The MIM500 series of camera cores are based on uncooled infrared technology. The 500X provides 640 x 480 images, while the 500H has 320 x 240 resolution.

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IR camera cores

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The MIM500 series of camera cores are based on uncooled infrared technology. The 500X provides 640 x 480 images, while the 500H has 320 x 240 resolution. Designed for rugged military and commercial applications, the cameras include pixel-level gen-lock synchronization and progressive scan, with customization available.
BAE Systems, Lexington, MA

Green laser

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The WhisperIT line of laser modules includes a miniature 532 nm module with output of 30 mW. It is designed for bioinstrumentation, reprographics, and metrology applications, and can be used in portable applications that require low power consumption and minimal heat dissipation. The CW solid-state laser is available in free-space or fiber-coupled versions.
Pavilion Integration Corp.,
San Jose, CA

Control cards

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The RLC-USB and RLC-PCI control cards allow precise synchronization of scanner movement and laser control. A dual buffer memory provides simultaneous processing of vectors and loading of new vectors. DLL driver software allows users to integrate the card into customized software. Output intervals to the deflection unit and laser are scalable with a resolution of less than 1 µs.
Raylase, Wessling, Germany

Microscope controller

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The NanoScope V controller for the company’s range of scanning-probe microscopes provides high-speed data acquisition of images with pixel density of 5120 × 5120. It allows up to eight images to be simultaneously displayed and captured. It has three independent lock-in amplifiers and provides thermal tune measurements of cantilever resonances up to 2 MHz.
Veeco Instruments,
Santa Barbara, CA

Fiber-laser module

A new module for Rsoft’s OptSim, optical communication simulation platform, will incorporate fiber-laser and amplifier subsystems designed with Liekki Application Designer (LAD) into OptSim’s system environment. Users will now be able to study the impact of erbium- and ytterbium-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers in the context of full system designs.
Rsoft Design Group, Ossining, NY

Epoxy adhesive

TRA-Bond F120 is a two-part fast-cure epoxy adhesive. The medium viscosity material has a pot life of five minutes, allowing it to gel within minutes at room temperature. It can also be heat cured. The adhesive was developed for fiberoptic and optical bonding applications such as lens mounting, connector backfills, and printed-circuit-board repairs.
Tra-Con, Bedford, MA

Retractable fiberoptic patchcords

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The SureLink cassette dispenses simplex and duplex fiberoptic patchcords up to 5 m long and safely stores unused lengths on a spool within its protective housing. A magnetic locking feature allows cassettes to be stacked and attached to equipment. The cable utilizes a patent pending LightHelix core consisting of an optical fiber laminated to a spiral spring.
Telescent, Santa Monica, CA

Ultrafast rectifiers

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The 8-A, 600 V UH8JT and UHF8JT single high-voltage ultrafast rectifiers provide a reverse recovery time of 25 ns. Forward recovery time is 150 ns under LEM test conditions (IF = 8A, di/dt = 64 A/µs, VF = 1.1 × VFmax) and a low forward-voltage drop rating of 1.85 V at 125°C. Built using planar chip-junction technology, the rectifiers can be used for a range of power-supply applications.
Vishay Intertechnology,
Malvern, PA

Safety eyewear

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Safety eyewear has been demonstrated to meet the modelocked specification of European laser eyewear standard EN 207. This eyewear offers protection from lasers with a pulse duration of less than 1 ns.
Laservision, Fuerth, Germany

Mini industrial endoscope

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The LightScope mini is a small-diameter industrial endoscope for remote viewing of inaccessible structures. Measuring 5 mm in diameter, the battery-powered device provides a 27º view angle with a variable focal length from 10 mm to infinity. Applications include security and automotive engineering.
Moritex USA, San Jose, CA

IR cut exchanger

The M12-EXM-IRC21 is an IR cut exchanger with an integrated miniature lens mount. In low-light conditions, the exchanger maximizes the light transmission to the sensor. In full light, the exchanger optimizes the color rendition of the image. It is designed to work specifically with Pixim DPS chipsets.
Sunex, Carlsbad, CA

