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photonics.com: December 2002

NEWS & FEATURES
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Alcatel to Build Belize Network
PARIS, Dec. 2 -- Alcatel announced it has signed a multimillion euro contract to provide a nationwide GSM/GPRS 1900 MHz network for Intelco International Telecommunications Ltd., a new telecommunications operator in Belize. Alcatel will also provide a local multipoint distribution system for various government fixed broadband wireless services. Alcatel will manage the entire project, including...
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Movaz Awarded VIC TOKAI Contract
ATLANTA, Dec. 2 -- Movaz Networks has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from VIC TOKAI Inc., a network system integrator in Japan, to be the exclusive supplier for the expansion of its...
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Lucent Supplies Polkomtel Multiplexer
MURRAY HILL, N.J., Dec. 3 -- Lucent Technologies has supplied Polkomtel, a telecommunications services provider in Poland, with an optical access multiplexer designed for European and Asian markets. ...
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Qdots Shown to Detect Breast Cancer
HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 2 -- Quantum Dot Corp. (QDC) announced it has published a paper in the online journal Nature Biotechnology that demonstrates the benefits of its Qdot technology for detecting...
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Amnis Receives Cancer Institute Grant
SEATTLE, Dec. 3 -- Amnis, a biotechnology company working on advancements in the imaging of biological cells, announced it has received a $750,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute, a...
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Olympus Optical, CompuCyte Expand Collaboration
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and TOKYO, Dec. 3 -- CompuCyte Corp. and Olympus Optical Co. Ltd. announced that they have entered into an agreement providing Olympus with an exclusive right to distribute...
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Mikron Infrared Acquires IMPAC Electronic
OAKLAND, N.J., Dec. 3 --Mikron Infrared announced yesterday it has acquired IMPAC Electronic GmbH, a manufacturer of infrared temperature measurement instrumentation. IMPAC's main offices are in...
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NeoPhotonics Separates Medical Components Business
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 4 -- NeoPhotonics Corp., a developer of nanomaterials technology and product applications, announced it has completed preparations to spin off its medical component business...
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Study: PET-CT Work Better Than PET Alone
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 4 -- Johns Hopkins radiologists say a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) detects the spread of cancer better than PET alone. In a...
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Alcatel to Eliminate 800 Jobs
PARIS, Dec. 4 -- Alcatel announced various job reductions, as part of of its optics business restructuring initiated 18 months ago, to adapt to the "persistent crisis in the submarine network and...
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Essex Awarded WDM and SBIR Contracts
COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 5 -- Essex Corp. announced it has received two $70,000 six-month Phase I Small-Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards by the US Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency...
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Cubic Awarded Laser Combat Contract
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 -- Cubic Defense Applications, Cubic Corp.'s defense segment, has received a contract for approximately $5.2 million to provide its laser-based combat training system for use in...
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Study Shows Digital Mammography Benefits
CHICAGO, Dec. 5 -- High-resolution digital mammography resulted in fewer biopsies and the same rate of cancer detection as diagnostic work-ups done with conventional film technology, in a recent...
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Satellite Imagery Could Detect Sin Nombre Virus Exposure Risk Areas
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 5 -- Satellite imagery could be used to determine areas at high risk for exposure to Sin Nombre virus (SNV), a rodent-born disease that causes the often fatal hantaviral...
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Luxell, Hyundai LCD to Develop OLED Displays
ICHEON, Korea, and TORONTO, Dec. 6 -- Hyundai LCD Inc. and Luxell Technologies Inc. have announced a joint product initiative to incorporate Hyundai's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology...
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Somera Reduces Work Force
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6 -- Telecommunications equipment deployment services provider Somera Communications said it has reduced its workforce in North America by approximately 10 percent and has...
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Telcoms Create New Broadband Company
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 -- AT&T, Intel and IBM and global investment concerns Apax Partners and 3i announced yesterday they are collaborating to create a new company, Cometa Networks, to provide broadband,...
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Seismic Imaging System Installed in France
TRONDHEIM, Norway, Dec. 9 -- A multistation, multicomponent fiber optic in-well seismic imaging and monitoring array has been installed in southwestern France by Weatherford International Ltd. The...
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Coherent Acquires Molectron Detector Inc.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 9 -- Coherent Inc. announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Molectron Detector Inc. (MDI) for $11.5 million in cash. The close of the transaction was...
