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photonics.com: August 2014

BUSINESS
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Sales, Acquisition Help Cut Losses for CyberOptics
CyberOptics Corp. reported a net loss of $315,000, down from the loss of $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenues increased 42 percent to $13.3 million from $9.3 million in the second quarter of 2013. Laser Design Inc., a 3-D metrology firm that CyberOptics acquired in March, contributed $1.7 million to the second quarter 2014 revenues. CEO Dr. Subodh Kulkarni cited...
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Iridex Earnings Hold Steady in Second Quarter
Iridex Corp. earnings were relatively stable and revenue climbed 15 percent in the second quarter as the company continues to promote its laser eye treatment product. Revenues were $10.6...
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Quantum Dots Market Could Hit $8,246.8M by 2023
The global quantum dots market is growing and experts project it could reach $8,246.8 million by 2023. A recently released Transparency Market Research report focuses on the analysis, size,...
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Alcon to Use Google(x) Smart Lens Technology
Alcon, Novartis AG’s eye care division, will collaborate with Google(x) to develop a smart lens that involves noninvasive sensors, microchips and other miniaturized electronics that are...
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Conexant a Finalist for 21st High-Tech Innovation Awards
Conexant Systems Inc. has been named a finalist in the semiconductor category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its CX20921 voice-processing chip. ...
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E2V Technologies Acquires AnaFocus
E2v Technologies has acquired the Seville, Spain-based Innovaciones Microelectronicas SL, trading as “AnaFocus” for €29.2 million (about $39 million). AnaFocus designs and...
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Logos Technologies to Provide High-Energy Laser
Logos Technologies has been selected to design, build and install a high-energy laser at Washington State University. The laser will be used at WSU’s Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS)...
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California Engineers Awarded $1.7 Million Grant
A research team of University of California, Riverside engineers was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to characterize, analyze and synthesize ultrathin film...
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Ametek Acquires Amptek and Luphos
Ametek Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Amptek Inc. and Luphos GmbH. Amptek provides x-ray detectors that utilize x-ray...
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Highest Conversion Efficiency Reached
First Solar Inc. announced it has set a record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic research cell conversion efficiency. The record has been documented in the U.S. Department of...
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Professor Receives Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award
George W. Kattawar, a Texas A&M professor, has received The Oceanography Society’s 2014 Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award. The annual award recognizes researchers who contribute to the...
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Atwater and Polman Receive the Julius Springer Prize
Harry Atwater and Albert Polman received the annual Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics; they were honored for their achievements in plasmonics and nanophotonics. Atwater and Polman...
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Fiber Optic Sensors Market Projected to Reach $2.2B by 2018
The global market for fiber optic sensors is expected to reach $2.2 billion by 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 percent since 2013, according to a BCC Research analysis....
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Edmund Optics Announces Promotions
Edmund Optics Inc. has named new directors of its imaging, optics and sales units. Gregory Hollows, former director of machine vision technology at Edmund Optics, will lead the...
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Lasers, Optics Hold Jenoptik Revenues Steady
Sales of lasers and optical systems counteracted declines in other areas as the Jenoptik Group saw steady revenue and a nominal increase in earnings during the first half of 2014. The...
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Yenista Opens US Office
Yenista Optics has opened a sales support and repair center in Newbury Park, Calif. The office will support Yenista’s test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers developing silicon...
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LPKF Earnings Down, Orders Up
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG said it lost ground on both earnings and revenue in the first half of 2014, despite surging orders. Revenue in the first six months of the year was €45.6...
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Forecast: VCSEL Market to Grow to $2.1B by 2018
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) will be a $2.1 billion market, growing 33.1 percent from 2013 to 2018, BCC Research predicts. Optical fiber data transmission is expected to...
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NSF Grant Funds Study of 'Next Graphene'
A nearly $1.7 million grant will advance the study of what engineers are calling “the next graphene,” which could play a pivotal role in optoelectronics and other devices. A...
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Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Dyesol BIPVs
Photovoltaic materials manufacturer Dyesol Ltd. has chosen Sigma-Aldrich Corp. of St. Louis, Mo., as its global distributor. The agreement extends a previous alliance focused on...
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Sydor Instruments Acquires Sabre Ballistics
Sydor Instruments LLC has acquired test equipment firm Sabre Ballistics of Caterham, England. The transaction cost was not disclosed. Sydor said the acquisition will increase its revenues by...
