the fabrication of refractive and diffractive microoptical elements with arbitrary shapes arbitrarily arranged on a large variety of substrates. This unlimited freedom of design is a unique feature compared to just 2D techniques, and it thus provides the solution for novel device architectures in order to cope with the increasing demand of creating miniaturized devices with multiple functions. Single microlenses, arrays, or even combinations of differently shaped microlenses with an rms roughness as low as 2 to 4 nm can be conveniently fabricated by LithoProf3D. These lenses or lens arrays are very useful for imaging and sensor products in all kind of application scenarios, where these sensor and imaging products are employed. Aside of this, replication masters can be manufactured, providing mass production capabilities of sophisticated optical designs.

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1 January 1900: QUARTZ WAFERS

Plan Optik AG

Plan Optik manufactures quartz wafers (SiO2) both as single-item production and in large-scale series using both synthetic "fused silica" and "fused quartz" extracted from natural raw materials. In contrast to crystalline quartz, the substance used here is amorphous quartz glass. The diameter is between 50 - 200 mm with low thickness tolerances, high quality surfaces and low ttv values.

Plan Optik's quartz wafers are defined as an alkaline-free and ultra-pure substrate, virtually unadulterated by foreign matter. They are therefore used in semiconductor technology and as a coating substrate. Typical industrial fields of application include the construction of RF modules as well as micro fluidics and medicine.

Plan Optik's quartz wafers are resistant to high temperatures and virtually non-fluorescent.

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1 January 1900: AUREA Technology shows at SPIE PW17 the fluorescence lifetime measurement of Quantum Dots with its TCSPC analyzer and Supercontinuum Laser

AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology shows at SPIE PW17 booth 5559 the fluorescence lifetime measurement of Quantum Dots with its innovation award winning TCSPC analyzer, the PICOXEA and a compact supercontinuum pulse laser. The PICOXEA is the first all-in-one picosecond resolution Time Correlated Single Photon Counting analyzer, which fully integrated the within the same box; the world’s most advanced single photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD), high efficient picosecond pulsed laser source and Time to Digital Converter (TDC) technologies. The PICOXEA features all the interfaces with confocal microscope for Time Resolved Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging.

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1 January 1900: Cube

PRIMES GmbH

Why measuring laser power in the processing area?

A frequently measurement of the laser beam power enables ensuring successful laser processing. Typical laser beam sources have a power indicator. But by this, only changes of laser power caused by the laser source can be detected. For material processing with lasers it is important to know also effects of the beam guiding system and the processing head to the transmitted laser power. So a laser power measurement as near to the processing zone as possible has to be preferred. But in many cases the accessibility of the process zone is not given for conventional power sensors, caused by limited space. To enable higher flexibility PRIMES developed the laser measurement device Cube.

Laser power measurement in confined spaces

Its advantages: more compact and powerful, it is suitable for single-shot measurements of NIR lasers in the power range from 25 W to 8 kW. With its small dimensions of 60 mm x 65 mm x 65 mm, the Cube can be used for power measurement in laser material processing systems with confined spaces in the processing area. Also, he needs no water cooling and is therefore flexible and straightforward in use.
The Cube has an integrated LCD screen, on which the important operating data such as the most recently measured laser power, the irradiation time, the current temperature of the absorber and other status messages are displayed. The Cube works autonomously, it needs during the operation no cable connections to a computer or network device.

Wireless application

A special feature of the Cube is the integrated Bluetooth interface. By this a wireless communication between Cube and PC or mobile device is possible. The Cube is thus optimally suited for use in closed working areas of a laser system. Support for this is given by the “PRIMES Cube” app for android phones and tablets for easy and convenient operation.
Additionally the Cube can be connected to a PC by micro USB. In combination with the LaserDiagnosticSoftware (LDS) from PRIMES the last stored 63 power measurement results can be transmitted to the PC for evaluation.

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1 January 1900: Fused Silica BTS for high-performance laser beams

LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH

Laser optics: The key to success

Fused Silica BTS for high-performance laser beams

(Dortmund, December 8, 2016) Though the success of any demanding laser application hinges on the light source used, the application's beam shaping capability is also a decisive factor. With its new Fused Silica optics for high-performance laser diodes up to 500 W per bar, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH has delivered the key technology for the trend towards increasingly powerful laser outputs.

The new high-performance laser systems with outputs upwards of 10 kW are currently in high demand for hardening, additive manufacturing, cutting and welding applications, for example. "But all of these applications require high-performance optics which convert the raw beam from the laser source into the most symmetrically shaped beam possible," says Dr. Oliver Homburg, Director of Product Management for Optical Solutions at the Dortmund-based LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH. As laser output increases, the task of concentrating the laser light into a high-energy precision beam with high efficiency and extremely low losses becomes more and more challenging. To deliver the best possible performance and beam quality, the new High Power BTS (Beam Transformation System) from LIMO is therefore produced from ultra-pure Fused Silica with a minimum content of oxygen-hydrogen bonds.

"As the OH concentration increases, more of the concentrated light is absorbed," Dr. Homburg notes. "That's why we use an ultra-pure Fused Silica with the lowest possible concentration of OH bonds. This glass absorbs virtually no laser light, which means that hardly any heating takes place, even in the case of high laser outputs." When standard materials are used, the BTS can heat up, which in turn results in deteriorated optical properties (the "thermal lens" effect) and reduced performance. In contrast to this, the new High Power BTS made of Fused Silica remains thermally stable – even in industrial high-performance applications – and thus provides reliable functionality across the entire laser system. Thanks to the ultra-pure Fused Silica, extremely high transmission rates (better than 98%) are achieved.

The new BTS can be used to both couple laser light into a circular fiber and produce a free laser beam. The system comprises the Fast Axis Collimator FAC160 (which is optimized for short focal lengths) and a diagonal lens array for a 90° rotation of the laser beam. It comes preassembled on a glass block (bottom tab) for easier handling. With a pitch of 200 or 400 µm, the system is capable of coupling up to 50 emitters with an output of approximately 250 to 500 W per bar and a 50% fill factor.

"Clearly, there are many other processes in which the High Power BTS can provide improved application results and, as a result, critical market advantages," says Dirk Hauschild, Vice President for Marketing at LIMO. "For example, I could also see the possibility of using the Fused Silica BTS to coat metals more efficiently and with higher productivity than before, or even for enhanced metal finishing. Come talk to us about the new application possibilities for direct processing using diode lasers!"

For more information, LIMO will also be on hand at the SPIE Photonics West trade fair in San Francisco (USA) from January 31 – February 2, 2017 at booth # 1740 in South Hall.

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1 January 1900: Diode manufacturer Lumics strengthens single mode wavelength portfolio

Lumics GmbH

Single-mode fiber coupled diodes available in many standard wavelengths:

Particularly interesting:
760, 786, 793, 808, 850, 1012, 1025, 1032, 1064, 1070, and 1080nm.
Customized wavelengths can be manufactured on request
.
Wavelength locking in pulsed operation down to 2 ns for fiber laser seeding or temperature sensing.
Short rise/fall times down to 1ns.
Side mode suppression up to 30dB.
Linewidth from 2nm down to 10MHz (0.04pm).
Polarization maintaining fiber option.

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1 January 1900: ALTAIR and DIADEM

Spark Lasers S.A.S

NEW: INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLDWIDE MARKET DURING PHOTONICS WEST 2017

FOR BIOPHOTONICS & NEUROSCIENCE APPLICATIONS:

ALTAIR is a femtosecond, Quasi-Continuous Wave range of lasers emitting at around 1 micron (typically 1040 nm) which delivers world's class performance in a rugged, compact, air-cooled package. With repetition rates of either 40 or 80 MHz in a robust and extremely easy to install format, this laser is ideally suited for the most demanding biophotonics needs.

With average powers ranging from hundreds of mW to 5W, 10W or 20W, and ultra-short pulse widths down to < 150 fs (other fs pulse durations available). This state-of-the-art fiber laser technology provides an excellent beam quality and high resolution for any optimized life-science microscopy applications.

The performances of this range of lasers coupled with cost-efficient components makes it one of the World's lowest Cost of Ownership solution for your life-science, applied physics, and fluorescence linked applications, such as:

- Multiphoton microscopy,
- Two-photon microscopy,
- Neuroscience,
- Optogenetics,
- OPO pumping,
- Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy,
- Terahertz generation.

Options available:
- Group Delay Dispersion compensation.
- Frequency synchronization to an external source.
- SHG and THG available on demand.



For MICROMACHINING APPLICATIONS:

SPARK DIADEM <500fs

DIADEM is a new range of ultrafast, ultracompact, highly competitive and aggressive in pricing, laser range developed, conceived, manufactured and sold by SPARK LASERS.
This very compact, high power and high energy, all fiber ultrafast laser range is dedicated to advanced micro-machining applications needing femtosecond quality, ablation rates for highly demanding qualitative applications. This range offers two models of either 10W (20µJ @ 500 kHz) or 30 W (30W @ 1 MHz) from real single shot to 1 MHz at 1030 nm, with pulses below 500 fs at all repetition rates. This laser series comes with an ideal and perfect beam quality with M² < 1.2.
This laser series especially well-designed, ergonomic and very user-friendly with its very compact design is installed in less than 5 minutes (1 and only operator) and with a warming time below 5 minutes.
This laser ultracompact laser has the following dimensions (no matter the average power): 517 x 342 x 125 mm3 – 13 kg, + 3U 19’’ rack - 13kg

This range of lasers is available in IR (green will come shortly)

This laser is either air cooled or water cooled (in option) depending on the end-User’s needs.

o Semiconductors (microfluidics and organic conductors)
o Medical & Biomedical devices (stents, catheters, pacemakers, guidewires, polymers and bioabsorbable…)
o Consumer electronics (glass, sapphire, ceramics )

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1 January 1900: FINEPLACER Lambda

Finetech

The flexible FINEPLACER® lambda is a sub-micron die-bonder for precision die attach and advanced chip packaging of photonic devices. It offers a modular design and can be easily reconfigured for future applications, making it the premier choice when maximum technological versatility and fast process implementation is key. Typical fields of application include R&D, universities, prototyping and low-volume production. The system handles a wide range of applications, including laser bar and diode bonding with Indium or Au/Sn, bonding of VCSEL/photo diodes, sensors and detectors, silicon photonics, ROSA/TOSA, LED assembly, and more.

