Thermal video system; Picosecond pulsed-UV laser diode; Si photodiode array; MORE...
Thermal video system
The new TVS-700 radiometric thermal-imaging video system is designed for preventative maintenance and condition monitoring applications. The system combines a 320 × 240 microbolometer focal-plane array and an integrated 3.8-in. color LCD swivel display to provide the user with IR images. The thermal camera measures temperature differences as small as 0.08ºC in the 8 to 14 µm range.
Indigo Systems, Goleta, CA
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Picosecond pulsed-UV laser diode
A new pulsed-UV laser diode emits picosecond pulses at 375 nm without frequency doubling. The light source is designed for time-domain applications including excitation of fluorescent probes such as DPH, quinines and perylene.
IBH, Glasgow, England
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Si photodiode array
The S8593 is a 2-D Si photodiode array designed for low light-level detection applications including spectrophotometers and position detection instruments. It has a 5 ¥ 5-element photodiode array, formed by proprietary micromachining processes, that provides low crosstalk. The active area of each element of the S8593 is 1.3 × 1.3 mm with an element pitch of 1.5 mm. It is housed in a 28-pin DIP ceramic package measuring 35.56 mm (L) × 15.49 mm (W).
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ
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The new Mai Tai laser offers an extended tuning range in a "one box" ultrafast laser. The modelocked laser has a peak output power >1.5 W and a continuous tuning range covering 710 to 920 nm with a typical output pulsewidth of 100 fs. The self-contained laser head integrates a solid-state Millenia pump laser and a titanium: sapphire laser oscillator.
Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA
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The LTS-9300 is a life-test/burn-in system for testing laser diodes from 100-mA to 10-A drive current. The modular design allows system and DUT fixture upgrades without removing the rack from the test floor. The system accommodates 14-pin butterfly, COC, TO-can and other laser package types. Up to 1000 devices can be tested in a single rack.
ILX Lightwave, Bozeman, MT
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The new PM500AD laser-power meter uses the attached Power Max PM10 thermal probe to automatically lock in the appropriate probe-range limits to produce readings within the specified dynamic power range of the probe. The battery-operated system has a mirrored analog meter and a large, 3-digit LCD display.
Molectron Detector, Portland, OR
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The Princeton Instruments I-PentaMAX:HB intensified imaging system is designed for low-light applications. The thermoelectrically cooled "High Blue" Gen III intensifier extends spectral coverage below 400 nm. High system gain allows detection of single-photon events, while frame transfer readout with 100% duty cycle allows the 12-bit camera to continuously acquire images at video rates to capture dynamic events.
Roper Scientific, Tucson, AZ
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Spectralize 1 is a new coating designed for photodiode linear arrays, CMOS devices, and CCDs that extends into the UV and far UV wavelengths. The coating can be used on UV spectrophotometers, photometers, digital cameras for microscopes, and general imaging systems. Features include improved signal-to-noise output, images down to 200 nm and optional custom-fitted, nonreflecting UV windows.
Applied Scintillation Technologies, Harlow, England
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The new SALD-7001 laser-diffraction particle-size analyzer is designed to measure super-fine particles. It features a violet semiconductor laser (405-nm wavelength) and photo sensors to detect wide-angle scattered light signals up to 60º. The measuring range is 0.015 to 500 µm with resolution in the submicrometer range.
Shimadzu, Columbia, MD
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The Models 303H and 304H are part of the LDM Series precision noncontact laser micrometers. They can measure length, width, height, position, thickness, gap, and inside/outside diameter accurately to within ±2-µm linearity with 0.1-µm resolution. Applications include bench-top checking of machined part dimensions and automated OEM equipment.
D.A.S. Distribution, East Granby, CT
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The SiGMA is a new thermal-imaging camera that has an integrated detector-cooler assembly with a staring focal-plan array. It provides passive IR imaging for daylight, nighttime and poor visibility for land, sea, and air military operations. The camera measures 175 × 130 × 100 mm and operates in the 3 to 5-µm or 8 to 10-µm bands with a resolution of 640 × 512 pixels.
