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  1. Laser Gated Imaging
    8/24/2016

    Laser gated imaging is an technique for night vision that offers the advantage of detecting and recognizing targets at long range without the need for any natural light sources. This technique can be used for imaging through atmospheric obstacles such as smoke, haze, fog, and dust, and is used in various long range observation applications including security, target identification, active polarimetry, and 3D imaging. Significant improvements have been made on light source efficiency and sensor technologies which have also furthered laser gated imaging. This article highlights the general principles of laser gated imaging, as well as advantages of imaging in different spectral bands in visible and infrared light.

  2. Precision Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Positioning: M-122 Datasheet
    8/24/2016

    The is a palm-top-sized micro-translation stage is designed with small dimensions and high speeds for single and multi-axis precision positioning in a variety of applications. The stage operates at high velocities up to 20 mm/sec, and can be combined into very compact XY and XYZ systems. Non-contact Hall-effect limit and reference switches are installed for the protection of the equipment, and for supporting advanced automation applications.

  3. Precision Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Positioning: M-122
    8/24/2016

    PI’s new M-122 is a palm-top-sized micro-translation stage is designed with small dimensions and high speeds for single and multi-axis precision positioning in a variety of applications including photonics packaging, fiber positioning, metrology, quality assurance testing, testing equipment and micromachining. Due to its low-friction, preloaded, precision-ground ball-screw and a non-contacting optical linear encoder, these stages provide higher accuracy and enhanced repeatability.

  4. How To Chop Diode Laser Beams Electrically At High Speed With Low Noise
    8/23/2016

    It is often necessary to have an understanding of how to chop a laser beam. Chopping diode lasers electrically is actually less costly and much simpler than doing so mechanically. This white paper walks through the process of chopping a diode laser beam at high speeds and low noise.

  5. Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras
    8/23/2016

    Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy, or the measurement of intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation, is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. Researchers interested in the correlation between temperature and tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy during surgery are finding their answers with the help of thermal imaging. FLIR offers a scientific camera with the ideal resolution and lens magnification for such research. This application note offers the full story on how researchers used FLIR cameras and ResearchIR software to work to gain a greater understanding of this surgical tool.

  6. Customized OEM Solutions Catalog
    8/19/2016

    Ophir Photonics offers customized Thermal and Photodiode OEM solutions of laser power/energy measurement instrumentations which can be built into host systems in many markets including medical and industrial. This Customized OEM Solutions Catalog introduces Ophir’s custom designed laser measurement solutions, and provides in depth information on what types of customizations are available for thermal and photodiode sensors.

  7. Customized OEM Solutions
    8/19/2016

    Many laser systems manufacturers need to have a measuring capability built into their systems. Ophir Photonics offers customized Thermal and Photodiode OEM solutions of laser power/energy measurement instrumentations which can be built into host systems in many markets including medical and industrial.

  8. Laser Beam Profilers Catalog
    8/19/2016

    Ophir Photonics offers a wide range of beam profiler choices including CCD and CMOS cameras, scanning slit sensors, InGaAs and pyroelectric cameras, and pinhole and knife edge sensors. The intended wavelengths, beam size, power to be measured, as well as whether or not the beam is continuous wave or pulsed will determine what type of profiler will be the best match. The Laser Beam Profilers Catalog provides more information on the different Ophir beam profilers, what accessories and software come with each one, and how to make the best profiler choice for your application.

  9. Laser Beam Profilers
    8/19/2016

    Laser beam profilers are the optimal solutions for increasing chances of success in the design or applications of new lasers, or when a laser system is no longer meeting the desired specifications. Ophir Photonics offers a wide range of beam profiler choices including CCD and CMOS cameras, scanning slit sensors, InGaAs and pyroelectric cameras, and pinhole and knife edge sensors.

  10. Software And System Integrator Solutions Catalog
    8/18/2016

    Ophir’s series of power meters use an array of software solutions in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. Ophir also provides system integrator solutions to easily incorporate devices into larger end-user applications. The Software and System Integrator Solutions Catalog covers the different types of software and integrator solutions, and presents diagrams of their display characteristics and other specifications.