Solar cell materials can be assessed by spectral and temporal fluorescence spectroscopy using the products offered by Edinburgh Instruments.
The energy received on earth by the sun in one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed by the world in a year. Photovoltaic solar cells convert this solar energy into electricity in a sustainable way compared to fossil fuels.
Solar cells can be made of semiconductors, polymers, dyes and phosphors. Organic as well as organic/inorganic approaches are currently followed.
Research is focussed on materials that absorb a wider part of the solar spectrum, while improving the electronic transport at a low cost. In addition, charge mobility and stability are challenges especially for dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells.
The fluorescence emission, quantum yield and lifetime of nanoscale materials can be characterised with a range of Edinburgh Instruments’ products.
Nanoscale materials such as quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles and nanostructures exhibit strong spatial confinement upon photo-excitation and tuneable emission, which makes them extremely useful in photonic applications.
Emission at desired wavelengths has been widely demonstrated in the past, however research is currently focused on improving the quantum yield as well as the photo-stability and chemical stability for example in core/shell geometries. New materials are investigated in the zeroth dimension in dots, the second in sheets such as graphene, or the third in nanostructures, whereas applications from optoelectronic devices to medical diagnostics and quantum computing.
Lasers and LEDs
Fibre Optic Spectrometers
EKSPLA is manufacturer of lasers, laser systems and laser components for R&D and industrial applications. Since its beginning, the company has aimed at production of high performance advanced solutions.
New ideas, broad knowledge of its engineers and physicists coupled with skilled and experienced staff have made it possible to create an exclusive company.
EKSPLA is member of Lithuanian photonics cluster and Baltics photonics cluster. Close cooperation with academic and industry partners enable to contribute to EU and international projects like OPTIX (an advanced system for detecting explosives in terrorist attack situations) and APPOLO (consortium for establishing and coordinating connections between the end-users and manufacturers).
Starting from a picosecond Nd:glass laser and a small series of mechanical mounts, EKSPLA has significantly increased its production range and now offers to its customers:
Solid-state lasers, laser systems and accessories for R&D applications
Optical parametric oscillators/generators
Complete spectroscopy systems
Laser power supply and cooling units
Industrial DPSS lasers
Custom designed laser system
At Johnsen Ultravac (JUV), a Division of Johnsen Machine Company Limited we strive to build the highest quality, most reliable, vacuum equipment available anywhere. Our vacuum equipment delivers total value to our global customers in terms of payback, low maintenance, flexibility and durability.
If your materials research requires an ultra high vacuum chamber it may be of interest to know that our UHV chambers routinely operate in the 5 x 10E-11 Torr base pressure range.
If your research requires complex 6-axis XYZ manipulators or Linear translators JUV offers the widest range in UHV instrumentation. With optional electron beam heating and Helium cooled cryostats our modular sample holder arrangements are leading the industry in temperature range (10° K to 1,500° K), motion, accuracy and repeatability.
If Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation is your interest the JUV SRI Product line for Light Sources includes Monochromators for X-ray Beam lines, Front-ends, Photon and Safety Shutters. Other SRI products include Collimators, Mask assemblies, Mirror chambers and Safety Shutters.
If your research is in Electro-photonic, Opto-electronics or Semi-conductor devices the JUV 6000 series combine the latest E-Beam Evaporation, ECR-CVD and ICP-CVD deposition technology.
If your research is in Materials Science, Nano Technology or Super Conductivity the JUV 6100 series combine the latest in RF-DC Sputtering, RF-ICP Plasma Spray and Pulsed LASER (PLD) deposition technology.
If you require products for testing of Satellite Instruments such as IR Sensors our products for the Aerospace Industry include Blackbodies, Bench coolers and Space Simulation Systems.
Also, with our staff of engineers with vacuum and cryogenic experience JUV leads the industry in CUSTOM design and manufacturing capabilities. Why not put the JUV team to work for you.
Opto Diode Corporation based in Camarillo, California, has a long history of delivering industry-leading sensors, photodiodes, detectors, and LEDs. Available in standard and custom designs, Opto Diode products have supported the photonics industry for over 30 years and earned a reputation for high performance, superior quality and reliability. With the acquisition of International Radiation Detectors (IRD) in 2011 and the merger of Cal Sensors (CSI) in 2014, Opto Diode now offers industry-leading performance detectors from the extreme UV to the mid-infrared (mid-IR) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our products provide best-of-class high energy particle, electron, X-Ray and UV detection along with superior sensitivity to discriminate trace gases or detect heat, sparks or flames in the mid-IR spectrum. Complemented by high performance LEDs with radiometric emissions from 365 to 940 nm and IR emitters covering 1 to 10 microns, we support a variety of market segments and applications.
