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Ophir Photonics to feature power meter and beam profiling camera SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/24/2014

The 100 kW meter is designed for fiber lasers used in industrial material processing and the Pyrocam IV is the company’s newest beam profiling camera.

Ocean Optics to launch spectrometer and microspectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/24/2014

The QE Pro is a high-sensitivity, back-thinned CCD array spectrometer and the STS-UV microspectrometer is a compact yet high-performance spectrometer.

L-3 Applied Optics Center to present optical coatings at SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/23/2014

L-3 Applied Optics Center, has completed coating 13 large optical elements with anti-reflective and highly reflective thin film optical coatings on various elements.

Navitar to debut bi-telecentric lenses at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/22/2014

MagniStar bi-telecentric lenses have applications in metrology, flat panel inspection, curved surface inspection, and other imaging applications when greater DOF is required.

3D white-light diffraction tomography images without dyes

01/22/2014

Champaign, IL--White-light diffraction tomography (WDT) needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, 3D quantitative imagery of cells and other objects.

Saelig introduces portable spectrometer

01/20/2014

The GL SPECTIS 1.0 Touch Mini’s 256 pixel CMOS image sensor provides 16 bit measurements over a spectral range of 340 to 750/640 to 1100 nm

FIBER-OPTIC SENSING: Low-noise fiber lasers enable far-reaching optical sensing

01/17/2014

The use of single-frequency, low-noise distributed-feedback lasers in interferometric optical sensing and other fiber-optic systems has helped extend their reach around the world and beyond.

ULTRAFAST PULSE CHARACTERIZATION: From femtosecond to nanosecond, laser-pulse measurement is all about the single shot

01/17/2014 Recurring misinterpretations due to the infamous coherent artifact imply that pulse-measurement methods operate best using single shot. Fortunately, such methods have recently been extended to pulses about 1 ns long -- filling ...

Mingle with executives at the February 3rd Laser Marketplace Seminar

01/17/2014

San Francisco, CA--Don't miss your chance to mingle with laser and photonics executives at the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar to be held February 3, 2014 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West.

Photonics Products: Spectrometers: Imaging spectrometers examine the world around us

01/16/2014

Imaging spectrometers capture enormous quantities of data in a 2D form that is relevant to areas from science and security to industry and art.

2014: The photon spark

01/16/2014 The list of products and applications "forged" by the creative use of laser technology is long indeed, from the circuit board and glass display in a smartphone to the high-strength steel making cars and airplanes safe...
Glass-based detector characterizes waveform of ultrafast few-cycle laser pulses

Glass-based detector characterizes waveform of ultrafast few-cycle laser pulses

01/15/2014 Garching, Germany--Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, together with colleagues based at LMU and the Technische Universität München (TUM), have created a det...

SPIE Startup Challenge semi-finalists named for 2014 event

01/15/2014

Bellingham, WA--SPIE has named the two-dozen aspiring entrepreneurs that are semi-finalists in the 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge.

Block Engineering enters into supply agreement with oil and gas drilling company

01/14/2014 Marlborough, MA--Block Engineering has signed a long-term supply agreement with an unnamed provider of hardened, field-based systems in the oil and gas drilling industry. Specifically, Block’s Mini-FT spectrometer provides for ...

FINGERPRINT DETECTION: OPSL rises to challenge of U.S. Army forensic work in Afghanistan

01/14/2014 While the use of laser-guided ordnance for military use is generally well-publicized, lasers—in the form of green-emitting optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSLs)—have also proven their military value as light sources for...

Fianium ships its 1000th supercontinuum laser

01/14/2014

Southampton, England--Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium reported shipment of its 1000th supercontinuum laser on January 14, 2014.

SPECTROMETERS: Off-plane EUV spectrograph aids plasma research

01/14/2014

McPherson has developed a commercial conical-diffraction, off-plane x-ray Czerny-Turner (OP-XCT) spectrograph that can be used, among other applications, for plasma diagnostics.

(SLIDE SHOW) Technology Review 2013

01/13/2014

Thumb-drive-sized spectrometer achieves subnanometer resolution

01/13/2014 Nano Optic Devices has developed a chip-based spectrometer that is not only very compact, with packaged dimensions comparable to a typical USB thumb flash drive, but also achieves the subnanometer resolution typically found in ...

Raman spectroscopy the focus of RamanFest two-day conference

01/09/2014

RamanFest, an international and annual event, will be held on June 12–13, 2014, in Boston, MA, in conjunction with Harvard University.

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