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photonics.com: June 2015

BUSINESS
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Emcore Appoints Vice Presidents of Sales, Operations
Fiber communications firm Emcore Corp. has named David Wojciechowski vice president of sales and Shane Mortazavi vice president of operations. Wojciechowski has 20 year of sales experience in the optical communications, semiconductor and renewable energy industries. From 1986 to 1989, and from 2001 to 2009, Wojciechowski was director of global sales for Emcore Broadband, where he was...
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Kato Named Chairman at AFL
Takamasa Kato has been named chairman of AFL Telecommunications LLC by its parent company, Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. He succeeds Kenny Nara. Kato joined Fujikura in 1970 after graduating with a...
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Weiss Named General Manager of Gooch & Housego's Orlando Facility
Frank Weiss has been named general manager for Gooch & Housego PLC's operations in Orlando. Previously Weiss was vice president of advanced systems at Emcore Corp., with business...
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Aicon 3D Completes Acquisition of Breuckmann
Optical metrology firm Aicon 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of scanner manufacturer Breuckmann GmbH of Meersburg. Aicon acquired 100 percent of Breuckmann's shares in 2012 and...
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Thomas Merk to Become CEO of Rofin-Sinar Next Month
Thomas Merk will become president and CEO of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. on July 1. He succeeds Günther Braun, who will remain with the company for a period of time to assist with the...
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Basler Names Sales Manager for Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Cor Valk has been named business development and sales manager for camera maker Basler AG in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Those three countries make up the Benelux region, which...
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Lockheed Wins $24M in Navy Contracts for Laser-Guided Training Rounds
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. $24.2 million in contracts to produce enhanced laser-guided training rounds (ELGTR), a cost-effective alternative to using operational laser-guided...
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Thomas Fehn Named CEO at SPI Lasers
Thomas Fehn has been named CEO of SPI Lasers UK Ltd., a developer of fiber lasers used in manufacturing and materials processing. He succeeds Christian Schmitz, who has returned to parent...
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Updated: Researcher, Venture Capitalist Join Headwall Board of Directors
Headwall Photonics Inc. has added a venture capitalist and a remote sensing researcher to its board of directors. Purdue University professor Melba Crawford is an expert in the field of remote...
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Shasta Crystals Adds Three to Advisory Board
Shasta Crystals Inc. has named three new members to its advisory board. The board now comprises six leaders in academia and industry with expertise in crystal growth, international business...
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Mahr Expands Optical Metrology Offerings with ESDI Acquisition
Continuing its push into the optical metrology market, Mahr GmbH has acquired Engineering Synthesis Design Inc. (ESDI) of Tucson, Ariz. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ESDI develops...
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VI Systems Receives €2M for Optical Interconnect Development
VI Systems GmbH has received nearly €2 million in the form of a grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program to continue development of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser...
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Zeiss Industrial Metrology to Acquire Majority Stake in Steinbichler
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology GmbH is set to acquire a majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH of Neubeuern, a move it says will make it a complete provider of optical metrology products...
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Laser Control Systems Names Business Development Director
Neil Stanley has been named national and international business development director at Laser Control Systems Ltd. Stanley has more than 20 years of experience in the laser optics industry and...
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RMI Laser Appoints Midwest Sales Account Manager
Keith “Griff” Griffiths has joined RMI Laser LLC as a sales account manager for the Midwest, based in Indianapolis. Griffiths started his career in the laser industry as a test...
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Three Nominated to Join ESI Board of Directors
Three technology executives have been nominated to join the board of directors at Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) as three others prepare to retire. The candidates are John Medica, a...
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EMVA Names New President, Board Members
Jochem Herrmann, cofounder and chief scientist of the Dutch camera manufacturer Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV, is the new president of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA). He succeeds...
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Brimrose Wins $1.7M in Grants for Directed-Energy Research, Spectral Sensor Development
Brimrose Technology Corp. has been awarded $1.7 million in grants for development of a spectral sensor and optics for a directed-energy device. The grants were awarded under Phase II of the...
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Fraunhofer Laser Institute Joins Australian Additive Manufacturing Project
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) has joined an Australia R&D initiative involving laser additive manufacturing. The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre...
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Earnings Drop While Datacom Revenues Climb at Finisar
Demand for data communications equipment drove an 8.1 percent increase in revenues at Finisar Corp. in fiscal 2015. But as the company closed its books May 3, it reported a nearly 90 percent drop in...
