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photonics.com: March 2015

BUSINESS
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Spectronics Promotes Four, Hires Foreign Sales Manager
Spectronics Corp., a manufacturer of UV equipment and fluorescent materials, recently promoted four employees and hired a new international sales manager. Limin Chen has been named vice president of manufacturing and special projects.  He began his career at Spectronics in 1993 as a mechanical product development engineer, and has been the lead engineer for the Pipe Freezer,...
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Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission
Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster,...
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NeoPhotonics Cuts Losses with Strong Fourth Quarter
Network components firm NeoPhotonics Corp. reported a net loss of $19.7 million, an improvement from a net loss of $34.3 million in 2013. Revenue in 2014 was $306.2 million, an increase of...
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Laser Weapon Stops Truck in Field Test
Operating at the highest power ever documented for a system of its type, a laser weapon under development by Lockheed Martin disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test. ...
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Large-Surface OLED Film Advances Advertising Displays
Printable organic LED technology could be used to enable large-scale patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces for advertising displays, as well as transparent smart surfaces to be attached to...
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MicroVision Licenses Picoprojector Technology for $8M
MicroVision Inc. has signed a multiyear license agreement involving its PicoP display technology with an unnamed Fortune Global 100 partner for an up-front fee of $8 million. The license...
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Biolase CEO Optimistic After Tumultuous Year
The head of Biolase Inc. said he is confident the dental laser firm will grow in the new year after enduring a tumultuous 2014. “The latter half of 2014 marked the beginning of the...
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Writedown Saps GSI Earnings; Revenues Climb
Earnings at GSI Group Inc. took a hit in 2014 due to lowered expectations for the company’s NDS Surgical Imaging subsidiary. GSI reported a net loss of $24.3 million, compared to net...
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Schumacher Named CFO at Jenoptik
The supervisory board of Jenoptik AG has appointed Hans-Dieter Schumacher chief financial officer effective April 1. Schumacher will succeed Rudiger Andreas Gunther, whose contract is...
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Kopin Names VP for Defense Business Development, Unveils New Manufacturing Process
Wearable technologies firm Kopin Corp. has named Bill Maffucci vice president of business development. He will focus on emerging applications in the defense market. Maffucci has more than 35...
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PCO Opens Sales Office in Singapore
Imaging firm PCO AG of Kelheim, Germany, has opened its first sales office in Asia. After a startup phase in 2014, Murad Karmali, president of PCO Imaging Asia Ltd., has assumed strategic...
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133-MP CMOS Image Sensor Eliminates Bulky Optics for 8K Broadcasting
An unprecedented 133-MP, 60-fps CMOS image sensor is being eyed for ultrahigh-definition TV broadcasting. Forza Silicon Corp. developed the sensor in collaboration with NHK Science &...
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Grants Will Boost Recruitment for Two-Year College Photonics Programs
Four colleges in Michigan, New Mexico and Puerto Rico will receive $15,000 grants from the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) to help entice high school students into...
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LaserMax Chooses New Sales Directors, Coordinator for Marketing, Training
LaserMax, a producer of laser sighting and illumination tools for firearms, has hired three new people for its sales and marketing teams. Shari-Lynn Fix is the new director of distribution...
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Faro Acquires Kubit, Opens New Manufacturing Plant
Laser-scanning company Faro has acquired another software firm and opened a new manufacturing plant. Faro acquired Kubit GmbH of Dresden, Germany, and U.S. distributor Kubit USA Inc. for an...
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MicroVision Sets Sights on Revenue Growth in 2015
MicroVision Inc. is eyeing revenue growth in 2015 as it moves from development mode into product sales and licensing mode. Earlier this month the company licensed its PicoP miniature laser...
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Norland Products Names COO for Fiber Optics Division
Carroll Foreman Jr. has been named chief operating officer for Norland Products Inc.’s fiber optics division. Foreman has 29 years of general and operational executive management...
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Quantum Imaging, SemiConductor Devices Secure Funding for SWIR Camera Development
Quantum Imaging Inc. of Colorado and SemiConductor Devices of Israel will develop a next-generation short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with funding from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research...
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Kopin Losses Mount as Wearables Market Shifts
Completing a year in which it worked to reinvent itself, microdisplays firm Kopin Corp. reported a net loss of 28.2 million in 2014, compared to a net loss of $4.7 million the year before. ...
