Single Photon Counting Module for Short Wavelengths
The COUNTblue series achieves a quantum efficiency of 60% in the blue spectral range, which has never been done before. Significantly higher than modules from other manufacturers, our COUNT products typically achieve a quantum efficiency of 70% in the yellow and green wavelengths.
Hard Coated Steep Edge laser Line Longpass Filters
LASER COMPONENTS can now offer a range of hard coated laser line long pass filters that not only offer a very steep edge but also a high transmission of >90% with deep OD6 blocking.
All-purpose laser diode driver - Driving laser diodes from CW to 155 MHz with power or current control
The all-purpose laser diode drivers iC-NZN and iC-NZP operate laser diodes in both CW and spike-free pulse mode with up to 155 MHz. The devices allow either the optical output power (APC) or laser diode current (ACC) to be controlled. In ACC mode also laser diodes without monitor diodes can be used. Blue laser diodes can also be operated with iC-NZN. The maximum available laser diode current is 300 mA. The devices have an adjustable current limit.
Laser Diode Modules - New FLEXPOINT Nomenclature
In response to the increasing choice of FLEXPOINT laser diode modules, the company has changed the part code nomenclature for the dot and line lasers. Our standard dot laser modules include 8 different wavelengths, between 1 and 100mW output power choices, optional power adjustment with either a potentiometer or an control extra wire, circular or elliptical beams, fixed focus, focusable or collimated beam, and a range of addition optics, such as housing size, supply voltage and more.
Laird Technologies Publishes Thermal Management for Medical Lasers Application Note
Laird Technologies announced the release of its newest application note titled "Thermoelectric Modules & Assemblies for Medical Laser Applications". This application note is the newest in a series of notes describing the role of Thermal Management in numerous market segments.
The Ultra Stable Hard Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM)
The Ultra Stable Hard Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM) is a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement, such as tilt and rotation. Parallel incident light falling on the USHM will be reflected back with great accuracy regardless of the USHM's physical orientation.
New Tunable Laser Source
The new ModBoxTTX from Photline Technologies is a benchtop tunable laser source designed for laboratory and production use. The ModBoxTTX offers a 1MHz resolution over 40nm of wavelength tunability in either the A band, the C band or the L band. It delivers a comfortable 13.5dBm (optional 15.5dBm) output power of highly pure (100kHz linewidth) light from a polarisation maintaining output fibre.
Laser World of Photonics 2011 - More exhibitors and more visitors
Munich is once again the world capital of the photonics industry. The leading lights from industry and research met at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011. The 20th event ended with a substantial increase in visitor numbers to 27,500 and a new record rise to more 1,100 exhibitors and represented companies.
Intense Announces Next Generation QC Mini Stacks Maximize Operating Temperature Performance
Intense announced the next generation of the Hermes 650W Mini Stack at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Hall 1, Booth 400 (IMM Photonics).
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present the latest applications in semiconductor production, thin-film technology and sensor technology
As a key basic technology, microelectronics is the foundation for the success of the most important branches of German industry. 50 per cent of all industrial products manufactured in Germany now contain at least one electronic component. 8 out of 10 innovations in automobile construction already stem from the electrical engineering, electronics and IT industries. Optical technologies contribute a great deal to this dynamism: laser-based processes create the basis for miniaturisation in chip and hardware production, and ensure maximum precision in automated manufacturing of complex electronic components. The combination of optical and electronic components is also opening up new applications in intelligent sensor systems. Leading manufacturers and research institutes will present their innovations in the areas of surface structuring, nanoprocessing and microprocessing of electronic components at LASER World of Photonics 2011, the world's leading photonics event, from 23 to 26 May 2011.
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 - Programme of related events at the show
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011, which will be staged at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from May 23 to 26, 2011, will give the international photonics industry new impetus for the twentieth time. The world's leading trade fair will feature an extensive programme of related events and numerous opportunities to exchange technical information and know-how. The highlights of the supporting programme will be the practical talks during the World of Photonics Congress in the Photonics Forums, the CEO Round Table, the presentation by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) on its new promotion programme, other first-class events relating to photonics trends and the presentation of the Herbert Walther Award.
Ophir Photonics Group Introduces Fast, Automated, CO2 Laser Beam Propagation Analyzer for M2 Measurements
Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today announced the NanoModeScan M2 Laser Beam Propagation Analyzer. NanoModeScan enables the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 laser beams. The system is easy to setup and align; the straight line of sight design means little or no attenuation is required.
The Latest Manufacturing Methods For Photovoltaic Modules Will Be On Show At LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011
Optoelectronic systems are being used to an increasing extent in the manufacture of photovoltaic (PV) modules and are helping greatly to increase production efficiency. In particular, laser technology is proving its superiority in processes such as material removal, fusion, soldering, welding and drilling. Lasers have become indispensable tools, especially in the manufacture of thin-layer solar cells. Manufacturers are therefore profiting directly from the continuing positive trend in the photovoltaics industry: Trade associations and research institutes are predicting a growth rate of between 10 and 20 percent in 2011. LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will therefore also examine the area of photovoltaics manufacturing as part of the focus topic of "Green Photonics" from May 23 to 26, 2011.
