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Tech Spec high-energy excimer-laser mirrors are designed to minimize scatter from high-power UV lasers, including KrF (248 nm), XeCl (308 nm), and XeF (351 nm) lasers.

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Excimer-laser mirrors

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Tech Spec high-energy excimer-laser mirrors are designed to minimize scatter from high-power UV lasers, including KrF (248 nm), XeCl (308 nm), and XeF (351 nm) lasers. The mirrors are based on thin-film dielectric coatings on fused-silica substrates, offer 10-5 surface qualities, and are available in 12.5 and 25 mm diameters.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ

Miniature video-observation cameras

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The FOX-C408 and FOX-P708 miniature video-observation cameras have been designed with Omnivision single-chip CMOS camera chips in an LCC package. The FOX-C408 is a CCIR monochrome camera with 352 × 288 effective pixels measuring 8 × 8 × 12 mm. The FOX-P708 is a PAL color camera with 510 × 480 effective pixels measuring 8 × 8 × 20 mm.
Reinaert Electronics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Blue-violet diode

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A 405 nm, blue-violet laser-diode module with TTL modulation has output power of 25 mW. Its signal-to-noise ratio makes it appropriate for biomedical and biochemical analysis applications such as flow cytometry and laser-induced fluorescence sensing. The OEM module can also be used in industrial inspection, medical imaging, spectroscopy, and microscopy.
Photonic Products,
Hertfordshire, England

Photodetector/amplifier combination

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The ODA-5W-100M photodetector/amplifier combination, with 100 MΩ gain, is packaged in a standard TO-5 can with a visible wave length responsitivity of 40 V/µW at 660 nm. The frequency response is 1 KHz with low dark offset at ±1 MV with dark offset noise at 5 mV rms. Operating specifications are set at ±15 V and 25°C. The detector active area has a 0.100-inch diameter.
Opto Diode,
Newbury Park, CA

Sapphire optics

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Custom sapphire laser optics can be fabricated for excimer, alexandrite, Nd:YAG, ER:YAG, Ho:YAG, and other types of lasers. They can be plano-convex, plano-concave, and meniscus lenses, windows, mirrors, and waveplates. They can be made from 1/4 to 10 in. diameter and 1/2 mm to 1 in. thick, with various types of antireflective coatings.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI

Laser windows

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High-power laser windows are available in diameters up to 600 mm, made from glasses including BK7 and fused silica. They have typical wavefront error of λ/10 and surface finish of 40/20 to 10/5. They have transmission from UV to the near-IR. A variety of dielectric coatings are available.
Optical Surfaces,
Kenley, Surrey, England

Light cartridge

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The AesthetiPak cartridge for intense-pulsed-light systems includes a flashlamp, optical reflector, filter, and electrical assembly. The cartridge is watertight and disposable, and is designed for plug-and-play use in skincare facilities for a range of light-based procedures, including skin rejuvenation, dermatological treatments, and hair removal.
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics,Fremont, CA

Capacitive gauge

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The D-510 family of PISeca capacitive displacement gauges perform noncontact measurements of geometries of electrically conductive targets. They have subnanometer resolution, measuring ranges to 500 µm, measuring linearity to 0.1%, and bandwidth to 10 kHz. The plug-and-play devices have a guard-ring electrode to shield the sensor electrode from boundary effects.
PI (Physik Instrumente),Auburn, MA

Video system

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The Pixel 275 II video system is optimized for airborne applications such as mapping, documentation, and electronic news gathering. The four-axis gyrostabilized system is equipped with a Sony DSR-PD170 camera with 12× optical zoom and can record to Mini-DV, DV-CAM, or computer. Date, time, and GPS data can be overlayed.
Polytech Airborne Imaging,Malmkoping, Sweden

