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.
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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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.
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Raptor Launches Ultrafast And Sensitive EMCCD Camera For Under $25K
Raptor Photonics has released the Kestrel, an ultra-fast EMCCD camera, offering single photon sensitivity at KHz frame rates for under $25K. Using a cooled back-illuminated sensor, it offers ultra-high sensitivity from 350nm to 1100nm with a peak QE of 95% at 600nm.
Annual LiDAR Conference Features NH Based LASER COMPONENTS USA Presentation
The LIDAR 3rd Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held virtually September 22-24, 2020. LASER COMPONENTS USA, Inc. is pleased to announce Matt Robinson, Sales Director, as one of the presenters.
InfraTec Invests In Higher Production Capacity
To meet the growing demand for sensor products, the Dresden-based company has considerably expanded its production facilities. On 4th September 2020 the opening event for InfraTec's largest investment project to date took place in a small circle.
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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