Keyword: Lenses

Photonics/​Optics

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Briefs: Materials
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Materials
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope
The lens-free scope produces higher-quality images at a fraction of the size.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Bandpass Filters

MidOpt® (Palatine, IL) introduced the BP450 Indigo Bandpass and the BN450 Narrow Indigo Bandpass, two new filters designed for multi-application use. The...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include characterizing additively manufactured components and baggage screening.
INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Flat Fisheye Lenses Play a Greater Role in Medical Imaging and Consumer Electronics?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an achievement from engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The teams designed the first completely flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images. The lenses, according to...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Nanowire masks, underwater imaging, and tiny 3D-printed block that repair bone breaks.
Briefs: Energy
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

For planned robotic and crewed missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is developing and testing precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies. A combination of laser sensors, a camera, a high-speed...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
Products: Imaging
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Dual-Field-of-View Multiband Optics

Multi-spectral-band systems are steadily emerging as a desired feature in a camera system. Each spectral band offers different image characteristics. Shorter-wavelength spectral bands provide the potential for better resolution due to the smaller impact of diffraction on the size of the optics blur. This means...