Comsol Inc., developer of Comsol Multiphysics
software for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, has issued a CD of the proceedings and user presentations from the Fall 2008
Boston and Hannover Comsol Conferences. The
resource includes technical papers, download-able models in Comsol Multiphysics format, and
animations and movie clips illustrating multiphysics modeling in disciplines such as science,
education, engineering and medical research.
The spring 2009 Optics and Optical Instruments
Catalog from Edmund Optics Inc. features filters
for demanding applications in biotechnology,
research and development, test and measurement, machine vision and analytical instrumentation. It presents six new families of filters, including the OD6 rugate notch, nonreflective
neutral density and broadband interference va-rieties. The resource includes application notes.
Navitar Inc., a supplier of imaging optics technology, has released its 2009 product catalog.
Featuring solutions for machine vision, automation, assembly, imaging, measuring, inspection
and biomedical sciences, the catalog presents
more than 400 items, including high-magnifica-tion zoom, telecentric, large-format, motorized
and video lenses. Among the new products
highlighted are the short-wavelength IR focal
length imaging lenses. Diagrams, photos and
specifications are provided.
FEI Co. offers an online catalog of upgrades
and accessories for its scanning and transmission electron microscopes, DualBeams and
focused ion beams. Designed for instrument
owners, the section on the company Web site
provides specification and application informa-
tion for parts and add-ons. Users can browse to
see the products available for their instruments
and can create a “wish list” to submit to a company representative for a customized proposal.
A full-color catalog of high-precision motorized
optical tables is available from Advanced Design
Consulting USA Inc., which offers expertise in
precision robotics, submicron positioning systems
and optical subsystems. The 32-page document
provides information on the Six Degrees of Freedom and Two Degrees of Freedom series products for use by physicists, chemists, biologists,
and mechanical and aerospace engineers.
A supplier of lighting, high-speed digital imaging and integrated solutions, Integrated Design
Tools (IDT) Inc. has launched a redesigned Web
site to reflect recent milestones, including the
integration of the Redlake brand into its family.
The portal includes technical product information and a video gallery to provide a glimpse of
what the company’s cameras offer in the areas
of automotive and military testing, machine
vision and digital cinema.
The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) Inc. has created the “FOA Online Fiber Optic Reference” as
a Web-based complement to its printed text-
book The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual.
Available to anyone interested in fiber optics,
the comprehensive resource is suitable for students preparing for FOA certification or for
FOA-certified technicians who need a readily
available reference while on the job. The pages
can be viewed on small-screen devices and
SPIE has launched its Optipedia resource for the
optics and photonics community. Available in
the “Publications” section of the organization’s
Web site, Optipedia offers key pages from select
SPIE Press books and links them together via key
words. Visitors to the site can search for the information using the search box or subject index,
or by jumping from topic to topic using embedded key word links. Topics include infrared
fibers, material dispersion and fiber amplifiers.
The Optical Society of America has launched
Advances in Optics and Photonics, an online
quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials
that focus on developments in the fields of basic
and applied optics and photonics. Published in
January 2009, the issue features review articles
on the nonlinear optical properties and applications of silicon wires and on the fabrication and
application of microwires and nanowires, and a
tutorial on leaky modes in slab waveguides.