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Capture Thin-Film Interference Filters For LIDAR

LIDAR is used for obstacle avoidance in autonomous vehicles, urban planning, security, infrastructure development, and other applications. This app note details how high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios in specific applications.

  • Laser Measurements In Materials Processing: How And When They Absolutely, Positively Must Be Made

    When improving laser-based processes, there are a variety of parameters that must be measured. Additionally, the continuously rising power of laser systems in material processing makes the requirements for laser measurement systems more challenging than ever. This white paper discusses laser measurements in materials processing as well as how and when they must be made for the best results.

  • Photodiode Characteristics And Applications

    Silicon photodiodes operate by absorption of photons or charged particles and generate a flow of current in an external circuit, proportional to the incident power. They are used in diverse applications including spectroscopy, beam alignment, optical communications, and medical imaging.

  • Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?

    Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in incoming light's path as it reaches the pixel volume, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. Thus, BI CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.

  • PSD (Position Sensing Detector) Characteristics

    Silicon photodetectors are commonly used for light power measurements but may also be utilized as optical position sensors. They are commonly referred to as Position Sensing Detectors or simply PSDs. This white paper discusses the different types of PSDs and their functions in different applications.

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Eagle-XO Open Front, X-Ray CCD Camera: Eagle XO

The Eagle XO is a high-energy, direct X-ray, open front model of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the world. It is ideally suited for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

  • Water Cooled Thermal Power/Energy Laser Measurement Sensor For High Powers: 10K-W-BB-45

    Ophir Photonics offers the 10K-W-BB-45 water cooled thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor designed for very high powers with a 45 mm aperture. The device can measure power from 100W to 11,000W and features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that withstands high power densities to 10kW/cm².

  • FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers

    LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures FLEXPOINT® MVsquare laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications. Thanks to its rectangular housing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15 mm), this square module solution is specifically designed for fast and simple assembly in series production.

  • Bandpass Filter Series

    Schneider Optics offers a series of magnetron sputtered industrial bandpass filters with impressed steep slopes and high transmission at stable cut-on and cut-off wavelengths. They are ideal for use in metrology, 3D-measurement, food and beverage inspection, ophthalmology, and microscopy applications.

  • Coaxpress Cameras: Bonito PRO

    Allied Vision’s Bonito PRO CoaXPress camera series is equipped with 4 x CXP-6 ports enabling bit rates of 25 Gbit/s over four coaxial cables with a maximum communication distance of 68 meters. The two Bonito PRO series models, the Bonito PRO X-2620 and X-1250, support the latest high-resolution ON Semi PYTHON CMOS sensors with 26.2 Megapixel and 12.5 Megapixel resolutions.

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Cooled sCMOS With Highest 26 MPix Resolution: pco.edge 26

PCO offers the pco.edge 26 sCMOS camera with 5120 x 5120 pixel resolution and a 2.5 x 2.5 µm² pixel size for achieving the maximum level of spatial resolution for many applications, including microscopy imaging with low magnification. Read more.

LEADING SUPPLIERS

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.

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.

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.

Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group 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.

HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of advanced optical materials and components for scientific, technology and industrial companies throughout the US.

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...

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  • Annual LiDAR Conference Features NH Based LASER COMPONENTS USA Presentation

    The LIDAR 3rd Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held virtually September 22-24, 2020. LASER COMPONENTS USA, Inc. is pleased to announce Matt Robinson, Sales Director, as one of the presenters.

  • InfraTec Invests In Higher Production Capacity

    To meet the growing demand for sensor products, the Dresden-based company has considerably expanded its production facilities. On 4th September 2020 the opening event for InfraTec's largest investment project to date took place in a small circle.

  • Xenics Introduces Unparalleled Shutter-Less Uncooled LWIR Core

    Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions, ranging from the short-wave (SWIR) to long-wave (LWIR) infrared spectrum, announced today that the Dione family will be expanding. The Dione 640 is a LWIR thermal imaging core optimized to meet today’s increased demand for smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption (SWaP).

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Ophir's Long-Range MWIR 45-900 mm f/4 – Thermal Imaging Demo Video

    The SupIR 45-900 mm f/4 delivers superb image quality and accurate line of sight (LOS) for long-range security and surveillance applications, with up to 24.7 km detection range. Designed for 20 µm or 15 µm VGA format cameras, as well as for 10 µm HD format. The lens is based on the legacy SupIR 15-300 mm MWIR f/4 zoom lens with its proven track-record of thousands of units operating in the field and its ruggedized design. Integrated in Sierra-Olympic's VGA MWIR Ventus-900 thermal core.

  • Ophir's Long-Range LWIR 25-225 mm f/1.5 – Thermal Imaging Demo Video

    Ophir's long range 25-225 mm f/1.5 continuous zoom lens provides a crisp image over the full zoom range, with MTF close to the diffraction limit. Providing outstanding detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges, of up to 10.9 km, this lens is suitable for a wide range of commercial, surveillance and homeland security applications.

  • Integra 2nd Gen Introduction

    The second generation of the INTEGRA is a meterless line of all-in-one detectors that combine a detector and a meter in one device that lugs directly into your PC. Each detector of the INTEGRA series offers the same incredible performance as the usual detector and meter combination, from pW to kW and from fJ to J. For a brief introduction on this product, watch the video.

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

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