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Oclaro Ends FY14 in Black After Business Unit Sales
After selling business segments for a total of about $120 million, optical communications firm Oclaro Inc. ended its fiscal year June 28 with earnings of $17.8 million, an improvement over its fiscal...
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Kansas, Nebraska Researchers to Probe Ultrafast Laser Dynamics
A three-year, $6 million grant will support a research project on how ultrafast lasers influence matter. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate...
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ON Semiconductor Expands Imaging Business with Aptina Purchase
ON Semiconductor has acquired Aptina Imaging Corp. of San Jose, Calif., for approximately $400 million in cash. Aptina manufactures CMOS imaging systems for consumer electronics devices, as...
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Meadowlark Acquires Boulder Nonlinear Systems’ Commercial Unit
Meadowlark Optics Inc. recently acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems. Acquired product lines include spatial light modulators (SLMs), optical shutters,...
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Photronic Earnings Lower in Third Quarter
Photomask firm Photronics Inc. reported earnings of $4.2 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3. The result represented a 28 percent decline from earnings of...
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Inrad Optics Posts Loss After Facilities Consolidation
Inrad Optics Inc. reported a net loss of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $648,000 in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the second quarter was $2.2...
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Inrad Receives Order for Tank Optics
Inrad Optics has received a $585,553 order for metal optical mirrors from the U.S. Army. Inrad will provide single-axis mirrors for electro-optic fire-control systems that give M1A1 tanks...
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Forecast: Worldwide Solar Capacity to Reach 66 GW by 2019
The global solar power industry will grow to a capacity of 65.6 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2019, with China at the forefront, the market analysis firm Lux Research predicts. Worldwide solar...
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Synopsys Names Optical Design Contest Winners
Xinda Hu of the University of Arizona, and University of Rochester students Anthony Vella, Aaron Bauer and Nicolas Brown are the winners of Synopsis Inc.’s Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical...
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Ground-Based Optics to Track Space Debris
A new facility will use electro-optics and radar to provide an enhanced view of debris orbiting the Earth. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, in collaboration with Electro Optic Systems pty...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Imagers, Spectrometers to Travel with Next Mars Rover
Imaging and spectroscopy equipment aboard an unmanned NASA rover to be sent to Mars in 2020 will help scientists explore the Red Planet in unprecedented detail. Arizona State University, led...
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Nerve Conduit Joins Laser Therapy for Regeneration
Laser therapy, along with a newly developed artificial nerve conduit, could aid regeneration of the peripheral and sciatic nerves. Researchers from Central Taiwan University of Science and...
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Light Pulses Control Graphene Behavior
A new way to control how graphene conducts electricity could prompt its use as a broadband light detector. A research team at MIT found that changing the concentration of electrons in a...
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New Material Allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells
A new structure that combines atomic-layered semiconductor materials could pave the way to more efficient solar cells. Researchers from the Vienna University of Technology created the new...
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Three-Mode Skin Probe Detects Cancer
A new device could potentially allow doctors to get a clearer picture of cancerous skin lesions and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. A team at the University of Texas at Austin has...
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Transparency Allows Better Diagnostic Imaging
It is now possible to see through large tissue samples under a microscope with a technique that strips cells of their light-blocking parts. The technique, developed at the California Institute...
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Measurements Show On-Chip Topological Light Is Robust
On-chip topological light exhibits less energy loss and is more consistent than light at the interior of an array, a recent experimental study shows. These qualities of robustness and consistency are...
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Hybrid ‘Wonder Material’ Creates Efficient LEDs
A new type of perovskite — touted as a “wonder material” — has been used to create a new type of LED that has the potential to create more efficient light sources than those...
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NASA Engineer to Complete First 3-D-Printed Space Camera
New imaging instruments made using laser-based 3-D printing could bring the benefits of such technology to the forefront. NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is developing a 350-mm...
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Photoacoustic Device Enables In Vivo Melanoma Imaging
A new photoacoustic device could help doctors better diagnose and treat melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. A team from Washington University in St. Louis developed a...
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Light Used to Measure Surface Vibrations
A technique that passively monitors light intensity modulation is able to measure the physical and optical properties of a vibrating surface. A team from the University of Louisville, in...
