An atomic force microscope (AFM) can be built using Mad City Labs products along with other off-the-shelf components. This application note describes the construction of a
The Application Of WDM Channel Skip Filters
Channel skip filters enable precision band splitting in telecommunications options, offering improved performance over edge pass filters at a cost adaptable to any project budget.
Spectroscopy Helps Tuning Down Air Pollution
Even though vehicles have their advantages, vehicular air pollution affects air quality in both metropolitan and small-town areas all around the world. This article discusses the efforts to lower air pollution, and how spectroscopy helps in these processes.
Tech Note: Advanced IR Zoom Lenses For Next Generation Thermal Imaging Applications
This paper reviews advances in the development of infrared zoom lenses that meet challenging SWaP requirements while enabling high-resolution vision and identification in harsh environmental conditions and constrained platforms such as airborne and portable systems.
4 Advantages Of Optical Active Alignment
Optical alignment and micro-optic positioning are challenging, time-consuming processes. Tiny positional variations in photonic and optical manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure. This article discusses active alignment as a technology that improves the performance, profitability and yield in manufacturing advanced optics and photonics components for the modern era.
Ophir Optics Group delivers new optimized IR optics designs that match the needs of upcoming 10 – 12 μm uncooled detectors that must meet superior SWaP standards, enable a reduction in the size of the optical system, and provide a shorter focal length and a longer detection range.
Glass Micro Bonding Benefits And Applications
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging and Primoceler Oy have joined forces to expand current hermetic packaging portfolios with pioneering glass micro bonding technology. This process enables the manufacture of vacuum-tight, ultra-miniature electronic and optical devices with superior reliability. This bonding method is based on laser technology and can be completed without any heat or added materials.
Thermal Imaging Camera With FLIR Cooled InSb Detector: FLIR A6700 MWIR
FLIR offers the A6700 MWIR thermal imaging camera with a cooled InSb detector designed for high speed image acquisition up to 480 Hz. Synchronization with other instruments and events enables the capture of minute details, and available custom cold filtering options allow specific spectral detection and measurement. It is ideal for imaging through glass, measuring temperature of thin film plastics, laser profiling and detection, and optical gas imaging.
Compact Parallel-Kinematic Piezo System For Nanopositioning And Fiber Alignment: NanoCube® Nanopositioner
The NanoCube® Nanopositioner from PI is a compact parallel-kinematic piezo system featuring the highest stiffness in all spatial directions. It is ideally used in a variety of application fields, including fiber positioning, scanning microscopy, 2-photon polymerization, nanotechnology, photonics integrated optics, micromanipulation, and sample positioning.
Compact USB Module That Turns PC Into Laser Power/Energy Meter: Juno+
The Juno+ is a smart, compact USB module and interface designed to turn a laptop or PC into a full laser power/energy meter. The module connects any of the 100+ Ophir smart laser sensors to a PC USB port. The Juno+ operates with StarLab software to log power and energy, as well as calculate and display averages, statistics, and histograms.
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Gentec-EO Announces High Laser Power Meter With Low Back-Scattered Power
Gentec-EO, a provider of laser beam measurement instruments, has announced a new laser power meter for multi-kW lasers with the lowest back-scattered power rating in its category.
Advanced Photonix Announces Largest Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes
OSI Optoelectronics/Advanced Photonix will be live online during SPIE Photonics West 2021 Digital Forum, March 6 -11. Advanced Photonix introduces compact and rugged Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes (LAAPDs).
New Fine Steering Mirrors For High Speed And Precision Control For Optical Laser Communications
As the demand for higher data transmission rates is growing, communication via laser beams, terrestrial, ground-to-satellite, and satellite-to-satellite is opening up new possibilities. Fast fine steering mirrors keep laser beams stabilized and pointed in the right direction, making sure they reach their targets exactly, over thousands of miles.
Ophir Infrared Optics Jerusalem Production Site - A Virtual Tour
Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for IR thermal applications.
A Virtual Tour At The Ophir Laser Optics Jerusalem Production Site
Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for high-power laser applications.
Live Demo Video: Ophir's Long-Range MWIR 48.5-700 mm f/5.5. Now That's A Long Detection Range!!
With an impressive 40km detection range, caught via Sierra Olympics’ Ventus-700, Ophir's long range 48.5-700mm f/5.5 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, this lens is suitable for a wide range of commercial, surveillance and homeland security applications.
Creating AFM Resonant Probes Using Shattered Silicon
Resonant probes for atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be created using shattered silicon wafers. This video describes how to create silicon shards and then attach them to a quartz tuning fork for use in an AFM.
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