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TMC Ametek to show vibration cancellation system for optical tables at SPIE Photonics West 2015

01/27/2015 The STACIS iX LaserTable-Base combines the company's MaxDamp or other air vibration isolation system to isolate high frequencies and its STACIS technology incorporating piezoelectric actuators and inertial vibration sensors to ...

Optic mount from Newport has Edge Grip mounting mechanism


The HM-1 Edge Grip Optic Mount uses a patent-pending Edge Grip mounting mechanism to hold the optic near to its edge.

Polygon line scanner from Lincoln Laser for use with picosecond and femtosecond lasers


The hyperSCAN polygon line scanner is used in material processing at scanning speeds of up to 200 m/s.

Bandpass filters from Hyland Optical have enhanced performance


Enhanced-performance dichroic filters for laser applications have an ion beam-sputtered coating that maintains stability with changes in heat, humidity, and pressure.

Laser position and power sensors from greenTEG are made for powers from 100 microW to 50 W


A line of 18 × 18 mm laser positioning sensors acquire and process precise data on the power and position of laser beams.

Surrounded by light


The UN designation of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies provides an excellent framework for highlighting the role and value of light in the world at large.

Aerotech to showcase XY piezo nanopositioning stages at SPIE Photonics West 2015


QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages offer a variety of travel (100–600 μm) and feedback options for applications ranging from microscopy to optics alignment.

Laservision USA to display laser safety filters for UV and IR lasers at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


Blue P5P10 polycarbonate laser safety eyewear and windows for UV and IR lasers provide high optical density to protect eyes in R&D and manufacturing environments.

Lincoln Laser to demonstrate polygon laser scanning head at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The hyperSCAN polygon laser scanning head delivers galvanometer scan head accuracy at polygon speeds.

Wavelength Electronics to showcase benchtop quantum cascade laser driver at SPIE Photonics West 2015


QCL LAB low-noise, benchtop quantum cascade laser (QCL) drivers deliver average current noise density of 1 nA/√Hz over 100 kHz, which yields ultra-narrow QCL linewidth, stable center wavelength, and repeatable scans.

Optical chopper from New Focus can chop from 4 Hz to 10.65 kHz


The Model 3502 optical chopper has its chopping frequency phase-locked to its own internal frequency synthesizer.

DIL laser mounts from Arroyo Instruments can be used for dual in line laser apps


The two mounts include the 213 LaserMount with passive temperature and the 215 TEC DIL LaserMount with active thermoelectric cooling.

Business Forum: Collaboration and excellence are the keys to educating photonics professionals


I interviewed Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang, director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester because it is a leading optical center that has made a major impact on the optics and photonics community.

Lambda Research Corp. to showcase new version of its optical design software at SPIE Photonics West 2015


TracePro v7.5 opto-mechanical software, with its CAD interface and interactive optimizers, has use in design, analysis, and optimization of optical and illumination systems.

Market Insights: Growing our core photonics businesses: Transcending the $10-million plateau


According to research from SPIE, there are about 2750 companies worldwide supplying photonics components and materials, and they employ 700,000 people.

Photonics West Preview: SPIE Photonics West 2015 excites with neurology, 3D printing, and silicon photonics

12/31/2014 Twenty-thousand photonics technologists and executives will unite at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West conference this February in San Francisco to explore, among many other things, how photonics could potentially improve, repair, a...

Top 10 photonics stories tell the tale of 2014


The top stories that were viewed on our website say a lot about what was hot.


Technology Review: Top 20 technologies for 2014 cover the range from basic R&D to new apps


Senior editor John Wallace identifies his top picks for the 20 most interesting photonics technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2014.

Two banner years


A list of the best of anything is a sure-fire publishing technique to attract an audience-and, true to form, our annual December Top 20 Technology Picks is one of the most-read articles online throughout the year.

Business Forum: Technician education helps meet staffing needs of the photonics community

12/08/2014 Dr. Chrys Panayiotou, the director and principal investigator of the Laser & Fiber Optics Southeast Regional Center (LASER-TEC), talks about the well-recognized shortage of technicians in the photonics industry and progress...

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