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Photonics Industries Opens $8M Facility on Long Island
Citing increased demand for its diode-pumped solid-state laser products, Photonics Industries International Inc. has moved to a new $8 million facility on Long Island. The 67,000-square-foot...
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Berliner Glas Expands Optical Coatings Facilities
The coating and surfaces division of Berliner Glas KGaA has expanded and moved to new premises. The company has installed 9687 square meters of new ISO Class 5 to 7 cleanrooms and optimized the...
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Optics Masters Back under Original Ownership
Longtime employees Keith Hebert and Peth Siphengphone and founder Ken Hebert have purchased Optics Masters LLC from Infinite Optics Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
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DirectPhotonics Secures €3.3M Growth Investment
DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH has secured an investment of up to €3.3 million (about $3.7 million) from existing shareholders and a new, significant industrial strategic partner. The...
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Trumpf Plans €70M EUV Facility in Ditzingen
Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest €70 million in the expansion of its headquarters to include extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) microchip production technology. New buildings covering an...
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Schalk Named Senior Account Manager at Framos
In his new role as senior account manager at Framos GmbH, Michael Schalk will be responsible for expanding the image processing firm's share of the logistics solutions market. Schalk will...
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Fairbank Named Engineering Manager at DSI
John Fairbank has been named engineering manager at Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI). Fairbank has 28 years of experience in the thin film optical coating industry, with core skills in technical...
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Gardiner Named Marketing Coordinator at RMI Laser
Heidi Gardiner has joined RMI Laser LLC as marketing coordinator. Gardiner has a bachelor's degree in marketing and six years of marketing experience. Previously she worked for CoolTouch (New...
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NKT Photonics Licenses Fiber Laser Technology to Fraunhofer IOF
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena has licensed photonic crystal fiber (PCF) technology from NKT Photonics AS of Birkerød, Denmark. NKT...
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Sofradir, Airbus Sensors Deployed for ESA Mission
Sofradir SAS has delivered 24 shortwave-infrared (SWIR) detectors to Airbus Defence and Space GmbH of Munich for the European Space Agency’s Sentinel missions. Twelve of the Sofradir...
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Doyle Named Managing Director at Trumpf UK
Annette Doyle will take on the role of managing director of Trumpf Ltd., the U.K. subsidiary of the Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG, starting July 1. She succeeds Scott Simpson, who will leave Trumpf...
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Laser Illuminated Projector Association Elects New Chairman, Officers
The Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) has chosen four new leaders to serve through May 2017. Assuming the role of chairman is Jan Daem, a product safety validation engineer at...
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Tang to Advance Rama Label Technology at Photon Etc.
Nathalie Tang has joined the newly created nanotechnology development division, Photon Nano, at Photon Etc., where she will focus on integrating the company's hyperspectral imaging technologies with...
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Konica Minolta Eyes Automated Inspection Market with Acquisition of Radiant Vision Systems
Konica Minolta Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Radiant Vision Systems LLC of Redmond, Wash., a provider of test and measurement equipment for the flat panel display...
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Updated: Rocket Explosion Destroys Spectrometer Headed for Space Station
An unmanned rocket that exploded shortly after takeoff Sunday destroyed a spectrometer and other equipment headed for the International Space Station. The visible to near-infrared spectrometer...
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Loyo Named Head of R&D for Jenoptik Laser
Valentin Loyo was recently put in charge of the R&D department in the laser business unit of Jenoptik AG's lasers and material processing division. He succeeds Martin Leitner, who left...
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Continuously Disinfecting Light Fixtures Commercialized
Designed to continuously disinfect the air and surfaces in hospitals, a new line of light fixtures is about to hit the U.S. market. Developed at the University of Strathclyde in the U.K. and...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Reflective Roof Cooler than Ambient Air Temperature
A potential new roofing material stays cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the midsummer Australian sun. Comprising a coated polymer stack on a silver thin film, the surface exhibited nearly 100 percent solar reflectance and thermal emittance at IR wavelengths from 7.9 to 13 μm, according to researchers at the University of Technology Sydney. Even white roofs absorb...
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Coating Brings MEMS Flexibility to Laser Welding
A new protective coating for silicon mirrors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) allows precision cutting and welding with high-power lasers. Up to now, it has been possible to use...
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Fiber Microendoscope Could Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies
A low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed at Rice University could reduce the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing screening for esophageal cancer. That's...
