Newsletter | June 9, 2021

06.09.21 -- Nanopositioners Explained | Energy Detector Basics | Choosing A Photodiode Power Sensor

Featured Article
Choosing The Right Photodiode Power Sensor

When you need a photodiode sensor to measure the power of a light source, you must first see what category it falls under and subsequently use the Sensor Finder to get a list of sensors that can be used in your application. In some cases, you may use one of the special photodiode sensors that are tailor made for your application.

Industry Insights
Nanopositioners: What Are They Good For?

Nanopositioner applications, utility, and functionality often are misunderstood — to the detriment of researchers whose experiments might benefit from the stability, precision, and repeatability these instruments offer.

How Fast Nano-Focusing & Z-Scanning Mechanisms Advance Life Sciences, Biotech, Laser Processing, & Semiconductors

While linear motors provide long travel ranges, piezo devices can achieve the highest resolution (picometer range) and fast settling (sub-millisecond is feasible). Piezo devices are inherently stiff and can hold a position without power and heat generation, and they can be operated in both closed- and open-loop.

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. 

Measuring Laser Power With A Pyroelectric Detector — The Basics Of Energy Detectors

In this technical paper, you will learn about the parameters that you need to consider when selecting and using a pyroelectric detector and about the typical steps for making good energy measurements.

OCT Systems Innovation — Component Specification To Design For Manufacture

To achieve fit for purpose components and systems that are to specification, budget, and timeline at scale, whilst reducing costs over the product lifetime, OCT systems manufacturers require efficient and effective system design.

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Featured Solutions
Durable, High-Performance Coatings
HOYA offers optical coatings with excellent abrasion resistance and durability. This can be done from single-layer configurations to optics with over 100 layers. Available coatings include antireflection, high-efficiency broadband AR, ITO, bandpass filter coatings, edge filter coatings, and more.
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HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division
Satcom Optical Filters And Coatings

Commercial satcom networks will consist of constellations of hundreds to thousands of satellites in an interconnected low earth orbit (LEO) mesh. Many of these systems rely on an optical intersatellite link (OISL) architecture to connect satellites via laser-based optical communications. Optical filters provide wavelength selectivity to these systems.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies
UV-Enhanced Detector With 5.5 mm Diameter Active Area: UVG20S

Opto Diode offers a new ultraviolet-enhanced detector featuring UV detection between 190 nm and 400 nm spectral wavelength, with a full spectrum of 190 nm out of 1000 nm. The device features stable responsivity over wide temperature ranges and 100 percent internal quantum efficiency from 200 to 400 nm.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company
X-Ray Arrays

OSI Optoelectronics provides standard and custom X-ray detector devices for industrial, security, and medical fields. These proprietary detectors are designed and manufactured in-house with outstanding reliability. They are ideal for any X-ray scanning applications, as well as other medical and security applications.

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OSI Optoelectronics
Kestrel 1000 Camera

The Kestrel 1000 camera from Raptor Photonics is a digital, monochrome, scientific frame transfer EMCCD, featuring 2,000 ps, 128 x 128, 24 µm x 24 µm pixels and cooled to -20°C.

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Raptor Photonics Limited