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photonics.com: September 2014

BUSINESS
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Fibercore Acquires Fibertronix
Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix of Hudiksvall, Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Fibertronix produces specialty fiber and hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coatings for harsh...
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North American Machine Vision Sales Grow
Machine vision sales in North America increased 11 percent to $1.04 billion in the first half of 2014, according to the trade group AIA. Component sales grew 28 percent to $155 million, and...
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Biolase Names New CEO, Directors of Marketing, Sales
Dental-laser maker Biolase Inc. has named Jeffrey M. Nugent president and CEO. Company chairman Paul N. Clark said Nugent has already had a positive impact on Biolase since becoming acting...
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Rockley Photonics Grows with New Hires
Rockley Photonics, a startup focused on silicon photonic systems for data communications, has expanded its management team. Dr. Thomas Schrans will join the company as director of product...
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LightPath Caps ‘Year of Investment’
LightPath Technologies Inc. closed the books June 30 on fiscal 2014 with a net loss of $313,000 following what it called “a year of investment in our future.” The loss compared...
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Intel Silicon Photonics Group Wins OSA Award
OSA has recognized Intel Corp.’s Silicon Photonics Solutions Group with the 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award. The team received the award for its more than 12...
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Zeiss Reports Revenue Growth Despite Currency Effects
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG recently reported revenue of €673.7 million (about $878.8 million) in the first nine months of its fiscal year, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same period in the...
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Transceivers Drive Finisar Revenue
Fiber optics firm Finisar Corp. reported its eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, but said clients’ ordering practices could bring the streak to an end. The company’s...
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OCT Poised to Expand Beyond Eye Care, Report Says
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) will grow beyond ophthalmology applications into a €1 billion global market (about $1.29 billion) by 2019, the research group Tematys predicts. The...
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Laser Quantum Expands Pulsed Products with Venteon Acquisition
STOCKPORT, Greater Manchester, England, Sept. 8, 2014 — Laser Quantum has acquired Venteon Laser Technologies GmbH of Hannover, Germany, a manufacturer of few-cycle, ultrashort-pulse lasers. ...
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Oderkerk and Uusimaa Join EPIC Board of Directors
Two company executives have joined the board of directors of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC). Benno Oderkerk is CEO of Avantes in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, a producer of...
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Zeiss, Janelia to Commercialize Fluorescence Technique
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus has teamed up with Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH to commercialize Bessel beam plane illumination microscopy, also called lattice...
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Video: University, Spinoff Develop Flexible Graphene Display
A prototype flexible display that uses graphene could lead to wider implementation of the material in flexible electronics. A team from the University of Cambridge, in conjunction with...
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JDSU to Split in Two
JDSU plans to separate into two publicly-traded companies, a move it says will help it keep pace with the changing telecommunications and cloud network markets. “We believe two...
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Nutfield Names Longmuir New COO
Mark Longmuir has joined laser scanning firm Nutfield Technology as chief operations officer. Longmuir brings over 27 years of operations experience with companies such as Danaher, Lydall...
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Video: 3-D Sensing Technology Wins OSA Contest
JDSU’s 3-D sensing contributions to video gaming have won the company top honors in the second annual Enabled by Optics contest. Sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA) and Photonics...
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Advanced Photonix Awarded $1.6M Navy Contract
Advanced Photonix Inc. has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to develop custom photodiodes for the U.S. Navy. The devices will serve as detectors for the Guided Missile Weapon System,...
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Element Six Joins EU Disk-Laser Development Project
Element Six has been chosen to help develop a new ultrafast-pulse disk laser for the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. The...
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Emcore to Sell Space PV Business for $150M
Emcore Corp. plans to sell its space photovoltaics business for $150 million in cash. The business will be sold in December or January to an affiliate of private equity firm Veritas Capital,...
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Omicron Expands Laser Distribution Network
German laser specialist Omicron Corp. has expanded its sales presence in Asia. Dynotech Instruments, a distribution company working with Omnicron, is now its representative in India....
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Sydor Instruments President Recognized for Leadership
Michael Pavia, president of Sydor Instruments, has been recognized for business leadership by three industry groups. The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and New York Photonics named...
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National Energetics to Build 10 PW Research Laser
A consortium led by National Energetics Inc. has been awarded a contract over $40 million to develop and install a petawatt laser system at a research facility being built outside Prague. ...
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Dow to Begin Large-Scale Manufacturing of Cadmium-Free QDs
Dow Chemical Co. plans to begin construction of the world’s first large-scale, cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturing operation at its facility in Cheonan, South Korea. With production...
