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Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging
Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging In order to be able to detect the photons emitted by the chemical reactions in living organisms, researchers use chemiluminescence. Chemiluminescence imaging requires a camera with the highest sensitivity and the ability for long exposure times. The Raptor Photonics Eagle V camera was used in a study on the circadian rhythms in plants.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery
FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery The surgical placement of Cochlear hearing implants behind the human ear requires a highly trained surgeon, and can result in facial nerve damage, meningitis, tinnitus, infections, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and potentially more. A collaboration between the Swiss ARTORG Center of Biomedical Engineering Research and the Institute of Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics of the University of Bern has resulted in an image-guided surgical robot...  Continue Reading...
Lighting Solutions Brochure
Lighting Solutions Brochure Excelitas is offers their expertise in medical illumination in medical equipment ranging from lamp-only solutions to a complete, integrated system. These solutions are ideal for the most demanding applications including the surgical suite, endoscopy procedures, dental procedures, and photodynamic therapy for newborns.This brochure offers information on Excelitas’ lighting solutions, capabilities, product portfolio, and technical support...  Continue Reading...
PI Mini Imaging Drives For Endoscopy With the aim to cause patients as little discomfort as possible, minimal invasive surgery (MIS) techniques use endoscopes integrated with a miniature drive to achieve variable focusing so that objects can be in sharp focus at all times. These endoscopes are used in larynx diagnostics or laparoscopy where optics and special instruments can then be introduced to the abdominal cavity through working trocars. Patients will then experience less...  Continue Reading...
From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras  Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing
From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing This article explores how infrared (IR) cameras deliver a major data-gathering advantage over legacy approaches to temperature measurement, an advantage that can prevent costly product failures and safety hazards, providing an immediate and ongoing return on investment.  Continue Reading...
Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems
Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems Within any fluorescence application, there are three basic filters that are needed for operation – the excitation filter, the emission filter, and the beamsplitter. Hard-coated, thin-film optical filters are the best choice for these filters in that they provide the highest standards such as improvements in transmission, blocking, and both transmitted and reflected wavefront properties, which translates into bright, high-contrast images,...  Continue Reading...
Brochure: Commercial Products Group
Brochure: Commercial Products Group Since 1985, Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) has specialized in bringing new optical coating technologies to market with the design, development, and incorporation of proprietary deposition processes.  Continue Reading...
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BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda

The new pco.panda is a state-of-the-art sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for a number of applications, including live cell microscopy, single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact package – just 65 mm3.

HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280 HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280

The OWL 1280 from Raptor Photonics is a digital short-wave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs camera in HD format, ideal for surveillance and scientific imaging applications including range finding, vision enhancement, astronomy, and hyperspectral imaging. The camera utilizes a 1280 x 1280 sensor for SCD that offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm, and 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch for the highest resolution imaging.

Q-Motion® Server Controller Q-Motion® Server Controller

PI’s new Q-Motion® Server Controller is designed as a digital servo controller for positioning systems with piezo inertia drives. It is a benchtop device with options for control cabinet mounting, and has three channels with integrated power amplifiers and an interpolator. The device features a point-to-point motion and actuator mode for nanometer precision positioning at the target position.

Phantom® VEO Product Family Phantom® VEO Product Family

The new Phantom® VEO family of cameras from Vision Research is made up of four high speed cameras designed to provide information on high speed events within scientific and industrial applications. The VEO710 and VEO410 models feature frame rates exceeding 7,000 fps, making these models ideal for traditional high-speed motion analysis. The four-megapixel VEO640 and VEO340 are optimized for scientific imaging applications where higher resolutions are important.

NEXACT<sup>®</sup> PiezoWalk<sup>®</sup> Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565 NEXACT® PiezoWalk® Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565

The N-565 is an ultra-precision linear positioner stage with NEXACT® PiezoWalk® technology, and designed with a subnanometer encoder resolution for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, metrology, and scientific research in beamlines and laser labs. With long 13 mm, 26 mm, or 52 mm travel ranges, high forces, and stiffness, this stepping drive does not subject to sliding friction or wear.

NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family

The New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR) InGaAs shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems are designed with the purpose of delivering a dynamic range greater than 140 dB in a single snapshot without any processing or tone mapping. With Fixed Pattern Noise correction, these camera systems provide high uniformity images under all lighting conditions. They are ideal for use in biomedical, laser measurement, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control applications.

Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

PILine<sup>®</sup> Linear Positioning Stage With Ultrasonic Piezomotor: U-521 PILine® Linear Positioning Stage With Ultrasonic Piezomotor: U-521

The U-521 is a PILine® stage with an ultrasonic piezomotor designed particularly for applications requiring fast precision positioning such as micromanipulation, automation, biotechnology, sample manipulation, and sample positioning. The positioning stage features a self-locking mechanism, when switched off, for keeping the stage mechanically stable and reducing energy consumption and heat generation.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL SUPPLIERS

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.

BaySpec Inc. BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI)

For over 20 years, Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) has produced the most durable optical thin film filter coatings in the industry...

DRS Technologies DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide.

FLIR Systems, Inc FLIR Systems, Inc

Infrared Cameras|Infrared Imaging Subsystems|Thermal Cameras|Infrared Camera Subsystems|Ruggedized Infrared Cameras|Visual Inspection, Thermal|Infrared Surveillance|Video Inspection Systems, Thermal|Infrared Detectors|Thermal Sensors|Night Vision Cameras|Night Vision Systems|Detectors, Infrared|Detectors, Heat|Infrared Imagers|Infrared Equipment|Infrared Sensors|Security Systems, Infrared|Thermal Imaging Systems|Military Infrared Sensors|Integrated Detective Assemblies, Infrared|Optical Inspection Systems,Thermal|Thermal Camera Systems|Night Vision Components|Infrared Video Cameras|Data Acquisition Software,Infrared|Focal Plane Arrays|Machine Vision Systems, Infrared|Infrared Industrial Detectors|Infrared Inspection Systems|Automated Inspection, Infrared

First Sensor AG First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

Gooch & Housego PLC Gooch & Housego PLC

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

Hamamatsu Corporation Hamamatsu Corporation

Photomultiplier Tubes|Arc Lamp|Photo Multiplier|Spectroscopy Systems

Iridian Spectral Technologies Iridian Spectral Technologies

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

Ophir Photonics Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

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...

PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Photron, Inc. Photron, Inc.

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

PIXELTEQ PIXELTEQ

PIXELTEQ provides OEM spectral sensing and imaging products, patterned optical filters and custom electro-optical devices for a variety of aerospace, biomedical, industrial, scientific and security applications.  At the heart of each multispectral device is an array of pixel-level spectral filters purpose-built for applications.

Precision Optics Corporation Precision Optics Corporation

For over 30 years, Precision Optics Corporation has provided state-of-the-art optical designs, components and complete optical systems for medical, biomedical, military (ITAR complainant) and industrial applications. As next generation techniques in these areas have advanced to use smaller and less invasive tools and equipment, Precision Optics responded with microprecision™ optical technology to provide components, assemblies, and products with sizes on the order of one millimeter and smaller.

Raptor Photonics Limited Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited, founded in 2006, is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and rugged low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using EMCCD, Scientific CMOS, SWIR and Vis-SWIR sensor technology.

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.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.  ̶  experts in thermal imaging technology  ̶  designs, manufactures and distributes cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared (IR) camera users and integrators. Products include cooled, uncooled, and OEM infrared cameras, accessories, digital acquisition, and image processing systems. We provide full engineering services and support and are able to customize our systems to meet your specific requirements. We offer very high-value, cost-effective thermal imagers for R&D, OEM, commercial, and security applications, available for easy purchase directly from our web site.

Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL VIDEOS

  • Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing
    Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing

    Marco Snikkers wrapped up our Photonics West 2016 coverage by introducing us to a pixel sensor that acts as an 8-channel spectrometer for biomedical, fluorescence marking, and colorimeter applications, as well as a multi-spectral camera that can monitor specific wavelengths in real-time.

