Newsletter | May 16, 2012

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Spotlight On Optical Design

NEW! Surface-Mount Designs: Enabling Automated, High-Volume Production For Cutting Edge Sensing Applications
Excelitas Technologies is introducing the intelligent, innovative, and visionary sensor designs that today’s unique platforms demand. Experience the performance benefits of designing with Excelitas’ tiny, new, high-performance, surface-mount pyroelectric infrared detectors, thermopiles, and avalanche photodiodes. The revolutionary DigiPile™ and one and only DigiPyro® Family of truly digital IR Detectors are now available in SMD-Housings for motion and presence detection, non-contact temperature sensing, and energy-conserving applications. Excelitas’ APDs in SMD Housings are perfect for facilitating your optics design and automated SMD pick-and-place. Applications include Gesture Recognition, Optical Communication, and 3D Time-of-Flight sensing applications.

NEW! Surface-Mount Designs: Enabling Automated, High-Volume Production For Cutting Edge Sensing Applications

High Ion Exchange (HIE) Glass: Fully Integrated Solutions
Recent agreements have expanded Abrisa Technologies' specialty glass product line to include Corning Gorilla Glass, SCHOTT Xensation Cover glass, and AGC Dragontrail. Abrisa Technologies can now provide a diverse portfolio of thin glass options to the display, defense, medical, and industrial markets as well as any customized fabrication solutions required, including the application of thin film coatings, various edge treatments, custom cutting and drilling, screen printing, Bus Bars, and more.

High Ion Exchange (HIE) Glass: Fully Integrated Solutions

Optical Component Prototypes Using Rapid Injection Molding Process
Protomold's rapid injection molding process is a very useful option for prototyping lenses that need to be tested for fit and structural integrity in optical systems. Optical component prototypes produced using the rapid injection molding process can cost up to 90% less than parts produced with traditional tooling methods.

Optical Component Prototypes Using Rapid Injection Molding Process

Gaussian Mirrors
LASER COMPONENTS is one of the few manufacturers that can produce Gaussian mirrors also known as graded reflectivity mirrors (GRMs). The special coating is characterized by a degree of reflection that falls off in a Gaussian-shaped curve starting from the center of the optic. Customers can choose almost any shape the Gaussian curve should take.

Gaussian Mirrors

Custom Electro-Optics And Microelectronics Capabilities Brochure
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is a leading supplier of custom microelectronic and electro-optic products for the military and aerospace markets, with nearly 50 years of experience. As a strategic supplier, CMC designs, manufactures, and qualifies complex hybrid microcircuits and electro-optic devices for aircraft and missile applications around the world.

Custom Electro-Optics And Microelectronics Capabilities Brochure

Aspheric And High-Complexity Components
LightWorks Optics offers a full range of high-precision manufacturing solutions including a computer-controlled deterministic polishing process to fabricate high-precision aspheric components.

Aspheric And High-Complexity Components

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Measurement Of Filters Used In Night Vision Applications
By Ocean Optics
Measuring transmission filters used in night vision-compatible environments demands a spectrometer system sensitive to very low light levels over a broad dynamic range, from 0.001% to 90%.

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Laser Operations Appoints New CEO And Senior Director Of Manufacturing
DRS Technologies Announces Reorganization
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DSI’s Very Long Wavelength Infrared (VLWIR) Filters provide high transmittance over the 12µm to beyond 22-µm wavelength region. Coatings include narrow and wide bandpass filters (NBP and WBP), longwave and shortwave pass filters (LWP and SWP), and antireflection coatings (AR). They readily pass all standard environmental tests, and can be repeatedly cycled between ambient and cryogenic temperatures without degradation. Applications include remote sensing, chemical analysis, astrophysics/astronomy, and horizon sensors. Learn more.

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Avantes provides custom solutions for OEMs across several diverse industries. Some of the custom OEM products Avantes has designed and manufactured include spectral analyzers for motor oil contamination, remote sensing fire detection systems, optical emission spectroscopy systems for end point detection, blood parameter analyzers, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy systems, ark spark spectroscopy systems, and many more.

Injection Molding Design Tips, Volume 8
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Micro-Hole Chip Technology For Next Level Of Integrated Optical Detector Systems
To meet the growing need for very compact and highly integrated detector systems Silicon Sensor International, a leading manufacturer of silicon based detectors, announces a new chip technology.

Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions
Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits.

Avalanche Photodiode LADAR/LIDAR Receiver Technologies Overview
Voxtel offers LIDAR receivers and LADAR focal plane arrays optimized for high performance with our novel fast-temporal-response, high gain, low-noise InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) technology, proven readout integrated circuit (ROIC) designs, and camera electronics expertise.
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