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photonics.com: January 2015

BUSINESS
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Marcellino Appointed to Iridex Board of Directors
Dr. George Marcellino, co-founder of OptiMedica Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been appointed to Iridex’s board of directors. From 1988 to 2003, Marcellino held senior research, sales...
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Emerson Acquires QCL Gas Sensor Firm Cascade Technologies
Quantum cascade laser (QCL) gas sensor firm Cascade Technologies Ltd. of Stirling, Scotland, has been acquired by About Emerson Process Management. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ...
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Emcore Finalizes Product-Line Sale to NeoPhotonics
Emcore Corp. has completed the sale of its tunable laser and transceiver product lines to NeoPhotonics Corp. of San Jose for $17.5 million. Emcore received $1.5 million in cash and a $16...
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American Infrared Solutions Announces Expansion
American Infrared Solutions (AIRS) has expanded its staff and laboratories. The company said it has increased its sensor fabrication and high-vacuum dewar processing capacity by 150 percent,...
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Fiber Optic Center Names Strategic Marketing Director
Kathleen Skelton has joined Fiber Optic Center Inc. as director of strategic marketing. Skelton has expertise in business development, online strategy, social media, content marketing and...
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Exelis to Adapt Lidar System Under $3.5M NASA Contract
Exelis will modify its multifunctional fiber-laser lidar (MFLL) system for aerial carbon dioxide measurements under a $3.5 million contract with NASA. The company is collaborating with...
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Lockheed: NIR Camera for Space Telescope Exceeds Expectations
Lockheed Martin said its NIRCam near-infrared camera, developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona for the James Webb Space Telescope, exceeded expectations during recent testing. ...
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Partnerships Aim to Produce Smartphone 3-D Cameras
Two business partnerships are setting out on separate missions to develop compact 3-D cameras for mobile devices and, potentially, machine vision applications. Pelican Imaging of Santa...
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Perceptron Supplies 3-D Measurement Equipment to Chinese Automakers
Perceptron Inc. has been chosen by Chinese automakers Great Wall Motors Co. and Qoros Auto Co. to provide laser-based 3-D in-line measurement equipment for quality control and cost containment. ...
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Opsens Receives $1M-Plus Order for Fiber Optic Mining Sensors
Opsens Inc. has received an order worth more than $1 million for fiber optic sensor systems for mining operations in South America. Opsens will provide a monitoring system that will optimize...
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Intel Invests $24.8M in Smart Glasses Firm Vuzix
Intel Corp. has made a $24.8 million investment to accelerate Vuzix Corp.’s development of fashionable smart glasses. The tech giant purchased 49,626 shares of Series A preferred...
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Sales Up 10 Percent for Endoscopy Firm Mauna Kea
Endoscope firm Mauna Kea Technologies grew its revenues by 10 percent in 2014 despite a sales slowdown in the U.S. Sales were €11.0 million, compared to €10.0 million in 2013, with...
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Limo Names New Managing Director
Anton X. Schmölz has been named a managing director at Lissotschenko Mikrooptik (Limo) GmbH. Schmölz has been with the company as chief financial officer since 2013, and will now...
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ProPhotonix Provides Laser Alignment Equipment to Aerospace Manufacturer
ProPhotonix Ltd. will replace a long-line-length structured light laser module for industrial alignment on an aerospace manufacturer’s production line. The company designed a 660-nm...
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‘World’s Largest Camera’ Secures Key DOE Approval
The U.S. Department of Energy has granted intermediate approval for construction of a 3.2-gigapixel CCD camera to be integrated into the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Components of...
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Sheaumann Laser Acquires Axcel Photonics
Sheaumann Laser Inc. has acquired Axcel Photonics Inc. Details of the transaction between the privately held companies were not disclosed. Axcel President and Chief Technology Officer John...
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Fraunhofer, NextIn Collaborate on Wafer Inspection System
The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) and NextIn Inc. of South Korea have entered into a collaborative relationship for the evaluation of a defect inspection system. ...
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Metz Joins Zeiss Executive Board
Dr. Matthias Metz will become a member of the executive board for the Zeiss Group on July 1. Metz will be responsible for the consumer-oriented vision care and consumer optics business...
