New Products

Sept. 1, 2008
The PS Series picosecond laser converts up to 120 W of 1064 nm output to up to 80 W of 532 nm output, 30 W of 355 nm output, or 10 W of 266 nm output, while maintaining TEM00 mode quality.

Green ps laser

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The PS Series picosecond laser converts up to 120 W of 1064 nm output to up to 80 W of 532 nm output, 30 W of 355 nm output, or 10 W of 266 nm output, while maintaining TEM00 mode quality. The repetition rate is modelocked fixed at 80 MHz and the pulse width is less than 25 ps.
Photonics Industries International,
Bohemia, NY

www.photonix.com

Line-scan camera

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The sprint 8k line-scan camera incorporates a dual-line CMOS sensor design for image quality at a maximum line rate of 70 kHz and a resolution of 8192 pixels. Features include low noise, high sensitivity, AOI, shading correction, test images, line stamps, configuration sets, and error-correction detection.
Basler Vision Technologies,
Ahrensburg, Germany

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Industrial beam analyzer

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The BA150 Industrial Laser Beam Analyzer is a beam-profiling system that includes a USB 2.0 silicon CCD camera and advanced beam-analysis software. The system monitors key laser-beam parameters for 1064 nm pulsed and CW industrial, Nd: YAG, diode and fiber lasers up to 150 W.
Ophir-Spiricon, Logan, UT
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Optical-design software

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CODE V 9.82 optical-design software provides improved spot size calculation and display capabilities. The software enables users to specify the desired accuracy level of the RMS spot computation and it automatically determines the minimum ray grid necessary to achieve this precision. Separate ray grids for computation and graphing purposes are now used.
Optical Research Associates,
Pasadena, CA

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Widely tunable laser

The NTL2040 tunable laser generates all commonly used wavelengths in DWDM systems. It has output power of 40 mW and is designed for DQPSK coding and 40 Gbit/s systems. The external cavity design provides a narrow linewidth and high side-mode suppression ratios. It can cover the C, C+, L, and XL wavelength bands.
NeoPhotonics, San Jose, CA
www.neophotonics.com

Architectural LEDs

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The OVTLZ Optimal I Star series of 1 W single-LED assemblies on metal-core PC boards are designed for use by lighting engineers for architectural and general illumination. The assemblies come in a full range of colors, including three colors of white. They can be mounted with thermal epoxy or mounting screws.
Optek Technology, Carrollton, TX
www.optekinc.com

Backlighting LED

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The Ceramos Reflector LED is designed for backlighting mid-size (5 to 20 in.) LCD displays in high ambient light conditions, such as those in TFT displays, automotive dashboards, and cockpits. It can couple into light guides as thin as 2 mm. It provides 70 lumens/W at 80 mA.
Osram Opto Semiconductors,
Santa Clara, CA

www.osram-os.com

Fiber lasers

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Continuous-wave fiber lasers from Manlight have output from 5 to 50 W, while pulsed fiber lasers have an average output power of 5 to 20 W, energy of 1 mJ, and a pulse width less than 50 ns. The lasers are designed to avoid difficult alignment or stabilization of optical parts and are field replaceable. They are aimed at applications such as marking, micromachining, soldering, and sintering.
RPMC, O’Fallon, MO
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Fused silica

Lithosil, synthetic fused silica, is available in blocks or rods in standard sizes. It has higher purity and higher homogeneity than quartz glass melted out of rock crystal, and offers transmission between 185 nm and 2.5 µm. Rods are available in diameters of 90 to 200 mm and thickness of 90 to 1000 mm.
Schott North America, Duryea, PA
www.us.schott.com

Catadioptric lens

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An 800-mm-focal-length, f/4.0 catadioptric lens assembly is optimized for broadband imaging with the newest large-format focal plane arrays. The lens has a field of view up to 36 mm. The focal length allows superior image quality from the mid-wave to the long-wave infrared, from 3 to 12 µm.
StingRay Optics, Keene, NH
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Industrial-laser system

The VersaLaser VLS3.60, VLS4.60, and VLS6.60 laser platforms perform multiple operations, such as marking and cutting, on a wide variety of materials. The series offers laser power up to 60 W with a work area up to 813 × 457 mm. The system’s Rapid Reconfiguration technology allows users to change laser power in seconds, without tools.
Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ
www.ulsinc.com

