Application Notes

TMC Equipment Supports First Look at the Coronavirus Structure

On February 19, 2020 researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health announced they had created the first 3D molecular structure of the part of the 2019 novel coronavirus1 that
attaches to and infects human cells. This was an essential milestone for the development of vaccines and other countermeasures.

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New TOPTICA product line: Laser Rack Systems for Quantum Technology Applications & Research

A new era begins!
After more than five thousand installed lasers in scientific laboratories, TOPTICA releases quantum-technology-approved laser modules for industrial rack integration. The novel product family includes narrow-linewidth tunable diode lasers, amplified or frequency-converted diode lasers, frequency combs, and related accessories. The T-RACK – TOPTICA’s high quality, sturdy 19” cabinet with modular power entry unit, professional cable and heat management – can hold a multitude of different rack-integrable modules.

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New Product Feature: SuperCool Series

The SuperCool Series is a high performance thermoelectric cooler assembly available in air-to-air, direct-to-air, and liquid-to-air versions. These units operate on 24 VDC, deliver from 110W to 202W of cooling power, and are designed to control temperature in medical diagnostics chambers or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation.

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Automated Precision Assembly of Optical Systems

Modular and flexible machine architectures allow for shortest time to market and scalable assembly solutions for optical systems. Manufacturing equipment for novel products needs to be operational within days to weeks, prototyping should be done in an instant and create a basis for consecutive quick implementation of small-series production and the fol-lowing scaling of production.

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Thermoelectric Coolers for Reagent Storage

Analytical chemists use reagents to detect the presence or absence of a substance, or to test if a specific reaction occurs. Laboratory and medical technicians use reagents to cause a chemical or biological reaction to measure or identify a target substance. These reagents have narrow operating temperature windows which require refrigeration or freezing.

Active thermoelectric (Peltier) coolers have the precise temperature control ideal for thermal management of reagents. Thermoelectric coolers offer a more efficient, cost-effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies.

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Cooling for Digital Light Processors

Digital light processing technology (DLP) employs a light source and millions of tiny mirrors to produce vibrant, high-resolution images for a wide variety of industries and applications.
It is critical to maintain an optimum operating temperature during use to prevent degradation of the digital light processor device. Active cooling solutions utilizing Peltier cooling modules can provide DLP thermal management in a wide range of applications.

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How To Measure Thin, Parallel Optics

Measuring the surfaces of thin, parallel optics can be challenging. When optics are less than a few millimeters thick, their front and back surfaces are so close together that it is difficult for standard interferometry to tell them apart. Fortunately, the right metrology equipment makes it possible to distinguish the surfaces and characterize the quality of both in a single measurement, even if they are less than a millimeter thick.

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Industrial Applications of Terahertz Sensing: State of Play

This paper is a survey of existing and upcoming industrial applications of terahertz technologies, comprising sections on polymers, paint and coatings, pharmaceuticals, electronics, petrochemicals, gas sensing, and paper and wood industries. Finally, an estimate of the market size and growth rates is given, as obtained from a comparison of market reports.

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Lithography equipment manufacturers: Laser power measurement helps you to improve productivity

Coat, develop and expose! These three basic steps of semiconductor lithography have enabled smaller and cost-effective electronic devices to be made. Lithography system manufacturers, the key players of this technology, are patterning the chips by using laser radiation which needs to be optically characterized in terms of its power and stability for the profitability of the entire process.

Read More »

TMC Equipment Supports First Look at the Coronavirus Structure

On February 19, 2020 researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health announced they had created the first 3D molecular structure of the part of the 2019 novel coronavirus1 that
attaches to and infects human cells. This was an essential milestone for the development of vaccines and other countermeasures.

Read More »

New TOPTICA product line: Laser Rack Systems for Quantum Technology Applications & Research

A new era begins!
After more than five thousand installed lasers in scientific laboratories, TOPTICA releases quantum-technology-approved laser modules for industrial rack integration. The novel product family includes narrow-linewidth tunable diode lasers, amplified or frequency-converted diode lasers, frequency combs, and related accessories. The T-RACK – TOPTICA’s high quality, sturdy 19” cabinet with modular power entry unit, professional cable and heat management – can hold a multitude of different rack-integrable modules.

Read More »

New Product Feature: SuperCool Series

The SuperCool Series is a high performance thermoelectric cooler assembly available in air-to-air, direct-to-air, and liquid-to-air versions. These units operate on 24 VDC, deliver from 110W to 202W of cooling power, and are designed to control temperature in medical diagnostics chambers or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation.

Read More »

Automated Precision Assembly of Optical Systems

Modular and flexible machine architectures allow for shortest time to market and scalable assembly solutions for optical systems. Manufacturing equipment for novel products needs to be operational within days to weeks, prototyping should be done in an instant and create a basis for consecutive quick implementation of small-series production and the fol-lowing scaling of production.

Read More »

Thermoelectric Coolers for Reagent Storage

Analytical chemists use reagents to detect the presence or absence of a substance, or to test if a specific reaction occurs. Laboratory and medical technicians use reagents to cause a chemical or biological reaction to measure or identify a target substance. These reagents have narrow operating temperature windows which require refrigeration or freezing.

Active thermoelectric (Peltier) coolers have the precise temperature control ideal for thermal management of reagents. Thermoelectric coolers offer a more efficient, cost-effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies.

Read More »

Cooling for Digital Light Processors

Digital light processing technology (DLP) employs a light source and millions of tiny mirrors to produce vibrant, high-resolution images for a wide variety of industries and applications.
It is critical to maintain an optimum operating temperature during use to prevent degradation of the digital light processor device. Active cooling solutions utilizing Peltier cooling modules can provide DLP thermal management in a wide range of applications.

Read More »

How To Measure Thin, Parallel Optics

Measuring the surfaces of thin, parallel optics can be challenging. When optics are less than a few millimeters thick, their front and back surfaces are so close together that it is difficult for standard interferometry to tell them apart. Fortunately, the right metrology equipment makes it possible to distinguish the surfaces and characterize the quality of both in a single measurement, even if they are less than a millimeter thick.

Read More »

Industrial Applications of Terahertz Sensing: State of Play

This paper is a survey of existing and upcoming industrial applications of terahertz technologies, comprising sections on polymers, paint and coatings, pharmaceuticals, electronics, petrochemicals, gas sensing, and paper and wood industries. Finally, an estimate of the market size and growth rates is given, as obtained from a comparison of market reports.

Read More »

Lithography equipment manufacturers: Laser power measurement helps you to improve productivity

Coat, develop and expose! These three basic steps of semiconductor lithography have enabled smaller and cost-effective electronic devices to be made. Lithography system manufacturers, the key players of this technology, are patterning the chips by using laser radiation which needs to be optically characterized in terms of its power and stability for the profitability of the entire process.

Read More »