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.

Polarization Maintaining Optical Components: The Importance Of High-Grade Connectors

By Dr. Pietro Bernasconi
23 September 2016

White Paper Lead ImageIn a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber system the quality of a connection plays a crucial role. In order to offer the best overall perfromance, PM fibers must be properly oriented inside the connectors and the alignment features on these must guarantee an appropriate orientation across the mating adapter. Due to different mechanical constructions, not all fibre connectors and mating adapters are suitable for PM applications. The orientation procedures of high-quality PM fibre connectors and the evaluation of their polarisation performance are reviewed according to the current international standards.

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.

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Press releases

Techspec Precision Aspheric Lenses

12 October 2016
Edmund Optics has introduced its Techspec Precision Aspheric Lenses, designed to focus light, while they eliminate spherical aberration from divergent light sources
Edmund Optics

SXUV20C EUV photodetector

12 October 2016
Opto Diode has launched the SXUV20C, a low-noise, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photodetector that features a large 20 square-mm circular active area
Opto Diode

Hamamatsu to construct new building to expand production of infrared detectors and emitters

11 October 2016
Hamamatsu Photonics has announced the construction of a new building no 3 at its Miyakoda Factory to increase manufacturing capacity of compound semiconductor devices

Genesis Taipan HD series

11 October 2016
An expanded series of light show and entertainment lasers from Coherent enable show designers to produce sophisticated visual displays and effects with increased brightness and better definition

Forth Dimension Displays and LightTrans collaborating on phase modulated SLMs

10 October 2016
Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD), leading supplier of fast binary spatial light modulators (SLMs), and LightTrans, vendor of the optical design software VirtualLab Fusion, are collaborating on an adaptation of LightTrans' simulation software

Koheras Boostik lasers

7 October 2016
LASERS AND DIODESKoheras Boostik lasers
NKT Photonics introduced the new generation of its Koheras Boostik lasers - a maintenance free single-frequency fibre laser system with a combination of narrow linewidth, pristine beam quality, and high output power
NKT Photonics

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