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220 gallium nitride MOCVD reactors to be installed in 2015 for LED production


LEDs as a business are growing rapidly in China, spurring purchase of the capital equipment needed for LED fabrication.

Business Forum: Best practices from Switzerland— Photonics and otherwise


This month I interview the husband–wife team of Professor Ursula Keller and Dr. Kurt Weingarten.

Diode controller from ILX combines precision current source with a thermoelectric TEC


The LDC-37620 high-power laser diode controller is designed to control single-emitter laser diodes and provide accurate, constant current or power operation.

Hollow waveguide from Molex delivers power from CO2 and Er:YAG


The Polymicro Technologies MediSpec hollow silica waveguide includes a visible aiming beam for alignment.

Spectrum analyzer from Bristol measures laser wavelength from the visible to the mid-IR


The 771 Series laser spectrum analyzer measures laser wavelength from the visible to the mid-IR to an accuracy as high as ± 0.0001 nm.

Lens cementing station from Trioptics aligns and cements lens pairs


The MultiCentric Cementing Station uses a measurement head with three integrated, simultaneously measuring autocollimators to reduce process cycle time.

Vibration cancellation system from TMC Ametek controls vibration in semiconductor fabs


The Stage-Base 450 frame-mountable motion cancellation system uses a serial-type architecture with voice coil technology to provide active floor vibration cancellation starting at 0.6 Hz.

LASER World of Photonics China continues strong growth


Celebrating its 10th anniversary with exhibitors from 20 countries, LASER World of Photonics China attracted over 40,000 attendees to the Shanghai New International Expo Cente, March 17-19.


LASER World of Photonics—don’t miss it


Every two years, Munich hosts an inspiring international trade fair and a technical conference that together draw over 1100 exhibitors and 25,000 researchers and professionals in lasers and optics.


Photonics Products: Vibration-Isolation Tables: Isolation tables support stable optical setups


Essential for many experiments in optics, the vibration-isolation table comes in many forms, including active and passive vibration isolation, as well as pneumatic and non-pneumatic versions.

Party like it's 1965


The 1960s were famously a time of political and social turmoil, but they were also full of exciting photonics products created from inventions made in laboratories around the world.

(SLIDE SHOW) Isolation tables support stable optical setups


In this Slide Show, we highlight some of the many types and sizes of vibration-isolation tables available today.

Lockheed Martin's 30 kW fiber-laser weapon disables truck from a mile away


The ATHENA uses spectral beam combination to achieve single-mode beam quality.

Business Forum: For China, investing in photonics R&D is a very high priority

03/04/2015 I talked to Professor Qihuang Gong from Peking University after he gave an informative presentation at the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar.

ArF light source from Cymer designed for 14 nm chip manufacturing


The XLR 700ix argon fluoride immersion light source provides bandwidth control of 300 ± 5 fm to eliminate a source of process variation.

DPSS lasers from Coherent offer output powers up to 40 W at 355 nm


AVIA series Q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers are designed for materials processing applications in microelectronics fabrication and packaging, such as via hole drilling.

Vibration isolation platform from Newport is designed for small instruments and sensitive apps


The VIP100 Super-Compact vibration isolation platform has either metric or imperial mounting holes supported by four isolators, with passive, mechanical bearings.

Fiber waveguide device from SRICO is designed for upconversion of 2000 nm lasers


The device converts a broadband laser wavelength to a frequency-doubled signal centered at 1064 nm.

Galvo scanner from Aerotech attains single digit micron level accuracy over FOV


The Nmark AGV-HPO galvo scanner attains single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view, with resolution of >24 bits when used with the company’s Nmark CLS controller.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!


Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

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