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LASER World Of Photonics Celebrates 50 Years Of Laser
Fifty years ago, LASER 73 brought together about 100 exhibitors to marvel at all photonics had to offer. Now, tens of thousands are flocking to Munich to attend LASER World of PHOTONICS, one of photonics’ leading trade fairs.  Continue Reading..
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Defense + Commercial Sensing: Exploring The Latest Innovations In Imaging, Sensing, And Photonic Technologies
Over the past 68 years, SPIE has been connecting, engaging, and serving its global constituency of more than 258,000 people from 184 countries. A big part of meeting that mission is accomplished by hosting conferences and exhibitions and, at the end of the month, SPIE will be hosting a big one: The Defense + Commercial Sensing conference and exhibition.  Continue Reading..
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Improving The Sensitivity Of Multicolor Microscopy Techniques
Single molecule fluorescence (or Förstner) resonance energy transfer (smFRET) is used to measure distances at the 1-10 nanometer scale in single molecules, typically biomolecules.  Continue Reading..
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SL160 Slide Loader Brochure
Speed up your work with reliable sample handling. The Prior SL160 Slide Loader is a fast and easy-to-use system to automate your slide scanning process.  Continue Reading..
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Confocal Microscopy 101
Confocal microscopy is a type of fluorescence microscopy that uses a laser to excite fluorescence from fluorophores used to label different subsets of a specimen.  Continue Reading..


The SL160  automated microscope slide loader will be the standard for OEMs and system integrators and allow for precise and safe loading of slides for the pathology, cytology, and screening markets.

The P-725.xCDE2 PIFOC Focus Scanner provides dynamic scanning with travel ranges of 100 µm, 400 µm, or 800 µm and significantly faster response and longer lifetime than motorized drives.

Precision-class XY stages are suitable for applications that require fast precision positioning. When switched off, the drive holds the stage stable, reducing energy consumption and heat generation.

The PIMars Nanopositioning Stage is a high-precision nanopositioner for up to 3 axes. This product features parallel kinematics for faster response times and higher multi-axis accuracy.

The M-545 Microscope XY Stage features a stable platform for P-545 PInano® piezo nanopositioning systems, a travel range 25 mm × 25 mm, and a low profile for easy integration. 

The PIFOC High-Load Objective Scanner is a dynamic system with a long travel range and features the highest linearity, stability, and control dynamics due to direct-measuring capacitive sensors.

PIFOC Objective Scanning Systems feature nanometer precision and high feed force with walking drives, accurate position measuring with an incremental encoder and quick, efficient software integration.

Mad City Labs' QS-PLL™ is an atomic force microscope (AFM) controller designed for use with resonant probes, such as tuning forks, and Mad City Labs nanopositioners and micropositioners. The controller integrates motion control and phase lock loop (PLL) control thus streamlining the hardware interface.


BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

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Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.