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  1. Quality Of Pulsed Laser Diodes Meets Highest Demands
    9/25/2017

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to announce that the first of its products has achieved ­qualification for use in the automotive industry. Pulsed Laser Diodes (PLD) with a wavelength of 905 nm are key components for the LiDAR technology (Light Detection and Ranging) used in autonomous driving.

  2. MWIR Materials Research, Cascade Laser Developments, And Spectroscopy Techniques Presented At First IR WORKshop In North America
    9/21/2017

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to announce an impressive list of 40 speakers at the 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies. Organized for the first time in the US, the event will take place at Arizona State University on November 8 – 9, 2017 in Tempe, AZ, USA.

  3. Vayu HD - Full HD, Uncooled 1080p Thermal Imager For Perimeter Security, Rugged Military Imaging, And Airborne Reconnaissance
    9/21/2017

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Vayu HD, an uncooled thermal camera with true high definition (1920 x 1200 pixels) and capable of 1080p output. The new thermal imager replaces the recently introduced Viento HD and Viento HD IP67 cameras and features the same longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral response from 8 to 14 µm, making it ideal for security, border protection, military imaging, airborne recon, and wide area surveillance.

  4. Split-Disk Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators For Tuning Micro-Lasers
    9/21/2017

    Scientists at the Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have designed a split-disk whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonator that controls the tunability of lasers by stretching a flexible substrate.

  5. JinkoSolar Ranked As Top Solar Brand Used In Debt-Financed Projects And Most ‘Bankable’ PV Manufacturer By Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    9/20/2017

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, today announced that, in addition to being ranked as a top solar brand in debt financed projects, it was named the most "bankable" PV manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) among 52 module brands.

  6. High-Power NIR Laser Diodes For Gesture Control
    9/20/2017

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, introduces the new ADL-83Y51TL laser diode, a high-performance, low-cost solution for any application that requires powerful NIR laser diodes with a longitudinal single-mode beam profile, such as camera-supported gesture control.

  7. SPIE Optifab To Draw Optical Manufacturing Experts From Around The Globe
    9/20/2017

    The city of Rochester, center of a major optical manufacturing region and the home of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), next month will host SPIE Optifab, the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in the United States.

  8. ProPhotonix Delivers Digital Lasers For Train Wheel Inspection Systems
    9/19/2017

    ProPhotonix Limited (OTC PINK: STKR) (LSE: PPIX) (AIM: PPIX), a high technology designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules, with operations in Ireland and the United Kingdom, announces a new application of its digital lasers, having delivered an initial set of eight prototype laser modules for use in a new wheel wear monitoring and control system ("Wheelwatcher"). Wheelwatcher will provide rail transport operators with accurate and real-time information to improve preventive maintenance of rail systems which may also enhance rail safety.

  9. A Solar Cell You Can Put In The Wash
    9/19/2017

    Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.

  10. Supercontinuum Lasers Can Lead To Better Bread And Beer
    9/19/2017

    Researchers from the Department of Food Science (FOOD) at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are the first in the world to have analysed whole grains with long near-infrared wavelengths using a new type of light source, the supercontinuum laser.