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.
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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.
By Philipp Muders,SCHOTT North America Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.