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When Light, Not Heat, Causes Melting
When Light, Not Heat, Causes Melting

The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in great detail. Now, a team of researchers has observed that when they trigger a phase change by using intense pulses of laser light, instead of by changing the temperature, the process occurs very differently.

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Glass Strengthening Capabilities Abrisa's Chemical Strengthening process toughens soda lime through a sodium and potassium ion exchange in a salt bath. Glass can be strengthened from 8 to 16 hours and is often requested for toughened thin display applications.  Continue Reading...
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Custom Glass Fabrication Abrisa Technologies offers custom flat glass components ranging from singulated wafer components to large multi-meter sized protective glass solutions for display, instrument, and sensor array panels. The fabrication process for each of these can be as simple as water jet cutting or as sophisticated as CNC machined and shaped parts with precision registered features suitable for airtight seals, precision controls mounting, and more, and can be...  Continue Reading...
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    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.

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    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.

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    Applications for Edge-Emitting Pulsed Laser Diodes often require device operation with narrow pulse widths. These conditions may be necessary for ensuring eye-safe system certification or precision in distance measurement systems. Short pulses also allow for reliable higher peak power operation of the devices. This application note examines the many challenges that occur in generating short pulses with pulsed laser diodes and possible solutions.

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    Thermopile IR detectors are thermocouples made from dissimilar materials with differing Seebeck coefficients. The Pyroelectric effect in is manifested in dielectric materials which have a crystalline asymmetry such that its polarization is changed when its temperature is changed.

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    Image intensifiers are used to increase the intensity of available light in a system to enable better image reproduction in low light environments. However, the question remains as to if this technology is necessary in light of vast advancements in camera technologies. This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.

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