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photonics.com: July 2015

BUSINESS
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Laura Murphy Named Chief Financial Officer at Faro
Laura A. Murphy has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer at Faro Technologies Inc. Murphy previously served as vice president for finance and health care compliance solutions at Stericycle Inc. a medical waste disposal firm in Illinois. Before that she was vice president and CFO of Philips NA Lighting Electronics, a division of Philips Electronics BV, and held...
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Laser Components Opens Pyro Group Facility
Laser Components USA Inc., part of the international Laser Components Group, has announced the opening of its new pyroelectric detector production facility. One year after acquiring the...
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Labor Secretary, Legislators Visits LNA Laser Technology
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez visited LNA Laser Technology LLC recently for discussions on paid leave, a tour of the facility and a demonstration of robotic laser marking. U.S. Secretary...
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Gooch & Housego Wins £364 to Develop 'Freeze Ray'
Gooch & Housego PLC has been awarded £364,000 (about $569,000) in U.K. funding to lead development of a miniature, high-power fiber system for laser cooling in practical environments. ...
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Physik Instrumente Expands to Silicon Valley
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has expanded its reach to Silicon Valley. The company, a subsidiary of Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, is headquartered in Auburn, Mass., and...
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Jenoptik Taps New Supervisory Board Members; Wierlacher Named Chairman
The Jenoptik AG supervisory board has elected Matthias Wierlacher as chairman. He succeeds Rudolf Humer, who stepped down June 30. Meanwhile, the company added two new supervisor board members,...
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Trumpf Sales, Orders Climb 5%
Sales and orders increased by approximately 5 percent in the last fiscal year at Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG. The company said its preliminary calculations showed total sales of €2.723 billion...
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Integrated Photonics Center to Spur US Competitiveness
From creating jobs locally to boosting America's technological competitiveness abroad, a national photonics institute to be established here already aspires to some lofty goals. Vice President...
By James F. Lowe, Web managing editor, james.lowe@photonics.com
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IDS, Stemmer Imaging to End Machine Vision Partnership
Industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH and Stemmer Imaging Ltd. of Tongham, England, have decided to end their partnership. The companies said the market landscape...
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Saki America Relocates from San Jose to Fremont
Chip inspection firm Saki America Inc. has relocated from San Jose to Fremont. The new office will serve as a sales, training, service and applications support center for Saki's 2D and 3D...
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Intevac Receives Deposition System Order from Display Manufacturer
Intevac Inc. says a new, Tier 1 display customer has ordered a VERTEX physical vapor deposition system, used to provide enhanced scratch protection on mobile device displays, camera lenses and glass...
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NASA Awards $15M HSI Contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. will integrate a hyperspectral imaging (HSI) instrument into a new Earth observation platform for the International Space Station under a $15 million contract with...
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Technologies from Ball, Corning, Photonis, SwRI Help Image Pluto
NASA's New Horizons mission used imaging and spectroscopy equipment to secure the highest-resolution images ever captured of the dwarf planet Pluto. After traveling nearly 10 years...
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UTC Provides Imaging Systems for Cirrus Observation Aircraft
UTC Aerospace Systems (part of United Technologies Corp.) will provide imaging systems for the Perception special mission aircraft from Cirrus Aircraft Corp. of Duluth, Minn. UTC's Cloud Cap...
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Nanoco Forms Quantum Dot Lighting Division
Citing growing interest from the lighting industry, Nanoco Group PLC has formed a division to develop cadmium-free quantum dot (CFQD) technology. The company said it aims to develop CFQDs that...
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PG&O Tapped for Gravitational Wave Project
Precision Glass & Optics has been selected to manufacture four sets of 26 black glass optics panels for the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO consists of two...
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Dilas Acquires Home Base from German State
Dilas Diodenlaser GmbH has acquired its founding site and headquarters from the state government agency Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung Rheinland-Pfalz.  Dilas expanded the...
