Michael Case

Director of Spectroscopy and Thin Film Engineering, Teledyne Princeton Instruments

Michael Case is Director of Spectroscopy and Thin Film Engineering at Teledyne Princeton Instruments (Acton, MA).

FIGURE 1. Atomic emission lamp spectra acquired using InGaAs (blue) and CCD arrays (red) with a HRS-300 spectrograph and 600 g/mm grating at 1000 nm blaze are compared.

Spectroscopy: Back-illuminated CCDs enable advanced spectroscopy instrumentation

Jan. 18, 2018
Cameras with exceptional detection capabilities can be designed around high QE, back-illuminated CCD sensors, combined with advanced imaging spectrographs.
FIGURE 1. A typical spectroscopy system consists of a light source, optical fiber, spectrograph, and a CCD detector.

Spectrometers: Spectroscopic calibration uses LEDs and nonlinear optimization

Feb. 1, 2016
Accurate, repeatable wavelength and intensity information is possible for a spectrometer using an LED source and nonlinear optimization by taking into account variations in system...
FIGURE 1. Nomarski-microscope images show the onset (left) and progression (right) of laser-induced damage within voids and pinholes in a conventional 193-nm mirror coating. These mirrors exhibit moderate and severe damage from laser exposure. In both instances, laser-induced damage started within microscopic voids in the coating. The severe damage at right occurred after 240,000 pulses at 225 mJ/cm2 at a 100-Hz repetition rate.

193-nm coatings resist excimer-laser damage

April 1, 2004
The best way to design and test coatings for use at 193 nm relies on two approaches: one for high pulse energy and low repetition rate, and the other for low pulse energy and ...