Low scatter mirrors
- Published on 31 May 2018
Edmund Optics introduces TECHSPEC low scatter off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors. Providing a surface figure of λ/8 RMS and a surface roughness of less than 50 Å RMS, these precision mirrors are designed for low scatter in the visible spectrum. They precisely direct and focus incident collimated light at a specific angle, resulting in minimal scatter loss. Designed using a proprietary process that decreases scatter in the UV and visible region, each low scatter off-axis parabolic mirror undergoes a visual inspection with a HeNe laser to ensure low scatter.
Optical spectrum analyser
- Published on 30 May 2018
Yokogawa Test & Measurement, the market leader of premium optical spectrum analysers (OSAs) designed to provide precision “no compromise” testing performance for R&D activities, has for the first time released a cost-effective instrument optimised for testing telecom devices during and after production.
- Published on 29 May 2018
Gooch and Housego presents the 397 nm Fiber-Q, a fiber coupled acousto-optic device. Specific TeO2 crystal is grown in-house and is associated to a pure silica core fiber; as a result this system which is operating at 200 MHz, can accept power levels of up to 100 mW. The device could be installed into the forthcoming generation of quantum computers such as NQIT’s Q20:20 Quantum Computer Demonstrator.
- Published on 24 May 2018
Auto series of flexible wavelength selector (FWS) features computer control of center wavelength, bandwidth and wavelength scanning via a USB link and GUI software. The FWS is a wavelength filtering device that combines the precision tunability and adjustable bandwidth of a traditional monochromator with the circular uniform aperture of a bandpass filter.
- Published on 23 May 2018
After four years of successful cooperation with AIST-NT, HORIBA Scientific, global leader in Raman spectroscopy for over 50 years, announced the acquisition of AIST-NT technology, provider of innovative integrated scanning probe systems. This technology will strengthen HORIBA’s leadership in NanoRaman by combining the most advanced SPM for optics with HORIBA’s cutting-edge Raman technology.
- Published on 22 May 2018
ALPAO reviewed its deformable mirrors, wavefront sensor and adaptive optics systems to fit applications from cost effective to state-of-the-art products. 5 new deformable mirrors (DM) feature large stroke, high dynamic motion and optical quality for fast and accurate wavefront corrections. 3 new deformable mirrors (DMX) feature large pitch while maintaining the standard technology features. The large pupil area fits high power laser applications. 7 new Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors (SH-WFS) are specifically designed for AO; sensitivity, speed and spectral range can be chosen depending on the application.
CT detector module
- Published on 17 May 2018
X-ray imaging solutions specialist Detection Technology launches X-Tile, a tileable CT (computed tomography) detector module. The 4-sides buttable detector module scales up from 32-slice volumetric CT system up to 256-slices, enabling 160-millimeter coverage at isocenter, and beyond. Performance is enabled by a pixelated, ultra-fast ceramic scintillator coupled on a high-performance backside illuminated (BSI) photodiode. The scintillator is made of high-light-output, ultrafast and medical grade GOS (gadolinium oxysulfide) compound.
- Published on 15 May 2018
A new series of compact smart spectrometers with integrated CCD linear array detectors from Spectrolight provide a turnkey solution to measuring the spectral behavior of light sources (e.g., LEDs), analytical samples and tunable filters from the UV through the NIR (200 nm – 1050 nm). This SP series of spectrometers features scientific grade resolution, sensitivity and speed in a miniaturized package as small as 44×70×90 mm. All models provide both adjustable slit and fiber coupled (SMA 905) input options and 2048 element detectors.
- Published on 04 May 2018
Fujinon's anti-shock & vibration design is based on a patented elastic fixation of the internal lens arrangement, which not only provides long-term protection against shocks and vibrations, but also works well with changes in humidity and temperature. The optical axis shifts only by 4 to a maximum of 10 microns, dependency on adhesives is minimized and a long-term stable performance and consistently good image quality is guaranteed. FRAMOS supports customers with their expertise from sensor to system in the integration of lenses and camera systems in applications and projects.
1064 nm laser
- Published on 02 May 2018
Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. (RIO) announced its first PLANEX laser emitting the classic YAG wavelength of 1064 nm, featuring narrow line width (15 kHz), low noise and high coherence length. RIO’s proprietary PLANEX technology is a combination of a gain chip and a planar light wave circuit (PLC) with an integrated Bragg grating. The combination of these components forms a cavity with up to 20 mW output power, low phase noise as well as very low wavelength sensitivity to bias current and temperature. RIO lasers are available at Laser Components in Germany and in the UK.