Newsletter | July 20, 2022

07.20.22 -- Applications Fueling FSO Comms Market Development

Spotlight On 5G Optics
4 Key Applications Fueling Free Space Optics (FSO) Communication Market Development

The free space optics (FSO) communication market will record over $2 billion in annual valuation by 2027, according to Global Market Insights Inc. Discover four applications driving the growth. 

Anamorphic Prism Pairs

Most laser diodes produce elliptically shaped beams with different divergence angles in the x and y axes because of the rectangular shape of the diode’s active region, however, elliptical beams have a larger focused spot size than circular beams. Anamorphic prism pairs are useful for circularizing elliptical beams.

What's The Fuss With Vertical Integration In Optics?

As an optical system supplier, Zygo has three internal groups: Zygo Precision Optics, Zygo Extreme Precision Optics, and Zygo Electro Optics. Together, they make it possible to control the key competencies that make for a vertically integrated supplier.

Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) - Design, Performance, And Tuning Of Piezo-Based Mechanisms

In free space optical communication (FSO), large amounts of data are “beamed” between two points – on Earth, on aircraft, or between satellites in space. Fast steering mirrors (FSM) are one means to compensate for disturbances that could keep the laser beam from hitting its target receiver precisely. 

Industry Insights
Optical Filters For 1,550 nm Light Sources In Sensing Applications

The 1,550 nm band can supplement or replace the 905 nm band in automotive LiDAR applications. HOYA offers superior filtration options for designers operating in both bands. 

Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do All This?

The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling, and micromachining will benefit.

Optical Components For SWIR Imaging

This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light conditions and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.

The Application Of WDM Channel Skip Filters

Channel skip filters enable precision band splitting in telecommunications options, offering improved performance over edge pass filters at a cost adaptable to any project budget.

How Many Photons Are Produced In A Laser Pulse?

Ever wondered how many photons make up one laser pulse? Of course, it depends on the laser, but Gentec-EO can give you some ballpark numbers and will also show you how you can compute these values for your own laser setup.

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Featured Multimedia
Video: Phantom TMX Cell Phone Demonstration

The Phantom TMX video demonstrates the TMX camera capturing cellphones crushing at a variety of speeds and resolutions. The revolutionary sensor delivers detailed images at extremely high speeds.

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Video: BaySpec OCI - F Push-Broom Hyperspectral Imager

The OCI F Series ("All Seeing Eye") hyperspectral camera is a miniaturized push-broom hyperspectral camera covering the full VIS-NIR (400-1,000 nm) or SWIR (short-wave infrared, 900-1,700 nm) wavelength range, with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

Featured Solutions
MicroOLED Microdisplay Series

Sensors Unlimited's MicroOLED microdisplays are designed for near-to-eye applications that require compact packaging, high image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view, and optimized power consumption. The MDP01, MDP02, and MDP03 microdisplays are designed on MicroOLED proprietary low voltage technology.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
ORCA-Quest qCMOS Camera: C15550-20UP

Hamamatsu introduces the ORCA-Quest with ultimate performance. The C15550-20UP is the world's first camera to incorporate the qCMOS image sensor and to be able to resolve the number of photoelectrons using a newly developed dedicated technology. The camera achieves the ultimate in quantitative imaging.

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Hamamatsu Corporation
Benchmark SWIR Lenses: Cuprite Series
This high-resolution C-mount SWIR lens with 25.4-mm image circle is designed for the 800 – 1,800 nm spectral range. With its robust mechanical design and locking screws for focus and iris, it maintains its high optical imaging performance even in harsh environments. A special SWIR coating and internal lacquering reduces stray light, resulting in high-contrast images.
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Schneider Optics
Lumen 200 Fluorescence Illumination System
The Lumen 200 from Prior Scientific retains the spectral output of traditional mercury (HBO) bulbs, yet provides vastly improved light quality. This metal halide lamp is ideal for use throughout a vast array of fluorescence applications and can replace an HBO bulb with a minimum of both cost and disruption to the existing setup.
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Prior Scientific Inc.