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photonics.com: December 2011

BUSINESS
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Clear Align Receives Laser Patent for Intelligence
Custom imaging and laser systems manufacturer Clear Align received a patent for laser technology that is suitable for various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The US Patent...
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Microtech: Better LED Process Is All Wet
MicroTech Systems has developed a wet process station for etching patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) wafers, which are used to increase light extraction and efficiency in high-brightness LEDs. The...
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AFOP Revises Forecast, Approves Stock Repurchase Program
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (AFOP) has revised its forecast for the fourth quarter of 2011, expecting its revenues to be below $11 million. Revenues for the third quarter of 2011 totaled $11.8...
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AIA Teams with Machine Vision Association in Korea
Machine vision trade group Automated Imaging Association (AIA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the year-old Korean Machine Vision Industrial Association (KMVIA) to advance the understanding...
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Samsung to Mass Produce Highly Interactive Displays
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun mass production of the 40-in. Optical Sensor in Pixel interactive liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, which features advanced optical sensors. Because...
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Potomac Photonics Adds New Capabilities
Potomac Photonics announced the expansion of its microholes drilling capabilities and operations. Microhole drilling by Potomac Photonics (Image: PRLEAP.COM) The micromanufacturer has...
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Laser World of Photonics Expands into India
Laser World of Photonics India will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai on Sept. 14-16, 2012. The event, a collaboration of Messe München and its subsidiary Messe...
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Schweizer Eyes Asia Photovoltaics Market
Schweizer Electronic AG has entered the Asian photovoltaics market as part of a business diversification strategy. A manufacturer of printed circuit boards, the electronics company offers solutions...
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Prism Solar Completes $4M Funding Round
Prism Solar Technologies Inc. announced the completion of a financing round of more than $4.4 million. With the funding, the company expects to bolster its holographic film and bifacial photovoltaic...
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Jenoptik Opens New Business in China
Jenoptik, an integrated optoelectronics group headquartered in Jena, Germany, officially opened a new 100 percent-owned subsidiary in China called Jenoptik (Shanghai) Precision Instruments and...
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Idex Names Silvernail Board Chairman
Andrew K. Silvernail, Idex Corp.’s chief executive officer, was appointed chairman by the company’s board of directors. The appointment, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2012, will...
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Elbit Receives $38M Award to Update HUDs
Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a $38.5 million, five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Defense Logistics...
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Raytheon Awarded $13M for Thermal Imagers
Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., has been awarded $13.4 million by DARPA to develop a manufacturing process that will make thermal imagers more affordable and thus accessible to every military...
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Ocean Optics Promotes Creasey
To meet the growing demand for its OEM engineering services, Ocean Optics announced the appointment of David Creasey to the newly created position of director of OEM business. In this role,...
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Yakovian to Join Lumenis as CFO
Ophir Yakovian was named chief financial officer of medical laser company Lumenis, the company announced. Effective Feb. 1, 2012, Yakovian will replace Aviram Steinhart, who will join Ceragon...
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Dynasil Unit Wins $3M for Nuclear Detectors
The RMD Research, a subsidiary of Dynasil Corp. of America, received $3.65 million in contracts to develop nuclear detectors from the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear...
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Lockheed Delivers Laser Rangefinder Prototypes
Global security company Lockheed Martin delivered the first modernized day sensor assembly (M-DSA) upgrade prototype units to the US Army for use on the Apache attack helicopter, it announced. ...
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Newport Retires Notes Early
To avoid cash interest payments, Newport Corp. retired $69.6 million of its 2.5% convertible subordinated notes due Feb. 15, 2012, for a sum of $70 million plus accrued interest. The early...
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Teledyne Dalsa Secures Earth Observation Contract
Teledyne Dalsa received a contract from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) of Guildford, UK, to develop a multispectral sensor for an advanced Earth observation application. The...
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L-3 Buying Kollmorgen Electro-Optical for $210M
L-3 Communications announced today it is broadening its base in the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) market by acquiring the Kollmorgen Electro-Optical unit of Danaher Corp. for $210 million in cash....
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Jenoptik Doubling SC Laser Capacity in Berlin
Laser and optical systems manufacturer Jenoptik is doubling its semiconductor laser capacity with a €10 million (approximately $13.2 million) expansion of its Berlin-Adlershof site. The larger...