Large-format lens

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The Non-Browning specialist lens is designed for use with large-image-format remote-head cameras, such as those used in nuclear vision and star tracking. The 20 mm fixed-focus lens can withstand radiation of up to 53 kGy and temperatures to 55°C without discoloration. It provides a 40° field of view vertically and horizontally and 25 cycles/mm.
Resolve Optics, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England

DFB laser

The AG-1 distributed-feedback laser uses a multivariable control system for dynamic signal feedback. It delivers an effective linewidth of 10 to 400 kHz and frequency stability of ±5 MHz. It is tunable across the C- and L-bands with a tuning range of 3 nm and a minimum step size of 0.5 pm.
Sabeus, Calabasas, CA

Medical light

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The PF Series examination light is designed for medical examinations that require high-intensity light. It contains a 50 W dichroic halogen light source, adjustable jointed arm for positioning, mobile caster base, 30 ft power cord, and a weighted base. It provides white-light intensity up to 46,000 lux, with a color temperature of 4000K.
Sunnex, Natick, MA

DPSS laser

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The ETNA diode-pumped, solid-state laser delivers more than 110 W average power at 1064 nm and more than 65 W of green at 10 kHz, with pulse duration of 45 ns and an M2 better than 20. The repetition rate can run from 5 to 30 kHz. It is controlled by Windows-based software.
Thales Laser, Orsay, France

Machine-vision camera

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The CS5111L analog color-composite camera system has a 29 mm remote head that can be connected to a control unit by a cable up to 7 m long. The 1/2-in. CCD sensor with 380,000 pixels captures fast-moving objects at a horizontal resolution of 470 lines. The camera has electronic lighting control, automatic gain control, and an auto white balance function.
Toshiba Teli America, Irvine, CA

UV ink curing

Semiconductor Light Matrix arrays include thousands of individual UV emitters for a mercury-free system to cure UV ink. The compact device includes power supply, electronic intensity control, and integrated micro-optics and cooling systems.
Phoseon Technology, Hillsboro, OR

Rotary stages

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The ALAR series direct-drive rotary stages operate from 45 to 300 rpm continuous rotation. Five aperture sizes are offered: 100, 150, 200, 250, and 325 mm. The stages have an axial load capacity of 300 to 1000 lb and a cog-free motor. Applications include single and multiaxis electro-optic sensor testing, photonic-component testing, laser machining, and wafer inspection.
Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA

Fluorophosphate glass

A new series of Er(III)-doped fluorophosphate glasses (MBBA System) are designed for use in broadband compact optical fibers, compact waveguide amplifiers and compact fiber lasers. This glass exhibits a spectroscopic quality factor (Q value) of 1.62.
AFO Research, Glendale, CA

UV laser mirrors

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Solid-state, flat mirrors are specifically intended for beam-delivery applications of Q-switched UV lasers. They cover both 355 nm (third harmonic) and 266 nm (fourth harmonic) outputs. The mirrors are fabricated on fused-silica substrates, offered with 1 or 2 in. diameters.
Alpine Research Optics,
Boulder, CO

Light-to-frequency converter

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The TSL238 high-sensitivity light-to-frequency converter series includes the eight-pin SOIC surface-mount package (D) and the compact, four-pin surface-mount package (T). The T package is lead-free, RoHS compliant, and has been temperature-compensated for the UV-VIS light range of 320 to 700 nm and responds over the 320 to 1050 range. Digital output allows direct interface to a microcontroller or logic circuitry.
Taos, Plano, TX

Imaging-signal processor

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The ADCDS-1603 imaging-signal processor provides 16-bit resolution and a 3-megapixel/s throughput rate. It has an signal-to-noise ratio of 85 dB at 3 MHz with no latency delay. The integrated, 40-pin TDIP package incorporates a user-configurable input amplifier, a correlated double sampler and a 16-bit sampling analog-to-digital converter.
C&D Technologies, Mansfield, MA

Optical-design software

A new version of Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP) has been released for the virtual prototyping of optical systems and devices. New features include CAD export, CIE analysis, IES import/export, a quick-start toolbar, a ray-path explorer, and tolerancing.
Breault Research, Tucson, AZ

