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Optics & Photonics

DIY Modular Microscopy Platform accepts wide component range.

August 22, 2016

To construct imaging system tailored to specific applications, Cerna optomechanical platform can be combined with choice of optical, electronic, motion control, and vision parts. Throat depth of 7.74 in. maximizes working volume for sample apparatuses as well as working space around optical path. Each rail side incorporates 95 mm wide dovetail that mates directly with microscope modules, and circular dovetails provide compatibility with optical components. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Avo Photonics Develops SLED-Based Broadband Near-Infrared Source for Luxmux

June 16, 2016

HORSHAM, Pa. - Avo Photonics, a leader in optoelectronic product design, development, and manufacturing, was commissioned by Luxmux Technology Corporation, to develop and manufacture a solid-state, broadband, continuous emitter for use with their line of miniature integrated spectrometers. The emitter combines the outputs of multiple super-luminescent LEDs (SLEDs) into a... 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

Optics & Photonics

Zinc Selenide Optics Optimized for ND:YAG Lasers

May 17, 2016

A full line of laser-grade zinc selenide (ZnSe) optics that can be fabricated to specification for medical laser OEMs is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research Medical ZnSe Optics are fabricated to OEM specification in 0.5” and 0.75” sizes and can be supplied with dual-band and reflectance coatings up to 95% on each side.  Optimized at 1064 nm... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Excelitas Technologies to Feature New UV LED Curing Solutions at RadTech UV+EB 2016

May 9, 2016

Mike Kay Presenting “Improving Surface Cure with UVC LEDs” WHO: Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, will highlight its new UV LED curing products at RadTech UV+EB 2016 (Booth # 713). WHAT: Excelitas’ solutions meet the lighting, detection, optics and other technology needs of OEMs across a wide... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Opto-Electronics System offers dynamic, independent beam control.

March 31, 2016

Compatible with select photoplotters, Nano AF-100 enables delivery of 1.3 µm spot size, resolution up to 101,600 ppi, and minimum feature sizes down to 4 µm. High-speed autofocus capabilities result in feature accuracy to within 1 µm, even on large format (1,200 x 1,600 mm) films. Using laser beam array and high-speed Acoustical Optical Modulator and AutoFocus systems, unit automatically and independently controls intensity, focal point, and alignment of each beam at speed and on the fly. Read More

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

Vishay Intertechnology to Exhibit Industry-Leading MOSFETs, ICs, Passive Components, Diodes, and Optoelectronics at APEC 2016

March 16, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2016, taking place March 20-24 in Long Beach, California. In booth 2017, the company will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, IC, passive component, diode, and optocoupler technologies for a wide range of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Thermal & Heating Equipment, Vision Systems

Anderson Thermal Devices Offering Affordable Pricing on Quality Industrial Infrared Bulbs

March 16, 2016

By planning the process over the long-term and working directly with trusted infrared heating industry specialists, process heating companies across the marketplace can reduce their heating equipment expenditures. This is especially important when selecting products that must be re-ordered in future, and firms are now looking for strategies to reduce the number of heating products they buy over... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Latest Industry-Leading Technologies for Automotive and Other Applications at Electronica China 2016

March 8, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for electronica China 2016, taking place March 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In booth 3502, Hall 3, the company will highlight industry-leading innovations — including passive components, diodes, power MOSFETs, and optoelectronics — that provide increased efficiency and... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Adaptive Optics Kit corrects monochromatic aberrations.

February 16, 2016

Comprising MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI software, Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit is suitable for exploring wavefront sensorless adaptive optics. Deformable Mirror, protected with reflective silver coating, features 111 actuators with 37 hexagonal piston-tip-tilt (PTT) segments using 3 actuators each. Intuitive mirror positioning using PTT values or Zernike coefficients and USB interface means user can set precision mirror shapes onto mirror. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Dichroic Beamsplitters are designed for optimal flatness.

