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photonics.com: December 2012

BUSINESS
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Boocock Joins OneChip Photonics
OneChip Photonics announced Monday that is has hired Jonathan Boocock as vice president of product development. Boocock will lead efforts to extend OneChip's photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based...
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Universal Display Nabs DoE Grant for White OLEDs
Universal Display Corp. will develop cost-effective outcoupling enhancement for energy-efficient, thin-form-factor white organic LED lighting panels under a US Department of Energy (DoE) grant. ...
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Pinnacle Biologics Acquires PDT Laser Tech
Pinnacle Biologics Inc. has completed its portfolio of photodynamic therapy (PDT) treatment components with the acquisition of Diomed’s PDT 630 laser and fiber optic diffuser Optiguide....
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Clemson Partners with OFS on Optics Lab
Clemson University’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) has teamed with OFS Laboratories, a Furukawa Electric company, to create a fiber optics...
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Semrock Ships Millionth Filter
Semrock Inc., a unit of Idex Corp., recently shipped its millionth hard-coated optical filter, the company announced Wednesday. Founded in 2000, the company began applying its hard coating...
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Odis Produces Laser for Chip-to-Chip Interconnects
A new integrated laser device that serves as the basis for chip-to-chip interconnection could surpass the capabilities of CMOS technology, according to Odis Inc., a US affiliate of OPEL Technologies...
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Shasta Crystals Relocates to San Francisco
Shasta Crystals is relocating its operations from Anderson, Calif., to San Francisco, the company announced this week. The maker of advanced materials used in laser systems will now occupy a...
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Idex Adds Board Member
David Parry has been appointed to Idex Corp.’s board of directors, the applied solutions company announced Monday. Parry is vice chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) and is...
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Chapman Joins DigitalOptics
James N. Chapman has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at DigitalOptics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies Inc. Reporting to President and CEO...
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Materion Consolidating Manufacturing
Materion Corp. plans to close an optical coatings facility in California and cut its Advanced Materials business in New Mexico in an effort to reduce costs and better serve its global customers. ...
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Konica Minolta Acquires Instrument Systems
Konica Minolta Optics Inc. (KMOP), the optical business unit of Japan-based Konica Minolta Group, has acquired Instrument Systems GmbH, a German lighting-measurement equipment manufacturer. ...
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Newport PV Lab Offers Wafer Testing
Newport Corp.’s Technology & Applications Center’s photovoltaic lab now offers solar wafer testing and calibration on cells up to 156 x 156 mm. Endorsed by the American...
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SPIE Urges Leaders to Avoid Fiscal Cliff, Support Science
What do we want? A bipartisan plan to avoid the fiscal cliff that also supports science and education. When do we want it? Now. SPIE and other science, engineering and education...
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Precision Photonics, ATFilms Brands Merge
Advanced Thin Films, a unit of Idex Optics & Photonics, has announced that the brands and capabilities for Precision Photonics and ATFilms have fused under one roof. Now the united team...
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Lumenpulse LED Dimming Protocol Receives Patent
Lumenpulse Inc. has received a patent for its Lumenstart, a dimming protocol technology developed to accelerate the adoption of controllable LED lighting systems and enable smart energy savings. ...
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Photonics West Boasts Largest Program Yet
SPIE Photonics West will set records again this year, thanks to its largest-ever biomedical technical program and BiOS Expo, which are driving growth for the 2013 event, SPIE said. Photonics...
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W.M. Keck Foundation Grants $1M for Biomedical Research
Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute has secured a $1 million grant to develop microscopy technology to advance biomedical research. A...
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Oxford Instruments Acquires Asylum Research for Up to $80M
UK scientific instrumentation provider Oxford Instruments plc plans to expand its presence in the nanotechnology with the acquisition of California-based microscopy maker Asylum Research Corp. The...