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Artificial Retinas Using Graphene Called Biocompatible
Viable artificial retinas could be possible using graphene. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich, in collaboration with a team from the Institute of Vision at the Pierre and...
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Metasurface Switches Polarization More Efficiently
An ultrathin metasurface can alter light polarization with 50 percent efficiency, hinting at future microscale devices for controlling light. A team from the University of Michigan and its...
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Hydrogen Prevents UV Damage in Optical Fiber
Hydrogen can fortify optical fibers, making them capable of sustained transmission of high-intensity UV light. A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology created the new...
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NSF Grant Funds Study of 'Next Graphene'
A nearly $1.7 million grant will advance the study of what engineers are calling “the next graphene,” which could play a pivotal role in optoelectronics and other devices. A...
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IR Sensor Provides 'Virtual Touch' for Blind
An IR sensor and the concept of virtual touch could help the visually impaired take on many day-to-day activities. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used an Enactive Torch, a...
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Sulfur Copolymers Boost IR Optics
A new polymer made from sulfur demonstrates high transmission of IR light that could greatly enhance thermal imaging systems. While crystalline IR materials such as silicon, germanium, zinc...
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NASA to Study Incoming, Outgoing Arctic Light
A new NASA mission will examine Arctic sea ice loss and cloud formation in part by measuring incoming solar and outgoing IR radiation. Called Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice...
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FTIR Microscopy Probes Interstellar Dust
Microscopic analysis of interstellar dust is giving scientists an in-depth look at the origins of our solar system. A team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National...
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Optogenetics Controls Brain 'Switchboard' in Mice
Optogenetic techniques have been used to alter the attention spans of mice, helping to shed light on how the brain mediates internal thoughts and external distractions. A team from New York...
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Kansas, Nebraska Researchers to Probe Ultrafast Laser Dynamics
A three-year, $6 million grant will support a research project on how ultrafast lasers influence matter. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate...
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Laser Cooling Enhances Atomic-Force Microscopy
Cooling nanowire probes with lasers could lead to significant improvements in the sensitivity and resolution of atomic-force microscopes. The technique, developed by a team from Australian...
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Spectroscopy Tests for Best Organic Photovoltaics
Spectroscopy may provide a way to identify materials for organic photovoltaics based on their charge formation efficiency. In a recent study of organic solar cells, a team at the University...
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Laser Tweezers Used to Study Malaria
Optical tweezers are helping in the race to find new medicines or vaccines to wipe out malaria. A team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge is studying how...
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Imaging Shows Bubbles Could Make Energy-Efficient Nanoparticles
High-speed cameras and UV-sensitive materials are helping advance understanding of bubbles — which could mean big things for nanoparticles. In fact, a system in which bubbles mix...
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Researchers Propose Lossless Nano-Optical Cables
New research proposes lossless nano-optical fibers small enough to replace copper wiring in computer chips. “We’re already transmitting data from continent to continent using...
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Raman Scattering Measures Single-Molecule Vibrations
Measurement of the vibrations, or “breathing,” of single molecules is now possible using Raman spectroscopy techniques. A team from the University of California, Irvine, viewed a...
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Fluorescence Lifetime Measurement Enhances Recycling
Sorting plastics using fluorescence lifetime measurement could simplify and speed up the recycling process. Developed by a team from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the technique...
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Semi-Artificial Photovoltaics Surpassing Photosynthesis
Semi-artificial leaves could function as photovoltaic systems, and with unprecedented performance. In leaves, the membrane protein complex photosystem I (PS I) absorbs light, and its energy...
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'Water Window' Poses Imaging Prospect
The “water window” of biological tissue can be exploited to achieve high-contrast microscope images, as well as precision spectroscopy, according to a new theoretical study. ...
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Optogenetics Heightens Whisker Sensitivity in Mice
Researchers have heightened the sensitivity of mouse whiskers by using optogenetics to create gamma waves in the brain. A team from Brown University used pulses of blue light to manipulate...
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Quantum Cascade Laser Tests Blood Sugar
A new laser system could eliminate the need for conventional finger-prick tests for diabetics. A team from Princeton University has developed the new technique, which measures blood sugar by...
