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UCI Scientists Push Microscopy To Sub-Molecular Resolution
UCI Scientists Push Microscopy To Sub-Molecular Resolution

Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules.

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Intensified 16 Bit sCMOS Camera: pco.dicam C1
Intensified 16 Bit sCMOS Camera: pco.dicam C1 PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C1 as the first intensifies camera system to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The camera features optical coupling of 25 mm high resolution image intensifiers, an excellent high efficiency tandem lens system, and a 16 bit 4 MPix sCMOS sensor.  Continue Reading...
5 mm<sup>2</sup> Circular Photodiodes For Radiation Detection: AXUV20A Series
5 mm2 Circular Photodiodes For Radiation Detection: AXUV20A Series Opto Diode introduces the AXUV20A Circular Photodetectors designed specifically for radiation, electron, and photon response in the ultraviolet (UV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV), through visible and near-infrared (IR) wavelength ranges. Each circular diode has an active area of a 5.5 mm diameter with excellent sensitivity to low energy electrons.  Continue Reading...
Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage
Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage The FluxGage is Ophir’s new compact measuring system for LED Luminaires that measures their total flux, color (CCT, CRI, Duv, chromaticity), and flicker. The system measures the total flux using solar panels instead of an integrating sphere, delivering the same functionality in one third of the size. The gauge is capable of measuring any luminaire that fits into its opening.  Continue Reading...
Glass Micro Bonding Benefits And Applications
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.  Continue Reading...
Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA
Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA Photron introduces the FASTCAM NOVA camera system designed with unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to flexibility in a wide variety of applications. With three different available models, the NOVA delivers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 300 ns.  Continue Reading...
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  • 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.

  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.

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Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.

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SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

Bristol Instruments, Inc. Bristol Instruments, Inc.

BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in January, 2005, by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has almost 60 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of advanced optical materials and components for scientific, technology and industrial companies throughout the US.

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.

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Choosing High-Speed Cameras For Aerospace Testing

    For years high-speed imaging has provided engineers with detailed analysis of projective tracking, missile launches, combustion testing, engine testing, fuselage testing, component testing, materials testing, flow visualization and more. There are several companies that manufacture high-speed cameras, so how do you decide which company to buy from and which model of camera to buy? This article discusses the many factors that are important to consider when purchasing a high-speed camera for aerospace testing.

  • How To Choose The Right Camera For Your Automotive Application

    Automotive engineers are continually faced with new vehicle safety requirements and highway emissions standards. The ever-changing automotive industry therefore requires the most advanced imaging systems to analyze video of everything from onboard and offboard vehicle safety tests to static airbag deployments to combustion events. Utilizing high-speed cameras allows engineers to record and examine both dramatic and subtle motion details by capturing anywhere from 1,000 to 20,000 frames per second (fps) at full resolution (generally 1-4 megapixels), with the highest performance cameras capturing in excess of 2M fps at reduced resolution.

  • The Right Filter Is Key To Lower-Cost And Faster Time-To-Market MWIR Equipment

    Midwave (MWIR) infrared light is important in many hardware applications and optical filters are critical to success. Some simple practices can help avoid over specifying filter characteristics and driving up costs.

  • Key Material Properties: Augmented Reality Waveguides

    Augmented reality must still surpass major technical hurdles, particularly in the way AR devices deliver images to the eye. Already, systems that were once promising have been analyzed and largely discarded.

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  • Maximise The Flexibility

    Many image processing applications depend on varying working distances. As more and more production lines should no longer only operate profitably for mass production but also in small series, the adaptation to new products and therefore varying working distances must be easy and quick to manage.

  • Superconductivity And Ferromagnetism Fight An Even Match

    Russian physicists from MIPT teamed up with their foreign colleagues for a groundbreaking experimental study of a material that possesses both superconducting and ferromagnetic properties. In their paper published in Science Advances, the researchers also propose an analytical solution describing the unique phase transitions in such ferromagnetic superconductors.

  • New MVsquare Line Laser Module

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to present the first FLEXPOINT line laser module in a square casing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15mm). This latest addition to the FLEXPOINT MV series was designed for quick and easy installation during series production of 3D systems for industrial image processing. Focus, beam position and all other parameters are aligned during production according to customer specifications. Upon our customers‘ request, the MVsquare will also be available in a space-saving version in which the laser beam is deflected by 90° and exits from the side of the housing.

  • Researchers Quickly Harvest 2-D Materials, Bringing Them Closer To Commercialization

    Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well.

  • Novel Topological Insulator

    Topological insulators are materials with very special properties. They conduct electricity or light particles on their surface or edges only but not on the inside. This unusual behaviour could eventually lead to technical innovations which is why topological insulators have been the subject of intense global research for several years.

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