Keyword: Optics

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
Articles: Energy
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Imaging
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technique has applications in strain, temperature, pressure, vibration, and acoustic sensing.
Briefs: Materials
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Imaging
The intelligent camera features all three resolutions: spatial, temporal, and spectral.
Briefs: Aerospace
The system provides high tuning capability and extreme simplicity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
Briefs: Imaging
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
5 Ws: Materials
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Articles: Aerospace
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Imaging
These technologies help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.
Briefs: Imaging
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Ultrasound is used to deliver antibodies to treat cancers, infectious diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope
The lens-free scope produces higher-quality images at a fraction of the size.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.