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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Glow Sticks: From Parties to Detecting Biothreats for the Navy

Remember that party where you were swinging glow sticks above your head or wearing them as necklaces? Fun times, right? Science times, too. Turns out those fun party favors are now being used by a University of Houston researcher to identify emerging biothreats for the United States...

Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

INSIDER: Imaging

The largest optics and trade show in North America, SPIE Photonics West 2024, is just a few days away from its annual collection of exhibitions, conferences and courses at San...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A research team has developed a robotic system that can be unobtrusively built into the frame of a standard honeybee hive. Composed of an array of thermal sensors and actuators, the system measures and modulates honeybee behavior through localized temperature variations.
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INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

LWIR Thermal Imaging Cores

LightPath Technologies Inc. (Orlando, FL), has introduced through its subsidiary Visimid Technologies, new high framerate long wave infrared...

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INSIDER: Software

Photonics West 2023 featured the 15th annual gathering of the Prism Awards, a ceremony hosted by SPIE that honors and recognizes industrial innovation in...

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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)’s historic achievement of fusion ignition Dec. 5 at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) positions the United...

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Blog: Lighting Technology
Light-emitting diode (LED) solid-state lighting technology offers low power consumption and cost, small size, and a long lifespan. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
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Briefs: Imaging
The imaging system tested in NASA wind tunnels can reduce or eliminate shadows that occur when using many existing BOS and photogrammetric measurement systems.
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Blog: Lighting
Engineers developed soft devices containing algae that glow when under mechanical stress —perfect for building soft robots.
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Articles: Imaging
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The ability to emit light also brings these microscale robots, which weigh barely more than a paper clip, one step closer to flying on their own outside the lab.
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Briefs: Lighting Technology
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
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Briefs: Imaging
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
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Products: Test & Measurement
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This method will enable safer fluorescent light recycling.
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Briefs: Lighting Technology

Researchers devised a method in which running a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed was able to cool another device nanometers away. They harnessed the chemical potential...

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NASA Spinoff: Lighting Technology

Rocket engine testing requires a lot of light since all tests are filmed with high-speed cameras to monitor performance; however, those cameras have to adjust to the bright plume from a firing...

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Articles: Motion Control

As Industry 4.0 initiatives bring more and more industrial axes of motion into the realm of automation, the need for cost-effective control across them grows as well. Advances in...

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Articles: Lighting Technology

The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality, and streamline their processes overall. The primary...

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Products: Photonics/Optics
Trilinear Line Scan Cameras

Teledyne e2v (Milpitas, CA) has announced its next generation of line scan cameras — the high-resolution ELiiXA+ trilinear color range. These new 8k pixel cameras are suited for industrial...

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News: Lighting

The arrival of a thin, lightweight computer that even rolls up like a piece of paper will not be in the far distant future. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), built upon a plastic...

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Articles: Lighting Technology

Unlike previous lighting requirements, LED testing has become more stringent and complicated, and involves a significant number of tests for various lighting characteristics. From...

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News: Photonics/Optics
Researchers Use Simulated Sunlight to Test PV Efficiency

PML researchers have devised a novel source of portable sunlight that may fill an urgent need in renewable energy research – namely, light sources that generate a near-perfect solar spectrum to be used in testing the performance and efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) materials.

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Articles: Lighting

The solid-state lighting industry continues to develop LEDs with higher lumens per watt, in alignment with Haitz Law, which states that the cost per lumen falls by a factor of 10 every decade...

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Articles: Lighting Technology

LEDs are considered to be the light technology of the future due to their low energy consumption and long lifetime compared to traditional light sources. As LED luminous intensity levels increase, the...

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