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Ocean Optics Names World Cup Contest Winners
Ocean Optics has named the winners of its World Cup of Applications contest. Andreas Burkart, a postgraduate researcher at the Jülich Research Center, of the Helmholtz Association of...
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Acal Bfi is New European Distributor for Altechna
Altechna has named Acal BFi its new, exclusive pan-European distributor. Altechna offers state-of-the-art capabilities that cover a wide range of laser optical components, polarization...
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Scallop Imaging Continues Rapid Growth
Scallop Imaging is continuing its growth with the expansion of its product distribution, partnerships and the addition of new personnel. Scallop Imaging is increasing its line of distributed...
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Edwards Joins AFL as EMEA President
AFL, a global provider of fiber optic solutions, has named Phil Edwards the new president of its Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) division. Edwards will be responsible for leading the...
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SWIR System Images Forest Fire from Orbit
A satellite-mounted shortwave infrared (SWIR) system built by Exelis Geospatial Systems has been used to image a forest fire through a thick cloud of smoke. The system includes a SWIR...
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L-3 Provides Coating for Multiple Mirror Telescope
L-3 Corp.’s Applied Optics Center recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5-m Multiple Mirror Telescope. The MMT is one of the world’s largest astronomical...
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Plessey Expands with In-House LED Assembly Line
Plessey is expanding its facility here to include a new LED assembly line. This addition will allow the company to focus on its high-brightness LEDs for solid-state lighting and sensing. The...
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Forecast: Smart Glasses Optics Market to Reach $1.9B by 2019
Smart glasses could generate $1.9 billion in revenues for the micro-optics market by 2019, the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects. Products like Google Glass could emerge as a mass...
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Industry Group Pledges $30M for Neuroimaging Research
Industry leaders plan to invest upwards of $30 million for photonic research and development in support of a White House neuroscience initiative. The National Photonics Initiative on Tuesday...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles
A Raman microlaser sensor can detect and count individual particles — including viruses — as small as 10 nm. Researchers led by Dr. Lan Yang of Washington University achieved...
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Colorless Solar Window has 1% Efficiency
A team at Michigan State University has developed an untinted solar window that absorbs and generates electricity from the near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight. Previous transparent...
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Optogenetics Swaps Memory Emotions
It may be possible to change negative memories into positive ones, and vice versa, using optogenetics techniques. A team at the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics looked at how...
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‘Cannon’ Launches Single Photons
A new photonic “cannon” could provide the necessary light control for quantum encryption and computing. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen...
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Laser Cooling Halts Trapped Molecule's Rotation
It’s relatively easy to trap molecules using lasers, yet they persist in rotating as if they were not trapped at all. But a new laser cooling technique has helped a team from...
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Video: Selective Laser Melting Enhances Rocket Testing
Some of the most complex rocket engine parts have been created and tested with the help of laser-based 3-D printing. A team from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center designed two rocket...
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SERS Advances Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Screening
SERS spectroscopy could provide a noninvasive way to screen for prostate cancer. A team from Guangdong Medical College used SERS, as well as a spectral data-processing algorithm called...
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Polymers Bring Future Solar Cells
A polymer-based technique could lead to production of highly efficient solar cells. A team from IK4-Ikerlan and the University of the Basque Country used polymers that absorb light at...
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Carbon Nanotubes Get Better as Solar Cells
A new type of carbon nanotube has taken a “big jump” beyond its predecessors in solar cell applications. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), developed by a team from...
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Handheld Scanner Roots Out Brain Tumor Traces
A new Raman laser scanner could help surgeons more effectively remove cancerous brain tumors. A team from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is developing the new handheld device,...
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Plasmonic Nanowire Shows Promise as Photonic Circuit
A new kind of nanowire efficiently guides both light and electricity. A team from the University of Rochester and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology developed a basic photonic...
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Nanocavity Switch Boasts Low Power Use
A new optical switch sets a record for minimal power use, making it a good candidate for nanophotonic circuitry, according to its creators. The silicon-based photonic crystal nanocavity...
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Chemical Treatment Makes 3-D Cell Cultures Clearer
A chemical treatment could lead to better imaging of cells in 3-D cultures. A team at Brown University made the finding while studying how neural tissues grow from stem cells. The...
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Fast, Room-Temperature THz Detector Made of Graphene
A prototype graphene photodetector is capable of detecting terahertz frequencies quickly and at room temperature, possibly enabling a new generation of see-through imaging. The device...
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Video: Battery Lead Gains New Life in Solar Panels
Dead auto batteries may be able to keep on truckin’ as long-lasting solar panels. Researchers at MIT are developing a system based on organolead halide perovskite, a technology that...
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Laser System to Measure Air Pollution from Space Station
A laser system aboard the International Space Station will help scientists track pollution in the atmosphere. The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), to be launched later this year, will...
