White Papers

Ultrafast optical sampling oscilloscope

By A. Bartels, CEO of Laser Quantum GmbH and T. Dekorsy, Professor of Physics at University of Konstanz
27 September 2016

White Paper Lead ImageUnlike traditional optical correlation techniques, ASychronous OPtical Sampling (ASOPS) offers a number of advantages in terms of resolution, speed, accuracy and precision. This white paper reports on how the technique of ASOPS can deliver these benefits, with particular emphasis showing the precision available.

SPF – UV Blocking Effectiveness of Sunscreens

By Dieter Bingemann, Ph.D.
19 August 2016

White Paper Lead ImageIn this white paper, Ocean Optics evaluates the UV blocking capacity of sunscreens. Sunscreens typically comprise UV absorbing or reflecting ingredients that protect skin from the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB radiation.

Next-generation thin-film optical filters enhance excitation and emission in fluorescence imaging and detection systems

By the Alluxa Engineering Team
22 July 2016

White Paper Lead ImageFluorescence based systems have revolutionized the way organisms, cells, and biomolecules are visualized and detected. However, challenges that are common in these instruments, such as bleedthrough, background autofluorescence, and poor signal-to-noise ratios (S/N), can reduce performance and lead to frustration.

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

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

Fergie spectroscopy system

26 September 2016
SPECTROSCOPYFergie spectroscopy system
Princeton Instruments has launched the Fergie spectroscopy system, a fully integrated, aberration-free spectrograph with a built-in, low-noise, cooled detector
Princeton Instruments

New benchtop goniometer

26 September 2016
Sphere Optics has introduced a new benchtop goniometer with a footprint of 1.65 x 0.60 x 1.73m for use in small dark rooms and optical laboratories
Sphere Optics

CW lasers for rent

26 September 2016
LASERS AND DIODESCW lasers for rent
A wide range of high-performance CW lasers can now be rented from Lithuanian company Integrated Optics
Integrated Optics

StingRay µFocus laser line generators

26 September 2016
LASERS AND DIODESStingRay µFocus laser line generators
The new StingRay µFocus laser line generators from Coherent enable the detection of smaller features in machine vision applications based on triangulation

Synopsys announces results of Robert S Hilbert memorial optical design competition

26 September 2016
Synopsys today announced that students from the University of Rochester, University of Saskatchewan, University of Southern California and the University of Arizona received awards for their entries in the 2016 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Co

Gooch & Housego aims to grow business with government-backed competitiveness programme

26 September 2016
Global leaders in photonic engineering, Gooch & Housego has been selected for Sharing in Growth, a UK government-backed program which helps firms compete for increased aerospace business
Gooch & Housego