Optical Components & Materials

Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Quartz Crystal Microbalance: QCM

December 8, 2016

Available from Laptech precision their very wide range of quartz microbalance sensors, which can be manufactured to custom specifications. The circular-blank material has parallel faces and either flat, bevelled, plano or double contoured profiles.

These QCM monitor crystals come in frequencies ranging from 1MHz up to 60MHz, they have custom electrode configurations with possible wrap... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

EUVL Optical Coatings offers low defect rate.

November 24, 2016

Increasing function by number of transistors that can be printed on chip, EUVL Optical Coatings are used inside scanner tools. Made of two independent inline, system can deposit four large optics. Offering 800 millimeters diameter, device is used to achieve coatings on substrates up to 1.5 meters long. With sophisticated 2-dimensional d-spacing distribution pattern, units are used in next... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Precision Optics Overstock List Has Variety of Sapphire and Exotic Parts

November 24, 2016

A complete list of first quality overstock parts resulting from customer parts overruns are available from stock for immediate delivery at substan-tially discounted prices from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI.

The Meller Optics 2017 Stock Parts List features over 75 categories of precision parts made from BaF2, CaF2, germanium, CO2 laser glasses, quartz, ruby, sapphire, silicon,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens Offers visibility control.

November 14, 2016

Available in both tabletop and immersive mode, SketchUp Viewer provides access to the most critical pieces of information for making vital project decisions. With SketchUp Viewer, users can view models that are published to their holoLens device via AR|VR extension for SketchUp Desktop, unit enables re-scaling, moving and rotating model as desired. Offering anchoring and re-anchoring in... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Optics & Photonics

Chemical Resistant, Two Part Epoxy Features Glass Transition Temperature of +240°C

November 8, 2016

Widely used in the electronic, aerospace, optical and specialty OEM industries, Master Bond EP126 excels in high temperature applications up to +600°F. This two component product features unique handling properties as Part A is a moderate viscosity liquid and Part B is a powder. It can be easily mixed using a forgiving 100 to 50 ratio by weight. The mixed system is a malleable paste, with an... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control

October 27, 2016

Custom manufactured low order sapphire waveplates that extend IR polarization control into the infrared, beyond fused silica optical waveplates, are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Waveplates feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, making them highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations. ... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire Fiber Laser Windows feature Moh 9 hardness.

October 17, 2016

Suitable as debris shields on 1064 nm cutting lasers, Sapphire Fiber Laser Windows permit less frequent cover glass lens changes. Products have A/R coatings on both sides to provide transmission of >99.5% at 1.06 microns, with >90% at 650-670 nm. Available in ½–2 in. sizes, windows feature 10-5 scratch-dig finish and provide 1/4 wave transmitted wavefront. Windows are inherently more durable... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Beam Combining Filters target optogenetics applications.

September 30, 2016

BrightLine® Multiphoton LaserMUX™ Beam Combining Filters enable deep tissue imaging and optimized contrast in multi-color and multi-modal fluorescence microscopy. Filters simultaneously achieve high transmission, high reflection, and low GDD over both reflection and transmission, while maintaining minimal wavefront distortion. Suitable for combining 2 femtosecond pulsed laser beams, filters... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Optics & Photonics

Optically Clear, Room Temperature Curing Epoxy Blocks UV Light Transmission

September 14, 2016

Formulated for specific optical applications, Master Bond EP30-2LB blocks UV light from 200-400 nm and allows the transmission of visible light from 450-900 nm. This two part system is optically clear with a refractive index of 1.55. It also passes ASTM E595 testing to meet NASA low outgassing specifications. Beyond its optical properties, EP30-2LB is a reliable structural adhesive with a tensile... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Windows Ideally Suited for Gimbaled Systems

August 26, 2016

Custom fabricated sapphire windows that are ideal for gimbaled systems which might be exposed to fast moving dirt, sand, salt water, and other particulates are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Windows feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond and can withstand pressures to 10,000 psi, depending upon thickness. Manufactured to customer... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Shortpass, Longpass, Imaging Filters offer deep blocking.

August 15, 2016

With series at 10 nm (213 models), 25 nm (108 models) and  50 nm (147 models), TECHSPEC® Hard Coated Filters include High Performance OD 4 Shortpass Filters, High Performance OD 4 Longpass Filters, and Imaging Filters. These products, fabricated using hard coated plasma deposition technology for performance and durability, provide high transmission of designated wavelengths and maximum... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Precision Crystals have low-profile, surface mount enclosure.

August 1, 2016

Assembled in vacuum for maximized Q values and phase noise, SMP-8 (8–130 MHz) and SMX (6–220 MHz) measure 8.0 x 7.2 x 2.3 mm, utilize braze seal, and can be made with custom specifications for precision SC cut, AT cut, and IT cut crystals. Heat transfer properties of 4-point mount make these products suited for OCXO designs. Additionally, thermal transfer properties and Q of SMX-8 can... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics Feature Precise Focal Lengths

July 22, 2016

Custom fabricated sapphire optics for use in aerospace and other critical applications requiring resistance to fast-moving dirt, temperature extremes, and high pressure are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Optics are custom fabricated and feature a curve radius tolerance of 0.5” to 2.5” with focal length accuracy of ±0.0005”, depending upon radius, to... Read More

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 nano-metallic alloy... 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 with... 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... 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

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

Semi-Transparent Mirrors create dynamic displays and more.

May 19, 2016

Available in sizes up to 126 x 88 and 4–6 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... Read More