New Products

June 1, 1999
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Laser Focus World is now offering faster and easier access to information on products described in our New Products sections. Just go to our Web site: and click on OptoLink. Enter your choice of circle numbers, and your request for information will automatically be forwarded to the appropriate manufacturer or vendor. Of course, you can still circle the numbers on the Reader Inquiry Card and mail or fax as usual.

DPSS green lasers

Diode-pumped solid-state lasers deliver low-noise 532-nm output from 5 to 40 mW. The 58 GMS series for OEMs uses a 5-V dc source and has optical noise of less than 0.5% rms and a stable, diffraction-limited green beam. The 58 GIL series for alignment applications in harsh environments operates from a standard 115- or 230-V ac source.Melles Griot Electro-Optics, Boulder, COFor Info Circle 301 or go to OptoLink

CCD camera

The CT-F3 is a fast charge-coupled-device camera for high-speed, high-resolution inspection applications. With 8-output capability at 25 MHz each, the camera has a maximum data rate of 200 MHz and line rates to 83 kHz. It offers resolution of 2048 or 4096 horizontal 13-µm square pixels. DALSA, Waterloo, Ont., Canada For Info Circle 300 or go to OptoLink

Positioning stage

The 460P-XYZ is composed of three 460P-X stages and the 460P-90BK 90? support bracket connected by joining pegs. Each stage can be attached to another stage, a base plate, an angle bracket, a breadboard, or any other hardware that accepts conventional 1/4-20 or M6 screws. Newport Corp., Irvine, CA For Info Circle 303 or go to OptoLink

Alignment detection heads

The Visualize line is a range of laser alignment detection heads for infrared, visible, and ultraviolet beams. Optical-bench- and rail-mounted products are 40 mm in size, and a wand has a demountable 25-mm disc. The heads do not need precharge and offer nonfade IR detection, nonreflective encapsulation, and extended afterglow for viewing pulsed UV lasers. Applied Scintillation Technologies, Harlow, England For Info Circle 302 or go to OptoLink

Miniature relay

The M211 is a solid-state relay that is ideal for applications such as mobile telecommunication switching and test- and-measurement equipment. It consists of a GaAs infrared LED optically coupled to an integrated driver/output circuit. It offers current-interrupt function and long-term reliability and performance in a miniature four-pin SOP package. Solid State Optronics, San Jose, CA For Info Circle 304 or go to OptoLink


Four models of photodetectors analyze pulse shapes. All are internally biased for fast response, and two have integral amplifiers. The Nano 20 is a 20-ns-response silicon detector for the 350-1100-nm range, and the Nano 5 is a 5-ns-response InGaAs detector for the 700-1750-nm range. Both the silicon and InGaAs detectors come in amplified versions. Coherent Auburn Group, Auburn, CA For Info Circle 305 or go to OptoLink


The Velocity family of ICs for gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and serial- interconnect applications is available for speeds up to 1.25 Gbit/s. The VSC7123 and VSC7133 physical-layer ICs are the first in a family of devices that will ultimately include fully integrated system solutions for switches, hubs, and high-end storage products. The 3.3-V ICs are available in industry-standard 10- or 14-mm 64-pin PQFP packages. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., Camarillo, CA For Info Circle 306 or go to OptoLink

Visible diode laser

The OED-LDP65-001 series of low-cost visible diode lasers has TO-18 packages and is intended for barcode scanners, OCR readers, and pointers. One version emits at 650 nm and produces a 5-mW output with a 35-mA typical operating current. Samples are available from stock. Lumex, Northbrook, IL For Info Circle 307 or go to OptoLink

Integrating sphere

Designed for use with fiberoptic spectrometers, the IC09 Integrating Cube contains a 40-mm integrating sphere useful for irradiance and illuminance measurements. Its interior is coated with PTFE Halon, a material with close to 100% reflectance over a 250- to 2500-nm range. When connected to fiberoptic illumination, the IC09 becomes a uniform light source. ANCAL, Henderson, NV For Info Circle 308 or go to OptoLink

