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The Random Anti-Laser
The Random Anti-Laser

The laser is the perfect light source: when being provided with energy, it generates light of a specific, well-defined colour. It is also possible, however, to create the exact opposite – an object that perfectly absorbs light of a particular colour and dissipates the energy almost completely.

  • Quantum Optical Cooling Of Nanoparticles
    Quantum Optical Cooling Of Nanoparticles

    When a particle is completely isolated from its environment, the laws of quantum physics start to play a crucial role. One important requirement to see quantum effects is to remove all thermal energy from the particle motion, i.e. to cool it as close as possible to absolute zero temperature.

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Short Wave Infrared Cameras: FAST-SWIR Family
Short Wave Infrared Cameras: FAST-SWIR Family Telops offers the FAST-SWIR camera family as the fastest infrared cameras available in the SWIR band. With high sensitivity from the unique low noise detector, the FAST-SWIR infrared cameras are ideal for analyzing dynamic events covering the 0.9 to 1.7 µm band. An optional VSWIR detector covers from 1.4 to 1.7 µm.  Continue Reading...
Thermal Imaging Camera With FLIR Cooled InSb Detector: FLIR A6700 MWIR
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...  Continue Reading...
Differential Pyroelectric Detectors
Differential Pyroelectric Detectors Laser Components offers the LD21xx series of differential pyroelectric detectors with crystal generating positive and negative charge carriers amplified separately on opposing sides. Due to the separate amplification, the signals add up linearly. The noise components only add up statistically, therefore creating a net gain in the signal-to-noise ratio.  Continue Reading...
Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications
Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) introduces finished infrared (IR) optics for a wide range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance systems, automotive, fire control, lasers, night vision, and more.   Continue Reading...
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  • Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System
    Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System

    The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

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eBook: A Guide To Thermal Imaging On The Military Test Range

One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This eBook offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement. Read more.

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on open architecture and standards applied to defense applications, overlooked EMC vulnerabilities, microfabrication, display technologies, and more.

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HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

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Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

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.

SCHOTT Electronic Packaging SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

SCHOTT Electronic Packaging, a business unit within SCHOTT, is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting-edge specialty glass competences. In the medical field, SCHOTT EP manufactures hermetic, customizable, and fully autoclavable LEDs, connectors, and component housings for medical devices. SCHOTT components meet the challenging sterilization requirements of medical devices and have been tested to withstand over 3,500 autoclaving cycles in humid heat at a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ophir Photonics Ophir Photonics

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.

FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components

 

Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

PG & O Precision Glass & Optics PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Our company began with an ingenious idea: combine high-volume, low-cost commercial glass manufacturing with the technical precision of optics and thin film coating. A quarter-century later, you can rely on us with confidence - because we put all those years of experience into every component we create for you.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Remote Sensing With LiDAR Requires Optical Filter Trade-Offs

    Engineers and designers working on LiDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.

  • Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions

    Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diode. Unlike edge emitting laser diodes, VCSELs emit upwards and thus can be easily packaged as emitter arrays containing hundreds of emitters on a single chip. Often VCSELs are coupled with passive optics or scanning optics to generate very wide beams. Additionally, VCSELs are often used in pulsed mode. These factors make VCSEL test and measurement a challenging task. This article discusses VCSEL measurement solutions and how Ophir equipment can be used to get reliable power and beam profile data on VCSELs.

  • 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. 

  • Process Metrology Helps Ensure Quality Of Smartphone Camera Lenses

    ZYGO's Compass ™ micro lens metrology system helps manufacturers verify lens quality and refine their manufacturing processes.

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  • Ophir IR Optics Expands Family Of Cooled MWIR Long Range Lenses

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SupIR 45-900mm MWIR f/4 and SupIR 50-1350mm MWIR f/5.5 long range, motorized continuous zoom lenses at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019. The MWIR f/4.0 and f/5.5 lenses are part of a larger collection of long-range, high-performance, thermal imaging lenses suited for 15 and 20µm VGA and 10µm HD formats, based on an open communication protocol that enables simple integration over a detection range of up to 26km.

  • Faster Active Alignment With NanoCube® XYZ Piezo Flexure Scanning Stage

    Based on a parallel-kinematic design, with only one lightweight moving platform for all 3 axes, PI’s P-616 is available with high precision and dynamics in a compact package. Also known as the NanoCube®, it is the smallest and lightest system with capacitive feedback delivering 100µm travel range in 3 degrees of freedom.

  • Coincidence Helps With Quantum Measurements

    Through randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. In the Science Magazine, the researchers report on the first successful demonstration of this method developed by physicists from Innsbruck.

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