Telecentric laser

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The Lasiris T-MFL microfocus laser produces long telecentric lines as thin as 9 µm 1/e2 at a specified working distance. It is designed for applications that require high accuracy. The laser uses refractive uniform line-generator optics without beam clipping. It contains a fully protected integrated diode driver.
StockerYale, Salem, NH
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Assembly station

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The OptiCentric assembly and test station offers centration error measurement, error-free alignment, cementing, bonding, and assembly of optical systems in a fully automated manufacturing process. The modular workstation can perform high-speed measurement of most optical parameters of single lenses and multilens objectives of up to 40 elements in mounted conditions.
Trioptics, Wedel, Germany
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UV light source

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The Slarc 24 W UV high-intensity-discharge metal-halide lamp is designed for applications including photo-activation, spectrophotometry, and medical point-of-care testing. The lamp produces intense, elliptically focused light in the 320 to 500 nm range. The design allows system integrators to incorporate them into compact devices.
Welch Allyn Lighting Products, Skaneateles Falls, NY
www.walamp.com

Pump diodes

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The LIMO300-F600-DL940 emits 300 W at 940 nm out of a 600 µm fiber core, while the LIMO350-F400-DL940 emits 350 W out of a 400 µm core. The diodes are optimized for pumping Yb lasers, such as Yb:YAG disk lasers, with a spectral width of 4 nm. All modules are configured with laser bars.
LIMO, Dortmund, Germany
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Cryogenic epoxy

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EP29LPSP is a two-component epoxy adhesive/sealant able to withstand temperatures as low as 4 K. It is able to resist cryogenic shocks such as dropping from room temperature to liquid helium temperatures in 5 to 10 minutes. It has a mix ratio of 100 to 65 by weight, and can be cured at room temperature or high heat.
Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ
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Doppler interferometer

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The Mark 4 all-fiber Doppler velocity-interferometer system measures and records instantaneous velocity vs. time histories. The turnkey system has subnanosecond time resolution and delay leg lengths of up to 30 m, allowing it to resolve velocity changes as small as 0.1 m/s. It includes a coaxially fiber-coupled visible laser source for target spotting.
Martin, Froeschner & Associates, Livermore, CA
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Multiwavelength laser combiner

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A multiwavelength laser combiner is designed for microscopy applications including epifluorescence, laser scanning, and confocal and flow cytometry. It provides 19 wavelength options that can be used in three- to eight-channel configurations. New laser wavelength channels can be added or laser lines can be changed within each channel.
Agilent Precision Optics,
Santa Clara, CA

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Custom laser components

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Custom laser components fabricated to rigid specifications are suited for CO2, HeNe, excimer, gas-flow, and Nd:YAG laser applications. Optoelectronic components include flash-lamp envelopes, flow, discharge and return tubes, connectors, water jackets, cooling tubes, and dust traps. Manufacturing capabilities include glass-to-glass seals, graded seals, glass-to-metal seals, cutting, grinding and polishing and precision ID resizing.
Andrews Glass Company,
Vineland, NJ

www.andrews-glass.com

Amplification photon detector

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The DAPD10C Series Discrete Amplification Photo Detector, is designed to detect low-level light signals, has a spectral response from UV to near-IR, can detect single photons, and has a flat spectral curve between 300 and 600 nm. This solid-state photomultiplier is intended to replace vacuum-tube-based photodetectors in medical imaging, biomedical, industrial, and research applications.
Amplification Technologies,
New York, NY

www.amplificationtechnologies.com

Video microscope sampling system

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The BAC151 is a video microscope sampling system with a color video camera for alignment and viewing of the measurement field. It accepts standard microscope objectives and includes an XYZ adjustment stage. The system has two LED illuminators, coaxial or off-axis, for viewing samples, and is used for microscopic analysis using Raman spectroscopy.
B&W Tek, Newark, DE
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NIR spectral engine

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The new F2 SuperGamut NIR Spectral Engine uses a volume phase grating as the spectral dispersion element and an InGaAs array detector for high-speed parallel processing and continuous spectrum measurements. The hermetically sealed engine has a wavelength range of 800 to 2500 nm, measures 88 × 110 × 39 mm3, has a temperature range of –10°C to +60°C and up to 85% humidity and is customizable with different fiberoptic probes.
BaySpec, Fremont, CA
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Green and yellow lasers

