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The 10 and 3 kV Pockels cell drivers provide fast, high-voltage switching to drive the latest Pockels cells in high-power laser applications.

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Pockels cell driver

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The 10 and 3 kV Pockels cell drivers provide fast, high-voltage switching to drive the latest Pockels cells in high-power laser applications. Two cells of total load up to 12 pF can be connected and driven with a fast slope of 9.5 kV in less than 11 ns, at laser repetition rates up to 2 kHz.
EOS Optronics, Deggendorf, Germany

Raman spectrometer

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The BTC661E compact spectrometer for Raman spectroscopy has a narrow pixel width that supports high spectral resolution. It has a folded dual-pass optical system for high photon throughput. Four models are available for use with excitation lasers of 532 or 785 nm, in either wide-range or high-resolution configurations.
B&W Tek, Newark, DE

Patterned coatings

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Patterned coatings for OEM applications include multifunctional, low-defect AR coatings; infrared blocking filters; and index-matched ITO coatings, all combined with chrome apertures, solderable frames or B-stage epoxy frames for MEMS, CCD sensors. Also available are patterned CMY wheels, flags, animation wheels, and gobos manufactured by microlithography, laser ablation, or wet etching.
Optics Balzers, Balzers, Liechtenstein

Benchtop tunable laser

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The Phoenix 1400 benchtop tunable laser is a miniaturized, tunable external-cavity laser driven by a circuit designed for low noise and highly linear swept performance for a variety of fiber-optic test, measurement, and sensing applications. Application software provides laser control and monitoring of wavelength, power, and two-user accessible optical receivers.
Luna Technologies, Blacksburg, VA

All-silica fiber

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CP1500Y is a proprietary, erbium-ytterbium codoped, dual-clad (cladding-pump) fiber. Now offered on the open market, it has both a shaped, multi-lobed pump-guide and all-silica construction. The fiber has been used in high-power amplifiers deployed in CATV and local access networks as well as in FTTx applications.
Fibercore Southampton, England

Crystal rods

Thin laser crystal rods with a unique geometry are designed for Nd:YAG or Yb:YAG lasers. The rods are available in diameters from 0.3 to 2 mm and lengths up to 500 mm. Other crystals in similar dimensions are also available.
Fibercryst, Cedex, France

Diffractive splitter

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An 8 × 8 diffractive splitter exhibits uniformity of ±5%. Features include transmission efficiency of 95%, diffraction efficiency of 75%, and insensitivity to x-y misalignment and beam wandering. Suited for single- and multimode lasers, it is made from pure fused silica and measures 25.4 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick. Optional Ar/Ar coating is available.
Holo-Or Rehovat, Israel

Mid-infrared fiber

II-V mid-IR optical fiber offers a spectral transmission from 0.4 to 5.5 µm with low attenuation and no spectral absorption peak. Suited for defense and aerospace applications, the bend-insensitive fiber has a core diameter of 100 to 200 µm with other diameters available. NA is 1.10 to 0.25, with a standard NA of 0.2.
IR Photonics, Hamden, CT

Mobile recoating service

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Proprietary Spectraflect and Duraflect highly diffuse reflectance materials can be applied at customer facilities for routine integrating-sphere maintenance. With this on-site recoating service, large-area spheres (as large as 76 in. diameter) do not need to be packed and shipped for recoating, reducing production downtime.
Labsphere, North Sutton, NH

Rapidform plug-in for direct-scan software

The Rapidform liveScan plug-in is available for the company’s line of Faro portable 3-D laser scanners. It allows users to scan directly into the software package, providing enhanced graphical feedback of the scanning process as data is collected. The system captures the 3-D shape of objects with complex geometries and free-form surfaces.
Laser Design, Minneapolis, MN

Premounted engraver lenses

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A line of direct OEM replacement lenses and mirrors that are mounted and ready to install into popular CO2 laser engraving systems are designed to reduce downtime. The lenses and mirrors measure 3/4 in. O.D. They are available in 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 4, and 5 in. focal lengths, with 1/2 to 1 1/2 in. O.D. Other focal lengths, up to 25 in., are also available.
Laser Research Optics Providence, Rhode Island

Safety eyewear frame

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Developed for people with a smaller face, the 134-mm-wide F08 frame ensures a firm fit against the face. The 153 mm temple is designed to fit comfortably over the ears with little hangover or pressure. The lightweight, black, rubberized frame fits over small prescription eyewear. Polycarbonate, filter glass, and nanospec laser safety filters are also available.
Laservision, Saint Paul, MN