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Alfalight Receives Third-Round Funding
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 10 -- Laser diode developer Alfalight Inc. announced it has received $15 million in its third round of venture funding. This funding round, which brings the total investment to...
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TRW to Develop High-Power Solid-State Laser
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 10 -- TRW has received a $21.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop an electrically powered solid-state laser that puts out 25-kilowatts of...
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Northrop Grumman to Research Laser Safety
HERNDON, Va., Dec. 10 -- Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $45 million contract by the US Air Force Materiel Command to conduct research into the physiological effects on personnel...
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OFS, BTexact Sign Patent Deal
ATLANTA, Dec. 10 -- OFS, a manufacturer of fiber optic products, announced it has signed a license agreement with BTexact Technologies, the advanced research and technology business of British...
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JMAR Signs With SG Cowen Securities
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11 -- JMAR Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with SG Cowen Securities Corp. to assist in commercializing its collimated plasma lithography (CPL) systems. Under a series of...
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Nanosys, Matsushita Eye Building Market
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11 -- Nanosys Inc. and Matsushita Electric Works have entered into a collaborative agreement for the development of nanotechnology-based solar cells for the Asian building...
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Raytheon to Demo 25 Kilowatt Laser
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 11 -- Raytheon Co. has been selected to participate in the demonstration of a 25 kilowatt (kW) solid-state laser -- a stepping stone to developing a weapons-grade laser -- as...
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Robotic Subs Put to Test in 43,000-Gallon Indoor Tank
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 11 -- In a new indoor tank filled with almost 43,000 gallons of water, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) engineers are developing and testing computer control systems to serve as...
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SPI Awarded Fiber Laser Contract
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec. 12 -- Optical components supplier Southampton Photonics (SPI) has been awarded a contract to design, develop and manufacture distributed feedback fiber lasers (DFBs) by...
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Sira, MRC to Launch Optical Diffractometer
KENT, England, Dec. 13 -- Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology have signed a license agreement that gives Sira exclusive rights to market...
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FDA Votes Against CTI Breast Imaging System
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 13 -- Computerized Thermal Imaging (CTI) announced this week that the FDA's Radiological Devices Panel met yesterday and recommended by a vote of 4-to-3 that the FDA deny...
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Undersea Cables Blamed for Coral Reef Damage
VERO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 13 -- The Florida Cabinet approved a preliminary request Wednesday from environmental officials to channel future fiber optic cables away from corals and through five...
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Optical Solutions Receives Funding
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 13 -- Optical Solutions Inc., a provider of fiber optic communications systems for the local access market, announced it has received funding from Intel Capital. This new investment...
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Three-Five Systems Acquires ETMA Corp.
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 16 -- Three-Five Systems Inc., a manufacturer of display products and systems, announced it completed the acquisition of ETMA, a privately held company, for $38 million in cash....
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3M Completes Corning Precision Lens Buyout
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 16 -- 3M announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Corning Precision Lens Inc., manufacturer of lens systems for rear-projection televisions. The Cincinnati-based...
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Brazil Retains Canadian Company for UV Water Treatment
LONDON, Ontario, Dec. 17 -- Trojan Technologies Inc. announced it has been awarded a contract for approximately $600,000 to supply ultraviolet (UV) systems to four wastewater plants in the state of...
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IBM, Xilinx to Produce 90-nm Chip
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y., and SAN JOSE, Calif., December 17 -- IBM and Xilinx Inc. announced what they call a major step toward producing what could be the world's first 90-nanometer (nm) chip. Using...
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IPG Photonics Ships Fiber Laser
OXFORD, Mass., Dec. 17 -- IPG Photonics Corp. announced it is shipping a 6-kilowatt diode pumped fiber laser to a German automotive customer this month. This announcement follows trials of several...
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Sunlight May Help Treat Cancer
BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Dec. 17 -- Dermatologists for years have warned that exposure to too much sun without adequate protection could lead to melanoma, or skin cancer. But one day, "catching some rays"...
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Essex Receives New Funding
COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 18 -- Essex Corp. announced it has received additional funding of $500,000 from a member of its investor group, Hannon Family LLC. The funding was received in the form of a...
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Alcatel Space Delivers Helios II Instrument
PARIS, Dec. 18 -- Alcatel Space announced it has delivered the first flight model of a high-resolution imaging instrument for integration on the Helios IIA satellite to Astrium, the prime contractor...
