INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Measuring-the-measurement LiDAR: Measuring The Measurement System Is Essential

This white paper discusses the importance of precisely measuring LiDAR parameters and its impact on the performance and construction of LiDAR systems.

  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio vs Calibration Uncertainty vs Repeatability In Laser Power And Energy Measurement

    It is common to search for the measurement solution with the lowest uncertainty of measurement for laser processes involved in demanding applications such as medical device manufacturing or aerospace parts manufacturing, where traceability is key to a production line. Calibration uncertainty of a laser power meter or energy meter may not be the only specification needed checked. Repeatability, linearity and noise equivalent power or energy are other specifications that must be checked out as well. Let’s make it simple! This article will help you select the right detector for your laser measurement needs and quickly.

  • 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.

  • The Application Of WDM Channel Skip Filters

    Channel skip filters enable precision band splitting in telecommunications options, offering improved performance over edge pass filters at a cost adaptable to any project budget.

  • Phantom Goes To MIT: A Series Of Case Studies

    High-speed photography is alive and well at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Edgerton Center. The Center makes high-speed imaging equipment available to students to help further their education in science and engineering.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Capture1 XYZ Piezo Nanopositioning System: Nano-LPQ Series

The Nano-LPQ Series offers ultra-low profile 3-axis nanopositioning systems designed for high speed microscopy applications. The Nano-LPQ is designed with an integrated slide holder and incorporates proprietary PicoQ sensors which yield low noise performance under closed loop control.

  • High Speed, Digital SWIR Camera: Owl 320 HS

    The Owl 320 HS from Raptor Photonics offers the fastest frame rates available in the Owl camera line-up (up to 349 Hz in full frame resolution), perfect for high speed VIS-SWIR applications within the 0.4 µm – 1.7 µm range. With Region of Interest (ROI) control, faster frame rates in the kHz region are achievable by setting smaller ROIs.

  • Pyroelectric DLaTGS Detectors

    Laser Components offer pyroelectric detectors designed to create an electric signal due to temperature changes in the chip. Deuterated Lanthanum α Alanine doped TriGlycine Sulphate (DLaTGS) detectors specifically exhibit the most effective pyroelectric effect known. Although there are many other possible uses, the major application for these detectors is FTIR spectroscopy.

  • High Resolution, Ultra-Sensitive Digital EMCCD Camera: Hawk 252

    The Hawk 252 is a cooled HD ultra-sensitive digital EMCCD camera offering back-illuminated EMCCD technology for enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (< 50μlux). The camera features high QE of greater than 95% at 600 nm, and GEN III image intensifier performance and enhanced blue response from 180 nm for low light UV with visible detection.

  • IR Lightweight Zoom Lenses: 680389, 680314, 680386

    Ophir's family of LightIR lenses are compact yet offer high-performing features. While optimized for stabilized payloads, the 680389, 680314, and 680386 products are also suitable for a wide range of applications.

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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.

LEADING SUPPLIERS

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.

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

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.

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.

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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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Video: G&H PDR Product Presentation

    In this short video, G&H presents the polarization diverse receiver (PDR) for OCT, with an overview of its features and benefits and how it integrates into an OCT system.

  • 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.

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