Newsletter | May 10, 2021

05.10.21 -- Multiple Band Pass Filters Examined | Metrology + Thin Film Filters

Industry Insights
Integrated Solutions: Interconnecting Ophir Products And Accessories

Mutual interconnections between different Ophir products are provided via adapters with various threads. These are designed to exactly fit required optical path distances for each device. This integrated solution is prealigned and ready to use.

Phantom Cameras Shine In Recent Ballistics And Material Tests For Aerospace Components

This case study explores how the Phantom ultra high-speed and VEO high-speed cameras were used to record the testing processes for both components. These analytic tools were able to provide crucial information on the design and performance of aerospace devices.

Beam Pen Lithography (BPL) — Desktop Nanoprinting Enabled By Compact, 3-D Nanopositioning Stage

This article discusses a desktop nanoprinter based on a novel, highly scalable, and versatile photolithographic technology and XYZ piezo-driven nanopositioning stage for applications in photonics, meta-materials, electronics, soft robotics, and biomedicine.

Tracking Worm Movements Using Prior Scientific’s Optiscan Motorized Stage System

The OptiScan Motorized Stage System for upright microscopes is combined with Track-A-Worm software to create an automated single-worm tracker designed for extracting and quantifying detailed bending and locomotory behavior of C. elegans.

New Metrology Techniques For Advanced Thin Film Optical Filters

Alluxa’s thin film optical filter technology has advanced to the point where the spectral slopes and blocking levels are challenging even the best metrology equipment and techniques. This paper discusses the issues and provides solutions to measuring the spectral response of this new class of high-performance filters.

Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions

Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits. 

OSI Optoelectronics Glossary Of Terms

OSI Optoelectronics offers a glossary of terms dealing with photodiode and detector technologies.

Scanning In Liquid With A Tuning Fork Probe And Diving Bell Kit

This application note describes how to prepare a probe for an AFM scan in liquids using a tuning fork probe. The note describes how the process utilizes a “diving bell” approach to protect the probe and how to fabricate the diving bell using the Mad City Labs diving bell kit.

Advantages Of Multiple Band Pass Filters In Telecommunications Applications

Multiband filters help optimize price-performance balance while also conserving space, simplifying design, and improving (or offering equivalent) performance versus single band filters.

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