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article1 AFM With Manual XY And Automated Z Approach And Camera

An atomic force microscope (AFM) can be built using Mad City Labs products along with other off-the-shelf components. This application note describes the construction of an AFM automated Z approach with the addition of a camera with a coaxial illuminator to view the tip approach.

  • 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.

  • Spectroscopy Helps Tuning Down Air Pollution

    Even though vehicles have their advantages, vehicular air pollution affects air quality in both metropolitan and small-town areas all around the world. This article discusses the efforts to lower air pollution, and how spectroscopy helps in these processes.

  • Tech Note: Advanced IR Zoom Lenses For Next Generation Thermal Imaging Applications

    This paper reviews advances in the development of infrared zoom lenses that meet challenging SWaP requirements while enabling high-resolution vision and identification in harsh environmental conditions and constrained platforms such as airborne and portable systems. 

  • 4 Advantages Of Optical Active Alignment

    Optical alignment and micro-optic positioning are challenging, time-consuming processes. Tiny positional variations in photonic and optical manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure. This article discusses active alignment as a technology that improves the performance, profitability and yield in manufacturing advanced optics and photonics components for the modern era.

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top-10-12 IR Optics Optimized For 10 – 12 μm Uncooled Detectors

Ophir Optics Group delivers new optimized IR optics designs that match the needs of upcoming 10 – 12 μm uncooled detectors that must meet superior SWaP standards, enable a reduction in the size of the optical system, and provide a shorter focal length and a longer detection range.

  • Glass Micro Bonding Benefits And Applications

    SCHOTT Electronic Packaging and Primoceler Oy have joined forces to expand current hermetic packaging portfolios with pioneering glass micro bonding technology. This process enables the manufacture of vacuum-tight, ultra-miniature electronic and optical devices with superior reliability. This bonding method is based on laser technology and can be completed without any heat or added materials.

  • Thermal Imaging Camera With FLIR Cooled InSb Detector: FLIR A6700 MWIR

    FLIR offers the A6700 MWIR thermal imaging camera with a cooled InSb detector designed for high speed image acquisition up to 480 Hz. Synchronization with other instruments and events enables the capture of minute details, and available custom cold filtering options allow specific spectral detection and measurement. It is ideal for imaging through glass, measuring temperature of thin film plastics, laser profiling and detection, and optical gas imaging.

  • Compact Parallel-Kinematic Piezo System For Nanopositioning And Fiber Alignment: NanoCube® Nanopositioner

    The NanoCube® Nanopositioner from PI is a compact parallel-kinematic piezo system featuring the highest stiffness in all spatial directions. It is ideally used in a variety of application fields, including fiber positioning, scanning microscopy, 2-photon polymerization, nanotechnology, photonics integrated optics, micromanipulation, and sample positioning.

  • Compact USB Module That Turns PC Into Laser Power/Energy Meter: Juno+

    The Juno+ is a smart, compact USB module and interface designed to turn a laptop or PC into a full laser power/energy meter. The module connects any of the 100+ Ophir smart laser sensors to a PC USB port. The Juno+ operates with StarLab software to log power and energy, as well as calculate and display averages, statistics, and histograms.

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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

OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO) is a leading provider of advanced optoelectronic components and electronic assemblies. These technical elements are key to enabling critical functions such as analytics and monitoring, test and measurement, communication and tracking, and imaging in a wide variety of industries.

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.

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...

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.

UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products), is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

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