The UK's leading exhibition for the photonics industry
On Ocean Optics’ (www.qe65pro.com ) stand you can see the QE65 Pro, its new next-generation scientific-grade spectrometer, with high sensitivity and low stray light performance that make it ideal for a wide range of low light level applications. The enhanced QE65 Pro has an athermal design with wavelength stability, triggering functions and a replaceable slit design.
Alrad's new trading division, Alrad Photonics (www.alrad.co.uk) will show a number of exciting new products, including Coherent's Stingray laser, which enables the construction of faster and more accurate machine vision systems that use 3D triangulation. The Stingray series mates a diode laser with high-performance electronics and precision refractive optics for pattern generation covering the widest range of applications.
Also featured will be a range of laser diode modules from World Star Tech and infrared detectors from Dexter Research. ISVI specialises in cutting edge camera technology, featuring very high -resolution and high-speed cameras for automation, high-speed inspection, such as PCB, and wafer inspection. Other products on show will be intelligent cameras from Matrix Vision, line scan cameras from e2v and the very latest machine vision cameras from Sentech, as well as industrial lighting solutions from TPL.
AP Technologies (www.aptechnologies.co.uk) will be introducing the QLD5093-Series of compact visible laser modules from QD Laser of Japan. These 4x6x22mm modules combine proprietary NIR DFB/SOA chips with waveguide PPLN frequency-doubling to produce outputs of up to 50mW at 532nm, 561nm and 594nm with 1/e² divergence of 18.7° and 9.0° (10°x5° FWHM). High efficiency is achieved through precise matching of the DFB wavelength to the PPLN using DFB current and an internal heater. A particular benefit of the QLD5093-Series is high speed modulation of up to 100MHz using direct modulation of the DFB, SOA or combined DFB/SOA operation. Extinction ratios of greater than 30dB can be achieved.
Delta (www.deltaphotonics.com) designs and manufactures filters for UV-VIS-NIR applications in high volume. Highlights are fluorescence filter sets, dichroic and polarisation beam splitters, and most of all, unique linear variable filters.
Delta is a world-leading manufacturer of optical thin film coatings with more than 50 years of experience. In the 1960s, Delta pioneered optical monitoring techniques to control deposition. With its proprietary optimisation software to match customers' specifications, Delta ensures an efficient design process. In the early 1990s Delta pioneered computer controlled optical monitoring and automatic deposition of advanced optical coatings, helping the world's leading manufacturers of analytical instruments in setting new standards. Already in 2005, Delta produced filters with the Ultra-Hard-Coated technology.
Hamamatsu Photonics (www. hamamatsu.eu) is to introduce at Photonex 2012 the new ORCA-Flash4.0 sCMOS camera with high sensitivity, high resolution and fast readout. Also on show the brand new series of thermopile infrared detectors, which meet the demand for low cost sensors with high S/N for gas analysis applications. The T11262-01 is a high sensitivity thermopile sensor with a D* of 1.3x108. The sensor is housed within a compact TO-18 package with a high transmittance window in the 3-5µm band. The T11262-01 also benefits from a low element resistance and low temperature coefficient of element resistance (TCR). Also on display, the brand new range of MPPC detectors which utilize a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode structure for ultra-low-level light detection.
Heason Technology (www.heason.com) is a UK based motion systems integrator with over 30 years of motion control experience. Serviced markets include aerospace and defence, printing, micro-machining, semiconductor, life and health science, photonics, automotive, research and development and industrial automation. Our in-house design, manufacture and test capabilities provides our customers with a flexible fast to market, solution based service. Key products on show at Photonex 2012 will include our miniature direct drive piezo ceramic motors capable of Nanometre positioning accuracy through to our range of compact monolithic stepper and servo driven XY tables. Also on demonstration will be a long travel piezo XY stage capable of reaching speeds of 300mm/s with sub-nanometre accuracy. As well as our motorized solutions, we also have a range of compact manual positioning stages.
