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photonics.com: November 2014

BUSINESS
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ESI Eyes Changes Amid Sustained Losses
Electro Scientific Industries Inc. touted a sequential rise in revenues even as it closed its fiscal 2015 second quarter with a net loss of $6.2 million. CEO Ed Grady said ESI is...
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Orders Down, Profits Slip at ON Semiconductor
With CEO Keith Jackson citing a slowdown in orders, third-quarter profits slipped 19.7 percent to 41.6 million at ON Semiconductor Corp. Total revenues were $833.5 million, up 16.5 percent...
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Earnings Flat at Iridex
Laser-based medical systems firm Iridex Corp. reported third-quarter earnings of $500,000 — the same amount it reported in the third quarter of 2013. Revenues were $10.1 million in the...
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$100M Photonics Institute Launched in Singapore
A new photonics research institute aims to be a focal point for development of the next generation of optoelectronics. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Optoelectronics Research...
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German Consortium Seeks Path to Commercial Flexible OLEDs
A new industry consortium will explore how to integrate organic LEDs that are flat and flexible into automobiles, aircraft and households. Dubbed R2D2, the initiative is supported by a...
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MAC Thin Films Open for Business
JDSU spinoff MAC Thin Films Inc. has begun operations, offering coatings for displays and other applications. Mark Madigan, former marketing and product management executive at JDSU, is the new...
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Wearable Technologies Firm Kopin Ramps Up Production
Kopin Corp. reported a third-quarter net loss but said it is building momentum as its customers prepare to bring wearable technologies to the market in 2015. A developer of ultrasmall...
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BioLase Grows Revenue, Shrinks Losses in Third Quarter
BioLase Inc. reported a net loss of $3.5 million in the third quarter, an improvement over the previous quarter and the third quarter of 2013. Net revenue for this year’s third quarter...
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$1.2M Grant Advances Metal-Organic Frameworks for Solar Cells
A $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative will help researchers at Sandia National Laboratories develop materials that could make solar power cost-competitive...
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Poprawe Receives Schawlow Award
Professor Dr. Reinhart Poprawe, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany, is the recipient of the Laser Institute of America’s 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award....
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GSI Revenues, Earnings Climb
GSI Group Inc. reported across-the-board revenue increases and higher earnings in the third quarter. Net income was $4.5 million, up from $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. Revenues...
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Photonfocus Wins Swiss Excellence Award
Photonfocus has received the Swiss Excellence Product Award for its series of CMOS cameras. This line of cameras can shoot up to 500 fps and transmit over a small bandwidth in real time....
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Huber+Suhner Acquires Cube Optics
Telecommunications firm Huber+Suhner has acquired Cube Optics AG of Mainz, Germany. The price was not disclosed. Cube Optics develops, produces and sells wavelength-division multiplexing...
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LightPath Seeks to Regain Momentum After Slower First Quarter
Optical components manufacturer LightPath Technologies Inc. reported a decline in revenues in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, citing ups and downs in the Asian market, where it recently...
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Canada to Foster Quantum Photonics Collaborations
Canada’s National Research Council has set out on a mission to foster development of next-generation photonic sensors and quantum encryption systems. The Quantum Photonic Sensing and...
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Mikrop Names Sales Manager
Yves Gilliand has joined Mikrop AG as sales manager. A physicist and optical engineer, Gilliand has held positions with Fisba Optik and Leica Geosystems, as well as other companies over the...
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Advocate of Optical Telecommunications Resiliency Receives Optical Society Award
Efforts to make optical telecommunications systems more resilient during disasters have earned Isao Sugino the 2014 Advocate of Optics award from The Optical Society (OSA). Sugino, of the...
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LPKF Names Plastic Welding Products Division Head
Lars Ederleh has been named head of the plastic welding equipment products division at LPKF Group. He succeeds Frank Brunnecker in the role. Alongside Markus Koenig, manager of the...
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Elbit Subsidiary to Upgrade Air Force HUDs Under $29M Contract
Elbit Systems of America Co. has received a five-year, $29 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for logistics support of head-up display (HUD) electric module assemblies for F-16 fighter jets....
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NeoPhotonics Revenues Climbing
Optical communications firm NeoPhotonics Corp. said it is moving toward profitability with increasing revenues and plans to take on a new product line. Net loss was $1.9 million, a decrease...
