Newsletter | March 29, 2021

03.29.21 -- High-Speed Cameras Reveal True Colors | Algorithms And Lasers Tame Chemical Reactivity

Featured Article
Revealing Their True Colors

Dr. Daniel Whisler, a member of the Impact Group at California State Long Beach, and his team devised a new method to measure the dynamic response of composites in a new, colorful way. Various materials and structures studied include flexible polymer composites. By utilizing high-speed cameras, the traditional measurement process gets an interesting spin.

Product Focus
ULTRA Series Bandpass Filters

Through a combination of precision wavelength control, ultra-steep edges, deep blocking, and the industry's highest transmission levels, Alluxa’s ULTRA Series of hard-coated, thin-film optical bandpass filters will optimize the performance of a variety of instruments.

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Alluxa, Inc.
Industry Insights
Advantages Of Developing MWIR Imaging Platforms With Designed-In Zoom Optics

Midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras and continuous zoom optics are the preferred solution for providing clear thermal image detail over a range of distances. MWIR systems are common in military, law enforcement, and other long-range surveillance applications. Improvements in MWIR detectors and continuous zoom optics are converging to produce SWaP optimized MWIR integrated solutions, overcoming challenges with design, time to market, and other business needs.

Optics For Lasers Of The Future

Many research centers, like those for nuclear fusion and cancer, require high-energy lasers with megawatt and petawatt power capabilities. For centers like these to make breakthroughs, the optics used must be extremely robust with low absorption levels and state-of-the-art coating.

The Application Of WDM Channel Skip Filters

Channel skip filters enable precision band splitting in telecommunications options, offering improved performance over edge pass filters at a cost adaptable to any project budget.

Introduction To Quad Laser Position Sensing Detectors And Monitor

The Gentec-EO QUAD-4Track takes advantage of the superior performance of their Pyroelectric Quadrant Detectors over silicon quad and lateral effect photodiodes. These QUAD-E detectors are designed to measure pulsed lasers, and QUAD-P detectors are for CW or quasi-CW lasers. The QUAD-4Track Laser Position Monitor is a powerful 4-channel, microprocessor-based instrument that measures not only beam position but also the power or energy of the laser. This application note provides a basic overview of these products and their capabilities.

New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously

If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF, including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” 

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Ophir Infrared Optics Jerusalem Production Site - A Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for IR thermal applications.

Featured Solutions
EMCCD Camera: Falcon III

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics incorporates a new EMCCD back-illuminated sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 µm square pixels. It images with a peak QE of >95%, offering unsurpassed sensitivity with less than 1 electron readout noise. It offers the combination of ultimate sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier, thereby maximizing uniformity. 

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Raptor Photonics Limited
Phantom 4K Camera: VEO4K 990

The compact, rugged, and portable Phantom VEO4K 990 provides the highest pixel resolution, available in two body styles. The VEO4K 990 brings high imaging standards to scientific and research related applications for motion analysis.

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Vision Research, Inc.
High-Power Detector For Laser Power Measurement: HP15KW-TUBE

Gentec-EO introduces the HP15KW-TUBE, a high-power detector for laser power measurement up to 15,000 W. This detector, a high-power water-cooled meter, is less sensitive to variations in water cooling temperature than other comparable products in the market.

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
RM21 MicroMirror TIRF Microscope

The MicroMirror TIRF microscope is a unique single molecule microscope. Spatial separation of the excitation and emission beams and the use of broadband micromirrors leads to superior signal-to-noise ratios for multi-wavelength TIRF microscopy. The open access to the excitation and emission optical pathways makes this the ideal platform to implement a range of biophysical techniques simultaneously. 

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Mad City Labs, Inc.