Lasers

Optics & Photonics

Tunable Laser Source offers sub-picometer tuning repeatability.

March 27, 2015

As module for 8164B lightwave measurement system, 81606A accelerates automated adjustment of wavelength-selective devices to facilitate device verification. Respective tuning ranges for Option 216 and 116 are 1,450–1,650 nm and 1,490–1,640 nm. While cavity and laser module design promotes dynamic range, wavelength reference unit maximizes accuracy. Feedback controls and drive mechanics enable accelerated sweeps without impacting specified dynamic accuracy. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Integrated Tunable Laser Assembly offers 8 W EOL power disspation.

March 25, 2015

Solid-state dual micro-ITLA provides flexibility of using separate laser for transmit and local oscillator for 100G/200G deployments or output power in dual carrier applications for next gen 200G/400G coherent links. Electronically tuned device can enable rapid wavelength switching and features DS-DBR wideband tunable laser technology based on InP chip. Features include full C-band dual-laser tunable source (1529–1568 nm), +15.5 dBm nominal EOL, and variable output power range of 8 dB. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Power Pulsed Laser Diode Module is used for optical testing.

March 23, 2015

Designed for use in optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs) and optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) for optical testing applications, SCW 1632-350R operates at 1,625 nm and features optical power of 350 mW typ. Ridge waveguide (RWG) Fabry-Perot (FP) laser diode, housed in 14-pin butterfly package, is optically coupled to single-mode fiber (SMF) pigtail and includes thermoelectric cooler (TEC) and electrically isolated, temperature-sensing thermistor. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Laser Platform is dedicated to glaucoma treatment.

February 26, 2015

Cleared by US FDA, Cyclo G6™ laser platform is designed to treat patients diagnosed with range of glaucoma disease states. Product features MicroPulse tissue-sparing technology as well as single-use probes, including MicroPulse® P3 Disposable, that connect to usability-optimized laser console. MicroPulse offers repeatable, minimally invasive approach to slowing progress of glaucoma. 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

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

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

Laser Diode Module operates at 650 nm.

January 13, 2015

Intended for general-purpose, medium-duty applications, Model GPL 105 includes 3/8 in. NPT-threaded housing with mounting hardware and plug-in USB-type power supply. Cable connector length is 36 in. and available patterns are red dot or line with nominal focal length of 17 in. Equipped with static, surge, and reverse polarity protection as well as auto power control, laser features optical output power of less than 5 mW, operating current of less than 50 mA, and operating voltage of 5 Vdc. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers have small form factor design.

December 19, 2014

Designed for 24/7 cleanroom fabs and portable environmentally challenged applications, 6 in. long and 2.5 lb Jewel Lasers feature sealed housing with conductively cooled thermal management system that eliminates need for external fans and water cooling. USB or optional Bluetooth® interface is available, and swappable resonator reduces downtime and production expense. Design allows integration onto gantry in cleanroom or into battery-operated portable systems. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Interferometer Mirrors provide 99.8+% reflectivity. .

December 10, 2014

Providing greater than 99.8% reflectivity for S and P polarization, Gires-Tournois Interferometer Mirrors are optical standing wave-resonators that are primarily used in chirping applications such as pulse compression. Units use partially reflective front surface and highly reflective back surface to generate chromatic dispersion. Available in 4 RoHS-compliant, 25.4 mm diameter models in wavelengths from 780–820 nm and 1020–1060 nm, mirrors feature group delay dispersion from -250 to -600 fs². Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Portable Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Tool provides accurate room measurements in seconds.

November 24, 2014

Able to be used by one person to measure distances, areas, and volumes, 4.3 in. long Laser Dimension Master (LDM) 130 can measure distances in feet-inches, decimal feet, inches, or meters. Measurement displays on color LCD, and accuracy is 1/8 in. or better over entire range. For operation, this laser measure requires user to press button and aim laser at wall or surface to be measured (up to 130 ft away). Protective case is supplied as standard.

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Optics & Photonics

Laser and App automate layout of interior points and walls.