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Olmec Commissioned for Radiator Inspection System
Olmec Ltd. has been commissioned for a vision inspection station for a Tier 2 supplier of injection-molded components for vehicle radiators. The user interface for the radiator component...
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Mikrotron Chooses Russian, Swedish Distributors
Mikrotron GmbH’s high-speed recording cameras will now be distributed in Russia by Sedatec Ltd. of Moscow and in Sweden by Precision Technic Nordic of Stockholm. Mikrotron develops...
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LaserMax Names New Chief Sales Officer
Chris Tinkle has joined LaserMax as chief sales officer. With 25 years of executive management experience, Tinkle is responsible for building and managing all aspects of the...
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Elbit Wins $54M Israeli Defense Ministry Contract
Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded contracts by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to supply and maintain advanced electro-optics systems over a six-year period for approximately $54 million. ...
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Basler Offers Online Lens Selector
A new online lens selector from Basler allows users to quickly and easily identify a suitable lens with the right focal length for their camera application. The user enters the data for...
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Basler Names Manager of Sales, Business Development
Mark Williams, Basler’s new sales and business development manager, will be responsible for providing support and application engineering to customers in the U.K. He will work with...
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Syndiant, Cremotech Partner on Picoprojector Engine
Display firm Syndiant has teamed up with Cremotech of Seoul, South Korea, to create a picoprojector engine. The focus- and speckle-free engine includes red, green and blue lasers, optics and...
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VLC Photonics Offers Wafer-Design Services
VLC Photonics is now providing the multiproject wafer (MPW) standard design services at fixed costs. The company is offering access to MPW shuttle runs on different generic technology...
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Merck Developing Liquid Crystal Smart Windows
Merck KGaA has developed a liquid crystal mixture that, when used in windows, can adjust the intensity of incident daylight in seconds to reduce energy consumption in buildings. The mixture,...
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18 Entrepreneurs to Square Off in Photonics West Pitch Contest
Eighteen semifinalists have been named in the annual SPIE Startup Challenge, where new entrepreneurs pitch their light-based technology products to a panel of venture capitalists and business...
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Bioptigen Wins $458K Loan for Validation of Intrasurgical OCT System
Bioptigen has been awarded a $458,000 strategic growth loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to support clinical validation of the company’s intrasurgical optical coherence...
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Primoceler, ON Semiconductor to Provide Hermetically Sealed CMOS Sensors for ESA
Laser glass-welding firm Primoceler has teamed up with ON Semiconductor to provide hermetically sealed CMOS sensors for European Space Agency orbital missions. Based on ON...
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LIA, OSHA to Offer Laser Safety Training
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America (LIA) have renewed their partnership to help protect workers from exposure to laser hazards. ...
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OZ Optics Completes New Components Testing
OZ Optics Ltd. says its new line of optical taps and power monitors for telecommunications met industry standards in recent testing. The inline taps are built with ordinary single-mode fiber...
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PureLiFi Ships Network Systems, Secures New Investment
Optical wireless communications firm PureLiFi has raised £1.5 million from angel investors, bringing the startup’s total value to £14 million. PureLiFi shipped its first...
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Elbit to Supply Laser Missile-Defense Systems to Asian Military
Elbit Systems Ltd. said it will provide an Asian country’s military with laser missile-defense systems for Blackhawk helicopters. The company’s MUSIC directed IR countermeasures...
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Princeton Optronics Provides VCSELs for Google Project
Princeton Optronics Inc. said it is working with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group on compact 3-D imaging systems for mobile devices. The initiative, called Project...
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AOptix Names New CEO
Free-space optical communications firm AOptix Technologies Inc. has named Michael Klayko CEO. Klayko was CEO of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. from 2005 to 2013, and during that time...
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Emcore Promotes Blauvelt to Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Hank Blauvelt has been named chief technology officer for fiber components firm Emcore Corp. Blauvelt joined Emcore in 2007 as chief scientist with principal responsibility for the...
