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photonics.com: February 2015

BUSINESS
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3 Finalists Vie for National Integrated Photonics Institute
Three consortia led by the universities of Central Florida, Southern California and New York have been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to submit full proposals for creating a $220 million Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. The finalists have until March 31 to submit full, 80-page proposals. Final selection is expected to be announced in June. ...
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Teledyne Acquires Underwater Imaging Firm Bowtech
Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired Bowtech Products Ltd. of Aberdeen, Scotland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bowtech designs and manufactures vision systems, including...
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Edmund, Fisba Partner on IR Glass-Molded Optics
Edmund Optics Inc. and Fisba Optik LLC of Tucson, Ariz., have teamed up to produce IR optics using nontraditional materials. The new components will be suited for life sciences applications...
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Quantum Materials Begins Shipping of Cadmium-Free QDs
Quantum Materials Corp. has begun shipping cadmium-free red and green quantum dots in evaluation and production quantities to consumer electronics manufacturers. The company said a new...
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Newport to Acquire Austrian Firm Femtolasers
Newport Corp. plans to acquire Femtolasers Produktions GmbH of Vienna. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this quarter, were not disclosed. Femtolasers develops ultrafast lasers...
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Adimec Names Dual CEOs
Industrial camera company Adimec has promoted Chief Marketing Officer Dr. Joost van Kuijk and Chief Financial Officer Alex de Boer to serve cooperatively as chief executives. De Boer will...
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Northrop Grumman Supplies Laser Mine Detection Systems to Navy
The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman Corp. for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Mounted on the MH-60S helicopter, the ALMDS...
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Flir Marks Successful Foray Into Consumer Market
Flir Systems Inc. ended its fiscal year with increased revenues and profits, having marked a successful entrance into the consumer market with thermal cameras for smartphones. “During...
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Newport Touts Record Sales Amid Acquisitions
Newport Corp. notched sales and orders records in 2014, with profits reaching $35.1 million. Net sales for the year were $605.2 million, $158.7 million of that coming in the fourth quarter. ...
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Earnings Jump at Hamilton Thorne
Biophotonics firm Hamilton Thorne Ltd. said it experienced a five-fold increase in profits from 2013 to 2014. Preliminary figures put net income at more than $800,000, compared to $125,000...
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Prism Award Winners Recognized at Photonics West
From 3-D-printed optics to novel laser systems to mobile medical diagnostics and chemical sensors, nine cutting-edge products were recognized Wednesday during the Photonics West trade show with Prism...
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Edmund, Luxexcel Partner on 3-D Printed Optics
Edmund Optics has partnered with Luxexcel Group BV of the Netherlands to develop 3-D-printed plastic optical components. Luxexcel’s patented Printoptical technology uses additive...
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CyberOptics Looks to Break Even in 2015
Optical metrology firm CyberOptics Corp. said it expects sales growth of at least 10 percent and a break-even operating result in the year ahead after introducing new products and cutting losses in...
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Spectronics Names VP, Operations, Product Managers
Spectronics Corp., a manufacturer of UV equipment and fluorescent materials, recently promoted three employees. Limin Chen has been named vice president of manufacturing and special...
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Bach Research Supplying Optics for Multiple Atmospheric Study Missions
Bach Research Corp. has completed two contracts and begun one more for optical components to be used in satellites studying the Earth’s atmosphere. Under a new contract with Ball...
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M Squared Secures $5M in New Funding
Eyeing oversees sales growth and the emerging quantum technology market, M Squared Lasers has secured £3.25 million (about $5.02 million) in new funding. The international bank...
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Expansion into New Markets Yields Strong Year for IPG Photonics
IPG Photonics Corp. says 2014 went just as it planned, with new sales efforts yielding a 19 percent rise in revenues and a 29 percent increase in earnings. The industrial lasers firm, which...
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Neptec 3-D Lidar Sensor System Aims to Improve Mine Operations
Neptec Technologies Corp. has completed proof-of-concept testing on a new 3-D lidar sensor system designed to help truck drivers and shovel operators for mining operations. The 3DRi Spot...
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Multilayer QD Solar Cells Promising for Natcore
A new breed of quantum dots (QDs) could enable multilayer solar cells that capture more of the sun’s energy. Natcore Technology Inc. said scientists in the laboratories of co-founder...
