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SPI Ends Productions of LPSSLs
SPI Lasers has stopped taking orders for lamp-pumped solid-state lasers (LPSSLs), citing a shrinking market for the devices. The company's Rugby facility (formerly JK Lasers) began winding down production of LPSSLs in December 2013. SPI Lasers said alternative products, such as its own fiber lasers, offer better efficiency and lower operating costs for applications such as cutting, welding...
Panasonic Overcomes Blue-Violet Laser Heat Limitation
An advance in heat-dissipation technology has enabled development of a 4.5-W blue-violet semiconductor laser that could help make lighting and laser-machining systems smaller and more efficient. ...
Resolve Fills Major Order for Nuclear-Inspection Optics
Resolve Optics Ltd. has received its single largest order to date for nonbrowning zoom lenses from nuclear inspection specialist Visatec GmbH of Sulzburg, Germany. Visatec plans to use the...
Prior Scientific Changes Leadership
Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd. has made several changes to its executive leadership team. After seven years with the company, Dr. Monika Maintz is stepping down as managing director to...
Helsinki Contracts with Greenled for LED Streetlights
Greenled Oy has won a contract to provide LED street lighting for Finland's capital city. The original tender request emphasized the need for energy efficiency, high-quality optics and a...
3D-Micromac Names Carsten Swiatkowski CTO
Dr. Carsten Swiatkowski has been appointed chief technology officer of laser micromachining firm 3D-Micromac AG. Swiatkowski will take charge of technical management, heading the company...
Favero Joins Fibercore as Senior Engineer
Dr. Fernando Favero has joined optical fiber manufacturer Fibercore Ltd. as senior measurement and applications engineer. Favero joins the development team with experience in optical fiber and...

Far-Red Stain Safer for Live-Cell Imaging
Emitting at the far-red end of the visible light spectrum, a DNA stain could enable imaging of live cells over the course of a day or more. The stain has three key advantages over existing fluorescent tags used in live-cell imaging, according to its developers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).  Live-cell imaging can help scientists track key...

CMOS Camera
Point Grey Research Inc. has announced 3.2- and 5-MP CMOS models for its Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision camera line. The latest models feature Sony's second-generation Pregius global-shutter CMOS sensors, the IMX250 and IMX252, which feature lower temporal dark noise. The smaller 3.45-μm pixel size allows more pixels to be packed into a smaller optical format. The Grasshopper3...
Point Grey Research Inc.
Time-Resolved Intensified Camera
Lambert Instruments BV has announced the next generation of its TRiCAM time-resolved intensified camera, designed for scientific and industrial applications that require low-light imaging. The...
Lambert Instruments BV
Fiber Certifier
Intended for data centers and enterprise markets, a device from Exfo Inc. offers automated loss, length and polarity certification of fiber optic links against international industry standards. ...
EXFO, Inc.
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer
Bruker Corp. has announced the EOS 500 handheld laser-induced breakdown spectrometer, designed for high-speed grade identification and analysis of chemistry in light element alloys containing Li, Mg,...
Bruker Elemental
Photoacoustic Microscope
Advantest Corp. has announced the Hadatomo photoacoustic microscope to enable noninvasive imaging of blood vessels in the dermis to a depth of 3 mm. The device offers researchers a noninvasive...
Advantest Europe GmbH
Optical Switching Module
The Series 6000 is an optical switching module from Polatis Inc. designed for OEM integration with network equipment, fiber management systems, and test and measurement tools. The module is a...
Polatis Inc.
Optical Transceiver Module
Finisar Corp. has announced a optical transceiver module for 400-Gigabit Ethernet applications. The CFP8 module enables single- and multimode applications at 6.4 Tb/s on a 1RU host system card....
Finisar Corp.
3D Sensor
LMI Technologies Inc. has announced the Gocator 3109, a compact, calibrated, blue LED stereo snapshot sensor. Delivering high-precision 3D point-cloud acquisition, measurement and control...
LMI Technologies
UV LED Curing System
Excilitas Technologies Corp. has announced the OmniCure AC8225-F UV LED fiber-curing system with high irradiance for rapid curing and reduced power consumption. The air-cooled system is...
Excelitas Technologies Corp.
EUV Lithography System
ASML Holding NV has announced the TWINSCAN NXT:1980Di immersion lithography system to support multiple-patterning performance requirements. A 1.2-nm dedicated chuck overlay and 10-nm focus...
CCD Camera Platform
Andor Technology Ltd. has announced the iKon-XL CCD camera platform for astronomy applications. It features ColdSpace technology to thermoelectrically cool a 16.8-MP, very-large-area,...
Andor Technology Ltd., Corporate Headquarters

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