Broadband emitters

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New broadband emitters produce blackbody radiation. The radiating element in the steady-state emitters is a coiled filament of a proprietary material with a specialized coating for an emissivity of 0.70. Designed to operate at a rated filament temperature of 1170°K, the emitters range in input powers from 1.15 W to 2.1 W. They are available in windowless TO-5 packages.
Cal Sensors, Santa Rosa, CA

LED bulbs

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The 1 W LuxemBulb series of LED MR-16 bulbs has been augmented for accent, display, and target lighting applications. The bulbs use a 1 W Lumileds power LED as their light source. The bulbs incorporate proprietary designs in heat management, electrical drivers, and optical beam shaping, offering 15- or 25-degree beam patterns. They are available in white, blue, green, amber, and red.
CAO Group, West Jordan, UT

Color line-scan camera

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The Piranha color line-scan camera is available in 2k or 4k resolutions with line rates up to 33 kHz. Trilinear sensor technology uses three sensors on one die; one for each color (red, green, and blue), to achieve three-pixel center-to-center line spacing. Other features include built-in flat field correction and a Camera Link interface.
DALSA, Waterloo, Ontario

UV blocking filter

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The new UltraBlock filters are designed to block more than 99% of harmful UV wavelengths between 200 and 380 nm and transmit more than 90% of the visible wavelengths between 425 and 700 nm. UltraBlock coatings are compliant with Mil-C-675 standards. Proprietary MicroDyn reactive-sputtering-deposition technology is used to produce the coating, which does not change the color appearance of the source material.
Deposition Sciences, Santa Rosa, CA

Polarization-insensitive isolator

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The Yb:Fiber free-space polarization-insensitive isolators eliminate damaging back reflections from work pieces. Designed for harsh environments, they are suited for industrial applications in the 1030 to 1100 nm region for powers up to 100 W continuous wave. They provide more than 30 dB isolation at 23°C and more than 23 dB isolation from 15°C to 50°C. Return loss is less than -50 dB and insertion loss is more than 0.3 dB. Models accommodate beams up to 5 mm in diameter.
Electro-Optics Technology, Traverse City, MI

Laser-scanner software

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Version 4.0 of the FARO 3-D laser-scanning software is used for viewing, calibrating, filtering, and managing large, 3-D point clouds collected with the Laser Scanner LS. New features include intrinsic use of the inclination sensor, constraint-plane fit for plane positioning, improved slice export, automatic filtering, object export in DXF format, and intelligent contrast to improve point-cloud visualization.
FARO Technologies, Lake Mary, FL

S/TEM microscope

The Titan 80-300 kV S/TEM is a scanning/transmission electron microscope capable of viewing and analyzing individual atoms and bonds, down to the sub-Ångstrom level. Examples of research enabled by the Titan include quantum computing, carbon nanotubes, solid oxide fuel cells, and degenerative brain diseases.
FEI, Hillsboro, OR

Face detection for camera phones

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The Face Tracker is face-detection and tracking technology for camera phones. It detects the presence and position of a subject’s face at up to 30 frames per second during image capture. Up to eight faces can be simultaneously tracked on a camera phone. Other features include automatic image orientation, face cropping, and face thumbnail generation.
FotoNation, Galway, Ireland

Intelligent video-surveillance system

The Auto-Cam is an intelligent video-surveillance system that enables PTZ cameras to be programmed to tour both a facility’s area of responsibility (site) and area of interest (adjacent buffer zone). Other features include close-up view of threats, continuous threat tracking from PTZ camera to PTZ camera, and the continuous mapping of the threat’s movements on a 2-D or 3-D site display.
Guardian Solutions, Bradenton, FL

