Photonics West News

  1. Spectra-Physics Debuts Disruptive Cost-Performance Ultraviolet (UV) Q-switched Laser

    Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, introduces Talon, a new family of UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers that takes cost-performance to new levels.

  2. NYFORS Presents Mid-Span High Precision Optical Fiber Cleaver

    At this year’s Photonics West exhibition NYFORS introduces a new high precision optical fiber cleaver that accommodates fiber diameters from 80 µm up to more than 400 µm. The new AutoCleaver LDF-MTM is specifically designed to provide fast and reliable high quality cleaving capability for the mid-span to large diameter fibers commonly used in fiber laser manufacturing and other specialty fiber applications. 

  3. Qioptiq Introduces Predesigner App And Winlens 3D

    Qioptiq now offers as a module to their optical design software WinLens™ 3D as an app for Android mobile phones and tablets — free of charge, in the Google Play Store. All of the functions in PreDesigner have easy-to-use touchpad controls, for basic preliminary views and calculations in the field.

  4. Spectra-Physics Launches Breakthrough >60 W Ultraviolet (UV) Laser

    Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, introduces Quasar 355-60, an extraordinary UV laser that offers a groundbreaking >60 W with high >300 µJ pulse energies.

  5. Spectra-Physics Expands Ultrafast Amplifier Portfolio

    Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, introduces three new ultrafast amplifier products, expanding its portfolio of ultrafast lasers. The new Spitfire  Ace PA (Power Amplifier) features high power of >14 W and high energy of >12 mJ, and the new Spitfire Ace outputs >7 W and >6 mJ with <35 fs pulse width from a regen-only amplifier. 

  6. Lawrence Livermore Announces Significant Step In The Construction Of A Next-Generation Ultra-High Power Laser System

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded a major subcontract to FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH (based in Vienna, Austria) as part of the construction of a revolutionary high-power laser system for the European ELI-Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic.

  7. New Sensors Unlimited Mil-Rugged, High Resolution, Extended Sensitivity Shortwave Infrared Video Camera With Snapshot

    UTC Aerospace Systems introduces the newest high definition (HD) camera in its Sensors Unlimited MiniSWIR product line: the GA1280JSX.

  8. Qioptiq Introduces Compact Multi-Wavelength Laser Engine

    The NEW iFLEX-Viper OEM laser engine will be unveiled at BIOS and Photonics West 2014.

  9. NYFORS Releases Short Fiber Length Recoaters

    At this year’s Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco, USA, NYFORS presents new product solutions specially designed for recoating applications where only short lengths of optical fiber are available.

  10. Spectra-Physics Unveils Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser

    Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, introducesHighQ-2, a new ultra-compact, air-cooled, fixed wavelength industrial femtosecond (fs) laser.