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The Model IR860 infrared imaging camera is a portable uncooled industrial camera for infrared thermography, a non-contact measurement application. The 4-in. display screen has full-screen temperature measurement and radiometric capability. Measurement range is -10°C to 40°C and is extendable to 1000°C. Images are stored digitally on a PC card.
Cantronic, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
The GEM-Q3000 is a Q-switched carbon dioxide laser for drilling and micromachining, such as microvia drilling in printed circuit boards, flex-circuit machining, and specialty materials processing. It produces pulses at 9.25 µm with 15-kW peak power. Pulse widths are controllable to <50 ns, FWHM, and peak energies to >3000 µJ.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
A range of optical components have an ultrahigh damage threshold and maximum count lifetime when used with high-peak-power, Q-switched Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers emitting at 1064 nm. The coatings can withstand up to 40 J/cm2 for high-reflection designs and up to 20 J/cm2 for antireflection designs. A variety of mirrors, partial reflectors, windows, and lenses are available.
Alpine Research Optics, Boulder, CO
Semiconductor optical amplifiers
Semiconductor optical amplifier modules are MSA-compliant and operate over the entire C-band with a typical saturated power of 10 dBm. Polarization-independent models, with or without integrated optical isolators, have a gain of 17 dB for booster applications and 22 dB for preamplifier applications. A polarization-maintaining model has a gain of 16 dB.
JDS Uniphase, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Blue laser source
Patented microlens technology has been integrated with blue laser diodes to generate a high-power, low divergence, diffraction-limited beam. Mounted directly in front of the diode's emitting edge, the microlens captures nearly 100% of the diode's power, circularizing the beam and correcting any aberrations in a single step. This technology eliminates the need for multi-element optics, prism pairs or hard-beam aperturing. Applications include reprographics, optical data storage and analytical instrumentation.
Blue Sky Research, Milpitas, CA
DFB laser diode module
The new NX8566LE-CC DWDM MQW DFB Laser Diode Module features an integrated Electro-Absorption (EA) Modulator. Developed for 2.5-G transmission, the module is capable of reach >240 km. It is designed for Metro and Long Haul applications.
California Eastern Labs, Santa Clara, CA
Digital frame grabbers
The X64-CL Series of Camera Link digital frame grabbers are designed for the 64-bit PCI bus. The frame grabbers can acquire images from two unsynchronized cameras simultaneously and transfer images at a rate of up to 528 Mbytes/s. The product features an intelligent Data Transfer Engine (DTE) that transfers images between the board and host without using the CPU, to maximize the image data transfer rate.
Coreco Imaging, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Electro-absorption modulated laser
The hybrid 10-Gbit/s electro-absorption modulator with DFB laser (hybrid EML) combines an electro-absorption modulator (EAM) and a high-power laser in a compact, 7-pin butterfly package. The hybrid EML can transmit more than 80 to 120 km of standard SMF28 fiber without dispersion compensation and with under 2-dB dispersion penalty.
CyOptics, Waltham, MA
Software for machine vision
Tool Panel PC is new application software available for the M40 smart camera. The software uses a Windows GUI interface to allow users to configure M40 applications on a PC without any programming knowledge. Software features include a built-in simulator, rotational image processing, brightness compensation, pattern-matching, color measurement, and position compensation.
Vision Components, Burlington, MA
Miniature digital-imaging lens
The DSL602 is a new high-resolution digital-imaging lens for 1.3 megapixel CCD/CMOS image sensors that provides optical performance for 3.3-µm-size pixels. The all-glass lens has an IR-cutoff coating. The /2.8 design is optimized for fixed-focus applications. The lenses are available off the shelf and can also be customized.
Sunex, Carlsbad, CA
The PSS AD-LA16-9DIL is a monolithic silicon avalanche photodiode array. It has a spectral response range of 400 to 1100 nm with each element producing an output of approximately 60 A/W at 905 nm. Each of its 16 elements has an active area of 640 × 239 µm with a separation of 81 µm (320 -µm pitch). It has typical uniformity of response of ±5% at a gain of 50. It comes in an 18-pin dual-in-line ceramic package with a clear glass window.
Pacific Silicon Sensor, Westlake Village, CA
The Series 100 in-line optical-power monitor combines a stable optical tap and InGaAs PIN photodiode in a miniature, hermetic package. The OEM device produces a photocurrent proportional to the optical power carried by the fiber. It features continuous fiber through the device, providing an uninterrupted through-path without bulk optics or evanescent-field coupling.
SOA alignment system
A new semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) alignment system consists of two five-axis stages with flexure stages, long travel units, and a two-axis fiber-rotation mount. The system allows for variable angle facet compensation and roll optimization. It is designed for the fiberoptic manufacturing and research markets.
