Newsletter | January 17, 2022

01.17.22 -- Spotlight on Test & Measurement

From The Editor
Spotlight On Test & Measurement
Measuring Aspheres With The VFA+ System

When it comes to asphere production, is there one part of the process that turns out to be more important than the others? Not really. Ignoring materials, intended usage, manufacturability, or measurability often leads to a lens too expensive to produce and too difficult to measure.

Optical Filters And Etalons For Datacom Applications

Data center evolution is driving demand for ever-higher data transmission rates, necessitating innovation in data center optical interconnect component design.

Focus On Focus: Three Technologies For Collecting 3D Image Data

In biological science, cells often cannot be imaged in a single plane, either due to cell thickness or to inherent unevenness across the sample. Imaging cells grown on 3D substrates is increasingly prevalent as it provides a more true-to-life representation than traditional 2D cultures. 

Alluxa Introduces HELIX Spectral Analysis System For Measuring High-Performance Thin-Film Optical Filters

The HELIX Spectral Analysis System has redefined measurement capabilities of high-performance thin-film optical filters. HELIX is an instrument designed and developed by Alluxa's engineering staff to address the limitations of most commercially available spectrophotometers.

Industry Insights
What Is A CO2 Laser And How Does It Work?

Gentec EO developed the first CO2 laser energy meter in the world in 1972. They may be nearing their 50th birthday, but COlasers are nowhere near retirement. This article takes a look at what CO2 lasers are, what they can do, and what applications they're best used in.

Photonic Array Device Assembly

PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment (FMPA) technology was introduced in 2016. It quickly amassed prestigious honors like the R&D 100 Award and the Lightwave Innovations Award for its revolutionary ability to perform multiple alignment processes in parallel. Download the case study for the full story.

High-Pulse Laser Rotary Encoders: Positional Angle Mastery In A Tiny Package

The use of high-pulse optical-digital laser rotary encoders benefits applications where sensing or controlling the rotation and position of a mechanical system with high accuracy and exceptional resolution is required.

Using SWIR For Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) High-Resolution Imaging In Tissue

By using the 1.05 µm central wavelength, instrumentation companies are now developing systems to image deeper through the retina into the blood vessel layer (called the choroid) to diagnose eye diseases and monitor treatment.

Recent News
Featured Multimedia
Video: How To Choose The Right Meter

Ophir Optics explains how to decide which meter (display, instrument) is best for your needs.

Featured Solutions
Compact Wavemeter: WaveEye

The WaveEye from Laser Components is a compact and yet highly precise wavelength measuring device for the spectral range from 450 nm to 950 nm.

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Laser Components USA, Inc.
Fastest Scientific Open Front X-Ray EMCCD Camera: Falcon III XO

The Falcon III XO is the only high-energy direct X-ray camera using a 1 MP frame transfer EMCCD sensor. The camera offers a combination of speed and sensitivity for soft X-ray applications up to 20 KeV

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Raptor Photonics Limited
XYZ Piezo Nanopositioning System: Nano-LPQ Series

The Nano-LPQ Series offers ultra-low profile 3-axis nanopositioning systems designed for high-speed microscopy applications. The Nano-LPQ is designed with an integrated slide holder and incorporates proprietary PicoQ sensors which yield low noise performance under closed loop control.

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Mad City Labs, Inc.
Avalanche Photodiodes & Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes

OSI Optoelectronics offers a series of avalanche photodiodes (APD) that are designed to make use of internal multiplication to achieve gain due to impact ionization. These high responsivity devices exhibit excellent sensitivity and fast response times.OSI also provides a patented product line of Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes (LAAPDs) from Advanced Photonix. These robust, lightweight devices feature a larger active detection area, higher quantum efficiency, greater linear response range, an improved signal-to-noise ratio, and are insensitive to magnetic fields. 

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OSI Optoelectronics