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Tunable Laser Diode Taps NIR for Data Transmission
Tapping into undeveloped frequency bands, a new ultracompact heterogeneous-wavelength laser diode could enable higher-capacity optical data transmission systems. The device combines silicon...
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Optogenetics Offers Treatment for Laryngeal Paralysis
Optogenetics techniques could be exploited to treat laryngeal paralysis, a condition that interferes with speaking, swallowing and breathing. Researchers at the University of Bonn have made...
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Quantum Dots Used to Create 'Electronic Tattoos'
Flexible, stretchable LEDs based on quantum dots can be manufactured in ultrathin sheets and applied to human skin like a sticker. These low-voltage "electronic tattoos" could be the next step...
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Holographic Microscopy, Machine Learning Software to ID Bacteria
Pairing holographic microscopy with machine learning software could help hospitals and the food industry screen for bacterial infection in real time. A quantitative phase imaging unit (QPIU)...
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System Combines Optical Microscopy, MRI
Combining optical and MRI techniques, a new imaging system aims to uncover the complexities of tumors to help better tailor cancer treatment. The preclinical and intravital molecular imaging...
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Ultrafast Lasers Create 3-D Crystal Waveguides in Glass
Femtosecond laser pulses can create complex, single-crystal waveguides inside glass – a discovery that could enable photonic integrated circuits (PICs) that are smaller, cheaper, more energy...
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Terahertz System Achieves 32 Gb/s Wireless Data Transfer
A terahertz system has been used to transmit data at a rate of 32 Gb/s over 25 m, a demonstration that could have important implications for the future of wireless communications. Developed by...
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Photonic Bandgap Fiber Reaches Telecom Scale
New fabrication tools have enabled the creation of an 11-km photonic bandgap fiber that previously could only be manufactured in lengths of hundreds of meters. Its reach, as well as its low...
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Graphene Filaments Provide Tunable On-Chip Light Source
Incandescent bulbs may be a thing of the past, but the principle of light-emitting filaments may have a new use in displays and optical communications. Researchers from the U.S. and South Korea...
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Metamaterial Waveguide Confirms Theoretical Prediction
A metamaterial waveguide has demonstrated opposite refractive indices at the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of light, confirming for the first time a decade-old theoretical prediction. ...
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Study: OCT Could Aid Brain Tumor Removal
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) holds promise as a tool to guide surgeons as they operate on brain tumors, helping them to avoid removing healthy tissue. After identifying brain cancer's OCT...
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Fog Chamber Aims for Better Optics Testing
A humid chamber in the desert of New Mexico is designed to help improve the abilities of cameras and sensors to penetrate fog. Sandia National Laboratories recently created the chamber —...
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MEMS Display Harnesses Ambient Light to Create Color Images
A new type of display that uses tiny mirrors instead of light-emitting pixels could reduce screen glare and the amount of energy used by consumer electronics. Based on microelectromechanical...
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Laser Annealing Creates Nanoscale Lattices
A new laser patterning technique can create large-scale, nanostructured grids that could enhance manufacturing of optical coatings, solar cells and touch screens. Developed at Brookhaven...
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Optic Cancels Starlight to Search for Exoplanets
A new type of adaptive optic blocks glare from distant suns to give astronomers a glimpse of the dimmer bodies that orbit them closely. The vector apodizing phase plate (vector-APP) coronagraph...
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Spin Hall Effect Called Fundamental Property of Light
The spin of incident light determines the direction of propagation of evanescent waves along a surface, according to researchers at the Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science. The finding...
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Frequency Combs Reverse Crosstalk, Extend Range of Fiber Transmission
Frequency combs could eliminate the need for repeaters, which are necessary for maintaining signals over long distances in today's fiber-optic networks. Developed at the University of...
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Newly Discovered Corals Light Up Murky Depths
Deep-water corals recently discovered in the Red Sea display a surprising array of colors, the mechanisms of which could be developed into new bioimaging tools. An international team of...
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Optical Cavity Allows Measurement of Nanosystems
A new type of microscope uses an optical cavity to enhance image signals dramatically and enable detailed measurements of the structure and movements of individual nanoparticles. The technique...
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Flexible Film Creates Colors from Reflected Light
From couture to camouflage, a new ultrathin color-changing film could one day change what we wear. Unlike other flexible display technology, the film, which was developed at the University of...
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€6.2M Project Aims for 25% Efficiency from Thin-Film Solar Cells
A consortium of 11 European universities, research facilities and businesses has set out to create thin-film solar cells to rival the efficiency and cost of multicrystalline technology. The...
