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Sep 1st, 2004
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Laser-module mounting bracket

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The series LB laser-module mounting bracket is constructed of nonconductive Delrin plastic. The brackets feature 360º rotation around orthogonal axes, with right and left translation adjustable along the x-mounting slots. The compact brackets have heat-sink adaptability and come in stock widths of 25, 16, 12.7, 12, and 10.5 mm.
BEA Lasers, Elk Grove, IL

Thermoelectric coolers

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The C9143 and C9144 thermoelectric coolers are designed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of 28-mm-diameter side-on photomultiplier tubes. Using Peltier elements, the coolers enhance photon counting in low-light-level detection applications, such as single-molecule detection and two-photon microscopy.
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ

Stencil laser

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The MicroCut II is a stencil laser, capable of cutting any shape, including square apertures with rounded corners, at up to 50,000 apertures per hour. The laser can cut apertures as small as 30 µm using PulseShape technology, which eliminates the heat effect that causes coinage or warpage of high-density and thin stencils.
LPFK Laser & Electronics, Wilsonville, OR

CCD camera

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The pco.1600 CCD camera records images with a 1600 × 200-pixel resolution at 33.5 frames per second in 14-bit dynamics. The camera system has up to 4-GByte image memory in the camera (camRAM) and 160-MByte/s data transfer. A ring buffer mode is designed to capture sporadic events. The camera connects to a PC via IEEE 1394, camera link, USB 2.0 or gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
PCO, Kelheim, Germany

Encoder

The Mercury 1800 digital encoder has 50-nm resolution out of the sensor head without external electronics. It measures 8.9 mm high and contains all signal processing and interpolation electronics. It can be ordered with a choice of ×200 or ×400 interpolation levels. It comes standard with a 1-LSB bidirectional optical index.
MicroE Systems, Natick, MA

Tunable sources

The si425-130 and si425-150 high-speed swept-wavelength tunable laser sources are centered on the 1310- and 1550-nm regions. The lasers rapidly sweep across a wide wavelength window, allowing real-time monitoring and signal-to-noise-ratio measurements in optical-coherence-tomography systems, fiberoptic sensor arrays, and near-IR spectroscopy.
Micron Optics, Atlanta, GA

Achromatic lenses

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A series of achromatic lenses, the Precision Achromatic Doublet Lens series, has a per-surface reflectivity of 0.5% throughout the visible, with a surface irregularity of λ/8 or better. It includes focal lengths from 12.7 to 750 mm in standard diameters of 6.35, 12.7, 25.4, 38.1, 50.8, and 76.2 mm. Focal-length tolerance is ±2%, and scratch-dig is 40-20. The lenses are designed for uses where scattered light is important, such as visible imaging in the life and health sciences. They can also be used in laser-focusing applications.
Newport, Irvine, CA

RI 1.57 materials

A range of fluids, gels, coatings, thermosets, and encapsulation materials have a refractive index of 1.57. Among them is LS-5257, an optical fluid composed of chemically inert synthetic polymers. LS-3357 is an ultraclear encapsulation gel of synthetic polymer that protects electro-optics from dust, moisture, and vibration.
NuSil Technology, Carpinteria, CA

CWDM source

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The CWDM-SLD broadband light source is designed for up to eight channels of output, with operating wavelengths of 1250 to 1650 nm and power density ≥0 dBm/nm for each channel. The stabilized light source provides power stability of ±0.02 dB in 0°C to 50°C. The device is designed for all measurements related to optical passive components.
Nxtar Technologies, Tainan, Taiwan

Thin film measurement

The NanoCalc thin-film reflectometry system measures the thickness of up to three optical layers from 10 nm to 250 µm in less than 1 second. Users can analyze the thickness and removal rates of both single-layer and multilayer semiconductor process films and antiscratch, antireflection, and hard coatings. Options are available for measurements in the UV-VIS, VIS-NIR, and NIR ranges.
Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL

Photodetector

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The ODD-5W silicon PIN photodiode has responsivity from 400 to 1100 nm. ..It has a 2.52-mm-diameter active area. Storage and operating temperature ranges from -55°C to 100°C. The device comes in TO-5 flat-window packaging, and is designed for applications in medical instrumentation, industrial photo control, and optical instrumentation.
Opto Diode, Newbury Park, CA

Programmable power supply

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The OL 700-10 programmable precision power supply for LEDs has current ranges of 50 mA, 200 mA, and 2 A with an accuracy of 0.02%. It works with the company's LED test-and-measurement system and has all necessary software controls for USB interface. It also includes ActiveX controls for custom programming.
Optronic Laboratories, Orlando, FL

Green laser

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The DM40 diode-pumped Nd:YLF Q-switched laser has pulse energy of 40 mJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz and output of 527 nm. Optional features include an automated power attenuator, fiber-coupled output, TEM00 output, and twin pulse operation with separation of 1 µs or greater. ..It provides uniform beam distribution for pumping other lasers or performing high-speed imaging.
Photonics Industries International, Bohemia, NY

Piezo scanning stage

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The P-563.3CD PIMars is a piezo scanning and nanomanipulation system with nanometer resolution and travel of 300 × 300 × 300 µm in the x, y, and z axes. It uses integrated capacitive feedback and closed-loop control. It has a 68 × 68-mm clear aperture and millisecond response. Vacuum versions up to 10-9 hPa are available.
Physik Instrumente, Auburn, MA

Comb generator

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The Model 5660 comb generator with preamplifier works with sine-wave inputs ranging from 500 MHz to 3 GHz, producing usable harmonics to more than 50 GHz. It has -48-dBm output power at 48 GHz with a 3 GHz, 10-dBm input. Operating temperature is 0°C to 75°C.
Picosecond Pulse Labs, Boulder, CO

Laser marking system

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The FineMarker is an Nd:YAG laser marking system with an active working area of 29 × 17 in. The end-pumped diode Nd:YAG produces a tight beam that allows characters as small as 1 point. The system uses a Class 2M design, which encloses the motion system and optics, with double security to protect the operator. Three different versions are available, depending on application.
Trotec Laser, Ypsilanti MI

Mini-DIL diode laser

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A pigtailed, six-pin mini-DIL option for all the company's 850-, 1310-, and 1550-nm Fabry-Perot and ELED devices, as well as for single-element 850-, 905-, and 1550-nm pulsed laser devices. Fiber types range from single-mode to 100-µm multimode with a maximum cladding diameter of 140 µm. Pins are arranged on 2.54-mm lead spacing and 7.62-mm center lines.
Laser Diode, Harrisburg, PA

Silver mirror

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The Silflex MKII metallic mirror has a reflection of more than 98% across the range of 450 nm to 50 µm. The ..mirror is resistant to environmental influences and insensitive to angle of incidence, polarization effects, and color shift. Its primary application is in the projection display market.
Unaxis Optics, Balzers, Liechtenstein

Fluorescent illuminator

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The Model 12 HemiLite spherical fluorescent vision illuminator is designed for use in machine-vision applications that require highly diffuse, uniform illumination to detect surface defects on rough surfaces. The lamp assembly comes in a 152.4-mm-diameter diffusing sphere, with a drawn aluminum housing. Standard options include a variety of white-light color temperatures, black-light blue (UV), and wavelength-specific colors.
StockerYale, Salem, NH

Borescopes

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Hawkeye blue flexible borescopes have diameters of 2.5, 4, or 6 mm. Fiberoptic bundles deliver resolution up to 25,000 pixels. The devices have two-way articulation of ±120°, stainless steel sheaths, and a 30× eyepiece. They are compatible with the company's portable light sources and with video display and documentation systems.
Gradient Lens, Rochester, NY

