Wand-Style Photodetectors operate from 200-1,100 nm.

Press Release Summary:

Incorporating 10 x 10 mm silicone photodiode, Models 818-ST2 and 818-ST2-UV have slender wand design for detection and measurement in tight spaces. Power levels range from pW to 2 W with built-in calibrated OD3 attenuator. Detachable from BNC connector, calibration module permits interface with power meters. Protective aluminum cases safeguard optics, especially in UV wavelength range, and keep housing and attenuator glue protected from potential high heat damage.

Original Press Release:

Newport's New Metal-Cased, Wand-Style UV/Si Calibrated Photodetectors

Irvine, CA - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the new family of 818-ST2 and 818-ST2-UV wand detectors. Designed with highly protective aluminum housing, the detectors operate from 200 to 1100 nm. The specifications are identical to Newport's legacy 818-ST and 818-ST-UV Series which will be phased out in four months. Sturdy metal cases for both new products are designed to safeguard the optics in the setup, especially in the UV wavelength range, and keep the housing and attenuator glue protected from potential high heat damage.

Newport's new 818-ST2 family incorporates a large 10 mm x 10 mm silicon photodiode.
The slender wand design is ideal for detection and measurements in tight or confined spaces with a convenient mounting hole on the side, making it easy to mount without the need for angle brackets. Power levels are from pW to 2W with a built-in calibrated OD3 attenuator that has an easily readable and accessible on/off indicator. The calibration module (DB15) is detachable from the BNC connector, permitting convenient interface with Newport's power meters, including models 1830-R-GPIB, 1916-R, 1917-R, 1918-R, 1928-C, and 1936-R/2936R. The 818-ST2 and 818-ST2-UV are also compatible with oscilloscopes or current meters.

For more information about Newport's new wand-style, UV/Si calibrated photodetectors, please visit http://www.newport.com/818-ST2.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Kim Abair

Director, Global Marketing

Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144

E-mail: kim.abair@newport.com

Jay Jeong

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Tel: +1 949-757-2137

E-mail: jay.jeong@newport.com

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