Novus Light announces the release of the LLTF ContrastTM, our unique optical filtering technology.
Novus Light announces the release of RIMA™, our Raman imaging system.
Our President talks about entrepreneurship and investments in this La Presse interview. (In French only.)
The IRIS retinal hyperspectral imaging system from Photon etc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) delivers noninvasive localization of biomolecules in the eye fundus to develop treatments for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Photon etc. has unveiled IRIS, a new instrument for non-invasive localization of biomolecules in the eye fundus. Based on a custom-made mydriatic retinal camera and Photon etc.’s tunable laser source, IRIS allows high-definition retinal imaging at any wavelength from 420 to 1000 nm (mydriatic means the pupil must be dilated for the examination).
Une PME de Rosemère dit avoir trouvé une façon révolutionnaire d'analyser les carottes de forage, étape cruciale dans l'exploration minière. À l'aide d'un appareil photo dit hyperspectral, Photonic Knowledge peut savoir exactement ce que contient (les types de métaux, leur teneur, etc.) chaque centimètre d'une carotte de forage. Comptant déjà près de 40 clients au Québec et en Ontario, la jeune entreprise s'apprête à conquérir le marché international. L'Arabie Saoudite, l'Australie et le Chili sont dans sa mire.
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Magneto-optical (MO) effects are used as tools for probing the magnetization reversal characteristics of a wide range of sample types, and as an effective way to modify the polarization of light via induced magnetization state in samples.
Finding gold just became easier than ever imagined. Photonic Knowledge, Inc., a spin-off of Photon etc., introduces the Core Mapper™, a hyperspectral imager that produces instantaneous, precise in situ mineral ogy, lithology, and alteration mapping. This unique patented technology answers the increasing demand of the mining industry for better exploration tools.
A corporate profile of Photon etc. has been published in Spectroscopy’s December edition.
Carbon nanotube characterization by Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
Québec Science: Prix Découverte de l'année 2009 à un chercheur d'étoiles
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Générer rapidement des revenus, Jean-Philippe Pineault, Les Affaires.
A short report (in french) on this camera, "un appareil photo astronomique", was presented at Découverte, January 24th 2010, on Radio-Canada channel.
The world's most sensitive EMCCD camera developed by Olivier Daigle et al., in the Top 10 discoveries of 2009 chosen by Québec Science.
NASA, first purchaser of the new most sensitive EMCCD controller at low luminosity from Photon etc.
The benefits of this compact and portable hyperspectral imager from Photon etc include high resolution, high versatility, a wide choice of cameras from high speed to high sensitivity and real time image viewing.
Using a unique and patented design based on volume Bragg gratings, the Hyperspectral Imager delivers a series of monochromatic images at user-specified wavelengths. This optimised hyperspectral cube allows for spectral analysis of each and every pixel of a full resolution image. No more fastidious x–y scanning of the samples or limited exposure time of remote sensing acquisition. More than a simple increase in efficiency, getting both the spectral and spatial content will allow you to perform completely new analyses and push the limit of your most demanding applications.
Laser-line tunable filters remove unwanted plasma lines and fluorescence from laser sources. Suited for Ti:sapphire and dye lasers, this nondispersive, slitless technology can be applied to any broadband source. Standard bandwidths vary between 0.25 to 2 nm in the VIS and between 0.8 to 6 nm in the near-IR. Out-of-band rejection is more than 40 dB and damage threshold is more than 5 GW/cm2.
Photon etc, Montreal, Canada
La Presse, June 26th 2008
New to the Market
Laser Line Filters
Tunable laser line filters from Photon etc. Inc. remove unwanted plasma lines and fluorescence from laser sources over the full spectral range with high pointing stability and signal throughput. Based on volume Bragg gratings, the nondispersive slitless technology has a high damage threshold and can be combined with broadband sources, including supercontinuum lasers. The bandpass filters exhibit narrow bandwith and high efficiency for all polarization states. Their specifications include bandwith of <10cm‾ ¹ (0.3nm at 514nm), an available spectral range from 350 nm to 2.5 µm, a tuning range up to 300 nm and peak transmission at center wavelength of >50%. Computer control is through a USB interface.
|A laser line tunable bandpass filter unveiled by Photon etc. Inc. is based on volume Bragg grating technology and covers the 350- to 2500-nm spectral range, with available bandwidths from 0.3 to 6 nm FWHM. Peak transmission at the center wavelength is >50%, wavelength relative resolution is 50 pm, and wavelength absolute accuracy is 100 pm. The filter has a 5-mm aperture, measures 10.03 × 7.5 × 8.75 in. and operates over a temperature range from 10 to 40 °C. It transmits a single laser line while blocking unwanted lines and fluorescence and is matched to the company’s tunable Top Notch filter for Raman applications. Proprietary PHySpec control and analysis software controls both filters simultaneously through a single USB 2.0 port.|
New to the Market
Tunable Notch Filter
While maintaining throughput up to 80% at an operating wavelength between 350 nm and 2.5 µm, Tunable Top Notch Filters from Photon etc. inc. block very narrow bandwidths while giving access to Raman shifts lower than 10 cm-1 with a minimum optical density of 4. For Raman applications, these filters collect Stokes and anti-Stokes data simultaneously. Replacing triple spectrographs, the filters are based on volume Bragg gratings and feature all-glass holographic that are compact and easy to align. The computer-controlled system, which comes complete with drivers and software, operates through a USB connection. It is suitable for photoluminescence, astronomy, life sciences, pharmaceutical and petrochemical applications.
Photon etc. inc.'s Photon etc. inc.'s Tunable Top Notch Filters block a narrow bandwidth while maintaining up to 80% throughput between 350 nm and 2.5 μm. They provide access to Raman shifts as low as 10 cm–1, with a minimum of OD4 and a tuning range of several hundred nanometers. Based on volume Bragg gratings, the all-glass holographic filters are compact and easy to align. The computer-controlled systems are supplied with drivers and control software through a USB interface.
The "Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies" investment is dedicated to help Photon etc. to develop the hyperspectral imaging equipments for biomedical diagnostic.
CQVB Press Release.pdf (french version only)
Dr. Sebastien Blais-Ouellette, president of Photon etc., received the award of "Prix de la relève 2006."
http://www.courrierlaval.com/article-72325-Un-astrophysicien-lavallois-honore.html (french version only)
An imaging Bragg tunable filter family of hyperspectral imaging sensors can acquire monochromatic images at any wavelength in the UV, visible, or near-IR regions. They provide optical bandpasses from 0.25 to 100 nm at wavelengths between 350 nm and 2.5 µm with efficiencies up to 90% unpolarized.
New to the market
The imaging Bragg tunable filter from Photon etc. inc. is a family of hyperspectral imaging sensors that can acquire monochromatic images at any wavelength in the ultraviolet, visible and near-inrared spectral regions. Based on volume Bragg grating techniques, the imaging technology provides optical bandpasses from 0.25 to 100 nm between 350 nm and 2.5 mm wavelengths, and up to 90% unpolarized. The sensors are suitable for Raman imaging, biomedical imaging and remote sensing, and they are offered in laboratory and field-portable versions.