Optical Components & Materials

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 315–450 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 4,500–5,500 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 4–6 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 0.1–0.5 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 80–20 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 85–98% 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 386–648 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

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Ross Optical's Photonics West Exhibit to Highlight Smartphone Applications of Micro Optics

February 1, 2016

Visit booth 316 to learn about current projects, including micro optics for smartphone-based diagnostic tools El Paso, TX – Ross Optical Industries, a provider of precision OEM lenses and engineering services, will discuss micro optics applications, including a smartphone diagnostics case study, at the 2016 Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco. The growing use of... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Tough, Durable Optical Coatings for Harsh Use Environments

January 25, 2016

The ZCR CoatingS for Optics (ZCR) Division of Abrisa Technologies, designs and manufactures custom anti-reflection, mirror and filter coatings for use in medical, dental and other markets to fulfill demanding optical performance where harsh environmental use conditions, fast ramp installation temperatures and high humidity or chemical resistance is required. Optical elements in medical and... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Projection Port Glass Provides Eye Popping Optical Clarity for On-Screen Viewing

December 2, 2015

Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies' ClearView™ projection port window glass is fabricated using an optically clear, colorless glass with a 2-sided, multi-layer broadband anti-reflective coating, increasing transmissivity thereby ensuring a high quality, bright and sharp screen image. Transmission rate is between 98% and 99%. Optical performance is the key factor in selecting a... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Tunable Edge Filters deliver spectral flexibility.

November 16, 2015

VersaChrome Edge™ includes tunable long pass filter, tunable short pass filter, and full spectrum blocking filter. By working together to create equivalent of single passband filter in visible or near infrared, filters lets users create bandpass they need as well as fine-tune edge positions and passband width to maximize brightness and contrast/signal-to-noise in real-time within their measurement setup. Flexibility afforded by integrated technology suits diverse applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrophotometer Calibration Tools cover NIR range.

November 13, 2015

Consisting of proprietary blend of doped glass, WAV-8 NIR Solid-State Wavelength Filter produces series of distinct calibration peaks from 700–3,000 nm. With 12 peaks, spectrophotometer calibration of wavelength scale can be highly fine-tuned. FNIR-Series Filters maintain linearity from 700–3,000 nm, enabling technicians to validate 5 certified calibration points in NIR range. Superband-Series Filters, with span of 10 calibration points, cover UV, VIS, and NIR range from 200–3,000 nm. Read More