Applying rigorous quality control standards, Opto Diode serves a variety of industries including: aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, food processing, medical, military/defense, industrial, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, test & measurement.
All products are designed and manufactured in the US. The Opto Diode facility is optimized for manufacturing with on-site wafer fabrication, class 1,000 to 10,000 clean rooms, extensive assembly capabilities and packaging expertise, delivering products to fulfill specified design requirements. From prototyping to high volume production, we manufacture wafers to components, package and assemble photonic modules to optoelectronic sub-systems.
UV, Visible and Near-IR LEDs
High Output Visible LEDs
High Power Near-IR LEDs
Electron & Photon Detectors, C-Ray and Radiation
EUV & UV Detectors (SXUV & UVG Family)
Detector Hybrids & Preamplifiers
IR Detectors & Emitters
SCI is a leading innovator and provider of advanced metrology systems and analysis software to major companies in the semiconductor, optoelectronics, data storage, display, MEMS, and optical coating industries.
Our mission is to solve our clients’ most critical metrology challenges by providing leading-edge solutions to precisely suit their requirements. We value close cooperation and long-term partnership to understand and anticipate your current and future needs.
To meet these demands, our expanding technology suite of multi-modal metrology systems includes multi-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, polarized reflectometry, transmission, and scatterometry. Our complete product portfolio serves our clients throughout the entire product life cycle, from research and development to high-volume production. We are dedicated to building custom solutions, as needed, to solve your specific requirements.
We hold an extensive portfolio of key patents allowing for the highest index measurement accuracy in the industry, with a resolution 100 times better than existing tools. We continue to pioneer new technology in high-precision optical design and software modeling. Our technology is deployed in the world’s leading development and production facilities in a broad range of industries.
SCI was founded in 1993 as a privately held corporation headquartered in Carlsbad, California. Today, we comprise a global network of sales, service, and support offices strategically located in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.
Typically our clients are working in research or manufacturing of advanced semiconductor materials for integrated circuits or optoelectronic devices. Recently photovoltaic solar energy conversion and thermoelectric materials have become an important part of our activities.
Our experience and proven solutions include the measurement of majority carrier properties (such as resistivity, carrier concentration, mobility, effective mass, trapping) and minority carrier properties (such as minority carrier lifetime, diffusion length, trapping), in R&D or production environments. We also include associated measurements of insulating (dielectric) and metal thin film properties and film thickness and the interface characteristics between these thin films and the semiconductor.
When we use the term “semiconductor” today we mean it in the broadest sense. It can be the elemental materials silicon germanium etc, in single crystal or polycrystalline wafers or in polycrystalline or amorphous thin film form but it can also mean compound semiconductors or alloys of compounds in crystal wafers or polycrystalline thin films and more recently also polymer and organic thin films.
The methods we apply to these problems cover a wide range of technologies ( such as; optical, electronic, magnetic, cryogenic, acoustic, electro-chemical, vacuum etc) supplied by a number of partner companies around the world.
SemiMetrics find the solution first by working with the client, and then find the partners needed to supply the required parts to build the solution. We then offer proven solutions from our portfolio of projects.
The founders and team members of TTI have a wealth of experience in the Photonics and Fiber Optics test and measurement industry dating back to the early 1970s when fiber was still in its infancy. After many years of ingenuity and dedication, we founded TTI in 1989 with the purpose of continuing to delight our customers, assist them in finding the best solutions, and keeping abreast of the technologies they deploy. Our roots may be in the Mohawk Valley Fiber Optic Industry of central New York, but our reach is global, and we pride ourselves in being a world class producer of the high tech solutions our customers require.
Our technology and product development experiences include design and marketing the world’s first commercial processor driven Optical Time Domain Reflectometer. Other historic developments include Radiometric Energy and Power Meters, Optical Choppers, Space Probe Mission Sensors, and the industry standard Electrically Calibrated Pyroelectric Radiometer.
Over the decades we continued developing and refining our technologies with recent introductions in our full line of fiber optic test equipment including state of the art Optical Time Domain Reflectometers, hand held Optical Spectrum Analyzers, CWDM Channel Analyzers, Tunable Laser Sources and advanced autotest/autowave Loss Test Sets.