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IR Drone Camera Provides Bird's-Eye View of Rochester at Night (with video)
Flying 15,000 feet over downtown Rochester at night, a midwave-infrared (MWIR) sensor from Exelis captured in detail the movements of cars and pedestrians. The company’s...
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Semrock Names Life Sciences Catalog Leader
Semrock has named Dr. Prashant Prabhat the new business line leader for its newly formed life sciences catalog business segment. Prabhat and his team will focus on growing the catalog filter...
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New Fibercore VP Targets Oil & Gas Market
Brian Herbst has been named global senior vice president of sales for Fibercore, where he will lead a push into new markets. Herbst was formerly director of specialty cables at AFL. He...
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Ferro Acquires Laser Marking Firm TherMark for $5.5M
Ferro Corp. has acquired the privately held laser marking technology company TherMark Holdings Inc. of Irvine, Calif., for $5.5 million in cash. TherMark’s technology uses lasers to...
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Profitable Faro Pushes Further into Law Enforcement
Faro Technologies Inc. said its newest laser 3-D scanning products performed well as it closed the books on 2014 and announced a new acquisition. Yearly sales increased 17.2 percent to...
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Two Reach Top Tier of Zeiss Technical Ladder
Optics giant Zeiss has elevated two employees to the highest level on its technical ladder. Dr. Michael Kempe and Dr. Michael Totzeck of Zeiss’ corporate research and technology division, are...
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Germany Opens Digital Photonic Production Research Campus
Government, scientific and industry leaders recently opened the Digital Photonic Production research campus to develop light as a production tool. The German Federal Ministry of Education...
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JDSU Reveals Spinoff Names: Lumentum and Viavi
Lumentum and Viavi are the names of the two companies JDSU plans to split into this fall. Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer Rex Jackson will leave the company Sept. 30 following the...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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3 Finalists Vie for National Integrated Photonics Institute
Three consortia led by the universities of Central Florida, Southern California and New York have been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to submit full proposals for creating a $220 million...
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Antennas Enable Nanoscale Terahertz Spectroscopy
Tiny antennas could bring the power of terahertz spectroscopy to bear on large molecules and other nanoscale objects. Nanoantenna-enhanced terahertz spectroscopy (NETS) involves chains of...
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Organic Solar Cells Unaffected by Nanostructure
Bulk heterojunction organic solar cells that are highly organized at the nanoscale are no more efficient at creating free electrons than cells with poorly organized structures. That is the...
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Fluorescent Probe Shows Promise in Osteoarthritis Treatment
A near-infrared fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. Tested in mice, the probe detected the activity leading to cartilage loss in joints. As the...
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Lens Arrays Could Enable Rooftop Solar Concentrators
Tiny solar cells sandwiched between lens arrays could bring the promise of concentrator photovoltaics (CPVs) down to a consumer scale. “Current CPV systems are the size of billboards...
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Film Enables Touch Displays That Respond to Bending, Heat
A novel film could be used to make flexible displays that respond not only to touch but also to bending and heat. Developed by a team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research...
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ZnO Nanowires Create Ultrasensitive UV Smoke Detector
A new low-temperature nanowire growth process can create ultrasensitive UV smoke detectors directly on a microchip. A ZnO nanowire detector created through a seedless hydrothermal technique...
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Laser Frequency Comb Boosts Solar Telescope Accuracy (with video)
Laser frequency combs can help telescopes achieve unprecedented accuracy in spectral measurements, and may someday aid detection of Earth-sized exoplanets. A team from three German...
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Fluorescent Label Aids Whole-Brain Imaging In Vivo
A new permanent fluorescent label allows researchers to study complex neural activity in wide swaths of brain tissue in moving animals. Developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the...
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‘Flat Lens’ Masters Chromatic Aberration
Overcoming a limitation of earlier flat optics, a new achromatic metasurface is able to bend different wavelengths of light by the same amount. The ultrathin “flat lens” is...
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Model Predicts Metamaterials’ Nonlinear Optical Properties
A new approach that can predict the nonlinear light scattering properties of nanostructures could help turn optical metamaterials to more practical uses. The unique electromagnetic...
