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photonics.com: December 2014

BUSINESS
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EV Group Opens Nanoimprint Lithography Center
EV Group has established the NILPhotonics Competence Center to assist customers with nanoimprint lithography tools for photonics applications. A 6-in. full-area nanoimprinted wafer...
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Optical Surfaces to Supply Beam Reducers for European Research Center
Optical Surfaces Ltd. will provide six motorized beam reducers for the British Science & Technology Facilities Council’s Central Laser Facility. The beam reducers will be used for...
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Northeastern, PHI Establish Research Program
A collaboration between Northeastern University and Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) of Sweden will establish a Holographic Imaging Cytometry Program of Excellence. The new program is an...
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UK Establishes 4 Quantum Technology Hubs
Four newly established quantum technology research hubs in the U.K. will explore advanced light detectors and more. The £120 million project (about $148.5 million) involves 17...
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JPK Instruments Opens US Office
JPK Instruments, manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, is set to expand its operations with the opening of a new U.S. office in Carpinteria,...
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Corning to Acquire Fiber Optics Business from Samsung
Looking to expand its presence in Asia, Corning Inc. plans acquire Samsung Electronics Co.’s fiber optics business early next year. The deal is subject to regulatory approval; the...
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2Q Profits Up at OmniVision
Revenues were relatively stable and profits were up slightly for CMOS image sensor firm OmniVision Technologies Inc. in its second quarter of fiscal 2015. Net income was $28.0 million, up...
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Imaging Systems to Explore Asteroid Composition Close-Up
A probe launched today by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) carries a spectroscopy and imaging systems to examine the composition of a near-Earth asteroid. Asteroid Explorer...
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Iridex Ophthalmology Lasers to Aid Chinese Health Initiative
The Chinese government has ordered $620,000 worth of ophthalmology laser equipment from Iridex Corp. to aid an initiative to bring advanced health care technologies to rural areas of the country. ...
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Orbotech Supplies 1000th Direct Imaging System
Orbotech will supply Red Board Ltd. of China with a direct imaging system for printed circuit board inspection, marking the 1000th to be produced. “The sale of our 1000th DI system is...
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3-D Prototyping Web App Offered by Creabis
Creabis GmbH now offers rapid laser-based 3-D printing prototyping and manufacturing through a new Web application. Its 3-D configurator can be integrated into websites to help companies...
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MicroCare Names Fiber Optic Cleaning Products Manager
MicroCare Corp. has appointed Brian Teague of South Carolina to manage its Sticklers brand of fiber optic cleaning products. Teague has more than 18 years experience in fiber optics...
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Photonics Innovators Named 2015 Prism Awards Finalists
Light-based products that detect and pinpoint cancer cells, enable 3-D manufacturing at the micro-nanoscale and improve highway safety are among finalists in nine categories for the 2015 Prism Awards...
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3i to Sell Light-Sheet Microscopy Systems under Zeiss Sublicense
Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i) will sell and support lattice light-sheet microscopy development systems under a sublicense with Zeiss’ microscopy business group in Jena, Germany. ...
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Euresys Picks 2 North American Distributors
Machine vision firm Euresys has chosen Saber1 Technologies LLC and Motion Analysis Inc. as its North American distributors. Euresys develops products and services for image acquisition and...
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International Project Tackles Fiber Solutions for Internet Bandwidth Crunch
An international academic-industrial collaboration will explore options for expanding fiber optic data capacity in densely populated areas. The €1.5 million SAFARI (Scalable And...
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UV Flashlamp System Aids Ebola Disinfection
With the zap of a xenon UV flashlamp, numerous pathogens — including the Ebola virus — can be eradicated from surfaces around a room. Developed by Xenex founder Dr. Mark Stibich,...
Justine Murphy, Editor
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Ultratech Sues Ensure NanoTech, Alleging Patent Infringement
Ultratech Inc. has sued a former distributor, claiming it stole and is now marketing proprietary optical thin-film deposition technology. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Northern...
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BioLight to Distribute Laser Eye Surgery System in Hong Kong, Macao
BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. will distribute IOPtima’s IOPtiMate laser eye surgery system in Hong Kong and Macao, with a purchase commitment of at least nine systems. ...
