New products

Nov. 1, 2009
The MPC-D40x Series of thermoelectric coolers (TECs) incorporates microstructuring technology to produce an electrical resistance of more than 30 Ω on a 1 mm2 footprint.


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The MPC-D40x Series of thermoelectric coolers (TECs) incorporates microstructuring technology to produce an electrical resistance of more than 30 Ω on a 1 mm2 footprint. In combination with its controller system, the TEC can be driven at an efficiency of 90%. Applications include cooling of lower-power laser diodes and other active or passive devices in the telecommunications, photonics, optoelectronics, and sensors markets.
Micropelt, Freiburg, Germany

12-megapixel camera

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CleverDragon CSC12M25BMP19, a CMOS-based machine-vision camera, uses a patented 12-megapixel 1.9 in. CMOS monochrome progressive-scan sensor. The new camera offers HXGA 4096 (H) × 3072 (V)-pixel resolution at 25 frames/s full-frame speed. It is designed for high-volume pick-and-place applications.
Toshiba Teli, Irvine, CA

Solar-cell inspection tools

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The VisionPro Solar Toolbox includes preconfigured software tools for the most common vision alignment and inspection applications in photovoltaic solar production. Users can work with the basic VisionPro software library or use the preconfigured tool set as a starting point for setting up vision inspection and alignment applications.
Cognex, Natick, MA

Single-longitudinal-mode laser

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A flash-lamp-pumped single-longitudinal-mode laser (SLM) features a passive Q-switch, double amplifier transition, and phase-conjugated mirror for high beam quality and focus. The Spitlight Passive SLM has a diffraction-free profile and uses frequency-doubling crystals for frequency multiplications up to the fifth harmonic. Applications include industrial micro material processing and holography.
InnoLas Laser, Oppenheim, Germany
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Laser-diode modules

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Compact FLEXPOINT mini series laser-diode modules are 15 mm in length and 8 mm in diameter. The dot lasers are focusable with an output power of 1 or 4.9 mW at a wavelength of 635 or 650 nm. The modules require a supply voltage of 4.5 to 6 VDC and can be equipped with analog or digital modulation or a control wire used for power adjustment.
Laser Components, Hudson, NH
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Laser welding system

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The LASERDYNE 795 is a system for aerospace and land-based turbine components that integrates all laser, motion, and process sensing through its control. These systems are designed to handle difficult turbine-engine cylindrical and shaped hole-making processes. More than 400 of these systems are in use in the aerospace industry worldwide.
Laserdyne, Champlin, MN
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Piezo nanopositioners

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The Nano-LPQ piezo nanopositioner is intended for 3-D particle tracking and superresolution microscopy applications. The low-profile, high-speed XYZ nanopositioner has 75 × 75 × 50 µm travel with picometer position noise under closed-loop control. It features equal millisecond response times in XYZ, an integrated sample holder, analog and digital control with added scan synchronization features, and compatibility with major image and automation software.
Mad City Labs, Madison, WI

Raman Spectrometer

The Portability Raman-spectrometer line is designed for high-resolution field measurement of hazardous materials, unknown substances and industrial-grade materials. Proprietary Volume Phase Gratings and fast optics allow for high throughput and low light level spectroscopic measurements. It has a noncontact, point-and-shoot fiber-optic probe and Windows-based Spec 2020 software
BaySpec, Fremont, CA
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Power/energy sensor

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The 3A-P-FS Very Low Power/Energy Sensor measures very low power and energy light sources and divergent beams, such as LEDs and diode lasers. It has a unique, fused-silica window only 7 mm from the 12-mm-diameter absorbing surface. The sensor can measure divergent beams up to ±40°. Optical power can be measured from 60 µW to 3W, and energy from 20 µJ to 2J.
Ophir-Spiricon, Logan, UT
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Miniature 0.5 W LED package

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The OVS5MxBCR4 Series 3.5 mm surface-mount LED source features high luminous intensity and a long operating lifespan. Available with white, warm white, blue, green, red, amber, and yellow LEDs, the packages have a 120° viewing angle and clear lenses. Applications include automotive interior and exterior lighting, architectural indoor and outdoor lighting, general lighting, and display backlighting.
Optek, Carrollton, TX

Large-format CCD cameras

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The PIXIS: 1300 Series CCD cameras are available in front-illuminated, back-illuminated, and back-illuminated deep-depletion configurations. They are based on proprietary 1340 × 1300-format sensors with a 26.8 × 26.0 mm imaging area and 20 µm pixels. They have deep cooling better than -70°C, with guaranteed vacuum for the life of the camera.
Princeton Instruments, Trenton, NJ

Colorimetry added to optical-design software

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Colorimetry has been added to the ZEMAX optical-system design software tool. Colorimetry is the study of color, which is the response of the human eye to light. It is important in many areas of lighting design, and especially in LED lighting in which a relatively few, narrow wavelength bands must be made to appear white.
Zemax, Bellevue, WA

640 nm diode-laser module

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The CUBE 640-100 is a 640 nm (red) diode-laser module. The single-emitter-based, turnkey system offers 100 mW CW output with M2 less than 1.5, beam diameter of 1.0 mm, and a maximum output wavelength of 644 nm. The laser is intended for flow-cytometry applications using dyes originally optimized for the 633 nm output of HeNe lasers.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA

Temperature controller

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The 585 Series TECPak temperature controllers are compact, fully integrated OEM modules for temperature control. The units offer 0.004°C stability and 24 and 55 W standard configurations, with custom configurations available. A free software program, ArroyoControl, enables complete operation of the unit from a PC, with no programming required.
Arroyo Instruments, Grover Beach, CA
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Area-scan cameras

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New features have been added to all Scout and Pilot area-scan cameras produced in 2009 and after. Features include short exposure times, trigger delay, combined auto-gain and exposure, and a mirroring function at full grabbing speed. Multicast support that makes camera image data available on more than one PC will also be added via the free pylon driver package.
Basler, Ahrensburg, Germany
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The Microspectra 1 photometer is designed to be added to a microscope’s photoport and give the user the ability to rapidly and nondestructively conduct photometric and radiometric analysis of microscopic samples. Analysis can be done by absorbance, reflectance, or even luminescent emission. Applications include biology, medical research and vitrinite reflectance.
Craic, San Dimas, CA
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Lighting-design software

LucidShape Software, Release 1.8, with LucidFunGeo is designed for lighting design and analysis. New features include draft angle analysis, IES roadway classifications, polar candela plot, feature modeling and parameterization, and benchmarking. A new luminance camera allows the user to view the lit appearance of any optical component.
Beacon Concepts, Windham, NH
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Fiber-bundle temperature specification

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Drop-in replacement silica fiber bundles and assemblies now feature an increased temperature specification, which make them suited for a variety of spectrometer systems. A patented PCVD manufacturing process creates high grade specialty fibers with NAs from 0.06 to 0.66, high radiation resistance levels, and a temperature range of 600°C to -190°C for operation in the UV, visible and IR.
CeramOptec, East Longmeadow, MA

Dichroic laser-beam combiners

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Dichroic laser-beam combiners are designed to combine or separate multiple laser beams at 45° angle of incidence for multilaser fluorescence imaging and measurement. The polarization insensitive combiners feature more than 98% reflection and 95% transmission. They have a hard-ion beam-sputtered coating and are available at six cut-off wavelengths for use with lasers between 375 and 785 nm.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ
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The RGB SPNovaLED (NMRTB-USD) allows each chip in the package to be driven individually to mix and match any requested color, including white, providing balanced lighting distribution. With an operating current of 250 mA, the LED features a typical luminous intensity of 9000 mcd for red, 18,000 mcd for true green, and 4500 mcd for blue. Viewing angle was designed to 125°.
Dominant Semiconductors, Melaka, Malaysia

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