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Millitech's E-band Antenna Polarizer Highlights Innovative Millimeter-wave Products on Display at EDI-Con

September 21, 2016

Northampton, MA — At the Smiths Microwave Subsystems booth #721 at the EDI-Con show in Boston, September 20th-22nd, Millitech will be reviewing several new millimeter-wave products for varied E-, W-, and V-band applications. The highlighted product is a new E-band LinearCircular Polarizer. This millimeter-wave antenna polarizer boasts a low axial ratio of < 0.6 dB, low insertion loss of <... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single outgoing direction. Non-metallic, multi-layered polymer film will not interfere with electronics or WiFi. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Advanced Millimeter-wave Assemblies (MMWAs) Introduced by Millitech at IMS

May 25, 2016

Northampton, MA – Smiths Microwave Subsystems is pleased to announce that Millitech, the leader in millimeter-wave technology, will be reviewing a number of their latest and most advanced millimeter-wave assemblies (MMWAs) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May 23-26th in San Francisco, California, in booth #930. Responding to growing demands for E-, W-, and V-band products, the... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Brightness Enhancement Films optimize backlit LCDs.

January 19, 2016

Available in 11 x 11, 17 x 17, and 24.25 x 24.25 in. sizes, 3M Vikuiti™ Brightness Enhancement Films contain prismatic structures which refract light output from backlight. Light refracting prism angle is fixed at 90°, and prism pitches of 50 µm and 24 µm are available. Single 3M BEF sheet increases brightness of display by up to 60%, and placing 2 sheets at right angles to one another results in 120% increase. Flexible films adapt to wide range of substrates including glass and acrylic. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Machine Vision Filters match with LED lights.

November 2, 2015

Machine Vision Filters include bandpass filters for blue, cyan, green, amber, red, and deep red LEDs; colorpass filters in red and deep red; and infrared bandpass filter to maximize contrast under IR lighting. Linear polarizer, used to eliminate glare, comes with rotating locking screw to maximize versatility. Step down adapter from 27 mm to 25.5 mm and step up adapter from 27 mm to 30.5 mm are also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Hyperpolarizer Upgrade Kit doubles polarization levels.

January 19, 2015

Available to owners of 9800 Series Polarean Xenon Hyperpolarizers, Upgrade Kit enables users to consistently reach polarization levels of 20–25%. Hyperpolarization technology produces hyperpolarized inert xenon gas, used in conjunction with standard MRI imaging to create high resolution 3-D images of human lung. Higher levels of polarization can reduce amount of Xenon to be inhaled, without compromising image quality, which is especially important in pediatric studies. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Broadband Polarizers feature wide acceptance angles of ±40°.

January 9, 2015

Available in 25.4 mm and 38.1 mm diameters with thickness of 2.2 mm, Broadband Polarizers provide consistent transmitted contrast from 300–2,700 nm. Linear units are made with fused silica substrate and feature wide operating temperature of -50 to 80°C. Suited for use with uncollimated light sources, RoHS-compliant polarizers target broadband applications from UV to SWIR, where wire grid polarizers are not practical. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Pre-cut Sizes of Polarizing Film and Wave Retarders Save Time and Money

October 30, 2014

Pre-cut sizes of polarizing film and wave retarders save time and money Reading, PA — American Polarizers Inc. (API), a world leader in the manufacture of polarized filters and other optical products, has expanded its product offering with pre-cut sizes of acrylic and glass laminated linear polarizers, circular polarizers and wave retarders. API stock sizes now include 25mm (1 inch) and... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Wire Grid Polarizers suit broadband infrared applications.

November 1, 2013

Constructed via application of thin layer of aluminum MicroWires to glass window, High Contrast IR Wire Grid Polarizers are suited for polarizing light from IR laser sources or attenuating light from polarized IR lasers. Wire grid technology lets angle of incidence vary +20° without performance loss, while lightweight, thin silicon substrate suits weight-sensitive systems. Six models are available in 12.5 x 12.5 mm, 12 x 25 mm, and 50 x 50 mm sizes for 3–5 µm or 7–15 µm wavelengths. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Thin Film Polarizers provide high damage thresholds.

September 26, 2013

Measuring 25.4 mm in diameter, Ultrafast Thin Film Polarizers are available in transmission polarizer models, with polarizing coatings on both sides, and in reflection polarizer models, featuring polarizing coating on input face and anti-reflection coating on output face. Both come in wavelength range of 750–850 nm or 980–1,090 nm, and are suitable for use with high power lasers, including Ti: Sapphire laser sources. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Gould Fiber Optics: Expanding Its Product Portfolio of Micro Optic Components to Now Offer Low Wavelength and High Power Options

January 23, 2013

Millersville, MD, USA - Gould Fiber Optics, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of premium passive fiber optic, planar components and integrated modules, is expanding its product portfolio of isolators, circulators and polarizers. These expanded product lines now feature high power and low wavelength options in addition to our current line of reliable Micro Optic components.... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Polarizers feature 10,000:1 extinction ratio.

