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The OD-469L blue LED has a narrow beam angle for fluorescence in medical, scientific testing instruments, and forensic applications.

Feb 1st, 2010
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Blue LED

The OD-469L blue LED has a narrow beam angle for fluorescence in medical, scientific testing instruments, and forensic applications. It comes in a hermetically sealed TO-5 can with three leads. It delivers from 80 to 170 mW of power at 465 to 475 nm with typical operation at 470 nm.
Opto Diode, Newbury Park, CA
www.optodiode.com

Scan head

The Wombat integrated scan head is a compact, all-in-one laser processing system combining 2-D and 3-D optical scanning using the Spectra-Physics Explorer OEM laser. The combined system is aimed at applications such as thin-film photovoltaic, microstructuring, laser trimming, intra-glass or glass surface marking, engraving, or ID and security labeling.
Arges, Wackersdorf, Germany
www.arges.de

Carbon dioxide laser

A new sealed 1 kW CO2 laser, the Diamond E-1000, measures less than 1497 x 471 x 384 mm, including its integrated power supply, for use in small machines or space-sensitive applications involving cutting, perforating and drilling of paper, plastic films, plastics, glass, carbon composites, and thin metals. The sealed laser requires no external gas supply.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
www.coherent.com

Polyimide-coated fibers

Optical fibers with polyimide coating withstand operating temperatures up to 400°C (300°C continuous). It has reduced cross-sectional area for use in bundles and supports transmission from 160 to 2500 nm. It comes in step index, multimode fibers from 50 to 600 µm cores; 6.25/125 µm and 50/125 µm graded index; and 4.8/125 µm and 9.2/125 µm single-mode fibers.
Fiberguide Industries, Stirling, NJ
info@fiberguide.com

IR thermal spot-curing system

The iCure AS200 is an inline fiber-optic system that provides heat by IR radiation in a portable unit, delivering accurate control for temperature-sensitive substrates and complex devices. Using infrared light to generate heat using a 200 W lamp with up to 90 W/cm2, the system is suited for automated manufacturing processes requiring rapid adhesive curing and localized heating of bonded assemblies.
IRphotonics, Hamden, CT
www.irphotonics.com

Custom sapphire optics

Custom sapphire optics in a wide range of configurations with holes, slots, wedges, stepped edges, special coatings, and other characteristics are available. They have Moh 9 hardness, are chemically inert, and can be made to precise specifications as lenses, windows, domes, prisms, tubes, rods, and balls, ready for OEM assembly.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI
www.melleroptics.com

Defect inspection platform

The Teron 600 Series reticle (mask) defect inspection systems address a major transition in mask design at the 2× nm logic (3× nm half-pitch memory) node. The new platform will introduce programmable scanner-illumination capability and offer improvements in sensitivity and computational lithography power. The system has inspected prototype reticles created for ILT/SMO, double-patterning lithography (DPL), and EUV (masks and blanks).
KLA-Tencor, Milpitas, CA
www.kla-tencor.com

DPSS 266 nm laser

The VERVE DPSS laser provides CW output at 266 nm. The 100 mW laser requires no water cooling and features better than 0.5% rms noise, diffraction-limited output beams with M2 better than 1.05, and long-term power stability of better than 2%. The laser is based on the company's iMAT laser technology, for single-frequency performance with a linewidth less than 1 MHz.
Klastech-Karpushko Dortmund, Germany
info@klastech.de

DC input laser-diode drivers

LDPC series DC input laser-diode drivers are available with power levels to 300 W and output currents to 70 A. All models require 12 to 24 V DC from a battery or AC to DC power supply. Features include reverse voltage and thermal protection, RoHS compliance, and an analog interface. An optional case and internal fan are also available. The drivers are designed for the medical and industrial laser market.
Lumina Power, Bradford, MA
www.luminapower.com

Vacuum UV analytical spectrometer

The Vacuum Ultraviolet Analytical Spectrophotometer (VUVAS) is designed for wavelength-dispersive spectral measurements from 120 to 350 nm (3.5 to 10 eV). It provides results as percent transmission or reflection, with precision of 0.05%. It works with solid samples and can be equipped with gas or liquid sample cells. Cryogenic or heated sample mounts, and raster-mapping attachments are optionally available.
McPherson, Chelmsford, MA
sales@mcphersoninc.com

Software for optoelectronic-circuit design

OptiSPICE 1.0 is circuit-design software for the analysis of integrated circuits, including interactions of optical and electronic components. It enables the design and simulation of optoelectronic circuits at the transistor level, from laser drivers to transimpedance amplifiers, optical interconnects, and electronic equalizers. The software provides transient time-domain, small-signal frequency, and noise analysis.
Optiwave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
www.optiwave.com

Portable calibration black body

The Heat Spy Portable Calibration Black Body is an ambient-temperature black body used for single-point calibration verification and checking of thermal-imaging cameras and point infrared thermometers. Features include an accuracy of ±0.3°F (0.2°C) over the entire range, a watertight IP67 carrying case, and a NIST Traceable Certificate of Calibration.
Palmer-Wahl, Asheville, NC
www.palmerwahl.com

Wavelength-stabilized laser diodes

A series of 405 nm wavelength-stabilized laser diodes is designed for applications including Raman spectroscopy, flow cytometry, and metrology/interferometry. The blue-violet miniature laser comes in a standard TO 5.6 mm package. It uses volume holographic grating (VHG) PowerLocker, which ensures stable single-longitudinal-mode operation and wavelength stability better than 0.015 nm/°C.
Photonic Products Hertfordshire, England
sales@photonic-products.com

Right 90-line square plane

The right 90-Line Square Plane is used for squaring machinery and equipment, setting up presses, checking machine tools, aligning guide rails, and establishing parallelism between web rollers, idlers, and take-up reels. Coupled with the Laser Microgage system, the plane is placed into the path of the laser reference beam and forms a precise right-angle laser reference beam to provide measurements to 2.5 µm over ranges up to 55 m.
Pinpoint Laser Systems, Peabody, MA
info@pinlaser.com

Retardation waveplates

Standard 1064 nm retardation plates include 1 in. diameter half-wave and quarter-wave retardation plates and 4 in. diameter compound zero-order waveplate wafers. They can be sold as is, core-drilled, or diced to almost any size or shape, and are coated with ion-beam-sputtered antireflection coatings. Features include environmental stability, improved transmitted wavefront, and reflectivity losses less than 0.1% per surface.
Precision Photonics, Boulder, CO
info@precisionphotonics.com

Intensified CCD camera

The PI-MAX 3 intensified CCD (ICCD) is designed for time-resolved imaging and spectroscopy applications. It offers readout ranging from video rates (at full 1k × 1k resolution) to thousands of frames per second for capturing dynamics. The camera has a sustained gating repetition rate of 1 MHz and includes a built-in SuperSynchro timing generator and SynchMaster technology. A Gigabit Ethernet interface allows the camera to be operated remotely.
Princeton Instruments, Trenton, NJ
www.princetoninstruments.com

Laser and optical systems catalog

A new catalog has been designed for customers of optical filters for lasers and optical systems. This free catalog complements the company's Master Catalog and contains new Technical and Product Notes, along with dozens of new optical-filter products optimized for Raman spectroscopy and a variety of other laser applications.
Semrock, Rochester, NY
www.semrock.com

UV-visible spectrophotometer

The Thermo Scientific Evolution 60S spectrophotometer is a UV-visible instrument designed to perform QA/QC, life science, and general research. It features a 1.0 nm spectral bandwidth and uses enhanced scanning technology to acquire spectral data at speeds greater than 4200 nm per minute. The xenon lamp requires no warm-up time, providing instant measurements over the entire wavelength range from 190 to 1100 nm.
Thermo Fisher, Cheshire, England
analyze@thermofisher.com

Laser combiner

The MLC400 monolithic laser combiner for confocal and fluorescence microscopy applications contains permanently aligned integrated lasers and optics. The standard instrument is configured with DPSS and diode lasers at 405, 488, 561, and 640 nm and an acousto-optic tunable filter. As needs change, the instrument can be upgraded to add or change wavelength channels.
Agilent, Santa Clara, CA
info@agilent.com

Low-level detector

Multichannel Discrete Amplification allows the simultaneous attainment of very high gain, high speed, and ultralow excess noise in a silicon or InGaAs device. Benefits include single-photon-level sensitivity, wide spectral range, relatively flat spectral sensitivity curve, high voltage and thermal stability, high photon detection efficiency, wide dynamic range, fast response, high reliability, and low production cost.
BFi Optilas, Evry, France
info@bfioptilas.com

Electroabsorption modulator

A combined modulation and photodetection transducer capable of working at up to 60 GHz, the reflective electroabsorption modulator provides a low-insertion-loss, low-drive-voltage optical modulator for applications such as remote antennas and radio-over-fiber. It is useful for the 28 GHz Local Multipoint Distribution Service band, as well as experimental and research work.
CIP Technologies, Ipswich, England
info@ciphotonics.com

Galvanometer

The 620H moving magnet galvanometer is optimized to provide maximum performance for 50 mm, 75 mm, and larger apertures. It has an optimized torque constant to inertia ratio, providing power to move challenging loads.
Cambridge Technology, Lexington, MA
scanners@cambridgetechnology.com