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Corning Expands Hyperspectral Imaging Portfolio with NovaSol Acquisition
Corning Inc. has acquired assets of advanced hyperspectral imaging systems developer NovaSol. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Headquartered in Honolulu, NovaSol specializes in the...
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Shanghai Investors Increase Stake in LightPath Technologies
LightPath Technologies Inc. plans to use a $1.3 million investment to support new product development, sales and marketing of its IR products and the acquisition of new equipment. The...
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EOS, MTU Partner on Laser Additive Manufacturing Quality Control
EOS has partnered with MTU Aero Engines to develop quality assurance technology for metal engine components created using laser-based additive manufacturing. A manufacturer of aircraft...
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Machine Vision Firm iiM Names Lighting Product Manager
Alexander Schmidt is iiM AG’s new product manager for machine vision lighting. Schmidt is charged with developing new standards for the company’s Lumimax product product...
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Laser 2000 to Distribute Headwall Products in Europe
Laser 2000 GmbH will distribute Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensors and accessories in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Headwall, headquartered in Fitchburg, Mass., offers...
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Bach Research Plans Expansion in New Facility
Bach Research Corp. plans to broaden its custom optics offerings for government, as well as OEM customers with a move to a larger facility this spring. The newly renovated 16,000-square-foot...
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DOE Announces Solid-State Lighting Development Grants
Four companies have received U.S. Department of Energy grants for development of solid-state lighting technology. The grants were awarded under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...
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Viso Systems Named European Distributor for Acal BFi
Viso Systems of Copenhagen, Denmark, will distribute Acal BFi products in France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. The companies have had a distribution agreement for the last two years covering...
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Driggers Chosen as Next Editor of Applied Optics
Ronald Driggers is the new editor-in-chief of Applied Optics. Driggers is the CEO and cofounder St. Johns Optical Systems of Lake Mary, Fla., which specializes in infrared imaging. ...
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Laser Components Expands Arizona Facilities for Production of Lead Salt IR Detectors
The Laser Components Group has expanded its R&D and production capabilities to offer a new line of lead salt IR detectors. The PbS and PbSe detectors are sensitive in the 3- to...
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JPK Opens Expanded Headquarters in Berlin
Citing growing demand for its nanoanalytics products, JPK Instruments has moved into expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing space. The company offers...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Optogenetics Used to Induce REM Sleep in Mice
Optogenetic activation of certain brain cells could be used to induce rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, which is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy. MIT researchers targeted cholinergic neurons in two parts of the mouse brainstem, finding that activating them during non-REM sleep increased the number of REM sleep episodes — but not REM sleep duration. Triggering...
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Light Propagation Made Visible in Solar Cells
Near-field optical microscopy has provided a glimpse inside the workings of thin-films solar cells, potentially offering a route to optimizing them and other nanophotonic devices. The...
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Viruses Reveal Color-Coded Brain
A technique for introducing multiple fluorescent labels in vivo could deepen scientists’ understanding of the brain. Researchers at the University of Southampton injected mouse brains...
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Drug Fluoresces, Kills Cancer Under 1 Wavelength
A combined imaging and phototherapy technique could help guide surgeons removing chemotherapy-resistant tumors and kill any cancer cells the surgeons miss. Researchers at Oregon State...
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AOM Reaches Unprecedented Speeds
A new acousto-optic modulator can steer laser beams at unprecedented speeds, potentially enabling finer light control for microscopy and other applications. The device features a...
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New Model Could Bring Custom Optogenetics Proteins
Deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms of a light-sensitive protein could lead to more specialized optogenetics techniques. Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum probed...
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Solar Material Produces ‘Twin’ Charges on Single Molecules
A new polymer solar cell seeks to achieve lower thermal loss by producing two charge carriers per molecule rather than one. The materials were designed and synthesized by a Columbia...
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Material Overcomes Plasmon Damping
High-quality graphene sandwiched between two films of hexagonal boron nitride allows plasmons to propagate over relatively large distances without losing energy. A research team led by the...
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Nanolaser Detects Biomolecules
A laser biosensor has demonstrated a simpler way to identify DNA and biomarker proteins via changes in a solution’s surface charge density or pH. A team from Yokohama National...
