Keyword: Optics

Briefs: AR/AI

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

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

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

Q&A: Research Lab

Professor Kenneth K. O. and his colleagues at The University of Texas at Dallas and Oklahoma State University have developed an innovative and affordable terahertz imager microchip that can enable...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Briefs: AR/AI

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D nanometer-scale metamaterial structures hold promise for advanced optical isolators.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
Briefs: Imaging
An algorithm that assesses the location of a metal implant and determines the best position of the scanner to avoid distortion.
Briefs: AR/AI
A research team demonstrated a way to recover phase information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
With an imaging speed of 0.5 trillion frames per second, the camera is claimed to be the world's fastest.
Briefs: Design
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Learn the internal functioning of an AI processor that pulls from a variety of sensors, including radar, lidar, sonar, and cameras.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
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.
Briefs: Imaging
Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Application Briefs: Materials
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Articles: Materials
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.

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