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Company Supplies Light Sensors for Smartphones
Austriamicrosystems is supplying high volumes of intelligent ambient light and proximity sensors for four Samsung Galaxy models. The sensors, which are being integrated into the Galaxy Ace,...
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SpectraFluidics Secures Contract
SpectraFluidics Inc. received a $1.3 million contract from the US Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration to develop and validate a system that detects homemade...
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Gigaphoton Reaches Milestone
Lithography light source manufacturer Gigaphoton Inc. has shipped its 1000th excimer laser for semiconductor photolithography. Komatsu, Gigaphoton’s predecessor, marketed Japan’s...
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JDSU’s Koffman Elected to QuEST Board
Ken Koffman, vice president of global business quality for the Communications Test and Measurement Div. of JDSU, has been named to the executive board of QuEST Forum. JDSU is the first communications...
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Affymetrix to Acquire eBioscience
Affymetrix Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire eBioscience Inc. of San Diego, a privately held flow cytometry and immunoassay reagents company, for $330 million in cash subject to certain...
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Datalogic Acquires PPT Vision
Automatic data capture and industrial automation company Datalogic SpA acquired machine vision technologies provider PPT Vision Inc. for $5.2 million, financed with internal capital resources,...
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OSA Elevates 66 to Fellow Members
The board of directors of the Optical Society (OSA) announced that 66 OSA members were selected as the newest class of OSA fellows. The newly appointed fellows will be recognized individually at...
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Gooch & Housego Takes Lead on ISLA Project
Optical and systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego has announced that it will lead a €4.5 million (about $5.9 million) collaborative European Union-funded FP7 project titled “Integrated...
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BinOptics Attracts $13M in Funding
BinOptics Corp. has closed on $13.3 million in new funding, which it will use to continue the expansion of its product lines and to accelerate the development of its new products. Five new...
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Cree Licenses Phosphor Patents
Through its newly launched remote phosphor licensing program, semiconductor solutions company Cree Inc. has granted licenses for select remote phosphor patents to five LED lighting manufacturers. ...
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Novaled Founders Honored for Innovation
Three of the founders of Novaled AG were awarded the German Future Prize — German President's Award for Technology for breakthroughs in the field of organic electronics. In Berlin on...
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E-ELT Mirror Work to Start in 2012
The ESO Council has approved funding for the first elements of the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope). Work will now begin on the instrument’s challenging adaptive optics mirror, M4...
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Alfano First Recipient of Britton Chance Award
Robert Alfano, distinguished professor of physics at City College of New York, has been selected to receive the first SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. Alfano, a longtime SPIE...
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PhotOral Licenses Technology
Life sciences startup PhotOral has licensed patented technology from Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute to develop a novel intraoral device that uses blue light for targeting and obliterating...
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FDA Approves Handheld Brain Injury Detector
The first handheld device intended to aid in the detection of life-threatening bleeding in the skull has been approved by the FDA. The device, called the Infrascanner Model 1000, can help health care...
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BMC to Improve Imaging of Exoplanets
Boston Micromachines Corp. (BMC) has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research contract for $125,000 by NASA to advance exoplanet imaging research involving deformable mirrors. ...
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Optics Pioneer Dereniak to Lead SPIE in 2012
Optics and engineering pioneer Eustace L. Dereniak will become president of SPIE in January. An optical sciences and engineering professor at the University of Arizona, Dereniak has explored...
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Owyeung Out, Keddington In as Lunera CEO
LED lighting company Lunera Lighting Inc. announced a new CEO earlier this month, its second appointment to the position in just over a year. Michael Keddington will replace Karen Owyeung,...
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SPIE Applauds Congress for Six-Year SBIR Reauthorization
SPIE is pleased with the recent six-year reauthorization by Congress of the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR...
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OFC/NFOEC Plenary to Focus on Tsunami Impact
Isao Sugino, director of the Research and Development Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan, will give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the...
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Carl Zeiss Reports Increased Revenue, Earnings
Carl Zeiss posted significant increases in revenue and earnings for the fiscal year 2010-11 ending Sept. 30, 2011 over the prior year. The company reported that revenue topped the €4 billion...
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Faris Joins LightPath Board
M. Scott Faris was elected earlier this month to LightPath Technologies Inc.’s board of directors as a Class II member, the company announced. Faris, who was also appointed a member of...
