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A Laser That Smells Like A Hound
A Laser That Smells Like A Hound

University of Adelaide researchers have created a laser that can “smell” different gases within a sample.

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Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS The new Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter designed to make accurate measurements of emitted light from fluorescent microscopes. Measuring power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5 µW to 1 W, this power meter can be used with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photo-activation or photo-bleaching.  Continue Reading...
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new reference-class linear stage family available in ball screw and linear configurations. With high resolution, improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time, the L-417 and V-417 are ideal for a variety of applications including laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel...  Continue Reading...
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI Sierra-Olympic offers the new Ventus™ OGI optical gas imaging (OGI) camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array providing unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing only 580 grams with the lens in a compact 146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm package, this camera is the smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered OGI camera for detecting and visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane, and...  Continue Reading...
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990 The Phantom® S990 is Vision Research’s highest throughput streaming camera available on the market designed specifically for machine vision applications. This imager combines Phantom premium sensor image quality, outstanding high speed technology, and record breaking direct data transfer speed to provide 9 Mpx at up to 938 fps and almost 9 Gpx/sec. The camera streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers with up to 16 standard CXP6...  Continue Reading...
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1 PI introduces the new F-712.PM1 high-speed optical power meter for converting the optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high-resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. The meter also boasts a bandwidth of 20 kHz and extended wavelength range of 400 to 1550 nm.  Continue Reading...
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    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.

  • Precision Optics For Research Applications
    Precision Optics For Research Applications

    In regards to the research market, Zygo focuses on solving their own internal problems through R&D instead of relying on outside research organizations. With their expertise and connections with the research community, the company is able to understand research needs and ensure that products will work in experiments and instrumentation the first time.

  • Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications
    Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications

    The semiconductor market is focused on creating billions of products for consumption. Semiconductor companies turn to Zygo Corporation for their robust processes and constant solutions.

  • High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best
    High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best

    High-speed thermal imaging is vital to many research programs, as is having a robust method for recording and sharing the data. In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.

  • Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics
    Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics

    SCHOTT is the ideal partner for customers in optical diagnostics due to a wide range of products and services using pristine materials with advanced application experience.

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BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications. Read more.

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SCHOTT Electronic Packaging, a business unit within SCHOTT, is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting-edge specialty glass competences. In the medical field, SCHOTT EP manufactures hermetic, customizable, and fully autoclavable LEDs, connectors, and component housings for medical devices. SCHOTT components meet the challenging sterilization requirements of medical devices and have been tested to withstand over 3,500 autoclaving cycles in humid heat at a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Bright Fibers

    When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award. Karen Holst, Senior Product Manager for Medical at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, is an expert on high performance fibers and explains how they efficiently bring light to the right place in or on the human body.

  • FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.

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    Hyperspectral imaging can offer great benefits to the agricultural industry in fields and processing plants. New technology has made equipment lighter, easier to use, and less expensive.

  • Virtual Engineering Lab Using Photron High-Speed Cameras For Aviation Research

    Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is using high-speed digital cameras, manufactured by Photron, in their Virtual Engineering Laboratory in a variety of testing modes such as high-impact dynamic events.

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    Bio-imaging technology has come a long way and now a new discovery promises to look 10 times deeper than conventional x-ray technology.

  • Squeezing Light At The Nanoscale

    Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense, nanoscale antenna that could be used to detect single biomolecules.

  • Fiber Lasers Outshine Competing Laser And Non-Laser Technologies

    Emerging fiber laser technologies are expected to make waves in sensing and healthcare, while innovations in laser welding and 3D printing enable material processing to remain as the primary focus.

  • New Technique That Shows How A Protein ‘Light Switch’ Works May Enhance Biological Research

    Sunlight is essential for all life, and living organisms have evolved to sense and respond to light. Dronpa is a protein “light switch” that can be turned on and off by light. A team of scientists led by Peter Tonge, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, has discovered a way to use infrared spectroscopy to determine for the first time structure changes that occur in Dronpa during the transition from the dark (off) state to the light (on) state.

  • Realization Of High-Performance Magnetic Sensors Due To Magnetic Vortex Structures

    Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Advanced Magnetic Sensing and Materials" headed by Dieter Süss novel magnetic sensors have been realized that surpass conventional technologies in performance and accuracy in a cooperation between the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems and Infineon AG.

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