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1 January 1900: FINEPLACER Femto 2

Finetech

The FINEPLACER® Femto 2 is a fully-automated die bonder with a placement accuracy of 0.5 µm @ 3 sigma. A complete machine enclosure allows very demanding applications in a controlled environment. Fully protected from external influences, the system handles highly stable assembly processes with the focus on maximum yield.

The wide range of supported applications includes flip chip bonding (face down), die bonding (face up), assembly of opto-electronic components like laser diodes, laser bars, LED, VCSEL, photodiodes and micro-optics, 2.5D and 3D packaging of MEMS, MOEMS and sensors, bump bonding, copper pillar bonding or chip-on-glass and chip-on-flex applications. The FINEPLACER® femto 2 supports working with components in sizes from 0.05 x 0.05 mm² to 100 x 100 mm².

Combined with a refined pattern recognition, the Vision Alignment System opens up a new dimension of application flexibility and accuracy. IPM Command, the fully revamped FINEPLACER® operating software, supports a consistent, ergonomic and clearly structured process development.

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1 January 1900: Ajile Product Suite

Ajile Light Industries Inc.

Ajile's new fully integrated high-speed system offers tight synchronization and onboard processing between projectors, cameras, and external triggers. The system supports up to three Ajile peripherals which can be configured according the user's needs, and allows for a variety of application-specific triggers .

The system's primary functions run from our user friendly GUI, which contains all of the essential features for control over the most common and useful elements of the system. Alternatively, the software can be customized with our SDK (available in Python and C++) for users with more specific or unique needs.

The system's frame by frame control over lighting and triggers makes it ideal for high end scientific and industrial applications such as 3D imaging, hyperspectroscopy, vision testing, and machine vision.

With onboard processing, the suite can operate independently of a PC for improved flexibility. When connected to a PC, high speed data transfer is now available with USB3.0 or PCIe interfaces.

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1 January 1900: d•scan

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics

Measure and control the shortest pulses in the world, down to 2.5 fs!
With d•scan, measuring any few-cycle laser, from broadband oscillators to hollow fiber compressors and OPCPA systems, is a real snap: from setup to complete measurement in less than 2 minutes - just have a look at our full demo video (it only lasts for 1.5 minutes!)
Few- and single-cycle pulses are now enabling new science and technology, and Sphere's d•scan is the ultimate tool for their measurement and control... Wanna take a ride?

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1 January 1900: d•scan single shot

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics

Unique solution for measuring your ultrafast laser system in the single shot regime, supporting pulse durations from 10 to 100 fs (transform-limited), and up to 1 ps (chirped), with central wavelengths from 700 nm up to 4 um. d•scan single shot has a compact, robust and fully enclosed package that sets up in minutes and measures your pulse in a fraction of a second.

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1 January 1900: StablEDGE® Filters with performance efficiency uncompromised by angle of incidence

Midwest Optical Systems

MidOpt StablEDGE® optical filters are specifically designed to be less susceptible to effects from angular shifting seen when optical filters are placed in front of short focal length (<12 mm) camera lenses. This feature is becoming increasingly important as today’s trend in machine vision imaging progresses towards more compact inspection layouts, which utilize less space – forcing the camera and lens closer to the subject. As a result, short focal length lenses are now more widely used than ever before.

Using a traditional coated interference filter in these more compressed configurations results in contrast loss toward the edges of the image. Because of the angle imposed by the field of view (FOV) of the lens, the passband shifts and allows short wavelength ambient light to overwhelm the subject. Light from LED or laser diode lighting is also cut off. In contrast, peak transmission of MidOpt’s StablEDGE® filters is not significantly altered, and effects due to short shifting are minimized.

StablEDGE® filters take advantage of absorptive filter glass to form the leading edge of the filter passband. This assures no shifting in this region, even when the lens FOV exceeds 100°. Filter glasses also offer far superior lower wavelength blocking of ambient light, sharp transition slopes and unmatched durability. MidOpt’s StablEDGE® Filter cut-off slopes utilize interference filter coatings, however the cut-off slope is positioned to be sufficiently broad, and the Gaussian passband profile ensures that excessive ambient light is not allowed to degrade image contrast. Thus, shifting will not significantly encroach into peak transmission, assuring angular insensitivity over the desired range.

Among all machine vision filter manufacturers, MidOpt is unique in incorporating StablEDGE® technology across a full range of products. StablEDGE® designs are less angle-of-incidence sensitive, inherently more rugged, and are environmentally stable.

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1 January 1900: AiryCrystal

Airy Optics

AiryCrystal is an anisotropic ray trace engine that performs automatic ray doubling, and calculates Fresnel coefficients, as well as mode fields (D,E,H,B,k,S). AiryCrystal will non-sequentially refract, reflect, and TIR rays calculating amplitudes, polarization states, optical path length, and wavefronts. The program has a built-in library of anisotropic materials and can help you model realistic crystal optics.

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1 January 1900: Andon Heat Sink Socket™ Solution

Andon Electronics Corp.

The demand for increasingly higher quality images for a wide range of scientific, medical, industrial, and military applications has spurred the development of high speed cameras using higher resolution image sensors. But with higher resolution comes greater heat and noise, which can compromise image sensor performance. Heat sinks can mitigate heat and noise, but they don’t address four major problems associated with soldering the image sensor to the PCB: 1) image sensor damage from exposure to high temp solder, ESD, and cleaning solutions, 2) Solder joint cracking and associated intermittency due to differences in thermal expansion between device and PCB, 3) The labor cost and PC board damage associated with desoldering a faulty device, and 4) production delays from holding up PCB assembly until the image sensors arrive.

Andon’s multi-patented Heat Sink Socket™ uniquely combines the benefits of a socket and a heat sink in a single solution. By combining heat dissipation with avoidance of the perils of soldering an image sensor directly to the imager board, Andon’s patented Heat Sink Socket™ solution enables high-speed, high-resolution camera makers and their EMS suppliers to significantly reduce production costs and lead times. For the high-speed/high-resolution camera industry, it’s a game-changer.

Our unique SENSTAC™ contact within each socket pin is specially designed to accommodate differences in thermal expansion between the package and the PCB – to avoid solder joint cracking and associated intermittency in thru-hole and surface mount devices. Better yet, its spring action provides sufficient latitude to avoid cracking of the ceramic package in thru-hole devices.

Tin or gold-plated brass terminals are loaded into an insulator made of FR-4 laminate, thermoplastic, or thermoset plastic per UL 94V-0. Each terminal contains a gold or tin-plated BeCu contact. The insulated socket is housed within an aluminum heat sink containing a ground pin – for heat dissipation and noise reduction.

The Heat Sink Socket™ – not the device – is soldered to the mother board – typically through a wave, convection, or vapor phase solder process. The image sensor is then plugged into the Heat Sink Socket™. If the sensor proves faulty, it can be unplugged with ease.

Andon has a long history of innovation. In 1965, Andon president and founder John O. Tate invented the stamped and formed multi-finger precision IC socket contact for high shock and vibration mil/aerospace applications. His design remains the preferred method worldwide for connecting today’s critical electronic components.

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1 January 1900: XDM Digital Microscope

Zarbeco, LLC

XDM Digital Microscope offers high quality imaging and zoom up to 880x and other options. It comes with our Premier Video toolbox PC software which has calibrated overlays and optional CAD overlays. It offers comprehensive software measurement options and optional CaliWedge one-button software calibration. Manufacturers will find it useful for quality control imaging and measurement of their parts.

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1 January 1900: iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface

Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, unveils the first solution that brings the bandwidth and Cat 5e cabling advantages of NBASE-T technology to the vision industry. Leading X-ray flat panel detector (FPD) and camera manufacturers are already designing Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T video interface hardware into advanced imaging devices for medical and machine vision applications.

The NBASE-T specification, compatible with the recently adopted IEEE 802.3bz™ standard, defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables well beyond the previous limit of 1 Gbps. The NBASE-T Alliance™ – a consortium of over 45 companies including Pleora – represents all major facets of networking infrastructure and helped streamline the development of the new standard.

The iPORT™ NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware provides a cost-effective upgrade path for imaging device designers by supporting faster 5 Gbps transfer of GigE Vision-compliant images over existing Cat5e cabling in retrofit installations, or inexpensive cabling for new systems. The video interface is supported by a fully featured development kit that helps speed the design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations, often without requiring hardware development.

While competing approaches require specialized cabling and expensive networking components, the iPORT NTx-NBT is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its bandwidth flexibility, low-cost field-terminated cabling, multicasting support, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software. With IEEE standardization and accelerating adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional networking applications, reliable hardware is increasingly available for imaging system manufacturers.

The iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware is now in design with lead customers, with production release and development kit availability scheduled for early 2017.

For more on the iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface visit www.pleora.com/our-products/embedded-hardware/iport-nbase-t.

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

Laserglow Technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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1 January 1900: i-Raman® Plus

B&W Tek

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

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

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1 January 1900: i-Raman® Pro

B&W Tek

The i-Raman® Pro is part of our award winning line of i-Raman portable Raman spectrometers powered by our innovative smart spectrometer technology. The i-Raman Pro is a fully integrated system with a touchscreen tablet computer and a battery option for easy portability. Using a high quantum efficiency CCD array detector with deep cooling (-25°C) and high dynamic range, this portable Raman spectrometer delivers a further improved signal to noise ratio for applications requiring long integration times, making it possible to measure even the weakest Raman signals. The i-Raman Pro features the unique combination of wide spectral coverage and high resolution, measuring from 65 cm-1 to 42400 cm-1, enabling you to measure from low frequency modes through to stretching bands around 3100 cm-1. The compact mobile design combined with an onboard touch screen tablet PC provides users with research grade Raman capabilities anywhere.

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

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

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1 January 1900: PI Increases the Highest Pulse Energy Available in KHz range TEMoo Green Lasers to 35mJ

Photonics Industries International, Inc.

