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Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes
Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated for the first time a new lasing technique operating at visible light frequencies, in both bright and dark modes, by utilizing metallic nanoparticles arranged in a periodic array. Their findings make possible the creation of small and ultrafast on-chip light sources.

  • Scientists Use Light To Control The Logic Networks Of A Cell
    Scientists Use Light To Control The Logic Networks Of A Cell

    Proteins are the workhorse molecules of life. Among their many jobs, they carry oxygen, build tissue, copy DNA for the next generation, and coordinate events within and between cells. Now scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a method to control proteins inside live cells with the flick of a switch, giving researchers an unprecedented tool for pinpointing the causes of disease using the simplest of tools: light.

  • FSU Researcher’s Discovery Of New Crystal Structure Holds Promise For Optoelectronic Devices
    FSU Researcher’s Discovery Of New Crystal Structure Holds Promise For Optoelectronic Devices

    A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers.

  • Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces
    Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces

    Engineers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have successfully demonstrated how to stack metasurfaces to form flat optical lenses that can be mass-produced and integrated with electronics and image sensors.

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Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage

The FluxGage is Ophir’s new compact measuring system for LED Luminaires that measures their total flux, color (CCT, CRI, Duv, chromaticity), and flicker. The system measures the total flux using solar panels instead of an integrating sphere, delivering the same functionality in one third of the size. The gauge is capable of measuring any luminaire that fits into its opening.

  • Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation
    Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation

    The Helios is a compact, precision laser power meter designed specifically for the measurement of high power lasers in industrial processing applications. It measures an array of high power solid state lasers such as diode, fiber, and YAG lasers with powers ranging from 100 W to 12 kW and energies ranging from 10 J to 10 kJ. This device operates by measuring the energy and exposure time of a short 0.1 to 10 second exposure of the laser, and then calculates the power.

  • Nexview™ 3D Optical Surface Profiler
    Nexview™ 3D Optical Surface Profiler

    The Nexview™ 3D optical profiler microscope stands out amongst competitive products by its ability to measure the topography of virtually any surface, irrespective of roughness, large steps and segments, thin films, steep slopes, with feature heights ranging from < 1 nm up to 20000 µm. It does all this in 3D, without contact, and provides the best qualities of other profiling technologies (stylus, confocal, focus scanning) without their limitations.

  • Laser Line Mirrors
    Laser Line Mirrors

    Optics Balzers has successfully developed and tested a special dielectric layer system with PARMS coating technology, making it possible to manufacture 45°-HR mirrors for 1030nm applications with an established destruction threshold of 0.44J/cm² at 210fs. These mirrors are typically used in ultra-short pulsed systems of Yb:YAG solid-state lasers.

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Infrared (IR) Arrays For NIR Spectroscopy LASER COMPONENTS offers a series of powerful IR arrays designed specifically for applications in IR spectroscopy such as biomedical analysis. The IG22 array series consists of 256 rectangular pixels made of extended InGaAs with a TE2 cooler, and is manufactured with an element size of 30 µm x 250 µm and a pitch of 50 µm.  Continue Reading...
PbS And PbSe IR Detectors
PbS And PbSe IR Detectors LASER COMPONENTS offers PbS and PbSe infrared (IR) detectors for applications detecting infrared radiation. The Polycrystalline lead sulfide detectors (PbS) detect infrared radiation in the wavelength range between 1 µm and 3.3 µm, and exhibit a higher sensitivity then Polycrystalline lead selenide (PbSe). The PbSe standard semiconductor detectors are designed to detect IR radiation between the 1 µm and 5.2 µm wavelength...  Continue Reading...
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  • Understanding Noise In Pyroelectric IR Detectors

    Pyroelectric detectors are used in many types of IR detection applications where the key to the performance is the signal-to-noise ratio of the sensing element or detector. Since pyroelectric detectors are high output thermal devices, the noise output is typically the limiting item to their performance. This application note discusses the various sources of noise in these devices and how it can affect the performance in each application.

  • Understanding Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes

    LASER COMPONENTS looks to provide background information on the multiplication process in Silicon used in the materials for fabrication of PIN and Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) for visible and near IR applications. This application note presents approaches to designing APDs, as well as other helpful information on the use of APDs.

  • The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity

    PCO-TECH looks to debunk the myth that “large pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors.” This article describes, in detail, the relationship between an image sensor’s pixel size and its sensitivity, and how each defines the quality of an image.

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    PCO has launched its new high-speed series of pco.dimax cs cameras, adding three new models to its portfolio. This new models are compact, ruggedized and targeted for on- and off-board crash test applications. The new pco.dimax cs camera series combines a smooth, fast and reliable workflow, and high resolution, speed, sensitivity, and image quality in a compact and ruggedized housing able to withstand acceleration forces up to 150g. The flexible design is customized for onboard, sled and off-board applications meeting the demanding requirements of in-car and component crash tests.

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