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Capture3 Measuring Laser Power With A Pyroelectric Detector – The Basics of Energy Detectors

If you are involved with pulsed lasers at any level in research, product development, final test, process control, field service or laser safety, it is important to accurately measure the energy of your laser(s). In this technical paper, you will learn about the parameters that needed to consider when selecting and using a pyroelectric detector, and about the typical steps for making good energy measurements.

  • Palmheld Spectroscopy Becomes A Powerful Tool For The Food Industry

    All aspects of the food industry may find a need to evaluate products in a field or factory. Palmheld spectroscopy provides powerful analysis without the need for expert users.

  • Joined Fast Together: e-Mobility And Laser Welding In Automotive Production

    The latest automotive manufacturing processes and e-mobility technologies are tightly linked to laser welding. This white paper explores the challenges found in this juncture and why the quality of the laser beam is so important.

  • Utilizing Flow Cytometry Filters

    Used across a variety of biological disciplines, fluorescence-based flow cytometers rapidly and accurately quantify cells and cellular components. As one of the most important components of these systems, flow cytometry filters must be specifically designed to maximize signal-to-noise ratios while minimizing crosstalk between fluorophores.

  • Anti-Glare vs. Anti-Reflective Glass

    Non-glare glass is manufactured by acid etching one or two surfaces of the glass; AR glass has been optically coated on one or two sides to diminish reflections and increase the light transmission, to reduce surface glare and increase substrate transmission and brightness.

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long range zoom lenses IR Long Range Zoom Lenses

Ophir Optics Group's array of IR long-range zoom lenses offer outstanding detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges ideal for commercial, surveillance, and homeland security applications. They are available for use in various FPA formats, including high-definition XGA and SXGA formats, with crisp clean images over full zoom and MTF close to the diffraction limit.

  • High-Performance MWIR InSb Camera: FLIR X6800sc

    The FLIR X6800sc is a fast, highly sensitive MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. With advanced triggering and on-camera RAM/SSD recording, this camera offers the functionality to stop motion on high-speed events both in the lab and at the test range. The X6800sc has a cooled FLIR indium antimonide (InSb) detector and captures full 640 x 512 images at 502 frames per second, or up to 29,134 Hz with windowing.

  • Ophir® Wide Beam Imager (WB-I)

    The Ophir® Wide Beam Imager (WB-I) accessory offers a solution for measuring both size and power distribution of a divergence and large diameter source, such as an LED, VCSEL, or fiber laser.

  • Fast Lens Series

    Schneider Optics offers a series of 2/3” lenses featuring an extremely high relative aperture of 0.95, making them ideal for low light applications. They are corrected and coated for the visible range from 400 to 700 nm.

  • Pyroelectric Laser Energy Detectors

    Gentec-EO offers the largest selection of calibrated laser energy sensors for the measurement of laser powers from nanojoules to several tens of joules per pulse. They are offered in standalone formats, where the electronics are integrated in the device, or as standard sensors that can be hooked up to an energy meter.

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Advanced Fiber Optics Enhance Visualization For Robotic Surgery

For robotic surgery, light guides made from specialty glass fibers can deliver the high-quality light needed to provide a realistic and clear view of the surgical field. Read more.

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

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

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.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., 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.

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...

LASER COMPONENTS is a family-owned business that was founded by Mr. Günther Paul in Germany in 1982. With over 130 employees worldwide, LASER COMPONENTS has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry.

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  • Raptor SWIR Cameras Improve Productivity For The Remote Sensing Of Vegetation

    Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an application note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling.

  • Blue-Light Stride In Perovskite-Based LEDs

    Researchers at Linköping University have developed efficient blue light-emitting diodes based on halide perovskites. “We are very excited about this breakthrough”, says Feng Gao, professor at Linköping University. The new LEDs may open the way to cheap and energy-efficient illumination.

  • Researchers Develop Laser-Based Process To 3D Print Detailed Glass Objects

    Researchers have developed a new laser-based process for 3D printing intricate parts made of glass. With further development, the new method could be useful for making complex optics for vision, imaging, illumination or laser-based applications.

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  • Creating AFM Resonant Probes Using Shattered Silicon

    Resonant probes for atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be created using shattered silicon wafers. This video describes how to create silicon shards and then attach them to a quartz tuning fork for use in an AFM. 

  • Creating Tungsten Tips For Atomic Force Microscopy Using Mad City Labs SPM Etch Kit

    This video describes how to use Mad City Labs SPM Etch kit to produce tungsten tips for atomic force microscopy (AFM). The tungsten tips are attached to quartz tuning forks for use in a resonant probe AFM.

  • Creating A Diving Bell For An AFM Resonant Probe

    This video describes how to implement a diving bell concept for imaging samples in liquid using a resonant probe AFM. A MadPLL phase lock loop controller and an AFM diving bell kit are used from Mad City Labs.

  • 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.

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