Pfeiffer Vacuum developed vacuum solutions for European XFEL

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL) in Hamburg generates ultrashort X-ray flashes – 27,000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources. The flashes are produced in underground tunnels and will allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.

Machine Vision Filters

Newly rebranded “TECHSPEC Machine Vision Filters”, formerly called “TECHSPEC Imaging Filters”. The rebrand addresses their primary use with machine vision cameras and lenses. The filters pass or block specific UV, VIS, or IR wavelengths and provide extremely wide angles of incidence for maximum versatility.

Optical Technologies Are the Key For Automated Driving

Automated Driving is one of the major topics for our mobility of the next decades. Simple Levels of automated driving (e.g. Automatic Cruise Control or Lane Keeping) are available today, the next level where the driver is allowed to do other tasks is to be introduced by 2020.

Precision Miniature Hexapod

Parallel-kinematic hexapod “811.I2” with six degrees of freedom for positioning in a compact space and work, optimized for high throughput and a long lifetime. The new model is an optimized version of the proven “H-811” miniature hexapod.

10 kW Fiber Laser for Higher Throughput in Materials Processing

Modular designed, new 10 kW direct diode and fiber-coupled diode laser “HighLight FL10000” that combine innovation and reliability into solutions for industrial materials processing applications.

Versatile Precision Linear Stage Adapts Itself to the Application

Very compact precision linear stage “PIMag® V-508” that is able to adapt itself to various different requirements thanks to its modular construction principle. With travel ranges of 80, 170, and 250 mm, different drives, and measuring systems with resolutions into the subnanometer range, the flexible linear stage is not only suitable, for example, for laser engraving and high-resolution laser marking, but also for applications in measuring technology and photonics or for precision scanning in industry and research.

Position Fiber and Optical Components in up to Six Degrees of Freedom

Two high-precision photonics alignment systems that enable several fibers to be aligned in only seconds. Both systems are based on a very stiff design that consists either of three stacked linear axes (“F-712.MA”), or—if rotary motion is required—a parallel-kinematic hexapod (“F-721.HA”) combined respectively with a nanopositioner.

Solutions for ps Pulsed Lasers

Innovative turn-key picosecond pulsed laser solutions, the latest of which including the fiber amplified “LDH-P-FA-560” laser head and several new modules in the “VisIR/VisUV” platform series.

Combined Spectroscopy and Microscopy for Materials Science

Fiber coupling sample holder for the modular, time-resolved spectrometer “FluoTime 300” such that the device can be interfaced to a microscope such as the “MicroTime 100”. Such a combined set-up allows users to easily record time-, space-, and spectrally resolved luminescence spectra from any sample mounted in the microscope.

Multi-Wavelength Laser Engine for OEM Life Sciences Instrumentation

New family of flexible laser light engines “OBIS CellX” series. It delivers up to four separate laser wavelengths from a single module, thereby lowering the complexity and overall cost of laser integration in multi-wavelength life sciences instruments such as flow cytometers.