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photonics.com: December 2009

BUSINESS
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Solyndra, alwitra Pen Agreement
Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, announced it has signed a new long-term framework agreement with alwitra GmbH & Co., a supplier of roofing systems based in Trier, Germany. The solar panels will be manufactured at Solyndra’s facilities in Fremont and Milpitas, Calif. According to Solyndra, its cylindrical thin-film PV...
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Laser Avenger Destroys IEDs
A laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle destroyed 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) similar to those used by adversaries in war zones during tests in September by the Boeing Co. and...
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Trumpf Opens US Tech Center
In South Carolina, Trumpf Medical Systems officially opened its new Design & Technology Center next to Charleston’s Cooper River on Oct. 28, 2009. The new US headquarters, a 27,000-sq-ft medical...
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Irvine Sensors Awarded $5M
Irvine Sensors Corp., headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., announced that it received approximately $5.1 million in new development contract awards since late September. These awards are in addition...
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IPG’s Bill Shiner Nabs LIA Award
Fiber lasers and amplifiers maker IPG Photonics Corp. of Oxford, Mass., announced that Vice President of Industrial Markets Bill Shiner received the 2009 President’s Award from the Laser Institute of...
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STMicro Consolidates in Asia
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor solutions company located in Geneva, announced changes in its global sales and marketing organization aimed at better serving its customers and improving the...
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GigOptix Appoints New CFO
GigOptix Inc., a fabless supplier of high-speed analog components located in Palo Alto, Calif., announced that Dawn Casterson, chief accounting officer and acting chief financial officer, tendered...
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2 to Join Dynasil Board
West Berlin, N.J.-based Dynasil Corp. of America, a maker of specialized instruments and products for the medical, industrial and homeland security/defense markets, announced today that Dr. Michael...
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Oclaro Honored by Huawei
Oclaro Inc. of San Jose, Calif., announced today that it was the only supplier in the optical category to receive an Excellent Core Partner Award from China-based telecommunications equipment maker...
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UK Boosts Plastic Electronics
A new £28 million (about $45.5 million) government strategy was launched yesterday to ensure that the UK remains a global leader in the high-growth and environmentally friendly plastic electronics...
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Laird Opens Design Center in India
Laird Technologies Inc., a St. Louis-based manufacturer of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, announced the opening of its...
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Suss Joins Sematech Program
Suss MicroTec, a supplier of test solutions for the semiconductor industry located in Munich, Germany, and Sematech, an Austin, Texas-based consortium of chipmakers, announced that Suss will join the...
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Tridak Appoints Product Manager
Tridak, a manufacturer of industrial fluid dispensing and filling equipment headquartered in Torrington, Conn., announced the appointment of Shawn Cole as product manager. Cole comes to Tridak...
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Laser Services Celebrates 30 Yrs.
Laser Services Inc., a precision laser cutting, drilling, scribing, etching and welding job shop located in Westford, Mass., is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. Established in 1979 by founders...
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Flir to Merge 2 Divisions
Thermal imaging and infrared camera systems maker Flir Systems Inc. will merge its Commercial Vision Systems and Thermography divisions into one unit, the company announced Thursday. The...
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First Solar Taps New Executive VP
First Solar Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, announced that TK Kallenbach has been appointed executive vice president of marketing and product management. Kallenbach...
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ASCB: Spotlight on Cell Bio
Not even a day of rain and wind could keep attendees away from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center this week. In fact, the...
By Laura S. Marshall, Photonics Spectra Managing Editor
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ASCB: Spotlight on Cell Biology
Not even a day of rain and wind could keep attendees away from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center this week. In fact, the...
By Laura S. Marshall, Photonics Spectra Managing Editor
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Sanyo to Cancel Red, IR Diodes
Photonic Products Ltd. of Hatfield Broad Oak, UK, a Sanyo laser diode distributor, has announced that, as a result of the recent merger between Sanyo and Panasonic, Sanyo will end production of its...
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LED Xmas Superstar Unveiled
Beginning at dusk every evening throughout the month of December, the world’s biggest revolving Christmas star can be seen at the northern gateway to Munich. Siemens AG, an electronics and...
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Kodak Sells OLED Unit to LG
Eastman Kodak Co. announced it will sell its organic LED (OLED) display business to a group of LG companies. Financial details were not disclosed. Kodak has been a pioneer in developing...