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High-Speed, In Vivo Raman Technique Pinpoints Cholesterol
A new high-speed spectroscopy technique that can pinpoint where cells store cholesterol could be used to study obesity and diabetes. Researchers at Purdue University used...
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Photons Act Like Liquid, Crystal in Experiment
A system for “crystallizing” photons could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics. In an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature...
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New Fluorescence Marker Enhances Bio-Imaging
A new line of red-shifted fluorescent tissue markers may enhance deep-tissue imaging. A team from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, in collaboration with the Max Planck...
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Technique ‘Pre-Corrects’ Microscope Illumination
A new adaptive optics technique focuses laser light through dense tissues without the need for an invasive guide star. The technique can resolve a point less than a micron across. It was...
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Video: University, Spinoff Develop Flexible Graphene Display
A prototype flexible display that uses graphene could lead to wider implementation of the material in flexible electronics. A team from the University of Cambridge, in conjunction with...
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Smart Headlights Spare Drivers’ Eyes, Prevent Glare
Imagine leaving your high beams on without blinding your fellow motorists. A new programmable headlight, developed by a team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has...
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Bug Eyes Inspire Practical Light, Sensor Designs
The compound structure of a fly’s eye could become a blueprint for future sensors and light sources. A team from Pennsylvania State University is studying and using this structure...
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Photon Switch Called the Fastest of its Kind
A novel ultrafast photon switch could pave the way to a new class of sensitive receivers, faster sensors and optical-processing devices. A team from the University of California, San Diego,...
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Nanowire Detector Assists Three-Photon Entanglement
An ultrafast, super-efficient single-photon detector has led to direct entanglement of three photons. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, with help from a team at the National...
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Squeezed Light Transmitted Through Air
German scientists have overcome a theoretical hurdle by transmitting a pulse of squeezed light over a long distance through the air. “We have now succeeded in transmitting a flash of...
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Thin Films Make Certain QDs Glow Brighter
Using thin-film metal oxide substrates for quantum dots could turn them into more efficient light emitters. A team at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma...
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Color Display Technology Furthers ‘Squid Skin’ Project
A new color display brings scientists one step closer to metamaterials that mimic the unique optical properties of squid, octopus and cuttlefish skin. Developed at Rice University’s...
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Element Six Joins EU Disk-Laser Development Project
Element Six has been chosen to help develop a new ultrafast-pulse disk laser for the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. The...
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Video: Cell Phones Become Microscopes with 3-D Printing
3-D printing could help turn cellphones into high-powered microscopes, enabling them to identify biological samples in the field. A team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...
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Polarization Camera Sheds Light on Sea Life
A bio-inspired polarization camera has given marine biologists a better understanding of the mating rituals of the northern swordtail fish. The camera contains nanomaterials that allow it to...
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Fluorescence Technique Probes Muscular Dystrophy
Scientists are gaining new insight into muscular dystrophy using a form of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. A team from the University of Southern California developed the technique,...
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Optogenetic Tool Guides Brain Mapping
A new optogenetics technique could help map neural networks in living organisms. Developed by a team at Caltech, the technique offers a clear view of the brain’s circuitry in action,...
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Photon State Teleported 25 km
Swiss physicists have attained quantum teleportation over more than four times the distance they achieved a decade ago. A team at the University of Geneva has successfully teleported the...
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New Polymer Mix Crafts More Efficient Solar Cells
An enhanced polymer-based device could boost solar power generation and improve the efficiency of solar cells. The new device, developed by a team from the University of Chicago’s...
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Tunable MoS2 Light Emitters Make Better Chips
MoS2-based light emitters have the potential to help create powerful, yet energy efficient optoelectronic chips. A team at MIT has developed a new theoretical framework for building...
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Inorganic Semiconductors Guide New Optoelectronic Devices
Inorganic compound semiconductors could potentially replace those developed with organic materials. A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) has grown gallium nitride (GaN)...
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Interferometric Technique Targets Protein Shadows
A new optical method for targeting proteins could mean earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment for cancer. The technique makes individual proteins — including those...
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National Energetics to Build 10 PW Research Laser
A consortium led by National Energetics Inc. has been awarded a contract over $40 million to develop and install a petawatt laser system at a research facility being built outside Prague. ...
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Deposition Technique Enables Large-Scale MoS2 Fabrication
A new technique for fabricating larger amounts of molybdenum disulfide than previously possible could lead to an expanded array of optoelectronic devices. The technique involves depositing...
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Advances in Blue OLEDs Increase Efficiency and Lifetime
A new configuration extends the efficiency of blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) from about 5 percent to 20 percent, potentially leading to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power...
