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With Great Power Comes Great Laser Science
With Great Power Comes Great Laser Science

It is a very unusual kind of laser: researchers at the photonics institute at TU Wien (Vienna) have built a device which emits ultrashort flashes of infrared light with extremely high energy.

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Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage
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.  Continue Reading...
3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series
3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series Canon’s Machine Vision RV-Series is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. The RV1100, RV500, and RV300 utilize cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies. The series is capable of three-dimensional recognition of randomly assembled production line parts that range from those with complex shapes to those with very few...  Continue Reading...
X-Ray Camera Solutions
X-Ray Camera Solutions Raptor Photonics offers a series of camera platforms with either direct or indirect detection capabilities for use in X-Ray detection applications. The platforms can incorporate a variety of different sensors to enable photon detection ranging from VUV through hard X-Ray, which addresses both imaging and spectroscopy applications.  Continue Reading...
Rugged Thermal Camera For Outdoor Perimeter Surveillance And Robotics: Viento 67-640
Rugged Thermal Camera For Outdoor Perimeter Surveillance And Robotics: Viento 67-640 The Sierra-Olympic Viento 67-640 is a rugged thermal camera designed for careful object detection and classification in perimeter surveillance, robotics, motion detection, and other rugged outdoor applications. Designed to be able to operate in wet, dusty, and difficult environments, this imager offers standard NTSC/PAL composite video output as well as uncompressed digital output for applications requiring full-fidelity data transmission.  Continue Reading...
Optical Filters For Flow Cytometry
Optical Filters For Flow Cytometry Iridian Spectral Technologies designs and manufactures optical filters that are optimized for flow cytometry. These dichroic (FLD) and emission (FLE) filters deliver more signals with less background noise, and are compatible with common excitation sources and fluorophores. They also feature high transmission and reflection levels, low ripple, steep edges, and deep blocking outside of the pass band.  Continue Reading...
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    A Study In Droplets

    This video presents different liquid drops captured at high speeds with the Phantom VEO 640 at 1,500 fps, and the Phantom VEO 710 at 8,000 fps.

  • Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction
    Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction

    Canon’s new Galvano Scanner is a scan head instrument comprised of a number of Canon component technologies including the Galvano motor, scan head, motor driver, control board, and a focusing unit. This new product is developed for precise hole drilling and is able to achieve high-speed and precise laser processing via Canon's original beam shifter technology.

  • Hot Or Cold?
    Hot Or Cold?

    Nothing wakes you up like a good “cup o’ Jo”! Or maybe an ice cold glass of water? Compare the difference between the two with high speed infrared imaging from the X6900sc.

  • Shoot The Melon!
    Shoot The Melon!

    Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.

  • Champagne Explosion!
    Champagne Explosion!

    Champagne anyone? Prolong the party with this video using the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.

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Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR sensitivity Up To 950nm: Series 9.5

First Sensor’s new Series 9.5 of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are designed with an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to their fast rise time and very low dark current, these ADPs are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser range-finding and laser scanning. Other applications for the photodiodes include safety scanners, 3D-mapping, environmental monitoring, high resolution LIDAR systems for autonomous driving, as well as high speed photometry, and fiber optical communication.

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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.

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Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

Opto Diode, An ITW Company Opto Diode, An ITW Company

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP): The Enabling Technology

    Chemical Mechanical Polishing, or “CMP,” for the planarization of thin films on semiconductor circuitry can be described as the enabling technology for all things digital. This article discusses the importance of this technology within the manufacture of advanced circuits and digital devices, provides a brief history on the technology, and walks through its challenges, characteristics, and real world applications.

  • Large Field Marking With Steered Beam Fiber Laser Marking Systems

    Very large marking fields are not practical with steered beam fiber laser marking systems. Marking fields larger than about 12 inches square produce focused spot sizes that are too large to provide sufficient power density for engraving applications, and linewidths too broad for detailed marking applications.In order to achieve large marking fields with steered beam fiber laser marking systems, the information to be marked must be sectioned into “tiles” that are no larger than the marking field. This article discusses the use of galvo drive systems in large field marking and how it is done with good quality hardware and software.

  • Patterned Force Generation – A Precise Touch In The Time Domain

    Devices with touch-sensitive interfaces not only sense pressure, but are position-sensitive and force-sensitive. Producing devices with touch-sensitive interfaces requires highly precise test equipment with the ability to repeatedly generate fine-grained motions of exacting force and time profiles. The V-273 family of voice-coil actuators, coupled with the C-413 digital controller, offers developmental and test engineers the perfect tool for quantitatively qualifying touch-enabled devices.

  • Comparing Fields Of View

    There can be many factors to deal with when looking to utilize the best field of view (FOV). This white paper covers the different types of FOV, the factors that must be considered for choosing a lens for FOV, and what lens focus does to FOV.

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