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The pco.1300oem is a 12-bit CCD camera designed for OEM applications.

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CCD camera

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The pco.1300oem is a 12-bit CCD camera designed for OEM applications. An FPGA processor allows for control and accurate timing of the CCD and associated electronics. An offset control algorithm provides high offset stability regardless of ambient temperature. It has 1344 × 1024-pixel resolution, exposure time from 5 µs to 1 h, and cooling to -30°C.

Cooke, Romulus, MI

Green continuous-wave laser

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The MonoDisk-515-MP laser provides 50 W CW output at 515 nm with a TEM00 profile (M2 < 1.1). The diode-pumped, solid-state laser is based on thin-disk technology and uses a frequency-doubled Yb:YAG source. It operates on 100 to 240 VAC and 50/60 Hz. It is designed for materials-processing applications.

ELS Elektronik Laser System, Gross-Bieberau, Germany

UV holographic gratings

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A series of UV blazed holographic gratings are available at wavelengths of 220, 240, 250, 320, and 325 nm. They have typical efficiencies of better than 80% at the blaze wavelength and exhibit reduced stray light. They are available as plane gratings in sizes up to 90 × 90 mm
and as aberration-corrected concave gratings.

Spectrum Scientific, Irvine, CA

Line generator

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The Lasiris Magnum II high-power laser-diode line generator is designed for high-speed machine-vision applications such as road/rail inspection. It has a rugged industrial-grade design and a bipolar thermoelectric cooler to keep the diode at a constant temperature.

StockerYale,Montreal, Quebec, Canada

DC/DC converter

The LT3486 is a dual step-up DC/DC converter specifically designed to drive up to 16 white LEDs (8 LEDs in series per channel). True PWM dimming delivers constant current to the LEDs, allowing for a 1000:1 dimming range. A 2.5- to 24-V input voltage range enables it to operate in applications from Li-ion-powered handheld devices to automotive backlighting.

Linear Technology, Milpitas, CA

Solid-state light sources

The NECSEL-532-500 emits more than 500 mW at 532 nm from a package smaller than a matchbox. The solid-state sources are designed for the microdisplay market, to be integrated into home theatre front projectors and rear-projection televisions. The sources utilize proprietary Novalux Extended Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (NECSEL) technology.

Novalux, Sunnyvale, CA

Single-photon-counting detector

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New solid-state photon-detector modules have a photon detection efficiency of 47% at 532 nm and generate a TTL output pulse. Photon timing resolution of better than 50-ps FWHM is provided, using a fast-timing option. The detectors utilize patented epitaxial silicon Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) and integrated Active Quenching Circuits (iAQC). They are specifically designed for time-resolved photon-counting applications.

Optoelectronic Components, Montreal, Canada

Thermal-imaging system

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The OptoTherm R&D System consists of an Infrasight thermal-imaging camera, tripod, wide-angle lens (resolution 100 m to infinity), cables and Thermalyze image-analysis software. The camera obtains the temperature at 19,200 individual points on each image with temperature sensitivity of 0.1°C. Applications include product design, NDT, and medical research.

OptoTherm, Sewickley, PA

High-power laser

The SPL CG65 red laser emits light at 650 nm with an output power of 0.5 W. Features include CW operation at an ambient temperature of 20°C and a typical lifespan of more than 4000 hours. The laser can be used in medical laser systems for photo dynamic therapy and low-level laser therapy, as well as in the projection market.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, San Jose, CA

Metallurgical microscope software

The Material Pro 3.0 Metallurgical Microscope Software includes measurement tools for calibration of length, perimeter, width, radius, area, and color. Each grain particle can be distinguished and numbered automatically. Metallography tools measure grain size, phase, decarbonization, coating thickness, nodularity, porosity, inclusion and others. Amalgamation tools are included for merging two and three images onto one image for analysis.

Raj Overseas,
Ahmedabad, India

Multiband optical filter sets

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The patented BrightLine fluorescence filter sets are optimized for the real-time analysis of living cells labeled with multiple fluorescent proteins. The sets address the combinations of CFP/TFP, GFP/DsRed and CFP/YFP/HeRED. Each set includes multiband beamsplitter and multiband emission filters with separate “no burnout” single-band exiters.

Semrock, Rochester, NY

Fiber lasers

The UMFL491 Series of fiber lasers offers up to 6-mW power at 491 nm in a polarized TEM00 beam. The laser unit features a proprietary up-conversion fiber laser. An active fiber is pumped by a laser diode, converting the IR light from the pump directly into the visible spectrum, yielding a compact, robust solid-state laser.

RPMC Lasers, O’Fallon, MO

CCD camera board

The model 20K13XUSB monochrome CCD camera board with USB 2.0 output produces images at up to 30 frames/s. It utilizes a 768 × 494-pixel monochrome Sony Ex-View CCD for low-level imaging with near-IR sensitivity out to 1 µm. Uses include fluorescence detection, industrial control, outdoor traffic/toll monitoring, covert law enforcement equipment, and biometric applications.