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Laser Glasses Aim to Counteract Low Vision
A new type of smart glasses that shine laser light directly onto the retinas could be a boon to people with poor eyesight. QD Laser Inc. is developing the device in collaboration with the...
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Blackbird Robotersysteme Launches Chinese Subsidiary
Laser welding firm Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH has established a sales and service center in Shanghai. Blackbird Robotics Asia will be headed by Derek Wang, who has been named vice...
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Livermore Pushes Beyond Flashlamps to Boost Laser Repetition Rates
The world’s highest-peak-power laser diode arrays are now online at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Representing a total peak power of 3.2-MW, the arrays are destined to become...
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ESI to Lay Off 45, Close Massachusetts Facility
Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) plans to close its facility in Chelmsford, Mass., and lay off about 45 workers. The developer of laser-based manufacturing systems for the...
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Compact Imaging, IPIC to Commercialize OCT Biosensor
Compact Imaging Inc. has teamed up with the Irish Photonic Integration Center (IPIC) to bring compact optical biosensor technology to the market. The company said its benchtop prototype MRO...
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Modulation Scheme Dramatically Increases Capacity, Range of Next-Generation Fibers
A new phase-modulation (PM) scheme may have found the “sweet spot” for long-distance communications over next-generation optical fibers. Infinera Corp. of California and BICS...
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Quantum Materials Breaks ‘Stokes Shift Barrier’ for QD Clarity
Quantum Materials Corp. said it has found the secret for mass producing clearer, brighter quantum dots (QDs) for displays and other applications. The company said a patented, continuous-flow...
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OLED Microdisplay Contracts Buoyed eMagin Revenues in 2014
Organic LED microdisplays firm eMagin Corp. decreased its losses in 2014 as it forged ahead with new products and contracts. The company reported a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.22 per...
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Teledyne Judson Expands Lead Salt IR Detector Fabrication Facility
Teledyne Judson Technologies LLC has completed a major expansion of its cleanroom facilities for producing IR detectors based on the lead salts PbS and PbSe. The company offers lead salt...
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Marines Award Elbit $73.4M Contract for Laser Rangefinders
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a $73.4 million contract for laser rangefinder technology. The Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability (CLRF-IC)...
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LPKF Announces New Initiatives after Disappointing 2014
Closing the books on a disappointing 2014, LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has set its sights on new laser machining processes and new markets. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell...
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OFS Joint Venture Opens Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Russia
OFS Fitel LLC and SviazStroy-1 have opened a new optical fiber cable factory in central Russia. “With the extra capacity of the new factory, we can better serve the growing demands of...
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Natcore, Eurotron Partner on HIT Solar Cells
Natcore Technology Inc. has teamed up with Eurotron BV to produce next-generation photovoltaic modules. The company recently announced that it had produced an all-back-contact silicon...
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UK Machine Vision Group Selects New Leadership
The U.K. Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has chosen a new leadership team and welcomed new committee members. Ian Alderton, sales director of Alrad Imaging, was recently elected...
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Photronics Promotes Kirlin to CEO
A new CEO will take over photomask manufacturer Photronics Inc. on May 4. Dr. Peter Kirlin, currently the company’s president, will succeed CEO Constantine “Deno”...
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Canadian Military Helicopters to Carry Northrop Grumman IR Countermeasures Systems
The Royal Canadian Air Force has chosen Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide IR missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The latest generation of the company’s...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission
Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster,...
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Modified Genes Triggered by Blue Light
Crossing a bacterium’s viral defense system with a flower’s response to the sun yields a light-based trigger for genes. This type of control could enable deeper study of specific...
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Light’s Wave-Particle Duality Visualized (with video)
A novel imaging approach has brought light’s split personalities together for the first time. The wave-particle duality of light is well known, though experiments to date have only...
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Phase Encoding, Photon Counting Yield Secure QR Codes
Microscale QR codes coupled with optical phase and photon-counting encryption could be used to protect the integrity of microchips used in the most sensitive applications. QR, or Quick...
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Black Phosphorus Shows Promise in Optical Circuits
With a tunable bandgap, black phosphorus could be used to make better optical communications circuits than graphene and even germanium. Researchers at the University of Minnesota used black...
