Press Releases


Gossen Foto- und Lichtmesstechnik has further expanded its high quality range of light meters to include the Mavospoec Base, a miniaturised spectrometer for routine daily measurement of all conventional and modern light sources such as LEDs and OLEDs.

The new AQ6374 is the successor to the Yokogawa and Ando AQ6315A wideband optical spectrum analyser. Featuring diffraction grating based monochromator technology delivering high-precision measurement performance and accuracy, an enhanced user interface and an air purging feature, the new instrument offers engineers a powerful benchtop tool for general-purpose optical spectrum measurements over the wavelength range from 350 to 1,750nm.

McPherson has released a new vacuum ultraviolet spectral test system, VUV-STS. The system measures reflectance as a function of angle of incidence. It measures optical performance 'at wavelength' and can help determine optical constants. It uses special techniques for measuring non-polarised light and works in the 30 to 160nm wavelength region. Transmission can be measured too, although it is not appropriate for many materials at these wavelengths. Options exist to extend operation up to 300nm.

Spectral Evolution (SE) presents a new ultra-high resolution portable spectroradiometer, the SR-6500.

Cobolt has introduced a new wavelength of 553nm on the Cobolt 06-01 Series of plug and play CW lasers. The 06-DPL 553nm (diode pumped laser) is available with up to 50mW and offers direct intensity modulation (analog and digital) at up to 5 kHz.

Splitting laser energy and focusing in multiple foci is a main function of foXXus and twoXX beam shaping optics of patent pending design developed for laser material processing applications like welding and metal sheet cutting using multi-kW lasers

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) has announced that entrepreneur, Milton Chang and his wife Rosalind have donated $1 Million USD to create a professional development program through the OSA Foundation

Toptica’s CTL (continuously tuneable lasers) diode lasers are now available at 1,050, 1,320 and 1,470nm wavelengths with continuous, mode-hop-free wavelength tuning up to 110nm

Scott Jordan has been appointed as the head of the newly defined photonics market segment in the globally active PI (Physik Instrumente) Group

Menlo Systems has extended the capabilities of its Optical Reference System (ORS) product range with models providing output in the visible range

Element Six has announced that it has been granted more than 60 new patents on its single crystal diamond technology to-date in 2016

To complement its OT-4040 laser alignment system, Laser Components has developed a larger, 45x45mm reference target for a greater range of measurement and motion compared to standard reference targets