We also have a full line of optical to electrical converters, fiber optic links and a fiber optic video link system. We offer an optical chopper, laser power and energy meter, a fiber optic laser tachometer, photodiode transimpedance amplifier, and various other custom opto-electronic products that are utilized in the automotive, fiber optics, communications, photonics, power generation and medical equipment industries and for research laboratories, government entities and educational organizations worldwide.
Through our experiences the principle engineers at TTI are proud to have amassed over 100 years of combined experience in photonics and fiber optic instrumentation. We also are extremely proud to be one of the few USA developers and manufacturers of OTDRs and high tech photonics equipment, and look forward to maintaining this commitment.
In closing, we’d like to assure you that we are totally committed to our mission of providing leading world class quality solutions for our colleagues and friends. We maintain a passion for investments in our equipment designs, and development of exceptional customer relations through cooperation and training. We share this commitment in developing a superior TTI team through education, training and personal development.
Fiber Optic Test Equipment
Photonic Test and Measurement
Analog/Digital Fiber Optic Links
Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR)
Optical to Electrical Converters
For nearly 50 years, TREK , INC. has been providing innovative electrostatic measurement and high-voltage power solutions to customers worldwide. Trek’s superior engineering design capability and manufacturing facilities allow us to provide high quality, cost-effective products and services to meet market needs and customer-specific applications.
Our proprietary technology and technical expertise, coupled with our long-term relationships, sets us apart from our competitors and has made us the leader in the markets we serve.
Trek’s commitment to develop new technologies will enable us to continue to provide current and future customers with innovative solutions.
A significant portion of Trek’s business is derived from the design and manufacture of custom products for OEM customers. Trek has been supplying solutions to some of these customers for over 20 years. Although we cannot disclose information about our custom OEM designs, the following provides some perspective on our capabilities. If this information interests you, please contact us to initiate a dialogue regarding your specific requirements for custom-designed product solutions.
Research & Development
Metrology: These products are used for precision measurements of voltage and surface charge distributions; resistance and resistivity meters are also utilized.
Trion Technology, Inc. is the largest domestic US supplier of custom Plasma Etch and Deposition Equipment for over 20 years. We also have a significant presence in Asia with equipment in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Malaysia and Singapore.
Trion manufactures a wide variety of systems for the Compound Semiconductor, MEMS, Opto-Electronic and other markets. Our products feature the smallest footprint and lowest cost systems in the industry with proven production reliability. If you wish anything from full-blown production cluster tools to a simple laboratory system, Trion makes it.
Products & Applications:
Pharmaceutical and Dental.
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of nearly 4.2 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, ZEISS has contributed to technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe. The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and service locations and service locations and approximately 20 research and development sites.
The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world’s only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company’s extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA.
Recent Announcements: PLEASANTON, CA, July 29, 2015
ZEISS Announces Diffraction Contrast Tomography for 3D Materials Science
The first laboratory-based diffraction contrast tomography (DCT) system for 3D grain imaging was launched today by Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, a pioneer in bringing synchrotron imaging capabilities to the researcher’s laboratory. The LabDCT™ advanced imaging module enables a handshake between theoretical and practical worlds for predictive materials design by visualizing grain orientations in 3D. Originally developed at a limited number of synchrotron X-ray facilities, this marks the first commercial offering of DCT on a laboratory X-ray microscope (XRM).
LabDCT non-destructively obtains 3D crystallographic information from polycrystalline samples. Combining grain orientation information with microstructural features such as cracks, porosity, and inclusions opens new possibilities for characterization of damage, deformation and growth mechanisms related to 3D materials science. Imaging these microscopic features in three dimensions with advanced contrast techniques enhances the collective understanding of fundamental materials mechanisms behind these processes.
Henning Friis Poulsen, Professor of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark, said, “Since its development more than a decade ago at synchrotron sources, demand for DCT has steadily increased. Making DCT widely available via laboratory-based systems promises to fuel materials science research efforts, taking it from proof-of-concept to detailed studies of microstructural controlled materials phenomena.”
“Exposing samples to in situ sample environments within the microscope, or to an extended time evolution “4D” experiment (across days, weeks, months), is a unique strength of laboratory-based XRM experiments compared to the synchrotron. LabDCT extends the ability of 4D and in situ microstructure evolution studies to explore the influence of crystallography on materials microstructures in a laboratory tomography instrument for the first time.
Philip Withers, Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Manchester Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, noted, “LabDCT represents a major step towards addressing the grand multi-scale challenge in 3D materials science. By providing non-destructive 3D information about the grain orientations and morphologies, LabDCT promises to deepen our understanding of microstructure-property relationships and accelerate the development of micromechanical models for a variety of materials degradation and deformation processes.”