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About Integrated Optics

laser modules

ProPhotonix has recently announced the extension of its laser modules range with the addition of the MatchBox and ARA Series from Integrated Optics. In this post, we’ll learn more about Integrated Optics, its innovative laser module platforms and about the applications that could benefit from these lasers modules. Integrated Optics  [Read More…]

Posted in: Laser Modules

New IR Laser Diodes from QSI

IR Laser Diodes

ProPhotonix has recently added two new IR laser diodes from QSI to its product range. This post will provide an overview of the two new infrared laser diodes from QSI, the key specifications and potential applications for the new products. New Infrared Laser Diodes The new 940nm laser diodes are  [Read More…]

Posted in: Laser Diodes

LED Lights for Dental Imaging Applications

ProPhotonix provides a wide range of custom LED lights for dental imaging applications including miniature LED-based 3D-imaging light sources and LED lamps used in x-ray imaging applications. This post will discuss these applications, the critical requirements in these applications and how ProPhotonix achieved an optimal solution to each application need.  [Read More…]

Posted in: Custom LED Lights

Optical Design of UV LED Curing Systems

Optical Design of UV LED Curing Systems

The optical design of UV LED curing systems is critical to their performance for curing of inks, coatings and adhesives. This post will explain the importance of optical design and provide examples of optical options available. Optical Design of UV LED Curing Systems Optical design of UV LED curing systems  [Read More…]

Posted in: Optical Design | UV LED Curing

Laser Diode Modules for Dental Imaging

Laser Diode Modules

Laser diode modules for dental imaging have played a vital role in the development of new systems in the dental equipment market, enabling the acceleration of processes for both dentist and patient. This post will highlight the types of systems utilizing laser diode modules, laser module applications in these systems  [Read More…]

Posted in: Dental Imaging | Laser Diode Modules

LED Lights for ANPR Applications

LED Lights for ANPR applications

ProPhotonix has recently announced that it has been developing LED lights for automatic number/license plate recognition (“ANPR”) systems for 15 years. This post discusses ANPR systems and the growing range of applications for this technology as well as the requirements of LED lights for ANPR systems. ANPR Systems ANPR systems  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Modules for 3D Printing

Laser Diode Modules for 3D Printing

ProPhotonix recently announced that it has delivered more than 50,000 laser diode modules for use in 3D printers and scanners. This post discusses the key laser module requirements for these rapidly growing markets, techniques used in 3D printing and scanning, and how ProPhotonix can address the most demanding of requirements.  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Modules for Robotic Guidance

Robotic Guidance

ProPhotonix recently announced that is has now delivered more than 100,000 custom laser diode modules designed for robotic guidance applications. This post will discuss some of the requirements of laser modules for robotic guidance applications with a specific focus on the importance of optics and lifetimes. The post will also  [Read More…]

Posted in: Laser Modules | Robotic Guidance

Strobing Machine Vision Lighting

strobing machine vision lighting

This post looks at machine vision strobe lighting, the reason why you would use strobe lighting in machine vision applications and multi-wavelength strobe applications. Why Use a Strobe Light Fast moving production lines where articles need to be inspected while in motion can be particularly challenging for machine vision systems.  [Read More…]

Posted in: Machine Vision Lighting

UV LED Curing Systems

UV LED Curing Systems

UV LED curing systems offer many advantages when compared with traditional UV lamps such as reduced power consumption, instant on and off, reduced maintenance and improved stability over time. This post will provide an overview of some of these advantages of UV LED curing systems. Power Consumption of UV LED  [Read More…]

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Benefits of UV LED Curing Versus Traditional Systems

UV LED Curing Systems

The power, cost and capability of UV LED curing systems have improved to the point where they are now a viable alternative to traditional mercury-vapor lamps in several applications including printing, 3D printing, coatings and adhesives. This post will provide an overview of some of the advantages of UV LED  [Read More…]

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Custom LED Lights

Custom LED Lights

For industrial, medical and security applications, inappropriate or poor quality lighting can often result in longer processing times and reduced throughput. For the more challenging applications, off-the-shelf LED lighting solutions cannot deliver the performance required to optimize systems in many instances, particularly those incorporating machine vision. Often designed for a  [Read More…]

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Thermal Management of UV LED Curing Systems

UV LED Curing systems

Why is Thermal Management of UV LEDs Required? High peak irradiance and energy density are important factors in UV curing. To achieve this in UV LED based curing lamps, a large number of LEDs operating at high current and voltage levels is required. This process produces a lot of heat  [Read More…]

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About Ondax Laser Diodes

Ondax Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Ondax laser diodes, including the available range, as well as why you might select an Ondax laser diode. About Ondax Ondax was founded in 2000 by a group of holography experts, and is based in California. Alongside their SureLock™ wavelength-stabilized laser diode products,  [Read More…]

