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The iBeam smart diode laser measures 100 × 40 × 40 mm3 and is a true one-box solution for a compact OEM diode-laser module.

Jan 1st, 2010
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Compact diode laser

The iBeam smart diode laser measures 100 × 40 × 40 mm3 and is a true one-box solution for a compact OEM diode-laser module. It provides 150 mW single-mode operation at 660 nm and includes the Feedback Induced Noise Eraser. Applications include flow cytometry and confocal microscopy.
Toptica Photonics, Victor, NY
sales@toptica.com

Portable vibration-isolation system

A lightweight benchtop vibration-isolation system is designed for Class 100 clean rooms. The portable ELpF (Ergonomic Low-Profile-Format) can be repositioned on the benchtop, even with a load and in float. The ELpF platform provides vibration isolation for sensitive devices. It features a load capacity of 100 or 300 lb, measures 3 in. high nom. uses a small tabletop (16 × 19 in. standard), and weighs 40 lb.
Kinetic Systems, Boston, MA
sales@kineticsystems.com

TE-cooled CCD-based spectrometer

A TE-cooled CCD-based spectrometer is equipped with 2048 pixels and includes a built-in 16-bit digitizer and a high-speed USB 2.0/1.1 interface. The TE cooler reduces the CCD temperature, decreasing its dark noise, improves dynamic range, and offers long-term stability. Suited for low-light-level applications, including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, it includes spectral-data acquisition software.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ
sales@edmundoptics.com

Integrated measurement system

The Oriel IQE-200 permits simultaneous measurements of the external quantum efficiency and the internal quantum efficiency of solar cells, detectors, or any photon-to-charge converting devices. It is suited for the measurement of amorphous and mono/poly crystalline-silicon-based solar cells, thin-film cells, copper indium gallium diselenide, and cadmium telluride.
Newport, Irvine, CA
www.newport.com

Er-doped fiber laser

The Buccaneer SHG is a femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser with built-in high-efficiency second-harmonic generator based on PPLN crystals. It produces pulses of duration shorter than 120 fs at an average power greater than 50 mW at 780 nm, with a fixed repetition rate of 50, 80, and 100 MHz. Pulse energy is 1 nJ in a Gaussian beam with a TEM00 spatial mode.
Del Mar Photonics, San Diego, CA
www.dmphotonics.com

X-ray camera

The C10650 x-ray time-delay-integration (TDI) line-scan camera fits under a conveyor belt to perform rapid x-ray inspections of objects on a production line. The camera features a 128-stage TDI-CCD coupled to a fiber-optic plate with CsI scintillator. TDI mode increases the signal collected by 128 times without increasing the integration time.
Hamamatsu, Tokyo, Japan, sales@hamamatsu.com

CCD camera

The KAI-04050 4-megapixel interline-transfer CCD sensor supports full-resolution readout at up to 32 frames/s, for machine vision and other applications. A Region of Interest mode supports partial sensor readout at higher frame rates, such as 40 frames/s for 3 megapixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio, or over 90 frames/s for standard VGA.
Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY
www.kodak.com

Green lasers

BrightLock Ultra-G green lasers are based on monolithic chip wavelength stabilization technology. For medical applications, the MEDICA package features a passively cooled, fiber-coupled source delivering more than 3 W CW at 532 nm. Another, ruggedized package delivers a beam of up to 6 W CW at 532 nm, for long-range nonlethal visual disruption in defense and law enforcement.
Laser Operations, Sylmar, CA
www.qpclasers.com

Optics cleaning kit

An optics cleaning kit for CO2 optics includes all of the items required for properly cleaning lenses and preventing damage to their coatings. Included are 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled water, polishing compound, reagent grade isopropyl alcohol, reagent grade acetone, and an air bulb.
Laser Research Optics Division of
Meller Optics, Providence, RI
sales@laserresearch.com

Meter calibration

Dedicated, automated equipment for testing and calibration now assure the accuracy of the company's laser power meters. Calibration standards, directly traceable to the National Physical Laboratory, provide calibrations accurate to within ±3% for all common wavelengths from 400 nm to 10.6 µm.
Lasermet Bournemouth, Dorset, England
sales@lasermet.com

Multicolor LED

The SBM-160 PhlatLight LED a multicolor LED in a surface-mount package is aimed at entertainment and architectural applications. The four-chip package contains individually addressable red, green, blue, and white LEDs generating more than 1,500 lumens of combined white light. A ceramic substrate provides thermal resistance of better than 1.5 C/W.
Luminus Devices, Billerica, MA
sales@luminus.com

VOAs

The FVOA8000 and FVOA8100 variable optical attenuators are designed to improve the performance of high-capacity (10 to 100 Gbit/s) multiple-wavelength systems in metro and long-haul networks. Based on microelectromechanical systems, the FVOA8000 operates for a single DWDM channel or wavelength. The FVOA8100 has low wavelength-dependent loss for multiple DWDM channels.
NeoPhotonics, San Jose, CA
www.neophotonics.com