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CVI Optics Hit Prime Time
CVI Melles Griot products had their 15 minutes of fame by appearing in The Gorilla Experiment episode of the CBS hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” on Monday, Dec. 7. The show details the antics...
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Andor Taps West Coast Distributor
Andor Technology plc, a scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems company located in South Windsor, Mass., announced the appointment of Burlingame, Ca.-based Technical...
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Rambus Buys Tech from GLT
Rambus Inc., a global technology licensing company, announced it has acquired technology and a portfolio of advanced lighting and optoelectronics patents from Brecksville, Ohio-based Global Lighting...
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Beckman, CompuCyte Pen Deal
Beckman Coulter Inc. and CompuCyte Corp. have entered into a five-year global distribution agreement, under the terms of which Calif.-based Beckman Coulter will have the right to distribute CompuCyte...
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3S Photonics Buys Fiber Units
Debt-laden holding company Avensys Corp. announced today it is selling its sole operating business, a fiber optic components maker and instrumentation integrator, to 3S Photonics, a manufacturer of...
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Boston Scientific Adds Director
Boston Scientific Corp. of Natick, Mass., a developer of medical devices, has announced the appointment of Nelda Connors as a director of its board. Connors is president of the Electrical and Metal...
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Oclaro Acquires Xtellus
Oclaro Inc. announced that it has acquired Xtellus Inc., an optical components company located in Denville, N.J., with manufacturing and development facilities in Israel and South Korea. ...
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Samsung Restructures Leadership
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a Seoul, South Korea-based technology company, appointed Geesung Choi as its new CEO as part of an organizational restructuring aimed to increase operating efficiencies...
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3 Companies Team to Design LED
Arrow Electronics Inc. of Melville, N.Y., has announced that it has teamed with Cree Inc. of Durham, N.C., and National Semiconductor Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., to deliver a reference design for a...
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Rudolph Hires Mullins as Director
Rudolph Technologies Inc., specializing in process control systems and software for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, announced the appointment of Tony Mullins as director of global process...
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Single Nanoparticle Detected
Nanoparticles can be found just about everywhere these days: in makeup, sunscreen, home pregnancy tests, anti-odor socks, plastic beer bottles, antibacterial doorknobs, and plastic bags for storing...
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IPG Announces 5th Intl. Symposium
High-power fiber lasers and amplifiers maker IPG Photonics Corp. of Oxford, Mass., announced the 5th International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications. The symposium will be...
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BioTek Expands HQ
BioTek Instruments has added 800 sq ft to its world headquarters in Winooski, Vt., increasing the size of its service department twofold. The space houses a new applications laboratory, which...
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GigOptix Nets $4M in Funding
As part of the fiscal 2010 US Department of Defense appropriations bill, GigOptix Inc. has been approved to receive $4.5 million in funding toward the development of an integrated photonic...
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Photron Donates Camera to MIT
Photron Inc., a high-speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer based in San Diego, is donating a video system to the Edgerton Center at MIT for long-term use by students and...
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Kingbright Taps Allied Electronics
Fort Worth, Texas-based Allied Electronics has signed an agreement with Kingbright to distribute its LED products. Kingbright, which is headquartered in Taiwan, has manufacturing plants in China....
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Finisar Appoints New Director
Finisar Corp., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company dealing in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, announced that the board of directors has appointed Thomas E. Pardun to serve as a director...
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Flir Buys Motion Control Firm
Thermal imaging and camera systems maker Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Directed Perception Inc., a provider of pan-tilt motion control systems for commercial and military...
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II-VI to Acquire Photop
Crystal growth technology company II-VI Inc. announced Monday it will acquire China-based photonics company Photop Technologies Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth approximately $83...
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Spectrum, Laserpoint Partner
Spectrum Detector Inc. of Lake Oswego, Ore., a manufacturer of standard and custom detectors and instruments for optical power and energy measurement, has announced an agreement with Laserpoint Srl...
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Mobius Moves to New Facility
Mobius Photonics, producer of short-pulse fiber laser sources (IR, green and UV), has moved its corporate headquarters from a facility in Santa Clara to a larger facility in Mountain View, Calif....
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Ocean Optics Forms OEM Team
To better serve its growing global OEM business, Dunedin, Fla.-based miniature spectrometer maker Ocean Optics announced last week that it has formed a dedicated OEM engineering group. The group,...
