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Capture Using IR Zoom Lenses For Long-Range Security And Surveillance Applications

Long-range IR imaging plays an important role for monitoring, tracking, and targeting within security and surveillance markets. Long-range IR cameras must be equipped with high-performance IR lenses that can effectively capture the emitted IR radiation and focus it onto a detector array.

  • How To Avoid Damage To Your Thermal Sensors

    If thermal sensors are used correctly from the get-go, they can be used over many years without any need for repair. This article briefly summarized the four most common causes that significantly influence the measurement accuracy of thermal sensors, as well as corresponding preventive measures.

  • Using 1064 nm Dispersive Raman Systems In Biofuel And Plant Research

    In the past, raman spectroscopy was not useful for plant-based samples due to their high levels of photosynthetic pigments as the fluorescent backgrounds can overwhelm Raman signals in all visible wavelengths. This issue is resolved by BaySpec’s line of 1064 nm excitation dispersive Raman systems.

  • Using Shattered Silicon As Resonant Probe Tips

    Shattered silicon wafers can produce shards of silicon that terminate in sharp tips suitable for AFM use. The simplicity and low cost of this method makes it a viable alternative to using etched tungsten tips. The SPM Etch Kit can be used to attach shard of silicon to the tuning fork to produce a tuning fork tip. This application note assumes that the SPM etch kit is assembled and ready for use.

  • Why Computer-Generated Holograms (CGH) Matter In Asphere Metrology

    Aspheres and other complex optical surface shapes have become common to many optical systems as they offer wider design flexibility, lighter weight, smaller volume, and optimized optical performance.  CGHs are a natural extension of Fizeau interferometry, the industry standard for optics metrology, and offer significant benefits for metrology of aspheres. 

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sp400 NanoScan Nanopositioning Piezo Sample Scanner: SP400/SP600

Prior Scientific's NanoScan-SP range of Piezo driven stages are compatible with the Prior motorized stage as well as many common microscopes when using appropriate adapter plates. Applications for this series include live cell imaging, surface analysis, water inspection, and more.

  • MAESTRO: Touchscreen Display Device For Power And Energy Measurement

    The MAESTRO is a touchscreen display device for power and energy measurements within thermopiles, photo detectors, and pyroelectrics. The device features a large touch screen LCD display with 18bit color and 640 x 480 resolution.

  • DPT-E Series Closed Loop Actuator Systems

    The DPT-E range of actuators by Prior Scientific are designed with capacitive feedback control to give precise positioning, accuracy, and speed.

  • VGA Resolution, Ultra Low Noise, Cooled, Digital InGaAs Camera: Ninox 640 II

    Raptor Photonics offers the Ninox 640 II as the next generation of the Ninox 640, a cooled, high sensitivity digital SWIR camera. With an ultra low typical readout noise (rms) of 18 electrons and a typical dark current reading of <750e- at -15°C, the Ninox 640 II improves even further on its noise performance. With dimensions of 87.30 mm x 78.86 mm x 79.30 mm and weighing 550 g, it is one of the most compact and lightweight scientific SWIR cameras available on the market.

  • PRONTO-250: Portable Laser Power Meter

    The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG), and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

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Ultra-Compact Laser Power Meter For High Power Industrial Lasers In Confined Spaces: Ophir® Ariel

Ophir offers the new Ophir® Ariel, a self-contained, ultra-compact laser power meter for measuring high-power industrial lasers up to 8KW. Read more.

LEADING SUPPLIERS

Mad City Labs, Inc. is the leading US manufacturer of precision piezo based nanopositioning stages and nano-instrumenation.  We manufacture high performance motion control instrumentation including our innovative closed loop nanopositioning systems, high stability microscopy platforms, low cost probe microscopy and metrology solutions.  Our instruments are suitable for super resolution microscopy, metrology, imaging, photonics, interferometry and astronomy.

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.

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.

OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO) is a leading provider of advanced optoelectronic components and electronic assemblies. These technical elements are key to enabling critical functions such as analytics and monitoring, test and measurement, communication and tracking, and imaging in a wide variety of industries.

LASER COMPONENTS is a family-owned business that was founded by Mr. Günther Paul in Germany in 1982. With over 130 employees worldwide, LASER COMPONENTS has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry.

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.

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  • Trust Science And See The Light On The International Day Of Light
    5/7/2021

    On 16 May 2021 the world will celebrate the fourth annual International Day of Light. As a leading photonics company, G&H are proud to support and celebrate this global UNESCO initiative. The International Day of Light provides a platform for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications and energy. 

  • NUBURU Bolsters 3D Printing IP With Additional Blue Laser Technology Patent
    5/5/2021

    NUBURU, the leader in high power blue laser technology, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 10,971,896 by the U.S. Patent Office.

  • New Algorithm Uses A Hologram To Control Trapped Ions
    5/5/2021

    The new technology uses the first known holographic optical engineering device to control trapped ion qubits. This technology promises to help create more precise controls of qubits that will aid the development of quantum industry-specific hardware to further new quantum simulation experiments and potentially quantum error correction processes for trapped ion qubits.

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  • Video: Lightweight, Reduced SWaP, Infrared Zoom Lenses For Cooled MWIR/Uncooled LWIR Cameras

    Designed specifically for use in unmanned aerial vehicles, payloads, drones and hand-held devices. The outstanding optomechanical design ensures that it is the smallest, lightest and most compact lens on the market today, whilst still achieving the highest levels of IR thermal imaging performance.

  • Cytometry Gets Fast At Spicatek

    Flow cytometry plays an increasingly important role in cell analysis. Modern flow cytometry, which can support cancer research and drug development, has analyzers that allow researchers to characterize the image of single cells. This characterization provides insights into a variety of key cellular phenotypes.

  • Coughing Research

    Researchers are looking to understand the efficiency of face masks as COVID-19 rages on. When you compare N95 respirators to handmade cloth coverings, not all masks are created equal. By evaluating a cough or sneeze using a high-speed imaging technique called Background Oriented Schlieren, it’s possible to study mask performance.

  • AMETEK Aerospace Testing

    Vision Research recently helped shed light on aircraft fire extinguishing systems and satellite springs by supplying its high-speed imaging equipment and expertise to two companies. The analytic tools used were able to provide crucial information on the design and performance of aerospace devices.

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