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IKB-cheap (2) Russian Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Laser Optics More Effective And Cheaper

The research team of the IKBFU developed a fundamentally new method of manufacturing laser optics, which is based on the use of rare-earth metal ions of ytterbium and its oxide. The results of the work of scientists were recently published in the scientific journal Optics Communications.

  • Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light To Turn Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is steadily increasing, and many scientists believe that it is causing impacts in our environment. Recently, scientists have sought ways to recapture some of the carbon in the atmosphere and potentially turn it into usable fuel — which would be a holy grail for sustainable energy production.

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Compact MWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580
FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 high definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The MWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP detector captures beautiful, crisp images, and a 4-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.  Continue Reading..
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Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580 SLS
FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 SLS high definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The LWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP strained layer superlattice (SLS) detector for capturing sharp images and a 4-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Pan/Tilt Units
FLIR offers a variety of pan/tilt units (PTUs) for top-mounted and side mounted payloads ranging from 5 to 70 lbs. Among these are a series of miniature computer controlled PTUs with programmability of speed, acceleration, power, and other parameters.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Packaged Sensors
FLIR offers InSb-detector dewar cooler assemblies (DDCAs) and the SWIR ISC1202 as packaged sensor products.  Continue Reading..

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Hybrid Gain Flattening Filters In Optical Fiber Amplifiers

    Hybrid GFFs save space, simplify system layouts, cost less than a two-filter setup, and offer unparalleled reliability. Meet the new standard in optical fiber amplifier components.

  • Spectroscopy Helps Tuning Down Air Pollution

    It took less than a century for cars to become an indispensable part of modern life. 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.

  • A New Lighting Era For Single-Use Endoscopes

    Plug-and-play technology advances disposable endoscopes by enabling fast and easy installation of glass fiber optic illumination.

  • How To Specify A Custom-Designed Instrument

    Customers with a clear-eyed view of the solution’s basic specifications, budget, and expected timeline are well-positioned for an efficient, effective custom design experience.

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