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photonics.com: March 2015

BUSINESS
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Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission
Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster,...
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NeoPhotonics Cuts Losses with Strong Fourth Quarter
Network components firm NeoPhotonics Corp. reported a net loss of $19.7 million, an improvement from a net loss of $34.3 million in 2013. Revenue in 2014 was $306.2 million, an increase of...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission
Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster,...
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Modified Genes Triggered by Blue Light
Crossing a bacterium’s viral defense system with a flower’s response to the sun yields a light-based trigger for genes. This type of control could enable deeper study of specific...
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Light’s Wave-Particle Duality Visualized (with video)
A novel imaging approach has brought light’s split personalities together for the first time. The wave-particle duality of light is well known, though experiments to date have only...
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Phase Encoding, Photon Counting Yield Secure QR Codes
Microscale QR codes coupled with optical phase and photon-counting encryption could be used to protect the integrity of microchips used in the most sensitive applications. QR, or Quick...


PRODUCTS
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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 better positional stability and increased thermal performance. The system has evolved to ensure low vibration (<5 nm) across various experimental setups and in demanding applications. Other design...
Montana Instruments
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Thermal Imaging Lenses
An expanded range of Ultrasonic Smart Lenses from Flir Systems complement the company’s research-grade X6000sc Series thermal imaging cameras. Available with focal lengths of 12, 25,...
FLIR Systems
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OEM Camera
A new intelligent OEM camera from VRmagic is available as single-sensor or remote-sensor system. The VRmIC3 OEM features a range of interfaces and an industry-compliant 12- to 48-V DC...
VRmagic GmbH, Imaging
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Free-Space Optical Communications System
A free-space optical communications system from AOptix offers up to 2-Gbps bandwidth over distances up to 10 km. Intellimax Evolve delivers fiber-like performance in a wireless solution...
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Machine Vision Cameras
Two new board-level cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH offer a USB 2.0 interface. Measuring 36 × 36 mm, the UV-1551LE and UV-1552LE feature 1/3-in. 2-MP CMOS sensors...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Fabry-Perot MEMS Sensors
Two new IR spectral sensors from Spectral Engines use Fabry-Perot tunable filter technology based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for detection and analysis of gases, solids and liquids. ...
Laser 2000 GmbH
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16-MP Sensor
A new 16-MP image sensor from OmniVision Technologies Inc. captures 4672 × 3504-pixel images at 30 fps, allowing burst photography and zero shutter lag at full resolution. The OV16880...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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Transilluminators
Featuring two workstations and producing both 312-nm UV and white light, the Spectroline Bi-O-Vision transilluminators from Spectronics Corp. enable life sciences researchers to select...
Spectronics Corp.
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Tunable UV Raman Filter
McPherson’s compact double monochromator Model 275D is suited for deployment in UV Raman spectroscopy systems for detecting chemical, biological and explosive activity. It works as a...
McPherson
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Spectroscopy Probes
Axiom Analytical has announced its FC Series of components for user-configurable spectroscopic transmission sampling systems. The key elements of the new series are the FCP-300 optical...
Axiom Analytical Inc.
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Phosphor-Converted LED Chips
SemiLEDs Corp. has announced its phosphor-converted LED chip series in amber, green and red colors. Utilizing the company’s ReadyWhite phosphor technology to minimize blue passthrough,...
SemiLEDs Corp.
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Sapphire Dome
The Sapphire Truncated Hyper-Hemisphere Dome from Meller Optics provides 360° viewing with an enhanced 65° field of view. The dome permits IR and shortwave-infrared (SWIR) viewing,...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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Air Bearing Stage
PI (Physik Instrumente) has announced a new line of linear, planar X-Y and rotary air bearing stages for the research and industrial markets. As opposed to mechanical bearings, air-bearing...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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Biomechanical Camera System
A portable four-camera high-speed recording system from NorPix Inc. is suited for biomechanical applications. Based on the company’s StreamPix software, the recording system can record...
NorPix, Inc.
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Automated Raman Imaging System
A fully automated microscope system from Witec offers 3-D confocal Raman imaging with high spectral resolution and sensitive laser power determination. Apyron includes laser wavelength...
WITec GmbH
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Spectroscopic Sensors
Symbion Systems has announced its MA-5000 Series application-specific spectroscopic sensors, combining capabilities for spectral analysis, sample interfacing, robust packaging, chemometrics and...
Symbion Systems Inc.
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Press Inspection System
Developed for the control of sheet metal parts in press hardening, the Press-Check automated thermographic inspection system from InfraTec allows for high stability and rigidity of the components...
InfraTec GmbH, Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik

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