Newsletter | January 16, 2023

01.16.23 -- The Secret (Well, OK … Not Too Secret) Experiments On Board X-37B

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Industry Insights
Moonshots, Mine Carts, And Million Mile Motion Stages

A look at the lifetime expectation of precision motion stages compared to performance automobiles.

Introduction To Thin Substrate, Dichroic, And Polychroic Thin Film Filters

These filters are unique because they achieve flatness by eliminating the high stresses of a deposited traditional ion-based coating process such as ion beam sputtering (IBS) and ion assisted deposition (IAD). 

Using High-Speed Cameras To Analyze Fruit Fly Biolocomotion

Using Phantom high-speed cameras, Cornell University researchers analyze the biolocomotion of fruit flies, a complex natural process that inspires the development of micro air vehicles.

Confirming Picometer Performance Of Nanopositioning Systems

Mad City Labs is the only nanopositioning company showing real-world experimental verification of <50-pm closed-loop step-resolution.

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Featured Multimedia
What Makes Opto Diode Unique In The Marketplace

On the first day of Photonics West 2022, Russ Dahl of Opto Diode explains how the company provides fast prototype services to customers, tailoring products to meet individual specifications.

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Video: BaySpec OCI - F Push-Broom Hyperspectral Imager

The OCI™­ F Series ("All Seeing Eye") hyperspectral camera is a miniaturized push-broom hyperspectral camera covering the full VIS-NIR (400-1,000 nm) or SWIR (short-wave infrared, 900-1,700 nm) wavelength range, with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

Featured Solutions
LightIR 18-225 mm f/4 Continuous Zoom Lens

The Ophir LightIR 18-225 mm MWIR f/4 continuous zoom lens is a compact thermal imaging lens, optimized for 10 µm SXGA and 15 µm VGA FPA (focal plane array) detectors.

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Photodiode Pigtail Assembly

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

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OSI Optoelectronics
Spectroscopy CCD OEM Solutions

Raptor offers a range of CCD-based cooled detectors to meet OEM requirements across a range of spectroscopy applications.

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Raptor Photonics Limited
Blackfly S GigE Camera Series

The Blackfly S leverages the industry’s most advanced sensors in an ice-cube form factor. Features include IEEE1588 clock synchronization and full compatibility with popular third-party software supporting GigE Vision.

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Teledyne FLIR
Thin And Ultra-Thin Glass Fabrication And Coating

Abrisa Technologies offers ultra-thin (≤0.4 mm) technology glass for next generation devices needing miniaturization, slim formats, flexible glass, lightweight components, and/or bio or chemical compatibility. 

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