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Novel Nanotechnology Technique For Table-Top Production Of Flat Optics
Novel Nanotechnology Technique For Table-Top Production Of Flat Optics

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simplified approach to fabricating flat, ultrathin optics.

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Digital Encoder Galvano Scanner: GM-1000 Series
Digital Encoder Galvano Scanner: GM-1000 Series

The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners is comprised of four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extreme high resolution, precision, and accuracy.

  • High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter
    High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter

    The 621 Series Laser Wavelength Meter is the best way to measure the absolute wavelength of CW lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR. This system provides real-time laser wavelength information with an accuracy as high as ± 0.0001 nm. Continuous calibration with a built-in wavelength standard ensures the reliable accuracy that is needed to generate the most meaningful experimental results.

  • Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection
    Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection

    First Sensor offers a new series of innovative solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) that are designed to detect ultra-low light levels down to single photons. These detectors are optimized for near-ultraviolet (Series SiPM-NUV) or red, green, and blue (Series SiPM-RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. Key features include a low operating voltage, high gain and low noise, and immunity to magnet fields.

  • High-Speed InGaAs 0.9-1.7 µm PIN Diode
    High-Speed InGaAs 0.9-1.7 µm PIN Diode

    Marktech Optoelectronics offers a new series of InGaAs PIN photo diodes designed to feature low noise, high sensitivity, and high-speed response. Typical applications for these near infrared detectors include telecommunications and other high speed applications that use optical communication devices such as receivers, sensors, and high speed fiber modules.

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Application Systems
Application Systems

OptoSigma offers a wide range of application systems that includes microscope units, alignment systems, interferometers, bio-photonics, and laser processing systems. These application systems are designed for many specific applications including polarization measurements, vacuum and oven measurements, and glass and film inspections.

  • Low-Cost Laser Wavelength Meter
    Low-Cost Laser Wavelength Meter

    Absolute laser wavelength information is critical for a variety of applications, but it is not always necessary to know it to the highest accuracy available. Therefore, Bristol Instruments offers the 521 Series Laser Wavelength Meter, coupling accurate wavelength measurement and affordability in a compact system.

  • Machine Vision Lenses – Lenses for Large Format Sensors
    Machine Vision Lenses – Lenses for Large Format Sensors

    Schneider Optics offers lenses designed to be used in combination with large format linear and megapixel area scan CCD and CMOS Cameras, and high resolution lenses ideal for linescan applications. These machine vision lenses break into three separate product groups:

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Revolutionary New Vacuum Technology From Raptor Photonics: PentaVac™
    Revolutionary New Vacuum Technology From Raptor Photonics: PentaVac™

    PentaVac™ is a new vacuum technology from Raptor Photonics that permits deep cooling to Δ -111°C, and can minimize dark current, hot spots, and blemishes during longer exposure times. This new technology can be used in many applications including calcium signaling, live cell imaging, high content screening, adaptive optics, flow cytometry, FRET/FRAP/TIRF, high resolution fluorescence imaging, particle imaging velocimetry, solar cell inspection, and genome sequencing.

  • Aquila Micro UAV Thermal Payload Powered By DRS
    Aquila Micro UAV Thermal Payload Powered By DRS

    The Aquila Micro, powered by DRS Technologies, is a Liteye Systems’ high performance UAV Thermal Payload. This device features 320 x 240 resolution, Vanadium Oxide (VOx) LWIR, a DRS patented advanced absorber micro bolometer superstructure, greater sensitivity, improved detection, and unparalleled thermal imagery.

  • MythBusters Puts The v2010 To The Test
    MythBusters Puts The v2010 To The Test

    The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters series featured incredible footage of a bullet being fired from a pistol with a Phantom v2010 camera at 73,000 fps.

  • Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-Q<sup>TM</sup> Fiber Coupled Modulators
    Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators

    The new Fiber-QTM Fiber is a fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.

  • Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration
    Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration

    This video features the new VerifireTM HD Interferometer System with a high-speed 2k x 2k pixel CCD camera, and an optimized optical design to reliably measure surface features.

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The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera

FLIR is proud to introduce the new FLIR X6900sc as the world’s fastest 640 x 512 resolution thermal camera for high speed science applications. The new thermal imager is designed to record 1000 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds. Read More

ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

DRS Technologies DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide.

OptoSigma Corporation OptoSigma Corporation

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, OptoSigma continues to provide the photonics industry with the finest laser grade optics, optical coatings and hardware to the domestic USA and over 20 international agents. The keys to their success are global manufacturing, consistent product performance and availability, price and delivery, and good old-fashioned customer service

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

Image Science Ltd Image Science Ltd

Image Science was formed in 1991 and specialises in the design and manufacture lens testing systems for both Research & Development and production applications.  We concentrate on providing the best combination of accuracy, speed of measurement,  and ease of use.

Schneider Optics Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Handling Recommendations For Precision Optics Corporation Microprecision™ Prisms

    This article provides a list of recommendations on how to handle Precision Optics Corporation Microprecision™ Prisms.

  • Novel Laser Power Sensor Improves Process Control

    This white paper reviews a new laser power measurement technology specifically designed for use in laser-based processing tools, which directly addresses these needs.

  • CleanVue™ PRO – Series Of Oleophobic And Hydrophobic Coatings For Tough Environments

    Abrisa’s new CleanVue™ PRO series of anti-reflection coatings are designed to combine improved handling, cleaning, water shedding, and robust performance with anti-reflective properties. This makes the coatings ideal for displays and optical windows intended for use in “tough” outdoor, high traffic, or other challenging environments. This series is both oleophobic and hydrophobic providing easy fingerprint removal and a non-smudge surface, while repelling water and other liquids for a simpler “view-ability.” The hydrophobic coating properties also reduce friction on the glass which provides improved surface “slickness” and enhances scratch resistance.

  • Laser Marking Metal For Medical Applications

    Medical product marking and decoration is used for inventory control, process management and internal tracking, branding, and functionality. In many cases, lasers provide the preferred means of marking and identifying those products.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Coherent Celebrates Golden Anniversary

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent, Inc., which has grown from a Palo Alto laundry room startup to become a world leader in laser technology.  Attendees at the upcoming Photonics West Exhibition are invited to celebrate this milestone with us at a champagne reception to be held on Tuesday, February 16, from 4pm to 5pm, at the Coherent Booth (#1101). 

  • DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On  Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates
    DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

    DSI now offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. They also provide extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals with their company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process. DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 & Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

  • Nikon Invests $10M In Hand-Held X-Ray Analyzer Maker Tribogenics

    Tribogenics, the inventor of triboluminescence based X-ray technology for industrial, security and scientific applications, announced today that Nikon Americas Inc. has made a strategic investment in Tribogenics. Nikon Group’s investment will help speed the commercialization of Tribogenics’ Watson, hand-held XRF analyzer products.

  • Marktech Optoelectronics Now Offers Custom Detector Chip Packaging
    Marktech Optoelectronics Now Offers Custom Detector Chip Packaging

    Marktech Optoelectronics, a leading supplier of LEDs and manufacturer of silicon (Si) and InGaAs chips and wafers, and InP epi wafers based in Latham, New York, offers a wide variety of photo detectors ranging from silicon detectors–including photodiodes, photo transistors, and Avalanche photodiodes–to Si and InGaAs PIN photodiodes.

  • Physik Instrumente Promotes James Deichmann To Head PI’s US Western Region Sales Teams
    Physik Instrumente Promotes James Deichmann To Head PI’s US Western Region Sales Teams

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has promoted James Deichmann to Director of Sales for the US Western Region.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Photonics West 2016 February 13 - 18, 2016
San Francisco, CA
SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016 February 21 - 25, 2016
San Jose, CA
SPIE Medical Imaging 2016 February 27, 2016 - March 3, 2016
San Diego, CA
SPIE Smart Structures /Non-Destructive Evaluation 2016 March 20 - 24, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
SPIE Photonics Europe 2016 April 4 - 7, 2016
Brussels
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