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Low noise infrared camera is looking at the sky

Low noise infrared camera is looking at the sky
The 6-telescope beam combination instrument developed by the University of Exeter (UK) and the University of Michigan (USA), MIRC-X, together with C-RED One, the low noise infrared camera from First Light Imaging, are opening new perspectives in infrared interferometry for astronomy. The MIRC-X imager is now looking at the sky on the CHARA telescope array, which is supposedly the world’s highestresolution imaging facility in infrared light, located at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California.
19th October 2017

Line scan detectors used in ESA earth observation satellite

Line scan detectors used in ESA earth observation satellite
  LASER COMPONENTS has been working with Xenics, a manufacturer of array detectors that span the short wave infrared region of the spectrum (SWIR). Xenics is based in a factory in Leuven, Belgium and supplies detectors for use in optical coherence tomography, spectroscopy and microscopy.
17th October 2017

IR filters and coatings suitable for NDIR spectroscopy

IR filters and coatings suitable for NDIR spectroscopy
Specialist in the supply of infra-red filters and coatings, LASER COMPONENTS, has announced that its optical components can be used in the analysis of vehicle exhaust emissions using Non Dispersive Infrared spectroscopy (NDIR). The coatings used in narrow band pass filters are made up of several layers which create a complicated process of destructive and constructive interference, isolating a narrow region of the IR spectrum.
11th October 2017


Miniature PIR designed for outdoor luminaire integration

Miniature PIR designed for outdoor luminaire integration
  A miniature IP65-rated PIR presence detector has been launched by CP Electronics, allowing for maximum ease of integration and installation into outdoor luminaires.
9th August 2017

Infrared laser to be at the heart of the industry in coming years

Manufacturers are looking for new opportunities to increase their revenues and margins. In this context, the IR LED market is perceived as a potential new ‘blue ocean’ with attractive opportunities for those players.
8th August 2017

Infrared heaters save church 75% in energy costs

Infrared heaters save church 75% in energy costs
The inefficient underfloor heating system at St Michael’s Church in Wolverhampton has been replaced with Tansun's highly efficient infrared heaters saving over 75% in energy costs. The church’s congregation desperately sought a permanent heating solution to keep them warm during their services that didn’t take hours to preheat. Their previous underfloor heating had to be switched on three days before Sunday service.
2nd August 2017

IR WORKshop 2017 connects infrared research to industry

IR WORKshop 2017 connects infrared research to industry
The fourth international WORKshop on infrared technologies is sponsored by LASER COMPONENTS and will take place on 8th to 9th November 2017 at Arizona State University in Tempe. The goal of the event is to connect infrared research to industry by focusing on but not limited to new developments related to: IR detectors and new materials development; IR sources, lasers, filters, optics MEMS; IR instrument sub systems; IR spectroscopy, sensing and other commercial applications.
13th July 2017

Benchtop based IR thermal test system for live testing

Benchtop based IR thermal test system for live testing
A benchtop based PDR IR-TS One IR Thermal Test System has been introduced by PDR, designed to thermally cycle key critical components and assemblies to detect defects. Using PDR’s Non-Destructive Dual Thermal Stress Screening Process, based on a variation on HALT/HASS principles, the system is able to focus the testing on suspected problem areas to safely screen out early field failures caused by design, environmental, production and structural defects.
21st June 2017

Supersize IR detector for space observation programmes

Supersize IR detector for space observation programmes
  Sofradir has announced it is developing its first very large format (2048x2048) 15µm-pitch infrared detector. The supersize IR detector is designed for future scientific space observation equipment and Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT) for ground observation aimed at tackling major scientific challenges. 
19th June 2017

IR receiver modules boost optoelectronics portfolio

IR receiver modules boost optoelectronics portfolio
For remote control in modern flat-panel TVs, three optical components — an IR receiver, red LED, and ambient light sensor — must either fit in the narrow frame or have an optical connection to the front from the back via a light pipe, which reduces the range for the IR receiver. The TVCastSMD package of the TSOP39xxxTR1 and TSOP59xxxTR1 series is designed to be mounted on a PCB with a side-view orientation. The board is then inserted into the frame, allowing for placement near the front of the frame for superior remote control performance. To simplify designs, the devices feature a photodetector, preamplifier circuit, and IR filter in a single four-pin epoxy package. Featuring a two-lens design for high sensitivity, the IR receivers offer typical irradiance down to 0.08mW/m² and 0.20mW/m², respectively. The components feature a supply voltage from 2.5V to 5.5V; very low supply current of 0.35mA typical for the TSOP39xxxTR1 series and 0.7mA for the TSOP59xxxTR1 series; transmission range up to 45 metres; and carrier frequencies from 36kHz to 56kHz. TSOP39xxxTR1 and TSOP59xxxTR1 series devices provide improved immunity against ambient light, are insensitive to supply voltage variations and ripple noise, and are offered in four automatic gain control (AGC) versions for short and long burst codes. All receivers are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.
13th June 2017


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