Photonics Industries (PI), The Pioneer of Intracavity Solid-State Harmonic Lasers, was the first to develop high efficiency Q-switched, intracavity second harmonic Nd:YLF green pump lasers back in 1993. PI continues to lead this technology today, outpacing ourselves and the competition again with the introduction of our new DS-527-35, the highest pulse energy Single-Mode (TEM00) Nd:YLF green laser:

•35mJ @ 1 KHz
•60W @ 3 KHz
•Beam Quality TEM00 – M2 < 1.2
•Single Shot to 10KHz

in a single polarization commercially available. Furthermore, this high pulse energy is scalable to 70mJ with the DS-527-35 in a dual head configuration for applications ranging from ultrafast Ti:Sapphire amplifier pumping, Thin Sheet Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and next gen LIDAR systems to industrial diamond scribing, high pulse energy cutting and drilling of ceramics, silicon carbide, etc. and materials processing of novel solar cell batteries. A UV version of this high pulse energy Single-Mode TEM00 Nd:YLF laser delivering ~20mJ @ 351nm is currently under development.


These High Pulse Energy Single-Mode YLF Laser are a natural extension to our multimode DM Series product line where PI previously released our DM100-527, the Highest Pulse Energy 100mJ green YLF Laser available, which is scalable to 200mJ in a dual head configuration.


For more information on the new DS-527-35 laser please contact:


Dr. Joyce Kilmer

jkilmer@photonix.com

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1 January 1900: Cobolt 08-NLD 405 nm

Cobolt AB

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

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

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

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1 January 1900: multiSense

mirSense

The multiSense, the handheld Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based photoacoustic OEM spectrometer, developed by mirSense, will be officially released during the Photonics West Exhibition 2017.

multiSense is the first worldwide handheld spectrometer integrating QCL and photoacoustic detection for high performances multi-gas sensing, below a few 100 ppb, with an affordable cost.

It combines the promising Quantum Cascade Lasers, medium Infrared technology, developed for more than 10 years, with the robustness and compactness of photoacoustic detection without scarifying cost.

multiSense is aiming to revolutionize the gas sensing industry and to enable new applications for today’s environmental challenges. Detecting fugitive emission of CH4 at low concentration in oil and gas industries and pipelines, analyzing the new regulated gas exhaust emission for the automotive sector (NH3, N2O), measuring the air quality at very low level (H2CO), is now possible with the multiSense OEM product.

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1 January 1900: aXiscope

Bernhard Halle Nachfl. GmbH

hand-held device for fast characterization of wave plates

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1 January 1900: VisionLink XF

EDT | Engineering Design Team, Inc.

Fiber extender for Camera Link – base through 80-bit (extended full) mode

This product expands the EDT family of fiber extenders to support Camera Link up to 80-bit mode (over a single fiber).

EDT | Engineering Design Team, Inc. (Hillsboro, OR, USA; www.edt.com) announces its new Camera Link fiberoptic extender, VisionLink XF, for base mode through 80-bit. The new extender, like the recently-released VisionLink RCX for base mode only, supports 20-85 MHz and transfers real-time image data to a host computer over distances of tens to thousands of meters.

"The new VisionLink XF improves on our previous full-mode solution by supporting up to 85 MHz via two extenders and one dual-fiber cable,” explains EDT Field Application Engineer Cliff Hayes.

Like all EDT extenders, the VisionLink XF provides triggering / serial via Camera Link or externally via an optional Lemo connector, and can be used with EDT or third-party frame grabbers.

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1 January 1900: CHRocodile C

Precitec Inc.

The ultra compact CHRocodile C sensor with its robust and integrated design offers high precision distance and thickness measurements.

CHRocodile C is specially suited for industrial inline use and easily integrable into any kind of inspection machine.

The extraordinary high dynamic range and the outstanding signal-to-noise ratio of the CHRocodile sensors ensure the best measuring results on any kind of surfaces.

Thanks to its compact dimensions and excellent performance/price ratio, CHRocodile C is the ideal alternative to classical laser triangulation sensors.

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1 January 1900: Fisheye lens

Xiamen Alaud Optical Co., Ltd.

ABFE010528 is designed for use with 1/2.3” format 10 megapixel resolution board cameras and has an aperture of F/2.0. ABFE010528 has a field of view of 254°. It is the fisheye lens with the M12xP0.5 mount. It is suitable for 360 degree panoramic shooting sites, such as security monitoring, vehicle image, Sport DV, unmanned aerial vehicle shooting.

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1 January 1900: IDM

Precitec GmbH & Co. KG

The In-process Depth Meter IDM can be used to perform distance measurements even when processing with high power lasers. The seam depth is a significant and critical seam property value in laser beam welding. The Precitec IDM system determines the penetration depth in the deep welding processes at all metal-to-metal joints. The process emission has no influence on the measuring accuracy. Powertrain or laser welding of body panels are application examples.

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1 January 1900: WeldMaster Scan&Track

Precitec GmbH & Co. KG

ScanTracker is the number one choice for difficult welding tasks under changing conditions, particular for body-in-white work. The YW52 welding head with integrated beam oscillator (Scan) coupled to the WeldMaster System (Track) in the coaxial configuration fulfills all process control and monitoring requirements.

ScanTracker measures the joining position in a lateral and spacer direction. Instead of an external axis, the integrated scanner mirror precisely controls the focal position along the measured joint. Additionally, the mechanically-controlled collimation lens compensates any change in the standoff distance. If, for example, the gap width or height changes as well as the position of the joint, the WeldMaster system in addition can overlay a high-frequency pendulum motion to the scanner mirror and thus increase the seam width. The WeldMaster also controls the laser power, which is freely-programmable, in synch with the pendulum motion.

The minimum lead times for the measurement, less than tenths of a second, and the application-adapted lateral and longitudinal energy distribution leave nothing to be desired when it comes to optimal process control.

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1 January 1900: Cutting System FormCutter Plus

Precitec GmbH & Co. KG

Wherever the machining accuracy of robot arms and portal systems is not sufficient, the FormCutter Plus is used as an additional axes system. The robot continues to provide the infeed, but the FormCutter Plus executes all of the cutting movements, which are much more precise and are carried out much faster.

The FormCutter Plus is composed of the XY axis system and the robot cutting head SolidCutter. The fast-reacting distance sensors with integrated height adjustment guarantee constantly high cutting speeds. The FormCutter Plus is versatile, with applications ranging from robots to “standalone” installation for the mass production of small components.

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1 January 1900: OWIS high-precision linear stages: the new LIMES 84N family

OWIS GmbH

For years, they are among the best sellers under the high-precision linear stages – the OWIS LIMES series. After a comprehensive revision the motorized positioners LIMES 84N are available from the first quarter 2016 and replace the previous LIMES 80 and LIMES 84. Optionally, the version LIMES 84N-IMS is available with integrated high-resolution measuring system.

With their excellent positioning properties they are particularly suitable for use in research and development, where highest precision is required. The LIMES series are likewise ideal for industrial use by their suitability for continuous operation. With a design height of only 38 mm, the new high precision linear stages are particularly suitable for use in limited spaces.

The motor of the positioners is almost completely encapsulated, so that damper and encoder cannot be damaged. A manual adjustment still is possible. Furthermore, with this series the LIMES positioners with step motor and also with DC servo motor are equipped with the same 26 pin connection, which is also used for the complete evaluation of the measuring system.

The new stages are characterized by their high-quality and technologically advanced components. The integrated ball screw and recirculating ball bearing guides enable a highly accurate positioning with very long life. The almost backlash-free guides ensure optimal motion as well as high load capacity. The highly resistant black anodized protective coating of the aluminium parts prevents almost all reflections or stray light.

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1 January 1900: OWIS pin-column system – for even more flexibility on optical tables

OWIS GmbH

Since beginning of 2016 the new OWIS pin column system is available and replaces the previous system. After a comprehensive revision the pins and columns provide maximum flexibility in the application. Another point in favour of the new system: larger quantities are available at a special price.

With the advancement the pins and columns can now be secured additionally with a clamping fork on the optical tables. Mounting is independent from the thread grids and is possible in any desired position. One further advantage: After alignment in the beam, the position is fixed with the clamping fork and remains stable.

For clamping the pins, the columns are equipped with plastic screws. Thus, the pins remain undamaged and are fixed at the same time securely in the beam. Tried and proven features are not forgone: As before, in addition to the fixation with the clamping fork, the new columns can be attached with the internal and external thread M6. Also the pins are available with external thread M6. For a flexible exchange to the external thread M4 a thread adapter set is available, suitable for all five pin lengths.

The columns are available in four lengths and the pins in five lengths each. So, large differences in height as well as setups with extremely low beam heights can be realised. The OWIS pin-column system is compatible with the optical beam handling systems SYS 40, SYS 65 and SYS 90. Of course, the pins, columns and clamping forks are „Made in Germany“ and of proven OWIS quality.

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1 January 1900: OWIS VT 30 translation stages: basic model for simple positioning tasks

OWIS GmbH

With the translation stages VT 30 the OWIS GmbH has extended the manual positioning systems with a high quality product. The VT 30 are available at a very attractive price-performance ratio and are especially developed, for example, to adjust and position precisely small parts and samples.

The inexpensive entry-level model has been available for several months. Since its launch the demand confirms the accuracy to extend the product range in this basic segment. The VT 30 are available with a travel of 12 mm and meet the highest quality standards thanks to their high-quality technical equipment. Thus, the integrated dovetail guide allows carrying heavy loads of up to 100 N. Direct mounting on optical tables is of course possible. For convenient and easy work the translation stages are equipped with a fine-thread screw; the VT 30 can be optionally obtained with micrometer.

As usual, the stages are maintenance-free, saving time and costs. The VT 30 can be used in any mounting position and are therefore suitable for the most various applications. For a XY- and Z-mounting a mounting plate and a Z bracket are available. As with all OWIS products the VT 30 are "Made in Germany" and of proven OWIS quality.

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1 January 1900: OWIS control software OWISoft – new update V2.9 ready for download

OWIS GmbH

The OWISoft is the proven software to configure and operate OWIS control units. Since mid-June 2016, an update is available with new functions, with a particular focus on further optimization customer-specific work.