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Hydrogen Produced Using Photosynthetic Blueprint
Researchers have artificially replicated steps of photosynthesis to produce hydrogen as a zero-carbon replacement for petroleum products. A team from Australian National University modified...
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Biomimetic Photodetector Distinguishes Color
A new photodetector mimics living organisms’ ability to sense colors, enhancing color filtering and selectivity. The biomimetic color photodetector, developed at Rice...


PRODUCTS
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High-Speed Camera
The HS-20000 from Emergent Vision is a high-speed camera for industrial vision applications. The camera is capable of 32 fps at 20 megapixels with its global shutter and 10-Gigabit Ethernet...
Emergent Vision Technologies Inc.
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Thermal Imaging Camera
The A6700sc from Flir Systems Inc. is a cooled thermal imaging camera. The A6700sc incorporates a cooled InSb detector that operates in the 3- to 5-µm waveband and supports frame rates...
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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Integrated Vision System
Meeting the requirements of industrial inspection, the GEVA-312T integrated vision system from Teledyne Dalsa is a multi-camera, stand-alone device, offering easy migration. With a built-in...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Laser Diode
The TO-56 by SemiNex Corp. is a high-power pulsed laser diode that offers 50 percent more power than similar lasers for a variety of applications. The TO-56’s 1550-nm output is...
SemiNex Corp.
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Light-Absorbent Foil
Light-absorbent foil from Acktar is used to eliminate light reflectance in several applications. The foil features a spectral absorbance of 99.99 percent and is available in pre-cut patterns...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Area Profile Scanner 3-D
The Area Profile Scanner 3-D (APS3D) from Isra Visions is a smart sensor for 3-D robot guidance and in-line gauging. APS3D uses stereometry, triangulation and phase-shift methods to measure...
ISRA VISION AG
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Blackfly USB3 Vision
The Blackfly USB3 Vision from Point Grey Research Inc. is a CCD camera family available in color or monochrome versions. The cameras come with a global shutter CCD featuring 3.75 µm...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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Confocal Microscope
The LSM 880 with Airyscan from Zeiss is a confocal laser scanning microscope. The microscope allows the user to achieve 1.7× higher resolution in all spatial dimensions, 140 nm...
Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
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Strato-Apex 574
Mitutoyo America Corp. has added the Strato-Apex574 to its line of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). The Apex574 features accuracy as low as 0.7 µm. It uses a 0.05 µm...
Mitutoyo America Corp.
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Lensar Laser System
Specifically built for refractive cataract surgery, the Lensar Laser System from Lensar facilitates precise surgical incisions and treatment in a single procedure room. With Adimec’s...
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Series 8r APDs
The Series 8r silicon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) from First Sensor are highly sensitive to red and green light. The APDs feature a flat gain curve where the internal amplification rises...
First Sensor AG
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PIM-Mini
The PIM-Mini from IXYS is an air-cooled pulsed current source designed to drive laser diodes, bars and arrays. The Pim-Mini is offered in five models with maximum output currents of 5, 10,...
IXYS Colorado
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Image 1 Spies Series
The Image 1 Spies series from Karl Storz Endoscopy-America Inc. are visualization enhancement systems created for surgical uses. Many visualization challenges are faced during surgical...
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Aeronautical Imaging System
The Cloud Cap Technology TASE500 from UTC Aerospace Systems is a small, lightweight camera system for aeronautical imaging applications. The HD imaging system has an optimized lens design...
UTC Aerospace Systems, ISR Systems
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Laser-Marking Machine
The TF450 laser from Technifor, a division of the Gravotech Group, is a fiber laser for direct part marking. The machine can cut thin metal sheets up to 3 mm (.118 in.) thick with the 50 W...
Technifor
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T-Midled SFH 4140
The T- Midled SFH 4140 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is a flush-mountable IR LED remote control transmitter.   The transmitter emits a 940 nm, &plusmin;25° beam to the side by an...
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
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U5855A TrueIR / U1450A/60A Series
The U5855A TrueIR from Agilent Technologies is a handheld thermal imager and the U1450A/60A series are insulation resistance testers. The TrueIR achieves an image resolution of 320 ×...
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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IR Detectors
The Daphnis 10 µ Pitch IR Detector from Sofradir provides image resolution that increases the range capability of military thermal imaging equipment, while not increasing its overall size. ...
