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casestudy1 Shedding Light On The Dark Ocean Depths

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is an oceanographic research group developing new technologies to explore understand the mysteries of the deep sea. Lasers and high-speed cameras are leveraged in studying midwater animals during feeding and swimming, working to comprehend the biomechanics and fluid dynamics of these creatures.

  • 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.

  • The Complete Guidebook On Thermal Screening For Elevated Skin Temperature

    Infrared thermography, especially with the use of an infrared camera, can detect elevated skin temperatures, which may indicate the presence of a fever. This method offers a vital tool in screening travelers, hospital patients and visitors, warehouse workers, customers, and more.

  • Utilizing High-Speed 3-D Thermography

    A new camera system developed by researchers at the Frauhofer IOF in Jena is designed for the 3-D detection of objects with two high-speed, high-resolution, monochrome cameras and a GOBO projector. 

  • 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.

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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).

  • Fused Fiber Optic Components: Single-Mode Couplers

    Applied in many fields, including avionic and space communications, biomedical instrumentation, fiber laser systems, industrial micromachining, interferometry, LIDAR, medical diagnostics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), sensing, and telecommunications, G&H's Single-Mode Couplers play a vital role in aligning and marrying individual cable fibers.

  • Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580 SLS

    FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 SLS high definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The LWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP strained layer superlattice (SLS) detector for capturing sharp images and a 4-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.

  • Laser White Light Sources

    LASER COMPONENTS delivers the LaserLight SMD as the world’s first high luminance, laser white light emitter in a compact 7 mm SMD package. The light emitter offers unique performance in low divergence and waveguide delivery for medical, biomedical, machine vision, and specialty illumination applications.

  • High Accuracy Laser Power Meters

    Gentec-EO offers a wide range of high accuracy laser power meters suitable for applications that require a precision measurement, from industrial to medical and even scientific uses.

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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

Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra-low light digital and analogue cameras.

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...

Alluxa (Santa Rosa, CA) designs and manufactures next generation, hard-coated optical filters using the proprietary SIRRUS Plasma Deposition Process.

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.

Vision Research is the leader in high-speed imaging, with over 60 years of experience. As pioneers in digital high-speed camera technology and development, Vision Research’s Phantom high-speed cameras lead the industry in frame rate, resolution and image quality.

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Video: G&H PDR Product Presentation

    In this short video, G&H presents the polarization diverse receiver (PDR) for OCT, with an overview of its features and benefits and how it integrates into an OCT system.

  • 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.

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