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About Sony Laser Diodes

About Sony laser diodes

This post provides an overview of Sony laser diodes; including the available range, applications for Sony laser diodes, and some of the reasons for selecting a Sony laser diode. About Sony Founded in 1946, Sony is a multinational company with its headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. Best known for its  [Read More…]

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About Ushio Laser Diodes

About Ushio Laser Diodes

This post provides an overview of Ushio laser diodes, including the available range, their applications and why you might select an Ushio laser diode. About Ushio The laser diode business (formerly part of Hitachi, and more recently Opnext and Oclaro) was incorporated into the Japanese Ushio Group in 2014, as  [Read More…]

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About Panasonic Laser Diodes

Panasonic Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Panasonic laser diodes, including the available range, as well as why you might select a Panasonic laser diode. This is the third in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About Panasonic In addition to its popular consumer and audiovisual product  [Read More…]

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New Multispectral LED Line Light

Multispectral LED line light

ProPhotonix has recently announced a new multispectral LED line light, COBRA MultiSpec. The new product offers all of the benefits of the popular COBRA Series with up to twelve wavelengths. This post outlines the key features of the COBRA MultiSpec, potential applications as well as the benefits of a multispectral  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Module Selection for Scientific Applications

Laser Diode Module

In order to meet the specific and precise needs of the scientific community, an optimum laser diode module from a high-quality manufacturer must be chosen. This post explains why laser diode modules are critical components in a number of scientific instruments, and how the best laser solution enables a broad  [Read More…]

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Laser Diodes for Laser Displays

Laser Diodes

Laser diodes are widely used in entertainment applications. The use of state-of-the-art laser effects and light shows not only dramatically increases the impact of any visual display or performance, but when executed to their full potential create an experience unsurpassed by other mediums. Here is our guide to selecting laser  [Read More…]

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New High Power UV LED Curing System

UV LED Curing Systems

ProPhotonix has recently announced the latest addition to its range of UV LED curing systems with the launch of COBRA Cure™ FX3. With this addition the COBRA Cure™ FX series is now offered with intensities up to 16 W/cm2. This post details the key features of the COBRA Cure™ FX3  [Read More…]

Posted in: UV LED Curing Lamp

New RGB LED Line Light

RGB LED Line Light

ProPhotonix has recently launched a new RGB LED line light developed for use in machine vision applications.  This post looks at the features of the new line light and describes the types of line scan applications that could benefit from its use. The New RGB LED Line Light Utilizing Chip-on-Board  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Selection: Top Tips

Laser Diodes Top tips

When choosing a laser diode for your specific application, you will be faced with many considerations such as the flexibility of your specification, inevitable trade-offs, and ensuring you have a vendor who can fully meet your needs. Here are some top tips to guide you through the specification process. Understand  [Read More…]

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Specifying Laser Diode Modules for Photodynamic Therapy

Specifying laser diode modules for photodynamic therapy

Through photodynamic therapy, a range of soft tissue conditions in both humans and animals can be treated using targeted lasers. Here is our guide to the types of laser treatment available and the requirements for a diode laser systems that deliver stable laser energy at specific wavelengths and powers. Laser  [Read More…]

Posted in: Laser Modules | Medical | Photodynamic Therapy

Laser Diode Specification: The trade-offs

Laser diode specification trade offs

When specifying the optimum laser diode for your application, there will be some inevitable trade-offs to consider between performance, cost and lifetime. Here is our guide to ensuring you make the best possible choice. Performance versus Lifetime Performance versus lifetime is an important consideration when selecting a laser diode. For  [Read More…]

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About Osram Laser Diodes

About Osram Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Osram laser diodes, including the range of green and blue laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use an Osram laser diode.  This is the second in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About Osram Osram Opto Semiconductors  [Read More…]

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New UV LED Curing System

UV LED Curing System

ProPhotonix recently announced an extension to its range of UV LED curing systems with the introduction of the COBRA Cure FX2. This post outlines the specifications of the new system, the advantages of LED systems in UV curing applications as well as the unique features of the new UV LED  [Read More…]

Posted in: UV LED Curing

About QSI Laser Diodes

QSI Laser Diodes

This post will provide overview of QSI laser diodes, including the range of laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use a QSI laser diode.  This is the first in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About QSI QSI was established in 2000 and has  [Read More…]

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Laser Diode Modules 101

Laser Diode Modules 101

This post explains the fundamentals of laser diode modules, the options available to you when specifying a module and the benefits of choosing a laser diode module. What is a Laser Diode Module? Fundamentally, a laser diode module incorporates a laser diode, a lens, drive electronics and module housing. Laser  [Read More…]

Posted in: Laser Modules

Specifying UV LED Curing Systems

Specifying UV LED Curing Systems

In our previous post on UV LED Curing, we discussed the many advantages of UV LED Curing versus traditional technologies. When specifying a UV LED Curing System, however, it is important to note that not all UV LED systems are the same. This post outlines important factors for comparison in  [Read More…]

Posted in: UV LED Curing