Newsletter | September 15, 2021

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PSD (Position Sensing Detector) Characteristics

Silicon photodetectors are commonly used for light power measurements but may also be utilized as optical position sensors. They are commonly referred to as position sensing detectors or simply PSDs. This white paper discusses the different types of PSDs and their functions in different applications.

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 long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectrum.

In-Vivo Imaging In NIR-II/SWIR (600 To 1700 nm)

Noninvasive fluorescence imaging of small animals has been a technique widely used for years as a method in preclinical research. Techniques have developed considerably in recent years, but still face a number of limitations.

Do You Know What You Are Really Buying?

Datasheets can be misleading. So how do you know what you are really buying? To help optical designers and engineers view optical datasheets more critically and ask the right questions of lens providers, this article discusses key datasheet parameters.

Detecting Disguises At Border And Immigration Security Checkpoints Using Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Cameras

As the U.S. continues to increase its security at border crossings, airports, and other points of entry, biometrics will play an important role. Fingerprints and other direct contact means will become final identifiers of persons.

Spectroscopic Materials Analysis In The Palm Of Your Hand

Handheld optical spectroscopy’s newest tool features an expanded wavelength detection range, tougher packaging, and the power to streamline countless recycling, food, and industrial applications.

A Window On Windows: Getting ISR Optics Right The First Time

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor technologies have evolved as mission requirements become much more rigorous. As this technology has evolved, the demands have increased for the highest levels of performance and reliability in high-precision windows. 

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Video: Phantom Academy Of High-Speed Imaging Courses

The Phantom Academy of High-Speed Imaging is designed to prepare attendees for advanced high-speed imaging applications. These courses are taught by Phantom Camera expert technicians and by industry professional experts from around the world. 

Featured Solutions
NanoScan Nanopositioning Piezo Sample Scanner: SP400/SP600

Prior Scientific's NanoScan-SP range of Piezo driven stages are compatible with the Prior motorized stage as well as many common microscopes when using appropriate adapter plates. Applications for this series include live cell imaging, surface analysis, water inspection, and more.

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Prior Scientific Inc.
Z-Axis Piezo Nanopositioners

Mad City Labs originated the designs for low-profile, Z-axis piezo nanopositioners. These stages are widely used for optical microscopy techniques such as super resolution microscopy and confocal microscopy. The positioners offer a wide range of designs for compatibility with most microscope models and many microscope stages. These piezo Z stages are fully removable from your microscope stage, and a range of sample holders are also available.

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Mad City Labs, Inc.
Compact USB Module That Turns PC Into Laser Power/Energy Meter: Juno+

The Juno+ is a smart, compact USB module and interface designed to turn a laptop or PC into a full laser power/energy meter. The module connects any of the 100+ Ophir smart laser sensors to a PC USB port. The Juno+ operates with StarLab software to log power and energy, as well as calculate and display averages, statistics, and histograms.

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Ophir Photonics
PIFOC Objective Scanner With Long Travel Range: P-725.xCDE2

The P-725.xCDE2 from PI is a high-precision positioner and scanner for microscope objectives.

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PI (Physik Instrumente) LP