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Existing Fab Methods Could Yield ‘Light Prison’
A “prison for light” designed by Dutch theorists could be created using existing silicon-etching techniques and play a role in optical communications. The inverse woodpile...
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Fiber Optics Provide Early Warning for Landslides
Fiber optic sensors could warn people of imminent landslides, potentially saving lives and reducing destruction. A team at the Second University of Naples is developing sensor technology...
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Gold Nanoclusters Enhance Solar Power
Gold nanoclusters could improve solar cell performance by more than 10 percent. A nanocluster made of just 144 gold atoms was used as a building block in the creation of a flexible network of...


PRODUCTS
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STED Add-On
PicoQuant has released the stimulated emission depletion (STED) add-on for their time-resolved confocal microscope, the MicroTime 200. The add-on extends the fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) capabilities of the MicroTime by allowing higher fluorophore concentrations, helps to disentangle complex 2-D diffusion scenarios in heterogeneous samples and allows measurements of light...
PicoQuant GmbH
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FiberCut 2-D
The FiberCut 2-D from Laser Mechanisms Inc. is a processing head for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW. FiberCut provides collimator options of 60, 100 and 120 mm, focus lenses of 125, 200...
Laser Mechanisms, Inc., Laser Mech Replacement Parts & Service
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Muon
The Muon from Flir Systems Inc. is a thermal imaging core for volume OEMs that integrate uncooled focal-plane arrays (FPAs) into their own camera solutions. Muon is based on Flir’s...
FLIR Precision Optics
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CMOS Cameras
The LX camera series from Baumer Ltd. includes high-resolution CMOSIS sensors for high-throughput imaging applications. The 8- and 12-megapixel models utilize the CMOSIS 5.5-µm pixel...
Baumer Ltd.
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3-D Laser Displacement Sensors
New 3-D laser displacement sensors from Cognex Corp. use laser triangulation to extract 3-D information, allowing inspection of parts regardless of contrast or lighting conditions. The...
Cognex Corp.
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HiCAM Fluo
Designed to capture the dim light of fluorescence, the HiCAM Fluo high-speed camera from Lambert Instruments has a 2.9-megapixel sensor for fluorescence applications. The camera’s...
Lambert Instruments BV
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Spectrophotometers
The new desktop broadband spectrophotometer Photon RT from VM-Tim GmbH operates at wavelengths from 190 to 5000 nm to measure the thickness and refractive indices of dielectric and metallic coatings....
VM-TIM GmbH Optomechanische Werke
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UV Viewing System
The CC-80 and CC-81 UV viewing systems from Spectroline enable fluorescence analysis of research findings. The CC-81 is equipped with a high-intensity longwave/shortwave UV lamp. The devices...
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High-Speed Camera
The EoSens 25CXP by Mikrotron is a compact 25-megapixel, high-speed CMOS camera for industrial imaging. The camera has a resolution of 5,120 × 5,120 pixels and a frame rate of 80 fps,...
Mikrotron GmbH
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Radial Polarization Converters
Radial polarization converters by Edmund Optics are S-waveplates designed to convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization in order to reduce laser beam spot size. The new...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Optical Ground Wire
The new Optical Ground Wire (OPWG) from AFL is an aerial fiber optic cable designed specifically for the renewables market. The OPGW houses 48 single-mode optical fibers in gel-filled,...
AFL
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HT Industrial Filters
Schneider-Kreuznach has redesigned four of its industrial filter ranges, with a 90 percent higher transmission on average. Magnetrong sputtering was used to improve the filter coatings, with...
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635-nm Laser Diodes
New laser diodes from Arima Lasers Corp. operate at 635 nm with 500 mW of output power. Both achieve an efficiency of 1 mW/mA and have 5.6- and 9-mm-hermetic TO housings with thermal...
Laser Components USA, Inc.
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IR Gas-Imaging Cameras
New IR gas-imaging cameras by Flir Systems Inc. provide new tools for monitoring gas pipelines and installations from safe distances. The G300a and G300pt cameras have a resolution of 320...
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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Laser Illumination System
The SI-LUX640 laser illumination system by Specialized Imaging improves the accuracy and sensitivity of high-speed imaging systems. Based on pulsed high-power diode laser illumination...
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1064-nm Laser Diode
A new single-emitter broad-area laser (BAL) diode from eagleyard Photonics operates at 1064 nm with an output power of 16 W. The device features integrated fast- and slow-axis collimation...
eagleyard Photonics GmbH
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Microscope
The new BA410E microscope by Motic provides improvements in optics, illumination and staging, and expanded opportunities for education, clinical analyses and routine and research microscopy. ...
