RSS Newshttp://en_ENMon, 22 Apr 2019 06:38:36 +0200Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:38:36 +0200typo3news-1570Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:50:52 +0200LASER COMPONENTS Honored by Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards Programhttp://bayern-photonics.de/Chicago, IL – LASER COMPONENTS, specialized provider of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry, was presented with a silver-level award in the category of lighting, lenses, and optics at the Fifth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during Automate in Chicago, IL. The company‘s ALBALUX FM, world’s first laser white light module with bright and highly directional fiber optic output, was recognized by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. „The unprecedented high luminance, superior to LED, combined with ultra-narrow beam edges will change the way we look at illumination in medical and machine vision applications,“ said Mr. Gary Hayes, CEO of LASER COMPONENTS USA. „The industry will now have access to more light capability precisely where it needs to be. We are honnored to receive this prestigeous recognition and looking forward to seeing adoption of this novel technology,“ Hayes added.

The design of the ALBALUX FM offers the user full flexibility in both standard and custom configuration requirements with reliable high optical power, remote fiber-optic beam delivery, and safe drive electronics in a compact enclosure. A key component of ALBALUX FM is the award-winning LaserLight technology from SLD Laser, based on GaN semi-polar blue laser diodes.

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems Design (http://www.vision-systems.com) said “This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Our 2019 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”

The 2019 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the June Issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on www.vision-systems.com

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news-1537Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:34:32 +0100bayern photonics welcomes the company LIGHT CONVERSION as a new member.http://bayern-photonics.de/Light Conversion is a leading manufacturer for wavelength tunable femtosecond OPA systems, industrial femtosecond Iasers PHAROS and CARBIDE, harmonics generators, parametric amplifiers ORPHEUS and ultrafast spectrometers HARPIA. Further information LIGHT CONVERSION can be found at: www.lightcon.com

 

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news-1468Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:39:57 +0100Autonomous System Measures the Smallest Signal Dropoutshttp://bayern-photonics.de/With the OP1100 discontinuity analyzer, LASER COMPONENTS presents an autonomous test system for detecting and recording dropouts in optical data transmission.The OptoTestdevice detects signal fluctuations of 0.5 dB and a duration of 0.8 μs. Up to 24 single-modeor multi-mode fibers can be monitored simultaneously.The events are recorded in a fast, high-resolution data logger. This allows experts to trackthe course of the dropout and draw conclusions about its cause.In addition to round-the-clock monitoring of fiber optic networks, the OP1100 is also suitablefor laboratory tests. Passive and active network components can be precisely checkedfor irregularities caused by temperature fluctuations, vibrations, and other shocks such assignal dropouts or temporary fluctuations in the output or transit signal.

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news-1449Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:26:38 +0100Optical Lenses and Prisms – How to specify material properties correctly ISO 10110 part 18 and revision of ISO 12123 have been publishedhttp://bayern-photonics.de/How many bubbles are permissible in a lens? Which striae quality is needed for a large precision prism? How do I specify the requirements in the right way to obtain just the quality that I need without paying unnecessary surcharges? How can I avoid errors leading to wrong deliveries, considerably longer delivery time or even total loss of delivery? The old wisdom of quality engineers is that more than 80 % of mistakes and errors come from communication issues. How can communication be improved? This can be done using well-defined terms and unique statements to product properties. It is the task of standards to provide such means. Two standards have been published in December 2018 about the specification of optical elements such as lenses and prisms and the optical glass material they consist of, which will improve communication significantly: Part 18 of the already well established standards series ISO 10110 for drawing indications of optical elements and the revision of the raw optical glass specification standard ISO 12123. For both projects experts from optical systems companies and from optical glass manufacturers have worked together on the international platform of the technical committee ISO/TC 172 of ISO, the international standardization organization, under Secretariat of DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. The important goal was to harmonize both standards with each other. ISO 10110-18 replaces the former parts 2, 3 and 4, which regulated drawing indications for the material properties stress birefringence, bubbles and inclusions, homogeneity and striae. All these properties are regulated in part 18 together. While doing so special care was taken to cover the broad variety of elements in size and quality requirements. So it is now possible to specify the raw glass for the elements, the elements themselves or groups of elements together. For small lenses it is usually sufficient to require standard optical glass quality in order to obtain application suitable quality. The larger the elements are and especially the longer the light path in glass is, the more detailed the specifications should be formulated. The standard provides the formal system for the drawing indications, contains quality grade tables and recommendations for choosing the requirements.