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Lyncean Sells Its First Compact Light Source
Lyncean Technologies Inc. has sold its first compact light source (CLS) to the newly formed Center for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) in Munich for biomedical imaging research. The CLS...
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POC Awarded $13.5M Navy Contract
Physical Optics Corp. (POC) was awarded a $13.5 million production contract to develop digital data set (DDS) systems for the US Navy’s T-45 aircraft. Under the Naval Air Systems...
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Heraeus Noblelight Group Acquires Fusion UV
Spectris plc has signed an agreement to sell its Fusion UV business group to Heraeus Noblelight, a unit of Heraeus Holding GmbH, for $172 million. Spectris, a testing and control equipment...
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50-kW Laser Weapon Passes Tests
Rheinmetall has successfully tested its new 50-kW high-energy laser weapon technology demonstrator. Rheinmetall, a global automotive components and defense equipment technology group, tested...
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OFC/NFOEC Keynote Speakers Announced
High-speed broadband deployment challenges, software-defined networks and cloud services are keynote topics to be discussed by three industry leaders at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications...
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Silicon Photonics Panel Returns to Photonics West
Silicon photonics and photonic integrated circuit technology will be discussed by a panel of five industry leaders at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco in February. The well-attended...
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Photonic Innovations Among Lockheed Contest Winners
Among the five winners of Lockheed Martin’s Innovate the Future challenge are two photonic innovations: an idea for enhancing solar cell efficiency, and a photonic sensor that detect tumors in...
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Coherent Acquires Lumera Laser for $52M
Coherent Inc. has acquired privately held Lumera Laser GmbH of Kaiserslautern, Germany, for approximately $52 million in cash, the company announced late Thursday afternoon. Lumera Laser...
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II-VI Buys LightWorks Optics for up to $35M
In a move to address the growing commercial markets for precision optical assemblies, II-VI Inc. announced today that it has acquired privately held LightWorks Optics Inc. for an initial cash...
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Invest in Photonics Shows VCs the Money
With a global market that experts predict could grow 8 to 10 percent annually to reach €480 billion by 2015, photonics is on the rise — and the recent Invest in Photonics convention...
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Halma Buys MicroSurgical Technology Inc. for $57M
Safety, health and environmental technology group Halma has expanded its ophthalmic offerings with the acquisition of MicroSurgical Technology Inc. (MST) for $57 million in cash. The deal,...
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Guarasci Named CFO at Infraredx
Medical device maker Infraredx Inc. has appointed Michael Guarasci as chief financial officer. Guarasci has more than 25 years of experience in financial operations and investment management,...
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Halation Photonics Completes Second Funding Round
Halation Photonics Corp. has completed its second funding round, which it will use to expand product applications. Terms of the round were not disclosed. Northern Light Venture Capital Early...
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IBM Laser Technologists Honored by President Obama
A team of three IBM scientists will receive the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama for the development of excimer lasers for medical use. The award,...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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NIR Imaging Gets Big Boost
Studying arterial diseases and therapies just got easier, thanks to a new fluorescence imaging technique that allows researchers to visualize the blood flow of living animals with unprecedented clarity. The Stanford University technique, called near-infrared-II imaging, or NIR-II, involves shining a laser over a living subject — in this case, a mouse — after water-soluble...
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Fiber Optic ‘Wrench’ Twists, Turns Tiny Particles
The fiber optic equivalent of the world’s smallest wrench, dubbed the fiber optic spanner, can precisely twist and turn microscale objects in any direction and along any axis without moving any...
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Ben-Gurion Awarded $6.5M to Develop Nanocoating for Night Vision
A team led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has received a $6.5 million grant to develop a thin-film nanocoating for night- vision glasses that change invisible light to visible using the...
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Indium-Free OLEDs
A limited supply and increased demand for indium tin oxide — the chemical compound used in screen displays in computers, TVs and cell phones — has scientists searching for a viable...