November 11, 2014

Spectra Precision® QML800 QuickMark Layout allows drywall and interior contractors to lay out points for interior building construction. Controlled by mobile application running on Android tablet that stores point files, dual lasers create bright, visible X directly on point for marking. Lasers position X at desired point in <5 sec when point is selected. For use in bright conditions, laser pointer accessory helps operators find laser beams. Laser accuracy is 1/8 in. typ. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Diode-Pumped Laser suits microelectronics packaging applications.

November 3, 2014

Offering output powers up to 40 W at 355 nm, AVIA NX q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers suit materials processing applications in microelectronics fabrication and packaging. Implementation of pumping technology of Nd:YVO4 gain medium increases overall system efficiency, while PermAlign 2 optical mounting technology promotes stability and long-term reliability. Integrated microelectronics components contribute to size reduction while also promoting reliability. Read More

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

Light Array provides position monitoring and detection.

October 23, 2014

Comprising red-light laser and high-resolution CCD receiver, BLA Light Array identifies, compares, or sorts objects based on minimal size or height differences. Multifunction device, offering 2 m range and 0.01 mm resolution, provides numerous modes of measurement such as object diameter, object position, gap width, gap position, and edge position. With intuitive, on-device buttons, users can teach-in up to 6 different objects and blank out disruptive objects in measuring field. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

CO2 Laser Engraver fits into small workshops.

October 21, 2014

Measuring 775 x 725 x 450 mm, Energy 8 is designed for low-output marking needs in workshops, stores, and offices. Unit features front loading design, user control of laser via interactive machine instrument panel, integrated storage capabilities, and automatic focus adjustment. Supplied with GravoStyle™ Discovery software, Energy 8 supports flat and cylindrical engraving as well as engraving on objects. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools

Next Generation in laser alignment tools is introduced

October 16, 2014

Comprised of laser transmitter, digital receiver, and smart display, Microgage PRO enables measurement and alignment of long assemblies, machinery, and fixtures over long distances. Laser beam forms straight reference line for machine or assembly, and each of 4 receivers measures in 2 axial directions: horizontal and vertical (X and Y). Laser beam path can be few inches up to 180 ft, and touchscreen display provides accurate readings as small as 0.0001 in. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Micro ITLA supports 400 Gbps optical coherent transmission.

October 1, 2014

Complying with Optical Internetworking Forum standard, micro Integrated Tunable Laser Assembly is available for integration into optical digital coherent transmission equipment. Laser light source measures just 37.5 x 20 x 7.5 mm, which is half of conventional ITLA, and consumes 30% less power. In addition, unit offers narrower line width, finer wavelength grid, and wavelength stability. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Lasers target gun manufacturing industry.

September 26, 2014

Aiming to improve marking and engraving processes for gun manufacturers, Fiber Laser Marking & Engraving System products are intended for performing precision deep 2D and 3D engravings on metal surfaces. Direct parts marking and deep engraving system combines fiber laser technology, FiberScan C3™ software, and industrial-grade safe enclosures. Built to operate in harsh industrial conditions, system uses pulse configurations and is designed for high-speed metal removal without any re-melting. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Picosecond Laser delivers operational versatility.

September 22, 2014

Supporting pulse-on-demand and burst mode operation, RAPID NX offers 6 W average power at 1,064 nm and pulsewidth of <15 psec. Pulse energy is adjustable up to 50 µJ, and repetition rate can be varied over 50 kHz to 1 MHz range. Along with high-reliability components, such as Coherent long lifetime pump diodes, laser features modular construction that facilitates field service. Areas of use include surface structuring, PV manufacturing, thin film applications, and other micromachining tasks. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Shaft Alignment Tool operates with just 3 steps.

September 8, 2014

With intuitive interface, Fluke® 830 delivers precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with vibration testing, IR thermography, and other predictive maintenance measurements, enable maintenance teams to maximize machine life. Three steps include: Setup, which determines machine's dimensions; Measure, which takes readings from 3 sectors as laser is rotated around shaft; and Diagnose, which provides correction numbers along with 4-level, color-coded severity scale. Read More