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Novotech Completes Modernization Plan
Infrared optics and germanium materials supplier Novotech Inc. has completed its 2011 equipment modernization plan, which included the purchase of automated robotic optics edging and curve-generating...
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Efficiency Record Set for Organic Solar Cell
Belgian research center Imec, electronic materials supplier Polyera and international chemical group Solvay have achieved a world-record efficiency of 8.3 percent for polymer-based single-junction...
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FDA Clears Cataract Surgery Laser
OptiMedica Corp., a global ophthalmic device company, received FDA 510(k) market clearance for its Catalys laser, a next-generation cataract surgery system. Catalys combines a femtosecond...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Laser Imaging Assesses Sunscreen Safety
In an attempt to answer safety questions about the use of nanoparticles in sunscreen, a new laser imaging technique has been developed to assess the risks associated with one of sunscreen’s...
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Biomimetic Antenna May Transform Solar Devices
A newly developed light-harvesting antenna modeled on the chlorosome found in green bacteria could transform solar-powered devices and give silicon and printed dye photovoltaics a run for their...
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Lasers Control Electronic Spin
For the first time, light has proved useful in obtaining information about the spin of electrons flowing over topological insulators — a discovery that could open up possibilities for new...
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UArizona Receives $500K for THz Imager
The University of Arizona College of Engineering has received half a million dollars to develop a unique terahertz imaging instrument. The imager will generate terahertz emissions and analyze how...
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Young Star Really Gets Around
The fastest spinning star yet has been discovered, a hot blue giant rotating at a stupefying million miles an hour. Twirling 100 times faster than our sun does, the star VFTS 102 is very close to the...
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Solar Concentration Without Mirrors
A new study is looking at the possibility of using thermophotovoltaic devices without mirrors to concentrate sunlight, potentially making a much simpler and less expensive system. The goal is to...
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SPIE CEO: Photonics Industry Growing
The demand for photonics is large and on the way to becoming "enormous," yet the ubiquitous technology remains nearly invisible to the general public, SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs told participants last...
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Submillimeter Camera Set to Scan the Universe
The world’s largest submillimeter camera is now ready to scan the universe, including faint and faraway parts never before seen. Mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea, the...
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Laser-Produced Proton Beams Open New Research Areas
Recent proton beam experiments using high-intensity lasers have unveiled a new way to heat material and create novel states of matter in the laboratory. This advance could lead to medical...
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Here, Kitty Kitty!
Carefully placed camera traps — imagers equipped with motion sensors — have taken the first photos ever of two elusive members of the cat family. Images of both snow leopard and manul...
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Method Uses Glass Fiber to Detect Atoms
A highly sensitive method that requires specially prepared light waves coupled to ultrathin glass fibers can be used to count and interact with a very small number of atoms — making it possible...
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Label-Free Bioimaging Tool Tracks Nanotubes
A new imaging tool tracks carbon nanotubes inside living cells and throughout the bloodstream, which could hone the particles’ usefulness in biomedical research and clinical medicine. ...
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Teledyne Dalsa Secures Earth Observation Contract
Teledyne Dalsa received a contract from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) of Guildford, UK, to develop a multispectral sensor for an advanced Earth observation application. The...
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Reconfigurable Photonic Chip Realized
A versatile optical chip that produces, measures and controls two important quantum phenomena — mixture and entanglement — has been developed, representing an important step toward...
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Trillion fps Video: Streak Camera Stops Light
A novel streak camera that captures images in picosecond increments now makes it possible to stop not just a horse in mid-canter or a bullet piercing an apple, but light particles themselves as they...
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Data Transfer Hits Record of 186 Gb/s
With a sustained data transfer rate of 186 Gb/s, a new world record has been set, ushering in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 conference in...
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Cascade Lasers Made More Powerful
New mid-infrared gallium arsenide (GaAs) -based cascade lasers with a pulse three times stronger than previous versions could prove useful for industrial and medical applications. The...
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Capsule Endoscope Forges Precise Path Through the Body
Tiny capsules guided by magnetic steering are set to do the work of bulkier endoscopes, perhaps leading one day to less invasive, yet more powerful, imaging and drug delivery inside the body. ...