Motic Instruments Inc.
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Direct-Drive Linear Motor
The new direct-drive linear motor with built-in linear optical quadrature encoder from MotiCont eliminates backlash and provides high acceleration and speed. The SDLM-051 offers...
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Huygens Titan Software
A next-generation image search engine, the Huygens Titan software from Scientific Volume Imaging can index, find and display 2-D, 3-D, 4-D and 5-D microscopic image data. Huygens Titan can...
Scientific Volume Imaging
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Microscope Revolver Positioning System
A new piezoelectric positioning system by Piezosystem Jena allows switching between microscope lenses without needing to change the setup. The MIPOS R120 is compact and able to carry an...
piezosystem jena GmbH
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Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser System
Featuring a compact footprint and convenient aiming beam, the SF2500/10 fiber-coupled laser system from Dilas has an output power of 2.5kW at 980 nm. The system is based on...
DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH
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Protective Coating for Optics
LUXeXceL now offers outdoor coatings for its 3-D printed optical components. The coating protects against UV light and rapid temperature changes from -15 °C and 60 °C. The outdoor...
LUXeXceL
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Inverted Microscope
The DMi8 from Leica Microsystems is an inverted microscope equipped with built-in modularity and additional illumination ports for live-cell microscopy. The microscope comes with a...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Photocoupler
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. offers a new line of low-profile, rail-to-rail output gate-drive photocouplers. The TLP5751, TLP5752 and TLP5754 offer power supply voltages of 15...
Toshiba Imaging Systems
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Fluorescence-Electron Microscope
The Delphi from Delmic BV and Phenom-World BV is an integrated correlative tabletop fluorescence and electron microscope. The device is designed for correlated light and electron microscopy...
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IR Temperature Sensor
The TMP007 from Texas Instruments is a non-contact IR temperature sensor. The sensor features an integrated math engine, which performs calculations on-chip and delivers a low-power...
Texas Instruments, Inc., DLP Products
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Ambient Light Detector
A new ambient-light sensor from Texas Instruments is tuned to closely replicate the human eye’s photopic response. The OPT3001 delivers 99 percent IR rejection and a 23-bit effective...
Texas Instruments, Inc., DLP Products
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Handheld Barcode Reader
Cognex Corp. offers the DataMan 8600 series of handheld direct part-mark (DPM) barcode readers. The readers combine 2DMax+ algorithms and patented Cognex UltraLight technology to read...
Cognex Corp.
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Optical Processor
The WaveShaper 16000 from Finisar Corp. is a programmable optical processor covering the entire C-band of optical communications. The WaveShaper allows switching and filtering of optical...
Finisar Corp.
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Methane-Detection Camera
The Hyper-Cam Methane from Telops is a hyperspectral imaging camera for detecting, identifying and quantifying small quantities of methane. The device allows mapping of atmospheric methane...
Telops Inc.
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Solid-State Laser
Mozart from Tekhnoscan-Lab is a diode-pumped solid-state laser. Mozart is available in three version delivering 5, 6, and 7 W of single-frequency and single-mode CW radiation at 532 nm. The...
Tekhnoscan - Lab
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Data Center Lasers
BinOptics has released four 25-Gb/s distributed-feedback laser diodes for data centers through course wavelength division multiplexing (CDWM). They are available at wavelengths of 1270,...
BinOptics Corp.
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CCD Cameras
Ximea GmbH has introduced the xiD camera family of USB 3.0 bus-powered cameras with multi-tap Sony CCD sensors. The xID family features the ICX674, ICX694, ICX814, and ICX834 sensors, with...
XIMEA GmbH
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Fiber-Coupled Gas-Flow Cells
New fiber-coupled gas-flow cells from Wavelength References Inc. are suited for UV to mid-infrared spectroscopy. The FCM-10 and FCM-40 feature enclosures with pressure handling capabilities...
Wavelength References
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InP Dual-Polarization IQ Modulator
The indium phosphide (InP) dual-polarization IQ modulator from TeraXion is suited for 100- and 400-Gb/s long-haul and metro fiber optic networks. The modulator enables 100 Gb/s...
TeraXion Inc.
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Camera Interface
The Unity Board interface and software from Vreo Innovation controls the Sony FCB-MA130 miniature camera module. The USB 3.0 interface card supports the streaming of full-HD video with 30...
Framos GmbH
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Solar Simulator
The LSH-7320 from Oriel Instruments is an LED class ABA solar simulator. With lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours, LEDs eliminate the need to change expensive and hazardous bulbs. The LEDs...