Dual-Wavelength Laser Source Covers a Wide Wavelength Range
GAO Fiber Optics has released its dual-wavelength laser source which delivers stable dual wavelength laser signals to evaluate the transmission quality of fiber optic networks. It is primarily used in LAN, WAN, CATV and remote optical networks. Used in conjunction with 800H optical power meter, the laser source makes an ideal pair for fiber optic applications.
Optical Power Meter Combined with Laser Source
GAO Fiber Optics has launched its optical power meter which provides wider power measurements and more standard wavelengths. The handheld optical power meter, in combination with a laser source, is used in the testing of fiber optic networks and for CATV installation and maintenance, LAN and WAN testing and quality assurance and acceptance testing.
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present the latest laser material processing techniques
Automobile production, toolmaking, mechanical engineering or photovoltaics production: when there is a need for speed, cleanliness and efficiency, industrial production companies use lasers and laser systems. Ever since the first LASER in 1973, Messe München has devoted a separate exhibition area to the field of "lasers and laser systems for production". As an international innovation platform, the "production" exhibition segment is aimed at a large number of industries ranging from aerospace and electronics through to micro production.
Handheld Optical Laser Source
GAO Fiber Optics has announced the availability of this optical laser source which simulates various conditions in the manufacture, testing and maintenance of passive optical components for field use.
Ophir Photonics - First Shock Absorber for Laser Power/Energy Sensors Sensors
Ophir Photonics announced the Shock Absorber at Photonics West 2011. The Shock Absorber is the industry's first mounting post designed to allow the operation of sensitive pyroelectric laser power/energy sensors in an environment with vibration. This special mount smoothes out vibration and eliminates false triggering, reducing the sensor's susceptibility to vibration from 2 to 10 times.
Ophir Photonics Introduces New PF Laser Sensors, Volume Absorbers with 20X the Power Handling Capacity
Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced a new line of high damage threshold power volume absorbers for short pulsed lasers (<1us). The PF Sensors absorb a laser's energy in the volume of the material being used. The sensors make use of a spray deposited on the surface, not the typical glass or ceramic substrate.
Ophir-Spiricon Introduces Offline Sensor Finder Application
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today introduced an offline version of Sensor Finder, a software application that helps users find the best power/energy sensor for their laser. The company also added Chinese and Russian languages to its web site, bringing the total number of languages supported to five.
Ophir-Spiricon's BeamGage® Laser Beam Analysis Software Adds Support for High Resolution InGaAs NIR Cameras
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced that BeamGage®, the company's next generation laser beam analysis software, now supports the XEVA InGaAs NIR Camera for demanding applications. XEVA delivers high sensitivity in the NIR spectrum (900-1700 nm) at room temperatures, making it useful for both laboratory and industrial applications. A unique, non-uniformity correction algorithm handles two-point correction plus bad pixel correction to improve image accuracy. The camera's high resolution InGaAs array is formatted for 320x256 with 30 µm square pixels.
New 638nm Red Laser Diode with the World’s Highest Output Power of 500mW by Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric is introducing a new red laser diode, dubbed the ML520G72. It offers the world's highest output power compared to all laser diodes in the 638nm wavelength region and so it is perfectly suited to pico projector applications or other portable display systems requiring a red light source with high brightness. The ML520G72's output power of 500mW helps with the design of high-luminous LD-based projectors and can provide a luminous flux of up to 60 lumens (lm). At the moment LED-based projectors typically offer only about 10lm.
Ophir Optronics Acquires Photon Inc.
Ophir Optronics, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced the acquisition of Photon Inc. (San Jose, CA), a developer of precision laser beam profiling optical test equipment. The acquisition adds Photon's experience and products to the Ophir-Spiricon group and creates a powerful, new supplier of laser measurement equipment for industrial, medical, and scientific research applications.
Ophir-Spiricon Announces Low Energy Laser Measurement Sensors
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced the PD10-IR-pJ Photodiode Energy Sensors that measure very low energy, down to 30pJ. Part of the PD10 family of high sensitivity silicon laser sensors, the new devices extend the low measurement capability to the NIR range, covering from 800 to 1800nm. The PD10-IR-pJ energy sensors are designed for very low energy commercial and military applications, such as telecommunications and remote sensing.
Ophir-Spiricon Introduces the Juno Compact USB Laser Sensor Interface
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced Juno, the smart USB sensor to PC interface that converts a laptop or desktop PC into a laser power/energy meter. A compact USB module, the Juno connects any of Ophir-Spiricon's 100+ smart laser sensors - thermal, pyroelectic, and photodiode -- to a PC USB port. The Juno operates with Ophir-Spiricon's StarLab software StarLab logs power and energy; calculates and displays averages, statistics, histograms; and more.