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Technique Combines Optical Fibers, Silicon
A technique for depositing a noncrystalline form of silicon (hydrogenated amorphous) into the long, ultrathin pores of optical fibers has been developed — making the optical fibers more...
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IR Detectors to Help Pilots AVOID Volcanic Ash
A camera designed to detect volcanic ash particles from a large distance may help airlines become more capable of avoiding large volcanic plumes in the future. The ash cloud resulting from...
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Plasma Expands Under Ultrafast Beams
New insight into the behavior of ultrafast laser pulses could improve their performance in manufacturing, diagnostics and other research. A laser's pulse at durations of 100 fs, or...
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Thermal Conductivity Tuning Could Cool Optoelectronics
The thermal conductivity of a pair of boron nanoribbons can be enhanced by up to 45 percent — a discovery that could give rise to a new tool for managing thermal effects in smartphones,...
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Light Used to Beam Songs Across a Room
As part of a yearly tradition of challenging previous students’ designs, electrical engineering students at Brigham Young University created a free-space optical transmission device that beams...
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Nanophotonic Endoscope Gently Probes Single Cells
A newly developed nanophotonic endoscope can take high-resolution images of the inside of a single living cell and deliver therapeutic drugs and other cargo without injuring or damaging the cell. ...
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STED Effect Enables Chips with Finer Features
A new way to break through wavelength-related limits to feature size in state-of-the-art silicon chips could enable further leaps in computational power. The microchip revolution has seen a...
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Webb Telescope Engineers to Test COCOA
To verify the optical performance of the mirrors on the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA is using COCOA (center of curvature optical assembly) to check that the mirrors are perfectly shaped and will...
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Faster Lasers Sought to Map Jet Engines
A laser that will help better understand the combustion process in jet engines and reduce emissions and pollution is being developed as part of a research project at the University of...
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Flamac, Imec Team to Develop New Solar Materials
The Belgian research centers Imec and Flamac have developed a novel semiconductor material for solar cell applications. The collaborators have been screening materials in search of an alternative to...
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Giant Atoms Trapped with 90% Efficiency
With an “egg carton” of laser light, physicists can trap giant Rydberg atoms with up to 90 percent efficiency. The achievement could advance computing and terahertz imaging and detection...
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Lidar-Based Camera Catches 20,000 Speeders in Five Days
Despite ample warning of its installment, a lidar-based machine vision system on the Mitchell Freeway in Western Australia has caught 20,000 speeders in its first five days of operation. ...
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NIR Lasers in Chile Measure Satellites
The first laser measurements of Galileo operational satellites in orbit have been made from Chile. The Transportable Integrated Geodetic Observatory (TIGO) performed the laser ranging at an...
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Two-Photon Microscopy Reveals Skin-Allergen Connection
Two-photon microscopy has shown that the skin absorbs various substances differently, depending on what they are mixed with. These differences may determine whether a substance causes contact...


PRODUCTS
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Innova-IRIS TERS-Ready AFM System
Bruker Corp.’s Nano Surfaces Div. has released the Innova-IRIS, an integrated system for correlated atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopic imaging. Its ultralow closed-loop noise, no-drift mechanical stability and wide-open optical access make it a suitable platform for tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) research. With hardware integration designed to accelerate a TERS...
Bruker Nano Surfaces
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ORCA-Flash4.0 Scientific CMOS Camera
Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the ORCA-Flash4.0 scientific CMOS camera. Featuring good quantum efficiency, low noise, high resolution and fast readout, it delivers better signal-to-noise...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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DP73 and DP73WDR Digital Cameras
For bright-field and fluorescence microscopy imaging applications, Olympus Europa Holding GmbH has released the ultraresolution DP73 and DP73WDR digital cameras. The multipurpose microscope...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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IDEA Programmable Linear Actuator
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc., a division of Ametek Inc., has introduced the programmable and RoHS-compliant IDEA size 23 noncaptive linear actuator, which combines high-output force, rotary to...
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.
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TCS3x71/TCS3x72 Digital Color Sensors
TAOS has announced the TCS3x71 and TCS3x72 digital color RGB sensors with an infrared blocking filter and a proximity sensor. The sensors provide color measurement and, when coupled with an...
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS)
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FieldSpec 4 Spectroradiometers
ASD Inc. has released the FieldSpec 4 line of portable full-range spectroradiometers designed for fast, precise spectral data collection. The instruments operate from 350 to 2500 nm and allow...