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Nanobubbles Destroy Some Cells, Treat Others
A single laser blast can activate plasmonic nanobubbles that selectively kill diseased cells while at the same time treating others, and leaving neighboring healthy cells untouched. The...
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Plasmonic Optical Tweezers Could Trap Tiny Proteins
An innovative aperture design based on plasmonics could focus light so effectively that tiny beams could trap and manipulate particles as small as a few atoms. Optical trapping — also...
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FEL Pulse Temporal Profile Made in a FLASH
The temporal profile of an individual free-electron laser (FEL) pulse now can be measured with femtosecond precision using FLASH, a soft-x-ray FEL. The technique could be used to film atoms in motion...
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Sprinkled Silver Nanocubes Make Super Light Absorbers
Microscopic silver cubes, when sprinkled at random on a polymer-coated gold surface, can provide a simple and tunable way to create large-area absorbers that “perfectly” absorb light of a...
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Microscopy Tool Adds ‘Color’ with Nanoscale Resolution
Nanoscale objects can now be examined in full color, thanks to a new microscopy tip that delivers chemical details with a resolution once thought impossible. The nanotool could help scientists probe...
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A Black Hole for Light
A nanostructured “sandwich” of semiconductor material that collects and traps light has nearly tripled the efficiency of organic solar cells. Organic solar cells, cheap and...
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Pointing Light Toward Faster Optical Communications
A device that focuses light into a point just a few nanometer across could lead to more efficient optical devices and higher-resolution imaging systems. California Institute of Technology...
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Tiny Terahertz Imager Chip Created
Tiny, inexpensive silicon microchips that generate and radiate terahertz waves could be incorporated into handheld devices, such as smartphones, to suss out explosives in solid objects. ...
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Laser Optics Enable View Inside a Fly’s Eye
New laser optics technology that supports high-resolution 3-D microscopy is providing a view into the interior of flies, mice and even medical tissue samples. The technology and the optics...
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Electrically Conductive Nanoparticles Generate Heat to Kill Cancer Cells
Electrically conductive polymers, commonly used in solar energy applications, have been modified to kill colorectal cancer cells when exposed to infrared light. Wake Forest Baptist Medical...
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Hot Graphite Shines New Light on Laser-driven Fusion
A new strongly heated graphite experiment has left an international team of researchers with some unexpected results that may shine new light on giant planets, white dwarfs and laser-driven fusion. ...
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W.M. Keck Foundation Grants $1M for Biomedical Research
Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute has secured a $1 million grant to develop microscopy technology to advance biomedical research. A...
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Microactuator Flexes Under Laser Light
A microscale actuator that flexes like a tiny beckoning finger under a burst of laser light may point toward practical applications in artificial muscles, microfluidics and drug delivery. ...
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Standardized Testing for Skin Damage
Beauty is only skin deep, and now scientists can use a laser microscopy technique to gauge a person’s true age from his/her most shallow layer — the skin. The method could provide a...
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Delicate Systems Observed with Quantum Physics
Groups of photons prepared in certain quantum states can noninvasively probe ultrasensitive objects such as individual atoms or living cells, overcoming the standard quantum limit for the first time....
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Light Triggers Biochemical Reactions
Biochemical reactions can now be remotely triggered on demand, thanks to a new technique that turns light into heat at the point of need on the nanoscale. The method, created by Rice...
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iTube Detects Allergens via Cellphone
Want to avoid blowing up like a balloon eating prepackaged food that may contain harmful food allergens? Well, thanks to a smartphone application that can test food samples for life-threatening...
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Nanomechanical Fiber Goes Beyond Light Transmission
A new dual-core optical fiber that can perform the functions of signal switches, routers and buffers by applying a minute amount of mechanical pressure could significantly enhance data processing and...
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Photonic FEL Enables Better Drug Profiling
The combination of a free-electron laser and a photonic crystal enables better “fingerprinting” of a drug than is possible via chemical analysis. A terahertz laser can show the...
