and each has the beam quality required for a
variety of defense and homeland security applications. The first system, MultiLux-20-40-46-
CW, provides >1.2 W of power at 4. 6 µm, >0.4
W at 4 µm, and > 3 W at 2.1 µm. The collinearity between the combined laser outputs at the
three wavelengths is better than 1 µrad. Coupled with suitable beam quality, this enables
projection over long distances.
Prior Scientific Inc. has announced that its
ProScan III motorized scanning stages for high-
end microscopy applications now are compati-
ble with Zeiss AxioVision microscope software.
With the release of AxioVision 4. 8.2 and Micro-
ToolBox version 1.8.1, AxioVision users can se-
lect Prior’s scanning stages in combination with
the ProScan III stepper motor controller. Apart
from high repeatability and precision, require-
ments for X-Y stages and their control electron-
ics include smoothness of operation and long-
term stability. In collaboration with Carl Zeiss
MicroImaging GmbH, Prior has developed new
controller firmware to enable direct stage pro-
gramming through AxioVision.
Prior Scientific Inc.
REO has introduced a range of optics offering
multiwavelength operation for military target
designation and rangefinding applications.
The components deliver a combination of high
reflectivity and transmission at multiple wave-
length bands (808, 1064 and 1570 nm) while
maintaining good wavefront quality in the
reflected beam. The optics can accommodate
high-reflection or high-transmission properties
in the 3- to 5-µm spectral band, enabling com-
mon-aperture forward-looking infrared applica-
tions. The devices provide a typical high laser
damage threshold of > 40 J/cm2 for a 20-ns
pulse at 1064 nm and exhibit good environ-
mental stability. The optics can be fabricated
on a wide range of substrates, including fused
silica, CaF2, ZnS, ZnSe, silicon and sapphire,
in sizes ranging from 0.5 to 12 in.
Sensors Unlimited – Goodrich ISR Systems has
unveiled a large-format InGaAs short-wavelength infrared snapshot video camera, the
SU640KTS. The compact, high-resolution imager has met all Conformite Europeene (CE)
and US Federal Communications Commission
standards for radiated and conducted emissions, for immunity from such emissions and
for electrostatic discharge resistance. The camera operates from 0.9 to 1.7 µm at 30 fps. The
solid-state, uncooled 640 ; 512-pixel-array
camera with 25-µm pitch also features built-in