BAE Systems, Hampshire, England
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Extended-life UV LEDs
A new series of extended-life high-powered UV LEDs are available in multichip and cluster arrays. The LEDs have a typical radiant flux of 12 mW per chip and a typical stable wavelength of 400 nm. They are housed in an all-metal and glass TO-92 package and are rated for >20,000 hours of continuous operation at 30 mA.
Bivar, Irvine, CA
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DPSS laser system
The new 85 BTA is a series of compact diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser systems operating at 422 nm. Developed as an alternative to HeCad lasers, systems are available in 5-, 8- or 10-mW output power for use in laser induced fluorescence, metrology, and mastering. The lasers operate in both a single longitudinal and single transverse mode and include automatic power control.
Melles Griot, Carlsbad, CA
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High-speed integrated photodetector
The new high-speed integrated photodetector (HS-IPD) allows real-time BER monitoring without interruption or degradation of data flow. The photodetector can isolate and measure a selected channel when a number of data signals are present on a fiber. Several configurations are available in the 1270 to 1370-nm and 1510 to 610-nm bands.
Santec, Komaki, Japan
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A photosensitive fiber has been specifically designed for use by FBG manufacturers in the telecom and fiberoptic sensors markets. The fibers exhibit a controlled photosensitivity and low background-noise level. Utilizing a proprietary manufacturing process, the fibers allow direct writing of FBGs without the use of hydrogen loading.
Fiberlogix, London, England
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Environmental chambers have been designed specifically for clean-room facilities. They have HEPA filters added to the chambers to limit particulate emission to lower than normal ambient concentrations. These cleanroom chambers are suited for use in the pharmaceutical, electronic, medical, and semiconductor industries.
Caron, Marietta, OH
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OPTOCAST 3421 is a low-viscosity, low-CTE, UV and/or heat-cure epoxy for optical use. The adhesive cures rapidly when exposed to UV light in the 320 to 380-nm range to a durable material. The adhesive exhibits low shrinkage upon cure. Designed for fixturing and aligning optical devices, it has a CTE as low as 12 ppm per ºC, ensuring that fixtured components will not go out of focus after thermal cycling.
Electronic Materials, Breckenridge, CO
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The PGE 60841 is a compact EDFA measuring 70 x 45 x 10 mm. The device is intended for single channel and narrowband applications in the C-band where gain flattening is not required. The EDFA includes integrated input and output monitoring diodes. An uncooled mini-DIL pump laser allows the EDFA to provide up to 15-dBm output power, small signal gain up to 25 dB and has a noise figure <6 dB.
Ericsson Optoelectronics, Kista, Sweden
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A new line of harsh-environment connectors has been added to the PHD multichannel optical interconnects system. They are designed for military, avionics, and industrial applications in severe conditions. The new connectors include the environmentally sealed PHD 38999 and the Poseidon PHD. The connectors accept fiber types including single mode, multimode, and plastic.
ITT Industries, Cannon, Santa Ana, CA
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Motorized polarization controller
The MPC1 motorized polarization controller has a PDL of <0.002 dB, IL of <1.00 dB, and offers high power by utilizing a patented all-fiber design. Front panel and GPEB interfaces, via the LabView driver, provide features including four rotational resolutions (0.15º/step to 15º/step), over 250 AutoScan rates and a Stokes transit time of 2880º/sec.
FiberControl, Holmdel, NJ
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YAG laser modules
A new line of industrial-grade diode-pumped YAG laser modules are designed for OEM integration. Three standard modules produce 10 to 75 W of CW power at 1064 nm. The modules utilize a unique side-pumped diode architecture with in-head sensors that continually monitor coolant flow, coolant conductivity, humidity, and voltage spikes.
Laser S.O.S., Clinton, MA
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L-band erbium fiber
The LF 2000 is a new L-band erbium fiber designed to reduce the length per amplifier to the 10-m range. The short fiber length results in reduced PMD, FWM, and chromatic dispersion. The LF 2000 utilizes a proprietary direct nanoparticle deposition (DND) manufacturing technology. The fiber offers 45% QCE for the L-band.