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Diamond Defects Enhance Single-Photon Emission
Nanodiamonds containing atomic-scale defects can enhance metamaterials’ emission of single photons — an important attribute of future quantum computers. A team at Purdue...
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Technique Enables Better Quantum Detectors
An array of single-photon detectors on a silicon chip could aid the development of quantum computating. Researchers at MIT, IBM and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory describe the...
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Inorganic Compound Could Replace Laser Dyes
An inorganic compound may serve as a longer-lasting replacement for laser dyes in a variety of applications. A team from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Academy of...
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Computer Model Details QD Interaction with Protein
A new computer modeling approach could increase understanding of how nanoscale quantum dots (QDs) interact with biological systems. QDs are used in a number of bioimaging applications,...
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Ultrafast Lasers Signal Batman from Magnetic Hard Drive
Researchers may have unintentionally summoned Batman as they work to store larger amounts of data on smaller hard drives using lasers. An international team has demonstrated sub-100-ps...
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Microscope Takes 3-D Images From Inside Moving Subjects
A new kind of microscope enables rapid 3-D imaging of living and moving samples, potentially offering advantages over laser-scanning confocal, two-photon and light-sheet microscopy. ...
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Metals Absorb Light, Repel Water after Laser Conditioning
A new laser micropatterning technique turns normally shiny metals black and makes them so hydrophobic that water droplets bounce off. University of Rochester researchers carved microgrooves...
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Fiber Sensors Go Inside Hot Machining Processes
Fiber optic pyrometers that can get into places that other heat sensors cannot could help metal parts manufacturers cut down defects and breakdowns. Researchers at Carlos III University of...
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Nanoparticle Works with 6 Types of Bioimaging
A new type of nanoparticle traceable through six distinct imaging methods could help medical professionals better diagnose diseases and enhance identification of the boundaries of tumors. ...
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Combing Lasers Leads to More Flexible Pulse Control
Every laser has its limitations in terms of repetition rate and pulse characteristics, but bringing five lasers together in one system could make those limitations vanish. A device developed...
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MEMS-Based QCL Spectrometer Aims at Hazardous Materials Detection
A new MEMS-based spectrometer that operates in the mid-infrared could form the basis of a handheld system for detecting hazardous materials. Developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for...
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Fluorometer Measures Glucose Levels Noninvasively
A new light-based diagnostic tool allows physicians to monitor blood sugar levels in patients who can’t give blood samples. The Glucolight system is intended to help prevent...
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Entangled Photons Emitted from Silicon Microring
Microring resonators could become a chip-scale source of entangled photons crucial to quantum computing and encryption. Such resonators are known to be efficient sources of photon pairs, but...
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Photonics Media Seeks Presenters for Biophotonic Imaging Digital Conference
Researchers in the field of bioimaging around the world are invited to give presentations at a digital conference to be hosted by Photonics Media this summer. “Biophotonic Imaging for...
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Expanded Tissues Show Confocal Microscopes More Detail
Nobel Prize-winning superresolution microscopy techniques circumvent the diffraction limit of light to image the smallest details of cells. But there is another way. Researchers at MIT have...
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In Memoriam: Charles Hard Townes
The 1964 Nobel Prize inventor of the maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), Dr. Charles Hard Townes, died early on January 27 at age 99. Townes attended...


PRODUCTS
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CMOS Image Sensor
The AR1335 CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor offers improved sensitivity and low-light imaging performance for smartphone cameras. The 13-MP image sensor is based on 1.1-µm-pixel technology and color filter array processing advancements. The sensitivity is increased by 18 percent compared to previous generations. Videos are supported through 4K ultra-HD and cinema...
ON Semiconductor
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Laser Marking System
The FiberTower MegaCenter from Fonon Technologies is a laser marking system for flat and oversize parts, and is also capable of circumferential marking. The system incorporates a Q-switched...
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Portable Explosion-Proof LED
The EPL-16BS-1X150LED-LV-50 from Larson Electronics is a portable explosion-proof LED for use within hazardous locations. The 150-W system operates on 12 to 25 volts and produces 12,500...