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Thales, ICFO Partner on MIR Lasers
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) will collaborate with the Thales Group of France to develop ultrafast mid-infrared lasers with high energies and repetition rates. Targeted...
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Profits, Sales Up as Photronics Ends Fiscal Year
Photronics Inc., a maker of photomasks for semiconductor and flat-panel display manufacturing, ended its fiscal year Nov. 2 with increased sales and profits. Fiscal 2014 revenues were $455.5...
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LaserStar Names Regional Sales Manager for Fiber Laser Marking Systems
Paul Divine has been named regional sales manager for the north central states for LaserStar Technologies Corp.’s new FiberStar Laser Marking Division. Divine has many years of sales...
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Daylight Solutions Marks QCL Testing Milestones
Daylight Solutions Inc. has reached major milestones under its reliability characterization and growth program for quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. The company has clocked more than 1...
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Zecotek Gets Japanese Patent for Photomultiplier
The Japanese Patent Office has issued a patent to Zecotek Photonics Inc. for its microchannel avalanche photodiode (MAPD) silicon photomultiplier. The device can detect very small signals,...
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Dilas Names Ebert Business Development Director, Regional Sales Manager
Dr. Chris Ebert is the new business development director and regional sales manager (east) for Dilas Diode Laser Inc. Ebert will serve commercial and defense customers while also providing...
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Fiber Optic Center Technical Team has New Member
Dan Rocheleau has joined the technical team at distributor Fiber Optic Center Inc. Rocheleau has spent his entire career, since 1986, in fiber optic assembly production with FONS, ADC and TE...
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Photonics21 Holds Elections, Sets Priorities
The European industry and research association Photonics21 recently carried out membership and priorities votes. Jenoptik CEO Michael Mertin was unanimously re-elected as association...
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Emcore Announces Leadership Changes, Sheds Solar and Telecom Segments
Emcore Corp. has named a new CEO and let other executives go as it streamlines its business concerns to focus on broadband fiber optics. The first quarter of Emcore’s fiscal 2015 ends...
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Laser Method Approved to Test Bread Volume
The American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) has approved a laser topography method for determining bread volume. Developed by Perten Instruments of Stockholm, the bread...
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CoolLED, Prior Scientific Team Up on Fluorescence Microscopy Illumination
Prior Scientific has chosen CoolLED Ltd. as an OEM partner in developing LED illumination for fluorescence microscopy. CoolLED said it was the first to introduce a commercial LED...
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SemiNex Patents Compact, Self-Aligning Laser
SemiNex Corp. has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,811,439 for a compact semiconductor laser system. “The laser engine system we’ve designed provides an efficient means of...
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Epoxy Technology Chooses New European Distributor
Epoxy Technology Inc., manufacturer of specialty epoxy, UV and hybrid adhesives for optics and other applications, has named FT Polymer SAS to be its new distributor in France, Algeria, Morocco and...
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Mass General, Infraredx Partner to Explore Cardiovascular Imaging Devices
Infraredx is teaming up with Massachusetts General Hospital and researcher Dr. Gary Tearney to develop new and combination technologies to provide enhanced information about coronary disease in...
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At Year’s End, Zeiss Seeks to ‘Sharpen Competitiveness’
Citing global financial uncertainty and unfavorable currency conversion rates, the Zeiss Group nonetheless ended its fiscal year Sept. 30 with increased revenues and profits. Fiscal 2014...
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Dynasil Turns a Profit After Restructuring
Dynasil Corp. has returned to profitability after shedding two business units and addressing debts during fiscal 2014. The developer of optics and sensors for homeland security, medicine and...
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Edinburgh Instruments Names Financial Controller
James Murray-Brown has been named financial controller at Edinburgh Instruments. Previously Murray-Brown worked for Cummins Diesel and GlaxoSmithKline. Edinburgh Instruments...
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Panasonic Welding Robots to Use TeraDiode Lasers
TeraDiode will supply Panasonic Welding Systems of Osaka, Japan with 4-kW high-brightness laser engines under a new, multiyear agreement between the two companies. TeraDiode’s...
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Photonics Researcher Shoop to Lead IEEE in 2016
Photonics researcher professor Dr. Barry L. Shoop has been named president-elect by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Shoop will begin a one-year...
