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photonics.com: September 2015

BUSINESS
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Northrop Grumman Wins $50M in US Military Contracts for IR Countermeasures
The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. more than $50 million in contracts for laser systems to defend aircraft. A $35.4 million award from the Army will support development of systems under the Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program, with an expected completion date in October 2017. The project aims to augment existing laser jamming capabilities for rotary-wing...
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Marines Use Augmented Reality in Live-Fire Testing
For the first time, U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates recently used augmented reality technology during live-fire training exercises. The Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) systems...
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LPKF Promotes Two to Lead Interconnects Division, PCB Prototyping
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has named Malte Fengler strategic product manager for molded interconnect device technology, taking the reins from Stephan Krause, who will become sales director for...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Feedback Provides Better Optogenetics Control
Feedback control could give optogenetics the specificity it needs to fight neurological disorders like epilepsy, chronic pain and depression. Neural stimulation systems based on electrical inputs already use feedback to control to fine tune their effects, but a device developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the first to provide similar control for optical stimulation. ...


PRODUCTS
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Thermal Image Sensor
The Pico384 Gen2 thermal image sensor from Ulis SAS enables thermal camera makers to further automate their assembly lines, lowering the cost of integration and boosting production. Providing a QVGA resolution of 348 × 288 pixels for exceptional image quality, the device is also suitable for outdoor applications such as nature observation, wildlife watching, game tracking, camping and...
ULIS
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Linear LEDs
Smart Vision Lights LLC has announced its LE series of industrial sealed linear LEDs, offering European style and sleek design. Featuring a rugged, IP65-rated housing with strobe and constant...
Smart Vision Lights
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FLIM Camera System
Designed for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in the frequency domain, a camera system from PCO AG features a novel charge-swing sensor. The pco.flim offers 1008 × 1008...
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Photodetectors
The BI-SMT photodetector series from OSI Optoelectronics Inc. features single-channel, back-illuminated silicon photodiodes specifically designed to minimize dead areas on the edges of devices. ...
OSI Optoelectronics, Inc.
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FRAP Imaging Platform
A fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) imaging platform from Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG provides accurate and flexible live-cell photomanipulation. The cellFRAP employs a...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Autofocusing Stage
Designed to operate in flight conditions, a single-axis linear autofocusing stage from Nanomotion Ltd. of Yokneam, Israel, is resistant to shock and vibration, extreme temperature variation, and...
Heason Technology Ltd.
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Nanopositioning Stages
New Focus, a Newport company, has announced the Picolis series of motorized linear stages for nanopositioning. The stages offer the high push force and stability of picomotor technology....
New Focus
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Smart Camera
Matrix Vision GmbH has announced the mvBlueGEMINI smart camera for industrial inspection applications. The camera has a dual-core processor and features JPEG compression for live image display...
MATRIX VISION GmbH
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DUV Spectrometer
Ibsen Photonics AS has announced the Freedom HR-DUV spectrometer platform for integrators or compact analytical and process-control instruments operating in the deep-ultraviolet range. The...
Ibsen Photonics A/S

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