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02/19/2018 | Photonics West 2018

Photonics West

Of course, we were at the industry meeting place of photonics and looked around. Many of our suppliers were also present and exhibited. A highlight was certainly the very appealing and modern booth by optics specialist OptoSigma with a large product overview.

Of particular note is the new laser power meter, which ranges from 10 μW to 10 kW. Our Scan & Motion specialist Zaber was in no way inferior. Among other things, they showed a new linear axis with a magnet-based drive that combines high speeds and absolute accuracy with long travel distances.

IPS was able to shine with its stabilized narrow-band lasers for Raman, Admesy was present with its systems for color analysis and measurement of displays, Raptor presented the new Ninox camera (see extra post), Osela the manufacturer of laser modules and structured lighting for industrial image processing was present. Liquid Intruments announced two new applications for the multi-instrument Moku:Lab, Spark Lasers showed its line of compact pico and femtosecond lasers, Oxxius demonstrated its new laser combiner and Photon Engineering presented a redesigned version of their award-winning FRED optics simulation software.

We signed a new supplier agreement with the innovative Canadian SLED manufacturer Luxmux.

Other local partners included DataRay, General Photonics, Iris AO, Lumentum, Viavi, Vixar, Wasatch and many more were also showing their novelties.

Basically, it can be said that the general trend towards higher performance in lasers and in particular to blue lasers has also been confirmed on the Photonics West. This was also evident in the nomination of the PrismAwards.