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Cubic Nanoantennas Eyed for NEMS Biosensors
Lab-on-a-chip applications could benefit from cubic nanoantennas that direct light more effectively than spherical ones. The cubes, which are composed of insulating rather than conducting or...
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Printable Filters Manage THz Communications
Plasmonic filters created with an off-the-shelf inkjet printer could enable blazing-fast wireless downloads and clearer cellphone calls using the terahertz spectrum. University of Utah...
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Germany Opens Digital Photonic Production Research Campus
Government, scientific and industry leaders recently opened the Digital Photonic Production research campus to develop light as a production tool. The German Federal Ministry of Education...


PRODUCTS
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Glass Refractive Index Measurement System
The rIQ (refractive index quantification) from Craic Technologies Inc. and Laboratory Imaging s.r.o. of Prague performs analysis of glass trace evidence. It uses the thermal immersion method to enable criminalists in modern forensic laboratories to measure the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously. The standalone package consists of a phase-contrast...
CRAIC Technologies
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Board-Level Cameras
Point Grey has announced the Chameleon3 USB3 Vision board-level camera line, combining the ease of USB 3.0 with the flexibility of board-level design with CCD and CMOS image sensors. The...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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HDR Imaging Photometers
SphereOptics has introduced a multi-exposure high dynamic range (HDR) feature for its I- and Y-Series ProMetric imaging photometers. The HDR mode increases the dynamic range of the ProMetric...
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Spatial Light Modulator
An advanced reflective spatial light modulator, the SLM-100 from Santec Corp. is based on liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) technology. The SLM-100 provides 1.5 MP in high definition, with...
Santec Corp.
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Remote Visual Inspection System
Featuring a powerful LED source, the Techno Pack T LED from Karl Storz Industrial Group is a measuring and documentation system for the remote visual inspection market. When used in...
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SWIR Line-Scan Camera
A new 2k shortwave-infrared (SWIR) line-scan camera from Sensors Unlimited Inc. is designed for applications in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The GL2048R is...
Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems
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UV Crosslinker
A UV crosslinker from Spectronics Corp. enables identification and analysis of trace amounts of DNA and RNA with greater sensitivity, accuracy and speed than conventional analysis. The...
Spectronics Corp.
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Streak Camera, Calibration Module
A new optical streak camera from Sydor Instruments LLC has dual slots to mitigate space-time focus astigmatism and employs a curved image plane for superior focus out to the image boundaries. ...
Sydor Instruments, LLC
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Hyperspectral Camera
Telops has announced a new narrowband hyperspectral imaging camera for detection and identification applications in geological, chemical and environmental research. The Hyper-Cam NB has a...
Telops Inc.
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Lock-In Amplifier
A new low- and mid-frequency lock-in amplifier from Zurich Instruments is suited for optical experiments with a mechanical chopper or a pulsed laser system. The MFLI features a signal...
Zurich Instruments
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Pulsed Fiber Lasers
Spectra-Physics has introduced two new pulsed fiber lasers, the VGEN-ISP-POD and the VGEN-QS-HE-100. The VGEN-ISP-POD (pictured) is an IR short-pulse master-oscillator power-amplifier fiber...
Spectra-Physics Lasers Div., Laser Science
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UHV Windows
Custom fabricated sapphire viewports and sight windows for ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) systems and process machinery are available from Meller Optics Inc. The windows provide Moh 9 hardness and...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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Time-to-Digital Converter
A new time-to-digital converter from qutools GmbH is suited for time-correlated single-photon counting. The quTAU records the timestamps of electrical signals and transmits the time an event...
Laser Components GmbH
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Laser Spectrum Analyzer
A new spectrum analyzer from Bristol Instruments Inc. characterizes lasers over wavelength ranges from the visible to midwave-infrared. The 771 Series includes shorter measurement times,...
Bristol Instruments, Inc.
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MIR Laser
Designed for industrial, medical and research applications, a new midwave-infrared laser from Quantum Composers offers software-selectable output pulse energies. The MIR Series features high...
Quantum Composers, Inc.
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Fiber Wavelength Measuring Station
The MAP-200 from JDSU is a measuring station with a modular design for the characterization of fiber optic components and systems in research, development and production. The mWAVE-A1 module...
