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CleanVue-pic-copy Oleophobic vs. Hydrophobic Glass Coatings

Oleophobic coatings are well-suited for projected capacitive (PCAP) and capacitive touch screens, handheld devices, teleprompters, virtual reality applications, and more. Hydrophobic coatings do not allow water to bond with the surface of the glass.

  • 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.

  • Physical Vapor Deposition – Sputtering vs. Electron Beam Evaporation

    Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a family of processes that is used to deposit layers of atoms or molecules from the vapor phase onto a solid substrate in a vacuum chamber. Two very common types of processes used are Sputtering and Electron Beam Evaporation, which are described in this article.

  • Technical Note: Auto Gain Control And Non Uniformity Correction

    In SWIR cameras, the InGaAs FPA sensor can be difficult to manufacture so that all pixels are fully functional. As a solution, Raptor Photonics cameras use Non-Uniformity Corrections (NUC), or gain and dark current corrections, in order to obtain the same quality as a single A/D device. In addition, Raptor’s family of SWIR cameras is also capable of continuously performing Auto Gain Control (AGC) on the onboard FPGA. This application note goes into detail about the NUC and AGC features included in Raptor’s new SWIR cameras.

  • Measuring Very Low Power IR Lasers With The RM9 Radiometer System

    There are two main technologies - thermal and photodiode - that are commonly used for measuring laser beam powers. But what if you need to measure very low power laser beams with wavelengths in the mid or far IR region. This article discusses a solution to fill this gap with the RM9 radiometer system.

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MicroMirror TIRF Microscope 2017 (small) RM21® MicroMirror TIRF Microscope

The MicroMirror TIRF microscope is a unique single molecule microscope. Spatial separation of the excitation and emission beams and the use of broadband micromirrors leads to superior signal-to-noise ratios for multi-wavelength TIRF microscopy. The open access to the excitation and emission optical pathways makes this the ideal platform to implement a range of biophysical techniques simultaneously. 

  • Ultra-Compact Laser Power Meter For High-Power Industrial Lasers In Confined Spaces: Ophir Ariel

    Ophir's Ariel is a self-contained, ultra-compact laser power meter for measuring high-power industrial lasers up to 8 KW. Designed for OEM and end-user applications in closed and confined spaces, such as additive manufacturing, metal cutting, and welding, the Ariel is a robust, battery-powered device that requires no water or fan cooling and is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand.

  • Highly-Durable Sapphire Optics

    PG&O’s new sapphire optics operate from the visible out to the infrared spectral wavelengths. The thermal and scratch-resistant substrate is exceptionally durable and able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions as well as temperature variations. 

  • SPM-M Kit For Scanning Probe Microscopy

    The SPM-M kit is a do-it-yourself atomic force microscope (AFM). The SPM-M kit produces a high performance, resonant probe AFM suitable for both research and teaching environments. It includes the MadPLL® controller, 3 axes of closed loop nanopositioning, resonant probes and AFMView™2 software. A wide range of AFM accessories are also available.

  • Phantom VEO Camera: 1310

    Vision Research's Phantom VEO 1310 is the highest speed and most light sensitive VEO available. Available in both L (light) and S (full) body styles, these cameras are able to meet the needs of many 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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  • World-Renowned Experts In Optical Communications, Photodetection And Light Trapping To Headline 2021 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
    7/22/2021

    The latest developments in integrated photonics and their applications will be discussed at the virtual 2021 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 26 – 30 July. The event, comprised of five topical meetings, will feature presentations on photonic device research and development and their use in networks, and cross-cutting topics such as quantum science, free space communications, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

  • New Quantum Research Gives Insights Into How Quantum Light Can Be Mastered
    7/21/2021

    A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory propose that modulated quantum metasurfaces can control all properties of photonic qubits, a breakthrough that could impact the fields of quantum information, communications, sensing and imaging, as well as energy and momentum harvesting.

  • Nanostructures Enable Record High-Harmonic Generation
    7/21/2021

    Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution imaging and studying physical processes that occur at the scale of an attosecond – one quintillionth of a second.

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  • 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.

  • MVpulse – Bright Light And Eye Safety In One Laser

    Silver Innovators Award Winner from Vision Systems Design.

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