Larson Electronics LLC
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CCD Line-Scan Camera
A new color line-scan CCD camera from Chromasens GmbH offers a 300 percent increase in speed compared to conventional CCD line-scan cameras when used in CameraLink full mode. The AllPixa Pro...
Chromasens GmbH
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Structured Light-Generating Laser
The newest StingRay structured light-generating laser from Coherent Inc. produces up to 50 mW of output with ±75 percent line uniformity in the blue (450 nm) wavelength. It is suited...
Coherent Inc.
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ALD System
Ultratech Cambridge NanoTech has announced a new atomic layer deposition (ALD) system for creating and characterizing thin films. The Savannah G2 features a low-vapor precursory delivery...
Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech
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Optical Cryostat
A new optical cryostat from Oxford Instruments allows users to cool samples to less than 3 K without the need for liquid cryogens. Optistat Dry can be used for a range of spectroscopy...
Oxford Instruments, Nanoscience
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Laser 3-D Printer
The Nobel 1.0 from XYZprinting is a high-resolution stereolithography (SL) laser 3-D printer. Printing dimensions reach 5 × 5 × 7.9 in., with resolutions reaching 3 µm on...
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LED Thermal Interface Material
Heat-Spring from Indium Corp. is a compressible, recyclable, metal thermal-interface material for LED manufacturing. The material provides 86 W/mK of thermal conductivity using a pressure...
Indium Corp.
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Liquid-Lens Smart Camera
The EyeCheck Smart Camera series from Eye Vision Technology GmbH now comes with electrically tunable liquid lenses from Optotune of Switzerland. The shape-changing polymer lenses allow...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
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Extended Depth-of-Field Camera
A new extended depth-of-field (EDoF) digital video camera from Ricoh Americas Corp. is is suited for bottlers, printed circuit board makers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and for use in low-light...
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Broadband Polarizers
Broadband polarizers from Edmund Optics are available in 25.4- and 38.1-mm diameter models. The polarizers offer transmitted contrast from 300-2700 nm, wide acceptance angles of ±40...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Circular Variable Neutral-Density Filters
Circular variable neutral-density (CVND) filters from Reynard Corp. are fully customizable in optical density gradient function, transmission gradient function, substrate type, coating materials and...
Reynard Corporation
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Femtosecond Fiber Lasers
The Elmo 780 and Elmo Multichannel from Menlo Systems GmbH are two additions to their line of compact modular femtosecond fiber lasers. The handheld Elmo 780 emits at 780 nm and is designed...
Menlo Systems GmbH
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Wearable Optical Pulse Oximeter
The Reflective Pulse Oximetry Sensor from Taiwan Biophotonic Co. is designed to be worn comfortably on the wrist rather than the fingers, toes or earlobes. The device measures pulse rate and...
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Handheld 3-D Laser Scanner
The Freestyle3D handheld 3-D portable laser scanner from Faro Technologies Inc. scans up to a distance of 3 m and captures up to 88,000 points per second with 1.5-mm accuracy. Applications...
FARO Technologies, Inc.
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Optical Frequency Synthesizer
The FC1500 from Menlo Systems GmbH is an optical frequency synthesizer equipped with a mode-locking mechanism and mounted optical comb. Using polarization-maintaining fiber components only,...
Menlo Systems GmbH
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Picomotor Optical Mounts
The 882x series from New Focus are motorized ultrahigh-vacuum-compatible picomotor-driven large-aperture optical mounts. The picomotors provide 0.7-µrad resolution with mounts...
New Focus
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sCMOS Camera
The Dhyana 400A scientific CMOS camera from Xintu Photonics Co. Ltd. offers a 93-dB dynamic range, a 25 fps frame rate and a readout noise of 1.5 electrons. The camera is suited for ultralow...
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Alignment Laser
The GPL 105 series laser diode module from BEA Lasers is intended for education, light assembly and simple alignment jobs. The laser emits at 650 nm wavelength, <5 mW output power, a...