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Laser, Optical Systems Sales Can’t Stem Decline in Revenue at Jenoptik
Although laser and optical systems sales were up, other segments of the Jenoptik Group didn’t perform as well in the first nine months of 2014, leading to a 2.9 percent drop in overall...
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Orders Fall Below Expectations at LPKF
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has lowered its expectations for 2014, but expects higher revenues next year. Revenue for the first nine months of 2014 was €80 million (about $99.7...
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Rofin-Sinar Ends Fiscal Year on a High Note
Sales were mostly steady and profits were better than expected as Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. closed its fiscal year. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was $12 million, up...
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Laser Components Names New Sales Engineer
Laser Components GmbH has chosen Rene Bartipan as its new sales engineer for laser energy and power measurement equipment. Bartipan has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of...
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ESI to Acquire Topwin Optoelectronics for Up to $18M
Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Chinese laser design and manufacturing firm Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd. for up to $18...
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Revenues Down for Elbit Systems
Unfavorable exchange rates deflated earnings and revenues for defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd. Revenues in the third quarter of 2014 were $722.7 million, down 1.1 percent from $730.6...
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Microdisplay Firm eMagin Cuts Losses in Third Quarter
Microdisplay maker eMagin Corp. reduced its net loss as it looks forward to a new batch of R&D contracts and the debut of a new virtual reality system. Net loss in the third quarter was...
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Optex Systems Acquires L-3’s Applied Optics Center for $1M
Seeking to branch out beyond military contracts, Optex Systems has acquired Applied Optics Center, formerly a division of L-3 Communications, for $1,013,053. Applied Optics Center designs...
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Jenoptik Acquires Traffic Monitoring Firm Vysionics
The Jenoptik Group has acquired a 92 percent stake in road-safety technology firm Vysionics Ltd. of Frimley, England. The remaining shares continue to be held by the organization’s...
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Esco Optics Eyes New Manufacturing Plant After Fire
After a devastating fire, Esco Optics is eyeing a new manufacturing plant it says will double its production capacity. No one was hurt in the Aug. 10 blaze, and the company has been...
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Providence Photonics Receives EPA Grant for Flare Monitor Commercialization
Providence Photonics in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to commercialize its flare...
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Elbit to Supply Missile Defense Systems for German Military Aircraft
Elbit Systems will provide multispectral directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Force’s Airbus A400 aircraft under a one-year contract with Diehl BGT Defense. ...
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Nikon, JEOL to Collaborate on Light-Electron Microscope
Nikon Instruments Inc. and JEOL have joined forces to research and develop systems that combine light and electron microscopy. Existing light microscopes cannot provide the molecular-level...
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Nanomaterials Researcher Named VP at Quantum Materials
Quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp. has named Dr. Michael Krueger vice president of nanomaterials. Krueger holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of...
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Young Researchers Honored for Solar, Optics Technologies
Solar technologies and cellulose-based optics were among the research efforts honored by the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards from the Maryland Academy of...
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Northrop Grumman Receives $116M for Military Equipment Upgrades
The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $116 million contract to upgrade the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems. Under the contract, Northrop will provide...
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Antonio Luque Receives $60,000 Boer Award
Antonio Luque will receive the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, along with a $60,000 cash prize. Antonio Luque is the recipient of the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of...
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Third-Quarter Sales Improve at Inrad
Losses at Inrad Optics Inc. decreased in the third quarter as it finished consolidating its manufacturing and higher sales in the defense, process control and metrology markets. The...
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Iridex to Supply Ophthalmology Lasers to Zambia
Iridex Corp. has been awarded a competitive tender by the government of Zambia for more than $350,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment. The devices can be used to treat eye diseases such as...
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Laser Additive Manufacturing Hub to Open in Singapore
A new 3-D printing center will provide various laser-based additive manufacturing services for various industries. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. of Hayward, Calif., plans to open the center in...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Bioimaging Technique Isolates Moving Tissue
Light-guiding technology could take scientists on a journey inside blood vessels. The new technology — time-reversed adapted-perturbation (TRAP) optical focusing, developed by a team at Washington University in St. Louis — guides light into tissue to seek movement, such as blood flow, that is obscured by highly scattering media. This light appears differently than light that...
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$100M Photonics Institute Launched in Singapore
A new photonics research institute aims to be a focal point for development of the next generation of optoelectronics. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Optoelectronics Research...
