INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

1 How Fast Nano-Focusing & Z-Scanning Mechanisms Advance Life Sciences, Biotech, Laser Processing, & Semiconductors

While linear motors provide long travel ranges, piezo devices can achieve the highest resolution (picometer range) and extremely fast settling (sub-millisecond is feasible). Piezo devices are inherently stiff and can hold a position without power and heat generation and they can be operated in both closed loop and open loop.

  • Understanding Electron Multiplying Gain

    Electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras can be used to detect very weak signals, which would otherwise be lost within the noise floor of the camera. Using a conventional CCD to detect these very weak signals usually requires both long exposure times and slow readout rates. 

  • Photonic Array Device Assembly

    PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment (FMPA) technology was introduced in 2016.  It quickly amassed prestigious honors like the R&D 100 Award and the Lightwave Innovations Award for its revolutionary ability to perform multiple alignment processes in parallel. Download the case study for the full story.

  • FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Monitor Stress Levels Of Helicopter Pilots

    Italian helicopter manufacturer Leonardo wanted a reliable and objective way to measure the stress pilots experience so they would be able to design more functional cockpits and train helicopter pilots more efficiently. 

  • Optical Filters – Color Temperature Orange (CTO) And Color Temperature Blue (CTB)

    The class of optical filters used to change the correlated color temperature of a light source is called Color Temperature filters. This article discusses the use of Color Temperature Orange (CTO) And Color Temperature Blue (CTB) filters in particular.

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Capture Thermal Imaging Camera With SLS Detector: FLIR A6750 LWIR

FLIR offers the A6750 LWIR thermal imaging camera with a cooled SLS detector designed for high speed image acquisition up to 4.1 kHz with windowing. It captures all pixels simultaneously in under 190 μs for room temperature scenes, which is particularly important when monitoring fast moving objects where an uncooled thermal imaging camera would suffer from image blur.

  • InGaAs Camera-Based Beam Profiling Systems For Eye-Safe Military, Telecom, And Medical Laser Applications

    The Ophir® SP1201 and SP1203 are compact, InGaAs camera-based beam profiling systems designed specifically for real-time viewing and measuring of the optical performance of laser beams. The SP1201 features a QVGA resolution InGaAs camera, and the SP1203 features a high-resolution VGA InGaAs camera, both for high sensitivity imaging.

  • SWIR Pocket Scope + Multi Mode Tracker: SPS+MMT

    Sensors Unlimited offers the SPS+MMT, SWIR Pocket Scope + Multi Mode Tracker, designed to provide high resolution video with laser tracking and decoding of up to 3 independent sources. Available capabilities include simultaneous tracking and decoding, out of band SWIR imaging (0.7 to 1.7 µm), enhanced battle damage assessment, and reduced fratricide and collateral damage.

  • QuickSwitch® Pulsed Laser Diodes

    Laser Components offers unique 905 mm pulsed laser diodes designed to generate the shortest pulse duration in the world for these types of devices. They are ideal for fast and reliable laser-based distance measurement applications (LiDAR) and scanners for security and aerospace use.

  • Pyroelectric Laser Energy Detectors

    Gentec-EO offers the largest selection of calibrated laser energy sensors for the measurement of laser powers from nanojoules to several tens of joules per pulse. They are offered in standalone formats, where the electronics are integrated in the device, or as standard sensors that can be hooked up to an energy meter.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  • World-Renowned Experts In Optical Communications, Photodetection And Light Trapping To Headline 2021 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
    7/22/2021

    The latest developments in integrated photonics and their applications will be discussed at the virtual 2021 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 26 – 30 July. The event, comprised of five topical meetings, will feature presentations on photonic device research and development and their use in networks, and cross-cutting topics such as quantum science, free space communications, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

  • New Quantum Research Gives Insights Into How Quantum Light Can Be Mastered
    7/21/2021

    A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory propose that modulated quantum metasurfaces can control all properties of photonic qubits, a breakthrough that could impact the fields of quantum information, communications, sensing and imaging, as well as energy and momentum harvesting.

  • Nanostructures Enable Record High-Harmonic Generation
    7/21/2021

    Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution imaging and studying physical processes that occur at the scale of an attosecond – one quintillionth of a second.

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  • Video: Image Cytometry

    Image cytometry is an emerging technique that uses digital images to characterize individual cells flowing at high-speeds through microchannels. These images can be used purely for characterization purposes, to inform upon real-time decision making, or for generating statistics on large populations of cells.

  • Learn How To Use Ariel, Ophir’s "All In One" Sensor

    Learn how to use the Ariel, Ophir’s new ultra-compact "All in One" sensor for measuring high power industrial lasers up to 8KW.

  • Fast Focus Stage For SR Microscopy

    This fast, ultra-precise nano-focusing Z-stage with voice coil motor enables faster and higher precision objective focusing, leading to advancements in high resolution 2 photon fluorescence microscopy, image stack acquisition, genome sequencing, digital slide scanning and deep tissue analysis.

  • MVpulse – Bright Light And Eye Safety In One Laser

    Silver Innovators Award Winner from Vision Systems Design.

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