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Technologies & sub-assembles

SODERN's expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines has led to the production of outstanding scientific equipment combining cutting-edge technologies in the fields of laser and optics, detection and electronics, Mechanical and thermal engineering.

UV LENSES Cerco®

Cerco UV lenses are designed for intensified video cameras. They offer the best efficiency for capturing UV images with low UV light or as part of high-speed observation. Compared with a standard UV lens, the illumination on the sensitive area of an imager is 3 to 6 times higher.

 
SCRAMBLING WINDOW

Sodern has been involved in the development of scrambling windows since the early 1990s with the MERIS instrument onboard ENVISAT. Used for electro-optical instruments and especially spectrometers, the equipment makes it possible to avoid the effect of the polarization of light on the radiometric measurement. Sodern was selected for ESA and Airbus Defense and space for the development of the scrambling window of the Sentinel-4 UV-Visible-NIR spectrometer.

 
POCKELS CELLS (PEPC)

Major installation of the CEA Simulation program, the Megajoule Laser (LMJ) is used to study, on a small scale, the behavior of materials under extreme conditions similar to those encountered during nuclear weapon operation. Sodern supplies the Pockels cells installed in chains on the laser and allows modulating the luminous intensity.

 

Technologies & sub-assembles

SODERN's expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines has led to the production of outstanding scientific equipment combining cutting-edge technologies in the fields of laser and optics, detection and electronics, Mechanical and thermal engineering.

UV LENSES Cerco®

Cerco UV lenses are designed for intensified video cameras. They offer the best efficiency for capturing UV images with low UV light or as part of high-speed observation. Compared with a standard UV lens, the illumination on the sensitive area of an imager is 3 to 6 times higher.

 
SCRAMBLING WINDOW

Sodern has been involved in the development of scrambling windows since the early 1990s with the MERIS instrument onboard ENVISAT. Used for electro-optical instruments and especially spectrometers, the equipment makes it possible to avoid the effect of the polarization of light on the radiometric measurement. Sodern was selected for ESA and Airbus Defense and space for the development of the scrambling window of the Sentinel-4 UV-Visible-NIR spectrometer.

 
POCKELS CELLS (PEPC)

Major installation of the CEA Simulation program, the Megajoule Laser (LMJ) is used to study, on a small scale, the behavior of materials under extreme conditions similar to those encountered during nuclear weapon operation. Sodern supplies the Pockels cells installed in chains on the laser and allows modulating the luminous intensity.

 
OPTICAL SWITCHES

As part of the Horizon 2020 European Research and Innovation program, Sodern is developing the optical switches that will be installed on the photonic communication satellite demonstrator by the end of 2018.

 
INSIGHT SISMOMETER

The seismometer is a mechanical oscillating device which makes it possible to measure the micro-displacements linked to the level of vibration to which it is subjected. Intended for the March planet, it is equipped with two micro mechanisms to compensate for the effects of temperature and gravity. Three seismometers are assembled under vacuum inside a hermetic sphere that will be placed on the surface of Mars. This device will measure the tectonic activity of the Mars planet, which will allow deducing information on its structure (core size, mantle thickness ...) The impacts of meteorites will also be analyzed via the generated seismic waves.

 
PHARAO

Atomic clock with cesium atoms implementing the principle of cooling of atoms by laser effect having earned its inventor, Claude Cohen Tanoudjik the Nobel prize of physics in 1996, Pharao is the main element of the European mission ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space) made up of several atomic clocks. Fixed outside the International Space Station, this set will measure the transition frequency of cesium atoms between two quantum states to determine time with an accuracy of one second over 300 million years, thus providing a Universal Time reference for the various scientific laboratories around the world.