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figure1 Multiband Filters Redefine Performance Standards Across Disciplines

Advances in thin-film technology have given rise to new classes of multiband filters that redefine performance standards and drive innovation across a variety of disciplines. Multiband filters can be categorized into a variety of classes that each presents its own set of fabrication challenges, placing limits on what is practically achievable and affecting the reliability of the thin-film manufacturing process. By understanding the scientific and industrial applications for multiband filters, the various filter classes and manufacturing possibilities are better understood.

  • The Power From The Mirror

    High-power lasers can only be as strong as their optical components allow. Thus, the further development of laser technology depends crucially on the development of complex coating systems with a high damage threshold.

  • Understanding Intensified sCMOS Imaging

    This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.

  • Optical Micromirrors Reveal The Secrets Of Cell Membranes

    Progress in understanding the lipid bilayer – a two-molecule thick oily barrier that protects all living cells – has been dramatic over the past 100 years. But puzzles remain to be solved, such as how these membrane proteins navigate the oily lipid bilayer to go about their work. 

  • What To Consider When Selecting A Neutral Density Filter

    Neutral density filters are important components in imaging and light measurement applications, so it's useful to know how to select the right filters to meet your needs.

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Capture1 High-Resolution Cameras With Sony Pregius CMOS Sensors: Prosilica GT Series

Allied Vision offers the new Prosilica GT series of cameras designed with Sony Pregius™ CMOS sensors for high-quality imaging systems. With resolutions up to 31.4 megapixel at varied aspect ratios, these cameras are ideal for high-definition imaging applications with demanding requirements on robustness and design-in flexibility.

  • Guardian™ Industrial Enclosure

    ZYGO’s Guardian™ Industrial Enclosure is designed to isolate the metrology core from the surrounding environment, even under the more challenging environmental conditions.

  • Thermal Imaging Lens Solutions

    The Ophir Optics Group designs and manufactures a series of high-performance infrared (IR) thermal lenses and optical elements for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging. These IR components and complex lens assemblies with fixed or motorized focus and zoom lenses. With such advanced technologies, innovative engineering, and design configurations, these optical solutions are ideal for homeland security, surveillance, automotive, and commercial applications.

  • 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.

  • FASTCAM Multi

    The FASTCAM Multi is a unique high-speed camera system featuring one or two compact and lightweight, RV sealed camera heads tethered to a remote processor which can be located up to fifty meters away.

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Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA Series

Available in four different models, the FASTCAM NOVA camera system offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 16,000 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to 0.2µs. Recording rates to 1,100,000 fps are available at reduced image resolution. Read more.

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LASER COMPONENTS is a family-owned business that was founded by Mr. Günther Paul in Germany in 1982. With over 130 employees worldwide, LASER COMPONENTS has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry.

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.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

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.

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra-low light digital and analogue cameras.

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