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Dynamic Perspective, TU Wien Collaborate on Drone Gimbal
A lightweight camera-suspension system for ultralight aircraft and drones has been developed by Dynamic Perspective GmbH and Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Weighing less than 20 kg,...
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SemiNex Expands IR Laser Diode Production Facility in Mass.
SemiNex Corp. has more than tripled its laboratory, manufacturing and cleanroom space within its existing location. Citing significant increases in production orders, the company said it had...
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Chinese LED Manufacturer Orders Deposition Systems from Oxford Instruments
Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Ltd. said Chinese high-tech manufacturer Enraytek Optoelectronic Co. has ordered several PlasmaPro 800 plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition systems for...
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Plessey Wins £1.3M Grant for LED Development
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. will lead a £1.3 million (about $1.1 million) U.K. grant to accelerate high-volume manufacturing of LEDs created with GaN-on-silicon technology. ...
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Neptec UK to Build Satellite Optical Metrology System
Neptec UK Ltd. will develop the High Accuracy Metrology System (HAMS) for the European Space Agency’s Proba-3 satellite mission, tentatively scheduled for launch in late 2018. An...
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Automotive Vision Firm VisLab Acquired by Ambarella for $30M
Ambarella Inc. has acquired automotive vision firm VisLab SRL of Parma, Italy, for $30 million. The acquisition moves Ambarella, a developer of video compression and image processing systems,...
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Amada Miyachi America Takes Over South American Branch
Amada Miyachi America Inc. has taken over Amada Miyachi do Brasil Ltda.’s management, sales and service in South America. Amada Miyachi America manufactures equipment and systems for...
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Exelis Acquired by Harris in $4.6B Deal
Defense contractor Harris Corp. recently acquired Exelis Inc. of McLean, Va., in a deal worth $4.6 billion. "With about $8 billion in combined pro forma revenue, the acquisition creates...
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Lidza Kalifa Named Sales Engineer at Semrock
Lidza Kalifa was recently appointed sales engineer for the catalog business line of Semrock Inc. "Dr. Kalifa brings a strong background of research from the University of Rochester and the...
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IOP Recognizes Products from M Squared Lasers, Silixa
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has presented its Innovation Awards to two U.K. photonics companies. M Squared Lasers Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, was recognized for development of a CW...
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3D-Micromac Wins Contract for Laser Solar Cell Processing Systems
Laser micromachining firm 3D-Micromac AG said it recently won a major contract for 27 systems for processing PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) solar cells. The company said a global...
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IOP Recognizes 4 for Photonics, Optics Research
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has recognized four photonics researchers with its 2015 awards. Professor Eli Yablonovitch of the University of California, Berkeley, a pioneer in the field of...
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Daniel Seiler Named Chief Executive at IDS
Daniel Seiler has been named CEO of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH by the company's executive board. He succeeds Torsten Wiesinger, who held the position for five years and will now focus...
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Army Awards $13M Night Vision Contract to Intevac
Intevac Photonics, a division of Intevac Inc., has received a $13 million contract for the production of night vision cameras for the U.S. Army’s Apache Helicopter Pilot Night Vision Sensor...
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Ball Aerospace Delivers Laser Ranging Subsystems to JPL
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) key components for a laser ranging system designed to measure changes in Earth's oceans, groundwater...
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Special Optics Buys Precision Optical Factory
Special Optics has purchased a 25,000-square-foot facility in Denville, N.J., to grow its business in femtosecond laser optical systems for eye surgery and custom high-numerical-aperture microscope...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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New 'Smart Window' Materials Allow Faster Switching
Nanocrystal-based windows that selectively block different wavelengths of sunlight could help keep homes cool but still well lit — or warm but dark. The technology has taken a major step toward commercialization because it blocks up to 90 percent of near-infrared and 80 percent of visible light, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). ...
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Lasers Transform Drug into More Useful Form
Exposure to laser light may make one type of anti-inflammatory drug more effective. Researchers at Osaka University used lasers to induce selective crystallization of the metastable form of...
