Measuring Prisms with Apre’s Spectrally Controlled Interferometry (SCI)

Prisms are complex optical components. Transmitted wavefront performance is controlled by multiple surfaces, the angle between them, and the material’s homogeneity. Spectrally Controlled Interferometry (SCI) available from Apres Instruments enables their S-series interferometers to make prism measurement fast, easy and more accurate than conventional methods. SCI simplifies and speeds up the measurement process for S1 and … Continue reading

July 9, 2019 Blog, Interferometers, Systems

Light Conversion Updates PHAROS Laser

The largest manufacturer of femtosecond Optical Parametric Amplifiers (OPAs) and Non-Collinear OPAs (NOPAs), Lithuania-based company Light Conversion, is releasing an update for their femtosecond laser PHAROS with a new software interface and integrated power supply. PHAROS combines millijoule pulse energies and high average powers. These lasers feature mechanical and optical designs optimized for industrial applications … Continue reading

July 8, 2019 Blog, Lasers

greateyes’s EL Inspection Systems Detect Breaks in Photovoltaic Modules

A new publication from Subinoy Roy and Prof. Rajesh Gupta of the Department of Energy Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay Indian Institute of Technology, entitled “Investigation and Analysis of Finger Breakages in Commercial Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules under Standard Thermal Cycling Test”, appears in Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 101. The researchers are utilizing greateyes’s … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 Blog, Cameras and Imaging, Systems

EOT Provides Components for HAPLS

Electro-Optics Technology (EOT) supplies many components to the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Today HAPLS can produce 0.5 petawatt (PW) of power at 3.3 Hz. This is 200,000 times faster than the first petawatt laser. This laser has a repetition rate of up to 10 Hz with a … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 Blog, Detectors, Lasers, Optics

Carbide Improved with Higher Pulse Energies and Repetition Rates

The largest manufacturer of femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and non-collinear OPAs, Lithuania-based company Light Conversion launched their latest  CARBIDE laser product updates. The ultra-compact and cost-efficient CARBIDE features market-leading output parameters along with a robust design, attractive both to industrial and scientific customers. With major industrial customers operating in display, automotive, LED, medical device … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 Blog, Lasers

Holo/Or Participates in PROMETHEUS Project

Holo/Or is participating in a new HO2020 framework European laser surface processing project, called PROMETHEUS. This project pushes the boundaries of laser surface texturing technology to a new level! Within this project, Holo/Or will develop a novel diffractive-based M2 transformation module for high power, short pulse lasers to enable the precise periodic texturing of  functional … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 Blog, Lasers, Optics

How to Increase Image Resolution with Sub-Pixel Resolution Detectors

Was your x-ray experiment ever limited by the lower image resolution of scientific CCD cameras? Photograph b above illustrates the improved resolution of the image captured by the Scientific SuperResolution Cameras available from greateyes, as compared to photograph a. A paper about sub-pixel resolution detectors recently published illustrates how to overcome the trade-off between high … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 Blog, Cameras and Imaging