Newsletter | January 11, 2023

01.11.23 -- Photonics West: Who, What, Where, When, And Why

From The Editor
Photonics West: Who, What, Where, When, And Why

SPIE Photonics West 2023, the world’s largest lasers, biomedical optics and biophotonic technologies, quantum, and optoelectronics event, is just around the corner. January 28 through February 2 in San Francisco, to be exact. To help get you prepared for the show, we spoke with SPIE Senior Director of Technical Programs Marilyn Gorsuch – who is also the SPIE Photonics West event manager – about what attendees can expect, which hot topics are trending, and more. And don’t forget to check out our coverage leading up to the show, as well as the videos we’ll be shooting on the show floor!

Bright Ideas
Bright Ideas — Quantum Dots Integrated With Ultra-Low Loss Waveguides, Lasers That Fit On A Fingertip, SPIE Announces 2023 Fellows, And More

Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in optics and photonics. This week, we learn about the three proteins behind diatoms’ intricate nanoscale-patterned shells; why companies are moving away from setting qubit records in favor of practical hardware and long-term goals; and seven semiconductor trends for 2023.

Featured Solutions To See At SPIE Photonics West 2023
World’s Smartest Palm Spectrometer: Breeze

BaySpec introduces Breeze, the world’s smartest palm spectrometer, for 400 to 2,500 nm with a simple one-button operation. Featuring proprietary miniaturized optics, Breeze is highly efficient for maximum sensitivity with ultrafast acquisition. 

Request Information
BaySpec Inc.
Booth #: 3360
Solutions For Imaging, Sensing, And Laser Scanning Applications

Abrisa Technologies offers custom coating services and innovative total solutions of coated and fabricated technology glass for imaging, sensing, and laser scanning applications.

Request Information
Abrisa Technologies
Booth #: 2225
Superpolishing Capabilities

G&H’s Superpolishing process delivers Scratch-Dig of 5-2, less than 0.5 Å of surface roughness, and zero defects at 300x magnification for ring laser gyroscope (RLG) mirrors, R&D applications, and short wavelength and ultrafast lasers.

Request Information
Booth #: 748
Highly Durable Sapphire Optics

PG&O’s new sapphire optics operate from the visible out to the infrared spectral wavelengths. The thermal- and scratch-resistant substrate is exceptionally durable and able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions and temperature variations.

Request Information
PG&O® Precision Glass & Optics
Booth #: 4385
Thulite Series Lenses

A set of high-end lenses for APS-C sized 2” sensors and typical machine vision applications.

Request Information
Schneider Optics
Booth #: 1853
InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LE/LSE Series

The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and NIR molecular spectroscopy.

Request Information
Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
Booth #: 1831
Meet Zygo At SPIE Photonics West 2023

Join the optics and photonics community in this exploration of the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge research.

Request Information
Zygo Corporation
Focus On SPIE Photonics West 2023
Infrared Components Brochure

Laser Components not only offers quality components but also profound technical expertise and assistance. This brochure outlines Laser Components' range of photodiodes, detectors, and other offerings.

Request Information
Laser Components USA, Inc.
Booth #: 941
3-DOF Precision Positioning Stages Supporting Laser Assisted Wafer Slicing

As today’s technology becomes more advanced, the demand for ever decreasing sizes of features with more complex designs increases; this means the manufacturing process of these semiconductors has to adapt.

Request Information
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
Booth #: 3317
The Relationship Between Laser Fluence And Pulse Duration

Laser fluence is a useful metric to know how concentrated the energy is spatially. It tells us nothing, however, about how fast that energy is delivered. This is where pulse duration comes into play.

Request Information
Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
Booth #: 1357
Using Optical Filters To Measure Earth From A Different Perspective

An improved ability to manage or understand the natural or influenced phenomena is critical to ensuring that we maintain a healthy planet capable of sustaining humanity as part of its diverse biomass. But understanding these phenomena and how they are changing over time requires measurement.

Request Information
Iridian Spectral Technologies
Booth #: 3332
Precision IR Narrow And Dual Bandpass Filters With Low OH-Band Absorption

Alluxa’s new precision infrared bandpass and dual bandpass filter technology brings new levels of performance with higher transmissions, steeper slopes, and flatter pass bands than traditional evaporated coatings.

Request Information
Alluxa, Inc.
Booth #: 4640
Enabling Interferometric Imaging At SWIR Wavelengths

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer will analyze fringe patterns obtained from multiple pairs of combined beams to reconstruct an image of the target under observation.

Request Information
Raptor Photonics Limited
Booth #: 203
Recent News
Featured Multimedia
Introducing The BN13 Compact High-Power Coreless BLDC Motor

Canon's BN13 brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Cordless winding technology contributes to low cogging, resulting in a high mechanical response.

Booth #: 2338/2339
Bulletin Board
Modular Motion Control

The MMP series of micropositioners from Mad City Labs has a modular design and can be incorporated into many configurations suitable for microscopy, inspection, and imaging applications. The series is designed to be compatible with many optomechanical components and controlled via (supplied) LabView software.

Booth #: 3225