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Nanowire Optical Properties Tuned by Alloy Catalyst
A new growth catalyst gives greater control over the colors of light emitted by gallium nitride nanowires. Rather than using a single metal, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National...
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Narrower Lasers Could Yield Better Atomic Clocks
Atomic clocks lose 1 second every 300 million years, but that level of accuracy isn’t good enough for researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute. For even better precision, they’ve...
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Chalcogenide Fibers Mimic Brain Functions
Chalcogenide microfibers could be used to replicate the workings of the human brain, enabling optical computers capable of learning and evolving. A variety of broadband photoinduced effects...
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Photothermal Nanoparticles Extend Range of Optogenetics
Targeted gold nanoparticles allow light to activate neurons, a finding that could enable the use of optogenetic techniques without genetic manipulation. “This is effectively...
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Photoelectric Dye May Restore Some Sight to the Blind
Photoelectric dyes may be used to send images to the brains of the blind, potentially presenting a simpler alternative to artificial eyes based on image sensors. Blind patients with...
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Livermore Pushes Beyond Flashlamps to Boost Laser Repetition Rates
The world’s highest-peak-power laser diode arrays are now online at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Representing a total peak power of 3.2-MW, the arrays are destined to become...
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Melody Encoded onto Plasmonic Nanostructure
With data storage capacity 5600 times greater than magnetic film, a chip made of tiny gold bow ties could be the next best place to store all your MP3s. Researchers from the University of...
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Higher-Order Modes Speed Up Fiber Conveyor Belt (with video)
Evanescent waves bleeding out of optical fibers can be used to trap and move microparticles like a conveyor belt, a phenomenon that could be useful in drug delivery, cell research and even quantum...
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Honeycomb Steers Light around Sharp Curves
Microscale plastic honeycomb structures can make light beams turn on a dime, a development that could allow more optical relays to be packed onto photonic integrated chips. These spatially...
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Optogenetics Could Counteract Erectile Dysfunction
A gene construct that reacts to blue light could offer a drug-free remedy for men with erectile dysfunction. Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems in Basel have tested...
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Squid Skin Inspires IR Camouflage Tape (with video)
A protein derived from squid skin could be adapted into a kind of IR camouflage for soldiers. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have developed an adhesive film that,...
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Pairing of Silicon, Perovskite Promising for Solar Efficiency
A pairing of silicon and perovskite has the potential to achieve significantly higher solar energy conversion efficiencies than standard, single-junction silicon cells. A prototype tandem...
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Nanolaser Uses Atomically Thin Gain Medium
With potential for on-chip optical communications applications, a tungsten-based nanoscale laser operates reliably on a tiny amount of electricity. Developed by researchers at Washington and...


PRODUCTS
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Cryogenic Optical Measurement Platform
The updated Cryostation C2 from Montana Instruments Corp. is an optical measurement platform that operates at 3.2 to 350 K. A redesigned sample-support structure improves stiffness for better positional stability and increased thermal performance. The system has evolved to ensure low vibration (<5 nm) across various experimental setups and in demanding applications. Other design...
Montana Instruments
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Thermal Imaging Lenses
An expanded range of Ultrasonic Smart Lenses from Flir Systems complement the company’s research-grade X6000sc Series thermal imaging cameras. Available with focal lengths of 12, 25,...
FLIR Systems
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OEM Camera
A new intelligent OEM camera from VRmagic is available as single-sensor or remote-sensor system. The VRmIC3 OEM features a range of interfaces and an industry-compliant 12- to 48-V DC...
VRmagic GmbH, Imaging
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Free-Space Optical Communications System
A free-space optical communications system from AOptix offers up to 2-Gbps bandwidth over distances up to 10 km. Intellimax Evolve delivers fiber-like performance in a wireless solution...
AOptix Technologies, Inc.
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Machine Vision Cameras
Two new board-level cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH offer a USB 2.0 interface. Measuring 36 × 36 mm, the UV-1551LE and UV-1552LE feature 1/3-in. 2-MP CMOS sensors...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Fabry-Perot MEMS Sensors
Two new IR spectral sensors from Spectral Engines use Fabry-Perot tunable filter technology based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for detection and analysis of gases, solids and liquids. ...