BEA Lasers
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Fluorescence Illumination System
The Lumen 1600 LED from Prior Scientific Inc. is a universal fluorescence illumination system for microscopy. The light offers individual control for 16 selectable wavelengths and provides...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
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UV Laser Drilling System
The CornerStone ICP Series 1 from Electro Scientific Industries Inc. is a UV laser drilling system for integrated circuit packaging applications. The 100-µm multibeam format provides...
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
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Micromachining Laser
The Origami-XP from Onefive GmbH is an air-cooled microjoule femtosecond laser. It provides flexible repetition rates from single-shot to 1 MHz, 60-µJ pulse energy, 4-W average power,...
Onefive GmbH
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Broadband IR Laser Mirrors
Broadband IR laser mirrors from Edmund Optics feature copper substrates to dissipate excess heat. The mirrors feature >98 percent reflectivity from 2-20 µm, with a surface accuracy...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Brushless Linear Motors
Brushless linear motors from H2W Technologies are ironless and controlled when coupled with a linear encoder. They operate at speeds up to 6 m/s. Applications include laser and...
H2W Technologies, Inc.
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Raman Spectrometer
The Freedom mini Raman spectrometer from Ibsen Photonics is a platform for integrators of analytical and process control instruments. It covers a spectral range of 475 to 1100 nm with a high...
Ibsen Photonics A/S
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Laser Power Detectors
The new HP series of multikilowatt detectors from Gentec-Electro Optics Inc. enable laser power measurement. Models are available for powers up to 4 or 12 kW, or up to 10 kW with a cone...
Laser Components GmbH
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Laser Processing Head
A new laser processing head from Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH (Limo) is a beam-shaping module for surface processing. It converts a continuous output of 1.0 kW from glass fiber to a line...
LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH
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Uniform Light Sources
The CCS-1000 systems from Labsphere are a series of uniform LED light sources for camera and sensor callibration. Standard sources like illuminant A, B, C, D50, 55, 65, 75, F2 and F12 are...
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IR Detectors
CalSensors’ SCD-B line of photodetectors are optimized to provide the high performance of lead salt detectors while reducing harmful radiation. Sensitive across the mid-infrared...
Opto Diode Corporation
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Laser Scan Head
The basiCube 10 from Scanlab AG is a scan head optimized for laser marking. The scan head is available with silicon mirrors for three laser wavelengths, and it achieves 800 characters per...
SCANLAB AG
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Quantum Cascade Laser
The quantum cascade laser (QCL) series from Wavelength Electronics feature low-noise drive electronics for lower detection thresholds. Possible output currents of 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000...
Wavelength Electronics, Inc.
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Optical Transceiver
An ultralow-power transceiver from Silicon Line GmbH enables active optical cables. The SL86050 contains both a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) driver and a transimpedance...
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Compact Confocal Microscope
The LSM 800 from Zeiss is a compact confocal laser-scanning microscope for high-end confocal imaging. The microscope features Airyscan computer-aided phase capabilities. Its gallium...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Electron- and Ion-Beam Microscopes
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Fiber Test System
The OP850 from OptoTest is a system that measures the insertion loss and return loss in assembled multifiber connectors and patch cables. The device offers a 830- to 1700-nm wavelength...
Laser Components GmbH
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CMOS Cameras
JAI’s Spark SP-2000 series of 20-MP CMOS cameras is now available with CoaXPress and USB3 Vision capabilities. The four models, in monochrome or color, give users a choice of a...
JAI, Inc.
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Laser Head System
The DLC TA-SHG from Toptica Photonics Inc. is a laser head with automated functions that lower noise levels and narrow linewidths for condensed matter experiments. The laser offers...
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.
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LED Drivers
The MCC series of LED phase-cut dimmable drivers from Magnitude Lighting Converters Inc. offers a current driver range of 6 to 26 W and a current output options of 350, 500, 700 and 1050 mA. ...
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Gel Analysis System
The omniDoc from Cleaver Scientific integrates illumination and imaging components for documentation and analysis of fluorescent and colorimetric gels. It comes equipped with an...
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Laser Diodes
ProPhotonix is distributing a new line of laser diodes from Panasonic. The red (661 nm) and IR (783 nm) single-mode, 5.6-mm can-packaged laser diodes are available with output powers of 100...
