New products

Aug. 1, 2009
The Alliant 100 W infrared fiber laser features high single-mode beam quality and wall-plug efficiency that delivers maximum power at the smallest focused spot, or high brightness.

Industrial fiber laser

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The Alliant 100 W infrared fiber laser features high single-mode beam quality and wall-plug efficiency that delivers maximum power at the smallest focused spot, or high brightness. It is designed for industrial machining applications such as precision cutting, spot and seam welding, and metal sintering.
Newport, Mountain View, CA
www.newport.com

Surface-analysis software

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MitakaMap surface-analysis software based on Digital Surf’s mountains technology will be supplied with NH-3SP Laser Probe 3D measuring equipment and other NH-series instruments from Mitaka Kohki. The software creates a surface-analysis report, frame by frame, in an intuitive multilanguage desktop publishing environment. Once a report has been created, all data sets of the same type can be analyzed automatically.
Digital Surf, Besancon, France
www.digitalsurf.fr

Line-scan cameras

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The DiViiNA series of line-scan inspection cameras feature 1024-, 2048-, and 4096-pixel sensors, running at 40 MHz and outputting 8 bits on Camera Link. The robust cameras are designed to be user friendly and are aimed at machine-vision system integrators for mid-range applications with high-end CCD performance.
e2v Technologies, Chelmsford, Essex, England
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Raman system

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A suite of third-generation handheld Raman analyzers based on ruggedized volume phase gratings includes the SafeInspec-0TM, which measures 110 × 190 × 54 mm and weighs 2 lb. The SafeInspec-1TM weighs 5 lb. and and includes a touch-screen PC. The systems include a narrowband fiber laser, sensitive probe interface, and output to PC or smart phone.
BaySpec, Fremont, CA
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Ultrafast CARS light source

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The picoEmerald includes a high-power picosecond oscillator (1064 nm) with a frequency doubler and a synchronously pumped OPO in a single housing. Designed to exhibit maximum passive stability, the laser supplies three temporally and spatially overlapping ultrafast pulse trains. It delivers 7 ps at 1064 nm and 5 to 6 ps from the OPO for CARS and coherent Raman microscopy.
APE Angewandte Physik und Elektronik, Berlin, Germany
www.ape-berlin.de

Optics catalog

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The Spring 2009 catalog lists over 5000 low-cost commercial- and experimental-grade optics products that are available for immediate delivery. It includes 240 new products, ranging from lenses and filters to microscopes and projectors. New lines of commercial-grade lenses, neutral-density filters, dichroic color filters, mirrors and optical windows, as well as optical handling tools, laser shields, and complete optical systems.
Anchor Optics, Barrington, NJ
www.anchoroptics.com

Optical-design software

The Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP) 2009 V1R1 is a software tool for virtual prototyping of optical systems and devices. New features include conformal radiometry, a digitizer, a liquid-crystal-cell command, a general uniaxial medium (GUM), a Stokes-vector mode for polarization, a Mueller matrix element, optimization, and a unique REMOTE feature.
Breault Research Organization, Tucson, AZ
www.breault.com

Wideband Amplified APD Module

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The 3031A APD module integrates a 230-µm-diameter silicon APD along with an adjustable, temperature-compensated bias supply and a 46 dB wideband amplifier into a compact case. At 800 nm, the detector provides nominal detection sensitivity of 0.4 V/µW over a frequency range of 10 kHz to 2.5 GHz. Suited for detection applications, the module operates from a single 12 VDC power supply.
Cummings Electronics Labs, North Andover, MA
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Frequency multiplier

Low noise, ultrastable electronic frequency multiplier modules provide 10 to 200 MHz and 10 to 80 MHz. They generate unique low-jitter frequency signals out of a 10 MHz frequency normal. The signal purity (subharmonic attenuation of -110 dBc) and the sub-ps jitter are suited for timing applications with subcenimeter ranging accuracy. The 80 or 200 MHz ECL-multiplied complementary outputs are designed for high accuracy timing systems.
EOS Optronics, Deggendorf, Germany
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Telecentric lenses

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A line of telecentric lenses includes the 355 nm fused-silica type F-Theta lens with a short focal length. The lenses simplify scanning systems by ensuring a linear relationship between the input scan angle and the focal position on a flat plane. The short focal length allows users to obtain the smallest possible spot size to improve system resolution. They are designed for use in scanning systems such as laser marking and 3-D prototyping.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ
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Microspectrophotometer

