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The DM-8150 scriber/breaker uses force-feedback control, creating superior breaks to separate wafer-fabricated laser diodes even with backside metallization.

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Laser-diode-bar scriber/breaker

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The DM-8150 scriber/breaker uses force-feedback control, creating superior breaks to separate wafer-fabricated laser diodes even with backside metallization. A granite table with air bearings ensures repeatability of 1 µm. The unit has independent programmable y- and z-axis anvils and cutter knife. Throughput reaches 1500 bars per hour at high yield.
DynTest Technologies, Grassau, Germany

DPSS laser

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The Etna HP Nd:YAG laser delivers 55 to 150 W at 532 nm and 80 to 200 W at 1064 nm, with M2 from 1.2 to 20. It can operate from 4 to over 30 kHz with a typical pulse duration of 45 ns at 10 kHz. Pulse-to-pulse stability is less than 1.5% rms and stability over 24H is less than 2%.
Thales Laser, Orsay, France

Femtosecond laser

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The T-Light femtosecond fiber laser is designed for micromaterials processing, terahertz generation, multiphoton microscopy, and spectroscopy. It has a dual-wavelength output of 780 and 1560 nm, with average power at the fundamental wavelength of 150 mW and a repetition rate of 100 MHz with 100 fs pulses.
Menlo Systems, Martinsried, Germany

Concave grating

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The 470-250-040 aberration-corrected blazed holographic concave grating has efficiency of 85% at the 250 nm blaze wavelength. It handles a wavelength range from 190 to 800 nm and has a focal ratio of f/2 with low stray light.
Spectrum Scientific, Irvine, CA

Diode lasers

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The HPD Series 2400 eye-safe diode lasers have pulsed output at 1550 and 3800 nm for use in distance-measurement applications. The HPD2410 is a single diode with 5 W of power and the HPD2424 has 12 W. The HPD2410-2S, 2424-2S, and 2424-4S are vertical stacks with outputs of 10, 24, and 48 W, respectively.
Intense, Glasgow, Scotland

Vibration-control mounts

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A series of vibration-control mounts can be customized for various applications. Load capacities range from 200 to 20,000 lb per mount. They can be made vacuum-compatible or nonmagnetic or constructed of specialty materials. Options include pistons, two-stage pendulum air mounts, damping tanks, portable air compressors, epoxy-powder-coat finishes, and inertia masses.
Kinetic Systems, Boston, MA

Supercontinuum source

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The SuperK Compact broadband white-light source covers from 500 to past 1750 nm with an average output power of 100 mW and a minimum power density of -20 dBm/nm. It has a repetition rate of 25 kHz and pulse lengths of 1 to 2 ns. It has connectorized output to connect to any component, fiber, or optical system under test.
Koheras, Kleinostheim, Germany

AutoCAD software

Version 3.3 of CloudWorx software for handling 3-D point-cloud data created by 3-D laser-scanning systems includes a clash detection manager, a new flange point-selection tool, and enhanced cloud-point-density display control. The software for AutoCAD is designed to speed up data display. New licensing options are available.
Leica Geosystems, Norcross, GA

Energy sensors

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A line of EnergyMax pulse energy sensors for excimer lasers are designed for use with ArF lasers operating at 193 nm and KrF lasers operating at 248 nm. They can measure pulse energy from 50 µJ to 250 mJ at repetition rates from single shot to 400 Hz. They are available with diameters of 25 or 50 mm and have an optional heat sink.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA

Light pipes

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The TechSpec series of light-pipe homogenizing rods for OEMs use total internal reflection to turn a nonuniform light source, such as a combination of LEDs, into uniform illumination and deliver it to a target site. The rods have a hexagonal cross section and come with 2, 5, and 10 mm apertures.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ

Line-scan camera

The Spyder 3 CL line-scan camera includes a Camera Link interface and offers broadband responsivity up to 408 DN (nJ/cm2) for low-light applications. It scans at a line rate up to 68 kHz, and can be used at 40 or 80 megapixels/s. It comes in 1K and 2K resolutions and offers flat field correction and correlated double sampling.
Dalsa, Waterloo, Ont., Canada

Beam-profiler software

NanoScan beam-profiler software now works with the Windows Vista operating system. It uses the scanning-slit technique to generate measurements. Other instruments in the company’s product line will also be made compatible with Vista.
Photon, San Jose, CA

Clean-room tables

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The Active Workstation is an electro-polished stainless-steel lab table designed for use in semiconductor, biotech, and other clean rooms. It offers vibration isolation from 1 Hz to -38 dB beyond 10 Hz. Three standard versions have surfaces of 600 × 600, 780 × 600, and 900 × 750 mm, with customized versions also available.
Halcyonics, Goettingen, Germany