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Kadia Joins Newport Board of Directors
Evans Analytical Group CEO Dr. Siddhartha Kadia has joined Newport Corp.’s board of directors. Kenneth F. Potashner, chairman of Newport’s board of directors, said Kadia...
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TeraDiode Names Feldt Chief Operating Officer
Richard “Rick” Feldt has been named chief operating officer at TeraDiode. Feldt is a former CEO of Advanced Electron Beams and Evergreen Solar. He has also held management...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Attosecond UV Pulses Could Control Electrons
Elliptically polarized attosecond laser pulses could ionize helium atoms in a controlled fashion, potentially giving physicists control over the freed electrons. In a theoretical study, an...
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Blu-ray Disc Pattern ‘Nearly Optimized’ for Solar Absorption
The pattern of information written on a Blu-ray disc, regardless of what it is, could lead to better operating solar cells. A team at Northwestern University has discovered a way to improve...
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Northeastern, PHI Establish Research Program
A collaboration between Northeastern University and Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) of Sweden will establish a Holographic Imaging Cytometry Program of Excellence. The new program is an...
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Technique Simplifies Laser Linewidth Narrowing
A new method for narrowing laser linewidths could enable precision sensors in portable forms. Based on Rayleigh backscattering, the technique effectively compresses a laser linewidth to as...
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Chip Puts Sound and Light on the Same Wavelength
A new microchip generates both light waves and ultrahigh-frequency sound waves — and forces them to interact. “Our breakthrough is to integrate optical circuits in the same layer...
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UK Establishes 4 Quantum Technology Hubs
Four newly established quantum technology research hubs in the U.K. will explore advanced light detectors and more. The £120 million project (about $148.5 million) involves 17...
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‘Digital’ Metamaterials Constructed from the Bit Up
There could be a simpler way to create metamaterials, ultimately leading to light-bending invisibility cloaks and other seemingly impossible devices. A team from the University of...
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Imaging Systems to Explore Asteroid Composition Close-Up
A probe launched today by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) carries a spectroscopy and imaging systems to examine the composition of a near-Earth asteroid. Asteroid Explorer...
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Modified Streak Camera Captures 100B Frames Per Second
A modified streak camera is fast enough to capture the movement of a single laser pulse in real time. Streak cameras measure the intensity variation in a pulse of light with time, but in...
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Biospeckle Laser Method IDs Fruits’ Peak Ripeness
There is a relatively small window of “peak edibleness” for fruits such as apples and tomatoes. Imagine being able to fit in that window at precisely the right time for an optimal...
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International Project Tackles Fiber Solutions for Internet Bandwidth Crunch
An international academic-industrial collaboration will explore options for expanding fiber optic data capacity in densely populated areas. The €1.5 million SAFARI (Scalable And...
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UV Flashlamp System Aids Ebola Disinfection
With the zap of a xenon UV flashlamp, numerous pathogens — including the Ebola virus — can be eradicated from surfaces around a room. Developed by Xenex founder Dr. Mark Stibich,...
Justine Murphy, Editor
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Ground-Based Telescope Observes ‘Super-Earth’ 40 Light-Years Away
For the first time, a ground-based telescope has been used to observe the transit of a “super-Earth” around its parent star. An international team of astronomers used the 2.5-m...
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Thales, ICFO Partner on MIR Lasers
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) will collaborate with the Thales Group of France to develop ultrafast mid-infrared lasers with high energies and repetition rates. Targeted...
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Transparent Spheres Simplify 3-D Nanolithography
A photolithography technique using nanospheres could make fabrication of 3-D structures easier, and at lower costs. The new technique, developed by a team from North Carolina State...
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Laser Creates Graphene Electronics from Polymer
An IR CO2 laser operating at room temperature can turn cheap polymer into multilayer graphene with heightened electrical conductivity and capacitance.   Researchers at Rice...
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Toschek to Receive 2015 Herbert Walther Award
Professor Dr. Peter E. Toschek of the Institute for Laser Physics at Hamberg University in Germany will receive the 2015 Herbert Walther Award from The Optical Society (OSA) and Deutsche...
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High-Q Metamaterial Resonator Different from the Crowd
A new nanophotonic resonator efficiently traps light by exploiting a quantum phenomenon called bound states in the continuum (BIC). Researchers at the University of California, San Diego,...
