Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrophotometer offers auto-scanning capability.

February 16, 2015

Capable of automatically measuring color chart for profile creation in about 4 minutes, Model FD-9 can reduce scanning time and operator errors while optimizing measurement accuracy. LCD mounted on main body allows users to set up, operate, and monitor instrument. FD-9 can be used in network environment to serve multiple printers from all major manufacturers. With optional automatic sheet feeder, up to 100 charts can be loaded into feeder and measured continuously. Read More

Optics & Photonics

FE-SEM System features integrated EDS capabilities.

February 16, 2015

With integrated silicon-drift X-ray detector, digital multichannel analyzer, and intuitive software, Model 8500B allows users to perform quantitative elemental analysis on arbitrary points, on continuous line scan, or in user-defined regional map. Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy results are analyzed and displayed in real-time and researchers can export data for further off-line analysis. Patented event-streamed spectrum imaging saves full spectrum at every pixel for analysis and display. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Beam Diagnostics Cameras combine sensitivity and accuracy.

February 13, 2015

Powered via USB port, USB 2 High Speed-compatible LaserCam-HR II cameras use BeamView software and are suited for production and laboratory settings. CCD sensors (½ and 2/3 in. formats) and circuitry lower noise floor and allow increase in bit-depth of image digitization process. Consequently, this optimizes dynamic range of camera and promotes laser beam diameter measurement sensitivity and accuracy, especially involving D4sigma and second moment calculations. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable Field Testers simplify FTTA and DAS deployments.

February 13, 2015

All-in-one Ethernet/optical FTB-700G Series and FTB-800 NetBlazer Series provide enhanced common public radio interface (CPRI) protocol testing solution. This feature helps field technicians to install and maintain fronthaul networks by testing connectivity and data integrity between remote radio head (RRH) and baseband unit (BBU) in fiber-fed cell towers. Also, CPRI functionality reduces unnecessary tower climbs. Both portable field testers also feature usability-optimized UIs. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Radiometric Camera Cores offer 40, 24, and 9° lens options.

February 13, 2015

With 17 micron pitch, proprietary IR sensor architecture, and 320 x 240 resolution, Tamarisk® 320 Precision Series offers means to remotely locate and identify key temperature variances in given scene. Products enable user-defined color parameters and real-time temperature readout. Expanded radiometric feature set includes ability to accurately measure scene temperatures from -20 to 550°C, provide per pixel temperature at rate of 60 fps, and configure regions of interest for thermal triggers. Read More

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

Color Light Sensor features IR blocking filter.

February 12, 2015

Designed to reject IR in light sources, Intersil ISL29125 operates in environments from sunlight to dark rooms. Digital red, green, and blue color light sensor has integrated ADC that rejects 50 Hz and 60 Hz flicker caused by artificial light. Housed in 1.65 x 1.65 x 0.7 mm package, sensor features selectable range via I2C interface, programmable interrupt windows, and operating power supply of 2.25–3.63 V. Device is suited for smartphones, PDAs, tablet PCs, LCD TVs, and digital cameras. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High Power Laser delivers up to 20 W.

February 12, 2015

Controlled by internal microprocessor, Grande Laser is suited for analytical, research, 3D printing, and machine vision applications. LCD provides users safety status as well as real-time information on power current settings and internal temperature. Drive current and bias settings are user controllable with 12 bits of resolution (4,096 steps). With typical input of 5 Vdc, or 8 Vdc for blue and green lasers, Grande uses passive cooling for circuitry and laser. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Performance Crystals target automotive industry needs.

February 10, 2015

Comprising 2016-size (2.0 x 1.6 mm) crystals, XRCGB-F-A series supports frequencies from 24–48 MHz and exhibits frequency tolerance of ±30 ppm and frequency temperature stability of ±35 ppm within typical automobile operating range of -40 to +125°C. These AEC-Q200 compliant products are suitable for next-generation automotive LANs, such as Ethernet, or image processing ECUs as well as ADAS ECUs (camera, millimeter wave, laser, etc) and gateway ECUs. Read More

Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

HD Fisheye Cameras support situational awareness.

February 10, 2015

With digital pan/tilt/zoom and up to 64 GB onboard SDXC storage, Model SNF-8010 and mobile Model SNF-8010VM can monitor activity 24/7 in environments such as banks, offices, retail stores, and warehouses. Images captured can be dewarped and/or displayed in variety of configurations, including single or double panorama and 360° view. Using intelligent motion detection, cameras can detect motion while ignoring small, repetitive motions that could generate false alarms. Read More

Optics & Photonics

SFF Diode Pumped Lasers incorporate rugged components.

February 10, 2015

At 6 in. long and 2.5 lb, DPSS Jewel Laser features swappable resonator that reduces downtime and USB or optional Bluetooth wireless interface with Built-In-Test that may be used for remote programming and diagnostics. MIR Series Mid-infrared lasers, also available, offer software-selectable output pulse energies in compact packages. Supporting laboratory experiment integration or use as OEM unit, these lasers offer single-mode emission and turn-key operation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Single Fiber Splicer features active V-groove mechanism. .