The OWISoft in combination with an OWIS control unit of the type PS 10, PS 30, PS 35 und PS 90 allows to fulfil a variety of positioning tasks comfortable and reliable. The software is capable of executing and asynchronously approaching up to 12 axes.

The current version V2.9 provides additional options regarding the management of datasets. From now on, the database can be updated independently from the software. Thus, timely updating of parameters for new OWIS products is ensured.

Customer-specific data are managed in a separate database and can be modified and extended as required. With a new update previously saved data will be retained.

Another user-friendly improvement concerns the configuration of the axis parameters: The settings can alternatively be loaded via an "owd" text file to permit time-saving working.

Well-proven functionalities, for example, the intuitive user interface and data transfer in conjunction with other applications remain, of course, unchanged. After registration, the OWISoft V2.9 is ready for download free of charge at www.owis.eu.

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1 January 1900: OWIS products around optical fibres and fibre lasers – now part of the standard product range

OWIS GmbH

In research, development and industrial use optical fibres and fibre lasers are indispensable. They offer reliable low-loss light transport at a high beam quality and are therefore used in a variety of application fields, such as in medical technology or material processing.

In the application the corresponding accessories are decisive. For example, unmounted optical fibres can be fixed precisely with the help of fibre chucks.

OWIS fibre chucks and adapters are available in different versions for several years now – so far, however exclusively on special customer request. In order to react in line with requirements, OWIS fibre chucks and adapters are now part of the standard OWIS® product range and available from stock.

With a standard diameter of 6.35 mm the chucks allow an easy and safe exchange of the fibres and support flexible working. Also with the fibre adapters, flexibility was given particular attention; they are available as SMA and FC adapter with and without mounting.

Naturally, all fibre chucks and adapters are compatible with the various OWIS beam handling systems.
The range of products is rounded off by numerous other products related to optical fibres and fibre lasers, such as fibre cover holders, adjusting pieces or lens holders and available from stock.

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1 January 1900: OWIS new goniometers GO and MOGO – successful in practice

OWIS GmbH

Several months after the launch, user reports confirm the success of the new development of the OWIS goniometers. In order to fulfil modern standards of research and development, design and features have been completely re-engineered. The redevelopment refers to the series 65 and 150. These are available as manual version with the series GO and as motorized version with the series MOGO.

Outstanding are the goniometers of the series 65 with their advanced design, which is reflected also by new designations: GO 65-40-65 and MOGO 65-40-65. The new goniometers are demonstrably suitable for continuous operation due to the special designed guides. The rotation axis is located at a height of 65 mm. This allows application in the beam handling system SYS 65 as well as SYS 90 and supports flexible working. The load capacity of the motorized stage is 50 N and of the manual version 80 N.

The series (MO)GO 150 has an adjustment angle of ± 10° and offers plenty of space for all kinds of setups. It is designed for a load capacity of 200 N and is suitable to be built up as theta-phi combination – TP 150 in the manual and TPM 150 in the motorized version.

Protection and security for all motorized versions offer the integrated Hall effect or mechanical limit switches. As with all OWIS products the goniometers are "Made in Germany" and of proven OWIS quality.

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1 January 1900: OWIS fibre positioners FAPO: sensitive adjustment in the nanometre range

OWIS GmbH

Since the middle of last year, the OWIS® fibre positioners FAPO are available. From the beginning, users from different application areas have already expressed strong interest in the FAPO's. Experience shows now, the FAPO's have proved successfully in practice as they ensure a reliable light or fibre alignment, as used for example in microscopy and fibre optics.

In the development of the FAPO’s, the focus was on current requirements of research. The FAPO's are available in three sizes, to meet a wide variety of requirements. The FAPO 40, FAPO 50 and FAPO 65 allow sensitive adjustment in the nanometre range. Thus they enable to position fibres accurately in all dimensions. For fastening fibres, the positioners are available with either FC or SMA adapter. Equipped with the high-precision micrometres MS 10 a setting sensitivity of 20 nm is reached. Especially for applications limited in space, the FAPO 40 and FAPO 65 are additionally available with the OWIS® fine-thread screws FGS 15 providing a spindle pitch of 0.15 mm. All this with an excellent price-performance ratio.

The fibre positioner FAPO 50 enables to adjust three axes with high precision. The FAPO 40 and FAPO 65 are designed for up to four axes. Of course, they are compatible with the optical beam handling systems SYS 40 and SYS 65 and thus allow flexible working. With their reliable and precise positioning, they contribute to an efficient operation.
As with all OWIS products the FAPO's are "Made in Germany" and in proven OWIS quality.

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1 January 1900: YUJA

Amplitude Systemes

NEW DEDICATED INDUSTRIAL FEMTOSECOND LASER FOR FAST CUTTING AND DRILLING

The new Yuja laser demonstrates high energy in an ultra-compact industrial package for high precision cutting and drilling with virtually no thermal effects

Amplitude Systèmes extends its industrial femtosecond laser product range with the new Yuja, a versatile high energy laser especially designed for quality cutting and drilling of delicate materials. Delivering more than 100 μJ pulse energy, with a flexible repetition rate from 100 kHz to 2 MHz, the Yuja is ideally suited for the high speed drilling of various geometries that require micrometer-range accuracies. Its pulse duration of <500 fs allows for high quality processing of almost all materials with low thermal distortion and minimal heat-affected zones, reducing the number of cost-intensive post processing operations and increasing yields.

User-friendly design for easy system integration

Employing hybrid amplifier technology, the Yuja offers a high pulse energy while keeping the smallest footprint on the market. Its ergonomic design and robust architecture allow easy system integration. The state-of-the-art remote control software provides features such as remote software upgrades or remote diagnostics. “The idea was to develop an ultra-compact, high energy femtosecond laser combining ease of use and ease of integration in an industrial environment”, says Vincent Rouffiange, Vice President Sales. A versatile platform for high precision applications, the Yuja allows optional automated wavelength selection and processing in IR, Green and UV. Other available features include burst-mode operation or a dual output version. The femtosecond laser has been used with almost all trepanning heads on the market and has shown excellent results in high speed cutting, ablation and drilling of ruby, cutting of glass and stainless steel or fuel injection nozzles drilling. “Thoroughly tested, this platform has the potential to create truly outstanding solutions for other challenging cutting and drilling applications in the near future”, explains Eric Mottay, CEO of Amplitude Systèmes.

About Amplitude
Amplitude is a global leader in ultrafast lasers. From ultrafast industrial fiber lasers to petawatt-class high intensity lasers, Amplitude is focused on helping its customers to bring new solutions to the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. Our state-of-the-art lasers are designed for 24/7 operation and easy integration, and are used in a variety of applications such as ophthalmology, semi-conductor and microelectronics, micromachining or medical device manufacturing. With a global presence over three continents, a strong culture of customer support, and a decade of experience in the design of ultrafast lasers, Amplitude offers unparalleled performance and reliability no matter what the application.

For more information about industrial lasers from Amplitude visit www.amplitude-systemes.com

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1 January 1900: Any waveguide polarization control and mode scramblers

GiGa Concept Inc

GiGa Concept is expanding the application possibilities of their patented polarization controllers and mode scramblers to use any type of optical fibers and primary coatings per user specifications, including acrylate, polyimide and Ormocer to closely match user applications.

Polarization control units are possible with SiO2 SM fiber for 400 nm to 2100 nm operation with many wavelengths from stock; Zblan and Chalcogenide fibers expand the operating wavelength to 6 um infrared.

Mode scrambling units are available with SiO2 MM fiber core sizes 50 um to 400 um and larger from stock; GeO2, Zblan and Chalcogenide fibers expand the operating wavelength to 6 um infrared. Non circular core and other customer specific fibers can be used, including large NA, exotic doped fibers.
POF fibers can also be used, opening automotive, architectural and other applications.

Most product customizations available from stock without NRE or R&D charges, always offered with OEM or laboratory instrument form factors. Extensive support and open source control electronics simplify Research and Educational applications while serving as reference design for customer production integration.

Demonstration and trial units are available.

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1 January 1900: CEPHEUS

PHOTON ENERGY GmbH

CEPHEUS is a compact ultrafast laser. The pulse width of this modelocked diode pumped solid state laser are typically below 15 ps. These ultrafast laser pulses induce nonlinear multi-photon absorption processes which to a large extent make the processing independent from laser wavelength. That means that nearly all materials, even those being transparent at the laser wavelength, can be processed. A further advantage of ultrafast laser pulses is the fact that ablation is not based on heat effects like with nanosecond lasers. It´s a so called “cold ablation” which makes the CEPHEUS picosecond laser a perfect choice for all kinds of processes where deterioration of the work piece due to heat induced melting, deformation or discoloration are not acceptable.

Pulse energies in the microjoule range provide a comparably small material ablation per pulse and therefore significantly increase the precision of the process compared to nanosecond lasers.

Thus, CEPHEUS lasers are the right choice wherever ns-lasers can’t meet the required precision standards.

CEPHEUS is designed for various applications. The laser is able to generate high pulse energies of up to 300 μJ which is needed for applications like precision hole drilling. CEPHEUS can also work at high repetition rates making it the right choice for fast processing. Because of this variability the available laser power can be applied efficiently, thus optimizing the process in terms of quality and speed.

The technical concept of the CEPHEUS laser system allows operating it in a burst mode regime. That means that instead of a single laser pulse a set of pulses within a short period can be generated. All critical parameters can be well adjusted to your process requirements providing optimum flexibility.

CEPHEUS can be easily integrated into your system because of its very compact design and air-cooling. The unique optical concept as well as its robust opto-mechanical design provide excellent stability, making it a perfect choice for shift operation in industry.