PANalytical Boulder
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N7731A/N7734A Fiber Optic Switches
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced new optical switches that enable more cost-effective optical transceiver manufacturing tests and higher efficiency in optical component and cable verification....
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OEM-Ready DPSS Lasers
Klastech-Karpushko Laser Technologies GmbH has launched the next generation of its diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. The company says that its engineers have radically redeveloped the...
KLASTECH GmbH
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Piranha HS NIR Line-Scan Camera
The Piranha HS (high sensitivity) near-infrared 8k line-scan camera manufactured by Teledyne Dalsa has enhanced quantum efficiency and features time delay and integration (TDI) technology. ...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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OFI-400HP Optical Fiber Identifier
AFL Telecommunications is introducing its Noyes OFI-400HP, an optical fiber identifier designed to simplify installation, maintenance, rerouting or restoration tasks in high-power optical networks....
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afm+ AFM Platform
Anasys Instruments Corp. has launched an easy-to-use research and analysis tool. The afm+ is a fully integrated atomic force microscopy (AFM) platform that offers three important analytical...
Anasys Instruments Corp.
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Near-IR VCSELs
Princeton Optronics Inc. has announced the availability of single-mode near-infrared vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with output power up to 100 mW, useful for applications including...
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
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CM-10MP Mini Viewing Cabinet
The compact, lightweight CM-10MP mini viewing cabinet manufactured by Spectronics Corp. is suitable for life sciences applications that require high-contrast fluorescence analysis, for viewing...
Spectronics Corp.
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CHARM Active Coherence Stabilization
Toptica Photonics Inc. has expanded its BlueMode diode laser family product portfolio to include GreenMode and RedMode. The new models deliver high power and high coherence from a single diode across...
TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.
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Reference Flats
Working with high-stability materials such as glass, Zerodur and silica, Optical Surfaces Ltd. supplies high-precision reference flats. Reference flats are a proven method of measuring the...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
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SCG-02 Wavelength Extender
Newport Corp. has introduced the SCG-02 wavelength extender to its line of nonlinear microscopy and spectroscopy application solutions. It is designed as a modular solution for supercontinuum...
Newport Corporation
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Green PM Series Lasers for Surgery
Power Technology Inc. has launched a green-wavelength version of its PM series laser module. Designed for medical and surgical applications, the company says it performs better than red lasers on...
Power Technology, Inc.
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Copper Mirrors for CO2 Lasers
REO Inc. now offers a variety of copper high reflectors suitable for beam-delivery and beam-shaping tasks involving high-power CO2 lasers. The mirrors offer reflectivity of >99.7% at 10.6...
Research Electro-Optics, Inc. (REO)
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CO2 Laser Mirrors
Laser Research Optics, a division of Meller Optics Inc., has introduced a full line of CO2 laser mirrors that are made from molybdenum and are suited for the low- and high-power lasers used in harsh,...
Laser Research Optics
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Thermal Detector
The BeamTrack 3A-QUAD manufactured by Ophir Photonics is a high-sensitivity thermal detector that combines multiple functions — power, energy and position — in a single compact...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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QI for NanoWizard 3 AFM System
JPK Instruments has announced new quantitative imaging (QI) capabilities for the recently launched NanoWizard 3 atomic force microscopy (AFM) system. The QI mode was developed by the company...
JPK Instruments AG
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MP-2 Microscope Photometer
For photometric analysis of microscopic samples in fields including biology, geology and cytophotometry, Craic Technologies Inc. has launched the MP-2 microscope photometer. The rugged...
CRAIC Technologies
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Temperature Controller
ILX Lightwave Corp. has introduced the LDT-5910C thermoelectric (TE) temperature controller featuring 32 W of temperature control and an intuitive front panel. It is a direct replacement for the...
ILX Lightwave Corp.
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Optical Oxygen and pH Sensors
For monitoring of food and fermentation processes, Ocean Optics Inc. has unveiled optical oxygen and pH sensors. Advances in sensor materials and optoelectronics have enabled new optical sensors for...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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A3200 MotionPAC
Aerotech Inc.’s A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based programmable logic controller (PLC) that is integrated with the company’s A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency...
Aerotech, Inc.
