Keyword: Optics

Briefs: Aerospace
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: Materials
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable device can differentiate among bacteria, viruses, and other biothreats.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Briefs: AR/AI
Sensing and learning can be combined to create novel cameras for artificial intelligence systems.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Articles: Photonics/Optics
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: AR/AI
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
Briefs: Communications
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Briefs: Imaging
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Imaging
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: Materials
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This AI turns even the blurriest photo into realistic computer-generated faces in HD.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.