Newsletter | October 13, 2021

10.13.21 -- Bright Ideas | How To Measure Large Laser Beam Profiles

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How To Measure A Large Laser Beam Profile

Laser beams tend to be very small when you want to look at the beam profile at their focal point or when they are collimated. It’s a challenge that we won’t cover here. What we will cover is what to do when the beam doesn’t fit in your beam profiler sensor.

Hybrid Gain Flattening Filters (GFF) In Optical Fiber Amplifiers

Hybrid GFFs save space, simplify system layouts, cost less than a two-filter setup, and offer unparalleled reliability. Meet the new standard in optical fiber amplifier components.

Micromirror TIRF Microscopy: Technique And Applications

Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy is used to watch biological processes unfold in real time. Taking advantage of the ability to label individual molecules with different colors of fluorescent tags, TIRF microscopy lets scientists view the complex molecular assemblies that govern cellular processes.

Optical Monitoring System Improves Thin-Film Coating Accuracy

In the past, a thin-film design software was used to help develop the coating, but the real challenge was in actually replicating the design thickness and the material indexes inside the coating chamber, without any errors. 

Piezo Controllers/Mechanisms: How To Select The Right Piezo Controller/Driver

When selecting a motion controller/driver for a piezo nanopositioning system, a number of questions need to be answered first. Here’s a checklist and an example that can help you make the best choice. 

Rethink Custom Microscopes With OpenStand

Prior Scientific is renowned for motorizing commercially available microscopes to maximize the generation of high-quality imaging data from a wide variety of optical systems. As imaging instruments become more diverse and specialized toward particular applications, Prior now offers the OpenStand®, a highly versatile imaging system development platform.

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Metrology Matters: Introduction To Laser Interferometry

In this episode of “Metrology Matters,” two experts in the field, Bruce Truax, director of engineering at Zygo, and Kate Medicus, CEO of Ruda Cardinal, give us an introduction to laser interferometry. They discuss an overview of laser interferometry, why it is important in producing small optics, its applications in the industry, and the best practices.

Featured Solutions
Xenon-Jade Lens Series
The new Xenon-Jade series is a set of high-end lenses developed with focus on the new sensors like the Sony’s Pregius S - Generation 4. The Xenon-Jade lenses are optimized for use in machine vision applications.
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InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LE/LSE Series
The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as in industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and NIR molecular spectroscopy.
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Hyperspectral Imagers
The new OCI-F Series from BaySpec is made up of miniature push-broom hyperspectral imaging cameras covering the VNIR (400 to 1000 nm) wavelength ranges. The ultra-compact designs, simple operation, and intuitive software make these cameras ideal for many spectroscopy applications.
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Canon Linear Ultra Sonic Motor

Canon's Linear Ultra Sonic Motor is a high-performance and reliable piezo motor used for Canon cameras. Sold with or without an encoder, the motor is compact, lightweight, and operates at high speed.

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