Digital Encoder Galvano Scanner: GM-1000 Series

The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners comprises four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extremely high resolution, precision, and accuracy. In the medical marketplace, they can be used for applications involving laser ophthalmic surgery, confocal microscopy, and OCT scanning. In the industrial space, they’re ideal for laser marking and scribing, laser projection and imaging, and micromachining and processing applications.

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The Instrument Transfer Function
By Zygo

The ability of an interferometer to quantify mid-spatial frequency content is defined not only by its sampling density (camera resolution), but also by the many critical design aspects of the optical illumination and imaging system. The instrument transfer function (ITF) quantitatively characterizes the response of the instrument as a function of spatial frequency.

Spotlight On Microscopy
Microscopy Illumination

Stereo microscopes are used for life science, material science, and clinical routine industrial inspection tasks. The better the object is illuminated, the more details become visible in microscopy.

Precision Nanopositioning Solutions

PI presents their innovative products for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and highly accurate industrial automation applications in the new Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog that was released at LASER World of PHOTONICS, 2017. 

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 precision aligned with the optical axis of the platform and can hold a single objective lens.


The FASTCAM Mini WX100 delivers high-resolution imaging by providing 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution at 1,080 fps (Mini WX50 750 fps), 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD resolution at 2,000 fps (Mini WX50 1,500 fps), and frame rates up to 80,000 fps (Mini WX50 67,500 fps) at reduced image resolution.

pco. Pioneer In sCMOS Image Sensor Technology

The pco.edge series of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras allows for structured illumination and localization microscopy, dynamic processes in fluorescence microscopy, high-contrast imaging in 3D metrology, particle image velocimetry, digital pathology, and many other imaging solutions.

Imaging Fast Moving Objects Without The Blur: HD MWIR A8200sc/A8300sc Cameras

FLIR’s A8300sc series operates in the 3- to 5-micron waveband. The 1280 x 720 or 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution and 14 µm or 18 µm detector pitch produce crisp thermal images for a wide variety of applications – from electronics microscopy to thermal validation in motor vehicles.

When Lightning And Rods Connect

For the first time, a team of researchers has captured lightning striking a rod using Vision Research’s high-speed cameras. The results not only broaden the understanding of how lightning connects with lightning rods, but also provide the field data necessary to improve current lightning protection systems.

Frame Rate Comparisons

Sierra–Olympic provides a comparison between 9 and 60 Hz frame rates in VOX uncooled FPA sensors.

Saving The Lens For Last?

Designers have been known to “save the lens for last” when creating vision systems with very specific black box dimensions, and lighting, resolution, and pixel specifications. One solution to this dilemma is a new and improved design approach called concurrent engineering. 

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Advanced Infrared Imaging Through High-Speed Multispectral Filtering

Vince Morton with Telops gives an update on what’s new for Telops’ product lines and shows a demonstration of an advanced high-speed multispectral filtering application.

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Near-Infrared, Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-RF100C

Opto Diode introduces the NXIR-RF100C as a red and near-infrared (NIR) surface-mount device (SMD) photodiode with spectral response ranging from 320 to 1100 nm. The device package is ideally designed for laser monitoring, and rain- and sun-sensor applications in the -40 °C to +125 °C temperature range.

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