Laser Components GmbH
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High-Power Laser
Power Technology Inc. has announced the Grande high-power laser, offering power levels up to 20 W. Controlled by an internal microprocessor, the design features an LCD, providing users with...
Power Technology, Inc.
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Optical Encoders
iC-Haus has developed optical encoders with photodiodes designed especially for blue light. The encoder chips optimize scanning and signal interpolation in the smallest available space of a...
iC-Haus GmbH
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Fixed Pyrometers
Two new Pyrospot Series 54 and 56 fixed pyrometers from Dias Infrared Corp. provide temperature measurement in the midwave-infrared range around 5 μm, with a temperature measurement range from 100...
DIAS Infrared Corp.
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Scan System
With a 20-mm aperture, the intelliSCAN III 20 scan system from Scanlab AG delivers a wide range of options and efficient digital-servo algorithms with application- and customer-specific tunings. ...
SCANLAB AG
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LED Weapon Light
The CenterFire WeaponLight by LaserMax, designed for use with the Glock 42 semiautomatic pistol, is a high-output LED light. It emits 100 lumens of bright white light, allowing faster, more...
LaserMax, Inc.
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LED Driver
Innovations in Optics has announced the 5000D-100 LED Driver for its Aurora Classic Line source illuminators. The driver provides constant current in continuous, pulsed or pulse-width...
Innovations in Optics, Inc.
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Fiber Optic Cable
FieldShield StrongFiber from Clearfield Inc. is a 900 μm G657 A2 bend-insensitive optical fiber cable with 0.2dB insertion loss. Its loose-tube construction features mini-Kevlar,...
Clearfield Inc.
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Tunable Laser
Designed with system integration in mind, a new tunable laser from Santec Corp. is suited for spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The HSL-1 is based on electrically pumped...
Santec Corp.
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V-Groove Fiber Splicer
The 21S V-groove optical fiber splicer by Fujikura Europe is designed for fiber-to-the-premises, data center, LAN and access network applications. It features accurate splice-loss estimation...
Fujikura Europe Ltd.
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Line-Scan Cameras
The LQ-401CL and LQ-201CL from JAI A/S are the newest addition to the company’s Sweep+ series of multi-imager prism-based color line-scan cameras. Based on 4-CMOS prism technology,...
JAI A/S
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LED Strobe Beacon
Larson Electronics’ EPSLED-80-141 hazardous-area LED strobe beacon is weatherproof and suited for marine use. It operates on 120 to 277 V AC or 12 to 24 V AC/DC. Made from copper-free...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Progressive-Scan Video Camera
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.’s IK-HD5U progressive-scan HD 1080p/1080i video camera is designed for scientific imaging and microscopy applications. It features a...
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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High-Temperature Fiber Coatings
High-temperature coatings from Zeus make optical fiber more robust in applications that require mechanical strength and resistance to radiation or abrasion. They are designed for use with...
Zeus Industrial Products, Engineered Extrusions Div.
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Beam Combiner
The new 4×1 TrueM2-14 beam combiner from OFS enables machine manufacturers to build their own fiber laser source based on their own specific requirements using modular architecture. ...
OFS
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Multiphoton Laser-Scanning Microscopes
Two new configurations of the FluoView FVMPE-RS series of multiphoton laser-scanning microscopes from Olympus can obtain vivid images 8 mm below the tissue surface, allowing observation of ultrafast...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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UV Laser
A high-output-power UV laser from Spectra-Physics is suitable for manufacturing mobile device components such as printed circuit boards, semiconductors, electronic components and displays. ...
Spectra-Physics Lasers Div., Laser Science
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LED Design Software
The latest version of Lambda Research Corp.’s illumination and optical design software is suited for LED implementation into lamps and luminaires. TracePro v7.6 includes the capability...
Lambda Research Corp.
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Laser Lenses
Designed to meet the demanding requirements of ultrafast laser applications, Newport Corp.’s new antireflection-coated fused silica lenses are available in 12.7- and 25.4-mm diameters. ...
Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH
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UV Laser
Quantel Laser has announced its EverGreen laser designed for combined particle image velocimetry (PIV) and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) experiments. The 266-nm extension of the laser...
