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Four new scout models, scA 1300-32, are based on Sony’s ICX-445 CCD sensor.

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Megapixel camera series

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Four new scout models, scA 1300-32, are based on Sony’s ICX-445 CCD sensor. The cameras feature 32 frames per second image capture rate, resolution of 1280 × 960 pixels, and 1.2-megapixel resolution. Available in monochrome or color, they have either a GigE Vision-compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface or a FireWire-b interface.
Basler, Ahresnburg, Germany
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Femtosecond source

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The femtoTRAIN Imaging is an all-diode-pumped Ti:sapphire oscillator that produces light pulses with a duration of 100 fs at an average power of 200 mW. The pulse width is optimized for minimal broadening in multiphoton microscope systems. It is available with fixed center wavelengths of 790, 810, 850, or 870 nm.
High Q Laser, Bregenz, Austria
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Optical spectrum analyzer

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The AQ6370B optical spectrum analyzer features 50% greater throughput than the company’s AQ6370 model and 10× greater measurement speed than the AQ6317 series. Grating based Littrow light reflections have been removed. Improved close-in dynamic range allows tighter DWDM channel measurement, which is critical with the expansion of 10 Gbit/channel services.
Yokogawa, Newnan, GA
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Flat-top generator

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The Flat-Top Generator is a laser-beam shaping module that converts a Gaussian beam into a focused, collimated, or diverging flat-top profile. It can maintain uniformity, power and intensity over large distances. The module is compatible with UV, VIS, and NIR lasers and can be integrated both standard and fiber-coupled lasers.
StockerYale, Salem, NH
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Laser marker

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The LSG-10 high-speed CO2 Laser Marker offers a large marking window, numerous text choices and sizes, including true type fonts. It has a marking speed of 300 characters per second and focal length of 3.62, 7.63, or 11.49 in. The air-cooled unit can mark images, plot files, and bar codes.
Automated Laser, Ft. Wayne, IN

NIR light rings

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The OPA80 and OPA83 Series of NIR light sources are available in a variety of ring sizes and configurations. The light rings use surface-mount and through-hole LED packages with 850 to 880 nm wavelengths. An optional ambient light-sensing device minimizes current consumption during high ambient lighting conditions.
OPTEK Technology, Carrollton, TX
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StockerYale, Salem, NH
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157 nm laser micromachining

A commercial service for laser micromachining at 157 nm enables companies to fabricate microscale features with a high resolution (Ra &tilde2 nm) finish in parts made from fluoropolymers, fused silica, quartz, sapphire, PEEK, and others. Miniature and microscale structures can be created in material ranging from biopolymers to diamond.
Xtreme Laser Facility, Cardiff, Wales
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Epoxy adhesive

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The Supreme 11AOHT is a two-component, room-temperature curing epoxy adhesive with a thermal conductivity of 10 BTU/in/ft2/hr/°F. It has a dielectric strength of more than 400 volts/mil and a shear strength of 1600 psi, aluminum to aluminum. It has a 1:1 mixing ratio by weight or volume and a service operating temperature of -100°F to +400°F.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ
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Pump diodes

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The AM6-915B family of laser pump diodes produces 10 W of 915 nm output, through a high-brightness, 105 µm fiber with NA of 0.15 or 0.22. The single-emitter includes a thermistor for temperature monitoring and comes in an uncooled, compact, 6-pic, industrial-grade package for PCB mounting.
Alfalight, Madison, WI

Industrial cameras

The Pixie and Mini Pixie line of industrial digital 1.3/2/3-megapixel cameras can run at up to 30 frames/s. They use a USB 2.0 or Firewire data interface, and come with a software development kit. The USB Pixie weighs 195 g and measures 54.5 × 54.5 × 41.5 mm. The Firewire Pixie is 250 g and 61.5 × 61.5 × 46.5 mm. The Mini measures 28 × 28 × 16 mm. All have 60 dB dynamic range.
AOS Technologies AG, Baden, Switzerland
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CCD software

