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Choosing a Portable Raman Spectrometer 03 Mar

Wasatch Photonics

Portable Raman spectroscopy bridges the gap in performance, capability, and size between handheld and benchtop Raman. It enables new point-of-use applications in medicine & industry by providing high sensitivity and dependable answers in a compact, cost-effective footprint. But what should you look for when buying one? Learn the top 5 qualities.

Imaging in Challenging Lighting Conditions — A Better Way 07 Sep

Teledyne Lumenera

Choosing just the right camera for a particular application can be difficult. Common cameras specifications that are normally considered include resolution and frame rate. However, lighting is an external factor that is potentially even more important to consider. This document highlights how high conversion gain (HCG) and low conversion gain (LCG) camera capabilities can be beneficial in challenging lighting conditions, along with examples of imaging applications where these challenges commonly occur.

Advantages of sub 50 femtosecond pulses in multiphoton microscopy 09 Mar

HÜBNER Photonics

One of the main advantages of using ultrafast femtosecond fiber lasers is the high peak power that they offer, which is a result of their ultra-short pulse duration. This high peak power makes these lasers ideal for a wide range of applications, including multiphoton microscopy. In this white paper we show that sub 50 fs pulse durations provide unprecedented multiphoton conversion efficiencies with intense peak powers.

Unlike emCCD or sCMOS intensified cameras allow for photon detection down to 4ns. Photon Lines’ partner, Excelitas PCO explains this exciting part of their range 16 May

Photon Lines / PCO

pco.dicam – a family of nine MCP image intensified camera systems offering extremely short exposure/shutter times. The choice of the photocathodes allows selection of spectral behaviour for different applications. Download the white paper here.

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Quick Guide to the Selection of CW Laser Optics 17 Jul


The maximum power of the continuous wave (CW) lasers on the market has been continuously growing, and has increased by almost a thousand times in just over a decade. Additionally, the beams of CW laser systems have been reduced in size due to the capability to use compact fiber lasers operating at kilowatt laser powers, without the need for additional sophisticated cooling. A major technological advance like this has created new production technology possibilities and permanently altered the industrial production techniques including cutting, drilling, welding, rust-cleaning, surface hardening, and other technologies employed in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Materials fields.

Next-Generation UV Mirrors 21 Jun


Laser processing plays a critical role in both mass manufacturing and breakthrough innovations. Maximizing production efficiency and enabling future improvements requires application-tailored optical components, so Altechna has developed customized next-generation UV low-loss mirrors to meet these needs.

Controlling CoaXPress Cameras from The BitFlow SDK Tools, Configuration File and APIs 24 May


The BitFlow SDK offers a number of different methods for programming CoaXPress cameras connected to BitFlow frame grabbers. The purpose of the this document is to explain how each method's components work together to provide camera control. There are a wide range of use-cases for this technology, so this document steps the reader through all the various workflows. Download the whitepaper here.

LASERSMART® Laser Safety Program 18 Apr


A laser safety program based on ANSI Z136.1 “Safe Use of Lasers” standard is the cornerstone of any organization using Class 3B and 4 laser systems. Management is responsible for ensuring the safe use of lasers owned and operated under its control. The Laser Safety Officer (LSO) administers the overall laser safety program. This paper will mainly address Class 3B and 4 laser safety requirements and it will discuss the provisions of a laser safety program and personnel responsibilities.

Optical filters for fluorescence spectroscopy in Point of Care instrumentation 04 Apr

Delta Optical Thin Films

Photo-luminescence is the phenomenon that a material emits light after having absorbed light. When the emission of light happens almost instantaneously (in nanoseconds) it is called fluorescence and when the emission decays over longer time (milliseconds) it is called phosphorescence. A material that exhibits fluorescence is called a fluorophore and such materials are used extensively in the analysis of biological materials.

What is a Cobot? Bridging the Gap Between Robots and Humans 14 Mar

Knight Optical

As we reflect on history, we can observe numerous systems with resemblances to robots. In fact, some concepts of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are speculated to date back to ancient times. The resourceful Ancient Greeks, for instance, created sophisticated automated puppet theatres1 , while the Ancient Egyptians devised ingenious mechanical operating systems embodied in figurines2 . Fast-forwarding to the present era, significant progress has been made since the days of Ancient Greece and Egypt. Nevertheless, it is evident that the fundamental mechanics of some contemporary systems bear similarities to those of antiquity.

2 μm Laser: From Research to Industrial Applications 22 Nov 2022


Over the past few decades, lasers have become an increasingly crucial tool for multiple applications. By selecting right tool and optimizing it’s parameters professionals can cover wide range of different technological tasks with optimum efficiency.

Leveraging the High Speed Averaging Mode in Ocean SR2 Spectrometers 27 Sep 2022

Ocean Insight

High Speed Averaging Mode is a new function in Ocean Insight’s Ocean SR2 spectrometers that dramatically improves signal to noise ratio performance

Transmissive Optical Components for >100 kW CW Laser Systems 20 Sep 2022


Since the invention of the first laser in 1960, the constant development and expansion of laser technology has led to the production of the modern-day versions of high-power continuous-wave (CW) laser systems that are now being used in various industries.

Choosing the Right Camera Comes Down to the Application 24 Aug 2022

Teledyne Lumenera

There are many types of cables and connectors used with today’s industrial cameras. Determining what camera interface makes the most sense for a vision system comes down to several factors. This guide will explore and provide an understanding of the available interfaces within the industrial and scientific area scan camera market, along with each of their key features.

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