ProPhotonix Ltd.
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Laser Tube Cutter
The StarCut Tube SL from Rofin can cut delicate structures with kerf widths of 15 µm and below into a variety of materials, including nitinol. The cast mineral setup has no joints...
Rofin-Baasel Lasertech
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TR-FRET Assay
A time-resolved Forster resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) high-throughput screening assay from BellBrook Labs is designed for use with for UDP-producing enzymes. The device relies on...
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Plant Identification Spectroradiometer
The PSR+ 3500 from Spectral Evolution is a field spectroradiometers that provides nondestructive plant species identification in situ. Spectral resolution is ≤3.0 at 700 nm, ≤8.0 at...
Spectral Evolution, Inc.
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Volume Measurement System
A plug-and-play volume measuring system from Framos Imaging Systems enables 3-D recording of the dimensions and volumes of general cargo in real time. Based on transmitted light, the Volume...
Framos GmbH
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Thermal Camera
A new thermal camera module from Acal BFi is suited for security and surveillance applications in harsh operational environments. The ICC-TM640-105HZ combines the Tamarisk 640 × 480...
Acal BFi UK Ltd.
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Digital Binoculars
New digital binoculars from Ricoh Americas Corp. can penetrate darkness, fog, smoke, rain and sand. Pentax Atmospheric Interference Reduction (PAIR) technology reintroduces color and clarity...
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Portable LED Work Light
The EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-100-CPP516 from Larson Electronics is a portable LED work light mounted to an adjustable aluminum frame. It produces 12,000 lumens of light while drawing 150 W of...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Deuterium and Atomic-Absorption Lamps
JM Science offers a range of deuterium (D2) and atomic-absorption (AA) lamps for spectroscopy systems. The D2 lamps (pictured) were designed for atomic absorption, UV spectrophotometer and...
JM Science, Inc.
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Industrial Camera
The newest Blackfly industrial camera from Point Grey features high-speed triggering and region-of-interest functionality. The BFLY-PGE-23S6 is based on a 2.3-MP Sony IMX249 Pregius...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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Chalcogenide IR Lenses
Fisba Optik AG has announced a new line of precision-molded chalcogenide IR optics for use in civil and defense applications. They offer effective transparency in the shortwave- and...
FISBA OPTIK AG
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Fiber Recoaters
Fujikura’s FSR fiber recoaters provide extensive programmable features, including an automatic resin pumping system. With LED curing lamps and easy-to-exchange molds, the FSR-05,...
AFL
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UV Spectrometer
The UV 470-151 spectrometer by Spectrum Scientific Inc. incorporates aberration-corrected concave holographic grating. It features a Hamamatsu S11151 CCD detector that enhances system...
Spectrum Scientific, Inc.
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Thermal Weapon Sight
The first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include 12-µm technology, the Universal Thermal Clip-On (UTC) XII from BAE Systems reduces lens size, total system weight and battery use, while...
BAE Systems, Electronic Systems
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Low-Light Bullet Cameras
New MegaView 2 bullet-style megapixel cameras from Arecont Vision feature low-light technology, optional on-board storage and non-integer scaling. The company’s Spatio Temporal Low...
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Distributed Polarization Crosstalk Measuring Station
The PXA-1000 measuring station from General Photonics measures polarization crosstalk at specific locations along polarization-maintaining (PM) optical fiber. Based on a white-light...
Laser Components GmbH
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Wireless Lighting Controls
The ZenNet series of self-powered wireless lighting controls from Thomas Research Products are suited for use by OEMs for retrofit lighting, as well as new construction. The controls feature...
Thomas Research Products
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Laser-Processing Systems
Two new laser systems have been announced by LPKF Laser & Electronics. The Fusion 3D 1200 Laser Direct Structuring System features a rotary indexing table and a vision system. Small-,...
LPKF Laser & Electronics, Plastics Welding Div.
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Shortwave-Infrared Camera
Xenics has introduced its latest shortwave-infrared image camera, the Xeva-2.35-320 TE4. The thermoelectrically cooled infrared camera features T2SL IR detection technology and delivers...