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Photonics21 Holds Elections, Sets Priorities
The European industry and research association Photonics21 recently carried out membership and priorities votes. Jenoptik CEO Michael Mertin was unanimously re-elected as association...
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Fluorescent Dyes Target Disease Genes
Fluorescent dye-coated nanoparticles could be used to target and turn off disease-related genes. To test this concept, a team of researchers from Germany and the U.S. developed nanoparticles...
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Tests of Space Station’s Laser Downlink Successful
The first round of testing on an earth-to-orbit laser data link was a success, according to NASA officials. In 18 tests over four months, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)...
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Smaller, Faster Lidar Could Map Seafloor from Aerial Drones
A lidar system light enough to fly on a drone and fast enough to process highly distorted signals in real time could enhance underwater mapping and security. Firing a high-power green laser...
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‘Smart’ Windows Block Heat, Not Light
A new kind of smart window blocks out heat when the outside temperature rises, potentially reducing the use of air conditioning. Developed by researchers from several Chinese institutions,...
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Nanoparticle Paint Enables Fraud-Proof Credit Cards
Light could soon build a brick wall between credit cards and hackers, as a fraud-proof authentication technique can keep credit cards and the identities associated with them secure. The...
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Silicon Chip Produces Tunable Photon Pairs
A silicon photonic chip that emits entangled photon pairs in a controlled fashion could one day enable quantum transceivers. Developed at the University of California, San Diego, the chip is...
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Terahertz, IR Beams Detect Trace Gases at a Distance
A combination of IR and terahertz radiation (T-rays) is giving scientists a nose-up on toxic gases. This technology is able to sniff out even trace amounts of harmful gases — from chemical...
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Lens-Free 3-D Microscope Sharp Enough for Pathology
A computational lens-free, holographic on-chip microscope could provide a faster and cheaper means of diagnosing cancer and other diseases at the cellular level. Developed by researchers at...
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2-D Material Shows Promise for Image Sensing
Ultrathin chalcogenide films could form the basis of tiny, adaptable bioimagers. Composed of copper indium selenide (CIS), a prototype three-pixel CCD has already demonstrated the ability to...


PRODUCTS
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ArF Immersion Light Source
Cymer LLC has announced a new argon fluoride (ArF) immersion light source for advanced 14-nm chip manufacturing. The XLR 700ix uses 15 percent less power and 50 percent less helium than earlier models. Wavelength and energy stability enables higher scanner throughput and process stability, and tighter bandwidth control (300+5fm) essentially eliminates bandwidth as a source of...
Cymer, Inc.
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PPLN Waveguide
Offering a packaged solution for 2000-nm laser frequency up-conversion, a new waveguide from Srico is for use in fiber-based frequency combs and spectroscopy. The periodically poled lithium...
SRICO, Inc.
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LED Heat Sinks
Designed for high-power LEDs from 100 to 250 W, the Igloo SR series heat sinks from Glacial Tech are lightweight for high-performance cooling. The heat sinks are made with a stamping process...
GlacialTech Inc.
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Waterproof Laser Projector
Submersible up to 3 m, the LightCube 851 laser light-show projector from Laserworld AG is graphic capable and equipped with a pure diode setup. The Apollo ScannerMax scanners run at about...
Laserworld (Switzerland) AG
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Intraocular Lens Inspection System
The OptiSpheric IOL Pro 2 measurement system by Trioptics can measure up to 100 lenses on a single tray. Designed for high-volume production, the system provides measurement of various types...
TRIOPTICS GmbH
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Stereo Microscopes
Zeiss’ Stemi 305 and Stemi 508 stereo microscopes are designed for use in education applications, as well as lab routine and industrial inspection. They allow users to observe samples...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Optical Sensor Systems
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Gires-Tournois Interferometer Mirrors
New Gires-Tournois interferometer (GTI) mirrors from Edmund Optics are optical standing wave resonators suited for chirping applications such as pulse compression. Featuring high damage...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Sterilization Camera
A new camera module provides legally compliant documentation of the sterilization and packing process in medical facilities. The new XS mini USB cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems...
IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc.
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Frame Grabber
A new frame grabber from Pleora allows system designers to cut the cost, improve usability and reduce the complexity of machine vision systems by treating CameraLink cameras like plug-and-play USB...
