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Digital height gage from Mitutoyo America measurements include step and width

11/16/2014

The QM-Height digital height gage line offers accuracy of 4.5 micron and improvements in design and capability to the previous generation of QM-Height gages.

Laser diodes from SemiNex are TO-56 packaged

11/15/2014

The SemiNex TO-56 high-power, 1550 nm pulsed laser diodes have this company's 2.5-mm-long laser diodes.

Tabletop fluorescence and electron microscope from Delmic designed for fast imaging

11/15/2014

The Delphi integrated correlative tabletop fluorescence and electron microscope, a collaborative effort of Delmic and Phenom-World, can perform fast correlative microscopy with overlay precision.

Laser power meter from Firebird Sensors uses single crystal silicon carbide sensor

11/15/2014

The MEGA laser power meter uses a single-crystal silicon carbide sensor to measure up to 1 kW of average power emitted from pulsed and CW lasers.

CCD camera from Point Grey is designed for metrology apps

11/15/2014

The Blackfly BFLY-U3-13S2 camera is based on color and monochrome versions of Sony’s ICX445.

Pyrometers from Process Sensors have applications in metal processing

11/15/2014

The PSC-SR56N series of self-contained pyrometers offers a choice of four sighting methods and high-resolution fixed focus optics with small spot sizes.

Chalcogenide optical chips, carbon-nanotube lasers form optical oscilloscope

Chalcogenide optical chips, carbon-nanotube lasers form optical oscilloscope

11/14/2014 An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by the ARC Centre for ultrahigh bandwidth devices for optical systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney and the Australian Na...

Spectrometer from McPherson can make wavelength steps as small as 0.11 pm

11/13/2014

The 1.3 m focal length model 209 spectrometer with micro-step drive can make wavelength steps as small as 0.11 pm.

Metrology tool from Photal Otsuka Electronics measures yield

11/13/2014

The QE-2000 quantum efficiency measurement system from Photal Otsuka Electronics measures the yield of powders, liquids, solids, and films.

Spectrometer from Rigaku Raman indentifies raw materials

11/13/2014

Progeny, a handheld Raman spectrometer for raw material identification, eliminates fluorescence interference using a 1064 nm excitation laser.

Spectrometer from APE GmbH offers resolution better than 3 nm

11/13/2014

The waveScan USB spectrometer performs spectral analysis for CW and mode-locked laser systems in the midinfrared range from 1.5 to 6.3 micron.

Ophir Photonics beam splitters control and adjust beam output power

11/13/2014

LBS-400 beam splitters measure UV, NIR, or IR wavelength beams with diameters up to 1 in.

Laser probing of alkali-metal atoms may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks

11/12/2014 Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Draper Laboratory (both in Cambridge, MA) have come up with a new approach to atomic timekeeping that may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic cloc...

Rosetta, photonics, and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

11/12/2014 The historic landing  on the Comet 67P/CG by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is producing a flood of images and data--and many of these result from onboard scientific instruments based on optics, image sensors, spectrome...

Horiba Scientific releases Raman spectroscopy software

11/11/2014

The LabSpec 6.3 Raman spectroscopy software platform includes a 3D surface and volume display module.

Optimet laser sensor designed for 2D and 3D measurements

11/10/2014

The ConoProbe Mark10-HD non-contact laser sensor is designed for 2D, 3D, surface contour, and volumetric measurements for quality control, inspection, and metrology.

Microfluidic manufacturing project installs international advisory board

11/09/2014

The MFManufacturing project announced the establishment of an advisory board with industrial and academic members from Europe, the USA, and China.

Cavity-Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy: Mid-IR QCL with shock tube measures CO concentrations

11/05/2014 Researchers at Stanford University have given a boost to the venerable shock-tube approach to studying high-temperature chemical reactions by using a mid-infrared quantum-cascade laser (QCL) incorporated into a cavity-enhanced ...

Spectroscopy method measures cells to improve cancer drug development

11/05/2014 Animated Dynamics, a life sciences startup of Purdue University, has developed an optical method involving spectroscopy to help pharmaceutical companies find more effective drug candidates and improve the results of personalize...

Business Forum: The study of energy and sustainability reveals many opportunities in photonics

11/04/2014 I interviewed Professor Harry Atwater Jr. of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) because of the Institute's reputation for scientific and technical excellence. He is the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics a...

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