Jade cameras have sensitivity of less than 20 mK. Frame rates can be changed with a step resolution of 1 Hz up to 250 Hz at full frame and up to 25,000 Hz in subarrays windowing mode.
Jade cameras have sensitivity of less than 20 mK. Frame rates can be changed with a step resolution of 1 Hz up to 250 Hz at full frame and up to 25,000 Hz in subarrays windowing mode. They use TE-cooled MCT and InSb focal-plane-array detectors for the 800 nm to 2.5 µm, 3 to 5 µm, and 8 to 12 µm regions.
Cedip Infrared Systems, Croissy-Beaubourg, France
A 37-channel piezoelectric deformable mirror has a clear aperture of 30 mm. Full surface stroke is 8000 nm, with interactuator stroke reaching 1000 nm. Two 400-V 20-channel high-voltage boards control the mirror, which can connect to a PC through a PCI or USB controller. Full-amplitude mechanical response is faster than 250 ms.
OKO Technologies, Delft, The Netherlands
Excelsior-532 diode-pumped, solid-state lasers have a TEM00 continuous-wave beam. Single-frequency versions are available with 50-, 100-, or 150-mW, 532-nm output and multilongitudinal versions have an output of 10 or 20 mW. They work from a single 5-V supply and consume less than 30-W electrical power. Intracavity doubling reduces optical noise.
Spectra-Physics, Mountain View, CA
The Bioscope SZ atomic-force microscope (AFM) for life-science applications has a hybrid xyz scanning head with an integrated optical microscope. Z sensor noise is 0.06 rms in typical imaging bandwidths. Scan range is approximately 90 µm2 in xy and typically 10 µm in z in imaging mode. It provides magnification from 25× to 10,000,000×.
Veeco Instruments, Santa Barbara, CA
The SubWave optical isolators are nanostructure-enabled isolators designed for data communications and telecommunications transceivers and transponders. The isolators use proprietary nanostructure-based design to directly integrate a required polarization function on the surface of a garnet Faraday rotator, creating isolator cores as thin as 0.5 mm. This allows for isolators on the order of 0.5 × 0.5 mm.
NanoOpto, Somerset, NJ
PIV laser systems
The Solo 120XT and Solo 200XT are dual-laser, flashlamp-pumped, Nd:YAG laser systems. The SoloXT provides up to 120-mJ output using a single laser head and single power supply, while the Solo 200 XT provides up to 200-mJ output. Each delivers green light at 532, 355, or 266 nm. Applications include liquid- and air-based PIV experiments.
New Wave Research, Fremont, CA
Linear motor stages
The new IMS-LM linear motor stages have an integrated linear motor that reduces stage length by more than 100 mm for space-constrained applications. The stages have travel ranges from 300 to 600 mm, 5-mm resolution, and motion sensitivity of 20 nm. The linear encoder and bearings can provide 0.5-µm bidirectional repeatability and an on-axis accuracy of 10 µm at a maximum speed of 500 mm/s.
Newport, Irvine, CA
The Scorpion laser provides 0.5 to 5 W of output power and operates over the eye-safe wavelengths of the C-band (1530 to 1565 nm) as well as near-IR wavelengths from 1030 to 1085 nm. The all-fiber design prevents many environmental stressors, nearly eliminating coupling loss and decreasing sensitivity to vibration and acoustics.
NP Photonics, Tucson, AZ
The P-587.6CD is a 6-axis piezo nanopositioning and scanning system. Features include travel of up to 800 µm (10,000 µrad per axis), frictionless actuators and a flexure guiding system, digital dynamic linearization, an autocalibration function, and integrated direct metrology capacitive displacement sensors. Applications include nanomanufacturing, nanometrology, scanning microscopy, optics, and mask alignment.
PI (Physik Instrumente), Auburn, MA
The MICI piezoelectric actuator allows the user to adjust the micrometer screw of a measuring stage in a range of up to 180 µm. The MICA is mounted between the measuring stage and the micrometer drive using clamps. A preadjustment is done by the measuring screw and the final fine adjustment is made by the MICI, for an accuracy of better than 35 nm.
Piezosystem jena, Jena, Germany
A new MEMS workstation can provide MEMS assembly, micromotion analysis, electric test, repair and packaging for applications in RF/wireless, optical telecommunications, biomedical, chemical, automotive, aerospace, and commercial markets. The new MSA-400 Micro System Analyzer provides optical imaging and characterization of in-plane and out-of-plane motion. The probe station can be equipped for manual or semi-automatic measurements.