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Raytheon to Provide Sensor Payloads
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 18 -- Raytheon Co. will provide the primary sensor payload for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) missile defense system, formerly known as Space-Based...
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Teraxion Buys Phaethon Communications IP
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 18 -- TeraXion Inc., developer of advanced optical components for high-speed optical networks, announced today it has acquired the intellectual property of Phaethon Communications...
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Alcatel to Sell CTC Marine Projects Shares
PARIS, Dec. 18 -- Alcatel announced today it will sell its 74-percent shareholding in British-based undersea cable installation specialist CTC Marine Projects in order to adapt its marine resources...
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Canada, Mexico High-Tech Groups Join Forces
MONTREAL, Dec. 19 -- The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) and its Mexican counterpart, the National Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Industries Chamber (CANIETI), have...
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OSRAM, Three-Five Make Display Agreement
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 19 -- Three-Five Systems Inc., maker of liquid crystal and microdisplay products, and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH have made an agreement in which Three-Five will market organic...
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Raytheon Realigns Commercial Electronics Units
LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 19 -- Raytheon Co. has announced it will eliminate its 20-person Raytheon Commercial Electronics business headquarters in Lexington and reassign its commercial electronics...
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Nichia, Sony to Develop Blue-Violet Laser Diodes
TOKUSHIMA, Japan, Dec. 20 -- Nichia Corp. and Sony Corp. announced they will jointly develop blue-violet laser diodes for use in optical disc recording. They have also agreed to share their...
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Northrop Grumman Acquires Fibersense Technology
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 -- Northrop Grumman Corp. announced it has acquired Fibersense Technology Corp. from Audax Group. The stock of Fibersense, a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic...
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Tyco Completes Transpacific Network
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 20 -- Tyco Telecommunications announced that the Pacific ring of the Tyco Global Network has been completed, connecting North America and the Pacific Rim. The Pacific Ring of...
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Guangdong Telecom Selects Alcatel Network
PARIS, Dec. 23 -- Alcatel announced it has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract by Guangdong Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom Group. The contract was won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell,...
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Optics for Hire, NDR to Develop Ophthalmoscopes
ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 23 -- Optics for Hire and New Dimension Research and Instrument Inc. (NDR) said they will collaborate on a new generation of ophthalmoscopes. Optics for Hire will develop the...
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Intel Funds Semiconductor Scholarships
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 23 -- The Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Education Alliance has received $100K from the Intel Foundation to increase the number of scholarships it offers to...
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Smart Jacket Warms, Lights Up, Even Monitors Heart Rate
ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 23 -- Here's something for the hard-to-please fashion plate on your holiday gift list: a jacket that automatically heats and lights up when it is cold and dark and also contains...
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FLIR Receives Imaging Systems Order
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 24 -- FLIR Systems Inc. announced it has received a contract for approximately $17 million for the delivery of thermal imaging systems to be integrated into a forward observer...
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ORANO, Bell Canada to Build Research Network
TORONTO, Dec. 24 -- Optical Regional Advanced Network of Ontario (ORANO) and Bell Canada have announced a $25 million contract to deliver optical fiber and equipment for the Ontario Research and...
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White Rock Networks Secures $42 M Funding
DALLAS, Dec. 25 -- White Rock Networks, a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for the local metro transport market,announced it has received $42 million in fourth-round venture...
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JENOPTIK Acquires Majority of Jena-Optronik
JENA, Germany, Dec. 25 -- JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH has expanded its sensor technology capacities, acquiring a majority of Jena-Optronik GmbH as of Jan. 1, 2003. Jena-Optronik primarily...
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IEC Names NanoEngineering Advisory Council
CHICAGO, Dec. 26 -- The International Engineering Consortium (IEC)has named thirteen members to its new NanoEngineering Advisory Council, a board of leading technologists, scientists, academics and...
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SRC and NC State Announce IP Partnership
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 27 -- The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have announced a joint licensing and commercialization partnership focused on...
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Cubic Wins $12 Million Laser Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 30 -- Cubic Corp. has won a contract valued at $12 million to supply its laser-based combat training system to the US Army. Tec-Masters Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., awarded the...
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Medical Laser Companies to Merge
RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 30 -- Medical laser product developers PhotoMedex Inc. and Surgical Laser Technologies have announced they will merge. The combined company, PhotoMedex, will focus on providing...