Imaging spectrometer

The I-Spec is a high-sensitivity, high-resolution Fourier-transform infrared imaging spectrometer that produces a two-dimensional display of detected target gases, such as chemical agents and industrial gas leaks. The detected gas is displayed as a 10 ? 14-pixel grid superimposed on a video image of the site and updated every second. Block Engineering, Marlborough, MA For Info Circle 309 or go to OptoLink

CCD camera

The 3800-Series color CCD camera combines an integrated lens with digital processing. The 22:1 zoom lens varies from 3.9 to 85.8 mm in focal length and includes auto/manual focus and variable-speed zoom and focus control. A digital zoom range of 8X provides a total zoom ratio of 176:1. The camera is either PC-controlled or self-contained. Cohu, San Diego, CA For Info Circle 310 or go to OptoLink

Light-emitting diode

The 3-mm tricolor PCB LED replaces three single-colored red, green, or yellow LEDs or one two-lead, two-color LED. Available in a 3-mm package operating at 20 mA or less, the tricolor LED is available with viewing angles of 40? or 130? and with cylindrical or dome lenses. LEDtronics, Torrance, CA For Info Circle 311 or go to OptoLink

UV photodiode

The JEA 2.2 GaP has a spectral response of 250-400 nm and an active area of 2.2 mm2 and comes in a TO-5 can. Its linear response makes it suitable for general UV measurement and in particular to flame measurement extending into the UV-C region. Laser Components, Santa Rosa, CA For Info Circle 312 or go to OptoLink

Short-haul OTDR

The OFM1020 is a short-haul optical-time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) with cm-spatial resolution, zero dead zone, and real-time operation to test point-to-point fiberoptic links and star or ring networks in mobile platforms, such as aircraft, spacecraft, or naval vessels. It is a sealed, rugged, explosion-proof, and RF-safe instrument operational over a wide temperature range. Opto-Electronics, Oakville, Ont., Canada For Info Circle 313 or go to OptoLink

CCD lenses

A line of glass/plastic hybrid lenses for CCD board cameras is used for machine vision, OCR, document scanning, and other types of inspection. The lenses are designed for 1/3-in. format and range in focal length from 2.5-mm f/2.0 to 25-mm f/2.5. Mounting threads are M12 x P0.5 and M12 x P1.0. Westech Optical Corp., Rochester, NY For Info Circle 314 or go to OptoLink

Laser extensometer

Two-point, multipoint, and multiscan/multipoint laser extensometers measure angular and parallel scanning, lateral contraction, and longitudinal strain. Using visible-emitting diode lasers, these devices scan 50, 80, and 160 mm with a working distance of between 100 and 300 mm. Self-calibration ensures accurate strain measurement of composites, metals, plastics, and elastomers. The Cooke Corp., Tonawanda, NY For Info Circle 315 or go to OptoLink Fiber-coupled diode laser A diode laser is combined with a small-core optical fiber to create a high-brightness fiber-coupled source. Twenty watts of 915-nm light exits the fiber, which has a numerical aperture of 0.22 and a diameter of 0.25 mm. Projected industrial applications include welding, soldering, heat treating, sintering and melting, and medical uses. Other wavelengths are available upon request. Opto Power Corp., Tucson, AZ For Info Circle 316 or go to OptoLink

CCD array

Two deep-depletion CCD arrays for near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy are based on low-noise 1340 x 100 and 1340 x 400 array sizes and are available front- or back-illuminated. NIR antireflection coatings eliminate Fabry-Perot effects in spectroscopic applications. Operating temperature is -100?C, quantum efficiency is 40% at 1 ?m, and response extends to 1200 nm. Roper Scientific, Quakerbridge Road, Trenton, NJ For Info Circle 317 or go to OptoLink

Tunable diode laser

The Model 6428 tunable diode laser is designed specifically for fast testing of ion-multiplexing equipment. It allows continuous tuning from 1500 to 1575 nm at speeds up to 100 nm/s without mode hops. When combined with appropriate detection methods, it allows parameters, such as insertion loss, center wavelength, bandwidth, and flatness, to be tested quickly and multiple parameters to be tested simultaneously. New Focus, Santa Clara, CA For Info Circle 318 or go to OptoLink