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The Taipan family of lasers provides green and true yellow output for entertainment/light-show applications. Based on patented OPSL (optically pumped semiconductor laser) technology, the Taipan 532-5 and Taipan 532-8 deliver 5 and 8 W of green output at 532 nm, while the Taipan 577-3 generates 3 W of yellow output at 577 nm. The OPSL design allows for direct output modulation up to 100 kHz.
Coherent, Santa Clara, CA
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Microscope photometer

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The new QDI MP1 microscope photometer is a solid-state system designed for photometry of microscopic samples in mineralogy and cytophotometry. It measures reflectance, transmittance, or fluorescence photometric values. It includes a detector that operates in the UV, Vis, and NIR and a digital imaging system to simultaneously image the sample and the measurement aperture.
CRAIC Technologies,
San Dimas, CA

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4K camera

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The Spyder3 4K camera has a 4K resolution and now offers a larger field of view. Utilizing patented dual-line-scan sensor technology, the camera provides 4096 × 2-pixel resolution with the 10 × 10 µm pixel size, 80-megapixel/s throughput, 18 kHz line rate, 1300 DN/nj/cm2 reponsivity at 0 dB and a Camera Link interface.
DALSA, Waterloo, ON
www.dalsa.com

Diode-laser system

The COMPACT 200/200 delivers 200 W of cladding-free optical power and is suited for fiber laser pumping. The 200 µm fiber-coupled laser, part of the COMPACT diode-laser series, uses a QBH high-power fiber. It has an integrated control unit and power supply, is controllable via 24V interface signals and has 19 in. rack mounts for the laser and cooling unit.
DILAS Diode Laser, Tucson, AZ
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Aspherized achromats

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The TECHSPEC Aspherized Achromats are designed to bridge the gap between color-corrected achromats and spherical aberration-corrected aspheres. Typical applications include fiberoptic focusing or collimation, condensing systems, image relay inspection, scanning, beam expanders, and high-NA imaging. The achromats are available in nine versions with diameters of 9.0, 12.5, or 25 mm and effective focal lengths from 12 to 50 mm.
Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ
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Thermoelectric cold plates

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Thermoelectric cold plate Model OCP-050A and Model DBC-050A, consisting of one OCP-050A and two butterfly mounts (model BA-01), are designed for OEM use. Utilizing aluminum cold plates rather than more expensive copper plates, these plates have the cooling capacity for two of any high-power pump lasers currently on the market.
Elite Thermal Engineering,
Bothell, WA

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SLED-based broadband sources

The EBS4000-0000 and EBS8000-0000 SLED-based broadband sources offer bandwidth capabilities up to 300 nm. The customizable, touch-screen sources can cover the 750 to 950 nm or the 1200 to 1600 nm wavelength bands. These turnkey instruments are suited for applications using optical coherence tomography or for high-channel-count fiber-Bragg-grating sensor systems.
Exalos, Schlieren, Switzerland
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Environmental transmission-electron microscope

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The Titan 80-300 environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) is designed for chemical research at the atomic scale with sub-Angstrom resolution. The spherical aberration-corrected system allows researchers to look at the catalytic process with the particle immersed in a gaseous environment. Electron beam voltages are selectable between 80 and 300 kV.
FEI, Hillsboro, OR
www.fei.com

Portable laser engraver

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The Model OFB-20 is a portable ytterbium-fiber laser system designed to engrave on all metals with depth. It can also be used for marking, drilling, cutting, and microprocessing applications. The air-cooled machine uses 300 W of single-phase electricity and requires no alignment. The standard configuration includes a 20 W Q-switched fiber laser with a 4.7 × 4.7 in. marking field.
GNW Laser,
Woburn, MA

www.gnwlaser.com

Laser sensors

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LJ-G Series 2-D laser sensors measure the surface profile of targets in the x and z directions. With a speed sampling of 3.8 ms and an accuracy of ±0.1% F.S. in the z-axis, the sensors can perform 8-point measurements for 100% inspections. Five sensor-head types range from 15 to 200 mm. The sensor is equipped with an E3-SMOS image sensor.
Keyence,
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

www.measurementcentral.com/prm

Spectral-flux measurement system

The FS2 Spectral Flux Measurement System facilitates spectroradiometric, photometric and colorimetric characterization. The application-specific, turnkey system evaluates lamp efficiency for flashlight development and manufacture. The system’s integrating sphere is coated with proprietary, highly reflective, diffuse Spectraflect for spatial integration.
Labsphere, North Sutton, NH
[email protected]

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