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1 January 1900: Auofocus Liquid Lens Camera

PixeLINK

PixeLINK® is the world’s first industrial camera manufacturer to include an electronic, focus-controllable liquid lens in its cameras. Enabling autofocus with no moving parts, our newest USB 3.0 camera models offer low power consumption, high shock resistance, and fast focus change.
PixeLINK USB 3.0 cameras now integrate the Edmund Optics’ Cx line of lenses. This breakthrough technology allows for optimized compatibility between the camera and the autofocus lens, enabling the user to acquire superb image quality in any fast-moving focus environment.
Some important features of the camera includes:
• One-push autofocus, move focus from one point to another at high speed
• Seamless integration of a compact, low-power, durable liquid lens
• Get a sharp image from a few centimeters to infinity in less than 20ms
• Get started quickly by integrating your autofocus application with the PixeLINK SDK

Liquid lens technology delivers fast, continuous and precise focus control that is well suited to many applications
including:
• Barcode Reading
• Biometrics – Facial and Retinal
• Inspection
• Biotechnology
• Medical Applications

Long Lifespan, Fast Focus Camera:
While the typical lifespan of a mechanical lens system is a few hundred thousand cycles, liquid lenses have been
tested over 100 million cycles without performance degradation. Liquid lenses can also reconfigure themselves in
tens of milliseconds, making them ideal for high vibration environments and applications that require fast focus
changes. A combination of liquid lens integrated with our high-speed USB3 cameras brings cutting edge
solutions to industrial and medical applications.

Key advantages of an autofocus lens camera:
Large range of optical variation - displacing a liquid interface allows for large phase shift variations.
Sturdiness - it has been tested for over 100 million cycles and shows zero performance degradation
Shock resistance - it shows excellent output of the response curve before and after shock tests
High-speed - it can reconfigure in tens of milliseconds
Low power consumption - typically it dissipates about 15mW, ten times lower that other systems

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1 January 1900: Phocus Inline

OPOTEK, Inc.

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

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1 January 1900: Phocus OEM

OPOTEK, Inc.

The Phocus™ OEM is the newest addition to the Phocus™ family line of products, specifically designed for Photoacoustic applications. The Phocus™ OEM is a mobile unit that incorporates all the system components in an extremely small and robust package, measuring 22x24x14”. The system includes the pump laser, the power supply and cooling unit, all the optics and the OPO. The ring oscillator OPO generates peak energy of more than 50 mJ at 20 Hz. The entire system is computer controlled, including phase matching of the harmonic. Access to the laser wavelengths at 1064 and 532 nm is available. Fast-Tuning™, in which the output wavelength can be tuned to any wavelength within the range at every consecutive pulse, is available.

• Motorized harmonics and customizable fiber bundle included
• High pump-to-OPO conversion efficiency
• Turn-key operation and minimal maintenance
• High damage thresholds for reduced downtime
• All-in-one streamlined design for OEM integration
• Software development kit (SDK) available
• 100 million pulse flash lamp lifetime
• Hands-free, pc-controlled tuning (SCAN/BURST)
• Can be triggered externally

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1 January 1900: Opolette DUV

OPOTEK, Inc.

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

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1 January 1900: 1Cure-VO Epoxy Curing Oven

Connected Fibers, LLC

The 1Cure-VO epoxy curing oven is used for bonding fiber optic termini used in telecom, datacom, aerospace, medical, and other industrial applications. Up to 9 programs for single or multiple step curing processes allows the user to follow industry best practices to improve cross linking of epoxies and ensure long term reliability of products. This latest offering expands Connected Fibers’ product offering of intelligent curing ovens which now include the flagship model 1CureTM and newly released 1Cure-VO.

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1 January 1900: Pricison Optics, Laser Optics, Lens Modules

3L-System

3L-SYSTEMS builds the systems for coating, assembly and evaluation to optical components from general optical parts to high-precision optical parts and applies various kinds of coatings to a wide variety of optical components to meet customer's needs with high quality products.
3L-SYSTEMS provides a variety of IR optical components for satisfying customer’s application requirements.

• Production and Coating in UV, Visible, Near IR, SWIR, Far IR area
• Materials
- BK7, Fused Silica, CaF2, MgF2, SF series, SK series, ZnSe, ZnS,
Germanium, Silicon, etc
• Wavelength : UV, Visible, Near IR, Far IR
• Surface Irregularity: Lambda/10~Lambda20 @ 633nm
• Scratch-Dig : 10-5
• Outer Diameter: Ø3mm~Ø400mm
• Diameter Tolerance : 0.001”
• Thickness Tolerance : +/- 0.001”
• Centering Error : < 30 arc seconds
• Doublets, Triplets
• Coating
- AR / Laser Line V-Coating / Double-V Coating / Broadband Multi AR Coating
Laser Line High Reflector / Beamsplitter Coating / Metallic Coating, etc
• High Power Damage Threshold
- 40J/㎠ 20ns @ 1064nm
- CW usage 2 GW/㎠ @ 1064nm

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1 January 1900: Optical Switch

Adamant Co., Ltd.

ADAMANT's MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) Optical Switch are designed a small footprint package with providing low insertion loss, flat wavelength dependence loss (WDL), low polarization dependence loss (PDL) and performing less than 0.5ms/1ms switching speed.
The Optical Switch has our original robust structure MEMS chip which is patented design. It never happen pull in effect and sticking the mirror during operation. The MEMS chip is hermetic sealed in the metal package by our perfect welding technology to provide high reliability.

Features:
- Patented MEMS design and process
- Switching channel : 1×2 / 1×N(~16)
- Small package : Φ5.6×31mm / φ5.6×32mm
- Operating voltage : < 8V / <45V
- Switching Time : 0.5ms max / 1ms max

Applications:
- Switching
- Blocking
- Sensing

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1 January 1900: DCQ series for PIV

ZK Laser (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

The DCQ series are solid-state green lasers that are ideal for applications where high power and better beam quality are required. For example, model from DCQ series can be perfect light source for particle image velocimetry, or the pumping source of a Ti:sapphire laser.
The laser cavity is optimized for maximum efficiency, high beam quality and stability. The double-cavity design allows the laser to produce multiple pulses train, which is useful especially in PIV experiments.
The laser can be controlled from PC with supplied software via RS485/232 interface, and the operating parameters can be seen and conveniently set on PC. The dynamic linking library is as well provided for customized integration.

Specifications:

System specifications DCQ-20 DCQ -30 DCQ -40 DCQ -50 DCQ -60
Wavelength 527nm 527nm 527nm 527nm 527nm
Single-cavity energy@1kHz 20mJ 30mJ 40mJ 50mJ 60mJ
Double-cavities energy@1kHz 40mJ 60mJ 80mJ 100mJ 120mJ
Single-cavity power@3kHz 30W 45W 60W 75W 90W
Pulsewidth1 @1kHz ~170ns ~150ns ~130ns ~120ns ~120ns
Repetition rate 10kHz 10kHz 10kHz S-TRG/10kHz S-TRG/10kHz
Energy stability(RMS) <0.5% <0.5% <0.5% <0.5% <0.5%
Polarization 100:1 100:1 100:1 100:1 100:1
Beam dilameter2 4.0mm 5.0mm 5.0mm 5.0mm 5.0mm
Divergence 8.0mrad±15% 8.0mrad±15% 8.0mrad±15% 8.0mrad±15% 8.0mrad±15%
Circularity >85% >85% >85% >85% >85%
M2 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15
Pointing stability3 <25μrad <25μrad <25μrad <25μrad <25μrad
Long term stability ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Warm-up time4 5 min 5 min 5 min 5 min 5 min
Laser head dimensions (L×W×H) 640×160×120mm
Power supply dimensions (L×W×H) 482×400×128mm
Laser head weight 20kg
Power supply weight 12kg


FEATURES
 Pulse energy up to 120mJ at 1kHz
 Average power higher than 200W at 3kHz
 Ideal for Particle Image Velocimetry
 Internal and external triggered
 Double pulses can be generated from single cavity
 Interface: RS 232 / TTL external trigger/ software
 Double pulses from combination available for all DCQ laser

APPLICATIONS
• High Frenquency PIV
• Laser Induced Fluorescence Experiment
• Plasma Diagnostics
• Laser Cleaning
• Laser Anealing

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1 January 1900: ECO115SL Series Mechanical Bearing, Ball-Screw Stage

Aerotech, Inc.

The ECO115SL is part of the ECO linear stage family, building upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total cost of ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness, and a variety of options and features combined with economic pricing make the ECO115SL stage ideal for medium-performance production applications requiring ball-screw stage actuation

Quality Mechanical Construction
A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and quality construction make the ECO115SL an attractive solution for applications where up-time is critical. Unlike low-cost competitive motion stages, the ECO115SL can be integrated into complex machines with the assurance it will perform at a high level and outlast other machine components.

Stepper Motor Option
For cost sensitive applications, the ECO115SL series includes several NEMA 23 stepper motor options. With the ability to run on standard wall voltages, the ECO115SL provides plug-and-play capability with a minimal amount of supporting electrical equipment.
Design and Integration Flexibility
The ECO115SL is designed with many standard features and options that make the design adaptable to specific applications. It is available in nine different models with travels ranging from 50 mm to 600 mm and speeds up to 300 mm/s.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. Each stage also mounts to another ECO115SL or ECO165SL for easy integration of multi-axis systems.

Optional tabletops are available with either English or metric mounting patterns. A third tabletop option features hole patterns to allow the direct attachment of several types of Aerotech rotary stages.

Aerotech BM or BMS series brushless servomotors are available with a variety of encoder options providing net resolutions ranging from 0.5 µm down to sub-nm. A holding brake can be added to the motor for vertical applications. A motor fold-back kit is available for space-constrained applications to reduce the overall stage length.

The ECO115SL stage series offers many options to fit the exact requirements of numerous applications. Its flexible, cost-effective design easily makes it one of the best value linear ball-screw stage series available today

Find out more or contact Aerotech, Inc.

1 January 1900: ECO165SL Series Mechanical Bearing, Ball-Screw Stage

Aerotech, Inc.

The ECO165SL is part of the ECO linear stage family, building upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total cost of ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness, and a variety of options and features combined with economic pricing make the ECO165SL stage ideal for medium-performance production applications requiring ball-screw stage actuation.

Quality Mechanical Construction
A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and quality construction make the ECO165SL an attractive solution for applications where up-time is critical. Unlike low-cost competitive motion stages, the ECO165SL can be integrated into complex machines with the assurance it will perform at a high level and outlast other machine components.