Field simulator

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The Fiber Lab 3200 field-simulation test instrument houses four spools of fiber that users can connect in series with short patch cords via connectors on the front panel. It can be used to perform bit-error-rate testing by simulating conditions over hundreds of kilometers. It holds up to 100 km of fiber that provides up to 5 dB of attenuation.
M2 Optics, Holly Springs, NC

TE cooler

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The eTEC miniature, thin-film, embedded, thermoelectric cooler is as small as 0.3 × 0.3 × 0.1 mm. It pumps a maximum heat flux of 150 W/cm2, with some designed reaching 400 W/cm2. A device with a coefficient of performance of 2.0 would need only 2 W of input power to cool a 4 W hot spot.
Nextreme, Research Triangle Park, NC

Vacuum optomechanics

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Optomechanical components for ultraviolet uses include applications that require clean inert purge, vacuum, or ultra-high-vacuum environments. Simplified grating actuators, mirror mounts, optical choppers, and polarizer mounts can be made to customer specifications. They can handle vacuum applications up to the 10-8 torr range.
McPherson, Chelmsford, MA

Zoom lens

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The Zoom 6000 parfocal zoom lens system is compatible with large-format sensors up to 30 mm in diameter. They can handle sensor systems with f-mount requirements. Magnifications range from 0.35× to 18× with fields of view from 1.7 to 85 mm.
Navitar, Rochester, NY

Illumination software

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Version 6.0 of LightTools illumination design and analysis software has added a user-defined optical properties feature for use in creating specialty optical components, such as polarization and grating components, scattering surfaces, and coatings. It also allows for modeled elements to be immersed in one another, for modeling an LED with embedded phosphor and epoxy covering.
Optical Research Associates, Pasadena, CA

CW laser

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A surface-mountable laser for continuous-wave mode is 2.5 mm high and produces output up to 6 W at 810 nm. A prism directs all light upward, so the laser can be placed anywhere on a circuit board. It has thermal resistance of approximately 2.5 K/W and can be soldered directly onto a metal-core board.
Osram Opto Semiconductors, Regensburg, Germany

Fiber-coupled laser

A series of water-cooled, fiber-coupled laser modules has up to 120 W optical output power from a glass fiber with a 200 µm core diameter. The LU09xxC120 series offers output at 915, 940, and 975 nm. An optional visible red pilot beam and an SMA 905 connector are available.
Lumics, Berlin, Germany

10 W LEDs

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The OVTL09LG3x 10 W lednium series of LEDs has thermal resistance of 2.5°C/W (junction to board) and an operating temperature range of -50°C to 85°C. They come in amber, blue, green, red, cool white, daylight white, warm white, and multicolored, with a 120° viewing angle. They are designed to be used for exterior and interior, automotive and architectural lighting, and for electronic signs.
Pacer USA, Blue Bell, PA

Modulated laser systems

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Modulated versions of the WhisperIT laser system are available in wavelengths from 370 to 1064 nm. They are designed for instrumentation, metrology, inspection, and reprographics applications, including holography and imaging applications that require well-defined square wave modulation with stable output.
Pavilion Integration, San Jose, CA

Xenon light source

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The PAX-10TM xenon light source contains a 10 W pulsed xenon flashlamp, trigger, and power supply in an enclosure that suppresses electromagnetic interference. The OEM device features precision arc alignment and is aimed at a variety of clinical diagnostics, life science, and analytical instrumentation applications, including absorbence, fluorescence, drug discovery, spectrometry, and proteomics.
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Salem, MA

RF driver module

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The DR-GA-10_HO high-power RF driver amplifier module for lithium niobate modulators delivers up to 11 V peak-to-peak from 50 kHz to over 10 GHz. It is designed for optical transmission with formats using 2 × Vπ modulation for driving phase modulators over several Vπ. It connects directly to the company’s modulators.
Photline Technologies, Besancon, France

Focusing system

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The nanoMIPOS400 CAP micro-objective focusing system provides travel up to 450 µm with nanometer resolution. A bidirectional gear with an integrated damping system and high proper resonance provides accuracy without parasitic motion, such as external vibration generated by a motor-driven tripod. Integrated positioning sensors provide long-term positioning fidelity without drift.
Piezosystem Jena, Jena, Germany

IR detector

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The Wren uncooled, single-element, pyroelectric detector for infrared microscopy is based on deuterated L-alanine-doped triglycene sulphate pyroelectrical material. It has an active area of 250 × 250 µm. It has a broad spectral response and is designed to replace cooled detector technologies such as MCT, silicon, and InGaAs.
Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems, Basildon, England