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Companies Ink Patent Pact
Japan-based Sharp Corp. and Toyoda Gosei Co. announced Friday that they have signed an agreement cross-licensing their LED and laser diode patents, a move they say will enhance both companies'...
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Spectranetics to Pay Feds $5M
Excimer laser maker Spectranetics Corp. has agreed to pay the US $4.9 million in civil damages plus $100,000 in cash or property to resolve claims against the company, the Justice Department...
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Duca to Head Canon Unit
Canon USA Inc. of Lake Success, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Chris Duca as president of its Deerfield, Fla.-based wholly owned subsidiary, Virtual Imaging Inc., a maker of diagnostic...
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Thorlabs Tests Green Packaging
As a way to minimize packaging waste under its green initiative, photonics company Thorlabs of Newton, N.J., is experimenting with Geämi packaging to protect some of its mechanical components....


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Nanotowers Fire Off Photons
Physicists from the University of Würzburg are boasting research that could make tap-proof data transmission a possibility in the near future. At the heart of the concept are tiny towers made from semiconducting material. They are around 10 µm in height with a diameter of just one to two micrometers (a human hair is roughly a hundred times thicker). Tiny towers, 100 times thinner than a...
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Laser Avenger Destroys IEDs
A laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle destroyed 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) similar to those used by adversaries in war zones during tests in September by the Boeing Co. and...
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QCL Output Power Boosted
An output power of 120 W has been delivered by a single mid-infrared quantum cascade laser operating at room temperature, a breakthrough seen as important for future defense applications.  The...
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Atoms Fooled by Fake Field
For the first time, physicists have used laser light to create "synthetic magnetism," an exotic condition in which neutral atoms suddenly begin to behave as if they were charged particles interacting...
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Solar Impulse Aces 1st Flight
The first airplane designed to fly day and night without fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, left the ground for the first time today. The results of the ground tests conducted over the past few weeks...
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Lasers Spin Nanotube Yarn
Lasers now have been used to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications from solar cells to stronger body armor....
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Light Measures Glacial Melt
Changes in the thickness of a glacier traditionally are measured by means of wooden poles and snow shovels. Those methods are inexpensive and can be carried out to determine the annual or even...
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THz QCL Made Tunable
A new approach to tuning a laser’s frequency could bring us closer to airport scanners that can distinguish explosives from nonthreatening substances, according to scientists at MIT. For more...
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UK Boosts Plastic Electronics
A new £28 million (about $45.5 million) government strategy was launched yesterday to ensure that the UK remains a global leader in the high-growth and environmentally friendly plastic electronics...
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Plasmon Laser Shatters Limits
The world’s smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications for the Air Force in communications, computing and biohazard detection, has been demonstrated by Dr. Xiang Zhang at the...
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Laser Re-creates Stellar Jet
At the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics in New York state, a team led by Rice University’s Patrick Hartigan used a powerful laser beam to re-create, on a small scale, the...
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ASCB: Spotlight on Cell Biology
Not even a day of rain and wind could keep attendees away from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center this week. In fact, the...
By Laura S. Marshall, Photonics Spectra Managing Editor
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Kodak Sells OLED Unit to LG
Eastman Kodak Co. announced it will sell its organic LED (OLED) display business to a group of LG companies. Financial details were not disclosed. Kodak has been a pioneer in developing...
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Vistec, MIET to Collaborate
Vistec Electron Beam GmbH of Jena, Germany, has announced its entrance into a joint electron beam lithography project with Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET). The two will collaborate...
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Tumors Under Laser Fire
Much to the delight of oncologists, a highly energetic ion beam in an accurately defined dose that provides a pin-sharp (and cost-effective) radiation treatment of tumors has been experimentally...
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Laser Stretches 167 Miles
A 270-km (167.7-mile) optical fiber has been transformed into the world’s longest laser, a platform capable of delivering next-generation, secure information transmission, including...
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3 Companies Team to Design LED
Arrow Electronics Inc. of Melville, N.Y., has announced that it has teamed with Cree Inc. of Durham, N.C., and National Semiconductor Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., to deliver a reference design for a...
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Single Nanoparticle Detected
Nanoparticles can be found just about everywhere these days: in makeup, sunscreen, home pregnancy tests, anti-odor socks, plastic beer bottles, antibacterial doorknobs, and plastic bags for storing...
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New Lens: GRIN on Steroids
Engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail. But the lens...
