Newsletter | September 14, 2020

09.14.20 -- UV Sterilization | Imaging Through Atmospheric Obscurants

Featured Article
UV Sterilization: Eliminating Bacteria Using Advanced LED Technology

UV radiation is the only sterilant that directly destroys the DNA of bacteria and other contaminants. Hermetically sealed LEDs provide a viable alternative to conventional UV technologies.

Industry Insights
Building Optical Assemblies For Commercial Space Applications — Key Supplier Selection Criteria

It is important that customers interrogate their short-listed precision optical assembly supplier, especially when manufacturing for exacting commercial space applications, to assess their ability to meet precision, reliability, and cost requirements. 

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. 

Imaging Through Atmospheric Obscurants

The Salt Lake City Valley in Utah sometimes experiences trapped air pollution in the atmosphere that severely reduces ground visibility. This article demonstrates the difference between using visible light and SWIR cameras to provide greater detail in imaging, even in challenging conditions.

Understanding A Camera’s Resolution

The resolution of an image sensor describes the total number of pixels that can be used to detect an image. From the standpoint of the image sensor, it is sufficient to count the number and describe it usually as the product of the horizontal number of pixels times the vertical number of pixels.

Finished Infrared Optics

PG&O finished infrared (IR) optics are designed for a range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military/defense, homeland security, surveillance, and more. These optics operate from 0.75 µm, the near-infrared (NIR), out to 15 µm, the longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectrum.

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Featured Solutions
Nd-YAG Optimized Photodiodes

OSI Optoelectronics offers the YAG series of photodiodes is optimized for high responses at 1060 nm and low capacitance for high speed and low-noise operation. These detectors can be used for sensing low light intensities, such as the light reflected from objects illuminated by a YAG laser beam for ranging applications. 

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OSI Optoelectronics
Large Rectangular Photodiode For Electron Detection: AXUV300C

The AXUV300C photodiode from Opto Diode offers a large, 331 mm2 rectangular active area with no window to allow for detection of energy shorter than 200 nm. Other features include a response time of 15 microseconds and electron detection as low as 200 eV.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company
Thermal Imaging Lens Solutions

The Ophir Optics Group designs and manufactures a series of high-performance infrared (IR) thermal lenses and optical elements for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging. These IR components and complex lens assemblies with fixed or motorized focus and zoom lenses. 

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Ophir Optics Group
PRONTO-250: Portable Laser Power Meter

The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid- to high-power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG) and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

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Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.