Optical Components & Materials

Optics & Photonics

Cokin and OmegaBrandess Introduce NUANCES GND Filters

June 17, 2016

The dark side has never been so attractive. Hampstead, MD — Only a few months after having introduced NUANCES Full ND filters – the best Neutral Density filters available, Cokin and OmegaBrandess are proud to announce NUANCES Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters. Cokin states that their biggest challenge has been to adapt their coating technology to make it graduated. A... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Ametek HSC Adds Optical Laboratory, Fiber Optic Component Production and Testing Capabilities

June 13, 2016

Expands Its Leadership in Hermetic Optical Components for Harsh Environments ROSEMEAD, CA - As today's specialty optical components market expands into increasingly harsh environments in oil and gas, aerospace and industrial applications, there is a growing need for reliable hermetic terminations that are critical to reliable system performance. Single mode (SM) and multimode (MM) optical... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Co2 Laser Optics Designed for Sharper Cuts

June 10, 2016

A line of CO2 laser optics optimized for 10.6 microns that are in-stock for popular etching, marking, and thin metal cutting lasers are available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research CO2 Optics are designed to promote sharper cuts with fewer passes and are optimized for 10.6 microns.  The lenses feature coatings... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Filters with Performance Efficiency Uncompromised by Angle of Incidence

June 8, 2016

Palatine, Ill. – Midwest Optical Systems (MidOpt) announces the release of a broad range of StablEDGE™ filters. StablEDGE™ is an innovative hybrid filter design that maintains critical spectral performance in imaging applications with short focal length lenses (<12mm) or angular-dependent lighting. In traditional filter designs, as the angle of light reaching the filter changes, the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Photography Accessories enhance composition and capture.

June 7, 2016

As lens adapter for Canon EOS EF/EF-S lenses to Sony NEX/E-Mount type bodies, Pictools PTEF-SE-AF provides autofocus via electronic contacts that also transmit exposure/aperture data. Pictools 5-in-1 Reflector Kit PT51RK42 provides shadow-lightening detail in subject using available/studio lighting, and Pictools Foldable Beauty Dish (31 or 47 in.) features heavy-duty construction. Pictools Speedlite Lighting Kit PTSLK80 lets photographers generate mono light output using existing speedlites. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

May 25, 2016

Hitachi Chemical to begin sampling Nanosys certified Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF®) immediately with mass production volumes available in the second half of 2016 SAN FRANCISCO - Nanosys, Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF optical films for display applications. Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF to display... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Optics & Photonics

Optical Adhesive features high refractive index.

May 19, 2016

Cured by UV and/or visible light between 315&ndash;450 nm, NOA 170 features refractive index of 1.70 at 25°C. Liquid adhesive is recommended for bonding glass to glass and also offers adhesion to cellulose acetate butyrate. When fully cured, adhesive is very rigid and brittle. Product features temperature range of -5 to 100°C, viscosity of 4,500&ndash;5,500 cps, and Shore D hardness of 75. Applications include military and commercial optics, waveguides, fiber optics, LEDs, and displays. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment, Vision Systems

Semi-Transparent Mirrors create dynamic displays and more.

May 19, 2016

Available in sizes up to 126 x 88 and 4&ndash;6 mm custom thicknesses, scratch-resistant Semi-Transparent Mirrors feature mirror coating applied to either low iron soda lime glass or grey glass. Additional customization options include screen printing, edge treatments, shape, and finish options. While silver reflection remains stable under wide viewing angles, optical coating, which has color neutral performance across visible spectrum, does not affect true color of display image. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Incom Announces Partnership with Lytro at NAB

April 26, 2016

Light Field imaging leader uses Incom components in world's first Light Field Solution for Film and Television, Lytro Cinema LAS VEGAS, and CHARLTON, Mass. - Incom, the world's largest supplier of glass and polymer fiber optic solutions, empowers digital display innovation. At the NAB Show, Incom announced that Lytro, the leader in Light Field technology, uses Incom components in... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment

Revolutionize the In-Store Shopping Experience with LED Optical Film Technology from Design Phase

March 24, 2016

Design Phase and FLEx Lighting introduce newest optical film with patented LED technology, InvisiSign CHICAGO – Initially designed and developed for applications in the Defense, Medical, and Consumer Electronics industries, Design Phase in conjunction with FLEx Lighting has developed a brand new point of purchase media-The InvisiSign.  The patented ultra-thin, flexible and clear optical... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