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Plasmonic Device Achieves 90-GHz Switching
Able to flip on and off 90 billion times a second, a new plasmonic light emitter could form the basis of optical computing. "This is something that the scientific community has wanted to do for...
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Light Polarization Reveals Chiral Side of Silicon
Polarized light can bring out an unexpected electrical property in silicon, potentially unlocking new possibilities for computing. University of Pennsylvania researchers examining a silicon...
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Microlasers Track Cells from the Inside
Embedded microlasers could allow scientists to track and distinguish between large numbers of cells simultaneously. Two laboratories have published results independently, each showing that...
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Fluorescent Mesh Aids Tissue Regrowth
Polymer fibers provide a mesh for tissue growth that can be monitored through near-infrared fluorescence imaging. Originally developed for solar cells, the material, called TQ1, exhibits...
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Selective Laser Micromelting Creates Medical Implants
Selective laser micromelting enables processing of new materials that could be useful in medical implants. An electrode head coated with platinum-iridium using selective laser micromelting....
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Microlens Array Spawns Massive Microscope Image
A new multispectral device is said to have produced the largest microscope image ever, combining 13 color channels gathered by thousands of microlenses into a nearly 17-gigapixel picture. Able...
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Optical Glucose Sensor on Commercial Path
A University of Leeds spin-off company is seeking to commercialize an optical glucose sensor that could make finger-prick blood tests unnecessary for people with diabetes. Glucosense...
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QDs, Perovskites Team Up in Superefficient IR LEDs
Aligning the crystalline structures of quantum dots (QDs) and perovskites could yield high-efficiency LEDs. Emitting in the IR region, these hybrid materials could have applications in...
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Blue LEDs Could Help Preserve Certain Refrigerated Foods
Blue light may be the key to keeping chemical preservatives out of certain food products. A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore has found that blue LEDs have strong...
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Optogenetics Protein Mechanics Characterized
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have identified the molecular mechanism involved in the light-induced activation of channelrhodopsins — a discovery that could help...
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Laser-Writing of DVDs May Have a Speed Limit
Phase-change materials used in DVDs and other digital storage media pass through a previously unknown intermediate atomic state under laser pulses. The discovery could lead to faster computer...
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Boron Turns Graphene into Blue Light Emitter
Chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt have developed a new class of organic luminescent materials through the targeted introduction of boron atoms into graphene. The compounds exhibit an intense...
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MoS2 Films Made at Room Temperature in New Process
A new chemical vapor deposition process allows fabrication of wafer-scale films of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which until now has been commercially available only in microscale flakes. The...
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Graphene Confines Light for Nanomolecular Sensing
A plasmonic sensor made of graphene can conduct complex analyses of the smallest molecules without altering them. The device overcomes a limitation of traditional IR absorption spectroscopy,...
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Light-Activated Drugs Help Target Tumors, Cut Side Effects
A new technique that uses light to activate chemotherapy drugs in specific cells shows promise as a way to improve the effectiveness of cancer therapies while preventing severe side effects. By...
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Spectrometer Aims at Disease Detection in Breath
An IR frequency comb spectrometer could help clinicians detect diabetes, infections and cancers by analyzing the air patients exhale. The system uses a commercial frequency comb,...
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Spectrometers Delivered for Mission to Asteroid
Two of five optical instruments that will be part of a NASA mission to an asteroid have been turned over to Lockheed Martin Corp. for integration into the Origin Spectral Interpretation Resource...
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Plasmon Wakes Created, Controlled in Metamaterial
Surface plasmons can exhibit wakes likes any other wave, and those wakes can be controlled through nanoscale features on a metallic surface and through properties of the light shining on it. ...
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Microscopy Platform Enables Ultrastable Measurements
Stable enough to track the movements of individual molecules over many hours, a new measurement platform for microscopes could enable a deeper understanding of subcellular processes. The...


