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iC Haus replaces red (or IR) with blue light in optical encoders to increase their resolution

iC-Haus replaces red (or IR) with blue light in optical encoders to increase their resolution


iC-Haus has developed sensor chips for optical position encoders that use photodiodes designed especially for light from blue LEDs.

Piezo controllers from Piezosystem Jena consist of two types of amplifiers


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.

Laser power sensor from Ophir measures powers from 5 to 1000 W


The 1000WP-BB-34 high-power, watercooled thermal sensor measures energy from 400 mJ to 300 J and spectral range from 190 nm to 20 micron.

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.

Olympus IMS to display laser confocal microscope system at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The LEXT OLS4100 laser confocal microscope system delivers nanometer-level imaging, accurate 3D measurement, and surface roughness analysis.

NeTHIS to showcase optical power meter at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The TeraPower optical power meter works in the terahertz, infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectral domains, covering from 0.1 to 3000 µm.

Gentec-EO to introduce 4 and 12 kW water-cooled beam dumps at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The BD-4KW-HE (4 kW) and BD-12KW-HD (12 kW) water-cooled beam dumps have a highly resistant absorber that can withstand several kilowatts in continuous mode.

Spectroscopy software module from Horiba Scientific is add-on for Raman microscopes


The MultiWell module for the LabSpec 6 Spectroscopy Suite is an add-on for the company’s Raman microscopes equipped with standard x-y stages.

Picosecond-pulsed LED from Edinburgh Instruments for TCSPC


The EPLED 310 picosecond-pulsed LED is pre-adjusted for an optimum pulse width of <800 ps and optimized for time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC).

Aurea Technology to introduce NIR single-photon counting OEM module at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz near-infrared (NIR) single-photon counting OEM module has utility in demanding analytical and quantum technology applications.

BaySpec to showcase Raman spectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Agility transportable Raman spectrometer offers a single- (532, 785, or 1064 nm) and dual-band option (532/1064 nm or 785/1064 nm).

Optofluidic sensor irradiated with light measures blood sugar noninvasively


An optofluidic sensor that, when irradiated with light, can measure glucose (blood sugar) level through the skin without drawing blood.

International Light Technologies to show research radiometer at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The ILT5000 research radiometer performs rapid measurements (1–100 Hz) in such applications as radiometry, photometry, research, and phototherapy, among others.

Microscope from Olympus measures machined parts and electronics


The STM7 measuring microscope is an industrial microscope system that measures machined parts, semiconductors, and electronic components.

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS technology for spectroscopy in the mid-IR

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS technology for spectroscopy in the mid-IR

01/20/2015 At the upcoming SPIE Photonics West trade show (7-12 February 2015; San Francisco, CA), scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS; Dresden, Germany) will introduce a mobile MEMS scanning grating s...

Ondax to showcase terahertz Raman spectroscopy system at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


THz-Raman spectroscopy systems combine chemical detection and structural analysis for forensic and scientific analyses.

Optical Filters: Optical filter performance keeps improving-measurement techniques must keep pace

01/16/2015 Measuring the new generation of steep bandpass filters with bandwidths less than 1 nm tests the resolution capabilities of instrumentation; more credible measurements in these high-performance regimes are now required to advanc...

Ultraviolet LEDs: UVC LEDs enable cost-effective spectroscopic instruments


The traditional light sources used in UV spectroscopy can, for some uses, be replaced by LEDs, greatly reducing both capital and operating costs.

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.

Spectrum Scientific to introduce UV spectrometer at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The UV 470-151 spectrometer incorporates the company's aberration-corrected concave holographic grating to provide high throughput and f/2.0 performance.

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