Quantel USA
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Beam Profiling Camera
Ophir Photonics has announced the Pyrocam IIIHR, a camera designed for OEM applications. Featuring a sensitive, 160 × 160-pixel image array that can profile beams up to 0.5 in., the...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Quantum Cascade Lasers
New quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) from Alpes Lasers SA are available in high-heat-load housing with collimated output, and can be operated with drivers for optimal usage. The HP-QCL...
Alpes Lasers SA
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Laser Beam Diagnostic Camera
The new LaserCam-HR II diagnostic camera from Coherent Inc. improves on previous models by offering more sensitive and accurate laser beam diameter measurements, especially those involving D4sigma...
Coherent Inc.
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Cryogenic Optical Measurement Platform
The updated Cryostation C2 from Montana Instruments Corp. is an optical measurement platform that operates at 3.2 to 350 K. A redesigned sample-support structure improves stiffness for...
Montana Instruments
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Monochromators
A new line of 60 factory-configured monochromators from Oriel Instruments covers the wavelength range from 180 to 2500 nm. The Cornerstone monochromators feature a variety of input and...
Oriel Instruments
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Lighting Power Supplies
New power supplies from Oriel Instruments are designed to operate DC arc lamps and quartz tungsten halogen (QTH) lamps. OPS-A and OPS-Q series offer an integrated light-intensity controller...
Oriel Instruments
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Industrial Femtosecond Laser
The Spirit 1040-16 industrial femtosecond laser from Spectra-Physics delivers >16 W average output power with ultrashort <400 fs pulse width, 40 μJ pulse energy and repetition rate up to 1...
Spectra-Physics Lasers Div., Laser Science
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Fiber Connector Kit
The new MTP connector kit from US Conec supports direct coupling to 900-μm loose- or tight-buffered fibers. The 900-μm MTP connector kit mechanically couples the buffer tubes,...
US Conec Ltd.
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SWIR Camera
Made for laser spot detection and tracking of hot, fast-moving objects, Xenics’ new high-speed shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera, Cheetah-640CL, offers noncontact thermography up to 20000...
Xenics
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Large-Array CCD Camera
The LT665 large-array beam-profiling camera from Ophir Photonics joins the BeamGage family of laser beam profiling systems. Designed for applications such as ophthalmology, high-speed...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Radiometry System
The LIDA-SRS-KIT lock-in digital amplifier radiometry system from Oriel Instruments allows the accurate reading of optical detector signals, and can be used for spectroscopy applications. It...
Oriel Instruments
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Optomechanical Module
The IS-OGP by Siskiyou is an optomechanical module designed for integration of external laser beams into microscopes used for optogenetics experiments. It positions the focused laser...
Siskiyou Corporation
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Camera Software
The OneView UVC viewer application, by Vreo Innovation, is now available for Linux. It is designed for the Sony MA13x camera series. It allows the end user to adjust video streaming...
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Laser Diode Controller
Combining a precision current source with an integrated 128-W thermoelectric temperature controller, the LDC-37620 from ILX Lightwave is designed for controlling high-power single-emitter laser...
ILX Lightwave Corp.
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Imaging Photometer
Instrument Systems GmbH has announced the LumiCam 1300 Advanced, an imaging photometer and colorimeter designed to analyze the characteristics of displays and electronic panel graphics. The...
Instrument Systems GmbH
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Spatial Light Modulator
Combining a microdisplay with an application-specific non-video interface, the QXGA-3DM from Forth Dimension Displays is a lightweight spatial light modulator with a small form factor. The...
Forth Dimension Displays Ltd.
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Zero-Order Waveplates
Tower Optical Corp. has announced the Z-76.2-A series of 3-in., zero order waveplates with a clear aperture of 73 mm. Air spaced, the waveplates are available unmounted or in 4-in. mounting...
Tower Optical Corp.
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High-Speed Smart Camera
The new ProcImage 500-Eagle CMOS smart camera from See Fast Technologies combines high-speed acquisition and real-time embedded processing. The camera offers 505 fps at 1280 ×...
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Microscopy Camera
A new digital color CCD camera from Leica Microsystems is suited to fluorescence and brightfield microscopy applications. The DFC7000 T has a highly sensitive quad-tab sensor and is...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Laser Positioning Stages
New linear stages from Newport Corp. are engineered for extended operation in industrial environments with heavy duty cycles, like ultrafast laser micromachining, ablation, cutting or laser additive...