Version 2 of EMCAL self-recalibration software for electron-multiplying CCDs allows for self-recalibration of EM-gain in the company’s iXonEM+ cameras. A software routine measures EM gain and uses built-in linear gain scales to reset the calibration if needed. The software can be downloaded from the company’s Web site.
Andor Technology, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Image analysis

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Version 3.0 of the Studio, Master, and API image-analysis programs come with test targets for ISO and I3A standards, such as the ISO12233 digital camera still resolution chart and the ISO16067-1 reflective-scanner test chart. The software measures sharpness and quality of digital camera and digitized film images.
Applied Image, Rochester, NY
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CCD spectrometer

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The BRC112E-U line of CCD spectrometers is designed for UV applications and is built on a UV-enhancement-coated, 2048-element linear array. It has a built-in 16-bit digitizer with USB 2.0/1.1 interface, and a low stray-light optical bench. It can have resolution from 0.3 to 20 nm, depending on configuration. Standard wavelength ranges are UV and UV-visible-NIR.
B&W Tek, Newark, DE
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Beam profiler

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The II-VI-CO2-58 industrial-laser beam analyzer is a profiling system for high-power carbon dioxide laser beams. The portable system can correct issues related to beam stability, alignment, tuning, and optimization. The 58 mm clear aperture allows users to measure large beams, and the device can handle up to 10 kW of power, producing up to 48 images/s.
Ophir-Spiricon, Banbury, Oxon, England
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Machine-vision software

The iNspect Color software package for machine vision allows images to be segmented by color so that all standard measurement tools can be applied to the inspection take, including verification, sorting, and inspection of parts and assemblies. It can be useful in packaging, pharmaceutical, automotive, and cable applications, or anything where products must be identified and sorted by color.
DALSA, Billerica, MA

Diode arrays

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Diode-laser arrays operate at 1940 nm with wall-plug efficiencies better than 10%. The conduction-cooled, fiber-coupled modules generate output of 6, 12, and 18 W, with a standard 600 µm fiber bundle with NA of less than 0.22 and SMA-905 fiber connector. The modules are designed for easy integration into OEM equipment.
DILAS Diode Laser, Tucson, AZ
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The spring catalogue adds eight new commercial-grade product lines: large PCX condenser lenses, achromats, elliptical beamsplitters, cube beamsplitters, concave spherical mirrors, corner cubes, wedge prisms, and equilateral prisms. The optics, in standard designs, are available off-the-shelf.
Anchor Optics, Barrington, NJ

White LED

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The SPNovaLED-1 Watt, single-chip LED with an operating current of 350 mA provides up to 100 lm/W, with 90 lm/W typical, in cool white, a color temperature of 4500 K to 10,000 K. The device is designed for wide-angle illumination, with a low, thin profile of 1.5 mm and a footprint of 6 × 6 mm.
Dominant Semiconductors, Malacca, Malaysia

Spot-curing system

The BlueWave LED visible light spot-curing system uses an array of surface-mount LEDs to produce light in a narrow wavelength band centered at 410 nm. Maximum output intensity is more than 2500 mW/cm2 from an 8-mm-diameter light guide, and intensity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%.
Dymax, Torrington, CT
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Narrow-linewidth diode

The EP1550-NLW-B narrow-linewidth series lasers have emission linewidths specified at 400 kHz and below, even at low emitted power and bias current. With highly linear light current characteristics and high side-mode suppression ratio, the devices can be used for communications, sensor, medical, and imaging applications.
Eblana Photonics, Dublin, Ireland
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Ultrafast mirrors

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Mirrors for ultrafast Ti:sapphire lasers keep laser pulses together with flat group velocity dispersion curves over the 700 to 900 nm range and centered around 800 nm. They come in diameters of 12.7 and 25.4 mm, 6.35 mm thick, with a 10-5 surface quality and surface accuracy of 1/10 wave. They can withstand powers to 0.5 J/cm2 in a 150 fs pulse or 100kW/cm2 CW.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ
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High-power fiber laser

