OPTICAL COMPONENTS, COATINGS & MATERIALS FEATURES

image1 4 Advantages Of Optical Active Alignment

Optical alignment and micro-optic positioning are challenging, time-consuming processes. Tiny positional variations in photonic and optical manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure. This article discusses active alignment as a technology that improves the performance, profitability and yield in manufacturing advanced optics and photonics components for the modern era.

  • Lens Condition Analysis: Exploring Lens Failures And Their Causes

    This white paper gathers customer feedback on cases of lens condition analysis and captures their experience in operating their laser systems.

  • The Power From The Mirror

    High-power lasers can only be as strong as their optical components allow. Thus, the further development of laser technology depends crucially on the development of complex coating systems with a high damage threshold.

  • Laser Forensics: The Invisible, Revealed And Measured

    According to the developers at Scanovis, brushes, powder and chemicals will soon be tools of the past for securing evidence at crime scenes. The company has developed a laser-based solution that, among other things, uses IR laser radiation to detect fingerprints at the scene of a crime, quickly making them visible in a 3D scan and recording them digitally. Decisive factors for this technological breakthrough are the precision of the results delivered by the laser scanner and the easy handling of the system. But how to adjust the optics of a system using a low power laser in the mid-infrared spectrum? Working together with Ophir's measurement experts, the company was able to combine different measurement methods to this end.

  • Technical Note: Guide To Glass

    Guide to Glass provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties; Understanding light & color; glare reduction; and glass Strengthening methods using heat and chemicals.

  • Advantages Of Multiple Band Pass Filters In Telecommunications Applications

    Multi band filters help optimize price-performance balance while also conserving space, simplifying design, and improving (or offering equivalent) performance versus single band filters.

  • New Metrology Techniques For Advanced Thin Film Optical Filters

    Alluxa’s thin film optical filter technology has advanced to the point where the spectral slopes and blocking levels are challenging even the best metrology equipment and techniques. This paper discusses the issues and provides solutions to measuring the spectral response of this new class of high performance filters.

OPTICAL COMPONENTS, COATINGS & MATERIALS PRODUCTS

  • Trichroid Thin-Film Polarizer For Separating Polarization Of Three Wavelengths Simultaneously

    LASER COMPONENTS has developed a new optics layer design that has the ability to separate the polarizations of three wavelengths simultaneously. These new trichroid thin-film polarizers can be used to combine linearly polarized laser beams from several sources, even if they have the same or different wavelengths.

  • Ophir® SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5 Motorized Continuous Zoom Lens

    The SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5 is a motorized continuous zoom lens with the longest available focal length and zoom ratio. It is designed for use in UAV payloads with its excellent detection range of more than 25 km.

  • Motorized Continuous Zoom Lens: SupIR 26-105 mm f/1.6

    The SupIR 26-105 mm f/1.6 is a continuous zoom lens providing greater than 6 km detection range for a variety of applications such as homeland security, boarder control, maritime, and security and surveillance. It offers maximum performance at a minimal price, rivaling similar products on the market.

  • Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM

    The MCL-NSOM is a near field scanning optical microscope using a resonant probe. The MCL-NSOM is built on a microscope platform with access to optical pathways making it ideal to use with optical microscopy techniques. The MCL-NSOM includes 6 axes of motorized positioning and 3 axes of closed loop nanopositioning for exceptional position resolution. The NSOM can be operated in 5 standard NSOM modes and can also be used solely as a resonant probe AFM.

  • RM21® MicroMirror TIRF Microscope

    The MicroMirror TIRF microscope is a unique single molecule microscope. Spatial separation of the excitation and emission beams and the use of broadband micromirrors leads to superior signal-to-noise ratios for multi-wavelength TIRF microscopy. The open access to the excitation and emission optical pathways makes this the ideal platform to implement a range of biophysical techniques simultaneously. 

  • BEAMAGE-M2: Automated M-Squared Measurement System

    The BEAMAGE-M2 is an automated M-squared measurement system comprising the BEAMAGE-4M, 5 lenses, 3 ND filters, and 2 external beam-steering mirrors. It is the only M2 system on the market equipped with a complete set of 50 mm optics and a sensor aperture of 11.3 x 11.3 mm.

  • HOLOEYE’s PLUTO-2: The Complete Spatial Light Modulator (SLM)

    Spatial Light Modulators (SLM) are used as adaptive optical elements that modulates light spatially in amplitude or phase. Laser Components offers these devices based on either reflective (LCOS) or translucent (LCD) liquid crystal microdisplays.

  • Custom And OEM Optical Filter Development

    At Alluxa, we are continually striving to improve our products by researching and developing novel thin-film technologies. Therefore, we welcome any custom optical filter requests for non-standard spectral shapes, unusual coating materials, tunable filters, extreme blocking, or any other challenging technical specifications.

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OPTICAL COMPONENTS, COATINGS & MATERIALS VIDEOS

  • Ophir Infrared Optics Jerusalem Production Site - A Virtual Tour

    Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for IR thermal applications.

  • A Virtual Tour At The Ophir Laser Optics Jerusalem Production Site

    Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for high-power laser applications.

  • Live Demo Video: Ophir's Long-Range MWIR 48.5-700 mm f/5.5. Now That's A Long Detection Range!!

    With an impressive 40km detection range, caught via Sierra Olympics’ Ventus-700, Ophir's long range 48.5-700mm f/5.5 continuous zoom lens provides a crisp image over the full zoom range, with MTF close to the diffraction limit. Providing outstanding detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges, this lens is suitable for a wide range of commercial, surveillance and homeland security applications.

  • Ophir's Long-Range LWIR 25-225 mm f/1.5 – Thermal Imaging Demo Video

    Ophir's long range 25-225 mm f/1.5 continuous zoom lens provides a crisp image over the full zoom range, with MTF close to the diffraction limit. Providing outstanding detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges, of up to 10.9 km, this lens is suitable for a wide range of commercial, surveillance and homeland security applications.

  • Live Demo Video: LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 Folded-Optics Zoom Lens

    The LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a low-SWaP, MWIR continuous zoom lens, spearheading the market trend towards smaller size detectors with a 10μm pitch VGA FPA. Thanks to its innovative folded-optics design, the LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 has a significantly compact configuration which enables a reduction in the overall size and weight of the optical system.