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Diode driver from iC-Haus allows microcontroller-based driving of diodes


The iC-HTP two-channel laser diode driver allows microcontroller-based driving of diodes.

Anti-vibration table from TMC optimizes ergonomics for seated users


The CleanBench laboratory table includes the Gimbal Piston air vibration isolation system with a 2-in.-thick, laminated top construction for users who do not require a grid of tapped holes.

New York-led consortium wins integrated photonics institute award


A consortium led by SUNY has been awarded a $110 million matching grant by the DOD to establish an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.


ULT air purification system extracts and filters laser fume and dust


The LAS 160 extraction and filtration device for laser fume and dust offers low-noise operation.

Gigaphoton launches "Neon Gas Rescue Program" to address shortage


Gigaphoton launched the program to help customers qualify new neon suppliers and implement its hTGM gas recycling technology.

'Functionalized' graphene bonds closely with silicon to extract heat from photonic emitters


Graphene-based film is melded to silicon via silane bonds.

A mega-update on European biophotonics


If you want to take the pulse of biophotonics in Europe, the biennial LASER World of Photonics (June 22-25, 2015) event is the place to do it.

Micro Beam Steering: Precision micro beam-steering systems simplify move to handheld instruments


Beam steering for handheld and portable devices has fingertip size, battery power, milliradian precision, mobile-phone robustness, and fully integrated microelectronics.

Beam Profiling: Second-moment method characterizes higher-order beam modes


The best methods for making second-moment beam-width measurements with CCD cameras are described and compared to ISO recommendations.

Business Forum: Making things in academia: From telescope optics to nanophotonics


This month I interview Professor Tom Koch, who is Dean of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA).

The imaging story


While lasers were the initial focus of this publication, the first issue in 1965 also included a long piece on imaging in the form of laser-based holograms.

Hollow shaft rotary actuators from Intellidrives have a large-diameter hollow shaft


Hollow shaft rotary actuators in four stage sizes with center apertures from 33 to 100 mm offer optimized load capacity, torque, speed, and resolution.

3D mouse SpaceNavigator drives up to six attocube positioners


The SpaceNavigator mouse from 3Dconnexion allows for remote control of attocube’s piezo drives via a newly programmed software interface.

Aerotech z-axis piezo nanopositioner provides repeatability to 1 nm


The QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioning stages provide resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007%, and repeatability to 1 nm.

Scanning system from Scanlab features a a 14 mm aperture


The excelliSCAN scanning system uses galvo scanners with digital angle sensors.

Laser 2000, Lincoln Laser enter into agreement for laser scanning systems


Laser 2000 has reached a distribution agreement with Lincoln Laser about distributing laser scanning equipment in Germany.

New Scale Technology focus module developer’s kit performs at any orientation


The M3-FS focus module has 0.5 μm precision, works on battery power, and resists shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.

Nutfield Technology digital scan head is available with selection of scan lenses


The D-20 encoder-based XY-axis scan head for industrial applications accepts XY2-100 digital input signals for 16-bit addressability.

Beam handling systems from OWIS have utility in institute and university training


OWISets PRAK provides experimental setups based on the SYS 65 beam handling system.

Equipment Solutions motion controller has <50 nm positioning repeatability


The LFA-2010 linear focus actuator is a compact motion control positioner.

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