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  1. Laser Components Announcing MIRTHE+ Membership
    12/6/2018

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to announce an active membership with the MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center.

  2. Connecting Infrared Research To Industry
    12/6/2018

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is pleased to announce the 6th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies, a continuation of the alternating event in Germany and the US. Thanks to the support of MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center, a leading organization focused on connecting research and industry, the event will take place at Princeton University, NJ, October 28 – 30, 2019.

  3. Mirrorcle Laser-Cuts Ribbon On Cleanroom Facility For Volume MEMS Mirror Production
    12/6/2018

    In a ribbon cutting ceremony Mirrorcle Technologies inaugurated its new cleanroom space at the company’s Richmond, CA headquarters. Reflecting the company’s core competency of reliable optical beam-steering, the ribbon was cut by one of company’s latest products – a laser beam Scan Module which features a powerful 1W, blue (450nm) laser that was developed for the emerging dynamic solid-state lighting (phosphor lighting) market.

  4. PG&O® Introduces Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications
    12/5/2018

    Company will showcase finished infrared (IR) optical components and thin film filters for biomedical, industrial, and defense applications at SPIE BiOS booth #8346 and Photonics West booth #4883, Feb. 2 - 7, 2019, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

  5. First Light For SPECULOOS
    12/5/2018

    The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images — a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin scientific operations, starting in earnest in January 2019.

  6. New Vishay Intertechnology 1 MBd High Speed Optocouplers Feature Schmitt-Trigger Functionality
    12/5/2018

    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of 1 MBd high speed optocouplers featuring an open collector transistor output with Schmitt-Trigger functionality for easy integration into digital systems.

  7. DSI Dual Bandpass Filters For Tracking And Targeting
    12/4/2018

    Infrared dual bandpass filters from Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) deliver an ideal combination of optical performance and environmental stability for demanding military, security, and imaging applications such as infrared search and track systems (IRST) and targeting.  In particular, these filters are typically configured to pass a wide band of infrared wavelengths while blocking the regions associated with atmospheric water (5 – 8 µm) and CO2 (4.2 µm) absorption.  This results in improved system range and noise characteristics, and makes detection relatively insensitive to variations in ambient environmental conditions, such as rain or fog. 

  8. OSI Laser Diode To Showcase 905 nm Pulsed Laser Diode With Enhanced Far Field Beam Pattern At Photonics West 2019
    12/4/2018

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, will present the CVN 63-90ECL, a 905 nm pulsed laser with an enhanced far field divergent beam at SPIE Photonics West 2019. The advanced technology device’s far field beam pattern features equivalent divergence values for the fast (perpendicular) and the slow (parallel) axes of emission. The far field pattern delivers higher coupling efficiency into standard spherical lens systems, making it ideal for critical defense tasks.

  9. Borophene Advances As 2-D Materials Platform
    12/3/2018

    Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its bulk (3-D) form, it becomes a metallic conductor in 2-D.

  10. Precisely Fitting Bone Implants From The Printer
    12/3/2018

    Whereas conventional surface treatments using low-pressure or atmospheric pressure techniques have a limited penetration into the interior of bone implants, the new method makes it possible to apply a cell-growth-promoting coating also to the interior of the implants.