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Lasers Improve Blade Maintenance for Stone Cutting
Lasers and glue could replace the solder used today to attach diamond segments to rotary blades used in stone cutting. A new mobile, laser-based process for attaching and removing cutting...
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Strain Measurement Optimizes Nanowire LEDs
Tiny defects can affect the performance of nanowire LEDs. Now researchers have a way to detect these defects and potentially correct them. A team from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University...
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Optical Devices Aim for Asteroid
Lockheed Martin Space Systems' facility has received the first of five optical instruments to be installed in NASA's Origin Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer...


PRODUCTS
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Xenon Flash Modules
Intended for photometric instrumentation applications, new xenon flash modules from Heraeus Noblelight America LLC provide a broad, continuous spectrum from deep UV to near-infrared (190 to 1100 nm)...
Heraeus Noblelight LLC, Arc/Flash Div.
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Optical Design Software
Lambda Research Corp. has announced a new version of its optical design software. OSLO (Optics Software for Layout and Optimization) v6.6.4 contains significant updates and enhancements meant...
Lambda Research Corp.
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Motion Control Systems
Motion control systems from Wuxi Saibo Industry Co. Ltd. (Saibo) of China are available in three widths and two styles to meet load requirements up to 7200 N (1619 lb). The SB-LGV straight and...
Wuxi Saibo Industry Co. Ltd.
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LED Driver
Innovations in Optics Inc. has announced the Model 5000A-100 driver for its high-power LED light engines. The driver provides constant current in continuous, pulse or pulse-width modulation...
Innovations in Optics, Inc.
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Optical Test System
Yokogawa Electric Corp. has expanded its AQ2200 series of multi-application test systems with a range of optical attenuation and switch modules for applications involving GI50 multimode optical...
Yokogawa Europe BV
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Camera Driver Software
Imaging Development Systems GmbH (IDS) has announced new driver software to connect its USB and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) industrial cameras with the Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer. When...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Camera Software Extension
BitFlow Inc. offers a new software extension for its frame grabbers that leverages technology from Nvidia Corp. to eliminate latency in image transfer. The BitFlow Direct-for-Video Protocol...
BitFlow, Inc.
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High-Speed Cameras
Offering simple and efficient high-speed imaging, the Lambert HS540 cameras from Lambert Instruments BV are the company's first cameras featuring a fast, high-resolution sensor. The Lambert...
Lambert Instruments BV
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Optical Shaft-Measurement System
The MarShaft Scope 250 Plus from Mahr Federal Inc. provides fast, accurate and fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts and turned parts from the shop floor. The flexible optical system...
Mahr Federal Inc.
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Linux Support for Cameras
Pixelink has announced Linux operating system support for its line of USB 3.0 cameras. Customers can now use the Pixelink software development kit in both the Linux Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows...
PixeLINK
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Two-Chip Laser Module
SemiNex Corp. has announced the 2CM, a two-chip laser module that outputs up to 8 W of CW power in a single-core fiber. The 2CM’s chip beams are combined into one fiber with no fiber...
SemiNex Corp.
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Industrial Camera
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced a USB video device class (UVC) version of the USB 3 uEye XC industrial camera, a completely platform-independent device. The 13-MP camera can...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes
Marktech Optoelectronics has announced a new line of silicon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) with an internal gain mechanism, fast time response, low dark current and high sensitivity in the...
Marktech Optoelectronics
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Auto-Focus Lens Module
Varioptic has announced the addition of the Caspian u-316-7.5 to its range of auto-focus lens modules. Featuring the Arctic 316 liquid lens, it offers magnification from 2× to 5×...
Varioptic
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Compressor
An enabling technology for compact photonics cooling applications, the Mini Compressor from Samsung is now offered by AMS Technologies AG. The Mini Compressor has a cooling capacity of up to...
AMS Technologies AG
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Collimating Lenses
For use with multikilowatt fiber, disk and YAG lasers, the Fiberlens series of collimating lenses from Ophir Optics LLC features fused silica substrates and a high laser-damage threshold. With...
Ophir Optics LLC
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Optical Mount
Newport Corp. has expanded its Edge Grip mount series with the M1-1D mount for D-shaped mirrors. The mount can also be used to hold other types of optics, including lens arrays, gratings or...