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Strong Photon-Photon Interaction Created in Fiber
An ultrathin glass fiber system could facilitate the interaction of pairs of photons. The technique, developed by a team at the Vienna University of Technology, could become an important...
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Seven-Core Fiber Achieves Record 255 Tb/s Transmission
A new type of optical fiber has 21 times more bandwidth than is available in existing communications networks, potentially cutting the impending “optical transmission capacity crunch” off...
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$1.2M Grant Advances Metal-Organic Frameworks for Solar Cells
A $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative will help researchers at Sandia National Laboratories develop materials that could make solar power cost-competitive...
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Subwavelength Optical Fiber Sensitive to Sound
Subwavelength optical fibers that produce a newly identified type of Brillouin light scattering could guide the development of highly sensitive sensors. A team at the Femto-ST Institute, in...
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Photoacoustics Exposes Arterial Plaques
Measuring ultrasound signals generated by a fast-pulsing laser inside an artery could advance diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. A new technique called intravascular photoacoustic imaging...
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Sunlight, Nanoparticles Break Down Pollutants
A class of pollutants that negatively affect hormones can be broken down using nanoparticles and sunlight. Researchers from the Center for Advanced Materials at the Indian Association for...
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Software Offers Panoramic Views for Endoscopy
Software that fuses together endoscope images could offer a fuller internal view of organs to better diagnose cancer and other ailments. The program — Endorama — developed by...
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Light Damps 2-D Semiconductor Conductivity
While light enhances the conductivity of most semiconductors, it has the opposite effect on 2-D molybdenum disulfide. A team from MIT and Harvard University discovered the phenomenon, in...
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Canada to Foster Quantum Photonics Collaborations
Canada’s National Research Council has set out on a mission to foster development of next-generation photonic sensors and quantum encryption systems. The Quantum Photonic Sensing and...
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Handheld Probe Combines Photoacoustics, Ultrasound
A new handheld imaging system that combines photoacoustics and ultrasound produces detailed, real-time images of blood vessels, internal organs and body parts. Researchers from the...
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Shifting Modes Enable Free-Space Optical Communication
Twisted beams of light have been used to transmit images through the air over 3 km, demonstrating significant data-carrying capacity of light in free-space communications. A team from the...
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Phosphorescent Bandage Helps Wound Assessment
A “smart” bandage can indicate oxygen concentration in severely damaged tissue, potentially increasing the success rate of surgeries to restore limbs and physical functions. With...
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Drugs Enhance SPECT Imaging of Metastatic Cancer
New drugs that bind to metastatic prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone can enhance SPECT and planar imaging. A new study represents the first time these target-specific...
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Brain Studies Advance Neural Mapping, Axon Control
Probing the brain with lasers could not only advance understanding of the organ, but also help heal it. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have authored two studies on the...
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MIR Laser Creates High-Flux X-Ray Pulses
Studying time-dependent incidents on short timescales requires femtosecond, high-flux x-ray pulses. A new high-intensity mid-infrared laser system accomplishes this challenging feat. A team...
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Laser Detects Methane Leaks
A new laser system can detect biogas and natural gas that escape through leaks in gas lines or fermenters at biogas plants. A team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement...
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Laser Trap Studies Asthma Drug’s Journey from Inhaler to Lung
More efficient asthma treatments could be possible thanks to a laser “trap” that examines how drug particles expelled from inhalers behave as they enter the respiratory tract. ...
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New Class of Material Simulated in Laser Trap
Laser “honeycombs” have enabled the simulation of theoretical materials with curious properties. By aligning multiple laser beams in such a way that they create standing waves...
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Providence Photonics Receives EPA Grant for Flare Monitor Commercialization
Providence Photonics in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to commercialize its flare...
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Stimulating Light Receptors Relaxes Blood Vessels
A blood vessel receptor that responds to light could aid more effective treatment of vascular diseases and other medical conditions. A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine discovered the...
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Image Correlation Helps Optimize Laser-Based 3-D Printing
Digital image correlation (DIC) could help prevent warping of metal parts made via laser-based additive manufacturing. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used the...
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Nonlinear Microscopy Measures Effects of Laser Skin Surgery
The effects of laser-based skin-tightening plastic surgery can be obvious to the naked eye, but harder to examine below the surface and at the microscale without a biopsy. A team from the...