Oriel Instruments
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CMOS Bio-Optical Sensor
Anitoa Systems has released an ultralow-light CMOS bio-optical sensor for portable medical and scientific instruments. The device is capable of detecting 3 × 10-6 lux, narrow-band...
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MPE Objectives
New objectives lenses from Olympus are designed to accelerate data collection in deep-tissue imaging using multiphoton excitation (MPE) and light-sheet microscopy. The XLPLN10XSVMP and...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Fiber Laser Cutting System
The new 3900 Series FiberStar laser cutting system from LaserStar Technologies can make intricate patterns in metals, plastics and ceramics. The fiber laser operates at 1070 nm with an...
LaserStar Technologies Corp.
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AriaMx
The AriaMx system from Agilent Technologies Inc. features changeable optics cartridges for real-time polymerase chain-reaction (PCR) procedures. The system can multiplex up to six channels...
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Analog Frame Grabber
The new Alta-AN analog frame grabber from BitFlow can acquire a signal from one, two or four analog cameras simultaneously at the cameras’ full frame rate and resolution. Free drivers...
BitFlow, Inc.
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ILM-2
InnoLas Solutions GmbH has introduced the new ILM-2 platform for producing half or quarter solar cells. The system provides high-aspect-ratio laser grooving and uses a soft wafer breaking...
InnoLas Laser GmbH
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Galvanometer Drivers
New galvanometer drivers from Scanlab AG have lower inertia for precision laser positioning. The drives are equipped with lightweight beryllium mirrors and a 14-mm aperture. The positioning...
SCANLAB AG
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Intraocular Lens
The CT Lucia hydrophobic monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) from Carl Zeiss Meditec AG offers cataract surgeons streamlined workflows before and during surgery. The C-loop design incorporates...
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
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Thermal Sensor
Designed to handle large beams and laser diode bars, the 1000-BB-120 thermal sensor from Ophir Photonics is a water-cooled thermopile detector featuring a 120-mm aperture. The sensor...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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CompaVis LED Series
With 40 models in a variety of configurations and colors, the CompaVis LED illumination series from Schott Moritex supports image processing for factory automation and inspection. The LEDs...
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Slab Laser
The DC 060 CO2 Slab Laser from Rofin expands the company’s DC series with a cutting performance of 6 kW. The Rofin Control Unit enables extended monitoring and control function to...
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LED Light Cart
The EPLCD-48-2L-LED paint booth cart light by Larson Electronics provides the illumination of a permanent fixture in a portable form. The explosion-proof light allows illumination of objects...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectrometer
A new time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer from Newport Corp. is suited for studying the dynamics of a variety of samples. The TRFLS can measure fluorescence lifetime and sample dynamics...
Newport Corporation
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Fiber Preparation Machines
New automatic preparation machines from AFL allow technicians to strip, clean and cleave fibers in 18 to 21 seconds. The APM-101 and APM-102 automatically perform all the steps necessary to...
AFL
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UV Curing LEDs
New UV LEDs for curing of inks, adhesives and coatings are available from Excelitas Technologies Corp. The OmniCure AC8 series offers precise control of UV irradiance levels and incorporates...
Excelitas Technologies Corp.
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Fiber-Optic Converter
The new repeaters and fiber-optic converters from Mikrotron facilitate bidirectional data transfer from industrial cameras via CoaXPress. The components offer transfer rates of 6.25 Gb/s in...
Mikrotron GmbH
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Picosecond Laser
The Rapid NX picosecond laser by Coherent Inc. features pulse-on-demand and burst mode operation for materials processing. It offers 6 W of average power at 1,064 nm and a pulse width of...
Coherent Inc.
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Innova-IRIS
The next-generation Innova IRIS by Bruker Corp. is a tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy system designed to accelerate the adoption and time-to-publish of nano-Raman spectroscopy research. The...
Bruker AXS, Inc.
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RazerCam Smart Cameras
The RazerCam smart camera series from FSI Technologies offers EyeVision technology for a variety of applications, from machine vision to industrial automation. It possesses powerful...
FSI Technologies Inc.
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eCobalt Laser
The eCobalt laser by Laser Marking Technologies provides inexpensive, high-quality laser marking. The latest addition to the Cobalt series, eCobalt touts a pulsed fiber laser and an easily...
Laser Marking Technologies, LLC
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LightSheet Plus
Andor Technology offers a new feature set for its Zyla 4.2 scientific CMOS camera that optimizes it for light sheet and selective plane illumination microscopy. LightSheet Plus allows the...
Andor Technology plc, Corporate Headquarters
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Micro Integrated Tunable Laser Assembly
The new micro integrated tunable laser assembly (ITLA) from Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. may be used in ultrahigh-speed optical digital coherent transmission devices. The micro ITLA has a...
