Newsletter | September 21, 2022

09.21.22 -- SWIR & IR Solutions For Defense & Security | Bright Ideas

From The Editor
Spotlight On Defense & Security
Using SWIR To Detect Disguises At Border And Immigration Checkpoints

As the U.S. continues to increase its security at border crossings, airports, and other points of entry, biometrics will play an important role. SWIR cameras can help identify disguises at the border and therefore supplement security efforts.

FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Monitor Stress Levels Of Helicopter Pilots

Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo wanted a reliable, objective way to measure the stress pilots experience in order to design more functional cockpits and offer more efficient training. High-end thermal cameras monitored pilots during flight simulations to see which procedures and operations caused stress.

Ruggedizing G&H’s Hi-Res SWIR Lens Systems (And Others)

When it comes to SWIR, G&H has the expertise to resolve two apparently conflicting requirements: the need for super sensitive, highly accurate SWIR optical solutions and in a form that endures temperature extremes, shock, humidity, vibration, and even radiation for applications in space, aerospace, and defense. 

Defense & Avionics Optical Solutions

Abrisa Technologies provides optical solutions designed for the extreme field conditions of defense and avionics applications. Proven performers are used in cockpit and vehicle displays, field instruments, HUD and HMD displays, specialty imaging applications, heat reduction, and more. 

Industry Insights
Canon DC Brushless Servo Motors: Powerful Precision In A Petite Package

Canon DC brushless servo motors’ combination of compact size, high torque, precision positioning, and high response make them ideal for medical and industrial applications.

Dielectric Coating Processes

As comparisons by institutes and laser manufacturers continue to prove, Laser Components' dielectric coatings have the highest damage thresholds in the industry thanks to an optimized manufacturing process.

Reliable Piezo Motion Devices For Industrial And Space Applications

Piezoelectric devices are increasingly used by product designers in a range of applications where precision motion control is needed. While piezo stack actuators and the latest flexure actuators deliver broad product development capability, piezo ceramics enable more motion control solutions.

Impact Of Irregularity And Strehl Ratio On Aspheric Lens Performance

The spatial frequency of surface irregularity on aspheric lenses has a significant impact on their Strehl ratio and real-world performance. The shape of the lens’ surface irregularity map is required to understand the true impact of its surface irregularity on its performance, not just an irregularity specification by itself.

Recent News
Featured Multimedia
What Is The Max Repetition A Pulsed Laser Used With A Power Detector?

Average power measurement of a pulsed laser can be a really tricky thing. What is the minimum repetition rate to get stable and reliable measurements? Myriam Blanchet of Gentec-EO answers this question in this video.

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Video: Phantom S991 Defense Technology Advancements

The Phantom S991 high-speed camera brings CXP-Over-Fiber technology to defense and combustion imaging. The Phantom S991 delivers 9 Gpx/sec (70 Gbps) of throughput and the power of the Phantom Flex 4K sensor with CXP-over-fiber technology for extreme high-speed imaging.

Featured Solutions
Photodiode Pigtail Assembly

The FCI-InGaAs-XX-XX-XX with active area of 70µm and 120µm are part of OSI Optoelectronics family of high speed IR sensitive detectors with fiber pigtail package.

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OSI Optoelectronics
871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter

The 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter uses a proven Fizeau etalon-based design to measure the wavelength of both pulsed and CW lasers that operate from 375 nm to 2.5 μm.

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Bristol Instruments, Inc.
Established Standard Lenses: Turquoise Series

The Turquoise series of lenses by Schneider Optics are high resolution 1” C-Mount lenses. These compact and robust lenses are ideal for demanding imaging applications even in harsh environment.

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Schneider Optics
Photodiodes: UV Enhanced Detectors (UVG)

The UVG family of detectors features stable responsivity over wide temperature and long life in exposure to ultra violet light. The devices are suitable for a variety of applications.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company