Liekki, Lohja as, Finland
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The new "Smart Head to USB Interface" turns a Windows-based PC or laptop into a multichannel laser power/energy meter. The interface comes with ActiveX software allowing control of the unit from the user's software. The enabled system allows the PC to log power or energy log measurements up to 4000 Hz, provide statistics, histograms, and detailed graphical displays. Up to 10 heads can be displayed at once on one PC.
Ophir Optronics, Danvers, MA
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The Models 3001.1 and 3001.2 are closed-loop temperature controller/drivers for thermoelectric coolers (TEC). Incorporating a patent-pending Load-Trac circuitry, they are designed for cooling large laser-diode arrays requiring TEC electrical power inputs of up to 555 W. The drivers have a maximum TEC voltage of ±46.5 V.
Spin One, Woodside, CA
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Cladding Mode Free (CMF) is a new line of photosensitive fibers designed to allow more-uniform grating writing in WDM applications. The CMF fiber nearly eliminates all cladding modes, allowing tighter channel spacing for optimized communication speed and density. The fiber is mode-matched to SMF 28 for telecommunications system use.
Nufern, East Granby, CT
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Quantage is new microscopy software that allows users to rapidly generate high-quality images of samples that are normally too bright or dark for the camera to capture. The software is designed to produce images of fluorescent or three-dimensional samples. It can create images with >64,000 light intensity levels to ensure that even faint areas can be captured and analyzed.
Synoptics, Cambridge, England
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The Uniblitz CS65 small-form-factor shutter has a 65-mm aperture that fits into a 5-in. diameter housing. Integrating a unique damping system, the shutter is suitable for use in CCD and video cameras and for low-level laser switching. The patent-pending shutter is based on an electromagnetic actuator and utilizes a multibladed design.
Vincent Associates, Rochester, NY
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New fiberoptic assemblies for medical laser-delivery systems have been introduced for applications including hair removal, dentistry, and cosmetics. The fibers are designed for high-power laser diodes, up to 200-W CW. Arrays, pigtails and patchcords are also available. Antireflective coatings at the appropriate wavelength are also available.
C Technologies, Cedar Knolls, NJ
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Area scan camera
New Basler scan cameras provide IEEE-1394 standard output. The cameras are available in models providing VGA (640 × 480 pixel), CCIR (780 × 580 pixel) or Megapixel (1300 × 1030 pixel) resolution. The monochrome or color cameras incorporate a BCAM 1394 driver to provide high-speed video output, up to 75 f/s (VGA). Applications include glass-bottle inspection, robotic ..vision, semiconductor or electronics inspection, microscopy, and optical character recognition.
Edmund Industrial Optics, Barrington, NJ
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Rotary positioning systems
The new ADRT series direct-drive rotary system provide angular positioning and velocity control in applications ranging from indexing to high-speed laser machining to precision wafer inspection. The series uses a slotless, ironless motor comparable to competitive iron-core and variable-reluctance motor designs.
Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA
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Fiberoptic bundles and assemblies can be made with numerical apertures (NA) from 0.12 to 0.53 and with any fiber, including silica/silica Optran UV and WF, plastic-clad silica Optran PUV and PWF, and hard polymer-clad silica Optran HUV and HWF. The bundles are designed for wavelengths from 160 to 2500 nm.
CeramOptec, East Longmeadow, MA
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OEM laser production system
A new turnkey system allows OEMs, integrators, and medical manufacturers to produce their own sealed CO2 lasers. The system is designed for companies that use laser technology produced by others, but want to become independent. The 110-V AC system includes all the necessary hardware to manufacture DC-excited laser tubes. CAD drawings include prints for tubes ranging in power from 10- to 200-W polarized and nonpolarized systems. Full training is included.
Northwoods Laser Consulting, Phelps, WI
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Miniature GRIN lens
The new silver-based QuantumFocus 1-mm gradient index (GRIN) lens is smaller than a typical competitive 1.8-mm GRIN lens. The lens offers low dispersion, insertion loss <0.2 dB and return loss >60 dB. The beam diameter at 1/e2 is 240 µm, the length is 3.23 mm and the GRIN constant is 0.49 mm-1.
