White Papers

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

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).

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

FluxGage

18 September 2016
ANALYSIS, TEST AND MEASUREMENT
Ophir Photonics has announced the FluxGage, a compact, all-in-one LED luminaire measurement system
Ophir Photonics

WT1800E power analyser

18 September 2016
ANALYSIS, TEST AND MEASUREMENT
Yokogawa Europe has launched the WT1800E power analyser, a complete power analysis solution for lighting engineers and designers
Yokogawa Europe

4D InSpec Surface Gauge

18 September 2016
ANALYSIS, TEST AND MEASUREMENT
4D Technology has announced the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge, the first handheld, non-contact instrument that measures precision machined surface defects and features with micrometer-level resolution
4D Technology

Vanta range of handheld XRF analysers

18 September 2016
ANALYSIS, TEST AND MEASUREMENT
Olympus has introduced its Vanta range of handheld XRF analysers to increase productivity in materials analysis tasks
Olympus

Omicron expands distribution network in Australia

18 September 2016
NEWS RELEASES
German laser specialist Omicron, based in Rodgau, has expanded its international distribution network by a further representative in Australia
Omicron

Pro-lite expands into Spain and Portugal

18 September 2016
NEWS RELEASES
Pro-Lite Technology has opened for business in Spain and Portugal with the creation of Pro-Lite Technology Iberia
Pro-Lite Technology