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Micromachines to Mimic Birds
Using lasers and a water tank, an engineer hopes to use secrets gleaned from the aerodynamically unconventional flights of hummingbirds and other tiny birds and insects to help design tiny...
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4-D Microscopy Films Photons
A new technique is being used to track and image nanoscale matter in real time, allowing researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to image electrical fields produced by the...
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Quantum Entanglement
A new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems has been realized by researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Their ideas...
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Glitter-sized Solar Cells
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have developed tiny glitter-size photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. The solar particles,...
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Fluorescein Images Graphene
It’s been used to dye the Chicago River green on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s been used to find latent bloodstains at crime scenes. And now researchers at Northwestern University have...
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IR ‘Eyes’ to See Back in Time
When it is sent into orbit in 2014, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) will see even further back in time than its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. The Webb...
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A Few Photons Control Atom
The motion of a single atom in an optical trap has been controlled by the use of a fast feedback logic loop developed at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics by scientists who also showed that the...
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X-ray Determines Cell Density
Researchers usually have to destroy their samples to determine the densities and volumes of the different components which make up a biological cell. Larger subunits of the cell, consisting of many...


NEWS & FEATURES
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Nanotowers Fire Off Photons
Physicists from the University of Würzburg are boasting research that could make tap-proof data transmission a possibility in the near future. At the heart of the concept are tiny towers made from semiconducting material. They are around 10 µm in height with a diameter of just one to two micrometers (a human hair is roughly a hundred times thicker). Tiny towers, 100 times thinner than a...
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Laser Avenger Destroys IEDs
A laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle destroyed 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) similar to those used by adversaries in war zones during tests in September by the Boeing Co. and...
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QCL Output Power Boosted
An output power of 120 W has been delivered by a single mid-infrared quantum cascade laser operating at room temperature, a breakthrough seen as important for future defense applications.  The...
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Atoms Fooled by Fake Field
For the first time, physicists have used laser light to create "synthetic magnetism," an exotic condition in which neutral atoms suddenly begin to behave as if they were charged particles interacting...
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Solar Impulse Aces 1st Flight
The first airplane designed to fly day and night without fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, left the ground for the first time today. The results of the ground tests conducted over the past few weeks...
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Lasers Spin Nanotube Yarn
Lasers now have been used to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications from solar cells to stronger body armor....
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Light Measures Glacial Melt
Changes in the thickness of a glacier traditionally are measured by means of wooden poles and snow shovels. Those methods are inexpensive and can be carried out to determine the annual or even...
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THz QCL Made Tunable
A new approach to tuning a laser’s frequency could bring us closer to airport scanners that can distinguish explosives from nonthreatening substances, according to scientists at MIT. For more...
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UK Boosts Plastic Electronics
A new £28 million (about $45.5 million) government strategy was launched yesterday to ensure that the UK remains a global leader in the high-growth and environmentally friendly plastic electronics...
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Plasmon Laser Shatters Limits
The world’s smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications for the Air Force in communications, computing and biohazard detection, has been demonstrated by Dr. Xiang Zhang at the...
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Laser Re-creates Stellar Jet
At the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics in New York state, a team led by Rice University’s Patrick Hartigan used a powerful laser beam to re-create, on a small scale, the...
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Flir to Merge 2 Divisions
Thermal imaging and infrared camera systems maker Flir Systems Inc. will merge its Commercial Vision Systems and Thermography divisions into one unit, the company announced Thursday. The...
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ASCB: Spotlight on Cell Bio
Not even a day of rain and wind could keep attendees away from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center this week. In fact, the...
By Laura S. Marshall, Photonics Spectra Managing Editor
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LED Xmas Superstar Unveiled
Beginning at dusk every evening throughout the month of December, the world’s biggest revolving Christmas star can be seen at the northern gateway to Munich. Siemens AG, an electronics and...
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Kodak Sells OLED Unit to LG
Eastman Kodak Co. announced it will sell its organic LED (OLED) display business to a group of LG companies. Financial details were not disclosed. Kodak has been a pioneer in developing...
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CVI Optics Hit Prime Time
CVI Melles Griot products had their 15 minutes of fame by appearing in The Gorilla Experiment episode of the CBS hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” on Monday, Dec. 7. The show details the antics...
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Rambus Buys Tech from GLT
Rambus Inc., a global technology licensing company, announced it has acquired technology and a portfolio of advanced lighting and optoelectronics patents from Brecksville, Ohio-based Global Lighting...