Sofradir
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Oslon Black IREDs
The new Oslon Black SFH 4715A and SFH 4716A infrared LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer high optical efficiency for security applications. The 4715A requires reduced cooling, which...
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc.
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Hi-Res Lithography Light Source
Illumina, from Power Technology Inc., is a laser-based lithography light source designed for printed circuit boards and other maskless lithography applications. The new device features a...
Power Technology, Inc.
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3-D Pro Laser Green Series
ProPhotonix Ltd. offers a range of structured green laser modules for 3-D imaging. The series includes the 3-D Pro Green, the adjustable focus 3-D Pro Laser Green and the 3-D Pro Laser Mini...
ProPhotonix Ltd.
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MiniScope X-See
The MiniScope X-See from Senso Optics is an uncooled thermal imaging monoscope based on an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The X-See features a 31.2° horizontal ×...
Senso Optics
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Laser Marker Software and Control Card
Laser marker software and control card from Miyachi Americas Corp. is an update for the company’s LMF series. The software and card allows control of four axes of motion without the...
Miyachi Unitek Corp.
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Frame Grabber
The PIXCI E4G2 from Epix Inc. is a frame grabber for OEM imaging applications. The device can capture from two or four Camera Link cameras at a 20 gigabit-per-second burst transfer rate.
EPIX, Inc.
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Measurement Modules
New plug-in modules from Apex Technologies can be used to build a multi-function test and measurement platform. Modules include distributed feedback lasers (AP3390), erbium-doped fiber...
Apex Technologies
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Spectrometer
The UV 470 spectrometer from Spectrum Scientific Inc. incorporates an aberration-corrected concave holographic grate. The UV 470 operates in a spectral range from 190 to 850 nm with 0.07...
Spectrum Scientific, Inc.
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Positioning Driver
New Focus offers a new two-axis driver for Newport's Agilis OEM piezomotor-driven nanopositioners. The 58 × 40 × 15-mm driver card can be mounted directly onto a printed circuit...
New Focus
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Diode Laser Modules
Fiber-coupled diode laser modules from SvetWheel LLC are available as part of an integrated package that includes optical lenses, a cold plate, aiming beam and driver. The modules are...
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Laser-Damage Threshold Coatings
Laser-damage threshold coatings from Evaporated Optics Inc. are designed for use with wavelengths from 300 to 2500 nm. Both highly reflective and antireflective coatings are manufactured to...
Evaporated Coatings, Inc.
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Snake SW
The Snake SW from Sofradir provides shortwave-infrared imaging for military applications. The uncooled InGaAs focal plane array is sensitive from 0.9 to 1.7 µm, and optionally from 0.4...
Sofradir
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3-D Camera Toolkit
Chromasen’s 3-D Camera Toolkit calibrates data and corrects image color using the company’s 3DPIXA camera. The toolkit obtains data in real time using graphic boards, integrating...
Chromasens GmbH
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CO2 Laser Lenses
CO2 Laser Lenses by Laser Research Optics are designed for deep stock removal from #frac12; to 1½ in. in industrial laser wood-cutting applications. The lenses are optimized for use...
Laser Research Optics
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Laser Scan System
The g2T laser scan system by LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik) GmbH features a rapid “Gaussian-to-top hat” converter. The device is designed for laser direct structuring of 6-in....
LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH
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CMOS Image Sensor
The T4KA3 from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. enables high-performance image capture and video recording for handheld mobile devices. The T4KA3 is a 1.12 µm, 8-megapixel...
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Owl 640 M42
The Owl 640 M42 from Raptor Photonics Ltd. is a digital camera that captures visible and shortwave infrared light. Using a 640 × 512 InGaAs sensor, the Owl offers visible extension...
Raptor Photonics Ltd.
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Weld Crawler
The Weld Crawler from Zetec is a motorized weld-inspection scanner for use in various applications and environments. The device operates with phased array and time-of-flight diffraction...
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Plant Canopy Analyzer
Measuring leaf-area indexes in all uniform sky conditions, the LAI-2200C Plant Canopy Analyzer from LI-COR nondestructively monitors agriculture to identify changes in crop productivity. The...
LI-COR Biosciences, Environmental
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LED Heat Sinks
Two cold-forged heat sinks from GlacialTech Inc. offer heat dissipation for LEDs. The Igloo FR210 and Igloo FR210HP are suitable for 80-W applications. The FR210HP is optimized for...
