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Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude
Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude

The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.

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Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications
Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) introduces finished infrared (IR) optics for a wide range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance systems, automotive, fire control, lasers, night vision, and more. These new optics operate from 0.75 µm, the near-infrared (NIR), out to 15 µm, the longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectrum.  Continue Reading...
Laser White Light Modules
Laser White Light Modules Laser white light offers unique performance properties in low divergence and waveguide delivery for medical, biomedical, machine vision, and specialty illumination applications. Laser Components’ ALBALUX FM is a white light fiber-coupled module designed to produce highly-directional and brilliant white light for enabling long throw distances, narrow beam angles, and small optic sizes for specialty lighting applications.  Continue Reading...
Flash LiDAR Sensor: SPAD2L192
Flash LiDAR Sensor: SPAD2L192 Laser Components offers the 192 x 2 pixel solid-state CMOS sensor designed with Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) to reach amplification of 108 for a time with high count rates and low noise. This highly sensitive, advanced sensor is used in Flash LiDAR systems, industrial robots, and surveillance technology.  Continue Reading...
Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro
Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro The ZeGage™ Pro and ZeGage™ Pro HR are scanning white light interferometers that provide 3D optical surface profiling for the measurement of precision surfaces that require non-contact metrology. The base ZeGage™ Pro model delivers surface mapping at the nanometer scale, meeting the needs for most industrial surfaces. For smoother samples with a much finer surface finish, the ZeGage™ Pro HR offers more than 20X higher...  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • SCHOTT Is Advancing Into The Single-Use Endoscope Market
    SCHOTT Is Advancing Into The Single-Use Endoscope Market

    SCHOTT North America, Inc., - Lighting and Imaging offers a variety of illumination components for the single-use endoscope market. This includes a camera fitted fiber with a beam angle up to 120 degrees, Plug and Play availability as just light or light and camera combination, and small compact light sources which can be integrated into the unit with a perfect fit. Check out the video for more information.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    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.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi 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%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

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eBook: Improving Electronic Design And Testing With Infrared Imaging

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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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Photron, Inc. Photron, Inc.

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation

Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

Schneider Optics Schneider Optics

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.

Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

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.

Laser Components USA, Inc. Laser Components USA, Inc.

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.

Mad City Labs, Inc. Mad City Labs, Inc.

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Finished Infrared Optics White Paper

    PG&O finished infrared (IR) optics are designed for a wide range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance systems, automotive, fire control, lasers, night vision, and more. These new optics operate from 0.75 µm, the near-infrared (NIR), out to 15 µm, the longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectrum.

  • 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.

  • Palmheld Spectroscopy Becomes A Powerful Tool For The Food Industry

    All aspects of the food industry may find a need to evaluate products in a field or factory. Palmheld spectroscopy provides powerful analysis without the need for expert users.

  • Innovation In AR Lens Coatings: High Quality Coatings For High-Power Lasers

    Lens coatings are an essential part of high-power CO2 laser systems. Coatings must protect the lens and allow for the highest levels of optical performance, with low levels of absorption and a long-life expectancy. Transparency is another coveted characteristic for use with visible HeNe red laser pointers. The cost/benefit ratio of a coating must also be considered, as well as the environmental impact of the substrates used. For optical manufacturers, the challenge is in developing a lens coating that excels in all these areas. This white paper discusses the development of anti-reflection (AR) lens coatings for use in high-power lasers.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Stanford Researchers Measure Near-Perfect Performance In Low-Cost Semiconductors

    Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools.

  • Long-Range Quantum Information Exchange - Success At Nanoscale

    Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in obtaining exchanges of quantum information on a large array of quantum dots. The discovery brings us a step closer to the use of quantum information as it allows incorporation into traditional microchips and perhaps into a future quantum computer.

  • Nanocrystal ‘Factory’ Could Revolutionize Quantum Dot Manufacturing

    North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light. The system drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control.

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