The HFD3X41 product family of detectors is targeted for 1310- and 1550-nm fiberoptic communication systems operating at 100 Mbit/s to 2.5 Gbit/s over single and multimode fiber. Packaging options include TO-46 can components and fiber-sleeved components for standard SC and small-form-factor LC interfaces.
Honeywell VCSEL Optical Products, Richardson, TX
Version 5.1 of DOE-CAD for Windows is a software package that converts user-specified phase functions to mask files for generating multilevel or gray-level diffractive optical elements (DOEs) and enables DOE computer simulation. New features include an improved alignment-marks library, 2-D cross-section graphing, and use of .bmp file input for mask generation.
The compact, hand-held P-9710-2 optometer features a pulse energy mode and is designed for on-site measurement of flashing or modulated light sources. It can also be used in the laboratory with modes of operation that include CW dose, RS232 remote control, and datalogging. The optometer can measure the pulse energy of single and multiple pulsed events >1 µs in length.
Gigahertz-Optik, Newburyport, MA
The new YLM-1 is a diode-pumped fiber-to-fiber device, with a single-mode delivery output up to a few meters. The laser measures 90 x 70 x 15 mm, produces 1 W of single-mode power at 1 µm and is manufactured in both linearly polarized and randomly polarized versions. The device is available in wavelengths in the range of 1040 to 1120 nm. Commercial applications include reprographics, spectroscopy, wafer inspection and avionics.
IPG Photonics, Long Beach, CA
Glass-molded 3-D lens and mirror
A new glass-molded 3-D lens and mirror product line is designed to reduce the cost of high-speed, high-capacity optical communication systems. Utilizing proprietary dimensional control technology that generates <0.1 µm peak-to-valley profile tolerance (at 10-mm diameter), 3-D lenses and mirrors are fabricated using a glass-molding process. Diameters from 0.8 to 110 mm are available.
Mitsui Matsushima, Los Altos, CA
The Omega thermal-imaging camera weighs 3.5 oz and measures less than 4 cubic in. for applications with extreme size, weight, or power limitations. Power consumption is <1.5 W and images are produced via standard RS170 (or PAL) and 14-bit digital outputs. SmartScene video output automatically adjusts the conversion algorithm. The camera can discern temperature differences of 0.06ºC.
Indigo Systems, Santa Barbara, CA
The delay-leg interferometer is an all fiber, completely passive optical instrument that measures the wavelength of incoming light by monitoring changes in the number of waves resident in a fixed length of fiber. The instrument is designed for applications where instantaneous monitoring of minute changes in the frequency of light is required.
Martin, Froeschner & Associates, Livermore, CA
Video inspection tool
The MS-500B Micro-Scopeman is a high-resolution video inspection tool suitable for both real-time industrial micro-inspection and quality-assurance tasks. The flexible handheld probe incorporates a 752 x 582-pixel CCD camera and fiberoptic lighting to provide a magnified image of an object on a TV or video monitor. The user simply points the instrument at the target, avoiding eye strain common with traditional optical microscopes.
Moritex Europe, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Seven new CMOS sensors have been introduced for the digital imaging market. The monochrome LM9618 and color LM9628 VGA CMOS image sensors are designed for uneven light situations. The monochrome sub-QCIF LM9630 is designed for detection of faint patterns or objects moving at high speed. The 1.3-megapixel monochrome LM9638 (1/2 in. format) and color LM9648 offer very low power consumption and low light operation. The LM9637 and color LM9647 VGA CMOS sensors are 1/4-in. optical format.
National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA
Uniform side-pumping technology
Uniform side-pumping (USP) technology has been introduced for the Gator series of diode-pumped solid-state lasers. USP technology ensures the long-term stability of the laser beam intensity distribution. The beam parameters stay constant throughout the lifetime of the laser head, which simplifies process control and allows for stability of the micromachining process.
Lambda Physik, Fort Lauderdale, FL
OptisWorks optical-simulation software is designed for integration within SolidWorks mechanical simulation software. OptisWorks enables the user to analyze the effect of light, including light levels, distribution, photometric performance and standard compliance, directly within its SolidWorks parts and assemblies. The new software is available for all Windows platforms.
Optis, Paris, France
The DXL150 is a dual-carriage linear-motor table featuring co-planar motion, accurate positioning and constant velocity control. Each carriage is independently driven by a cog-free ironless linear servomotor to minimize velocity ripple and optimize responsiveness. The linear encoder is offered with six resolutions (50 nm to 5 µm). The carriages can travel up to 500 mm/s and repeatedly position within ±0.3 µm.
