Photonics West News

  1. Innovation-Driving Research, Applications To Take Center Stage At SPIE Photonics West 2018

    Talks by two Nobel Laureates will be among more than 5,200 leading-edge technical presentations held alongside the premier global photonics and laser exhibition, seminars, and training courses at SPIE Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco, California.

  2. 4D Technology FlexCam Wins 2016 Prism Award

    4D Technology Corporation, manufacturer of optical measurement systems, announced that its FlexCam Metrology Module was awarded a 2016 Prism Award for best new metrology instrumentation at SPIE Photonics West.

  3. Schott introduces Foturan II Glass Wafer

    Schott introduces the new and improved photo-sensitive glass Foturan II, which highlights the company’s expanded thin glass and wafer portfolio, at SPIE Photonics West. Its unique properties allow a high aspect ratio, and therefore enable radio frequency (RF) components and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturers to create substrates with significantly finer structures for various applications. Schott will present Foturan II wafers for the first time at SPIE Photonics West (booth #1314).

  4. Automated Alignment System From Elliot Scientific

    Elliot Scientific is demonstrating the latest generation of DALi for automated photonic device alignment at SPIE Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco, 13-18 February.

  5. NBASE-T Interface Platform From Pleora

    Pleora Technologies, a supplier of high-performance video interfaces, introduced a platform of NBASE-T products at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco (Booth 5643). These products redefine the imaging market by transmitting uncompressed high-bandwidth GigE Vision®-compliant images at speeds up to 5 Gb/s over low-cost Cat 5e cabling. Pleora will also discuss its new GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform, along with its full suite of GigE and USB 3.0 interface solutions.

  6. Prism Awards For Photonics Innovation Honors Nine Companies For Outstanding New Products

    The 2016 Prism Awards For Photonics Innovation winners were named today at Photonics West in San Fransisco, California. The nine product winners provide valuable new capabilities such as  more effectively identifying drugs to target specific diseases, enhanced detail-rich portable imaging, and new sensing tools for applications from medical diagnostics to astronomy, and 3D-printing of precision glass. Winners from five countries were announced by industry leaders at a gala banquet.

  7. BRAIN Initiative Boost From Photonics Highlighted At SPIE Photonics West

    Not enough is known about how the brain works – yet – to meet major challenges facing the world in this century, Ned Talley told the spillover audience of more than 150 gathered for an update on the U.S. BRAIN Initiative Sunday afternoon at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

  8. Ophir Photonics Announces Low Noise, High Sensitivity Radiometer For Measuring Powers Down To 300fW

    Ophir Photonics Group announces at SPIE Photonics West 2016 the RM9-PD Radiometer, a sensor for measuring the power of very low level CW or quasi CW sources. The RM9-PD integrates a photodiode sensor and an 18Hz chopper into an easy-to-use system that measures very low powers, and is calibrated over the entire range of wavelengths, from 0.2µm to 1.1µm.

  9. Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Wavelength Meter For Pulsed Lasers

    Bristol Instruments introduces the new 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter designed to measure the absolute wavelength of pulsed and CW lasers with the reliable accuracy that is expected from Bristol Instruments. In addition, an unsurpassed measurement rate of 1 kHz enables the wavelength characterization of individual laser pulses, and the resulting time resolution of 1 ms provides the most detailed wavelength analysis of tunable lasers.

  10. Ophir-Spiricon Introduces M2 Beam Propagation Software For Pyrocam™ Pyroelectric Laser Beam Profiling Cameras

    Ophir Photonics announced at SPIE Photonics West 2016 the new M2 Beam Propagation software for the Pyrocam™ family of pyroelectric laser beam profiling cameras. Designed for measuring laser quality, the software incorporates M2calculations that predict how a laser will focus and beam propagation parameters (BPP) that describe how the laser diverges as a function of the beam waist width.