White Papers

Selecting the optimum laser diode for your application

By ProPhotonix
4 July 2016

White Paper Lead ImageIn this whitepaper, ProPhotonix discusses the issues you will face when specifying a laser diode; the necessary trade-offs between performance, cost and lifetime; and the process of choosing a vendor who can meet your needs

Tunable, narrow bandwidth mid-IR laser sources for compact trace gas analysis systems with ppb sensitivity

By Håkan Karlsson & Sauli Sinisalo
10 June 2016

White Paper Lead ImageThe ultimate instrumentation for trace gas analysis and detection in air quality monitoring as well as industrial process control would be one that can simultaneously provide a sensitive, selective, and fast, multi-gas measurement with wide dynamic range all in a compact and robust system. One of the few such promising technologies that can deliver these requirements is laser based photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS).

Designing with Stock Optics

By Edmund Optics
3 June 2016

White Paper Lead ImageFrom optical system design to production – this whitepaper is demonstrating the benefits of standard commercial optics over those that are custom made. Off-the-shelf optics are proving increasingly valuable, as they reduce costs, lead times and system complexity.

The taccor comb - high power frequency comb with 1 GHz mode spacing

By Albrecht Bartels and Matthias Beck of Laser Quantum
6 May 2016

Optical frequency combs based on femtosecond lasers have become invaluable tools in optical metrology and spectroscopy due to their unique ability to phase-coherently, linking the microwave and optical frequency domains. Combs based on lasers with 1 GHz repetition rate provide a unique combination of large mode spacing and high power coherent super-continuum generation.

Technology Features

Electro Optics coverSplitting headache solved with notch

Rob Coppinger talks to the University of Oxford about its simple mirror-coated notch for optical fibre

Electro Optics coverExtreme is now mainstream

Rob Coppinger investigates the applications being opened up by new sources of extreme UV


Electro Optics coverDoes this scan?

Greg Blackman on laser scanner technology, including three-axis scan heads and developments for ultrafast lasers

Electro Optics coverWinner takes all

Greg Blackman speaks to Phil Alibrandi of Gigaphoton, about the recent buyout of the company and what that means for the EUV lithography community

Press releases

LOT-QuantumDesign appointed as distributors for Specim Spectral Imaging

22 July 2016
NEWS RELEASES
Specim Spectral Imaging, a manufacturer of hyperspectral cameras and systems has partnered with UK distributor LOT-QuantumDesign. LOT-QuantumDesign will act distributors for Specim in the UK and Ireland
LOT-QuantumDesign

Laser Safe PC v5

21 July 2016
SOFTWARE
Lasermet has released the latest version of its laser safety calculation software
Lasermet

640nm DPSS laser

21 July 2016
LASERS AND DIODES
UniKLasers has released its newest CW single-frequency DPSS laser at 640nm
UniKLasers

StarBright Update

21 July 2016
ANALYSIS, TEST AND MEASUREMENTStarBright Update
Ophir Photonics has updated its StarBright handheld laser monitor. The newest version of StarBright can be used to measure the instantaneous power of a laser pulse
Ophir Photonics

Laser Quantum demonstrates robust and reliable lasers

21 July 2016
NEWS RELEASESLaser Quantum demonstrates robust and reliable lasers
Laser Quantum has launched the first in its series of the 'robust and reliable laser' videos. The launch video demonstrates the gem laser vs. the Range Rover
Laser Quantum

Laser Quantum takes part in programme encouraging girls' interest in physics

21 July 2016
NEWS RELEASES
Laser Quantum has recently been involved in an initiative to encourage students to further their interest in physics through a project-based collaboration
Laser Quantum