Corning, Corning, NY
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Laser rangefinder receiver
The Model 758A hybrid Eyesafe laser rangefinder receiver is optimized for high sensitivity at 1550 nm. Pulsewidths from 1 to 40 ns are processed over six-orders-of-magnitude dynamic range, and operation is possible from 1.0 to 1.6 µm. It offers enhanced discrimination between multiple, closely spaced targets for military applications.
Analog Modules, Longwood, FL
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MicroAngelo is a new advanced nanolithography and manipulation feature for use with Asylum Research's MFP-3D AFM systems. The feature allows nanolithography images to be imported from other programs or generated within the software itself. Imported images are converted into a series of contour lines that are scaled and used to drive the scanner to create the lithographic image.
Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, CA
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Color linescan camera
The CL-T7 color CCD linescan camera uses a proprietary tri-TDI (time delay and integration) sensor technology. This technology combines multiple exposures, providing up to 24 red, 24 green, and 48 blue stages of integration, increasing sensitivity and lowering lighting costs. The camera operates at 25 MHz per color with 2048 pixels for each color.
Dalsa, Waterloo, Canada
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Fiberoptic laser system
Ajustik E15-4 is a compact, four-wavelength fiber laser system for operation in the C-band or in the 1.0- to 1.2-µm range. The system provides controls for laser pumping and wavelength tuning with locking to specific wavelengths. Each laser offers a linewidth down to 1 KHz and has polarization-maintaining output. Custom designs are available as OEM modules or benchtop models.
Koheras, Birkerød, Denmark
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Fluorescence illuminating system
The new X-Cite 120 System is designed for fluorescence microscopy applications. It uses a proprietary 120 W intelli-Lamp technology to provide >1500 hours of lamp life. The system is prealigned for ease in changing lamps. The system offers optional output intensity control.
Exfo, Quebec City, Canada
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980-nm pump laser chip
The LU0980S500 pump laser chip, based on proprietary chip technology, provides up to 500-mW operating power (600-mW kink-free power). The chip is mounted on a 2 × 2.3-mm ceramic submount. It is designed for cooled operation in a standard 14-pin butterfly package.
Lumics, Berlin, Germany
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Expanded laser-power facilities
Expanded laser-power facilities are now available with nine new UV-to-NIR infrared continuous-wave lasers, used in calibrating their Si, Ge, and InGaAs detectors. The facilities allow calibration of the devices at up to five discrete wavelengths across the spectrum.
Molectron Detector, Portland, OR
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Fiberoptic orientation software
PM Orientator software allows the automated measurement of the orientation of the strain elements of polarization maintaining fibers. Up to 25 real-time measurements per second can be made with an accuracy of 0.1º. The software module is available as DLL or ActiveX control for system integration.
Data-Pixel, Cran-Gevrier, France
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A new series of aspheric lenses offer throughput >98% at 1550 nm, low aberration, high coupling efficiency, and low losses compared to traditional GRIN lens solutions for collimating light from a source or focusing light onto a fiber or waveguide. The lenses are available in a choice of low loss AR coated optical glasses and may be optimized for a specific wavelength range.
Moritex Europe, Cambridge, England
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A new low-cost linear InGaAs spectrometer utilizes a 512-element thermoelectric-cooled (TEC) InGaAs linear array, optimized spectrographs, fiber-coupled light output, built-in 16-bit digitizer and PC interface. Designed for NIR applications, the instrument comes in standard and high-resolution versions.
B&W Tek, Newark, DE
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New CWDM filters have a -0.5-dB passband in excess of 16 nm and a -30-dB stopband of <25 nm. These multiple-cavity Fabry-Perot filters are manufactured by plasma-assisted deposition onto polished glass substrates. They operate at selected wavelengths within the C- and L-bands and exhibit insertion loss <0.1 dB and passband ripple <0.3 dB to ensure high signal separation.
Optarius, Malmesbury, England
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A new series of Tube Collimators is based on off-axis paraboloids using zero-expansion glass ceramic to ensure long-term stability. Constructed of aluminum with matte black internal walls, the units can be athermalized to suit a wide range of conditions. All optics within the collimator are prealigned in stress-free mounts.