The revision of the ISO 12123 first published as raw optical glass specification standard in 2010 now contains quality grade abbreviations related to the limit values and introduces narrower grades for the refractive index and the Abbe number. Now there is the possibility to indicate the required minimum aperture for the refractive index homogeneity and a second and third perpendicular inspection direction for striae can be specified. The standard defines the deviation of the relative partial dispersion from the normal line due to precision dispersion data for the standard crown and flint glasses. This allows comparing the catalog data of the deviation of the relative partial dispersion from the normal line among different glass manufacturers. ISO 12123, too, provides additional explanations and recommendations for the quality level choice in its Appendix. 

Both standards have been developed mainly with regard to optical glass. They cover the minimum requirements. Nevertheless, they can be used for other materials also. However, other materials can have additional properties, which might need additional specifications.

Peter Hartmann ehemals SCHOTT AG
Clara Engesser, DIN Pforzheim
Allen Krisiloff, Triptar Lens Company

More information about the DIN Standards Committee Optics and Precision Mechanics:

https://www.din.de/en/getting-involved/standards-committees/nafuo

For more detailed information see the articles: 

Hartmann, P., “Optical glass: standards – present state and outlook,“ Adv. Opt. Techn. 2015; 4(5-6): 377–388

Hartmann, P. “Optical Glass: Deviation of relative partial dispersion from the normal line – Need for a common definition,” Optical Engineering. Vol. 54(10), p. 105–112. 2015

P. Hartmann, Wiesbaden 16.1.2019

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news-1240Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:22:15 +020013th DLP(r) Technology Symposium - Save the Date / Call for Presentationshttp://bayern-photonics.de/The 13th International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications will be held at Congress Park CPH in Hanau (near Frankfurt, Germany) on October 23, 2018. The DLP Symposium is the established platform that aims to promote the dialogue and discussion between engineers, researchers, users and manufacturers/distributors in the field of innovative advanced light control optical solutions that can serve new markets. XIII International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications

We are glad to announce that the 13th International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications will be held at Congress Park CPH in Hanau (near Frankfurt, Germany) on October 23, 2018. The DLP symposium is the established platform that aims to promote the dialogue and discussion between engineers, researchers, users and manufacturers/distributors in the field of innovative advanced light control optical solutions that can serve new markets. The event is jointly organized by OpSys Project Consulting and the photonics innovation network Optence e.V.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


DLP chips and associated development platforms are enabling many exciting new systems and applications beyond traditional display technologies. By bringing together scientists, technologists, and developers, the goal of this conference is to highlight new and interesting means of applying DLP technology to end applications within these emerging markets:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D machine vision (automated optical inspection (AOI), PCB quality inspection, robotics vision, factory automation, dental scanning, medical imaging and biometrics)
  • 3D printing (rapid prototyping, direct manufacturing, and tooling & casting)
  • Spectroscopy (oil & gas analysis, food & drug inspection, water & air quality, and chemical & material identification)
  • Lithography (printed circuit boards, flat panels, computer-to-plate printing, and laser marking)
  • DLP Pico™ video and data display (including smartphones & tablets, pico projectors, wearable displays, smart home displays, aftermarket head-up display, commercial gaming displays, and mobile smart TVs)
  • Technical aspects on subsystems and components comprised in DLP Systems (including light sources, optics, electronics, new product introductions)

Why submit a paper?

Get a large impact in the advanced light control community: Some 120 attendees and contributors from all over Europe, USA and Asia made the DLP symposium a huge success in 2015!

Please submit your contribution prior to August 15, 2018
to OpSys Project Consulting | Alfred Jacobsen |office(at)opsysconsult.com

Exhibition Space Offer

Seize the opportunity and register now for a table top presentation booth at the DLP Symposium exhibition area. Please find here information for the exhibition conditions including an application form. Please return order form by scanned copy to machemer(at)optence.de. Or confirm your requirements and preferences directly by e-mail.

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