Stepper Motor Option
For cost sensitive applications, the ECO165SL series includes several NEMA 23 stepper motor options. With the ability to run on standard wall voltages, the ECO165SL provides plug-and-play capability with a minimal amount of supporting electrical equipment.
Design and Integration Flexibility
The ECO165SL is designed with many standard features and options that make the design adaptable to specific applications. It is available in nine different models with travels ranging from 50 mm to 600 mm and speeds up to 300 mm/s.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. Each stage also mounts to another ECO165SL or ECO225SL for easy integration of multi-axis systems.

Optional tabletops are available with either English or metric mounting patterns. A third tabletop option features hole patterns to allow the direct attachment of several types of Aerotech rotary stages.

Aerotech BM or BMS series brushless servomotors are available with a variety of encoder options providing net resolutions ranging from 0.5 µm down to sub-nm. A holding brake can be added to the motor for vertical applications. A motor fold-back kit is available for space-constrained applications to reduce the overall stage length.

The ECO165SL stage series offers many options to fit the exact requirements of numerous applications. Its flexible, cost-effective design easily makes it one of the best value linear ball-screw stage series available today.

Find out more or contact Aerotech, Inc.

1 January 1900: ECO225SL Series Mechanical Bearing, Ball-Screw Stage

Aerotech, Inc.

The ECO225SL is part of the ECO linear stage family, building upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total cost of ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness, and load capacity combined with economic pricing make the ECO225SL stage ideal for medium-performance production applications requiring higher load capability in a ball-screw stage.

Quality Mechanical Construction
A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and quality construction make the ECO225SL an attractive solution for applications where up-time is critical. Unlike low-cost competitive motion stages, the ECO225SL can be integrated into complex machines with the assurance it will perform at a high level and outlast other machine components.

Stepper Motor Option
For cost-sensitive applications, the ECO225SL series includes several NEMA 34 stepper motor options. With the ability to run on standard wall voltages, the ECO225SL provides plug-and-play capability with a minimal amount of supporting electrical equipment.
Design and Integration Flexibility
The ECO225SL is designed with many standard features and options that make the design adaptable to specific applications. It is available in nine different models with travels ranging from 100 mm to 800 mm and speeds up to 300 mm/s.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. Each stage also mounts to another ECO225SL for easy integration of multi-axis systems.

Optional tabletops are available with either English or metric mounting patterns. A third tabletop option features hole patterns to allow the direct attachment of several types of Aerotech rotary stages.

Aerotech BM or BMS series brushless servomotors are available with a variety of encoder options providing net resolutions ranging from 0.5 μm down to sub-nm. A holding brake can be added to the motor for vertical applications. A motor fold-back kit is available for space-constrained applications to reduce the overall stage length.

The ECO225SL stage series offers many options to fit the exact requirements of numerous applications. Its flexible, cost-effective design easily makes it one of the best value linear ball-screw stage series available today.

Find out more or contact Aerotech, Inc.

1 January 1900: ECO165LM Series Mechanical Bearing, Linear Motor Stage

Aerotech, Inc.

The ECO165LM series, part of the ECO linear stage family, builds upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total cost of ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness, and a variety of options and features combined with economic pricing make ECO165LM stages an ideal choice for medium-performance production applications.

Quality Mechanical Construction
A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and quality construction make the ECO165LM an attractive solution for applications where uptime is critical. Unlike low-cost competitive motion stages, the ECO165LM can be integrated into complex machines with the assurance it will perform at a high level and outlast other machine components.

Precision Motion Performance
ECO165LM series stages are optimized with high precision, noncontact linear encoders. Precision recirculating linear bearings, along with Aerotech’s machining and assembly craftsmanship, enable the best geometric performance per unit price on the market.

The precision noncontact encoders enable minimum incremental motion to 10 nm with micrometer-level repeatability. The optional HALAR factory calibration improves positioning accuracy to ±1.5 µm.

Direct-Drive Linear Motor
The ECO165LM comes standard with Aerotech’s field-proven linear motor technology. It is available with a high-performance linear-motor option for applications requiring higher force and acceleration motion profiles. In both cases the ironless forcer coil provides high force with zero cogging for super-smooth velocity and position control. This ironless design is ideal for applications requiring outstanding contour accuracy and smooth velocity profiling. As with all Aerotech linear motor stages, the linear motor has zero backlash, no windup, zero friction, and excellent dynamic responsiveness.

Design and Integration Flexibility
The ECO165LM is available in eight different models with travels ranging from 100 mm to 600 mm and speeds up to 2 m/s. Configurable cable management solutions are available for single and multi-axis systems as standard options.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. Tabletops are available with both English and metric mounting patterns. Tabletop hole patterns allow the direct attachment of several types of Aerotech rotary stages.

The ECO165LM stage is a flexible, yet cost-effective, linear motion stage with many options to fit the exact needs of the application. It is easily the best performing and most versatile linear stage per unit price that money can buy.

Find out more or contact Aerotech, Inc.

1 January 1900: ECO225LM Series Mechanical Bearing, Linear Motor Stage

Aerotech, Inc.

The ECO225LM series, part of the ECO linear stage family, builds upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total cost of ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness and load capacity, and a variety of options and features combined with economic pricing make ECO225LM stages an ideal choice for medium-performance production applications.
Quality Mechanical Construction
A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and quality construction make the ECO225LM an attractive solution for applications where up-time is critical. Unlike low-cost competitive motion stages, the ECO225LM can be integrated into complex machines with the assurance it will perform at a high level and outlast other machine components.
Precision Motion Performance
ECO225LM series stages are optimized with high precision, noncontact linear encoders. Precision recirculating linear bearings, along with Aerotech’s machining and assembly craftsmanship, enable the best geometric performance per unit price on the market.

The precision noncontact encoders enable minimum incremental motion to 10 nm with micrometer-level repeatability. The optional HALAR factory calibration improves positioning accuracy to ±1.5 µm.
Direct-Drive Linear Motor
The ECO225LM comes standard with Aerotech’s field-proven linear motor technology. It is available with a high-performance linear-motor option for applications requiring higher force and acceleration motion profiles. In both cases the ironless forcer coil provides high force with zero cogging for super-smooth velocity and position control. This ironless design is ideal for applications requiring outstanding contour accuracy and smooth velocity profiling. As with all Aerotech linear motor stages, the linear motor has zero backlash, no windup, zero friction, and excellent dynamic responsiveness.
Design and Integration Flexibility
The ECO225LM is available in nine different models with travels ranging from 100 mm to 800 mm and speeds up to 2 m/s. Configurable cable management solutions are available for single and multi-axis systems as standard options.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. Tabletops are available with both English and metric mounting patterns. Tabletop hole patterns allow the direct attachment of several types of Aerotech rotary stages.

The ECO225LM stage is a flexible, yet cost-effective, linear motion stage with many options to fit the exact needs of the application. It is easily the best performing and most versatile linear stage per unit price that money can buy.

Find out more or contact Aerotech, Inc.

1 January 1900: Vacuum coating materials such as Super hydro(AF-coating),Anti-glare coating,Heat resistance coating

DON CO., LTD.

We are a leading manufacturer of AR coating materials,Hard coating sol, and Standard&Super hydro for precision&ophthalmic optical fields from Korea and have trained field experience&knowhow on them for decades in that fields. In addition, We have 4factories which can produce high quality coating consumables in Korea,China,&Vietnam and 3R&D centers in Korea,China,&USA to meet the customers needs well upon receiving their requests on site.We are always trying to do our best to contribute you well.

Find out more or contact DON CO., LTD.

1 January 1900: Hermetic room temperature bonding without added materials for glass and silicon applications.

Primoceler, Inc.

Primoceler provides small to medium scale manufacturing services as a continuation for a successful prototype stage. Our ISO Class 7 clean room together with a proven and tested quality process ensures reliable results and consistent yield.

We are proud to offer turnkey manufacturing solutions taking all aspects of the manufacturing chain into account.

It all begins with an idea. From that idea, our team of experienced engineers can help you create a design that will outperform the competition and withstand even the harshest conditions.

After successfully completing the design and prototyping stages, the product moves on to our manufacturing department. We can supply the materials for the product and our experienced manufacturing personnel will guarantee a steady high yield.

Find out more or contact Primoceler, Inc.

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

Boston Electronics

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

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

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

Boston Electronics

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

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

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

Boston Electronics

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

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1 January 1900: Infrared DFB lasers for gas sensing and TDLAS laser spectroscopy applications

Norcada Inc.

Norcada manufactures semiconductor DFB lasers in the 1300-3600nm wavelength range for gas sensing and laser spectroscopy applications.  Norcada is introducing the following new products:

1742nm DFB lasers for HCl detection
2004nm DFB lasers for CO2 detection
2327nm and 2334nm DFB lasers for CO detection
2582nm DFB lasers for H2O and H2S sensing applications
3300nm DFB lasers for methane detection
TO and butterfly (fiber-coupled) packaging, custom wavelengths and packaging

For more information please visit www.norcada-lasers.com

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1 January 1900: The first free-running and gated-mode NIR single-photon counting module

AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology shows at SPIE PW17 booth 5559, the SPD_OEM_NIR, the first continuous and gated mode near-infrared [900 nm – 1,700 nm] Single Photon Counting module, based on Geiger-mode Single Photon Avalanche Photodiode. The SPD_OEM_NIR performs both asynchronous and synchronous photon detection with ultra-low-noise DCR <1.000 cps and high Photon Detection Efficiency up to 30%, and up to 120 MHz trigger rate with very fast timing resolution < 150 psec. Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface and DLL libraries for LabVIEW are also provided.

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

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1 January 1900: CARRIER WAFERS

Plan Optik AG

Plan Optik produces carrier wafers as a carrier substrate for the processing of thin semiconductor wafers. These carriers are used to permit the safe handling of delicate semiconductor wafers (e.g. those made of silicon and gallium arsenide). Semiconductor wafers are becoming ever thinner, and at the same time the requirements as regards their thickness tolerance and surface quality for back thinning, sawing and numerous other processes continue to rise. For this reason high-precision carrier wafers (carriers) are a fundamental requirement when it comes to processing.

Plan Optik manufactures these carriers using a special glass which provides the perfect substrate material in this respect, because it demonstrates excellent thermal and chemical stability. An additional advantage is the possibility of re-using such carriers - thus making an important contribution not only to the reduction of costs but also to environmental protection.

