Products: Photonics/Optics
Adaptive Optics Kit

To explore wavefront sensorless adaptive optics, Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has announced the Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit. The kit includes a MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI...

Products: Imaging
Multimode Laser Diode

eagleyard Photoonics (Berlin, Germany) offers the new 808 nm broad area semiconductor laser diode. The device delivers 20 Watt peak power under pulsed operation from a single emitter. Multimode laser diodes operate...

Products: Imaging
USB Cameras

e-con Systems (St. Louis, MO) has announced the See3CAM_CU30, an ultralow light camera with a USB 3.0 UVC interface. The OEM camera features AR0330, a 1/3-inch, 3.4-megapixel image sensor from OnSemi™. The device captures...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
CCD Spectroscopy Cameras

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) has introduced its SOPHIA series of cameras for low-light-level scientific applications. The cameras feature Princeton Instruments’ proprietary new ArcTec™ thermoelectric...

Products: Imaging
Fiber Optic Amplifiers

The OPT series of single and multi-fiber photoelectric amplifiers from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) are available with wide detection and working ranges that support transparent object recognition capability. The DIN...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Blowing Solutions

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA), recently announced a new line of fiber blowing machines. The MINIFLOW RAPID is compact and efficient, capable of installing fiber cable at speeds up to 100 m/min, and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Industrial Picosecond Lasers

A new generation of industrial picosecond lasers has been introduced by Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ...

Products: Imaging
Fiber Optic Sensing Platform

Sensuron (Austin, TX) announced the launch of Summit, the first fiber optic sensing (FOS) platform to provide fully distributed sensing with the ability to combine multiple measurement technologies into a single...

Products: Photonics/Optics
3D Surface Profiler

Sensofar Metrology (Barcelona, Spain) has released a new high-resolution non-contact 3D surface profiler in a more compact format – the S lynx. The S lynx utilizes Sensofar’s key 3-in-1 technology approach,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Double-Clad Optical Fibers

OFS (Norcross, GA) recently showcased its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

D-Link (Austin, TX) offers two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras. The indoor/outdoor dome (DCS- 6517) and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) support 2560x1920 resolution and digital wide dynamic range (WDR)...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber-Coupled Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has released a new TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been...

Products: Imaging
Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium/Boston, Massachusetts) has released the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera series. The smart InGaAs SWIR technology sees through glass and features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an on-board...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and...

Products: Imaging
Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inverted Apodizing Filters

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently introduced the Bullseye® inverted apodizing neutral density filter. This filter is part of the Bullseye® Apodizer line of customizable gradient filters. These...

Products: Imaging
Piezoelectric Transducers

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Wavelength Meter

Laser Wavelength Meter Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) has introduced the 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The 871 Laser Wavelength Meter uses a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure laser wavelength to an...

Products: Imaging
Video Development Kit

The MatrixCam™ video development kit (VDK) from On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet, at 60 fps. Available at the imaging technology distributor Framos Technologies (Ontario, Canada),...

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Imaging Breakthrough Reveals Mars' Surface

Using an image stacking and matching technique, researchers from University College London revealed unprecedented detail of the Martian surface. The Beagle-2 lander, ancient lakebeds, and NASA’s...

"We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA," said President Barack Obama in his opening speech at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany. Following the official...

News: Software
The Synergy of Engineering

At the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, Eplan Software & Service, with its affiliate company Cideon, introduced Syngineer, an innovative communication and information platform that integrates mechanical engineering, software engineering, and controls engineering through one mechatronic structure. Eplan, a...

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in May, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present a decentralized planning algorithm for teams of...

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office, researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and game theory to solve poaching and illegal logging.

Six years ago, he was paralyzed in a diving accident. Today, he participates in clinical sessions during which he can grasp and swipe a credit card or play a guitar video game with...

Testing has started at NASA on a concept called the Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS), a propellant-less propulsion system that would harness solar wind to travel...

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Could a solar-powered airplane be commercially viable?

This week's Question: Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, completed a risky, 62-hour flight across a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. According to pilot and Swiss engineer Andre Borschberg, the plane now has the ability, in theory, to fly for an unlimited period, with only the human...

In 2020, NASA's first-ever integrated-photonics modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station. Mike Krainak leads the development of...

Researchers at Purdue University have created electrodes from a species of wild fungus called Tyromyces fissilis. Carbon fibers derived from the sustainable source have been shown to outperform...

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