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Laser Technique Reveals How Ear Amplifies Sound
When illuminated by an ultraviolet laser, a newly developed photonic drug has been shown to inactivate prestin, a motor protein in the ear, revealing how the cochlea amplifies sound. The...
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Light Turns to Sound, then to Scalpel
Converting light to sound with a nanotube-coated lens can create finer ultrasound waves than ever before, and the new optoacoustic technique could someday be honed to create an invisible blade for...
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Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Add More than Flexibility
Unlike their stiff, inflexible cousins, new peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells can be peeled off like Band-Aids and stuck to virtually any surface, from paper to windowpanes. ...
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Photons Sense Each Other
Photons can “sense” each other and coordinate their separate paths through a complex material, new research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows. The scientists demonstrated that...


PRODUCTS
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Protein Measurement
Malvern Instruments Ltd. has launched the Zetasizer Nano ZSP for measurement of zeta potential, or electrophoretic mobility of proteins. The dynamic-light-scattering system is a single compact unit that includes protein mobility measurement software. The new version of Zetasizer software also enables a new type of measurement – microrheology, a dynamic light-scattering-based optical...
Malvern Instruments Ltd.
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sCMOS Gen II Cameras
A line of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras with resolutions of 1280 × 1024, 1920 × 1080 and 2048 × 2048 pixels is being offered by Photonic Science and Defence Vision Systems for...
Photonic Science Ltd.
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Compact Interferometer
The Mini interferometer manufactured by Zygo Corp. is a production-ready phase-shifting system that measures the form and shape of spherical and flat optics in volume manufacturing, with a compact...
Zygo Corporation, Metrology Solutions Div.
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Raman Microspectrometer
The Artemis Raman microspectrometer from Craic Technologies is designed to be added to many types of optical microscopes and offers high sensitivity, high resolution, a broad spectral range and rapid...
CRAIC Technologies
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Correlative Microscopy
FEI has announced a suite of solutions for correlative light and electron microscopy. They bring data from different imaging techniques together automatically in minutes, giving cell biologists the...
FEI Life Sciences
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UV Marking Laser
Trumpf Inc. has introduced the TruMark 6350 laser with improvements in design and performance compared with prior versions of the UV marking laser. Improved laser parameters enable increased...
TRUMPF Inc.
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Smarter, Ultra-Bright, UV-Vis Light Source
The groundbreaking EQ-99 Series of Laser-Driven Light Sources just got smarter. Energetiq introduces the EQ-99 Manager with USB interface and shutter control to its long-life, broadband LDLS™...
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TERS Probes
Bruker Corp. has released a line of IRIS TERS probes. By enabling tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), the probe tips provide nondestructive label-free chemical detection at the nanoscale. ...
Bruker, Nano Surfaces Div.
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Inspector Series 5.2
Designed for quantifying microscopic residue, defects and foreign particles, the Inspector Series 5.2 released by Olympus America Inc. delivers accurate and reproducible data that determines whether...
Olympus America Inc.
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Infrared Camera
OptoTherm Inc. has released a thermal imaging camera that can be used in electronics applications such as product design and detecting shortcircuits. The system includes the IR LabMate...
Optotherm Inc.
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CO2 Laser Mirrors
A full line of CO2 laser mirrors that are optimized for use in high- and low-power lasers is available from Laser Research Optics. The mirrors are offered in ¾- to 3-in.-diameter...
Laser Research Optics
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Epoxy-Based UV-Curable System
A one-component LED-curable system from Master Bond Inc. offers fast cure speeds. LED401 is based on LED technology. The adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulant cures tack-free upon...
Master Bond Inc.
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ZeGage Optical Profiler
Providing nanometer-level surface measurement precision on the production floor, Zygo Corp.’s ZeGage optical profiler is now available with programmable stage capabilities. With a...
Zygo Corporation, Metrology Solutions Div.