Xenics
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Smartphone IR Camera
The Seek XR thermal imaging smartphone accessory from Seek Thermal allows users to view objects at close range, as well as distances of up to 2000 feet. Designed for outdoor use, it can see...
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Lighting Controllers
A new indoor lighting controller from AMS AG senses ambient light and enables the delivery of constant lux levels by making subtle adjustments as the amount of outside light varies. The...
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LED Cart
A new wheeled cart-mounted explosion-proof LED array from Larson Electronics is designed for mobility and paint spray-booth regulation compliance. The EPLC-24-2L-LED features a 7680-lumen...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Telecommunications VCSEL
A new optical fiber test module from VI Systems GmbH is suitable for multimode transmission up to 50 Gbps. The V50-850M transmitter is based on an 850-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting...
VI Systems GmbH
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Spectrophotometer
McPherson Inc.’s Deep UV Luminescence Spectrophotometer offers optical characterization and spectral measurements from the vacuum ultraviolet to the near-infrared. The optical test...
McPherson
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Radiometer
The RM9 Radiometer by Ophir Photonics is a high-sensitivity, low-noise sensor that measures the power of low-level CW and quasi-CW sources. It uses a pyroelectric sensor in conjunction with...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Microscopy Software
PicoQuant has released version 2.0 of its SymPhoTime 64 software package for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). New features...
PicoQuant GmbH
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Smart Cameras
Vision Components’ VC-F smart cameras are designed for use with intelligent transportation systems, including automatic license plate recognition, quality inspection and production control. ...
Vision Components GmbH
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Industrial Camera
The Q-12A180 high-speed area-scan camera from Adimec utilizes a CMOSIS CMV12000 global shutter image sensor. The 12-MP CMOS global shutter camera delivers images of 4096 × 3072 pixels...
Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
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Femtosecond Fiber Laser
The Orange ytterbirum femtosecond fiber laser from Menlo Systems GmbH provides average powers up to 10 W and pulse energies up to 200 nJ with typical pulse durations of 130 fs and a center wavelength...
Menlo Systems GmbH
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Materials Processing Laser
The BlueCut fiber laser from Menlo Systems GmbH generates pulses at <400 fs with energies of 10 µJ and up to 10 W average power. The system offers a femtosecond burst mode feature...
Menlo Systems GmbH
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CO2 Detection Camera
A new thermal camera from Flir Systems provides an optical alternative to traditional sniffers used to detect carbon dioxide leaks. The GF343 can scan broad areas quickly and from safe...
FLIR Systems
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Dual-Wavelength Laser
The latest dual-wavelength laser from Toptical Photonics Inc. is intended for two-photon excitation. The FemtoFiber dichro design bioMP offers two synchronized beams of different wavelengths...
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.
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Disposable-Fiber Laser
A 14-pin laser package from SemiNex Corp. is suited for integration as a high-power IR laser in systems where the use of disposable fibers is prevalent. The laser produces up to 5.8 W of CW...
SemiNex Corp.
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DPSS Lasers
Spectra-Physics has announced two new ultracompact Q-switched diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) green lasers for materials processing. The Explorer One 532-2 is a Nd:vanadate laser targeted...
Spectra-Physics Lasers Div., Laser Science
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Precision Lasers
Laser Components’ new precision lasers have a square cross-section, guaranteeing maximum parallelism between the laser beam and housing axis. The lasers are practical when suitable...
Laser Components GmbH
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LED Heat Sinks
Providing cost-effective cooling for high-power LED lighting, the Igloo SS Series of heat sinks from GlacialTech offers wattage ratings of 100, 150 and 200 W. With a rectangular profile, the...
GlacialTech Inc.
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Machine Vision Software
MVTec Software GmbH has announced a new version of its Halcon machine vision system for Android mobile devices. The software may be used to develop apps for object or text recognition, for...
MVTec Software GmbH
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Water-Cooled Beam Dumps
New water-cooled beam dumps from Gentec Electro-Optics Inc. have a highly resistant absorber that can withstand up to 12,000 W of laser power in CW mode. The beam dumps feature...
Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.

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