Lasers Videos

  1. Laser Rotary Encoders By Canon
    3/26/2012
    This video contains information on Canon’s Laser Rotary Encoders, or rotation angle sensors, and describes their benefit over conventional rotary encoders.
  2. High Speed, High Precision Laser Scan System
    3/26/2012
    This video provides information on Canon’s high speed, high precision laser system and how it’s used to detect angle positions and to control galvano mirrors.
  3. Laser Doppler Velocimeter
    3/26/2012

    This video showcases how Canon’s Laser Doppler Velocimeter utilizes the Doppler effect of its laser beam to measure the speed, speed irregularities, and length of anything with a light diffusing surface.

  4. Live From Photonics West 2012: STS Microspectrometer Demo
    2/16/2012
    Yvette D. Mattley, Ph.D., of Ocean Optics demonstrates the STS microspectrometer, which was developed with the OEM in mind and can be integrated into a handheld instrument. It achieves optical resolution of ~1.5 nm (FWHM) with a 25 µm slit and is suited for applications such as LED characterization and absorbance/transmission measurements.
  5. Live From Photonics West 2012: Cameras For Laser, OCT, GigE Vision Markets Make Debut
    2/16/2012
    Luc DeBrouckere, PhD, CEO of Xenics USA, tells us about the innovative new cameras on display at the company’s Photonics West booth. Among them were: an InGaAs camera for the laser market with exposure times as small as 80 nanoseconds, two cameras for the OCT market, and several small cameras for the GigE Vision arena.
  6. Live From Photonics West 2012: Visible Variant Of The Argos Laser Introduced
    2/16/2012

    Robert Afzal, Ph.D., of Lockheed Martin Aculight introduces the visible variant of the Argos laser, which puts out more than 3 watts of visible light at 610 nm. It has enabled Nobel Prize winners to conduct cutting-edge research as well as helping Lockheed Martin Aculight’s defense and security customers deflect and jam heat-seeking missiles.

  7. Live From Photonics West 2012: A Range Of New DPSS Lasers
    2/15/2012
    Christopher J. Madin, CEO of KLASTECH Laser Technologies, discusses the company’s new DPSS lasers. For example, they make a range of “green” lasers up to 400 mW single frequency and a 1 W single frequency laser. They are in the process of developing a UV laser at 266 nm with up to 200 mW of output power.
  8. Live From Photonics West 2012: Long-Lasting Laser-Driven Light Source
    2/15/2012
    Paul Blackborow of Energetiq Technology, Inc., shows their EQ-99 laser-driven light source, which has very high brightness across UV-Vis-NIR (170 nm to 2100 nm). Because they are using laser-driven technology, the light source will last for an extremely long time - units in their laboratory have operated for more than 10,000 hours.
  9. Live From Photonics West 2012: Non-Circular Core Silica Optical Fibers Feature Flat Output, Low FRD
    2/15/2012
    In this video, Kevin Bakhshpour provides an introduction to CeramOptec Industries’ line of fiber optic solutions, including its non-circular core silica optical fibers, which are available in square, rectangular, octagon, hexagon, and V-shaped configurations.
  10. Live From Photonics West 2012: New Packaging Option For High-Volume Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes
    2/15/2012

    Eric Desfonds of Excelitas Technologies introduces a new packaging option for their high-volume silicon avalanche photodiodes - the side-looking LLC package. This feature has advantages over traditional thru-hole packaging and greatly facilitates optical design for laser meter or rangefinding applications in the 500 to 1000 nm wavelength range.