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Photonics Spectra Monthly: Improving Automation with 3D Vision; Patterned Photovoltaic Absorbers Harvest Sunlight Better; and more. (7/11/2018)

Photonics Spectra Monthly: Improving Automation with 3D Vision; Patterned Photovoltaic Absorbers Harvest Sunlight Better; and more.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
 
         
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what's coming in the next issue. Manage your Photonics Media membership at Photonics.com/subscribe.

 
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Vapor Deposition Method Suits Coating Curved Optics
Vapor Deposition Method Suits Coating Curved Optics
Antireflection coatings are some of the most extensively employed types of optical thin films. By reducing the amount of light reflected from a surface, such coatings improve system throughput, increase contrast, and enhance signal-to-noise ratio in virtually every type of precision optical system and in commercial products such as eyeglasses, flat-panel displays, and architectural windows.
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Patterned Photovoltaic Absorbers Harvest Sunlight Better
Patterned Photovoltaic Absorbers Harvest Sunlight Better
Recent reports forecast solar power will become the world’s cheapest form of energy within the decade. The dramatic decrease in the price of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules in recent years (now hovering around 31 cents per watt peak) has resulted from new advances in production — the price per module was scaled down by approximately 20 percent as production volume doubled.
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Improving Automation with 3D Vision
Improving Automation with 3D Vision
The additional data in a 3D image makes it possible to execute challenging tasks, such as optical character recognition. What’s more, 3D vision makes it easier to distinguish between robots or other machines and people — an important capability if robots and people are to mingle freely.
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Accumold - Micro Injection Molding Micro Injection Molding

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Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components. Utilizing processes developed from Accumold's Micro-Mold® technology, the company designs, builds and produces unique molds and parts.

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Lambda Research Corp. - TracePro Virtual Prototyping TracePro Virtual Prototyping

Lambda Research Corp.
TracePro software for design, analysis, and virtual prototyping of optical and illumination systems combines a graphical user interface with solid modeling, Monte Carlo ray tracing, analysis features, CAD import/export, and optimization methods. A complete and robust macro language rounds out the software...

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National Laser Company - Precisely the Right Semiconductor Laser Precisely the Right Semiconductor Laser

National Laser Company
Known as one of the highest quality replacement lasers, the NLC 488nm argon laser outlives and outperforms competitive models. It is one of the most robust lasers in the industry for Semiconductor Inspection Tools.

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Xenon Corporation - Pulsed UV Light System Pulsed UV Light System

Xenon Corporation
Since its introduction in January 2017, XENON’s X-1100 High-Intensity, Pulsed Light system has been sold to 50+ research laboratories worldwide! Researchers and scientists spanning The Americas, Europe, Asia, are using this system for numerous markets and in Printed Electronics, Food Safety and semiconductor applications.

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Cobolt AB - Cobolt Bolero™ 640 nm Cobolt Bolero™ 640 nm

Cobolt AB
Cobolt proudly highlights the addition of a new wavelength of 640 nm to the Cobolt 05-01 Series of single frequency lasers. With up to 500 mW and a linewidth of <1 MHz, the Cobolt Bolero™ is ideal for holographic and advanced interferometric applications. The Cobolt Bolero™ complements Cobolt’s current offering of RGB single frequency lasers.

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Osela Inc. - SL Microcontroller Laser SL Microcontroller Laser

Osela Inc.
Osela is proud to introduce the new Microcontroller Option for our Streamline laser! This option allows for digital interfacing with the Streamline laser using RS-232 or RS-485 communication. The MC monitors and reports key parameters as well as allowing users to set operational conditions of the laser.

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Teledyne e2v (UK) Ltd. - Teledyne e2v’s Onyx 1.3 Low-Light Sensor Teledyne e2v’s Onyx 1.3 Low-Light Sensor

Teledyne e2v (UK) Ltd.
Teledyne e2v’s Onyx family of image sensors are designed for the most demanding outdoor camera and industrial machine vision applications, where illumination budgets are restricted or where high-speed inspection is required. Teledyne e2v’s new Onyx EV76C664 is a 1.3 million pixel CMOS image sensor for low-light applications.

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Kentek Corporation - Laser Area Warning Device Laser Area Warning Device

Kentek Corporation
Kentek’s laser AREA WARNING DEVICE is a low-cost option for automatically controlling signage to alert personnel on entry to a controlled laser area. The AWD-AUTO™ controls one or more 12VDC powered devices, triggered by the ampere draw of the laser.

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In Case You Missed It
 
 
New Platform Brings Photonics to Bulk Silicon Microelectronic Chips
New Platform Brings Photonics to Bulk Silicon Microelectronic Chips
A new platform and fabrication method has been developed for making silicon chips that can communicate with photons. The technology, which is no more expensive than current chip technology, could alleviate bottlenecks in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing energy consumption by orders of magnitude.
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Capasso Group Develops Flat Lenses with Same Technology Used to Make Chips
Members of the Capasso Group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a single flat lens that can focus the entire visible spectrum of light in the same spot and in high resolution.
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Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters Aid Optics and HSI
Continuously variable bandpass filters offer an alternative approach for hyperspectral imaging techniques, making it more appealing to volume markets.
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Silicon Photonics, Femtosecond Lasers, Terahertz Spectroscopy, Stray Light Analysis, Precision Optical Filters

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