Newport Corporation
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Machine Vision Software
Open eVision image analysis software for industrial machine vision from Euresys SA is designed for integration into automation applications. The software is able to process images acquired from...
Euresys s.a.
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Fused-Silica Aspheres
II-VI Infrared (II-VI Inc.) has announced customized fused-silica aspheres for direct diode and fiber or disk laser applications at powers greater than 1 kW. The fused-silica aspheres are...
II-VI Inc., II-VI Infrared
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Sapphire Optics
Meller Optics Inc. offers custom-fabricated sapphire lenses, detector windows and domes that can withstand the rigors of aerospace and high-speed aviation applications. The optics are...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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Parabolic Mirrors
Designed to collimate broadband light, off-axis parabolic mirrors from Optical Surfaces Ltd. are manufactured for demanding tolerances. The mirrors are commonly used as collimators in imaging...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
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YAG Laser System
Quantel Laser (Quantel SA) has announced the Q-Smart Twins, a YAG laser system designed for researchers performing particle image velocimetry, laser-induced fluorescence, laser-induced breakdown...
Quantel Laser
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EMCCD Camera
Princeton Instruments Inc. has introduced a new high-speed electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) camera for low-light imaging and spectroscopy. The ProEM-HS:1024BX3 is a 1024 × 1024-pixel...
Princeton Instruments
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Tunable Light Sources
Oriel Instruments (part of Newport Corp.) has upgraded its TLS series of fully integrated tunable light sources with a new power supply that supports optional light intensity control. The light...
Oriel Instruments
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Optical Shutters, Rotary Solenoids
Advanced optical shutters and rotary solenoid device pairings are available from Daco Instrument Co. Used to provide precise blocking, unblocking and modulation of beams of natural or UV light,...
Daco Instrument Co.
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Laser Optics
Berliner Glas KGaA offers cylinder lenses and mirrors in lengths up to 2000 mm with high surface qualities. The cylinder lenses and mirrors are used to expand and homogenize laser beams, for...
Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co.
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Laser Cutting Head, Collimator
II-VI Inc. has announced two new laser materials processing products. FiberLight, a compact, 1-μm sheet metal-cutting head, is capable of processing a variety of materials and thicknesses,...
II-VI Inc., II-VI Infrared
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Laser Diode Modules
Lasos Lasertechnik GmbH has announced the LDM-XT laser series, its latest generation of laser diode modules. The modules are available in a free-beam version with a permanently aligned coupling...
LASOS Lasertechnik GmbH
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3-D Sensors
LMI Technologies Inc. has announced a new line of 3-D sensors for the wood industry. The chroma+scan 2400-series sensors determine 3-D shapes of boards and logs at fast scan rates with a wide...
LMI Technologies Inc., Corporate Headquarters
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Laser Attenuator
Delta Optical Thin Film AS and Edinburgh Biosciences Ltd. have jointly announced the Laser Optical Multilayer Attenuator (LOMA). The LOMA is based on optical thin film coating technology with a...
Delta Optical Thin Film A/S
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Deep UV Bandpass Filters
Mounted in an aluminum ring for easy identification and system integration, deep UV bandpass filters from Edmund Optics Inc. are suited for applications in fluorescence microscopy, Raman...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Autocorrelator
Newport Corp. has announced the PulseScout2 autocorrelator, a diagnostic tool for ultrafast pulsed lasers. It is capable of measuring pulses from both high-repetition-rate oscillators and...
Newport Corporation
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Dynamic Sampling Accessories
Ocean Optics Inc. has introduced four spectroscopy accessories for dynamic sampling measurements of both solid and liquid samples. The DR Probe integrates a light source and collection optics...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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Industrial Femtosecond Laser
Optimized for micromachining of transparent, brittle materials, a new industrial femtosecond laser from Spectra-Physics Inc. (a Newport company) may be used in display manufacturing. Spirit...
Spectra-Physics
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Beam Profiler
The CinCam CMOS Pico beam profiler from Cinogy Technologies GmbH is optimized for integration into existing optical setups or laser systems. The profiler’s USB 2.0 interface transfers...
CINOGY Technologies GmbH
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Camera Block
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division has announced a 4K autofocus camera block, the FCB-ER8300. Powered by ExmoreTM CMOS sensor technology and capable of 20× zoom with...