PRODUCTS
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Multispectral Camera
The CoroCAM 8 multispectral camera from Uvirco Technologies (Pty.) Ltd. combines imaging of UV corona emissions with visible or thermal imaging in real time in one handheld device. The device allows inspectors to see if air, internal electrical discharge or hotspots are colocated, giving the inspector more insight into their causes. A high-zoom, high-resolution visible camera provides...
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Cylindrical Lenses
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. has expanded its custom lens product line with a new generation of cylindrical lenses. Designed for deep-ultraviolet and far-infrared applications, the lenses...
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI)
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Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Analyzer
Rigaku Analytical Devices Inc. has announced the Katana handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analyzer, enabling alloy identification for use in scrap metal sorting, quality assurance in...
Rigaku Raman Technologies
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Color Sensor
Wenglor Sensoric GmbH has announced the P1XF001 six-channel multispectral sensor with a fiber-optic cable. A tool for color detection, the sensor can measure in the ROYGBV color space,...
Wenglor Sensoric GmbH
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Refractive Diffusers
Customized refractive diffusers from PowerPhotonic Ltd. enable beamshaping of high-power pulsed or CW lasers. A freeform direct-write process is used to fabricate these highly nonuniform...
PowerPhotonic Ltd.
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Color LEDs
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has announced the expansion of its dotLED product line with a wider selection of colors including red, green and blue. Designed specifically for low-profile,...
Plessey Semiconductors
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High-Speed Camera
The FASTCAM Mini AX50 from Photron Inc. provides full 1024 × 1024-pixel resolution at up to 2000 fps with unprecedented light sensitivity. The camera achieves light sensitivity of ISO...
Photron USA, Inc.
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EUV Spectrometer
The 251MX spectrometer from McPherson Inc. is now available with improved efficiency over a wider range and a gold-coated diffraction grating. Suitable for work from 20 to 80 nm, the grating...
McPherson
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Green Laser Diodes
Three green laser diodes with emission wavelengths of 520 nm are offered by Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH for imaging and display applications. Featuring transistor outline TO-38 ICut housing,...
Laser Components GmbH
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Lens Autocentering Technology
INO, the National Optics Institute of Canada, has made available for technology transfer a novel autocentering lens-alignment method. Based on the geometrical relationship between lens...
INO - National Optics Institute
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Desktop Piezo Drive
Aerotech Inc. has announced the Ensemble QDe, a desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for use with the company's Ensemble family of drives and controllers, enabling coordinated motion between...
Aerotech, Inc.
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UV Disinfection System
Heraeus Noblelight America LLC has announced the Heraeus Premium UV disinfection system for food packaging surfaces. The UV lamp has a service life of up to 12,000 operating hours and reduces...
Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
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CCD Cameras
QImaging, part of Roper Industries Inc., has announced the Retiga series of CCD cameras for microscopy and imaging. The cameras feature deep cooling that virtually eliminates dark-current...
QImaging
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Gold Integrating Spheres
Newport Corp. has added diffused gold spheres to its line of integrating spheres and mounting accessories. Gold-coated integrating spheres provide a high level of diffuse reflectance in the...
Newport Corporation
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Laser Rod Test Station
A test station from Trioptics GmbH aids quality assurance during production of laser rods up to 150 mm in length. The system performs measurements of the parallelism of laser rod end surfaces,...
Armstrong Optical Ltd.
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Laser Processing System
The Ultrus laser-processing system from Electro Scientific Industries Inc. is designed to provide semiconductor manufacturers with new options for reducing production costs, improving quality and...
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESI)
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VCSEL Arrays
Princeton Optronics Inc. has announced a line of 940-nm, 8-W vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays for illumination applications. The arrays offer >45 percent efficiency, a...
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
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Motorized Linear Stages
Newport Corp. has announced vacuum-compatible versions of its MTN series of midtravel steel linear stages. All MTN vacuum stages are equipped with stepper motors designed for vacuum...
Newport Corporation
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Multilaser Engine
Toptica Photonics Inc. has announced the iChrome SLE multilaser engine, a field-upgradeable, eight-color laser engine for multicolor microscopy and other biophotonic applications. The iChrome...
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.
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Thermal Camera
Flir Systems Inc. has announced the GF320 thermal camera as a preventative maintenance tool designed to spot leaks in piping, flanges and connections in offshore petrochemical operations. Able...
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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Tube Light System
Chromasens GmbH has expanded its range of LED illumination products with the Corona II tube light system. Intended for machine vision applications, the light system enables bright-field...
Chromasens GmbH
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Interferometric Thickness Gauges
The 137 series of interferometric thickness gauges from Bristol Instruments Inc. measures absolute thickness to an accuracy of ±1 μm with a repeatability of ±0.05 μm. The...
Bristol Instruments, Inc.
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Optical Ground Wire Cable
AFL Telecommunications LLC has announced the CentraCore OPGW (optical ground wire) cable, offered with up to 96 fibers in a single stainless steel tube design. The device features a gel-filled,...
AFL
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Motion Controller
The MCST 3601 series of motion controllers from Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG (Faulhaber) of Germany is compact, flexible and designed to fit the Faulhaber micro stepper motors for optics and...
MICROMO
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Three-Channel Encoder
The IEH3-4096 series of integrated encoders from Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG of Germany deliver two square wave signals and an additional index channel. The devices offer high...
MICROMO
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Metrology Software
Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the PC-DMIS 2015 software for the collection, evaluation and management of measurement data. The software introduces a new measurement strategy for optical...
Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
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CCD Cameras
QImaging (part of Roper Industries Inc.) has announced the QI OEM camera platform, designed to enhance instrument sensitivity and throughput with superior linearity, range and image quality. ...
QImaging
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Flats, Mirrors
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has announced high-precision reference flats and mirrors (coated flats) manufactured in a thermally stable environment. Flatness is ensured with surface accuracy better...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
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Color LEDs
Lumileds Holding BV has announced the Luxeon 3535L color line, giving emergency vehicle lights, signs, color-tunable bulbs and architectural lamps access to high-quality, single-color mid-power LEDs...
Lumileds
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3D Vision System
Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced the RV300, RV500 and RV1100 3D machine vision systems. Capable of high-speed, high-accuracy 3D recognition of objects, the systems help increase production...
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Industrial Products Div.
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CMOS Image Sensor
Designed for smartphones and tablets, the T4KC3 back-side illuminated CMOS image sensor from Toshiba Corp. is a 16-MP device that uses phase-detection auto focus to achieve quick focusing for...
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Line-Scan Camera
Teledyne Dalsa (part of Teledyne Technologies Corp.) has announced the Linea 16k high-resolution line-scan camera, featuring 3.5-μm pixels and an acquisition line rate of 48 kHz. The camera...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Thermography Camera
Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. has announced the Cox CX320 thermography camera, an uncooled longwave-infrared camera system for machine vision, process monitoring and benchtop R&D applications....
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
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Fiber Splicer
Upgrading its fiber fusion splicer series, Fujikura Europe Ltd. has announced the 22S splicer for single fibers. An active V-groove model, the splicer is designed for high-end,...
Fujikura Europe Ltd.
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Photocoupler
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has announced the TLP383 transistor-output photocoupler, suited for programmable logic controllers, AC adapters and interface boards. Used to replace...
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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UAV Optics
Custom-fabricated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) optics for small drones and tiny flying robots have been announced by Meller Optics Inc. The optics feature round sapphire lenses from 0.25 in....
Meller Optics, Inc.
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CMOS Camera
Designed for noninvasive cancer imaging, the 2-MP Q-2A750-CXP CoaXPress camera from Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV can be used for interferometric optical microscopy, diffraction-based contrast...
Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
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Microscope Heating System
A multiwell heating system from ibidi GmbH creates in vivo-like cell conditions on K-frame microscopy stages. A heated top plate prevents condensation from forming on the microscopy plate lid....
ibidi GmbH
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Military Touch Screen
The 10.4-in. PVDU2600 touchscreen LCD from Curtiss-Wright Corp. combines high brightness and robust construction with a range of embedded Intel Corp. processor options. The display features...
Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.
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Frame Grabber
BitFlow Inc. has announced the Cyton CXP2 frame grabber, a dual-port version of its CXP4 board. The device is based on PCI Express bus technology on a PCIe Gen 2.0 platform for high-speed...
BitFlow, Inc.
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Industrial Spectrometer
Offering USB 3.0 communication, the AvaSpec-ULS2048L-EVO spectrometer from Avantes BV provides faster transfer speeds than earlier models. With an AS 7010 electronics board, the spectrometer...
Avantes BV
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OCT Measurement System
Flo-IR GmbH offers an optical coherence tomography system for measuring the thickness of multilayer films and geometrical shapes, and for characterizing the quality of sealed seams, as in coffee...
flo-ir
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Goniophotometer
Opsira GmbH has announced its robogonio goniophotometer for luminaire measurement under the new DIN EN 13032-4 standard. The system incorporates a Kuka Robotics Corp. industrial robot to assist...
opsira GmbH
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Sapphire Crystals
OAO Monocrystal offers 300-kg sapphire crystals. The crystals were grown through the company's proprietary modified Kyropoulos method and are used in LED, optical and radio frequency integrated...
Monocrystal
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Laser Monitoring Software
Gigaphoton Inc. has announced new Web-based monitoring software for excimer lasers used in semiconductor manufacturing. REDeeM Cloud is designed to help users collaboratively analyze...
Gigaphoton Inc.
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SWIR Camera
Process Sensors Corp. has announced the PSC-764-1M ultracompact, high-resolution camera with real-time PSC-Camera Connect software. Designed for use by the metals industry, the...
Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.
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Thermal Imaging Camera
Process Sensors Corp. has announced the PSC-640 IR thermal imaging camera with video graphics array resolution. With an optical resolution of 640 × 480 pixels, the camera delivers...
Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.
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Glass-Imaging Camera
Designed to meet the requirements of the glass industry, the PSC-450-G7 thermal imaging camera from Process Sensors Corp. displays real-time thermal images at a frame rate of 80 Hz, switchable to 27...
Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.
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CMOS Image Sensor
On Semiconductor Corp. has announced the AR0136AT CMOS digital image sensor, incorporating the company's first backside illuminated (BSI) sensor technology for the automotive imaging market. ...
ON Semiconductor
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Frame Grabber
Teledyne Dalsa (part of Teledyne Technologies Corp.) has announced the Xtium-CL MX4 frame grabber, a Camera Link-compatible image processing board that delivers high-speed images to host memory. ...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Microscope Upgrade Kit
PicoQuant GmbH’s upgrade kit now supports the Zeiss LSM 880 confocal laser scanning microscope. The upgrade kit enhances the microscope's capabilities through the addition of...
PicoQuant GmbH
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Aspheric Lenses
Modified to offer high performance at specific wavelengths, TECHSPEC Best Form aspheric lenses from Edmund Optics Inc. produce diffraction-limited spot sizes at the design wavelength. Polished...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Colorimeter
Mazet GmbH has announced the MTCS-C3 colorimeter for lighting, backlight, LED tests, color selection and other applications. The sensor system is based on the Jencolor standard components...
MAZeT GmbH
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Angle-Measuring Eyepiece
An angle-measuring goniometer eyepiece from Titan Tool Supply Inc. can be used to check cutting tool geometry and angular measurement. The AME-5M measures over 360° to an accuracy of 5...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
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Piezostages
Piezoconcept SARL has introduced a line of single- and multiaxis piezostages for nanopositioning. One of the new stages, the Hybrid System, provides an integrated positioning system for use...
PIEZOCONCEPT
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Illumination Design Software
Synopsys Inc. has announced version 8.3 of its LightTools illumination design software, which offers an advanced design module for modeling reflective and refractive freeform optical surfaces. ...