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2 Micron Mode-Locked Fiber Laser
High power mode-locked fiber laser operating in the 2 micron spectral region, with peak power up to 10 kW and pulse width at < 4 picoseconds, provides new capabilities for research and...
AdValue Photonics Inc.
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Companion Processor
OmniVision Technologies Inc. has announced the OV480, a compact companion processor designed to enhance camera performance in wide field-of-view applications for automotive vision systems. It...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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PE50BF-DIFH-C, PE100BF-DIF-C
Two pyroelectric laser energy sensors, the PE50BF-DIFH-C and the PE100BF-DIF-C, have been launched by Ophir Photonics Group. The compact devices provide low measurable energy, long measurable pulse...
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Close-Focusing Miniature Zoom Lens
The Model 207 motorized miniature zoom lens from Resolve Optics Ltd. can focus on an object at infinity down to an object positioned just 35 mm in front of the lens. Designed for use with...
Resolve Optics Ltd.
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Broadband Fiber Optic Cables
Avantes BV has announced its broadband fiber optic cables for use from 250 to 2500 nm. Available directly, this gives users the broad range of two fibers combined into one, without any loss of...
Avantes BV
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Laser Diode Driver
The iC-HT laser diode driver from iC-Haus GmbH permits microcontroller-based activation of laser diodes in CW mode. Laser diodes can be driven by either the optical output power, the laser diode...
iC-Haus GmbH
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Field Spectroradiometer
The UDS-1100 from Spectral Evolution is suited for surface reflectance measurements where it is inconvenient or impractical to take frequent reflectance panel reference scans, especially on days with...
Spectral Evolution, Inc.
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Superresolution System
Molecular Devices LLC has released the MetaMorph superresolution system with synchronized image acquisition and processing, enabling analysis of object details smaller than 250 nm in fixed and live...
Molecular Devices, LLC
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Optical Coherence Tomography
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has introduced its CIRRUS optical coherence tomography (OCT) products. The CIRRUS high-definition (HD) OCT line includes models 5000 and 500. The systems are for diagnosing and...
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
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4– to 5-µm and 8-µm Isolators
Because feedback can disrupt applications of quantum cascade lasers and, in some cases, damage the laser, Innovation Photonics has developed the only device that stops the feedback: isolators for 4-...
Innovation Photonics
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1877-nm Laser Diode Module
Eblana Photonics Ltd. has released a single-wavelength 1877-nm laser diode module. The optically isolated 14-pin butterfly module is suited for moisture detection in tunable diode laser absorption...
Eblana Photonics Ltd.
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Stand-Alone Camera Controller
Olympus Europa Holding GmbH has released a stand-alone controller for the 5-megapixel DP26 camera. Users can view samples and capture images directly on a monitor screen with no need for a dedicated...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Fiber-Pigtailed Lasers
Coherent Inc. has introduced a line of fiber-pigtailed (FP) lasers. The Sapphire FP lasers are compact continuous-wave visible, combining low noise and good output stability. They are...
Coherent Inc.
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6300 Series ComboSource
The Arroyo Instruments 6300 Series ComboSource is a combination laser driver and temperature controller in a single, compact enclosure, combining a 60 Watt temperature controller and up to 4 Amps of...
Arroyo Instruments, LLC
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Intelligent Stereo Camera
Vision Components GmbH is introducing the VC nano cube dual intelligent stereo camera. Featuring two remote sensor heads that measure 22 × 22 × 22.5 mm, it is suited for 3-D tasks and...
Vision Components GmbH
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Pulsed Laser Diodes
OSI Laser Diode Inc. has introduced a line of high-power monolithic stacked pulsed laser diodes for military/defense, industrial, automotive and machine vision applications. Single and stacked pulsed...
OSI Laser Diode Inc.
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Multicamera Inspection System
Olmec Ltd. has developed a multicamera, multi-illumination, high-speed inspection system to check the integrity of the foil seal on plastic lids that are used to seal glass and plastic containers in...
