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

02/26/2015

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

02/26/2015

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!

02/19/2015

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

Minus K announces academic vibration isolator giveaway

02/17/2015

Minus K is again giving away $20,000 worth of patented negative-stiffness-mechanism vibration isolators to colleges and universities within the US.

Optical Components: Shutter types vary to meet application needs

02/17/2015

The design of OEM products for widely different optical applications benefits from collaboration and understanding shutter options.

Media for the long haul

02/17/2015

I'm describing this tumult to help convey one important fact -- that through it all, the magazine and Internet entity known as Laser Focus World prospered.

Passive two-phase cooler by Celsia for LEDs and concentrating photovoltaics achieves 1000 W/cm² operation

02/13/2015

Celsia-developed two-phase cooling technology was tested at high heat loads.

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West

02/12/2015

Companies large and small from around the world walked away with top honors in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation Wednesday evening during SPIE Photonics West 2015.

Business Forum: Joining research, teaching, and entrepreneurship to advance photonics

02/11/2015

I interviewed Dr. Bahaa Saleh because he heads one of major optics and photonics teaching colleges in the U.S.

Piezo controllers from Piezosystem Jena consist of two types of amplifiers

02/02/2015

The NV120 series of piezo controllers consists of two types of amplifiers that both supply current of 120 mA with a signal noise of <0.3 mV at 500 Hz.

Machine vision lasers from Z-Laser use new driver electronics for improved power stability

02/02/2015

The ZM18 series machine vision lasers have maximum optical output of up to 200 mW in the NIR.

Linear stage from PI provides 500 mm travel and half-micron resolution

01/30/2015

The M-417 linear stage has a motorized precision positioner for computer-control of automation and precision assembly applications.

Photodiodes from Opto Diode are suited for laser alignment applications

01/30/2015

SXUVPS4 photodiodes provide 0.125 to 0.02 A/W over a 10 to 200 nm wavelength range.

SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015 Product Preview: Close to 1500 exhibitors will show their optics and photonics products

01/29/2015 One week after Super Bowl XLIX, SPIE Photonics West—North America's major optics and photonics conference and exhibition—will kick off (pun intended, of course), and it is expected to draw at least 20,000 attendees this year.

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

01/25/2015

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

01/25/2015

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

01/24/2015

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

01/20/2015

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

01/15/2015

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.

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