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Explosives Identification With 1064 nm Dispersive Raman Spectroscopy Explosives Identification With 1064 nm Dispersive Raman Spectroscopy

While traditional near-infrared Raman systems at 785 nm may allow automated, non-contact identification of several explosive substances, they are still prone to interfering fluorescence. The 1064 nm dispersive Raman system offers reduced interference and higher prediction accuracy, while preserving the rugged, field-proven architecture of conventional near-infrared Raman systems. This application note presents a study of explosive materials and subsidiary compounds analyzed using BaySpec’s 785 nm and 1064 nm dispersive Raman systems.

  • Using A Multi-Wavelength Confocal Raman Microscope For Non-destructive Pharmaceutical Ingredient Analysis

    Characterization of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and its distribution and physical properties in commercial medicine is necessary in drug research and development. Raman spectroscopy is gaining popularity as nondestructive, non-invasive, fast spectrum acquisition, and high reproducibility. 

  • How To Properly Select A Laser Power Or Energy Sensor

    Selecting a sensor to accurately measure laser power or pulsed laser energy can seem like a simple procedure, but often, the selection process is limited to choosing a sensor that only meets the range of power or energy to be measured, leaving out other essential criteria. 

  • Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging: OCI Hyperspectral Imagers

    BaySpec’s OCI-UAV hyperspectral imagers are designed for use on small UAVs to monitor the details of spatial, temporal, and spectral representation of ground objects. This app note discusses benefits of these imagers offer and delivers example images for multiple topography analysis.

  • Quality Assurance In Additive Production

    Whether in research or in production, the laser parameters must be checked regularly. For this purpose, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT generally turns to the Ophir BeamWatch AM, which measures the laser beam without contact, is compact enough to be used inside the production chamber, and delivers measurement results quickly. This case study covers the full story.

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HP15KW-TUBE High Power Detector For Laser Power Measurement: HP15KW-TUBE

Gentec-EO introduces the HP15KW-TUBE, a high-power detector for laser power measurement up to 15,000 W. This detector, a high-power water-cooled meter, is less sensitive to variations in water cooling temperature than other comparable products in the market.

  • High Speed InGaAs Photodiode Arrays: FCI-InGaAs-XXM Series

    The FCI-InGaAs-XXM series of high-speed InGaAs photodiode arrays are designed with 4, 8, 12 and 16 channels. Each AR coated element is capable of 2.5 Gbps data rates exhibiting high responsivity from 1100 nm to 1620 nm.

  • V38-Line Scan Series For Complex Web And Surface Inspections

    Line scan imaging is most commonly used for complex web and surface inspections and therefore, require a camera and lens with smaller pixel sizes and increased sensor resolution. Makro-Symmar, Micro-Symmar, Componon, and Apo-Componon lenses are designed for industrial machine vision applications and satisfy even the most stringent requirements of next generation 12k line scan applications.

  • Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom Applications

    Iridian Spectral designs and manufactures optical filter solutions for long haul and metro access fiber-optic telecom customers. Iridian also applies the same proven thin film filter technology to address the growing needs for Datacom optical filtering providing wavelength selectivity to DCI devices such as transceivers and tunable laser assemblies (TLA).

  • Irradiance And Dosage Sensor For Narrowband And Broadband Sources: Ophir® PD300RM-UVA

    Ophir offers the PD300RM-UVA irradiance and dosage sensor is designed for measuring sources at different wavelengths simultaneously in the spectral range, without the need to know the exact wavelength. This laser radiometer can replace a traditional radiometer that is calibrated to a single wavelength.

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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.

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PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

Vision Research is the leader in high-speed imaging, with over 60 years of experience. As pioneers in digital high-speed camera technology and development, Vision Research’s Phantom high-speed cameras lead the industry in frame rate, resolution and image quality.

With decades worth of knowledge and experience, Ophir Optronics Solutions LTD., Optics Group, an MKS Company (NASDAQ: MKSI), is a world-leading designer and of high performance IR thermal lenses and optical elements for VIS,imaging and high-power lasers optics.

G&H

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

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.

Gentec-EO is specialized in laser power measurement, energy measurement and beam analysis, as well as terahertz source measurement.

Our products are easy to use and well designed for your particular application and work environment, so that everyone can measure with the Gentec-EO accuracy.

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    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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