Parker Hannafin, Daedal Division, Irwin, PA
Aspheric lenses of up to 600 mm in diameter, up to f/2.5, with diffraction-limited performance are available. The lenses are made from optical glass or silica substrates using proprietary manufacturing techniques. The lenses are manufactured with a surface finish of 20/10 scratch/dig and surface microroughness of 1-nm rms (typical). High-power laser coatings are available.
Optical Surfaces, Surrey, United Kingdom
The FluoLib Dynamic Link Library (DLL) for multi-exponential fluorescence decay analysis allows researchers and industrial users to implement custom programs for processing time-resolved fluorescence decay data obtained with time domain methods, such as TCSPC. The 32-bit software is available for all Windows platforms. Applications include general fluorescence lifetime investigations and FLIM.
PicoQuant GmbH, Berlin, Germany
The new Navigator I produces >600 mW (at a 20-kHz repetition rate) at 266 nm and the Navigator II provides >1.5 W (at 20 kHz) at 266 nm. These industrial, all-solid-state deep-UV lasers are designed for integration by OEMs. They utilize a sealed pre-aligned harmonic module that can be rapidly interchanged in the field without any optical alignment. Applications include glass marking, microvia drilling, micromachining, wire marking and FBG writing.
Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA
200-DPI linear sensor arrays
The TSL2014 is a 896 × 1 linear sensor array measuring 112 mm in length. It is designed for scanning standard A6 format-size documents, such as bank documents, paper currency, notes and labels. The TSL210 is a 640 × 1 Linear Sensor Array measuring 80 mm in length. Both devices operate with a maximum clock speed of 5 MHz.
Texas Advance Optoelectronic
Solutions, Plano, TX
The EPP2000 NIR InGaAs detector-based spectrometer for the NIR wavelength range (0.9 to 1.7 µm) is designed for use in laboratory or portable applications. The instrument uses standard SMA 905 fiberoptic input in a rugged miniature (2.75 × 4 × 6 in.) enclosure. Several models provide a variety of operational ranges and optical resolutions from 4 to 0.2 nm, suitable for both spectroscopy and optical spectrum analysis.
StellarNet, Tampa, FL
NIR blocking filters
NIR blocking filters are available, utilizing optical thin film technology, manufactured with various coating techniques. These techniques include E-beam, magnetron sputtering and IBS, for lower defect and higher density coating requirements. Clear or colored glass may be specified for the substrate. A variety of sizes and shapes are available.
Unaxis Balzers, Balzers, Liechtenstein
SpectraCAM is a new line of cooled, scientific-imaging cameras specifically designed for the spectroscopy market. The camera incorporates proprietary low-noise CID sensor technology featuring nondestructive readout, random-pixel addressibility, inherent anti-blooming and collective read. The camera has 27 × 27 µm pixels, and is available in either a 540 × 540 RACID86 sensor or with a 1024 × 1024 RACID sensor.
Thermo CIDTEC, Liverpool, NY
A series of megapixel lenses are designed for image analysis applications such as robotics, machine vision, and factory automation. The lenses are available in focal lengths of 16 mm f/1.4, 25 mm f/1.4, and 50 mm f/2.8. They are designed for 1.3-Megapixel 2/3-in. cameras, and come metal encased with locking screws.
Audio Video Supply,
San Diego, CA
The MH-100 Fiberlite metal halide illuminator delivers 100 W of white light for microscopy, machine vision, and medical applications. It has a color temperature of 6000 K and a broad spectral curve into the ultraviolet. It has a 6000-h lamp life, a manual iris, and an external holder for optional color filters, and weighs 12 lb.
Dolan-Jenner Industries, Lawrence, MA
C- and L-band ASE light source
The ASE-SCXI-1 is a new C- and L-band ASE light source designed for operation in a National Instruments SCXI chassis. This plug-and-play component produces an output spectrum in the 1530- to 1610-nm range with a total output power of 20 mW. The component allows compatibility with LabWindows/CVI and LabView interface software to create and build test platforms and applications.
ThorLabs, Newton, NJ
The Nano-LP series of 3-axis nanopositioning systems have travel ranges up to 200 µm in the x and y axes and 100 µm in the z axis with subnanometer accuracy under closed loop control. The large through-hole allows the admission of probes or objective lenses, and the low profile allows the systems to be integrated with existing instrumentation. Piezoresistive sensors provide absolute position measurement.