Timing module

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The HRMTime high-resolution timing module has 27 ps timing resolution and is USB connectable. The included software implements multichannel Scaler, TCSPC, and FIFO time-tagging functions. Three-axis scanning inputs allow bidirectional control between the device and the user’s equipment. Configurable I/O allows mapping of TCSPC curves to memory-enabling single- or multidimensional imaging.
SensL, Cork, Ireland

Digital joulemeters

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The SPJ-D-8 and SPJ-D-80B USB-powered digital joulemeters feature single- and two-channel LabView applications software for laser energy measurements and experiments. They are based on pyroelectric detectors for sources in the 0.1 to 100 µm region and silicon and germanium detectors for measuring femtojoules in the 0.2 to 1 µm region.
Spectrum Detector, Lake Oswego, OR

Grating spectrometer

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The Super Range spectrometer with aberration-corrected concave grating covers the range from 200 to 1100 nm. The flat field grating delivers a uniform focus on the detector for resolution of approximately 1 nm, and has no mirrors so as to minimize stray light. A 2048-element CCD is standard and a 3600-element PDA is optional.
StellarNet, Tampa, FL

Scanning-probe microscope

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The Innova scanning-probe microscope has low-noise closed-loop scanning with top-down optics. It can activate and deactivate closed-loop scan linearization on the flu and achieve atomic resolution on any portion of a scan without moving the probe off the surface. It comes with new SPMlab version 7.0 software.
Veeco Instruments, Woodbury, NY

Laser dicer

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The X300D+ laser dicing system is designed to process thin silicon wafers. It includes a diode-pumped, solid-state laser emitting at 355 nm. It includes steps to add a protective coating and to clean off the coating and any debris, as well as a dry etch process.
XSiL, Dublin, Ireland

High-speed camera

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The SMIZE high-speed camera has a built-in battery for stand-alone operation, with capacity of four hours in standby mode and 20 minutes in record mode. A multibuffer mode allows recording of multiple sessions. Software provides on-screen display, time stamping, motion analysis, and other functions.
AOS Technologies, Baden-Daettwill, Switzerland

Single-photon counter

A single-photon-counting benchtop receiver can detect wavelengths between 1 and 1.5 µm, with optimum performance at 1.06 µm. An InGaAs avalanche photodiode provides a low dark-count rate. Applications include quantum-key distribution, quantum computing, and quantum optics experiments.
AMS Technologies, Martinsreid, Germany

Lidar video camera

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The LVC0702 lidar video camera makes measurements of up to 500,000 ranges/s, producing a full 3‑D image of a scene at video rates up to 10 frames/s. It has a 45° × 90° field of view with up to 288 × 960-pixel resolution, with a range accuracy under 5 mm. It illuminates the scene with an internal light source.
AutonoSys, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

DC/DC converter

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The BPS Series high-voltage DC/DC converter is designed to power avalanche photodiodes and piezoelectric actuators in optical systems. The isolated 1.5 W converters have load regulation to improve gain stability. The encapsulated package measures 12.7 × 12.7 × 10.2 mm weighs 4 g.
Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY

785 nm laser

The Cleanlaze wavelength-stabilized 785 nm laser is designed for Raman spectroscopy. Multimode models are 0.2 nm FWHM and single-mode models have a 0.02 nm typical linewidth. Output-power options range from 25 mW to over 1 W. Similar lasers are available at 980 nm and custom wavelengths.
B&WTek, Newark, DE

Ball lenses

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IsoSphere ball lenses with antireflection coatings are designed for fiber-optic, telecom, and datacom applications. They come in a variety of glass indices and in sizes from 200 µm to 10 mm in diameter. They have transmission values of more than 99.5% in indices up to nd 2.0 at 550 nm and are scratch-resistant.
Deposition Sciences, Santa Rosa, CA

Diode-laser system

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The Compact Series line of air-cooled, fiber-coupled, diode-laser systems are based on single- and multibar-based, laser modules operated via an integrated power supply and computerized control unit. Power levels are 40, 60, 100, 200, 300, and 400 W in 400 µm fibers and 25, 50, and 100 W in 200 µm fibers.
Dilas, Mainz, Germany

Deformable mirror

The Mini-DM MEMS-based deformable mirror is designed for adaptive-optics systems for vision science and microscopy research. It has 32 actuators, a 2.25 mm aperture, and 6 µm of stroke, with an integrated controller, a USB controller, software, a user-friendly interface, and gimbal mount.
Boston Micromachines, Watertown, MA

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