LED packages

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The OVTL01LGA series of surface-mount, 1 W LEDs provide up to 38 lumens, a full 120° viewing angle, and are available in amber, blue, green, red, and white. Thermal resistance is 2°C/W. The devices each feature one 1 W LED chip mounted in a miniature copper surface-mountable package. The assemblies measure 6.00 × 5.10 × 1.56 mm.
OPTEK, Carrolton, TX

NIR spectrometers

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The new NIRX-SR series of spectrometers are designed for the 0.9 to 2.2 µm wavelength range. They have a 512- or optional 1024-element InGaAs photodiode array and a USB 2.0 interface. The extended-range detector operates using a two-stage TE cooler. The optics have no moving parts for shock resistance and portability. Spectra-Wiz software is included.
StellarNet, Tampa, FL

Ultrafast laser

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The Micra ultrafast laser delivers broad spectral bandwidth (greater than 100 nm) output. The laser head includes a broadband oscillator and a dedicated Verdi pump laser. Micra can be used to seed amplifier systems designed to produce amplified pulses as short as 10 to 15 fs. It offers center-wavelength tunability and a user-adjustable spectral bandwidth from less than 30 to more than 100 nm. Research applications include terahertz imaging, optical coherence tomography, and time-resolved spectroscopy.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA

CW laser diodes

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Continuous-wave laser diodes at 808 nm with 1000 mW power are manufactured in-house of InGa(Al)As/GaAs material with a standard wavelength selection of ±3 nm. Using this structure, 500 mW power is produced at 1.1 A. The laser chip is embedded in the hermetically sealed 9 mm CD package.
Laser Components, Essex, England

Gimbal mounts

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The AMG LP position and rate gimbal mounts incorporate low-profile, direct-drive rotary stages. A built-in slip ring provides continuous 360° rotation of azimuth and elevation, with typical line gimbal resolution ranges from 0.87 to 0.32 µrad. The brushless servomotors prevent backlash, and the devices can handle loads up to 200 mm in diameter.
Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA

Waveform digitizer

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The ATS660 16-bit PCI waveform digitizer is designed for OEM and R&D customers involved in RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, ultrasonics, OCT, radar, and lidar. It has two simultaneous analog input that can be sampled at up to 125 MS/s, with signal-to-noise ratio more than 73 dB.
AlazarTech, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada

Wavelength meter

The 821 pulsed laser-wavelength meter uses optical interferometry to measure the wavelengths of pulsed and CW lasers to an accuracy of ± 0.02cm-1. It provides continuous calibration with a built-in wavelength standard, and operates from 350 to 1100 nm. It can be integrated into spectroscopy, photochemistry, and other experiments.
Bristol Instruments, Victor, NY

High-power LEDs

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The Dynasty series of integrated power LEDs provide 50 to 70 lumens/W in a white-light unit, with color temperatures from 5000 K to 7000 K. They are also available in blue, cyan, green, yellow, and red. At standard 320 mA/3.5 V operation they require no secondary heat sink.
CAO Group, Sandy, UT

UV spectroscopy system

The UV-TAPPS (Ultraviolet Transient Pump/Probe System) for femtosecond resolved pump-probe spectroscopy comes in a single-box setup for measuring transient absorption. It has a UV-Vis tunable pump to match the absorption of the molecular species under test. Probe wavelength is 320 to 730 nm. Temporal resolution is 100 fs.
Clark-MXR, Dexter, MI

Imaging trigger

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An acquisition trigger module, which lets the company’s IR cameras measure and characterize transient thermal events even with exposure times in the microsecond range, is available as an option with the cameras. It connects to a PC USB port. A “prepare” function allows users to set up the camera from a remote location.
CEDIP Infrared Systems,
Croissy-Beaubourg, France

CMOS camera

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The pco-1200 hs 10-bit CMOS camera system integrated image memory into the camera, allowing recording at 1 Gbyte/s. Image resolution is 1280 × 1024, and data can be transferred to a computer via standard interfaces including Firewire and Ethernet. Exposure times from 1 µs to 5 s are available, with a 50 ns option.
Cooke, Romulus, MI

Spot radiometer

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The NVG-4040 spot radiometer for night-vision measurement provides NVIS-A, NVIS-B, and NVIS-C radiance measurements in conformance with military standards. It includes six user-adjustable measurement apertures of 5°, 2°, 1°, 0.5°, 0.33°, and 0.1°, a touch screen, a threshold detection alarm, an automated USB interface, and an internal calibration source.
Gamma Scientific, San Diego, CA

