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  5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead
 

The new 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. The scanhead features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes. This 5 axis micro drilling scanhead includes a proprietary LED optical digital encoder, as well as a patented high speed beam shifter. It operates at standard wavelength ranges of 515 to 532 nm, and 1030 to 1064 nm.

Featured Article
Eye Surgery Using Excimer And Femtosecond Lasers
 
By Laser Components

In ophthalmology, lasers are used in refractive surgery to burn, cut, or remove objects in order to achieve optimal refractive power. This article discusses the use of excimer and/or femtosecond lasers in multiple types of operations to correct defective vision.

Spotlight On Medical Lasers
High-Power Lasers In Medical Applications

The full list of medical procedures involving lasers is growing every day and, when discussing the development and production of medical devices, the importance of high-power industrial lasers cannot be overlooked. 

Near-Infrared Detectors

Opto Diode's new series of near-infrared (NIR) detectors are designed for back-facet laser monitoring applications that require improved performance in the NIR spectrum from 700 nm to 1100 nm. These new photodiodes maximize measurement repeatability and offer a low-cost solution for NIR wavebands.

Developing Mid-IR Fused Fiber Couplers

Increasing use of fiber lasers and fused fiber technology for industrial, medical, and sensing applications has led to the development of fused fiber devices in all-fiber system architectures. This article demonstrates Gooch & Housego’s efforts developing single-mode fused couplers in a ZBLAN fiber in the mid-IR range.

Lasers For Medical Applications

The use of medical lasers is steadily growing due to the versatility of laser light and its characteristics. The unique capabilities to tailor laser light to a particular application opens up a wide space for laser tissue interaction such as photothermal, photochemical, and photoablation reactions. 

Resources
How Ultra-Thin Glass Fibers Help Doctors Spot Ailments And Save Lives

Finding a balance between highly specialized instruments and patient well-being raises challenges for the manufacturers developing preventative care tools. Endoscopes equipped with lighting and imaging bundles can help doctors and patients catch health problems early.

Industrial Brochure

First Sensor’s industrial business unit offers a wide variety of high-quality sensor solutions that are easily adaptable to specific requirements and applications. In the many parameters of industrial applications, sensors will often form the core element in products and solutions. 

Outcomes Of Mid-Air Collisions Between Drops And Solid Particles

The study of drop-particle collisions involves examining the outcome of the impact of a particle on to a drop of liquid in mid-air. In applications such as tablet coating in the pharmaceutical industry, or the refining of heavy crude oil in fluid catalytic cracking, the information gleaned from this experiment is vital.

Featured Multimedia
Product Video: High Definition In Thermal Imaging
 

At Photonics West 2017, Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic talked to us about the challenges of developing high definition thermal imagers, as well as some of his company’s accomplishments regarding independent infrared imaging.

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Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM
 

The MCL-NSOM is a fully operational near-field scanning optical microscope manufactured on Mad City Labs’ versatile RM21 inverted optical microscope. This instrument is designed to allow users to convert between NSOM, SPM, and fluorescence optical microscopy techniques.

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