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Tumors Under Laser Fire
Much to the delight of oncologists, a highly energetic ion beam in an accurately defined dose that provides a pin-sharp (and cost-effective) radiation treatment of tumors has been experimentally...
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Laser Stretches 167 Miles
A 270-km (167.7-mile) optical fiber has been transformed into the world’s longest laser, a platform capable of delivering next-generation, secure information transmission, including...
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3S Photonics Buys Fiber Units
Debt-laden holding company Avensys Corp. announced today it is selling its sole operating business, a fiber optic components maker and instrumentation integrator, to 3S Photonics, a manufacturer of...
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Oclaro Acquires Xtellus
Oclaro Inc. announced that it has acquired Xtellus Inc., an optical components company located in Denville, N.J., with manufacturing and development facilities in Israel and South Korea. ...
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Single Nanoparticle Detected
Nanoparticles can be found just about everywhere these days: in makeup, sunscreen, home pregnancy tests, anti-odor socks, plastic beer bottles, antibacterial doorknobs, and plastic bags for storing...
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New Lens: GRIN on Steroids
Engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail. But the lens...
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Micromachines to Mimic Birds
Using lasers and a water tank, an engineer hopes to use secrets gleaned from the aerodynamically unconventional flights of hummingbirds and other tiny birds and insects to help design tiny...
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4-D Microscopy Films Photons
A new technique is being used to track and image nanoscale matter in real time, allowing researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to image electrical fields produced by the...
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GigOptix Nets $4M in Funding
As part of the fiscal 2010 US Department of Defense appropriations bill, GigOptix Inc. has been approved to receive $4.5 million in funding toward the development of an integrated photonic...
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Quantum Entanglement
A new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems has been realized by researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Their ideas...
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Glitter-sized Solar Cells
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have developed tiny glitter-size photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. The solar particles,...
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Fluorescein Images Graphene
It’s been used to dye the Chicago River green on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s been used to find latent bloodstains at crime scenes. And now researchers at Northwestern University have...
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Flir Buys Motion Control Firm
Thermal imaging and camera systems maker Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Directed Perception Inc., a provider of pan-tilt motion control systems for commercial and military...
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II-VI to Acquire Photop
Crystal growth technology company II-VI Inc. announced Monday it will acquire China-based photonics company Photop Technologies Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth approximately $83...
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IR ‘Eyes’ to See Back in Time
When it is sent into orbit in 2014, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) will see even further back in time than its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. The Webb...
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A Few Photons Control Atom
The motion of a single atom in an optical trap has been controlled by the use of a fast feedback logic loop developed at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics by scientists who also showed that the...
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Spectranetics to Pay Feds $5M
Excimer laser maker Spectranetics Corp. has agreed to pay the US $4.9 million in civil damages plus $100,000 in cash or property to resolve claims against the company, the Justice Department...
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X-ray Determines Cell Density
Researchers usually have to destroy their samples to determine the densities and volumes of the different components which make up a biological cell. Larger subunits of the cell, consisting of many...


PRODUCTS
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MDrive Linear Actuators
The MDrive linear actuators manufactured by Intelligent Motion Systems Inc. provide linear motion in a compact all-in-one package with leading integrated step motor and driver technology. Available in three NEMA motor sizes (14, 17 and 23) and two shaft styles (noncaptive and external), the actuators offer options including a motion control version with an integrated and fully programmable...
Schneider Electric Motion USA
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OPB732 Infrared Switch
Providing alternative energy design engineers with a means of reliably and accurately detecting the speed of wind turbines, TT electronics Optek Technology Inc.’s OPB732 series long-distance infrared...
Optek Technology, Inc.
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MasterSil 151 Med
Flexibility is important in the design of medical devices subjected to vibration, impact, shock and thermal cycling. Two-component, room temperature-curing Master Bond MasterSil 151 Med is a...
Master Bond Inc.
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Thermopile Detectors
Newport Corp. has announced three new additions to its 818P Series thermopile detectors: the fan-cooled 818P-500-55, the water-cooled 818P-3KW-060 and the high-sensitivity 818P-001-12NIR. The...
Newport Corporation
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CRI White LED
To complete the Primax product portfolio and fulfill the lighting market demand, Dominant Semiconductors is extending this series with a high color rendering index (CRI) LED in a 0.5-W white version....
