Newsletter | May 11, 2020

05.11.20 -- Resonant Probe AFM Explained | Imaging Through Atmospheric Obscurants

Featured Article
Resonant Probe AFM: Uses And Advantages

Resonant probe atomic force microscopes’ unique construction and functionality enable them to serve in applications demanding spot-on accuracy, adaptability, and exceptionally high definition.

Industry Insights
FLIR Cameras Reveal Thermal Characteristics Of Microelectronic Devices

At the University of Texas at Arlington, the team of Dr. Ankur Jain, who heads the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory, studies a range of topics related to microscale thermal transport.

Building Optical Assemblies For Commercial Space Applications — Key Supplier Selection Criteria

It is important that customers interrogate their short-listed precision optical assembly supplier, especially when manufacturing for exacting commercial space applications, to assess their ability to meet precision, reliability, and cost requirements. 

Imaging Through Atmospheric Obscurants

The Salt Lake City Valley in Utah sometimes experiences trapped air pollution in the atmosphere that severely reduces ground visibility. This article demonstrates the difference between using visible light and SWIR cameras to provide greater detail in imaging, even in challenging conditions.

How Can Extreme Geometries Solve Dental Light Delivery Challenges?

New fabrication technology is enabling rigid fiber light guide geometries that were previously impossible. This advancement is enabling smaller instruments and new designs for dental handpieces featuring illumination and curing devices.

The Seductive Siren Call Of The “Megapixel Lens” (And Why You Shouldn’t Listen To It)

In response to the popularity of megapixel cameras and sensors, many lens manufacturers are marketing "megapixel lenses." The problem? There's no such thing.

Recent News
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Littrow Prisms

Littrow dispersion prisms are used to limit lasing to a specific wavelength in many optics applications. This is ideal for laser cavities, spectrographs, and other optical systems in which it is critical that a specified wavelength not be exceeded when a sample (tissue or otherwise) is subjected to a laser’s light.

Featured Solutions
High-Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With USB 3.0 Interface For CW And Pulsed Lasers: Ophir SP920

The Ophir SP920 USB 3.0 silicon CCD high-resolution beam profiling camera is designed to accurately capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm to 1100 nm, with enhanced sensitivity at 1070 nm. The camera features a wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, USB 3.0 interface, and BeamGage® beam analysis software. It is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in such high-speed applications as medical imaging, microscopy, or micromachining.

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Ophir Photonics
MLWIR Optical Filters and Coatings

Iridian Spectral Technologies' MLWIR (mid-long wave infrared) bandpass filters provide narrow and high transmission in the 2 to10 µm wavelength region, ultimately enabling an optical systems’ ability to detect a gas and its concentration in environmental and process analysis.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies
Color Filter Glass

HOYA’s color filter glass products are ideal for applications involving medical devices, CCDs, imaging, telecommunications, calibration, electronic instrumentation, night vision, CRT/LCD/FED displays, and machine vision.

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HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division