Framos GmbH
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Dental Laser
Biolase has introduced the Epic X diode laser, the company’s premier and most complete diode laser for dentistry. The Epic X improves upon the Epic 10, with faster procedures for...
Biolase Technology, Inc.
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Spectrofluorometer Software
Designed to provide support for time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC) measurements, a new version of Edinburgh Instruments’ Fluoracle software has been released for the FS5...
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.
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Mini Viewing Cabinet
The CM-10MP by Spectroline is a mini viewing cabinet designed for use with laboratory applications that require high-contrast fluorescence analysis. It is compact, portable and made of...
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Photon Counter
Laser Components’ Count-S is the newest addition to the company’s Count series of photon counters. The new module features a large active area of 500 µm to facilitate...
Laser Components GmbH
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Laser Measurement Software
Delivering overall performance improvements and enhancements for point-cloud inspection and reverse engineering, PC-DMIS 2014.1 measurement software from Hexagon Metrology expands laser and vision...
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Optical Fiber Test Software
A new Link Map module with a pass/fail option is available for AFL’s OFL280 and FLX380 FlexTester optical test sets. Link Map provides an icon-based display of the tested network,...
AFL
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Microscope Camera
A new scientific-grade digital microscope camera from BestScope International Ltd. offers color fidelity at a high frame rate. The BHC3-1080P HDMI microscope camera offers 30 fps...
BestScope International Ltd.
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Global Shutter Sensor
Suited for rapidly moving objects or scenes, the NSC1201-SI global shutter VGA InGaAs sensor from New Imaging Technologies features a high-frequency clock in TECless mode. The...
New Imaging Technologies (NIT)
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Stereo Microscope
Vision Engineering’s Mantis Elite-Cam HD stereo microscope does not require an eyepiece and is equipped with an HD camera, bringing together 3-D optical imaging and a high-resolution camera. ...
Vision Engineering Ltd.
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Single-Photon Counter
Aurea Technology has announced a new near-infrared single-photon-counting OEM module for analytical and quantum technologies applications. The SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz detects wavelengths from 900...
AUREA Technology
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Light Sheet Module
A new light-sheet module from Leica Microsystems enables observation of developing organisms in real time and 3-D using the company’s Leica TCS SP8 confocal microscope. The module uses...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Dichroic Bandpass Filters
A new line of dichroic bandpass filters from Ealing Catalog are designed for laser applications at visible wavelengths. The ion-beam-sputtered (IBS) antireflection coating maintains...
Ealing, Inc.
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TLC Optics
Thermal lensing compensation (TLC) optics by Haas Laser Technologies passively compensate for thermal lensing effects in high-power collimators and focusing lenses. With the system, thermal...
Laser Components GmbH
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UV-Curable Adhesive
Suited for bonding dissimilar substrates, a new UV-curable adhesive from Master Bond can be used in fiber optic, optical, laser and other applications. UV15X-2 cures in 10 to 30 seconds when...
Master Bond Inc.
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Position-Processing System
Designed for one- and two-dimensional position-sensitive detector devices, the SEEPOS position-processing system from SiTeK is designed to carry out measurement at a resolution of 16 bits and at...
Laser Components GmbH
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diSPIM Module
The new Ti-diSPIM module from Nikon Instruments Inc. gives light-sheet imaging capabilities to the company’s flagship Ti inverted research microscope. Selective plane illumination...
Nikon Instruments Inc.
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UV-VIS Spectrometer
A new spectrometer platform from Ibsen Photonics covers visible and ultraviolet spectra and is intended for use by integrators of analytical and process control instruments. The Freedom...
Ibsen Photonics A/S
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98-in. LCD Touchscreen
The UltraRes 98-in. LCD touchscreen from Planar Systems Inc. features ultra HD resolution across 32 simultaneous touch points. The display touts a 500-nit brightness and 4K resolution of...
Planar Systems, Inc.
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Linear Actuator
The Conex-NSA12 by Newport Corp. is a miniature motorized linear actuator that features iPP stepper motor controller technology. It has an open-loop stepper motor that provides 11-mm travel...
