version of its Trajectory Tracker video tracking
system to precisely correlate high-speed video
data with 3-D visualization and measurement
information. Designed to enable engineers and
ballisticians to fully understand the flight behavior of high-speed objects, the SI Tracker 2 builds
upon the performance of its predecessor with
new facility for fully motorized three-axis remote
control, pseudo-real-time scan correction and
greater accuracy, all in a compact, lightweight
frame. Designed to house modern high-speed
video cameras, the SI Tracker 2 offers durability
and ease of use. It provides consistent and accurate tracking of objects in flight using a com-puter-controlled triggered rotating mirror positioned in front of a high-speed video camera.
Specialised Imaging Ltd.
Laser Beam Profiler
Cinogy Technologies GmbH’s CinCam CMOS is
a laser beam profiling system that features an
ultracompact 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and
Ray-Ci beam profiling software. It provides accurate and fast laser beam analysis of continuous-wave and pulsed laser systems, with sensitivity from 350 to 1100 nm. The Ray-Ci software
offers ISO standards and complex analysis, such
as M2 measurements. The CMOS-1201 model
has a ½-in. sensor with an active area of 6. 7 ;
5. 3 mm and a pixel size of 5.2 ;
5.2 µm. The
filter-mount camera outputs 8- or 10-bit pixel
depth and has a dynamic range of > 61 dB. Exposure time is from 100 µs to 1 s. The CMOS-
1202 version has a 1/1.8-in. sensor and an active area of 6. 8 ;
5. 4 mm. Pixel size is 5. 3 ;
5. 3 µm, dynamic range is > 62 dB, and exposure time is from 50 µs to 1 s.
Cinogy Technologies GmbH
Holo/Or Ltd. has announced the HM series
high-homogeneity laser diffusers. They are designed to generate a well-defined beam shape
– square, round or any other user choice – with
a statistically uniform intensity profile. They
work with either single- or multimode beams,
and incoherent mode overlap further increases
output homogeneity. For single-mode lasers,
the TH (top-hat) product line is an optimal solution for absolute pixel-to-pixel beam uniformity.
The series can be designed for a variety of diffusion angles and for any wavelength in the
ultraviolet to 10.6-µm spectrum. Other features
include a high damage threshold and high tolerance to misalignment and input beam quality.
Vortran Laser Technology Inc. has completed
verification of its Stradus laser functionality with
µManager open source software that controls
confocal microscope systems. The software allows the user to perform common microscope
image acquisition protocols such as time lapses,
multichannel imaging, Z-stacks and other combinations of techniques. It works with microscopes from Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss.
The flexibility and functionality of the Stradus
laser module allow it to function seamlessly with
this software. The Vortran Stradus-GUI software
gives complete control of the laser to the user,
who can adjust power, monitor key parameters
and perform custom program scripts.
Vortran Laser Technology Inc.
For fast and efficient automated optical inspection of solar wafers, Baumer Ltd. USA has introduced its HXC20NIR and HXC40NIR CMOS
cameras, which measure electroluminescence
and deliver high sensitivity in the near-infrared
spectrum. The company says that the cameras
are twice as sensitive as monochrome technology at 900 nm, using electroluminescence to effectively detect fractures and failures in the crystal structure of the solar wafer. The images
produced yield information on the effectiveness
and structural integrity of each wafer prior to
the next processing step. The HXC40NIR model
offers 2048 ; 2048-pixel resolution with a 1:1
aspect ratio. The HXC20NIR produces 2048 ;
Baumer Ltd. USA
Jenoptik AG’s enhanced VarioCam camera series is available with image resolutions ranging
from 320 ; 240 to 1280 ; 960 infrared pixels