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Laser Delves Deep into Prehistoric Environments
A look back via laser into sedimentary organic matter that accumulated on the sea floor could shed light on past climates and environments for a better understanding of the future. A new...
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Invisibility Cloak Uses Ordinary Lenses
Invisibility cloaks could be a step closer to reality, thanks to a new device that uses readily available materials to cloak objects across a wide range of angles. Researchers at the...
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Algorithm Speeds Lidar Assessment of Landslide Risk
Computer algorithms could turn lidar surveying systems into powerful tools for assessing landslides and keeping people out of their path. Created by researchers at Oregon State University...
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Metamaterial Polarizing Filter Brightens LCDs, Photos
Polarizers are vital for LCDs and photography, but they waste energy by blocking enormous amounts of light. A new filter skirts this obstacle. A team from the University of Utah developed...
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Biomarker System Offers Advanced Cancer Detection
A combined biomarker and drug delivery system could lead to very localized, more effective cancer treatment. Developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, the biomarker...
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Graphene Phenomenon Could Enable New Lasers
Understanding the dynamics of electrons in graphene under strong magnetic fields could lead to development of new types of broadband lasers. An international team led by Helmholtz-Zentrum...
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Coating Reflects Sunlight, Radiates Heat to Cool Buildings
A thin-film coating has the potential to cool buildings by simultaneously radiating heat from inside and reflecting sunlight. The photonic radiative cooling material reflects incoming...
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Spectroscopic Test Improves Photonic Chips
A technique called ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy (UPMS) could help not only with testing and characterization of photonic chips, but in making them more reliable and robust. Made...
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DIY Microscope Boosts Efficiency and Cuts Costs
A Brunel University London student has developed a DIY microscope that will ultimately cut research costs and save time in the lab. Dr. Adam Lynch, a postdoctoral candidate at Brunel’s...


PRODUCTS
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Explosion-Proof LED
A new explosion-proof LED fixture from Larson Electronics is suited for use in tanks, refineries and loading facilities. The EPL-IBM-150LED-RT provides 12,500 lumens while drawing 150 W. It...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Machine Vision Preprocessor
A new frame grabber and FPGA development kit from Matrox Imaging provide image preprocessing for machine vision applications. RadientPro CL vision processor is a 2.0 × 8 frame grabber...
Matrox Imaging
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Automation Light Grids
The new MLG-2 automation light grid by Sick Inc. is able to detect and measure transparent, small and fast-moving objects. It features beam spacing of 5 mm, and allows measurement, location...
SICK, Inc.
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Photoelectric Sensor
Sick Inc.’s DeltaPac MultiTask photoelectric sensor can count, detect and differentiate between successive packaging items on conveyor belts. The IP 67-rated sensor features Delta-S...
SICK, Inc.
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Near-Infrared LEDs
Featuring low thermal resistance, high radiant intensity and ultracompact size, the HIR-C19D series of near-infrared LEDs from Everlight Electronics outputs at 855 nm, delivering 3 W of power. ...
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
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3-D Edge Sensor
With the ability to identify any object independent of its color and surface, the PosCon 3-D edge sensor from Baumer can determine width and edge position for difficult applications. The...
Baumer Ltd.
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Dual-Mode CCD
A new CCD image sensor from ON Semiconductor can capture 1080p (1920 × 1080) video in scenes with widely varying lighting conditions. The KAE-02150 enables high-dynamic-range imaging...
ON Semiconductor
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20-MP Smartphone Image Sensors
Intended for integration in smartphones, new image sensors from OmniVision Technologies Inc. offer resolutions of more than 20 MP. The sensors leverage the company’s new stacked die...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser Modules
New fiber-coupled diode laser modules from SvetWheel offer higher power for 1450 nm output in a compact package. The modules feature >10 W (MU10-1470-02) high brightness 105/125 µm...
SvetWheel LLC
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CMOS Cameras
Basler has released a new series of Ace cameras based on Sony’s IMX174 CMOS sensor. The cameras feature high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and extremely low noise, allowing...
Basler AG
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C-Mount Lenses
New C-mount lenses from Basler work in sensors with very small pixels. Designed in cooperation with Fujinon, the new lenses can be used in Basler’s Ace and Dart cameras with sensors...