Newport Corporation
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10-MP Industrial Cameras
The Imaging Source’s 10-MP industrial cameras feature the Aptina MT9J003 sensor and a USB 3.0 interface for work that requires high resolution, speed and image quality. The cameras can...
The Imaging Source LLC
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CMOS Image Sensor
Designed for advanced video security cameras, the AR0230CS CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor is a 1⁄2.7-inch optical format device with 2.1-MP resolution and a 105 dB dynamic range. ...
ON Semiconductor
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Large-Diameter Fiber Cleavers
Precision, large-diameter fiber (LDF) cleavers from Fujikura are designed for the oil, gas, R&D and medical industries. With the ability to cleave 80-µm- to 1.25-mm-diameter fibers...
AFL
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Zoom Cameras
FRAMOS has announced the addition of Sony FCB video cameras to its portfolio, offering block cameras from the FCB EH/EV series in high-definition, the FCB EX series in standard definition and the...
Framos GmbH
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Virtual Reality Headset
The Zeiss VR One mobile virtual-reality headset works with smartphones with display sizes from 4.7 to 5.2 in. The transparent visor allows the use of augmented reality apps with the...
Carl Zeiss AG, Camera Lenses
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Fiber Cleaver
The ProCleave LD fiber cleaver from NorthLab Photonics is designed for use with fiber cladding diameters from 125 to 550 µm and coatings up to 900 µm. The device is suited for...
Laser Components GmbH
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Few-Mode Fiber Amplifier
A new few-mode fiber erbium-doped amplifier (FM-EDFA) is the latest product from the European R&D collaborative Mode-Gap. Developed by the University of Southampton, the new FM-EDFA will...
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Hazardous Materials Spectrometer
Suited for use by hazardous material teams and law enforcement, the TacticID-GP handheld Raman spectrometer enables identification of methamphetamine ingredients and precursors. Offered by...
B&W Tek, Inc.
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Camera Filters
Three new 10-stop filters from Tiffen Co. attenuate far-red and IR wavelengths that commonly pollute long-exposure photographs and video. The Apex filter is outfitted with a standard...
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Fiber Certification Software
Exfo Inc. has announced the release of the iCERT fiber certification tool for its optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) software. Available for single-mode and multimode fiber testing,...
EXFO, Inc.
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Laser Marking Workstations
Foba Laser Marking + Engraving completes its M-Series of compact laser marking workstations for industrial materials processing with the M2000-R and M3000-R. The high-throughput stations...
FOBA Laser Marking & Engraving
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Antireflection Coatings
The newly expanded line of antireflection (AR) coatings from Edmund Optics is now available in standard models for faster turnaround. The series includes the YAG-BBAR coating, which is a...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Optical Power Sensor
Ophir Photonics Group’s 3A-IS optical power sensor, with the AUX-LED self-absorption accessory, is designed to measure the optical power of divergent, narrowband light sources such as lasers...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Ultrahigh-Speed Camera
The Kirana ultrahigh-speed camera by Specialised Imaging produce high-resolution images for materials testing. It takes up to 5 million fps, and shutters every 100 ns. The data obtained is...
Specialised Imaging
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LED Driver
Offering OEMs a flexible, easy way to reduce complex parts inventory, the LED39WPR series of constant-current LED drivers from Thomas Research Products does not require a computer workstation or...
Thomas Research Products
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Fiber Connector
Trans data elektronik (tde) GmbH has announced its tML 24-System, a cabling system with MPO 24 fiber connectors on trunk cables and modules. The rear cabling is based on the 24-fiber...
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Forestry Vision System
The Polterluchs camera system from Visiosens enables digital collection of data on timber stacks. The system allows data to be recorded from a vehicle by driving past the wood pile....
Framos GmbH
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Pyroelectric Detectors
New pyroelectric detectors from Laser Components have a wide spectral sensitivity range from UV to terahertz wavelengths, limited by the detector window used. The detectors are based on...
Laser Components GmbH
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Laser Engraving App
The Laser Settings Calculator smartphone app from LaserBits features baseline settings for engraving and cutting wood, acrylics and other substrates. When users input their system brand,...
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IR LED
The IR Oslux SFH 4780S emitter from Osram Opto Semiconductors operates at 810 nm and offers high radiant intensity of 2900 mW/sr at an operating current of 1 A. It is 2.4 mm tall and...