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1 January 1900: PACKAGING WAFERS

Plan Optik AG

Plan Optik manufactures packaging wafers from custom-made single items to large-scale series using glass, quartz and silicon and combinations of these three materials. The diameter is 50 - 300 mm with low thickness tolerances and low ttv values. In each case the structuring of the wafer is carried out on a customer-specific basis, for example with optical cavities, coatings and drillings.

Packaging wafers by Plan Optik are used to pack and thus to seal hermetically optical or chemical sensors, pressure sensors and acceleration sensors. Typical industrial applications lie in the fields of consumer electronics (CMOS imaging, micro-mirrors), automotive technology (pressure sensors, e.g. tires, engine monitoring), aerospace (3D acceleration sensors), chemistry (micro-reaction technology), pharmaceuticals (lab-on-chip) and in the general manufacture of semiconductors.

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1 January 1900: Multispectral Sensor Developer Kit

ESPROS Photonics AG

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

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

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

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

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

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1 January 1900: ExtraScan scan head

Shenzhen Han's Motor S&T Co., Ltd.

Han’s ExtraScan uses high-precession grating ruler as feedback, and its position resolution is 23 bits. The accuracy has been further improved owing to the digital encoder technology. In addition, it also has low noisy, excellent linearity, and minimal drift.
ExtraScan uses digital drive technology that based on FPGA. Digital driver has excellent interference resist ability and dynamic performance. Besides, ExtraScan also has well waterproof and dustproof performance.
ExtraScan can adapt with multiple kinds of F-theta lenses, and this scan head has been successfully used in general laser marking, flight marking, semiconductor and electronic industry marking.

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1 January 1900: New digital infrared imaging sensors and quick start application sets

Heimann Sensor GmbH

Heimann Sensor announces a new line of digital infrared imaging sensors. These low cost, high volume production sensors can easily be integrated into a wide range of imaging solutions including analysis of blood circulation anomalies or inflammations for early detection and diagnosis of human diseases. Heimann Sensor thermopile arrays do not require shutters or non-uniformity correction and can be factory temperature calibrated. Obtainable array sizes include 8x8, 32x32 and 80x64 with I2C or SPI digital output and a wide range of integrated optics.
Additionally, quick start application sets are available. These sets are fully integrated and include sensor, optics, interface and drive electronics, PC control software, cables and mini-tripod for easy bench top use. The application sets promote a powerful, quick and inexpensive way for a wide range of infrared imaging applications and product designs.
On top, Heimann Sensor manufactures single element thermopile sensors with plane windows that can be utilized for ear thermometers, single thermopiles with integrated lenses specialized for forehead thermometers and thermopiles with optical narrow bandpass filter windows used for detection of CO2, N2O and other gases which find their way in capnographic or anaesthetic applications.

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1 January 1900: StellarCase Analyzers

StellarNet Inc

StellarNet proudly announces new rugged and fully integrated portable Case Spectroscopy Systems for material identification, elemental and composition analysis using Raman, NIR & LIBS technologies. The StellarCASE Systems include interior mounting of spectrometer instrumentation pre-configured for “Open & Measure” application, with no additional setup required. With a simple press of the “Analyze” button instantaneous composition analysis or material/elemental match results are displayed on your screen. The StellarCASE systems feature an internal main power control system with ON, OFF, & Charge buttons and an 8 hour battery life for portable field applications. Also, includes AC power adapters for use in the laboratory and classroom.

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1 January 1900: LSE300 & LSE170HNA

Next Scan Technology bvba

As leading supplier in polygon scanners systems Next Scan Technology announces the introduction of two new, polygon based, scan heads for advanced laser material processing.

The LSE300 enables 300 mm wide processing. This translates into the benefit that it is now possible to avoid time consuming or complex stitching while maintaining spot size and beam quality. The LSE170HNA offers High NA optics to enable smaller spot sizes and improve processing quality.

Utilizing its integrated, full telecentric, mirror optics these set up allows for a compact all-in-one, ready-to-use scanner head. Proprietary SuperSync and new TrueRaster controls fulfill your requirements regarding repeatability and accuracy, ready to meet your micro-machining requirements at highest performance.

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1 January 1900: Multi-focus optics for multi-kW lasers

AdlOptica Optical Systems GmbH

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

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

Boston Micromachines Corporation

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

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1 January 1900: ColorRAD for Color imaging in radiation environments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Thermo Scientific - CIDTEC introduces the latest product to their line of radiation hardened cameras, the ColorRAD for Color imaging in radiation environments, and the KiloRAD PTZ with integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions. Now with microlenses for even higher light sensitivity. These high performance CID (Charge Injection Device) based, radiation hardened cameras provides sharp, crisp video images in medium to high flux rates, with Color imaging up to 3 x 10^6 rads total dose. The new ColorRAD product line complements the MegaRAD series of monochrome version radiation hardened cameras which operate to at least 1 x 10^6 rads total dose, and operate in total radiation dose exposure over 100 times greater than what conventional CCD cameras can tolerate. This radiation hardness makes the ColorRAD and the MegaRAD series of cameras well suited for nuclear medicine, reactor surveillance, vessel inspection, waste monitoring, accelerator experiments, hot cells, safety (ALARA) programs, and other radiation hardened imaging applications common to nuclear power generation, decommissioning, waste disposal, and the high energy physics markets. The new ColorRAD version cameras offer end users unprecedented color imaging wherever radiation may be present.
In addition, the KiloRAD PTZ is a radiation tolerant camera fully integrated with Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions, designed specifically for operation within radiation environments where variable remote monitoring is required such as patient monitoring in Oncology applications, or hot cell environments

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1 January 1900: Lumics expands portfolio of multiple wavelength laser modules

Lumics GmbH

All modules of the LuOcean™ diode laser module series come with a dual wavelength option. Pick any two wavelengths from Lumics’ portfolio 760 – 1940nm to optimize footprint and cost of your design. Wavelengths can be controlled independently. Some LuOcean™ modules even offer up to 4 wavelengths combined in one fiber output. Freely customizable features such as pilot laser and various sensors. Ultra-long lifetime.

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1 January 1900: LensMechanix and OpticStudio

Zemax, LLC

Zemax recently launched LensMechanix, a SOLIDWORKS add-in for optomechanical development. Mechanical engineers now have all the design information they need to package optics, eliminating the guesswork of STEP files and ray bundles, reducing development iterations and the added cost of repeated prototypes.

Zemax’s OpticStudio also remains the industry-leading optical and illumination design software. With its comprehensive suite of optical, laser, and illumination design features, OpticStudio provides unparalleled value for optical engineers and researchers. Ensure accuracy, speed innovation, and reduce costs with this single software platform.

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1 January 1900: Deformable mirrors for Space

CILAS

Pioneer in this field, CILAS has developed for many years piezoelectric deformable mirrors for ground-based telescopes, high power lasers and, more recently, for high-resolution Earth observation systems, with the aim to mitigate aberrations caused by thermal deformation and gravitational release.
CILAS Monomorph technology is compatible with spaceborne instrumentation requirements. It offers a high adaptability of the design (electrode layout, clear aperture diameter,…), and a wide range of correction as active/adaptive optics, and working as open/closed loop.

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1 January 1900: High Load Motorized Linear Stage

Zaber Technologies Inc.

Zaber’s family of high load (50 kg) LRM linear stages have hardened steel construction and recirculating ball bearing guides, providing exceptional stiffness and thermal stability. High stiffness makes these stages ideal for multi-axis configurations or applications where excellent stability under cantilever loads is required. Stage calibration is included with the optional linear encoder (X-LRM-DE), providing high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device (15 µm accuracy over 200 mm). The linear encoders with 50 nm resolution also provide slip/stall detection and position correction. The optional built-in controller (X-LRM) saves time and effort plus decreases cabling in your workspace. All Zaber's X-Series devices are able to daisy-chain power, and all Zaber devices with built-in controllers are able to daisy-chain data.

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1 January 1900: D+G Gigapulse

Dausinger + Giesen GmbH

The GigaPulse linear amplifier is a real power boost. It adds average power as well as pulse energy to a given amplifier - preferable a D+G VaryDisk regenerative amplifier. The power level achieved with the D+G Gigapulse linear amplifier is 1.4 kW as well as 380 mJ. Running the GigaPulse with J pulse energy is feasible.

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1 January 1900: D+G HDO Helical Drilling Optics

Dausinger + Giesen GmbH

The D+G Helical Drilling Optic allowes the fabrication of microholes of highest precision. Increasingly small holes with extraordinarily restrictive tolerances, which are expected particularly in the field of fuel injection technology, can be obtained. The desired diameters of the holes typically reach down to 10 μm at a material thickness up to 1 mm, resulting in aspect ratios of up to 20. Special hole geometries with defined tapering such as a negative conicity are frequently demanded for specific flow formation. Such. The drilling process itself has high reproducibility, as well as high reliability and the drilling system is easy to handle.

Key features:
• high precision and stability in 24/7 production
• short installation time
• no influence on laser parameters (beam quality, pulse duration, polarization)
• complete integration possible
• easy and fast exchange of wedge set

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1 January 1900: D+G TDM Thin Disk Modules

Dausinger + Giesen GmbH

For customers who want to build their own lasers either for science or for even large scale industrial production D+G offers Thin Disk Modules as the heart of every thin disk lasers. D+G offers a wide variety of these modules:

• TDM 0.05 for pump power up to 50 W
• TDM 1.0 for pump power up to 1 kW; here we offer a Lab version for fast development.
• TDM 2.0 for pump power up to 2 kW
• TDM 10 for pump power up to 10 kW
• TDM 30 for pump power up to 30 kW

All of these devices have a rugged and stable design.

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1 January 1900: D+G TD Thin Disks

Dausinger + Giesen GmbH

Mounting of thin laser crystals, thereby ensuring effective and homogenous cooling, is the key technology for disk lasers. For various laboratory applications as well as for the series production of our OEM customers, we offer pre-mounted disk laser crystals tailored to and tested under the customer’s specifications and/or operating conditions.