Digital reconstruction software

Version 9 of Geomagic Studio digital reconstruction software adds 3-D feature-based modeling, advanced color texture generation, and user-defined patch layouts. It can automatically process 3-D scan data for applications from reverse engineering to design and analysis. A redesigned macro system lets users add logic and flow control to automation scripts.
Research Triangle Park, NC

Vibration-isolation system

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The Vario Basic series is a vibration-isolation system for OEM applications with high static load and little load change during operation. Isolation starts at 0.7 Hz and above 10 Hz attains more than -38 dB. It is available with isolation elements in three different lengths and two different load ranges. Configurations of 2, 4, 6, or more elements are possible.
Halcyonics, Goettingen, Germany

Reliability workbook

Version 2.01 of the free Laser Reliability Workbook is based on Excel and can be used to analyze and plot laser-diode and LED lifetime data. Up to 100 data points can be entered. The program automatically calculates and displays best-fit Weibull and lognormal probability distributions, distribution parameters, and time-to-failure.
ILX Lightwave, Bozeman, MT

Curing system

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The Loctite 7700-HD LED Light Source is a portable curing system for UV- and visible-light-curing adhesives. It can be handheld or in a stationary mount and comes with an internal cooling fan. Typical output is 1 to 1.5 W/cm2 at a peak wavelength of 405 nm. The 9 × 1.4 × 2 in. systems works on an AC power adapter.
Henkel, Rocky Hill, CT


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The DigiScreen spectroscopic reflectometer measures thickness of film deposited on large-area glass substrates. It provides measurements in less than a second and can accommodate sample sizes up to 2.5 × 2.7 m. A quartz tungsten halogen lamp coupled to an optical fiber provides a spot size of 2 mm diameter. A 2048-pixel CCD measures the reflectance.
Horiba Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ

Data recorder

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The MotionMaster EDR-6DOF compact data recorder is a self-contained sensor and recorder that records three-axis linear acceleration and three-axis roll, pitch, and yaw. It is designed for measurements in aerospace and defense, automotive tests, accident reconstruction, amusement rides, high-speed watercraft, human factor engineering, and industrial packaging.
Instrumented Sensor Technology, Okemos, MI

Short-pulse laser

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The id300 short-pulse laser source is designed for researchers and works with the company’s single-photon detection and counting modules. It is based on a VCSEL for 850 nm or a Fabry-Perot laser diode for 780, 1310, or 1550 nm. It provides subnanosecond pulses with repetition rates from DC to 500 MHz.
id Quantique, Geneva, Switzerland

Signature camera

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The DX4/40 S digital camera includes an internal signature function that provides an electronic signature and other data, such as measuring values, QA data, and serial number, on the images it records for legal purposes. The 12-bit digital camera has megapixel resolution and is designed for applications including traffic engineering, forensics, industrial quality assurance labs, and pharmaceuticals.
Kappa Optoelectronics, Gleichen, Germany


EP37-3 optically clear, low-viscosity epoxy is a two-component formulation with a non-critical two-to-one mix ratio. It cures at ambient temperatures or more quickly when heated. It can be used over a temperature range of -80°F to 250°F. It is 100% reactive and does not contain any volatiles.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ

Color-sensor board

The MTCS-C2 Colorimeter 2 is a color-sensor board for the measurement of active light sources such as LED mixed color control. It includes a color-sensor chip along with signal amplification and processing. The factory-calibrated board has a mechanical aperture to comply with measuring-geometry requirements.
MAZeT, Jena, Germany


A complete line of systems for measuring laser-beam parameters and spectra is available for purchase online. Demonstration software and operator’s manuals can be downloaded directly from the site.
Melles Griot, Photonics
Components Group, Carlsbad, CA


The SZX16 research stereomicroscope is designed for fluorescence and other advanced applications. It has a range of parfocal objectives at 0.5×, 1×, 1.6×, and 2× with zooming from 3.5× to 230×, and can achieve resolution up to 900 line pairs/mm. NA is 0.15 for the 1× and 0.3 for the 2× objectives.
Olympus Scientific Equipment Group,
Center Valley, PA

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