The Mistral laser, made in conjunction with CryLas, comes in a 1064 nm version with 5 W average power, M2 less than 1.4, and pulse width of 1.6 ns. A 532 nm version has 2.2 W average power, and 355 nm produces 1.2 W. The air-cooled laser is designed for micromachining, lidar, and solar-cell processing.
Eolite Systems, Pessac, France
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Optical tweezers

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The E3300 single-spot optical-tweezers system can trap and manipulate micron-size particles. The optical module contains a laser, beam-steering optics, and a microscope interface. The module attaches to the microscope either through an additional interface, such as an epi-fluorescence attachment, or a camera port. Optional polarization optics and rotation mounts are available.
Elliot Scientific, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
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Hybrid instrument

Halcyone is a hybrid instrument that includes a fluorescence upconversion spectrometer and a time-correlated single-photon-counting unit. In the upconversion mode it resolves fluorescence decay kinetics with femtosecond time resolution within a time window of 3.2 ns and a 400 to 1600 nm spectral range. In TCSPC mode it provides an extended time window of measurements up to 1 ms with a temporal resolution of ca 250 ps.
Ultrafast Systems, Sarasota, FL
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Quartz glass

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Suprasil standard commercial grade synthetic quartz glass is designed for standard UV optics. The highly pure material is free of striation and almost free of bubbles and inclusions. The quartz ingots, manufactured by flame hydrolysis, are available in various geometric configurations with diameters from 140 to 650 mm.
Heraeus, Hanau, Germany
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Spatial light modulators

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The Pluto phase-only spatial light modulators are based on reflective LCOS microdisplays with 1920 × 1080 resolution. The phase panels provide a pure phase shift of 2 Pi up to 1550 nm. They come in a housing measuring 121 × 73 × 22 mm. They have a pixel pitch of 8 µm and an image refresh frame rate of 60 Hz via DVI.
Holoeye Photonics, Berlin, Germany
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Lidar camera

The RCD105 39-megapixel digital aerial camera system is designed for plug-and-play connection to the company’s lidar systems. The camera is designed in full compliance with all airborne environmental specifications, including temperature, vibration, shock, and EMI. A single controller allows simultaneous recording from two camera heads, to combine natural color and false-color infrared images.
Leica Geosystems, Atlanta, GA
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Raman converter

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A large-aperture Raman convertor provides wavelength-shift capability for most pulsed laser systems. It makes possible a wide variety of Raman shifts from the UV into the IR. It provides high-efficiency wavelength conversion for beams up to 1 in. diameter. Unlike typical OPOs, it involves no nonlinear crystals or sensitive alignments.
Light Age, Somerset, NJ
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VUV light source

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The Ultraviolet Photon Excitation system provides vacuum-ultraviolet light for material analysis, spectral calibration, and photoexcitation spectroscopy. The system interface uses standard vacuum seal flanges. A computer-optimized monochromator can be tuned to a central wavelength of approximately 30 to 500 nm, with spectral bandwidth from 0.1 to 10 nm (FWHM).
McPherson, Chelmsford, MA
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Sapphire protective optics

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Sapphire protective optics for cameras, telescopes, sensors, and detectors used in harsh aerospace or underwater environments can be custom-made in plano-convex, plano-concave, meniscus, and dome configurations. They have 9-Moh hardness and are made in 3/8 to 4 in. diameters, with ±0.001 tolerances, with 40-20 scratch-dig ratings, and focal lengths from 3/4 in. to 1 m.
Meller Optics, Providence, RI
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Thermal imager

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The Heat Spy thermal-imaging camera model HS11200 is designed for self-contained use, providing a real-time thermal image for quick fault detection. It measures the temperature of all 256 pixels displayed on the camera. It weighs 1.54 lb for handheld use, but can also be used with a tripod.
Palmer Wahl Instruments, Asheville, NC
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Sensing interrogator

