Keyword: Optics

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology will pave the way for new applications of integrated semiconductor lasers in LiDAR.
Technology & Society: Aerospace
A zero-emission reusable stratospheric balloon developed by Urban Sky for remote sensing could one day be used for real-time wildfire monitoring.
Briefs: Medical
Combining high-speed camera and interferometer technology enables the detection of electrical pulses travelling through nerve cells.
Briefs: Materials
Researchers at University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence device that mimics the retina of the eye.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Traditional time-of-flight LiDAR has many drawbacks that make it difficult to use in many 3D vision applications.
Briefs: Imaging
The assembly can simply be mounted in front of a camera to enable focusing schlieren imaging capability.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Teledyne e2v Optimom 2M combines the latest innovations in imaging and optics into one turnkey imaging solution by mounting a proprietary image sensor onto a board with a fixed lens and optional Multi Focus lens technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Compact, Temperature-Tuned OFDR Laser
NASA has focused on OFDR, an alternative FBG interrogation technique based on laser interferometry.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Incorporating new green-light absorbing transparent organic photodetectors into organic-silicon hybrid image sensors could be useful for applications such as light-based heart-rate monitoring, fingerprint recognition and devices that detect the presence of nearby objects
Articles: Test & Measurement
Optical strain is material independent and measures the response of the integrated system, so designers can get a measure of the true response and strength of their designs.
Briefs: Medical
Unlike other tests, this test gives an estimate of viral load or the number of virus particles in a sample, which can help doctors monitor the progression of a COVID-19 infection and estimate how contagious a patient might be.
Briefs: Imaging
The models allow users to optimize X-ray radiography setups, for the detection of crack and crack-like flaws, to penetrate various materials to show internal structures of parts.
Briefs: Imaging
The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics, which is based on manipulating nature at the sub-molecular level.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has created a new method for improving the resolution of hard X-ray nanotomography.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Enter the frequency comb, a Nobel Prize-winning device and the result of decades of research from NIST and others. The comb generates a billion pulses of light per second, which bounce back and forth inside an optical cavity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
MediSCAPE is a highspeed 3D microscope capable of capturing images of tissue structures that could guide surgeons to navigate tumors and their boundaries without needing to remove tissues and wait for pathology results.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
5 Ws: Photonics/Optics
As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Bulky, heavy LiDAR systems in self-driving cars could be replaced with a single chip.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.
Articles: Photonics/Optics

With AR eyeglasses, the screen of a mobile device can be transitioned to the lens of a pair of eyeglasses. The problem with that is that even though the technology has been around for a while, the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Diffraction Suppressed Mirror

Precise optical systems, especially those sensitive to information loss, are typically designed to minimize the use of mirrors. This is due to the Airy disk effect inherent to all conventional mirrors, which is a result of diffraction of the incident light. This effect represents information loss between the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Super temporal resolution microscopy allows imaging of fluorescent molecules 20 times faster than traditional lab cameras normally allow. A general method has been developed to let a...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...