The SpiceLED series contains devices able to withstand operating temperatures of up to 110°C. This miniature device uses an industry-standard 0603 (S-Spice) package outline with a height of 0.6 mm. It has a viewing angle of 160° and a copper base for enhanced thermal dissipation. The LEDs are available in super red, red, amber, orange and yellow colors.
Dominant Semiconductors, Meleka, Malaysia
Nano series nanopositioning stages feature a profile of 20 mm, a large aperture, and deliver motion with sub-nm resolution in 2 and 3 axes. A piezo controller is included and comes with a 24-bit USB port, Ethernet, RS-232, and an analog interface, as well as software support. An optional M-545 manual xy microscope stage is available in different versions for Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss, and Leica microscopes.
PI (Physik Instrumente), Auburn, MA
High-power titanium sapphire coatings
Solid-state laser coatings with high damage thresholds include coatings for Q-switched lasers at 1064, 532, 355, or 266 nm, as well as for short-pulse lasers at 800 nm. Tested at Laser Zentrum Hanover, these damage-threshold measurement values were determined using a Spectra Physics laser (780 nm, 1 kHz repetition rate, 140 fs pulse length), according to ISO 11254-2.
Laser Components, Hudson, NH
The Lasiris T-MFL (microfocus laser) produces long telecentric lines as thin as 9.0 µm 1/e2 at a specified working distance and is designed for applications that require accuracy and precision. It uses refractive uniform line-generator optics without beam clipping. Standard and custom models offer mechanical stability, ESD protection, and a fully protected integrated diode driver.
StockerYale, Salem, NH
IR laser-output coupler
An all-dielectric output coupler has been developed for the 7 to 11 µm wavelength band that provides stable reflectivity of 90% ±2% at near-normal incidence. The laser provides tunable output from 7 to 11 µm. Custom-sized and designed filters can be made directly from specifications or drawings. Modifications to the design have shown theoretical equivalent performance in the MWIR (3 to 5 µm) spectral range.
Reynard, San Clemente, CA
Damage-resistant mirrors for HPSS lasers
A series of high reflectors, part of the company’s Alpine Research Optics brand, is optimized for use with Q-switched, solid-state (Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YLF) lasers operating in the near-infrared and visible spectrum (1064, 1053, and 532 nm). The coatings are designed to withstand high peak fluences and deliver more than 99.5% reflectivity.
Saint-Gobain Crystals, Hiram, Ohio
The PicoSpark combines passively Q-switched microchip laser technology with fiber amplification for a multiwatt laser that generates picosecond pulses (repetition rates up to 70 kHz) with peak power over 200 kW. Versions are available at 1064, 532 and 355 nm. Applications include biophotonics, instrumentation, remote sensing as well as micromachining and marking.
Teem Photonics, Cedex, France
Picosecond fiber lasers
The PicoFYb is a hands-off, fiber-based picosecond seeder for high-power generation. The fiber is ytterbium-doped, resulting in possible emission wavelengths between 1025 and 1070 nm. OEM products are available at 1030 and 1064 nm, major wavelengths for Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG/Nd:YVO4 amplifiers. Features include a spectral linewidth of less than 0.5 nm, pulse duration under 10 ps, average power of 10 mW, and a repetition rate of 20 MHA. .
Toptica Photonics, Munich, Germany
Digital laser-diode controller
Vue-LV-15, a 15A laser-diode controller is based on a new microprocessor and a proprietary current-control algorithm. An all-digital control system uses a crystal-oscillator time base for direct computer control of its switching power stage. The 32-bit microcontroller has RS-232, USB TTL, or analog inputs.
VueMetrix, Sunnydale, CA
Laser marking system
The LaserMarker TX020 system for production lines is air-cooled and consists of the user terminal and the ultracompact marking unit, both connected by a flexicore lead. It measures 42 × 8 × 9 cm and weighs 2.5 kg. An IP65 version for difficult environments is also available. It marks at up to 1700 characters/s.
Taufenbach, Kiel, Germany
The N4391A time-domain-analysis-based coherent detection system offers in-depth analysis of amplitude and phase-modulated optical signals. It is based on wide-bandwidth, polarization-diverse coherent optical receiver technology, the company’s vector signal-analysis software, and a high-speed real-time data-acquisition oscilloscope. The optical coherent receiver supports over 100 G transmission rates and has a bandwidth of more than 37 GHz (74 GHz optical).
Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
CM100 series laser-diode controllers produce power ranging up to 5 kW in a device the size of a paperback book. Larger versions achieve peak powers of up to 10 kW with 240 A in CW mode or 800 A in pulse mode. They control laser bars and single-emitter diodes, and are air or water cooled.
Amtron, Aachen, Germany
LED arrays for solid-state lighting are designed for system-level integration in task, accent, spot, track, down light, wide-area, and security lighting. They range from 400 to 2000 lumens and are offered in warm, neutral, and cool white color temperatures. They are RoHS compliant and tested and binned to an ANSI/Energy Star compliant binning structure.
