Live From Photonics West 2012: Long-Lasting Laser-Driven Light Source
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.
Live From Photonics West 2012: Non-Circular Core Silica Optical Fibers Feature Flat Output, Low FRD
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.
Live From Photonics West 2012: New Packaging Option For High-Volume Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes
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.
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.