Newsletter | June 29, 2011

6.29.11 -- Using Aspheric Optics In Complex Lens Designs

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Utilization of High Performance Infrared for Defense and Security Applications

Utilization of High Performance Infrared for Defense and Security Applications

Telops' new webcast discusses: target signature acquisition, characterization of target camouflage structures, change detection for IED searches, persistent surveillance development, anomaly detection, and low contrast targets. This webcast is offered at 3 different times.

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Spotlight On Optical Design

Article: Using Aspheric Optics In Complex Lens Designs
Optical design engineers often discuss the use of aspheres in optical designs to reduce element count, but as a whole, seldom put the discussion into real-time practice, often fearing that the more complex fabrication process of the asphere itself overwhelms the advantages that they might gain.

Article: Using Aspheric Optics In Complex Lens Designs

Article: Optical Thin-Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions
Specialized thin-film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits.

Article: Optical Thin-Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions

Technical Note: Guide To Glass
Abrisa Technologies' "Guide to Glass" provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties; understanding light and color; glare reduction; and glass strengthening methods using heat and chemicals.

Technical Note: Guide To Glass

Rugged Optical Coatings And Testing Per Military Specifications
Deposition Sciences, Inc., (DSI) offers extensive test and measurement capabilities for a wide array of highly specialized optical coatings for military and aerospace applications. DSI's Special Products Group (SPG) participates at all levels of product development, from engineering to prototyping to full-scale production, based on customer specifications.

Rugged Optical Coatings And Testing Per Military Specifications

White Paper: Laser Damage Testing For Ion Beam Sputtered Coatings At 2 µm And 3 µm
The 2- to 3-µm spectral region is experiencing rapid growth due to the emergence of many important applications as well as the continued development of a wide variety of appropriate laser materials.

White Paper: Laser Damage Testing For Ion Beam Sputtered Coatings At 2 µm And 3 µm

Article: Next-Generation High-Definition Vision Systems Based On MEMS Technology
While the first 3-D displays are finding their way into entertainment products, their real market acceptance is still debatable. The reason is the limited visual quality of the display and the occurrence of visual side effects such as eye strain or fatigue due to optical distortions.

Article: Next-Generation High-Definition Vision Systems Based On MEMS Technology

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A Polarization-Optimized PMD Source For PMD-Related Performance Evaluation Of 40/100G Systems
By Steve Yao, PhD, President, CEO, and CTO, General Photonics
The market transition in fiber optic communication systems to increase speeds from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, and beyond is well underway. As this transition occurs, polarization mode dispersion has more and more of an impact on system performance.

A Polarization-Optimized PMD Source For PMD-Related Performance Evaluation Of 40/100G Systems

Industry News

First Efficient Tandem Solar Cell Based On Colloidal Quantum Dots
Lab-On-Chip Sensing: New, Compact Microspectrometer Design Achieves High Resolution And Wide Bandwidth
Polymers In The Photovoltaics Industry
High-Precision Prism Assemblies Enable Compact Beam Multiplexing
3-D Mobile Devices To Increase Demand For Image Sensors 130% By 2015
Telops Awarded Contract For Two Hyper-Cams From SpecTIR
Raytheon Begins Production Of Airborne Hyperspectral Sensor For U.S. Air Force
TECHSPEC Goniometers Ideal For Beam Steering Applications
New Capture Interface For Image-Pro Image Analysis Software Products Supports MEGAPLUS GigE Digital Cameras
SF6 Gas Detector For Electrical Utility Companies
Ocean Thin Films Expands PixelTec Patterned Optical Coating Capability
StellarNet Releases ChemWiz Analyzer Development Kit
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Brochure: Near-Infrared Spectrometers
Brochure: Near-Infrared Spectrometers
Avantes' new AvaSpec NIRLine instruments are high-performance, dispersive, near-infrared spectrometers that are optimized for the difficult demands of measuring long wavelengths.

Datasheet: Custom And OEM Solutions
Datasheet: Custom And OEM Solutions
Silicon Sensor International AG offers a full range of customized silicon PINs and avalanche photodiodes, position sensors, and optoelectronic modules for use in medical, industrial, military/aerospace, security, and automotive markets.

High-Speed SWIR Linescan Camera For Scientific Applications: Datasheet
High-Speed SWIR Linescan Camera For Scientific Applications: Datasheet
Xenics' Lynx high-speed linescan cameras are shortwave infrared imaging cameras that are perfect for applications in machine vision and medical OCT, as well as in low-light-level applications such as Raman, emission, and luminescence spectroscopy.
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LASER COMPONENTS Launches Its New Website
LASER COMPONENTS Launches Its New Website
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Excelitas Technologies: Low-Light Analog APD Receiver Modules
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Krell Technologies, Inc.: Polish High-Reliability Optical Termini/Contacts
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Photron, Inc.: Multi-Head High-Speed Video System
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Silicon Sensor International: Large-Area InGaAs PIN Photodiodes
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