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NSI Global Exits Broadband Business
MONTREAL, Dec. 30 -- NSI Communication Systems Inc., the wholly owned broadband networks subsidiary of NSI Global Inc., has filed for bankruptcy. The decision to exit the broadband business will...
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Reliance Infocomm Launched in India
MUMBAI, India, Dec. 31 -- The Reliance Group, India's largest private company, has announced it will launch a low-cost telecom service with a fiber optic network that will expand throughout India. ...
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Sierra Research Receives Defense Contracts
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 31 -- Integrated Defense Technologies Inc.'s subsidiary, Sierra Research, announced it was awarded a contract worth more than $7 million for three fiber optic data multiplex...
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Remote-View Hardware Enhances Collaboration
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 31 -- A surgeon in New York who quickly wants the opinion of a specialist in Los Angeles probably would send medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) files as E-mail...


PRODUCTS
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High-Power Laser Cables
EAST LONGMEADOW, Ma., Dec. 17 -- CeramOptec, a producer of optical fiber, is pleased to introduce its new line of high-power laser cables, which exhibit extraordinary performance up to 5 kW and exceptional transmission from 350 to 2500 nm. Compatible with all laser systems, the laser cables are available with fiber core diameters from 300 to 600 im for stock sizes, though others are available...
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HeptoPort
HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 18 -- Valdor Fiber Optics Inc. has launched what it terms breakthrough technology in the area of multichannel interconnection. This product line, HeptoPort, uses a seven-fiber...
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Expanded Fiber Optic Component Line
BLAINE, Minn., Dec. 23 -- APA Optics announced expansion of its fiber optics product family of components to include passive components based on planar waveguide, fiber and thin-film coating...
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Super LN & Super LT
OXIDE Corp. manufacture Stoichiometric LiNbO3 (Super LN), Stoichiometric LiTaO3 (Super LT) , SBN and TiO2 crystals. Super LN & Super LT have qualities superior to their conventional LN & LT in almost...
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Custom Fabrication Metal Mirrors - Optical Flats
Fabrication services including optical polishing, diamond machining and lapping. Optical flats in glass, ceramic or metal to 1/20 wave. Surface roughness to less than 20 angstroms.
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Diode Pumped Laser Systems
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Photonics Industries offers a wide variety of DPSS laser systems, available in Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF and Nd:YVO4 models. Our DS and DC Series provide TEM00 beam mode, with...
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Optical Parametric Oscillator
BOHEMIA, N.Y., Dec. 5 -- Photonics Industries International's (PII) DS-series diode-pumped high repetition rate optical parametric sscillator (OPO) is based on its patented intracavity frequency...
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Multi-channel Imaging Spectrometer
P&P Optica is proud to introduce one of the most accurate and versatile spectrometer platforms available for visible to near-infrared spectroscopy. Current versions of the instrument support up to 20...
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Optical Products and Services
P&P Optica is a leading provider of optical products and services for a variety of commercial, medical and research applications. Each element is designed in-house and manufactured to...
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Photron ultima APX and ultima 512 high-speed cameras
Photron will be launching two new high-speed video cameras at the show: 1. The Photron APX: Providing megapixel resolution to 2,000 frames per second (fps), and reduced resolution operation to...
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Fiber Optic Illuminator Upgrade
SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y., Dec. 11 -- Welch Allyn Inc.'s Lighting Products Div. has upgraded the performance of its high-end fiber optic illuminator, the CL 300, by coupling it with a 3-mm fused fiber...
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MELOS 530 Focometer
Moeller-Wedel Optical will present its advanced measuring combination for lenses and optical systems (MELOS 530) for quality control in optical production. With the MELOS 530, focal length, back...
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Custom Precision Machining
ACCUFOR INDUSTRIES LTD. is a privately owned, high quality, custom, precision parts manufacturer founded in March 2000. We are ISO 9002 certified and were one of the youngest companies ever to...
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Optical Components, Microscope, Educational Products
As a leading Supplier of quality optical product from China, we can supply from optical components to various optical instruments. Our product range including : --Optical components: ...
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MatrixNIR Chemical Imaging System
NIR Chemical Imaging Spectrometers Assay Drug Formulations You’re manufacturing pharmaceutical tablets -- and the batch-to-batch formulation isn’t consistent. At production yields of $1 million...
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Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
SOPRA is pleased to exhibit two advanced thin film characterization tools: 1. IRSE300 Infrared Spectroscopic Ellipsometer New ! The IRSE300, a fully automated cassette-to-cassette...
