Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is used for many applications including satellite imaging and air reconnaissance. HSI is usually executed with bulky hyperspectral-imaging cameras that are sensitive to misalignment, very expensive, and use prisms or gratings as dispersive elements. An alternative method of HSI is the combination of linear variable bandpass filters (LVBPFs) with silicon detectors. This allows for very compact, robust, and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages over conventional approaches.
Iridian Spectral offers edge, notch, and band pass optical filters covering the 300nm (UV) to 10µm (LWIR) wavelength range for biomedical instrumentation, and medical devices for endoscopy and laparoscopy.
First Sensor offers a new series of innovative solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) that are designed to detect ultra-low light levels down to single photons. These detectors are optimized for near-ultraviolet (Series SiPM-NUV) or red, green, and blue (Series SiPM-RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. Key features include a low operating voltage, high gain and low noise, and immunity to magnet fields.
The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners is comprised of four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extreme high resolution, precision, and accuracy.
Marktech Optoelectronics offers a new series of InGaAs PIN photo diodes designed to feature low noise, high sensitivity, and high-speed response. Typical applications for these near infrared detectors include telecommunications and other high speed applications that use optical communication devices such as receivers, sensors, and high speed fiber modules.
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.
The pco.edge family is comprised of a variety of sCMOS cameras with variations in resolution, frame rates, readout noise, dynamic range, and overall performance.
At 2016’s Photonics West, Ray Fontayne provided us with a general overview of Opto Diode and the markets they serve.
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.
At Zygo' booth this year, Tyler Steele introduced us to the Verifire™ series of interferometers for the measurement of plano, spherical and aspherical surfaces and material characteristics. He then turned it over to Eric Felkel who showed us the Nomad™, a portable optical profiler for measuring topography and roughness on optical surfaces.
Greg Staples with BaySpec introduced us to his company’s latest portable benchtop Raman spectroscopy solution at Photonics West 2016.
At 2016’s Photonics West exhibition, Dan Bukaty talked to us about Precision Glass & Optics’ (PG&O) view on partnering with their customers.
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. Stop by FLIR booth #2632 for an opportunity to see this high speed camera in action.