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Stainless Steel Camera Enclosures
The Turtle series of stainless steel enclosures with a Peltier temperature controller for cameras is being launched by autoVimation. Available in two sizes, the Peltier enclosures enable...
autoVimation
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1-µm Laser Optics
Ophir Optronics Ltd. has announced that its CO2 Optics Div. has developed optics for high-power 1-μm laser systems. The company’s OEM-approved fused-silica lenses deliver ultralow...
Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd.
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Multispectral Cameras
Ocean Thin Films has introduced the compact PixelCam “snapshot” multispectral cameras for short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) analysis from 700 to 1700 nm. They simultaneously acquire four...
PIXELTEQ
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CO2 Sensor
Cal Sensors is launching a CO2 sensor for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications. The CO2 sensor applies the latest microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) emitter and...
Cal Sensors, Inc.
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Micropolarizer Camera
The PolarCam micropolarizer camera from 4D Technology is available through Laser Physics UK Ltd. It simultaneously captures multiple polarized images of each video frame, enabling a range of image...
Laser Physics UK Ltd.
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Long-Wave Pass Filters
Semrock Inc. has announced expanded wavelengths for the EdgeBasic line of long-wave pass edge filters. Ten laser wavelengths have been added to the previous 19. The filters offer steep edge locations...
Semrock, Inc.
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Photodiode Modules
For optical bench applications, Laser Components GmbH has introduced the P-CUBE photodiode modules, which deliver precise measurement technology in a compact setup. Low-noise, sensitive PIN...
Laser Components GmbH
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1-mm2 Infrared Chip
The new 1-mm2 infrared chip from Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH exhibits efficiency of up to 72% at 100 mA using thin-film technology. At 930 mW from an operating current of 1 A, its light output...
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
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Microscope Enclosure
Warner Instruments is offering Okolab’s Bold Line Cage Incubator, which provides a controlled environment all around a microscope. The whole-microscope enclosure maintains cell culture...
Warner Instruments, LLC
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AJS-254 Series Adjustment Screws
Newport Corp. has introduced the next level of high-precision adjustment with the AJS series 254-TPI (threads per inch) adjustment screws. Providing a 60% improvement in sensitivity over...
Newport Corp.
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Femtosecond Lasers
Raydiance Inc.’s R-Series industrial-grade femtosecond laser platform is now available with higher average output power, up to 10 W. The R-200 laser platform delivers pulse repetition...
Raydiance Inc.
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Centering Microscopes
Centering microscopes for use on three-coordinate measuring machines, vertical milling machines, jig borers, jig grinders, electrical discharge machines, and lathes, centered to the center of...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
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Glass and Polymer Microstructures
Incom has produced glass fiberoptics/microstructures for over 40-years, polymer materials were added in 2011. With our unique capabilities we have participated in the development of hydrogen storage,...
Incom, Inc.
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Precision Optical Windows
Optical Surfaces Ltd. is offering large, high-precision windows for demanding applications. Made of IR-transmitting materials including zinc sulphide and germanium, the durable windows...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
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Technical seminars at booth 1313
Join us for 15-minute technical seminars at booth 1313. Topics include MEMS devices, image sensors, µPMT, compact light sources, QCL, and scientific CMOS cameras. These seminars will run at...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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IL Series Ultralong-Range Analog Laser Sensor
The IL Series ultralong-range analog laser sensor unveiled by Keyence Corp. of America represents an advancement in laser displacement technology. The measurement range of the compact...
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P5D07 Holmium Filter
A new anti-fog innovation scientifically created for holmium laser operators has been introduced by Laservision USA. The holmium filter protects the eyes of the operator against harmful radiation and...
Laservision USA
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Open-Loop Picomotor Controller/Driver
New Focus, a Newport Corp. brand, has announced the Model 8742 open-loop picomotor controller/driver with four channels. The compact single-box design with an integrated driver and controller drives...