Our standard material is Yb:YAG with 7% of doping concentration (5% might be available upon request). The surface is wegded in order to supress pre-pulses in pulsed operation. Outer crystal edges are beveled to avoid ASE.

Other materials and dimensions upon request. Contacting of customers materials on heat sinks we offer as well.

• TD 12 Crystal diameter 12 mm
• TD 20: Crystal diameter 20 mm,
• Crystal diameter 25 mm

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1 January 1900: minnieCam-XS

Enable Inc.

1.35mm OD, with up to 1Mpixel output from a truly disposable construct. Ideal for medical and industrial applications.

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1 January 1900: D+G VaryDisk

Dausinger + Giesen GmbH

The D+G VaryDisk is a very versatile Thin Disk fast and ultrafast lasers. It offers a robust design and high end performance. Due to its design concept it offers a wide range of tunability. The pulse duration starts at some hundreds of femtoseconds, offers picosecond range as well as nanosecond pulses - but in the bud in Q-switched mode µs are possible, too. Additionally we do offer 2nd and 3rd harmonic as well. The power level typically starts @ 80 W average power in infrared. The power to be ordered goes up to 400W.

For application development this is a perfect device offering nearly all options - like a swiss army knife.

What you can get:

• 80 W fs/ps/ns mixad pulse trains with SHG build in
• 120 W fs/ps/ns mixad pulse trains with SHG build in
• 150mJ 1 kHz ps laser, 200mJ are possible as well


The VaryDisk Concept is a platform which offers high end performance put to multi kW level depending on the parameter range. These lasers were specified and offered after detailed technical discussion in a close collaboration with our customers.

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1 January 1900: HexGen HEX300-230HL Hexapod Six-DOF Positioning System

Aerotech, Inc.

Aerotech’s HexGen™ hexapods represent the next-generation in six degree-of-freedom (DOF) positioning performance. The HEX300-230HL is the premier medium-load, ultra-precision hexapod for many applications ranging from sensor testing to synchrotron sample manipulation.

Performance Unique to the Market
Many trade-offs exist in the design and specification of a motion system. With its high speeds and sub-micrometer precision, the HEX300-230HL eliminates compromises on application specifications. Aerotech’s HexGen hexapods are the only hexapods on the market today that provide guaranteed positioning accuracy specifications below 5 μm.

Superior Structural Design
The HEX300-230HL is actuated with six high-accuracy struts built with precision preloaded bearings, ball screws, and drive components. Unlike competitive hexapods driven by DC brushed servomotors, the HEX300-230HL is driven by Aerotech’s AC brushless, slotless servomotors that maximize device lifetime and performance. Directly coupling the AC brushless servomotors to the ball screw enables increased drive stiffness, higher positioning accuracy, and better minimum incremental motion (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 μrad for θxθyθz) when compared to competitive designs using belts, gearheads, or compliant couplings. Specially engineered strut pivot-joints provide low friction and high stiffness enhancing the overall hexapod performance.

Design Flexibility
The HEX300-230HL’s design optimizes flexibility and customization options for the user. The platform and base can be easily modified with user-specific features or mounting patterns. The HEX300-230HL features a 100 mm diameter clear aperture in the platform while a 60 mm diameter clear aperture in the base allows workpiece access from the bottom. The base mounting holes adapt directly to English or metric optical tables.

Vacuum Options Available
Aerotech hexapods can be vacuum prepared for demanding applications such as synchrotron sample or optics manipulation, semiconductor manufacturing and inspection, or satellite sensor testing.

Powerful Controls and Software
Driving the HEX300-230HL is Aerotech’s award-winning A3200 motion control software. Built on years of experience with difficult kinematics applications, the A3200 controller allows easy programming and control of the hexapod in any user-defined coordinate system.

Aerotech’s HexSim™ software gives users the ability to easily visualize and simulate the available workspace. Tight integration between HexSim™ and the A3200 motion controller provides real-time motion visualization in any user-defined coordinate system. An intuitive graphical interface permits selection of the active coordinate system for easy virtual pivot-point programming and motion.

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1 January 1900: 1.Flat Glass 2.Prsim 3.Coating 4.Lens 5.Lens assembly

Nanyang Kaixin Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd.

1.Flat Glass
Material:B270,BOROFLOAT,H-K9L,CRYSTAL,QUARTZ,or customer specified.
Range:Outside size from10mmto400mm,thickness from0.1mmto25mm,and also other Irregular appearance,and Screen Printing is available.
Surface accuracy:P-V<0.2μm
Surface qualtiy:20/10-40/20(MIL-0-13830B) Production capacity:500k/M
2.Prsim
Material:H-K9L or customer specified.
Range:Outside size from 3mm to 400mm.
Surface accuracy:P-V<0.2μm
Surface qualtiy:20/10-40/20(MIL-0-13830B) Production capacity:300k/M
3.Coating
Reflective coating .Dichroic Coating,Polarizing Coating,Filtering Coating,AR coating,Phase Coating.
4.Lens
We can manufacture Various shape and special material optical lens,Our main equipments are imported from Korea and Japan,has the mass production capacity for processing soft material which abrasion hardness is above 400(FCD 1,FFCD10) or hard material which from 60 to 80(TAC8,LaC14,NBFD11).The coating for lens not only the normal BBAR coating ,but also including dichroic coating and super broad band antireflectice coating.
5.Lens assembly
Assembly optical lens,such as CCTV lens, Projector lens,instrument lens,car cam and so on.

Find out more or contact Nanyang Kaixin Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd.

1 January 1900: TeraSmart

Menlo Systems GmbH

The new compact terahertz spectrometer TeraSmart integrates the latest achievements in broadband Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) into an easy-to use turnkey solution. It combines Menlo Systems’ latest fiber-based femtosecond laser sources featuring our figure 9® mode locking technology with our industry-proven THz components. The modular design based on our OEM laser plattform ELMO ensures a flexible configuration of the system to meet the needs for integration in any industrial or scientific environment. Custom fiber lengths to THz emitter and THz detector are available upon request. Moreover, multibranch configurations are possible, enabling simultaneaous measurements of several emitter/detector pairs using only one fs fiber laser oscillator.

Rounding off the product, a smart TCP socket interface allows platform-independent remote control over ethernet connections for seemles integration in existing experiments or in industrial nondestructive testing (NDT) environments. In short: A turnkey, OEM integrable THz spectrometer engineered for 24/7 operation.

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1 January 1900: ORS-DL

Menlo Systems GmbH

The ORS delivers an optical output with ultra narrow linewidth and outstanding short time stability. It is a 1-Hz-linewidth laser used as ultra-stable optical reference. The ORS-DL consists of a MOGLabs Cateye external cavity diode laser locked to a stable high-finesse cavity made of ultra low expansion (ULE) glass. The compact design allows for integration of high vacuum, temperature stabilization, vibration and acoustic isolation into a 19” system while delivering state-of-the-art laser linewidth and stability. Additionally, the system design includes a mechanical locking feature which allows for transportation of the system without the need to readjust the beam coupling into the cavity, once the mechanism is disengaged.

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1 January 1900: SmartComb

Menlo Systems GmbH

The SmartComb - a new era in Optical Frequency Combs
SmartComb is a 19'', 3U, all fiber based compact Optical Frequency Comb. SmartComb is the first model of new era in Optical Frequency Combs. A unique system where the user plugs in the optical fiber of the laser being measured or stabilized - SmartComb does the rest. Fully automated locking electronics, fully automated beat detection, and fully automated measurement and stabilization. Made for use in- and outside of optics labs. That is why we call it a new era in Optical Frequency Combs. Naturally, SmartComb can also come with various output ports at different colors for applications where frequency comb light is used as seed light or for spectroscopy. We are happy to learn about your requirements.

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1 January 1900: UPC 300 UItra Precision Machining

Schneider Optical Machines Inc.

The compact UPC 300 is a three axis machine (X, Z, C) designed for the highly dynamic machining of freeform surfaces. The optional long stroke Fast Tool significantly increases the productivity in freeform machining. The Fast
Tool can process a wide range of freeform geometries without the need for time consuming Slow Tool machining - productivity and accuracy are combined in a very unique way. The optional Y-axis turns this machine into an UPC 700 enabling diamond milling and ruling of complex freeform geometries or micro features for maximum machining flexibility. A high-quality optical metrology system allows for the integrated contactless measurement of freeform surfaces. In combination with the unique data handling capabilities a corrective remachining of freeform surfaces is possible to achieve highest precision.

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1 January 1900: APS 3D - Advanced Polishing System 3D

Schneider Optical Machines Inc.

The Advanced Polishing System 3D (APS 3D) unites a new groundbreaking high-precision polishing technology for
aspheres with an intelligent process flow and minimal user interaction. To minimize process and measuring iterations the new APS 3D software automatically considers the correction of previous grinding errors and continuously controls significant threshold values of the lens. Ready-made polishing tools with a superior microstructure guarantee maximum parts consistency, utilization and output. With this new highprecision polishing technology for aspheres SCHNEIDER enters a new level of accuracy in deterministic polishing.

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1 January 1900: minnnieScopeR-XS

Enable Inc.

Less than 1.4mm OD camera system with embedded illumination. A complete videoscope, with unprecedented resolution for its size, ideal for medical and industrial applications is now available at truly disposable pricing.
Contact us for all your micro-imaging needs.

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1 January 1900: FGC-GT Fiber Geometry system

Arden Photonics Ltd.

The FGC-G Fiber Glass Geometry Systems provide high-speed automated measurements
of optical fiber end-face geometry. It uses the video grey-scale technique, which is the
reference test method (RTM) described in the standards IEC-60793-1-20 annex B.
The FGC-G provides a direct measurement of the fiber geometry parameters including
core diameter, core non-circularity, cladding diameter, cladding non-circularity and
core-to-cladding concentricity.
There are 2 different models: The FGC-GT is optimised for measuring fibers
of 125 µm in diameter and can measure fibers up to 400 µm. Typical applications are
development and manufacturing of measuring single and multimode telecom fibers,
but it can also measure speciality fiber as well. The FGC-GS can measure fibers with
diameters up to 1mm, and is optimized for measuring speciality fibers such as octagonal
fibers, and dual-cladding fibers.

Find out more or contact Arden Photonics Ltd.

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