TECHNOLOGIES TO SEE AT PHOTONICS WEST 2015
3D Glass Solutions provides systems integration solutions for a wide array of Optoelectronic and Opto-RF products, ranging from mechanical spacers, fiber optic alignment trenches, to completely integrated optoelectronic packages.
Digital Laser Scanner/Galvano Scanner
The Digital Laser/Galvano Scanner series from Canon includes three different models with various features and application areas. Each Galvano scanner has digital servo controllers and encoders, ensuring good temperature characteristics.
Photon Counting Device: MPPC (Multi-Pixel Photon Counter)
Hamamatsu’s MPPC, a type of silicon photomultiplier, is a photon-counting device with high photon detection efficiency, wide dynamic range, low afterpulsing, and low crosstalk. It also features small size, low voltage operation, and insensitivity to magnetic fields. These and other characteristics make the MPPC suitable low-light detectors for many applications including fluorescence measurement, radiation monitoring, and LIDAR. MPPCs are available in a variety of sizes, package types, and arrays. For easy operation, MPPC modules that integrate an MPPC and various circuits are available.
High Power Laser Measurement: 100K-W Series
The 100K-W laser power meter measures very high power NIR, Nd:YAG, and fiber lasers used in thermal ablation, heavy-section welding, metal forming, and other industrial materials processing applications. It’s also well-equipped to handle military directed-energy applications.
Spatial Light Modulators
As their name would indicate, spatial light modulators modulate light according to a fixed pixel, or spatial, pattern. Meadowlark Optics manufactures and sells three different variations of these modulators to address a variety of photonics-based applications.
Industrial Grade Mid-IR Laser Source: Cobolt Odin™
This compact and tunable mid-IR laser is well suited for applications involving the industrial and scientific markets. They’re ideal for analytical instrumentation used in environmental monitoring, for the control and limitation of pollution emissions, and for other applications involving molecular spectroscopy.
Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection Molding
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding is a thermoset process that mixes a two-component compound together, which is then heat cured in the mold with a platinum catalyst to produce a final part. Liquid Silicon Rubber parts are formed through an injection-molding process similar to that of conventional plastic injection molding with one major difference — the material delivery system is cooled and the mold is heated. Liquid silicone rubber possesses thermal, chemical and electrical resistance, plus biocompatibility. Also, Liquid Silicone Rubber parts can withstand sterilization while maintaining physical properties at extreme temperatures.
PHOTONICS WEST VIDEOS
Unique Optical Solutions For The Critical And Complex
In this video, II-VI Optical Systems' general manager Andrew Riser provides some background information on his company, their recent merger, and the unique solutions they can provide.
Advancements In Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions
imec has made some exciting progress since 2013's Photonics West exhibition. This year, their business development manager Jerome Baron met with us to catch us up to speed on their recent product developments in the hyperspectral imaging space.
Display, Imaging, And Lighting Sector Solutions
Abrisa’s VP of sales and marketing Jacky Vel tells us why her company exhibits at Photonics West and why their wafer products are of particular interest to the show’s attendees.
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.
Thin Film Coatings And Optical Assemblies
Dan Bukaty, president of Precision Glass and Optics (PG&O) offers up some information on his company’s thin film coating capabilities and optical assemblies. PG&O’s optical solutions are used in a wide variety of applications – from mission critical aerospace and defense systems, to biomedical and display applications.
PRESENTING OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
FLIR is proud to be releasing our high performance cooled A-Series product family with detectors in every waveband. These cutting-edge FLIR Research and Science Thermal Imaging Cameras set a new standard for price and performance. See for yourself and check out the new, affordable NIR, MWIR HD, and LWIR SLS thermal imagers at FLIR booth #1130.