EDITOR’S PICKS

NASA’s ICESat-2 Equipped With Unique 3-D Manufactured Part
NASA’s ICESat-2 Equipped With Unique 3-D Manufactured Part

NASA’s follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won’t be the only first for this mission.

  • Macroscopic Quantum Entanglement Achieved At Room Temperature
    Macroscopic Quantum Entanglement Achieved At Room Temperature

    In quantum physics, the creation of a state of entanglement in particles any larger and more complex than photons usually requires temperatures close to absolute zero and the application of enormously powerful magnetic fields to achieve.

  • Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles To Form ‘Diamond’ Superlattices
    Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles To Form ‘Diamond’ Superlattices

    Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond.

  • Four Photons Entangled In Orbital Angular Momentum
    Four Photons Entangled In Orbital Angular Momentum

    For the first time, scientists have entangled four photons in their orbital angular momentum. Leiden physicists sent a laser through a crystal, thereby creating four photons with coupled ‘rotation’. So far this has only been done for two photons.

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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.

  • Optical Filters for Endoscopy and Medical Imaging
    Optical Filters for Endoscopy and Medical Imaging

    Iridian Spectral offers edge, notch, and band pass optical filters covering the 300nm (UV) to 10µm (LWIR) wavelength range for biomedical instrumentation, and medical devices for endoscopy and laparoscopy.

  • Piezoelectric Mirror Tip/Tilt Actuators: Nano-MTA Series
    Piezoelectric Mirror Tip/Tilt Actuators: Nano-MTA Series

    The Nano-MTA series is comprised of single and two axis piezoelectric mirror tip/tilt actuators with nanoradian resolution, making them ideal for applications involving high speed laser beam steering, optical disk manufacturing, interferometry, optical trapping, FBG writing, astronomy, and active optics.

  • Manual Positioners
    Manual Positioners

    OptoSigma offers a multitude of positioning and staging options for a wide range of applications and their specific environments. With such a large selection of staging options including manual, contact slide, θ axis, and goniometer, OptoSigma can help sift through the difficulty of choosing the correct positioner model for a broad range of applications including optical experiments for research and development, and systems used for direction adjustment and correction.

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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

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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). 

  • Yingli Partners With Iberdrola On The Turnkey Solution For Self-Consumption In Spain

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. ("Yingli" or "Yingli Solar") (NYSE: YGE), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, has recently signed an agreement with Iberdrola, for the new product "Smart Solar Iberdrola", the turnkey solar PV solution that Iberdrola has set up to its customers which offers the possibility to generate and consume their own electricity by installing this technology.

  • 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.

  • Graphene Research And Industry Leaders Will Meet To Advance Commercial Applications
    Graphene Research And Industry Leaders Will Meet To Advance Commercial Applications

    A daylong workshop at SPIE Photonics Europe in Brussels in April will present 12 research leaders from industry and academia speaking on prospects and potential for commercialisation of graphene technology.

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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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