plications for flat panel display, automotive, aerospace and similar manufacturers. The PR-788 provides an extended
wide dynamic range of 1 million:1 output. It measures the output of devices
and tests any display or backlight at
highest speeds available on the market, reducing the total time required to
characterize and calibrate display products. The exposure time range for the
PR-788 ranges from 7 milliseconds to
2 minutes. The PR-788 measures from
black to full white, without the need to
add external attenuation, because of
the inclusion of an automated internal
neutral density (ND) filter. The spectroradiometer measures spectral resolution capability for any display technology with its variable spectral bandwidth.
CO2 Laser Splicing System
The SMARTSPLICER CO2 laser splicing
and glass-shaping system from
Fiber-guide Industries Inc. was developed
by Nyfors Teknologi AB based on technology from the Fraunhofer Institute.
The system provides the ability to easily attach large end caps to optical fiber
for the production of high-power laser
delivery connectors and systems. Fiber-guide offers splicing of end caps with
end cap/fiber ratios greater than 50:1.
Optical Gas Imaging Camera
The GFx320 optical gas imaging cam-
Thick-Material Fiber Lasers
era from Flir Systems Inc. is designed
for use in potentially explosive atmo-
spheres in the oil and gas industry. The
system detects and visualizes invisible
hydrocarbon gas emissions, such as
methane, and common volatile organic
compounds found at oil and natural gas
facilities. Instead of scanning for fugi-
tive and nonfugitive gas emissions from
outside hazardous areas, the camera
allows workers to assess potential risks
from afar and, once the area is deemed
safe, enter with the camera to continue
scanning. The device is calibrated to
measure temperature, allowing users
to achieve optimal thermal contrast be-
tween the gas compound and the back-
Four new models in the LF Fiber Laser
Series from Amada Miyachi America
Inc. are designed to address thicker materials or increase application processing speeds. The higher-power models
range from 250 to 1000 W. The LF Series offers continuous wave and modulated fiber laser technology with both
single-mode and multimode options.
Featuring a large touchscreen pendant
that enables clear visibility of process
schedule parameters, the LF Series has
an intuitive interface that offers users
quick and easy programming. All models enable spot sizes down to 10 μm
for thin-metal welding with welding penetration depth beyond 0.16 in.
Zinc Selenide Focusing Lenses
A line of zinc selenide (ZnSe) focusing
Portable Raman Spectrometer
lenses from Laser Research Optics
are optimized for use with steel-cutting
lasers up to 4 k W. The CO2 Laser Lens-
es come in plano-convex and meniscus
configurations in 1- to 2-in. OD sizes
with thicknesses ranging from 0.250
to 0.380 in. They are offered with
standard AR coatings that provide
<0.2 percent total absorption or a
proprietary “Cool-Cut” coating that ab-
sorbs <0.15 percent of laser energy to
protect against heat damage.
The i-Raman Pro ST high-throughput
portable Raman spectrometer from
B&W Tek is a fully integrated system
with a built-in tablet computer preinstalled with BWSpec Mobile, an intuitive software that allows for material
identification and real-time predictions.
With its “See_Through” technology, the
3D Stereo Vision Laser Module
system enhances the Raman signature
of the content, allowing for identifica-
tion of materials inside visually opaque
containers such as white plastic bottles
and paper envelopes. The large sam-
pling area significantly improves analy-
sis reproduction for heterogeneous
samples, and the minimized power
density facilitates the measurement of
darker materials that would be suscep-
tible to photo damage under conven-
tional Raman spectroscopy.
The FLEXPOINT MV stereo laser module from Laser Components USA Inc.
is designed for 3D stereo vision, an
imaging technique for machine vision.
The technique calculates the volume
of an object based on the position of
dots that are simultaneously captured
by two cameras from different angles.
The pixels of the same object are then
paired during digital image processing.