Photonics West News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Excelitas Technologies’ New XLMii LED Fiber Optic Light Source Streamlines Medical Device Integration

    Excelitas Technologies Corp, today unveiled the new XLMii™ LED Fiber Optic Light Source for medical applications at the SPIE Photonics West 2016. The XLMii™ is designed to provide superior performance and easy customization to address medical device OEMs’ requirements while simplifying integration of LED light sources into endoscopic and other medical systems.

  6. Ophir Photonics Announces Starviewer, Mobile App For Viewing Laser Power/Energy Measurements On Smartphones And Tablets

    Ophir Photonics announced at SPIE Photonics West 2016 a new Android app that brings laser power/energy measurements to Android smartphones and tablets called StarViewer. StarViewer can be used with virtually any Ophir thermopile, photodiode, or pyroelectric PE-C laser sensor. Data can be displayed in a variety of formats: time-based line graph, needle display, or large numeric display with statistics.

  7. Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies At SPIE Photonics West

    Molex Incorporated will highlight its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies in Booth 2233 at SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, February 10-12, 2015. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for scientific and industrial optical requirements, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical diagnostic equipment, semiconductor fabrication and inspection and laser welding and marking.

  8. Leonardo DRS Launches New Line Of Radiometric Camera Cores

    Leonardo DRS debuted its new Tamarisk® Precision Series line of radiometric camera cores at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West exhibition. Designed for applications that require both accurate temperature measurement and superior image quality, Tamarisk® Precision Series is equipped with Leonardo DRS' patented infrared sensor technology, expert calibration and new developer tools for greater flexibility, customization and integration for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

  9. Excelitas Technologies® Corp. Introduces New HeliX™ Silicon Avalanche Photodiode Module For High Performance Applications

    Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, recently announced it has launched the new HeliX™ Silicon Avalanche Photodiode (Si APD) Module – employing Excelitas’ leading-edge Si APD detectors to deliver enhanced performance including high responsivity, broadband photon absorption (400-1100nm), wide dynamic range and linearity, and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

  10. High Temperature Thermography Research

    Made for infrared laser spot detection and tracking of hot fast moving objects, Xenics’ high-speed SWIR camera Cheetah-640CL now offers innovative non-contact thermography up to 2000°C.