Synopsys, Inc., Optical Solutions Group
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Machine Vision Controller
A programmable logic controller from EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH provides an interface between image processing systems and the production plant for machine vision applications. The...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
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CMOS Image Sensors
Framos GmbH now offers two CMOS sensors from Sony, the Pregius IMX250 and IMX252, for industrial image applications. The sensors feature 3.45 μm pixels and improved sensitivity in the IR...
FRAMOS
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Clinical Microscope
Leica Microsystems GmbH has announced the DM2500 LED microscope for clinical laboratories and research applications. Ultrabright LED illumination offers a constant color temperature at all...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Lithography System
A fully integrated UV nanoimprint lithography system, the Hercules NIL from EVG (EV Group Europe & Asia/Pacific GmbH) combines cleaning, resist-coating and baking preprocessing steps for...
EV Group (EVG)
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Microplate Reader
BioTek Instruments Inc. has announced the Synergy Neo2 multimode microplate reader. The device's independent optical paths ensure uncompromised performance. Continuously variable bandwidth...
BioTek Instruments, Inc.
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UV-VIS-NIR Cameras
Andor Technology Ltd. now offers extended-range, dual-antireflection technology on its iKon-L CCD camera platform for detection from the near-infrared (NIR) to UV. The technology broadens the...
Andor Technology Ltd., Corporate Headquarters
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High-Speed Rotator
A high-speed rotator from Finger Lakes Instrumentation LLC is designed to synchronize with scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras, allowing fast changes in the orientation of optical elements. The...
Finger Lakes Instrumentation, LLC
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Titanium-Doped Sapphire
Synoptics (part of Northrop Grumman Corp.) now offers titanium-doped sapphire for short-pulse lasers. The components are available in sizes up to 25 mm in length at various absorption and...
Northrop Grumman Synoptics
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Differential Frame Grabber
BitFlow Inc. has announced the Neon-Dif differential frame grabber, which is able to capture images at cameras' highest frame and data rates. Leveraging PCI Express high-speed technologies with...
BitFlow, Inc.
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Broadband Filters
Supporting brilliant violet and UV dyes, three new broadband filter sets from Semrock Inc. allow microscopists to visualize molecules of small quantities or low expression within the cell. The...
Semrock, Inc.
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Videoscope
Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG has announced the Multipoint measuring videoscope for the remote visual inspection market. The 4.4-mm-diameter device features a “See & Measure”...
Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
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Visible-Thermal Surveillance Systems
Outdoor video surveillance systems from Silent Sentinel Ltd. of Hertford, U.K., feature simultaneous visible and thermal imaging outputs. The Oculus series features continuous-zoom optical...
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
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In-Vacuum Mechanical Shutter Systems
Greateyes GmbH now offers fast in-vacuum mechanical shutter systems for vacuum-ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet and x-ray cameras equipped with vacuum flanges CFDN100. The shutters protect...
greateyes GmbH
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Linear Positioner
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced the Q-521, a miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioner. The ultracompact positioning system is 21 mm in width and comes with travel ranges of 12, 22...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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3D Imaging Software
Faro Technologies Inc. has announced the CAM2 Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, Faro ScanArm, Faro Laser Tracker and Faro 3D Imager. The device is capable of connecting...
FARO Technologies, Inc.
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Green Laser Sight
Designed to withstand the rigors of repeated firing on subcompact handguns, LaserMax Inc.’s Micro-2-G rail-mounted laser sighting system is now offered in green and is equipped with advanced...
LaserMax, Inc.
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Extraction and Filtration Device
The LAS 160 extraction and filtration device from ULT AG removes dry, nonflammable dusts from laser marking and materials processing with simplified filter handling. The filter combination...
ULT AG
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Spectrometer
Sekonic Corp. has announced the Spectromaster C-7000 spectrometer, designed for industrial lighting measurement and control. The standalone device offers advanced color measurement and analysis...
Sekonic Corp.
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Fiber Cable
OFS Fitel LLC has announced the MiDia FX cable, making fiber-cable deployment faster and less costly. Featuring optimized buffer tubes and jacket rifling for air-blown installation performance...
OFS

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