Optical Surfaces, Surrey, England
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Deep UV DPSS lasers
The DS Series of deep-UV (263/266 nm) diode-pumped, solid-state, Q-switched lasers are available with a choice of Nd: YLF, Nd: YAG or Nd: YVO4 platforms. Standard models of 1.5 and 3 W, and customized units to 6 W are available. The lasers deliver TEM00 beam quality with M2<1.2. Typical output performance includes pulse-to-pulse instability measured to be <1% rms.
Photonics Industries International, Bohemia, NY
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The M-661 high-speed translation stage has an integrated linear piezo motor drive and measures 25 × 20 × 8 mm. The stage provides a 20-mm travel range, 0.1-µm resolution, 150-m/s2 acceleration and 200-mm/s velocity. Applications include high-speed micropositioning, micromanipulation, micromachining, and semiconductor test equipment.
Polytec PI, Auburn, MA
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The Evolution-15 is a diode-pumped, intracavity doubled, Q-switched Nd: YLF laser. It produces an average power of >15 W above 3 KHz and pulse energies of >12 mJ at 1 KHz. Enclosed in a rugged package, the laser provides stable, low-maintenance pumping for Ti:sapphire, materials processing, and high-speed imaging.
Positive Light, Los Gatos, CA
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Linear voice coil actuator
A new compact linear voice coil actuator is designed for applications requiring a linear force with high acceleration or high-frequency actuation. The device allows the customer to apply force directly in the linear direction without the cost of a mechanical conversion device such as a ball screw or gearbox. The linear motor can produce peak forces >3.5 lbs. with approximately 45 W of power.
Servo Magnetics, Canoga Park, CA
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GaN substrate materials
Two-inch diameter gallium nitride templates with p-type conductivity are now available. The p-type GaN template consists of a sapphire substrate and highly doped, thick p-type epitaxial layering that is grown by hydride vapor-phase epitaxy (HVPE). The concentration of electrical carriers (holes) in the GaN layer can be varied from 1016 to 1018 cm-3.
TDI, Silver Spring, MD
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High-power fiber-coupled laser diodes
High-power, high-brightness fiber-coupled laser diodes are available with a variety of wavelengths from 795 to 980 nm and output power up to 30 W. Fiber sizes include 200, 400, 600, and 800 µm with SMA 905 connectors. The diodes are suited for pumping and direct diode applications such as medical and materials processing.
Thales Components, Laser Division, Totowa, NJ
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The new Black Knight Laser Series RG-UV simultaneously delivers one laser beam containing three (red, green, and UV) outputs. The hollow cathode He-Cd laser produces 30-mW total output power. The air-cooled, three-in-one laser is designed to eliminate the process of beam combining and simplifies optical alignment. Applications include flow cytometry, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, cancer detection, holography, interferometry, alignment, and metrology.
The Cooke Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI
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The XTRA is a compact wavelength-stabilized integrated laser-diode system designed for Raman microscopy and Raman process control. It offers a linewidth of 10 MHz with a near diffraction-limited beam (M ≤1.7) in a single spatial mode. Available wavelengths are at 730 nm, 780 to 785 nm, and 830 nm, with focusing down to 1 µm. The system provides >300 mW of CW power in a free beam or 200 mW from a single-mode fiber output.
Toptica Photonics, Munich, Germany
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VCM50 is a miniature, progressive- scan, 50-f/s CCD smart camera. It measures 100 mm in length, 30-mm diameter size, weighs 100 g, and operates on 1 W of power. The rugged, sealed system integrates a 640 × 480-pixel-resolution Sony CCD sensor to ensure sharp images, even for fast-moving parts. The system is suited for motion-detection applications, 2-D and 3-D measurements, inspections, orientation, and other tasks.
Vision Components, Burlington, MA
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A 1 × N splitter based on planar waveguide technology has one input port and multiple output ports for dividing optical signals. It operates from 1260 to 1600 nm.
