Live From Photonics West 2012: New Miniature Spectrometer Boasts Removable Slit
Damon Lenski, North America sales manager for Avantes, introduces us to the company’s AvaSpec-RS Series. These small spectrometers features a removable slit (hence the “RS”), which enables users to switch from a larger slit for high-throughput applications (such as fluorescence) to a smaller slit for high-resolution applications (like laser profiling).
Live From SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011: SCHOTT’s Advancements In Astronomy
Steve Sokach, director of sales and marketing, showcases SCHOTT’s latest advancements and developments in astronomy and discusses the expansion of their material base to include color filter glasses, coded components, and precision finished components.
Live From SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011: Sensors Unlimited Details Their Imaging Capabilities
Don Pancza, Sales Account Manager at Sensors Unlimited, shows a variety of cameras and discusses their applications, which include machine vision; military, homeland security, and defense; and solar inspection. With their InGaAs technology, Sensors Unlimited basically covers from .9 to 1.7 microns, beyond where visible, traditional, silicon CCD imagery falls off.
Live From SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011: Edmund Optics Flow Cytometry Demo
Stephan Briggs of Edmund Optics describes their flow cytometry demo, which is built from standard parts in their catalog and showcases what could be created from Edmund Optics parts.
Live From CLEO: 2011 - Vytran GPX Glass Processing Station Demonstration
Vytran demonstrates the glass processor by splicing an SMF 28 single-mode fiber, creating a taper from the spliced fiber, performing a PANDA-to-PANDA splice, then creating an end cap for use in fiber laser applications.
Live From CLEO: 2011 - Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Capabilities
This video from Fianium shows an acousto-optic tunable filter that can be connected to a supercontinuum laser, which then provides the ability to select up to 16 separate wavelength channels out.
Live From CLEO: 2011 - A Look At The Cazadero, A Femtosecond Fiber Laser
Larry West, Ph.D., director, business development at Calmar Laser, demonstrates the Cazadero, a femtosecond fiber laser that features pulse energy up to 20 uJ, pulse width of 500 fs (typical), and repetition rate of up to 4000 kHz, using chirped pulse amplifiers.
Live From CLEO: 2011 - 6300 Series ComboSource Demonstration
Paul Corr, president of Arroyo Instruments, demonstrates the 6300 Series ComboSource, a laser driver and temperature controller in one box.
Live From DSS 2011: Laser Power Beaming Demo
Tom Nugent, president of LaserMotive, shows us an example of his company’s laser power beaming technology, which transmits energy with lasers instead of wires. The demo involved a micro-helicopter flying with no batteries on board.
Live From DSS 2011: Multiple Payload Camera Gimbal Demo
Nick Anderson, mechanical/aeronautical engineer for Goodrich Cloud Cap Technology, demonstrates the TASE300z two-axis stabilized gimbal for Photonics Online at SPIE DSS2011.