Newsletter Archive - July 2022
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July Newsletter

3D sensor technology has developed into a ‘game-changer’ for smart products using vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) as efficient light sources. VCSEL-based sensor technology supports applications such as AI, internet-of-things (IoT), and AR/VR technologies. It also simplifies the integration of smart systems into our everyday chores. However, because VCSELs have special properties, their characterization is more complex than that of other typical laser sources.

The use of this photonic technology is also reaching galactic boundaries! As unprecedented high speed intra-satellite data transfers used in space communications grow rapidly so does the need for increased research of VCSEL applications for next generation spacecrafts.

Learn more about the challenges of spectral measurement of laser diodes with a defined error budget and traceability by visiting our VCSEL industry page and watch an interactive VCSEL video highlighting Instrument Systems GmbH's portfolio of VCSEL instruments.

Reflections on the Apollo 11

" giant leap..."

On July 20th 1969 over 650 million people watched as we put a man on the moon. Minolta was honored to be a part of this day in history by providing quality instruments deemed strong enough to be a trusted part of the Apollo 11 mission. Konica Minolta Sensing still provides quality instruments for measuring color and light. Our superior instruments are crafted by hand and built to last. Our state of the art calibration laboratories and our strive to provide the best-in-class service makes us a leader in the color and light industry. Want to learn more download our light meter brochure.

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View an educational video on VCSEL Measurement titled "Spectrally Corrected Display and VCSEL Measurement". Instrument Systems GmbH, a division of Konica Minolta Sensing since 2012, provides their German engineering expertise to leading automotive companies and their suppliers worldwide by providing measurement solutions for: characterizing displays, dashboards, testing of light guides, control elements and automotive and traffic lighting.

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IES Conference 2022

Visit Konica Minolta Sensing at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Conference on Friday, August 19th at 6:30pm during the tabletop reception and discuss current developments within the lighting industry with our technical staff and see how we can assist you in your lighting needs.

Konica Minolta Sensing will be offering a 5% discount on our CL-200A Chroma Meter show promotion celebrating the return of the (IES) Conference.

The CL-200A is a 5 in 1 illuminance meter that measures color temperature, illuminance, chromaticity, excitation purity, and dominant wavelength of various light sources.

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Featured Products:

VTC 4000 Near-Field Camera Analysis of VCSEL Arrays

Konica Minolta Sensing along with Instrument Systems introduces its near-field VTC 4000 camera with microscope optics provides one-shot single emitter and array analysis with traceable radiometric calibration.

The VTC 4000 is capable of simultaneously determining position, radiant power and polarization of single emitters on a VCSEL array in a single-shot camera measurement. This allows quick and easy detection of defect emitters on the array. The integrated polarization analysis ensures an unprecedented radiant power measurement accuracy with minimal error budget.

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CAS 140CT-HR High Resolution Array Spectroradiometer

The high-resolution CAS 140CT-HR product line is particularly designed for the measurement of narrow band emitters, ideal for laser diodes and VCSEL measurements. Combining the demands of high spectral resolution and short testing times for sophisticated measurement tasks in production and laboratory environments. Spectral resolution down to 0.2 nm FWHM (0.08 nm data point interval). Typical measuring ranges of 80, 120 and 160 nm customized within the spectral range from 800 to 1000 nm (further spectral ranges available on request). Like all CAS models from Instrument Systems, the CAS 140CT-HR also has a PTB traceable calibration.

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