Polytec, Tustin, CA
A broad-area 808 ± 5-nm laser diode yields 7-W output from a single 200 µm emitter. This new IR diode, which comes standard in a CCP package, can serve as a pump source for Nd-based DPSS lasers. Other applications include tumor therapy, ophthalmology, fiber-laser pumping, and Raman amplifier pumping.
Power Technology, Little Rock, AR
RLScribe was developed for marking with both CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers. The marking software is compatible with both Windows XP and Windows 2000. Features include vector marking fonts, dot-matrix fonts, barcodes in both 1-D and 2-D, serial text and barcode objects as well as an automatic date function. Graphic files such as BMP and PLT can be imported.
Raylase, Wessling, Germany
The new HSL-2000 tunable laser is designed for both optical sensing and real-time optical imaging applications such as OCT (optical coherence tomograpy). The laser has a 100nm tuning range with an adjustable scanning speed up to 25 kHz. It has a wavelength range from 1260 to 1360 nm and output power of up 10 mW.
Santec, Komaki, Japan
Room-temperature infrared sensors feature detection of up to 109, with low microphonic effect. The high detectivities are achieved using modern ion beam etching technologies. The pyroelectric detectors are designed for gas analysis and research applications. Customized detectors are also available.
Scitec Instruments, Cornwall, England
The MIRICLE 110 K infrared camera uses an integrated 384 × 288 microbolometer detector. Camera features include uncooled microbolometer FPAs, embedded software and Quikchange AutoID sensed lenses. Camera uses include surveillance, R&D, aerospace, military and online process applications.
Thermoteknix Systems, Cambridge, England
Semiconductor laser amplifier
The BoosTA semiconductor laser amplifier module provides diffraction-limited output. Laser beams from diode or gas lasers can be amplified in the 730- to 1085-nm spectral range by a factor of 50 to 100 up to an output power of 1 W and an M2 below 1.7. This laser beam can be focused to a spot size less than 1 µm. The amplifier can be used for both pulsed and narrow band CW laser sources as well as tunable diode-laser sources.
Toptica, Munich, Germany
The new PVI-2TE series photovoltaic detectors utilize device architecture based on newly developed 3-D heterostructures in HgCdTe compounds. The thermoelectrically cooled instruments provide up to 1 GHz of bandwidth. Applications include FTIR gas analyzers, thermal imagers and scanners and quantum-cascade laser radiation detectors.
Vigo Systems, Warsaw, Poland
The TM-6740GE machine-vision camera provides up to 200 frames per second at full resolution, and partial scan and binning modes for up to 3205 frames per second. This 1/3-in. VGA progressive-scan camera has both analog and Gigabit Ethernet output that is 8- or 10-bit software selectable.
Jai PuLNiX, Sunnyvale, CA
The ProMetric 1000 color imaging colorimeter delivers 10 bit (1024 gray scale) dynamic range measurements of luminance, illuminance and chromaticity. It uses ProMetric 8.0 software for image analysis. The colorimeter is suited for production line testing of brightness and color uniformity of LCDs, PDPs, OLEDs, instrument panels, projection systems and display backlight components.
Pro-Lite Technology, Cranfield, England
A line of silicon lenses is designed as an alternative to aspherical lenses. The lenses minimize aspherical aberration due to their high index of refraction and offer improved focusing and collimating accuracy. They are suitable for IR applications to below 2 µm. Antireflective coatings are available to compensate for Fresnel losses and ensure maximum light transmission.
Schott, Southbridge, MA
The ACS LP series of low-profile rotary stages can provide automated material handling for a range of materials and applications. Integrated ER collets are designed for applications that need high-precision gripping of tubular materials and can support tube diameters of 0.5 to 16 mm. A threaded retaining cap enables quick changeover.
Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA
The 10T3081 TOSA electroabsorption modulated laser has a temperature range of -25°C to 90°C, allowing it to be deployed in high-speed optical links in demanding environmental conditions. The 1310-nm, uncooled laser supports data rates up to 10.7 Gbit/s and link distance up to 10 km. DC measurement guarantees minimum mask margins of 30% for Gigabit Ethernet and 15% for SONET links.
ASIP, Somerset, NJ
The Compass 115M continuous-wave laser provides 532-nm light at output levels of 5 and 10 mW. It is optimized for applications in graphic arts, inspection, and bioinstrumentation, including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and spectroscopy. It uses PermAlign rigid mounting of all optics.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
The MIXPAC 8-50 system for two-component adhesive dispensing works with the company’s manually operated dispensers as well as a new battery-powered handheld dispensor. It accommodates volumetric ratios of 1:1, 2:1, 4:1, 10:1, and 3:2. It consists of a lightweight, manual gun that dispenses the adhesives through cartridges and motionless mixers.
