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News and innovations published by German exhibitors

AFS contracted construction of the world's strongest fiber laser for the ELI-ALPS facility in Szeged, Hungary.

The HR2 laser system will be constructed by Active Fiber Systems in 2018 and delivered to ELI-ALPS in 2019. This system combines outstanding laser parameters that are orders of magnitude beyond the state of the art. The final system will emit CEP-stable 6fs-pulses at 100kHz, an average power of...

Exhibitor: Active Fiber Systems GmbH

AIXEMTEC allows easy implementation of high-precision adhesive bonding

The assembly of optical systems brings several challenges. The automation of optics assembly brings even more challenges. A production line which runs autonomously for a complete shift or longer needs plenty of mechanisms for increasing fault-tolerance and self-adjustment of the assembly...

Exhibitor: AIXEMTEC GmbH

AMTRON presents flexible and fast process controller

Another innovation presented by AMTRON is the process controller CU190. The process controller CU190 stands out with its fast power modulation, which makes it ideal for regulating and controlling the processes between the system and the laser. The device offers a range of connections via...

Exhibitor: Amtron GmbH

AMTRON unveils brand new CM100 Gen. III laser diode drivers with outstanding features

AMTRON is proud to present a new generation of the successful CM100 series. With various housings in paperback format, the CM100 models offer power values up to 18kW with top-class ratings: The CM100 supplies diode lasers with up to 250A CW or up to 800A pulsed with an outstanding efficiency of...

Exhibitor: Amtron GmbH

AMTRON launches the next generation SE200 pyrometers with faster measurement rate

With the new SE260 pyrometer series, AMTRON brings the ultimate process temperature measurement tool into the market, which is capable to acquire plastic welding information within a 10kHz range. This opens pyrometry for galvo-scan applications or laser processes with very low temperature...

Exhibitor: Amtron GmbH

Pattern Light - Precise Single LED Control

cibite Light System is a modular lighting system, based on high power LEDs, which is designed for the demanding challenges in industrial inspections and machine vision. The pattern Light system provides a high frequently strobing light source, which can be triggered by externally applied...

Exhibitor: cibite AG

Miniaturized UV-LED lighting with multiple wavelengths

Manufacturers of measuring devices utilized in bioanalytics and medical technology are now able to build significantly smaller systems and to open up new fields of application by low cost UV LEDs. In two application cases new UV lightings were already tested successfully. A constant light...

Exhibitor: CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH

New sensor technologies for tracking changes in blood pressure without cuff

Worldwide, research and industry are working on health wearables, mobile and barely visible systems, which are capable of recording, analyzing and providing vital parameters to medical professionals for evaluation, under day-to-day conditions and with a high degree of comfort for the patient....

Exhibitor: CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH

Fast and small spectral sensors for fiber-Bragg gratings

With stacked silicon photodiodes and refined optical thin film filters, spectrally sensitive detectors can be developed that can replace conventional, expensive spectrometers needed for special applications. A further feature of such spectral sensors is the elimination of measurement errors...

Exhibitor: CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH

Automatic surface inspection: DIOPTIC examines surfaces with ARGOS eyes

ARGOS is a quality inspection device developed to automatize and fully document the inspection of optical surfaces according to ISO10110-7:2008. Until now, it was up to an examiner and his subjective and visual judgement to assuredly and verifiably detect and evaluate surface defects. This...

Exhibitor: DIOPTIC GmbH

Now available: EUROLENS with up to 12 channels

The latest innovation by EUROMICRON Werkzeuge GmbH is an expanded beam connector with up to 12 channels which represents the highest density in market. The connector is compatible to MIL-DTL-83526/20 & 21 and therefore compatible to the 2, 4 and 8 channel EUROLENS. The EUROLENS Family in general...

Exhibitor: EUROMICRON Werkzeuge GmbH

Compact laser module offering outstanding frequency sta-bilization for interferometric applications

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) has developed a very compact laser module with emis-sion at 633 nm. The semiconductor laser module, sized only 76x54x15 mm³, uses a novel butterfly-type housing and aims at replacing bulky HeNe lasers. It offers a flexible platform for the integration of a...

Exhibitor: Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

High-power pulse laser source for LIDAR systems

Lasers generating short optical pulses with widths in the range from 200 ps to 20 ns are key components for a broad range of applications including LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), e.g., for autonomous driving, 3D object detection, laser scanning (airborne, satellite, and terrestrial) as...

