Monthly Archives: April 2021

Introduction to the Vortex Beam

Over 60 years ago, a scientific breakthrough was the catalyst for the discovery of the first laser. Since then, the use of laser devices has been growing in research applications, and in recent years, industrial and commercial applications have been utilizing this technology as well. Lately, that growth trend has rapidly increased thanks to laser … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 Blog, Holo/Or, Optics

Measurements with a Laser Interferometer Made Easy!

To measure prisms and substrates with a laser interferometer, you are typically forced to paint or tape surfaces. Time is wasted, parts damaged, and accuracy degraded. Spectrally Controlled Interferometry (SCI) directly measures these parts down to 150 µm OPL ((or even 75 µm on special request). No taping, no painting…just measure. SCI is simply faster and more … Continue reading

April 28, 2021 Apre Instruments, Blog, Interferometers, Systems

IL Photonics Now Represents LEDMOTIVE in Israel!

LEDMOTIVE produces multiple color LED light sources and pocket spectrometers. Its software manages the output spectrum of the light modules, while the electronics can control several light sources to provide the desired blended and dynamic output. LEDMOTIVE’s Bluetooth Android-based spectrometer provides spectral and color data. LEDMOTIVE launched a new lighting design software platform for lighting … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 Blog, LEDMOTIVE, LEDs

Photonis to Supply Photosensors for PANDA Barrel DIRC

The Planacon™ square-shaped MCP-PMTs from Photonis have been selected as the photosensors for the Barrel DIRC detector of the PANDA experiment. (PANDA is an acronym of antiProton ANnihilation at DArmstadt.) PANDA is a large particle physics experiment at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), an accelerator complex under construction in Darmstadt. Figure 1 shows … Continue reading

April 22, 2021 Blog, Detectors, MCPs, Photonis