Reduce Damage from Long-Term Brillouin Imaging of Live Cells

Recent data from Maryland has shown that using a 660 nm wavelength laser can reduce absorption-mediated damage when performing long-term Brillouin imaging of live cells. The latest research, which uses the torus 660 nm and the torus 532 nm single longitudinal wave lasers by Laser Quantum, demonstrates that live cell imaging may be more efficient … Continue reading

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Light Conversion Unveils New Universal Laser Control Platform

Light Conversion is excited to announce a new universal laser control platform for all Light Conversion lasers. This platform includes a laser user app — a unified way to control all lasers manufactured by Light Conversion. The platform enables better integration with industry 4.0 preventative diagnostics and easier cross-platform system integration into various industrial equipment. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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