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Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy - An Interview with Benno Oderkerk

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy - An Interview with Benno Oderkerk

In this Insights from Industry interview, Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes, talks to AZoOptics about the last 20 years of innovation at Avantes, the celebrations for the company's 20th anniversary, and their plans for the future. [More]

Calculating Monochromator Throughput

Two sample calculations of throughput are covered in this article. The purpose of these two is to help you estimate the available monochromatic power or monochromator throughput for a detection system. [More]
Lighting a Monochromator

Lighting a Monochromator

This article deals with coupling Oriel light sources to Oriel monochromators, the same principles apply for collecting light from any source for analysis. Specifically, all of the collection principles covered may be applied to spectrographs as well as monochromators. [More]
Introduction to Typical Photo-Research Detector Systems

Introduction to Typical Photo-Research Detector Systems

This article describes detection systems. In a typical photo-research system, a detector measures the radiant intensity used to evoke photo-response in a sample or the radiant intensity produced by the sample in response to light or other simulation. [More]
Improving Detector Performance

Improving Detector Performance

The constantly improving technology of detectors and wide selection of materials and detection methods allows most light detection needs to be satisfied by fairly simple systems. [More]
Mitigating the Risks of Exposure to Laser Light

Mitigating the Risks of Exposure to Laser Light

Even if reflected or diffuse, exposure to laser light can permanently damage the eyes. Maximum protection is offered by the eyewear against the most popular laser wavelengths, and it does not darken with age. Goggle and spectacle style frames are available. [More]
Lumineq’s Rugged Embedded Thin Film Electroluminescent (TFEL) Displays for Extreme Conditions

Lumineq’s Rugged Embedded Thin Film Electroluminescent (TFEL) Displays for Extreme Conditions

Beneq further strengthened its leadership position in TFEL displays by forming a new display product brand called ‘Lumineq’ at the end of 2012 through the acquisition of the Finnish-based electroluminescence business from US Planar Systems, which brought TFEL displays to unprecedented levels of performance. [More]
Transparent Electroluminescent (TASEL) Displays from Lumineq

Transparent Electroluminescent (TASEL) Displays from Lumineq

Lumineq TASEL displays (Figure 1) are the robust and dependable build of thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) displays. They have the unique freedom to design a completely transparent display that is viewable from two sides. [More]
Fiber Coupled High Power Diode Lasers in the Visible Spectral Range

Fiber Coupled High Power Diode Lasers in the Visible Spectral Range

Visible diode lasers are the subject of intense research. Red and blue diode lasers are used as an alternative to arc lamps in cinema or home projectors and facilitate the development of mobile projectors for use in smartphones. [More]
High-Power, High-Brightness and Lightweight Fiber Coupling with Scalable and Modular Diode Laser Architecture

High-Power, High-Brightness and Lightweight Fiber Coupling with Scalable and Modular Diode Laser Architecture

The weight, scalability, and form factor of the laser diode modules are equally important like their performance parameters, such as brightness, output power and efficiency. [More]
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