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Ocean Optics élargit son portefeuille de produits

Le spécialiste des applications et produits de spectroscopie modulaire Ocean Optics consolide son offre produits en intégrant à son portefeuille les solutions de détection et d'imagerie multispectrale de Pixelteq. La technologie Pixelteq associe une application de microlithographie et des processus de dépôts, permettant de déposer plusieurs couches diélectriques, métalliques et filtres directement sur les capteurs.

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Lighting simulation

Lighting simulation

SPEOS for Solidworks, the brand new integration of SPEOS into a CAD platform, is now available to accompany users in their lighting simulation. The use of the software has been facilitated for non-expert users. This new version also gives Solidworks' users access to the core system of other OPTIS technologies, giving users access to the brand new Optis HPC technology. The new software simulation results are now virtual reality-ready and can be reviewed with any VR helmet and in any virtual reality center.

www.optis-world.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Optical design software

Optical design software

Lambda Research has released OSLO 7, which contains significant updates and enhancements. OSLO 7 includes Windows 10 support, improved Zemax and CodeV import, and STEP export that supports all surface types as well as updated Ohara, Hikari, Hoya, and Schott glass catalogs direct from the manufacturer. In addition to classical lens design features, OSLO (Optics Software for Layout and Optimization) is used to simulate and analyze the performance of optical systems by combining advanced ray tracing, analysis, and optimization methods with compiled macro language.

www.lambdares.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Ultra-black coating

Ultra-black coating

SBIR and Acal BFi announce a new ultra-black surface coating technology that improves infrared emissivity in the midwave-infrared (MWIR) and longwave-infrared (LWIR) spectral wavelengths. In the MWIR (3-5 µm), emissivity is > 99.8% (± 0.1 %); in the LWIR (8-12 µm) emissivity is > 99.5% (± 0.15%). Developed for space-borne imaging applications, Vantablack surface coating material offers exceptional IR absorption and excellent thermal, mechanical and environmental stability. The new material was recently deployed on an Earth-observation satellite.

www.acalbfi.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Femtosecond lasers

Femtosecond lasers

Coherent has extended the performance of their Monaco series of industrial-grade femtosecond lasers by increasing their adjustable pulse repetition rate to a maximum of 50 MHz. A new high energy Monaco provides up to 60 µJ/pulse in the near infrared (1035 nm), or, optionally 30 µJ in the green (517 nm). These improvements provide enhanced performance in precision materials processing applications, particularly for delicate and/or tough materials, and also deliver increased frame rates in demanding multiphoton microscopy imaging applications. All Monaco lasers produce a high quality (M2 < 1.2) beam, enabling tight focusing for high brightness and high spatial resolution. Additionally, the pulsewidth can be user set from under 400 fs to over 10 ps.

www.coherent.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Fiber-coupled modulators

Fiber-coupled modulators

Fiber-Q devices enable high speed optical pulse picking at infrared wavelengths for all-fiber laser systems. They offer high extinction ratio, low insertion loss, and excellent stability in both polarization maintaining (PM) and non-PM formats at modulation frequencies up to 80 MHz for visible and infrared wavelengths. Compact, low-profile package allows integration into all-fiber and OEM systems, including medical laser systems.

https://goochandhousego.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Dedicated fs laser

Dedicated fs laser

Amplitude extends its industrial femtosecond laser product range with the Yuja, a versatile high energy laser especially designed for quality cutting and drilling of delicate materials. Delivering more than 100 µJ pulse energy, with a flexible repetition rate from 100 kHz to 2 MHz, the Yuja is ideally suited for the high speed drilling of various geometries that require micrometer-range accuracies. Its pulse duration of <500 fs allows for high quality processing of almost all materials with low thermal distortion and minimal heat-affected zones. The Yuja allows optional automated wavelength selection and processing in IR, Green and UV. Other available features include burst-mode operation or a dual output version.

www.amplitude-systemes.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

100 W fs laser

100 W fs laser

Amplitude introduces Tangor, an industrial femtosecond laser with average output power in excess of 100 W. Tangor produces 400 fs pulses, peak powers greater than 500 MW, single-shot to 2 MHz repetition frequencies, and superior beam quality. By combining a fiber seeded oscillator with a crystal-booster amplifier, Amplitude has produced a hybrid fs laser platform that delivers industry leading average power with high pulse energies. These innovations, combined with high pulse repetition rates, burst mode operation, and pulse synchronization allow for straightforward integration in complex scanning and beam delivery systems. The addition of harmonic generation into the green and ultraviolet allow for processing of a wide range of complex materials.

www.amplitude-systemes.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

Triple mirrors

Triple mirrors

Laser Components developed a new coating process for so-called triple mirrors that makes it possible to apply this complex layer design in one pass. Coatings for three wavelengths used to have to be manufactured in two passes. The new method not only results in higher specifications, but it also has the additional advantage of a shorter duration of production. Furthermore, the new applied coating unit contains more substrates than before, allowing larger amounts to be produced. This positively affects the unit price. Triple mirrors are used, for example, in Nd:YAG laser systems that emit at the fundamental wave-length 1064 nm (IR) and have harmonic waves at 532 nm (green) and 355 nm (UV). Customers can pick their wavelengths individually – many combinations are possible.

www.lasercomponents.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.

APD arrays

APD arrays

APD-arrays are now available from Laser Components, enabling new applications in LIDAR and ACC, adaptive cruise control. A typical 12-element array will be presented at Laser World of Photonics on June 26–29, 2017 on booth B3.303, and a preliminary datasheet is available now. Arrays will be offered on a custom basis with number and dimension of the individual elements tailored to the specific requirements of each application.

www.lasercomponents.com

From Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.