SPIE Optics + Photonics
See more than 230 companies displaying the latest in optical components, devices, and materials for a variety of important technologies (such as biomedical optics, organic photonics, nanotechnology, and solar energy).
Aerotech (www.aerotech.com) will be showing its MPS-GR series rotary stages, which provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low profile and economical package. Available in two sizes - the MPS50GR and MPS75GR - they are engineered for the confines and requirements of a laboratory or research and development setting. MPS-GR stages are ideal for optics, measurement, alignment, inspection, and other similar applications.
MPS-GR stages incorporate precision worm-gear drive and bearing components for accurate and repeatable positioning. They are available with DC servo or stepper motors and either a 20mm (MPS50GR) or 30mm (MPS75GR) clear aperture. The clear aperture allows the MPS-GR series to address applications requiring a through-hole or accommodations to mount an optic, including articulation of beam polarizing lenses, through-holes for cabling or air lines, or vision/camera/inspection applications. The DC servomotors for the MPS-GR stages are equipped with a square-wave rotary encoder and the MPS75GR includes a manual adjustment knob. The MPS-GR rotary stages provide performance of up to 80 arc seconds accuracy, 1 arc second resolution, 6 arc seconds repeatability and 180 degrees per second maximum speed. Top load capacity is 12kg and tilt error motion is 40 arc seconds.
Energetiq Technology (www.energetiq.com) will highlight the EQ-99CAL, the latest addition to its line of Laser-Driven Light Sources (LDLS), which can be used in radiometric calibration. This single calibration light source covers the complete UV to visible spectral range with high brightness and stable output levels across the spectrum. The EQ-99CAL has a long interval between calibrations (1,000 hours or one year) and a long bulb life of more than 5,000 hours. In addition, the EQ-99CAL has a very strong irradiance in the critical 350nm range, where in typical systems two separately calibrated deuterium and quartz tungsten halogen sources would experience overlap and add uncertainty to the measurement. At 350nm, the EQ-99CAL exhibits irradiance an order of magnitude higher than these traditionally calibrated D2 and quartz tungsten halogen lamps. Calibration of the EQ-99CAL is traceable to the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) in the UK, and a certificate of calibration is included with each unit.
Hamamatsu Photonics (www.hamamatsu.eu) will be introducing the newest range of InGaAs image sensors designed for NIR spectroscopy and inspection applications (G11608, G11620, G11135, and G10768 series), as well as its multichannel detector heads that pair with the company's InGaAs image sensors for a complete digital imaging solution.
Other detectors on display include the IR enhanced CCDs, ultra sensitive UBA and SBA PMTs, PMT modules, R10467U-40 high-speed hybrid photodetector, GaAs image intensifiers, Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC) and APD modules. Hamamatsu is also exhibiting its new 20W xenon flash lamps, LCOS spatial light modulators and the Quantaurus series of instruments for measuring the quantum yield and fluorescence lifetime of photoluminescent materials.
Lambda Research (www.lambdares.com) will showcase the latest release of its TracePro 7.2 opto-mechanical software. This release features an all-new 3D optimiser with a sketch utility to quickly create any 3D symmetric or asymmetric CAD geometry, interactive ray tracing for design verification, mouse digitisation of target functions, and an interactive optimisation process. This new optimiser drastically reduces design time, increases productivity, while at the same time giving the user complete control of the optimisation process.
This release also features a new DMD RepTile geometry to simulate DMD chips to design projection TVs and digital cinema projectors. Each mirror segment can be oriented individually to simulate scenes using this new feature.
Ocean Thin Films (www.oceanthinfilms.com) will show its precision patterned optical coatings, components and assemblies, which enable a variety of products and custom applications in the area of spectral sensing and imaging.
SpectroCam is a fully configurable, video-speed multispectral imaging (MSI) camera. Its single wideband CCD is capable of measurements covering the spectrum from UV through near infrared (NIR) wavelengths. Using a targeted spectral approach, SpectroCam produces visual data that can be customised for a variety of applications in military, agricultural, biomedical and industrial markets. Interchangeable filters, combined with powerful image processing software, reduce development times and speed products to market.
Exclusive PixelTec micro-patterned coating technology allows scalable production of multispectral sensors and imagers on a single substrate for custom CCD, CMOS, and photodiodes – enabling next-generation optical devices that are more compact, robust, and cost-effective.