GlacialTech Inc.
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3-D Fusion
Through a digitally driven additive manufacturing process, the 3-D Fusion laser sintering system from Laser Photonics LLC uses lasers to fuse metal nanopowders into 3-D objects. Each system...
Laser Photonics, LLC
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SmartRoute Panel
The SmartRoute Panel from Clearfield Inc. integrates intrafacility fiber cable (IFC) and outside plant (OSP) assemblies in a single unit with two spools, connectors and slack storage. Each...
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Laser Scanner
Using an eye-safe Class 1 red laser light, the R2000 UHD Laser Scanner from Pepperl+Fuchs delivers precise, high-resolution distance measurement. The IP65-rated 2-D photoelectric sensor uses...
Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
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Explosion-Proof LED Fixture
An explosion-proof light fixture from Larson Electronics is suited for work within storage tanks, railcars and other locations where entry is made through a 24-in. manhole opening. The...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Photodiode
A new photodiode from Opto Diode Corp. is suited for high-power laser monitoring at wavelengths from 1 to 200 nm and other applications involving extreme ultraviolet conditions. The SXUV...
Opto Diode Corp.
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3-D Line Scan Camera
New 3-D line scan color cameras from Chromasens capture stereo images and processes them in real time. The 3DPIXA offers resolution of 15 µm/30 µm and a line frequency of up to...
Chromasens GmbH
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Laser Processing Lens
Allowing for precise focal lengths over a wide temperature range, the EL-10-42-LP laser processing lens from Optotune provides optical feedback with electric focus tunability. Galvo scanners...
Optotune AG
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Linear Piezo Nanopositioning Stages
Ensuring a long lifespan, the QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages from Aerotech offers intense resonant frequency for high-process-throughput and fast closed-loop response. ...
Aerotech, Inc.
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Slow Axis Collimator
The Slow Axis Collimator from Edmund Optics features a monolithic array of cylindrical lenses, designed to collimate the individual emitters of a laser bar. It has a numerical aperture of...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Zen Browser
The Zen Browser from Carl Zeiss Microscopy is a server-based image database software that aids users in storage, filing and organization, as well as backup of large digital data sets. The...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
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Medical Laser Platform
A new ZFSM platform by Z-Laser is an OEM fiber-coupled laser platform for diagnostic and intraoperative medical applications. The platform can be integrated into diagnostic devices, as well...
Z-LASER Optoelektronik GmbH
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LabSpec-6
The LabSpec-6 Raman spectroscopy software platform by Horiba Scientific is fully compatible with high-resolution confocal volume maps acquired with the company’s range of Raman microscopes. ...
HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Scientific
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Lambdafire-R Software
Designed for both industrial processes and scientific research, the Lambdafire-R Raman microspectroscopy and imaging software from Craic Technologies collects, analyzes and processes Raman...
CRAIC Technologies
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Measurement Projector and Software
The new measurement projector and Saphir QD analysis software from Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH allows automatic assessment of workpieces. The software produces measurement...
Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH
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QCL Controller
A new quantum cascade laser controller by ILX Lightwave Corp. combines a precision current source with an integrated 128-W thermoelectric temperature controller. The LDC-3736 features...
ILX Lightwave Corp.
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IRMonitor
IRMonitor systems from Automation Technology GmbH provide thermal condition monitoring of industrial equipment and detection of potential fire hazards in areas where flammable materials are stored. ...
AT - Automation Technology GmbH
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Compact Zoom Lens
Offering extreme angles of view, the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 lens from Zeiss provides distortion-free images for motion pictures. The lens fulfills all requirements for motion picture...
Carl Zeiss AG, Camera Lenses
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Laser Beamsplitters
Combining a compact, portable design with high power ranges, the LBS-400 laser beamsplitter from Ophir Photonics controls and adjusts the output power of large beams. The device measures UV,...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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Sapphire Optics
Featuring Mohs 9 hardness, sapphire optics from Meller Optics Inc. can withstand deep water pressure up to 10,000 psi for outboard applications on undersea vehicles. Sapphire optics have a...
Meller Optics, Inc.
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LabMax-Pro SSIM Power Meter
The LabMax-Pro SSIM laser power meter from Coherent Inc. enables high-speed measurements of lasers from 300 nm to 11 µ. It works with the company’s PowerMax-Pro sensors, and can...