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FERA3 XMH Scanning Electron Microscope
Tescan has unveiled the FERA3 XMH high-resolution Schottky field emission scanning electron microscope with an integrated plasma source focused ion beam (FIB). The system has been developed in...
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TechSpec Plastic Acylinder Lenses
Edmund Optics has introduced its TechSpec plastic hybrid acylinder lenses. Similar to both aspheric lenses and cylinder lenses, they provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in only one...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Wide-Dynamic-Range Sensor
The NSC1105 manufactured by New Imaging Technologies is a 1.3-megapixel wide-dynamic-range sensor with a 10.6-μm pixel size. It provides a dynamic range of >140 dB in a single frame. ...
New Imaging Technologies (NIT)
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EP1654-DM Laser Diode
Eblana Photonics Ltd. has launched a 1653.7-nm single-wavelength laser diode for methane detection. The EP1654-DM is built on proprietary “discrete mode” technology and delivers good...
Eblana Photonics Ltd.
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MetaBeam 1000 Laser Machining Tool
Coherent Inc. has introduced the MetaBeam 1000, a turnkey laser-based machining tool that enables cost-effective cutting of sheet metal, including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum and brass. ...
Coherent Inc.
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i-Raman and PolymerIQ
B&W Tek Inc. and Gnosys Global Ltd. have formed a strategic partnership and introduced PolymerIQ software for accurate, real-time, nondestructive identification and quantification of polymers. ...
B&W Tek, Inc.
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Pulsed Precision Current Source
The LDP-3830 Pulsed Precision Current Source is specifically designed for controlling laser diodes and quantum cascade lasers. The LDP-3830 provides adjustable peak pulse current up to 5A, a...
ILX Lightwave Corp.
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MAPS Software for Life Sciences
FEI Co. has announced a correlative work flow solution for research scientists. MAPS (modular automated processing system) software enables researchers to see large-scale context and small-scale...
FEI
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TM-3000 2-D Optical Micrometer
Keyence Corp. of America’s TM-3000 2-D optical micrometer introduces technological advancements to 100% automated high-speed, in-line or offline measurement and inspection applications. It...
KEYENCE Microscopes
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Red Diode Laser
Laser Quantum Ltd. has launched a lux red diode laser that delivers up to 1 W of power at 660 nm. The company says that the high power is achieved with the high beam quality and long...
Laser Quantum Ltd.
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Blue Lasers
Modulight Inc. has extended its LimeLight product family with the introduction of 465-nm single-emitter blue lasers for acne treatment and teeth whitening. The 1-W lasers are supplied with an...
Modulight, Inc.
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PI400 and PI450 Thermal Imagers
The newly developed PI400 and PI450 from Optris GmbH are additions to the company’s family of online infrared cameras. Measuring 56 × 46 × 90 mm, they weigh only 320 g, with...
Optris GmbH
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DPSS Lasers
The Archimed series diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers manufactured by RPMC Lasers Inc. offer 45 to 150 mJ of pulse energy at 1064 nm, with pulse widths from 9 to 12 ns and repetition rates up to...
RPMC Lasers Inc.
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Multipixel Photon Counter Test
Vertilon Corp. has launched the SIB416 for testing and evaluating the Hamamatsu S11064 multipixel photon counter. It is designed to give researchers and developers a quick and easy way to evaluate...
Vertilon Corp.
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Fiber-Pigtailed Option for Cobolt 04-01
Laser Lines Ltd. has released a true fiber-pigtailed option for Cobolt AB’s 04-01 series single-longitudinal-mode lasers. In this compact and robust fiber delivery option, the...
Laser Lines Ltd.
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Sol-UV Series UV Solar Simulator
Oriel, a Newport Corp. Brand, is offering the Sol-UV solar simulator for photobiological applications such as testing over-the-counter sunscreen products’ sun protection factor (SPF). ...
Oriel Instruments
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Ventus 532 Green Laser
For fluorescence imaging, optical tweezers and Raman spectroscopy applications, Laser Quantum Ltd. has unveiled the redesigned Ventus 532 green laser. The family of products, launched in 2001...
Laser Quantum Ltd.
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OL 730E Radiometers/Photometers
Gooch & Housego has announced the release of the OL 730E series radiometers/photometers. The newest model has a smaller footprint and reduced cost while providing similar research-grade...