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The QDI 2010 Film microspectrophotometer from Craic Technologies combines UV microscopy and microspectroscopy in a single tool. It can measure the thickness of thin films, on both transparent and opaque substrates, covering submicron or larger sampling areas by either transmission or reflectance in a rapid and nondestructive fashion. Single and stacked films (up to four) can be measured to nanometer thickness.
Elliot Scientific, Hertfordshire, England
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Laser-diode current source

The LDX-32420 is a high-power laser-diode current source offering user-selectable 10 and 20 Amp CW output range, multiple levels of laser-diode protection for safely testing high-power devices, and precision set-point and measurement functions. The source is designed for control of high-power single-emitter devices.
ILX Lightwave, Bozeman, MT
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CW DPSS ruby laser

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The CRESCENDO CW DPSS ruby (693.4 nm) laser uses a proprietary ruby crystal pumping technology and DENICAFC Double Enhanced Laser Technology. It offers a single longitudinal frequency (<1 MHz line width), a coherence length of more than 100 m, less than 10 µrad/°C beam pointing stability, and noise figures down to less than 0.05% rms. Designed for use by researchers in biophysics and DNA sequencing, the laser will initially be available in 100 and 150 mW versions. Klastech, Dortmund, Germany
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Interconnects

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LumaCore-based interconnects can incorporate Polymicro’s large-core, optical fibers. Optical-system designers can connect large-core optical fibers used for data, sensing, and optical-power transmission. Available with specialty coatings, they can withstand extreme operating conditions, particularly for sensing high-power delivery, illumination, and aerospace applications.
Molex, Lisle, IL
www.molex.com/product/lumacore.html

Excimer-laser product catalog

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A 52-page product catalog includes detailed specifications, selection guides and an application matrix for over 40 different excimer-laser products. Lasers in the ExciStar XS, Xantos XS, BraggStar Industrial, IndyStar, COMPexPro, LPXpro, and LAMBDA SX series, as well as VarioLas UV material-processing systems, GeoLasPro UV optical systems for LA-ICP-MS, and relevant laser measurement and control are included.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
www.coherent.com

Optical metrology instrument

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The LEXT OLS4000 confocal laser scanning metrology system now includes near-vertical slope capabilities, larger optical zoom, and a navigation overview window. It has been designed with a larger, faster MEMS scanning mirror along with dual pinholes. A new Z-drive provides movement steps of under 1 nm and an accuracy of 10 nm.
Olympus, Hamburg, Germany
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Multichromatic-tuned light engines

Multichromatic-tuned, solid-state light engines provide lighting designers with consistent LED color matching capabilities. They use a multichromatic tuning process to generate white-lighting solutions within a single four-step MacAdam’s ellipse, ensuring that all light engines built to these specifications produce consistent color.
Optek Technology, Carrollton, TX
www.optekinc.com

670 nm VCSEL

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The PM67-F1PON is a visible red 670 nm VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) that provides an output power of 1 mW typical at an operating current of 4 mA and operating voltage of 2.5 V maximum. The circular output has a beam divergence of 14° minimum and 30° maximum and spectral bandwidth (RMS) of 0.85nm maximum. Packaged in TO-46 housing with flat window, it has an operating temperature range from -20°C to +50°C.
The Optoelectronics Company, Hertfordshire, England
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Off-axis aspheres

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Ongoing research and process engineering is available for manufacturing off-axis aspheres by raster grinding and polishing the off-axis segment of a master lens with CNC machines. The use of traditional CMM probing, surface profilometry, and interferometry are available to qualify the surface.
Optimax, Ontario, NY
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Toroidal mirrors

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Grazing-incidence toroidal mirrors for spectroscopic and imaging applications are manufactured in the company’s ISO-9000-2001-approved facility from a range of materials including Zerodur, BK7, and fused silica. Surface accuracy of better than λ/5 and surface quality of 20:10 scratch dig is achieved, dependent on size and radius. Plano-concave torroidal mirrors with dimensions up to 400 mm are available.
Optical Surfaces, Surrey, England
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LED fiberoptic illuminator

An LED fiberoptic illuminator exceeds the brightness levels of 150 W halogen technology while using 50% less power. Designed as an alternative to halogen-based and metal-halide fiber-optic illuminators, it uses a proprietary optical light engine designed to couple high-intensity white light into 3 to 10 mm fiber-optic bundles for endoscopy, microscopy, and machine-vision applications. Perkin-Elmer,
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