Exhibitor: Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

Wavelength stabilized high-brightness light sources

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut develops customized wavelength-stabilized high-power diode lasers with laser emission in the spectral range between 630 nm and 1180 nm for spectroscopic applications and as pump sources for non-linear frequency conversion. The development includes...

Exhibitor: Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

New ultra-broadband antireflection coatings

A perfect antireflection coating should work over a large bandwidth and, if possible, under many different angles. If optics are complex shaped, it becomes difficult to achieve perfect AR-properties over the whole surface. This may happen on freeform lenses in automotive and consumer optics or...

Exhibitor: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Additive manufacturing of metal mirrors reduces weight by 75%

Scanner mirrors and space-born telescope mirrors have one thing in common: every gram counts. Consequently, light-weight structures are typically used. Conventional techniques with back pockets and drilled structures allow for weight reductions of more than 30%. Combining a dedicated design with...

Exhibitor: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Laser equipment for quantum key distribution

Quantum technology is certainly one of the biggest trend topics at Photonics West 2018. While China has taken the lead in this field, Europe will catch up with a 1-billion-Euro flagship project in 2018. At the core of most such projects, there is sophisticated laser technology for the...

Exhibitor: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

A company to increase the efficiency of ultrashort pulse lasers

Gitterwerk GmbH, a young company from Jena, Germany, seeks to increase the efficiency of ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers. Based on its unique manufacturing technology, highly efficient diffraction gratings can be manufactured individually and at volume. The new fabrication process was developed...

Exhibitor: Gitterwerk GmbH

Fast and accurate simulation tool for nanooptics simulations.

The newest release of the FEM solver JCMsuite (V3.12) will be presented at the booth of JCMwave on the German Pavilion (North hall, booth 4629-70).

Exhibitor: JCMwave GmbH

Micropositioning stage DSP 50 with 1 nm repeatability

This brand new micropositioning stage DSP 50 reaches an positioning accuracy of 1 nm in closed loop operation over a travel range of 10 mm. It is driven by 8 piezo inertial drives which are controlled phase shifted. This offers you both a very high uniformity of the velocity even at very low...

Exhibitor: mechOnics ag

USB – CAN Controller NOVA

The new NOVA-Controller series (two axes NC 2 of six axes NC 6) offers you the possibility to control micropositioning devices with various driving concepts as piezo inertial drives, dynamical piezo motors or stepping motors. Additionally the NOVA-Controller offers you the possibility for remote...

Exhibitor: mechOnics ag

Stepper motor control card SM32e

Additional to our various products in the field of micro-/nanopositioning we are offering a PCI-Express-Plug-in card SM32e for control of up to three stepper motors. The features of this SM32 cards are as follows: micro steps down to 1/64 (software configuration), 36 W max. power, 1.8 A per axis,...

Exhibitor: mechOnics ag

High-precision gas measurement down to the ppb-range

Micro-Hybrid Thermopile detectors with a detectivity of up to /7.2 * 108 cm * Hz1 / 2 / W and radiation-intensive IR emitter with a membrane temperature of up to 850°C are hermetically sealed by our specially developed sealing technology. Thus they are empowered for temperatures of up to...

Exhibitor: Micro-Hybrid Electronic GmbH

NEW: SHSLab wavefront sensors

SHSLab HR2 1nm wavefront sensitivity USB 3 Vision SHSLab AR2 0.0675mm lateral resolution 30Hz evaluation rate

Exhibitor: OPTOCRAFT GmbH

News from the seeding experts!

The seed drivers from PicoLAS are specially designed to drive laser diodes in seeding applications for fibre-and solid state laser amplifiers. Our new BFPS-VRHSP 02 is the first seed driver available on the market which enables short pulse durations as low as < 500 ps up to 10 ns with an...

Exhibitor: PicoLAS GmbH

Ultra Miniature Multistage Thermoelectric Coolers

TEC Microsystems GmbH introduces world first ultra-miniature multistage thermoelectric coolers (TECs). Advanced miniaturization technology in combination with bulk BiTe thermoelectric material allows to create ultra-small multistage TECs. Without performance loss the dimensions are smaller by a...

Exhibitor: TEC Microsystems GmbH

UV light source with extremely high brightness

ultralumina’s UV light source is based on gas-filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres (HC-PCF). They enable long interaction lengths between light and a nonlinear medium in the core of the fibre and high-intensity. The high-intensity combined with long interaction lengths, facilitates...

Exhibitor: ultralumina GmbH

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