Newport Corporation
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Phase-Locked Optical Chopper System
The 75160NF phase-locked optical chopper system from Oriel Instruments is suited for spectroscopy applications. It combines a chopper controller with an enclosed chopper head and includes...
Oriel Instruments
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Terahertz Spectrometer
TeraView’s new TeraPulse 4000 is a portable terahertz system intended for use in laboratory, production and industrial environments. It is available with an onboard spectroscopy and...
TeraView Ltd.
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High-Wattage LED Drivers
High-wattage LED drivers from Thomas Research Products eliminate the need for step-down transformers inside luminaires. The PLED96W-HV drivers work on any mains from 277 to 480 V and offer...
Thomas Research Products
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VCSEL Linear Heaters
Princeton Optronics Inc. has announced new vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) array linear heaters for printing and additive manufacturing. They offer 4 kW CW output from...
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
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Excimer Lasers
New excimer lasers from MLase AG are intended for glass marking. The MLI and MLI-OEM series are UV light sources at 193 or 248 nm with high pulse energies up to 16 mJ and repetition...
Laser 2000 GmbH
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Optical Spectrum Analyzer
A new version of the AQ6373 optical spectrum analyzer from Yokogawa Europe BV incorporates a new monochromator with a sharp passband filter edge for clearly separating spectral signals in close...
Yokogawa Europe BV
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TIRF Illuminator
Expanding its line of illuminators, Olympus has announced the cellTIRF-1L one-line illuminator, suited for use with laser combiners in total internal reflection fluorescence experiments. The...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Spectrometers
Delivering high thermal stability and low unit-to-unit variation, the Flame line of miniature spectrometers from Ocean Optics provides flexibility and configurability for a range of UV-VIS...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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OCT Fiber Probes
OFS has announced new optical fiber assembly capabilities to build high-quality probes with flexible tip lensing designs for optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications. The technology...
OFS
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Videoscope
The minnieScopeTM-XS from Enable Inc. is designed to provide embedded real-time optical imaging for medical devices. It consists of a 400 × 400-pixel CMOS image sensor, imaging optics,...
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Handheld Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer
A handheld single-fiber fusion splicer from Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. is suited for working on local-area network and fiber-to-the-premises connections. The FitelNinja NJ001 is designed to...
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
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Excimer Laser
Gigaphoton Inc.’s newest ArF excimer lithography laser is equipped with environment- and cost-friendly gas- and electricity-reduction technologies. The GT64A4’s open platform is...
Gigaphoton Inc.
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Optical Fiber Polishers
Laser Components offers two new optical fiber polishers from Ultra Tec for small series, prototypes and retropolishing. The Minipol polisher (pictured) is small, lightweight and can run on a...
Laser Components GmbH
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Machine Vision Lenses
Kowa’s JCM-V lenses are designed for megapixel applications requiring a sensor size of 2/3-in. or smaller used in high-vibration and high-shock environments. The lenses are suited for...
Framos GmbH
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Optical Heated Windows
Reynard Corp. has made available custom optical heated windows using conductive materials to keep imaging planes or optical instrumentation windows free of moisture or fog. Patterns can be...
Reynard Corporation
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LED Engines
Small, low-profile light engines from Soraa are compatible with a variety of industry-standard LED drivers and suited for use in enclosed, non-ventilated indoor and outdoor fixtures. From...
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Lighting Measurement System
The EyeSens MCI (multicolor inspect), by EVT EyeVision Technology GmbH, provides efficient measurement of IR and UV LEDs, as well as different color spaces such as RGB, HSI and LALB. With...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
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Laser Power Meter
The 120K-W Laser Power Meter from Ophir Photonics is a commercial sensor for measuring very high-power fiber, IR and Nd:YAG 120-kW lasers. It measures beams at a distance past the focal spot...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Fiber Lasers
Rofin Macro Group’s third-generation FL Series fiber lasers are capable of generating 2 kW of power. The series is available with power levels ranging from 500 to 6000 W and optical...
Rofin-Sinar, Inc.
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Spectrophotometer
The Origin bright-white-light spectrophotometer from Radiantis is designed for use in reflection, transmission and absorption spectroscopy. Based on a linear diode array, it is built to...
