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Operating Edge-Emitting Pulsed Laser Diodes With Short Pulses Operating Edge-Emitting Pulsed Laser Diodes With Short Pulses

Applications for Edge-Emitting Pulsed Laser Diodes often require device operation with narrow pulse widths. These conditions may be necessary for ensuring eye-safe system certification or precision in distance measurement systems. Short pulses also allow for reliable higher peak power operation of the devices. This application note examines the many challenges that occur in generating short pulses with pulsed laser diodes and possible solutions.

  • Stability Of Silicon Photodiodes For Laser Emission Measurements

    Laser emission safety regulations are put in place to necessitate simple instrumentation for user monitoring and regulatory purposes. Instruments must be accurately calibrated and maintain their calibrations over long periods and must be achieved within the optical transducer. This white paper’s objective is to examine the suitability of silicon photodiodes as the transducer, and to discuss the calibration accuracy, reproducibility, and stability that are likely to be achieved from a commercial company.

  • New Intensified sCMOS Camera Technology Improves High-Speed Analysis

    Intensified sCMOS provides the technical solution when other imaging technology does not meet your application’s speed, exposure time, or resolution requirements.

  • Optics For Lasers Of The Future

    Many research centers, like those for nuclear fusion and cancer, require high-energy lasers with megawatt and petawatt power capabilities. For centers like these to make breakthroughs, the optics used must be extremely robust with low absorption levels and state-of-the-art coating. 

  • Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?

    “Binning” is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This white paper discusses the reasons for the difference of “binning” in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

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LWIR Micro Thermal Camera Module: FLIR Lepton® LWIR Micro Thermal Camera Module: FLIR Lepton®

The FLIR Lepton® is a radiometric-capable long-wave infrared (LWIR) camera module that is smaller than a dime. It is specifically designed to fit inside a smartphone, mobile devices, and other electronics like IR sensors and thermal imagers. Available at one tenth of the cost of traditional IR cameras, these cameras feature focal plane arrays of 160 x 120 or 80 x 60 active pixels, and capture accurate, calibrated, and noncontact temperature data in every pixel of each image.

  • 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: 120MXS

    The 120MXS 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor has a pixel count equivalent to the approximate number of photoreceptor cells in the human eye. Recording capabilities at approximately 60x the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 are made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at a high speed from multiple pixels.

  • Ultra-High-Resolution Verifire™ HDX Laser Interferometer System For 3D Metrology

    Zygo introduces the new Verifire™ HDX laser interferometer system designed for precise 3D metrology and mid-spatial frequency content characterization of extreme performance optical components and systems. The HDX system includes all of the features of the Verifire HD, and adds enhancements such as the best-in-class imaging and resolution for high instrument transfer function (ITF), and superior characterization of mid-spatial frequency content and high-slope surface deviations.

  • SCHOTT® SingleEZ Guide For Single-Use Endoscopy Applications

    The SCHOTT® SingleEZ Guide is a new generation of glass fiber illumination designed with a single plug-and-play component for easy and fast installation in single-use endoscope assemblies. The guide combines the advantages of glass fiber technology with a new ease of handling without individual fibers and termination after installation.

  • Standard Photodiode Power Sensor: PD300

    The Ophir PD300 general purpose photodiode laser measurement sensor features a swivel mount, a removable filter, and a 10 x 10 mm aperture.  Without a filter, its spectral range is 350 – 1100 nm and its power measuring range is 500 pW – 30 mW. With a filter the spectral range is 430 nm – 1100 nm and the power range is 200 µW – 300 mW.

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eBook: A Guide To Thermal Imaging On The Military Test Range

One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This eBook offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement. Read more.

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Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

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.

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.

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  • Attollo Engineering Introduces Low-SWaP, Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera With 5 µm Pixel Pitch

    Attollo Engineering (www.attolloengineering.com), global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging solutions, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing, introduces the Phoenix, a 640 x 512 shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera with the industry’s smallest VGA sensor and an extremely small 5 µm pixel pitch. The revolutionary sensor is ideally suited for broadband imaging as well as daylight and nighttime laser see-spot and range-gated imaging.

  • Next-Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

    Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin, perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research by Professor Anita Ho-Baillie means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.

  • NIST Researchers Boost Microwave Signal Stability A Hundredfold

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used state-of-the-art atomic clocks, advanced light detectors, and a measurement tool called a frequency comb to boost the stability of microwave signals a hundredfold. This marks a giant step toward better electronics to enable more accurate time dissemination, improved navigation, more reliable communications and higher-resolution imaging for radar and astronomy. Improving the microwave signal’s consistency over a specific time period helps ensure reliable operation of a device or system.

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