Videology Imaging Solutions,Greenville, RI


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The PCI-2TE-13 photodetector is designed for FTIR applications. It has a 1- to 13-µm spectral bandwidth and a broad linear output range. Responsivity is stabilized with a built-in two-stage Peltier cooler for a constant temperature of 220 K to 240 K. Standard detectors are available in modified TO-8 packages with BaF2 windows.

Vigo Systems, Warsaw, Poland

Area-scan vision system

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The VC4038 industrial smart camera offers 3200 MIPS on-board DSP computational power. It can capture and process 126 frames in 2× binning mode or 63 full-frame images in one second. It has 32 MByte of on-board DRAM image/data memory with 4 MByte of flash EPROM for data and program storage, instant triggering, full-frame integration, electronic shutter, Fast-Ethernet and RS232.

Vision Components, Hudson, NH

Laser-diode control

A WLD laser-diode driver and WTC temperature controller are available on a single OEM board. The device provides 4 A in a 2.5 × 4.5 × 1-in. package. Enclosed or open-frame versions are suited for driving higher-power laser diodes in medical diagnostic equipment or analytical instruments.

Wavelength Electronics, Bozeman, MT


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Two palm-size hyperspectral spectrometers utilize enclosed, nonrotating gratings, which are factory set for a specific wavelength range. A 5-W tungsten source can be used for the VIS-NIR model (350 to 1050 nm) or a 5-W detuterium/3-W tungsten combo can cover the range of the UV-VIS model (200 to 720 nm). A 10-mm cuvette holder enables measurement of transmission, absorption and fluorescence.

the range of the UV-VIS model (200 to 720 nm). A 10-mm cuvette holder enables measurement of transmission, absorption and fluorescence.

Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ

Fiber laser

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The ADJUSTIK T20 fiber laser has a selectable range from approximately 1730 to 2000 nm to target-specific atomic transition lines as well as eye-safe regions. Features include stable single-frequency and mode-hop-free operation, linewidth less than 10 kHz, low phase and intensity noise, and piezo tuning. They are delivered as benchtop units for laboratory use or as rugged OEM devices for industrial sensor applications.

Koheras, Birkerød, Denmark

Broadband polarizer

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A broadband polarizer covering the wavelength range from 550 to 1500 nm is based on prolated nanoparticles in soda-lime glass and colorPol technology. It offers a contrast ratio better than 103 for the entire spectral range, an operating temperature range of -50°C to +400°C and resistance against UV radiation, extreme climate conditions and nearly all solvents, bases, acids, and distilled water.

Laser Components, Hudson, NH

Spectroscopy software platform

SpectraSuite is a modular, Java-based spectroscopy software platform that operates on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. It can be used to control any Ocean Optics USB spectrometer and device, as well as other manufacturers’ USB instrumentation. A user can combine data from multiple USB spectrometers in applications including upwelling/downwelling measurements, dual-beam referencing and process monitoring.

Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL

Multiwavelength laser

The TM3050C multiwavelength laser source provides 96 DWDM channels that exit from a single optical fiber. The laser is housed in an industry-standard 2U rack-mountable package. All of the wavelengths produced are internally locked to the ITU-T grid at 50-GHz channel spacing.

Peleton, Ottawa, Canada

Fabry-Perotetalon pairs

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Matched pairs of Fabry-Perot etalons are supplied in a range of shapes and sizes up to 150 mm in diameter, with matching accuracies to λ/300. The mirror pairs can be supplied with a ring or with optically contacted spacers and are typically coated to maximize throughput in the spectral region of interest. Standard materials include UV-grade silica and germanium.

Optical Surfaces, Surrey, England

Laser attenuator

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A variable attenuator has been developed for high-power laser material processing. It has a transmission of more than 98% down to less than 1%, which is continuously variable. It is gas tight and can be used with various types of nitrogen purging in high-power laser applications, including excimer lasers, Nd:YAG lasers and high-power diode lasers (193 to 1064 nm).

Limo, Dortmund, Germany

Optical-backscatter reflectometer

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A new 1310-nm optical-backscatter reflectometer (OBR) offers -125-dB sensitivity, 70-dB dynamic range, up to 450-m length range, and down to 10-µm spatial resolution. Using the OBR, designers and manufacturers can look into optical components, modules, and assemblies, and measure minute reflections.

Luna Technologies, Blacksburg, VA

High-rate transmitters

Transmitters offer 100-km Mach-Zehnder long-reach transmission at 10 Gbit/s in a small-form-factor module. The devices use an InP, MZ-based modulator and a distributed-feedback laser. The transmitters are designed to allow users to extend the reach of their metro networks by overlaying 10-Gbit/s transmitters on existing 2.5-Gbit/s networks.

Bookham, San Jose, CA

Diffraction grating

The UltraSpec HT-940 high-dispersion volume phase grating is designed for telecom and other applications. It has insertion loss of more than 0.35 dB and dispersion of 940 lines/mm. Polarization-dependent loss is less than 0.1 dB. The grating has a broad spectral bandwidth and is not affected by mechanical shock or humidity. It is available in custom-made form factors from a few millimeters up to 4 in. in length and width.