NIR spectrometer

The NIRQuest spectrometer is available in versions for 900–1700 nm, 900–2050 nm, and 900–2500 nm. It uses an indium gallium arsenide array detector in a compact optical bench with thermoelectric cooler and low-noise electronics. A high-gain-mode option improves sensitivity for low-light-level and low-concentration measurements. Integration times up to 1 ms are possible.
Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL
info@oceanoptics.com

Beam profiling

BeamGage laser-beam profiling software can be set by the user to provide either best accuracy or ease of use. It includes an extensive set of ISO quantitative measurements. Statistical analysis on all calculated results is displayed in real time. It supports USB, Firewire, Gig-E, and Pyrocam connections.
Ophir-Spiricon, Jerusalem, Israel, sales@ophir-spiricon.com

Aspheric mirrors

Highly aspheric parabolic mirrors have off-axis angles approaching 30° and focal lengths as short as 100 mm. The company also produces highly aspheric, fast-focusing (to f/0.5) on-axis parabolic mirrors. The mirrors have low surface scatter (20-10 scratch-dig) and high surface accuracy (λ/20). They meet ISO 9001-2000 standards.
Optical Surfaces Kenley, Surrey, England
www.optisurf.com

Goniophotometers

The PM-NFMS family of near-field goniophotometers provides testing for lighting developers. The Radiant Imaging device combines a motorized goniometer stage with a CCD imaging photometer/colorimeter to perform a near-field angular measurement of the luminance and color from LEDs, luminaires, and solid-state lighting. Software automates the data acquisition and generates standard photometric files.
Pro-Lite, Cranfield, England
info@pro-lite.co.uk

Green QD laser

A green laser uses quantum-dot semiconductor crystals to generate 532-nm output, reducing power requirements for compact, portable projectors. It has a 5.6 mm diameter and operates at up to 60°C without cooling. The gallium arsenide laser comes in a generic TO-56 and operates on 2 VDC.
QD Laser, Tokyo, Japan
www.qdlaser.com

Security camera

The Digital Window D7-180 security camera streams and records in 7-megapixel resolution throughout its 180° field of view, without fisheye distortion. The CPUs process over 100 megapixels/s. An embedded web server provides three simultaneous video streams. It features power over Ethernet and remote access through Web browsers.
Scallop Imaging, Boston, MA
www.scallopimaging.com

Photovoltaic measurement

The System SMX-ISI in situ x-ray fluorescence metrology platform provides composition and thickness measurements for thin-film solar photovoltaic metal film stacks on flexible roll-to-roll substrates such as stainless steel, aluminum, and polyimide, or rigid substrates such as float glass. Typical measurement applications include Mo thickness and all copper indium gallium selenide combinations.
Solar Metrology, Holbrook, NY
info@solarmetrology.com

3-D positioning

A multiaxis modular assembly for 3-D target positioning and alignment uses the compact type MT130 linear stage with a type DT110 rotary stage to yield two to four axes of motion—XY, X-rotary, XYZ, XY-rotary, or XYZ-rotary. Each stage offers 50 mm stroke with standard flatness/straightness/repeatibility of ±1 µm. Maximum speed is 50 mm/s.
Steinmeyer, Burlington, MA
info@steinmeyer.com

Laser system

The PureSpectrum Multi-Channel Narrow Linewidth Semiconductor Laser System is aimed at fiber-optic multichannel optical-sensor applications. The system contains 10 laser modules in a compact 2U chassis, with each module providing the performance of a narrow-linewidth laser. The system provides output up to 80 mW.
TeraXio, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
www.teraxion.com

Fiberoptic link

The LTX7215 bidirectional fiber-optic link multiplexes one analog and four digital channels over a single fiber at 2 Gbit/s. The transceiver digitizes the analog channel to 12-bit precision at 100 megasamples/s with signal bandwidth of DC to 25 MHz (-3dB) and voltage ranges of ±1 V and ±5 V. Signals can travel more than 10 km over single-mode fiber.
Terahertz Technologies, Oriskany, NY
sales@terahertztechnologies.com

Camera head

The miniature remote CMOS IK-HR1H camera head can be configured with either the IK-HR1CD or IK-HR1CS camera control unit via a standard, power-over-camera-link cable. The head measures 1.18 × 1.37 × 1.41 in. and weighs 1.76 oz. (without lens). Two output versions provide added flexibility.
Toshiba Imaging Systems Division Irvine, CA
www.cameras.toshiba

Laser marking software

TruTops Mark Navigator interactive software, for use with the company's laser markers, optimizes laser parameters for different marking processes and materials, including metal, plastic and ceramic. No specific knowledge is needed to use the software. A menu directs the user to choose the appropriate materials and the desired process.
Trumpf, Farmington, CT
www.us.trumpf.com

Chip-set

The Luxbeam 4500 Digital Light Processing boards include the new DLP Discovery 4100 chip set from Texas Instruments, now covering the full range of display sizes from 0.55 in. XGA up to 0.95 in. 1080p (1920 × 1080 pixels) and UV, IR, and visible light ranges. It comes as a plug-and-play module with software installed.
Visitech, Drammen, Norway
www.visitech.no