Sony Europe Ltd., Image Sensing Solutions
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Distribution Cable
Trans data elektronik GmbH has announced the Micro Distribution Cable (tMD), a thin, highly flexible fiber optic cable that facilitates cabinet-to-cabinet cabling and the direct connection of active...
trans data elektronik GmbH
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Thermal Engine Core
Device-ALab has announced the SmartIR640-384, a compact and lightweight high-resolution IR engine core for thermal imaging systems. It features a range of VGA and QVGA modules and is designed for...
Device-ALab
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White Light Source
Offering high radiance and irradiance in a broadband white light source, the EQ-400 from Energetiq Technology Inc. features a compact lamp house and clean construction to ensure long life. The...
Energetiq Technology, Inc.
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Fiber Laser Windows
Sapphire fiber laser windows from Laser Research Optics (a division of Meller Optics Inc.) are designed for larger industrial cutting lasers from 4 kW and up. Capable of withstanding steel...
Laser Research Optics
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Medical Imaging Sensor
OmniVision Technologies Inc., Precision Optics Corporation Inc. (POC) and Fujikura Ltd. collaborated to produce a 160K CMOS imaging sensor (CIS) module for medical imaging OEMs. The module has...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
Precision Optics Corp.
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Optical Design Software
With modeling enhancements and usability improvements, VPIphotonics GmbH has announced Transmission & Component Design Suite Version 9.5, a simulation and analysis environment for optical...
VPIphotonics
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Laser Mirrors
New Techspec high-power Nd:YAG laser mirrors from Edmund Optics Inc. feature high damage thresholds and reflectance up to 99.9 percent at 45° incidence. Designed for high-power beam...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Multimode Fibers
With mechanical stability and functional integrity, radiation-resistant multimode fibers from the Leoni Special Fiber Cables GmbH register lower radiation-induced attenuation readings than other...
LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH, WCS Div.
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Single-Axis Controller
PiezoMotor Uppsala AB has announced the DMC-30019 single-axis controller, the latest drive option for the Piezo Legs motor series. The motion controller can function as a standalone device or...
MICROMO
PiezoMotor AB
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Optics Clip
A new optics clip from Siskiyou Corp. secures high-flatness components in optical mounts without significantly degrading their wavefront performance. Traditional optics mount holdings such as...
Siskiyou Corporation
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High-Pulse-Energy Lasers
The Talon HE line from Spectra-Physics is a series of high-energy UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers, delivering high pulse energies and flexibility in system configuration ...
Spectra-Physics
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Linear Motor Stage
Aerotech Inc. has introduced the PlanarDLA series of integrated, open-frame, low-profile linear motion stages. Applications range from two-sided LED wafer processing, where high dynamics and...
Aerotech, Inc.
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Optical Fiber Recoaters, Cleavers
Fujikura Europe Ltd. has introduced a new line of large-diameter fiber (LDF) cleavers. The CT-105 and CT-106 can be used with 80- to 1250-μm-diameter fibers. The CT-106 is able to perform...
Fujikura Europe Ltd.
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Fluorescence Lifetime System
The Ultima time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime system from Horiba Scientific (a division of Horiba Instruments Inc.) is optimized for short-lifetime measurements with...
HORIBA Scientific
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Pulsed Laser Diode Modules
The new SCW 1430 series of laser diode modules from OSI Laser Diode Inc. are intended for optical testing applications where high-peak pulsed power is required, such as optical time-domain...
OSI Laser Diode Inc.
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Fiber Laser
To address biomedical applications including ophthalmology, gene sequencing and high-resolution microscopy, Quantel Laser (Quantel SA) offers Elba, a tunable high-power fiber laser system. It...
Quantel Laser
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Direct Diode Laser
Designed for powering bioinstrumentation, a new direct diode laser from Spectra-Physics (a Newport company) has a bandwidth at least three times narrower than conventional 488-nm direct diodes. The...
Spectra-Physics
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Optical Encoder
Transparent to electromagnetic fields, a new fiber-optic linear incremental encoder from Micronor Inc. may be used for position and speed monitoring inside magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and other...
Micronor Inc.
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Optical Table Columns, Pins
Updated optical table columns and pins from Owis GmbH can be secured additionally with a clamping fork. Mounting is independent from the thread grids and is possible in any desired position. ...
OWIS GmbH, Optical Beam Handling & Positioning Systems
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IR Camera Lenses
Fluke Corp. has announced two new IR camera lenses, expanding its portfolio for select IR cameras of 320 × 240 resolution and under. The 25-μm macro lens can identify defects that...