Mad City Labs, Madison, WI
Erbium broadband sources
The CombEBS line of erbium broadband sources are designed to emulate a DWDM transmission system across the C- or L-bands with 50- or 100-GHz grid spacing. The sources have a stable output power of 0 to 3 dBm/channel. The source can be customized with an added input port, so desired channels can be used to transmit signals.
MPB Communications, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
The FSU 15 field-fusion splicer provides a 13-s splice time and shrink time within 25 s, for a total cycle time less than 40 s. The device uses hot- core estimation and cold-core alignment to achieve accuracy.
Ericsson Network Technologies, Brentwood, TN
A desktop laser-scan micrometer allows noncontact measurement of a workpiece. Its scanning speed of 226 m/s makes it vibration resistant. Measuring range is 0.5 to 60 mm with selectable resolution from 50 nm to 0.1 mm and repeatability of 6 µm. It can measure two items simultaneously and remember measurement conditions.
Edmund Industrial Optics,
The HVSOLO line of 10-bit digital line-scan cameras from HanVision come in 15 models with seven pixel array lengths, three output tap arrangements, and two pixel sizes. Sensors from 512 to 3072 pixels long have 14-µm square pixels, and longer arrays have 7-µm square pixels. Total data rates are 40 to 80 MHz.
Pacific Photonics, Los Altos, CA
The SP-1550M is a near-infrared camera that measures to output of telecom devices from 1460 to 1625 nm. Coupled to the company's beam analyzers, it displays mode-field patterns of fibers, laser diodes, LEDs, and VCSELs in real time. It measures numerical aperture, mode-field diameter, effective area, component alignment, and device divergence.
Spiricon, Logan, UT
Synchro-Lock AP is a device for synchronizing Coherent's Mira ultrafast, modelocked laser to another ultrafast laser or to an external reference signal with a timing jitter of less than 250 fs. Synchro-Lock can also synchronize Mira's light pulse with an electron or other particle beam generated by an accelerator such as a Synchrotron.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
LED bonding adhesive
EPO-TEK EM 127 is a new electrically conductive, silver-filled adhesive for high volume LED bonding. The adhesive is intended for pin transfer and stamping applications and is suitable as a semiconductor die attach. It has a 30-day pot life, does not need to be frozen, and can be applied by stamp, stencil, or syringe.
Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA
The PCD-003 is a polarization-scrambling module specifically designed for OEM integration into fiberoptic network equipment and test instruments. The module uses a patented all-fiber technology to effectively randomize polarization states. Performance features include low insertion loss and back reflection, low residual phase, and amplitude modulation.
General Photonics, Chino, CA
Pockels cell driver
A high-repetition-rate, air-cooled Pockels cell system has been developed. It can be configured as a Q-switch or a pulsed in/out system for regenerative amplifiers. Transition times of ~2 ns can be achieved, with repetition rates to tens of kilohertz, depending on configuration.
A new 8 KV addition to the Octo-Channel System has been introduced. This high-voltage system provides eight individually programmable high-voltage outputs in a rack-mount package. Outputs of 0 to 200 V through 0 to 8000 V are available in any combination of voltage and polarity. The supply offers protection against output overload, short circuits, and arcing to ground. Applications include detector arrays and wire chambers.
EMCO High Voltage,
Sutter Creek, CA
Miniature photomultiplier tube
The R7400U-20 is a subminiature photomultiplier tube (PMT) measuring 16 mm in diameter and 12 mm long. It incorporates an eight-stage electron multiplier composed of metal channel dynodes into a TO-8 package. The PMT covers the spectral range of 300 to 900 nm and achieves radiant sensitivity of 78 mA/W (at 630 nm) with a typical QE of 7% (at 800 nm). It is designed for flow cytometry, fluorescence detection, and optical CT applications.
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ
The NANODEP-60 is a complete UHV system for the deposition of nanocluster materials. The system produces beams of well-defined nanocrystalline particles using the gas-condensation method. Emerging applications include contact hole filling, magnetic and optical data storage, catalysis, and silicon cluster luminescence investigation.
Oxford Applied Research USA, Newark, NJ
The PPS9000 line of laser-diode drivers operates with a choice of one or two laser diodes from 0 to 9 A in either the pulsed or continuous-wave mode. Features include excess current protection, a safety interlock, a current monitor for both pulsed and CW operation and an aqua colored current meter to allow viewing of current readings without IR glasses.
Portable Power Systems,
St. Louis, MO
Mini-fiber fan-out assembly
The Light Dealer is a mini-fiber fan-out assembly. It has a transition area ~1 in. long and 0.2 in. in diameter to provide a 50% space savings over other conventional assemblies. The assembly is designed to transition ribbon fiber to single-fiber assemblies in a small space.
Schott Optovance, Southbridge, MA