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Spatial Light Interference Microscopy
Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM) is a highly sensitive quantitative phase imaging method, which is capable of unprecedented structure studies in biology and beyond. SLIM combines two classical ideas in optics and microscopy: Zernike's phase contrast method, by revealing the intrinsic contrast of transparent samples, and Gabor's...
8/20/2014
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Reduction of Substrate Thermal Damage Using Pulsed UV LED Curing Systems
UV LED curing systems deliver narrow bandwidth, high intensity UV light for low heat, rapid curing of optically-activated materials. Although LED curing systems do not deliver unwanted IR or visible light, some UV-absorbing substrates may still experience heating damage. This white paper demonstrates a novel method to reduce heat damage in...
8/22/2014
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Line Scan Cameras Enable High Speed Inspection of Color Filters Within Flat-Panel Display
The market of flat-panel displays (FPD) is a nearly $100 billion business that needs efficient automated optical inspection (AOI) to meet rising demand and remain cost effective. The color filters within the display represent a major inspection task, demanding both precision and speed. Inspection systems using high-speed, high-resolution line...
9/1/2014

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Modifying Laser Beams: No Way Around It, So Here’s How
To apply a laser to an industrial process, medical therapy, or communications technology, it is usually necessary to modify the laser beam to achieve the desired results. Beam measurement tools make this possible. We will discuss how to match an appropriate laser beam profiling technique to a laser application, including building an aligned...
4/1/2015
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Fabricating and Testing Freeform Optics: Current Capabilities, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities
Freeform optical shapes or optical surfaces that are designed with non-symmetric features are gaining popularity with lens designers and optical system integrators. A common question about freeform optics is, “If I design it, can you really make it?” This paper will overview a freeform optical fabrication process that includes generation, high...
3/30/2015

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Methods for Measuring Flat Panel Display Defects and Mura as Correlated to Human Visual Perception
Human vision and perception are the ultimate determinants of display quality, however human judgment is variable, making it difficult to define and apply quantitatively in research or production environments. However, traditional methods for automated defect detection do not relate directly to human perception. Accurately correlating human...
3/2/2015
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Narrow-Line Fiber-Coupled Modules for DPAL Pumping
A new series of fiber coupled diode laser modules optimized for DPAL pumping is presented, featuring greater than 400W from a 600µm core fiber of 0.22NA. Addressing one of the key challenges in DPAL pumping, the modules achieve a spectral width of <<0.1 nm and wavelength tunability of +/- 0.15 nm. A limiting factor in the reduction of the spectral...
3/1/2015
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UVSCALE Visualizes UV light amount distribution by color density
One side of the base film has a UV light sensitive layer, with the opposite side having a white-colored layer. The light sensitive layer changes color according to the amount of UV light it receives, so the amount of light distributed on the exposed surface is easily seen by observing a light sensitive layer and white-colored layer are attached to...
2/18/2015

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Vision Research High-Speed Digital Cameras Instrumental in Teaching Construction Site Safety
There is a good reason construction workers are asked to wear hard hats, gloves, safety goggles, and various other safetyequipment while on the job; construction sites are dangerous. Filled with heavy and sharp objects, platforms of varying heights, flying sparks and debris, and a number of other potentially dangerous elements, it’s no wonder so...
2/6/2015
- Vision Research Inc., Phantom Digital High-Speed Cameras
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Ultra-Narrowband Optical Bandpass Filters with Large Format and Improved Temperature Stability
Hard coated ultra-narrowband optical filters made using modern plasma processes offer much improved transmission, temperature stability and out of band blocking as compared to legacy soft coatings. These filters are used in optical systems as diverse as LIDAR (light detection and ranging), Doppler shift detection of plasma velocity, laser cleanup,...
1/14/2015

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Optical Isolators Improve Engraving Performance in Pulsed Fiber Lasers
The deleterious effects of back reflections on pulsed fiber lasers used in marking and engraving are well-known. This paper looks at some of those conditions and their impact on optical isolator performance and marking and engraving quality.
1/5/2015
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Centration Measurement, Lens Alignment and Assembly of Infrared Lenses
The whitepaper describes special considerations for the measurement of infrared lenses and gives examples for the measurement, alignment and assembly of different kinds of infrared lenses.
1/5/2015
- TRIOPTICS GmbH

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System Integration of Fiber Lasers and Its Effects on Laser Quality
The quality of a laser is usually only measured on the laser source. But most laser sources are integrated into a system being used for a specific process or application. This means the laser light can interact with different components, each of which can have an effect on its quality. This paper looks at specific examples of beam profiles and...
1/5/2015
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UV Curing of Fiber Optic Coating
Current optical fiber manufacturing processes use UV lamp systems for curing protective coatings to the glass fiber. These systems suffer from low efficiency, high maintenance costs and environmental concerns. UV LED curing systems provide a compelling alternative because of their high efficiency, long lifetime, and low cost of operation....
12/1/2014
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Time-Lapse Imaging with Lamp and LED – Stability vs Repeatability
Advancements in LED technology today enable LEDs to provide a compelling alternative to lamps for fluorescence microscopy illumination and have become increasingly popular. This article discusses the differences in stability between Lamps and LEDs, and explains the importance of repeatability versus stability when comparing images taken between...
11/17/2014



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