Intense Ltd. Adds Ultra Compact, High Brightness 600W Mini Stacked Array Laser
Intense Ltd., developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, today announced the 600W Mini stack, the newest member of the Hermes family of high power QCW stacked arrays. The 600W Mini Stack is an ultra compact 600W QCW stack with an emission area of less than 3mm x 3mm. A high brightness stack, it generates output in the range of 7.6 kW/cm2. The design is built in standard wavelengths of 808 and 940 nm. Custom wavelengths, including multicolor options, are available on request.
Ophir-Spiricon Introduces Circular Laser Energy Sensors for Easy Centering
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today announced the PD300-R line of Circular Photodiode Sensors. Identical in performance to the company's popular PD300 laser detectors, the PD300-R feature round geometry for easy mounting and centering on collinear optical bench systems. SM-1 mounting threads on all components ensure a fit with most optics.
Ophir-Spiricon - Water Cooled and Fan Cooled Laser Beam Dumps for High Power Applications
Ophir-Spiricon today announced two new Laser Beam Dump products for high power applications, the BD5000W-BB-50 and the BDFL500A-BB-50. These devices are designed to safety absorb the unused part of a high power laser beam and dissipate the resulting heat, protecting nearby personnel and equipment. The BDFL500A-BB-50 is a fan-cooled Beam Dump for up to 500W. The BD5000W-BB-50 is a water-cooled Beam Dump for even higher power applications, up to 5kW.
Intense Announced High Power Turnkey Direct Diode Laser System at Photonics West 2010
Intense Ltd., today announced at Photonics West the release of Hermes DDL, a turnkey Direct Diode Laser System. Powered by Intense's patented QWI enabled high temperature QCW stack technology, Hermes DDL is the company's first turnkey industrial laser system. It includes a compact, turnkey laser that comes fully integrated with drive electronics and optics capable of delivering up to 1.5kW of power at various programmable pulse lengths and duty cycles. The Hermes DDL is ideally suited for mounting on gantry type workstations or can be easily adapted for robotic applications.
Semrock Laser Fluorescence Filters Designed for 594 nm Cobolt DPSS Laser
A collaboration between Cobolt AB and Semrock, Inc., has resulted in the development of optical filters optimized for use with the Cobolt Mambo™ 594 nm orange laser in fluorescence instrumentation.
SANYO exits red and infrared laser diode production
Photonic Products Ltd, authorised distributor of SANYO laser diodes, has announced that, due to the recent merger between SANYO and Panasonic, SANYO will end production of its industrial red and infrared laser diodes at the end of September 30th 2010. The last time buy date for all affected product lines will be March 31st 2010.
Laser and Optical Systems Products Catalogue from Semrock
Semrock has expanded its print catalog offering by releasing the first edition of a catalog specifically targeted at customers of its optical filters for lasers and optical systems. This catalog complements Semrock's Master Catalog, and contains new Technical and Product Notes along with dozens of new optical filter products optimized for Raman spectroscopy and a variety of other laser applications. The catalog is free and may be requested by visiting www.semrock.com.
Ophir-Spiricon Announces Integrated Industrial Laser Beam Analyzer for Nd:YAG and Diode Lasers
Ophir-Spiricon has announced Beam Cube, an integrated, industrial laser beam analyzer designed for high precision welding and cutting applications. Beam Cube measures beam profile, temporal pulse shape, focal spot position, and power up to 150W. The compact, portable unit incorporates a focal spot analyzer for measuring at or near the focal spot; a power meter to measure beam power; and a fast photodiode detector to measure the temporal pulse shape of the beam.
Near-UV Laser Diode Module at 445 nm
Scitec Instruments has introduced the Violet-445 near ultraviolet laser diode module from Oxxius This blue violet 445 nm laser diode module offers a collimated optical beam in a compact radial package with an output power of up to 40 mW. Advanced electronics ensure precise temperature and power control, maximizing diode lifetime.
638nm Laser Diodes for Pico Projectors
Mitsubishi Electric has developed new high power laser diodes emitting high-intensity red light with a wavelength of 638nm. The new devices dubbed ML5xx71 and ML5xx54 series are perfectly suited for applications like pico projectors. These new laser diodes provide an output power of up to 300mW respectively 110mW in fundamental mode at continuous wave operation.
RGB lasers feature 5-30VDC operation and output power up to 200mW.
Z-LASER has introduced a new range of advanced lasers available with wavelengths of red, green, blue and IR with output powers up to 200mW. With these new lasers, the user no longer has to settle for a particular operating voltage as they feature 5-30VDC operation, with voltage, spike and reverse polarity protection.