Fluorescent adhesive

The Ultra-Red fluorescing technology built into many DYMAX adhesives remain naturally clear until exposed to UV light, then fluoresce bright red to provide a vivid contrast for accurate bond-line inspection. The red fluorescence does not absorb the same wavelengths as those used to cure the adhesive, for faster, deeper cures than the same adhesives with blue fluorescence.
Intertronics, Kidlington,Oxfordshire, England
info@intertronics.co.uk

Cosine correctors for solar measurement

New cosine correctors are designed for solar measurement applications. The CC-UV/VIS/NIR-8MM, which has an 8 mm active area, serves as a part of a spectrometer system to measure total radiation (flux). The corrector, which has a 5° angular field of view, is normally affixed to a sun tracker system to measure direct sun radiation.
Avantes, Eerbeek, The Netherlands
info@avantes.com

Deformable mirror

The entry-level Hi-Speed DM37 features a compact size (7.5 mm), low surface error, large stroke of more than 35 µm for astigmatism and focus wavefront correction, nonlinearity errors of less than 3%, settling time of 1 ms at ±5% and an optical silver-protected coating. The deformable mirror is designed for applications requiring the correction of large aberration with a small beam size including beam-shaping and vision science.
Alpao, Biviers, France
www.alpao.fr

GigE camera

The Ace Series industrial Gigabit Ethernet cameras feature a small footprint, Power over Ethernet, and are easy to integrate on the hardware and software side. Four CCD camera models in monochrome and color with resolutions from VGA to two megapixels will initially be introduced.
Basler, Ahrensburg, Germany
bc.sales.Europe@baslerweb.com

Bioinstrumentation lasers

The Sapphire 488 LP offers 150 mW of CW output at 488 nm, while the Sapphire 561 LP provides 200 mW of power at 561 nm. These two new lasers, available in OEM and CDRH configurations, measure 125 × 70 × 34 mm, are suited for integration into benchtop instrumentation. Useful for life science applications, the lasers use optically pumped semiconductor (OPSL) technology.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
www.Coherent.com

Laser-diode lenses

Blue laser lenses and aspheric glass collimator lenses are designed for laser diodes. The Model SOEL-C0970M, suited for a 405 nm wavelength, features a 0.01 surface polishing accuracy, over 98% transmission efficiency, λ/20 wavefront error, a focal length of 9.70 ±0.1 mm, OD of 8 mm, 100% inspected, and is ISO 9001 certified.
Caxac, Osaka, Japan
shigeaki.ta@ezweb.ne.jp

DPSS laser

Based on proprietary PPKTP frequency conversion technology, the Mambo is a CW solid-state laser operating at a 594 nm fixed wavelength with output power of 25, 50, and now 100 mW. Built into a hermetically sealed compact package using the proprietary HTCure technology for robustness, the single-longitudinal-mode laser has noise of less than 0.3% rms, narrow spectral line width, typically less than 30 MHz, and beam quality of M2 better than 1.1.
Cobolt, Solna, Sweden
nfo@cobolt.se

Machine-vision cameras

The Falcon VGA300 HG delivers 300 frames/s, the 1M120 HG offers 1-megapixel resolution with 120 frames/s, and 1.4M100 HG features 1.4-megapixel resolution with 100 frames/s. All have CMOS image sensors and are suited for electronics inspection, semiconductor inspection, industrial metrology (gauging), and other machine-vision applications.
Dalsa, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
www.dalsa.com

Inspection and metrology systems

The NxtGen Scribe inspection and metrology system features real-time inspection and measurements of all scribe lines on a solar panel. The system measures P1, P2, and P3 scribe width ±2 to 5 µm, detects scribe defects, and has on-line metrology, unaffected by panel warp and bounce. The high-speed system uses dark-field optics for subpixel detection.
Dark Field Technologies, Orange, CT
www.darkfield.com

Diode-laser systems

Power extensions for the COMPACT diode-laser system series include 300 W out of a 200 µm fiber and 400 W out of a 300 µm fiber at 9 xxnm. The fiber-coupled, turnkey diode-laser systems are based on conduction-cooled diode-laser bars. Controlled via 24 V interface signal, the 19 in. rack-mount laser and cooling units are suitable for use by OEM integrators.
Dilas Industrial Laser Systems Mainz, Germany
sales@dilas.de

Line-scan cameras with GigE

The AViiVA 2 EM1 4k pixel line-scan camera is available with a Gigabit Ethernet interface at a line rate of 28 kHz; 54 kHz will be available when the 2k version is released. It features a 68 dB dynamic range, responsivity at minimum gain of 164 DN/ (nJ/cm2), and pixel-response nonuniformity that doesn't exceed 3%. The DiViiNA LM1 incorporates 1024, 2048, and 4096 pixel sensors.
e2v, Chelmsford, England
http://www.e2v.com

Flexible light guides

Flexible light guides can be bent in 90° or other angles, allowing the LED to be mounted to a PCB while fixed to a panel at a right angle. Common sizes of 2 mm diameter, 80 or 150 mm length, and black and clear tube colors, as well as custom orders are available. They are designed for -40°C to 85°C ambient temperatures; housings and lens material meet UL94 flammability standards.
Elma Electronic, Fremont, CA
Elma.com/us

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