February 9, 2015

Featuring moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment and consistent splicing results, Model 21S is developed for FTTX, data center, LAN, and access network applications. Typical splice time is 9 seconds and tube-heating time is 30 seconds. Measuring 120 x 189 x 71.3 mm, splicer has 4.7 in. TFT color LCD monitor and built-in battery, which enables 200 cycles. Other features include accurate splice loss estimation and real-time arc calibration functions. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

SWIR Line Scan Camera supports medical diagnosis.

February 6, 2015

Designed for spectral-domain optical coherence tomography applications, 2k pixel Model GL2048R enables entire front of eye — from top of cornea through to bottom of lens — to be imaged. Speed of camera minimizes motion blur while capturing retina's full field of view. Phase stability enables SD-OCT systems to measure and map faster blood flows that occur in larger vessels of choroid. With camera, OCT systems can also measure corneal thickness, scar tissue, and lens dimensions. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

PM Fused Fiber Couplers/Splitters support ±50 nm operation.

February 6, 2015

By leveraging Fused Biconically Tapered (FBT) wavelength flattening technology, Ultra Broadband Polarization Maintaining (PM) Fused Fiber Couplers/Splitters support operation over bandwidths up to ±50 nm for polarization maintaining fibers (including Panda and Bow-Tie). These products support builds of expanding global imaging and sensor markets utilizing broader wavelength bandpass with highest path-matching accuracy for optimal system performance. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Couplers/Splitters support wide temperature range.

February 6, 2015

With fused biconically tapered platform, Sub-Zero Polarization Maintaining Fused 125 µm and 80 µm Fiber Couplers/Splitters operate from -55 to +85°C, without significant changes in Polarization Extinction Ratio. Components are small in size with low excess loss, optimal uniformity, and high directivity. Built to mil-aerospace standards and available in various split ratios, devices are suited for fiber gyros and sensors, instrumentation, harsh environment DTS and smart structures. Read More

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

Camera Recording Systems help maximize driver safety.

February 4, 2015

With on-board video and remote monitoring capabilities, MDVR Camera Recording Systems provide constant audio video stream of activity going on around vehicle. Systems support H.264 true high definition and run on Linux open source platform. MDVR-1 supports DVR and GPS capabilities, allowing device to track location and video of vehicle after event occurred. MDVR-2 adds in Wi-Fi capabilities for download of footage, while MDVR-3 adds support for 3G cellular data networks. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Microscopy System offers expanded options and accessories.

February 3, 2015

Offering choice of 6 different sub lenses with magnifications of .35X, .5X, .75X, 1X, 1.5X, and 2X, Micro-Video Zoom Objective is suited for industrial robots, machine vision, quality control, and electronics fabrication. Video Adapters expand range of magnifications from low of .17X to high of 18X, while 2X C-Mount Adapter delivers up to 748X enlargement. To shorten overall length between camera and work piece, Right Angle Optical Beam Bender is available. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Seafood Tracking System has water- and dust-resistant touchscreen.

February 2, 2015

Targeting seafood processors, SIMBA Seafood Traceability System lets users process, label, and track their products. Washdown touchscreen supports use in harsh conditions and fosters accelerated processing. Providing information of production in real-time for inventory reporting to sales, system can track, label, and ship unlimited number of products with specific species and characteristics. Direct interface is supported to any scale with digital output to serial or USB port. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Small Glass Optics enhance Chips on Board capabilities.

January 29, 2015

Designed to handle Type I–V lighting distribution fixtures, small optic prisms are intended for use with Chips on Board (COBs) and can help improve direction of light. These products, available as various forms of convex lenses and sophisticated prisms, exhibit increased tolerance for interior heat created by COB and feature dimensions that help decrease fixture size. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Precision Molded IR Lenses are used in SWIR to LWIR range.

January 26, 2015

Manufactured from chalcogenide glasses, Precision Molded Infrared Optics offer transparency from SWIR to LWIR with optimized thermo-optic properties. Centered and antireflective coated lenses are available as well as single- and double-sided aspherical lenses, up to 30 mm in size. Diffractive optical elements pressed directly onto lens surface helps achieve necessary color correction and athermalization. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

DSLM Camera combines selfie functions and professional features.

January 26, 2015

Incorporating 16.00 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, DMC-GF7 Wi-Fi®-enabled Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera provides ISO to 25,600 and Contrast AF System that exchanges digital signal between camera and lens at 240 fps max. Rear monitor, which consists of 3.0 in. 1,040K-dot touchscreen LCD, tilts up to ~180° and automatically puts camera into Self Shot Mode. Users can also capture full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p video recording in AVCHD progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. Read More