August 27, 2012

Designed with 45° angle of incidence, TECHSPEC® High Energy Laser Line Polarizers provide greater than 98% P-polarization transmission efficiency. Products are fabricated with UV grade fused silica substrate and have hard anti-reflective (AR) coating. Combination of high laser damage thresholds (2 J/cm², 10 ns at 532 nm) and availability for 355, 532, 633, and 1,064 nm laser wavelengths promote optimal performance in diverse laser applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Plastic Linear Polarizers reduce glare and improve contrast.

March 16, 2012

Offering transmission of unpolarized light from 400-700 nm, TECHSPEC® High Contrast Plastic Linear Polarizers improve contrast by reducing glare in diverse imaging applications. Products utilize stretched PVA film to create polarization axis. For increased protection and durability, film is laminated between 2 plastic plates. Polarizers are available unmounted in sizes from 12.5-300 mm dia, from 50 x 50 mm up to 300 x 300 mm as well as 500 x 600 and 900 x 600 mm. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Phoenix Photonics in US Launch of Firebird Instrumentation Portfolio at OFC

March 7, 2012

Phoenix Photonics, the UK-based optical fiber components specialist, will next week unveil two additions to its Firebird Instrumentation product range at OFC (6 - 8 March, booth #2637) as part of a widening portfolio of equipment for the global fiber optics market. The Firebird range launched in September last year with the programmable 4-channel polarization controller gives customers a "plug... Read More

Optics & Photonics

MWIR Polarizers withstand use in harsh environments.

September 7, 2011

Available in 12.5 and 25 mm diameters, Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Polarizers are designed for applications operating in 1.5 - 5 µm wavelength range: telecommunications, IR spectroscopy, IR sensing, and quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Products are manufactured using dichroic glass substrate; soda lime substrate material allows polarizer to provide resistance to UV radiation and chemicals as well as withstand operating temperatures up to 120°C. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarization Modulator enables display of 3D digital films.

April 1, 2011

DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema allows digital projector to display stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using passive circular polarized glasses. Paired with projectors up to 18.5°K ANSI lumens, it supports screens up to 45 ft, and also varies polarity of light passing through it in synchronization with triple-flash of left and right eye images. Device also provides symmetrical 50 ms switching time between eyes for low-crosstalk operation, and can switch between 2D and 3D. Read More

Automatic ID, Optics & Photonics

Wire Grid Polarizers perform from 250 nm to more than 3.5 µm.

August 18, 2010

Offering solution for most multi-wavelength applications, Ultra Broadband Wire Grid Polarizers consist of thin layer of aluminum MicroWires(TM) sandwiched between 2 fused silica glass windows. Wires are attached to first window and then thin cover glass is used to protect wires from damage. When incident light strikes wire grid, P-Polarized light contacts dielectric and is transmitted, while S-Polarized light contacts mirror and is reflected. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarization Modulator enables single-lens HD 3D projection.

November 11, 2009

DepthQ Polarization Modulator electronically switches polarization orientation of light passing through it and, when combined with polarization-preserving screen, stereoscopic 3D projector, and passive 3D eyewear, enables high-brightness, flicker-free viewing. It provides high polarization efficiency over visible wavelengths from 400-750 nm and transition switching speeds of under 0.5 msec between polarization states. Small and large versions are available. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

3M Showcases Energy Efficient Vikuiti(TM) Optical Films for TVs, Monitors and Notebooks at FPD International 2008

January 20, 2009

October 27, 2008<4444>Company Debuts New Vikuiti DBEF D3 300, Reducing LCD TV Power Consumption by up to 37%<4444>FPD International ST. PAUL, Minn.-- 3M's Optical Systems Division will showcase a number of energy efficient exhibits at FPD International, to be held October 28-31 in Yokohama, Japan-further signaling the company's successful efforts in reducing power consumption with its... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Polarizer enables high-quality video for spectrometers.

November 28, 2008

Designed for use with RamanStation 400 spectrometer, Raman Polarization accessory features high-quality video camera with built-in adjustable sample illumination source. Optical head, which can be positioned for analysis of different samples, can rotate downward for working with samples on microscope slides and with fabric or plastic workpieces or be positioned horizontally for analysis of samples in cuvettes, capillary tubes, and vials. Read More