Build SFP28 Modules for Data Centers and Radio Access with Industry's First Transceiver IC in Mass Production

March 21, 2016

Keep heat away from lasers using Maxim Integrated's transceiver chip and TO-can optics. SAN JOSE, Calif. - Manufacturers of SFP28 modules for data center and radio fronthaul applications can now use TO-cans enabled by the industry's first transceiver IC, which is shipping now from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Maxim's SFP28 transceiver allows module... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Vishay Intertechnology to Highlight Leading Vishay Electro-Films Products at OFC 2016

March 15, 2016

Technology Lineup to Include Custom Submounts and Substrates, RF Capacitors, and Wire-Bondable Products MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it will be showcasing its latest industry-leading Vishay Electro-Films (EFI) solutions at the 2016 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC 2016), taking place March 20-24 at the Anaheim... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

PG&O® Provides Customized Optical Components for Avotec's Real Eye Nano(TM)

March 10, 2016

• Avotec’s unique visual stimulation and eye tracking system for MRI systems is a finalist in SPIE’s prestigious Prism Awards - Biomedical Instrumentation category. SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass Optics (PGO - www.pgo.com), announces the customization of two thin film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire and Ruby Balls create short focal length lenses.

February 18, 2016

Featuring 9 Moh hardness, Meller Sapphire and Ruby Balls come in 42 in. and metric sizes from 0.1&ndash;0.5 mm diameter with 0.000025 in. sphericity and ±0.0001 in. basic diameter tolerance. Units can be precision ground into plano-convex lenses with surface finishes to 80&ndash;20 scratch dig. Unaffected by fast moving dirt and impervious to most chemicals, solvents, and detergents, balls crafted into lenses for micro air vehicle applications are available A/R coated and provide 85&ndash;98% typical transmission. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

GS Plastic Optics Features Precision Polymer Optics at Photonics West 2016

February 17, 2016

Rochester, NY – GS Plastic Optics, a leading manufacturer of precision polymer optics, will feature diamond turned, injection molded, and thin-film coated lenses at the SPIE Photonics West 2016 exhibition, February 16-18 in San Francisco. Every day GS Plastic Optics works with executives and program managers to solve complex optical challenges. The company manufactures polymer optics... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Jenoptik Shows New Laser and Optic Products at Photonics West 2016

February 12, 2016

Jenoptik presents product highlights of its Optical Systems and Healthcare Industry divisions at SPIE Photonics West from February 16th to 18th in San Francisco, South hall of Moscone Center, booth 1823. In the year that marks its 25th anniversary, Jenoptik will exhibit various products and solutions for semiconductor, life science and industrial applications at SPIE Photonics West 2016 in... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fluorescence Bandpass Filters match common fluorophores.

February 9, 2016

With 18 additional models at center wavelengths ranging from 386&ndash;648 nm, TECHSPEC® Fluorescence Bandpass Filters suit fluorescence imaging applications. Units feature greater than 93% transmission and greater than OD 6 blocking outside desired passband, less than 3% from edge of bandwidth, to ensure detection of weakest signals. Offered in 12.5, 25, and 50 mm diameters, filters are manufactured with hard sputtered coating on single fused silica substrate and mounted in black anodized ring. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings, Vision Systems

First Surface Mirrors Provide No Ghosting for Image Clarity

February 4, 2016

Most people are familiar with conventional mirrors that we see and use every day, from the bathroom mirror, a hand held mirror, or a car's rear view mirror. These mirrors use glass as a protective surface and have the mirror coating, commonly referred to as "silvering", on the back side, or "second surface". The exposed glass helps protect the mirror coating underneath from scratching or... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings on Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes and Substrates

February 3, 2016

DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE's BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco. SANTA ROSA, CA – Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. The company's... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Non-Distortion, High Definition Compatible Optical Grade Beam Splitter Mirrors Ideal for Teleprompter Applications

February 3, 2016

Teleprompter systems have three main components; the glass itself, which is what Abrisa Technologies supplies, the screen and the camera. Serving as a one-way mirror, the coated glass is placed at an angle to reflect the image (e.g. text) from below, allowing an individual to look directly into the camera rather than at notes or a script when addressing an audience. Abrisa Technologies... Read More