A comprehensive calibration service is being offered by LASER COMPONENTS, for fibre optic light sources, optical power meters and OTDRs from AFL, Greenlee, OptoTest and Viavi, as well as, upon request, for devices from other manufacturers.
LASER COMPONENTS has offered a range of non-linear optical crystals, including Lithium Niobate. LiNbO3 crystals are used most commonly as frequency doublers for laser applications. This artificially created crystal has a large electro-optic and acousto-optic coefficient, and as such it is a favoured material for a number of non-linear applications; Q-switches, Pockels cells, phase modulators and waveguides.
A group of EU-funded researchers are incorporating VCSEL laser sources with silicon photonics to develop long wavelength, high capacity communications for the very first time, paving the way for light-speed metropolitan connectivity, and powering new ‘smart’ services like future gaming and on-demand TV.
LASER COMPONENTS is a manufacturer of Deuterated L-Alanine doped Triglycine Sulphate (DLaTGS) pyroelectric detectors for infrared spectrometers. From their research and production facility in Florida they supply customers all over the world with these industrial grade detectors. DLaTGS has several advantages over standard TGS, the material is doped with deuterium to raise the Currie temperature to 61ºC, while doping with L-alanine prevents permanent depoling after excursions above the Currie temperature.
Honeywell has announced a battery-free performance entry in its line of Xenon handheld barcode scanners. With high-quality scanning capabilities and durable design, Xenon XP increases productivity and reduces total cost of ownership in critical scanning environments, such as retail, light industrial and healthcare. The area-imaging scanner can be used in a variety of applications, such as at the point of sale for retailers or patient point of care for hospitals.
It has been announced that SmartComp is the latest SmartTechnique from Prima Power Laserdyne. SmartComp is an application inspired programming tool that aims to ensure that laser welds, laser drilled holes, and laser cut features on 3D parts processed using a rotary table are in the most precise location.
As a chameleon shifts its colour from turquoise to pink to orange to green, nature’s design principles are at play. Complex nano-mechanics are quietly and effortlessly working to camouflage the lizard’s skin to match its environment. Inspired by nature, a Northwestern University team has developed a novel nanolaser that changes colours using the same mechanism as chameleons.
LASER COMPONENTS is a manufacturer of extended InGaAs arrays. Their research and production facility in Arizona supplies customers all over the world with industrial grade quantum detectors. The semiconductor material absorbs incident IR photons in the intrinsic region generating electron hole pairs which are collected at external electrodes. Photovoltaic detectors are an option in many applications due to their high sensitivity, fast response, low noise and wide dynamic range.
Holo/OR, industrial partner of LASER COMPONENTS, has developed a diffractive optical element (DOE) that accelerates the laser brazing process for hot-dip galvanised metal sheets. It provides better melting performance and cleaner edges at the same time. The DOE made of UV fused silica has an efficiency of 90%. It forms three beams with different diameters and power levels. Two smaller stripping beams ensure that the zinc coating is preheated, cleaned and preconditioned for brazing.
With its FLEXPOINT Long Range Line Module, LASER COMPONENTS has developed a highly-precise positioning tool for long distances. Even at 50m, the line is only 4m long and can be adjusted to line widths of a few millimetres with an easy-to-use focusing device. The FLEXPOINT LR-L module is available with red (660nm) or green (520nm) lines.