Newsletter | November 23, 2022

11.23.22 -- UHS Camera Analyzes Bionic Tech | Bright Ideas

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Spotlight On Test & Measurement
Bionic Technology Analyzed Precisely

The Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems has dedicated itself to complex fundamental research using a Phantom ultra-high-speed (UHS) camera for precise observation and versatile analysis.

Precision Velocity Measurement: Canon Non-Contact Displacement Sensor

Non-contact sensing is invaluable in applications where measurements may be rendered unacceptably imprecise by slippage and poor speed management, or equipment or products may be damaged by contact.

How Smart Active Alignment Can Reduce Manufacturing Costs

The flourishing field of lidar is building on a foundation laid by silicon photonics and smartphones, an outcome that surprised all but the most leading-edge thinkers in ultraprecision manufacturing, engineering, and innovation theory.

Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope

Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are versatile tools for characterizing surfaces down to the subnanometer scale. Researchers can build their own AFMs for as little as $30,000 using off-the-shelf components such as nanopositioning stages.

Industry Insights
Opto Diode Provides High-Power LEDs For Military/Aerospace/Defense Apps

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, offers a variety of high-power, infrared light-emitting diodes (IRLEDs) and ultra-high-power near-infrared LED illuminators designed for military, aerospace, and defense.

What Is An Aspheric Lens?

Aspheric lenses (or more simply, aspheres) are used in a wide variety of applications as a way to optimize optical performance while ensuring an efficient design. They are characterized by a radius of curvature that varies from the center to the edge of the lens, affording them greater optical functionality.

Specifying Plasma Deposited Hard-Coated Optical Thin Film Filters

This paper defines major filter types and discusses how to specify key attributes while also optimizing cost. The filter types discussed include band pass types of ultra-square high cavity count, ultra-narrow and soft coating replacements, and dichroic and polychroic tilted beamsplitter filters.

Determine The Exact Laser Module For Your Machine Vision Application

Selecting a laser module to fit an application should be a fluid process. From identifying key specifications to testing and potentially customizing the final laser, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

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Ophir BeamWatch Integrated – Automated Beam Measurement For Industrial High-Power Lasers

The Ophir BeamWatch Integrated industrial laser beam profiler combines non-contact beam profiling of the BeamWatch family and an Ophir power measurement sensor with high industrial standards for automation.

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Video: Quantum Cascade Solutions

Infrared Devices Product Manager Gary Spingarn of Hamamatsu met with Photonics Online on day two of Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022 to talk about quantum cascade lasers. Hamamatsu offers packages featuring lower power consumption. Other products in their lineup include quantum cascade detectors, infrared LEDs, and more.

Featured Solutions
Range And Scientific MWIR Camera: RS6780

The FLIR RS6780 offers advanced detector, triggering, and synchronization capabilities in an environmentally protected package, making it easy to configure and integrate for successful data acquisition in the most demanding R&D applications. 

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Teledyne FLIR
Brochure: The Best Solutions For The Optics Industry

Schneider Optics' mature designs and already legendary optical expertise ensure tailored solutions that combine mechanical robustness, reliability, and maximum precision in reproduction.

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Schneider Optics
Thermal Detector For Laser Power Measurement: UP16K-15S-QED-D0

The UP16K-15S-QED-D0 from Gentec-EO is a thermal detector for laser power measurement up to 15 W. Increase the power capability of your detector with four different cooling modules.

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation

In astronomical observations, optical filters provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies