Kathy Li Dessau

Kathy Li Dessau is product manager at Newport New Focus (Santa Clara, CA).

FIGURE 1. Optical contacting is used in the manufacture of micro-optic systems for a variety of applications from biophotonics to telecommunications.

OPTICAL FABRICATION: Optical contacting grows more robust

Jan. 1, 2006
Because it is adhesive-free, optical contacting of glass elements handles high optical powers and eliminates outgassing. New versions of the process strongly unite two elements...
Fiber Optics

Tunable lasers enhance fiber sensors

March 1, 2003
Tunable lasers developed for telecommunications are well suited for use with fiber sensors, while existing high-volume manufacturing capabilities will help lower costs.
FIGURE 1. Ultrafast-pulse laser system requires compact, stable mirror mounts for precision beam steering.
Positioning, Support & Accessories

OPTICAL MOUNTING: Choosing the right optical mount

Jan. 1, 2000
Selecting a mount for either manufacturing or laboratory use requires balancing size, ease-of-use, performance, and cost.