Test and Measurement / Analysis News

  1. Introducing The ‘Smart Mirror’
    9/17/2018

    Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must ensure that their lasers fire at the correct power. 

  2. Precision Gear Tooth Metrology
    8/9/2018

    ZYGO's precision metrology instruments help a major automaker implement precision metrology to silence differential gear noise.

  3. New Ophir® PD300-MS Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy Measures High NA Microscope Objectives
    5/23/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter for accurate measurements of light emitted from fluorescence microscopes. The PD300-MS measures power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5µW to 1W. A special filter provides low angular dependence, enabling higher accuracy measurements. NIST-traceable calibration allows for measurement of wavelengths from 350nm to 1100nm. The power meter is designed for use with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photoactivation or photobleaching. To accommodate limited space, it has the same footprint as a standard microscope slide. The PD300-MS can be used at the sample plane in air or with water/oil immersion objectives without damage.

  4. Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers
    3/15/2018

    Zygo Corporation’s latest generation Nexview™ NX2 and NewView™ 9000 3D optical profiling instruments precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility, addressing a broad range of applications.

  5. Bristol Instruments Introduces New WDM Wavelength Meter
    3/12/2018

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the introduction of the new 828A Optical Wavelength Meter. This latest model utilizes a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure the absolute wavelength of CW and modulated optical signals to an accuracy as high as ± 0.3 pm, while also providing the fastest measurement rate available.

  6. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  7. Keysight Unveils First Software Platform That Integrates Simulation, Design, And Test Workflows
    1/30/2018

    Keysight Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of hardware, software and services for electronic product design, test, and optimization, recently unveiled PathWave, the industry's first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis.

  8. 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.

  9. Innovation-Driving Research, Applications To Take Center Stage At SPIE Photonics West 2018
    10/21/2017

    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.