White Papers

Emissive Color Measurement: Measuring Chromaticity and Color Temperature of White LEDs

By Miriam Mowat, Applications Scientist
20 March 2015

White Paper Lead ImageIn this application note, Ocean Optics compares emissive color measurements of a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) calibrated white LED from two of the company's spectrometers: the compact STS microspectrometer and the new Flame spectrometer.

Measuring LED Power and Irradiance with Calibrated Photodiodes

By Dr. Efi Rotem
17 March 2015

White Paper Lead ImageIn many industries, LEDs are replacing traditional broadband light sources, such as mercury, deuterium, Xenon and quartz-halogen lamps. Systems and applications transitioning to LEDs are reengineered in terms of optics, electronics, heat management, and more. Similarly, the equipment used by professionals to measure the output of these sources needs to be fitted for measuring LEDs.

Selecting the best prisms for your needs

By Edmund Optics
24 February 2015

White Paper Lead ImagePrisms as key optical elements for various applications

Miniature Spectrometers for Narrowband Laser Characterization

By Ocean Optics
9 February 2015

White Paper Lead ImageWhether measuring center wavelength, spectral shape or power, compact spectrometers are a convenient, low-cost tool for the characterization and monitoring of many types of laser sources. This whitepaper explores in full the benefits of miniature spectrometers.

Technology Features

Electro Optics coverBeyond the line of sight

Since the dawn of photography the photographer has had to have their subject within sight, but as Rob Coppinger finds US researchers have turned a corner for the ultimate imaging technology.

Electro Optics coverLight in profile

Greg Blackman on the intricacies of beam analysis and the range of sensors laser manufacturers employ to characterise a source

Electro Optics coverFocusing on the distant past

Optics allow distant places to be seen in focus but Rob Coppinger peers into the universe of astronomy where the vision of deep space is also the past

Electro Optics coverQuick as a flash

If striking fear into the hearts of your enemy is not enough, Rob Coppinger seeks to shed light on the US military's intention to launch lightning bolts

Press releases

LaserSafe PCv5 software

20 March 2015
SAFETY
Lasermet now supplies LaserSafe PCv5 software, which incorporates new tables from EN60825-1:2014
Lasermet

Leica DMi8 microscope

20 March 2015
MICROSCOPY
Leica Microsystems introduces the modular Leica DMi8 inverted microscope platform for industrial applications
Leica Microsystems

SCW 1632-350R laser diode module

20 March 2015
LASERS AND DIODES
OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, introduces the SCW 1632-350R, a high-power, pulsed laser diode module for optical testing applications
OSI Laser Diode

2015 Gratings Catalogue

20 March 2015
ACCESSORIES
Richardson Gratings, a Newport Company, the world leader in diffraction grating technology, announces its new 2015 Gratings Catalog
Richardson Gratings

WaveShaper 1000/SP

20 March 2015
ACCESSORIES
The WaveShaper 1000/SP is a Polarization Maintaining (PM) programmable filter which provides full control of the amplitude and phase spectra across the entire operating wavelength range
AMS Technologies

PIHera P-620 series

20 March 2015
POSITIONING EQUIPMENT
With its PIHera P-620 series, PI (Physik Instrumente) offers piezo-based positioning systems for versatile applications
Physik Instrumente