Bridgelux, Sunnyvale, CA
Compact DPSS laser
The Zouk is a continuous-wave DPSS laser with output of 10 mW at 355 nm. The single-mode laser has noise of less than 0.3% rms, typical spectral line width less than 30 MHz and beam quality of M2 better than 1.1. It comes with an ultracompact controller for remote operation and monitoring.
Cobalt, Solna, Sweden
Two hybrid integrated photodiodes from AGx Technologies are designed for fiber to the home and telecom. TPDM integrates a thin-film tap with a high-sensitivity photodiode for power monitoring in optical systems. WPDA combines a WDM filter and an analog photodiode for applications using multiplexing at 1310, 1490 and 1550 nm.
CompoTron, Munich, Germany
Duralco 132 thermally conductive adhesive combines high-temperature resins with highly conductive fillers to form thermally conductive, adhesive bonds with continuous service up to 500°F. It is resistant to chemicals, solvents, and moisture and produces no volatiles. It provides the heat dissipation required for high-temperature electronic and industrial applications.
Cotronics, Brooklyn, NY
The LS100Ex laser engraving system has a marking speed of 2.4 m/s with power from 30 to 80 W. It has a working area of 24 × 12 in. for marking quarter sheet materials. Its LCD screen is angled. A self-contained work light illuminates the job in progress.
Gravograph, Duluth, GA
The PVI-6 consists of a family of modules designed for the optical in-line dual-sided inspection of solar cells throughout the production process, from bare wafer, to silicon nitride coating, metallization, and final classification. It is four times as accurate and decreases calibration time by approximately 80% compared to previous versions.
KLA-Tencor, Milpitas, CA
Version 5.0 of TracePro optomechanical design software allows users to define and manage spectral data for each unique source and combine different source types in a single ray trace. New analysis capabilities include flux vs. optical path length or time of flight. New simulation advances include reverse ray and luminance ray traces with blackbody and gray-body sources.
Lambda Research, Littleton, MA
Laser marking system
The Stealth automated laser part-marking system is designed for manually operated mass-production environments. The system includes integrated vision, RFID, material fixture handling, and PLC automation. It does not require a trained laser operator, and it has a lifetime of 50,000 hours. A door hardwired to the laser prevents firing when the door is open.
Laser Photonics, Lake Mary, FL
The Infinity 3-1U microscopy cameras for low-light applications such as fluorescence offers 6.45 × 6.45 µm pixels in a 2/3 in. format with a maximum resolution of 1392 × 1040. It uses the Sony ICX285 1.4 megapixel CCD sensor. The camera is suitable for both fluorescent and brightfield imaging.
Lumenera, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
The Nano-HS Series nanopositioner for surface metrology applications has a position noise floor of less than 2 pm. It has a footprint of 2 × 2 × 2 in. (three axes), and contains a flexure-guided structure with integrated sensors to produce closed-loop position control and a direct position readout.
Mad City Labs, Madison, WI
EP21AN is a two-part adhesive system with a thermal conductivity in excess of 22 (BTU·in/ft2·hr·°F). It is an electrical insulator with a dielectric strength of more than 400 V/mil and a volume resistivity of more than 1013 ohm-cm. It has a noncritical 1/1 mix ratio by weight or volume. It cures readily at ambient temperatures or more quickly at elevated temperatures.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ
The Mercury II 5000 encoder has linear resolutions from 5 µm to 1.2 nm and rotary resolutions from 20k to 268M counts per rotation. It offers speeds up to 5 m/s. The sensor is 11 mm high with integrated electronics in the Mercury II sensor, including programmable features and interpolation up to x16384.
MicroE Systems, Bedford, MA
The MOPA-M diode seeded and all-fiber pulsed fiber laser is designed for use in laser scribing of thin-film solar panels. It produces pulses shorter than 30 ns to reduce microcracking. The Gaussian beam can focus to better than 30 µm. It offers pulse frequencies from single shot to more than 500 kHz for high throughput.
Multiwave Photonics, Maia, Portugal
The OTF-960 notch-type filter is continuously tunable over the C- or L-band. The bandwidth is independently adjustable from 0.18 to 6.0nm (22.5 to 750GHz). A unique mirror design and accurate tuning mechanism achieves optical properties and filter profiles suitable for 40Gbit/s and above transmission testing, noise filtering, pulse shaping and all-optical wavelength conversion applications.
Santec, Komaki, Japan
An LED light source consumes more than 25 W and has a lifetime up to 50,000 hours. An internal light feedback function provides stabilized light output for machine-vision applications. It includes Ethernet connectivity and has a fast-triggered strobe mode with a maximum 1 KHz pulse rate, maximum pulse width of 1 ms, and a duty cycle of 1/10.
Schott North America, Elmsford, NY
The VisIR 640 thermal imager is designed for industrial predictive maintenance. It is based on a 640 × 480 uncooled infrared sensor and a 1.3-megapixel color camera, and comes with a range of camera tools and database and software options. It includes an LED illuminator/flash and laser pointer and allows voice recording,
Thermoteknix Systems, Waterbeach, Cambridge, England
The Neslab ThermoFlex series of recirculating chillers now offers cooling capacities up to 10,000 W. They have air and water filters that can be changed while the unit is in operation. The chillers are designed for rapid installation and come with a quick-start guide.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Newington, NH