Newsletter | December 13, 2021

12.13.21 -- Thin Film Optics For QPCR | Nanopositioners: What Are They Good For?

Industry Insights
Specifying Lenses For Megapixel Cameras

To understand how lenses affect the performance of imaging systems, it is necessary to grasp the physics behind diffraction, lens aperture, focal length, and the wavelength of light. Other design limitations also restrict the optical capabilities of a lens, even before manufac­turing tolerances are considered.

What Is A UV Filter?

A UV-blocking filter or ultraviolet optical filter prevents ultraviolet light transmission. UV filters are commonly used in photography to reduce the level of ultraviolet light that strikes the recording medium.

The Role Of Thin Film Optics In QPCR And COVID-19 Detection

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated rapid and accurate quantitative analysis of dangerous pathogens. The ‘gold standard’ for DNA detection today is quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). In this article, learn how thin flim optics plays a role in DNA detection.

Nanopositioners: What Are They Good For?

Nanopositioner applications, utility, and functionality often are misunderstood — to the detriment of researchers whose experiments might benefit from the stability, precision, and repeatability these instruments offer.

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.

Temperature Measurement Of Power MOSFETs Using FLIR Thermal Cameras

From individual component temperature measurement to thermal dynamics across a PCB, camera-based thermal imaging provides a cost-effective, accurate, and versatile solution.

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Video: Phantom T1340

See the features that make the Phantom T1340 the premiere 4 Mpx high-speed camera in a compact housing that is designed for scientific, industrial, and range based applications.

Video: Fundamentals Of Beam Profiling

Learn how to measure your laser beam in this video that describes the basics of laser beam profiling. Find out which different shapes of "beam profile" or spatial energy distribution are required for different laser applications, such as welding and cutting.

Featured Solutions
IR Detectors: BXT2S-28T Two-Stage Cooled PbSe Packages

Opto Diode Corporation introduces a high-performance, two-stage, cooled, lead selenide (PbSe) detector that operates in the mid-infrared (IR) spectral region with peak sensitivity between 4.3 and 4.5µm. The cooler on the BXT2S-28T allows the detector element to operate as low as -45 °C to maximize detectivity (D*). The device also features excellent responsivity of 7.5 x 104 V/W (typical). The exceptionally reliable detector provides the highest sensitivity when monitoring small changes in gas mixtures.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company
High Power Detector For Laser Power Measurement: HP15KW-TUBE

Gentec-EO introduces the HP15KW-TUBE, a high-power detector for laser power measurement up to 15,000 W. This detector, a high-power water-cooled meter, is less sensitive to variations in water cooling temperature than other comparable products in the market.

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
DC Brushless Servo Motor: BN22A

Canon's brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Two types are offered with quick response and smooth rotation. Various custom options can be incorporated to fit your applications.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components