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Atomic Jet – The First Lens For Extreme-Ultraviolet Light Developed
Atomic Jet – The First Lens For Extreme-Ultraviolet Light Developed

Scientists from the Max Born Institute (MBI) have developed the first refractive lens that focuses extreme ultraviolet beams. Instead of using a glass lens, which is non-transparent in the extreme-ultraviolet region, the researchers have demonstrated a lens that is formed by a jet of atoms.

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Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275
Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275 Sierra-Olympic introduces the Ventus 275 advanced cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera system to offer a cost-effective solution for a variety of applications including surveillance, fixed monitoring, defense, manned/unmanned ground, and airborne applications. The camera system supports continuous zoom, autofocus, and advanced image processing in a compact package ready for integration.  Continue Reading...
Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series
Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series FLIR offers the new T1K series of portable, high-speed, high definition infrared cameras for applications requiring the highest resolution and sensitivity possible in a flexible, battery-powered handheld package. The FLIR T1010 and T1020 stream lossless radiometric imagery at 30 Hz, or up to 240 Hz with windowing through the optional High Speed Interface (HSI).  Continue Reading...
FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers
FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures FLEXPOINT® MVsquare laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications. Thanks to its rectangular housing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15 mm), this square module solution is specifically designed for fast and simple assembly in series production.  Continue Reading...
pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency
pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency The pco.edge 4.2 bi is a back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface, and a flexible cooling system allowing the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 °C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.2 e-/pixel/s.   Continue Reading...
pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency
pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2bi, a state-of-the-art, back illuminated sCMOS camera providing outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 95%. It is ideal for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling, in countless applications in microscopy and life science.  Continue Reading...
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  • First Sensor Detection Solutions
    First Sensor Detection Solutions

    First Sensor develops reliable sensor solutions for detecting light, pressure, level, radiation, flow, and acceleration.

  • The Road Ahead With Alex Roy
    The Road Ahead With Alex Roy

    Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.

  • Low Power Measurements: Best Practices
    Low Power Measurements: Best Practices

    Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.

  • How To Choose Your NanoScan
    How To Choose Your NanoScan

    Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.

  • First Sensor Competencies
    First Sensor Competencies

    This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.

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This eBook addresses the inherent heating problems in electrical system designs as they become smaller and more powerful. Whether it is in the early rapid prototyping design phase, failure analysis and quality assurance phase, or troubleshooting on product returns, thermal measurement is a key tool for identifying problems and improving thermal management solutions. The FLIR eBook also offers insight and advice from industry experts on new infrared technologies, innovations, and techniques. Read more.

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Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Handheld Chemical Analysis Enhances Many Industry Uses

    Handheld full-solution spectrometers can address mobile analysis needs in many industry applications better than other technologies currently more widely used.

  • Playing It Safe Together: Bearing Traffic In Mind

    It should be clear that driver assistance systems are not just about more comfort for the driver. The applications equipped with sensitive sensors and networked cameras can save lives. The EU wants to commit to assistance systems in new cars from next year in order to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries caused by traffic.

  • From A Vision To High-Volume Production

    The automotive industry is dabbling in driverless cars. The vehicle of the future is making its way through traffic with LIDAR technology – and creating a market worth billions. And First Sensor is equipping leading manufacturers.

  • The Rise Of Cobots

    Until a few years ago, working with collaborative robots, or "cobots", was possible only if an array of safety precautions were adhered to. The trend toward taking machines previously housed in cages and allowing them to work more closely with human colleagues as collaborative systems calls for equipment such as sensors that monitor a robot's surroundings, give it dexterity when it grasps objects or determine its position in the room. Sensors thereby enable humans and machines to interact more safely and with greater freedom.

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  • Laser Components Announcing MIRTHE+ Membership

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to announce an active membership with the MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center.

  • Connecting Infrared Research To Industry

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is pleased to announce the 6th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies, a continuation of the alternating event in Germany and the US. Thanks to the support of MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center, a leading organization focused on connecting research and industry, the event will take place at Princeton University, NJ, October 28 – 30, 2019.

  • Mirrorcle Laser-Cuts Ribbon On Cleanroom Facility For Volume MEMS Mirror Production

    In a ribbon cutting ceremony Mirrorcle Technologies inaugurated its new cleanroom space at the company’s Richmond, CA headquarters. Reflecting the company’s core competency of reliable optical beam-steering, the ribbon was cut by one of company’s latest products – a laser beam Scan Module which features a powerful 1W, blue (450nm) laser that was developed for the emerging dynamic solid-state lighting (phosphor lighting) market.

  • PG&O® Introduces Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications

    Company will showcase finished infrared (IR) optical components and thin film filters for biomedical, industrial, and defense applications at SPIE BiOS booth #8346 and Photonics West booth #4883, Feb. 2 - 7, 2019, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

  • First Light For SPECULOOS

    The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images — a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin scientific operations, starting in earnest in January 2019.

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