Keyword: Fiber optics

Briefs: Communications

Classical laser communication gimbals are coupled to 105um multimodal receiving fibers for the high-power transmission of data, fine pointing, and tracking. These fibers cannot be used in...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
Briefs: Imaging
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Dr. Israel Owens and his team at Sandia National Laboratories have used a crystal smaller than a dime and a laser smaller than a shoebox to safely measure 20 million volts without making physical contact to the electrode.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.
Application Briefs: Imaging
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Briefs: Energy
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology bends light more efficiently, enabling more immersive augmented reality display systems.
Briefs: Motion Control
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Technology Leaders: Communications
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technique has applications in strain, temperature, pressure, vibration, and acoustic sensing.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6