Coherent Inc.
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Telecentric Illuminators
New LED illuminators from Opto Engineering are designed to back-illuminate objects imaged by telecentric lenses in industrial settings. The LTCLHP series offers illumination stability with...
Opto Engineering srl
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Synergy HTX
The Synergy HTX from BioTek Instruments Inc. is an automated multimode microplate reader for UV-visible absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence and other assays in six- to 384-well microplates in 2...
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Dart
The new Dart board-level cameras by Basler AG deliver 1.2- to 5-megapixel resolution and frame rates of up to 54 fps. All models are available in three mount variants — S-mount,...
Basler AG
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Go-5000
The Go-5000 series of industrial area-scan cameras from JAI Group are built around a 5-MP CMOS imager. The cameras’ feature 5-µm square pixels and region-of-interest...
JAI A/S
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Live Cell Imaging Package
Supporting demanding live-cell fluorescence imaging requirements, the Live Cell Imaging Package from QImaging provides researchers with the sensitivity of EMCCD and the versatility of sCMOS camera...
QImaging
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OmniCure AC Accessories
Excelitas Technologies is expanding its OmniCure AC series of UV LED curing solutions with a new PLC2000 controller and AC optical adapter, providing flexibility and process control to expand the...
Lumen Dynamics
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Sweep
The Sweep series from JAI is a series of industrial monochrome line-scan cameras that combine high scan rates and extra-large, high-sensitivity pixels. The new cameras require less scene...
JAI A/S
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Sigma
The new Sigma femtosecond laser tube-cutting system from Miyachi America Corp. can be used with both metals and plastics, making it suitable for creating stents and other medical devices. ...
Miyachi Unitek Corp.
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WaveScan
The upgraded waveScan spectrometer by Angewandte Physik & Elektronik is designed for the mid-infrared range, from 1.5 to 6.3 µm. The high-resolution device offers spectral analysis...
A.P.E Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH
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Label Unwrap
The Label Unwrap system from Olmec Ltd. is a line-scan-based vision system for inspection of labels on over-the-counter health care product bottles. The system rotates bottles 360° in...
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XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid
Allowing laser configurations of multiple wavelengths, the XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid laser material processing platform from Universal Laser Systems combines the laser energy from a 9.3- or...
Universal Laser Systems
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Five Color Explosion Proof Stack Light
A new five-color LED stack light from Larson Electronics is explosion proof for use in harsh environments. The EPL-TL-5X10W-C-2XPA offers 50 W of light in red, yellow, blue, amber and green...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Focis Flex
The Focis Flex system from AFL is a self-contained, tether-free, handheld optical fiber connector inspection probe. The system automatically focuses, captures, centers and analyzes end-face...
AFL
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Aeroptic Mapping System
Integrating a full-color electro-optical (EO) camera with GPS/IMU and geoprocessing software, the Aeroptic Aerial Mapping System from KEYW enables the acquisition of high-resolution visible-band...
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TechSpec Acylinder Lenses
TechSpec Acylinder Lenses from Edmund Optics provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in only one dimension, similar to aspheric lenses. The lenses are designed to reduce spherical...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Raman-Enabled Microspectrometer
The 20/30 Perfect Vision from Craic Technologies now integrates Raman microscopy capabilities. The microspectrometer can now acquire Raman spectra, with multiple laser wavelengths, in...
CRAIC Technologies
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Lightwave Test Set
The WDM900 Lightwave Test Set from AFL has both coarse and dense wavelength-division multiplexing test capability for fiber networks that support cellular backhaul, metro Ethernet and cable TV and...
AFL
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Global Shutter CCD Camera
The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-41S4 from Point Grey is a 4.1-megapixel global shutter CCD camera. Based on the Sony ICX808 EXview HAD CCD II, the cameras come in color or monochrome. They feature a...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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SceneStar
SceneStar LEDs from Newark element14 are floodlights designed for use in industrial, construction and emergency settings. The SceneStar comes in two models: a standard unit equipped with a...
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Toroidal Mirrors
New plano-convex and plano-concave toroidal mirrors for beam focusing are available from Optical Surfaces Ltd. The mirrors are available up to 400 mm in a range of materials including...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.

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