Photonic switches

The LightLEADER series of plug-and-play photonic switches are designed for homeland-security applications. The Model LL-3724 monitors an optical network to detect intrusions and send an alarm or switch traffic to another route. The LL-3721 allows government agencies to tap fiberoptic network lines without detection and without regard to data rate, format, or protocol.
Lynx Photonic Networks, Calabasas Hills, CA

Fiber patch cables

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Fiberoptic patch cables are designed for applications in the 180- to 1150-nm or the 340- to 2500-nm range. The cables use 0.22-NA fused-silica fiber sheathed in 3/16-in. OD PVC monocoil. They are available with SMA905, FC, or ST connectors. Operating temperature is -40°C to 110°C. High-temperature and dielectric versions are available.
Multimode Fiber Optics, East Hanover, NJ

Single-mode VCSELs

The Premium AVAP-850SM single-mode VCSELs are designed mainly for sensing applications. The VCSELs are surface-emitting lasers with almost 2-mW power, purity without mode hops, stable Gaussian beam profile without modal noise, tuning range of less than 2 nm, and low ESD sensitivity.
Avalon Photonics, Zurich, Switzerland

Industrial IR camera

The J-330 camera, a new version of the Jade UC camera, has USB 2.0 digital output, displaying digital images at 60 Hz over a 14-bit dynamic range with full camera control. The camera utilizes a microbolometer focal plane array sensor of 320 × 240 pixels, operating in the 8- to12-µm waveband, and has a thermal sensitivity of less than 80 mk and a thermal response time of less than 4 ms. Packaged in a sealed unit, the IR camera is suited for automation and machine-vision applications.
CEDIP Infrared Systems, Croissy-Beaubourg, France

Epoxy

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EP24 two-component epoxy cures at room temperature or more rapidly at higher temperatures. It will also cure at temperatures down to 20°F. It has a noncritical mix ratio of 1:1 by weight or volume, is 100% reactive, and contains no volatiles or solvents.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ

Imaging system

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The LC-PolScope macro imaging system is designed to measure retardance and slow-axis orientation of a 40 × 30-mm sample in less than three seconds. Data includes retardance magnitude (nm) and slow-axis orientation per pixel of a megapixel CCD image. The system measures and analyzes low-level birefringence in samples with a sensitivity of 0.02 nm.
Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Woburn, MA

Positioning table

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The IDC DS4 precision positioning tables feature the Ideal-Seal system for properly tensioned seal strips. This sealing system eliminates the need for springs and other small ..hardware, and eliminates exposure to the sharp edges of similar seal-strip designs. The modular table is designed for single- and multi-axis application requirements. Option and accessory sets are available.
Danaher Motion, Wood Dale, IL

Raman-spectroscopy laser

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Wavelength stabilized, NIR laser-diode systems for Raman spectroscopy are available from 670- to 980-nm wavelengths, in multi- or single-transverse mode (Raman microscopy). They feature a central wavelength accuracy of ±0.2 nm, wavelength stability of less than 0.15 cm-1 (0.01 nm), and spectral line width of 0.5 cm-1 (0.04 nm), and they produce up to 1-W optical power. The lasers offer a lifetime of more than 10,000 hours, integrated temperature controller and laser-current driver, and 5-VDC power supply.
Enwave Optronics, Irvine, CA

Miniature IR camera

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The ThermoVision Micron, formerly called the Omega, is a miniature, uncooled, fully integrated IR camera. Two previously optional features, digital data and highlight color, are now included. The camera is a commercially developed, military-qualified (CDMQ) product that has been used for tactical unmanned-aerial-vehicle systems by the U. S. military.
FLIR/Indigo Operations, Goleta, GA

250-W module

A new 250-W module is designed for materials processing in plastic welding and disk-laser pumping. The 250-W module is based on the company's 140-W module, representing an enhancement to the series of fiber-coupled stacks.
Jenoptik Laserdiode, Jena, Germany