DOMINANT Opto Technologies
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Alphion 1060nm SOA
The 1060nm X-band amplifier is suitable for use as a gain element in swept source and as an ASE source. It is used in a broad spectrum of applications including fiber optic sensing, medical imaging...
Alphion Corp.
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Custom Miniature Auto Focus Module
NEW SCALE, manufacturer of ingeniously small motion control systems, now provides engineering and production services for custom auto focus modules used in board-mounted CCD/CMOS cameras. Modules...
New Scale Technologies, Inc.
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TECHSPEC Bandpass Interference Filter
Edmund Optics TECHSPEC Hard Coated Bandpass Interference Filters selectively transmit a narrow range of wavelengths while blocking others. Filters fabricated with EO's Advanced Plasma Reactive...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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PI Nanopositioning made in the USA
PI USA now designs and manufactures cost-effective standard & custom nanopositioning systems at its Auburn, MA headquarters. PI is the global leader in piezo / nanopositioning systems with...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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SX Cameras
For industrial vision applications requiring 1- to 2- megapixel resolutions at frame rates of up to 120 fps, Baumer Ltd. has introduced the SX cameras that feature Kodak’s progressive-scan interline...
Baumer Ltd.
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Stradus 488-nm
Vortran Laser Technology Inc. has introduced the Stradus 488-nm blue laser diode module that outputs 50 mW. The newest product in the company’s Stradus line has been designed as an affordable...
Vortran Laser Technology, Inc.
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Precision Machined Optical Pieces
Precision machined optical pieces as well as parts from other technical ceramics useful for fixturing or as a carrier. Insaco engineers are available to discuss your intended application and suggest...
Insaco, Inc.
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One Custom Lens or a Million
Specializing in custom polymer optics and optics systems with capabilities for design, molding, diamond turning, assembly, and metrology. Ask about our new clean room assembly capabilities. Visit us...
Syntec Optics
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Helios10 MD Panel
Rad-icon Imaging Corp., a division of Dalsa Corp., has released the Helios10 MD panel, the first product in the company’s new Helios camera family. With an active sensing area of 20 × 25 cm, the CMOS...
Teledyne Rad-icon Imaging
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L10711 Microfocus
The L10711 microfocus x-ray source manufactured by Hamamatsu Corp. delivers the high resolution (0.25 µm minimum) and stability required for x-ray nondestructive inspection, 3-D imaging and computed...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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Diamond E-1000 Laser
Coherent Inc. has unveiled a small sealed 1-kW CO2 laser. The compact Diamond E-1000 measures less than 1497 × 471 × 384 mm and weighs 173 kg, including its integrated power supply. It is suited for...
Coherent Inc.
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OD-469L LEDs
Opto Diode Corp. has unveiled its OD-469L high-output blue LEDs. Featuring a narrow beam angle, they are suitable for fluorescence applications in medicine, scientific testing instruments and...
Opto Diode Corp.
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CVI Melles Griot Precision IR Optics
Leveraging our worldwide precision diamond-turning, polishing and advanced coating expertise, CVI Melles Griot offers an extensive range of precision IR optical components for the aerospace, defense...
CVI Melles Griot
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Polyimide Optical Fibers
Manufactured by Fiberguide Industries Inc., a full line of standard optical fibers with polyimide coating provide optimal performance of fiber optics in extreme thermal conditions. The...
Fiberguide Industries, Inc.
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Xcelera-HS PX8
Dalsa Corp. has announced the availability of the Xcelera-HS PX8 frame grabber to support the new Piranha HS 12k 90-kHz camera, which was introduced at the same time. Building on the field-proven...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Nano Cut-Off Long Pass Filter
New generation edge pass filter allows cut off values of <0.2% which gives you more signal, less background noise in your application. This is achieved with dielectric thin film filter technology...
Iridian Spectral Technologies
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Revolutionary DSS Shutter Series
The DSS series shutter is the latest technology available from UNIBLITZ. These patent pending devices have eliminated the external protruding actuator and contain no other interfering components....
Vincent Associates
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Metal Materials
EOS GmbH has announced new metal materials for its EOSINT M 270 laser sintering systems, including NickelAlloy IN718 and Aluminum AlSi10Mg. NickelAlloy IN718 is a nickel-based heat-resistant...
EOS GmbH
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Repair Damaged Optical Connectors
The Rev™ Micro-Polisher repairs scratched and damaged fiber optic connectors as quickly as 15 seconds. Whether damaged by high power lasers, repeated matings or general handling, Rev™ resurfaces...
