Keyword: Optics

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source spans seven optical octaves.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Briefs: Imaging
Imagine being able to snap a picture of extremely fast events on the order of a picosecond.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
Articles: Materials
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
Briefs: Wearables
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Aerospace
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
5 Ws: Imaging
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Briefs: Imaging
This rapid and cost-effective technique yields a uniform etched surface with 99.5 percent emissivity.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system treats light-responsive disorders or deficits such as eating disorders, sleep problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, and cardiovascular disorders.
Briefs: Aerospace
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Articles: Software
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smartwatch app identifies sounds that a user is interested in and sends a friendly buzz and information about the sound.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Briefs: Imaging
The device could reduce the need for painful biopsies by 50 percent.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.