Laser 2000 GmbH
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16-MP Sensor
A new 16-MP image sensor from OmniVision Technologies Inc. captures 4672 × 3504-pixel images at 30 fps, allowing burst photography and zero shutter lag at full resolution. The OV16880...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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Transilluminators
Featuring two workstations and producing both 312-nm UV and white light, the Spectroline Bi-O-Vision transilluminators from Spectronics Corp. enable life sciences researchers to select...
Spectronics Corp.
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Tunable UV Raman Filter
McPherson’s compact double monochromator Model 275D is suited for deployment in UV Raman spectroscopy systems for detecting chemical, biological and explosive activity. It works as a...
McPherson
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Spectroscopy Probes
Axiom Analytical has announced its FC Series of components for user-configurable spectroscopic transmission sampling systems. The key elements of the new series are the FCP-300 optical...
Axiom Analytical Inc.
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Phosphor-Converted LED Chips
SemiLEDs Corp. has announced its phosphor-converted LED chip series in amber, green and red colors. Utilizing the company’s ReadyWhite phosphor technology to minimize blue passthrough,...
SemiLEDs Corp.
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Sapphire Dome
The Sapphire Truncated Hyper-Hemisphere Dome from Meller Optics provides 360° viewing with an enhanced 65° field of view. The dome permits IR and shortwave-infrared (SWIR) viewing,...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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Air Bearing Stage
PI (Physik Instrumente) has announced a new line of linear, planar X-Y and rotary air bearing stages for the research and industrial markets. As opposed to mechanical bearings, air-bearing...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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Biomechanical Camera System
A portable four-camera high-speed recording system from NorPix Inc. is suited for biomechanical applications. Based on the company’s StreamPix software, the recording system can record...
NorPix, Inc.
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Automated Raman Imaging System
A fully automated microscope system from Witec offers 3-D confocal Raman imaging with high spectral resolution and sensitive laser power determination. Apyron includes laser wavelength...
WITec GmbH
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Spectroscopic Sensors
Symbion Systems has announced its MA-5000 Series application-specific spectroscopic sensors, combining capabilities for spectral analysis, sample interfacing, robust packaging, chemometrics and...
Symbion Systems Inc.
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Press Inspection System
Developed for the control of sheet metal parts in press hardening, the Press-Check automated thermographic inspection system from InfraTec allows for high stability and rigidity of the components...
InfraTec GmbH, Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
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Laser Interferometer
The AccuFiz Fizeau compact laser interferometer from 4D Technology Corp. allows accurate, repeatable measurement of surface shape and transmitted wavefront quality. Designed for use in...
4D Technology Corp.
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Portable Raman Microscopes
BioTools’ new family of portable Raman microscopes bridges the gap between microscopy and spectroscopy. The Mobile μRaman (pictured) is designed for examining particles, liquids,...
BioTools, Inc.
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Microscope Cameras
New tablet camera systems from Motic provide a dynamic imaging station that will preview, acquire, store, measure and communicate microscope images. Built on Android technology, the new line...
Motic Instruments Inc.
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Spectral Sensor
Delivering high-resolution measurements over the visible wavelength range of 380 to 700 nm, the Spark-VIS spectral sensor from Ocean Optics uses optical technology advances to shrink instrument size,...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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UV LED Curing System
New UV LED curing systems from Excelitas Technologies Corp. are small enough to be included in applications where space constraints restrict access to the substrate. OmniCure AC2 Series...
Excelitas Technologies Corp.
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Spectrometers
A new high-resolution spectrometer platform for integrators of compact analytical and process-control instruments from Ibsen Photonics can operate under demanding environmental conditions. ...
Ibsen Photonics A/S
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Holey Waveplates
Tower Optical Corp. offers precision waveplates with user-specified holes and hole location. New optical systems with smaller overall size require changes to the beam path. One way to do...
Tower Optical Corp.
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Photodetector Array
A rack-mountable pigtailed photodetector array from Santec is useful for many 40- and 100-Gigabit Ethernet applications. The highly integrated MPA-100 is available with up to 80 channels. It...
Santec Corp.
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Dual-Source Laser
A dual-source fiber and CO2 laser system from Epilog Laser is designed for cutting pre-printed or processed graphics on a variety of substrates. The Fusion M2 features dedicated optics and a...
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Linear Focus Actuator
For optical applications requiring both high precision and high speed positioning over a short to medium stroke, Equipment Solutions Inc. provides the LFA-2010 linear focus actuator. This...