KrellTech
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Handheld Power Meters
The Flash handheld power meters manufactured by Gentec Electro-Optics Inc. have a response time that the company says is at least two times shorter than that of most of the competition. They allow...
Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
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Versatile Fizeau Interferometer
ZYGO expands its VeriFire™ line of versatile Fizeau interferometers to ensure confidence in metrology – in all environments. Powered by ZYGO’s next generation software platform, MetroPro®X, combined...
Zygo Corporation, Metrology Solutions Div.
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High Performance Cooled IR Cameras
Sofradir-EC has introduced a range of high performance infrared cameras that cover the spectral band 1-to-12 microns. The SSC IR cameras feature variable frame rate and integration time, <20mK...
Sofradir-EC Inc.
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ATOM320 World’s Smallest IR Camera
The ATOM320 from Sofradir-EC has been designed for integration into a wide range of size-constrained infrared imaging products. Despite its tiny size, the ATOM delivers exceptional image quality,...
Sofradir-EC Inc.
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Engineered Diffuser™ Optical Films
RPC Photonics, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Engineered Diffuser™ optical films. Seamless rolls of film in widths up to 900mm (~35”) can now be produced with our high-performance diffuser...
RPC Photonics, Inc.
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H117P2IX Flattop Stage
Prior Scientific Inc. has introduced the H117P2IX flattop stage for the Olympus IX series of inverted microscopes. It is suitable for all high-precision biomedical and materials sciences scanning...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
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Huygens 3-D Software
Scientific Volume Imaging BV has released version 3.5 of its Huygens 3-D deconvolution, visualization and analysis software. This version includes the newly developed object stabilizer tool that can...
Scientific Volume Imaging
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Aluminum Coated Fiber: Optran AL
CeramOptec introduces Aluminum coated silica/silica fibers. These hermetic coated fibers offer increased strength in core sizes from 50 to 1000 micron, NA: 0.22, wavelengths from 190-2400nm. The...
CeramOptec Industries Inc., Industrial Fiber Optics
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Rotor Drive Shutter Controller
CVI Melles Griot Rotor Drive Shutter Controller provides actuation signals to Rotor Drive shutters locally, through manual push button, or remotely, through TTL signal. The Rotor Drive Shutter...
CVI Melles Griot
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Verdi G-Series
Coherent Inc. has launched the next generation of diode-pumped solid-state continuous-wave lasers. The Verdi G-Series is available in both 2- and 5-W green (532 nm) versions. By replacing the...
Coherent Inc.
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Fiber Bundles / Medical Assemblies
GerLat Fiber Tech is a world class manufacturer of optical fibers for UV and NIR range. Featuring: Fiber Bundles with custom designs, patented Fused End Fiber Bundles, Medical Optical Fibers or...
LightGuideOptics, USA LLC
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IDD-KH Series Dome Lights
LDD Trading Associates LLC has released the IDD-KH series of high power dome lights now available in six standard sizes from 80 to 350 mm in diameter. The diffuse models are available with red,...
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Synergy H4
BioTek Instruments Inc. has expanded its Synergy multimode microplate reader family with the release of the patent-pending Synergy H4 with hybrid technology. The newest model combines the sensitivity...
BioTek Instruments, Inc.
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New, Compact Linear-Array SLM-128
CRi introduces a much smaller Spatial Light Modulator with 128 pixels for phase and/or amplitude modulation of your ultrafast laser. Same pixel size, same reliability, same rapid solid-state...
PerkinElmer
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NIKRFK Focus Drive
The NIKRFK focus drive with integral electronic clutch is now available from Prior Scientific Inc. Designed for the Nikon Ti, 80i and FN1 microscopes, the focus drive offers resolution and...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
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LE-0903 Series
JKL Components Corp. has launched the LE-0903 series of flat top wedge-base LED lights for panel illumination, display lighting, gaming machines, and landscape and architectural lighting...
JKL Components Corp.
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AOTF Hyperspectral Imager, AO Components
Brimrose Corporation of America is a manufacturer of very fast, solid state Hyperspectral AOTF Imagers in the VIS, SWIR and LWIR bands. Other products include high quality free space and fiber...
Brimrose Corporation of America
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Glass Aspheric Lenses
LightPath Technologies Inc has introduced RoHS- compliant molded glass aspheric lenses with a high index of refraction for use in telecommunications systems. The company has developed a set of lenses...
