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The Evolution Of Ultrafast, Ultra-Precise Beam Steering Techniques For Micro-Material Processing
By Arron Campi, Gooch & Housego

When designing micromaterial processing equipment, manufacturers need to consider a complex interplay of numerous factors, such as extremely accurate positioning of lasers for cutting, drilling, scribing, or for marking at the highest rate possible.  In many integrated circuits, the required beam accuracies can be staggering. Display manufacturers must also accurately place and repair pixel circuitry at ever-shrinking resolutions on increasing larger substrates. 

Spotlight On Bioimaging/Neuroscience
Infrared Cameras: Advanced Temperature Measurement For Today's Breakthrough Medical Research
By Chris Bainter, FLIR Systems, Inc.

The versatility, affordability, and high performance of IR cameras provide a powerful remedy to gaining accurate temperature measurements in medical discoveries. 

No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics
By Michael Dargie, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

Well-known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.

Raman Spectroscopy Of Pigmented Human Tissue In The Shortwave Infrared
By P.J. Caspers, P. Merken, and R. Vandersmissen, Xenics

The researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in the Netherlands have developed a method of Raman spectroscopy that will substantially further and accelerate the diagnosis of melanoma. This app note discusses how technology developed by Xenics plays a key factor in this research.

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging — Application Simplified

The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor. This white paper discusses the pco.flim camera and how it simplifies the process of fluorescence lifetime imaging.

Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy

Mad City Labs’ RM21 microscope is a microscopy platform designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway and is capable of precision alignment in the X, Y, and Z axes. The Z-axis objective lens holder is aligned with the platform's optical axis and can hold a single objective lens.

Resources
Fast Wavelength Meter Precisely Maps Laser's Tuning Behavior

The 828B high-speed optical wavelength meter from Bristol Instruments is designed to provide accurate wavelength information at an unprecedented rate of 1 kHz. It revolutionizes WDM wavelength testing applications by reducing test times from hours to minutes.

Glossary Of Terms For Detectors

This white paper comprises a list of terms and definitions related to detectors.

Optical Components For SWIR Imaging

This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light level conditions, and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.

Infrared Camera Technology Supports New Applications With Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD)

Growing infrared applications are driving the need for unique IR imaging systems that range from SWIR to thermographic, uncooled imaging, and LWIR systems. This paper discusses the features of Sierra-Olympic's new QI-SCD15-M1 and the advantages of its ALDP imaging mode.

Featured Multimedia
Tradeoffs In High-Speed Camera Sensor Design
 

Jay Stepleton with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us to talk about the tradeoffs involved in speed, resolution, and sensitivity when designing high-speed camera sensors.

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Engineered Precision Motion Design Benefits From Systems Approach

When controlling motion at the sub-micrometer or nanometer levels for alignment and handling applications, it is imperative to have high reliability, robustness, minimized latency, and high-speed synchronization with external devices to reach sub-micrometer path accuracy. The higher the dynamics and throughput targets of a multi-axis precision motion system, the more holistic the design approach must be in order to achieve success. A systems approach where the mechanics, control electronics, and software are designed by the same team provides a great amount of benefits for the user.

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