CCD camera module

The FTM1010 is a 12-bit, 1000 x 1000 frame-transfer digital cmaera module for OEM applications. Consisting of two boards, the device runs at 15 frames/s at full dynamic range and maximum resolution. Vertical binning mode allows for 30 frames/s at half the vertical resolution. Other modes include free-running, variable integration time, and external triggering. Philips Image-Optics Modules, Slatersville, RI For Info Circle 319 or go to OptoLink

Lensed arrays

The 10? x 1? full width at half maximum arrays comprise stacks of two to 15 bars mounted on an efficient water-cooled heat exchanger. Continuous-wave powers are from 32 to 320 W, and quasi-continuous-wave peak powers are from 80 to 600 W. Industrial Microphotonics Co., St. Charles, MO For Info Circle 320 or go to OptoLink


The optical design of the UltraFlux Series requires fewer light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lowering system costs. The InGaAIP LEDs can be coupled to light pipes, reflectors, or lenses to evenly distribute light from a concentrated source, making the system suitable for high-intensity lighting applications. Packaging is industry-standard 5.08-mm pin spacing in a 7.62-mm square module and can withstand 260?C for up to 5 s. American Bright Optoelectronics Corp., Brea, CA For Info Circle 321 or go to OptoLink

Two-channel mux-demux system

The 6542 Two-Channel Optical Mux-Demux Transmission System for fiberoptic data networks uses a physical-layer-only technique to multiplex and demultiplex two independent, full-duplex data channels on one pair of single- or multimode fibers. Each channel supports up to a 180-Mbit/s data rate. The 6542 accommodates numerous network interfaces, such as Ethernet, FDDI, and OC-3, and can be easily installed. Physical Optics Corp., Torrance, CA For Info Circle 322 or go to OptoLink

CATV transmitters

New 1550-nm transmitters and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers are available for cable-TV (CATV) supertrunking and distribution applications. The transmitter provides two usable ports with +11-dBm output per port and SDS suppression of more than +16 dBm; it is capable of transmission with amplifier more than 50 km. The erbium-doped fiber amplifiers have powers of +22 and +24 dBm, reducing the cost of deployment and allowing more splits and deeper penetration of the fiber. Uniphase, San Jose, CA For Info Circle 323 or go to OptoLink

DWDM test set

Dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM) components can be tested by the modular, scaleable Rainbow DWDM Component Test System. It can fully characterize passive DWDM components, such as filters, fiber Bragg gratings, isolators, attenuators, and add/drop multiplexers. The measurement process is automated by smart FiberWORKs software to reduce measurement time. Rifocs Corp., Camarillo, CA For Info Circle 324 or go to OptoLink

Spectroscopic accessory

A microspectroscopic accessory for microscopes with C- and F-mount camera ports consists of a modified 150-mm imaging spectrometer, microscope adapter, detection electronics, and software. It is available in a scanning version, a version with a photomultiplier tube or photon-counting detector, or an imaging version with a CCD camera. Acton Research Corp., Acton, MA For Info Circle 325 or go to OptoLink

Photoelectric light source

Used with a photoelectric detector, a 670-nm diode laser in a hard-coated aluminum barrel is used for sensing small objects and profiles. The source has integral circuitry and is boresighted to within µ2 mrad and 0.25 mm of its housing centerline. Its 2-mm-diameter beam has a divergence of <1 mrad. Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN For Info Circle 326 or go to OptoLink


The Micro autocorrelator for femtosecond applications has a 62 x 80 x 45-mm footprint. Features include a linear-scaled and calibrated time scale, delay resolution less than 1 fs, a minimum-dispersion optical layout, a high-input dynamic range, and an intensity and interferometric autocorrelation function. APE GmbH, Berlin, Germany For Info Circle 327 or go to OptoLink

Laser power supplies

Series ALS arc-lamp power supplies can generate 10 kW with more than a 90% efficiency rating. Systems accommodate a range of solid-state YAG specifications. An IgniteLite low-energy ignition system combines with a Boost system (900 V) to reduce boost energy and increase lamp life. A forced-air cooling system protects against thermal overload. Maxwell Energy Products, San Diego, CA For Info Circle 328 or go to OptoLink

