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DeepCleave Cuts Thick Glass Evenly along Focal Depth

Laser glass cutting with ultra-short IR pulses is fast becoming a key technique for high throughput glass processing. Cutting of thick glass (> 500 µm) using this technique possesses unique challenges, as the laser energy needs to be both focused to a tight spot and spread evenly throughout the depth of the glass. To help … Continue reading

Blog, Optics

Delivery of Industry-First Automotive Solid-State LiDAR System

ams (owner of Princeton Optronics), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announces today that it has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, one of the leading technology companies for mobility worldwide to advance solid-state LiDAR technology … Continue reading

Blog, Lasers

Sensors for Space Telescope Lens Testing

The Euclid Satellite project a good example of how Philtec’s sensors are being used with excellent results in cryogenic conditions. This month Philtec again delivered sensor systems for space telescope lens distortion measurements. These are 2-channel fiber optic displacement sensor systems (see image above) designed for 3.2 mm operation in vacuum. Seven 2-channel sensor systems … Continue reading

Blog, Detectors, Fiber Optics

SYLOS Laser Started Operation in ELI-ALPS

Nobel Prize winner Prof. Gérard Mourou pushed an improvised black color button. Femtosecond pulses, each featuring ~6.6 fs duration and ~32 mJ energy running at 1 kHz repetition rate were registered and visualized by a projector in front of a big auditorium. That is how Single Cycle Femtosecond high intensity laser system SYLOS has been launched in ELI-ALPS … Continue reading

Blog, Lasers

ISR300-PSL Accurately Evaluates Blue Light Hazard

ANSES (The French National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor) has published an update (French document) of its 2010 expertise on the health effects of LEDs, in light of new scientific knowledge available. The report confirms the toxicity of blue light on the retina and highlights the disturbance of biological rhythms and sleep. What … Continue reading

Blog, LEDs

New Fast GigE Interface for greateyes Cameras

greateyes has now introduced a fast GigE interface to their cameras which offers a number of benefits: Long distance connections and remote camera operation – GigE allows easy implementation of long distance connections between the camera itself and the control PC, which can be even extended with optional fiberoptic converters. Seamless plug-and-play connectivity and multiple … Continue reading

Blog, Cameras and Imaging

Using Selective Laser Sintering for Healthcare Applications

The latest newsletter from Access Laser discusses applications of the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) method of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the healthcare industry. SLS uses a bed of small plastic, glass or ceramic particles and a laser to fuse those beads together into layers of solid material forming 3-dimensional objects. This process is an ideal … Continue reading

Blog, Lasers

Attend an Optical Coating Design Webinar

Did you miss the Tech Briefs Media Group webinar entitled “Optical Coating Design”? It’s now available on demand. Listen to presenters from Chroma Technology, Edmund Optics and Deposition Sciences delve into topics about thin film coatings. Most precision optics, whether used in scientific, medical, industrial, or military applications, incorporate some type of thin film coating … Continue reading

Blog, Optics