Newsletter | May 6, 2020

05.06.20 -- AR Lens Coatings | Sub-Nanometer-Scale Noise Explained

 
Featured Article
Innovation In AR Lens Coatings: High-Quality Coatings For High-Power Lasers
 

Lens coatings are an essential part of high-power CO2 laser systems. Coatings must protect the lens and allow for the highest levels of optical performance, with low levels of absorption, a long life expectancy, and an acceptable cost/benefit ratio.

Industry Insights
Understand Noise At The Sub-Nanometer Scale

Every nanopositioner has a small amount of uncertainty in its position that contributes noise to a measurement. It's important to understand what position noise is and where it comes from in order to know just how accurate the nanopositioner is.

UVC LED Disinfection: How UVC Radiation Makes The Coronavirus Harmless

UVC is high-energy, short-wave radiation with a wavelength range between 100 and 300 nm. It is absorbed by RNA strands of the corona pathogen SARS-CoV-2 and causes their nucleotide sequences to clump together, preventing the cells from reproducing or killing them.

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.

The Hygiene And Reliability Challenge: How Glass-Sealed Components Enable The Design Of Fully Autoclavable, Long-Lasting Medical Devices

When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs brings the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.

Are Larger Pixels Always More Sensitive?

A common myth is that larger pixel size image sensors are always more sensitive than smaller pixel size image sensors. To explain that this isn’t always the case, this paper will look at the effect that the pixel size has on image quality, especially for the overall sensitivity, which is determined by the quantum efficiency. 

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Featured Solutions
6” Integrating Spheres For Divergent Beams: IS6-D

The Ophir IS6-D family of 6” integrating spheres (5.3” inside) is for use with divergent (D) beams. These instruments have no detectors, where the detection configuration for IS6-D spheres are done by the user. They can also be used as uniform light sources.

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Ophir Photonics
Red To Near-IR Enhanced Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-5C

Opto Diode’s new NXIR-5C is a red to near-infrared (NIR) enhanced photodiode ideally designed for laser monitoring, medical diagnostic equipment, industrial automation, scientific measurement, and military applications. The photodiode features a circular active area of 5 mm2 and delivers spectral response from 320 nm to 100 nm.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company
Photodiode Arrays

OSI Optoelectronics offers an array of linear or 2-dimension photodiode arrays in a variety of different sizes and pitch to suit a number of applications. They are delivered in LCC, DIP chip carriers, PCB, ceramic, or monolithic solderable bare chip models.

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OSI Optoelectronics