TECHNOLOGIES TO SEE AT SPIE PHOTONICS WEST 2018
PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2, a state-of-the-art sCMOS camera featuring the same compact 65 x 65 x 65 mm dimensions. This camera provides outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 80%, and excellent image quality provided by the 16-bit sCMOS sensor.
640 x 512 Resolution High Speed IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc
FLIR’s X6900sc series cameras are full frame MWIR and LWIR 640 x 512 resolution thermal cameras for use in high-speed R&D and science applications. The infrared cameras are designed to produce thermal data at up to 1,004 frames per second at full resolution, and can be sub-windowed for even faster rates. With multiple simultaneous digital data outputs over GigE, CameraLink and CoaxPress in addition to the ability of burst recording to on-camera RAM for up to 26 seconds, there is never a worry of missing critical frames of data.
Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage
The FluxGage is Ophir’s new compact measuring system for LED Luminaires that measures their total flux, color (CCT, CRI, Duv, chromaticity), and flicker. The system measures the total flux using solar panels instead of an integrating sphere, delivering the same functionality in one-third the size.
Near-Eye Display Solutions
Optics Blazers manufactures Near-Eye Display combiners and other components for optimized display performance and see-through properties. With an integrated manufacturing chain, this company can deliver single reflective surface, multiple reflective surface, free-form, or diffractive combiners. Optics Blazers’ solutions are developed with cost and scalability in mind to serve the competitive consumer electronics market.
Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter
HOYA’s color filter glass products include sharp cut/long pass, light-balancing, color-compensating, neutral density, heat-absorbing, multi-band calibration, and UV Absorbing/VIS blocking filters for the UV through NIR regions. Featured is the new UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter that offers UV transmitting/VIS absorbing performance with high UV transmittance, while providing the highest resistance to any effects caused by UV solarization and/or exposure to high humidity conditions.
Linear Variable VIS NIR Bandpass Filters For Hyperspectral Imaging
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is used for many applications including satellite imaging and air reconnaissance. HSI is usually executed with bulky hyperspectral-imaging cameras that are sensitive to misalignment, very expensive, and use prisms or gratings as dispersive elements. An alternative method of HSI is the combination of linear variable bandpass filters (LVBPFs) with silicon detectors. This allows for very compact, robust, and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages over conventional approaches.
OptoSigma offers a wide range of application systems that includes microscope units, alignment systems, interferometers, bio-photonics, and laser processing systems. These application systems are designed for many specific applications including polarization measurements, vacuum and oven measurements, and glass and film inspections.
PHOTONICS WEST VIDEOS
Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics
At Photonics West 2018, Ralf Daferner of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced their stabilized LED light source for in vitro diagnostic systems. This extremely flexible light source provides no interruptions or downtimes, and offers very stable output over its lifetime. Check out the video for more information.
Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery
At Photonics West 2018, Jürgen Hammerschmidt of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced an array of fiber and diffuser technologies for laser beam delivery, especially for medical device applications. Watch the video for more information about their side emitting diffusers, end emitting diffusers, radial diffusers, and emitting fiber rods.
Product Video: High-Speed 2D Polarization
Andrew Bridges discusses CRYSTA, which takes a conventional high-speed camera and adds an affixed micropolarizer array to a CMOS sensor, giving it the ability to detect phase difference, and allowing the operator to plot birefringence or retardation in transparent or semi-transparent materials.
Understanding Laser Induced Threshold (LIDT) For Laser Optics
The process for finding the laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) for laser optics has become increasingly more complex with different considerations for determining measuring and testing laser optics, including the laser’s the wavelength, beam size, polarization, and angle of incidence.
How New Technologies Enable New Applications For Linescan SWIR
Raf Vandermissen of Xenics spoke to us at Photonics West 2018 about these innovative technologies that enable new applications for SWIR linescan detectors, including their new XLIN-FC.