Fluke Networks
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InGaAs SWIR Detectors
Laser Components USA Inc. has announced the IG22is, an extended InGaAs detector for shortwave-infrared spectroscopy applications. The line sensor has 256 pixels at 30 × 250 μm each...
Laser Components USA, Inc.
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Laser Cutting System
The LCS 50 laser cutting system from Synova SA is designed for machining diamond tools, gem diamonds, watch components and other small workpieces. It incorporates a unique water jet-guided...
Synova SA
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Microprocessing Subsystem
Designed for use with ultrashort-pulse lasers, the PrecSys five-axis microprocessing subsystem from Scanlab AG enables dynamic and precise fabrication of flexibly definable geometries. Its five...
SCANLAB AG
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Miniature Line Generator
Princeton Optronics Inc. has announced a miniature line generator based on a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with wavelengths in the 820- to 840-nm range. The device has a 20-mW...
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
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Laser Measurement Sensors
Ophir Photonics (part of Newport Corp.) has announced three high-power laser sensors for the measurement of large and divergent laser sources, such as diode stacks and arrays. The...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Laser Splicer
Nyfors Teknologi AB has introduced the SmartSplicer, an advanced glass processing and optical fiber splicing product platform for development and manufacturing of sensitive, high-power laser, sensor...
Nyfors Teknologi AB
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Beam Quality Analysis System
A compact, automated tool from Cinogy Technologies GmbH enables measurements of the beam quality of CW and pulsed laser systems from 320 to 1320 nm for up to 50 W input power. CinSquare offers...
CINOGY Technologies GmbH
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Positioning Systems
Owis GmbH has introduced three new series of position equipment. The Fapo series of fiber positioners (pictured) allow sensitive adjustment in the nanometer range for microscopy and fiber...
OWIS GmbH, Optical Beam Handling & Positioning Systems
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Laser Welding System
Designed for robot-assisted welding applications, the IntelliWeld II FT 3D laser scan system from Scanlab AG features an integrated zoom axis for variable spot sizes and flexible seam widths. ...
SCANLAB AG
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High-Energy Green Fiber Lasers
The VGEN-G-HE line of high-energy green fiber lasers from Spectra-Physics Inc. delivers double the pulse energy and peak power of previous green fiber lasers. The air-cooled devices deliver...
Spectra-Physics
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Beam Combiner
OFS (OFS Fitel LLC) has announced the TrueM2 6-kW beam combiner, enabling machine manufacturers to build their own fiber laser sources using modular architecture. The combiner can be mated with...
OFS
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Air Bearing Stage
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced the PIglide HS planar X-Y air bearing stage, designed to maximize throughput while providing precision. The device uses magnetically preloaded air...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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Camera Systems
Teledyne Dalsa Inc. has announced two new imaging systems. The Calibir uncooled longwave-infrared (LWIR) camera platform delivers shutterless performance and high flexibility in a small package...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Handheld Raman Identifier
Chemring Detection Systems Inc. has introduced a handheld Raman spectrometer designed for use in the field by law enforcement and military personnel to aid in identifying chemicals, narcotics and...
Chemring Detection System, Inc.
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Laser Diodes with Butterfly Housing
New 780- and 852-nm distributed feedback laser diodes from eagleyard Photonics GmbH have a 14-pin butterfly package with a window consisting of an integrated thermistor, thermo-electric cooler and a...
eagleyard Photonics GmbH
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200-G Muxponder
The 200-G muxponder from Ekinops SA is a compact optical transport solution with low energy consumption, allowing for a significant increase in the capacity of optical transport networks to meet the...
Ekinops SAS
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IR Thermometers
The OS499 series of IR thermometers from Omega Engineering Inc. feature dual lasers for better targeting. The devices feature a built-in flashlight and a mini thermocouple socket up to 1400...
OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
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Beam Monitoring System
A new noncontact beam monitoring system from Ophir Photonics (part of Newport Corp.) features high-magnification optics that measure beams with spot sizes down to 55 μm. BeamWatch 2.0 is...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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UV DPSS Lasers
Spectra-Physics (part of Newport Corp.) has added three models to its Explorer One line of actively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers with enhanced UV performance. Explorer One...
Spectra-Physics
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Solid-State Lasers
Excelitas Technologies Corp. has announced new wavelengths for its iFlex-Iris laser series. The devices are now available in solid-state wavelengths of 505, 532, 561 and 594 nm. All iFlex-Iris...
Excelitas Technologies Corp.
