Newsletter | January 20, 2021

01.20.21 -- Fiber Optics For Robotic Surgery | Optical Assemblies For Commercial Space Applications

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Advanced Fiber Optics Enhance Visualization For Robotic Surgery

For robotic surgery, light guides made from specialty glass fibers can deliver the high-quality light needed to provide a realistic and clear view of the surgical field.

Industry Insights
3-D Machine Vision: One Small Step For Robots, A Giant Leap For Factory Automation

3-D machine vision systems “see,” analyze, and make decisions to meet production requirements of high accuracy, speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.

Tech Note: Advanced IR Zoom Lenses For Next-Generation Thermal Imaging Applications

This paper reviews advances in the development of infrared zoom lenses that meet challenging SWaP requirements while enabling high-resolution vision and identification in harsh environmental conditions and constrained platforms such as airborne and portable systems. 

Stability Of Silicon Photodiodes For Laser Emission Measurements

This white paper’s objective is to examine the suitability of silicon photodiodes as the transducer and to discuss the calibration accuracy, reproducibility, and stability that are likely to be achieved from a commercial company.

Saving The Lens For Last?

Designers have been known to “save the lens for last” when creating vision systems with very specific black box dimensions and lighting, resolution, and pixel specifications. One solution to this dilemma is a new and improved design approach called concurrent engineering. 

SWIR For Hot-End Glass Bottle Defect Inspection And Imaging

Manufacturers of glass hollowware have long sought a way to pick out defective product at the hot end of their process while the pieces are still above 200ºC. At that glass inspection stage, rejects are identified, then shunted aside and reprocessed efficiently, greatly reducing scrap. 


Building Optical Assemblies For Commercial Space Applications — Key Supplier Selection Criteria

It is important that customers interrogate their short-listed precision optical assembly supplier, especially when manufacturing for exacting commercial space applications, to assess their ability to meet precision, reliability, and cost requirements. 

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Featured Solutions
Calibrated Portable Laser Energy Detectors

Gentec-EO offers a series of portable pyroelectric energy detectors, photodiode energy detectors, and integrating sphere energy detectors for a variety of laser test and measurement applications.

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
High-Precision Positioning: MMP Series

The MMP series comprises precision, stepper motor-driven micropositioning systems with up to 25 mm of travel. They are available in 1-, 2-, or 3-axis configurations but can be employed in a modular design. The proprietary intelligent control scheme results in exceptional stability with high native precision. The MMP series has been designed for use with our closed loop nanopositioners.

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Mad City Labs, Inc.
FLIR A400/A700 Standard Science Kits

The FLIR A400 and A700 science kits are designed to offer a streamlined solution for accurate temperature measurements. Each standard kit includes a FLIR A400 or A700 image streaming camera, a 24˚ lens with automatic/remote and manual focusing, as well as FLIR Macro Mode.

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FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science