New Focus
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Cooling Stage
Linkam Scientific Instruments has developed a stage for cryo-correlative light electron microscopy (cryo-CLEM) used in imaging of cells at cryo temperatures. It was designed in collaboration with...
Linkam Scientific Instruments
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RGV100HL Rotation Stage
Newport Corp. has introduced the compact and high-torque RGV100HL, a high-speed precision rotation stage. Developed to accelerate loads having high rotational inertia, the stage is compatible with...
Newport Corp.
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HPL-2400 Laser Diode Emulator and Load
IXYS Corp. has introduced the HPL-2400, a high-power laser diode emulator and load that can dissipate up to 2400 W of power at precise load configurations to match any number of laser diodes and...
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Particle Measurement System
Designed to provide customers with a streamlined solution for quantifying microscopic residue, defects and foreign particles during manufacture, Olympus America Inc.’s Inspector Series 5.2...
Olympus America Inc.
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Remote Sensing Bundles
To enable scientists, researchers and field technicians to perform remote sensing work, Spectral Evolution has created two remote sensing bundles that include a spectroradiometer, accessories and...
Spectral Evolution, Inc.
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Digital Slide Scanner
The Microscopy business group of Carl Zeiss is launching a digital slide scanner. Axio Scan.Z1 is an automated microscope system that allows researchers to digitize fixed tissue sections and...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Optical Sensor Systems
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Vortex Gearbox AVSP-1104
Avago Technologies has announced its Vortex Gearbox line of physical layer transceiver devices supporting Ethernet and optical transport networking (OTN). They feature proprietary 28-nm CMOS SerDes...
Avago Technologies
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Alticam Pod with GPS/INS
HoodTech Vision (HTV) has unveiled the Alticam Pod, an aluminum housing that is compatible with all of the company’s Alticam turrets and that includes global positioning system/inertial...
HoodTech Vision, Stabilized Imaging Systems
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Kinematic Positioning System
Newport Corp. has introduced the HXP1000 Hexapod, a high-load, six-axis parallel kinematic positioning system that can accommodate a centered load of 450 kg or a load of 200 kg in any orientation. ...
Newport Corp.
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PPG3000 and PED3000
Tektronix Inc. has launched high-speed pattern generators and error detectors to support optical and serial data communications testing on signals as fast as 32 Gb/s. The PPG3000 pattern generators...
Tektronix, Inc.
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Imaging Software
Next-generation QuantorMed+ and QuantorVet+ imaging software has been released by 3DISC Americas Inc. Quantor+ uses the proprietary FireCR+ medical and veterinary readers with optimized image...
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Digital Optocouplers
Avago Technologies has announced extended-operating-temperature digital optocouplers with R2Coupler Isolation. The compact devices operate with low power, low leakage, high isolation voltage and high...
Avago Technologies
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Active Optical Cables
Avago Technologies has announced its high-density active optical cables (AOCs) for high-performance computing and data center applications. They use proprietary technology that costs less per 10G...
Avago Technologies
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Vacuum CCD
Driven by the Sony ICX674 and ICX694 chips, the Kingfisher V from Raptor Photonics Ltd. is a deep-cooled vacuum interline scientific CCD camera. The digital monochrome camera is available with 2.8-...
Raptor Photonics Ltd.
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USBKit and QuickConnect Software
Users can expand the capabilities of their Wavelength Electronics controllers with the USBKit and QuickConnect software. The upgraded USBKit provides computer control of most Wavelength chassis-mount...
Wavelength Electronics, Inc.
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BGS06 Linear Rail
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced an addition to the BGS (ball guide screw) linear rail product line. The BGS06 linear rail uses the size 17 single- or double-stack stepper motor linear...
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.
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918D-ST Wand Photodiode Sensors
Newport Corp. has introduced the 918D-ST series wand photodiode sensors. The design features a thin-profile wand detector in a sturdy metal housing with integrated calibration data storage and an...
Newport Corp.

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