At remote sites, the International Space Station, or missions to the Moon or Mars, illness and injury can be extremely serious. Far from hospitals, scientists and astronauts may find...

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Historically, high-energy (Joule-class) nanosecond YAG lasers have been confined primarily to laboratory research facilities and government labs. System designs were unique for...

Features: Photonics/Optics
DFM Your Device? Simulation Is the Answer

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has taken off like a rocket in the electronics industry in recent years. Performing process and device simulations on CMOS transistors in a DFM flow have proven to be...

It is widely known that the light emitting diode (LED) R&D and commercialization community is striving to produce higher power, bright-white-light LEDs. From both a temperature and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Simplified Optics and Controls for Laser Communications

A document discusses an architecture of a spaceborne laser communication system that provides for a simplified control subsystem that stabilizes the line of sight in a desired direction. Heretofore, a typical design for a spaceborne laser communication system has called for a high-bandwidth...

A method of coherent detection of high-rate pulse-position modulation (PPM) on a received laser beam has been conceived as a means of reducing the deleterious effects of noise and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Raman Spectrometer

Lambda Solutions (Waltham, MA) has released the Dimension-P Series Raman spectrometers providing real-time analysis and monitoring in pharmaceutical or food processing quality control. The systems are operated via...

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Color Cameras

PPT VISION (Minneapolis, MN) has added the IMPACT™ T28 and the IMPACT™ T24 to its line of IMPACT T-series color cameras designed for inline industrial vision applications. The IMPACT T28 provides a 1,600 × 1,200 pixel...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Simulation Software

Liekki (Reston, VA) offers Liekki Application Designer (LAD) v3.1 software for power fiber laser and amplifier simulation. It includes tools for designing systems employing large mode area fibers. Using multimode...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Confocal Optical Pens

Confocal chromatic optical pens from Micro Photonics (Irvine, CA) allow 30 different optical pen configurations for specific depth of field, spot size, working distance, object slope, and photometric efficiency. Users...

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Photon Image Sensor

Andor Technology (South Windsor, CT) has introduced the iXonEM + EMCCD camera that can detect single photon events without an image intensifier. It offers photon collection efficiencies of up to 95% QE, readout speeds up...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Green Laser Diode Modules

A line of green laser diode modules available from BEA Lasers (Elk Grove Village, IL) is suitable for spectroscopy, particle measurement, medical tissue analysis, interferometry, holography, robotic control, and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Vibration Isolation Workstation

Kinetic Systems (Boston, MA) offers the MK26 vibration isolation workstation for ultra-low natural frequency applications. It utilizes the Minus K® vertical isolator, which uses a stiff spring and a...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Diode Laser System

TOPTICA Photonics AG (Graefelfing, Germany) offers the TA 100 single-mode output diode laser and amplifier systems, which may serve as a replacement for dye- or frequency-doubled solidstate lasers. The red-wavelength...

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Molded Glass Lenses

Moulded Optics GmbH (Schoffengrund, Germany) offers single-sided rod and blank-molded aspheric lenses made of crown, borosilicate, and high-refractive glass materials in diameter sizes from 2 mm to 100 mm. The aspheric...

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A family of proposed miniature sources of power would exploit the direct conversion of the kinetic energy of...

Research on microelectromechanical system (MEMS) resonators dates back to the mid-1960s, but MEMS timing references are only now being introduced commercially. In this time, two...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
"Virtual Feel" Capaciflectors

The term “virtual feel” denotes a type of capaciflector (an advanced capacitive proximity sensor) and a methodology for designing and using a sensor of this type to guide a robot in manipulating a tool...

A measurement- acquisition system uses magnetic fields to power sensors and to acquire measurements from sensors. The system alleviates many shortcomings of traditional measurement...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Miniature Housings for Electronics With Standard Interfaces

be secured to a mating carrier by use of screws or epoxy; this mounting scheme helps the housings and their contents to withstand severe vibrations and ensures thermal conduction for dissipation of heat generated during operation of the contained circuitry. The circuits contained in the...

A proposed noninvasive method of monitoring the cure path and the state of cure of an epoxy or other resin involves measurement of the concentration(s) of one or more compound(s) in...

An effort is underway to develop processes for making templates that could be used as deposition molds and etching masks in the fabrication of devices containing arrays of...

A method of processing the digitized output of a charge-coupled device (CCD) image detector has been devised to enable reduction of the error in computed centroid of the image of a...

An improved method of processing information for autonomous navigation of a robotic vehicle across rough terrain involves the integration of terrain maps into a reactive navigation...

Briefs: Information Technology
Adaptive Modeling Language and Its Derivatives

Adaptive Modeling Language (AML), developed by TechnoSoft, Inc., is the underlying language of an object-oriented, multidisciplinary, knowledge-based engineering framework. TechnoSoft is a leading provider of object-oriented modeling and simulation technology used for commercial and defense...

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