Blue laser

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The new FITEL 488-nm second-harmonic-generation blue laser is now available for bioinstrumentation applications, including DNA sequencers, fluorescent-microscope cell analysis, and other biomedical analytical equipment. A FBG-stabilized 976-nm semiconductor laser with PM fiber creates the initial light source. The laser provides 20-mW output power from a single-mode pigtail.
Furukawa America, Peachtree City, GA

Adhesive dispense tips

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General-purpose and flexible adhesive-dispense tips now include those designed for dispensing Loctite UV-curable adhesives, cyanoacrylates, and anaerobic threadlockers, thread sealants, and retaining compounds. All Loctite-precision stainless-steel, tapered polyethylene, and flexible polypropylene tips have a positive-locking helical-thread design to ensure the tips will stay intact during applications.
Henkel, Rocky Hill, CT

90-W diode laser

The LIMO 90F200DL is a fiber-coupled diode laser with output power of 90 W and a numerical aperture of 0.22 at the exit of a 200-µm fiber. The module comes in 808-, 915-, 940-, and 980-nm wavelengths. It is specifically designed for materials processing or as a pump for fiber lasers.
Limo, Dortmund, Germany

Six-supply monitor

The LTC2908 is a six-supply monitor for densely packed systems with large numbers of supplies. Housed in small SOT-23 and DFN packages, this hex-supply supervisor accommodates newer systems with multiple, low-voltage supply rails, in addition to the traditional 5-V or 3.3-V logic supplies. The system features a 0.5-V voltage reset, 200-ms reset time delay, and a threshold accuracy of ±1.5% of the monitored voltage over temperature.
Linear Technology, Milpitas, CA

Legstands

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The 9000 Series nonisolated legstands provide rigid support for breadboards in OEM applications such as prototyping, optical assembly, precise inspection, and other work requiring a flat, stable surface. With a capacity of up to 800 lb, the ..legstands are available for use with breadboards ranging from 30 to 48 in. wide and 36 to 72 inches long. The legs are constructed from 18-gauge steel tubes and can be telescopically adjusted for work-surface heights from 30 to 37 in.
Kinetic Systems, Boston, MA

Spectroradiometer

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The IL RPS 900 spectroradiometer measures from 200 to 1100 nm at 1-nm resolution and has a 2048-element CCD with proprietary filtering. Providing user-controlled integration time to 25 ms, 16-bit conversion accuracy, and more than 10-5-W/cm2/nm sensitivity, it features a USB interface and software, real-time graphing and peak finding with subpixel accuracy. Applications include characterization and diagnosis of UV curing, photostability testing, accelerated weathering, and LED illumination and color analysis.
International Light, Newburyport, MA

Green LEDs

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The eXtra Bright Green (520 nm) LEDs provide luminous intensities of up to 32,900 mcd. The LEDs are offered in 5 mm and elliptical packages, in 15º, 30º, 60º × 35º, and 110º × 50º viewing angles. They utilize InGaN/SiC die technology and use a single-wire bond ..for increased reliability. Applications include decorative lighting, full-color video screens, automotive lighting, and traffic signs and signals.
Marktech, Menands, NY

Sapphire windows

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Sapphire windows feature Moh 9 surface hardness for optimum abrasion resistance. Manufactured to customer specification, the windows are second in hardness only to diamonds and are impervious to water, most acids, alkalis, and harsh chemicals to approximately 1000ºC. They are available in diameters from 1/4 to 10 in. and 1/2 mm to 1 in. thick.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI

Programming library for scaler/photon counter

A programming library is now available for the new NanoHarp 250 multichannel scaling/photon counting board. The Dynamic Link Library (DLL) runs on all current Windows platforms starting with Windows 98 SE. It supports LabVIEW, current C/C++ compilers, Delphi/Object Pascal, and Visual Basic. The library allows implementation of custom measurement programs with the NanoHarp board.
PicoQuant, Berlin, Germany

