Newsletter | September 9, 2019

09.09.19 -- Augmented & Virtual Reality | Working With High-Power Density Lasers

Featured Article
Battle Axe Vs. Scalpel: How To Work With High-Power Density Lasers
By Ophir Photonics

There will always be opportunities for improvement in lasers. In this Q&A article, Mark Gitin, senior vice president and general manager of the Light & Motion Division of MKS Instruments, and Christian Dini, director global business development, Ophir, discuss the use of reliable laser beam measurement technology that can help with the process of laser optimization.

Using High-Speed Infrared Imaging In Additive Manufacturing
Application Note | TELOPS

Additive manufacturing involves extremely high thermal gradients that can sometimes induce stress and deformation in the materials. High-speed infrared imaging of this direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) process on stainless steel has been used to better understand and visualize these thermal transfers.

Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?
Article | By Kevin Urben, Image Science Ltd

A high-quality lens begins with a good design, tolerant to small manufacturing errors. The manufacturing process must be tightly controlled, from individual lens elements to final assembly. But, since small errors in manufacturing can result in serious loss of performance, end-of-line testing is necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions: Optical Thin Film Filters
Article | Iridian Spectral Technologies

This article answers an array of frequently asked questions about optical thin film filters. It provides in-depth information on what they are, how they are created, how they perform, and what to look for when selecting an optical thin film filter supplier.

Neutral Density Filters
Catalog | HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

Hoya’s neutral density filters have nearly even spectral transmittance in the visible region and are classified by the average transmittance within wavelengths from 400 nm through 700 nm. These filters are able to control light intensity without selectively absorbing light with a specific wavelength.

Hyperspectral Imaging Reveals New Information For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Article | BaySpec Inc.

Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming the human eye's limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmanned aerial vehicles.

MKS Instruments
Brochure | MKS Instruments, Inc.

MKS Instruments, Inc., is a global leader in technology solutions for many industries, including environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research, process and industrial manufacturing, and thin film markets. 


The world’s premier conference on advanced uses of industrial lasers returns for its 38th iteration — bringing with it deeper industry foci, more expansive technical sessions, and enhanced networking opportunities across the four days.

Laser industry professionals from academic and industrial settings will gather to discuss the latest in laser additive manufacturing (LAM), laser materials macroprocessing, laser materials microprocessing, battery and energy conversion, and laser nanomanufacturing. Learn more.

Featured Multimedia
Reducing Program Risk And Cost Through Earlier Supplier Involvement

Justin Turner from Zygo Corporation discusses how to do so by involving a supplier at an early point in the design phase. Check out the full video for more information.

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Laser Rotary Encoders For Highly Accurate Angle Sensing

Canon USA has developed laser rotary encoders that can provide 81,000 pulses with a 36-mm diameter by using the light-diffraction interference method in conjunction with a semiconductor laser acting as the light-emitting element.

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