The sm130 optical-sensing interrogator has a scanning range of more than 160 nm, allowing up to 640 sensors on four fibers. It has a maximum continuous sampling rate of 2 kHz, for characterization of high-frequency vibrations in complex structures. Multiple interrogators can be connected in sync to obtain real-time simultaneous measurements from thousands of sensors.
Micron Optics, Atlanta, GA
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PM fibers

A line of small-form-factor, polarization-maintaining fiber has cladding diameters reduced from 165 to 145 µm, allowing users to build more-compact gyroscope and sensor systems. The fibers have high birefringence and bend insensitivity.
Nufern, East Granby, CT

Hyperspectral sensor

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HyperScan is a pushbroom hyperspectral sensor for stationary or airborne applications. It combines an imaging spectrometer, thermoelectrically cooled CCD camera, and intelligent control software to give 1.3 nm of spectral resolution in the 400 to 1000 nm range. It offers spectral binning, ROI control, a high-resolution scanning mirror, versatile mounting configurations, and interchangeable apochromatic lenses.
Opto-Knowledge Systems, Torrance, CA


The Optical Transmittance Spectrometer is a compact system to measure tint color, photopic transmittance, and UV cutoff of ophthalmic lenses, optical coatings, windows, and filters. It can also characterize photochromic, electrochromic, and sun lens materials. It is built on a miniature CCD array covering the 380-to-870 nm range.
Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL

Optics material

Nontoxic optoSiC+ is a highly consistent adamantine material for use in scanning mirrors and laser optics, with a surface roughness guaranteed to Ra less than 2 nm that negates the need for CVD coatings. It has flexure strength of 510 Mpa, a Young’s Modulus of 420 Gpa, and a Poisson’s Ratio of 0.17. It has a moment of inertia approximately 17% lower than beryllium optics at 30 mm apertures.
optoSiC, Baden-Baden, Germany

Temperature sensor

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The FluoTemp-HT series of fiberoptic temperature sensors can accurately measure temperatures up to 450°C. It features an entirely non-metallic design for EMI immunity and RF compatibility. It is designed for advanced semiconductor applications with high temperatures.
Photon Control, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Green laser

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The WTO-GDL Series of mini green diode laser has output up to 200 mW and a working temperature range of 40°C. It is designed for outdoor applications in industrial markets with rigid environmental requirements. It operates without active cooling or heating, and can be adapted to OEM and customized applications.
Photop Technologies, Fujian, China
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Picosecond diode

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A picosecond pulsed diode-laser head has a center wavelength of 485 nm ± 10 nm, with a typical spectral width of 7 nm (FWHM), repetition rate from single shot to 40 MHz. The pulse width is less than 80 ps (fwhm) at average power of 0.5 mW at 40 MHz and less than 300 ps (fwhm) at average power of 1 W at 40 MHz. Peak power is up to 200 mW.
PicoQuant, Berlin, Germany
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Industrial lasers

The Starlase 100G and 200G nanosecond Q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers are designed for solar cell processing and the manufacture of OLED flat-panel displays. They have average powers of 100 and 200 W at a wavelength of 532 nm. The 200G contains two independently controllable oscillators to tailor the profile of the pulses.
Powerlase, Crawley, England
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A high-performance diffuser is aimed at UV, visible, and IR laser and light applications that require maximum power tolerance, thermal stability, high transmission, long life cycle, thermal shock resistance, and very low speckle. Made of fused silica, it is available with cone angles in the range from 12° to 40° (FWHM).
Rayotek Scientific, San Diego, CA
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Asphere metrology

The SSA-A metrology tool allows measurement of aspheres, spheres, and flat surfaces. It includes full aperture measurement of aspheres with more than 120 µm of departure from best-fit sphere without the use of null lenses. It has an enhanced stitching engine for improved measurement accuracy over a broad range of aspheres.
QED Technologies, Rochester, NY
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Raman imaging

The StreamLine Plus Raman imaging system has optimized software and a new MS10 high-speed microscope stage, resulting in ten times faster speeds than its predecessor. It can collect spatially resolved chemical information from samples as large and complex as whole pharmaceutical tablets in under four minutes.
Renishaw, Gloucestershire, England
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