February 15, 2016

Addressing optical wavefront distortion sensitivity needs of super-resolution imaging systems, BrightLine® laser dichroic beamsplitters with λ/10 flatness are offered on 3 mm thick glass to reduce sensitivity to mounting stress in custom optical systems. Products minimize reflected wavefront distortion to maximize signal and SNR. For setups requiring maximum switching speed or minimal beam shift in transmission, 1 mm thick BrightLine® laser dichroic beamsplitters offer λ/2 flatness. 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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Ultra-Fast Optical Alignment System for SiP Production from PI Named a Prism Award Finalist

January 21, 2016

Auburn, MA – Motion and nanopositioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) LP was named a 2016 Photonics Prism Award finalist for its FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine. This advanced alignment system is based on a highly specialized digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking functionality and a hybrid precision scanning and tracking mechanism... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Automotive Product Line at Automotive World 2016

January 8, 2016

Passive Components, Diodes, Power MOSFETs, and Optoelectronics Deliver High-Temperature Performance, Compact Packages, and High Reliability for Automotive Applications MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company will be highlighting a wide range of products from its automotive product line at Automotive World 2016, taking place Jan. 13-15 at the... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser One Micron Optics have low-absorption coatings.

November 3, 2015

Featuring low-absorption (<50 ppm at 1.03–1.08 microns), fused silica substrates, 1 Micron Optics include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for OEM high-power fiber laser systems. AR coatings on lenses and windows have high laser-damage threshold (>10 J) for extended life, while minimal absorption ensures quality cutting without thermal lensing and focus shift. With pinpoint focal length tolerance of ±0.5%, Fiber optics suits all 1 micron applications in 1,030–1,080 Nm range. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Larson Electronics LED Light Bars Featured on Innovative "KiraVan"

November 2, 2015

Kemp, Texas – Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics’ LED light bars meet the demands of a small company that invents, designs, and prototypes breakthrough products and services for both industry and government. Bran Ferren is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Applied Minds, a tech and design firm that boasts Intel, The U.S. Air... Read More

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

Spectral Sensor targets high volume OEM use.

October 2, 2015

Supplied as sensor-only version, Spark-DET-VIS is suitable for integration into custom electronics of portable and Internet-enabled sensing devices. Unit measures simple absorbance, fluorescence, and emissive color. It delivers full spectral measurements over visible wavelength range of 380–700 nm and provides optical resolution of 4.5–9.0 nm. With robust optoelectronics ensuring thermal stability over -10 to 60°C operating range, sensor provides accurate analysis even in harsh environments. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Electro-Optical Targeting System enhances F-35 capabilities.

September 16, 2015

Designed to replace F-35's current electro-optical targeting system (EOTS), Advanced EOTS incorporates SWIR, HD television, IR marker, and optimized image detector resolution. These features increase recognition, detection, and targeting ranges. Installed with minimal changes to F-35's interface, product is housed behind same low-drag window to maintain stealthy profile. Forward-looking IR and IR search and track functionality provide precise air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fast-growing China Laser Market Now Has Direct Access to More than 1,600 Edmund Optics Stock Laser Optics

September 1, 2015

Reinforces company's commitment to being a global powerhouse in the design, manufacture, and sales of high performance optical components Barrington, NJ USA – Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announces that customers in China now have direct access to over 1,600 high performance laser optics from Edmund Optics' large inventory of stock optics... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Laser Optics Assemblies meet standard and custom specs.

May 27, 2015

Used in Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and fiber lasers for cutting, welding, marking, and drilling, Laser Optics Assemblies include standard and custom beam expanders and F-Theta lenses. Housed within anodized aluminum casing, expanders are made with high-precision plano-concave and plano-convex lenses. Units are specialized for use with UV-FIR wavelengths including 266 nm, 355 nm, 532 nm, 1064 nm, and 10.6 μm. F-Theta lenses, made of 2–5 optics, provide constant focal plane throughout entire field of view. Read More