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Dynamic Gain Equalizer
Lightwave Microsystems and Corning announce the availability of Dynamic Gain Equalizers (DGE) for DWDM systems. This device made using Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC)technology dynamically compensates...
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OC-192/OC-768 SONET/SDH TDM/POS/ATM Framer/Mapper ICs
OC-192/OC-768 SONET/SDH TDM/POS/ATM Framer/Mapper ICs
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Optical MUX/DEMUX and Optical Monitors
Optenia’s echelle grating wavelength multiplexers and demultiplexers (EGM) leverage the inherent advantages of the echelle grating technology and are based on industry-accepted silica-on-silicon...
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Passive Component Tester with Automated Fiber-Handling Systems
Katsina Optics, located in Silicon Valley, develops and markets integrated testing and automated assembly equipment for the fiber optics industry. Intended for high-volume manufacturing, Katsina’s...
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Nanopositioning Systems
Bayside Motion Group, the worldwide leader in precision electromechanical motion systems, introduces a line of stages for the fiber optic market. Bayside's nanopositioning stages and systems...
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Optical Quality Control Bench
The Optikos QC bench, is a cost-effective solution to your production and prototype lens qualification needs. Optikos, the leader in image quality test equipment is pleased to offer this compact,...
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Optical Product Design and Measurement Services
Optical Engineering Services Optikos’s worldwide reputation for excellence is based not only on the quality of its optical and electro-optical testing products, but on the ways in which the...
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New IMP Pockels Cell Series
Inrad introduces a new family of Pockels cells and drivers for your fast switching applications. The RapidPulse Q-switch driver switches to 4.4 kV with a 2.5 ns to 3.5 ns transition time at...
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Manufacture and Design of Custom and Standard Precision Optics and Lens Systems
Special Optics is a design, development and manufacturing firm which supplies standard and custom optical components and lens systems to the optronics market. We have been in business for over 30...
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Photonic Contract Manufacturing
Photonic Solutions is a full-service contract design and manufacturing organization providing automated high-volume precision OEM assemblies. PSI utilizes glass, polymer, crystal and hybrid...
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Portable Fiber Optic Spectometers for NIR with InGaAs Array Detectors
Now available from StellarNet are high-performance InGaAs detector based spectrometers for the NIR wavelength range from 0.9-1.7 um and 1.7-2.5 um that can be used for lab and portable applications....
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USB2EPP Spectrometer Interface is 40x Faster than USB1.1
Now available from StellarNet is a low-cost, high-performance interface option for its miniature fiber optic spectrometers. The USB2EPP cable attaches to the DB25 connector on any EPP2000...
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Prototype Optics Manufacturer
Optimax is America's largest prototype optics manufacturer, specializing in quick delivery of high-precision optics including aspheres, cylinders, spheres and flats/prisms. Optimax manufactures...
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Mini-Collimator (0.7 mm lens diameter) for WDM, Switch and Other Passive Components
LightPath Technologies announces the release of its revolutionary mini-collimator. The mini-collimator has an ultrasmall form factor that enables component manufacturers to drastically reduce mirror,...
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CrysTemp Temperature Controller
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 18 -- Cold Springs R&D Inc. has introduced the CrysTemp temperature controller for precise regulation of operating temperature for quartz crystal sensors used in optical, OLED...
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313 VCM-50 Smart Camera
ETTLINGEN, Germany, Dec. 18 -- Size does not necessarily reflect capabilities. In the case of the new VCM-50 smart camera from Vision Components GmbH, small is unquestionably more desirable. Only 100...
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TH-10 Infrared Surveillance Camera
GOLETA, Calif., Dec. 23 -- Indigo Systems Corp. introduces the TH-10, a long-range, infrared surveillance camera system. Optimized for demanding environmental conditions, this ruggedized camera...
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Barium Fluoride and Calcium Fluoride Windows for UV, VIS and IR
EKSMA offers a new line of barium fluoride (BaF2) and calcium fluoride (CaF2) windows for UV, VIS and IR applications. Barium fluoride windows feature useful transmission from 0.27 to 12 um and...
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Ytterbium-Doped Potassium Tungstates
EKSMA offers a new line of lasing materials based on ytterbium-doped potassium tungstates: Yb:KY(WO4)2 (Yb:KYW) and Yb:KGd(WO4)2 (Yb:KGW). Yb3+-doped materials are being used to develop...

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