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Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms
Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the thinnest optical device in the world—a waveguide that is three layers of atoms thin.

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Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120
Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120 The Ophir® L2000W-PF-120 is a water-cooled Laser Power/Energy Sensor designed for measuring large pulsed lasers. This thermal sensor measures powers from 1 W to 200 W and energies form 6 J to 6000 J over the spectral range of 0.3 µm to 2.2 µm. The sensor features a large 120 m aperture to accommodate for high energy densities and short pulses.  Continue Reading...
Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom 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).  Continue Reading...
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors Iridian Spectral Technologies offers LiDAR laser sensor systems with common laser wavelengths including 532 nm, 905 nm, 1064 nm, and 1550 nm. These filters provide more signal with less background and are ideal for laser sensor applications, including airborne laser scanning and other methods of capturing 3D data of large areas.  Continue Reading...
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation In astronomical observations, optical filters are able to provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.  Continue Reading...
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    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.

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    Developing parts for the medical device industry is a high-stakes process, and material choice is an important decision to make at the outset of the project. Five strong contenders include PEEK, PEI, and PPSU; polycarbonates; medical-grade liquid silicone rubber; and 3D-printed titanium and ABS-like WaterShed XC 11122. The specific requirements for the part or device being developed will help steer the decision on which material option is the best choice.

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    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions. This requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors, as they do not meet many safety concerns in real conditions. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. This white paper discuses why thermal infrared cameras are a necessity for autonomous driving.

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    Product designers often need their manufacturing suppliers to produce plastic injection-molded parts that are Pantone color-matched to company specifications. Protolabs' injection molding service offers custom color matching on customer-provided Pantone numbers and on customer-provided part samples.

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