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photonics.com: September 2015

BUSINESS
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Opsens Spins Off Industrial Sensing Division
Fiber optic sensors developer Opsens Inc. is separating its medical and industrial divisions. Opsens itself will continue to develop and market sensors used to diagnose and guide treatment of coronary heart disease. The newly created Opsens Solutions Inc., meanwhile, will concentrate on industrial applications, including in the oil and gas industry. Gaétan Duplain will serve as...
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NIST to Evaluate Argolight Fluorescence Calibration Sources
Fluorescence technology from Argolight SA aimed at improving the reproducibility of optical microscopy measurements is set to undergo evaluation by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and...
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PCO, Raytheon to Develop Sensors for Polish Military
PCO SA, a manufacturer of optoelectronic devices and laser systems, has partnered with the American defense contractor Raytheon Co. to develop surveillance and sensor devices for the Polish military....
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Nextsense Reorganizes, Creates R&D Facility
Optical sensor technologies firm Nextsense GmbH has created an R&D facility and instituted a new organizational structure aimed at increasing market competitiveness. CEO Clemens...
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Synergis Partners with Leica Geosystems on Laser Scanning for Architecture, Construction
Synergis Engineering Design Solutions has partnered with Leica Geosystems of Switzerland to develop high-definition surveying laser scanning equipment for the capture, modeling and visualization of...
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SPIE Picks New VP, Presents Awards
Maryellen Giger was recently elected to serve as the 2016 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. She will serve as president-elect in 2017 and as president in...
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ESI, TZI Partner for Microchip Testing
Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI), a developer of laser-based micromachining equipment, has partnered with Tian Zheng Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. (TZI) to design and manufacture a set of...
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Mitsubishi to Supply Lidar for Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong’s governmental weather agency, has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric Corp. to supply two terminal Doppler lidar systems for the Hong Kong...
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Michael Lebby Joins Lightwave Logic Board of Directors
Lightwave Logic Inc. has appointed Dr. Michael Lebby to its board of directors to oversee photonic device development as a member of the operations committee. Lebby is an inventor in the field...
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Plessey Granted £6.7M to Expand LED Factory
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has received a grant for £6.7 million (about $10.2 million) from England's Regional Growth Fund (RGF) for the expansion of its LED manufacturing facility. GaN...
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Northrop Grumman Wins $50M in US Military Contracts for IR Countermeasures
The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. more than $50 million in contracts for laser systems to defend aircraft. A $35.4 million award from the Army will support development of...
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Marines Use Augmented Reality in Live-Fire Testing
For the first time, U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates recently used augmented reality technology during live-fire training exercises. The Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) systems...
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LPKF Promotes Two to Lead Interconnects Division, PCB Prototyping
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has named Malte Fengler strategic product manager for molded interconnect device technology, taking the reins from Stephan Krause, who will become sales director for...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Light Moves Mirror for 3D Sensing
A laser system that includes a mirror moved by the force of light could enable the miniaturization of 3D sensors for driverless cars and bioimaging. The mirror, an ultrathin high-contrast...
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Feedback Provides Better Optogenetics Control
Feedback control could give optogenetics the specificity it needs to fight neurological disorders like epilepsy, chronic pain and depression. Neural stimulation systems based on electrical...


PRODUCTS
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Air Bearing Stages
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced the A-311 PIglide IS series of compact, planar air bearing stages, designed to deliver precise, vibration-free motion. Fully preloaded air bearings in...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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High-Speed Camera
The Fastcam Mini AX100 from Photron Inc. features 1024-pixel resolution and frame rates up to 4000 fps. At a reduced resolution, 540,000 fps is possible. Light sensitivity achieves ISO 40,000...
Photron USA, Inc.
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Imaging Spectrographs
Oriel Instruments, part of Newport Corp., has announced the MS260i line of imaging spectrographs, consisting of 40 preconfigured imaging instruments for research and OEM applications. Each...
Oriel Instruments
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Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor
Optocraft GmbH offers a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor system for recording the characteristic values of optical lenses in both research and production. The basic SHSLab system consists of the...
OPTOCRAFT GmbH
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3× Zoom Lens
Suitable for use in industry and the life sciences, the MicroMate 3× zoom lens system from Navitar Inc. is designed to capture and process four times as much data when compared to a traditional...
Navitar, Inc.
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Fiber Installation System
Designed to blend in with building features, the InvisiLight MDU Solution from OFS Fitel LLC enables inconspicuous fiber routing inside homes and businesses. Installers can adhere a...
OFS
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Optical Time Domain Reflectometers
II-VI Inc. has announced the OTDR+ line of optical time domain reflectometers. The OTDR+ platform achieves wide dynamic range and high spatial resolution using very low optical power, making it...
II-VI Inc., II-VI Infrared
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Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras
Vision Research Inc. has announced expansion of its UHS series of 1-MP ultrahigh-speed cameras with the Phantom v2512, v2012, v1612 and v1212. The cameras use 1- and 2-TB CineMag IV flash...
Vision Research Inc., Phantom Digital High-Speed Cameras
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HD Industrial Cameras
Full-HD, wide-dynamic-range industrial cameras from The Imaging Source LLC are equipped with the Sony IMX236 sensor. The cameras feature compact, robust industrial housing with C, CS or S...
The Imaging Source LLC
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Thermal Image Sensor
The Pico384 Gen2 thermal image sensor from Ulis SAS enables thermal camera makers to further automate their assembly lines, lowering the cost of integration and boosting production. Providing a...
ULIS
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Linear LEDs
Smart Vision Lights LLC has announced its LE series of industrial sealed linear LEDs, offering European style and sleek design. Featuring a rugged, IP65-rated housing with strobe and constant...
Smart Vision Lights
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FLIM Camera System
Designed for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in the frequency domain, a camera system from PCO AG features a novel charge-swing sensor. The pco.flim offers 1008 × 1008...
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Photodetectors
The BI-SMT photodetector series from OSI Optoelectronics Inc. features single-channel, back-illuminated silicon photodiodes specifically designed to minimize dead areas on the edges of devices. ...
OSI Optoelectronics, Inc.
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FRAP Imaging Platform
A fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) imaging platform from Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG provides accurate and flexible live-cell photomanipulation. The cellFRAP employs a...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Autofocusing Stage
Designed to operate in flight conditions, a single-axis linear autofocusing stage from Nanomotion Ltd. of Yokneam, Israel, is resistant to shock and vibration, extreme temperature variation, and...
Heason Technology Ltd.
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Nanopositioning Stages
New Focus, a Newport company, has announced the Picolis series of motorized linear stages for nanopositioning. The stages offer the high push force and stability of picomotor technology....
New Focus
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Smart Camera
Matrix Vision GmbH has announced the mvBlueGEMINI smart camera for industrial inspection applications. The camera has a dual-core processor and features JPEG compression for live image display...
MATRIX VISION GmbH
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DUV Spectrometer
Ibsen Photonics AS has announced the Freedom HR-DUV spectrometer platform for integrators or compact analytical and process-control instruments operating in the deep-ultraviolet range. The...
Ibsen Photonics A/S

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