Laser-diffraction particle-size analyzer

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The SALD-3101 laser-diffraction particle-size analyzer is designed to measure coarse or dense particles, and offers various sampling options for wet and dry samples. It has a measuring range from 0.05 to 3000 µm ..using a single measurement principle, a single optical system, and a single light source. Applications include pharmaceuticals, metals, minerals, civil engineering, and the environment.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Columbia, MD

Amplifier

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The AB5 amplifier is designed to support servo motors. It works by "linearizing" the voltage to velocity profile at the amplifier level, eliminating the need for custom servo algorithms. Servo tuning and setup are similar to other DC servo motors. The amplifier also allows the user to turn off or turn on the motor static-holding force. This allows manual movement of the linear or rotary mechanism.
Nanomotion, Ronkonkoma, NY

Laser diodes

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Narrow linewidth laser diodes with powers of 90 to 110 W are available at 785 nm for Raman-spectroscopy applications. They provide a 2-mm circular beam, suitable for input to optical fibers for process-control applications. The laser is packaged in a small module with temperature control and no internal fan. An optional 4-mm beam is also available.
Micro Laser Systems, Garden Grove, CA

Monolithic high-power array

A two-dimensional (2-D) monolithic high-power array has been developed. These new power laser diodes emit light from the surface of the semiconductor wafer in which they were fabricated. A demonstration showed that the optical output of 75 surface-emitting laser diodes arranged in three rows of 25 exceeded 100 W and is scalable to more than 1000 W.
Quintessence Photonics, Sylmar, CA

Picomotor actuators

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The new model 83XX-UHV ultra-high vacuum, extended-lifetime picomotor actuators are available in travel ranges from 0.5 to 1 in. and with two standard mounting styles. These 30-nm-resolution compact motors provide an extended lifetime of 50,000 cycles and long-term stability with high stiffness in vacuum applications down to 10-9 Torr, including scientific vacuum, synchrotron, and VUV/EUV beam-steering applications.
New Focus, San Jose, CA

Large window optics

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Precision large window optics made of BK-7 glass and silica are available in diameters up to 600 mm. Using proprietary production technologies, all windows meet ISO-9001-2000 standards and undergo interferometric testing before shipping. These windows are used for high-power laser, astronomy, and aeronautic applications.
Optical Surfaces, Surrey, England

Microscopy camera

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The FocusScope FV-100C microscopy camera integrates a CMOS imager operating at 1000 frames/s to provide a focal range of more than100 µm that is output at normal 30-frames/s NTSC video. The real-time, full-color, all-in-focus digital microscopy camera system combines high-speed image processing with piezoelectric technology. Applications include microassembly operations, biomedical, industrial inspection, and other processes that require microscopic visual detection for a manipulative operation.
Photron USA, San Diego, CA

Power supplies

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The FNP300 Series of AC-DC front-end power supplies provides 300 W of power. It has a compact footprint, built-in microcontroller, and wide-range input operation (85 to 264 VAC) with the capability to ride through short pulses up to 300 VAC. It is available with 12, 24, or 48 VDC outputs rated at 25, 12.5, and 6.25 amps, respectively.
Power-One, Camarillo, CA

CCD cameras

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The PIXIS line of deep-cooled, spectroscopy, and imaging CCD cameras delivers -100ºC cooling and read noise as low as 2.5 erms. PIXIS models include 1340 × 100- and 1340 × 400-format devices in front- and back-illumination, and deep-depletion versions. The all-metal vacuum seals are guaranteed for the life of the camera. The compact cameras are designed for low-light applications including Raman fluorescence spectroscopy and semiconductor research.
Princeton Instruments, Trenton, NJ

Stepper-motor controllers

Controllers for bipolar stepper and DC motors power from 5 to 40 V with speeds from 0.1 up to 5000 steps/s. Controllers include microstep drivers with USB interfaces, stepper-motor controller cards for PCI or ISA slots, cards with RS232 interfaces, single to multi-axis DC-controller cards, and step-motor manual-controller cards.
Standa, Vilnius, Lithuania

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