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thermalimaging HD Thermal Imaging For Defense Research And Test Ranges

Infrared target signature research and target tracking place substantial technical demands on thermal imaging cameras, as well as the researchers using those cameras. FLIR develops thermal imaging systems to overcome challenges on both fronts. 

  • AFM With Motorized XYZ And Camera

    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 fully automated AFM with the addition of a camera with a coaxial illuminator to view the tip approach.

  • Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Challenges: 2020 And Beyond

    Medical device manufacturers and designers must overcome various challenges to succeed in an expanding global marketplace, challenged along the way by aspects of design, research, validation, and bringing their devices to a competitive market in a cost-effective manner.

  • Robots, Lasers, And Artificial Intelligence Join Forces Undersea

    Subsea robots, lasers, and artificial intelligence have been combined into one dynamic solution that will change the methods of working underwater. The SeaVision® subsea 3D laser imaging system is used to perform high-resolution RGB laser line scanning. 

  • Bus Bars And Optics

    A bus bar is a strip of conductive material applied to the surface of a conductively coated glass, most commonly ITO (indium tin oxide) or IMITO (index matched ITO) coatings. Abrisa applies bus bars either by thin film deposition of chrome-nickel-gold or by screen printing.

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duennfilm-polarisatoren Trichroid Thin-Film Polarizer For Separating Polarization Of Three Wavelengths Simultaneously

LASER COMPONENTS has developed a new optics layer design that has the ability to separate the polarizations of three wavelengths simultaneously. These new trichroid thin-film polarizers can be used to combine linearly polarized laser beams from several sources, even if they have the same or different wavelengths.

  • High Speed, Digital SWIR Camera: Owl 320 HS

    The Owl 320 HS from Raptor Photonics offers the fastest frame rates available in the Owl camera line-up (up to 349 Hz in full frame resolution), perfect for high speed VIS-SWIR applications within the 0.4 µm – 1.7 µm range. With Region of Interest (ROI) control, faster frame rates in the kHz region are achievable by setting smaller ROIs.

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras For R&D Applications: FLIR A6780 Series

    The FLIR A6780 series comprises thermal imaging cameras designed to easily measure the temperatures of rapid thermal events and fast-moving targets across a wide temperature range. With 327,680 (640 × 512) pixel resolution that achieve spatial resolutions down to 5 µm per pixel, these A6780 cameras are ideal choices for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications.

  • 1.5” High Speed Response, Multi-Functional Integrating Sphere: Ophir IS1.5-VIS-FPD-800

    The Ophir IS1.5-VIS-FPD-800 is a 1.5” high speed response, multi-functional integrating sphere designed to provide multiple measurement capabilities in a single device. This includes the capabilities of a precision photodiode for calibrated average power measurement, a fast photodiode for pulse shape characterization on an oscilloscope and a built in SMA fiber adapter, and an SMA fiber optic adapter for easy connection to a spectrometer.

  • FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do

    FLIR Research Studio is powerful, simple-to-use software for analyzing how thermal imagery changes over time. Designed to work the way you work, the software makes thermal analysis faster, more convenient, and enables better teamwork. Whether a Windows, MacOS, or Linux user, Research Studio provides customers with an easy way to quickly and efficiently display, record, and analyze accurate thermal data on their machine in any of 22 languages. 

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Advanced Fiber Optics Enhance Visualization For Robotic Surgery

For robotic surgery, light guides made from specialty glass fibers can deliver the high-quality light needed to provide a realistic and clear view of the surgical field. Read more.

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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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  • MKS Instruments Announces Ophir® PD300RM-UVA for Use with Narrowband and Broadband Sources

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® PD300RM-UVA Irradiance and Dosage Sensor. Calibrated over the UVA and violet spectral range (350-450nm), the sensor provides a flat spectral response that is forgiving of inexact wavelengths, wide bandwidths, and wavelength shifts (e.g. due to heating). This allows for measuring both narrowband (lasers) and broadband sources, such as LEDs, without the need to know the exact wavelength.

  • PicoQuant Presents Latest Developments At The Virtual Photonics West 2021

    PicoQuant has quite a few treats in store for attendees of this year’s virtual SPIE Photonics West (March 6–11, 2021). A major highlight is the launch of the latest multichannel event timer: The MultiHarp 160, a plug-and-play time tagger and Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) unit that is optimized for applications requiring up to 64 timing channels with an outstanding time resolution of 5 ps and ultra-short dead time of less than 650 ps.

  • Artificial Intelligence Predicts Nonlinear Ultrafast Dynamics In Optics

    Researchers at Tampere University have successfully used artificial intelligence to predict nonlinear dynamics that take place when ultrashort light pulses interact with matter. This novel solution can be used for efficient and fast numerical modelling, for example, in imaging, manufacturing and surgery. The findings were published in the prestigious Nature Machine Intelligence journal.

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