LightPath Technologies, Inc.
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W4S-3 INOX Photoelectric Sensors
The W4S-3 INOX photoelectric sensors have been launched by Sick Inc. They feature a smooth IP 69K-rated stainless steel housing that has been field-tested to withstand harsh wash down applications in...
SICK, Inc.
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LED Microscope Illuminator
DiCon LED, a business division of DiCon Fiberoptics Inc., has announced the release of a tunable benchtop LED microscope illuminator with good programmability, long lifetimes of 50,000 h, typical,...
DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc.
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DPSS Alternative for He-Cd Lasers
KLASTECH will launch its revolutionary new 442nm laser at Photonics West 2010. The CONCERTO provides single frequency (>100m coherence length), diffraction limited performance in an ultra-stable...
KLASTECH GmbH
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USB and GigE Cameras
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has launched new USB and GigE cameras designed around a 10.6-megapixel CMOS sensor from Aptina Imaging Corp. The company says that the sensor provides four times...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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High Speed 12 bit CMOS Camera at HDTV
pco.dimax high speed camera provides 1279fps @ 2016 × 2016, 4502fps @ 1008 × 1000, up to 56,300fps @ 144 × 128 pixels. 32GB internal imaging memory max, multiple trigger...
PCO-TECH Inc.
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Precision Glass & Optics
Our company began with an ingenious idea: combine high-volume, low-cost commercial glass manufacturing with the technical precision of optics and thin film coating. 25 years later, we put all those...
Precision Glass & Optics
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Lenscan System Model LS 200
Fogale Lenscan systems allow direct measurement of the position and center thickness of all optical elements (lenses, cubes or flats) of a closed optical assembly along the optical axis to 1-micron...
Mildex, Inc.
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532-nm Handheld Raman Analyzer
BaySpec Inc. has unveiled a handheld 532-nm Raman analyzer that provides a cost effective way of performing nondestructive measurements for portable field applications, including gemstone analysis...
BaySpec, Inc.
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Deposition Materials from Lesker
Our Materials Division offers a wide range of deposition materials for all optical applications including IR, AR, TCO and reflective. Configurations include sputtering targets and pellets. Many...
Kurt J. Lesker Co.
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Range Version Hardware
Photron Inc. has unveiled a new option that enhances two select models from its Fastcam SA high-speed camera family. The Range Version (RV) hardware can extend the normal operating temperature range...
Photron USA, Inc.
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PowerMax USB/RS
The PowerMax USB/RS laser power sensors from Coherent Inc. use state-of-the-art microelectronics miniaturization techniques and integrate an entire instrument within a USB 2.0 or RS-232 cable...
Coherent Inc.
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Quarter-Brick Converter
The QW24T25033 launched by Power-One Inc. is a highly efficient quarter-brick DC-DC converter for use in communications, particularly wireless base station applications that use both 24- and 48-V...
Power-One
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ImageUV Microscope Camera
Craic Technologies Inc. has announced the release of its ImageUV microscope camera control and image analysis software for Windows 7. Scientists and engineers using it will notice a more fluid...
CRAIC Technologies
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Ultraquiet Air Compressor
Newport Corp. has introduced the compact, ultraquiet ACWS air compressor that is clean, portable and more convenient than bottled air supplies. Fast-filling and economical, it can supply air to any...
Newport Corporation
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Model PTI-170L Camera
Process Sensors Corp. has announced the Model PTI-170L high-resolution and portable thermal imaging camera with dual vision, designed for use by maintenance professionals, service and electrical...
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Easy White LED Bins
Cree Inc. has announced EasyWhite bins, an LED innovation that improves LED-to-LED color consistency and simplifies LED system design by reducing the number of required components. The bins are...
Cree, Inc.
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Compact Green Laser up to 6W CW
BrightLock Ultra-G™ offers high power green light at 532nm in a compact, passively cooled package for medical, military and display applications. The module, equipped with smart features, is...
Laser Operations LLC, QPC Lasers
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Modular Jack
L-com Global Connectivity has released a modular jack, a "side exit" model that includes shielding and maintains Category 5e rating. The jack is suitable for installation in tight spaces, where...
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350-W Half-brick
Power-One Inc. has launched the HBA48T12280, an efficient 350-W half-brick pinout DC/DC converter for use in cellular infrastructure, wireless communications, telecommunications and radio-frequency...
Power-One

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