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MKS Instruments Announces Ophir® PD300RM-UVA For Use With Narrowband And Broadband Sources
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® PD300RM-UVA Irradiance and Dosage Sensor. Calibrated over the UVA and violet spectral range (350-450nm), the sensor provides a flat spectral response that is forgiving of inexact wavelengths, wide bandwidths, and wavelength shifts (e.g. due to heating). This allows for measuring both narrowband (lasers) and broadband sources, such as LEDs, without the need to know the exact wavelength.
Ibeo And SICK Bring Stimulus To The Industrial Sector With New 3D Solid-State LiDAR Sensor
A technology partnership between Hamburg-based automotive LiDAR specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH and SICK AG has resulted in a 3D solid-state LiDAR sensor for industrial applications.
Breakthrough Optical Sensor Mimics Human Eye, A Key Step Toward Better Artificial Intelligence
Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field.
Opto Diode’s New UV-Enhanced Detector With 5.5 mm Diameter Active Area
Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces an ultraviolet-enhanced detector featuring a 5.5 mm diameter active area, the UVG20S. The photodiode is ideal for UV detection between 190 nm to 400 nm spectral wavelengths with a full spectrum of 190 nm out to 1000 nm. The device features stable responsivity over wide temperature ranges and features 100% internal quantum efficiency from 200 to 400nm.
The Brightest In The Bunch: LASER COMPONENTS USA, Inc. Offers VCSEL Technology
LASER COMPONENTS USA, Inc. is pleased to announce its new VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) product line in partnership with supplier Brightlaser Limited. This addition is complimenting LASER COMPONENTS offerings of optoelectronic components.
An Improved Wearable, Stretchable Gas Sensor Using Nanocomposites
A stretchable, wearable gas sensor for environmental sensing has been developed and tested by researchers at Penn State, Northeastern University and five universities in China.
SENSORS & DETECTORS VIDEOS
Integra 2nd Gen Introduction
The second generation of the INTEGRA is a meterless line of all-in-one detectors that combine a detector and a meter in one device that lugs directly into your PC. Each detector of the INTEGRA series offers the same incredible performance as the usual detector and meter combination, from pW to kW and from fJ to J. For a brief introduction on this product, watch the video.
Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light
On the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition in Baltimore, Kevin Fogarty with Canon showed us a 19 micron pixel pitch sensor that can achieve a full color and high definition image in extremely low light environments.
How To Specify Optical Coatings For Sensor Applications
This year at SPIE’s DCS exhibition, Donna with DSI gave us a quick on-location hello from the show floor before turning it over to principle investigator Kevin Gibbons so that he could offer some advice on what you should consider before determining an optical coating’s specifications for sensing applications.
Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing
Marco Snikkers wrapped up our Photonics West 2016 coverage by introducing us to a pixel sensor that acts as an 8-channel spectrometer for biomedical, fluorescence marking, and colorimeter applications, as well as a multi-spectral camera that can monitor specific wavelengths in real-time.
Lowering Dark Current, Defects, And Bad Pixel Counts In Imaging Detectors
Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems cut the ribbon on their new facility on September 17th, 2014. Doug Malchow spent a few minutes with us explaining how the move to a bigger and better place has already resulted in better quality imaging detectors with lower defects, lower bad pixel counts, and much lower dark current.
Sensors For A Diverse Range Of Applications
Jeff Eng, applications engineer with Hamamatsu, shows us a MEMS FTIR engine for IR spectroscopy instruments that works in applications involving gas sensing, materials analysis, and point of care devices. He also introduces us to 2D InGaAs image sensors for thermal imaging monitors, NIR image detection, and foreign object detection; compact radiation detectors; and more.
12 Micron Camera Core And Silicon PIN Quadrant Detector For Sensing Applications
Excelitas and Qioptiq have joined together to provide custom optics manufacturing and a wide array of sensor offerings for various applications.