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Apr 1st, 2003
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Multifiber backplane connector system

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The MPAK multifiber two-piece connector system consists of a female connector and a male jack with 6 MT-style ferrules for a total of 48, 72, or 144 optical fibers, depending on the ferrule combination. Designed to meet Telcordia GR-1435-CORE requirements, the system includes nickel-plated cast-zinc housings that shield and isolate EMI. Single-mode and multimode versions are available.
Johanson Fiber Optics Group, Boonton, NJ
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Phase modulator

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A new phase modulator for optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is based on a piezoelectric stack. The balanced mounting of the stack eliminates resonances attributed to the support structure and allows modulation frequencies up to several hundred KHz with a pure piston-like movement. The unit fits in a 1-in. mirror mount and has a 6.4-mm clear aperture.
Karl Stetson Associates, Coventry, CT
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Modular alignment system

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The new AutoAlign MODAL is a modular system for performing alignment and metrology of fiberoptic components, including planar waveguides, AWGs, fiber collimators, and other devices. The system is designed as an entry-level system for early process development, prototyping and pilot production. It uses an integrated x, y, z motorized positioner and utilizes Integra process-control software.
Newport, Irvine, CA
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350-mW UV laser

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The Vanguard 350-HMD 355 is a frequency-tripled, modelocked Nd:YVO4 laser with a pulse repetition of 80 MHz. The laser is a solid-state alternative for applications currently using water-cooled UV ion lasers. Operating from 110- or 220-V single-phase power, the laser delivers low-noise, near-diffraction-limited TEM00 output. The laser uses a saturable Bragg reflector to automatically operate with passively modelocked output.
Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA
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Voice coil actuator

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The model LA100-90-001 is a cylindrical voice coil linear actuator with a total stroke of 2.0 in., a continuous stall force of 290 lb and a peak-force rating of 550 lb. It is a two-terminal, hysteresis-free, cog-free, direct-drive linear servo with infinite position sensitivity. Applications include vibration control, seismology, die drawing, and training simulators.
BEI Kimco Magnetics Division, San Marcos, CA
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CMOS area camera

The DALSTAR 1M75-SA CMOS area camera is a small-body, "stop action" (SA) camera. It has a one megapixel CMOS image sensor with a global nonrolling shutter capable of 75 f/s at full resolution and 100,000 f/s with windowing. The camera utilizes LINLOG technology for an intrascene dynamic range of up to 120 dB. Applications include electronics manufacturing inspection, industrial metrology, welding, and traffic management.
DALSA, Waterloo, Canada
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Tire/wheel identification systems

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The TIS-8000 tire identification system and the WIS-8000 wheel identification system allow tire and wheel manufacturers and assemblers to automate part identification to minimize handling and ..assembly errors. The TIS-8000 uses machine-vision software to recognize tire treads and sidewalls. The WIS-8000 automatically recognizes wheel spoke patterns and wheel finish to ensure the presence of correct wheels.
Cognex, Natick, MA
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Optical components and assemblies

Optical components and lens assemblies are available for the OEM market for industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications. Products include: multi-glass-element lens assemblies; optoelectronic and optomechanical subassemblies, and precision molded or ground and polished optical components.
Docter Optics, Mesa, AZ
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Multimode fiber

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The multimode high-attenuation fiber (HAF) utilizes a patent-pending manufacturing process resulting in multimode fibers with attenuation levels ranging from 0.05 to 5 dB/cm at 850 nm. The fiber is intended for the fabrication of fixed-type attenuators with applications such as Gigabit Ethernet for fiber to the home or last-mile access networks.
INO, Quebec City, Canada
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Volumetric dispensing machine

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The I & J Fisnar volumetric dispensing machine, P/N FO-12-IJ123, provides air-free dispensing of single ..syringes or dual-barrel cartridges. It can dispense from 0.0004 cc with a programmable pullback to prevent dripping. Prepacked, premixed, and frozen syringes can be dispensed as well as thick liquids >1,000,000 cps. The machine is controlled via a PALM programming screen with a graphical display.
Fiber Optic Center, New Bedford, MA
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Laser-control software

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New graphical user interface (GUI) laser-control software provides full control for the JK Series of pulsed and CW Nd:YAG laser systems. The software is driven by a Windows operating environment and is available in either a touch-screen interface option or for use with a standard PC. It provides access to all laser parameters, I/O, data logging, and networking features.
GSI Lumonics, Farmington Hills, MI
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Si photodiodes

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The S8745 and S8746 silicon (Si) photodiodes are suited for ultraviolet to near-IR precision photometry designs such as spectrophotometry, as well as optical measurement applications. The S8745 has a TO-5 package and an active area of 2.4 × 2.4 mm and the S8746 has a TO-8 housing and an active area of 5.8 × 5.8 mm.
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ
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Cylindrical optics

