Alrad at Photonex

As in previous years Alrad will have a presence at PHOTONEX 2018 (Stands C21 and C22) which is being held at the Ricoh Arena Coventry on 10-11 October 2018
Alrad Photonics
StingRay Lasers
StingRay is the highest performing top-hat-profile laser available that comes in a variety of fan angles to create the line you need for measurement and profiling applications. Offering focus adjustment the StingRay can allow the user to optimise the focus location for the best measurement resolution.
We offer state of the art laser diodes,  modules and laser systems for biomedical, instrumentation, sensor, machine vision and industrial applications. We work with leading suppliers around the world which enables us to offer you the very latest in technology and ensure high quality products.
We are totally committed to leading edge technology and outstanding customer service. We work closely with our customers to offer innovative custom solutions to enable new applications.
Diffraction Gratings
Bach Research offers a comprehensive range of ruled master and replica gratings both plane and curved for a variety of applications:
For Laboratory Instrumentation – eg monochromators and spectrophotometers - where substrates are typically float glass or pyrex 
For High Power Lasers – used as both intracavity components and output couplers – where substrates are typically copper, stainless steel or invar.
The master grating list includes line spacings from 6.61 to 3600 lines per mm and blaze wavelengths from 75 nm to 77 microns.
In addition, Bach offers a competitive custom ruling service when the requirement is not covered by one of their extensive master inventory.
Bach has a particular expertise in the manufacture of Echelle type gratings and in satisfying the demanding requirements of one-of-a-kind optical hardware that has found itself booked on many space missions, from Voyager to the James Webb Space Telescope due to launch in 2018.
Optics and Thin Film Coatings
Reynard Corporation manufactures custom optical components & thin film coatings from 0.2um to 50um (UV to far IR)to demanding specifications for military, aerospace, medical and telecommunication applications.
In-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography, component sub-assembly and MIL-Spec environmental testing.
Reynard’s extensive manufacturing programme includes:-
- Optical filters (for operation between 400 nm and 9.5 microns)
- Prisms, mirrors, windows, flats, retardation plates and beam splitters
- Custom coatings
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Alrad Imaging
Caeleste is a supplier of turn-key, high-end, beyond state-of-the-art CMOS image sensors. Their activities include custom image sensor design, manufacture, assembly and characterisation. Caeleste is the originator of many novel concepts as high-speed, low-noise image sensors, indirect X-ray detectors with photon counting, color X-ray sensors, and sub-0.5 noise electron read noise CMOS pixels.
The Caeleste team has an accumulated experience in image sensor design of over 250 years in the most renowned research institutes and imaging houses.
Caeleste focuses on:-
  • Image sensors for scientific imaging and instrumentation
  • Medical imaging (X-ray devices with either direct or indirect X-ray photon conversion)
  • Particle detection (electrons – protons)
  • Industrial image sensors
  • Space and radiation hard design
  • Photonic devices for life science applications
ISVI Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced high-speed, high-resolution camera technology combining the latest high-bandwidth interface technologies with the newest sensors available. Focusing exclusively on these camera attributes allows us to achieve an unparalleled combination of image quality and high-speed image acquisition for the most demanding applications.
ISVI cameras are used in many diverse application areas including AOI, 2D/3D metrology, SPI, wire bond inspection, wafer inspection, bio-mechanics, high-end security, aerospace, robotics,cinematography, medical, microscopy, sports & entertainment, and general machine vision.
Seeing the world through other eyes with The Imaging Source cameras
Cameras from The Imaging Source can be found in many areas of everyday life: industry, food and beverage production, research sciences, pharmaceuticals and medicine, traffic and parking management. Applications in sports, leisure and media are also taking hold. The human eye is limited to a small range of visible light, but the cameras and software from The Imaging Source make the invisible - visible. Machine vision technology and efficiency which improves the quality of life for everyone by protecting lives and making them safer and more enjoyable..
Products include industrial ,microscope, autofocus, zoom and board cameras Outputs include GigE Vision, USB2.0, USB3.0, USB3.1 and FireWire. 
Bitflow Inc
BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. They specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates. Their frame grabbers are utilized in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements. What’s best is that their frame grabbers are running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.
Their frame grabber interfaces are Camera Link, CoaXPress, and Differential. Their software is some of the easiest to use, yet incredibly powerful and reliable. They offer APIs to the common image processing software packages and will work with you on your custom software to ensure you are up and running in no time. 
New Imaging Technologies - Seeing beyond the visible
New Imaging Technologies (NIT) offers CMOS and InGaAs imaging sensors and cameras operating over an extraordinary dynamic range of more than 140dB. The sensors are particularly useful for machine vision, automobile and autonomous driving, biometrics, security and surveillance. NIT delivers from large volume production down to small numbers and custom products. Their facility is fully ISO9001 accredited.
Their SWIR or Short-Wave Infrared imaging covers the wavelength range from 900nm to 1700nm. A large number of applications that are difficult or impossible to perform using visible light are made possible, with great results, using short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging thus enabling the user to "See Beyond the Visible". SWIR is similar to visible light in that photons are reflected or absorbed by an object, providing the strong contrast needed for higher resolution imaging– unlike thermal images, that rely on radiated photons. At NIT, they offer unique SWIR cameras and sensors.
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