Optical-design software

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VirtualLab 4 software unifies modeling techniques ranging from geometrical optics to electromagnetic approaches on one single platform. Modeling techniques are applicable to problems in laser optics, diffractive and micro optics, high-NA systems, polarization optics, metrology, and LED and excimer-laser modeling. It includes flow-chart diagrams to describe the light path through optical systems.
LightTrans, Jena, Germany

Picosecond laser

The HYPER RAPID picosecond laser offers 50 W average power at pulse repetition rates of up to 1 MHz. More then 20 mm3/min of material can be ablated, without thermal side effects like burr, recast, and microcracks. The laser will process almost any material and its wavelength does not need to match the absorption lines of the material.
Lumera Laser Kaiserslautern, Germany

Medical laser

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The Med-Laser is a medical laser with wavelengths of 808 and 980 nm and a maximum output power of 10 W at the fiber end. The epoxy-free design utilizes single-emitter diode-laser technology with a lifetime of MTTF more than 40,000 h. It is suited for dentistry, dermatology, veterinary, and wellness applications.
Lumics, Berlin, Germany

LED light tubes

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T5 LED Light Tubes have an 80 CRI (color-rendering index), operate at 24 Vdc and are available in a low-power, narrow-angle 60° and a high-power, wide-angle 120° version. They are available in 3300, 4200, and 6500 K color temperatures, in lengths from 1 to 5 ft. with a clear or diffused cover.
Marktech, Latham, NY

Two-part epoxy

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Master Bond EP29LP is a multipurpose two-part optical epoxy for large casting and potting applications. It has a viscosity of 700 to 800 cps and a low exotherm to a peak of 120°F. With a temperature range of 60°F to 250°F, it adheres to optical fibers, optical connectors, lenses, and glass, and forms high-strength bonds of more than 3500 psi in shear.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ

X-ray EUV spectrometer

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The 251MX x-ray and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectrometer is designed for wavelength dispersive spectral measurements from 0.6 to 20 nm (60 to 2000 eV.) It provides corrected flat-field spectra with its selection of specially designed diffraction gratings. Two gratings, for 0.6 to 6 nm and 5 to 20 nm have square groove profiles.
McPherson, Chelmsford, MA

Odd-size sapphire parts

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An overrun parts list includes odd-size sapphire windows and substrates with different crystallographic orientations. The 2009 Stock Parts List includes first-quality overrun optics including hard-to-find items made of sapphire, BaF2, CaF2, fused- and crystalline-quartz, laser glasses, ZnSe, silicon, and germanium. Parts include round, square, rectangular, flat- and wedge-shaped windows, lenses, and mirrors.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI

Compact fiber laser

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The T-Light 780 is a compact fiber laser at 780 nm with bandwidths of more than 12 nm and pulse durations shorter than 100 fs. Further compression to sub-70 fs is achieved with the T-Femtoscale, a pulse compressor based on chirped-mirror technology. Applications include amplifier seeding, multiphoton excitation, time-resolved spectrometry, and THz generation.
Menlo Systems, Munich, Germany

Halogen-lamp light sources

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The MH range of halogen-lamp light sources provides power illumination of 400 to 750 nm through a flexible light guide. Available in a choice of 50, 100, and 150 W units, the units use a proprietary operating cycle to provide a stable output (±1%) at a color temperature higher than than 3000 K and a longer lifespan (500 to 2000 h) than incandescent bulbs.
Moritex Europe, Cambridge, England

Visible fiber laser

The red 628 nm visible fiber laser was developed as a source for exciting allophycocyanin (APC), Cy5, and Alexa Fluor 647. Designed as a replacement for a red HeNe laser, this air-cooled laser is available at 20 to 200 mW adjustable output power (up to 1 W).
MPB Communications, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Pulsed fiber lasers

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The MOPA-M-1-µm-20 is a next-generation pulsed fiber laser based on MOPA (master-oscillator power amplifier) architecture, using multiwave subsystems. With pulse widths from 10 to 200 ns, the lasers provide average power of up to 20 W. Control of pulse characteristics, timing, and laser operation is via proprietary Pulses on Demand and Pulse Gating technologies.
Multiwave Photonics, Maia, Portugal

Machine-vision catalog

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The 2009 product catalog features optical solutions for machine vision, automation, assembly, imaging, measuring, inspection, and biomedical sciences. It has more than 400 products with new SWIR fixed-focal-lengths imaging lenses, expanded custom lens-design, and rapid-prototyping capabilities. System diagrams, photos and technical specifications are included.
Navitar, Rochester, NY

Micro thermal-imaging system

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The latest version of the micro thermal-imaging system for semiconductor failure analysis includes a new thermal-imaging camera with 320 x 240 element uncooled detector and 0.05°C sensitivity, 20 µm microscopic lens, wide-angle lens, and 16-bit digital Camera Link interface.
OptoTherm, Sewickley, PA

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