MACOM Technology Solutions has announced a new portfolio of 25G distributed feedback (DFB) lasers designed for use in next-generation 5G LTE wireless fronthaul infrastructure. Building on MACOM’s legacy of industry leadership in 4G LTE connectivity solutions, the new laser portfolio is expected to help wireless operators deploy 25G optical links at commercial scale and cost structures on the path to 5G.
Optical Surfaces has announced that it has received an order from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) for twelve ultra-fast focusing 370mm diameter aspheric lenses for its Orion petawatt laser research facility.
With its move to the industrial area Inning am Ammersee, VONJAN Technology not only has modern new premises at its disposal, but above all the product range of lasers has been significantly expanded. We understand that a laser system is far more than just the sum of its individual components. It is especially the right combination and the resulting interplay which leads to excellent system performance in the end.
Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit data from a satellite orbiting the moon to Earth — more than 239,000 miles — at a record-breaking download speed of 622MB/s. Now, researchers at Lincoln Laboratory are aiming to once again break new ground by applying the laser beam technology used in LLCD to underwater communications.
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.