The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, (www.biosensingtech.co.uk ) works with industry and researchers with the aim of creating multidisciplinary partnerships to develop novel bio-sensing technology. The scope of the Institute is broad - ranging from the development of novel technology for detection and measurement of biological systems to the integration of biological systems into novel sensing technology. By consolidating talents and experience from across a range of subject areas we are able to respond to larger challenges presented by industry and public sector.
With many years production experience in the manufacture of avalanche photodiodes (APDs), Laser Components (www.lasercomponents.com) will be exhibiting the Count range of silicon Geiger-mode photon counters.
Also displayed will be APD modules with 450 to 1100nm reach through technology, mini high voltage ABC550 series of DC/DC converters for optimum APD performance, and a complementary range of pulsed laser diodes offering greater than 220W optical power at 905nm. In addition there will be laser optics, optical filters, photodiodes, laser diodes and modules, fibre optics, and a range of accessory items including laser goggles, IR converter cards and electronic modules such as low noise lock in amplifiers.
From cutting edge sharpness to road surface topography and from skin roughness to face and body measurement, the new Omniscan (www.omniscan.co.uk) MikroCAD and Primos ranges of optical measurement systems offer it all and with non-contact, DLP technology the measurements are also performed at high speed. The new MikroCAD-Premium system for example uses UV technology to give high-resolution, 3D measurement of very highly sloped regions, in only seconds.
Photon Engineering (www.photonengr.com) will be demonstrating the new version of the FRED Optical Engineering Software - version 11.90 at Photonex 2012. This is a major version release which offers new features designed to make optical system engineering in FRED even more efficient. Highlights include a new configuration manager which allows the user to create multiple document configurations; a new parameter pickup manager which allows the user to specify the functional link between the parameter values for two entities; a new detector entity type, 3D Box which allows the power transfer between cells in a 3D grid (voxels) to be analyzed; a new capability which allows objects to be selected on the object tree and isolated in the 3D view; and an expanded diffraction efficiency table that allows for dependence on wavelength and polar and azimuth angles as well as distinguishing between efficiency in reflection and transmission.
Photonic Solutions (www.photonicsolutions.co.uk) will be showcasing a number of different lasers and optoelectronics products. On display will be the SuperK White Light laser from NKT photonics. This is a turn-key supercontinuum laser with high power output across the visible spectrum. Dr Elaine Blackwood from Photonic Solutions will be giving a tutorial on these products during Photonex.
Also showing will be a number of visible diode pumped solid state lasers from Laser Quantum, Helium Neon lasers from JDSU, ultrafast pulse diagnostics - pulsecheck autocorrelator - from APE, pulse and delay generators from Quantum Composers, spectrometers from Ocean Optics and laser safety eyewear from NoIR.
Pro-Lite (www.pro-lite.uk.com) is to exhibit a range of products at Photonex and launch its Specbos spectroradiometer from Jeti. The company has also announced its merged the operations of Photonics and Analytical Marketing and assumed responsibility for the distribution of Newport's Corion brand thin film optical filters. Products include neutral density, band-pass, edge, dichroic and fluorescence filters. Products span the spectrum from 200nm to 16µm. The majority of the optical filters and coatings that Newport supply are custom designed and manufactured for OEM applications.
Pro-Lite has also teamed up with Solar Light Company which is a leading light in the field of solar simulators that are used for solar cell testing and in photovoltaic materials research. Solar simulators are also used for the in-vitro determination of sunscreen SPF and in establishing photo-stability per COLIPA guideline. The Specbos is a versatile, miniaturised spectroradiometer with the ability to measure both spectral radiance and spectral irradiance in one instrument - and the corresponding photometric quantities of luminance (cd/m2) and illuminance (lux).
Specbos models provide for measurements in the 250-1000nm range, with specialist versions available for flash photometry and average LED intensity in accordance with CIE 127:2007. There are also Specbos models configured for measuring the reflected colour of materials.