Microscopy workstation

The Mircroscopy Workstation 780 is an active-vibration-isolated surface measuring 40 × 45 cm, to accommodate the microscope, surrounded by conventional, nonisolated laboratory work surface. The active isolated surface can accommodate large inverted light microscopes. For acoustic isolation applications, it can be used with the company’s Acoustic Enclosure 780.
Halcyonics, Goettingen, Germany

Silicone-free thermal interface material

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The POLARCHIP SP3000 silicone-free thermal interface material is a fluoropolymer composite used to fill air gaps between heat-generating devices on printed-circuit boards and the heat sinks, heat spreaders, and metal chassis that are used to dissipate the heat. The absence of silicone eliminates the problems of silicone outgassing and silicone oil migration.
W.L. Gore and Associates,
Elkton, MD

Avalanche photodiode

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The S10362 series MPPC (multipixel photon counter) is an advanced Geiger-mode avalanche photodetector. The series has a 1 × 1 mm active area and is available in 100, 400, or 1600 pixel counts. A quenching circuit in each pixel counts simultaneous photon events separately. Packaged in either TO-18 or ceramic, peak sensitivity is at 400 nm and gain is approximately 1 × 106.
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ

Elliptical diffuser

The ED-106-LR elliptical diffuser homogenizes an input beam and adds a 1.25° angle over the x-axis and a 0.80° angle over the y-axis. It has a transmission efficiency of about 95% and a diffraction efficiency of about 75%. Suitable for single- and multimode lasers, it is made from pure fused silica, has a 25.4 mm diameter, and is 3 mm thick.
Holo Or, Rehovot, Israel

Interactive assistance tools

M.A.S.T.E.R. (multi-line analysis selection tools for enhanced reliability) uses a proprietary, ICP-based spectra database containing wavelengths, detection limits, and line widths. It performs multiline selection with appropriate sensitivity, without spectral interference. The S.O.S. (statistical outlier survey) ANOVA-based statistical data-processing tool is used to verify possible outliers by providing a single concentration result per element.
HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ

Single-photon-detector module

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The id201 photon-counting system is based on a cooled InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiode. The operating temperature is set to -50°C for optimized signal-to-noise-ratio performance. Temperature variation of less than 0.1°C is achieved through a thermoelectric cooler controlled by a PID regulator. Other features include a trigger unit, delay function, a gate generator and pulser unit, an internal counter, and an auxiliary counter.
idQuantique, Carouge, Switzerland

Programmable digital cameras

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The IPX-16M3-G and the IPX-16M3-L cameras offer fully programmable resolution, frame rate, and exposure control. Part of the LYNX digital camera line, they utilize a 16-megapixel Kodak KAI-1600 interline-transfer CCD sensor to deliver up to 4872 × 3248 pixel resolution. Full-resolution images transfer up to 3 frames per second (fps) using dual output, and up to 29 fps using AOI mode. Monochrome and color configurations are available.
Imperx, Boca Raton, FL

Atomic-force microscope

The VideoAFM is an atomic-force microscope that delivers real-time images with nanometer resolution at video frame rates of 25 frames per second. The microscope allows users to visualize and interact with chemical or biological processes, at the molecular level, in real time.
Infinitesima, Oxford, England

Slot-O controller

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The V155 is a single-width C-size module with 1.1, 1.6, and 1.8 GHz clocking options that combines a Pentium M-based processor with a VXI Slot-O controller. It features dual Ethernet controllers that support 10BaseT, 100BaseTX, and 1000BaseT interfaces, up to 2 GByte bootable flash on a secondary IDE up to 1.5 GByte of PC1600 DDR SDRAM and one PMC expansion site.
Kinetic Systems, Lockport, IL

Image-capture software

Capture Pro 2.1 is camera-control and image-capture software for ProgRes microscope cameras. The software now includes extended measurement functions including line, ellipse, angle, rectangle, polygon, and freeform in the live and the captured image. An optimized time-lapse function works with single images and video sequences.
Jenoptik, Jena, Germany

