Sensors / Detectors News

  1. Opto Diode Introduces 13.5 nm Directly-Deposited Thin-Film Filter Photodetectors
    12/13/2017

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the SXUV100TF135 and SXUV100TF135B photodiodes with integrated thin-film filters. The detectors each feature a 100 mm2 active area and a directly-deposited thin-film filter for detection between 12 nm and 18 nm. Both detectors have typical responsivity of 0.09 A/W at 13.5 nm and are optimized for different electrical performance. The photodiodes are ideal for use in applications such as laser power monitoring, semiconductor photolithography, and metrology systems that utilize extreme ultraviolet light.

  2. Apple Awards Finisar $390M From Its Advanced Manufacturing Fund
    12/13/2017

    Apple recently announced the latest award from its $1B Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390M as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

  3. Improving The Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser
    11/20/2017

    MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second.

  4. Wind Satellite Vacuum Packed
    11/2/2017

    With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit.

  5. Opto Diode Presents BXT2-17TF - Two-Stage, Cooled, Packaged Infrared (IR) Detector
    10/18/2017

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, presents the BXT2-17TF, a single-channel, infrared (IR) detector with an integrated 4.67 µm optical bandpass silicon filter. The high-performance lead selenide (PbSe) cooled device provides excellent sensitivity for industrial carbon monoxide (CO) detection in harsh environments.

  6. Source Of Gravitational Waves Discovered)
    10/16/2017

    Shortly after the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for the US researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for the first direct detection of gravitational waves, scientists report the next breakthrough in the young field: The observatories LIGO in the USA and VIRGO in Italy have registered gravitational waves of a merging pair of neutron stars for the first time.

  7. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New Automotive Platform For Connected Cars
    10/12/2017

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro™, a new platform designed to provide automotive customers a broad set of technology solutions and manufacturing services that minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.

  8. LIGO Researchers Claim Nobel Prize in Physics For Gravitational Wave Observations
    10/3/2017

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.