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New Laser Based On Unusual Physics Phenomenon Could Improve Telecommunications, Computing And More
New Laser Based On Unusual Physics Phenomenon Could Improve Telecommunications, Computing And More

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world’s first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum.

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Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter
Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter

HOYA’s color filter glass products include sharp cut/long pass, light-balancing, color-compensating, neutral density, heat-absorbing, multi-band calibration, and UV Absorbing/VIS blocking filters for the UV through NIR regions. Featured is the new UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter that offers UV transmitting/VIS absorbing performance with high UV transmittance, while providing the highest resistance to any effects caused by UV solarization and/or exposure to high humidity conditions. 

  • High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series
    High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series

    Bristol Instruments’ model 771 is a high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer that measures the spectral characteristics of CW and high-repetition rate pulsed lasers that operate from 375 nm to 12 μm. Laser wavelength is measured to +/- 0.0001 nm and spectral resolution is as high as 2 GHz.

  • Imaging Color Filters
    Imaging Color Filters

    Iridian Spectral Technologies has designed and manufactured a wide range of dielectric optical filters for imaging and machine vision applications. Featuring steep edges, high transmission values, and high durability, these color filters can be used to improve contrasts, and isolate spectral regions and colors in images.

  • Space, Satellite, and Astronomy Filters and Coatings
    Space, Satellite, and Astronomy Filters and Coatings

    Iridian Spectral Technologies has developed filters and coatings for many satellites and low-earth orbit instrumentation for both terrestrial and stellar observation. This includes large format filters for astronomical observations (single band and multi-band pass filters), light absorbers/black coatings, dichroic mirrors and beam-splitters, and multi-element arrays.

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Pulsed Laser Diodes At 905 nm
Pulsed Laser Diodes At 905 nm LASER COMPONENTS designs and produces high power laser diodes (PLDs) at 905 nm with high reliability, and high temperature stability. Applications for these laser diodes include range finding, speed monitoring, laser radars, security scanners, and laser light curtains, as well as in test and measurement systems.  Continue Reading...
Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes
Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes The Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes (Si APDs) from LASER COMPONENTS are designed for operation in the wavelength range between 250 nm and 1100 nm. These Si APDs are ideal for the detection of extremely weak light intensities due to the avalanche effect on them.  Continue Reading...
Pyroelectric DLaTGS Detectors
Pyroelectric DLaTGS Detectors LASER COMPONENTS offers Deuterated Lanthanum α Alanine doped TriGlycine Sulphate (DLaTGS) detectors that are ideally suited for FTIR applications. Designed with the highest possible performance and the most effective pyroelectric effects, these detectors can be produced with any configuration, including VM configurations and CM configurations.  Continue Reading...
Infrared (IR) Arrays For NIR Spectroscopy
Infrared (IR) Arrays For NIR Spectroscopy LASER COMPONENTS offers a series of powerful IR arrays designed specifically for IR spectroscopy applications 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.

  • Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras

    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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    MKS Instruments, Inc. recently announced that the Utah Manufacturers Association has honored the Ophir Business Unit, part of the Light and Motion Division of MKS Instruments, as 2016 Utah Manufacturer of the Year for "Outstanding Performance in Operational Excellence, Economic Achievement, Workplace Safety, Community Outreach, and Fidelity to the Principles of Free Enterprise."

  • Opto Diode Introduces Deep Red Surface-Mount LED

    CAMARILLO, CA - January 17, 2017 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces a deep red, surface-mount device (SMD) light-emitting diode (LED) that delivers exceptional efficiency for biological analysis, health, science, medical, and veterinary applications.  OD-685C LED features 2.0mW of radiant power at a forward current of 20mA, peak wavelength of 685nm, and radiant efficiency of 56 percent. Typical applications require radiometric measurement with tight spectral bandwidth.

  • Sierra-Olympic Introduces First True HD Thermal Camera

    New Viento HD Lab LWIR camera provides true 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

  • Santa Barbara Infrared Announces Unprecedented Infrared Emissivity for Blackbodies & Cold Shields

    SBIR to premiere the ultra-black surface coating that provides the world’s best infrared emissivity at SPIE’s Photonics West, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco in booth # 5037.

  • 'Squeezed' Light Cools Object Below Quantum Limit

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has successfully cooled a microscopic aluminum drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a single quantum of energy, the coldest a mechanical object has ever approached absolute zero.

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