Basler AG
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Laser Markers
New CO2 lasers for direct part marking, from Foba Laser Marking + Engraving, apply permanent, high-resolution marks key for traceability and counterfeit protection. The C.0101 and C.0301 can...
FOBA Laser Marking & Engraving
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13-MP Industrial Camera
The new XC USB 3.0 industrial camera from IDS Imaging Development Systems features autofocus, 16× digital zoom, face detection and backlight compensation. The 13-MP camera delivers...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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CMOS Sensors
Designed for industrial and other imaging applications, two new CMOS sensors from ON Semiconductor offer CCD-like optical performance. The 2.3-megapixel Python 2000 and the 5.3-megapixel...
ON Semiconductor
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CMOS Cameras
Available with a CMOS sensor and Camera Link interface, the Beat camera series from Basler offers high speed with more than 60 fps and high throughput. The series features both a monochrome...
Basler AG
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Camera Enclosure
AutoVimation has announced the IP66 Gecko camera enclosure, a revised model suitable for industrial imaging cameras. With a new green design, the revised Gecko enclosures feature a special...
autoVimation GmbH
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Pulsed-Laser Diode
OSI Laser Diode Inc.’s new CVLL 350-CL90 is a pulsed-laser diode with an integrated microlens that delivers a far-field beam pattern. Its divergence is equivalent in both the perpendicular and...
OSI Laser Diode Inc.
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Spectroscopy Software
Symbion Systems has announced Symbion QT 2.5, the first chemometrics software to provide parametric data cleaning. The software is a solution for laboratory and chemical process analysis,...
Symbion Systems Inc.
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Offshore LED Fixture
A new LED fixture from Larson Electronics is designed for offshore rig platforms where flammable gases are present. The HAL-48-2L-LED-BMSW-BL features two high-output fluorescent-style LED...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Pulse Selector
Jenoptik’s new Pulse Selector IOM offers automatic operating point adjustment, ensuring accurate pulse control. It offers reduced laser pulse-repetition rates in oscillator-amplifier...
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
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Fiber Laser Sources
Answering an increased need for multiwavelength excitation lasers for microscopy, Onefive GmbH has announced its Katana HP fiber laser sources, providing a single packaging solution with multiple...
Onefive GmbH
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Gas Laser Firmware
Gas Select 5.0, new firmware for Alicat Scientific mass flow meters and controllers, allows precise control of virtually any type of laser gas.  The firmware features a library of 130...
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Fiber Optic Fluorescence Probe
The FluoDuoFiber system from art photonics GmbH is a multichannel fiber optic probe for fluorescence sensing of human cells in multiorgan chips (MOCs). The system has four fiber legs (two for...
art photonics GmbH
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Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer
New atomic emission spectrophotometers from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments enables detailed chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food, metal and electronics analysis. The ICPE-9800 Series...
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
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Laser Projector
Equipped with diode sources only to ensure linear color fading, the new high-power laser projector from Laserworld has after-aperture output power of 10 W RGB. The RTI Piko RGB 11 Pure Diode...
Laserworld USA Inc.
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Fiber Light Source
The FiberLight compact light source by Heraeus Noblelight is designed for the UV and visible spectral ranges. It features broad spectrum output with a single detector, and consists of a...
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
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LED Fixture
Larson Electronics has announced a new explosion-proof high bay light fixture, the EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT-480V. Providing 12,500 lumens of high-quality light while drawing only 150 W, the light...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Pyrometer
A new IR pyrometer from LumaSense Technologies Inc. offers 0.3 °C precision and a range of 350 to 2000 °C.    The sensor is intended for monitoring the refractory and gas...
LumaSense Technologies, Inc.
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Measuring Microscope
A new optical measuring microscope with image processing capability from Mahr Federal is designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements. The MarVision QM 300 features a...
Mahr Federal Inc.
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UV Transilluminator
Suited for working with small gels and samples, the new Slimline Series UV transilluminator from Spectronics Corp. is designed to minimize UV exposure for lab technicians. A UV filter glass...
Spectronics Corp.
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Linear Motion Systems
LM76’s Saibo SB-LGB linear roller block and rail systems are available in lengths up to 3000 mm, and can meet load requirements of up to 270 lbs. The narrow profile linear motion...