  • Machine Vision, POC Medical Instruments, Non-Dispersive IR, & Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy Filters
    Machine Vision, POC Medical Instruments, Non-Dispersive IR, & Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy Filters

    This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.

  • Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-Q<sup>TM</sup> Fiber Coupled Modulators
    Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators

    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.

  • Precision Thermal Imaging Solutions
    Precision Thermal Imaging Solutions

    At this year’s exhibition, DRS Technologies’ business development director, Doug VanDover, introduced us to the newest entry in the Tamarisk thermal IR camera family — the Tamarisk precision series

  • Illumination/Vision System Solutions For Medical Devices
    Illumination/Vision System Solutions For Medical Devices

    This year at Photonics West, we had the pleasure of speaking with both Chuck Gerlowski and Richard Cyr of Precision Optics Corporation. Watch the video for information on their micro-optics capabilities, micro-optic components, sub-assemblies, and finished devices.

  • Lenses And Prisms In Medical Devices For Imaging And Illumination
    Lenses And Prisms In Medical Devices For Imaging And Illumination

    On the last day of the MD&amp;M East exhibition, Chuck Gerlowski with Precision Optics Corporation discussed their micro lenses, micro prisms, and more. These components can be used to design CMOS sensors for imaging systems and illumination systems in medical devices.

  • Thermal Cameras For Even The Most Demanding SWaP Restrictions
    Thermal Cameras For Even The Most Demanding SWaP Restrictions

    Jay Schell of DRS Technologies tells us about the unique features of the Tamarisk thermal cameras, and how they're used in applications involving integration into UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, robotic ground vehicles, unmanned sensors, security and surveillance, and more.

  • Measure Precision Surfaces Of Implantable Medical Devices
    Measure Precision Surfaces Of Implantable Medical Devices

    In this video, Justin Turner from Zygo introduces the ZeGage optical profiler. The system measures precision surfaces of implantable medical devices that require non-contact metrology, such as bone screws and dental implants. 

  • Very Small Optics And Assemblies For Defense And Medical Applications
    Very Small Optics And Assemblies For Defense And Medical Applications

    In this video, Precision Optics Corp president Joe Forkey gives us a brief overview of his company and then gives us a closer look at some of the things they featured at their Photonics West booth. 

  • OEM Medical Device Assembly-3D Dental Imaging
    OEM Medical Device Assembly-3D Dental Imaging

    This video gives insight on a dental medical device’s journey from the prototype phase to production. The device needed to be small enough to image rear teeth, robust enough to replace physical impressions, and had to make precision measurements for prosthetics. The process involved complex optics, steps to ensure hygienic sterilization, high resolution 3D imaging, and more. Download the video to see how it was done.

  • Infrared Camera for Research and Science Applications
    Infrared Camera for Research and Science Applications

    In this video, Chris Bainter introduces the FLIR A6700SC IR (infrared) camera. This camera is ideal for electronics inspection, medical thermography, manufacturing, and non-destructive testing applications. Watch the video to learn about its unique features and specifications.

  • PI Medical: Piezo for Medical Design
    PI Medical: Piezo for Medical Design

    Piezo electronic drives from Physik Instrumente are ideal for meeting the equipment needs for therapy diagnosis and the administration of medication which impairs the patient as little as possible.

  • New Price Performance Point For Thermal Infrared
    New Price Performance Point For Thermal Infrared

    Ross Overstreet of FLIR Systems gives us an introduction to several different cameras. We see a megapixel infrared camera for demanding applications that require high sensitivity, high frame rate, and the optics flexibility; a high performance NIR camera for solar cell testing, medical research, and astronomy; and a low-cost microbolometer camera for entry-level applications.

  • Lenses For Machine Vision, Surveillance, And Medical Applications
    Lenses For Machine Vision, Surveillance, And Medical Applications

    In this video, Jim Sullivan, director of sales and marketing for Schneider Optics, tells us about his company’s C-mount lenses, emerald ruby lenses, and xenon emerald lenses at Photonics West 2013.

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