Gooch & Housego (Orlando)
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Self-Blocking SWIR Filters
Optics Balzers AG offers customized bandpass filters with a self-blocking filter design for the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectral region. They combine a wide blocking range and high bandpass...
Optics Balzers AG
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Radiation-Tolerant Lens
Resolve Optics Ltd. has introduced a 15-mm-focal-length lens, expanding its line of fixed-focus radiation-tolerant lenses. Designed for high performance with the cameras and sensors used in...
Resolve Optics Ltd.
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Quantum Cascade Lasers
Spectroscopy-grade Quantum Cascade Lasers for the mid-IR from 4.2 to 11.8 microns are now available in hermetic packages with integrated TE coolers and collimation lenses. A large selection is...
Boston Electronics Corp.
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25x Objective Lens
Olympus Europa Holding GmbH has released the XLPLN25XSVMP ScaleView 25× objective lens with a numerical aperture of 1.0 for deep imaging of thick biological samples. The ScaleView...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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640 × 512 InGaAs Camera
Princeton Instruments has introduced the PIoNIR:640, a scientific-grade camera that uses a deep-cooled InGaAs focal plane array. It is designed for use in low-light near-infrared or short-wavelength...
Princeton Instruments
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ZO 6×36 Targeting Optics
Based on the experiences of militaries around the globe, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH has developed new targeting optics. The wide field of view of the ZO 6×36 is beneficial for...
Airbus Defense & Space
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Matched Fibers Improve Lasers
Nufern's GenVIII NuMATCH fibers with NuCOAT technology ensure perfect low loss laser and amplifier component integration. Each active and passive fiber in the matched series is designed to perform...
Nufern
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Collimating Focal-πShaper
AdlOptica GmbH’s water-cooled Focal-πShaper is designed to operate with high-power (>1 kW) fiber lasers. The device combines the functions of collimation and beam shaping,...
AdlOptica GmbH
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Mentad Fiber Laser
The Mentad fiber laser from RPMC Lasers Inc. is now available at 1 μm and produces pulse energies up to 50 μJ, with pulse widths from 500 ps to 1.25 μs and repetition rates from 5 kHz to 2...
RPMC Lasers Inc.
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Large Sapphire Windows
Custom-fabricated sapphire windows and lenses that transmit from the UV to the IR and are impervious to most chemicals, water, and fast-moving dirt and sand are available from Meller Optics Inc. ...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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TC-1200RH Laser Flash Measuring System
Ulvac-Riko Inc. has released the TC-1200RH, a laser flash thermal constant measuring system for research and development of electrical heating materials that enables stable measurement in low...
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iStar 312T Intensified CCD
For time-resolved imaging applications, Andor Technology plc has launched the latest addition to its iStar range of scientific-grade intensified CCDs. The iStar 312T imaging platform provides...
Andor Technology plc, Corporate Headquarters
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Visible SWIR Camera
Raptor Photonics Ltd. has announced the release of the OW1.7-VS-CL-320 visible short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) camera. It features a Thales Alcatel 320 × 256-pixel, 30 × 30-μm...
Raptor Photonics Ltd.
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Video Borescope for Remote Inspection
For on-site remote inspection, Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced two portable articulating video borescopes. The instruments feature two-way articulation (+120°) with onboard...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
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Polarization Extension for LSMs
PicoQuant GmbH has released a polarization extension for its upgrade kit for confocal laser scanning microscopes (LSMs). Previously, commercially available upgraded LSMs could perform time-resolved...
PicoQuant GmbH
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Deep-Violet Laser Diode
Elk Industries LLC has announced a rugged and robust variable-power OEM/laboratory deep-violet continuous-wave laser diode operating at 401 nm with output power of 400 to 500 mW. It operates on 2-W...
Elk Industries, R-K Manufacturing
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Axio Vert.A1 Inverted Microscope
The Axio Vert.A1 from Carl Zeiss is an inverted compact cell culture microscope that combines all standard contrasting techniques in a single stand. In transmitted light, it offers...
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH
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SuperGamut NIR Spectral Engines
BaySpec Inc. has released the f/1.8 series SuperGamut near-infrared spectral engines. Designed for demanding applications, they feature ultrahigh throughput, no moving parts and ruggedized...
BaySpec, Inc.

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