Newsletter | January 4, 2021

01.04.21 -- Avalanche Photodiodes | 3D Optical Surface Profilers | Laser Rotary Encoders

Editor's Choice
Ophir SupIR 50 To 1350 mm f/5.5 Motorized Continuous Zoom Lens

The SupIR 50 to 1350 mm f/5.5 is a motorized continuous zoom lens with the longest available focal length and zoom ratio. It is designed for use in UAV payloads with its excellent detection range of more than 25 km.

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Ophir Optics Group
Readers' Choice
Avalanche Photodiodes And Large-Area Avalanche Photodiodes

OSI Optoelectronics offers a series of avalanche photodiodes (APD) that are designed to make use of internal multiplication to achieve gain due to impact ionization. These high-responsivity devices exhibit excellent sensitivity and fast response times.

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OSI Optoelectronics
Featured Solutions
Compact MWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580

FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 high-definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The MWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP detector that captures beautiful, crisp images and a four-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.

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FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
Piezoelectric Mirror Tip/Tilt Actuators: Nano-MTA Series

The Nano-MTA Series are piezo nanopositioning mirror tip/tilt actuators. With nanoradian resolution, the Nano-MTA Series is ideal for applications involving laser beam steering, tracking, and scanning. Proprietary PicoQ® technology provides absolute, repeatable position measurement under closed loop control. The Nano-MTA series is capable of high-speed, high-stability motion and has been used in applications such as gravitational wave detection that need extremely stable and precise movement.

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Mad City Labs, Inc.
3-D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2

Zygo Corporation introduces the next generation of optical profiling instruments designed to precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility. The Nexview NX2 instrument is based on innovative and versatile noncontact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

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Zygo Corporation
Instruments For Vehicular Information Display And Interface Applications

To support infotainment and HUD augmented reality displays and enhanced vision systems, Abrisa Technologies offers solutions manufactured from on-hand technologies and float glass, complete with custom features and edge fabrication, strengthening, graphics, coating, and oleophobics.

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Abrisa Technologies
92 KHz, InGaAs, Line Scan Camera: 1024-LDH2

Sensors Unlimited’s 1024-LDH2 is a high-speed 1024-pixel, line scan, InGaAs camera that increases the A-line rate to 91,911 lines per second to enable spectral domain OCT to capture detailed 3-D volumes of the retina, nerve head, and choroid layer in the blink of an eye. For 1.31 μm SD-OCT, diode array-based OCT systems offer superior phase stability for doppler or polarization-sensitive OCT.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye
BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 to 1100 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high-sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications.
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BaySpec Inc.
PURAVIS Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers

The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long-length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.

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SCHOTT North America Inc.
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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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
High-Resolution Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors

Schneider Optics presents the new Xenon-Topaz lenses that are suitable for modern 1.1” CCD and CMOS sensors with 12 megapixels and a pixel size up to 3.0 μm. These low-weight, compact lenses are fitted with a C-mount and have a 17.6 mm diameter image circle.

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Schneider Optics
Pyroelectric Laser Energy Detectors

Gentec-EO offers the largest selection of calibrated laser energy sensors for the measurement of laser powers from nanojoules to several tens of joules per pulse. They are offered in stand-alone formats, where the electronics are integrated in the device, or as standard sensors that can be hooked up to an energy meter.

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.