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THz Spectroscope
A new terahertz time-domain spectroscope from Menlo Systems GmbH provides up to 4.5-THz bandwidth and a signal-to-noise ratio up to 80 dB. The portable Tera K15 is designed for...
Menlo Systems GmbH
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Spectrofluorometer
With higher sensitivity, the FluoroMax Plus spectrofluorometer from Horiba Scientific enables fast measurement of weak, small samples. The device expands the FluoroMax series by providing...
HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Scientific
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Frame Grabber Software Development Kit
Supporting the Cyton CXP family of frame grabbers, the SDK 5.90 software development kit from Bitflow customizes the end-user experience in next-generation CoaXPress vision environments. SDK...
BitFlow, Inc.
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Thermoplastic Compounds for LEDs
The Konduit PX13012 and PX11311U compounds by Sabic are thermoplastic material used in hybrid LEDs heat sinks. The PX13012 compound has the highest thermal conductivity of all electrical...
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Work Space LED
The EPL-PM-150LED-24V-100 explosion-proof LED by Larson Electronics can illuminate up to 10,000 square feet of work space. It is mounted within an A-frame portable stand made of...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Fiber Optic Test Instruments
Yenista Optics has announced a new passive component tester and a series of tunable filters for fiber optic test and measurement applications. The CT400 passive component tester (pictured)...
Yenista Optics
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LED Matrix Platform
The Matrix Platform from Philips Lumileds uses Luxeon LEDs assembled on a wide selection of board types to remove manufacturer responsibility for board and module assembly. The Luxeon XR and...
Philips Lumileds Lighting Co.
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VPIlabExpert
Providing advanced signal processing and analysis functions for lab environments, VPIlabExpert software from VPIphotonics provides pre- and post-processing of data for optical communications. ...
VPIphotonics
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Fiber Optic Interface
A new glass interface from Optoscribe Ltd. is designed for simple coupling to arrays of emitters or receivers including vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), photodiodes and photonic...
Optoscribe Ltd.
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Microscopy Software
Leica Application Suite X (LAS X) imaging software is designed for use with wide-field, confocal and superresolution microscope platforms. It offers new features for microscopic image...
Leica Microsystems GmbH
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Area-Scan Camera
A new high-speed area-scan camera by Adimec is an addition to the company’s series of CMOS global shutter cameras. Quad CoaXPress CXP-6 features high speed and resolution, and offers...
Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
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Single-Mode Optical Switch
The new 192-fiber reconfigurable single-mode optical switch from Polatis provides non-blocking SDN-enabled connectivity between any pair of fiber ports with typically 1 dB of path loss. The...
Polatis Inc.
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Portable Time-Domain Reflectometer
A new portable optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) from Yokogawa Test & Measurement delivers enable automatic characterization of optical fiber in the field. The AQ7280 is based on...
Yokogawa Europe BV
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100G Transceiver
The dual-rate 100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver from NeoPhotonics provides a module solution for bandwidth-hungry datacenter applications where both density and low power are required. The 100G CFP2...
NeoPhotonics Corp.
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Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly
A tunable laser source for high-speed 100- and 400-Gb/s coherent transmission systems, the Dual Micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA) from Emcore enables the design of higher densities into...
EMCORE Corp., Optical Devices
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Illumination Adapter
The LDBNHUB by Prior Scientific Inc. is an adapter for connecting the Prior LDB100/101 series brightfield LED illuminator to Nikon’s Ti HUB microscope. The system allows complete...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
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3-D Scanner
The HDI 109 3-D scanner by LMI Technologies uses blue LED projection to scan small parts at a high level of accuracy. The device provides seamless 3-D scanning, from acquisition to...
LMI Technologies Inc., Corporate Headquarters
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LF-880 Compact Photodiode Array Spectrometer
Covering the UV/VIS/NIR range from 650 to 1050 nm, the LF-880 compact photodiode array spectrometer from Spectral Evolution is designed to integrate into OEM products and laboratories. The...
Spectral Evolution, Inc.
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Tachyon 1024 microCORE
The Tachyon 1024 microCORE module by New Infrared Technologies is a mini uncooled MWIR-imaging module. It can reach 1000 fps and offers a maximum frame rate of 1000 Hz. It has been designed...
New Infrared Technologies (NIT)
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Vinden CZ 640 Chassis Camera
Designed for OEMs and integrators, the Vinden CZ 640 chassis camera from Sierra-Olympic Technologies is an uncooled, continuous-zoom camera that provides LWIR thermal imaging. The camera has...
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Telecentric Measuring Lenses
Silver Series telecentric measuring lenses from Edmund Optics are now available in 0.5×, 0.75× and 2.0× primary magnifications with in-line illumination. The lenses are...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Laser-Triangulation Sensors
The CS series 3-D laser-triangulation sensors by Automation Technology is the latest addition to the company’s C2 group of compact sensors. The new sensors are available with pixel...
AT - Automation Technology GmbH
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Mirror Tilting System
A new two-axis tilting system from piezosystem jena offers precise positioning of optical components like mirrors or prisms at up to several hundred Hertz. The PSH25 OEM accommodates...
piezosystem jena GmbH
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UAV Hyperspectral Imager
An ultracompact version of its precursor, the OCI-UAV hyperspectral imager from BaySpec acquires VIS-NIR hyperspectral data with continuous spectral and spatial coverage. The OCI-UAV...
BaySpec, Inc.
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High-Speed Photodiode
A new high-speed photodiode from Opto Diode Corp. offers a 5-mm circular active area for use in extreme UV (1 to 200 nm) detection. The SXUV20HS1 is designed to dissipate the optical energy...
Opto Diode Corp.
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LED Spotlights
New LED spotlights from Smart Vision Lights are designed for illuminating tight spaces in industrial machine vision applications. The six models in the Prox Light series use 5-W LEDs housed...
Smart Vision Lights
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SERS Substrates
Using precisely controlled gold nanoparticles, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates from Ocean Optics amplify weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude to gain fast, repeatable...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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Camera Driver Suite
Version 4.41 driver suite from IDS Imaging provides optimized default runtime values for both the uEye LE and ML USB 3.0 industrial cameras. The driver is available for Windows and Linux...
IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc.
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ArF Immersion Lasers
New argon fluoride (ArF) immersion lasers from Gigaphoton Inc. offer enhanced efficiency and output for semiconductor lithography processing. The eGRYCOS (e-GIGAPHOTON Recycle Chamber...
Gigaphoton Inc.
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Machine Vision System
A new compact machine vision system from National Instruments enables synchronization with automation devices for camera and lighting triggering and is suited for industrial applications up to 55...
National Instruments Corp.
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Aerial Camera Systems
New aerial camera systems from Phase One Industrial are suitable for creating orthophotographs and digital terrain and surface models for mapping. The new 80-megapixel, 60-megapixel and...
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CameraCubeChip
The OVM6211 CameraCubeChip by OmniVision Technologies Inc. is a compact global shutter camera for mobile devices. It is based on the company’s 3-µm OmniPixel3-GS global shutter...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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Telepathology Workstation
The Pathscope 2 imaging and telepathology workstation from Spot Imaging Solutions can streamline routine slide examinations by annotating and archiving diagnostic fields of view to a laboratory...
SPOT Imaging Solutions
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Industrial Cameras
Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced two USB 3.0 industrial cameras. The CP Rev. 2 USB camera series offers integrated image memory with the Sony IMX174 sensor or the Aptina 18 MP...
IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc.
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Superresolution Microscopy Software
New software from Olympus provides optical resolution up to 120 nm for the company’s FluoView FV1200 microscope. Olympus FV-OSR software enables confocal superresolution microscopy for...
Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions Group
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Light-Cure Adhesives
Encompass light-cure adhesives from Dymax Corp. change color to provide visual confirmation that the bond site is secure. The blue adhesives become colorless after sufficient exposure to UV...
INTERTRONICS
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Steel Linear Stages
Compact, low-profile linear stages from Newport Corp. offer 300 mm of travel and can bear up to 1000 N of load, with axial load capacity of 200 N. MTN Series stages are available with DC or...
Newport Corporation
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3-D Image Correlation System
Trilion Quality Systems has announced a new 3-D digital image correlation system. The Aramis 4M150 can optically measure more than 10,000 points and compare them with those of a computer...
Trilion Quality Systems LLC
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Electron-Multiplying CCD Cameras
The new ProEM-HS line of high-speed electron-multiplying CCD cameras from Princeton Instruments are suited for low-light imaging and spectroscopy applications. With 20-MHz readout capability...
Princeton Instruments
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Spectroscope
A new process measurement device from Prozess Technologie uses spectroscopy to measure samples at the molecular level. The Reveal performs noncontact measurements of liquids, solids, gases...
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Laser Micromachining Platform
The µFlexTM Series multi-axis precision laser micromachining platform by Electro Scientific Industries Inc. is suited for consumer electronics, medical devices and automotive components. ...
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
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Thickness Analysis System
Based on advances in terahertz technology, the TS9000 from Advantest nondestructively measures the thickness of semiconductor packaging. The TS9000 enables rapid, repeatable and accurate...

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