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CMOS Cameras
PixeLink has announced the PL-D752 and PL-D792 CMOS cameras, two new, 2.3-MP global shutter CMOS models for its family of USB 3.0 vision cameras. The new cameras are based on Sony's IMX174 and...
PixeLINK
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Arbitrary Waveform Generators
Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. has announced three new arbitrary waveform generators for scientists working in optics and other fields. The new models of the M4i.66xx series offer one, two and...
Spectrum Instrumentation Corp.
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Laser Power/Energy Meter
Ophir Photonics (part of Newport Corp.) has announced a handheld power and energy meter for use with its thermal, pyroelectric and photodiode laser sensors. StarBright measures power from pico-...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Inspection Camera
The Sapphire S-25A70/CXP camera from Adimec Advanced Imaging Systems BV combines 25-MP imaging with 73-fps performance to produce reliable, high-quality images. Enabling the measurement of...
Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
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OEM Raman Spectrographs
OEM Raman spectrographs from BaySpec Inc. can be customized for any excitation wavelength. Using in-house volume phase gratings, the wavelength range can be customized for the fingerprint...
BaySpec, Inc.
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Optical Measurement Device
NextSense GmbH has announced the Calipri Hot, a mobile optical measurement device for hot, rolled materials. The device can measure the profiles of rolled material to a tenth of a millimeter...
NextSense GmbH
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Picosecond Lasers
Offering ultrashort pulse widths optimized for microscopy applications, the VisIR-765 STED (pictured) and VisUV lasers from PicoQuant GmbH are based on a master oscillator fiber amplifier concept...
PicoQuant GmbH
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Transistor Photocouplers
The TLP292-4 and TLP293-4 transistor photocouplers from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. are four-channel devices with small package sizes. With an operating temperature range of...
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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Laser Micromachining Platform
The Jade laser micromachining platform from Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) is a low-cost, high-volume production device for cutting, marking, drilling and engraving. The platform...
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESI)
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Blue Laser Modules
The Flexpoint laser-module series from Laser Components USA Inc. now includes dot and line lasers emitting at 488 nm. Depending on the beam profile, output power is up to 40 mW. Due to the...
Laser Components USA, Inc.
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Data-Encoding Technology
Teledyne Dalsa Inc. has announced TurboDrive data-encoding technology, allowing select GigE Vision cameras to achieve high speeds, increasing throughput by as much as 150 percent and retaining 100...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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CCD Cameras
Point Grey Research Inc. has announced the 12-MP Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-120S6 CCD vision cameras, based on color and monochrome versions of the 1-in. Sony ICX834 global shutter CCD sensor. The...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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Robotic Laser Marking System
LNA Laser Technology offers a laser marking system with a compact, six-axis robotic arm from Fanuc Robotics (Fanuc America Corp.). An unlimited number of routines can be taught and saved to...
LNA Laser Technology
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Measuring Microscopes
Mitutoyo America Corp. has announced power-driven Z-axis models of its MF and MF-U measuring microscopes. The newest models include Z-axis motor-drive capability while retaining manual...
Mitutoyo America Corp.
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Fizeau Interferometer
Designed for measuring large plano surfaces such as mirrors, semiconductor wafers or optical windows, a new phase-shifting laser Fizeau interferometer from Zygo Corp. can characterize flat surfaces...
Zygo Corporation, Metrology Solutions
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Green Lasers
The new Revolution series of Q-switched, pulsed lasers from Coherent Inc. provides average power up to 80 W at a wavelength of 527 nm with excellent beam profile and smooth energy distribution. ...
Coherent Inc.
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IR Nanocharacterization System
Bruker Corp. has introduced an IR nanocharacterization system for use in atomic force microscopy (AFM) applications. Inspire integrates all required optics, detectors and configurable sources,...
Bruker Nano Surfaces
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Linear Stage
Part of the Lineax-6 series, a new modular linear servo-motor-driven stage from Nutec Components Inc. offers travel ranges from 50 to 600 mm. It is equipped with a robust, iron-core motor for...
Nutec Components Inc.
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Fiber Optic Testing Software
OPL-PowerRT software from OptoTest Corp. allows testing of insertion loss on multichannel fiber-optic assemblies. Intended for use with the company's OP710 multichannel power meter equipment,...
OptoTest Corp.
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Industrial Videoscope
With an articulated distal tip, the Series C industrial videoscope from Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG is able to inspect workpieces with limited direct visual access. The videoscope captures...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group

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