Velocimetry system

A volumetric velocimetry system, when combined with high-frame-rate cameras, is designed for experimental fluid dynamics research and theoretical model validation. It provides volumetric velocity information at kilohertz temporal resolution. True volumetric velocity data is obtained by a combination of high-performance cameras with telecentric lenses and advanced volumetric illumination.
Dantec Dynamics, Ramsey, NJ
usa@dantecdynamics.com

Current amplifier

FEMTO offers the ultralow-noise variable gain current (transimpedance) amplifier DDPCA-300 for very sensitive current and charge measurements has a switchable gain from 104 to 1013 V/A. It has low noise input of 0.4 fA/√Hz minimum, allowing measurement of currents in the femto- to picoamp range. It has a dynamic range of 240 dB.
Electro Optical Components Santa Rosa, CA
info@eoc-inc.com

Industrial lasers

The Octopus laser for thin-film scribing provides 515 or 1030 nm with pulse duration down to 10 ns, peak power to 4 kW, and repetition rates to 300 kHz. The Boreas IR150 for cutting and drilling offers more than 150 W at 1030 nm, pulses shorter than 20 ns, peak power more than 200 kW, repetition rates to 500 kHz, and M2 of 1.3.
Eolite Systems, Pessac, France
www.eolite.com

Power meter

The Flash handheld laser power meter has low noise for measurement as low as 2 W. The 500 W version offers noise equivalent power of 0.1 W and response time of 5 to 6 s. The 3000 W model has NEP of 5 W and response time of 10–12 s. Effective aperture is 55 mm.
Gentec Electro-Optics, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
www.gentec-eo.com

Laser/OPO

The picoEMERALD is a combined picosecond laser and optical parametrical oscillator single-box system. It supplies three fully automated temporally and spatially overlapping ultrafast pulse trains: 1064 nm, 690 to 990 nm, and 1150 to 2300 nm. It is designed as a light source for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy.
High Q Laser Innovation , Rankweil, Austria
www.highqlaser.at

Telecom aspheres

A line of molded glass aspheric lenses with high refractive index for the telecommunications market are not based on lead glass in order to be compliant with RoHS standards. The lenses are designed for high-volume production. They are available with numerical apertures from 0.1 to 0.6, with a variety of coatings.
LightPath Technologies, Orlando, FL
www.lightpath.com

Calibration LEDs

The ACS-530 series of temperature-stabilized high-power calibration LEDs allow users to recalibrate the photometric value can be in conformity with the CIE International Commission on Illumination. They have a reproducible and stable optical output power and photometric stability of 0.1%. They come in a low-thermal-conductivity casing with a TEC and temperature sensor.
Instrument Systems, Munich, Germany
info@instrumentsystems.com

Digital camera

The DFC345 FX digital camera for detection of low-light fluorescence signals has a 2 megapixel CCD sensor with 4.4 µm pixels. A high dynamic range allows one-shot acquisition of multicolor images. Users can choose a 40 MHz pixel clock rate for fast image read-out or a 20 MHz pixel clock rate for low noise.
Leica Microsystems Wetzlar, Germany
www.leica-microsystems.com

Ti:sapphire pump laser

The Sprout diode-pumped, solid-state, continuous-wave 532 nm laser comes in four versions from 5 to 10 W for pumping Ti:sapphire lasers. The compact laser head features an enclosure for long lifetime, as well as optical mounting. The power supply contains both the fiber-coupled diode pump laser and an integrated purpose-built closed-loop cooler.
Lighthouse Photonics, Sunnyvale, CA
www.lighthousephotonics.com

Linear motion systems

Linear motion systems feature high-speed travel to 10 m/s, acceleration to 50 M/s2, and load capability to 5600 N. OEMs can select from five systems for integration into manufacturing and processing equipment. The precision dual rail systems can be mounted horizontally or vertically and come in various rail and rolling block sizes.
LM76, E. Longmeadow, MA
sales@lm76.com

Fiber collimators

The FC series of fiber collimators is designed for single-mode and polarization-maintaining fibers. They are available with apertures of 5, 10, 20, or 45 mm and have a wavefront error of less than 1/10 wave. They cover from 370 to 2000 nm with no diffraction patterns and offer adjustable focus and collimation.
Micro Laser Systems, Garden Grove, CA
www.microlaser.com

Thermopile detectors

Three thermopile detectors include the fan-cooled 818P-500-55, the water-cooled 818P-3KW-060, and the high-sensitivity 818P-001-12NIR. The first handles up to 500 W of continuous optical power. The second handles up to 3 kW. The third measures down to microwatt level power, with a wavelength range from 0.28 to 1.36 µm.
Newport, Irvine, CA
www.newport.com

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