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OSI Optoelectronics Glossary Of Terms

OSI Optoelectronics offers a glossary of terms dealing with photodiode and detector technologies.

  • Laser Forensics: The Invisible, Revealed And Measured

    According to the developers at Scanovis, brushes, powder and chemicals will soon be tools of the past for securing evidence at crime scenes. The company has developed a laser-based solution that, among other things, uses IR laser radiation to detect fingerprints at the scene of a crime, quickly making them visible in a 3D scan and recording them digitally. Decisive factors for this technological breakthrough are the precision of the results delivered by the laser scanner and the easy handling of the system. But how to adjust the optics of a system using a low power laser in the mid-infrared spectrum? Working together with Ophir's measurement experts, the company was able to combine different measurement methods to this end.

  • Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Challenges: 2020 And Beyond

    Medical device manufacturers and designers must overcome various challenges to succeed in an expanding global marketplace, challenged along the way by aspects of design, research, validation, and bringing their devices to a competitive market in a cost-effective manner.

  • Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser In Spec

    Additive manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of more customized parts, using more specialized materials, and will eventually create a more localized, rapid, and agile distribution network than what have been used to. Among hundreds of variables that are associated with an additive manufacturing process are the many variables associated with the laser that is used within the system. This white paper discusses important laser performance characteristics, how to measure them, and how to keep the laser in spec.

  • Technical Note: Auto Gain Control And Non Uniformity Correction

    In SWIR cameras, the InGaAs FPA sensor can be difficult to manufacture so that all pixels are fully functional. As a solution, Raptor Photonics cameras use Non-Uniformity Corrections (NUC), or gain and dark current corrections, in order to obtain the same quality as a single A/D device. In addition, Raptor’s family of SWIR cameras is also capable of continuously performing Auto Gain Control (AGC) on the onboard FPGA. This application note goes into detail about the NUC and AGC features included in Raptor’s new SWIR cameras.

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The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye™ The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye™

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1000 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications.

  • Portable Laser Beam Splitter For Small Beam Diameters: Ophir® LBS-300s

    The new Ophir® LBS-300s from the Ophir brand is a compact, portable laser beam splitter ideally suited for handling small beam diameters (up to 15 mm) over a wide range of powers (10 mW to 400 W). The instrument is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. Ideal applications include micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.

  • GaAs Photodiode Arrays: FCI-GaAs-XXM Series

    The FCI-GaAs-XXM series of GaAs photodiode arrays are designed with 4 or 12 elements and are ideal for high-speed fiber receiver and monitoring applications. Each AR coated element is sensitive to telecommunication wavelengths and are perfect receiver for SM or MM fiber ribbon with a 250 µm pitch.

  • Compact Measurement System For LED Luminaires: Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Series

    The Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 series is a compact measurement system featuring four additional color sensors that are evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x, y, and CCT data besides the illuminance. The system provides an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light in seconds, allowing for the direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping.

  • Longpass Filter Series

    Schneider Optics offers a series of longpass filters impressed with steep slopes and high transmission at stable cut-on wavelengths. These filters are suited for high end machine vision systems in factory automation. They can also be used in metrology, 3D measurement, inspection, and automotive applications.

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Cooled sCMOS With Highest 26 MPix Resolution: pco.edge 26

PCO offers the pco.edge 26 sCMOS camera with 5120 x 5120 pixel resolution and a 2.5 x 2.5 µm² pixel size for achieving the maximum level of spatial resolution for many applications, including microscopy imaging with low magnification. Read more.

LEADING SUPPLIERS

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

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

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...

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  • Ophir's Long-Range MWIR 45-900 mm f/4 – Thermal Imaging Demo Video

    The SupIR 45-900 mm f/4 delivers superb image quality and accurate line of sight (LOS) for long-range security and surveillance applications, with up to 24.7 km detection range. Designed for 20 µm or 15 µm VGA format cameras, as well as for 10 µm HD format. The lens is based on the legacy SupIR 15-300 mm MWIR f/4 zoom lens with its proven track-record of thousands of units operating in the field and its ruggedized design. Integrated in Sierra-Olympic's VGA MWIR Ventus-900 thermal core.

  • Ophir's Long-Range LWIR 25-225 mm f/1.5 – Thermal Imaging Demo Video

    Ophir's long range 25-225 mm f/1.5 continuous zoom lens provides a crisp image over the full zoom range, with MTF close to the diffraction limit. Providing outstanding detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges, of up to 10.9 km, this lens is suitable for a wide range of commercial, surveillance and homeland security applications.

  • Integra 2nd Gen Introduction

    The second generation of the INTEGRA is a meterless line of all-in-one detectors that combine a detector and a meter in one device that lugs directly into your PC. Each detector of the INTEGRA series offers the same incredible performance as the usual detector and meter combination, from pW to kW and from fJ to J. For a brief introduction on this product, watch the video.

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

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