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SMASH Will Solve Five Major Questions Of Particle Physics
SMASH Will Solve Five Major Questions Of Particle Physics

The extremely successful standard model of particle physics has an undesirable limit: it explains in the present version only about 15 percent of the matter in the universe.

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SPIE PHOTONICS WEST PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc
The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc

FLIR offers the FLIR X6900sc: the world’s fastest 640 x 512 resolution thermal camera for high-speed science applications. This thermal imager is designed to record 1000 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds.

  • Nexview™ 3D Optical Surface Profiler
    Nexview™ 3D Optical Surface Profiler

    The Nexview™ 3D optical profiler microscope stands out amongst competitive products by its ability to measure the topography of virtually any surface, irrespective of roughness, large steps and segments, thin films, steep slopes, with feature heights ranging from < 1 nm up to 20000 µm. It does all this in 3D, without contact, and provides the best qualities of other profiling technologies (stylus, confocal, focus scanning) without their limitations.

  • Application Systems
    Application Systems

    OptoSigma offers a wide range of application systems that includes microscope units, alignment systems, interferometers, bio-photonics, and laser processing systems. These application systems are designed for many specific applications including polarization measurements, vacuum and oven measurements, and glass and film inspections.

  • Laser Line Mirrors
    Laser Line Mirrors

    Optics Balzers has successfully developed and tested a special dielectric layer system with PARMS coating technology, making it possible to manufacture 45°-HR mirrors for 1030nm applications with an established destruction threshold of 0.44J/cm² at 210fs. These mirrors are typically used in ultra-short pulsed systems of Yb:YAG solid-state lasers.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions Abrisa Technologies offers high throughput efficiency wide angle, broad spectrum sensor and laser scanning window solutions for visible 425-675 nm (VIS), visible to near infrared 425-1050 nm (VIS-NIR), short wave infrared 700-1800 nm (SWIR) and popular laser and LED wavelengths from 405 to 1550 nm. These window solutions are designed for image sensors and scanners and may be used in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle...  Continue Reading...
Cooled Mid-wave Infrared Camera: Tigris-640
Cooled Mid-wave Infrared Camera: Tigris-640 The Tigris-640 from Xenics is a cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera with a resolution of 640 x 512 pixels and a pixel pitch of 15 µm that is ideally used for bio-medical, industrial process monitoring, non-destructive testing, MWIR R&D, and thermography applications. Interfacing is done with the GigE Vision or CameraLink output, but analog out, HD-SDI, and triggering are also available.  Continue Reading...
Phantom® Flex4K-GS
Phantom® Flex4K-GS Vision Research offers the new Phantom® Flex4K-GS based on the Flex4K cinema camera platform. It incorporates a global shutter with a 4K, 9.4 megapixel, 35mm sensor, which ensures that every pixel exposes at the same moment in time. At a full resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels, this camera is capable of capturing over 1000 fps, and over 1900 fps at a 2000 resolution. The minimum exposure time is 5 microseconds.  Continue Reading...
Laser Diode Accessories: LDP-CW Series
Laser Diode Accessories: LDP-CW Series LASER COMPONETS offers a number of different drive electronics for simple operation of all types of high power laser diodes. The LDP-CW series enables operation with a different power level and a pulse width of from CW to 1 μs. The combination of an HP laser diode and driver module is used in medical technology, process engineering and testing technology, material processing, and printing technology.  Continue Reading...
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean M2 Series
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean M2 Series The LuOcean M2 lasers are laser module systems comprising multiple singe emitter laser diodes and a D80 connector, or uncooled D80 connector. They are well suited for a wide range of industrial applications, including material processing, pumping, or illumination.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • When And Why You Should Use SWIR
    When And Why You Should Use SWIR

    Martin Ettenberg, with Princeton Infrared, gave us a breakdown on when and why you should use shortwave infrared imaging, and what this technology’s role can be as it relates to machine vision applications.

  • Product Video: Achieving Laser Beam Consistency
    Product Video: Achieving Laser Beam Consistency

    This year at Photonics West, Dan Ford with the Ophir Photonics Group talked to us about the importance of achieving laser consistency.

  • Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications
    Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications

    Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubsic spoke to us about some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.

  • Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High Speed Camera
    Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High Speed Camera

    At Photonics West 2017, Gene Nepomuceno with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us discussing the three main factors one should take into account before selecting a high speed camera – resolution, frame rate, and sensitivity (with an honorable mention for transferring the data off of the camera).

  • What Wavelength Range Should You Use?
    What Wavelength Range Should You Use?

    At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.

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PHOTONICS ONLINE SPECIAL FEATURE

Thermal That Looks So Good, You Need To See It In Slow Motion.

FLIR, the industry leader in thermal technology, release the X8500sc and the X6800sc. Get hands on with the world’s fastest HD camera and the world’s lowest cost high speed camera at Photonics West. See us at booth #2516 or visit FLIR.com/science

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

PG & O Precision Glass & Optics PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Our company began with an ingenious idea: combine high-volume, low-cost commercial glass manufacturing with the technical precision of optics and thin film coating. A quarter-century later, you can rely on us with confidence - because we put all those years of experience into every component we create for you.

Vision Research, Inc. Vision Research, Inc.

It all started in 1950 when a young, idealistic, engineer quit his job at Fairchild Camera to pursue a career in an industry that barely existed. He formed a brand new company named Photographic Analysis Company whose sales mark was "Research Through Photography."

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.

Opto Diode, An ITW Company Opto Diode, An ITW Company

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...

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.

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Behind The Curtain: Developing The First Laser Based On Bound States In The Continuum (BIC)

    In 1929, soon after the birth of quantum mechanics, physicists John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner predicted that certain wave states are able to remain perfectly confined, or bound, in an open system. Nearly a century later, this wave physics phenomenon, otherwise called bound states in the continuum (BIC), has been demonstrated by a group of researchers at the University of California (UC) in San Diego in the form of the world’s first BIC laser. This Q&A discusses the design process and unique features of this lasing technology, as well as future steps in making BIC lasers electrically powered and how long it might take to build a BIC laser to the desired specifications.

  • Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do all This?

    The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit.

  • SWIR Camera Utilized In Cutting Edge Tornado Research

    A team of researchers at Purdue University’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department recently tested the practicality of using shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging for improving the detection of poorly-visible tornadoes in supercell thunderstorms. The team turned their attention to the Churchill Navigation ION digital recorder. The recorder’s ION and CameraLink adapter allowed the team to quickly connect and record video and metadata simultaneously from two different types of cameras; a SWIR camera provided by Sensors Unlimited and a visible-light camera.

  • Theory And Measurement Of The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)

    A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is defined as a quantitative and objective measure of the quality of an image formed by a lens or and electro-optical system. This universally accepted measurement is appropriate for lenses of all qualities, and can also be calculated from lens design data which enables theoretical and actual performances to be compared. The MTF measurement has almost completely replaced older visual tests that relied on human judgement and provided very little information.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Gooch & Housego Acquires US Lens Manufacturer

    Gooch & Housego PLC recently announced the acquisition of StingRay Optics LLC. StingRay are a specialist designer and manufacturer of high performance optical and opto-mechanical sub-systems for demanding defense and commercial applications. The acquisition of StingRay is aligned with G&H's strategic objectives of moving up the value chain and further diversification into the aerospace & defense sector.

  • Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Partners With Airbus To Co-Develop And Commercialize metaAIR™, A Laser Protection Solution

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft.

  • SolAero Technologies Provides Primary Power To 91 Satellites In Record-Breaking Launch

    SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products, extends our sincere congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its successful, record-breaking launch and deployment of 104 satellites from a single rocket.

  • Laser Research Optics CO2 Laser Lenses Are Optimized For Steel Cutting

    Laser Research Optics has introduced a full line of ZnSe (zinc selenide) focusing lenses that are optimized for use with steel cutting lasers up to 4 kW and are suitable field replacements.

  • Penn Engineers Overcome A Hurdle In Growing A Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

    When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science was a graduate student, his advisor gathered together everyone in his lab to “throw down the gauntlet” on a new challenge in the field.

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