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High Power QCW Green Fiber Lasers

IPG Photonics 6 Jan 2017

Green fiber lasers offer unprecedented single-mode power in compact and efficient package

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Fiber laser micromachining in high-volume manufacturing

IPG Photonics 2 Dec 2016

High beam quality allows for small spots

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New PVD75 PRO Line Thin Film Deposition System Platform from Kurt J. Lesker weblink

Kurt J. Lesker Company Ltd 14 Sep 2016

Hastings, UK.  Kurt J. Lesker Company is proud to introduce the 2017 PVD75 PRO Line Thin Film Deposition System Platform.

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Challenges and Solutions for High Performance SWIR Lens Design weblink

Gooch & Housego 30 Aug 2016

Right now, the world is waking up to the advantages of short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging for some very good reasons.

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Shifting Dynamics in Intercontinental Cabling and the Implications for High Reliability Fiber Coupler Manufacture and Supply weblink

Gooch & Housego 30 Aug 2016

Gooch & Housego has been refining its approach to HI REL high reliability fiber coupler manufacturing by balancing its rapid response to market changes with meticulous attention to detail.

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Laser Lines installs 10,000th Cobolt laser weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 16 May 2016

Celebrations were seen here and in Sweden recently as the Laser Lines team installed the 10,000th laser from Cobolt, the Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers for the analytical instrument market.

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Laser Lines provides “excellent service” to glass industry leader video weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 16 May 2016

N & C Glass, one of the leading manufacturers of glass and glazing products in the UK, is part of the wider Nicholls & Clarke Group, made up of businesses dedicated to the manufacture, distribution ...

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OWIS® new catalogue available – with numerous new products weblink

OWIS GmbH 3 May 2016

The new OWIS® catalogue, edition GK 11, is available since the second quarter 2016. This includes on more than 700 pages the complete OWIS® programme of optical beam handling and positioning systems. In addition a separate chapter presents customer-specific options in the field of customized solutions.

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Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S 11 Apr 2016

See the new Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging at SDCS and The Vision Show!

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Tech focus – multi-photon microscopy weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 1 Apr 2016

Laser Lines’ Steve Knight takes a look at an ever-developing technique, multi photon microscopy.

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NYFORS introduces the MINICLEAVER™ weblink

Nyfors Teknologi AB 22 Mar 2016

NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB (publ) introduces its new portable optical fiber cleaver – the MINICLEAVERTM. The battery-operated cleaver is perfect for field splicing or in environments with limited space. It is compatible with most common factory and field splicers and produces cleave angles typically below 0.5 degrees.

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Laser Quantum launches taccor comb

Laser Quantum Ltd 16 Mar 2016

Laser Quantum launch a complete 1GHz mode spaced frequency comb

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TOPTICA welcomes new Senior Business Development Manager of OEM

TOPTICA Photonics AG 14 Mar 2016

In order to support TOPTICA’s continuous growth, they have added a new OEM Senior Business Development Manager, Dr. Holger Stupp. His Ph. D. is in Physics, specifically in the field of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy under laser irradiation.

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$98K Grant to Develop Lean Fiber Optic Manufacturing at G&H (Boston)

Gooch & Housego 14 Mar 2016

We are proud to announce that our Boston facility has been awarded a grant to facilitate the extension of the Gooch & Housego Lean Six Sigma Capabilities.

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Position and Force Control with High Resolution: Voice Coil Linear Actuators in New Designs

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG 10 Mar 2016

Magnetic direct drives have advantages when compared to classical spindle-based solutions, especially with respect to wear and dynamics. Since they largely dispense with mechanical components, there is hardly any friction, less play and therefore more precision.

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The SMARTSPLICER™ – NYFORS’s novel, advanced laser splicing and glassshaping system presented at Photonics West (Booth 5355)

Nyfors Teknologi AB 3 Mar 2016

At Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco, CA, NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB (publ) is proud to present the SMARTSPLICER™ – a novel, advanced glass processing and optical fiber splicing platform for development and manufacturing of sensitive high power laser, sensor and telecommunication fiber components.

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JPK’s optical tweezers system, the NanoTracker 2, is used in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan to study micro-bubbles

JPK Instruments AG 23 Feb 2016

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoTracker™ 2 optical tweezers system…

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Why the Radiantis SeaWave is an amazing IR spectrometer weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 22 Feb 2016

Steve Knight, sales director of Laser Lines’ Photonics group, writes about the benefits of one of our latest additions to our product portfolio.

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Laser Lines and DeBe Lasers design better laser systems weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 22 Feb 2016

This week we have handed the blog over to one of our valued customers, Neal Croxford, director at DeBe Lasers, who tells us how his business makes use of our nLight Pearl diode lasers.

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New Lighting Products from DCM

Alrad Instruments Ltd 22 Feb 2016

PRD0500 Projector/ALB Series of direct ring lights with high-powered LEDs

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