Kaiser Optical Systems, Ann Arbor, MI

Laser delivery assemblies

A line of high-power laser delivery assemblies use a custom-designed high-power SMA connector that uses “air gap” technology to eliminate energy-absorbing materials at the fiber end. The cantilevered fiber end can accept very high power levels that would normally destroy it. The fiber has standard core diameters from 200 to 1500 µm with NAs of 0.12, 0.22, 0.26, or 0.39.

Fiberguide Industries, Stirling, NJ

Vision sensor

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The InSight 5400S is a stainless-steel vision sensor designed for harsh environments. The industrial-grade sensor meets IEC specifications for shock and vibration and stands up to chemical submersion. It includes a library of vision software, tools for application development and network administration, and built-in Ethernet communications.

Cognex, Natick, MA

Image-processing board

The XRI-1200 is a PC-based digital-imaging-processing board designed for x-ray applications where images contain motion artifacts and have low contrast and high noise. Its FPGA-based engine provides real-time image processing. A software development toolkit allows image acquisition and digital image processor control.

Dalsa Coreco, Montreal,Quebec, Canada

Ductless fume hoods

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The Purair ductless fume hood line exceeds OSHA, ANSI, and other international standards. The portable, self-contained hoods use HEPA filters and advanced carbon filtration techniques. There are six models with face velocity of 100 FPM and airflow from 145 to 440 CFM. They are 27.5 in. deep, 47.6 in. high, and 29.5 to 69 in. wide.

Air Science USA, Fort Myers, FL

Software catalog

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The 2005 interferometer software catalog lists the company’s range of measurement and analysis products for surface and wavefront metrology. The software is compatible with commercial and custom-built phase-shifting interferometers.

Fisba Optik, Rochester, NY

Science-grade IR camera

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The ThermoVision SC6000 scientific-grade IR camera is designed for scientific and R&D applications. It offers simultaneous and independent analog and digital output data streams. It features user-adjustable frame rates with a camera output of 50 megapixels/s, analog video during windowing operations, and advanced synchronization. Optional software allows users to automate data acquisition and analysis.

FLIR Systems, Boston, MA

Waveform generators

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The CompuGen family of arbitrary waveform generator cards for the PCI platform offer 12-bit resolution. The 11G has one channel and provides 1 billion digital-analog conversions/s; the 4300 has four channels and provides 300 million conversions/s; the 8150 has eight channels and provides 150 million/conversions/s.

Gage Applied Technologies,Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fiber cleaver

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The FITEL S325A fiber cleaver combines four steps into a single button push that applies tension to the fiber, scores it, breaks it, and disposes of waste. The handheld unit is designed for field installations such as LAN and fiber-to-the-home. The unit can cleave a single fiber or ribbons with up to 12 fibers.

Furukawa America, Peachtree City, GA

Color meter

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The HCT-99-D handheld meter for measuring color and illuminance/luminance of light sources now includes a Delta-UV function. The function shows the deviation of measured x and y color coordinates from the blackbody radiator locus. The meter also offers high-contrast LCD, computer control via USB, and optional Windows software.

Gigahertz-Optik, Newburyport, MA

Modulated LED source

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Modulated LEDs for frequency-domain lifetime fluorescence spectroscopy have an intensity up to five times the standard system, with sine-wave modulation frequency of 500 Hz to 320 MHz. The plug-and-play devices are available in collimated or focused beams and come with all necessary cables and electronics. Available wavelengths are 280, 295, and 365 nm.

Horiba Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ

Ethernet cameras

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The Lynx cameras now come with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, allowing them to feed network spans up to 100 m without a repeater. They also eliminate the need for a frame grabber. The cameras can acquire and analyze the images autonomously, package images and analysis results, and send them directly to a PC or other network node.

Imperx, Boca Raton, FL

Camera catalog

A product-selection guide for machine-vision cameras organizes the cameras and accessories according to four characteristics-monochrome, color, progressive scan, and interface. The catalog is available as a printed copy or as a PDF on the company’s website.

JAI PulNiX, San Jose, CA

Spatial light modulators

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The SLM-5640 and SLM-5640d liquid-crystal spatial light modulators have their optical active areas, of 64 × 10 mm, located at a height of 88 mm. This new housing design provides optimal compatibility to typical working heights of the laser beam in optical set-ups.

Jenoptik Laser, Optik, Systeme, Jena, Germany

LED scriber

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The IX-300 ChromaDice UV laser system can scribe the 4-in. LED wafers being introduced by manufacturers. Based on a UV-diode-pumped, solid-state laser, the scriber has typical yields more than 99%. Cuts can be as small as 2.5 µm and the machine can also handle GaAs and silicon. Accuracy is a position radius of 2 µm over a 100 × 100 mm area.

JP Sercel Associates, Hollis, NH

Fiber demonstration kit

A product package for students in university fiberoptics programs contains different types and lengths of the company’s highly doped erbium and ytterbium fibers, and licenses for the company’s simulation software, Application Designer. The package aids in laboratory demonstrations of basic applications such as fiber lasers and amplifiers at 1060 and 1550 nm.

Liekki, Lohja, Finland

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