GPD Offers Wide Range of InGaAs Detectors

Offering low Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) photodiodes, InGaAs detectors from GPD Optoelectronics are well suited for telecommunications instrumentation. Providing standard geometries from 100 µm to 1 cm, GPD has a device to meet your bandwidth, sensitivity, and/or large area requirements. Package options: TO can, chip on ceramic or custom housings. Optics include unique filters and … Continue reading

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Glass Cutting with Ultra-Short IR Laser Pulses

Laser glass cutting with ultra-short IR pulses is now becoming a key technique for high throughput glass processing. Cutting thick glass (>500 um) using this technique possesses unique challenges, as the laser energy needs to be both focused to a tight spot and spread evenly in the glass depth. To learn more about several solutions … Continue reading

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Method For Laser Source Definition in ZEMAX™

In a recent article, Alexander Brodsky and Natan Kaplan of Holo/Or present “a new method for simulating and optimizing both single and multi-mode lasers in Zemax™ by applying a scattering model.” The abstract of the article follows: By default, optical systems are usually designed for single mode lasers. Nonetheless, many industrial lasers have M2 in … Continue reading

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ZnSe Diffractive Axicons from Holo-Or

Holo/Or now offers an expanded selection of  ZnSe Diffractive Axicons, suitable for ring shaping and Bessel beam generation C02 laser wavelengths. Unlike regular axicons, Holo-Or’s diffractive axicons have no rounded tip area in the center and have absolute divergence angle accuracy, even at very low angles. This gives them the unparalleled shaping quality required for demanding, … Continue reading

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Herzan’s EM Acoustic Enclosure Protects Your SEM or TEM

Technological advancements in electron microscopy make operating in a quiet and stable environment necessary. Herzan’s latest acoustic enclosure for electron microscopes ensures maximum protection from disruptive acoustic noise originating from pumps, chillers, and other loud laboratory equipment. Every EM acoustic enclosure can be customized to the electron microscope’s specific requirements and research needs, ensuring the … Continue reading

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Watch Laser Quantum’s Two-Photon Microscopy Video

Achieving high resolution and increasing imaging speeds are two critical factors for effective two-photon microscopy. Laser Quantum’s newest animation demonstrates how the helixx laser, with a repetition rate of 250 MHz, is tailored to the decay times of typical fluorophores to reduce photobleaching and toxicity, while increasing imaging speed and cell view times. Its short … Continue reading

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Photonis Introduces MCP-PMT for LiDAR Applications

Photonis introduces a new high performance Micro-Channel Plate Photomultiplier Tube (MCP-PMT) optimized for LIDAR applications requiring fast timing and high dynamic range. The new Photonis MCP-PMTs enable detection from single photon to few GHz in photon burst mode and few 100 MHz in continuous illumination, thanks to the high linearity properties. Along with the extremely … Continue reading

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Enhancing Two-Photon Microscopy

Two-photon microscopy has many advantages over conventional microscopy including: minimal photo-bleaching effect and sample damage, higher imaging depth of live cells, higher excitation efficiency, and simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorophores with the promotion of autofluorescence. Ultrashort (<10 fs) pulses enhance the two-photon microscopy technique. The peak power for a given average output is much higher … Continue reading

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