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Inline Inspection System
The advanced LumiSolarProfessional inline inspection system from LSA automation and greateyes can detect micro-cracks, low-intensity cells and contamination in pre-laminates and solar modules. ...
greateyes GmbH
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Wafer Inspection System
The LumiSolarCell high-power LED-based inspection system, by LSA automation and greateyes, is designed for IR, photoluminescence and electroluminescence measurements of solar cells and wafers. ...
greateyes GmbH
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Raman Spectroscopy Module
The uRaman-Module flexible Raman spectroscopy system, by TechnoSpex Pte Ltd., can be integrated with imaging systems such as fluorescence microscopes. The module is available with a 532, 633...
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Raman Microscopy System
The uRaman Ci Raman microscopy system from TechnoSpex Pte Ltd. includes a uRaman-Module integrated with the Nikon Ci-L research-grade upright microscope. It can perform transmitted...
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Optical Balls
Sapphire and ruby balls from Meller Optics Inc. are designed for a range of applications that require precise tolerances, such as medical devices and fiber optic lens systems. They are...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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Metrology Software
Integrating the Keyence LK-G5000 series laser, IK 5000 Quadra-Chek metrology software from Heidenhain is a PC-based solution for 2-D and 3-D measurement tasks on inspection machines. The...
Heidenhain Corp.
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IC Inspection System
The InfraScan ES400C-LW inspection system by Checkpoint Technologies can view emissions from 900 to 2500 nm, allowing photon emission and thermal imaging of integrated circuits using the same tool. ...
Checkpoint Technologies
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Automotive LEDs
Developed for interior and exterior applications, several new automotive LED light sources have been launched by Everlight Electronics. Interior automotive LED solutions include multiple...
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Optocouplers
Featuring a wide operating temperature range, three new four-pin optocouplers have been announced by Everlight Electronics. A high breakdown voltage of 80 V and a wide operating temperature...
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3-D Microscopes
Collecting and combining a set of through-focus images to produce one high-resolution micrograph of a sample, a new generation of 3-D microscopes from Edge-3D provide completely focused images. ...
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CO2 Laser Accessories
To help users maintain older CO2 laser systems, Richardson Electronics now offers water treatment kits and replacement bellows. The water treatment systems contain OEM-equivalent levels of...
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
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Laser Coordinate Measuring Machines
Two new portable laser coordinate measuring machines from Hexagon Metrology offer interferometer-based inspection. The Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 offers high-speed dynamics and six degrees...
Hexagon Metrology Services Ltd.
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Picosecond Diode Laser
A new pulsed light source from Edinburgh Instruments is optimized for time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC). The EPLED 310 diode laser emits at 310 nm, with a typical pulse width of...
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.
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Photovoltaic MOSFET Drivers
An optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver from Avago Technologies is designed to drive high-voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and withstand extreme heat for...
Avago Technologies
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Metrology Software
A full-featured portable software for basic geometric measurements, CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 metrology software from Faro works in conjuction with laser trackers and measuring arms. Avoiding...
FARO Technologies, Inc.
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Free-Angle Microscope
The DSX100 optodigital imaging system from Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas is a free-angle wide-zoom microscope equipped with a touch screen. The device features an ultrastable base...
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas
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3-D Scanner
The PartInspect M scanning system by Aicon 3D Systems offers fully automated 3-D scanning regardless of environmental conditions. The enclosed white-light system uses the Breuckmann...
Aicon 3D Systems GmbH
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Low-Loss Laser Mirrors
Low-loss laser mirrors from Edmund Optics offer maximum reflectance in harsh environments. They feature greater than 99.9 percent reflectivity at most Nd:YAG and Ti:sapphire laser lines and...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Spectroscopy Software
New software from Horiba Scientific turns the company’s Raman microscopes into high-throughput chemical analyzers, coupling nondestructive analysis with high sample turnaround. The MultiWell...
HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Scientific
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Microscope Objectives
New 10× and 25× microscope objectives from Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas are optimized for deep, high-resolution imaging of life science specimens up to 8mm beneath the surface. ...
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas
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Wearable fNIRS System
TechEn has announced its new wireless functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system. Using low-profile optodes, the device weighs less than 2 lb. It measures brain activation in...
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LED Die
A new LED die from Plessey helps customers to determine the optimum application fit. Based on GaN-on-silicon technology, the device takes advantage of silicon’s low thermal resistance...
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LED Packages
Completing Samsung’s chip-on-board package lineup, the LC006B and LC008B LED packages feature 6 and 8 W of power, respectively. The packages feature a single light source that combines...