Rotational stage assembly

The SF-100 Rotational Stage Assembly allows for micropatterning of features on cylindrical surfaces. This highly repeatable patterning uses standard photolithography techniques and materials. Features as small as 10 µm have been patterned. The assembly is designed for use with the SF-100 Maskless Micropatterning System.
Intelligent Micro Patterning,
St. Petersburg, FL

Pump fibers for DPSS lasers

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Optical fibers are manufactured to feed the pump energy into the laser rod of DPSS lasers. Pump-light sources emit in the 808 to 980 nm wavelength range. All silica low-OH series fibers can be assembled with various core diameters and connectors, including SMA, SMA with free-standing fibers, FC, DIN, and more. The fiber is housed in protective tubes such as Teflon or flexible metal.
Laser Components, Hudson, NH

Fiber-laser marking kit

Designed for OEM use, the i-Series Fiber Laser Marking Kit uses an air-cooled, ytterbium, Q-switched fiber laser with a 1 mJ output to mark virtually any material. It provides more than 50,000 maintenance-free hours of operation, has low-voltage (110/220 V AC) power requirements and a flexible-cable beam-delivery system.
Laser Photonics, Lake Mary, FL

Dispersion-compensating fiber

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The M2 Fiber Lab Model DCF is a 1U high, 19 in. rack-mount chassis that can be loaded with dispersion-compensating fiber to correct dispersion and dispersion slope of SMF-28e, LEAF, AllWave, and TrueWave fibers in the C-band to improve analog and digital performance (BER) over long distances. It can be supplied with SCOPC, SCAPC, FCUPC, or FCAPC connectors.
M2 Optics, Holly Springs, NC

Fiber-coupled laser module

The uncooled LU0915T065 fiber-coupled laser module provides up to 6.5 W output power at a 915 nm pump wavelength. The laser uses a new chip generation with more than 60% electrical-to-optical power conversion efficiency. Target applications include ytterbium fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers.
Lumics, Berlin, Germany

UV-curable coating

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UV15LV is a one-component, UV-curable epoxy that produces durable, chemically resistant coatings, bonds, and seals that are serviceable over the temperature range of -50°C to over 150°C. Post-curing the coating at 90°C to 125°C for 30 minutes will give it a glass transition temperature, Tg, of over 125°C. No solvents or volatiles are released during curing.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ

EUV light source

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The extreme-ultraviolet light source, model 642, is similar to sealed x-ray tubes. The tube is not sealed so users can exchange anodes to produce desired wavelengths, (for example, boron for 6.7 nm, silicon for 13.5 nm). Two symmetrical output beams are used for sample/reference comparison in various test setups.
McPherson, Chelmsford, MA

Optical tables and breadboards

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Optical tables and breadboards have been added to the company’s online catalog. The tabletops feature excellent surface flatness, minimum relative motion, low dynamic deflection, sealed holes for ease of cleanup, and a unique athermalized design for thermal stability.
Melles Griot, Carlsbad, CA

Machine-vision lenses

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The new HR series of machine microlenses are optimized for megapixel cameras, up to 2/3 in. CCD chip size. The telecentric lenses provide 0.3 µm resolution and uniform coaxial illumination across the entire field of view. Applications include machine vision and industrial inspection.
Moritex, Cambridge, England

Alcohol analyzer

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The Series 1000 alcohol analyzer is a near-IR spectrometer designed to measure alcohol in wine, beer, and any other clear beverage. It is based on a solid-state diode-array optics system that scans from 860 to 1020 nm, where the O-H and C-H bonds absorb NIR energy. Up to 10 product calibrations can be stored in memory.
NIR Technology Systems,
Bankstown NSW Australia

Sarfus technology

Sarfus technology has been developed for static and dynamic visualization of ultrathin films, nanotubes, and nanowires. This optical quantitative imaging technique measures precise 3-D thickness, dimensional roughness, profile, and step height on a nanometer scale.
Micro Photonics, Irvine, CA

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