Femtosecond laser

The Colibri fs-source combines efficiency of a directly diode-pumped gain medium (Cr:LiSAF) with compact, low-loss dispersion control provided by dispersive mirrors. Self-starting fs operation is achieved with a nonlinear semiconductor mirror. A laser head with a footprint of 50 x 15 x 15 cm delivers an 80-fs, 100-MHz pulse train with output power of 100 mW. Advanced Photonics Systems, Aachen, Germany For Info Circle 329 or go to OptoLink

Dye laser

The DUO series of compact dye lasers contains a nitrogen-laser pump source and dyes contained in easily interchangeable cuvettes. The DUO-220 and DUO-221 are grating-based and are tunable with a micrometer from 360 to 700 nm and 600 to 950 nm, respectively, to an accuracy of 1 nm. The DUO-210 has a high-energy output at a fixed wavelength. Laser Science, Franklin, MA For Info Circle 330 or go to OptoLink

Fiberoptic test system

The Embedded Fiber-Optic Test System product line consists of compact, modular components, allowing manufacturers of transmission and test equipment to build-in optical test capabilities. Currently, products include optical modules for optical-time-domain reflectometry and optical channel analyzer functions. An ISA card is available to interface CPU or a PC/104 processor to allow an embedded system to function autonomously. PK Technology, Beaverton, OR For Info Circle 331 or go to OptoLink

IR image sensor

The KIR-3900 IR image sensor contains a platinum silicide mid-wavelength detector array. With 1968 x 1968 pixels and 30-µm square pixel pitch, the array has a 2.5-frame/s rate, a responsivity in the 3-5-µm band, electronic exposure control, and backside illumination for increased sensitivity. Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY For Info Circle 332 or go to OptoLink

Diode sources

NanoLED steady-state pulsed-light sources include a 370-nm pulsed UV LED and a 630-nm laser diode that produces pulses less than 200 ps. New LEDs producing 1-ns pulses at peak wavelengths of 450, 590, and 625 nm extend capabilities to most of the near-UV and visible spectrum. IBH, Glasgow, Scotland For Info Circle 333 or go to OptoLink

Air-bearing stages

The ABL2000, driven by brushless servomotors to produce extremely smooth stage motion, is available in travel lengths of up to 1.2 m, with speeds from 0.1 mm/s to 3 m/s. Resolution with a noncontact encoder is 20 nm and accuracy is µ1 µm, with pitch, roll, and yaw characteristics of µ1 arc sec/100 mm. An optional laser interferometer transducer gives resolution of 0.3 nm and submicron accuracy. Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA For Info Circle 334 or go to OptoLink

Nd:YVO4 laser

The MG-532C frequency-doubled diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser delivers up to 2 W of CW output at 532 nm in a TEM00 beam (m2 <1.1) for applications, such as wafer inspection and graphic arts. The system lifetime is 5000 hours or 12 months because pump diodes operate at a derated current level. Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA For Info Circle 335 or go to OptoLink

Fiberoptic probe

A fiberoptic transmission probe has replaceable tips to allow its path length to be adjusted to take UV-visible or visible-NIR measurements of samples. Path lengths include 2, 5, 10, and 20 nm. Tips are available in stainless steel or Torlon. The probes enable both direct and remote measurement of samples. C Technologies, Cedar Knolls, NJ For Info Circle 336 or go to OptoLink

Chromatic measurement system

The FD440 is optimized for fast chromatic dispersion measurements in the 1300- and 1550-nm windows. With a >32-dB measurement range, the device is field-portable and offers a spectral attenuation option for DWDM upgrade work. Its primary use is the characterization of chromatic dispersion in optical fibers. GN Nettest, Utica, NY For Info Circle 337 or go to OptoLink

Heat exchanger

Therma-Cube cools laser diodes, high-power optics, electron/plasma beam stops, plasma facing components, and vacuum tubes. Components mount directly to the heat exchanger. Heat conducts through its copper housing into the porous media inside, which dissipates the heat into the liquid. The device fits into an existing liquid pump system. Thermacore, Lancaster, PA For Info Circle 338 or go to OptoLink

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