ConProTec, Salem, NH
Optical-coherent receiver systems operate at rates of 2.5 and 10 Gbit/s. A single platform can detect multiple wavelengths and modulation formats, such as ASK, (D)PSK, and FSK. They are designed for fiber and free-space operation in the C- and L-bands, but can also be used at 980, 1064, and 1310-nm, and in the S-band.
Discovery Semiconductors, Ewing, NJ
Laser-line bandpass filters are made with a “hard” ion-beam sputter technology. They achieve more than 90% transmission at the design laser wavelength and blocking of more than 5.0 OD at ± 1% of the wavelength, and have steep edges. They are designed for fluorescence instrumentation, Raman spectroscopy, and analytical and medical laser systems.
Edmund Industrial Optics, Barrington, NJ
Hard-clad silica fibers
The Eduraguide line of large-core multimode optical fibers have a plastic hard-clad silica coating with an NA of 0.37 and coated silica/silica with an NA of 0.22 and attenuation of more than 10 dB/km at 850 nm. The hard polymer coating increases fiber strength, reduces static fatigue in humid environments, and prevents fiber breakage during buffer stripping.
Fiberguide Industries, Stirling, NJ
The FOP-MA fiberoptic pressure sensor is designed for use where a sensitive pressure sensor is needed, such as in acoustics or microphone applications. It measures 1.25 mm OD at the tip with 155-µm OD fiber. It has resolution down to 0.0075 psi with 0.003 psi optional, frequency response to 30 kHz, and operation from -20°C to 150°C.
FISO Technologies, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
The 570 series IR thermometer comes in three models, all able to measure rotating, electrically live, dangerously hot, or hard-to-reach objects. They have a temperature range of -30°C to 900°C and a distance-to-spot ratio of 60:1. They use a three-dot laser sighting system to indicate the center and edges of the measuring spot.
Fluke, Everett, WA
The S9684 series of photo ICs uses a dual-element silicon PIN photodiode. One has a 20-time gain and an active area of 2.5 × 0.5 mm and another has 6-time gain and active area of 2.5 × 0.3 mm. Both have rise and fall times of 5 ns and propagation time delay variation of ± 5 ns.
Hamamatsu, Bridgewater, NJ
Fast-axis collimators have an aperture of 0.8 and application-specific focal lengths of 900, 600, and 300 µm for diode lasers. Along with a reduction in the side lobes of the micro-optics, these allow a beam to be coupled into fibers without reducing the light. The optics are designed for medical engineering and industrial manufacturing applications.
Ingeneric, Aachen, Germany
The Worker Bee CVG series convection-enhanced Pirani vacuum gauge can measure pressures from 1000 to 10-4 Torr. It is directly interchangeable with other gauges, controllers, cables, and modules, so no changes are necessary to wiring, hardware, or process recipes. Smaller internal surface area and external temperature compensation lead to fast response times.
InstruTech, Longmont, CO
The ELR-SF series of erbium-fiber lasers is available with output powers from 1 to 50 W for randomly polarized models and 1 to 20 W for linearly polarized models. The single-frequency lasers operate at 1550 nm with a linewidth less than 5 kHz. They come in bench-top or rack-mounted configurations with a front-panel interface.
IPG Photonics, Oxford, MA
A photosensitive epoxy for optical waveguides is highly transparent in the near-IR and flexible. Optical circuits can be created in it by patterning with UV exposure, which replaces conventional dry-etching processes. The material has loss of 0.1 dB/cm over the 700- to 1000-nm range. It can be deposited on a substrate in a 100-µm film.
Nitto Denko, Osaka, Japan
The Adaptive Bending Mirror PL‑A90/70 is designed for the beam-delivery system of a cutting or welding laser. A small regulator applies gas pressure up to 6 bar to induce controlled toroidal deformation of the mirror surface, changing the effective focal length from infinity to negative or positive values of a few meters.
Kugler, Salem, Germany
The Nano-Drive nanopositioner controller has a USB connector to boost data transfer rates to the company’s high-speed nanopositioning stages. The device is compatible with common waveform generation software such as LabVIEW and comes with example virtual instruments and a software library. It controls stages that allow subnanometer motion in up to five axes.
Mad City Labs, Madison, WI
The QE65000 spectrometer has up to 90% quantum efficiency and is designed for Raman analysis and other low-light-level applications, such as fluorescence. Seven entrance slit options and 14 gratings allow users to select the device’s range and resolution. Its 2-D array of pixels, 1024 × 64, is responsive from 200 to 1100 nm.
Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL