Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics

Dispersing Prisms meet ultrashort pulse laser systems' needs.

May 27, 2015

Depending on alignment, Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms may introduce negative or positive dispersion. Negative dispersion compensation allows effects of other dispersive optical elements to be cancelled. In high-power, ultrafast applications, introducing positive dispersion elongates pulse in time to mitigate risk of damage to optical components. RoHS-compliant, 25.4 x 25.4 mm products, polished to minimize reflection loss, come in 3 substrates and support intracavity and extracavity use. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Laser Optics Assemblies meet standard and custom specs.

May 27, 2015

Used in Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and fiber lasers for cutting, welding, marking, and drilling, Laser Optics Assemblies include standard and custom beam expanders and F-Theta lenses. Housed within anodized aluminum casing, expanders are made with high-precision plano-concave and plano-convex lenses. Units are specialized for use with UV-FIR wavelengths including 266 nm, 355 nm, 532 nm, 1064 nm, and 10.6 μm. F-Theta lenses, made of 2–5 optics, provide constant focal plane throughout entire field of view. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Phase Noise Analyzer/VCO Tester supports functional upgrades.

May 22, 2015

Covering frequency range up to 50 GHz, R&S FSWP phase noise tester can measure spectral purity of such signal sources as generators, synthesizers, and VCOs. Phase noise of local oscillator, coupled with cross-correlation, facilitates signal source measurement. In addition to being able to measure phase noise of pulsed sources as well as residual phase noise under pulsed conditions, unit can also be upgraded to signal and spectrum analyzer. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Nodes are DOCSIS® 3.1-compliant.

May 21, 2015

Based on 1.2 GHz GaN hybrid technology, Teleste AC8710 consists of single optical node with fixed receiver, modular upstream transmitter, and 2 active GaN outputs. Teleste AC9100, based on 1.2 GHz GaN HEMT technology, consists of 2 x 4 node with 4 output ports, including 2 GaN outputs. Device integrates 2 downstream optical receivers and supports up to 4 optical upstream transmitters. In addition to power supply redundancy, AC9100 supports optical link redundancy in both directions. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microwave VNAs support integrated spectrum analysis capability.

May 20, 2015

PNA and PNA-X Series microwave vector network analyzers (VNAs) support spectrum analyzer capability, which simplifies system connections and conserves time by instilling high-speed spurious measurements in instruments used to characterize S-parameters, compression, and distortion. Also, VNAs can perform simultaneous spectrum measurements on all test ports, while in-fixture and on-wafer measurements gain benefits of VNA calibration and de-embedding. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Magnification Microscopes serve industrial QC applications.

May 19, 2015

Equipped with Vernier micrometer heads, TM-8 and TM-10 feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with 10X eyepiece as well as 5X, 10X, and 20X objective lenses that have revolving nosepiece and positive stop. Separate 20X eyepiece is available to double magnifications (up to 400X) and lengthen working distances, while optional objectives from 1X–4X and 5X–40X are available to reach up to 800X magnification. Leveraging video adapter, these microscopes can offer videoscope functionality. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Twister/Collimator rotates laser bar beams 90° to form square.

May 19, 2015

Using preassembled, molded glass twister array combined with fast axis collimator, Beam Twisters™ rotate beams emitted by individual laser bars by 90°. Light emitted from laser bar, after passing through product, becomes square shaped. Providing >97% transmission, RoHS-compliant products feature NIR coatings with average reflectance of <0.5% at 800–1,000 nm. Both 24-emitter model with 400 µm pitch and 19-emitter version with 500 µm pitch are available. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Smart Thermal Camera deters crime, disruptions over large areas.

May 19, 2015

With Hi-Res imager and video processing capability, SightSensor XA can cover football field-size area. Outdoor security solution detects and pinpoints intruders in all conditions, including daylight, total darkness, and adverse weather, to provide 24 hr, real-time situational awareness with minimal nuisance alerts. Solution minimizes camera count and infrastructure requirements in such applications as substations and utilities, rail, airports, energy, and chemical facilities. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Portable Datalogger facilitates wind measurement.

May 18, 2015

Engineered for challenges faced by developers and operators, Nomad 3 Data Logger offers flexible and straightforward use, works with diverse range of wind sensors, and employs Linux OS. Rugged device, which supports transport via backpack, is supported by telemetry and data storage features that enhance capacity for remote data management. Along with wireless connectivity, features include data compression and encryption, Web-enabled device accessibility, and remote configuration support.
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Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

Custom Laser Engraving affords design flexibility.

May 15, 2015

Performed by in-house graphic design department wth CO2 laser system, RoHS- and REACH-compliant laser engraving offers alternative to decals and screen printing with regards to adorning glass parts with logos, scales, or serial numbers. Accurate and repeatable etching process produces permanent images that will not wear, peel, or rub off. Images and logos can be changed instantly, and supported materials include quartz, glass, wood, stainless steel, Kovar, acrylic, plastic, and ceramics. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Speed Photoreceiver features variable gain.

May 14, 2015

Using InGaAs or Si photodiodes followed by variable gain transimpedance amplifier, Model OE-300 covers 320–1,700 nm wavelength range. Unit has switchable gain from 102 to 108 V/A giving precise measurements within wide dynamic range from nanowatts up to 10 mW optical power. Using free space input option, OE-300 works with standard optical accessories like tubes and lenses. FC and SMA optical fiber inputs are also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Mobile Video System targets law enforcement vehicles.

May 12, 2015

Based on ZeroDark HD camera which can record detail at 0.03 lux illumination levels, Veretos MVS captures multiple camera sources simultaneously using different encoding standards for security/redundancy. Customizable solution features 5 in. display with 800 x 480 resolution and can be configured to support numerous trigger points, such as siren activation, crash, and speed. Video and data are saved to solid-state storage and off-loaded to local server or secure cloud via WiFi or optional 4G LTE. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Mechanical Power Transmission

UAV features space-saving retractable design.

May 11, 2015

Constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and carbon fiber, Beartrap 950 UAV is designed to fulfill needs of commercial, industrial, and military\law enforcement market. Unit features CM100 Gimbal, combining HD electro-optic and infrared cameras, object tracking, real-time video stabilization, motion detection, and geo-lock feature. Offering 30+ minute flight time with fully automated flight, UAV includes 256-bit encrypted video downlink and is collapsible for transport. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stockpile Monitoring System targets mining industry.

May 8, 2015

Using OPAL laser scanners deployed around cluster of stockpiles at mine site, 3DRi™ Stockpile software automatically monitors stockpile levels and reports volumes. Dust-penetrating OPAL scanners are specifically designed for harsh, dusty environments and can be deployed without any special, air-conditioned or heated enclosures. Through 3DRi web interface, users can remotely schedule scanning events, define individual stockpiles in cluster, and customize automatic reporting. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

LiDAR Sensors use SDK to develop 3D automation applications.

May 4, 2015

When used with real-time obscurant-penetrating 3D OPAL LiDAR sensors, 3DRi™ SDK can develop intelligent 3D automation applications in harsh environments. Software Development Kit consists of 3DRi System Manager/API and 3DRi Viewer, together with optional 3DRi Plugins that add object segmentation, recognition, tracking, and automatic change detection. Release also provides Automatic Scan Scheduling, Web-Engine, and Grid Generator that down-samples 3D data into user-defined regularly spaced grid.
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Optics & Photonics

Plate Beamsplitters offer high laser damage thresholds.

May 4, 2015

Insensitive to input beam's polarization state, Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters feature high laser damage thresholds of greater than 6 J/cm² at 1064 nm at 10 ns. Coating with dielectric layers offers λ/8 surface accuracy for minimal wavefront distortion. Manufactured using fused silica substrate, beamsplitters have clear aperture of greater than 22.9. Units come in four 25.4 mm diameter models with design wavelengths of 355, 515–532, 770–830, and 1025–1095 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Video Measuring Microscope offers image processing capability.

May 1, 2015

Used for measurement/dimensioning of geometric elements, MarVision MM 320 integrates CCD color camera with zoom lens, 23 in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and Windows® 7-based M3 software. Automatic edge detection allows even low-contrast features to be measured, while Multi Touch function provides continuous variable magnification using touchscreen or mouse. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Universal Transmitter recognizes connected sensor type.

May 1, 2015

Featuring IR interface, PolyTrans® P 32000 automatically recognizes signal outputs of any 2-, 3-, and 4-wire temperature, force, and strain sensors; resistors; potentiometers; resistive sensors; and similar sensing technologies. Transmitters can also recognize standard thermocouple signals, with either internal or external reference junction compensation, and without further adjustments. DIP and rotary encoder switches or IrDA® interface enable adaption to individual measurement tasks. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Capacitance Transmitter precisely measures liquid level.

April 29, 2015

Featuring 2-part modular design with electronic housing and mechanical probe, Model CS02 measures liquid level in oil and gas industry. Unit can be mounted fully submerged within process tank or through threaded opening. Electronics platform features adjustable high/low resolution sensor and controlled linearity scale of measurement. Custom-designed in accordance with user specifications, transmitter is available with 4–20 mA, 0–5 Vdc, and 1–5 Vc outputs with indication lengths from 4–180 in. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Coated Aspheric Lenses work with high-power Nd: YAG lasers.

April 29, 2015

Featuring precision aspheric designs, TECHSPEC® Laser-Line Coated Precision Aspheric Lenses maximize performance in high-power Nd: YAG laser applications. RoHS-compliant lenses have Laser V-coatings with absolute reflectance of <0.25% at design wavelength, and UV fused silica substrate is resistant to thermal expansion. Supplied in 15 and 25 mm dia sizes, 12 models offer numerical apertures (NA) of 0.60, 0.50, and 0.42 and design wavelengths of 355, 532, and 1,064 nm. Read More