APA Optics, Blaine, MN
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The new nanofocus tube can obtain x-ray images of areas measuring as small as 500 nm. The wide x-ray beam angle on the source provides inspection using oblique views. The source includes a self-contained air-cooling system. The system includes proprietary advanced defect recognition software to analyze defects such as fine bond wire cracks, tiny voids in flip chip solder balls or microvias.
V.J. Electronix, Bohemia, NY
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The Evolution DPO is a kilohertz, diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser for high-speed imaging and particle image velocimetry (PIV) applications. It features a double-pulse option that allows the user to switch from single to double pulses in the same laser. The laser is intended for use with a high-speed CCD camera to capture up to 12,000 images per second.
Positive Light, Los Gatos, CA
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The MRSI-5005 advanced packaging work cell provides flip-chip bonding and handles delicate gallium arsenide dies. It can be cofigured for several component attachment technologies, including MEMS, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave modules. Placement accuracy is better than ±5 µm. It can handle dies randomly oriented through 360°.
Newport MRSI Group, Billerica, MA
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The Norcom 2020 optical-leak test system includes software and a laser interferometer and pressurizes hermetic packages to perform simultaneous gross and fine leak testing. It provides quantitative measurement of leaks in minutes for optoelectronics and microelectronics.
NorCom Systems, Norristown, PA
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Integrating sphere photodetector
The Model 2520INT integrating sphere photodetector is designed for use with the Model 2520 pulsed-laser-diode test system to serve as a pulsed source and measure system for LIV testing. The Model 2520INT utilizes a 1-in. sphere with a germanium detector to provide a wide operating range of telecom wavelengths.
Keithley Instruments, Cleveland, OH
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The new ZP200 wedge table is an 8-in.-square moving platform. The platform provides an unobstructed mounting surface that can elevate payloads up to 375 lb to an unlimited number of locations along a 1-in. travel path. It can repeatedly position them within ±1 µm. Roll and pitch are held to ±15 arcsec throughout the range of travel.
Parker Hannifin, Irwin, PA
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A silicon optical bench is an automation-ready platform that allows the production of multichannel and multifunction optical components and modules. It provides Telcordia-compliant, hermetically sealed packages, and is scalable to allow high-volume production.
Zygo TeraOptix, Westborough, MA
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Dry-spray cleaning system
The SnoPen is a new precision CO2 dry-spray cleaning system. Specifically designed with optical end-users in mind., it delivers a selective dry cleaning spray using a small pencil spray applicator, incorporating advanced CO2 cleaning spray controls and using only a fraction of the liquid CO2 used by conventional "snow guns." The cleaning process is fast, does not scratch, and does not leave any cleaning agent residue. This cleaning system delivers superior cleaning performance and has a very low cost of ownership
Deflex, Valencia, CA
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The EX wafer-mapping sensor uses reflective laser technology for the detection of semiconductor wafers and slotting errors in cassettes or FOUPs. The sensor is available in standoff distances of 1.5, 2.2, 3.0, and 4.5 in. Using patented dual and wide-beam technologies, the sensor offers both on- and off-center wafer scans and can accommodate mixed wafer batches.
CyberOptics Semiconductor, Portland, OR
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The new NanoUDI (Universal Defect Inspection) 9300 is designed for 300-mm wafer processing. It features a unique edge-gripping wafer-handling system that enables inspection of both the front and backside of the wafer without wafer surface contact. The system offers wafer inspection throughput of 180 wafers/h and zero edge exclusion.
Nanometrics, Milpitas, CA
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Three new options for the FC250 device bonder allow the passive alignment of chips as well as fibers, UV-curing, and deposition of coating materials on the same platform. The newly designed chip solder flux and epoxy unit covers the components with coating materials immediately after the alignment step in an in situ process without disturbing the operation of the automatic alignment system.
SUSS MicroTec, Munich, Germany
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The OPTI-Sense 4000 endpoint detector uses infrared technology to precisely and automatically determines the endpoint of the cleaning cycle of CVD chambers after wafer depositions. This prevents overcleaning or undercleaning of the chamber. The detector optimizes clean cycle time and the use of costly NF3 by detecting clean cycle endpoint independent of process recipes.
IN USA, Needham, MA
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