Equipment Solutions Inc.
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Optical Processor
Finisar has released a new optical processor and spectrum analyzer of communications applications. The WaveShaper 16000S optical processor features reprogrammable M × N port...
Finisar Corp.
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LED Modules
New LED modules from Omicron offer greater functionality and flexibility than previous models for applications in industry and research. With more than 40 wavelengths from the deep UV to the...
Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH
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Light Measurement System
A calibrated irradiance and dosage sensor, the PD300RM from Ophir Photonics measures narrowband LED and laser sources between 200 and 850 nm. The sensor automatically adjusts to provide...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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LED Videoscope
The FreedomView LED videoscope by Optim LLC is designed to conduct and record inspections quickly and safely. It features an integrated LED with variable intensity control. It can capture...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
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Slide Scanner
The latest versions of Olympus’ VS120 virtual slide scanning system provide whole-slide scanning at high resolution using a new scanning stage and scientific CMOS camera. The system...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Blue Diode Laser System
Dilas offers a diode laser system emitting visible blue light at 450 nm, suitable for a range of applications in illumination and materials processing. The Compact series delivers output...
DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH
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Dynamic-Focus Lenses
The new Dynamic Focus VZM Lenses from Edmund Optics use an internal liquid lens to seamlessly adjust focus over a 7× range, from 0.65× to 4.6×. At the same time, the lens...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Pulsed Laser Diode Module
OSI Laser Diode Inc. has introduced the SCW 1632-350R, a high-power, pulsed laser diode module for optical testing applications. Housed in a 14-pin butterfly package, the new ridge waveguide...
OSI Laser Diode Inc.
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Microscope Illuminator
The Lumen 100-LED from Prior Scientific provides illumination for a range of fluorescence microscopy applications with no vibration and minimal heat production. The system covers wavelengths...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
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Circular-Polarization Spectroscopy Upgrade
Craic Technologies Inc. has added circular-polarization spectroscopy capabilities to its microspectrophotometers. The circular-polarization package consists of optics and hardware, and enables...
CRAIC Technologies
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Spectrofluorometer with Cryostat
Edinburgh Instruments has combined its FS5 single-photon-counting spectrofluorometer with a liquid nitrogen cryostat. This enables users to measure the spectral properties of a sample from...
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., Photonics
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Intravascular Imaging System
A new intravascular imaging system from Infraredx Inc. allows in vivo chemical analysis to help manage coronary artery disease. The Advanced TVC Imaging System combines near-infrared...
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3-D Smart Sensor
LMI Technologies Inc. has released a new version of its Gocator structured-light 3-D profile sensors, as well as an update to Gocator’s firmware. The Gocator 2320 features high...
LMI Technologies Inc., Corporate Headquarters
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UV Optical Fibers
Polymicro Technologies LLC has developed the FDP line of solarization-resistant optical fibers for UV applications. The stabilization of the fiber material’s 214- and 265-nm absorption...
Laser Components GmbH
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Industrial Microscope
Leica Microsystems’ new modular DMi8 inverted microscope platform is designed for industrial applications. The inverted design makes sample placement and change between samples faster...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Piezo Nanopositioners
A new series of miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioners from Physik Instrumente (PI) enable precision positioning and alignment of compact optomechanical components both in research and OEM...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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Laser Diode Dummy Loads
Dummy loads from Portable Power Systems allow the user to simulate a laser diode, laser diode bar or laser diode array while configuring their laser diode driver and any test equipment before...
Portable Power Systems, Inc.
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Optical Transceivers
Avago Technologies Ltd. has announced two new 100-Gigabit-Ethernet transceiver module devices. The AFBR-89CDDZ QSFP28 transceiver is designed for short-range data center interconnects,...
Avago Technologies
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Raman Imaging Module
A new ultrafast confocal Raman imaging module from Horiba Scientific is aimed at making Raman imaging a realistic alternative to optical imaging techniques in materials analysis. Available...
HORIBA Scientific
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Voice Coil Stages
A new series of linear motion stages from MotiCont may be used in optical and electrical inspection, pick-and-place robotics, measuring, assembly, packaging, semiconductor handling, scanning and...