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Beam Transformation Systems
Beam transformation systems from LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH make the asymmetrical output of a bar laser source into a symmetrical laser beam. Ten systems are available in pitches of...
LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH
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Optical 3-D Scanner
Available with fields of view ranging from 60 × 50 mm up to 1065 × 870 mm, the smartSCAN R8 from Aicon provides high data quality and resolution. Optocat software ensures easy...
Aicon 3D Systems GmbH
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Thermal Camera
An uncooled microbolometer thermal camera, the Viento 320 from Sierra-Olympic Technologies, features 320 × 240 resolution with a 17-µm pixel pitch. Easy to integrate into new or...
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
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Microscope Add-Ons
Three new add-ons are now available for LaVision BioTec’s TriM Scope II intravital two-photon microscopes. The 4× Cloud Scanner is a beam multiplexer that generates a four-foci...
LaVision BioTec GmbH
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Laser Projectors
The PX602WL and PX602UL projectors by NEC Display Solutions of America are laser/phosphor light sources that produce 6000 lumens. The PX602WL touts a native resolution of 1280 × 800,...
NEC Display Solutions of America
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Industrial LEDs
Three light products, the High Power LED, UV and LightGuide Area, have joined the Lumimax brand from iiM AG. The High Power LED lights are suited for machine vision applications,...
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Calibration LED
The GL Opti Light LED 127 from GL Optic is an integrating-sphere-based uniform source that offers a comprehensive test system in a compact size. The device uses a patented, multilevel...
GL Optic
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Lock-In Amplifier
A new lock-in amplifier with an integrated digitizer from Zurich Instruments is suited for use in various laser spectroscopy applications Paired with a photodiode, the UHFLI can analyze and...
Zurich Instruments
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Mobile Eye-Tracking System
The Red250 mobile IR eye-tracking system by SensoMotoric Instruments is designed to study neurodegenerative disorders. It features a temporal resolution of 250 Hz, an operating distance of...
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Light-Sheet Microscope
The Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 microscope system is designed for use with clearing methods to facilitate light-sheet fluorescence imaging. It acquires multiple tiles of Z-stacks with several...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Optical Sensor Systems
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Linear Motors
Direct-drive linear motors (DDLMs) from MotiCont are available in three models suited for laser machining in the processing, manufacturing, medical, inspection, metrology and other industries. ...
MotiCont
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UV Photodiode
A new multi-element detector from Opto Diode is designed to resist radiation damage from high-intensity UV lasers, making it suited for laser alignment applications. The SXUVPS4 has a 5 mm2...
Opto Diode Corporation
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LED Fixture
An energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries, the EPL-IBM-2X150LED-RT light fixture from Larson Electronics is explosion-proof. The Class 1 and 2, Division 1...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Wafer Inspection System
A new optical in-line inspection system from Ultratech Inc. provides 3-D topographical information for producers of semiconductor wafers. The Superfast 4G uses proprietary coherent...
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Beam Monitoring System
The BeamWatch 1.2 is a noncontact industrial beam-monitoring system from Ophir Photonics for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. The system features a new, higher sensitivity camera for...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Edge-Grip Optic Mount
The HM-1 Edge Grip Optic Mount by Newport Corp. features obstructive-free optic mounting. It holds the optic near its edge for ease of use, and can hold 1-in. round or square optics,...
Newport Corporation
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Framing Camera
With an auxiliary port that enables interfacing with high-speed video, streak cameras, mass spectrometers or time-resolved spectrometers, the SIM Ultra Fast Framing Camera from Specialised Imaging is...
Specialised Imaging
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Microscope Camera
Olympus’ SC50 microscope camera is designed for everyday use in a variety of life and materials science applications. The CMOS system achieves full HD images at 32 fps. Its Light Guide...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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LED Fixture
A new pole-top LED fixture from Larson Electronics is explosion-proof for use in resource-extraction operations. The EPLC2-PT-150LED-RT features an adjustable swivel bracket that allows over...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Hybrid Photodetector
A new photodetector from Leica Microsystems combines characteristics of a photomultiplier tube (PMT) with the highly sensitive avalanche photodiodes. The Leica HyD SMD universal hybrid...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Light Engine
The LumiBright LE light engine by Innovations in Optics Inc. offers nonimaging optics for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. It can direct LED light...
