Special Edition: Lasers & Light Sources
Featured Article
How To Make Laser Welding And Cutting Affordable And Sustainable
 
By Christian Dini, director, global business development, Ophir

This article discusses the consequences of poor measurements in more detail and presents a measurement solution that can help make applications like laser welding and cutting affordable and sustainable.

Lasers & Light Sources Product Focus
Laser Rotary Encoders For Highly Accurate Angle Sensing

Canon USA has developed laser rotary encoders that can provide 81,000 pulses with a 36 mm diameter by using the light-diffraction interference method in conjunction with a semiconductor laser acting as the light-emitting element.

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Fiber-Coupled Wideband Light Sources

BaySpec offers a MiniLite Series of fiber-coupled wideband light sources designed to operate in the 650 to 1690 nm wavelength range. These light sources are intended to enhance spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), medical imaging, fiber optic sensing, analytical spectroscopy, and test and measurement capabilities.

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Resources
Shadowgraphy Imaging Technique
By Photron

Using the backlight/shadowgraphy imaging technique can provide high-contrast object images for a better understanding of an object's shape or size. This application note looks further into this imaging method and walks through its optical setup and its application uses.

Sight Glass Application Note
By Abrisa Technologies

A sight glass is a visual observation window used to view or monitor liquid levels and flow within a tank, pipeline, or other pressure vessel. This app note discusses the characteristics of sight glasses, as well as how to choose the best substrate based on application requirements.

High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series

The 771 Series high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer from Bristol Instruments identifies the spectral properties of both CW and pulsed lasers operating in the 375 nm to 12 µm wavelength range.

Featured Multimedia
First Sensor Embedded Area View System
 

This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view, and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

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120-Megapixel CMOS Sensor Brochure

The 120-megapixel CMOS sensor has a pixel count equivalent to the approximate number of photoreceptor cells in the human eye. Recording capabilities at approximately 60x the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 is made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at a high speed from multiple pixels. This sensor has a size of 29.22 x 20.20 mm, a square pixel arrangement of 2.2 μm x 2.2 μm with 122 million effective pixels, and 28 digital signal output channels.

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