The ability to visualize, detect and track specific proteinsis highly desirable for scientists working in a variety of disciplines, such as disease diagnostics and cell biology.
Laser-plasma accelerators (LPAs) got the nickname “tabletop” because, as shown by the unique BELLA accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), they can boost electron beams to multibillion electron-volt energies (GeVs) in a few centimeters—a distance thousands of times shorter than conventional accelerators.
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.
Super-sharp images from within the human body made through tiny endoscopes have come a step closer to reality thanks to joint research by scientists from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), FOM and Carl Zeiss AG.
ZYGO offers a large variety of metrology systems ranging from optical profilers to large aperture laser interferometers. These systems are capable of delivering visual and quantitative 3D (ISO 25178) surface measurements and advanced characterizations such as PSD analysis, aspheric form, super-smooth roughness, and much more.
AziGrip4TM is a biofunctional coating platform for glass, plastics, metal oxides, and ITO used in applications involving cell cultures, diagnostics, fluorescence microscopy, bioanalytics, support for lipidic membranes, lab-on-a-chip, and other emerging applications.
The NanoScan™ 2s from Ophir Photonics is a scanning slit beam profiler designed to deliver highly accurate dimensional measurements of laser beam spatial irradiance profiles in accordance with the ISO standard 11146. With the options of a silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detector, this instrument is able to profile lasers of any wavelength from UV to far infrared, out to 100 µm and beyond. This profiler provides instantaneous feedback of beam parameters for CW and kHz pulsed lasers, with measurement update rates to 20 Hz.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Conventional mirrors are constructed with a glass protective surface and a “silvering” second surface. In high precision applications, these second surface mirrors have distinct disadvantages such as refracted or bent images, loss of energy, a dim and distorted reflection, as well as a faint secondary reflection known as a “ghost image.” Abrisa offers front or first surface mirrors as a solution that provides clear reflections without ghosting. This application note introduces First Sensor surface mirrors, how they work, and their ideal applications.
This article provides a list of recommendations on how to handle Precision Optics Corporation Microprecision™ Prisms.
This white paper reviews a new laser power measurement technology specifically designed for use in laser-based processing tools, which directly addresses these needs.
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.
InfraTec introduces the new LRM-254 detector that is smaller, stronger, and features TO39 housing, with an aperture of only five millimeters. This significantly more robust broadband filter is made of sapphire, and offers substantially better protection against penetrating moisture. It can also be soldered to the housing to create a complete hermetic seal.
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 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 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.
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.
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