Innovations in Optics, Inc.
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Tunable Diode Laser
The TLB-6736 Velocity diode laser from New Focus features a tuning range of 1975 to 2075 nm. It is capable of fine (piezo) and coarse (DC motor) mode-hop-free tuning, operates in single mode...
New Focus
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Laser Tube-Cutting System
Developed in partnership with Jenoptik, the Sigma Femtosecond Laser Tube Cutting System from Miyachi Americas is based on its ultrashort-pulse disc laser platform. Combined with precision...
Miyachi Unitek Corp.
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UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
Offering high sensitivity, high resolution and an ultralow stray-light level, the UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer from Shimadzu achieves high-accuracy measurements across the entire...
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
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Laser Safety Eyewear
Offering multi-laser and femtosecond protection for scientists, dermatologists and surgeons, P5L07 laser safety eyewear from Laservision eliminates the need to purchase separate pairs of eyewear for...
Laservision USA
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Spectrometer, Integrating Sphere
The GL Spectis 6.0 spectrometer and GL Opti Sphere 500 integrating sphere from GL Optic are designed for LED measurement in large-scale applications. The Spectis 6.0 features a...
GL Optic
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Smart Cameras
The P-Series of cameras from Datalogic offers extended smart-camera functionalities in an embedded, compact housing. Lenses and illuminators are integrated inside the product housing, making...
Datalogic Automation
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Diagnostic LCD
A new LCD system from NEC Display Solutions of America provides widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in health care organizations. The MultiSync MD212G3 LCD has a 3-MP,...
NEC Display Solutions of America
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LED Die
Plessey’s new large-area LED die is packaged with Litecool’s MicroSpot heat module for higher efficiency. The die is based on its Plessey’s GaN-on-Si MaGIC LED technology....
Plessey Semiconductors
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Lighting Controller
The new Vicolux DLC3005 digital lighting controller from Vision & Control is designed for machine-vision applications. It features a microprocessor to monitor lighting control functions,...
Vision & Control GmbH
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LED Substrates and Submounts
Remtec has expanded its LED substrate and submount design capabilities with bond-pad down (flip-chip) packaging and selective gold-tin plating, among other features. The metallized LED...
Remtec, Inc.
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Communications Testboard Set
VI Systems GmbH has introduced the VHXT6212A-840 transmitter and VHXR6212A-840 receiver boards for short-reach data communication. The ultrahigh-speed optical link devices are based on...
VI Systems GmbH
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Laser-Power Sensor
The has a damage threshold of 6 kW/cm2 at full power and a 2.5-s response time. It features a 34 mm aperture, as well as a wide dynamic range that measures laser power from 5 to 1000 W and...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Q-Switch Modules
A laser intracavity Q-switch from Mirrorcle replaces complex and costly components previously needed for acousto-optic, electro-optic or passive Q-switches. The modules are based on...
Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.
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Spectrophotometer Optics
Craic Technologies has announced the addition of a UV-VIS-NIR polarization spectroscopy optics and hardware for its microspectrophotometers. Users are able to measure polarization spectra in...
CRAIC Technologies
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Dual-Wavelength Laser
A new laser from Coherent Inc. allows simultaneous, multiwavelength excitation of multiple probes and photoactivation for nonlinear microscopy. The Chameleon Discovery is continuously...
Coherent Inc.
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Industrial Cameras
The two newest models in JAI’s line of 5-MP industrial cameras operate at a maximum full frame rate of 211 fps, delivering more than a billion pixels per second for 8-bit monochrome or raw...
JAI, Inc.
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IR Cameras
New compact IR cameras from Omega Engineering have three views for thermal, visible and multispectral dynamic imaging. The OSXL-EX series integrates Flir thermal cameras with proprietary MSX...
Omega Engineering, Inc.
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Fusion3D 1200 Laser System
Featuring a rotary indexing table and vision system, the Fusion3D 1200 laser structuring system from LPKF Laser & Electronics can be equipped with up to three laser heads to shorten cycle times. ...
LPKF Laser & Electronics, Plastics Welding Div.
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Ice*Meister 9734-REFR Defrost Controller
Using light to monitor evaporator coils in refrigerators, the Ice*Meister 9734-REFR defrost controller from New Avionics replaces mechanical timers, suppressing needless defrost cycles and keeping...
New Avionics Corp.

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