Newsletter | November 24, 2021

11.24.21 -- Bright Ideas | G&H Opens Optical Systems Innovation Hub

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G&H Further Expands Its R&D Capability With New Optical Systems Innovation Hub

G&S announces the launch of its new Optical Systems Innovation Hub in a brand-new facility in St. Asaph, U.K. The specialized engineering environment houses a growing engineering team comprised of specialists in optical design, opto-mechanical analysis, electronics development, system testing, and integration.

How Smooth Is Smooth? Achieving High-Precision Components

Because more manufactuters are making high-precision, small-scale components are critical to the function of a host of end products. A company’s livelihood may mandate that the components they use in their products are uniform, definable, and "high-precision."

Breeze — A Safer And Faster Way For Illicit Drug Detection

Everywhere first responders operate, they risk exposure to such substances, from fentanyl and synthetic cannabinoids to phosphorous and other chemicals. BaySpec’s Breeze Smart Palm Spectrometer provides first responders a viable handheld solution to quickly identify unknown substances.

Finished Infrared Optics

PG&O-finished infrared (IR) optics are designed for a range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance, and more. These optics operate from 0.75 µm, the near-infrared (NIR), out to 15 µm, the longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectrum.

SWIR Images Monitor Air Quality From Space

Flying a Sensors Unlimited 640HSX InGaAs SWIR camera, the GHGSat’s microSat circles the Earth every 90 minutes collecting infrared images. Data from the microSat will enable industries to monitor and quantify their own carbon dioxide and methane emissions to better manage and reduce their impact on air quality.

Bus Bars And Optics

A bus bar is a strip of conductive material applied to the surface of a conductively coated glass, most commonly ITO (indium tin oxide) or IMITO (index-matched ITO) coatings. Abrisa applies bus bars either by thin film deposition of chrome-nickel-gold or by screen-printing.

VCSEL-Illuminating Sensor Technology Goes Mainstream

VCSEL sensors can act as a combination of an LED and an edge-emitting laser (EEL). Other advantages of VCSEL-based optoelectronic components include packaging convenience performance, providing more information than LED-based sensors, and delivering an order of magnitude lower than LEDs.

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Xenoplan 1.3" C-Mount Lenses
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High-Temperature Infrared Emitter With Narrow Angle Of Emission: OD-110LISOLHT

Opto Diode introduces the OD-110LISOLHT as a high-power, GaAlAs infrared light-emitting diode (IRLED) illuminator. This device features a narrow angle of emission and a wide temperature rating for use in several industrial and defense/military applications, such as exterior covert lighting on an aircraft.

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