Newsletter | November 11, 2020

11.11.20 -- Understanding Beam Attenuation | Software + IR Cameras

Featured Article
Beam Attenuation: Key To Successful Beam Profiling

This white paper discusses why beam attenuation is critical because lasers designed for cutting sheet steel will have no trouble cutting through a beam profiler if the beam power isn't attenuated.

Industry Insights
Laser Diffuser Technology Propels Light-Based Therapies Forward

Advanced diffusers can meet the needs of light-based therapies by combining extremely homogenous light output at high powers with the ability to transmit visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths with high efficiency. 

Saving The Lens For Last?

Designers have been known to “save the lens for last” when creating vision systems with very specific black box dimensions and lighting, resolution, and pixel specifications. One solution to this dilemma is a new and improved design approach called concurrent engineering. 

Software: A Critical Component Of Any IR Camera

Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.

Close Is Not Close Enough: Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning

This article examines how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating—literally—a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale.

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.

Introduction To Thin Substrate, Dichroic And Polychroic Thin Film Filters Featuring Flatness < 0.1 Waves RMS

Alluxa introduces a new line of thin substrate ultra-flat dichroic and polychroic filters for use in imaging applications that require flatness levels exceeding 0.1 waves RMS per inch. This white paper discusses their design and use in a variety of applications.

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Featured Solutions
Laser Doppler Velocity Sensor: PV-01, S-100, And S-150/200

The PV-01 from Canon is a compact, high-precision laser Doppler velocimeter with S-100 and S-150Z/200 optical sensors that can measure the velocity and length of moving targets such as items on a conveyer belt, lopes of elevator systems, pipes, cables to be cut at a certain length, etc.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do

FLIR Research Studio is powerful, simple-to-use software for analyzing how thermal imagery changes over time. Designed to work the way you work, the software makes thermal analysis faster, more convenient, and enables better teamwork. Whether a Windows, MacOS, or Linux user, Research Studio provides customers with an easy way to quickly and efficiently display, record, and analyze accurate thermal data on their machine in any of 22 languages.

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FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
Production-Ready 3-D Optical Profiler: ZeGage Pro

The ZeGage Pro and ZeGage Pro HR are scanning white light interferometers that provide 3-D optical surface profiling for the measurement of precision surfaces that require non-contact metrology. The base ZeGage Pro model delivers surface mapping at the nanometer scale, meeting the needs for most industrial surfaces.

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Zygo Corporation