MotiCont
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Industrial Microscope
Olympus has expanded its DSX digital microscope series to enable faster measurement in manufacturing, quality assurance and application development applications. The series includes the...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Beam-Handling Systems
Three OWISets PRAK beam-handling systems from Owis are designed for experimental setups at institutes, universities and colleges. Each is based on standard components from the...
OWIS GmbH, Optical Beam Handling Systems & Positioning Systems
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Pump Lasers, Ultrafast Amplifiers
Spectra-Physics has introduced a new line of ultrafast regenerative amplifiers and high-power kilohertz diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) green pump lasers. The new Ascend pump lasers...
Spectra-Physics
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Thermal Imaging Sensor
A new thermal imaging sensor from Ulis uses less power at standard frame rates than similar products, making it suitable for integration into cameras for security night vision, as well as nature...
ULIS
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Communications Laser Modules
Oclaro Inc. has announced a new second-generation tunable laser module capable of operating at high temperatures in next-generation data center, metro and regional optical networks. It also...
Oclaro, Inc., Advanced Photonics Solutions
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Fiber-Curing Oven
Connected Fibers LLC offers an intelligent oven for both horizontal and vertical heat curing of fiber optic termini. The 1Cure is suited for all production environments, and for all industry...
Connected Fibers
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Visual Field Analyzer
Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc. has introduced a new version of its Humphrey Field Analyzer, the HFA3, for glaucoma diagnostics. In perimetry, a trial lens provides the refractive correction needed...
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
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CWDM Transceiver
A new optical transceiver from ColorChip is suitable for hyperscale data center, high-performance computer and enterprise applications. The 100-Gb/s coarse wavelength division multiplexing...
ColorChip Inc.
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Correlative Microscopy System
A new system from Leica Microsystems facilitates correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). The EM Cryo CLEM system consists of the company’s DM6000 FS fluorescence light...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Laser Diode Packages
Transistor outline (TO) packages from Schott North America Inc. are suited for 10-Gb/s laser diodes in high-frequency, actively cooled communications applications. The TEC TO package...
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
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CMOS Image Sensor
A 13-MP backside-illumination CMOS image sensor from Toshiba enables smartphones and tablets to record full high-definition video at 240 fps equivalent and quarter video graphics array (QVGA) video...
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Variable Beamsplitters
Variable beamsplitters from Laser Components USA Inc. have an inhomogeneous layer distribution on a square substrate. The components are used to incorporate two beams in an assembly with a...
Laser Components USA, Inc.
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Microintegrated Coherent Receiver
NeoPhotonics Corp. has introduced a new microintegrated coherent receiver, the Micro-ICR, which is designed to fully support the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) implementation agreement...
NeoPhotonics Corp.
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Optical Infrastructure Products
Qorvo Inc. has introduced a new line of high-speed optical infrastructure products for long-haul, metro and data center applications. Three new drivers offer high gain, low power...
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Optical Test Platform
An updated model of Yenista Optics’ OSICS optical test and measurement platform is designed to add functionality while maintaining compatibility with existing modules. The platform...
Yenista Optics
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Swept Laser Test System
Santec Corp. has introduced the Swept Laser Test System for photonic testing. Its applications include optical component and module characterization, photonic materials characterization and optical...
Santec Corp.
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Network Design Software
VPIphotonics has introduced VPIlinkDesigner for link and network design. The software enables the placement of photonic items such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and...
VPIphotonics
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Nanopositioner Functions
ASI and ASC are new functions for automatic sensor identification and system calibration, respectively, for piezoelectric nanopositioning controllers from Piezosystem Jena. The functions...
piezosystem jena GmbH
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Optical Transceiver
Acacia Communications Inc. has announced a flex-rate coherent 400G transceiver module. The AC-400 is designed for long-haul, metro and data center interconnect networks. Powered by...
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Optical Switch
Integrating an IR emitter with a silicon phototransistor in plastic double-molding housing, the ITR1201SR10A/TR compact optical switch from Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. is a reflective sensor for...
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Photonic Integrated Circuits
Infinera Corp. has announced two new photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for new optical transport applications. The new ePIC-500 provides sliceable 500G capacity at the hub location, while...
Infinera
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Silicon Photonics Chipset, Optical Transceiver
Luxtera Inc. has announced the LUX22604 100G-PSM4 silicon photonics chipset and LUX42604 QSFP optical module. The devices offer a 100-Gb solution for cloud, hyperscale, financial services...
Luxtera, Inc.
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Optical Transceiver
NeoPhotonics Corp. has announced a new compact, dual-rate 100G CFP4 LR4 transceiver for optical communications applications. The 100G CFP4 LR4 requires less power and is half the size of the...
NeoPhotonics Corp.
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Fiber Cleaning Tool
MicroCare Corp. has introduced the newest addition to its Sticklers family of fiber optic cleaning tools, the CleanClicker push-to-clean tool. Containing more than 750 cleaning...
MicroCare Corp.
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Optical Transceivers, Cables
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has introduced three new LinkX products: the 100-Gb/s silicon photonics transceiver, 100-Gb/s vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) transceiver and 100-Gb/s...
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Tunable Laser Assembly
A microintegrated tunable laser assembly (micro-ITLA) from Avago Technologies Ltd. is designed for use in coherent dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. The AFCU-UITLAXX is based...
Avago Technologies
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Communications Lasers, Drivers
NeoPhotonics Corp. has announced new low power-consumption 56-Gb/s externally modulated lasers (EMLs) and drivers for both 4 × 100-Gb PAM4 and 8 × 50-Gb NRZ client-side 400-Gb...
NeoPhotonics Corp.
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Optical Transceivers
Based on InP laser chips, new temperature-hardened transceivers from Source Photonics Inc. are designed for antenna front-haul in wireless infrastructure deployments. The new 90C 10G LR-Lite...
Source Photonics
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Wollaston Polarizing Prism
A new Wollaston prism from Newport Corp. offers high-purity linear polarization of broadband sources or multiple laser wavelengths. Unlike many other polarizers, the 10WLP08 provides two...
Newport Corporation
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Receiver Optical Sub-Assembly
Huber+Suhner Cube Optics AG has announced its integrated multi-lambda 100-Gb/s Receiver Optical Sub Assembly (ROSA), compatible with CFP4 and QSPF28 form factors. With a size of 18 ×...
Cube Optics AG
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Fiber Optic Transceiver, Transponder, Link
Finisar Corp. has announced its CFP2-ACO coherent transceiver, supporting 100-G QPSK and 200-G 16QAM applications, as well as a flex-rate coherent transponder with internal digital signal processing...
Finisar Corp.
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Avalanche Photodiode
Dynamic Photonics Inc. has announced a new avalanche photodiode. The Dynamic-Bias Enhanced Avalanche Photodiode (DBE-APD) is designed to increase the speed of fiber communications with less...
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Burst-Mode Laser Driver
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. has announced the M02180 burst-mode laser driver integrated with continuous-mode limiting amplifier and clock and data recovery designed for PON ONU/ONT...
M/A-COM Technology Solutions
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VCSEL Driver, Transimpedance Amplifier
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. has announced the MALD-37045, a four-channel 25.78-G/28.05-G vertical-cavity surface-emitting (VCSEL) driver, and the MATA-37044, a transimpedance...
M/A-COM Technology Solutions
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Smart Scanning Sensor
A new programmable laser scanning system from Perceptron Inc. provides 3-D polygonised models accurate to 50 μm for reverse engineering, 3-D printing or graphical Web content. It can also be used...
Perceptron, Inc.
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Line-Scan Light
The new Linear High Power (LHP) Line Scan Light from Smart Vision Lights LLC is designed for line-scan camera applications that require high-intensity illumination, such as web and print...
Smart Vision Lights
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Thermography Camera
Upgraded thermography cameras from InfraTec GmbH may be used in routine preventive maintenance and R&D. The new EverSharp algorithm now included with VarioCAM High Definition cameras...
Armstrong Optical Ltd.
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Custom Patterned Optics
Reynard Corp. has begun offering custom photolithography services to manufacture patterned optics with geometries as small as 5 μm on substrates up to 18 in. in diameter. The process...
Reynard Corporation
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Fiber Inspection Probe
Exfo Inc. has announced a fully automated wireless fiber inspection probe that allows standard wires to be swapped for a Wi-Fi connection to Android smart devices. The FIP-435B enables tower...
EXFO, Inc.
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Fiber-Coupled Pump Module
Dilas Diode Laser Inc. has announced a fiber-coupled diode laser pump module, developed for fiber laser pumping with kilohertz modulation capabilities. The module is based on a...
DILAS Diode Laser, Inc.

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