Laser World of Photonics will be taking place in Munich, Germany from 26 to 29 June. Below is some of the imaging technology that will be on display
Andor Technolgy will be showcasing the iStar sCMOS, an ultrafast platform for nanosecond time-resolved imaging and spectroscopy.
The iStar sCMOS features a combination of high frame rates – up to 40fps (4,000 with ROI) – through a USB3 interface, better than 2ns gating, high sensitivity, gen 2 and 3 image intensifiers, and an integrated high resolution triple output digital delay generator. It also offers a dual-frame mode with optical inter-frame down to 100ps for ultrafast flow PIV-type applications.
The iStar sCMOS’ high frame rates, high multi-track acquisition rates and dual-frame (PIV-type) capabilities provide a perfect complement to Andor’s nanosecond-gated, high-resolution CCD-based family – better suited for less speed-demanding applications.
This innovative platform enables faster characterisation of transient plasma or fluorescence dynamics, Echelle spectrograph-based screening by LIBS or extended multi-track acquisition for hyperspectral imaging. It is also ideally suited for applications such as PLIF imaging for combustion studies.
Line-scan camera manufacturer Chromasens will display the latest generation of its 3DPixa 3D stereo line scan colour cameras at the show.
The new 3DPixa HR 3D is engineered for challenging electronics, semiconductors and automotive manufacturing inspection. The camera is available in two models: The 3DPixa HR 5µm, which has a large field of view of approximately 35mm and a scanning speed of up to 30kHz, allowing for very short inspection times at a resolution of 5µm; and the 3DPixa HR 2µm, which is designed for applications requiring even higher resolution and precision, and covers a 16mm field of view, achieving 0.5µm-height resolution, twice the resolution of previous 3DPixa versions. Both cameras capture 2D colour and 3D data images simultaneously.
A range of technology will be on show from Framos, ranging from sensors to complete systems.
The new LED Effi-Lase V2 projectors from Effilux are a simple, alternative solution to lasers. They are ideal for applications such as 3D triangulation, positioning and stereovision, and will be featured in a live demo at the booth. Framos will also present the Euresys Coaxlink Quad 3D-LLE in a live demo.
Also on display will be: Smartek Visions’ Twentynine series, which combines either USB3 Vision or GigE Vision with the latest CMOS sensors in a miniature housing; the Emergent HR series for high-speed applications, with a 10GigE interface offering 338fps at 2 megapixels or 32fps at 20 megapixels; and the PCIe 3.0 CoaXPress frame grabber with four camera connections, which generates 3D maps with 16-bit colour depth in real time.
Laser Components will be showcasing its Flexpoint Mini laser diode module, which is now available in 520nm and can be used in 3D imaging. The optical power can be set to any value between 0.4-5mW, and depending on the chosen optical power, the laser safety level will be either class 1, 2, or 3R.
The Flexpoint Mini offers a small 8x40mm housing. The 520nm modules require 4.5-6VDC to operate and can be built with Laser Components’ optional integrated digital modulation circuit, allowing the laser to be turned on and off in quick succession.
The Prime 95B Scientific CMOS being shown by Photometrics offers 95 per cent quantum efficiency. It makes use of backside illumination to maximise light collection and incorporates computational capabilities, enabling powerful signal restoration for low-light imaging and feature detection for localisation-based super-resolution microscopy.
Prime 95B is three times more sensitive than the previous Scientific CMOS cameras and was designed to meet researchers' need to maximise light collection by converting nearly every available photon to a useful signal. It’s real-time processing features include: PrimeEnhance, which quantitatively increases the signal-to-noise ratio by 3 to 5 times, increasing the clarity and quality of images; and PrimeLocate, which dynamically evaluates acquired images and reduces the surplus of data generated during high speed super-resolution imaging.
The Prime 95B is best suited to low light microscopy techniques such as single molecule fluorescence, confocal imaging and super-resolution microscopy.
Princeton Instruments will be demoing a Scientific CMOS camera implementing back-illuminated sensor technology. The camera includes Princeton Instruments' powerful software, Kuro.
The company will also show NIRvana SWIR scientific-grade InGaAs cameras, PI-MAX4 ICCD cameras and ProEM HS high-speed EMCCD cameras, as well as IsoPlane aberration-free spectrographs. The company's new Fergie spectroscopy system will be on display, a compact, fully integrated, aberration-free spectrograph with a built-in, low-noise, cooled detector. Its ecosystem includes lasers, fibre optics, calibration sources, light-coupling cubes and powerful software that allows researchers and educators to set up complete experiments in minutes.
Xenics’ latest addition to its Xlin detectors, the Xlin-FC series, will be presented at its booth.
The Xlin-FC series are the company’s latest line scan SWIR InGaAs detectors, using flip-chip type hybridisation. Two high-speed detector types will be available, the Xlin-FC R with rectangular pixels for spectroscopy applications, and the Xlin-FC SQ with square pixels for machine vision.
The detectors operate in low illumination conditions thanks to a new high-sensitivity read-out integrated circuit. The InGaAs photodetectors also exhibit a high QE in the 900nm to 1,700nm wavelength range.
The detectors come in different resolutions: 512, 1,024 or 2,048 pixels. Fast in-line inspection is guaranteed with a line rate of up to 400kHz, for all three resolutions.