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc.
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Industrial Cameras
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced new versions of its USB 3.0 CP industrial camera with an 18-MP/4K Aptina sensor or the 2.3-MP IMX174 Sony sensor, providing integrated image memory....
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Vibration Isolation Platform
The VIP100 vibration isolation platform by Newport Corp. is designed for laboratory and industrial OEM applications. It offers vibration isolation for small instruments and sensitive...
Newport Corporation
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Surveillance Cameras
Eneo’s economy class series of high-performance network cameras includes 1/2.8-in. 2.0-MP progressive-scan CMOS sensors, and delivers a maximum resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels with a...
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Optical-Compatible AFM
A new atomic force microscope (AFM) from Bruker Corp. can be integrated with optical microscopy for biological research into cells, tissues and molecules. The BioScope Resolve provides...
Bruker Optics Inc.
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LED Driver
The four-channel, intelligent LED-Warrior04 LED driver from Code Mercenaries features onboard DALI, DMX512 and 12C interfaces, with a programmable current from 80 to 1000 mA in 5-mA steps. ...
Saelig Co. Inc.
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UV Photodiode
A new photodiode from Opto Diode Corp. offers a sizable surface for reflective scatter measurements of high-powered UV lasers. The SXUV300C detect wavelengths from 1 to 1000 nm and has a...
Opto Diode Corporation
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Diffractive Beam Samplers
New diffractive beam samplers from Laser Components GmbH enable laser measurement without affecting the processing beam. Available for wavelengths from 193 nm to 10.6 µm, the samplers...
Laser Components GmbH
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Chip-on-Board LEDs
Everlight Electronics has announced two new chip-on-board LED families. Suited for spotlights and downlights, the 36-V Xuan series covers a wattage range from 2 to 50 W and can achieve...
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Manhole LED
A 21-W LED fixture from Larson Electronics is designed for operators working within storage tanks, railcars and other locations where entry is through a 21-in. manhole. The MMLP-21W-12P has...
Larson Electronics LLC
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sCMOS Cameras
Providing various selectable readout modes, the new entry-level pco.edge 3.1 and 4.2LT scientific CMOS cameras from PCO provide researchers with compact camera models that feature high sensitivity...
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High-Power LEDs
The XLamp XHP50 and XHP70 extreme high-power LEDs from Cree Inc. provide twice the lumen output and improved reliability compared to previous LEDs of the same size. The LEDs allow lighting...
Cree, Inc.
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Large-Aperture Isolator
ConOptics Inc.’s Model 815 laser aperture free-space optical insulator is designed for use with Nd:YAG lasers (1064 nm). It features an operating range of 1020 to 1100 nm, an aperture...
Conoptics, Inc.
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DPSS Laser
The Jewel Laser from Quantum Composers Inc. can be integrated onto a gantry in a clean room or onto battery-operated portable systems. The diode-pumped solid-state Nd:YAG laser features a...
Quantum Composers, Inc.
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Thermal Camera
The Viento 640 thermal camera with Camera Link interface, by Sierra-Olympic Technologies, is designed for surveillance, diagnostics and military imaging. The camera’s spectral response...
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
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CCD Camera
The 6-MP Grasshopper3 USB3 camera from Point Grey features a quad-tap CCD sensor. The camera is capable of streaming 2736 × 2192 resolution images at 25 fps and uses Sony’s...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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IR Sensor Cards
IR sensor cards from Newport Corp. provide a simple way to detect and analyze laser beams with low, medium and high power levels at wavelengths from 1.5 to 20 µm. Each card contains a...
Newport Corporation
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Industrial Cameras
The Spark Series SP-5000 from JAI is now available in models with USB3 Vision or GigE Vision interfaces. The four cameras use a 2560 × 2048 pixel CMOS imager; M-USB (monochrome), C-USB...
JAI, Inc.
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UVscale
UVscale film from Fujifilm visualizes UV light distribution using color density. The film visualizes the light distribution of a range of UV lights up to 6000 mJ/cm2 using microcapsule and...
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Piezo Nanopositioners
The QNP-XY series of piezo nanopositioning stages from Aerotech provides resolution, linearity, repeatability and high dynamics for optical alignment. The stages offer positioning resolution...
Aerotech, Inc.

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