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Cylindrical optics, including cylindrical lenses, cylindrical achromats, and cylindrical mirror, are available in radii from 2.5 to 1000 mm or larger. Within specified limits, all possible variations of radius, length, and width are available. The lenses can be delivered with an antireflection coating. Interferometric testing certificates are available, upon request, for test diameters ≤150 mm.
Hellma Optik Jena, Jena, Germany
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The OHM-6780B or 6790B power/waveheads with an OMM-6810B optical multimeter or LPA-9080 series parameter analyzer offer integrated power and wavelength measurement. They can measure power up to 10 W and wavelength within 0.2 nm on one instrument. A fiber exit port offers the ability to connect to an OSA to make spectral measurements.
ILX Lightwave, Bozeman, MT
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Diode-laser systems

The new 56 ICS CleanBeam series of compact, diode-laser systems provide output at 635, 640, 660, or 785 nm. The CleanBeam system delivers a round, spatially filtered beam with an M2 factor less than 1.2. Systems are available with output power ranging from 7 to 35 W and modulation capability up to 350 MHz for use in laser-induced fluorescence metrology applications.
Melles Griot, Longmont, CO
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X-ray analytical microscope

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The XGT-5000 is an innovative x-ray analytical microscope that integrates an optical microscope with an x-ray image, making it possible to immediately analyze the sample being viewed. The microscope features a tube that focuses x-rays on a precise point with high-intensified x-rays. Key features include a 10-µm x-ray beam, no sample pretreatment, precise positioning by coaxial path of x-ray and CCD light, elemental mapping analysis, and transmission x-ray image.
Horiba, Edison, NJ
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Laser-scanning sensor

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The A700 sensor allows seam tracking on shiny surfaces, scanning a high-intensity laser spot across the joint. The sensor looks slightly ahead of the weld torch while an on-board linear camera, scanned in sync, captures a 3-D cross section of the joint that the system software uses to determine its exact position before and during the weld. The sensor is designed for use in automated welding machines.
Meta Vision Systems, Quebec, Canada
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Light source

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The KI 7824 four-wavelength, multipurpose light source is designed for contractors testing both single-mode and multimode fiberoptic systems. Multimode LED test sources are at 850 and 1300 nm; single-mode at 1310 and 1550 nm. The instrument has interchangeable optical connectors including FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, E2000, and LSA. Battery life is 190 hours.
Kingfisher International, Victoria, Australia
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Single-frequency pump laser

The new LU1000E150 external cavity laser module guarantees <0-mHz linewidth (FWHM) at a fixed wavelength from 900 to 1070 nm with up to 150-mW output power. Based on a proprietary chip technology, the laser has a 14-pin cooled butterfly design with a standard single-mode fiber that can be terminated to customer specifications.
Lumics, Berlin, Germany
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Custom sapphire optics

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Custom manufactured sapphire optics can be produced in a wide range of shapes including balls (0.005 to 0.5 in. diameter), plano convex and plano concave lenses, windows (0.5 to 6 in. diameter), rectangles, squares, cones, and waveplates. Sapphire optics exhibit Moh 9 hardness and are desirable for applications requiring greater durability than glass or quartz.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI
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Motion-control software

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New NV3 motion-control software integrates laser, motion, and vision software to provide laser equipment integrators with an automated system. The software incorporates the properties common in most Excimer, UV, DPSS, YAG and CO2 laser systems. Features include vision viewing of target materials, laser beam monitoring, x, y, z motion, laser manual control, vision, and advanced laser routines.
NanoVia, Londonderry, NH
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Erbium-doped fiber

A new C-band erbium-doped 80-µm fiber, EDFC-980-HP-80, is designed for use in components that require a tighter bend radii for compact packaging. The fiber can be powered with 980- or 1480-nm pumps. Utilizing a proprietary solution-doping technology, the fiber has a peak absorption near 1530 nm of 6.0 ± 1.0-dB meter, a cutoff wavelength of 920 ± 50 nm and a typical NA of 0.23.
Nufern, East Granby, CT
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UV light source

A programmable feedback UV light source provides stable UV irradiation from a quartz halogen lamp. Using proprietary optical-feedback control, the UV light intensity can be programmed at a constant level. The light source is optimized for UV curing applications including plasma/LCD display sealing, fiberoptic ferrule bonding, and lens and prism bonding.
Moritex Europe, Cambridge, England
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Motor driver

The INS20 NanoDrive Series unipolar 2-phase/4-phase motor driver provides maximum equiangular nanoresolution of 200,000 steps per revolution. Available in both AC and DC versions, the driver is designed to be integrated into stepper motors in NEMA sizes 17 and 23, of the 4-, 6-, and 8-lead variety. The resolution-setting controls are programmable from 1/1 step to 1/1000 step.
Nyden, San Jose, CA
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Thermopile head

