White Papers

Using the full spectrum for Raman: from UV to NIR

By Prof W R. Browne, Dr A. Draksharapu, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, NL & Dr E. Illy Cobolt AB
26 September 2014

White Paper Lead ImageThe ”inelastic scattering of light”, or Raman effect, was observed in practice for the first time in 1928 by C.V. Raman for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. It is only in the last two decades, however, that Raman spectroscopy has begun to realize its potential as an almost universally applicable analytical technique from materials and life sciences applications to point of care analysis. This is primarily thanks to the availability of compact laser sources, high sensitivity cameras and high resolution compact spectrometers.

Removing Heat from Optical Systems Using Broadband Hot Mirrors - A Radical New Solution

By Ken Norris
21 July 2014

White Paper Lead ImageA revolutionary new design of a Broadband hot mirror is described and details of how heat can now be successfully eliminated from light sources in many different optical systems.

New compact high repetition rate lasers for LIBS

By Håkan Karlsson, Elizabeth Illy, Bertrand Noharet & Tania Irebo
3 June 2014

White Paper Lead ImageLaser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic-emission spectroscopy technique that enables rapid chemical analysis of a wide range of materials ranging from metals, semiconductors, glasses, biological tissues, plastics, soils, thin-paint coating, and electronic materials. The LIBS technology has received substantially increased interest over recent years as a result of the development of more compact, even hand-held, systems that enables in-field use and construction of tools for on-line material analysis. This development has been made possible by the increased availability of more compact and industrial-grade system components including lasers, spectrographs and CCD cameras. In this application note we present how a new class of compact lasers with multi-kHZ pulse repetition rates enables significant reduction of the footprint of a LIBS system.

All About Aspheric Lenses

By Edmund Optics
30 May 2014

White Paper Lead ImageGETTING STARTED: Benefits of an aspheric lens

Technology Features

Electro Optics coverPhotonc sensor to combat TB

A lab-on-chip device, being designed as part of a European project, promises to reduce the cost of diagnosis tuberculosis dramatically – and save many lives in the developing world. Greg Blackman speaks to Wim Van Roy at Imec, one of the coordinators of the project

Electro Optics coverKeeping count on light

Highly sensitive detectors are enabling techniques like quantum cryptography and forms of flourescence spectroscopy. Tom Eddershaw investigates the technology for detecting individual photons

Electro Optics coverSolar research leads to laser discovery

Perovskites are being tipped as materials that will revolutionise solar power. Now, an Oxbridge team of scientists have used its luminescent properties to make a laser from the mineral. Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Felix Deschler and Michael Price of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory, who worked on the project

Electro Optics coverLasers in profile

Greg Blackman gets to grips with the various methods for analysing high-power lasers, including a novel method that calculates power according to the weight of the beam

Press releases

Acal BFI appointed pan-European distributor for Altechna

22 September 2014
NEWS RELEASES
Acal BFi, European leader in advanced technology solutions, have signed a new, exclusive pan-European distribution agreement with Altechna

Lumics' and Laser Components announce partnership

22 September 2014
NEWS RELEASES
Lumics' Appoints Laser Components USA as its Strategic NAFTA Distributor

iC-MR

18 September 2014
ELECTRONICS
For the fast and safe position acquisition with sine/cosine encoders and linear systems iC-MR provides the complete position sensor and encoder interface in a system-on-chip solution
iC-Haus

1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor

18 September 2014
SENSORS AND DETECTORS1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor
Ophir Photonics today announced the 1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor for Very Large Aperture Lasers, the newest member of the company's line of high damage threshold laser sensors
Ophir Photonics

DFB Triplexer Modules

18 September 2014
LASERS AND DIODESDFB Triplexer Modules
The 1mW triplexer laser module are designed for fibre-optical testing devices for which several wavelengths are required
Laser Components

Rapid NX

18 September 2014
LASERS AND DIODESRapid NX
The Rapid NX from Coherent is the first member of a newly developed platform designed to deliver all the benefits of ultrafast laser materials processing at a lower price point than previously available
Coherent