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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...

Products: Connectivity
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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Last June, the European Commission and the European Space Agency awarded Kuva Space a €5M commercial contract to be the sole provider of hyperspectral data...

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Briefs: Communications
Making Satellite, Ground Communication More Effective
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Moussa N’Gom has devised a method to make communications between satellites and the ground more effective — regardless of the weather.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Space Technology - November 2023

Read about NASA's plans for future Mars exploration, ultrafast laser-based space communications, new strategies for cleaning up orbital debris, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have outlined a new optical communication protocol that exploits spatial patterns of light for multi-dimensional encoding in a manner that does not require the patterns to be recognized, thus overcoming the prior limitation of modal distortion in noisy channels.
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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

NASA is demonstrating laser communications on multiple missions – showcasing the benefits infrared light can have for science and exploration missions transmitting...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Computing is at an inflection point. Moore’s Law, which predicts that the number of transistors on an electronic chip will double each year, is slowing...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Making Satellite, Ground Communication More Effective
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Moussa N’Gom has devised a method to make communications between satellites and the ground more effective — regardless of the weather.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2023

Demand for satellite communications bandwidth is quickly outstripping supply. The solution: optical, laser-based technologies. Read all about it – and other major photonics advances – in this...

INSIDER: Imaging

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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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: Connectivity
Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.
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Articles: Data Acquisition
It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.
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Special Reports: Communications
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Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced 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...

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Briefs: Communications

A new research focusing on topological control capabilities in an integrated acoustic-electronic system at technologically relevant frequencies could pave the way for additional research...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-Speed Communication Vouchsafed by the Laws of Quantum Physics

Security in encrypted communication is a top priority because of our highly connected and mobile society’s increasing reliance on the internet. Engineers at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, have developed...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

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...

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.
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Briefs: Communications
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

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Articles: Materials
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
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