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The model 10K-W high-power thermopile surface-absorber head has a damage threshold of 10-KW/cm2 power density. The water-cooled head is based on a new patent-pending principle that spreads the beam out over a large area to avoid damage to the thermopile sensor. The head has a 45-mm aperture, with a 1064-nm, 10.6-µm spectral range and a power range of 200 to 10,000 W.
Ophir Optronics, Danvers, MA
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Channel photomultiplier

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The C992 low-noise, yellow-enhanced channel photomultiplier is designed to provide detection capabilities for luminescence and fluorescence applications. The device has an extended spectral range of 165 or 185 to 750 nm to locate smaller traces of material. Designed in a 0.33-in. format, the photomultiplier will also accommodate 0.5- or 0.75-in. format.
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Fremont, CA
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Broadband LED

A high-power, broadband, superluminescent LED (SLED) provides 17-mW output power in a single-mode optical fiber and an optical bandwidth of 40 nm (FWHM) centered around 1480 nm. The SLED 1480D20 is offered in a 14-pin, dual-in-line pigtailed package.
Opto Speed, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
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Red laser diode

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The DL-LS1037 visible laser diode provides an output power of 40 mW at 635 nm. The device is designed for outdoor alignment applications such as in a sawmill or lumberyard for the alignment of tree trunks before sawing, as the bright daylight can cause difficult visibility of the line generated by the laser diode.
Photonic Products, Hertfordshire, England
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Hexapod micropositioning system

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The new 6-D Hexapod M-840 HexaLight is a compact, parallel-kinematics micropositioning system providing six degrees of freedom and micrometer-range precision. The system has positioning speeds of 50 mm/s and 300 mrad/s, and a load rating of 20 kg.
Polytec PI, Auburn, MA
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Mega-pixel camera

The PC-1024CL fast-framing CMOS camera delivers speeds of 500 f/s from a full 1024 × 1024 active pixel photoplane through a standard CameraLink interface. Features include an asynchronous trigger, a 1-in. imager format, a patented look-up table, and progressive scan operation. The miniature camera measures 60 × 70 × 35 mm, without the lens, and can withstand 70 g of shock.
PULNiX, Sunnyvale, CA
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Welding system

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The StarWeld Tool Open is a new open-laser welding system for on-site tool repair. The basic version is equipped with a StarWeld 40 or 90 laser, a 400-µm fiber, a Vario Compact welding head, an LCD monitor, a joystick controller unit, and a three-axis motion system. The modular system can be varied and expanded per customer specification.
Rofin, Hamburg, Germany
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Nd:YLF laser

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The Evolution-TEM00 is a diode-pumped, intracavity doubled Nd:YLF laser with near-diffraction-limited beam profile. Designed to enable micron spot sizes, the laser delivers >10-mJ energy/pulse at 1 kHz and an average power >15 W at 5 kHz. Applications include marking, cutting, machining, and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).
Positive Light, Los Gatos, CA
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Fiberoptic splice protectors

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A new series of fast-shrinking fiberoptic splice protectors can be installed in a conventional oven in half the time taken for conventional protectors. This is achieved by increasing the shrinking rate of the outer tubing, having a higher freeze temperature for the adhesive liner, and reducing the thermal mass. The splice protectors can be used with 250- to 900-µm diameter coated fibers.
Resintech, Gloucestershire, England
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CWDM mux/demux

A new MetroChannel 16-Channel CWDM multiplexer and demultiplexer (mux/demux) module is designed for integration into metro and access communication networks. The modules have an insertion loss of 2.25 dB, high channel isolation, and are undergoing Telcordia qualifications. Designed to work with uncooled lasers with 20-nm wavelength spacing, module performance is independent of protocal and data rate.
Tsunami, Mountain View, CA
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Diode-pumped laser

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The new DC Series of air-cooled, diode-pumped, harmonic, solid-state Q-switched lasers offer a compact, hands-free system. The series was designed to address low-power applications in the IR (1053/1064 nm), green (527/532 nm), UV (351/355 nm), and deep UV (263/266 nm) wavelengths with output power from 50 to 500 mW at 355 nm, 20 to 200 mW at 266 nm, and 100 to 1000 mW at 532 nm. Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, and Nd:YVO4 platforms are available.
Photonics Industries International, Bohemia, NY
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Optical attenuator

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The OVA-650-T is a compact variable optical attenuator that has a tap photodiode integrated into its hermetically sealed packaging. The unit has high resolution, low insertion loss, low PDL, signal monitoring capability, and the ability to withstand 200-mW optical input power.
Santec, Komaki, Japan
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