Radiantis
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Optical Power Meter
Suited for real-time monitoring of any light source, including lasers, Radiantis’ new photodiode-based optical power meter incorporates both the detector head and power meter to measure power...
Radiantis
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Optical Component Measuring Station
Mahr Federal Inc. has announced a precision measuring station to evaluate optical components, including freeform, aspheric and spherical lenses. Developed to provide quick 2-D and 3-D...
Mahr Federal Inc.
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Handheld Security Imager
The FocusScan handheld IR imager from Iscon Imaging Inc. is designed for use in loss prevention, security enhancement and asset protection at retail distribution sites and warehouses. ...
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IR Body Imager
The SecureScan body imager from Iscon Imaging Inc. offers IR imaging for safety and loss-prevention applications. The scanner allows users to view objects — such as weapons or goods...
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ArF Immersion Light Source
A new ArF immersion light source for semiconductor lithography from Cymer provides improvements in bandwidth, wavelength and energy stability to reduce process variability and increase yield over...
Cymer, Inc.
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Reflectometric Interference Detector
The 1λ-Reflectometric Interference Detection device (1λ-RIDe) from Berthold Technologies GmbH and Biametrics GmbH provides a bridge between conventional micro-array approaches and...
Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
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LED Curing System
The BlueWave QX4 high-intensity spot-curing system from Dymax Corp. features all the benefits of LED-curing technology in a small and versatile unit. The system is comprised of a controller...
Dymax Corp.
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LED Encapsulant
Offering reliable electronics protection for outdoor LED lighting, the EI-1184 Clear Encapsulant from Dow Corning is a two-part silicone system. The product delivers reliable, long-lasting...
Dow Corning Corp.
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Linear Positioning Stages
With a lower profile and better flatness than stacked stages, Newport Corp.’s One-XY series of integrated two-axis linear stages provides a compact, high-performance solution for demanding...
Newport Corporation
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Silicon Aspheres
Manufactured using an optical-grade silicon substrate, Techspec silicon aspheric lenses from Edmund Optics are suited for weight-sensitive IR systems, including those found in many defense...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Scientific Spectroscopy Camera
The Synapse EM from Horiba Scientific is a deep-cooled electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) scientific camera for low-light and ultrafast spectroscopy experiments.  It is available in front-...
HORIBA Scientific
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Excimer Laser
An eximer laser for ophthalmic marking from Laser 2000 may be used to create microdots on an optical surface, allowing for best adherence of hard or antireflection coatings. The L2Mark has...
Laser 2000 SAS
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OEM Laser Modules
Laser Components’ OEM laser modules, with diameters of 3.3 mm and 11.5 mm, are suited for soldering to circuit boards. For all other applications, the modules are available with...
Laser Components GmbH
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Optical Encoders
Pittman Motors has announced two new types of optical incremental encoders for precision motion-control applications for volume OEMs. E30C and E30D optical incremental encoders operate at 5...
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Profiler Optics
Taylor Hobson has announced a new range of long-working-distance lenses for its coherence correlation interferometer (CCI) noncontact profilers for measurement of features such as rough surfaces and...
Taylor Hobson Ltd.
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Industrial Camera
Point Grey has announced the addition of the BFLY-PGE-50H5 camera model to its Blackfly family of GigE Vision cameras. The camera is based on the Sharp RJ32S4AA0DT monochrome and RJ32S3AA0DT...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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IR Cameras
With a 180° articulating lens and 5.7-in. touchscreen, the TiX560 and TiX520 IR cameras from Fluke allow thermographers to easily navigate over, under and around objects to preview and capture...
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3-D Printer Extension Set
A new extension set from Nanoscribe bridges the gap between 3-D laser lithography and 3-D printing for microfabrication applications. Supplementing the company’s Photonic Professional...
Nanoscribe GmbH
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Detector Cards
Detector cards for wavelengths from 1.5 to 5 μm and 5 to 20 μm help verify the path of invisible laser radiation. Offered by Laser Components GmbH, the cards are ready for immediate...
Laser Components GmbH
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Agricultural Spectrometer
Avantes has announced a new near-infrared spectrometer suited for analysis of grain, corn, wheat and soy. Based on a 100-mm optical bench with NA of 0.13, the Avaspec-NIR 256-HSC is equipped...
Avantes BV

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